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Narcissism quotes by Karyl McBride
#1. Begin to assess your own parenting. Acknowledging the painful reality that it is impossible to be a child of a narcissist and not be somewhat impaired narcissistically. Anyone raised this way has probably acquired a few traits of narcissism. #Quote by Karyl McBride
Narcissism quotes by Sergio De La Pava
#2. What was I supposed to do then I wondered. Was there even a supposed-to for this kind of situation? A situation when when I looked at my receding past everything seemed retrospectively marked by an extreme order and predictability yet all moments since seemed to obey, and promised to continue obeying, their own set of stochastic, undisclosed, and undiscoverable laws. Where I was fully aware of the pitfalls and folly of a finely-tuned narcissism but still the known universe seemed to bend and bend inexorably inward and towards me where it awaited my next move, supremely ready to react accordingly. And how I knew that decisions I would soon make or defer would have near-Sophoclean import and yet nonetheless it all seemed oddly irrelevant. #Quote by Sergio De La Pava
Narcissism quotes by Michael S. Horton
#3. So it is not simply by understanding doctrine that we uproot narcissism and materialism. It is by actually taking our place in a local expression of that concrete economy of grace instituted by God in Christ and sustained by his Word and Spirit. #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#4. When you have been abused, it is important to learn early that looking back is only good to remember the lesson. That is all you should hold onto. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Dennis Prager
#5. Secularism breeds narcissism. There is nothing higher to live for, so you live for you #Quote by Dennis Prager
Narcissism quotes by Molly Izzard
#6. But whatever the form in which love appears, the lesson it teaches us is the same. We can never assimilate, never become, the beloved object. Possession is never complete, it will elude us in the end, and if we persist in our attempts to impose ourselves we will drown like Narcissus in the reflection of our own selves.

Yet if we can liberate ourselves from the desire to make the thing over in accordance with our own ideas, we open up a wonderful world of perception and understanding, and we can grasp dimly the majestic processes of human experience. Why should that come through the contemplation of lives so utterly unrelated to our own? Why love, if we can never possess?... #Quote by Molly Izzard
Narcissism quotes by Marie Calloway
#7. I admire narcissism in Momus and others who "own" it and use it as a way to explore ideas/themselves and also as a form of humor. I don't think of myself as narcissistic, but I'm definitely incredibly self absorbed. I guess I wonder if seeing the world through the lens of yourself is necessarily less valid than other ways of thinking/seeing though. #Quote by Marie Calloway
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#8. A narcissist can be your husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, boyfriend, girlfriend, neighbor, boss, church member or anyone you come in contact with. There is endless possibilities of "who" they can be. The important thing to remember is the actions, behaviors are all very similar. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Arinn Dembo
#9. If you're going to be a narcissistic schmuck, kid, don't bother studying Faulkner. Go straight to Brett Easton Ellis. He's the role model you need. #Quote by Arinn Dembo
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#10. Understand the narcissist will be a worse parent when they are out of the fake family game. On the surface everyone will hear what a good parent they are. Your kids will be devalued and possibly be discarded. Be the balanced grounded loving person you were before the narcissist and your children have a chance. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Frank O'Hara
#11. I wonder if the course of narcissism through the ages would have been any different had Narcissus first peered into a cesspool. He probably did. #Quote by Frank O'Hara
Narcissism quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#12. Everyone is the most important person in the world to themselves. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Narcissism quotes by David Foster Wallace
#13. This story ["The Depressed Person"] was the most painful thing I ever wrote. It's about narcissism, which is a part of depression. The character has traits of myself. I really lost friends while writing on that story, I became ugly and unhappy and just yelled at people. The cruel thing with depression is that it's such a self-centered illness - Dostoevsky shows that pretty good in his "Notes from Underground". The depression is painful, you're sapped/consumed by yourself; the worse the depression, the more you just think about yourself and the stranger and repellent you appear to others. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#14. You have the right to set a boundary about anything you want. Define it, announce it, honor it. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Faith Dismuke
#15. You used me. You made me feel special then threw me away when you were bored. You took my trust. You broke my trust. You turned people against me. You turned me against myself. #Quote by Faith Dismuke
Narcissism quotes by Dan White Jr.
#16. Expert Pamela Rutledge explained in an article for Psychology Today that taking selfies is indicative of the tornado of narcissism. The selfie is the appropriate snapshot of the state of identity in the West. Paranoia that people don't see us, understand us, or find us essential is pushing, pushing, pushing self-expression to the center of our daily life. #Quote by Dan White Jr.
Narcissism quotes by Ernest Becker
#17. In man a working level of narcissism is inseparable from self-esteem, from a basic sense of self-worth. We have learned, mostly from Alfred Adler, that what man needs most is to feel secure in his self-esteem. But man is not just a blind glob of idling protoplasm, but a creature with a name who lives in a world of symbols, on an abstract idea of his own worth, an idea composed of sounds, words, and images, in the air, in the mind, on paper. And this means that man's natural yearning for organismic activity, the pleasures of incorporation and expansion, can be fed limitlessly in the domain of symbols and so into immortality. The single organism can expand into dimensions of worlds and times without moving a physical limb; it can take eternity into itself even as it gaspingly dies. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Narcissism quotes by David Augsburger
#18. Individualism. Narcissism. Value-free choices. These are all key elements in the decline of the practice of mutual accountability in Western churches, among clergy and laity alike. #Quote by David Augsburger
Narcissism quotes by Ramani Durvasula
#19. Narcissism is very much a "disorder of superficiality." Given that the entire world is trending towards greater superficiality in all endeavors - work, school, parenting, and love - the narcissists' propensity toward superficiality no longer seems that unusual. #Quote by Ramani Durvasula
Narcissism quotes by Alex Morritt
#20. The 'Selfie Stick' has to top the list for what best defines narcissism in society today. #Quote by Alex Morritt
Narcissism quotes by Brene Brown
#21. I see the cultural messaging everywhere that says an ordinary life is a meaningless life ... I know the yearning to believe that what I'm doing matters and how easy it is to confuse that with the drive to be extraordinary. I know how seductive it is to use the celebrity culture yardstick to measure the smallness of our lives. And I also understand how grandiosity, entitlement, and admiration-seeking feel like just the right balm to soothe the ache of being too ordinary and inadequate. #Quote by Brene Brown
Narcissism quotes by Ana Claudia Antunes
#22. Don´t let egos get in the way to ruin your day. If someone holds their inflated ego, blow it away! #Quote by Ana Claudia Antunes
Narcissism quotes by Michael Brewer
#23. It's an insidious twist of thought that leads one to demand women to give up their reproductive rights to force unwanted pregnancies but then, once birthed from the womb, to deny them access to basic necessities required for even a mediocre life like education, clean air, healthcare, and a fair wage. And these people have the audacity to call their position pro-life.

These same people who bemoan the welfare state, yet refuse to require business to honor a fair wage, appear to want to create the very circumstances that they ceaselessly complain about. I dare say that by perpetuating this condition, by feeding the apparatus of poverty, they are satiating their narcissism.

With poverty securely entrenched, these lucky few can sit back and smile with smug superiority. Because of course, they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, they worked harder, and they have earned what they have. It's a meritocracy, they say, if only by merit of their parent's color of flesh or social standing.

So yes, let's churn out more children who will be unable to claw their way out of poverty, and if they just happen to defy the odds, let's brainwash them into believing this tripe called the American Dream so they will assist us as we throw their less fortunate fortunate siblings into the hungry machine of conservatism. Because we are really only interested in conserving the status quo. #Quote by Michael Brewer
Narcissism quotes by Nancy Gibbs
#24. The days of the Pentagon Papers debates seem long past, when a sudden transparency yielded insight into fights over war and peace and freedom and security; the transparency afforded by Twitter and Facebook yields insights that extend no further than a lawmaker's boundless narcissism and a culture's pitiless prurience. #Quote by Nancy Gibbs
Narcissism quotes by Jim Gaffigan
#25. I'm not saying parenting cured my narcissism, but it changed me and continues to change me every day. I am now a teeny tiny bit less of a narcissist. Being a parent is a selfless adventure. The worldview of "Take care of yourself first" is no longer logical to a sane person if your baby wakes up hungry in the middle of the night. You can't be like, "What's that? The baby is starving? Eh, forget her, I've got to get some sleep." For me, parenting was literally a wake-up call from my own simple selfishness. In other words, I'm not quite as horrible as I used to be. #Quote by Jim Gaffigan
Narcissism quotes by Lorraine Nilon
#26. Abuse is never deserved, it is an exploitation of innocence and physical disadvantage, which is perceived as an opportunity by the abuser. #Quote by Lorraine Nilon
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#27. When confronted by a narcissist's lies - do not engage simply say 'that is one way to look at it' and walk away. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#28. It was true, of course, there was an abnormal level of narcissism in our society, but it did not do, he told himself, to spend too much time going on about it. Society changed. Narcissism was about love, ultimately, even if only love of self. And that was better than hate. By and large, Hate, of all the tempting gods, was the unhappiest today. He had his recruits, naturally, but they were relatively few, and vilified. Did it matter if young men thought of fashion and hair gel when, not all that many years ago, their thoughts had tended to turn to war and flags and the grim partisanship of the football terrace? #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Narcissism quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#29. The classical man's worst fear was inglorious death; the modern man's worst fear is just death #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Narcissism quotes by Kathy Krajco
#30. In a very real way, attention is a drug. Like dope, attention makes people feel good by delivering a 'hit' of certain neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit, or block the transmission of electrochemical currents) in the brain. Like anything that does this (viz., sex, risk-taking, power), in excessive amounts it's addictive. And, simply because it works, nothing is as addictive as a pain killer. Hence Narcissus is well-named from the Greek word for narcosis.

Attention is his pain killer. #Quote by Kathy Krajco
Narcissism quotes by Criss Jami
#31. False humility is quite like the worst of both worlds: both that of Meekness and that of Conceit. #Quote by Criss Jami
Narcissism quotes by Christopher Farnsworth
#32. Zach had once heard the president described as "the most dangerous narcissist alive, because the world really does revolve around him. #Quote by Christopher Farnsworth
Narcissism quotes by Bill Vaughan
#33. The clarity of gender makes possible the human dialectic. Let the lines of balanced tension go slack and the structure dissolves into the ooze of androgyny and narcissism. #Quote by Bill Vaughan
Narcissism quotes by Rachel Weisz
#34. It's also that comedians don't have the kind of narcissism that actors have. They're writers who perform their own material. It's more interesting. And they're sexy because they risk more. Stand-up comedians risk more than anyone. #Quote by Rachel Weisz
Narcissism quotes by Rachel Vincent
#35. Vanity, right?" Nash reappeared in the living room with an open bag of potato chips. "I nominate my venerable brother. He likes to play hero, and one look at him should establish the vanity angle."
"Nash!" I really shouldn't have been surprised by the dig. But I was.
"What?" He raised one brow at me in challenge. "It's okay to call me jealous, but not to call him vain?"
"Awareness of one's obvious advantages doesn't imply vanity," Tod insisted calmly.
Nash turned on him. "Does it imply narcissism?"
Tod huffed. "This coming from the guy who owns more hair products than his girlfriend. #Quote by Rachel Vincent
Narcissism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#36. That debauchery was not a good thing in a married man did not even occur to him [Tsar Nicholas I], and he would have been very surprised if anyone had condemned him for it. But, even though he was convinced that he had acted as he ought, he was left with some sort of unpleasant aftertaste, and, to stifle that feeling, he began thinking about something that always soothed him: about what a great man he was. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Narcissism quotes by Jefferson Bass
#37. If you're going to play what-if
which, by the way, is a huge waste of time and energy, not to mention an act of supreme, center-of-the-universe narcissism
you have to play it both ways. If you're going to imagine yourself as an accidental villain, you have to give yourself equal time as an unwitting hero. As somebody who prevented God-knows-what dire disaster simply by doing exactly the things you did. #Quote by Jefferson Bass
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#38. You will do 90% of everything in the relationship. The 10% they give is only when they want something. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Wilhelm Reich
#39. Even more essential, however, is the identification of the individuals in the masses with the "führer." The more helpless the "mass-individual" has become, owing to his upbringing, the more pronounced is his identification with the führer, and the more the childish need for protection is disguised in the form of a feeling at one with the führer. This inclination to identify is the psychological basis of national narcissism, i.e., of the self-confidence that individual man derives from the "greatness of the nation." The reactionary lower middle-class man perceives himself in the führer, in the authoritarian state. On the basis of this identification he feels himself to be a defender of the "national heritage," of the "nation," which does not prevent him, likewise on the basis of this identification, from simultaneously despising "the masses" and confronting them as an individual. The wretchedness of his material and sexual situation is so overshadowed by the exalting idea of belonging to a master race and having a brilliant führer that, as time goes on, he ceases to realize how completely he has sunk to a position of insignificant, blind allegiance.

The worker who is conscious of his skills - he, in short, who has rid himself of his submissive structure, who identifies with his work and not with the führer, with the international working masses and not with the national homeland - represents the opposite of this. He feels himself to be a leader, not on the basis of #Quote by Wilhelm Reich
Narcissism quotes by Steve Erickson
#40. If I had it to do all over again ... I wouldn't change a thing.' ... the final expression of narcissism, the last gesture of self-congratulation. #Quote by Steve Erickson
Narcissism quotes by Lewis H. Lapham
#41. Among all the emotions, the rich have the least talent for love. It is possible to love one's dog, dress or duck-shooting hat, but a human being presents a more difficult problem. The rich might wish to experience feelings of affection, but it is almost impossible to chip away the enamel of their narcissism. They take up all the space in all the mirrors in the house. Their children, who represent the most present and therefore the most annoying claim on their attention, usually receive the brunt of their irritation. #Quote by Lewis H. Lapham
Narcissism quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#42. I spend my life constantly calling in 'imaginary' debts that aren't owed to me in order to avoid the 'real' debts that I owe to others, and so everybody ends up bankrupt. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Narcissism quotes by R. Alan Woods
#43. A sociopath is one who sees others as impersonal objects to be manipulated to fulfill their own narcissistic needs without any regard for the hurtful consequences of their selfish actions. #Quote by R. Alan Woods
Narcissism quotes by Michelle Pfeiffer
#44. One thing that's great about having kids, especially given my career, is that it forces you out of your narcissism. I mean, I'm in a career where my product is me. So it was nice to have something, someone, come along and take the focus off me. I really needed to give myself some distractions from myself. #Quote by Michelle Pfeiffer
Narcissism quotes by Joaquin Rodrigo
#45. To listen only to records is a sin of narcissism. It is important to hear live music, in concert, which is a source of emotions that a record can never convey. #Quote by Joaquin Rodrigo
Narcissism quotes by Diana Vreeland
#46. I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity. #Quote by Diana Vreeland
Narcissism quotes by Ben Shapiro
#47. Nihilism, narcissism, and hedonism are natural results of the chaotic existential subjectivism popularized by the Left. If the hallmark of the baby boomers was rebellion, the hallmark of my generation is jadedness. Nothing really matters - we're cosmically alone. #Quote by Ben Shapiro
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#48. Today is the day to forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made. Learn the lesson and move on. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Stewart Stafford
#49. The gears of narcissism propel the dictator and how tempting it is to shift them into overdrive while drunk on power. The genocidal hangover comes later. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Narcissism quotes by Kathy Krajco
#50. Every narcissist I have known does this. Always mysterious. Never a straight answer. Always handing you some meaningless vagary (or one that could mean many different things) as if it says something significant. #Quote by Kathy Krajco
Narcissism quotes by Christopher Lasch
#51. The parents' failure to serve as models of disciplined self-restraint or to restrain the child does not mean that the child grows up without a superego. On the contrary, it encourages the development of a harsh and punitive superego based largely on archaic images of the parents, fused with grandiose self-images. Under these conditions, the superego consists of parental introjects instead of identifications. It holds up to the ego an exalted standard of fame and success and condemns it with savage ferocity when it falls short of that standard. Hence the oscillations of self-esteem so often associated with pathological narcissism. #Quote by Christopher Lasch
Narcissism quotes by Anne Manne
#52. The whole idea of "leaners" and "lifters" is the central teaching of the right wing ideologue, Ayn Rand, who penned books like The Virtue of Selfishness. It's a self-serving crock. Rand found out the hard way. After a lifetime proselytising on behalf of the "producers" and denouncing anyone needing government assistance as "parasites," when Rand became old and sick, she discovered that even a bestselling author could not afford health care in the neoliberal US. She availed herself of Medicare and ended her life on what she had despised – social security.
~ an edited extract from "The Life of I: the new culture of narcissism" ~Anne Manne~ #Quote by Anne Manne
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A. Malone
#53. What you end up regretting is not the things you did, but the things you didn't do. #Quote by Tracy A. Malone
Narcissism quotes by Shahida Arabi
#54. (a quote from a survivor)
Read up on the psychology of abuse. Listen to music. Being alone to process without chatter. Usually outside doing something physical, doing these things helps you believe you CAN do anything. Share my story without shame. #Quote by Shahida Arabi
Narcissism quotes by Debra L. Kaplan
#55. When sex and money are fused in the service of exploitation, the two create an even more destructive form of rage of a type often exhibited in narcissistic and potentially psychopathic populations. #Quote by Debra L. Kaplan
Narcissism quotes by Lynne Tillman
#56. People, no matter the economic class, find ways to feed their narcissism. #Quote by Lynne Tillman
Narcissism quotes by Dave Anthony
#57. Narcissism really spreads its wings and soars on twitter. It's like watching a dragon hatch and learn to fly. #Quote by Dave Anthony
Narcissism quotes by Devon Monk
#58. Then they both smiled the exact same smile. Narcissism times two. Oh, get a room already. #Quote by Devon Monk
Narcissism quotes by Daniel Marques
#59. There's no point in fighting for a woman that is rude and boring, just because she's hot. Such woman shortens your lifespan. #Quote by Daniel Marques
Narcissism quotes by Brene Brown
#60. When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose. #Quote by Brene Brown
Narcissism quotes by Michael Keaton
#61. I'm in a business that invites narcissism, self-involvement, and egos being blown out of proportion. #Quote by Michael Keaton
Narcissism quotes by Ramani Durvasula
#62. Increasingly, we are emptying the connection,
respect, and empathy out of one of the most important and healthy of human experiences and turning it into branding, showmanship, and posturing. In the midst of this epidemic and cultural shift into narcissism, relationships have taken the hardest hit of all. #Quote by Ramani Durvasula
Narcissism quotes by Mwanandeke Kindembo
#63. Observe well how the word 'narcissism' is often used into marriages. The victims are often those who have separated with their significant other, rather than being on good terms with them. Therefore, we must dig deeper to the core of the word and discover its true meaning. In return, we will get a glimpse of our mentality and the main attributes that drive us to label each other with that conflicted word. #Quote by Mwanandeke Kindembo
Narcissism quotes by Richard Louv
#64. The real cultural war is between the culture of narcissism and what might be called the culture of renewal. #Quote by Richard Louv
Narcissism quotes by Roger Kimball
#65. The Beats, like their successors in the Sixties, have often been described as 'idealists'. But fantasies of total gratification are not the product of idealism. They arise from a narcissism that, finding the world unequal to its desires, retreats into a realm of heedless self-absorption. Modesty, convention, and self-restraint then appear as the enemies rather than as the allies of humanity. In this sense, the Beat generation marks a step away from civilization. #Quote by Roger Kimball
Narcissism quotes by Ryan O'Connell
#66. I want to know you. You seem like someone worth knowing. Every day I feel like I'm surrounded by people with hard edges and sour faces but I get the sense that you're different. Too often people seem to think that they have the answers to everything. Their faces are trapped in permascowls and they can't be bothered with anything besides their own narcissism. You aren't like that. You still ask questions. You're still looking for the answers. #Quote by Ryan O'Connell
Narcissism quotes by Cic Mellace
#67. People don't care about this kind of stuff, ya know? We want self-improvement, not self-knowledge. We want change," he motioned with his hands in a strange attempt to mock modern-day hipsters' version of change, "But not for any particular reason. We want to do good deeds but only if we can tell others about it. We want all sorts of ideals, not for their own sake, but rather for the sake of appearances. We don't want knowledge; we want to show others we have knowledge. #Quote by Cic Mellace
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#68. Abundance appears, fear disappears when you find grateful. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#69. If I'm my biggest fan, the only person in the stadium is probably me. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Narcissism quotes by Jim Gaffigan
#70. When I'm in touch with the idea that there is a higher power and that there is, you know, other factors at work, it - it kind of quells my narcissism. #Quote by Jim Gaffigan
Narcissism quotes by Wilson Mizner
#71. Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave. #Quote by Wilson Mizner
Narcissism quotes by A.J. Drenth
#72. INTPs seem more inclined toward cerebral narcissism than most other types. While Vaknin sees the narcissist's chance of recovery as relatively slim, I tend to disagree, especially for those with milder cases. In my experience, as INTPs mature and develop, their need for ego affirmation gradually diminishes and is supplanted by a healthier sense of self-worth. #Quote by A.J. Drenth
Narcissism quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#73. Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Narcissism quotes by Criss Jami
#74. The 2 extremes, neither one worse than the other: the result of bad religion is self-loathing and violence; the result of bad spirituality is self-worship and narcissism. #Quote by Criss Jami
Narcissism quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#75. You're like a Pokemon and the only word you know is your name. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Narcissism quotes by Barbara Brown Taylor
#76. Most of us like thinking we are God's only children ... At least one of the purposes of church is to remind us that God has other children, easily as precious as we. Baptism and narcissism cancel each other out. #Quote by Barbara Brown Taylor
Narcissism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#77. Narcissistic Supply

You get discarded as supply for one of two reason: They find you too outspoken about their abuse. They prefer someone that will keep stroking their ego and remain their silent doormat. Or, they found new narcissistic supply. Either way, you can count on the fact that they planned your devaluation phase and smear campaign in advance, so they could get one more ego stroke with your reaction. Narcissists are angry, spiteful takers that don't have empathy, remorse or conscience. They are incapable of unconditional love. Love to them is giving only when it serves them. They gaslight their victims by minimizing the trauma they have caused by blaming others or stating you are too sensitive. They never feel responsible or will admit to what they did to you. They have disordered thinking that is concerned with their needs and ego. It is not uncommon for them to hack their targets, in order to gain information about them. They enjoy mind games and control. This is their dopamine high. The sooner you distance yourself the healthier you will become. Narcissism can't be cured or prayed away. It is a mental disorder that turns the victims of its abuse into mental patients because it causes so much psychological manipulation. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Narcissism quotes by Criss Jami
#78. Humility is by far the most spiritual virtue of the lot. The only way by which one may cease obsessing over himself is to wholly step outside his flesh. But who could do this by himself? And who would really want to under his natural pretense? And even if somehow he could and he succeeded, would not it be artificial? Would not he seem far too aware of his own talents of achieving humility for it to be such? Alternatively, he would need a distraction, something else to love; it is not that the Humbleman thinks poorly of himself, nor highly for that matter, but rather he does not think of himself at all - and this is because he is too busy loving something or someone else to do it. For the humility of this kind 'rears its head' as the most love-driven and free, spiritual of virtues; whereas its opposite, pride, the most self-imprisoning human vice. #Quote by Criss Jami
Narcissism quotes by Francis Chan
#79. We can't cure our narcissism by trying to ignore ourselves. The solution is to stare at God. When we actually stare at Him, everything else fades to its proper place. #Quote by Francis Chan
Narcissism quotes by C.C. Hunter
#80. Narcissism, detachment, schizoid personality, sociopath - these things run rampant in the human race in varying degrees. #Quote by C.C. Hunter
Narcissism quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#81. For some, life may be a playground to undermine the brainwaves of others or simply a vainglorious game with an armory of theatrics, illustrating only bleak self-deception, haughty narcissism and dim deficiency in empathy. ("Another empty room") #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Narcissism quotes by Sam Vaknin
#82. Often the narcissist believes that other people are "faking it", leveraging emotional displays to achieve a goal. He is convinced that their ostensible "feelings" are grounded in ulterior, non-emotional motives. Faced with other people's genuine emotions, the narcissist becomes suspicious and embarrassed. He feels compelled to avoid emotion-tinged situations, or worse, experiences surges of almost uncontrollable aggression in the presence of expressed sentiments. They remind him how imperfect he is and how poorly equipped. #Quote by Sam Vaknin
Narcissism quotes by Serena Prince
#83. It won't matter if you turned cartwheels in bed for him and performed circusworthy stunts. #Quote by Serena Prince
Narcissism quotes by Criss Jami
#84. The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead. #Quote by Criss Jami
Narcissism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#85. When you can identify the insecurities inside the person that is hurting you then you can begin to heal. It isn't about you. It is about their past. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Narcissism quotes by Robert Shea
#86. Every man's penis is the prettiest thing in the world to him. From the day he's born until the day he dies. It never loses its endless fascination. And, I kid you not, baby, the same is true of every woman and her pussy. It's the closest thing to a real, blind, helpless love and religious adoration that most people ever achieve. But they'd rather die than admit it. Homosexuality, the urge to kill, petty spites and treacheries, fantasies of sadism, masochism, transvestism, any weird thing you can name, they'll confess all that in a group therapy session. But that deep submerged constant narcissism, that perpetual mental masturbation, is the earliest and most powerful block. They'll never admit it. #Quote by Robert Shea
Narcissism quotes by Ahmed Mostafa
#87. To love others you've got to love yourself, but I love myself too much I've got no place for others. #Quote by Ahmed Mostafa
Narcissism quotes by Sarah Schulman
#88. We react constantly through life. Breathing, noticing, thinking, swallowing, feeling, and moving are all reactions. Most reactions are not really observed because they are commensurate with their stimuli, but a triggered reaction stands out because it is out of sync with what is actually taking place. When we are triggered, we have unresolved pain from the past that is expressed in the present. The present is not seen on its own terms. The real experience of the present is denied. Although reacting to the past in the present may make sense within the triggered person's logic system, it can have detrimental effects on those around them who are not the source of the pain being expressed, but are being punished nonetheless. They are acting in the present, but are being made accountable for past events they did not cause and cannot heal. The one being falsely blamed is also a person, and this burden may hurt their life. The person being triggered is suffering, but they often make other people suffer as well. There is narcissism to Supremacy, but there is also a narcissism to Trauma, when a person cannot see how others are being affected. Although the triggered person may be made narcissistic and self-involved by the enormity of their pain, both parties are in fact equally important. And it is the job of the surrounding communities to insist on this. #Quote by Sarah Schulman
Narcissism quotes by Melissa Grabau
#89. Self-hatred is the inevitable byproduct of the culture of narcissism in which we all have been reared. We learn from day one how special and wonderful we are. Or conversely, and perhaps more pervasively, we do not learn this at all and instead are subjected to glorified views of others through the media whom we idealize and envy. At the root of it all are inappropriate expectations about life, about ourselves, and an overvaluation of self that breeds profound isolation. #Quote by Melissa Grabau
Narcissism quotes by Chet Williamson
#90. Being with Karen had made him realize how much the past few days (rather, nights) had changed him. He had always been a loner, but on those nights when he had been Don Juan and Casanova, and yes, de Sade, too, sex was better than it had ever been before. That was what frightened him. for he knew those nights were only masturbatory fantasies that pulled him inward, toward the self, barring the rest of humanity from his life. And he knew that if it continued, it would be harder and harder to return, and ultimately he would want to stay in the dreams forever. #Quote by Chet Williamson
Narcissism quotes by Andrew Sean Greer
#91. I need you to do my bow tie. I forget how because I know you never will. Prizes aren't love, but this is love. #Quote by Andrew Sean Greer
Narcissism quotes by Debra Crown
#92. Arrogance is an illusion of superiority one perpetrates upon their self. Some may ultimately find their way through the illusion, but only after many losses. #Quote by Debra Crown
Narcissism quotes by Juditta Salem
#93. The man reeks of mental illness. I can taste his pathology... Goes well with my palette. #Quote by Juditta Salem
Narcissism quotes by Danu Morrigan
#94. Invalidation is about dismissing your experiences, thoughts and above all your emotions. Indeed the intention is to not even allow you to have those thoughts, experiences and emotions. It‟s a way of invading your head and reprogramming it. It‟s psychological abuse (messing with your thoughts) and emotional abuse (messing with your feelings). #Quote by Danu Morrigan
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#95. You may feel scared when starting again. Pull out your bravery and blaze a new life. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Maddy Malhotra
#96. EGO stands for Exclude God's Opinion. We think we know everything. Do we really know everything about the working of physical, mental and spiritual world? Not even a tenth! #Quote by Maddy Malhotra
Narcissism quotes by Janice Y.K. Lee
#97. Wasn't love always some form of narcissism anyway? #Quote by Janice Y.K. Lee
Narcissism quotes by Ramani Durvasula
#98. Having a narcissistic parent is an early manifestation of a phenomenon termed by some as "co-narcissism." Alan Rappoport describes this as unconsciously adapting to and supporting the narcissistic patterns of another person. He argues that this pattern starts in childhood, with the child having to adjust and calibrate to the narcissistic parent.
Narcissistic parents are not tuned into their children, and the narcissistic parent largely views the child as an object with which to satisfy his or her needs. Narcissistic parents will be overly indulgent and intrusive about some things and detached and uninterested in others. Children in these situations often believe life is unpredictable and strive hard to please "unpleasable" and distracted parents. If you grow up like this, you learn that you are valued for what you did, but only if it was aligned with your parent's wants and needs. It can be a confusing way to grow up and also the perfect set-up for accepting narcissistic behavior as "normal" and then tolerating it from a partner or in other close relationships. #Quote by Ramani Durvasula
Narcissism quotes by Drew Pinsky
#99. The very wealthy and the very famous have a much closer affinity with the indigent street person than with the rest of us. There's the narcissism, the addiction, even the outlandish dress. Often they don't put great value in relationships. #Quote by Drew Pinsky
Narcissism quotes by Criss Jami
#100. Narcissists often feign oppression because narcissists always feel entitled. #Quote by Criss Jami
Narcissism quotes by A.M. Homes
#101. And I can't help but wonder, did George want to kill me too? I have no doubt that the only thing that stopped him was narcissism-to kill me was also to kill some part of himself, which might also explain why Nate and Ashley survived. #Quote by A.M. Homes
Narcissism quotes by Joanna Russ
#102. There is this business of the narcissism of love, the fourth-dimensional curve that takes you out into the other who is the whole world, which is really a twist back into yourself, only a different self. #Quote by Joanna Russ
Narcissism quotes by Emily Levine
#103. I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love. #Quote by Emily Levine
Narcissism quotes by Colin Nissan
#104. If you come a little closer you will see that I am depicted as having three penises. Of course I'm not insinuating that I actually have three penises or even two. I have one. This is called symbolism. Is it symbolic in the sense that making love to me feels like I have three penises? Again, I can't answer that, but probably, yeah. #Quote by Colin Nissan
Narcissism quotes by Jonathan Tropper
#105. Love made us partners in narcissism, and we talked ceaselessly about how close we were, how perfect our connection was, like we were the first people in history to ever get it exactly right. #Quote by Jonathan Tropper
Narcissism quotes by Christopher Langan
#106. [There is] no direct relationship between IQ and economic opportunity. In the supposed interests of fairness and "social justice", the natural relationship has been all but obliterated.

Consider the first necessity of employment, filling out a job application. A generic job application does not ask for information on IQ. If such information is volunteered, this is likely to be interpreted as boastful exaggeration, narcissism, excessive entitlement, exceptionalism [...] and/or a lack of team spirit. None of these interpretations is likely to get you hired.

Instead, the application contains questions about job experience and educational background, neither of which necessarily has anything to do with IQ. Universities are in business for profit; they are run like companies, seek as many paying clients as they can get, and therefore routinely accept people with lukewarm IQ's, especially if they fill a slot in some quota system (in which case they will often be allowed to stay despite substandard performance). Regarding the quotas themselves, these may in fact turn the tables, advantaging members of groups with lower mean IQ's than other groups [...] sometimes, people with lower IQ's are expressly advantaged in more ways than one.

These days, most decent jobs require a college education. Academia has worked relentlessly to bring this about, as it gains money and power by monopolizing the employment market across the spectrum. Because there is a glu #Quote by Christopher Langan
Narcissism quotes by David Benatar
#107. Now it might be suggested that cloning is sometimes worse because, where it is done for the sake of the person cloned, it is also an act of narcissism. The being cloned wants a physical replica of himself. Thus the clone is treated as a means to the narcissistic ends of the person cloned. Now there might indeed be some people who will wish to have themselves cloned for narcissistic reasons, but others may want to be cloned for other reasons (perhaps because it is their only or best chance of reproducing). Moreover, the argument from narcissism assumes that ordinary reproduction is not narcissistic. But why should we think that that is always the case? There could well be something self-adulating in the desire to produce offspring. Those who adopt children or do not have children at all could advance the narcissistic objection against non-clonal reproduction with as much (or as little) force as non-clonal reproducers do in criticizing cloning. They could argue that it is narcissistic for a couple to want to create a child in their combined image, from a mixture of their genes. The point is that both cloning and usual methods of reproduction may be narcissistic, but neither is it the case that each kind of reproduction must necessarily be characterized in this way. #Quote by David Benatar
Narcissism quotes by Adam Goldberg
#108. Twitter is the marriage of full-tilt narcissism and full-tilt voyeurism that has finally collided in 140 words. #Quote by Adam Goldberg
Narcissism quotes by Jon Ronson
#109. It was, she said, the way the book had revealed an inherent narcissism in its recipients. #Quote by Jon Ronson
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#110. Babies cry to get their needs met. Narcissists are great actors and often use tears as a tool of manipulations, this is an abuse tactic! Do not allow them to let this work as guilt, they are acting! #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Sergio Troncoso
#111. A narcissist with power will attempt to prove in the world only what is already in his head. He can't 'see' otherwise. For him, the 'outside world' is not beyond him and does not question or challenge him and his ideas. He is the world. Others will assent to his distorted worldview, because he is powerful, not because he is believable. If he possesses any reflection, that will be exactly what will gnaw at the narcissist with power most of all: his 'truths' are inauthentic, and he is a human being without integrity. The very narcissism and power he possesses prevent him from an ongoing relationship with the truth, which begins with self-humility and the curiosity this can create in a person. #Quote by Sergio Troncoso
Narcissism quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#112. All civilisations have a tendency toward narcissism, and the stronger the civilisation, the more clearly this tendency will appear. It spurs civilisations into conflict with others, triggering their arrogance and lust for domination.This always involves contempt for Others. #Quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Narcissism quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#113. Everyone thinks they're entitled to their 15 minutes of fame. And it's that narcissism that makes people, who have no business writing a book, think they can write a book. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Narcissism quotes by Mwanandeke Kindembo
#114. The younger the individual, the less likely they will be labelled as being an oppressor. #Quote by Mwanandeke Kindembo
Narcissism quotes by Aletheia Luna
#115. One of the easiest ways to discover if someone is compatible with you is to gauge their emotional intelligence. Are they a kind and sensitive person? Will they be respectful towards your sensitivities? Or, are they emotionally stunted? Remember, we tend to attract narcissistic types who lack empathy. #Quote by Aletheia Luna
Narcissism quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
#116. This vivid consciousness of not being able to be or to do but one thing at a time purifies our demands of what that thing shall be. We then feel a repugnance for that juvenile narcissism which does no matter what, precisely because it doesn't matter what, and which nevertheless believes in its vanity that it is doing something. #Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Narcissism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#117. Don't ever believe that Narcissists don't understand they have hurt you. They know exactly what they did and why they did it. The reason they can't stop their abuse is because the narcissistic supply is their addiction. Unlike, drug addicts that need their fix to feel normal, narcissists need to feel significant. This is their addiction. Even if it takes destructive ways to have this emotional balance they will pursue it. Your feelings don't count only the supply does. The greater the supply the greater the drama in your life as they pursue it. So, get over believing they don't understand. They do understand. You just found out and got in the way of their easy access to greater supply than you. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Narcissism quotes by Sigmund Freud
#118. That which he projects ahead of him as his ideal, is merely his substitute for the lost narcissism of his childhood - the time when he was his own ideal. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Narcissism quotes by Nick Nolte
#119. You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That's how you achieve chemistry. #Quote by Nick Nolte
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#120. Gaslighting is a distorted alternate reality. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Jeffrey Pfeffer
#121. Leaders are not modest, and more importantly, the extensive social science research on narcissism, self-promotion, and similar constructs shows that these qualities and behaviors are useful for getting hired, achieving promotions, keeping one's job, and obtaining a higher salary. #Quote by Jeffrey Pfeffer
Narcissism quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#122. There was nothing more unattractive than narcissism, she thought: nothing could transform beauty into a cloying, unattractive quality than that self-conscious appreciation of self. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Narcissism quotes by Gena Showalter
#123. Let me tell you what I just heard. Talk, talk, talk, I. Talk, talk, talk, I. Well, what about me? #Quote by Gena Showalter
Narcissism quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#124. The great accomplishment of Jobs's life is how effectively he put his idiosyncrasies - his petulance, his narcissism, and his rudeness - in the service of perfection. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#125. Gaslighting is when you don't remember things the same as they do. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Jerry Piven
#126. Human beings invent myth, ideology, and religion as means of denying reality and replacing death with palliative fantasies. Helplessness and death are blows to human narcissism. Human beings create illusions about themselves, lie to themselves as a means to feel secure and less vulnerable. #Quote by Jerry Piven
Narcissism quotes by Debra Crown
#127. The high road is littered with pot shots. #Quote by Debra Crown
Narcissism quotes by Dennis Prager
#128. The '60s redefined narcissism as idealism. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#129. He was the most charming man I had ever met, held doors open, escorted a lady by staying outside and always having an umbrella. But things changed, he had my son to control and he became jealous and mean. The charming man only came out when people were around. behind closed doors, he was grumpy, demanding, entitled, spoiled, angry & competitive. He is a narcissist. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Will Wright
#130. No game designer ever went wrong by overestimating the narcissism of their players, #Quote by Will Wright
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#131. Everything life gives me I can handle with confidence, grace and ease. I have the courage to accept myself, fully and completely. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Ilsa J. Bick
#132. Something my shrink once said bubbled up from memory: believing that everything is your fault is like saying the world revolves around you and that is pure narcissism and no less destructive. #Quote by Ilsa J. Bick
Narcissism quotes by Dave Matthes
#133. Confidence don't mean jack shit in the real world, sis," she once said. I feel myself finding the courage to trust those words more and more with every twist of the knife. Coincidentally, last Tuesday afternoon I was involuntarily exposed to the punch line of an old wise tale that goes something like: "There's beauty that can be found in everything." But why can't the insensitive cunt who said that ever find the courage to look in the mirror? Because poopycock, one might say. #Quote by Dave Matthes
Narcissism quotes by Brennan Manning
#134. Alert to the manipulations and machinations of Pharisaical self-righteousness, ragamuffins refuse to surrender control of their lives to rules and regulations. They see that the stale religiosity of legalists, trapped in the fatal narcissism of spiritual perfectionism, obscures the face of the God of Jesus. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Narcissism quotes by John Barth
#135. I particularly scorn my fondness for paradox. I despise pessimism, narcissism, solipsism, truculence, word-play, and pusillanimity, my chiefer inclinations; loathe self-loathers ergo me; have no pity for self-pity and so am free of that sweet baseness. I doubt I am. Being me's no joke. #Quote by John Barth
Narcissism quotes by Charles Jackson
#136. Like all his attempts at fiction it would be as personal as a letter - painful to those who knew him, of no interest to those who didn't; precious or self-pitying in spots, in others too clever for its own good; so packed with Shakespeare that it looked as if he worked with a concordance in his lap; so narcissistic that its final effect would be that of the mirrored room which gives back the same image times without count, or the old Post Toastie box of his boyhood with the fascinating picture of a woman and child holding a Post Toastie box with a picture of a woman and child holding a Post Toastie box with a picture of a woman and child holding - - #Quote by Charles Jackson
Narcissism quotes by Laura   Gentile
#137. Estefania was an observant mother, but not for the sake of her children. #Quote by Laura Gentile
Narcissism quotes by Sam Vaknin
#138. But both the narcissist and his partner do not really consider each other. Trapped in the moves of an all-consuming dance macabre, they follow the motions morbidly - semiconscious, desensitized, exhausted, and concerned only with survival. #Quote by Sam Vaknin
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#139. Everything happens because there was a lesson you needed to learn. Move on from the messenger they were not the lesson. Find the lesson and you will never repeat it again. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#140. When you recover from Narcissistic abuse, look for courage in your heart. You can rebuild as long as you never surrender. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Maggie Nelson
#141. Silverman also contends that a baby's demands on the mother can be very flattering to the mother's narcissism, since it attributes to her the capacity to satisfy her infant's lack, and so - by extension - her own. Since most women in our culture are egoically wounded, the temptation to bathe in the sun of this idealization often proves irresistible. #Quote by Maggie Nelson
Narcissism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#142. It might look like your enemies are winning, but be ready God is about to flip the script. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Narcissism quotes by Edith Wharton
#143. Among all these stupid pretty women she had such a sense of power, of knowing almost everything better than they did. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Narcissism quotes by Ben Affleck
#144. Narcissism is the part of my personality that I am the least proud of, and I certainly don't like to see it highlighted in everybody else I meet. #Quote by Ben Affleck
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#145. Everyone has fears, never judge someone for their fears. Until you have walked in their shoes, you must have compassion. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Mason Cooley
#146. Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Narcissism quotes by Anthony Marais
#147. Gape long enough into a looking glass and you'll eventually see beauty. The same can be said of self-analysis, and as soon as one apes oneself, a second monkey is born. #Quote by Anthony Marais
Narcissism quotes by Jill Alexander Essbaum
#148. Narcissism isn't vanity, Anna. We're all narcissists to a degree. A measure of narcissism is healthy. But out of balance, what was once appropriate self-confidence becomes grandiose, pathological, and destructive. You have little regard for those around you. You do what you will with a libertine's abandon. Boredom sets in. A bored woman is a dangerous woman. #Quote by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Narcissism quotes by Michael S. Horton
#149. Pragmatism, consumerism, self-help moralism, and narcissism are simply the symptoms of a disease that is, at its heart, theological: #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Narcissism quotes by Jane Fonda
#150. Parents are supposed to give the child back to herself with love. If they've got duct tape over their eyes because of narcissism, it doesn't happen. #Quote by Jane Fonda
Narcissism quotes by Marianne Faithfull
#151. When you are 18, 19, 20, you're used to being photographed all the time, in a certain way. So, the narcissism becomes almost out of control. And the way that young women are photographed, they become addicted to this feedback of the image. #Quote by Marianne Faithfull
Narcissism quotes by Eric Liu
#152. Love of country cannot be a supersized version of individual narcissism. True love of country-of this country-is love of our children, of a creed that promises them a better life before it promises us anything, and embraces the sacrifices needed to make that better life. True love of country is giving ourselves to a cause and a purpose larger than ourselves. And that cause is to make liberty worth having, to make the pursuit of happiness deeper than the quest for personal pleasure, and to leave a legacy of progress and possibility. #Quote by Eric Liu
Narcissism quotes by David Foster Wallace
#153. In sum, then a conservative tech writer offers a really attractive way of looking at viewer passivity and TV's institutionalization of irony, narcissism, nihilism, stasis. It's not our fault! It's outmoded technology's fault! If TV-dissemination were up to date, it would be impossible for it to "institutionalize" anything through its demonic "mass psychology"! Let's let Joe B., the little lonely guy, be his own manipulator or video-bits! Once all experience is finally reduced to marketable image, once the receiving user of user-friendly receivers can choose freely, Americanly, from an Americanly infinite variety of moving images hardly distinguishable from real-life images, and can then choose further just how he wishes to store, enhance, edit, recombine, and present those images to himself, in the privacy of his very own home and skull, TV's ironic, totalitarian grip on the American psychic cajones will be broken!"

E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction" (The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1993) #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Narcissism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#154. Maybe, the lesson we can all learn from the inner sadness of a Narcissist is to see through our own fabrications, our own illusions so that we can be set free to be real once more. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Narcissism quotes by Lee Vidor
#155. These monsters have industrialized murder. Sometimes as many as ten thousand people are murdered in Auschwitz in a single day, people from all across Europe, adding up to millions upon millions of Jews and homosexuals and communists and political dissenters and Slavs and gypsies and artists. Six million Jews exterminated. Two out of every three in all of Europe. The Nazis want to exterminate everyone who is not like them. In their eyes not to be like them is an unforgivable crime. It is a narcissism gone insane. The narcissism of the psychopath. #Quote by Lee Vidor
Narcissism quotes by Jason Reitman
#156. Selfishness, narcissism, being uncomfortable in your own skin, not feeling connected to the world around you, feeling dislocated from family and youth, having a strange relationship with your childhood - all those things feel really true to me. #Quote by Jason Reitman
Narcissism quotes by Moxie Mezcal
#157. ...the age of surveillance is only a symptom of the new hyper-narcissism that has infected our collective reality tunnels. We invite the surveillance cameras into our homes because they are proof that someone is paying attention to us. #Quote by Moxie Mezcal
Narcissism quotes by Mark Simpson
#158. The world does not need a 'gay Elvis', for the original, with his black leather suit, pomaded pompadour, come-fuck-me eyes and radiant narcissism, was quite queer enough #Quote by Mark Simpson
Narcissism quotes by Soong-Chan Rah
#159. The individualized narcissism of our society translates into our church life in not only our self-absorbed worship and our longing for sermons that speak to us or bless us personally but even in how we live out our church community life. A therapeutic culture translates into the context of the local church with an individualized and personalized approach to counseling and self-care. Community is lost in the process of a highly individualized approach. Even small group ministry, which is supposed to be the primary expression of community life in the American evangelical church, often yields a narcissistic, individualistic focus. Small groups become a place of support and counsel rather than a place where Scripture challenges the participants toward kingdom living. #Quote by Soong-Chan Rah
Narcissism quotes by John R.W. Stott
#160. Over against the challenges of pluralism, we are to be a community of truth, standing up for the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Over against the challenge of materialism, we are to be a community of simplicity and pilgrimage. Over against the challenge of relativism, we are to be a community of obedience. Over the challenge of narcissism, we are to be a community of love. #Quote by John R.W. Stott
Narcissism quotes by Luke Timothy Johnson
#161. It is a form of generational narcissism to change texts to suit one's own needs. #Quote by Luke Timothy Johnson
Narcissism quotes by Bryant McGill
#162. Nationalism is form of collective narcissism, where the citizens possess an inflated self-love of "their own people," to the exclusion of other human beings. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Narcissism quotes by Rollo May
#163. Vanity and narcissism - the compulsive need to be admired and praised - undermine one's courage, for one then fights on someone else's conviction rather than one's own. #Quote by Rollo May
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#164. When we care too much for a person that doesn't care at all, we lose ourselves. Never again should you allow to not be given to equally. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#165. Is this narcissism? Solipsism? Idiocy (from the Greek word idios, for self)? Would Turing acknowledge it as a proof of human behavior? Well, perhaps. They drove Turing to suicide too. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Narcissism quotes by Don McCullin
#166. I think media has lost its way. We must recognize that the proprietors of these organizations have put on a form of censorship. Basically, they're more interested in celebrity, narcissism, rich people, good-looking people, and successful sportsmen. #Quote by Don McCullin
Narcissism quotes by Rick Warren
#167. Many believers have abandoned living for God's great purposes and settled for personal fulfillment and emotional stability. That is narcissism, not discipleship. Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility, and our ultimate destiny. #Quote by Rick Warren
Narcissism quotes by Roger Kimball
#168. In a remarkable book called Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age, the historian Modris Eksteins anatomizes the metabolism of the sentimentality that underwrites Keynes's embrace of guilt as an instrument of policy. Eksteins shows how sentimentality and a species of extravagant mythmaking mark the points of contact between avant-garde culture and burgeoning totalitarianism. This was especially true in Germany, the country that had advanced the radical program of the avant-garde most enthusiastically. England, by contrast, was a conservative power. Where Germany started the war to transform the world, England fought the war to preserve a world and the culture that defined it.
A key difference lies in the aestheticization of life: treating life, that is to say, as if it were a work of art devoid of human reality. On the continent, as the historian Carl Schorske put it in his classic study offin-de-siècle Vienna, "the usual moralistic culture of the European bourgeoisie was . . . both overlaid and undermined by an amoral Gef ühlskultur [sentimental culture]." This revolution in sensibility amounted to a crisis of morality - what the novelist Hermann Broch called a "value vacuum" - that quickly precipitated a crisis in liberal cultural and political life. "Narcissism and a hypertrophy of the life of feeling were the consequence," Schorske wrote. #Quote by Roger Kimball
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#169. Betrayal is a double edge sword. When victims are betrayed, they struggle to find the reasons 'why' and they resist healing. Release the anger, because holding onto it means you still care. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Wilhelm Reich
#170. Nor will arguments be of any use against a fascist who is narcissistically convinced of the supreme superiority of his Teutonism, if only because he operates with irrational feelings and not with arguments. Hence, it would be hopeless to try to prove to a fascist that black people and Italians are not racially "inferior" to the Teutons. He feels himself to be "superior," and that's the end of it. The race theory can be refuted only by exposing its irrational functions, of which there are essentially two: that of giving expression to certain unconscious and emotional currents prevalent in the nationalistically disposed man and of concealing certain psychic tendencies. #Quote by Wilhelm Reich
Narcissism quotes by Tracy A Malone
#171. Always remember who you were before knowing a narcissist. If you don't know who you were, invent who you want to be. #Quote by Tracy A Malone
Narcissism quotes by Richard Sennett
#172. The second trait of narcissism in which asceticism plays a role is blankness. "If only I could feel" - in this formula the self-denial and self-absorption reach a perverse fulfillment. Nothing is real if I cannot feel it, but I can feel nothing. The defense against there being something real outside the self is perfected, because, since I am blank, nothing outside me is alive. In therapy the patient reproaches himself for an inability to care, and yet this reproach, seemingly so laden with self-disgust, is really an accusation against the outside. For the real formula is, nothing suffices to make me feel. Under cover of blankness, there is the more childish plaint that nothing can make me feel if I don't want to, and hidden in the characters of those who truly suffer because they go blank faced with a person or activity they always thought they had desired, there is the secret, unrecognized conviction that other people, or other things as they are, will never be good enough. #Quote by Richard Sennett
Narcissism quotes by Sam Vaknin
#173. The dysphorias - the bitter fruits of the narcissist's impossible demands of himself - are painful. Gradually the narcissist learns to avoid them by eschewing a structured narrative altogether…
The narcissist pays a heavy price for accommodating his dysfunctional narratives: emptiness; existential aloneness .. meaninglessness. This fuels his envy and the resulting rage. #Quote by Sam Vaknin
Narcissism quotes by John Edwards
#174. I went from being a senator, a young senator, to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, and becoming a national public figure. All of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want. #Quote by John Edwards
Narcissism quotes by Anis Shivani
#175. If we don't understand bad writing, we can't understand good writing. Bad writing is characterized by obfuscation, showboating, narcissism, lack of a moral core, and style over substance. Good writing is exactly the opposite. Bad writing draws attention to the writer himself. #Quote by Anis Shivani
Narcissism quotes by Jon Krakauer
#176. What distinguishes gurus from more orthodox teachers is not their manic-depressive mood swings, not their thought disorders, not their delusional beliefs, not their hallucinatory visions, not their mystical states of ecstasy: it is their narcissism.* ANTHONY STORR, FEET OF CLAY #Quote by Jon Krakauer
Narcissism quotes by Caroline Abbott
#177. An abuser's psychological diagnosis isn't the problem. Their sense of entitlement is. #Quote by Caroline Abbott
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#178. Trust is key to any relationship, that said be very careful to who you trust. Trust is earned by doing what they say they will do, keeping their word and always having your back. #Quote by Tracy Malone
Narcissism quotes by Mateo Sol
#179. When we meet and fall into the gravitational pull of a narcissist, we are entering a significant life lesson that involves learning how to create boundaries, self-respect, and resilience. Through trial and error (and a lot of pain), our connection with narcissists teaches us the necessary lessons we need to become mature empaths. #Quote by Mateo Sol
Narcissism quotes by Mateo Sol
#180. A narcissist, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of an empath. Emotionally, narcissists are like brick walls who see and hear others but fail to understand or relate to them. As a result of their emotional shallowness, narcissists are essentially devoid of all empathy or compassion for other people. Lacking empathy, a narcissist is a very destructive and dangerous person to be around. #Quote by Mateo Sol
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#181. The Beats are crucial to an understanding of America's cultural revolution not least because in their lives, their proclamations, and (for lack of a more accurate term) their 'work' they anticipated so many of the pathologies of the Sixties and Seventies. Their programmatic anti-Americanism, their avid celebration of drug abuse, their squalid, promiscuous sex lives, their pseudo-spirituality, their attack on rationality and their degradation of intellectual standards, their aggressive narcissism and juvenile political posturing: in all this and more, the Beats were every bit as 'advanced' as any Sixties radical. #Quote by Roger Kimball
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#182. Shyness is a symptom of and a punishment for thinking too little of and too much about yourself. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#183. Narcissism makes people incapable of looking beyond themselves, beyond their own desires and needs. #Quote by Pope Francis
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#184. I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company. #Quote by Alexandra Bracken
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#185. There's Socialism and Communism and Capitalism and there's Feminism and Hedonism, and there's Catholicism and Bipedalism and Consumerism, but I think Narcissism is the system that means the most to me. #Quote by Tony Hoagland
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#186. Rather, the doctrine of vocation encourages attention to each individual's uniqueness, talents, and personality. These are valued as gifts of God, who creates and equips each person in a different way for the calling He has in mind for that person's life. The doctrine of vocation undermines conformity, recognizes the unique value of every person, and celebrates human differences; but it sets these individuals into a community with other individuals, avoiding the privatizing, self-centered narcissism of secular individualism. #Quote by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
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#187. I was trapped in an awful spiral of insecure narcissism #Quote by Amy Poehler
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#188. There is no one story that will replace the American dream, but stories
like this one - and there are thousands - can inform the myth or myths
we create for building and preserving the next culture. In order to do so,
however, we must recognize that we cannot live without myth, for it is an
essential part of our humanity. If we attempt to do so - given the fact that
something in us needs myth - we
will only create more myths that echo
the American dream - with themes of heroism, greed, entitlement, narcissism,
exploitation, exceptionalism, and myriad abuses of power. How we prepare for and navigate collapse will provide the raw materials for the myths we make and will live by in a postindustrial world. #Quote by Carolyn Baker
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#189. The emotionally cold or distant trait also rears its head during arguments when one person is experiencing and expressing significant emotion and the narcissistic person just checks out and does not respond - or does so in a cold and clipped manner. At such times you may find yourself spinning - and actually feeling as though you are "going crazy" - because the coldness of the response makes it even more difficult to regulate yourself in that moment. The emotional coldness can be confusing for you and may result in attempts to jump through hoops to generate warmth and connection with your partner. I have observed people wearing themselves out over decades, trying to create a fire where there was no possibility. #Quote by Ramani Durvasula
Narcissism quotes by Donald Miller
#190. For a moment sitting there above the city, i imagined life outside of narcissism. I wondered how beautiful it might be to think of others as more important than myself. I wondered how peaceful it might be not to be pestered by that childish voice that wants for pleasure and attention. I wondered how it would be like not to live in a house of mirrors, everywhere i go being reminded of myself. #Quote by Donald Miller
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#191. Go confidently in the direction your dreams call you. Finding your dream takes its time, be ready to switch your course quickly. There is no greater gift you can give this world then to follow your dreams. #Quote by Tracy Malone
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#192. His fame as an artist requires very tender care. Look what a mask of diplomacy is painstakingly formed by the whole of that fine profile; he is as wily as a cardinal. He has scented in Miss White a useful agent of celebrity, and he has come solely to harness her to the cause of his glory. It is himself that he courts by means of the salaams he offers to her; he only ever flirts with himself. He is the Narcissus of the inkpot ... #Quote by Jean Lorrain
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#193. My country, my people, my religion-that way madness lies. #Quote by Marty Rubin
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#194. A measure of narcissism is healthy. But out of balance, what was once appropriate self-confidence becomes grandiose, pathological, and destructive. #Quote by Jill Alexander Essbaum
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#195. When people don't tell you the truth what they really are saying is they don't value you or their relationship with you enough to be honest. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Narcissism quotes by Warren Heiti
#196. You are not a god, though you are hostile
as a god, inhospitable and anonymous
as a metropolis, your grey and single-
minded industry transforming the shore
into yourself. Narcissism is not
self-love, but a mechanism of survival,
your cogs churning amorphous as maggots,
pallid as almonds, paper-whites, the high
notes of foam. #Quote by Warren Heiti
Narcissism quotes by Martha Stout
#197. As a counterpoint to sociopathy, the condition of narcissism is particularly interesting and instructive. Narcissism is, in a metaphorical sense, one half of what sociopathy is. Even clinical narcissists are able to feel most emotions are strongly as anyone else does, from guilt to sadness to desperate love and passion. The half that is missing is the crucial ability to understand what other people are feeling. Narcissism is a failure not of conscience but of empathy, which is the capacity to perceive emotions in others and so react to them appropriately. The poor narcissist cannot see past his own nose, emotionally speaking, and as with the Pillsbury Doughboy, any input from the outside will spring back as if nothing had happened. Unlike sociopaths, narcissists often are in psychological pain, and may sometimes seek psychotherapy. When a narcissist looks for help, one of the underlying issues is usually that, unbeknownst to him, he is alienating his relationships on account of his lack of empathy with others, and is feeling confused, abandoned, and lonely. He misses the people he loves, and is ill-equipped to get them back. Sociopaths, in contrast, do not care about other people, and so do not miss them when they are alienated or gone, except as one might regret the absence of a useful appliance that one has somehow lost. #Quote by Martha Stout
Narcissism quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#198. To be an end in myself is to bring an end to myself. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Narcissism quotes by Sam Vaknin
#199. Cognitive insight (knowing something) is not like emotional insight (feeling something). It has no psychodynamic effects. It does not affect the narcissist's behavior patterns, or his interpersonal interactions - the products of well entrenched and rigid defense mechanisms. #Quote by Sam Vaknin
Narcissism quotes by Tracy Malone
#200. To forgive or not forgive, that is the question. Victims of abuse have been hurt in so many ways it makes it hard to forgive. Holding the injury bonds us to the abuser, forgiving makes you stronger and sets you free of that hurt. #Quote by Tracy Malone

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