Self Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Self

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While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself.
~By Roland Gift ~


Like life itself my stories have no point and get absolutely nowhere.
~By Thorne Smith ~


Go to a place where you're not going to be stressed, because a honeymoon itself can be a stressful thing.
~By Diane von Furstenberg ~


It's fun to meet people from throughout the world who you don't have to explain yourself to.
~By Billie Jean King ~


Music is pretty much the lifestyle, not the music itself. The lifestyle really pulled me off the street. Made me want to do something organized and positive.
~By Brandon Thomas ~


There's another horizon out there, one more horizon that you have to make for yourself and let other people discover it, and someone else will take it further on, you know.
~By Gordon Parks ~


As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
~By Diogenes ~


Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
~By William Cowper ~


Well, one of the problems of working on a story with a character that sacred in the religions of the world or in a picture about that person, is that you have to forget about that and play it as real as you can because you can't look at yourself and judge yourself.
~By Rod Steiger ~


I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican.
~By Rodney Alexander ~


With any half-hour comedy, it kind of takes on its own life and finds itself.
~By Seth MacFarlane ~


Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
~By Jim Rohn ~


I like a show to unfold and keep presenting itself, surprising you.
~By Tommy Tune ~


Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.
~By Bill Shankly ~


All is connected... no one thing can change by itself.
~By Paul Hawken ~


I don't limit myself.
~By Emeril Lagasse ~


Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed.
~By Mary Stuart Masterson ~


I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them.
~By Michelle Rodriguez ~


I don't set goals for myself too much, but I'm always trying to write that one great song.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


I hope to be a producer, a musician, a painter, a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as many things as I can and see where it goes.
~By Lucas Grabeel ~


And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away.
~By Peter Sotos ~


I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself.
~By Patty Duke ~


A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


The worst is when I talk myself into something. Sometimes you take things because you want to work with a certain actor, or you want to work with a director, even if the script or the part's not that great.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up. I shall never give one myself, and I have observed that many of my colleagues who do give such courses refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself.
~By Utada Hikaru ~


I don't like defining myself. I just am.
~By Britney Spears ~


The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view in every order of sailing.
~By William Falconer ~


Four times out of five the linesman gets a better view of the ball near him than the player himself.
~By Helen Wills Moody ~


I love Los Angeles. It reinvents itself every two days.
~By Billy Connolly ~


Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
~By Iris Chang ~


I've always been schizophrenic; I've never been interested in limiting myself.
~By Griffin Dunne ~


It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
~By Dale Turner ~


As an actress, I have to be objective about myself. If I don't criticize myself, there are plenty who will do a find job of it for me!
~By Loretta Young ~


The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
~By Laozi ~


It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!
~By Angie Martinez ~


Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.
~By Ron Paul ~


Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
~By Shelby Foote ~


I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
~By William Penn ~


The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself.
~By Martin Bashir ~


Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19.
~By E. B. White ~


I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
~By Judy Holliday ~


It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It's harder to stay where you are than to get out. For everyone but you, that is.
~By Judith Rossner ~


There's a lot of things that go on when you're on tour that cannot be controlled. I'm not even talking about myself, but of course there's sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family.
~By Peter Steele ~


The highest form of development is to govern one's self.
~By Zerelda G. Wallace ~


The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up.
~By Leo Kottke ~


Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
~By Richard Cecil ~


War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
~By Bill Moyers ~


Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.
~By Vanessa Hudgens ~


Coal research and development provides huge benefits for the nation, and pay for itself many times over through taxes flowing back to the Treasury from expanded economic activity.
~By Tim Holden ~


Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
~By William James ~


Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything.
~By Jason Mraz ~


I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!
~By Helena Bonham Carter ~


I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good.
~By Hasil Adkins ~


The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
~By Edward Levi ~


What comes from oneself, is nearly from no one. There is only me as a link.
~By Eduardo Chillida ~


I'm really, really enjoying myself, I seem to have a lot of purpose in my life. I'm enjoying what I'm doing, you know, and people are liking it. So, it's great, you know.
~By Robbie Williams ~


Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


People in the United Kingdom and outside the United States share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn't share with itself.
~By Bill Hicks ~


God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals?
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


And all of Laura's stuff, what they wrote originally wasn't as good and Constance wound up doing that herself. That was all her stuff, reading to the child, because she had children herself and that's what she would have done.
~By William Devane ~


I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
~By Emily Bronte ~


I looked below and saw my people there, and all were well and happy except one, and he was lying like the dead - and that one was myself.
~By Black Elk ~


It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.
~By Betty Friedan ~


I count myself fortunate to be able to participate in the life of science in this era.
~By Polykarp Kusch ~


A woman today is good, or she is bad, according to the way she does a thing - and not because of the thing itself.
~By Norma Shearer ~


Everybody has a world, and that world is completely hidden until we begin to inquire. As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself. And you see how full and complex it is.
~By David Guterson ~


It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
~By Agnes Repplier ~


I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


I am not allowing myself to get carried away.
~By Damon Hill ~


What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you're not hovering or censoring yourself, you're just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person.
~By Katherine Moennig ~


True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~By Helen Keller ~


You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
~By Sarah Brightman ~


Yoga has brought me closer to myself. It's helped me realize the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit, in the Buddhist sense of the word.
~By Christy Turlington ~


The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it.
~By Brit Hume ~


He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.
~By Teri Hatcher ~


I consider myself one of a very small handful of drivers in the world that are top drivers. The best one? I don't think anybody can say they're the best one because, from one week to the next, you can be on form or off form a little bit.
~By Nigel Mansell ~


It's a bit embarrassing watching myself, but I couldn't get someone else to play me, that would've been stupid.
~By Sean Lennon ~


I consider myself to be very fortunate in my career, my timing has worked out.
~By Duane G. Carey ~


The self is hateful.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
~By Emile Zola ~


But then my mother, who's a very selfless, stoic person from a family of Marines, would tell us that what was good for our father was good for us - he would make more money; therefore, we'd be able to get better educations.
~By Patricia Richardson ~


If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here.
~By Morris West ~


After all, film is so porous, and to my mind, so oddly occult, that I think that film itself absorbs odd energies like a living skin.
~By Barbara Steele ~


I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
~By Anne Frank ~


I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.
~By George W. Bush ~


School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies, religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects.
~By Leigh Steinberg ~


I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
~By James Madison ~


I am not involved in any 'issues' because it's too sensitive for me - or my wife - to get involved. Every time we express an opinion it becomes a whole thing in itself. And the whole purpose of living in the countryside was to get away from hundreds of people. My wife fell off a horse, and suddenly there are hundreds of people around.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, 'Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?'
~By Ellen Burstyn ~

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