Best 722 of Selfish quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

There is no such thing as selflessness. There are only fair and unfair selfishness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Dance

You have to be selfish to be an actor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Swami Vivekananda

We are all the time, from our childhood, trying to lay the blame upon something outside ourselves. We are always standing up to set right other people, and not ourselves. If we are miserable, we say, "Oh, the world is a devil's world." We curse others and say, "What infatuated fools!" But why should we be in such a world, if we really are so good? If this is a devil's world, we must be devils also; why else should we be here? "Oh, the people of the world are so selfish!" True enough; but why should we be found in that company, if we be better? Just think of that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Chase Smith

I speak as briefly as possible because too much harm has already been done with irresponsible words of bitterness and selfish political opportunism. I speak as simply as possible because the issue is too great to be obscured by eloquence. I speak simply and briefly in the hope that my words will be taken to heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joshua Homme

I think music is a selfish masturbatory event - for the listener, the maker, the candlestick...maker.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Doug Bandow

Collectivism takes on many guises and seldom uses its own real name. Words like 'community' and 'social' soothe us into thinking that collectivist decision-making is somehow higher and nobler than individual or 'selfish' decision-making. But the cold fact is that communities do not make decisions. Individuals who claim to speak for the community impose their decisions on us all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lord Byron

Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rasheed Ogunlaru

A rich life is lived from a giving heart not a selfish mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Adrian Grenier

I think in the old music, everything was so competitive. It was all about - very selfish in a lot of ways.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Updike

In fact we do not try to picture the afterlife, nor is it our selves in our nervous tics and optical flecks that we wish to perpetuate; it is the self as the window on the world that we can't bear to thinkof shutting. My mind when I was a boy of ten or eleven sent up its silent scream at the thought of future aeons -- at the thought of the cosmic party going on without me. The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise of the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Manolo Blahnik

I do enjoy my own company. I cannot imagine anybody entertaining me more than I do. If it sounds selfish, I don't care. I made it a religion almost.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Benjamin Spock

A human being is happiest and most successful when dedicated to a cause outside his own individual, selfish satisfaction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Washington Irving

There is something nobly simple and pure in a taste for the cultivation of forest trees. It argues, I think, a sweet and generous nature to have his strong relish for the beauties of vegetation, and this friendship for the hardy and glorious sons of the forest. He who plants a tree looks forward to future ages, and plants for posterity. Nothing could be less selfish than this.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen R. Donaldson

Steven Erikson is an extraordinary writer. I read Gardens of the Moon with great pleasure. And now that I have read it, I would be hard pressed to decide what I enjoyed more: the richly and ominously magical world of Malaz and Genabackis; the large cast of sympathetically-rendered characters; or the way the story accumulates to a climax that hits like machinegun fire. My advice to anyone who might listen to me is, Treat yourself to Gardens of the Moon. And my entirely selfish advice to Steven Erikson is, write faster.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

To pursue selfish personal ideas is not wise enough

By Anonym 13 Sep

W. Somerset Maugham

I know that you're selfish, selfish beyond words, and I know that you haven't the nerve of a rabbit, I know you're a liar and a humbug, I know that you're utterly contemptible. And the tragic part is'--her face was on a sudden distraught with pain--'the tragic part is that notwithstanding I love you with all my heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Julia Cameron

No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Massimo Pigliucci

We still live in a world of such gross injustice and inequality, that only privileged people like ourselves can afford to think of eros and art as top concerns in life. They are important, for sure, but I think it's high time to shift priorities around, away from selfish indulgence, and toward more concern for the wellbeing of so many others who suffer atrocities, injustice, and famine, all over the planet.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Suzy Kassem

THE UNFORGIVEN Tell me if you've ever had to deal with these kinds of people: The kind who take and don't give. The kind to whom you give and give, And they keep asking. The kind to whom you give and give and they say you gave nothing. The kind whom have never offered anything, But act like they're the ones providing EVERYTHING. The kind you give and give, But take more than you can give. And when they have already taken everything, They get mad at you when you say you have Nothing more to give. The unforgiving, The misgiving, Wastefully living - And selfishly driven. The rat that never gives back, Yet is so quick to attack - Because they think the word TAKING Seriously means GIVING.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Josepha Hale

This is a speculating and selfish age; and to think 'money will answer all things,' is too much the characteristic of Americans.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

It is a curious truth - and yet a truth forced upon us by daily observation - that it is not the women who have suffered most who are the unhappy women. A state of permanent unhappiness - not the morbid, half-cherished melancholy of youth, which generally wears off with wiser years, but that settled, incurable discontent and dissatisfaction with all things and all people, which we see in some women, is, with very rare exceptions, at once the index and the exponent of a thoroughly selfish character.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Irving Stone

But we artists have to be selfish you know, after all, with each painting, we die a little.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mahatma Gandhi

A personal selfish prayer is bad whether made before an image or an unseen God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Mccarthy

The idea of Macbeth as a conscience-torm ented man is a platitude as false as Macbeth himself. Macbeth has no conscience. His main concern throughout the play is that most selfish of all concerns: to get a good night's sleep.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robert Neil Fleischer

To belong somewhere. That was something much more important than belonging to someone. Now, he used to think to himself that maybe he took too serious that 'mission' of belonging somewhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shabazz Muhammad

I want to be an NBA all-star and help my team win. That's what it's all about, is winning. I'm a competitor... People said a lot about me being selfish and stuff like that. Getting into the league, I can't wait to shut that down. I'm a guy who wants to play and to win and love my teammates.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Renee Zellweger

When you think about it, when you're single you are not deprived in any way - if anything, it's a pretty self-indulgent lifestyle. It's selfish: You can make your own decisions and indulge yourself on an impulse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Adam Smith

How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Shane Arbuthnott

It is selfish, true, but there is nothing wrong with selfish thoughts. Sometimes they provide good counsel. But those thoughts must be tempered with more generous ones, lest we [...] forget that the world is filled with beings of equal significance to ourselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Twain

Word it as softly as you please, the spirit of patriotism is the spirit of the dog and wolf. The moment there is a misunderstanding about a boundary line or a hamper of fish or some other squalid matter, see patriotism rise, and hear him split the universe with is war-whoop. The spirit of patriotism being in its nature jealous and selfish, is just in man's line, it comes natural to him - he can live up to all its requirements to the letter; but the spirit of Christianity is not in its entirety possible to him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Camus

The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ellen Kenner

Romantic love is the most selfish of all emotions.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Tim Crawshaw

Part of the treasure in heaven that Jesus talks about is the feeling of purpose and satisfaction a person has when they know they are performing the will of God. Those who put themselves and money first often complain about life feeling empty and meaningless. Jesus pays those who serve him with meaning and spiritual abundance in their lives and hearts instead of money.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Emily Gould

She wondered if it counted as being good if you did the good thing for purely selfish reasons. Probably not, but who cared. What was important was what you did, not how you felt.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Praveen Chenna

Truly speaking -finding happiness is to do with being selfish, but that doesn't mean true selfish

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dada Bhagwan

If there is true ‘Selfishness,’ then there is ‘liberation of the Self’, and that indeed is one’s own form (the Self).

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mekhi Phifer

A lot of times you'll hear horror stories about actors being incredibly selfish and only wanting themselves to shine, but for me, it's not about just one person. It's about the whole team. That's the way I look at acting. That's the way I look at everything I do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Gordon-levitt

But I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sherman Alexie

I guess a witness is all I am. I think as a writer, you're pretty removed. Writing is a very selfish, individualistic pursuit. So in that sense I'm a witness because I'm not participating.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Picciolini

I can't say I've seen any formalized white supremacy grow. I was a selfish leader and never trained anybody to train over my group. It scattered when I left.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Wollstonecraft

Thinking it selfish to dwell on her own sufferings, when in the midst of wretches, who had not only lost all that endears life, but their very selves, her imagination was occupied with melancholy earnestness to trace the mazes of misery, through which so many wretches must have passed to this gloomy receptacle of disjointed souls, to the grand source of human corruption.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ayn Rand

If workers struggle for higher wages, this is hailed as "social gains", if businessmen struggle for higher profits, this is damned as "selfish greed".

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Hume

.. the voice of nature and experience seems plainly to oppose the selfish theory.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Suzy Kassem

The ego is what drives a self-serving individual who hates to admit they are wrong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tiger Woods

I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shahid Afridi

A player should never be selfish and should always contribute to team's victory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Yoshida Shoin

It seems hopeless, hopeless. Those who eat meat [at public expense] are a mean, selfish lot, and so the country is doomed. Our only hope lies in the grass-roots folk who eat our traditional food.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pride can go without domestics, without fine clothes, can live in a house with two rooms, can eat potato, purslain, beans, lyed corn, can work on the soil, can travel afoot, can talk with poor men, or sit silent well contented with fine saloons. But vanity costs money, labor, horses, men, women, health and peace, and is still nothing at last; a long way leading nowhere.--Only one drawback; proud people are intolerably selfish, and the vain are gentle and giving.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Julia Glass

I guess that’s how well you know me. You think I like hearing this news.” “I’m sorry. This is selfish. I just need to tell someone … outside my life. Get it out of my head, to keep from going nuts, but somewhere safe.” She sees me as safe? This brings tears to my eyes. “I trust you, Clem. Are you pissed?