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.
The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
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.
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.
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
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.
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.
But 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.
Don'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.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
I 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.
If you play more than two chords, you're showing off.
My ego's not the kind that says, 'I want to be an actor and be accepted as that.'
Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.
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 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.
J. D. Salinger
Nobody who's really using his ego, his real ego, has any time for any goddam hobbies
The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it--just don't get lost in it.
Sathya Sai Baba
Anger, ego, jealousy are the biggest diseases,Keep yourself aloof from these three diseases.
I'm in the acting business. That's the ego business.
Spiritual 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.
You get tangled up in your own ego of how you're perceived. You can lose your way.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.
In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself.
The only time I had an ego is I when wanted to have a reverse Undertaker record at WrestleMania, and they messed it up!
The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.
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.
Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.
Our 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.
Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intelligor illis.
(In this place I am a barbarian, because men do not understand me.)
...the most common cause of death among alpha males was ego.
I like the moment when I break a man's ego
With competition there is always ego and hubris... competition gets in the way of work.
I 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 its environment (outer world).
Sathya Sai Baba
You are not one person, but three: The one you think you are; The one others think you are; The one you really are.
There’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.
A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage point from which to view the world.
The longing need to be noticed that is often miscalled ego.
The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over.
The 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.
Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.”
Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.
Imran Khan says 'End your ego, think of nation
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.
As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
Clare Boothe Luce
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science, 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.
I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
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.
Robert H. Schuller
Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
The 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.
Your brain is not your friend when you need to apologize. Your brain and your ego and your intellect all remind you of the "facts.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
I 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.
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.
Haec ego non multis, sed tibi: satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus.
If 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.
Sathya Sai Baba
Desire is storm, greed is whirlpool, pride is precipice, attachment is avalanche, ego is volcano. Discard desire and you are liberated.
Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then.
What is an ego except something that thinks it’s separate from God?
Sathya Sai Baba
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.
An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent.
Of course I have an ego, but you have to have an ego. You have to be incredibly competitive. I can get competitive at times, way too much, and it becomes a little bit obsessive.
People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.
It's one of those important things you learn in your life, which is, your ego can start believing it is only you... and you don't recognize the people around you.
Sathya Sai Baba
The ego is a very bad quality. Ego sees everything as separate; it sees everything as dual. You must remove this ego and see only the Unity. Think only of Unity; think only of the basis of everything.
Sathya Sai Baba
I - Want - Peace, I is ego, Want is desire; Remove ego and desire and you have peace.
Robert Anton Wilson
He had an ego so large that only by contemplating the mathematical definition of infinity could anything so limitless be imagined.
I have a gigantic ego and need to be at the top of the pile and be doing amazingly well; also, at the same time, I'm just pleased to be anywhere.
I'm constantly doing new stuff, and I want it to be received really well. Who knows what's ego, what's business, what's artistic. It all shifts on a day-to-day basis.
I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.
I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
Odi hanc ego quae repetit uoluitque Palaemonis artem seruata semper lege et ratione loquendi ignotosque mihi tenet antiquaria uersus nec curanda uiris.