Narcissism Quotes In The Great Gatsby


- "What I'm primarily saying,' he says, 'is that this is a time for knowledge assimilation, not backstabbing. We learned a lesson, you and I. We personally grew. Gratitude for this growth is an appropriate response. Gratitude, and being careful never to make the same mistake twice." - George Saunders

- "I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own naricssus." - Charles Kuralt

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- "Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit." - Marianne Williamson

- "For the most part people are not curious except about themselves." - John Steinbeck

- "Nothing provides the antidote to narcissism, or the environment for the healthy raising of children, or the way for people to take care of one another, as does the marriage of a man and a woman. And while most divorces are terribly sad, divorce itself no more undermines the institution of marriage than car crashes undermine the institution of driving." - Dennis Prager

- "[Donald] Trump's narcissism seems to be reflected in his need to be liked and treated positively." - David Krieger

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- "For the most part people are not curious except about themselves." - John Steinbeck

- "Really life is about narcissism; no one is ever thinking about you much. You always think people are thinking about you way more than they are." - Lizz Winstead

- "These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...]. The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself. The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits. The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself. And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you." - Bertrand Russell

- "Because the enormous narcissism of their parents deprived Will and Tom of suitable role models, both brothers learned to identify with absence. Consequently, even if something beneficial fortuitously entered their lives they immediately treated it as temporary. By the time they were teenagers they were already accustomed to a discontinuous lifestyle marked by constant threats of abandonment and the lack of any emotional stability. Unfortunately, "accustomed to" here is really synonymous with "damaged by." - Mark Z. Danielewski

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- "We live in a historical period characterized by a sharp discrepancy between the intellectual development of man... and his mental-emotional development, which has left him still in a state of marked narcissism with all its pathological symptoms." - Christopher Lasch

- "I had written a lot about my dog dying before. I wrote a newspaper column about it and it turned out to be the most popular column I'd ever written. That and the lame Joni Mitchell column I did. But the dog column, my god! People love dogs. Anybody who writes regularly should know, when in doubt: dogs! If you're a columnist, when in doubt, write a column about the culture of narcissism - like a scolding column about the culture of narcissism - or write something about dogs. That's the homerun in my take." - Meghan Daum

- "If we weren't born with anti-social passions - narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious - why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior?" - Dennis Prager

- "The whole narcissism and echo syndrome is usually the result of early childhood training. Those are very hard habits for anyone to break." - Merrill Markoe

- "Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge." - Todd Solondz

- "These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...]. The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself. The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits. The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself. And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you." - Bertrand Russell

- "I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance." - Moby

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- "There's a kind of journalistic narcissism that New York-based journalists are guilty of." - Bernard Goldberg

- "The problem in narcissism is not the high ideals and ambitions, it's the difficulty one encounters when trying to give them body." - Thomas Moore

- "Proportion is all; and, in sports at school, I lost it by surrendering to the awful significance of my self-consciousness. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people." - Andre Dubus

- "We're not enamored of Trump's braggadocio narcissism. We're not enamored of Trump's lifestyle. None of that. We're just fed up with current Washington leadership. It has failed and it needs to be turned upside down and emptied and re-shaken. And that's what the vast majority of Trump supporters actually believe." - Rush Limbaugh

- "Having a child makes you realize the importance of life - narcissism goes out the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I'd be fine." - Jenny McCarthy

- "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." - Jim Gaffigan

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- "Having a child makes you realize the importance of life - narcissism goes out the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I'd be fine." - Jenny McCarthy

- "Leaving traces of ourselves, as in creative productivity, could then be seen as part of the definition of consciousness for us as well. We know that in order to progress we must stretch for something just out of reach--if only for a life that will be more compassionate and decent than the cruelty, paranoia, greed, narrow corporatism, or narcissism we mostly indulge in and find such ample justification for. And so we dream." - Breyten Breytenbach

- "Politics has become infused with narcissism in America." - John Oliver

Narcissism Quotes And Sayings

- "Individualism? Narcissism? Of course. It is my strongest tendency, the only intentional constancy [fidelity] I am capable of.... Besides, I am lying; I scatter myself too much for that." - Claude Cahun

- "We come from a proud tradition of people who have insisted that none of us can be truly successful until at least the barriers to such success and thriving are completely removed. I think the black narcissism that prevails, along with the stylish materialism and self-satisfied, smug attitudes among many of our upwardly mobile brothers and sisters should be identified and criticized." - Michael Eric Dyson

- "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." - Michelle Pfeiffer

- "The idea of narcissism, essentially, is and will be accepted as a virtue." - Nicolas Winding Refn

- "My generation, we're more accepting of narcissism. But we're looking at images that are dead, that are on your phone. My friends have apps to make you look skinny, to make your skin look perfect. And we look at these images and we're like, "That's beauty. That's perfect." But when you see a real person, you're like, "Wait, that's not perfect."" - Elle Fanning

- "Creativity is narcissism. Creativity is falling in love with one's self as you create. It's self-indulgent." - Nicolas Winding Refn

- "If spirituality is not religion or cynicism or sentimentality or narcissism, then what is it?... we can confidently say... that spirituality is fearlessness. It is a way of looking boldly at this life we have been given, here, now, on earth, as this human being." - Elizabeth Lesser

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Conversational Narcissism Quotes

- "Courage is impulsive; it is narcissism tempered with nihilism." - Ayelet Waldman

- "I'm totally a narcissist, so I was doing all this performance and having lots of weird ego time, and learning to set aside my love for the ego and find a deeper love for myself and through that seeing myself as one with all beings. And through loving myself, loving all people in the world, that was my cure for narcissism, the only cure." - Larkin Grimm

- "Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them." - T. S. Eliot

- "For me narcissism is not about money. For me, narcissism is something so romantic and something so human. Everybody is a narcissist. Some people admit it and some people don't. As an artist, it's important to be a narcissist. Look at Picasso, look at Warhol.... As an artist, you can get away with a lot of things that normal people cannot." - Nir Hod

- "It is in an artist's real interest to congratulate herself more often: not out of narcissism, but in her role as her own dear friend and advocate." - Eric Maisel

- "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." - Jane Fonda

- "My vanity and narcissism will never let me go too far." - Jay Baruchel

- "We come from a proud tradition of people who have insisted that none of us can be truly successful until at least the barriers to such success and thriving are completely removed. I think the black narcissism that prevails, along with the stylish materialism and self-satisfied, smug attitudes among many of our upwardly mobile brothers and sisters should be identified and criticized." - Michael Eric Dyson

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