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.

There's nothing more narcissistic than being sure that you are built in the image of an all-powerful Creator-God, and that same God answers your prayers, knows your name, and has a personal relationship with you.     

David G. McAfee

The greater our own level of narcissism, the more we detest it in others.     

Steve Maraboli

Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that ent hralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.     

W.H. Auden

Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.     

Mason Cooley

The paradox about narcissism is that we all have this streak of egotism. Eighty percent of people think they're better than average.     

Mark Leary

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.     

Sigmund Freud

Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.     

Todd Solondz

I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it... It is unrequited self-love.     

Emily Levine

Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love.     

Mason Cooley

It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most.     

David Brooks

For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.     

John Steinbeck

The narcissist devours people, consumes their output, and casts the empty, writhing shells aside.     

Sam Vaknin

No one has probably helped me more with my narcissism than my dog.     

Tucker Max

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.     

Gore Vidal

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.     

Benjamin Franklin

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.     

Elizabeth Bowen

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.     

George Eliot

I don't care what you think unless it is about me.     

Kurt Cobain

There is a difference between supporting someone and feeding someone's narcissism. One is support and the other is not.     


Loving yourself and being in love with yourself are two entirely different things. Differentiate.     


When narcissism is viewed as good; good is viewed as narcissism.     


Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit.     

Marianne Williamson

Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.     

Sam Vaknin

The difference between narcissism and self-love is a matter of depth. Narcissus falls in love not with the self, but with an image or reflection of the self with the persona, the mask. The narcissist sees himself through the eyes of another, changes his lifestyle to conform with what is admired by others, tailors his behavior and expression of feelings to what will please others. Narcissism is voluntary blindness, an agreement not to look beneath the surface.     

Sam Keen

Some narcissistic people end up believing their own lies.     


Narcissistic people are always struggling with the fact that the rest of the world doesn't revolve around them     


Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens . . . to stumble upon it.     

George Gordon Noel Byron

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.     


To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.     

Oscar Wilde

Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm, but the harm [that they cause] does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.     

T. S. Eliot