Best 147 of Self reflection quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Maureen Joyce Connolly

Speak criticism into the mirror before you share with anyone else

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marty Rubin

Half the pain in human life comes from gazing in mirrors.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Patti Digh

When we know what we most fear, we know what we most care about.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I don’t ever want to hurt anyone, but I really wish there was something like a reset button on my life.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joe Abercrombie

When was it exactly that I became... this? By small degrees, I suppose. One act presses hard upon another, on a path we have no choice but to follow, and each time there are reasons. We do what we must, we do what we are told, we do what is easiest. What else can we do but solve one sordid problem at a time? Then one day we look up and fine we are... this.

By Anonym 15 Sep

C. G. Jung

But no matter how much parents and grandparents may have sinned against the child, the man who is really adult will accept these sins as his own condition which has to be reckoned with. Only a fool is interested in other people's guilt, since he cannot alter it. The wise man learns only from his own guilt. He will ask himself: Who am I that all this should happen to me? To find the answer to this fateful question he will look into his own heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Diversion. Sometimes, when I set to thinking the various activities of men, the dangers and troubles which they face at Court, or in war, giving rise to so many quarrels and passions, daring and often wicked enterprises and so on, I have often said the soul cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in a room. A man wealthy enough for life’s needs would never leave home to go to sea or besiege some fortress if he knew how to stay at home and enjoy it. (Page 32)

By Anonym 18 Sep

Erik Peake

the long walk home is fraught with death at every corner.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

Standing naked on the beach with all of my secrets between my legs, I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself…

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I've always had a talent for recognizing when I am in a moment worth being nostalgic for.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Heinrich Von Kleist

We see that in the organic world, to the same degree that reflection gets darker and weaker, grace grows ever more radiant and dominant. But just as two lines intersect on one side of a point, and after passing through infinity, suddenly come together again on the other side; or the image in a concave mirror suddenly reappears before us after drawing away into the infinite distance, so too, does grace return once perception, as it were, has traversed the infinite--such that it simultaneously appears the purest in human bodily structures that are either devoid of consciousness or which possess an infinite consciousness, such as in the jointed manikin or the god.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Amy Leigh Mercree

Let go of rejections and focus on self-reflection. For it is within that you will find the light you seek.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pearl Zhu

Self-reflection is an important stage to diagnose, develop and strengthen your creativity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

Everything hurts right now and nothing is helping because as the pain is getting worse — so is the love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Carlos Castaneda

What distinguishes normal people is that we share a metaphorical dagger; the concerns of our self - reflection. With this dagger, we cut ourselves and bleed; and the job of our chains of self - reflection is to give us the feeling that we are bleeding together, that we are sharing something wonderful; our humanity. But if we were to examine it, we would discover that we are bleeding alone; that we are not sharing anything; that all we are doing is toying with our manageable, unreal, man-made reflection. Sorcerers are no longer in the world of daily affairs, because they are no longer prey to their self - reflection.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Blaise Pascal

I have often said the soul cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in a room. (Page 32)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I know that this process of ‘me changing my life’ doesn’t just end once I set fire to this list of things I hate about myself. Tonight isn’t as much of a new beginning as it is a violent end and I know the real work hasn’t even started yet.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

So much has been done to my body, and still, somehow, not enough.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cic Mellace

Despite what people tell you, what you do for the majority of the day is who you are. For most people, that is their job, and if you’re not careful now, if you’re not putting your entire effort into every subject to see which ones suit you best, if you’re not taking advantage of every opportunity with the time you have right now while you're still young, you’ll never have a good understanding of yourself or your gifts. You’ll wind up picking a major at college that you don’t feel passionate about, because you don’t even know what your passion is.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Tatiana Vedenska

Something always prevents married women from getting a good night's sleep.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rob Kozak

So, what is my concept of a perfect life? Doing something you love, being in the company of someone you love, while all material needs are satisfied. (Hmmm…sounds almost too simple, yet it does sound like the correct formula for me.) Let’s try to simplify: Enjoyment, Love, Satisfaction. I truly believe that each of these core elements not only apply to our relationship with others and the world around us, but more importantly to our relationship with our self. That is likely one of the keys to personal fulfillment: enjoying the person you are, loving the person you are and being satisfied with the person you are. If you are not, something must change before you start worrying about gaps or missing elements regarding your relationship to the world around you. Too often, people go chasing elusive relationships and opportunities, seeking enjoyment, love and satisfaction without first attending to their relationship with their self. Start with the core, before searching for more.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

He could pour himself into my little paper cup heart and my emptiness would finally have a meaning.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kristen Twardowski

Writing is a blurred mirror. Sometimes we work harder to see how we are reflected, but often we avert our gaze from the shadowy image.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I ruin everything. I think that a bullet must have passed through my heart when I was very young, causing me to bleed out slowly, over things and people and every white surface that I’d ever come across.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lina J. Potter

As the days wore on, there was less and less of Aliya left in her. She couldn’t remember what Alex’s eyes had looked like, or how her father laughed at off-color jokes, or what the head of surgery said to her the first time she walked into the operating room. It was all gone. Her new reality was the castle, Earton, and these strange people that she had to build a life with.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jeffrey Eugenides

One's country is like oneself. The more you learned about it, the more there was to be ashamed of.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I know that your soul is on life support and that you feel lost and like you’re completely spinning out of control, but you’re finding yourself — here, tonight… even in this darkness.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Margo T. Rose

My mind is like a little house, My peers break into. They rearrange my furniture, And the cabinets rifle through. They throw things out; They put things in, And erase the writing on the wall, And by the time that they walk out, It's not my mind at all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Cic Mellace

We criticize anyone who tries to break away from the rat race, because the idea that there is a way out scares us more than dying in the state we’re in.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Anne T. Donahue

Lessons are learned by acknowledging the grossest and cruelest parts of ourselves.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I want you to trust yourself, baby. Love is all that matters and you’ve always known that. You’ve known, since you were a very little girl, what your life is meant to be about…

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I write letters to you that you’ll never see.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Charles Frazier

I sometimes imagine meeting my seventeen-year-old self. She's still here inside me somewhere. Maybe one morning in the mirror, there she'll be. I look at her with affection and understanding and hope. She sees me and backs away in horror while I try to explain why I made the choices I made.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Amy Neftzger

The things that truly define me can’t be lost.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Louis De Bernieres

No one is every only one thing. Inside one person there are so many different people, and quite often they're at war with each other, and sometimes one of them is winning, and sometimes another. We're all so hard to understand, aren't we? I don't even understand myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Suzy Kassem

COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHT I was born the day I thought: What is? What was? And What if? I was transformed the day My ego shattered, And all the superficial, material Things that mattered To me before, Suddenly ceased To matter. I really came into being The day I no longer cared about What the world thought of me, Only on my thoughts for Changing the world.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

Your personal truth is your gift to the world.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Efrat Cybulkiewicz

You desire happiness. I desire to educate my desire.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pragya Tiwari

Do we know our source or ‘ourselves?’ Who am I? Within ourselves, operate different levels and layers. One layer that we show to the world and another that we truly are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

The Fall will always be yours and mine…

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amit Ray

The dancing Sun the dancing moon the dancing stars and the dancing galaxies are the direct expression of our divine Self.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick Woolverton

3762 Hence the necessity of getting off the merry-go-round too figure out what is really going on and let your sad feelings tell their own sometimes weird, complex, and long-winded story.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Marcey Shapiro

Our observer is not affected by emotional ups and downs, our personal life dramas, or by the events of the external world. It is our observer, at the core of our being, that teaches us to let go as we begin identify with it rather than with all the hubbub of our moment-to-moment experience and our mental chatter about it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

I wish that love could be broken down the way it breaks me down.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rudy Francisco

I've never been in the military, but I have a purple heart: I got it from beating myself up over things that I can't fix.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Grandaddy Bad

Ever the cynic, I doubt my own humanity.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joe Abercrombie

When was it exactly that I became... this? By small degrees, I suppose. Once act presses hard upon another, on a path we have no choice but to follow, and each time there are reasons. We do what we must, we do what we are told, we do what is easiest. What else can we do but solve one sordid problem at a time? Then one day we look up and fine we are... this.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jennifer Elisabeth

You haunt my days and dreams.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Efrat Cybulkiewicz

I love widely and deeply, the Naive sense of Primitivism I manage to project in my Art. It always gives me a sense that it is not developed or derived from anything else, and it is unaffected by objective reasoning. Very similar to my nomadic life.