Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.— Gordon B. Hinckley
Practical Self Obsessed quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
People do complain about the way I act on stage.
.. They think on stage I act too arrogant, too self-obsessed, solecistic, self-contained, synonyms.
Chefs are nutters. They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.
We are what we believe we are.
God can't fill you when you are already full of yourself.
Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.
My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
My love for traveling to islands amounts to a pathological condition known as nesomania, an obsession with islands. This craze seems reasonable to me, because islands are small self-contained worlds that can help us understand larger ones.
The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.
This self-obsession is a waste of living.
It could be spent on surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
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.
I think that the church in America today is so obsessed with being practical, relevant, helpful, successful, and perhaps well-liked that it nearly mirrors the world itself. Aside from the packaging, there is nothing that cannot be found in most churches today that could not be satisfied by any number of secular programs and self-help groups.
It's extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are.
The things that people always go on about is, 'tell us about us', 'tell us about the first human being'. We are so self-obsessed with our own history. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
Obsession with self is the motif of our time.
A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.
We're self obsessed and mad and stupid - not that other people can't be the same way - but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
I just don't want to be self-obsessed.
Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.
The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring.
The appropriation of radical thinking by lazy, self-obsessed hippies is a public relations disaster that could cost the earth.
How can both Nics, the loving and considerate and generous one, and the self-obsessed and self-destructive one, be the same person?
Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.
At this point in my life, I find myself obsessed with alternate paths I could've taken. I don't think about this with a sense of regret, but with a sense of wonder.
It's a passion when you're doing it for other people and you're doing it for the people around you making the film and the people who are going to see the film, and the giving. When you start thinking about you doing it for some sort of self-gain, then I think it becomes an obsession. It becomes a negative experience.
You become really ugly when you become very superficial and self-obsessed.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco.)
Wisdom means that it gives you detachment, detachment from all that is selfishness, self-centredness, self-obsession, ego - all connected with self.
The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
The movement of grace toward gratitude brings us from the package of self-obsessed madness to a spiritual awakening.
I won't ever direct a film. And I certainly won't write an autobiography. Only self-obsessed people want to write or talk about themselves!
Up until I became a father, it was all about self-obsession.
But then I learned exactly what it's all about: the delight of being a servant.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
If you are interested in photography because you love it and are obsessed with it, you must be self-motivated, a perfectionist, and relentless.
Even if I was really prolific - which I'm not - I think I'd always put at least a couple of covers on my record. I think it's a sort of healthy thing to do. It shows that you're not totally self-obsessed.
I had enormous self-image, problems and very low self-esteem, which I hid behind obsessive writing and performing. It's exactly what I do now except I enjoy it now. I'm not driven like I was in my twenties. I was driven to get through life very quickly.
The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self, that's the general thing people are talking about.
We are all more similar than we usually realize.
So much of the suffering we do in our life is because of obsession with self.