Ego Quotes That Will Save You From Inessential Ego Trips
Most of the times ego becomes an inflated feeling of pride that makes a person feel superior to others. Though ego is merely a three letter word, yet it has the power to destroy relationships that might mean the world to you. Many of us let ego domineer our lives and that is what leads us to destructive repercussions. It is healthy to be confident, however, having too much ego may ruin you in all spheres of your life be it relationships, career or talent. People with too much ego tend to be less compassionate, over-critical, competitive in an unhealthy way and defensive. Many eminent thinkers, celebrities, motivational speakers, leaders and philosophers have shared their thoughts and views on how ego can become can hindrance in achieving your dreams which have become quotable quotes and sayings. Here is a compilation of inspiring and thought-provoking ego quotes and thoughts that might help you to gain control of your ego.
There 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
A 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.
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.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
To 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.
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.
Chaos 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. Auden
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
My ego and my vanities have nothing to do with comedy.
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.
Robert E. Howard
Man 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.
Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.
If 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.
I buy the odd book. There's a great book out at the moment called Ego Is the Enemy.
The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
Guru Tegh Bahadur
One 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.
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.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway.
Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.
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.
J. D. Salinger
This is God's universe, buddy, not yours, and he has the final say about what's ego and what isn't.
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
Anyone who says he knows God's intention is showing a lot of very human ego.
Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.
The ego is like a kid in the basement: It's best to keep him busy.
A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.