Self Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Self

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My interest lies in my self-expression - what's inside of me - not what I'm in.
~By John Turturro ~


I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they're jokes that don't make people laugh.
~By Simon Le Bon ~


Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
~By Willard Scott ~


I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I'm not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it.
~By Sarah Polley ~


I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them.
~By Judith Wright ~


Remember when I told you about the American dream? That if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough and kicked yourself in the butt, you'd succeed? Well, I think I did, I think I did.
~By Curt Flood ~


It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else.
~By Stanley Kubrick ~


They have found absolutely nothing to connect us with the Communist Party of the United States. In regards to your question about whether I myself am a communist, as I said I do not belong to any other organization.
~By Lee Harvey Oswald ~


Human nature is not of itself vicious.
~By Thomas Paine ~


If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
~By Katharine Butler Hathaway ~


Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
~By Sun Tzu ~


I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.
~By Martin Short ~


I've always said that one night, I'm going to find myself in some field somewhere, I'm standing on grass, and it's raining, and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
~By Drew Barrymore ~


A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
~By Harold Ramis ~


If you really want to kill yourself, you get a gun and blow your head off.
~By Lorna Luft ~


One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
~By Lucille Ball ~


God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.
~By Abraham Joshua Heschel ~


Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.
~By Pope Benedict XVI ~


A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.
~By John Morley ~


I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did - meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, 'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet.
~By Robert Redford ~


It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
~By Alan Perlis ~


I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater, and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a biological scientist of some sort, pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison.
~By Jonathan Miller ~


Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
~By Rebecca Miller ~


Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
~By David Viscott ~


The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


There are lots of things I like about playing in a band, the things I can't do by myself you know.
~By Elliott Smith ~


Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.
~By Oriana Fallaci ~


A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


I think it's a great thing to have failed in life and then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something, because then you appreciate it more.
~By Shirley Manson ~


I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so.
~By Alexis Korner ~


I also taught myself how to blow glass using a propane torch from the hardware store and managed to make some elementary chemistry plumbing such as tees and small glass bulbs.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
~By Diogenes ~


I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.
~By Cicely Tyson ~


Time itself comes in drops.
~By William James ~


I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations.
~By Daniel Craig ~


Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
~By Bram Stoker ~


I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
~By Alan Dershowitz ~


Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
~By Charles Krauthammer ~


I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.
~By Georgia O'Keeffe ~


There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world - God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
~By Fulton Oursler ~


It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
~By Patty Duke ~


In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
~By Thomas Merton ~


We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.
~By Carl Paladino ~


It's important to me that I should be free to express myself.
~By George Michael ~


America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy.
~By Brent Scowcroft ~


There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
~By William James ~


There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
~By Howard Aiken ~


When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental and 10 percent is physical. You are competing against yourself. Not against the other athlete.
~By Dick Fosbury ~


Brooke and I share some similarities. We're both passionate, fiercely loyal people. But she is far more outlandish than I'd ever be, particularly with her body and her sexuality. Brooke has made herself weak for men - she only gained self-confidence from their attention.
~By Sophia Bush ~


Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


Sexual harassment at work... is it a problem for the self-employed?
~By Victoria Wood ~


Ellis's understanding of himself and the world around him certainly develops because of his adventures, and part of that development comes through recognizing other people for what they are.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
~By Jalal Talabani ~


I don't even know if I can call myself a director.
~By Charles S. Dutton ~


I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they've ever played in their lives.
~By Dan Hawkins ~


What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.
~By Harrison Ford ~


I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.
~By Amy Tan ~


Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote, the left, myself among them, all knew that something terrible was happening in Vietnam, though most now claim to remember otherwise.
~By James Donald ~


My mother, she's like, She can work on herself.
~By Nicole Sullivan ~


When you act, you're always playing a version of yourself. You can't bring more to the role than what you are.
~By Bradley Whitford ~


I've told so many lies about my age I don't know how old I am myself.
~By Ruby Wax ~


We tend to think of meditation in only one way. But life itself is a meditation.
~By Raul Julia ~


In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


I have patterned myself after my father and God.
~By Adam Petty ~


The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.
~By Wilhelm von Humboldt ~


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
~By Rick Warren ~


Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
~By John Wooden ~


You cease to move into yourself, away from others. You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.
~By June Jordan ~


I don't find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me.
~By Carter Burwell ~


Obama likes to quote great men but will never be a great man himself. I can't stand it when our leader goes around apologizing for who we are.
~By Joe Wurzelbacher ~


Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony.
~By Katherine Dunham ~


Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.
~By Augustine Birrell ~


Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


Even though I don't feel I need approval, it's still important to me to give a good performance. I'm hard on myself.
~By Michelle Pfeiffer ~


I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
~By Mark Haddon ~


I learned to discipline myself to do things I didn't want to do.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


I don't feel like a star; I never have. I don't feel like a star; I never have. I always feel like I'm the young one, I'm the small one. I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself.
~By Shawn Johnson ~


I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct, and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States, when properly questioned.
~By Henry Laurens ~


What's going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I'll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it.
~By Michael Chabon ~


It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.
~By Eileen Caddy ~


The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
~By Mary Roberts Rinehart ~


To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.
~By Jose Marti ~


It's nice to feel the fans are behind you. You shouldn't concern yourself with things like that - but it does matter.
~By Dan Marino ~


I consider myself gay because at the end of the night, that's who I want to cuddle with. But when I go out, I go to straight clubs.
~By Jai Rodriguez ~


We made connections between the monsters created by war and the monsters he created, the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to, and the monster in himself, that's inside all of us.
~By Bill Condon ~


Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
~By Paul Begala ~


I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
~By Marcel Duchamp ~


Some situations you cause yourself.
~By Little Richard ~

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