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When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

Tennessee Williams

A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children.

Betty Friedan

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

Andrew Jackson

Just once, you should've been selfish and gone for it.

Davey Lopes

We were hopeful but surprised. We didn't want to be selfish, but it's been great.

David Frye

He's not a selfish actor. He's very giving and hands on. When you're in a scene with Robert he's there for you 150 percent, and you can't say that with all actors.

Rockmond Dunbar

I'm not that type of player. I don't like being that selfish player. I just look to play my hardest. I never think I'm doing well enough. I want to do my best. I don't like the attitude of thinking I'm better than others. I don't want people to see me like that.

Vicky Deely

We have run a few sets here and there for her, but not everything off her. She doesn't have to have the ball. She is not a selfish player. She doesn't force things.

Barry Eckerty

When I watch him play at Pitt I don't recognize him. He's very unselfish and very much a team kid. But I feel he needs to be a little more selfish with his offence.

Leo Rautins

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.

William Cowper

From a totally selfish point of view it's a great opportunity for me to have another go and get back out there.

Arvind Parmar

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've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives.

Barry C. Forbes

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

Know the Self as Lord of the chariot, the body as the chariot itself, the discriminating intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses; selfish desires are the roads they travel.

Katha Upanishad

Love is patient; love is kindand envies no one.Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;never selfish, not quick to take offense.There is nothing love cannot face;there is no limit to its faith,its hope, and endurance.In a word, there are three thingsthat last forever: faith, hope, and love;but the greatest of them all is love.


SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.

Ambrose Bierce

In some ways, your Oscar speech is as important as the movie performance that got you the award. It's your chance to live forever in showbiz history. Or bore them to tears and come off as selfish and pampered.

Tom O'neil

We are starting to play much better as a team. We're helping on defense and we're not being as selfish on the offensive end. It's nice to see and it's nice to be a part of it again.

Jill Wolf

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