Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it's a relationship, a business or a hobby.

โ€” Neil Strauss

The most whopping Neil Strauss quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

In life, people tend to wait for good things to come to them. And by waiting, they miss out.

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A lot of guys are very intimidated by an attractive woman, and they dehumanise her because our culture perceives beautiful women as commodities. But I think if you're able walk up to a person and get to know them, and you see their flaws and their impurities, and realise that they're like you, then you can humanise them again.

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Rapport equals trust plus comfort.

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It's not enough to just be yourself. You must be your best self

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To get a woman, you have to be willing to risk losing her.

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The good thing is that women have such high expectations of men that it inspires us to live up to them. That's what I learned about male-female relationships.

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In fact, every woman I met seemed disposable and replaceable.

I was experiencing seducer's paradox: The better a seducer I became, the less I loved women. Success was no longer defined by getting laid or finding a girlfriend, but by how well I performed.

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there are only so many ways to get rejected or ignored.

It doesn't hurt at all anymore because why should someone who's a complete stranger have any control over your sense of selfworth?

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Men are a hundred times worse than you can imagine.

We are thinking the worst, shallowest thoughts, all the time.

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Fear makes you docile.

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I think my love is storytelling. No matter what it is, it's storytelling. And so whatever the medium is, what's right for the story, I enjoy doing it.

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After all, everyone's favorite subject is themselves.

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About Neil Strauss

Quotes 65 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 13, 1973

That's how hatred is created: two different groups, each insisting they're on the moral high ground

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When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition.

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Never underestimate your own capacity to care.

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Almost everyone who reaches a plateau where he or she is happy and comfortable says its because of finding balance between work, relaxation, exercise, socialising and family - plus some alone time to do something contemplative, creative, or educational.

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I've begun to look at the world through apocalypse eyes.

Our society, which seems so sturdily built out of concrete and custom, is just a temporary resting place, a hotel our civilization checked into a couple hundred years ago and must one day check out of.

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I've noticed a pattern in stars that start acting out in public.

Every one of them felt like they grew up without love.

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Never ask a woman if you may kiss her. Instead, learn to read body language.

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You need to be careful with a Bluetooth headset. Because some guys look crazy with them.

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But who are we, really? Just a bundle of good genes and bad genes mixed with good habits and bad habits. And since there's no gene for coolness or confidence, then being uncool and unconfident are just bad habits, which can be changed with enough guidance and will power.

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I know that I need honesty from the people I interview.

I also know that the truth is more interesting than made up stuff, and also, people don't connect with you if you're not honest.

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We get stuck in old thought and behavior patterns that may have been effective when we were twelve months or twelve years old, but now only serve to hold us back. And, while those around us may have no problem correcting our minor flaws, they let the big ones slide, because it would mean attacking who we are.

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A pick-up artist gave me a good piece of advice: the three most important things in a relationship are honesty, trust and respect, and if you don't have those, you don't have love.

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Most robots don't program themselves.

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One of the reasons I became a writer is that, unlike starting a band, directing movies, or acting in a theatrical production, you can do it alone. Your success and failure depend entirely on yourself.

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I feel like rock stars feel a sense of entitlement, whereas I just feel a sense of good fortune.

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He was telling the students about the hypnotic technique of using quotes in a conversation. An idea is more palatable ... if it comes from someone else. The unconscious thinks in terms of content and structure. If you introduce a pattern with the words, 'My friend was telling me,' the critical part of her mind shuts off.

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Accepting others' life choices is something most people only learn with age.

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While I am impulsive in many areas of my life, marriage is not one of them.

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I think there are just a million interviews in anthologies with famous musicians that are about the music, and they're really boring to read.

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A good organizer is key to anyone with a busy social life.

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A lot of women - not all of them, a lot of them - feel insecure about men being men.

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Fame won't make you feel any better about yourself.

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Itโ€™s not lying, itโ€™s flirting.

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A couple of kind words can not only make a person's day, but earn you a friend and supporter for life. For the rest of the week, whenever you see someone you want to judge negatively, pay them a compliment instead. See what happens.

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I've seen rock stars agonize over the fact that another artist has far more Facebook 'likes' and Twitter followers than they do.

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Men are not dogs. We merely think we are and, on occasion, act as if we are. But, by believing in our nobler nature, women have the amazing power to inspire us to live up to it.

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When I look down at my pale, skinny body, I wonder why any woman would want to sleep next to it, let alone embrace it.

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There are certain bad habits we've groomed our whole life -- from personality flaws to fashion faux pas. And it has been the role of parents and friends, outside of some minor tweaking, to reinforce the belief that we're okay just as we are. But it's not enough to just be yourself. You have to be your best self. And that's a tall order if you haven't found your best self yet.

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Those who ask for help are often those who have failed to do something for themselves.

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Alcohol has never caused anyone to do something they didn't want to do.

It only enables them to do what they've always wanted but have instead repressed.

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Life is more fun when you open your mouth.

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God is on the side of the winner.

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You have to build systems to protect against your lesser self.

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Attraction is not an option.

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Growing up, I was watched by my parents and strongly critiqued.

Instead of saying they loved me or showing physical attention, they would joke that I had a Roman nose - that it was roamin' all over my face. Teasing was their way of showing love, but then you are young, sometimes you can't tell the difference.

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STRAUSS:Have you ever thought about putting those experiences into a book? RICHIE:I did decide to write about what i experienced in climbing to the top. And finally when I got there, I discovered what was at the top.You know what was there? STRAUSS: No, I don't. RICHIE: Nothing. Not one thing. What was at the top was all the experiences that you had to get there.

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In life, people tend to wait for good things to come to them.

And by waiting, they miss out. Usually, what you wish for doesn't fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and you have to recognize it, stand up, and put in the time and work it takes to get to it. This isn't because the universe is cruel. It's because the universe is smart. It has its own cat-string theory and knows we don't appreciate things that fall into our laps.

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