Top 40 Self-Serving Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Self-Serving Quotes from famous people such as Jose Antonio Vargas, Ginny Brown-Waite, Justin Cartwright, Bryan Batt, Robin Marantz Henig, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When I'm writing, I can always play around with tense.

When I’m writing, I can always play around with tense. I can always make past present. I can always kind of manipulate, and I can always be delusional in a way that’s completely self-serving. With film, it’s like, the camera can’t really lie. It can manipulate to a certain extent.
Jose Antonio Vargas
The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups.
Ginny Brown-Waite
When I’m writing, I can always play around with tense. I can always make past present. I can always kind of manipulate, and I can always be delusional in a way that’s completely self-serving. With film, it’s like, the camera can’t really lie. It can manipulate to a certain extent.
Jose Antonio Vargas
The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups.
Ginny Brown-Waite
‘A Just Defiance’ has been a huge success in South Africa. While reading at times like a well-written thriller, its significance is to reveal apartheid to have been far more brutal, ruthless, and self-serving even than we had suspected.
Justin Cartwright
I think in your home, you should only use colors that you look good in. It’s a little self-serving but think if it as you’re on a stage. Not with any pressure, but you want to showcase yourself.
Bryan Batt
Lies can be verbal or nonverbal, kindhearted or self-serving, devious or bald-faced; they can be lies of omission or lies of commission; they can be lies that undermine national security or lies that make a child feel better. And each type might involve a unique neural pathway.
Robin Marantz Henig
I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self-serving is large, some would say even limitless, so I’m excited about it and I think it can even pass next year.
Harold Ford, Jr.
‘A Just Defiance’ has been a huge success in South Africa. While reading at times like a well-written thriller, its significance is to reveal apartheid to have been far more brutal, ruthless, and self-serving even than we had suspected.
Justin Cartwright
I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self-serving is large, some would say even limitless, so I’m excited about it and I think it can even pass next year.
Harold Ford, Jr.
I do think – as self-serving as it sounds – that I was the right person, given the very, very strong headwind we had from the economy and our own issues, to come back and rewrite the future of the company.
Howard Schultz
We have to replace our focus on personalities with a focus on ideas so that the opinionated and self-serving pronouncements and forms of cyber-bullying are replaced by thoughtful dialogue and open-minded conversation.
Anthony Carmona
The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It’s not change, and it’s not hope.
Rush Limbaugh
But I tend to think of the expressive part of me as rather tedious – never curious or responsive, but blind and self-serving.
Mark Strand
We can no more condone the wastefulness of self-serving company executives than we can the sacrifice of the lives of our citizens in a senseless war.
Jared Polis
Actors can be many things – vain, venal, self-serving, obnoxious, bullies – but all of the good ones are great storytellers.
Paul Bettany
The power to regulate the value of money does not involve a power to dilute the value of money by inflation, an absurd and self-serving rendering.
Thomas Woods
John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich.
Matt Taibbi
We have too much respect for our father to make a Bush Beer or write books or do anything that’s self-serving. I know all of us will avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest with the government and bend over backward to stay out of the news.
Neil Bush
Takers are self-serving in their interactions. It’s all about what can you do for me.
Adam Grant
The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way, rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
Aldrich Ames
I do think – as self-serving as it sounds – that I was the right person, given the very, very strong headwind we had from the economy and our own issues, to come back and rewrite the future of the company.
Howard Schultz
It would be incredibly presumptuous and self-serving of me to believe that Facebook was the end of history. The only way it could possibly be the end of history is if it becomes some sort of artificial super intelligence that takes over the world.
Sean Parker
I don’t like memoirs. I think they’re self-serving, and people use them to settle scores, and I really tried not to do that. You have to have a really interesting life to justify memoir, and my life has been pretty ho-hum.
Sally Mann