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Selfish Quotes

Selfishness is one of the bad behaviors in our life. Selfish quotes are collection of quotes about that behavior. In some case, it's better to be a selfish person but not the most of the cases.

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Quotes About Selfishness

“There is no room for selfish behaviour at Bayern.” ― Thomas Muller

“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.” ― Erich Fromm

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” ― Jane Austen

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” ― Oscar Wilde

it is asking others to live as one wishes to live

“The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.” ― Chadwick Boseman

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”― Albert Camus

“People are so selfish. Those you help are the ones who turn against you.” ― Munshi Premchand

“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.” ― William Cowper

“I write from my life, my experience. I'm selfish that way.” ― Pink

“The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We're all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish.” ― Gene Simmons

“Every action that we take has some motivation of either being selfish or altruistic. All that adds up.” ― Adam Yauch

“It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” ― Adrian Grenier

“I am in love with girls that are bad and naughty and badass, and a little selfish, but I like to watch from a respectful distance!” ― Dreama Walker

“It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.” ― Hugh Hefner

“Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.” ― Stephen Kendrick

“Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

“It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish.” ― Ralph Waldo Trine

“I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” ― Barbra Streisand

“For me, to say I want to go to sleep and retire and prepare for my afterlife, I think that is very selfish.” ― Mahathir Mohamad

“To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.” ― Stefan Sagmeister

“I know that love is real when it's not convenient, when it's not selfish, when it's challenged, sometimes even if it's not reciprocated.” ― Viola Davis

“Every forward is selfish, and any forward who tells you he is not selfish is a liar.” ― Luis Suarez

“You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.” ― Alex Rodriguez

“You can't be faulted for being selfish if you're going to get better because of it.” ― Jerry Lewis

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.” ― Michael Jordan

“What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.” ― Herbert Spencer

“Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.” ― Richard Dawkins

“People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.” ― James Bovard

“If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.” ― Sadhu Vaswani

“You have this one life. If you keep being selfish and unkind, it's going to come back to you.” ― Clemantine Wamariya

“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” ― Pope John Paul II

“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Some people are selfish in all of their relationships. Those people are called sociopaths.” ― Adam Grant

“It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

“I cannot accept this country being destroyed by selfish people who only think about themselves.” ― Mahathir Mohamad

“Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.” ― Edward Albert

Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless

“Millennials are often portrayed as apathetic, disinterested, tuned out and selfish. None of those adjectives describe the Millennials I've been privileged to meet and work with.” ― Chelsea Clinton

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.” ― Andrew Jackson

“Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin' to borrow money. I've always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love.” ― Richard Pryor

“There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.” ― Daniel Smith

“The reason I play music is to touch people - for selfish reasons, as well. It feels good to make someone else feel something, whether it's a kiss, a painting, good idea or it's a song.” ― Dave Matthews

“I'm just selfish. I have to be for what I do.” ― Shia LaBeouf

“I've come to the point in my life where I encourage young Native Americans to become much more selfish about their personal needs and wants.” ― Sherman Alexie

“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.” ― Richard Whately

“The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that's really the essence of the Christian faith.” ― Joel Osteen

“In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.” ― Iris Murdoch

“There is a difference between being self-interested and being selfish. I will never be selfish.” ― Abbie Hoffman

“Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice.” ― Herbie Mann

“I would not be a good mother. I mean, I love being an aunt to my niece and nephew. And I used to want to, like, adopt 10 kids - because I had friends who were adopted, and I thought that was the coolest thing, to be chosen. But again, my job is too selfish.” ― Kelly Clarkson

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” ― Helen Keller

so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

“We are all prone to be a little selfish, a little lazy.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“It's hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It's hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.” ― Isaiah Thomas

“Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish.” ― Annie Besant

“I think Jughead is a pretty trustworthy character - not only a narrator. I think he might be selfish, but he's obviously selfish, and that is comforting to me. I also think he has a really strong moral fiber and a propensity for good, and he tries to cultivate that in other people.” ― Cole Sprouse

“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

“In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.” ― Pope Francis

“I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.” ― Barbra Streisand

“People think if you look after yourself you're being selfish, you know.” ― Gisele Bundchen

“My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.” ― Andrew Weil

“Now is the one time in my life I can be 100% selfish. I'm not married; I don't have kids; I can focus on my career.” ― Kim Kardashian

“When you finally have kids, you realize how selfish you are. I think we are naturally selfish beings. When you have kids, that can kind of be a shock at first. I think just trying to make time for yourself is very hard. Especially now that I have 3, finding that time can be very difficult.” ― Kristin Cavallari

“In general, when it comes to AI, many of us subconsciously cling to the selfish notion that humanity is the endpoint of evolution.” ― Steve Jurvetson

“Anorexia taught me to love life and to realise that starving yourself to death is a bloody waste of time. It's awful, and it hurts so many people around you. It's a terribly selfish thing to do.” ― Celia Imrie

“We can all be self-destructive. I make terrible choices all the time. It's uncomfortable to admit that you did a thing that was selfish and that you knew would hurt someone else.” ― Clare-Hope Ashitey

“With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.” ― Buddha

Selfish Quotes

“Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.” ― Billy Graham

“All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.” ― David Bowie

“Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fragrance is a bit of a selfish gift because it's comforting when you're near someone and you recognize their smell.” ― Blake Lively

“The truth is, I think we are a self-less society, not a selfish society. Because we're so busy now.” ― Phil McGraw

“I've never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act.” ― Hugh Jackman

“If you want to be a generous giver, you have to watch out for selfish takers.” ― Adam Grant

“I believe in aliens. I think it would be way too selfish of us as mankind to believe we are the only lifeforms in the universe.” ― Demi Lovato

“An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.” ― Clara Barton

“At first, learning to bake was purely selfish, but I quickly learned I can't eat every batch of cookies myself, so I would bake and eat what I wanted and give the rest away. I fell in love with feeding others as much as I loved eating sweets myself.” ― Christina Tosi

“Patience is key. You can't get selfish, and that's the number one thing I've learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew - given the right opportunity and the right moment - that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I'm great.” ― Sasha Banks

“It's very true that you can be both selfless and selfish at the same time. What we tend towards, particularly in filmmaking, is this binary sort of, 'This is a good guy, this is a bad guy.' And I quite like the fact that life is a bit more complex than that.” ― Hugh Grant

“I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can't be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.” ― Russell Brand

“If you are striving to have more happiness in your life, it helps to guide your mind towards starting to recognize what are selfish motivations and what are constructive motivations.” ― Adam Yauch

“I'm just a totally selfish worker bee creating my little mini projects.” ― David Shields

“The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.” ― Florence Nightingale

“I realized that you can achieve so much at the front of a stage, releasing the music yourself and being something more selfish than just the drummer.” ― Rex Orange County

“I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.” ― Harry Chapin

“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

“Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz

Selfish Quotes

“If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.” ― Nicole Scherzinger

“We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.” ― Mortimer Adler

“The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.” ― Jose Mourinho

“I felt we must separate political responsibility. The Dalai Lama should not carry that burden. So that is my selfish reason - to protect the old Dalai Lama tradition. It is safer without political involvement.” ― Dalai Lama

“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 teammates trust me; they know I make the right plays. I'm not a selfish guy.” ― Kemba Walker

We've been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we're conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that's the right thing for society.” ― Bryan Cranston

“When a father puts in long hours at work, he's praised for being dedicated and ambitious. But when a mother stays late at the office, she's sometimes accused of being selfish, neglecting her kids.” ― Michelle Obama

“A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” ― Edmund Burke

“The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.” ― Charles Trevelyan

“I love real women that don't have to be saints, who can be selfish and act out against their parents or like the wrong guy, because that's life. That's my life, at least.” ― Julie Plec

“Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.” ― Herbie Mann

“I'm very independent, probably quite selfish, and like being able to disappear at the drop of a hat without having to explain myself - most men would find that a pain, wouldn't they?” ― Maxine Peake

“The worst thing people ever say is that 'I can't afford to have kids!' It's selfish, and what infuriates me is when people say they can't do stuff they like go on holidays and buy cars when they have kids. You can - you find the money, you've just got to work harder for it.” ― Tamer Hassan

“I'm not a selfish actor. I believe that it's a team effort. You're not in a scene by yourself.” ― Taraji P. Henson

“I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.” ― David Bowie

“We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.” ― Lord Byron

“God's love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“My favourite moments at Dreamforce are when people come up and thank me randomly. It's a selfish time for me, as I get lots of positive feedback.” ― Parker Harris

“I worry sometimes that I'm a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that's dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness.” ― David Nicholls

“In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.” ― D. H. Lawrence

“My cares come from a very selfish place 'cause in reality I'm young, and I haven't had the experience to be mature yet.” ― Vince Staples

“Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals.” ― E. O. Wilson

“I don't think there's such a thing as a selfish prayer. Prayer puts you in communication so you can talk about whatever you want to talk about.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

“I'd make a good friend, not mother. I'm too selfish. I think a lot of mothers are selfish and they end up having children, but I don't want to put some small tiny person through that.” ― Tracey Emin

“Some books inspire one to read, and some inspire one to write; for selfish reasons, I'm always looking for the latter.” ― Andrew Sean Greer

“Love exercised while duty is neglected will make children headstrong, willful, perverse, selfish, and disobedient. If stern duty is left to stand alone without love to soften and win, it will have a similar result. Duty and love must be blended in order that children may be properly disciplined.” ― Ellen G. White

“I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.” ― Jane Austen

“Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.” ― George Santayana

“People have evolved into something selfish, greedy and intolerant. People are unaccepting, because of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation... I've seen it in punk clubs, and I've seen it in the world.” ― Gerard Way

“After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“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 am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.” ― Robert Mapplethorpe

“The whole brunt of the media and the government is to encourage people to be highly competitive and totally selfish and uncaring of others.” ― Harold Pinter

“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

“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

“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

“Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realise you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully.” ― Fay Weldon

“All of us would like to have our children and their grandchildren grow up with at least the level of prosperity that we had. In the U.S., we seem to be very selfish because the older generation is not making the sacrifices.” ― Henry Paulson

“I think I could go away tomorrow. I've already accomplished something. It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.” ― Jim Carrey

“My mum was critical in getting me to recognise very early on that although what I was doing was pretty serious, quite selfish, and probably to most people pretty obsessive, there actually was more to life than running quickly twice round a track.” ― Sebastian Coe

“The only thing I think about is helping the team, respecting all my team-mates, not being selfish.” ― Juan Mata

If you live the way others want you to, you are called a nice guy. If you live the way you want, you are called selfish.” ― Rana Daggubati

“Humans are incredibly selfish. And in parents, flaws become hyper focused.” ― Catherine Reitman

“Americans are less selfish than some of our politicians believe and will respond with reason and resilience to passionate clarity.” ― Jennifer Egan

“I think what's most fun is playing someone who's sort of selfish and in a lot of ways unlikeable, but there's this really big heart underneath it that you get little glimpses of.” ― David Walton

“It's kind of selfish to say that you're only going to fight for a victory that you will live to see.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I think Jughead's a selfish character. I think he really is.” ― Cole Sprouse

“My mom can't defend herself to the world. She is such an amazing woman, with such an open heart. It's a real hard line, and I crossed it. I took everyone's life story and assumed it would be a great thing to put on screen. I was being selfish and I feel so horrible about it. I feel so guilty.” ― Nikki Reed

“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

“It occurred to me that actors are selfish, and they think that the world revolves around them. For one year, I quit, and I went to an ashram in Bihar and went to Himalayas backpacking.” ― Jim Sarbh

“I see my share of loons. I just performed with someone who had a meltdown on stage. He needed focus, and he was 'stealing it' and just being crazy and selfish and childish and having a great time doing it - to the detriment of everybody else.” ― Scott Adsit

“You live this life being selfish, you're not going to enjoy it like you will when you open your heart and your home up.” ― Markwayne Mullin

“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

“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

“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” ― Tennessee Williams

“Selfish genes actually explain altruistic individuals, and to me that's crystal-clear.” ― Richard Dawkins

“Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs.” ― Richard Dawkins

“I don't actually think 'The Selfish Gene' is a very good title. I think that's one of my worst titles.” ― Richard Dawkins

“Yet, while producing increasingly selfish people, the mantra of the Left, and therefore of the universities and the media, has been for generations that capitalism and the free market, not the welfare state, produces selfish people.” ― Dennis Prager

“I always said if it gets to a point where I really want a child, I would adopt; kids are amazing, so I'm getting the selfish stuff out of my system so when I have them I can say, 'Go, run. I have plenty of money, go play.'” ― Sandra Bullock

“There are selves too big for one person to contain. You cannot call them selfish. There is nothing -ish about such selves. They are the self, as it were, itself.” ― P. J. O'Rourke

“Wherever I live, if there isn't a restaurant I want to go to of a certain type, then I open it. That's all. For selfish reasons.” ― Michael Caine

“It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.” ― Thomas Szasz

“To call myself a fighter is to be selfish at times. It makes me resent my opponent. That's motivation I can tap into.” ― Cat Zingano

Chaos does not unify. Chaos only serves the most extreme elements of society that seek to destabilize any semblance of order to fulfill their selfish lust for power.” ― Daniel Lubetzky

“I want to speak directly to the audience, to say, 'I'm like you - I'm frustrated, I'm not an expert, I don't have a manual on parenting, I make mistakes, I'm selfish too.'” ― Bernie Mac

“Good mothers make all kinds of choices. Making a decision that might sound selfish does not make a woman a bad mother.” ― Jada Pinkett Smith

“What about feeling sorry for those who pay the taxes? Those who are people that no one feels sorry for. They are asked to give and give until they have no more to give. And when they say 'enough,' they are called selfish.” ― Rush Limbaugh

“Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.” ― William Makepeace Thackeray

“Let's be real: dads get a bad rap in the media. We're talking Vanilla Ice's 'Ninja Rap' bad. More often than not, they're either pop lockin' Soul Train-style after learning they aren't the father, or they're selfish man-children who have more toys than brain cells.” ― Phoebe Robinson

“It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.” ― Allen West

“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

“As an athlete, you have to become quite selfish with your time and your body and your training.” ― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“We make music for a living. Like I've always said, if you like what you're doing, you're halfway there; if someone else likes it, that's even better. If they don't like it, at least you like it. Not to be selfish, but you kind of have to be.” ― Eddie Van Halen

“Things change; your priorities change in life. So I'd never think of riding 100 miles on Christmas Day now, because I've got two kids, and it's selfish.” ― Bradley Wiggins

“We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.” ― Anne Sullivan

“I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish?” ― Alex Honnold

“People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.” ― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“My dad was not super-intentional in his parenting. He was very self-absorbed. I won't say mean or selfish person, but very self-absorbed. I think he was just thinking out loud.” ― Angela Duckworth

“We're often ashamed of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic, but I think, if there's a God - and I believe there is - that God is there to help. That's what God's job is.” ― Anne Lamott

“I was kind of a selfish child, who always wanted things his way, and I've kind of taken that over into my relationship with the world.” ― Alan Moore

“My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.” ― Alec Baldwin

“I think Bolano had a generosity about him that was unique. He seemed to include so many people in the circle of his adventures, whereas I felt like I was pretty selfish.” ― Sam Shepard

“I think I'm still figuring out how to be a little less selfish.” ― Anthony Kiedis

“Marriage is a mystery, and part of it is just being kind to each other, not being selfish.” ― Aisha Tyler

“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

“I think it is selfish for me to try to frame Me Too as something that I own. It is bigger than me and bigger than Alyssa Milano. Neither one of us should be centered in this work. This is about survivors.” ― Tarana Burke

“You have to understand: the narrative that people have about business and capitalism is that they are fundamentally selfish, greedy, and exploitative. Of course, I don't agree with that narrative.” ― John Mackey

“Learning to not be selfish is what has changed in me the most since being married.” ― Blake Shelton

“People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.” ― Mick Jagger

“I'm very selfish in that I make music for myself, not for other people; I kind of only think about other people afterwards when it's out.” ― Charli XCX

“There is some pretty powerful self-interest in wanting a future that is not just running storm-to-storm. The argument that I make is not that we aren't competitive and selfish and greedy. We are. We're all of these things. We're complicated, competitive, greedy and nasty, and kind and generous and compassionate.” ― Naomi Klein

“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

“I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.” ― Harry Belafonte

“I know I have a successful career, a successful life. If I sit and say, 'Look, I have a comfortable life,' and I... just think about myself, I don't think that would be fair. That would be very selfish. Because everything I do in my life is to benefit my people.” ― George Weah

“I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!” ― James McAvoy

“It's just really frustrating how people are just so selfish in this industry. It makes me very angry.” ― Indya Moore

“I was very selfish when I was in the military - a very selfish man.” ― Ant Middleton

“There is no man at once so unselfish and selfish as a man in love.” ― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“Despite advances achieved through objective scientific investigation, and the breaking down of long-standing fears and superstitions, the world is still not a reasonable place. Many attempts to make it so have failed because of selfish individual and national interests.” ― Jacque Fresco

“I didn't do this for other people; I did this for me. I fought for this right for me - does that sound selfish?” ― Jack Kevorkian

“I want some colleague to be free to come help me when I say the time has come. That's what I'm fighting for, me. Now that sounds selfish. And if it helps somebody else, so be it.” ― Jack Kevorkian

“You can't be selfish in this game. You've got to know, at the end of the day, that it's all about winning. And when you win, everybody looks good.” ― Jimmy Butler

“I pretty much started going more towards the singing route when I came out with the song 'Selfish.'” ― PnB Rock

“I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.” ― Carmelo Anthony

“Is there any practice less selfish, any time less wasted than preparing something nourishing and delicious for the people you love?” ― Michael Pollan

“It's easy to be selfish and focus on what you have to do and what you need to do to accomplish your goals and be like, 'I'll give back later,' but there's no better time than now.” ― Jordan Burroughs

“I just don't like greedy, indifferent, selfish lawyers. And there are not that many of them.” ― Janet Reno

“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 have to switch my own mentality into a winning mode, not playing for myself or trying to be selfish.” ― Manny Machado

“For me, it is sad when I listen to this, that one player must be more selfish to reach the top level.” ― Antonio Conte

“Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.” ― Leigh Hunt

“A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.” ― Leland Stanford

“Gu Jun Pyo and Kim Tan were both brought up in wealthy backgrounds, and Gu Jun Pyo is a selfish guy who only cares about himself. However, Kim Tan is a totally different person.” ― Lee Min-ho

“'Wild Hope' just felt like such a selfish venture to me. It was a way for me to get out of my head, get some clarity on certain situations, and finally be a part of something that I was completely behind creatively and proud of.” ― Mandy Moore

“It would be selfish to believe that we are the only intelligent life in the universe.” ― Kerli

“Golf is so selfish - it's so much about how do we get better and get to the next level.” ― Jason Day

“When I do have time to work on music, I'm kind of selfish, and would rather work on my own stuff than someone else's.” ― Moby

“Childlessness doesn't make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

“I think we are living in selfish times. I'm the first one to say that I'm the most selfish. We live in the so-called 'first world,' and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.” ― Javier Bardem

“Purely altruistic behavior is pretty much impossible because of the selfish pleasures we derive from it.” ― Nicholas Kristof

“The great thing coming from sports is you understand the concept of a team. It leaves no room for being selfish, and that's something I picked up from home.” ― Michael Strahan

“Maybe you're a little selfish that day; maybe you want something, and it can't happen, but you don't want to take no for an answer. Everybody has those moments, and you just have to be okay with being open and showing it.” ― Kevin Jonas

“All kids are selfish. I wanted to do homework and do my thing and call my agent. My mother's needs weren't in my mind at that moment.” ― Laura Dern

“Sharing bad news with strangers is most certainly a selfish act.” ― Mike Gallagher  

“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

“As my family saw them, men were untrustworthy, weak, and selfish. Our mother taught us to get along without them, to get along without much of anything, and to live well and have fun anyway.” ― Kate Christensen

“Parents don't care about their children; they're emotional, egotistical, selfish, and screw up their kids! Pastors knowingly mislead their flock by telling them that they can continue to sin and yet know God - because they themselves still sin. And we all know that the government does not care at all for the people.” ― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I'm a good uncle, but I'm not a great caretaker. I feel oftentimes pretty selfish within the relationships I have with my siblings and, historically, with what I give back versus what I've taken over the years.” ― Nick Kroll

“Business is a very beautiful mechanism to solve problems, but we never use it for that purpose. We only use it to make money. It satisfies our selfish interest but not our collective interest.” ― Muhammad Yunus

“Before my accident I was a little too... selfish and self-absorbed and for me, to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people. I'm blessed. I'm really blessed.” ― Rick Allen

“In the past, I've been a selfish player. I'll definitely admit that.” ― Josh Gordon

Everybody says, 'When you have kids, you really get away from yourself.' But really, it's the most selfish thing I've ever done. It's like, Okay, I'm going to create unconditional love for myself, and I'm going to need it and want it and ask for it every day, and I'm going to get it.” ― Brooke Shields

“Liberals have difficulty understanding the Tea Party because they think it is a bunch of selfish racists. But I think the Tea Party is driven in large part by concerns about fairness.” ― Jonathan Haidt

“The primary occupational hazard of blogging is this: it's easier when you yourself take on some of the traits of insanity. It's a job that requires the doer to be selfish, self-absorbed, and superficial.” ― Ryan Holiday

“Acting is not terribly important work, and I have always felt a bit of guilt about pursuing something that is so selfish. I love doing it, but it is never something that feels like it's going to change or save the world.” ― Jason Alexander

“I'm not thinking when I'm writing, 'How's this going to read?' Or, 'What percentage of the audience is going to stay with me?' The thing itself is what gives me pleasure. Sometimes stuff just falls onto the page so beautifully and happily that it's deeply satisfying. It's selfish!” ― Jim Crace

“There should be an F.A.A. fine for those who bring hot food that emits odor onto the plane. You're deemed selfish, and you have to take some sort of social awareness class.” ― Iliza Shlesinger

“I'm a selfish person, and I'm going onstage to have a good time, and I'd love if you want to be a part of it. So if people don't get it, they're wrong. I think they're wrong, and I think they either don't want to have a good time or they just don't like my style.” ― Chris D'Elia

“I want to show the world that you do have some artists that are ready to go to the next level, and instead of being selfish with their career they'll open up the door to other people. I'm in a position to open up the door to help other people do what I do.” ― Raekwon

“I'm very grateful for what I have. I'm old enough that I can mort out at any minute without any sense of regret at all. That's not true. I might look back and think I wish I hadn't been so selfish when my kids were smaller. But I'm not overwhelmed by regret.” ― Thomas McGuane

“When you work together in a creative way, you have to be less selfish about your ideas and learn to let both parties feel valued. Of course, that's also a really great quality to have in a relationship, too.” ― St. Lucia

“Inflammatory passion and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas ambition characterizes men who pursue and hold national office. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection, since politics is a dirty business that discourages all but the most ambitious.” ― Tom Cotton

“My hunch is that people often affiliate with causes online for selfish and narcissistic purposes. Sometimes, it may be as simple as trying to impress their online friends, and once you have fashioned that identity, there is very little reason to actually do anything else.” ― Evgeny Morozov

“I didn't have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.” ― Irvine Welsh

“Politicians in Washington work in a small, sheltered world where they lurch from crisis to crisis that they create, nurture and use as ideological triggers in their selfish pursuit of re-election.” ― Mike Barnicle

“I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.” ― Charles Dudley Warner

“I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it.” ― Emmanuelle Beart

“Sometimes you look at footballers and think they're selfish or they don't bring a good image to society. But sometimes people underestimate footballers and their capacity to have a strong opinion and sympathy for others.” ― Juan Mata

“I suppose I've been selfish in the past and put my career first. But priorities change.” ― Ray Fearon

“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

“It might be a selfish choice, but I find it quite difficult to design for individuals and prefer the distance of larger schemes. It's the same reason why, as a designer, I don't do wedding dresses.” ― John Rocha

“I am the sort of player that likes to create goals. I think a lot of my team-mates know me as a player who is not selfish.” ― Mesut Ozil

“I like working with kids because I enjoy seeing the looks on their faces and, it's kind of selfish, I want a future audience.” ― Joshua Bell

“It's a dream when some people think that once you give your life to God, all of a sudden things are perfect. That's not the case. We live in a world that's broken, where there's disease, where people are selfish. The foundation of your faith helps you know how to put that in proper perspective.” ― Danny Gokey

“In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.” ― David Brin

“You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.” ― Ralph Steadman

“I started my Twitter account for selfish reasons: I wanted to have a place to post updates on my book signing tour and stuff like that. I never realized that I'd have so much fun tweeting. It's become the deleted scenes for my DVD of columns and podcasts.” ― Bill Simmons

“I was never selfish, and I see a lot of things. If I see a person in a better position than me, I will give him my assist. This is also my way of thinking, and I expect that from my team-mate for me.” ― Dusan Tadic

“I think every manager is the same. Three days before the Premier League starts, every manager is selfish that way. They want the players fit and ready.” ― Jack Wilshere

“I've always thought that people who left a great deal of money in their will never enjoyed the great honor and privilege and heart-rendering feeling of giving to others during their lifetime, because they were too selfish to give to others while they were alive, so they made sure they were dead and couldn't use it anymore.” ― Jon Huntsman, Sr.

“When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish.” ― Wilt Chamberlain

“I'm trying to do music which inspires the desire to transcend politics, which has a limited and selfish and egoist and unknowledgeable end about what anyone knows about existence.” ― Wayne Shorter

“I've learnt an enormous amount from my children. Mostly that my agenda isn't the most important thing in the world. For a while, I was trying to squeeze them into my life. And it was such torment! It makes you realize how selfish you are.” ― Toby Stephens

“To restore our public schools, we must put an end to the selfish agenda of the union bosses.” ― Bruce Rauner

“I do this for the sake of myself. It's a selfish process. I don't really have any expectations from anyone for your comments or your reviews or your previews.” ― Lupe Fiasco

“I've had self-esteem issues for a really, really long time. Plenty of people think I'm ugly, and plenty of people don't. But there's a moment when I'm modeling where I forget about my self-esteem issues and focus on what the photographer's telling me - and I feel pretty. And in that sense, it's selfish.” ― Paris Jackson

“I'm so blessed, and Jessica just does such an incredible job of making everything work, because this is such a selfish profession with the time commitment.” ― Mike McCarthy

“I'm not selfish before a fight or afterwards, but for the time of the fight itself, I have to think totally of myself.” ― Naseem Hamed

“As long as everything is happy at home, I can be totally selfish at work.” ― Darcey Bussell

“I sometimes will be very shut off from everybody. I can be very pettish and sometimes not available when you need me. At those times, I'm very selfish and worrying about my own problems.” ― Burt Reynolds

“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 work very hard, but I also really enjoy time with my family as well. So I take everything as it comes, but I really am very selfish about my family time.” ― Katie Holmes

“I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses - being self-important, selfish and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.” ― K. D. Lang

“I'm very selfish. I make music that I love because I only live once, and I'm an artist. I don't try to revolt against anybody, and I don't try to please anybody. I feel very strongly that I if love it, someone else will love it - not everybody, though.” ― Yngwie Malmsteen

“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 so easy to be selfish in your 20s and not want to sacrifice.” ― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“You form pretty strong opinions about the guys you compete against. You're all very competitive; you're all very selfish. So it's easy to drum up some strong opinions in a second's notice, like, 'Argh! This guy!'” ― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn't be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important.” ― Linda Blair

“Work, especially if you're lucky in what you do, is one of the great pleasures of life, but - like all pleasures - it can become selfish.” ― Peter Hitchens

It sounds so incredibly selfish, but you just can't earn the same money doing theater as you can doing television and film. I know that's awful, but you get a mortgage and a family, and suddenly, paying that seems quite important.” ― Jonny Lee Miller

“When we choose to have an abortion, we must do so understanding the full ramifications of what we are doing. Anything less feels to me to be hypocritical, a selfish abnegation of reality and responsibility.” ― Ayelet Waldman

“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

“I'm amazed, as quirky, individual and selfish as most of us are, that anyone stays married for long.” ― Mark McKinnon

“A woman asking 'Am I good? Am I satisfied?' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.” ― Barbara Cartland

“I remember walking down the aisle, and I got down on my knees as a person who is so selfish, but when I rose back up the Lord had become the Master of my life.” ― Tim Scott

“I'm not selfish. I am where I am because I have worked very hard and have always done my job.” ― Pablo Sandoval

“I know that some of the spiritual beliefs that I have are that if I come from a place of love, and I try to get out of my ego and my desire to want more and be selfish in any shape or form, then whatever I'm doing is not good.” ― Amber Valletta

“I hope that I am, in a way, helping and touching other people with my music, and being a musician and having this as a job gives me a sense of purpose beyond my own selfish needs.” ― Jack Garratt

“A lot of times, people think of selfish, and they think of offense, but you can be selfish on the defensive end of the floor, too. If you don't uphold your end of our schemes and your responsibilities within those schemes, then you're being just as selfish.” ― J. B. Bickerstaff

“I love Michael Bay movies. I don't think I'd be selling out if I did one. I happen to like his movies. I think selling out is doing something you don't believe in, and you're doing it for a selfish purpose.” ― Max Minghella

“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

“Sometimes in life, you have to make a selfish decision and do what's best for you.” ― Saquon Barkley

“A faithful woman can become a devoted daughter of God - more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish, more anxious to exercise compassion than to exercise dominion, more committed to integrity than to notoriety. And she knows of her own infinite worth.” ― Russell M. Nelson

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” ― Pope Paul VI

“The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.” ― Bryant H. McGill

“To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.” ― Gustave Flaubert

“It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others.” ― Carol Burnett

“I'm such a strong believer in making yourself happy. Almost in a selfish way. There are a lot of trends, and obviously you can get swept up into them. But I feel like if you just write songs you love, it can have trap beats in it or whatever's going on in the moment, but you don't stop loving songs.” ― Dev Hynes

“An artist has to be selfish; otherwise, he's not true to his own art.” ― Peter Frampton

“To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.” ― Chris Evert

“To think that the heritage of the West, including post-war liberalism, was a selfish, secular, practical arrangement of politics is a fiction.” ― Ben Domenech

“When it comes to my racing career I'm very driven and very selfish. People who are around me at races will know that I'm a different person here than in my personal life. I completely blank people at races. I need to be focused. I'm rude.” ― Jenson Button

“Most of the time, the things that really change the world exist for something fundamentally selfish and then the world-changing ends up being a side-effect of that.” ― Andrew Mason

“When I'm upset, everyone knows about it, and it's a selfish trait because everyone suffers.” ― Tamara Ecclestone

“The selfish thing about an athlete is you always look at the side of things where you say I could've done that better.” ― Andy Roddick

“Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen. What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor's selfish point of view.” ― Cesar Romero

“I think anyone who suffers from chronic pain can agree with this - you feel this great significance. What I wanted to capture was that significance, and as a matter of fact I think that's one of the lyrics on 'Conflict,' on the split. I touch on the significance, and really it's a selfish thing, in an offbeat way.” ― Phil Anselmo

“From this it follows that consideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless for other people's good.” ― Morarji Desai

“I've dated athletes before but it's too tough because we have the same job, we deal with the same problems and both do a very selfish sport.” ― Tyson Gay

“My main concern is theater, and theater does not reflect or mirror society. It has been stingy and selfish, and it has to do better.” ― Anna Deavere Smith

“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

“False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.” ― Joseph Franklin Rutherford

“The definition of an artist, for me, is someone who is quite selfish about their creativity.” ―Steven Wilson

“I knew a homeless guy who'd give all the copper coins that people gave him to charity. So I think there's something that makes us want to give. For me, it's quite a selfish luxury: you feel enlivened, deepened and self-nurtured by generosity.” ― Tamsin Greig

“I don't know if it's ever OK for someone to be selfish. Perhaps there's a time and place to be self-centered, but I think selfish never wins the race.” ― Jessica Capshaw

“I think my heart is quite selfish. If I followed my heart, I would not be a good person. But I have moral principles. I have to sit down and reflect.” ― Jo Nesbo

“If you're competing right, if you're doing it right, competition should be a very selfish pursuit.” ― Ben Askren

“When you're competing, you need to be selfish. You need to think of yourself first.” ― Ben Askren

“I am a great motivator. I have struggles in my life, and the only way I can push through them is to motivate others. It really is quite selfish.” ― Matt Cohen

“I find that the crazy narcissists, the selfish loons are often the most fun to be around, weirdly.” ― Paul Giamatti

“Catwoman isn't a 'joiner.' She's a solo operator. She isn't naturally heroic; she's fairly selfish.” ― Ann Nocenti

“Racing is a very selfish, self-centered, self-glorifying thing. My wife's life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego.” ― Greg LeMond

“People are selfish, man. They want what they want; they don't care what you want.” ― Vinnie Paul

“It is an entirely selfish decision to turn producer because I want my kind of cinema to last and flourish, and helping young filmmakers make those kind of films is the best way to do it.” ― Anurag Kashyap

“I know myself that we goal scorers are selfish and always thinking about our goal scoring ratio.” ― Jupp Heynckes

“I remember sitting on a bench in New York and sobbing and realising that my ambition to be a singer was making me selfish - I was a mother with two children, and I needed a backup plan.” ― Rebecca Ferguson

“You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.” ― Sarah Brightman

“Man is essentially a selfish creature. The differences in the degree with which this developed are infinite.” ― Samuel Freeman Miller

“Bizarrely, I've been called selfish for not having children. Surely it's more selfish to have a child when you don't really want a child?” ― Jane Fallon

“At the end of the day, I live in Silicon Valley and L.A., and for selfish reasons, I'd love to have Los Angeles and San Francisco connected with the Hyperloop.” ― Shervin Pishevar

“It's true that being in an individual sport, you have to be a little bit selfish.” ― Victoria Azarenka

“I look back on my life and have to face the fact that I have been narcissistic and selfish.” ― James Woods

“Even cynical, selfish people will realize, one way or the other, that it's not in their self-interest to act in self-destructive ways.” ― David Grinspoon

“I think it's really rare to see women on television who are brilliant, selfish, vain, fallible - and I feel like I have all those capacities in myself, so it's good to see people in the media representing all of those things.” ― Kerry Bishe

“Oh, I think I've been entirely selfish with my career. I've done what I wanted to do, and not put myself out for anyone else particularly.” ― Jim Broadbent

“I think we all have a selfish gene which rises to the top, sometimes. But then we're also all capable of a sudden magnanimity.” ― Jim Broadbent

“What was so brilliant about 'Girls' was that they allowed their characters to be ludicrous and selfish and faulted but didn't shy away from a deeper psychological foundation for that neuroses.” ― Corey Stoll

“It's amazing, all of the ways that having kids has changed me. I'm a much less selfish person because of them, and compared to who I was before, my patience level seems infinite.” ― Scott Foley

“To be honest, I think I'd become a bit selfish with memories of my father. I wanted to hug them close to me.” ― Jennifer Grant

“The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man, a selfish man.” ― Norma McCorvey

“What makes me a selfish player? Because I shoot the ball? I'm supposed to shoot the ball. That's how you score points. Those points go on the scoreboard for the whole team.” ― Reggie Miller

“What does being an athlete mean? It means I have to be a little selfish again. I have to put my career sort of ahead of everything else - and I don't like doing that.” ― Johny Hendricks

“My best friends always say to me, 'Think about yourself first,' and tell me to be more selfish. But I'm not like that. I am a professional. I am of service to the club and to the manager.” ― Marouane Fellaini

“I am a greedy, selfish actor, and for me, my role is important.” ― Swara Bhaskar

“Most female artists - to do what you have to do and to be as honest as you have to be, to be as selfish as you have to be, as tunnel-visioned as you have to be to make art, not entertainment - you can't compromise, really.” ― Viv Albertine

“I was selfish and immature. I never wanted the attention. There were helicopters flying over the hospital while I was giving birth.” ― Nadya Suleman

“I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.” ― Amber Benson

“Why would we want to do an experimental album? That's just selfish.” ― David Bryan

“I'm a really selfish person. But I would do anything for my friends.” ― Jami Attenberg

“We will not go out there and make negative music for selfish gain.” ― Sonny Sandoval

“Maybe I was blessed that my main drive was purely selfish. I needed to make something, make my life better, wider, have poetry in my life, have something that gives me hope on an everyday basis. That was my main drive all along, really.” ― Yasmine Hamdan

“I have a pet peeve about bands that don't play their hits. I think it's kind of selfish.” ― Art Alexakis

“I have become the chief minister not with a selfish motive.” ― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“My feelings about my mortality are less selfish than they used to be. I used to affect a cavalier attitude to death; now I see it from my son's perspective.” ― Rufus Sewell

“I was raised on the brothers Grimm, but my favorite fairy tales in the world are Oscar Wilde's - 'The Nightingale and the Rose,' 'The Selfish Giant.' The latter is probably my all-time favorite.” ― Denis O'Hare

“The best leaders don't set timid and selfish goals but instead set bold targets that may be harder to achieve.” ― Carles Puigdemont

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