Self Indulgence Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-indulgence" (showing 1-27 of 27)
George Carlin
“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
George Carlin

Tom Robbins
“The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you're unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Angelina Jolie
“Anything that feels good couldn't possibly be bad.”
Angelina Jolie

Tom Robbins
“When you're unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. And you get to take yourself oh so very seriously. Your truly happy people, which is to say, your people who truly like themselves, they don't think about themselves very much. Your unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwellin' on himself and start payin' attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Gabriel García Márquez
“I would not have traded the delights of my suffering for anything in the world.”
Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Erma Bombeck
“Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, 'No thank you' to desert that night. And for what?!”
Erma Bombeck

Tom Robbins
“Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.”
Tom Robbins

Aristotle
“The self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things... and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else.”
Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Sōseki Natsume
“Your addiction to thinking will come back to haunt you.”
Sōseki Natsume, Light and Darkness

“Living in a world where people measure their happiness by self-indulgence and decadence, Is like watching a whole society being pushed into the abyss of perpetual decay and aberrations.”
Husam Wafaei

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The real difference in the believer who follows Christ and has mortified his will and died after the old man in Christ, is that he is more clearly aware than other men of the rebelliousness and perennial pride of the flesh, he is conscious of his sloth and self-indulgence and knows that his arrogance must be eradicated. Hence there is a need for daily self-discipline.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

John Crowley
“Novelty and Security: the security of novelty, the novelty of security. Always the full thing, the whole subject, the true subject, stood just behind the one you found yourself contemplating. The trick, but it wasn't a trick, was to take up at once the thing you saw and the reason you saw it as well; to always bite off more than you could chew, and then chew it. If it were self-indulgence for him to cut and polish his semiprecious memories, and yet seem like danger, like a struggle he was unfit for, then self-indulgence was a potent force, he must examine it, he must reckon with it.”
John Crowley, Novelty: Four Stories

Richard J. Foster
“To use good things to our own ends is always a false religion”
Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Pawan Mishra
“O woman, thou art my imperfection!”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

“A writer should be able to open a window or two for others to see the world and themselves in a new light. Anything less is just self–indulgence and intellectual masturbation.”
Barista Uno, Maritime Double Shots

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done." Benjamin Franklin”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

Jay McInerney
“I’m about to take a shower because I smell like an all-nighter, then I think I’ll take a bath so I can have a faucet orgasm. After all, I didn’t get any last night. A faucet orgasm is pretty much the same principle as a bidet orgasm except upside-down. When we were growing up we had bidets in all the bathrooms and when I was about ten I accidentally discovered one of the things they were good for. After that I used to spend hours on the damn thing. This dump we rent doesn’t have a bidet so I have to get in the tub and slide up toward the front, running my legs up the wall on either side of the faucet. Turn on the warm water and smile. Actually, you’ve got to get the water temperature just right first or you could really be in for a nasty shock. I’ve made that mistake a few times. This time I get it just right and I come three times before I get around to actually taking a bath.”
Jay McInerney, Story of My Life

Orrin Woodward
“Self-denial in the pursuit of purpose generates true pleasure while self-indulgence in the pursuit of pleasure generates true misery.”
Orrin Woodward

“When work is viewed only as a source of economic gain the centrality of work becomes self-indulgence, selfishness and egocentrism.”
Sunday Adelaja

Mark Haddon
“People stick hearts on Valentine's cards and get married in white dresses and give each other flowers. They think love is every-thing going right. That's not love. That's self-indulgence. That's good luck. Love is when you walk into the burning building. Love is when the person who means most to you in the world is breathing through a mask and pissing in a bag. Love is when they no longer know your name.”
Mark Haddon, Polar Bears

Émile Zola
“All his [Laurent's] great powerful body wanted was to do nothing, to wallow in never-ending idleness and self-indulgence. He would have liked to eat well, sleep well, satisfy his passions liberally, without stirring from one spot or risking the misfortune of a bit of fatigue.”
Émile Zola, Thérèse Raquin

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Isolation might be more hazardous than splendor.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

Neil Gaiman
“And he told me that anything more than twelve minutes of personal pain was self-indulgence, which did more to jerk me out of the state of complete numbness I was in than anything else could have done”
Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

“I got this month's delivery bill today - you're practically living off pastries!"

"The pastries are easier on my teeth," Grandpa called after him with a smile.

"That wouldn't be an issue if you would get new teeth!" John's voice carried in from the kitchen.

Grandpa pretended not to hear him. His memory might have gone to shit, but there were a few things about being old that he really enjoyed.”
April Adams, Drawing the Dragon

“Loan me a canvas and I will let down my guard. Loan me a paintbrush and I will reach into my soul. Loan me jars full of colors and I will submerge in a sea of possibilities. Loan me the time and you will see infinite versions of my being re-born.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Gail Collins
“Pandering candidates often promise that they can make the pain go away.”
Gail Collins