Narcissism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old narcissism quotes, narcissism sayings, and narcissism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Narcissists are great con-artists. After all, they succeed in deluding themselves! As a result, very few professionals see through them.     

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Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.

Samuel Johnson

Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.     

Sally Kempton

Self-love seems so often unrequited.     

Anthony Powell

If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself, I complain that they do not even think of themselves.     

Michel de Montaigne

Since narcissism is fueled by a greater need to be admired than to be liked, psychologists might use that fact as a therapeutic lever - stressing to patients that being known as a narcissist will actually cause them to lose the respect and social status they crave.     

Jeffrey Kluger

All of nationalism can be understood as a kind of collective narcissism.     

Geoff Mulgan

The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement - particularly men, I don't know why, maybe it's the testosterone - I think it's narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.     

James Woods

You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That's how you achieve chemistry.     

Nick Nolte

I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.     

Moby

Narcissism is the part of my personality that I am the least proud of, and I certainly don't like to see it highlighted in everybody else I meet.     

Ben Affleck

If I had it to do all over again . . . I wouldn't change a thing.'. . . the final expression of narcissism, the last gesture of self-congratulation.     

Steve Erickson

The problem in narcissism is not the high ideals and ambitions, it's the difficulty one encounters when trying to give them body.     

Thomas Moore

I wonder if the course of narcissism through the ages would have been any different had Narcissus first peered into a cesspool. He probably did.     

Frank O'Hara

If you're a nobody, just imagine a lot of celebrities are in love with you. Narcissism is the best cure for attention deficit disorder.

Bauvard

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

Andre Dubus

Vanity and narcissism the compulsive need to be admired and praised undermine one's courage, for one then fights on someone else's conviction rather than one's own.     

Rollo May

If people are really narcissistic or have a need to be seen as more than they really are, or to be admired as having it all together, then they cannot be followed and trusted by others.     

Henry Cloud

It is not selfish or narcissistic to love yourself. It is your first and foremost responsibility.     

Alan Cohen

A victim of circumstance is a casualty. A victim of convenience is a narcissist.     

Alan Robert Neal