Top 393 Selfish Quotes

Selfish Quotes: Exploring the Shadows of Self-Centeredness

Unveiling the Dark Side of Selfishness

Selfishness, with its focus on personal gain and disregard for others, is a complex and often negative trait that can have profound impacts on relationships and society as a whole. It represents a mindset of self-centeredness that can hinder empathy, cooperation, and the growth of meaningful connections. In this article, we delve into the shadows of selfishness, presenting a collection of quotes that shed light on its nature, consequences, and the importance of cultivating selflessness and compassion.

Selfishness can manifest in various forms, from small acts of self-centeredness to more profound displays of disregard for others. It can undermine trust, create conflicts, and hinder personal and collective growth. By exploring the shadows of selfishness, we gain a deeper understanding of its impact and are reminded of the importance of cultivating qualities that promote harmony, empathy, and shared well-being.

Unmasking Selfishness: Quotes that Illuminate the Nature and Consequences

From philosophers, writers, and individuals who have experienced the effects of selfishness, we gather words that unveil the shadows of self-centeredness and provoke introspection. These quotes challenge our assumptions, encourage self-reflection, and inspire us to cultivate selflessness and compassion. Below, we present a collection of selfish quotes that delve into the complexities of selfishness and remind us of the transformative power of empathy and generosity.

I initially decided to speak about my anorexia and buli

I initially decided to speak about my anorexia and bulimia, partly out of a selfish motivation. I felt I had been scrutinised for my weight and thought, ‘At least judge and criticise me on the facts.’ There was a freedom with that. Now it’s out there, and I just get on with life. I’m at peace with things.
Lucy Davis
A lot of comedians are selfish.
J. B. Smoove
Like everybody else, I am naturally selfish, and so I’m going to think about myself.
Kirk Cousins
I like to delude myself that I’m in the old-Hollywood mode. I just tailor my clothes well and try to keep my skin clear. While it would be great to work out an hour a day, there is something inherently sort of selfish about it. I can’t do it.
Tina Fey
My favorite part about Mare Barrow is her almost selfish survival instinct, as well as her increasingly gray morality. Her character arc in ‘Glass Sword’ is a lot deeper and more emotional than before, so I’m glad I got to write this sequel and that people want to read it.
Victoria Aveyard
A dictator keeps control and leads. A tyrant is someone selfish who destroys.
Alessandra Mussolini
If we are ever going to rescue our nation from selfish entitlement, political correctness, and collectivism, we must start sending citizen-statesman warriors to fight for us in Washington, and I believe Col. Maness will do just that.
Tim Kennedy
I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That’s not me.
Alfred North Whitehead
In order to be able to give a girlfriend the amount of time she deserves, you would need time, and I just can’t give her that. So, rather than being selfish or stupid enough to go into a relationship, it’s just been easier to be single.
Ryan Kwanten
I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
Harry Chapin
In my team, I don’t want selfish players. I prefer to lose a game than have selfish players. I don’t want that in my club. Never.
Antonio Conte
I have become the chief minister not with a selfish motive.
H. D. Kumaraswamy
In the original introduction to the word meme in the last chapter of ‘The Selfish Gene,’ I did actually use the metaphor of a ‘virus.’ So when anybody talks about something going viral on the Internet, that is exactly what a meme is, and it looks as though the word has been appropriated for a subset of that.
Richard Dawkins
Normally the biggest stars, as Wayne Rooney is, are selfish but he is not.
Ander Herrera
I don’t like it when bands don’t want to play that one song everybody wants to hear. I think that’s cheating everybody, and I think it’s selfish of an artist to do that.
David Bryan
I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.
Jerry Lewis
Let’s be honest, you’re very selfish in your twenties, and in your thirties you are just trying to get a down payment for your flat or enough money to pay your bills.
Alan Carr
Ray Leonard is more the family man, kind of quiet. He’s not as outgoing as Sugar Ray Leonard. Sugar Ray Leonard was very determined, very focused, very outgoing and very selfish, if you will. There are two different individuals there.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Acting can be very selfish and all-consuming.
Alessandro Nivola
The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.
Jose Mourinho
Major actions by courageous and wise men will be necessary to avoid our continuing to blunder into the space age like unenlightened and selfish idiots.
Fritz Zwicky
As long as everything is happy at home, I can be totally selfish at work.
Darcey Bussell
People of art should never get married and have children, because it’s a selfish experience.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure’s sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.
John Henry Newman
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.
George Santayana
I am very selfish when it comes to work, and I only care about work.
Disha Patani
I’m killing two birds at once, so to speak. Animal-based food kills people. This way, by going vegan… we get healthy and save animals. I’m being selfish, too, because if I can get my employees healthier, we cut down on sick days and gain more productivity.
Steve Wynn
I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m 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.
Marilyn Monroe
My personal philosophy is that people should be extremely selfish for the first half of their life and extremely unselfish for the second half because then they can do the most good.
Walter O’Brien
It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
Mortimer Adler
I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish.
Ashley Greene
You may call me selfish if you will, conservative or re

You may call me selfish if you will, conservative or reactionary, or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply, but an American I was born, an American I have remained all my life.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Celebrations have now become too selfish and I don’t like it. When I used to score I was happy to celebrate with my team-mates. Now when players score it is all about them.
Gianluca Vialli
I have my opinions about the way my father was. But they are my opinions, not necessarily the truth, and they are certainly not the whole spectrum of what this man was going through. It’s my young, selfish interpretation of that person.
Dennis Christopher
It’s not a selfish desire, growing a beard, but maybe I need to not have the beard, and it’ll bring us more wins.
Eric Weddle
I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
Jake Owen
The customer is a remarkably selfish person: He takes the relationship to where the execution is in his favor.
Azim Premji
People are selfish, man. They want what they want; they don’t care what you want.
Vinnie Paul
We are all prone to be a little selfish, a little lazy.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Democracies are slow to anger and hesitant to go to war: Voters don’t want to sacrifice their children for the glory of a selfish king.
Michio Kaku
I want to be an NBA all-star and help my team win. That’s what it’s all about, is winning. I’m a competitor… People said a lot about me being selfish and stuff like that. Getting into the league, I can’t wait to shut that down. I’m a guy who wants to play and to win and love my teammates.
Shabazz Muhammad
I’ve been very selfish and the women in my life have hated that because of my work ethic. I try not to bring my work home but the next day I want to go prepared. So okay let’s have a few moments of camaraderie whatever… okay great! I go work on the script.
Bill Duke
I think the biggest thing I’ve learned from my international experience is that it’s our systems that are different. People are the same everywhere. The system puts restraints on people. But they’re good and bad, generous and selfish everywhere.
Dave Schultz
I still dream of having a lifestyle brand but it’s not good enough to have that selfish dream when your kids are getting older and have their own interests.
Holly Willoughby
I was really conflicted. I had always planned to help the world. Instead, I was going to become an actress? That seemed like such a selfish thing to do.
Maria Bello
I was very selfish when I was in the military – a very selfish man.
Ant Middleton
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It can be rebuilt if other countries with selfish interests will not meddle, as has been done in the past.
Bulent Ecevit
Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive.
Lee Strobel