17 Best Self-obsessed Quotes For Egotistical Endeavors

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Self-obsession is a topic that has been explored and debated by philosophers, psychologists, and self-help gurus for centuries. It is a complex and often misunderstood phenomenon, one that can manifest in both positive and negative ways. Some people see self-obsession as a necessary step in achieving personal growth and self-awareness, while others view it as a destructive force that can lead to isolation, narcissism, and other negative consequences. Regardless of one’s perspective, self-obsession is a topic that is relevant to us all, as we all have moments in our lives when we are focused on ourselves and our own needs and desires. These “self-obsessed quotes” are a collection of thoughts and observations from people who have explored the topic in different ways. They offer a glimpse into the many facets of self-obsession and what it means to be truly self-aware.

Also, read Gratitude Quotes and Black And White Quotes.

Self-obsessed Quotes

1. “Don’t be self-conscious, if I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I’m not ashamed of it.” ― Stephenie Meyer

2. “You’re a human, you should understand self-obsession.” ― Markus Zusak

3. “Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

4. “Even if one is neither vain nor self-obsessed, it is so extraordinary to be oneself – exactly oneself and no one else – and so unique, that it seems natural that one should also be unique for someone else.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

5. “I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” ― Albert Einstein

6. “People who wear their hearts on their sleeves out in society are tiresome and embarrassing. Their sincerity notwithstanding, it is hard to take them seriously. Those who cry in public may temporarily elicit sympathy, but sympathy soon turns to scorn and irritation at their self-obsessiveness. Good actors control themselves better.” ― Robert Greene

7. “One of the big lessons I’ve learned over the years is that giving to other people is a gift you give to yourself. Raise the joy of others and you’ll get even more joy. Increase the state of your fellow human beings and, naturally, your own state of ascending. Success is cool. But the significance is rad. Generosity—not scarcity—is the trait of all of the great men and women who have upgraded our world. And we need leaders, pure leaders and not narcissists obsessed with their own self-interests, as never before.” ― Robin S. Sharma

8. “Alongside the self-obsession they display and the victimhood they claim, current-day students often shout down speakers whose views they don’t approve,” ― Joseph Epstein

9. “We know that for women, especially young women, time spent on social media is linked to lower self-esteem and body confidence, and higher levels of depression and loneliness.” ― Harriet Brown

10. “Self-improvement and success often occur together. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the same thing. Our culture today is obsessively focused on unrealistically positive expectations: Be happier. Be healthier. Be the best, better than the rest. Be smarter, faster, richer, sexier, more popular, more productive, more envied, and more admired.” ― Mark Manson

11. “To build children you must first be built yourself. Otherwise, you’ll seek children out of animal needs, or loneliness, or to patch the holes in yourself. Your task as a parent is to produce not another self, another Josef, but something higher. It’s to produce a creator.” ― Irvin D. Yalom

12. “The world is so obsessed with defining sexuality for everyone and attaching labels to it. Any time any person openly leaves the sexual norm, their sexuality becomes, more often than not, the absolute defining characteristic of that person. It becomes the first thing people think about and often the first thing they mention. Every other part of that person all but disappears.” ― Dan Pearce

13. “Turn down the volume of your negative inner voice and create a nurturing inner voice to take it’s place. When you make a mistake, forgive yourself, learn from it, and move on instead of obsessing about it. Equally important, don’t allow anyone else to dwell on your mistakes or shortcomings or to expect perfection from you.” ― Beverly Engel

14. “How can both Nics, the loving and considerate and generous one, and the self-obsessed and self-destructive one, be the same person?” ― David Sheff

15. “Oftentimes winning can become an addiction, whether good or bad, to the point where you would rather lose it all before you lose at all.” ― Criss Jami

16. “If people could just understand how it actually felt to be depressed, obsessed, frightened, out of control, maybe they’d be more tolerant, more understanding.” ― Victoria Leatham

17. “The secret of blending in, is don’t try to. Everyone is so fucking self-obsessed.” ― Robert Bryndza

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