159 Self Conscious Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of self conscious quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about being self conscious.

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The Most Famous Self Conscious Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A conscious mind is a mind with a self in it. — Antonio Damasio

The day is conscious of itself. — Rumi

Children are happy because they’re not self-conscious. — Naval Ravikant

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Self-knowledge is like lost innocence; however unsettling you find it, it can never be 'unthought' or 'unknown'. — Michael Sandel

A friend is a second self, so that our consciousness of a friend's existence...makes us more fully conscious of our own existence. — Aristotle

I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories. — A. E. van Vogt

The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge. — Plato

Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go ‘Uh, I’m kind of an asshole.’ — Louis C. K.

Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment. — Sidney Poitier

Short Self Conscious Quotes

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  • There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. — Mencius (Mengzi Mengtse)
  • There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. — Mencius
  • God must become an activity in our consciousness. — Joel S. Goldsmith
  • You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you. — Robert Anton Wilson
  • You are much more than your conscious self. — James Clear
  • You're either sexy or you're not. I'm very self-conscious about my physiognomy. — Bobby Darin
  • Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows. — Ellen Raskin
  • To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious. — Mark Batterson
  • Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness. — John Sterling
  • We never really know what might be beside us or ahead, but most days we walk as if we do. — Katherine Catmull

Top 10 Self Conscious Quotes

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The witness of the three states of consciousness [waking, dream and deep sleep] and of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self — Adi Shankara

Like most girls I'm always really self-conscious about do I look fat, if my legs are short, if I'm weird shaped, but when I go on stage, man, it never occurs to me. I think I look beautiful. — Janis Joplin

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. — Thomas Szasz

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. — Mencius (Mengzi Mengtse)

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. — Mencius

God must become an activity in our consciousness. — Joel S. Goldsmith

You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you. — Robert Anton Wilson

You are the observer. You are the one aware of all that is happening around you. I know it may sound disappointing, but you have never seen you. You are not to be seen. You are the one who sees. — Mo Gawdat

With MDMA, my first experience on ecstasy, I had this epiphany that this is what consciousness was like when it was no longer encumbered by my self-concern. — Peter Attia

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. — Joseph Campbell

Self Conscious Image Quotes

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Self conscious quote by Bobby Darin

You're either sexy or you're not. I'm very self-conscious about my physiognomy. — Bobby Darin

Self conscious quote Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your p
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

Feeling Self Conscious Quotes

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We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. — Albert Einstein

Make a choice: Continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. — Meghan Markle

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. — Albert Einstein

Self conscious quote We are what we believe we are.
We are what we believe we are.

I'm a very self-conscious person, I think we all are, but I'm especially not very comfortable in my body. I always feel really weird and awkward on the street or on the stage. It has nothing to do with circumstances, it's just an ongoing psychological state, like white noise. — Sufjan Stevens

However, when we shift our awareness or "frequency" from self-consciousness - where fear, impossibility or feelings of separation reside - to cosmic consciousness, which is in total harmony with the universe and where none of those feelings exist, then anything is possible. — Rhonda Byrne

Feelings aroused by the touch of someones hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well. — Bernie Siegel

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle. — Balthus

I'm not incredibly self-conscious. I don't really feel like I walk around making fashion or my appearance the most important thing in the world. It's certainly not the way that I live my life. I'm not really sure how the magazines perceive me because I don't read them. — Jessica Alba

Consciousness, much like our feelings, is based on a representation of the body and how it changes when reacting to certain stimuli. Self-image would be unthinkable without this representation. — Antonio Damasio

I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it. — Pierre Loti

Being Self Conscious Quotes

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To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss. — Adi Shankara

It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained; . . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. — Deepak Chopra

Be conscious first of thyself within, then think and act. All living thought is a world in preparation; all real act is a thought manifested. The material world exists because an idea began to play in divine self–consciousness. — Sri Aurobindo

Do not allow yourself to suppress your thoughts. Instead, let the thoughts come before you and become a sort of observer. Start observing your own mind. Do not try to escape; do not be afraid of your thinking. — Rama Swami

I had never been to a fashion show before going to the Burberry show last month. It was an extraordinary spectacle. I was incredibly green and had no idea what an undertaking it is. I also have a new respect for models because they are so close to the front row and must be so self-conscious. — Eddie Redmayne

Self-realisation means that we have been consciously connected with our source of being. Once we have made this connection, then nothing can go wrong. — Swami Paramananda

Focus your mind on 'I Am', which is pure and simple being. You are Here and Now only. Contemplate what it is to be fully 'Here' and fully 'Now'. For this you must leave all else. Stay only as here-now Conscious presence. This is Heart. This is Self. — Mooji

As a busker, one thing that does not work is self-consciousness. A busker needs to be working. A busker needs to shed all ego and get down to work. Play your songs, play them well, earn your money, and don't get in people's way. — Glen Hansard

Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image — Bruce Lee

Stop Being Self Conscious Quotes

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If you think about Audrey Hepburn, I think she became more beautiful when she stopped being an actress and started working with humanitarian campaigns. The more engaged you can become the more you can shed your self-consciousness. — Cate Blanchett

Self-judgment continues to arise - it's a strong habit - but the fact that I made a conscious commitment to recognize it has helped me stop feeding the story of being unworthy. — Tara Brach

The roughest part is showing up. Once you throw yourself into the scene, it's just great fun to let it all go and not be self-conscious, and stop questioning whether you're sufficient. — William H. Macy

I was very, very nervous about the naked scenes. I'm very shy and reserved. But it was Bertolucci and I have seen Last Tango. It's not pornographic. He's a master of eroticism. I stopped being self-conscious. You have to forget everything. — Eva Green

Self Quotes

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We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. — Jesse Owens

You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C. S. Lewis

Be your own leader, be your own self, step out of my shadows and be your own person. — Snoop Dogg

Remember that you will never reach a higher standard than you yourself set. Then set your mark high, and step by step, even though it be by painful effort, by self-denial and sacrifice, ascend the whole length of the ladder of progress. — Ellen G. White

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. — John Wooden

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. — Sigmund Freud

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. — Robert Frost

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism. — Albert Einstein

It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. — Marianne Williamson

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You know, what's interesting is, being your own self is kind of a blur. — David Chase

What Is Self Care Quotes

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Courage isn’t charging into a machine gun nest. Courage is not caring what other people think. — Naval Ravikant

Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening . . . YOU! — John Assaraf

Write about what you know and care deeply about. When one puts one's self on paper - that is what is called good writing. — Joel Chandler Harris

Your mental diet includes the things you watch, what you read, how you think, who you follow, and who you spend time with. If your goal is to improve your mental health, start by removing the junk from your mental diet. — Steven Bartlett

Don't shave, don't shower, don't care. Be really stinky and wear the same clothes every day. I think what makes a man sexy is not being self-aware. That’s what's really cute to me. — Gwen Stefani

Radical self-care is what we've been longing for, desperate for, our entire lives-friendship with our own hearts. — Anne Lamott

What makes you care about nature, about the planet? Is it really that you're afraid of what's going to happen if you don't take care of it? Or is it that you actually love the planet, and regardless of your self-interest and regardless of its instrumental use to you, you want to take care of it? — Charles Eisenstein

The most important part of my mental self-care is knowing who to call for what kinds of help. — Jane Park

People continually ask me, "Why does the media do what it does? Why are they so obviously self-destructive? Why are they so obviously predictable? Why is the media so obviously biased? Do they not see how other people see?" No, they don't. But then again, they don't care, folks. — Rush Limbaugh

What we do is inherently self-centered and sort of narcissistic. It's hard to really be thinking about myself all of the time when I have a dog who needs me to be caring for him twenty-four seven. — Bitsie Tulloch

Self Define Quotes

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Culture is the deeper level of basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organization, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic 'taken for granted' fashion an organization's view of its self and its environment. — Edgar Schein

The more people participate in the process of their own education, and the more people participate in defining what kind of production to produce, and for what and why, the more people participate in the development of their selves. The more people become themselves, the better the democracy. — Paulo Freire

Rationalization may be defined as self-deception by reasoning. — Karen Horney

The level of effort you tolerate from yourself will define your life. — Tom Bilyeu

Happiness is a skill that everyone has the ability to cultivate and develop. One of the problems we face in our quest for happiness is that we have not actually defined what it means for us. — Rangan Chatterjee

For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with. — Charley Pride

When you believe the work before you is the single piece that will forever define you, it’s difficult to let go. The urge for perfection is overwhelming. It’s too much. We are frozen, and sometimes ends up convincing ourselves that discarding the entire work is the only way to move forward. — Rick Rubin

What happened to the joyful, calm infant who simply enjoyed the moment with whatever it had to offer? Gone. Swamped by the constant urge to define an ever-evolving identity. — Mo Gawdat

We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired. — Joe Rogan

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator. — Erykah Badu

Self Describing Quotes

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Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it. — C. S. Lewis

THING TO TRY: If you are asked to describe a suspect to a police sketch artist, describe in precise detail, the features of the police sketch artist. This is one of the rare instances where two people can do one self-portrait. — Demetri Martin

By definition, memoir demands a certain degree of introspection and self-disclosure: In order to fully engage a reader, the narrator has to make herself known, has to allow her own self-awareness to inform the events she describes. — Caroline Knapp

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. — Quentin Crisp

As Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art describes: ‘Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.’ — Pat Flynn

You can never represent yourself totally .... to seek self -knowledge is to embark on a journey which ... will always be incomplete, cannot be charted on a map, will never halt, cannot be described. — Douglas Hofstadter

It's self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity. — John Templeton

The man of Self-realization knows a bliss that cannot be compared to anything in this world. His joy is independent of any object or sensory experience. It is an incomparable happiness that cannot be described in words. Such joy is known as sattvik-ananda. — Paramahansa Yogananda

I think that's all a form of wanting to let go, of wanting to get out... It's not something easily described or understood. — Marilyn Manson

By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection. — Frank Moore Colby

Self-consciousness Quotes

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Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind-that is, by your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true. — Neville Goddard

Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas. For spiritual perception, spiritual consciousness, lies not in vague theological ideas, but in the acquisition of Self-realization. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so. — Vernon Howard

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. — Saadi Shirazi

You have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you're going to get fucked. — Mark Manson

A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors. — Dalai Lama

To me there is in happiness an element of self-forgetfulness. You lose yourself in something outside yourself when you are happy; just as when you are desperately miserable you are intensely conscious of yourself, are a solid little lump of ego weighing a ton. — Joseph Priestley

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whit- man, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations! — Allen Ginsberg

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Self-confidenc e, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires, with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results of the practice of Contrology [Pilates]. — Joseph Pilates

Self Awareness Quotes

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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. — Carl Rogers

Give up identification with this mass of flesh as well as with what thinks it a mass. Both are intellectual imaginations. Recognise your true self as undifferentiated awareness, unaffected by time, past, present or future, and enter Peace. — Adi Shankara

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. — Ramana Maharshi

Patients are patients because they are out of rapport with their own unconscious... Patients are people who have had too much programming - so much outside programming that they have lost touch with their inner selves. — Milton H. Erickson

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. — August Wilson

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. — Billie Jean King

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. — Lao Tzu

Though we can't always see it at the time, if we look upon events with some perspective, we see things always happen for our best interests. We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves. — Swami Satchidananda

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. — Plato

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. — Michel de Montaigne

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More Self Conscious Quotes

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The self (Soul) is the constant-witness consciousness. Through all months, seasons and years, through all divisions of time, the past, present and future the consciousness remains one and self luminous. It neither rises nor sets. The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The basic nature of all conscious beings is 'self-existing wakefulness'. Self-existing meaning spontaneous or without effort and wakefulness meaning natural awareness. To ignore our basic nature, is to wander in fear and confusion, to directly realise our essential nature is to be Enlightened. — Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

The truth, even though I cannot feel it right now, is that I am the chosen child of God, precious in God's eyes, called the Beloved from all eternity and held safe in an everlasting embrace... We must dare to opt consciously for our chosenness and not allow our emotions, feelings, or passions to seduce us into self-rejection. — Henri Nouwen

Racism is the ultimate ignorance in that it relates 'self' to the body instead of the Consciousness - Awareness - animating and experiencing through the body. It is like judging a man by his spacesuit instead of the person inside it. — David Icke

I'm a little self-conscious about my body. I love to wear hoodies because you can get cozy and eat some food and your belly doesn't show! — Jared Padalecki

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. — Carl Jung

The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed, I'm totally conscious of that. To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining to myself. — Chuck Klosterman

A knowledge of the interaction of your conscious and subconscious minds will enable you to transform your whole life. — Joseph Murphy

Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way. — Tom Hiddleston

For the writer, the serial killer is, abstractly, an analogue of the imagination's caprices and amorality; the sense that, no matter the dictates and even the wishes of the conscious social self, the life or will or purpose of the imagination is incomprehensible, unpredictable. — Joyce Carol Oates

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