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Ego Quotes by Robert Pattinson, Patrick Lencioni, Frederick Franck, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Nayib Bukele, Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani and many others.

I was hitting him with what I thought was my full strength, I hit him in the head about four times and every time I hit him, I was like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry’. And he’s like, ‘It’s fine, it didn’t even hurt’. Yeah, that was kind of an ego deflater!
Robert Pattinson
When truth takes a backseat to ego and politics, trust is lost.
Patrick Lencioni
Nothing burns in hell but ego” says Tauler. Does anything live but Buddha Nature, Christ Spirit?
Frederick Franck
As long as the mind and ego control the direction of creating, there will always be problems in the outer world, for the ego thinks only of itself and lives in duality. But when the heart is in control, everything comes back to balance, for the heart feels and knows only the oneness of life.
Drunvalo Melchizedek
If the cost is lowering one’s ego and a bit of money, so be it.
Nayib Bukele
Man is the being who has built controllers for every stubborn element, but he has not been able to build one for his Ego.
Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani
Wisdom means that it gives you detachment, detachment from all that is selfishness, self-centredness, self-obsession, ego – all connected with self.
Nirmala Srivastava
The trick is to learn to contain one’s ego, not conceal it.
Joe Jamail
There is nothing better than playing a scene with John Cleese or Maggie Smith. It’s electric. But I don’t think I’m the sort of person who needs to have an outer ego in order to produce something. I realised that through the travel programmes.
Michael Palin
I’m just trying to rid the world of all these fevered egos that are tainting our collective unconscious.
Bill Hicks
Creative writing lessons can be very useful, just like music lessons can be useful. To say, as Hanif Kureishi did, that 99.9% of students are talentless is cruel and wrong. I believe that certain writers like to believe they arrived into the world with special, unteachable powers because it is good for the ego.
Matt Haig
Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.
Robin S. Sharma
I don’t want the giant ego. I don’t want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.
Joss Whedon
This is a sport where you get your ego checked on a regular basis, whether it’s in the cage or it’s at practice.
Carlos Condit
Showing young children in these communities, that there are outlets for their feelings, that there is room in a space for their stories to be told, and that they will be applauded – and it’s not about ego, it’s about connection: that their pain is everybody else’s pain.
Tom Hiddleston
Where id was, there ego shall be.
Sigmund Freud
We have to change from ‘ego-architecture’ to ‘eco-architecture.’
Jaime Lerner
Neurosis is the result of a conflict between the ego and its id, whereas psychosis is the analogous outcome of a similar disturbance in the relation between the ego and the external world.
Sigmund Freud
There’s nothing more boring than a rock’n’roll star. Someone who has been on the road for 10 years, expecting attention wherever he goes, drinking himself stupid, who is obnoxious, incoherent, uncreative, and has a massive ego. There’s nothing more pointless.
Thom Yorke
I get recognized just often enough to keep my ego bouncing along, but not so much that I can’t go places.
Joss Whedon
In the West, it is the opposite, like you are using these practices [meditation and yoga ] to further your ego by being more productive, being more this, and getting more out of your work and earning more money. In the East, the whole idea is that you are dissolving your essence through these practices.
Karan Bajaj
Attachment is the root cause of all misery. Possessiveness is nourishment for the ego.
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
Rainer Maria Rilke
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, and the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in his arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; he will set them above their betters.
H. L. Mencken
When you’re paying everybody nothing, I mean, they have homes to pay for. And my movies are like putting on theater. Nicole Kidman is at craft services, and John Cusack is moving furniture; there are no egos. The only ego is the story.
Lee Daniels
Resolution is struggle. Resolution is ego. Resolution is saying, “I cannot live spontaneously. “.
The world of sight is still limitless. It is the artist who limits vision to the cramped dimensions of his own ego.
Marya Mannes
Society is only possible on these terms, that the individual finds therein a strengthening of his own ego and his own will.
Ludwig von Mises
Like any other, this is an industry where complexes, ego and politics abound.
Kovai Sarala
Some teachers should be put in prison for the way they either take advantage of women in their classes or destroy fragile egos. Be careful who you ask to help you when you’re in the arts.
Mandy Patinkin
I think, honestly, that ego makes you most vulnerable. When you are in humility you are much more comfortable, open and okay with BEING vulnerable, whereas the ego is the protecter, and even though you think you’re protecting, I think you are more vulnerable if you’re in ego.
Mike Ness
I have no self-centeredness or ego about being a movie star.
Shahrukh Khan
Sink into morbid, cynical reflection on how much romantic heartbreak is to do with ego and miffed pride rather than actual loss
Helen Fielding
I guess I have a little bit of an ego. I’m confidently cocky, you might say.
Conor McGregor
The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.” “In prayer all are equal.
Great people have great egos; maybe that’s what makes them great.
Paul Arden
The music is first and foremost everything – no egos, no attitude, nothing – it’s about the music.
Big Boi
The position of the planetary bodies at the moment of birth is a musical score done in planetary symbols of the heavenly harmonics and dissonances as these are played into the life of the incarnating ego.
Corinne Heline
I think my biggest problem was, as a celebrity on a TV show, you get an inflated ego and you think you’re the center of the universe.
Kirk Cameron
For what we don’t realize today is just what the typical self of every previous stage failed likewise to comprehend: this is not the highest and greatest mode of consciousness which can be attained – there lie ahead the realms of the superconscious and the pitiful ego, by comparison, is as a speck of nothingness.
Ken Wilber
You can move beyond the ego’s perspective and see reality from the perspective of a higher consciousness.
Steve Pavlina
Muslims want the western countries to apologize. Why? because this gives them a sense of empowerment. It makes them feel good about themselves, it stokes their ego.
Ali Sina
Some days you feel like you’ve had the greatest ego massage, then the next day you’ve been trampled on.
Judy Woodruff
We all, if we go with ego I go or you go ego thing, it’s got to be free from all of that and just roll, because music is a spiritual thing. It’s got to come through us and can’t just hit us. It’s got to be part of us that comes through us and goes to the people, and then they come back to us and give us more spirit.
Dr. John
The minute I ever start thinking about what a character would do is the minute I bring my ego into play. It’s the minute I’m putting a judgment on something.
Heather Matarazzo
And that’s when I realised that a mans’ ego was like fruit; easily bruised.
Lauren Kate
Too many actors get on an ego trip and won’t do commercials, so they sit around for 20 years between jobs.
Vic Tayback
I have a big ego, and I’m a confident person, but when it comes down to being a jerk, that doesn’t work for me, I tried it… for about ten years.
Harry Connick, Jr.
If the ego is inflated it must be gradually deflated.
Alexander Lowen
I hated improvisation because in my early days as an actor, improvisation meant somebody had just come down from Oxford and they were doing a play above a pub in Kentish Town, and the biggest ego would win.
Peter Capaldi
There’s something real in women’s intuition. It’s an accurate signpost for decision making, but it usually bumps up against man’s logic. So we have to put ego aside and listen to them.
Jon Voight
My awareness left my body and ego, and went on a grand tour of the cosmos.
Jeff Lowe
I’ve got no ego; I just like to have thousands of people write to me and tell me how wonderful I am.
Jim Beaver
When you transcend the transcendent states, you get past the ego structure, and at that point you don’t need laws, you have “morality!” You have inborn, natural ethics, because it is built on Love.
Edgar Mitchell
Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands.
Marshall McLuhan
The greatest thing that prepared me for editing ‘Vanity Fair’ was having four kids because you just learn to subjugate your ego with the greater interest in mind.
Graydon Carter
Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable.
Terence McKenna
The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
Deepak Chopra
I think I learned most from editing, both editing myself and having someone else edit me. It’s not always easy to have someone criticize your work, your baby. But if you can swallow your ego, you can really learn from the editing.
Christopher Paolini
As you get older, there’s a loosening of the ties to the ego and the posturing of who you are and how you behave.
Pierce Brosnan
The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.
Eckhart Tolle
There is a physics to the world, which non-fiction has a contract to stand in awe of, otherwise it becomes completely self-centered and ego-driven, which is the death of a memoir.
Nick Flynn
Meditation is not a means of forgetting the ego; it is a method of using the ego to observe and tame its own manifestations.
Mark Epstein
There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player.
Jake Shimabukuro
Only a life lived in a certain spirit is worth living. It is a remarkable fact that a life lived entirely from the ego is dull not only for the person himself but for all concerned.
Carl Jung
Discerning the will of God is a very tricky thing, partly because, you know, the little voice in my head can either be God’s voice or it can be my own ego doing a magnificent impression of God’s voice.
Gene Robinson
Funnily enough, I feel the most free to be myself when I’m not doing my solo project. Whenever I’m in a situation when it’s a side thing or it’s something not so infused with my ego. When I’m all over everything, it’s a big responsibility and half the time leaves me in some weird nether state of insecurity and doubt.
Ariel Pink
The battle of yoga is with the body and with the ego. You must conquer your ego, or small self, so that you can let your soul, your big Self, be victorious.
B.K.S. Iyengar
The ego is goal-oriented. The ego is hankering for the future. It can hanker even for the other life, it can hanker for heaven, it can hanker for nirvana. It doesn`t matter what it hankers for – hankering is what it is, desiring is what it is, projecting into the future is what it is.
Creative people are 50% ego and 50% insecurity.
Lee Clow
The overriding problems are brought on by the existence of the ego, a maladaptive behavioral complex in the psyche that gets going like a tumor. If it’s not treated – if there’s not pharmacological intervention – it becomes the dominant constellation of the personality.
Terence McKenna
Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his [mankind’s] ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
Hans Arp
One always treads with a joyful step when one has dropped the burden called the ego.
Anthony de Mello
This cycle of make a record, tour has been going on for 20 years now. I don’t even know why I do it sometimes. Do I need more money? Do I need more platinum and gold records? The only thing I can think of is ego.
John Mellencamp
If you could press a button and your ego investment was less, the toothache would be less. Or less tragic at least.
George Saunders
See, I dont know nothing about singing. I never wanted to be a frontman. Frontmen had big egos and was always crazy and aggravating. I just never thought that was a good idea.
Dr. John
Everybody knows, when you have a band, there’s always going to be a hierarchy, and there’s always going to be some issue where ego gets involved and causes some kind of shake-up.
Ashleigh Murray
In all technai or arts (medicine perhaps most of all), there is a self-exhilaration on the part of the practitioner (the intoxication of the ego with its own potency) which is infectious: the patient enjoys a placebo-effect which redounds to the ego of the “artist.”
Kenny Smith
Under the bright sun, many of us are gathered together with different languages, different styles of dress, even different faiths. However, all of us are the same in being humans, and we all uniquely have the thought of ‘I’ and we’re all the same in wanting happiness and in wanting to avoid suffering.
Dalai Lama
You can’t play not to lose. You kind of have to put your ego aside and accept the fact that careers are long, and there’s gonna be stuff people like and stuff that people don’t like, and you try to get better every time, and always put something out that you’re proud of. And let the chips fall where they may.
Phil Lord
I happen to have a giant ego, an admission that will not shock my close friends or critics. I am not uncomfortable in saying that because the ego of a man often gets great things done.
Joe Jamail
When the ego dies, the soul awakes.
Mahatma Gandhi
I think you see more of like, the party side of me, which I call Snooki, it’s kind of my alter ego.
Nicole Polizzi
What else is there for me to conquer? Hopefully my ego.
Madonna Ciccone
To globalize for the sake of globalizing-as a matter of ego-is perilous. Expanding internationally is hard, risky work. Globalization is not just about putting up a plant. It’s not about making an acquisition. It’s much, much more.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
A man’s car is like an extension of their ego and their manhood.
They say that only very good friends quarrel. But at the end of the day a quarrel is a fight between two people’s egos. Since people cannot understand each other by just being honest. May be its impossible to live your whole life without getting hurt but don’t hurt the people close to you.
Ai Yazawa
Genuine mental health would involve a balanced interplay of both modes of experience, a way of life in which one’s identification with the ego is playful and tentative rather than absolute and mandatory, while the concern with material possessions is pragmatic rather than obsessive.
Fritjof Capra
If I had a weak ego, and doubts about this, the first genome would not yet have been completed with US and UK government funding.
Craig Venter
Put your ego aside and play as a team.
Sonny Bono
One of the biggest challenges I have with certain clients is convincing them to take a vacation – metaphorically. You’re dealing with egos, and with egos the answer to everything is “more me.” Sometimes the situation calls for less you.
Eric Dezenhall
You have to make sure you have a relatable emotion through the movie. You have to check your ego and go into a territory and recognize that nobody knows you. You go back again and again, and by the third time, you are a star.
James Lassiter
Eventually my ego is going to be the size of the planet Earth.
Justin Kan
A few mistakes don’t worry me; what worries me is when you make the mistakes and then forget your role on the team and start to worry about your ego.
Digger Phelps
I feel positive when I feel vulnerable, because it’s another reminder that it’s not all about me and about my ego.
Brad Willis
The ego searches for shortcomings and weaknesses. Love watches for any sign of strength. It sees how far each one has come and not how far he has to go.
Gerald Jampolsky
The primordial fire of reality is going to burn through the hull of our little ego spaceship, and scatter us like stars.
Reginald Ray
And the trouble with me is that my ego just can’t accept a loss. I suppose that if I were more perfectly adjusted, I would toss off defeat, but my name is on this ball club. Thirty-six men publicly reflect me and reflect on me, and it’s a matter of my pride.
Vince Lombardi
The only time I had an ego is I when wanted to have a reverse Undertaker record at WrestleMania, and they messed it up!
Big Show
It’s okay. Let your ego push you to be the initiator. But tell your ego that the best way to get something shipped is to let other people take the credit. The real win for you (and your ego) is seeing something get shipped, not in getting the credit when it does.
Seth Godin
Being the everyman in the writing room helps a lot: you have to be a real collaborator and selfless, and not have ego when you walk in there. That’s the antithesis of the artist mentality.
Maren Morris
It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.
Richard Dawkins
Your ego is your embodiment and your self is your potentiality and that’s what you listen to when you listen for the voice of inspiration and the voice of ‘What am I here for? What can I possibly make of myself?’
Joseph Campbell
If your ego is in good shape you will pretend you’re surprised if a National Chairman calls you to tell you his party wants to nominate you for President of the United States, but you’re not really surprised.
Rex Stout
When movement becomes ecstatic, then this is dance. When the movement is so total there is no ego, then it is dance.
If the individuals who make up a group have personal egos, and their identities lie in these egos, then their egoic identities will shift to the group. It might look as if they are losing their personal egos, but the ego simply shifts to the group.
Eckhart Tolle
I am always flattered to hear my name linked with different football clubs. That is good for your ego, but at the same time, I am happy here.
Patrick Vieira
Religious people often prefer to be right rather than compassionate. Often, they don’t want to give up their egotism. They want their religion to endorse their ego, their identity.
Karen Armstrong
Being fired for bad performance or for having an alter ego that posts incredibly racist stuff is not cancel culture.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
I’m already suspicious of anyone who thinks he or she is smart enough to be president. You’d have to have some ego to believe that about yourself.
Andy Rooney
You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is – working with it rather than struggling against it. You’re the only one who knows.
Pema Chodron
Me, me, me! Mine, mine, mine! I’m right, I’m right, I’m right. What’s in it for me? How do I use this? How do I take advantage of it? This is the way of the ego. Own this within yourself and you will begin to release yourself from it.
Leonard Jacobson
When you treat yourself with the kindness and high regard that you would give to one of your spiritual heroes, your body becomes the epicenter of quiet joy rather than a battlefield for the ego.
Debbie Ford
You get tangled up in your own ego of how you’re perceived. You can lose your way.
Pierce Brosnan
Believe in your own identity and your own opinions. Proceed with confidence, generating it, if necessary, by pure willpower. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. Use its energy to keep yourself going.
William Zinsser
What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.
Chuck Palahniuk
Put bluntly, the ego is not an obstruction to Spirit, but a radiant manifestation of Spirit. All Forms are not other than Emptiness, including the form of the ego. It is not necessary to get rid of the ego, but simply to live with it a certain exuberance.
Ken Wilber
Wearing a corset, a ball gown, heels and a swan hat with wings to fight in the forest gave me a whole new appreciation for everyday clothes, because you really become that alter ego while wearing those costumes in those environments on the set. They just influenced everything you tried to do.
Lily Collins
I love when I get to play these characters that are bigger than life. There are roles in animation that I never get to do in real life – and it appeals to my ego as an actor to play the Queen of Everything. I admit it.
Virginia Madsen
Leave your ego, play the music, love the people.
Luther Allison
In the hands of the ego, marriage is a prison. It is exclusive. It is a place where people are constantly reminded of their failures and limited by the energies of another person. It is rife with judgment and blame.
Marianne Williamson
Attention equals importance equals value equals ego. Or, more realistically, Attention equals success.
Cris Mazza
To become wholly compassionate requires us to open our eyes and hearts, to behold the pain and exploitation our culture obscures, to arouse deadened emotions, and to rise above our egos.
Joanne Stepaniak
Knowledge and ego are directly related. the less knowledge, the greater the ego
Albert Einstein
Boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside.
The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial.
Dan Brown
Luckily, due to my own ego, probably, I’m always quicker to blame other people.
Seth Rogen
Having ones image, and effectively, life, democratized, dehumanizes and sometimes objectifies it into an entertainment product. What sort of valuation of the ego would one have once youve let it been preyed upon by the public for years and years? Perhaps, it becomes truly just skin and bones.
Jack Gleeson
For me, the only ego that needs serving in putting together a film is the story’s, the ego of the story and it’s the piece itself that you want to bring out the voice of the piece. You’re really serving that and that’s the thing that you have a basic understanding of.
Julia Ormond
A transference neurosis corresponds to a conflict between ego and id, a narcissistic neurosis corresponds to that between between ego and super-ego, and a psychosis to that between ego and outer world.
Sigmund Freud
Silence is the medium of source between you and your ego consciousness.
Gopichand Lagadapati
My ego every day is more and more polite. I tame it.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
I guess it has to be healthy, you have to be honest with yourself and I think that’s when ego is okay.
Sophia Amoruso
The pain of sexual frustration, of repressed tenderness, of denied curiosity, of isolation in the ego, of greed, suppressed rebellion, of hatred poisoning all love and generosity, permeates our sexuality. What we love we destroy.
Germaine Greer
You have to have the service mentality in the sense that you subjugate your own ego, and you subjugate a large part of your own life to really helping other people, being successful on their behalf.
Herb Kelleher
Royce is the father of the thesis that German idealism is a story about the discovery and development of the Kantian transcendental ego – the “I” that accompanies all my representations – as an absolute cosmic supersubject who, god-like, creates the entire universe.
Frederick C. Beiser
Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, etcetera. It is the ego they cannot forgo.
Mahatma Gandhi
I’m tired of people disturbing the peace, getting on the radio and sounding a hot mess. If I can tell what the note really is, why let them go to the note they think it is? I’ve got that mama vibe. I don’t look at it with an ego.
Betty Wright
It is not difficult to destroy Islam. Islam is the pumped up ego of a megalomaniac psychopath. Muhammad was a narcissist madman. Just as a huge balloon can be deflated by a small needle, all it takes to make Islam explode is to ridicule its loony inventor and its brainless followers.
Ali Sina
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort.
Carl Jung
When you work in a creative environment, people get protective about their ideas. Sometimes it’s justified; sometimes it’s about ego.
Robert Sheehan
And it’s a question of how far we’re willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world.
Taylor Hackford
The more you prune a plant, the more it grows. So too the more you seek to annihilate the ego, the more it will increase. You should seek the root of the ego and destroy it.
Ramana Maharshi
There’s nothing wrong with most men’s egos that the kowtowing of a headwaiter can’t cure.
Mignon McLaughlin
You are a beautiful soul hidden by the trench coat of the ego.
Michael Dolan
I have an ego like anybody else, but I don’t need to be stoked by going before the public all the time.
Johnny Carson
The ego does not, cannot live in the present, because the present is real and the ego is false – they never meet.
If the Ego is hateful, Love your neighbor as yourself becomes a cruel irony.
Paul Valery
Honesty is about the scars. Its about the blemishes. But its more than just bragging about failure, which could be a form of ego. Its about truly helping people.
James Altucher
Behind everyone’s learned behaviors and odd eccentricities lurks a soul, ready to make contact if only coaxed out through a crack in the ego.
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Ram Dass
To those who seek to protect their ego true Peace brings only disturbance.
Anthony de Mello
I’m an athlete, my job is not negotiating, it’s not my field of expertise. I’m an emotional guy – it’s normal, a lot of athletes are, and we’re very susceptible to get our ego cut because of that.
Georges St-Pierre
It’s not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I’d be telling you about my awesome… oh, never mind.
Bruce Perens
Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser – having a healthy ego, or high opinion of yourself, is a real positive in life!
Donald Trump
Sure. My ego’s had enough time to recover a modicum of dignity. Let’s make sure we crush it again before I mistake myself for a god. -Acheron
Sherrilyn Kenyon
As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
Martin Heidegger
Conceit is God’s gift to little men.
Bruce Barton
As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.
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Ram Dass
There is a thin difference between confidence and ego.
Pratik Gandhi
I find my own pain and others’ difficult to tolerate, so I always want to try to shift things so they’ll be better. But in doing that, if I am coming from a place of ego, I often cause harm. So it’s a struggle for me to set my ego outside and find a softer and more compassionate way of approaching things.
Danny Boyle
Always keep your ego in check and not be afraid to listen. Listening is a great art form.
Clint Eastwood
The ego wants to want more than it wants to have. And so the shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting.
Eckhart Tolle
Anger is the ego’s way of cloaking fear to make what is frail seem formidable.
Alan Cohen
When you get talented people together with egos, this is kind of what happens.
Tommy Ramone
I have a huge ego – I know that. Do I worry about it? No, I think it’s cool. I have a lot of fun.
Kim Dotcom
The man of wisdom is devoid of ego even though he may appear to use it. His vacant or fasting mind is neither doing anything nor not doing anything. He is outside of volition, neither this nor that. He is everything and nothing.
Ramesh S Balsekar
The feelings that we equate with love-feeling sick, feeling insecure, not eating-that’s just lust getting in the way. It’s your ego saying, ‘I want to get laid’ and ‘I hope she likes me more than I like her.’ Love is something that should be there in 20 years’ time.
Simon Cowell
Your job as a producer is to make suggestions without putting your ego in front of everything else. Also, I think you want to focus on that artist’s best qualities and really highlight them.
Adam Schlesinger
Even people who despise ego and aspire to humility, who plan to be humble once they are successful, are worried that actually enacting those beliefs would sentence them to a life of obscurity or weakness or failure.
Ryan Holiday
What we need in South Africa is for egos to be suppressed in favour of peace. We need to create a new breed of South Africans who love their country and love everybody, irrespective of their colour.
Chris Hani
At a certain age, children are total Id – they’re anything but beautiful little flowers. That always interests me. The place where the ego and the superego start, and where guilt and socialization and morality takes place, the true root of it.
Michael Gira
As far as I’m concerned, the spiritual life is just like any other endeavor-you can succeed or fail. And when the goal is actual evolution beyond ego in an intersubjective context, success or failure is plain for all to see.
Andrew Cohen
We are not just a skin-encapsulated ego, a soul encased in flesh. We are each other and we are the world.
Charles Eisenstein
I am very sure of the ground I stand on. I am also very sure that it is the path shared by republicans across this island genuinely interested in building a new agreed Ireland: republicans who put Ireland before ego, criminality, and self-gain.
Martin McGuinness
Heroes are Ordinary People whose social action is Extra-Ordinary/ who ACT when others are passive, who give up EGO-centrism for SOCIO-centrism.
Philip Zimbardo
I became a master of disguise and could play the straight man down to a tee, sometimes over-compensating by getting into fights or being overly aggressive because I didn’t want the real me to be found out. So I created this alter ego, knowing full well that I was living in my little fantasy bubble, my shell.
Gareth Thomas
The ego of man and woman is the soul. If the soul is independent, how then can it be isolated from the infinite whole?
Swami Vivekananda
I am a better cook than I am an actor. If I have any ego, it’s about cooking. I’m one of the best cooks… and I cook in any language.
Raymond Burr
You’ve got to have an ego as big as Mars to want to think that you, of all people, are better than anyone else to be president of the United States. People that vain, they want their place in history, and they want to be able to control how much they’ll be worshipped by future generations.
Jello Biafra
The ultimate meditation is: surrender to reality.
The more you fight, the more you are in conflict with it, the more you will be a loser.
In deep surrender, the ego disappears.
And when the ego is not there, for the first time you become aware of that which has always been there.
I am telling you, if you ever wanted an ego boost, leave your job and then, six months later, come back for a day. People will treat you like you’re a princess.
Natalie Zea
Spirituality dawns when individuality vanishes. When our ego becomes aware of something that is higher than it – the individual Spirit, or Soul; then spirituality dawns.
Rama Swami
Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. It also strengthens the immune system and the body’s ability to heal itself.
Eckhart Tolle
I have a musical ancestry as much as I have a family ancestry. Honoring those ancestors gives you access to a greater source of appreciation and information than you would have if you were just going on your own ego system.
Billy Corgan
Spirituality is the intersection of three paths: letting go of ego, an unconditional yes to the conditions of human existence, and an immeasurable compassion.
David Richo
The need is not to amputate the ego … but to transcend it.
Norman Cousins
I’m very accessible. I don’t get into this ego thing.
Scott Hamilton
Sometimes I have a tough time getting along with myself. When I was a child, I needed a lot of attention… and I don’t have a small ego. For me, appearing on a stage or presenting a cake is the same thing. You need a crowd around you to do it.
Ron Ben-Israel
Good, well-defined, well-honed art is not a foreign language. You can sell it to people. You just have to move your ego out of the way, clear out the unfinished fantasies you have about being an artist yourself, and just sell it.
Van Hunt
The tension in the world is the tension between the ego and the feminine, not between the masculine and the feminine.
Terence McKenna
The only certainty about writing and trying to be a writer is that it has to be done, not dreamed of or planned and never written, or talked about (the ego eventually falls apart like a soaked sponge), but simply written; it’s a dreadful, awful fact that writing is like any other work.
Janet Frame
When you are present, you are transcendent of the mind and ego and so you can witness your mind and ego. You can be conscious of your thoughts without being lost in them when they arise.
Leonard Jacobson
Pride or ego is not important to me. What is more important is common sense, the welfare of the company, and the objective reality that we need to be cautious during difficult times. One should not make decisions based on emotions or ego.
Henry Sy
The boundary line between self and external world bears no relation to reality; the distinction between ego and world is made by spitting out part of the inside, and swallowing in part of the outside.
Norman O. Brown
You don’t want to see things as they are because your ego would have to admit that things outside yourself are necessary for the self to be. You still have fun, as most people do, from manipulating things.
Eli Siegel
With every performance I just feel more energized somehow. Like, this is how I exercise! This is how I feed my ego, by playing this loud rock music.
Lou Barlow
The egos in this industry are incredibly vulnerable and everybody’s afraid to wipe out. So everybody plays it safe and everybody tells everybody else how great they are.
Michelle Rodriguez
Let’s say you’re auditioning for a part or you’re going for a job you really want. You have to go in with a sense of self or you’re not going to get the job. You need your ego to get what it is that you want to make things happen in your life.
Agapi Stassinopoulos
The creative act is also in a small way a suffering act – we start out with our ego, this hope of making this thing whatever it be, but so often it eludes us and it collapses and we kind of regress into this mental suffering, we can’t find what we’re looking for.
Michael Leunig
Most success depends on colleagues, on the team. People at the top have large egos, but you must never say ‘I’: it’s always ‘we’.
Frank Lampl
I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired.
Louis Farrakhan
I think some people, when they get a certain ego, they lose sense of whatever.
Julie Delpy
It’s in the act of having to do things that you don’t want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego.
Bell Hooks
Beneath the surface of your ego’s insatiable cravings, your authentic desires are waiting patiently for you to acknowledge, claim and express them.
Debbie Ford
One of my biggest Achilles’ heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.
Kanye West
You can’t make Christ funny. He’s self-aware, he’s too flexible within the situation. It’s rigidity, it’s when the ego takes over and the behavior becomes inappropriate that it becomes funny.
John Cleese
Art has more ego to it than what I do.
Eva Zeisel
Do the work that feeds your soul, not your ego.
Jessica Walsh
Violence generates more violence; hatred produces more hatred. Peace cannot be conquered. Peace cannot be the result of violence. Peace comes to us only when we dissolve the Ego, when we destroy within us all those psychological factors that produce war.
Samael Aun Weor
In the life of our organism, we are continually dealing with a development of force followed by a state of equilibrium. Of course, the human being has no conscious knowledge of what is really going on within him, but what takes place is so infinitely wise that the cleverness of the human ego is nothing by comparison.
Rudolf Steiner
When a guy has his ego hurt, he’s liable to jump into a fight he doesn’t need to have.
Roger Ailes
Balancing your ego is the most important thing, because success fuels ego – and that is not easy sometimes. When you’re in the public eye, people see that as success and it’s just not.
Mary Portas
Ego is one of the biggest weapons that is used to take us down. It’s self-destructive. It’s a problem on all levels – even regular people can have big ego problems.
Yehuda Berg
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not.
George Michael
The ego is exploitation; love is service. And the service that flows from love, freely and spontaneously, is non-violence.
I don’t really have an ego. I’m not that bothered.
Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.
Reid Hoffman
People’s need to protect their own egos know no bounds. They will lie, cheat, steal, even kill, to do whatever it takes to maintain what we call ego boundries.
Andrew Samuels
I’m not a hopeless romantic. I’m quite the reverse. I’m a nasty piece of work, an ego maniac.
Hugh Grant
Chess is a good way to learn, to keep your brain fit and the ego in check, a mental form of your local gymnasium. Those who see chess merely as a means of self-proof make the game experience uncomfortable and drive many of the better, more sensitive brains to analysis, correspondence, problems, studies and the like.
Peter Abelard
The aim of Zen training is to attain the state of consciousness which occurs when the individual ego is emptied of itself and becomes identified with the infinite reality of all things.
Anne Bancroft
Oh, there’s so much ego with men; in their head, they can’t possibly think about Tesco’s when they are doing Othello. Er, why not? They want to think that they are such geniuses they can’t muddy their day with domesticity, and I’ve got no truck with it whatsoever.
Lesley Manville
I know that I sound self-satisfied, and I know that I’ve got an ego, but I don’t have an ego problem.
George Michael
Winners surround themselves with other winners. A winner knows he’s a winner. He doesn’t need second-raters and yes-men around to feed his ego. He knows he’ll win more, and go further, with associates who not only can keep up with him but who also are capable of teaching him something.
Harvey Mackay
Your ego wants to move through life risk-free, foolish-free, discouragement-free, mistake-free, tired-free.
Christine Kane
Many people believe that making themselves the key person in their lives is a bad thing. It’s simply good common sense. After all, you’re the only person who’s with you 24/7, until you draw your last breath.
Lauren Mackler
So welcome ‘Damsels in Distress,’ an exhilarating gift of a comedy about college, the female intellect, the limitless male ego, inventing a new dance, and suicide prevention… This is the world as Stillman sees it, and to luxuriate for two hours in that retro bubble of sparkling wit is a pleasure not to be missed.
Peter Travers
The underlying purpose of all art is to create patterns of imagery which somehow convey a sense of life set in a framework of order … all great art … harmonises consciousness with the ego-transcending Self.
Christopher Booker
The ego must be developed, not for its own sake, but because it is needed by society. If you are only interested in self-realization then you cannot make a good painting. To do this you have to have thought about forming, and about how ideas of forming stem from history.
Joseph Beuys
The path to the Truth is a labour of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge and ultimately prevail over your nafs with your heart. Knowing your ego will lead you to the knowledge of God.
Shams Tabrizi
The soul is the ego, the ‘I,’ or the self, and it contains our consciousness. It also animates our body. That’s why when the soul leaves the body, the body becomes a corpse. The soul is immaterial and distinct from the body.
J.P. Moreland
I guess to be an entrepreneur you have to have a large ego, enormous pride and an ability to inspire others to follow your lead.
Ray Kroc
Nirvikalpa samadhi is a state of no mind, beyond the ten thousand states of mind, where there is nothing but perfection, where the self no longer exists…the ego dissolves into immortality.
Frederick Lenz
Spirituality automatically leads to humility. When a flower develops into a fruit, the petals drop off on its own. When one becomes spiritual, the ego vanishes gradually on its own. A tree laden with fruits always bends low. Humility is a sign of greatness.
If you’re the leader, you’ve got to give up your omniscient and omnipotent fantasies – that you know and must do everything. Learn how to abandon your ego to the talents of others.
Warren G. Bennis
I think I have let ego get in the way sometimes – the pendulum swung pretty strongly. I was maybe a little overconfident at one point in my time, and then I went way the other way and thought I wasn’t capable of anything.
Stephanie McMahon
As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. Music keeps the heart porous in many ways.
As William Penn put it: “Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” Remember… that those tyrants are often self-imposed roadblocks of your lower self at work.
Wayne Dyer
I have no self-centeredness or ego about being a movie star.
Shah Rukh Khan
What counts is a way to get along with people that will bring us personal satisfaction and, at the same time, not trample upon the egos of those we deal with.
Les Giblin
I am beginning to consider myself stronger than all those around me, and you know that the good opinion I have of myself has only been reached after mature consideration.
Paul Cezanne
Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making.
Scott Stapp
You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.
Leonard Nimoy
I fed my ego, but not my soul.
Yakov Smirnoff
So I am not teaching you to be good, I am not teaching you to be bad; I am teaching you only to be whole. To be whole is to be healthy and to be healthy is to be holy.
Some ego is involved because I guess one wants to be perceived as a good clown and one puts one’s name on the art; but it’s so hard to do anything in life, trapped as we are in our bodies, that is purely selfless for others… somehow the self is always involved.
Jonathan Ames
You have to put your ego aside as an actor. Or you’re using your ego to tell the story. Your body is a part of a tool to tell the story. So if you feel something, it’s wrong. It means you’re not inside of the character.
Juliette Binoche
I’ve done so many interviews that I’ve gotten past the ego and the personality. I used to feel that there might be something missing, but a few years ago I realized that I was so causative over how the interview went that I was no longer concerned over the effects of the interview.
John Travolta
Mature love is not a surrender of the self but a surrender to the self. The ego surrenders its hegemony of the personality to the heart, but in this surrender it is not annihilated. Rather it is strengthened because its roots in the body are nourished by the joy that the body feels.
Alexander Lowen
Bourgeois society, rife with an atomism or monadism of secluded egos, is profoundly uncomfortable with topics of domination just because of the rift between how it sees itself (Kantian autonomism) and how it actually exists (pathetic prole-culture).
Kenny Smith
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
Clare Boothe Luce
Mitchell had answered that, as far as he understood them, mystical experiences were significant only to the extent that they changed a person’s conception of reality, and if that changed conception led to a change in behavior and action, a loss of ego.
Jeffrey Eugenides
Accidents are just from where you’re looking; to the ego, it looks like it’s miracles and accidents.
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Ram Dass
With the hugely talented women I’ve worked with or observed, it’s not a question about temperament or ego; it’s a question about getting it right. If they’ve got a reputation for being difficult it’s usually because they just don’t suffer fools.
Glenn Close
Loneliness is a feeling that is created by our ego. The ego feels separate from the rest of creation. The answer to overcoming those feelings is ecstasy.
Frederick Lenz
I like the fact that when you’re put into a really extreme situation, you put everything else aside. You put your ego aside and get on with it, and I quite like that.
Maisie Williams
Show me a highly successful person in any field that has gotten there having a weak ego. You have to believe in yourself, and you have to believe in what you’re doing.
Craig Venter
There is another kind of wisdom, the wisdom of following – the wisdom of not taking the lead with your ego.
Frederick Lenz
The desire to be primitive was very much a function of fin-de-siГЁcle imperialism; it appealed to strong egos and domineering minds.
Robert Hughes
If you identify with a mental position, then if you are wrong, your mind-based sense of self is seriously threatened with annihilation. So you as the ego cannot afford to be wrong. To be wrong is to die. Wars have been fought over this, and countless relationships have broken down.
Eckhart Tolle
How odd, to suddenly glimpse a facet of me I didn’t know existed. I guess it really isn’t all that unusual to surprise oneself with an ugly bit of ego.
Ellen Hopkins
I wish I could escape into some alter-ego, just so I could feel more comfortable onstage.
Lana Del Rey
We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal’ demonstrates that we will keep going despite the difficulties. It reveals our ego.
I have made a number of movies that I have never seen. It’s not a matter of ego. It’s a matter of being disappointed. It’s really a shame. It’s just as difficult to make a movie that no one cares about as to make a hit.
Christopher Walken
Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.
Your ego may be just a soap bubble. Maybe for a few seconds it will remain, rising higher in the air. Perhaps for a few seconds it may have a rainbow, but it is only for a few seconds. In this infinite and eternal existence your egos go on bursting every moment. It is better not to have any attachment with soap bubbles.
You’re going to make mistakes. The key is to learn from them as fast as possible and make changes as soon as you can. That’s not always easy to do because ego and pride get in the way, but you have to put all that aside and look at the big picture.
Tiger Woods
Certainly, with my giant overinflated ego, playing in the CFL would have been like failing.
Ryan Leaf
There are so many great players walking the planet but it is rare to find musicians that can live life together in a way that isn’t ego centric. For whatever reason, musicians are just bizarrely composed humans. I think I’m living in the middle of a miracle.
When we feel we are powerless our ego most wants to change the things in our world. As we realize we have the power to change our reality the maturity that comes with that understanding changes us, and we find ourselves in acceptance of what is with less desire of feeling our need to change the world around us.
Gregg Braden
The secret to success is to subjugate your ego and serve others.
Stuart Wilde
Egos appear by setting themselves apart from other egos.Persons appear byentering into relationwith other persons.
Martin Buber
The rules are: The only ego is the film, and you have to serve the film.
Lee Daniels
Love is a process in which ego is lost and infinity is experienced.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.
Hamza Yusuf
I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it.
William Zinsser
Our society must move from ego-system to eco-system economics. This requires that we shift from ego-system silos to eco-system awareness that considers others and includes the whole.
Otto Scharmer
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy
Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears.
Henry Cloud
The ego is that ugly little troll that lives underneath the bridge between your mind and your heart.
Gael Greene
There’s a really nice moment in the life of a piece of writing where the writer starts to get a feeling of it outgrowing him – or he starts to see it having a life of its own that doesn’t have anything to do with his ego or his desire to ‘be a good writer.’
George Saunders
My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.
Meek Mill
I baptize you not in the name of the father, but in the name of the devil. (Ego baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli.)
Herman Melville
The guru is just trying to help you, to bring you to a point where you can at least surrender the ego. Then a deep ecstasy will happen between you and your master. Wherever there is a `let-go’, ecstasy happens – that is the law.
Tina Snow’ was more turnt up than anything I ever dropped, it’s my alter ego.
Megan Thee Stallion
Effeminate men intrigue me more than anything in the world. I see them as my alter egos. I feel very drawn to them. I think like a guy, but I’m feminine. So I relate to feminine men.
Madonna Ciccone
The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being.
Eckhart Tolle
Learn to control ego. Humans hold their dogmas and biases too tightly, and we only think that our opponents are dogmatic! But we all need criticism. Criticism is the only known antidote to error.
David Brin
A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two.
Will Eisner
Ego & Hype have no place in business.
Keshia Chante
When you have an ego, you are limited to your own strengths and weaknesses. But if you are totally surrendered to God, nothing is impossible for you.
Radhanath Swami
To the ego mind, surrender means giving up. To the spiritual mind, surrender means giving in and receiving.
Marianne Williamson
The physical ego serves as its own worst enemy when, by delusive material behavior, it eclipses its true nature as the ever blessed soul.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Some groups and individuals still are immersed totally in the egoic consciousness. Others already are free or in the process of stepping out of ego. The arising of the new consciousness already has started for many people. They are not yet recognizable as groups, but they are here and there.
Eckhart Tolle
The best way to tell an actor he’s going to be working more and much harder is to appeal to his ego.
Robert Picardo
I want people to hear the honesty in my singing, and that I’m not hiding behind anything. It’s raw. It’s not for any arrogance or ego. It’s just pure feelings.
Tom Odell
The sense of crisis is everything for Trump – even if it’s largely invented. His depiction of darkness justifies his candidacy, the need to violently shake the system. His ability to conjure fear is what distinguished him from all those career pols he has vanquished. And it suits his ego.
Franklin Foer
Your kids need your love and attention, and being able to devote myself to them is very fulfilling. As I get older, spending time with my daughters makes things much easier. You learn to put your ego aside.
Bruce Willis
A realized being would not be making any fresh karma because karma is very much connected to the ego but would still be receiving the results of past karma.
Tenzin Palmo
I have a huge ego – I know that. Do I worry about it? No, I think its cool. I have a lot of fun.
Kim Dotcom
The existence of the writer is an argument against the existence of the soul, for the soul has obviously taken flight from the real ego, but not improved itself, only become a writer.
Franz Kafka
You know men. We have delicate egos.
Cassandra Clare
A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn’t have an ego when it’s wanting to throw up. It just does it
Matthew Barney
A lot of times people are too ego caught up where they made the decision and “We’re going to stick with it” and then I had to suffer.
Terry Crews
The way of love is as true as the way of knowledge. All paths ultimately lead to the same Truth. But as long as God keeps the feeling of ego in us, it is easier to follow the path of love.
To awaken within the dream is our purpose now. When we are awake within the dream, the ego-created earth-drama comes to an end and a more benign and wonderous dream arises.
Eckhart Tolle
When the pain that the little me creates for itself becomes intense enough, the ego will self-destruct. It has a self-destruct mechanism built in, fortunately, so eventually every ego dies.
Eckhart Tolle
One’s life is an act with no actor, and thus it has always been recognized that the insane man that has lost his mind is a parody of the sage who has transcended his ego. If one is paranoid, the other is metanoid.
Alan Watts
Truth will never come into our minds so long as there will remain the faintest shadow of AhamkГўra (egotism). All of you should try to root out this devil from your heart. Complete self-surrender is the only way to spiritual illumination.
Swami Vivekananda
Your ego interferes, your sense of self. When you let go of the mind, the Frisbee will take its own path.
Frederick Lenz
Generally speaking, ego isn’t a good thing. Humility is the most important quality in a human being.
John Barnes
Your own ego is the only trap that I think you can fall into.
Robert Altman
The ego represents what we call reason and sanity, in contrast to the id which contains the passions.
Sigmund Freud
By his willingly renouncing self-defence, the Christian affirms his absolute adherence to Jesus, and his freedom from the tyranny of his own ego. The exclusiveness of this adherence is the only power which can overcome evil.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When I am out and about I feel watched. It’s become second nature. The only time I get to be private is in my work. That is when I liberate the ego. The blessed-out sensation of liberating the ego.
Thandie Newton
Even labeling the tea party and left and right its dangerous, because it’s – it’s another ego separation tool.
Doreen Virtue
Haec ego non multis (scribo), sed tibi: satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus. I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other.
The problem in our society is the ego psychology and conventional wisdom about “look out for #1.” That conventional wisdom thinks that “love your enemy” is to some a principle no one can ever live by.
Robert Thurman
If you want to build an open source project, you can’t let your ego stand in the way. You can’t rewrite everybody’s patches, you can’t second-guess everybody, and you have to give people equal control.
Rasmus Lerdorf
I’m kind of concerned about ‘Ego & Hubris’ because I’m thinking that people will read it and maybe even be entertained by it, but at the end of it, you know, they’ll wonder, ‘Why did this guy write this? What was the point of it?’
Harvey Pekar
Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.
Eckhart Tolle
Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word “water” is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.
Alan Watts
Buddhism helps us to overcome our endless ego grasping mind to open up to something so much more spacious and genuinely meaningful.
Tenzin Palmo
You can’t have an ego when you’re a team. One person can’t really rule the roost.
Kim Shattuck
Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success.
Dwayne Johnson
I’ve never really minded being Mrs. Robbie Williams because my ego is relatively small, but it is really nice now that people know there is something else there besides that.
Ayda Field
I’m not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s just a personal thing, not an ego thing.
Steve Perry
Think about the photo you want to make beforehand. Then do it, but also don’t be blind to better options that present themselves at the location. Be flexible, and be patient. Leave ego at home. Get the photo before you yell at the asshole, not after.
Peter Menzel
There’s not a lot of ego in the Broadway community. Everyone’s out to do well.
Cody Simpson
He’s more of a slob than you? Instead of condemning, state your standards: ‘I need to live in a place that’s clean. I respect that it’s not a big deal to you, but it’s important to me to enjoy my home.’ This removes ego.
Matthew Hussey
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.
Alan Watts
This is going to be a hard task for you, first to attain and then to lose – because you can lose only something which you possess. If you don’t possess it, how can you lose it?
This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism; Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be.
Mary L. Trump
Listen to your heart and not your ego. Your ego prompts you to boast of vain assertions to obtain the glory of this world. Turn away from vanity and seek Him in the recesses of your heart and soul
Abdul-Qadir Gilani
Another very common use, in all cultures, of psychoactive substances is to give people transcendent experiences. To allow them to transcend their human and ego boundaries to feel greater contact with the supernatural, or with the spiritual, or with the divine, however they phrase it in their terms.
Andrew Weil
We actors have a big problem. We have a lot of insecurity and we are fragile. We surround ourselves with people who praise our ego and lie to us… till that moment you realise that these people are not helping you get ahead.
Amala Paul
I believe that ‘ego’ is much overused term.
Nushrat Bharucha
That’s when she’d learned that male egos and fruit had a lot in common: Both bruised easily.
Jana Oliver
Move inwards! Contentment is a quality of your center; it is not found on the circumference. Fulfillment is when you have arrived at your real, authentic being; it is not found in the ego.
It’s like a Master Class in Acting for three hours. I go to work and I learn so much and do so much. I’m privileged. I’m privileged to be on stage with them. That’s all I can say. They’re extremely generous. There are no egos in the room at all.
Sean Mahon
In television or a movie I bring my own ego and consequently can mess up. In the theatre I learnt very quickly to shut up and listen. Now I am able to get out of my own way.
Matthew Perry
I’m not interested in the ego trip of creating or not creating. I’m interested in selling a magazine. Rock-bottom, I sell magazines. I’m a thorough professional who does his job.
Jack Kirby
I don’t have that much of an ego where it’s like “How dare you, you can’t do something without me.”
Billy West
My poems getting published in Russia doesn’t make me feel in any fashion, to tell you the truth. I’m not trying to be coy, but it doesn’t tickle my ego.
Joseph Brodsky
Usually, autobiography is such an indulgence of the ego.
Tom Robbins
The worst thing you can have as an actor is too big an ego. It just kills creativity.
Ari Graynor
The whole point of life is to maximize your emotional income. Getting that ball and going is a tremendous physical thrill, an ego thrill, a personal power satisfaction.
John McNally
Not everything is about you,” Clary said furiously. “Possibly,” Jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.
Cassandra Clare
Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego.
Yolanda Hadid
When desiring ceases, the other world opens. The other world is hidden in this world. But because your eyes are full of desire, full of the ego, you cannot see it.
When they get their ego involved, people do things they shouldn’t do.
Warren Buffett
When it comes to filmmaking, we have to deal with ego, anger, and a lot more; barring all these, how the team works towards the outcome matters.
R. Madhavan
To feel that life is meaningless unless “I” can be permanent is like having fallen desperately in love with an inch.
Alan Watts
I know that some of the spiritual beliefs that I have are that if I come from a place of love, and I try to get out of my ego and my desire to want more and be selfish in any shape or form, then whatever I’m doing is not good.
Amber Valletta
The whole movement of happiness, unhappiness, happiness, unhappiness, could be called unhappiness. You’re suffering because your state of mind is in flux, moving back and forth. The ego’s happiness is really a form of suffering, because it cannot live without unhappiness.
Eckhart Tolle
People have no clue that they’re in prison, they don’t know that there is an ego, they don’t know the distinction.
Leonard Jacobson
I mean, it’s so normal for everybody to have a huge ego, it’s great. It’s great. Otherwise, everybody would act like Bono, you know, really big.
Kim Deal
… the more the mind dominates, the more the ego comes into play, and the further people depart from their true inner self. So all the technological advances in the world mean nothing if people feel a spiritual void inside of them.
Stuart Wilde
Long ago, I had to sort of learn to have a thick skin to read some of the things you read in the papers and to also keep my ego in check when you read some really flattering things in the papers.
Kenneth C. Griffin
Anyone can become a game show host. It simply requires a giant, narcissistic ego and an inability to do anything else. The closest thing to school I did was looking in the mirror one hundred times a day and repeating, ‘People should listen to you talk.’
Kurt Braunohler
Evolution does not isolate us from the rest of the Kosmos, it unites us with the rest of the Kosmos: the same currents that produced birds from dust and poetry from rocks produce egos from ids and sages from egos.
Ken Wilber
Women don’t want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt.
Gloria Steinem
The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are.
Emile M. Cioran
I didn’t think there was life after modelling, believe me. It’s a hit to the ego when you are not the diva on the set any more. But I think what keeps me going are challenges. I love when people tell me I can’t do something.
Carol Alt
I didn’t want to change my personality onstage, but I still had to build some kind of ego to be able to go up there. If not, there’s no point.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
To say it very honestly, removed from ego, standup is just a thing that I understood, a God-given ability.
Jerrod Carmichael
When I was 22 years old, and I first got to Nashville, women or girls were objects. It was a conquest. My emptiness inside and the external manifestation of my ego was to somehow conquer women.
Rodney Crowell
Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time.
Nikki Sixx
When I was twenty-five, I went on exactly four dates with a much older guy whom I’ll call Peter Parker. I’m calling him Peter Parker because the actual guy’s name was also alliterative, and because, well, it’s my book and I’ll name a guy I dated after Spider-Man’s alter ego if I want to.
Mindy Kaling
There’s a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego-which can be destructive.
Lee Iacocca
Over and over, we are broken on the shore of life. Our stubborn egos are knocked around, and our frightened hearts are broken open—not once, and not in predictable patterns, but in surprising ways and for as long as we live.
Elizabeth Lesser
The star player must slay his ego and learn teamwork and communication skills before he can achieve the ultimate in sport
Walt Frazier
I wore glasses, no music, and I won – I think it was – fifth place. I got a whipping the same day. My mother whipped me for something. Destroyed my ego completely.
Elvis Presley
Ego: The only thing that can keep growing without nourishment.
Evan Esar
The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of ego.
Eckhart Tolle
When my writing career took off, it was pretty easy to keep my ego in check because old-school martial arts isn’t about ego gratification. It’s about maintaining a balanced view of the world and your place in it.
Jonathan Maberry
Most importantly: Don’t adjust your results to build up the ego of the chief strategist. Especially if the strategist is you.
Charles Caleb Colton
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.
Deepak Chopra
There’s a big difference between the National Book Awards and the Academy Awards. At the Academy Awards you can feel the greed and envy and ego. Whereas the National Book Awards are in New York.
Steve Martin
Our ego never wants to die and it will do anything to prolong its life. But the truth is, we are both spirit and ego and you have to have a balance between the two. Your spirit never dies, but the ego is all about beginnings and ends.
To men and women who want to do things, there is nothing quite so driving as the force of an imprisoned ego. . . . All genius comes from this class.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I feel like now I have an amazing wife, a super smart child and the opportunity to create in two major fields. Before I had those outlets, my ego was all I had.
Kanye West
The best came from my martial arts teacher, who also taught Elvis. He said, ‘Your ego will get you killed.’
William Sanderson
You always have to measure your desires and goals against your ego and your humility.
Sebastian Copeland
Above all, know that ego isn’t personal. It isn’t who you are. If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that’s just more ego.
Eckhart Tolle
All peace-loving women shut up when they sense they have stepped onto Guy Turf. Guy Turf is a murky realm of ego and pride and chivalry and testosterone and heroism.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
The ego hates losing – even to God.
Richard Rohr
This is something basic to be understood – the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity – only then can you dissolve it. A weak ego cannot be dissolved. And this becomes a problem.
In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.
Eckhart Tolle
Quite a while ago, I made a conscious choice to place my teaching first, so it was very ego-invested. That decision wasn’t a good thing in some ways.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
You have to have an ego to be an actor, but you need an ego just to get through life! Unless you want to sit on a corner and suck your thumb, it takes a healthy ego to get up in the morning and say, ‘I deserve to be here.’
Peter Riegert
For me, love is a pure, unconditional, nonjudgmental feeling that I feel towards some people and some parts of nature. Most of us love, but the purest love is the one where we take ego out of the equation, and that is the hard part of love, keeping ego aside.
Patricia Velasquez
Sometimes I wish I was one of those artists like David Bowie. They’re not putting their private lives out there; it’s about show and entertainment. But an alter ego is very dangerous for me. Because I am the guy who will become lost in that.
John Grant
Ecstasy carries you completely outside your ego boundaries. In ecstasy you know yourself as cosmic ego, unbounded in time and space.
Deepak Chopra
You need a big ego to be an artist.
Damien Hirst
You have to try to reply to criticism with your intellect, not your ego.
Mike Brearley
I hate when pitchers get me out multiple times. It’s probably an ego thing, but I don’t like that.
Cody Bellinger
To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth – not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source.
Debbie Ford
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
Cyril Connolly
I always wanted to have sort of an alter ego.
Finn Balor
I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in You.
In religion, there’s a certain type of fear that if somebody believes differently from me, that it’s a threat. Because I’m right, and there cannot be two ways that are right, so if I’m right, anything different than this must be wrong; and we attack those things and it’s really due to insecurity, ego and fear.
Radhanath Swami
When you paint, you forget everything except your object. When you are too much engrossed in it, you are lost in it. And when you are lost in it, your ego diminishes. And when the ego diminishes, love infinite appears.
Meher Baba
Ego can be a dangerous thing. We all have one but it needs to be contained.
George Groves
I have an ego the size of a small planet.
Linus Torvalds
There are only two states of consciousness that exist – the state of the ego and the state of love. The ego is the narrow state, the seed-form, the atomic stage; love is all encompassing, love is God. The center of the ego is I; the ego exists for itself. The nectar of love is the universe. Love exists for all.
Jesus Christ went to the cross to magnify his ego.
Robert H. Schuller
Money, ego and drugs – that’s what caused the demise of our band.
Gina Schock
My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction.
Janine Turner
While personal problems are not overlooked, the analyst keeps an eye on their symbolic aspects, for healing comes only from what leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglement in the ego.
Carl Jung
The libertarian thinks that this world is chiefly a stage for the swaggering ego; the conservative finds himself instead a pilgrim in a realm of mystery and wonder, where duty, discipline, and sacrifice are required-and where the reward is that love which passeth all understanding.
Russell Kirk
An angel is a nonphysical being who has no ego – so we know angels are not human. An angel is a pure essence of the Creator’s desire to connect with human beings.
Doreen Virtue
I am of the opinion which you have always held, that “viva voce” voting at elections is the best method.
[Lat., Nam ego in ista sum sententia, qua te fuisse semper scio, nihil ut feurit in suffragiis voce melius.]
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Golf is a game of ego, but it is also a game of integrity: the most important thing is you do what is right when no one is looking.
Tom Watson
The world is a demon. It is a kingdom of which the puny ego is king. Put it away and stand firm.
Swami Vivekananda
Pakistani feature films are all about catering to the male ego and male fantasy.
Afia Nathaniel
A movie set is like a petri dish for neuroses, you know? It’s just, like, egos and weird personalities and, more than anything, fear.
Oscar Isaac
Humans struggle to remain attuned to one another – they want to turn away because of fear, or ambition, or boredom, or some lure of the ego. It’s difficult. It requires radical vulnerability, radical risk.
C.E. Morgan
To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.
James McGreevey
The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture
Raymond Chandler
Don’t judge a man by the size of his ego or his heart, but on the epicness of his beard and the beautiful woman on his arm
Abraham Lincoln
With any level of success you get some non-musical things that come along – money, ego – and it’s easy to lose your perspective and get off doing what you did to get there.
Joe Walsh
Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser.
Donald Trump
It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole.
Adolf Hitler
In any influence, will, a self, the ego, the I AM is the greater force to be dealt with, but as numbers do influence, a knowledge of same certainly gives an individual a foresight into relationships.
Edgar Cayce
Because Scientologists view children as spiritual beings, you’re not treated as a kid, so you’re given a lot of responsibility. Your ego becomes extremely inflated.
Leah Remini
A willingness to drop your ego and let yourself look foolish. You almost have to enjoy looking vulnerable. You’d be surprised how many people don’t want to do that.
Tina Fey
The most poisonous source in any kitchen is a chef’s ego.
Marco Pierre White
My ego is nothing – look what Alexander the Great achieved. And I felt he was a figure outside time, a figure we don’t even understand, because he’s frankly pre-Christian, and his concepts of honor go back to Homer.
Oliver Stone
To the ego, loving and wanting are the same, whereas true love has no wanting in it, no desire to possess or for your partner to change.
Eckhart Tolle
You can only succeed when people are communicating, not just from the top down, but in complete interchange. Communication comes from fighting off my ego and listening.
Bill Walsh
The ego prevents us from helping ourselves by presenting a false notion of what it really means to help ourselves.
Gelek Rimpoche
Like all other lonely or hungry things, ego loves the light. It sees light, and the possibility of being close to the soul, and it creeps up to it and steals one of its essential camouflages. In a hunger for soul, our own ego-self steals the pelt
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Professional societies are sooner or later fractured by the ego of their leaders. Everyone wants to be president, chairman, CEO; no one wants to be a mere follower.
F. Sionil Jose
The male ego is a terrifying, terrifying thing, you know? If it’s shattered, it becomes even more dangerous.
Panos Cosmatos
Diplomats operate through deadlock, which is the way by which two sides can test each other’s determination. Even if they have egos for it few heads of government have the time to resolve stalemates, their meetings are too short and the demands of protocol too heavy.
Henry A. Kissinger
All ego really is, is our opinions, which we take to be solid, real, and the absolute truth about how things are.
Pema Chodron
The ego is first and foremost a bodily ego; it is not merely a surface entity, but is itself the projection of a surface. If we wish to find an anatomical analogy for it we can best identify it with the ‘cortical homunculus’ of the anatomists, which stands on its head in the cortex, sticks up its heels, faces
Sigmund Freud
But then you become closed. Then you start dying as far as your intelligence is concerned because intelligence needs the open sky, the wind, the air, the sun in order to grow, to expand, to flow. To remain alive it needs a constant flow; if it becomes stagnant it becomes slowly slowly a dead phenomenon.
Success always calls for greater generosity – though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now – except as a means of winning new friends.
Cyrus the Great
I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn’t a star, just an actress. Forget it. I’m a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.
Valerie Harper
Why don’t you put your ego down for a while, Justin. It must be getting heavy.
Nora Roberts
It sometimes happens and will sometimes happen again that I forget who I am and strut before my eyes, like a stranger.
Samuel Beckett
When I recorded my first album, my ego didn’t let me believe that what I was gonna say on the mic, anyone would really care about. But then when I found out that they did, I started to take it more seriously.
Ice T
Grace is openness. By remaining open, you let go of your ego and narrow-minded views, and allow divine grace to express itself through you.
Mata Amritanandamayi
It was easy for me to play someone with a massive ego. It’s actually really fun to have the freedom to be that person.
Jonathan Pryce
I’ve gotten to a place where I still love to play and sing, but I don’t have any ego agenda left, outside of just wanting to stay in a creative place and play music. I much prefer to sing for somebody else, and to somebody else.
Ryan Adams
Instead of your ego directing you and making countless mistakes, allow yourself to be guided by the invisible principles of the universe within your action.
Frederick Lenz
When you abide in the I you’re abiding in the ego. The I is really the ego, the small I. It turns into the Self eventually.
Robert Adams
If we want to awaken, we don’t need to eradicate the ego, we simply need to be conscious of the deeper self as well.
Timothy Freke
We’ve got ego’s like hairdos.
Ani DiFranco
Pay attention to the work you want to do and everything’ll work out fine. If you’re in it for the ego, you might be successful but at a limited level.
Clint Eastwood
Asking for other’s guidance helps you see what you may not be able to see. It’s always important to check your ego and ask for help.
Ken Blanchard
Obviously everybody, if you’re playing in the league, you’ve got to have somewhat of an ego about how you play the game.
Stephen Curry
The ego is kind of a big, unwieldy thing. It’s not so easily tamed or subdued.
Alan Ball
The Ego ages… the Soul evolves… and to the Awareness, nothing happened!
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Ram Dass
The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego – ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.
George Meredith
It’s really important to create something, like with my creations as a musician. Just let it flow. Focus on how to deliver message to audience. Don’t get ego.
What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It’s not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.
Ken Wilber
I had no ambition when I was a kid other than to play guitar and get in a rock ‘n’ roll band. I don’t really like to be the guy in the white suit at the front. Like in the Beatles, I was the one who kept quiet at the back and let the other egos be at the front.
George Harrison
I don’t think the mystical experience can be verbalized. When the ego disappears, so does power over language.
W. H. Auden
Choosing joy involves spiritual surrender, and sometimes we would rather hold on to the pain than surrender our egos.
Marianne Williamson
By constantly keep one’s attention on the Source, the ego is dissolved in that Source like a salt-doll in the sea.
Ramana Maharshi
Throughout most of our history, nothing – not flood, famine, plague, or new weapons – has endangered humanity one-tenth as much as the narcissistic ego, with its self-aggrandizing presumptions and its hell-hound spawn of fear and greed.
Tom Robbins
The point isn’t to deny our Egos, but to extricate ourselves from our exclusive preoccupation with them.
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Ram Dass
My ego’s not the kind that says, ‘I want to be an actor and be accepted as that.
Joe Namath
The personality cult of the ego does not work down a coal mine and it does not work in the Labour party.
Dennis Skinner
Do you ever lose the ego?” Westford asks me. “Yeah.” When his daughter kisses me, my ego flies out the window.
Simone Elkeles
The ego tends to equate having with Being: I have, therefore I am. And the more I have, the more I am. The ego lives through comparison. How you are seen by others turns into how you see yourself.
Eckhart Tolle
Living in this world, under the dominance of the ego mind, is difficult. That’s the struggle.
Marianne Williamson
Gentlemen, start your egos!
Billy Crystal
Asking, ‘If there is no God, what is the purpose of life?’ is like asking, ‘If there is no master, whose slave will I be?’ If your purpose of life is to submit as a slave, then your meaning comes from flattering the ego of a person whom you should detest.
Dan Barker
It wasn’t until I got to college and had a lot of my ego beaten out of me… That’s when I started to turn to literature as something deeper than a way to put up points.
Jesse Andrews
It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God’s mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump.
For me, it’s the slow release of my ego and certain belief systems that I identify with that give me comfort and an identity, and it’s scary to let go of that.
Richard Brancatisano
-You think I’ve got a big ego and an attitude problem? -I don’t think you do, Carlos. I know it. Unfortunately, it’s a Fuentes flaw. -I’d call it an asset. It’s what makes us Fuentes brothers irresistible. Carlos and Brittany
Simone Elkeles
It is important to remember always that the principle of egolessness does not mean that there was an ego in the first place, and the Buddhists did away with it. On the contrary, it means there was never any ego at all to begin with. To realize that is called “egolessness.
Sogyal Rinpoche
So what I’d really like is to try and conceal him somewhere safe, then go hunt, and come back and collect him. But I have a feeling his ego isn’t going to go for that suggestion.
Suzanne Collins
Eradicate self-justification.
Then alone can you annihilate your ego.
To be a champion, you must have no ego at all. You must not exist as a separate entity. You must give yourself over to the race. You are nothing if not for your team, your car, your shoes, your tires. Do not mistake confidence and self-awareness for egotism.
Garth Stein
That connectivity with the audience that I get to enjoy, that’s my church. It’s not one of ego or anything like, ‘I’m on the stage and the lights.’ It’s just this connectivity, and it’s always been that way for me.
Duff McKagan
Literature is humanity’s broad-minded alter-ego, with room in its heart for monsters, even for you. It’s humanity without the judgement.
Glen Duncan
I didn’t want to be big Mr. Ego walking around.
Eric Idle
If you have an ego of any sort, this course [Augusta] will take it and shove it down your throat.
Tom Watson
The ego is an island in the ocean of Hell. You want to get rid of the Hell but you don’t want to get rid of that island. Then there is trouble.
I guess it’s a kind of a goal for any actor to be the lead of a movie. Not for ego reasons, but because it is creatively the biggest challenge.
Seth Rogen
As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.
Wayne Dyer
What one commonly takes as ‘the reality,’ including the reality of one’s own individual person, by no means signifies something fixed, but rather something that is ambiguous – that there is not only one, but that there are many realities, each comprising also a different consciousness of the ego.
Albert Hofmann
When a director you admire says that he wants to work with you, it’s always a compliment, very good for your ego.
Lea Seydoux
The Jungian therapist taught me the difference between the ego and the shadow. I realized I’d been so busy being a good girl that I’d completely detached from my shadow. It’s something we all have, and it’s where all the creative juices are.
Sue Grafton
An artist who is too self-centered is liable to exhibit faults he abhors: carelessness, callousness, and even downright cruelty.
Eric Maisel
Took the G out yo waffle, all you got left is your ego.
Donald Glover
Surrender is not that you should give up your family, give up your children, or give up your houses and homes and your properties. Surrendering is here: give up your ego to begin with and then give up your conditionings.
Nirmala Srivastava
In fact, everything that emanates from source emanates from a source of well-being. When we take on this ego consciousness, when we take on hate rather than love in our hearts, we create all of this divisiveness, and we create all of the problems, the struggles, the difficulties, the diseases, the poverty.
Wayne Dyer
For men, it’s absolutely essential to stop believing that they’re superior to women because that very belief engenders ego, which sets them off-balance. Therefore, they don’t realize that they’re being manipulated by the second attention of woman because their ego won’t permit them.
Frederick Lenz
Man is the microcosm of the macrocosm ; the God on earth is built on the pattern of the God in nature. But the universal consciousness of the real Ego transcends a million fold the self-consciousness of the personal for false ego.
Carl Jung
I was a shy kid growing up, and I liked the idea of playing under this alter ego: like, I could be Ziggy Stardust, but I also knew I could never be Ziggy Stardust.
John Gourley
I’m interested in listening to the people who walk in the door. If your ego and your accomplishments stop you from listening, then they’ve taught you nothing.
Jimmy Iovine
What makes me vulnerable? Well, my ego, probably. I kind of like to try to let go of it. Or feeling out of my depth. In various aspects of my life, whether it’s musical or personal.
You can’t have ego and gratitude at the same time.
Deepak Chopra
There are journalists who are drawn to the most extroverted, aggressive jobs because they get an ego high from it. It can be shocking to encounter them and even worse to work with them.
Tom Rachman
There are certain societal laws that are just accepted, things that are arbitrary. I think the fun thing about psychotics is that they question that. It can be very freeing… like, my ego or my individuality trumps society’s law.
David Harbour
I’m not an ensemble actor, because it’s always a lot of ego when you’re all together in the scene. It’s kind of intellectual fighting for something.
Udo Kier
There is, inside all our heads, the ego’s rabid attack dog. It is purely vicious toward others and toward ourselves as well. Learning to control that dog, and ultimately to end its life, is the process and purpose of enlightened relationships.
Marianne Williamson
In terms of the ego, most religions teach in some way that all of us must die before we die, and then we will not be afraid of dying. Suffering of some sort seems to be the only thing strong enough to destabilize our arrogance and our ignorance. I would define suffering very simply as whenever you are not in control.
Richard Rohr
me, pro. The objectionable case of I. The personal pronoun in English has three cases, the dominative, the objectionable and the oppressive. Each is all three.
Ambrose Bierce
The personal ego must be suppressed and replaced with the ‘universal ego.’
Walter Russell
‘Sally’ is just a song that I wrote talking to my alter ego. When I write, I don’t really consciously say, ‘This is what I’ve been going through in my life, and I’m gonna put this into words.’ It’s just a song that I kinda went in and did. Then, listening back to it, I realized, ‘I’m talking to myself.’
Bibi Bourelly
The ego doesn’t know that the source of all energy is within you, so it seeks it outside.
Eckhart Tolle
We all have monsters inside of us, and we all have an inner child in us. You always think about your inner child as being the sweet and innocent part of yourself, but it’s also the part that’s all ego with the mentality of, “If the world isn’t pleasing me, it isn’t doing its job.”
Finn Wittrock
A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever.
Eckhart Tolle
I put a lot of effort in creating something fictional, yet very personal, because Shook is a defining part of me and my music: the Shook entity is much like the Batman or Superman comics characters. I like the idea that I can have this image that represents a part of me, but isn’t really me, kind of like an alter ego.
I’d always surfed with my ego – I had to get the biggest, best wave – and a lot of it was for survival.
Garrett McNamara
An egotist is not a man who thinks too much of himself; he is a man who thinks too little of other people.
Joseph Fort Newton
Others may try to feed our ego, but it is up to us to constrain it.
In advanced meditation you become light. You transcend self, ego, time, space, and dimensionality.
Frederick Lenz
Fear of death only comes through the brittleness of the ego.
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Ram Dass
To walk around with an ego is a bad thing. To have confidence in yourself is a great thing.
Fred Durst
The best thing that I learned from the best directors that I worked with is that the best answer wins. They are ego-less when it comes to doing the most important thing.
Don Cheadle
An ability to compromise is important. That means stepping back and getting the ego out of the way in order to accomplish what you want to get done.
Jim Clyburn
The ego-shell in which we live is the hardest thing to outgrow.
D.T. Suzuki
There are things about some professional athletes that I cannot stand-the pretense, the egos, the pomposity, the greed.
Ted Simmons
Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed.
Arlo Guthrie
Everybody in the world has an ego. The only difference between us is we have a reason to have an ego.
Charles Barkley
I can’t live off the ego.
Steven Tyler
Human relationships are the tragic necessity of human life; that they can never be wholly satisfactory, that every ego is half the time greedily seeking them, and half the time pulling away from them.
Willa Cather
The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.
Deepak Chopra
Ego is like a room of your own, a room with a view with the temperature and the smells and the music that you like. You want it your own way. You’d just like to have a little peace, you’d like to have a little happiness, you know, just gimme a break.
Pema Chodron
All my battles were with male egos. I’m just looking for equality, not to dominate. But I want to be able to control my vision.
Joni Mitchell
The point is that you free the ego. The ego is only a pronoun. It’s a Greek first person pronoun, ergo. When you’re in Greece you say, Ergo wants to take a bus, and you don’t mean your ego wants to take a bus, like some big entity, you only mean I want to take a bus.
Robert Thurman
I’m a professional Jonathan Coulton. It’s partially ego, to be completely honest: It feels great to have people adoring you in that way.
Jonathan Coulton
A little humiliation and ego deflation, now and then, is good for apprentices. Mine sighed miserably.
Jim Butcher
And here, over the portals of my fort, I shall cut in the stone the word which is to be my beacon and my banner. The word which will not die should we all perish in battle. The word which can never die on this earth, for it is the heart of it and the meaning and the glory. The sacred word: EGO
Ayn Rand
Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.
Alan Cohen
I’ve got a big ego, I admit it; I’m ego-driven.
Eli Broad
The rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their egos on the line and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves.
Susan RoAne
Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.
Eckhart Tolle
In the process of ego, in the process of lobbying and in the process of just criticising for stake of criticism or in the process of politicising, don’t commit national crime. Don’t prevent exploration in the country. Let us move ahead more aggressively; it is in the best interest of the country.
Veerappa Moily
All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
Ramana Maharshi
The best, very best scammers will always ask for your advice. This is their favorite technique. It makes them vulnerable. It flatters your ego.
James Altucher
The better teachers recognize that by freeing yourself of the rigid ego identity habit, you actually strengthen the resilient, flexible, creative ego, and you then can be more effective in helping others, and creative in whatever work you do.
Robert Thurman
I is a great prison. It is your slavery and bondage to the mind. The moment you enter beyond the mind, you are – but you don`t have any notion of being an ego, of being an I. In other words: the more you think you are, the less you are; the more you experience that you are not… the more you are.
Every girl has a dream – she wants a perfect husband. But that is not possible. There will be ego clashes and one has to compromise.
Jaya Prada
I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company.
Alexandra Bracken
Upon discovering truth, the natural love one has for oneself expands until it encompasses the whole world. This Love removes the ego.
I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don’t knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don’t miss anything about it.
Hugh Downs
I appreciate when people give us some positive feedback, and in the past, when I was younger, I might have allowed it to get to my head and have a bit of an ego.
Drew McIntyre
Fighting in the ring or cage is very much different from fighting in the street. Fighting in the street is very much fueled by anger, pride, and male dominance and ego.
Joel Edgerton
Most of us are convinced that we are our egos, which is who we think we are. The ego is part of our incarnation. It dies with the body, which is why we are so afraid of death. Death scares the hell out of who you think you are, especially if you think you are this body.
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Ram Dass
To work for the team and for the success of the team. That is more important than one ego.
Ralph Hasenhuttl
I had this alter ego where I would go to the theater with mom. I wasn’t embarrassed by it; it was separate for me.
Jai Courtney
If you want to reach a state of Bliss – make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved and the need to judge.
Deepak Chopra
When the thunder roars, do you not hear your Self? When the lightening cracks, do you not see your Self? When clouds float quietly across the sky, is this not your very own limitless Being, waving back at you?
Ken Wilber
If I have enough ego to say I’m a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor, I should have the energy and the knowledge to write a scene for this great actor named Henry Fonda and direct him in it and have it work.
Peter Fonda
I don’t think most guys can handle a mic even close to what I do if I’m honest and I say that with no ego, that’s the honest truth. I know what I do and I’m self aware.
Eli Drake
If you don’t have an ego, you’re a wino.
Conrad Dobler
Clearly I am a person who suffers from a lack of ego.
Michael Moore
But if you peeled away the ornamental egos that she had built, there was only an abyss of nothingness and the intense thirst that came with it.
Haruki Murakami
We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it’s a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
Betty Dodson
The ego is like a kid in the basement: It’s best to keep him busy.
Tim Allen
If outer events bring him to a position where he can bear them no longer and force him to cry out to the higher power in helplessness for relief, or if inner feelings bring humiliation and recognition of his dependence on that power, this crushing of the ego may open the door to grace.
Paul Brunton
You have to leave room for the other person’s ego.
Debbie Harry
It has been proven that the universe is computationally equivalent to my ego.
Stephen Wolfram
Among the mysteries of the creative ego is how the transcendence of what artists do is their own response to the darkness of who they are, and the same personal darkness that is at odds with the art is what propels artists to the light of what they create.
Steve Erickson
I have zero ego.
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Whereas the health of an individual depends on the ego’s regular descent and return to and from the unconscious, a society’s longevity depends on actual people journeying into the unknown and returning with ideas.
Dan Harmon
In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up.
Swami Vivekananda
Every time truth comes we hate it, because it’s coming against our ego. Are you going to let the ego come between you and this person you love?
Lauryn Hill
A good disposition I far prefer to gold; for gold is the gift of fortune; goodness of disposition is the gift of nature. I prefer much rather to be called good than fortunate.
There aren’t many honest men or women in Washington anymore. Politicians get where they are by the sheer force of their egos, not their convictions. And you know what? It’s our fault as voters. We don’t demand better candidates, so we end up getting what we deserve—on both sides of the aisle.
Brad Thor
We become forgetful of the ego when we think of the body as dedicated to the service of others – the body with which most complacently we identify the ego.
Swami Vivekananda
The enemy hates the ego, which the seeker wants to kill; thus, like the anvil to the goldsmith, he is actually a friend.
Ramana Maharshi
It’s [“Into Thin Air”] there in print forever.В  It’s part of history.В В  People should be above taking someone else down.В В  And for what?В В  For money and egos people are willing to destroy other people to further their careers.
David Breashears
When you go onstage, the process of getting you from the dressing room to the stage is all about ego.
Richard Ashcroft
Our ignorance, and it is based on the egos we have. It is the unwillingness to go beyond ego.
Edgar Mitchell
Everyone in Kiss is replaceable. My ego will tell you that I am not, but that’s not so.
Gene Simmons
Being flexible is incredibly important. You can change your mind. I understand not wanting to flit around, jumping at something little, but you also need to ask yourself if the reasons you’re in an investment are still the reasons you should be. It’s hard for your ego and it’s hard to call clients, but you have to do it.
John Manley
Bryant Gumbel’s ego has applied for statehood. And if it’s accepted, it will be the fifth-largest.
Willard Scott
Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision.
Darren Johnson
Artists are most themselves when they are out of their minds, transcending the ego skirmishes of conceptual thought, and intuitively relinquishing control to the greater Creator
Alex Grey
In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs
Charlie Chaplin
Don’t be ashamed of the creative urges which drive you. And certainly don’t be ashamed of your ego. Hubris is only hubris when it fails. When Hubris pays off, we call these people geniuses.
Kieron Gillen
Stripping away my ego and accepting my truth even if it’s not who I want to see. Makes me want to be better when it’s exposed. It’s very vulnerable and exhilarating.
Aleks Paunovic
To feel that you are the Buddha of all times and places and that in some way the salvation of anyone, including yourself, depends upon you, I think there’s a lot of ego involved in such a view, not much self-transcendence.
Frederick Lenz
Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious-but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.
James C. Collins
If psychedelics are exopheromones that dissolve the dominant ego, then they are also enzymes that synergize the human imagination and empower language. They cause us to connect and reconnect the contents of the collective mind in ever more implausible, beautiful, and self-fulfilling ways.
Terence McKenna
Ego cannot bring anything extraordinary into the world; the extraordinary comes only through egolessness. And so is the case with the musician and the poet and the dancer. So is the case with everybody.
Every sinew in my body came together in one perfect whole. But those who have ever experienced that feeling, and it doesn’t happen very often, will tell you it’s in a whole other place of experience from the usual ego or vanity that drives my game. So I’m not afraid to own it for what it was.
Cooper Cronk
Most men – not just the men in Brentwood – are scared of powerful women with brains. There’s something in a man that makes him want to have power over a woman – whether it’s in the bedroom or because they earn more money. It boosts their egos.
Jodie Marsh
That’s just your ego, trying to make sure it stays in charge. This is what ego does. It keeps you feeling separate, keeps you with a sense of duality, tries to convince you that you’re flawed and broken and alone instead of whole.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Doffing the ego’s safe glory, he finds his naked reality.
Dag Hammarskjold
Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.
Rudolf Steiner
People come into public life for different reasons. None of us are ego-challenged, I think, or we probably wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing, so if anyone tells you that they don’t like the sound of the applause and the ego gratification, I don’t think they’re being straight with you.
Evan Bayh
I’m so tired of this vision of fashion of a diva with a big ego, and you think of big dark glasses to be pretentious and keep far away from the people.
Carine Roitfeld
Misconception Number 1, the public always thought, ‘Reggie has a massive ego; he’s narcissistic, he’s cocky, he needs everyone to look at him all the time,’ because that’s what the media told them. Wrong. I could handle the attention. I didn’t let the attention affect my performance. But I never needed the attention.
Reggie Jackson
I basically look at PR as something you do if there’s an object in mind. But my ego doesn’t need it.
Nolan Bushnell
If an architect’s ego is very small, he is done for it; if it is vast then he might make some very important contributions.
Paolo Soleri
We are shallow because we are ‘mayabang,’ ego driven, and do not have the humility to understand that we are only human, much too human to mistake knowledge for wisdom.
F. Sionil Jose
The whole format of an awards function seems to be tailor made for a television audience. I think it is just an ego boosting affair.
Kay Kay Menon
I don’t mean I’d mind being rich and famous. That’s very much on my schedule, and someday I’ll try to get around to it; but if it happens, I’d like to have my ego tagging along. I want to still be me when I wake up one fine morning and have breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Truman Capote
There’s a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize.
Walter Cronkite
Even if your Ego Doesn’t Grasp it, this is the Truth: Everything is on Time Under Heaven’s Net
Wayne Dyer
Every time someone asks me who I want to work with, my answer is always the same: whoever wants to work with me that won’t want to get their ego stroked.
Cakes da killa
Love is transcending the ego to connect with another.
Joan Konner
You’ve got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never be another person the same. There’ll never be another you.
Mickey Rooney
Life sustains itself. Let go of the ego and life takes care of itself through you.
It’s very healthy to be aware of your ego.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
ALL religions of a spiritual nature are inventions of man. He has created an entire system of gods with nothing more than his carnal brain. Just because he has an ego, and cannot accept it, he has to externalize it into some great spiritual device which he calls “God”.
Anton Szandor LaVey
It’s very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you’re always fighting is ego.
Taylor Hackford
This has nothing to do with ego. It is solely about my religion and me being a devout Christian. I chose my ring name because I regard myself as A Son Of God.
Andre Ward
If we’re not at peace, we are in an ego state.
Doreen Virtue
What will the world be quite overturned when you die?
Try to take your vision and ego as far away from the song as possible. Give as much respect as you can to the song and the initial inspiration.
M. Ward
A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.
Ayn Rand
I don’t trip all over my ego. I don’t mind being a second banana.
Conchata Ferrell
Money, ego, revenge and the seduction of being a media darling is pretty powerful stuff, and, John Bolton is proving he’s not immune.
Trish Regan
Everybody needs to lower his ego.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
I am very much aware of my own double self… The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work – he is in touch with the child.
Ingmar Bergman
I turned down ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don’t need my ego to be reminded.
Steven Spielberg
Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego’s evolution.
Muhammad Iqbal
There’s a degree of narcissism involved in anything in show business. I mean, you can’t do it without a healthy ego. Why would you want anybody to listen to you?
Stephen Colbert
Any time a bar or chef cares more about their own ego than the tastes and comforts of their customers, they should just open a monument to themselves and not a business.
Jon Taffer
A disciple asked, “Who is a Master?” The Master replied, “Anyone to whom it is given to let go of the ego. Such a person’s life is then a masterpiece.
Anthony de Mello
What this means is that children, homemakers, executives, farmers, and long-living persons can all have high ego strength and good mental health if they possess the courage, humor, and flexibility of equilibrium between their rational and metaphoric minds.
Bob Samples
People have a tendency – you let your ego get in the way of the big moments.
Derek Trucks
I’m not a Republican, but I have some conservative views on certain things. I’m not a Democrat, either. It’s just very difficult that these people hate each other over a belief. I think it all comes down to ego and competitiveness.
Mike Tyson
Jesus is a personal symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having been totally healed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus became one with him. Every thought, action, and deed of Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit instead of ego.
Marianne Williamson
To be able to do this job in the first place you’ve got to have a bit of an ego.
Gary Oldman
I am a perfectionist. This job is a total ego thing in a way. To be a designer and say, ‘This is the way they should dress; this is the way their homes should look; this is the way the world should be.’ But then, that’s the goal: world domination through style.
Tom Ford
A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.
Jillian Michaels
The word begone is a Russian doll. A small, single word, which contains so many others; and when all the smaller words inside line up, they look like a bridge: Be Beg Ego Go On One.
Craig Stone
Who would I marry? I know, my ego. We’d make the perfect couple.
Max Beesley
Ego is just a feeling of having a wall between you and others. There is no wall. You belong to me and I belong to you. You are accepted the way you are.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Service is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture and Vedanta (holy scriptures of India), cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Service has a double effect, it extinguishes the ego and gives bliss.
Sathya Sai Baba
Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.
Swami Vivekananda
The importance of Liking Yourself is a notion that fell heavily out of favor during the coptic, anti-ego frenzy of the Acid Era–but nobody guessed back then that the experiment might churn up this kind of hangover: a whole subculture of frightened illiterates with no faith in anything.
Hunter S. Thompson
Don’t be a hero. Don’t have an ego. Always question yourself and your ability. Don’t ever feel that you are very good. The second you do, you are dead.
Paul Tudor Jones
Whenever a few people are gathered with a spiritual impulse to connect, to resonate through the heart, to make a shift from their own ego to their essence, and then to connect to do whatever work in the world they are called to do, that’s an evolutionary circle.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Sigmund Freud
Because the relationship between self and world is reciprocal, it is not a matter of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us. No need to wait. As we care enough to take risks, we loosen the grip of ego and begin to come home to our true nature.
Joanna Macy
We are searching for the core of our lives; our culture intuits that writing, that ancient activity, might be the pathway…Awakening does not feed ego’s needs and desires; it pulverizes the self. Our society couldn’t knowingly bear such reduction, so we’ve tricked ourselves into the same path but call it writing.
Natalie Goldberg
Helping, fixing, and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak. when you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, and service the work of the soul.
Rachel Naomi Remen
A lot of people say Jerry Lee Lewis done wrong, but that has yet to be proven in the eyes of God.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Just being in the industry that I’m in, you get people building up your ego – ‘Oh, you guys are the best, you guys are gods.’ So I started believing the hype – ‘Yes, I am a god!’
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Colin Powell
When one is without ego, one becomes immediately free of all personal judgements, and perceives life and the world with divine eyes and mind.
Nothing is offensive to them and they remain in perfect serenity and peace always.
There’s a bunch of people who sit around and make excuses for themselves and get upset with artists, but you already know what this is – it’s an ego-driven business.
Rico Love
I love performing. There is an ego in me that loves to be in front of people.
James Monroe Iglehart
I count him lost, who is lost to shame.
[Lat., Nam ego illum periisse duco, cui quidem periit pudor.]
Roman is my alter ego. He’s mean. *He says the things I can’t say.
Nicki Minaj
I think it is just a matter of time before we have literal ghosts in the machine so you can create an alter ego of yourself that learns from your social experiences and extends a life even if you’re no longer in the game or you are no longer alive.
Paul Saffo
Ego, id, and superego are terms familiar to all, but for many years, Freud’s psychoanalytic theory has thrived in English departments around the country as a tool for interpreting literary texts but has rarely, if ever, been discussed in science departments.
Siri Hustvedt
When you’re older and wiser a lot of the ego has gone out of the window.
Billy Ocean
You are either in this world or the other worlds, and it all depends on how much you are in your own ego.
Frederick Lenz
J.J. Abrams is a director with no ego. He is a director who has a very consistent attitude when he’s at work. He’s funny, he’s brilliant, he’s a combination of all these really great things. J.J. is the kind of person who sees the bigger picture before anybody else does. It sounds simple but not all directors do that.
Maggie Q
The well-run group is not a battlefield of egos.
In the Yoga of Love we see that matter and spirit are one. It’s only the ego that separates.
Frederick Lenz
Ego is good.
Thomas Leonard
When it comes to doing my job, I keep my ego in my handbag.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
You don’t choose because if you choose you might make the wrong choice, based upon ego or illusion. Instead, you let eternity make all the choices for you.
Frederick Lenz
Winnie Harlow is my alter ego like how Beyonce refers to her stage name as Sasha Fierce.
Winnie Harlow
The second noble truth says that this resistance is the…mechanism of what we call ego, that resisting life causes suffering.
Pema Chodron
Not to identify oneself with something, or to associate things with the ‘me,’ and to see that the idea that there is a ‘me,’ which is distinct from things, is a delusion.
Dalai Lama
Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.
Norman Mailer
I never had this ego where I must write everything. I’m not Bob Dylan.
Joe Bonamassa
Human love is mostly selfishness; all the time it thinks only of the little ‘i’. That ‘i’ is the ego.
Sathya Sai Baba
Sacrifice is a leader who puts the needs of millions of others before his own, who can forgo ego and pride in order to do what he promised he would. It’s rising above pettiness and partisanship for the good of the country.
S.E. Cupp
Piety is a discipline of the will through respect. It admits the right to exist of things larger than the ego, of things different from the ego.
Richard M. Weaver
The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice.
Darren Johnson
Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.
Marina Abramovic
Look at your life in contrast with the magnitude of creation, space and time. Your life becomes insignificant. Ego disappears.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Look at someone like Kanye West – ego is the death of a lot of art. To believe in yourself that much is to stop being an artist.
Jamie Hewlett
As well as making friends with yourself, fundamentally one should be cynical and critical. This doesn’t mean that you should punish yourself, but you just attack the areas of ego’s indulgence. At the same time, you continue the friendship with yourself.
Chogyam Trungpa
Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
John Bradshaw
“Ego,” sayest thou, and art proud of that word. But the greater thing – in which thou art unwilling to believe – is thy body with its big sagacity; it saith not “ego,” but doeth it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be
Alan Watts
The consciousness of a general idea has a certain “unity of the ego” in it, which is identical when it passes from one mind to another. It is, therefore, quite analogous to a person, and indeed, a person is only a particular kind of general idea.
Charles Sanders Peirce
In the West, we think of sports and athletics as individual achievement, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat; it all revolves around the ego. This has nothing to do with the Zen of sports and athletics.
Frederick Lenz
Whatever the ego seeks and gets attached to are substitutes for the Being that it cannot feel.
Eckhart Tolle
After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you’re married you have to cut through that.
Dan Castellaneta
When you are in-spirit (inspired) you have no need for the ego.
Wayne Dyer
Comedians… they’re different from actors. There’s more ego there. They create the whole thing, I guess, so they’re more precious.
Sharon Horgan
Faith is the readiness to reveal whatever is concealed. You don’t have to conceal doubts by putting on patches of self-confirmation. The readiness to be exposed seems to make the difference between ego’s approach to spirituality and an enlightened one.
Chogyam Trungpa
Mass Man, the universal psychopath, is born when the individual ego is weakened to the point at which it loses separate identity and is forced, for security, to merge with the mass.
Robert M. Lindner
Man is busy desiring to find something which only he can do so that his ego acquires importance.
As you get older, you know what you’re good at and you know what you’re not so good at. Your ego comes out of it, and then you realise you can’t play every game, there’ll be certain games where you won’t be so affected… so you’ve just got to concentrate on what you are.
Adebayo Akinfenwa
The most important external environment is the government of India. You have to sell your ideas to the government. Selling the idea is the most important thing, and for that I’ll meet anybody in the government. I am willing to salaam anyone. One thing you won’t find in me and that is an ego.
Dhirubhai Ambani
I think all people are familiar with thinking about their death and trying to come to terms with the fact that we will, at some point, no longer exist. The loss of one’s ego is very tough to reconcile with; you really have to do a lot of mental gymnastics to wrap your head around the idea of just not existing anymore.
David Lowery
When the sun sets, beautiful though it may be, billions of stars appear. The ego is but one sun. When that sun sets, there are endless suns, endless horizons beyond it.
Frederick Lenz
There is a wonderful ancient Sufi saying which I’m going to paraphrase slightly. It says, ‘When the heart weeps for what it has lost,’ in this case ‘heart’ means ‘ego,’ ‘when the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit rejoices for what it has found.’
Eckhart Tolle
Discipline allows you to trade effectively. You can take your ego out of it. You can go wrong 60, 70% of the time and still make a lot of money. If you ignore the discipline of managing risk, you have to be right 80% of the time or more, and I don’t know anyone who’s that good.
Larry Rosenberg
Most gamblers do it for ego. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about challenging your ego and showing your mates you’re fearless and will bet on anything.
Jimmy White
For people who have done comedy after a certain point in time, I think there’s a base level of, ‘O.K., I think I’m decently funny.’ But unless you just have some massive ego, I really think you’re still fighting against that.
Will Ferrell
Of course I have an ego.
Noel Edmonds
I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover my song, to have Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs – that’s where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that’s very cool.
David Bowie
My personality is very good for nurturing. I’m very empathetic to my artists. You speak to anyone who’s worked with me and they’ll say, “Oh yeah, Steve’s great. He doesn’t have the ego.”
Steve Lillywhite
Humanity is reaching the end of the evolutionary stage of ego. The closer we get to the end, the more dysfunctional humanity becomes.
Eckhart Tolle
Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
My alter ego does not look in too great a mood today.
Simon de Pury
Meditation is like the moon: it transforms the energy of lust into love, anger into compassion, greed into sharing, aggressiveness into receptivity, ego into humbleness.
There are no consequences for Snowden breaking the law in Snowden’s World. It’s where his massively inflated ego dictates the rules and determines which he will follow.
Pete Hoekstra
I don’t have an ego; I’m not egotistical or anything like that.
Mario Williams
It was as if for the remainder of his life he was condemned to carry with him the egos of certain people, early met and early loved, and to be only as complete as they were complete themselves. There was some element of loneliness involved–so easy to be loved–so hard to love.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Our real nature is not our imaginary, limited ego. Our true nature is vast, all-comprehensive, and intangible as empty space.
Anagarika Govinda
The illuminated life can happen now, in the moments left. Die to your ego, and become a True Human Being.
I tell young people, including my own kids, don’t do this, it’s too difficult. It’s a career full of rejection, disappointment and failure. It’s murderously hard on the ego. Don’t become an actor.
John Lithgow
I hate everything which is not in myself.
Norman Mailer
Authorship of any sort is a fantastic indulgence of the ego.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The ego and the personality have to be dropped, then you will find individuality arising…a feeling of uniqueness. Yes, you are unique. Everybody else is also unique. In this world only unique people exist, so comparison is just stupid, because you alone are like yourself. There is nobody like you, so how to compare?
I’ve worked in this business long enough that I know people who complain, like, ‘My character does this, and my character does that,’ and I think it’s just ego talking.
Adina Porter
There is no good in store so long as malice and jealousy and egotism will prevail.
Swami Vivekananda
Oh external worshiper, know that worship without heart is motions. Oh seeker of knowledge, know that knowledge without purification is a dangerous weapon of the ego. Oh activist, know that work without orientation of heart is fruitless. Oh lover, know that love without God is pain.
Yasmin Mogahed
If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego.
David Brin
Our company, it’s, uh, really un-sexy. And I think most people get into Hollywood to be showy. We first of all make horror movies, which people turn their noses up at. Second of all, we make cheap movies, and Hollywood’s a lot about ego and money and, ‘My movie cost $200m!,’ you know?
Jason Blum
I’m realistic. I’m not becoming Farrah Fawcett here. If you stay beyond your welcome, it’s for ego or money or because you can’t exist without the limelight. I’m fine without it.
Judy Sheindlin
My message to the world is to surrender your ego: try not to think that you are not as fortunate as some people or inferior or not as good as someone else.
Manal al-Sharif
If you’re 100% yourself, then you’re going to be different no matter what. I have this self-honesty approach as opposed to an ego that a lot of musicians put up. I can be myself, and that’s just enough to stand out.
If you have to have it, it’s ego. If you have to not have it, it’s ego. Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need and release what you don’t.
Alan Cohen
Action painting has to do with self-creation or self-definition or self-transcendence; but this dissociates it from self-expression, which assumes the acceptance of the ego as it is, with its wound and its magic.
Hannah Arendt
Male egos require constant stroking. Every task is an achievement, every success epic. That is why women cook, but men are chefs: we make cheese on toast, they produce pain de fromage.
Belle de Jour
I stopped a lot of people who wanted to shove me into the real big time. Your ego wants to say, ‘Hey, I’m somebody, man,’ but I knew there were many days when I just wanted to be John Cale.
J. J. Cale
What about Beck?” “Backwoods Boy? Are you crazy? It’d be a threesome – me, him and his overbearing ego. Definitely doomed to failure.
Jana Oliver
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
Kobe Bryant
There is deception. People who think they are enlightened and it’s just ego.
Frederick Lenz
Vietnam was a lie but at least there was a political agenda. It was the domino theory. Iraq is about nothing but George Bush’s ego laced with imperialist ambitions. And it was helped by your government.
Donald Sutherland