Nizar QabbaniThere is who loves you quietly, and respects you quietly, and wishes you privately, and walks away when he sees you busy with someone other than him, and his ego restrains him from getting near you, and contents himself with the love for the sake of love
Roseanne BarrA guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego.
Steven SpielbergI 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.
Rainer Maria RilkeMake your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
Barbra StreisandTo have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.
Dan BrownThe 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.
Terence McKennaChaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.
W. H. AudenEvery autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
Michael PalinThere 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.
Robert E. HowardMan can be that which he wishes to be; form and substance, they are but shadows. The mind, the ego, the essence of the god-dream -- that is real, that is immortal.
John CageIf you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
Deepak ChopraThe ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
Guru Tegh BahadurOne who vanquishes his ego and beholds the Lord as the Sole Doer of all things, that person has attained ‘Jiwan Mukti’ (is liberated while living), know this as the real truth, says Nanak.
Christopher WalkenI 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.
David BowieI think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway.
Colin PowellNever let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.
Matthew PerryIn 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.
J. D. SalingerThis is God's universe, buddy, not yours, and he has the final say about what's ego and what isn't.
Walter BagehotLife is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
Terence McKennaLife lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.
Muhammad IqbalA wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
Colin PowellDon't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Bruce SpringsteenBut the star thing I can live with. The music I can't live without. And that's how it lays out for me, you know. I got as big an ego and enjoy the attention.
Sathya Sai BabaAnger, ego, jealousy are the biggest diseases,Keep yourself aloof from these three diseases.
Don CheadleThe 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.
Laura DernWhen you're playing someone who has a strong ego about themselves, you can't play them when you have the opposite opinion of the one they have of themselves.
Adriana LimaI think everyone is a little egocentric, but when I help someone I lose 0.01% of my ego.
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
EpicurusHaec 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.
Bruce SpringsteenThe star thing I can live with. The music I can't live without. And that's how it lays out for me, you know. I got as big an ego and enjoy the attention.
Ram DassSpiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.
Muhammad IqbalThe Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.
Colin PowellAvoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
The UndertakerThe only time I had an ego is I when wanted to have a reverse Undertaker record at WrestleMania, and they messed it up!
Sigmund FreudIn mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself.
Seth RogenI 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.
Sathya Sai BabaYou are not one person, but three: The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.
Swami VivekanandaBless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.
Steve WozniakOur first computers were born not out of greed or ego, but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions.
OvidBarbarus hic ego sum, quia non intelligor illis. (In this place I am a barbarian, because men do not understand me.)
I like the moment when I break a man's ego
Patrick DempseyWith competition there is always ego and hubris... competition gets in the way of work.
Josh BrolinI have to tell you, you can't have an ego when you're an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment.
Richard DawkinsIt'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.
Sigmund FreudA 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.
Will FerrellFor 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.
Gloria SteinemWomen 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.
Sigmund FreudNeurosis 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 its environment (outer world).
Colin FirthThere’s a paradox to most things in life. Acting is often dressing up in frocks and chasing your ego, but that doesn’t mean you don’t take it seriously.
Aleister CrowleyThe Great Work is the uniting of opposites. It may mean the uniting of the soul with God, of the microcosm with the macrocosm, of the female with the male, of the ego with the non-ego—or what not.
Marianne WilliamsonEgo says, “Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.
Gordon RamsayThe minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over.
Anton LaVeyALL 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.
Sathya Sai BabaDesire is storm, greed is whirlpool, pride is precipice, attachment is avalanche, ego is volcano. Discard desire and you are liberated.
Martin HeideggerAs the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
Hilary DuffEvery week I read about myself in a magazine, about something that I haven't done or some place that I've never been or don't even know. It's just gossip, rumors, egos, and politics.
Clare Boothe LuceLying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
Neil deGrasse TysonScience, enabled by engineering, empowered by NASA, tells us not only that we are in the universe but that the universe is in us. And for me, that sense of belonging elevates, not denigrates, the ego.
Jim DavisThe Ego Rip Step 1: Make a list of all your short comings. Step 2: Grasp list firmly in both hands. Step 3: Rip list to shreds. Step 4: Consider yourself perfect.
Cesare PaveseThe only reason why we are always thinking of our own ego is that we have to live with it more continuously than with anyone else's.
Amy PoehlerYour brain is not your friend when you need to apologize. Your brain and your ego and your intellect all remind you of the "facts.
Belle PerezYou'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.
Kenny GI listen to all the top 20 songs, and top 20 albums, even the rap albums. But I don't like negative messages. If somebody is putting a lot of ego out there, I don't like it. When I make my records I want it to be sincere.
Karen ArmstrongReligious 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.
Jean PiagetChildish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.
Daniel KahnemanIf you have had to force yourself to do something, you are less willing or less able to exert self-control when the next challenge comes around. The phenomenon has been named ego depletion.
Wangari MaathaiFor us who are now in power, we need to be challenged to serve the people and ignore our own egos and personal interests so that we can really demonstrate to other African states that it is possible to share power without going to war.
Sathya Sai BabaI - Want - Peace, I is ego, Want is desire; Remove ego and desire and you have peace.
RihannaGuys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then.
JuvenalOdi hanc ego quae repetit uoluitque Palaemonis artem seruata semper lege et ratione loquendi ignotosque mihi tenet antiquaria uersus nec curanda uiris.