Self Centered Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-centered" (showing 1-30 of 98)
Haruki Murakami
“I hurt myself deeply, though at the time I had no idea how deeply. I should have learned many things from that experience, but when I look back on it, all I gained was one single, undeniable fact. That ultimately I am a person who can do evil. I never consciously tried to hurt anyone, yet good intentions notwithstanding, when necessity demanded, I could become completely self-centred, even cruel. I was the kind of person who could, using some plausible excuse, inflict on a person I cared for a wound that would never heal.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

“From where I’m sitting,
I AM the centre of the Universe!”
Sebastyne

Donna Lynn Hope
“Some people, who always talk about how busy they are, are really trying to claim how 'important' they are.”
Donna Lynn Hope

George Bernard Shaw
“[H]e is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.”
George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra

David Nicholls
“If she does have a failing, and it's obviously only a tiny one, it's that she doesn't seem particularly curious about other people, or me, anyway.”
David Nicholls, A Question of Attraction

Judith Flanders
“Vain people can't bear to be crossed. They are the center of their world, and if circumstances don't allow the world to meet their needs, then the circumstances need to be changed. Their actions appear proportionate to them because any situation where their needs aren't being met is an affront.”
Judith Flanders, A Bed of Scorpions

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I have attached anything to sacrifice other than loss, I have at some level assumed a pay-off. And if I’ve assumed a pay-off, I’m only assuming a sacrifice.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I want what I want! And I want to find what I want in the exact place, at exact time that I want it to be there. And maybe that’s why so many of us go ‘wanting’.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“All of us, minus the part of us we wish to keep for ourselves, adds up to none of us. And that’s typically what we give God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am selfish I might have achieved great things, but achieving great things out of my selfishness is one of the most devastating ways I can think of to fail.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The best I can do is to ‘pretend’ that I’m my own god. But in the pretending I have to pretend that I’m not pretending, and somehow that doesn’t sound very god-like to me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Debasish Mridha
“I am not a self-centered hedonist. At the same time, I also believe that happiness is the ultimate purpose of life.”
Debasish Mridha

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The thing that I’m most likely to collapse under is not the weight of the stresses that stand around me, but the ego that sits within me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A compass calibrated by my greed is a rather shrewd way to legitimize my agenda. However, true north on a compass such as this is a straight line to the edge of a really big cliff.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Abhijit Naskar
“All conflicts in the world are the product of humanity's innate self-centered activity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Morality Absolute

Debasish Mridha
“When you are self-centered, you find pleasure through hedonistic behaviors. When you are spiritual and soul searching, you find happiness through altruism.”
Debasish Mridha

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Living for myself ends at myself, and that is very small place to end.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Debasish Mridha
“Often, your level of awareness defines your level of happiness. When we are self-centered, our happiness is transient. When our consciousness is soul-centered, we live in bliss.”
Debasish Mridha

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My conscience is the kill-joy of my greed. But my greed is the killer of my life. Any questions?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m owed anything, it would be all of the consequences that come with believing that I’m owed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“How can I claim to be the center of my universe when I can’t even conceptualize that which I claim to be the center of?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I possess the rather amazing ability to cure the need to ever be cured again. And I can do that simply by claiming the ability to cure myself. For in doing so, it won’t be long before I won’t be around to be cured.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The greatest ‘victory’ in any victory is that I didn’t make it about myself.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“These ideas fit the experience of these Japanese women who often talked about searching for or trying to develop "self" (jibun). Cultivating or polishing self by doing tea ceremony or being a good mother, for example, had a good connotation for the Japanese because it meant that you were trying to go beyond your narrow self and connect self with the larger world beyond social norms. But developing self in the new way these women used it meant to develop self according to just what you want to do or in a way that enhances your own possibilities in the world. Would others see choosing a life for self as selfish? These women had to maintain some ambiguity because they were wandering into dangerous territory when they wanted to travel just to enjoy themselves, or keep working and not marry. In a society that honored the cultivation of a larger self, would they themselves someday suffer for having chosen the self-centered way?”
Nancy Ross Rosenberger, Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Elif Shafak
“Did she ever love me as much as much as I love her? I don't think so. But I know she did love me in her own self-centered and self-destructive way.”
Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Of course I want a pay-off. However, the pay-off that I want is to be rid of the desire to want a pay-off.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If my mentality is to spend my life seeking that which I am owed, I will spend my life seeking something that doesn’t exist. And if I’m truly that selfish, maybe that’s the outcome that I’m owed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Haruki Murakami
“The moments of time linking night and dawn were long and dark. If I could cry, it might make things easier. But what would I cry over? Who would I cry for? I was too self-centered to cry for other people, too old to cry for myself.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

“Man has become like a bird in a cage – he is trapped in the cage of self-centeredness.”
Dada J. P. Vaswani

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