61+ Best Self Centered Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Self centered means only interested in yourself and your own activities. Profoundly inspirational self centered quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Self Centered Quotes

I was brought up not to be selfish or self-centered. So if you play somebody who isn’t so lovable, you can play that person and no one will turn on you. I don’t want to play that person in real life. Because then people won’t like me so much. — Julie Kavner

Obama’s foreign policy is strangely self-centered, focused on himself and the United States rather than on the conduct and needs of the nations the United States allies with, engages with, or must confront. — Elliott Abrams

Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife’s life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego. — Greg LeMond

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. — Dalai Lama

I’ve certainly had a lot of experiences in my life where I was much too self-centered. — Matthew Perry

I’ll admit that I’m self-centered – all of us are – but I can also be external and giving and listening and empathetic and all that sort of stuff. — Pete Holmes

Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered. — Mason Cooley

I don’t want to tell your story because you’re a insensitive, self-centered moron. I’ve told a lot of stories about young people, and I always feel there’s hope. — Joel Schumacher

The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better. — Gary Wolf

When you say ‘I want to be an inspiring leader,’ the operative phrase is ‘I want.’ This is inherently me-centered and self serving whether or not you recognise it. What you are really saying is ‘I want to get people to do what I would like them to.’ Perhaps they don’t want to do that. So you have to somehow get them there. — Srikumar Rao

It might sound very cocky or naive of me, or self-centered, but I want to win a World Cup for my country. — Dale Steyn

The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he’s going to be. — Bill Lee

Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle. — Billy Graham

Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way. — Raymond Arroyo

My father grew up in an era when to be an American – a white American, at least – was to be yourself. In some respects, his generation was more ignorant, complacent, self-centered and parochial than mine. — William T. Vollmann

I think people find it so easy to write off teenagers and millennials as just being like these shallow, self-centered people who don’t have anything real going on and who are always just on their cell phones. But being a teenager is really hard. — Shannon Purser

No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family. — Peace Pilgrim

As artists, it’s tempting to forget the audience’s needs. Too often, we’re self-centered and self-indulgent in what we share with the world. We’re prideful, only showing what we deem as perfect or what we think our peers will respect. — Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

A self-driving car will have 200-plus CPUs. That’s a data center on wheels. — Peter Levine

Again, as egotistical as I am, as self-centered as I am, and as much as I love strangers idolizing me, I find it very crass to be self-promoter in a way. — John Larroquette

The baby boomers are the most spoiled, most self-centered, most narcissistic generation the country’s ever produced. — Steve Bannon

Some of the more popular life-centers for teens include Friends, Stuff, Enemies, Self, and Work. They each have their good points, but they are all incomplete in one way or another, and they’ll mess you up if you center your life on any one of them to the exclusion of the others. — Sean Covey

I think young adults get a bad rap for being self-absorbed and self-centered. My experience going around the United States and speaking in schools is that teenagers here are very interested in the fate of their peers around the world. — Patricia McCormick

I don’t know if it’s ever OK for someone to be selfish. Perhaps there’s a time and place to be self-centered, but I think selfish never wins the race. — Jessica Capshaw

All the collaborators of storytelling, in film and television, have to be partly self-centered because they need to do their work the best they can, and that’s what makes them really good at what they do, but then they also have to be a part of the socialist society, for the greater good. — Ray McKinnon

I started acting as an amateur when I was a kid, but I wanted to become a diplomat. It was self-centered and weird, but I had this idea of going out in the world and solving conflicts and making the world a better place. But I kept on acting, and eventually, I just dropped out of school and continued acting. — Stellan Skarsgard

We’ve had a major shift in what truth is and where it comes from. We’ve gone from being God-centered to self-centered, from being objective to being subjective, and from being internal to external. — Josh McDowell

I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody. — Anthony Kiedis

My parents were singularly uninterested in me. My father was too self-centered and too busy with his own practice to pay a lot of attention to me, and my mother was probably deflected more by my sister. — Rainer Weiss

I don’t think enough people admit that there’s just something fun about being in front of people. And that’s not a self-centered, egotistical thing. — Timothee Chalamet

There are more pompous, arrogant, self-centered, mediocre-type people running corporate America who should be sent out on some postal route delivering mail. — Joe Jamail

It can get really messy inside my head, and it’s usually just because everybody can get really self-centered at some point. And so what usually keeps me from quitting is that my reasons for quitting are just lame. I wouldn’t want anybody else to talk to myself the way that I talk to myself. — Brie Larson

I inhaled books. I loved Classics Illustrated comic books. These were books that I could afford to buy after I turned in pop bottles for change. ‘The Prince and the Pauper,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ ‘A Journey to the Center of the Earth.’ Male narratives filled with adventure and self-discovery. — Jewell Parker Rhodes

What I need in order to stay creative and centered is a certain amount of distance from the maddening crowd. You cease to be your best self if you’re running too fast. — James Redfield

It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people. — Hugh Hefner

I think I’m a better collaborator, in seeing the bigger picture and trying to just help that, and not be so self-centered in whatever my task is, which is being an actor. — Ray McKinnon

I’m still pretty self-centered, greedy and angry. — Denis Leary

My friends tell me that I’ve calmed down, that I seem more centered. I don’t know, I think my inner self was more hollow before, which made me more scattered, and more needy to get laughs. — Chris Kattan

I have never kept diaries. I just remember a lot and am more self-centered than most people. — Alice Munro

The flesh, or human nature, is generally lazy and self-centered. — Joyce Meyer

We all get self-centered. — Laura Schlessinger

I read in one fan magazine that I was very self-centered. And I am. — David Cassidy

Actors are inherently self-centered. — Bryan Cranston

If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we’re going to be miserable. In fact, many times we believe it’s our problems that are making us unhappy when, in reality, it’s because we’re focused on ourselves! — Joyce Meyer

I think that in today’s world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness. — Gary Chapman

We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall. — Joko Beck

When I was 28 years old, I thought it would be great to have a movie about my life. I was egotistical and self-centered. — Frank Abagnale

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

Nothing about the priesthood is self-centered. The priesthood always is used to serve, to bless, and to strengthen other people. — David A. Bednar

People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something ‘larger.’ Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we ‘get.’ — Arlie Russell Hochschild

The funny thing about the people I don’t like – they’re very self-centered. — Brendon Urie

Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit. Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit. — John C. Maxwell

Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. — Alveda King

I like kindness. Who doesn’t? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people. — Ellen Greene

Most novelists I know went through a period of intense self-examination and self-loathing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I certainly did. — Jay McInerney

The most damaging part of pervasive bias, whether it’s implicit or complicit because sometimes it can be well-intentioned, is when that bias gets internalized and women start self-centering and stop thinking that they’re incapable of achieving what they want and achieve empowerment. — Lisa Joy

If you run for mayor, people say you’re being egotistical. If you decide you won’t run for mayor, people say you’re being self-centered and egotistical. — Matt Gonzalez

To me, you have to declare yourself a Chicano in order to be a Chicano. That makes a Chicano a Mexican-American with a defiant political attitude that centers on his or her right to self-definition. I’m a Chicano because I say I am. — Cheech Marin

I don’t have the feelings of self-worth that a woman should have… and that’s been the center of a lot of my mistakes and a lot of my pain. — Monica Lewinsky

The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea. — John Templeton

Selfishness is one of the more common faces of pride. ‘How everything affects me’ is the center of all that matters – self-conceit, self-pity, worldly self-fulfillment, self-gratification, and self-seeking. — Ezra Taft Benson