I Quotes That’ll Change The Way You Think About Yourself
A journey of discovery can only begin with yourself. Here are some of the most famous quotes and sayings on the topic of ‘I’.
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
C. S. Lewis
Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.
The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
W. C. Fields
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
I don't have to come up with a ha-ha belly laugh every day, but drawings with warmth and love or ones that put a lump in the throat. That's more important to me than a laugh.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
C. S. Lewis
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
I didn't always spell my name Bil. My parents named me Bill, but when I started drawing cartoons on the wall, they knocked the 'L' out of me.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.
In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
I think it's a novelty for cartoon characters to cross over into another strip or panel occasionally.
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
J. K. Rowling
You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!"
"What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.
A. A. Milne
Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes...you're Doing Something.
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Jerome K. Jerome
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.
When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
J. K. Rowling
I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
I like to feel that what I'm doing portrays this: a family where there is love between mother, father and the kids. It's a subject that is near and dear to me.
It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.
He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
C. S. Lewis
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.
You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers.
"Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.