74+ Best Self Conscious Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Self Conscious Quotes

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self conscious, and anything self conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury

It’s not all bad. Heightened self consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self loathing they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. Stephen Fry

The purpose of life is to know yourself, create yourself, experience yourself as Who You Really Are. There is no other reason to do anything. Neale Donald Walsch

Self consciousness kills communication. Rick Steves

Once you become self conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. Mignon McLaughlin

Once you become self conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. Mignon McLaughlin

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson

It is funny the things that run through your mind when you’re sitting in your underpants in front of a pair of strangers. David Sedaris

The kingdom is not an exclusive, well trimmed suburb with snobbish rules about who can live there. No, it is for a larger, homelier, less self conscious caste of people who understand they are sinners because they have experienced the yaw and pitch of moral struggle. Brennan Manning

I’ve come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self consciousness and become fused with other people, experiences, or tasks. It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or a craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool. It happens sometimes while you’re playing sports, or listening to music or lost in a story, or to some people when they feel enveloped by God’s love. And it happens most when we connect with other people. I’ve come to think that happiness isn’t really produced by conscious accomplishments. Happiness is a measure of how thickly the unconscious parts of our minds are intertwined with other people and with activities. Happiness is determined by how much information and affection flows through us covertly every day and year. David Brooks

In moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy but always against one’s own body. George Orwell

Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you’re making. C.S. Lewis

You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you. Robert Anton Wilson

I used to care about how other people thought I led my life. But lately I’ve realized that most people are too preoccupied with their own lives to give anybody else even the scantiest of thoughts. Douglas Coupland

We never really know what might be beside us or ahead, but most days we walk as if we do. Katherine Catmull

Our Christian destiny is, in fact, a great one but we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great. For our own idea of greatness is illusory, and if we pay too much attention to it we will be lured out of the peace and stability of the being God gave us, and seek to live in a myth we have created for ourselves. And when we are truly ourselves we lose most of the futile self consciousness that keeps us constantly comparing ourselves with others in order to see how big we are. Thomas Merton

If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion. Aldous Huxley

Nothing is as irritating to a shy man as a confident girl. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You do your best work when you’re not conscious of yourself. Peter Matthiessen

Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they have accepted a religious Faith or a secular Ideology Ideologies are the modern form of Faiths and just stopped thinking. Robert Anton Wilson

Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows. Ellen Raskin

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. Sa’di

We all self conscious. I’m just the first to admit it. Kanye West

Partly I was honing my self consciousness into a torture device, sharp and efficient enough to last me the rest of my life. Lucy Grealy

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them. Henry James

Blacksmiths sometimes twist a rope tight around the nose of a horse, and by thus inflicting a little pain they distract his attention from the shoeing process. One way to get air out of a glass is to pour in water. Dale Breckenridge Carnegie

I’m one of the world’s most self conscious people. I really have to struggle. Marilyn Monroe

My waist is a 30. The jeans are a 28. When I fart, the Reeboks blow off. Steve Kluger

Were I to deduce any system from my feelings on leaving Eton, it might be called The Theory of Permanent Adolescence. It is the theory that the experiences undergone by boys at the great public schools, their glories and disappointments, are so intense as to dominate their lives and to arrest their development. From these it results that the greater part of the ruling class remains adolescent, school minded, self conscious, cowardly, sentimental, and in the last analysis homosexual. Cyril Connolly

The misfortune of solitary and timid people who are timid from self consciousness is just that, though they have eyes and indeed open them wide, they see nothing, or see everything in a false light, as though through coloured spectacles. Ivan Turgenev

To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self conscious and more God conscious. Mark Batterson

As he becomes self conscious, he’s no longer part of nature. John Shelby Spong

You cannot help another who will not help him or herself. In the end, all souls must walk their path and the reason they are walking a particular path may not be clear to us or even to them at the level of ordinary human consciousness. Do what you can to help others, of course. Show love and caring whenever and wherever you can. But do not get caught up in someone else’s story to the point where you start writing it. Neale Donald Walsch

After modernism, things changed. Indeed, modernism sometimes seems to me like an equivalent of the Fall. Remember, the first thing Adam and Eve did when they ate the fruit was to discover that they had no clothes on. They were embarrassed. Embarrassment was the first consequence of the Fall. And embarrassment was the first literary consequence of this modernist discovery of the surface. Am I telling a story? Oh my God, this is terrible. I must stop telling a story and focus on the minute gradations of consciousness as they filter through somebody’s. Philip Pullman

I am a human being, not a human doing. Don’t equate your self worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t, you aren’t. Wayne Dyer

You only can deliver yourself to yourself in the best way possible which no one can because you know yourself better than anyone. Aiyaz Uddin

Basically, you can live your life in one of two ways. You can let your brain run you the way it has in the past. You can let it flash any picture or sound or feeling, and you can respond automatically on cue, like a Pavlovian dog resp‎onding to a bell. Or you can choose to consciously run your brain yourself. You can implant the cues you want. You can take bad experiences and sap them of their strength and power. You can represent them to yourself in a way that no longer overpowers you, a way that cuts them down to a size where you know you can effectively handle things. Tony Robbins

Start Stupid. Be open to new ideas, without judgement or self consciousness, because that’s the only way to truly write. James Dowd

You are not in the now; you are the now. That is your essential identity the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That’s the equation. Eckhart Tolle

Pain locks you in your narrow world. You can’t stop thinking about yourself. Marty Rubin

Do not allow yourself to suppress your thoughts. Instead, let the thoughts come before you and become a sort of observer. Start observing your own mind. Do not try to escape; do not be afraid of your thinking. Rama Swami

Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. Jordan B. Peterson

The best thing about bugs is their lack of self consciousness, also the ability to fly doesn’t hurt. Dov Davidoff

Our sleeping hours are our most vulnerable time. Mouths open, drool spilling, involuntary farting, eyeballs darting under eyelids in the most disconcerting way. Then there’s snoring. The horn blast of an ocean liner is nothing compared with me. Our sleeping selves are the opposite of what we wish people to see. Stay awake and stay in control. Fleur Anderson

Character is the spiritual body of the person, and represents the individualization of vital experience, the conversion of unconscious things into self conscious men. Edwin Percy Whipple

It was easier to isolate herself than to explain to everyone that she was having a difficult time coming to terms with her new life and shape. The world simply refused to accept the new her, and that made it difficult for her to accept herself. Hend Al Qassemi

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

But she has five years to find Him and marry him and then another five years to have a baby, maybe two if she likes the first one. She’s not in a rush. Not yet. She’ll just keep swinging left, keep looking nice when she goes out, keep accepting invitations to social events, keep positive, keep slim, keep herself together, keep going. Lisa Jewell

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale

God is not simply other than our knowledge of Him. It is through God and God alone that we know God. Descartes elaborates this in this way We know God because he left a mark of Himself in us; this mark is nothing other than our self consciousness. Knowing God through this mark of His, we know God in every act of reason. Sebastian Rödl

There’s something a lot more self  conscious feeling when there’s cameras coming in for close ups. It makes you very aware. Tig Notaro

He is self conscious because everyone knows he has wings but they’ve never seen him fly. Now then there will be a feather in odd places or maybe a footprint to show he was there. All in all, he thinks it’s nobody else’s business what he does with his free time. Brian Andreas

A self conscious society will therefore endeavor to limit sect forming by providing for the widest possible diffusion of secular knowledge. Edward Alsworth Ross

Broadening personal knowledge of the world is a worthwhile adventure. Education flows from insightful firsthand experience and from listening carefully to the astute observations of other people. It is essential to pay heed to valuable information passed down by writers and by the viva voce of respected contemporaries. I must take what is portable from the dearth of personal encounters and make out what I can from the richness of studious words shared by kindhearted souls whom I have met and what few author’s lustrous works that I was privileged to read. Kilroy J. Oldster

It is only when you have become that true Self consciously, when all these illusions have fallen away, that you will be perfectly free and perfectly happy. Frederick Lenz

Humans refined the Art of deluding themselves from that epoch when self consciousness emerged and became their most merciless enemy. Giannis Delimitsos

Physicals and Abstracts are the building blocks of Consciousness. Joey Lawsin

The dream world, the true freedom of the imagination, does not open to self conscious manipulation. Wendy Beckett

Don’t allow your clothing to make you feel inferior! When you aren’t happy with your clothing choices, you may feel self conscious. If your clothes make you feel self conscious, you probably should not be wearing them. Cindy Ann Peterson

If you know that someone is going to hear what you’re doing, you’re always going to be self conscious about it. In a way that’s good; it spurs you on. Doug Martsch

We almost always start a conversation, or sustain one, merely to cover the silence with, or merely to keep the silence covered by, the sounds of our words, which seldom form important statements or questions. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The less self conscious you are about what you are about, the better in a way, that is to say technically. You have to get it in your blood, not in the head. Flannery O’Connor

There are four main ingredients to be self conscious, three to be conscious, two to be aware, and one to be alive. Joey Lawsin

What does it mean to be a self conscious animal? The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms. Ernest Becker

Blessed are the unself conscious, for they live life to the full. Marty Rubin

The Light in you is the unalterable truth of who you are. You can deny it and obscure it, but you cannot uncreate it. Marianne Williamson

Man is a self conscious nothing. Julius Bahnsen

Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind  that is, by your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true. Neville Goddard

Man knows, which is why he is always two his life and his knowing. Carlo Michelstaedter

I never believed in love at first sight, until I met Derek. It’s all consuming and delicious and wonderful and exciting. At the same time, it makes me nervous and self conscious and emotional. Love exists. I know it does, because I’m madly, deeply, hopelessly in love. Simone Elkeles

I don’t want to hide. I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to wander off into the desert in shame and die and become vulture food. Or end up keeling over just because I’m too self conscious to leave the house. Cause of Death Unnecessary Loneliness. Anne Clendening

Political correctness is a bit like a granny, a maiden aunt arriving at a party when everyone’s having a good time. And she comes in, they all start sort of buttoning up and becoming self conscious and behaving properly and then when she leaves, you can have fun again. John Cleese