‘I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.’ – DMX

‘Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.’ – Mark Twain

‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?’ – Rabbi Hillel

‘I’m having fun. I’m being myself. I’m doing what I love. That’s all that matters.’ – James Charles

‘I restore myself when I’m alone.’ – Marilyn Monroe

‘Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!’ – Dita Von Teese

‘The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.’ – Barack Obama

‘I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila, and the life there is poor and very sad. And I’ve always taught to myself to look for the beauty of it and look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful.’ – Catriona Gray

‘I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.’ – Elvis Presley

‘I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.’ – Isaac Newton

‘Being real is what keeps me humble. It doesn’t matter how much money I make or how much I accomplish. What’s critical is staying real to myself and keeping my feet on the ground. That’s what helps keep me going.’ – Anuel AA

‘God has entrusted me with myself.’ – Epictetus

‘It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people’s lives… for that I give thanks.’ – Christina Aguilera

‘I don’t have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there. That’s all that matters.’ – SZA

‘I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

‘I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something’s not good enough, and I won’t stop until I feel like I’ve made it. I’m never satisfied.’ – J. Cole

‘When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I’m a fierce queen – and they know it, too.’ – Alyssa Edwards

‘I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.’ – Pietro Aretino

‘I trust no one, not even myself.’ – Joseph Stalin

‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.’ – Walt Whitman

‘I’m not trying to be different. To me, I’m just being myself.’ – Jaylen Brown

‘I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become.’ – Johnny Weir

‘If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.’ – C. S. Lewis

‘Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.’ – Vitor Belfort

‘For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.’ – Steve Jobs

‘Nobody puts more expectation on me than myself. That’s just the heart of the competitor. That’s how I was raised.’ – Travis Kelce

‘The only person I’m in competition with is myself. That’s to be a better, and bigger me every single day.’ – Trina

‘I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.’ – Confucius

‘If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.’ – Mickey Mantle

‘I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.’ – Martha Washington

‘Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.’ – Keanu Reeves

‘Life is supposed to be about love and good times, and so I’ve forgiven myself after paying the consequences of my bad decisions, and I’m ready to move forward and allow my life to be a light to others that it’s never over, even for a person like me, who has lost a tremendous amount of respect among my peers, my fans, my friends and family.’ – Jon Jones

‘The greatest thing about where my life is right now is it’s very relaxed and chill. I’m just hanging out, being myself and doing my work.’ – Lucas Grabeel

‘Being myself is what got me to where I am.’ – Jeff Hardy

‘I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.’ – Yayoi Kusama

‘I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.’ – Emma Watson

‘I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.’ – Franz Kafka

‘My message to myself is always, ‘If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?” – Ja Morant

‘Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.’ – Steve Prefontaine

‘I’m learning to accept myself. I’m still in the process of learning to love who I am. And it’s been really refreshing and really nice to be able to do that and be okay. I think my fans have brought that out in me.’ – Dua Lipa

‘God’s mercy and grace give me hope – for myself, and for our world.’ – Billy Graham

‘I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.’ – Larry King

‘I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style.’ – Lindsey Wixson

‘I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws.’ – Lady Gaga

‘I look in the mirror and see a few scars, but I like myself.’ – Steven Adler

‘When I have a chance to go back to my village, I always remind myself where I came from.’ – Mohamed Salah

‘Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.’ – Karl Marx

‘I hope not to define myself by suffering.’ – Frank Ocean

‘I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.’ – Jim Morrison

‘The football field was a place where I could express myself and just be me. Play the game as well as you can and that’s what you’re judged on. Not the colour of your skin, or your beliefs, or the conversation you have around racism.’ – Adam Goodes

‘I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.’ – Sonia Sotomayor

‘If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.’ – Audre Lorde

‘As the years have gone, I’ve just kind of grown into myself a little bit more. And maybe felt more comfortable just being myself and not really worrying about what everybody else thinks or says.’ – Auston Matthews

‘I’m originally from Victorville, California, I grew up there. You know, it was a journey, because in Victorville, you know, it’s tough out there. It’s not like, the easiest place to grow up, so I had just faith in God that if I keep working hard, I could make a way for myself, so my faith in God is something I need, it’s essential.’ – Ryan Garcia

‘I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I like to be myself, and I don’t pretend. For instance, I don’t dress up for occasions; I am what I am.’ – Virat Kohli

‘I always say my biggest competitor is myself because, whenever I step out there on the mat, I’m competing against myself to prove that I can do this and that I am very well trained, prepared for it.’ – Simone Biles

‘The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.’ – Carl Rogers

‘Everyone has a right to their own opinion about me, and that’s fine. I’m just going to keep being myself and living my life. That’s all I can do.’ – Dan Bilzerian

‘I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.’ – Ferdinand Porsche

‘So many times, people told me I can’t do this or can’t do that. My nature is that I don’t listen very well. I’m very determined, and I believe in myself. My parents brought me up that way. Thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way.’ – Chantal Sutherland

‘I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.’ – Elon Musk

‘I don’t see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.’ – Wesley Snipes

‘Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.’ – Kurt Vonnegut

‘Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.’ – Omar Khayyam

‘I don’t compare myself to anyone else; I don’t make comments about anyone else because they do what feels right for them, and that’s okay by me.’ – Taylor Swift

‘I’d want to be born once more as myself, but more talented.’ – Akira Toriyama

‘As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.’ – Tracee Ellis Ross

‘Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.” – Dr. Seuss

‘I’m just trying to show people that I ain’t gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself.’ – Lil Durk

‘When I’m not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘Every day, I like to wake up and remind myself to be grateful of the simple things.’ – Miranda Kerr

‘I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.’ – Charles Dickens

‘Finding ballet was like finding this missing piece of myself.’ – Misty Copeland

‘For me, I know that people always expect me to be perfect, so when I’m not perfect, it’s really frustrating. I’m really hard on myself and want things to work out right away.’ – Sunisa Lee

‘I need to celebrate life because I’m in a good spot, I work hard, and I am happy with who I am and happy with what I do for a living, and sometimes I just focus and overwhelm myself so much with the fights and getting better, that I just need to slow it down and enjoy life and enjoy training.’ – Dustin Poirier

‘I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.’ – Aaliyah

‘I do not try to play a role. I feel good being myself and saying what I think.’ – Volodymyr Zelensky

‘I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’m fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my soul is.’ – Masaharu Morimoto

‘I ain’t giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain’t got nothing else to say for you.’ – Future

‘I know no words of prayer – God help me because I can not help myself.’ – Harold E. Hughes

‘Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar.’ – Johnny Depp

‘When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.’ – Jack Ma

‘I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.’ – Demi Lovato

‘I always try to start out with some type of goal. Then I work backward and think of what I need to do to get there, and give myself smaller goals that are more immediate.’ – Kristi Yamaguchi

‘I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.’ – Kanye West

‘It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.’ – Muhammad Ali

‘I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.’ – Madam C. J. Walker

‘If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘I don’t decide to represent anything except myself. But that self is full of collective memory.’ – Mahmoud Darwish

‘I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That’s the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it’ll have to do a lot with teaching.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?’ – Yogi Berra

‘I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am.’ – James McAvoy

‘I’ll always keep fighting, keep being myself and be as respectful as I can be to stay as true to myself as I can and stay humble.’ – Anthony Johnson

‘That’s my only goal. Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.’ – Joe Rogan

‘I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line.’ – Ziggy Marley

‘I don’t stop eating when I’m full. The meal isn’t over when I’m full. It’s over when I hate myself.’ – Louis C. K.

‘I speak three languages. I’m pretty handsome myself.’ – Henry Cejudo

‘I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.’ – Mia Hamm

‘Don’t focus on the negativity. Focus on the positivity and the people that want you to do well; then, do it for them and for yourself. Sometimes I do things for myself. Sometimes I do things for my family. Sometimes I do things for my friends.’ – Roman Reigns

‘Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.’ – Octavia E. Butler

‘I am able to get up and dust myself off and keep moving forward. I’m very stubborn.’ – Rita Moreno

‘I don’t see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed… so drastically, I couldn’t believe it myself.’ – Bob Dylan

‘I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.’ – Rahul Dravid

‘At my heaviest, I was 5’8″ and 175 pounds. I ate well, but in too large quantities, and I rarely made a concerted effort to burn off the extra calories. I’d beat myself up about being overweight, even though I had the tools to be in shape. Then I’d resort to an unhealthy diet to lose the weight that was making me self-conscious.’ – Daphne Oz

‘I’m happy with being myself.’ – Khris Middleton

‘I stay positive, keep positive energy to myself.’ – Metro Boomin

‘I don’t like to think of myself as just a person. I don’t think I am. I think I existed before, and I think I’ll exist again after I die here, so I don’t exactly know what I am. I don’t think there is ever going to be an answer. I just know that I’m not like you.’ – Bray Wyatt

‘The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.’ – Charles de Gaulle

‘I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.’ – Mikhail Baryshnikov

‘If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.’ – Martin Heidegger

‘I have good and bad days like everyone else. I just try to be positive and surround myself with great people. When I think about all the great things and people I have had in my life, that gives me confidence.’ – Jessica White

‘A ‘naughty pickle’ is how I’d best describe myself. I think fun and laughter is the whole point of life.’ – Celia Imrie

‘The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.’ – Rabindranath Tagore

‘Thanks to Allah, I trust myself to distinguish between right and wrong.’ – Mohammad Amir

‘Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson

‘Everyone has seen the serious side of myself and sometimes I need to take a chill pill and have a good laugh. That’s who I am as a person.’ – Rhea Ripley

‘If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.’ – Eubie Blake

‘My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.’ – Cary Grant

‘I feel like people are expecting me to fail; therefore, I expect myself to win.’ – Lewis Hamilton

‘I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

‘Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.’ – Walt Disney

‘I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency.’ – Ted Nugent

‘All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.’ – H. L. Mencken

‘I consider myself a religious person. God is something very personal with me and I don’t flaunt religion in conversation with others.’ – Richard Chamberlain

‘I have grown to appreciate the power of believing in myself and of always having faith in myself. I rarely look back; instead, I always look forward. There is so much of life that we miss when we wallow in regret.’ – Tony Bennett

‘I’m not somebody that’s trying to be somebody else. I’m being myself for the most part and people respect that.’ – Gervonta Davis

‘I put so much pressure on myself. I’m my toughest critic. I always push myself to go harder than I did last time.’ – Polo G

‘What shall I say, O Muslims, I know not myself, I am neither a Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Zoroastrian, nor a Muslim.’ – Rumi

‘I never let myself get psyched out. My motto is, ‘Stay calm and carry on.” – Mary Cain

‘I’m confident in who I am, and I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m just being myself: being comfortable with my body, comfortable with my sound, and I’m figuring out who I am.’ – Justine Skye

‘I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.’ – Anna Freud

‘I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food.’ – Sarah Michelle Gellar

‘Your morning sets up the success of your day. So many people wake up and immediately check text messages, emails, and social media. I use my first hour awake for my morning routine of breakfast and meditation to prepare myself.’ – Caroline Ghosn

‘I’m surrounded by good people, and I surround myself with good people.’ – Lil Peep

‘I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.’ – Princess Diana

‘I consider myself to be a genius who happens to play chess.’ – Bobby Fischer

‘I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.’ – Thomas More

‘I walk slowly into myself, through a forest of empty suits of armor.’ – Tomas Transtromer

‘It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.’ – Sally Field

‘There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.’ – LeBron James

‘I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I’m just trying to create a good one for myself.’ – Jim Carrey

‘I always like it when I eat myself out of breath. That’s a good boost to my day. You know, I’m eating, and I go, ‘Oooohhh.’ It’s better a few moments later when you get to think about it, when you’re like, ‘Why did I just stop to take a deep breath? Oh yeah, my body also needs air.” – Tom Segura

‘I’ve never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that. People have to accept that.’ – Jay-Z

‘I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.’ – Leonard Cohen

‘What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.’ – Ludwig van Beethoven

‘I was going to McDonald’s and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn’t even faze them. Or I’d sit up at Denny’s or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.’ – Eminem

‘I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker… but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table.’ – Michelle Pfeiffer

‘It’s just like, damn – I’m competing with myself.’ – Cardi B

‘God made me the way I am, and I accept myself. I am who I am, and I’m proud of myself.’ – Caster Semenya

‘You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself.” – Mariah Carey

‘I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.’ – Audrey Hepburn

‘I’m just myself. That’s the best way to put it.’ – Post Malone

‘I don’t like it when a player says, ‘I like freedom; I want to play for myself.’ Because the player has to understand he is part of a team with 10 other players. If everyone wants to be a jazz musician, it will be chaos. They will not be a team, and nothing will be possible.’ – Pep Guardiola

‘I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin’s; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.’ – Michelangelo

‘I don’t consider myself Jewish. I am half-Jewish by race but not through my mother.’ – Ben Elton

‘Being honest with myself is something I like. I am happy that I don’t make excuses when I make a mistake. This is a good way to improve in the fastest way.’ – Charles Leclerc

‘I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.’ – Karan Patel

‘The divine is God’s concern; the human, man’s. My concern is neither the divine nor the human, not the true, good, just, free, etc., but solely what is ‘mine,’ and it is not a general one, but is – ‘unique,’ as I am unique. Nothing is more to me than myself!’ – Max Stirner

‘I do envision myself having kids one day, and I always wanted a little girl.’ – CM Punk

‘I’m not playing a role. I’m being myself, whatever the hell that is.’ – Bea Arthur

‘I’m an early riser. I work out really hard. I push myself; I get my job done, and at the end of the day, there’s a Guinness waiting for me.’ – Jason Momoa

‘I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it’s really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb.’ – Sandra Oh

‘I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.’ – Simone de Beauvoir

‘I never considered myself a lucky person. I’m the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.’ – Christopher Nolan

‘I would never call myself mysterious. The word I use is ‘private.” – PartyNextDoor

‘I have this unshakeable faith. I believe in myself; I believe in God.’ – Laurence Fishburne

‘My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.’ – Joan Jett

‘I’ve changed my diet a few times. Now I’m trying to eat more protein. I eat little meals throughout the day. I love food, so I still give myself great meals. Also, when I’m busy, it’s easy to lose weight.’ – Michael Keaton

‘I give myself the luxury of saying what I want.’ – Jose Mujica

‘I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘Under promise and over deliver. People will be pleasantly surprised that you gave more than they expected. And remember that there is always room for us to be better and do better. That’s what I am calling for. Not just everybody else – myself, too.’ – Luvvie Ajayi

‘The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.’ – Mark Messier

‘I always had a larger view. I’m interested in real life – my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.’ – Amy Adams

‘I don’t concern myself with award. I’d been to the party enough times to know it really didn’t matter.’ – Denzel Washington

‘I don’t want to write a hagiography on myself. To me, that is just a waste.’ – Ron DeSantis

‘I don’t consider myself a Hollywood liberal, but I have my convictions and my beliefs.’ – Matt Dillon

‘Just try to do the right thing, and that’s immediate karma: ‘I feel good about myself.” – Linda Thompson

‘I’m not that conservative. I do feel – I guess I’m more of a Democrat at heart, although I’ve never affiliated myself with a particular party.’ – Kathy Bates

‘I’m all about evolution. I’m the first person to judge myself.’ – The Weeknd

‘I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.’ – Ray Bradbury

‘I lose myself in music because I can’t be bothered explaining what I feel to anyone else around me.’ – Robert Smith

‘In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.’ – Dante Alighieri

‘I don’t play a character. It’s totally just an extension of myself.’ – John Cena

‘I was never less alone than when by myself.’ – Edward Gibbon

‘If you ever think about me, and you ain’t gonna do no revolutionary act, forget about me. I don’t want myself on your mind if you’re not going to work for the people.’ – Fred Hampton

‘I see myself as a fighter, a gladiator. I have always fought my own battles.’ – Rituparna Sengupta

‘I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘For myself, personally, I am never really aware of timing or anything because I am passionate about what I do, so I have found that if you really love what you do, then time flies.’ – Colm Wilkinson

‘Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.’ – Rita Mae Brown

‘I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.’ – Nicolas Cage

‘I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.’ – T. D. Jakes

‘With a Catholic mother and a Muslim father, I’ve always had a great interest in religion, but I’ve never practiced one myself. After I received a diagnosis of an aggressive form of leukemia at the age of 22, I put my faith in medicine.’ – Suleika Jaouad

‘The message is that I was reminding myself and informing others of the fact that God has always been good to me. No matter what you’re going through, God is always with us. Life is a journey.’ – Andrae Crouch

‘Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.’ – Harper Lee

‘I don’t think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.’ – Barry Williams

‘I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.’ – Marcel Duchamp

‘Tomorrow doesn’t exist, yesterday is gone. The more I remind myself of that, the stronger I feel.’ – Liam Hemsworth

‘I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I’m doing.’ – Jimmy Page

‘I make sure I always surround myself with good, down to earth, fun, real people, who always keep me grounded.’ – Sean Kingston

‘I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.’ – Eartha Kitt

‘My idea of my music is constantly changing so I feel like how other people react to my old songs just ends up putting more pressure on myself from my own perspective.’ – Tate McRae

‘You can’t be a sexy person unless you have something sexy to offer. With me, it’s my voice: the way that I sing, the way I express myself when I sing.’ – Tom Jones

‘I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.’ – Dwight L. Moody

‘I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself.’ – Walt Mossberg

‘I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.’ – Iyanla Vanzant

‘My art is a form of restoration in terms of my feelings to myself and to others.’ – Louise Bourgeois

‘I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy.’ – Trent Reznor

‘Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself.’ – Thomas Aquinas

‘With every film that I am doing I am learning new things either about myself, or about filmmaking.’ – Sanya Malhotra

‘Two halves don’t make a whole. Two wholes make a whole. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn’t doing better by doing that. I became less of a man.’ – Jason Mraz

‘I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who’s trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.’ – Javier Bardem

‘Once I had asked God for one or two extra inches in height, but instead, he made me as tall as the sky, so high that I could not measure myself… By giving me this height to reach people, he has also given me great responsibilities.’ – Malala Yousafzai

‘I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I’m not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.’ – Kevin Gates

‘I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.’ – Sachin Tendulkar

‘I was 17 when my body started changing, and I worried about what I did wrong. I went through a period where I didn’t eat at all. I also had someone who was encouraging me to take diet pills. I pushed myself to the extreme because I woke up one day and had hips – and a butt – and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m getting fat!” – Shantel VanSanten

‘I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.’ – Alice Sebold

‘The reason I talk to myself is that I’m the only one whose answers I accept.’ – George Carlin

‘I’m Iranian, which means I feel that I have more right to take off other races and religions, being an ‘ethnic’ myself. But it’s a mythical character, the Fonejacker, and it’s all tongue in cheek.’ – Kayvan Novak

‘I don’t have a preferred religion – I’d have to do research. I was born a Christian, but as I’ve grown into my own man, I don’t attach myself to a religion – 100 per cent, I have faith. Then it’s locking into what suits me.’ – Anthony Joshua

‘If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself.’ – Joseph Smith, Jr.

‘I’d describe myself as a Christian who doesn’t believe in God.’ – Helen Mirren

‘I am definitely the queen. I definitely see myself as the queen.’ – Lil’ Kim

‘I myself think that the wise man meddles little or not at all in affairs and does his own things.’ – Chrysippus

‘I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.’ – Will Smith

‘I myself am not religious, but yes, I certainly grew up in a very Catholic environment.’ – Patrick Collison

‘Everyone thinks these are self-portraits but they aren’t meant to be. I just use myself as a model because I know I can push myself to extremes, make each shot as ugly or goofy or silly as possible.’ – Cindy Sherman

‘I couldn’t be more proud of my little sister and the mother she is and am also incredibly proud of my mom and the huge influence she’s had on myself, my sisters, and now her grandchildren.’ – Natalya Neidhart

‘I never was in the Nation of Islam… I mean, what I call myself is a natural Muslim, ’cause it’s just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it’s just not in me to do. So I don’t do it.’ – Ice Cube

‘I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.’ – Adele

‘I think of myself as pretty chill and down-to-earth.’ – Camille Grammer

‘I was both loved and hated for being upfront. But I was just being myself.’ – Sunny Deol

‘I wake up every day inspiring myself, because God gave me life.’ – DJ Khaled

‘There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.’ – David Letterman

‘I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself.’ – Rebecca Loos

‘I’ve been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist.’ – Goldie Hawn

‘I know I’m stronger in the songs than I really am. Sometimes I need to hear it myself. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us.’ – Beyonce Knowles

‘Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.’ – Edna St. Vincent Millay

‘I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.’ – Dolly Parton

‘I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.’ – Mike Tyson

‘It’s a big theme in my life, learning about myself and being a better person. I’m a work in progress; I have revelations every day.’ – Rick Rubin

‘Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.’ – Rod Stewart

‘I never thought of myself as unlucky. When you aim high, it’s tough to get there unless something really fortunate happens.’ – Henry Cavill

‘Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught.’ – Peter Capaldi

‘I applaud my mother now for getting me through that time and making me believe in myself.’ – Leah Remini

‘I shall create a new world for myself.’ – Frederic Chopin

‘I have two choices: Sit at home and feel sorry for myself, or make lemonade out of lemons.’ – Stormy Daniels

‘The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.’ – Jane Addams

‘Trust me, I play the game for the fans, my family and myself.’ – David Ortiz

‘I like to challenge myself. I like to learn – so I like to try new things and try to keep growing.’ – David Schwimmer

‘I try to keep in my mind the simple question: Am I trying to do good or make myself look good? Too many of our responsibilities get added to our plate when we are trying to please people, impress people, prove ourselves, acquire power, increase our prestige. All those motivations are about looking good more than doing good.’ – Kevin DeYoung

‘I’m undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘I’ve never been the kind of guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.’ – Michael B. Jordan

‘If I’m in a pressurised situation, I’ve learned to breathe, chill myself out and be calm.’ – Fallon Sherrock

‘I find it difficult to watch myself… I find it boring.’ – Morgan Freeman

‘I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don’t even think it’s as much as what I want for myself. It’s more what I want for the people around me. That’s what I want.’ – Tom Cruise

‘When I was younger, the pressure was just being cool. I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.’ – Paul Walker

‘Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.’ – Lindsay Lohan

‘I’m not vicious really. I consider myself to be kindhearted. I love my mum.’ – Sid Vicious

‘I will never give myself the luxury of thinking, ‘I’ve made it.” – Zaha Hadid

‘I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people… that’s why I don’t like any of them.’ – Roseanne Barr

‘If Christ has died for me, ungodly as I am, without strength as I am, then I cannot live in sin any longer, but must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me.’ – Charles Spurgeon

‘No one else has ever opened doors for me. I opened them myself.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘When I was very young I was sort of floored by the fact that my mother and my father and everyone I knew was going to die one day, and myself too. I had a sort of a philosophical crisis. I couldn’t believe that we were mortal.’ – Lana Del Rey

‘My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I’ll still be fly.’ – Rihanna

‘Flowers heal me. Tulips make me happy. I keep myself surrounded by them as soon as they start coming to the island from Canada, and after that when they come from the fields in La Connor, not far from where I live.’ – Rebecca Wells

‘I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.’ – Usain Bolt

‘I have lots of friends, but I’m probably a terrible friend to all of them, even my family. I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself with no friends later on in life. My friends become my enemies.’ – Ariel Pink

‘I have such high standards for myself and I will never settle for being a mediocre player.’ – Chipper Jones

‘I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns.’ – Ernest Shackleton

‘I can’t tell you the number of people that are like, ‘Has anyone ever told you you look like a blonde Liv Tyler?’ And at this point, I’m like, ‘Yes… yes, I’ve been told that.’ I mean, she’s beautiful. It’s not like I’m not totally flattered by it, but then again, I think I look like myself.’ – Gillian Jacobs

‘I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.’ – Jensen Ackles

‘I guess this is gonna sound kind of weird, but I’m not scared for myself for dying. Because I believe all these places are temporary. This is just one shell. Because we Hawaiians live in both worlds.’ – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

‘I don’t like defining myself. I just am.’ – Britney Spears

‘Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy, and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted.’ – Ava DuVernay

‘Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I’ve always called myself an illustrator. I’m not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.’ – Norman Rockwell

‘I really don’t feel like I’m in any kind of contest. Except, maybe, with myself. Just want to learn and create and grow. Get better all the time with these filmmaking tools. I don’t expect perfection from myself. Just progress.’ – Angela Bettis

‘My parents are left-wing, and I would describe myself as that. But also, you know what? I wouldn’t describe myself as that. Because I don’t have to. Because I’m not a political party. Most people are a little bit of each, and we change our mind on various issues.’ – Daniel Radcliffe

‘I really have no interest in myself.’ – Paul Auster

‘The devil put before me that I could not endure the trials of the religious life, because of my delicate nurture. I defended myself against him by alleging the trials which Christ endured, and that it was not much for me to suffer something for His sake; besides, He would help me to bear it.’ – Saint Teresa of Avila

‘People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I faced difficulties with a lot of things. I face opposition every day, but I didn’t kill myself and now, thank God, I’m here.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I’m someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘It sounds corny, but I’ve promised my inner child that never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again.’ – Wynonna Judd

‘I like scaring myself.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘I told myself repeatedly, ‘One day you will be famous.” – Yves Saint Laurent

‘I feel like I’m good at always just being myself.’ – Sean O’Malley

‘The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.’ – Buck Owens

‘I’ve always had to conquer fear when I’m on stage. Basically, I was and still am a very shy person. It’s absolutely in conflict with what I do. But once I deliver the first joke I’m okay. It’s like I’m out there all by myself just delivering my lines to nobody in particular without ever trying to notice the audience in front of me.’ – Steven Wright

‘I don’t walk around looking into cameras and telling people I’m the best fighter in the world just to hear myself talk. I say it for the same reason they put warnings on packages of cigarettes, and fighting Chael Sonnen may be hazardous to one’s health.’ – Chael Sonnen

‘I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin’ the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin’ the blues myself, but I’m writing them for other people who have a hard life.’ – Chris Isaak

‘I guess you’d call me an independent, since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.’ – Jackie Robinson

‘I’m a spokesman for myself. It just so happens that there’s a bunch of people that are concerned with what I have to say. I find that frightening at times because I’m just as confused as most people. I don’t have the answers for anything.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like.’ – Jonas Salk

‘I wouldn’t limit myself to nothing. I feel like I am limitless.’ – Devin Booker

‘I was always really harsh on myself, and I think that’s probably why people had to try to keep me positive.’ – Jude Bellingham

‘What people say isn’t going to stop me. I have to do things for myself.’ – Kate Moss

‘I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time for thought or anything else. I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars.’ – Enzo Ferrari

‘I have made lots of mistakes. I have had many bad days. I have hurt people and myself.’ – Hank Green

‘Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.’ – Nat Turner

‘The more precisely I can drive, the more I enjoy myself.’ – Michael Schumacher

‘As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.’ – Indra Nooyi

‘I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.’ – Charles Darwin

‘If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.’ – Anne Frank

‘I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I’m constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes.’ – Janelle Monae

‘I don’t write for a particular audience. I work as an artist, and I think the audience of one, which is the self, and I have to satisfy myself as an artist. So I always say that I write for the same people that Picasso painted for. I think he painted for himself.’ – August Wilson

‘I have always said I will try to answer questions honestly. I don’t want to change that about myself. I think people appreciate that about me.’ – Rory McIlroy

‘I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.’ – Elton John

‘My life motto is ‘Do my best, so that I can’t blame myself for anything.” – Magdalena Neuner

‘My supplements are similar to my training – I always commit to being a better version of myself.’ – Ronnie Coleman

‘Even if I might say to myself, ‘I don’t need health insurance. I won’t get sick,’ the fact is, as human beings with mortality, we are going to get sick, and it’s unpredictable when.’ – Neal Katyal

‘I just have a really strong mind and I just believe in myself a lot.’ – The Kid Laroi

‘I had a rough childhood coming up, and I just took all that negative energy and made it very positive for myself to drive me. I’m a very driven person. I have passion that almost scares people, just to be successful and make it no matter what.’ – David Goggins

‘If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I’ve tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.’ – Patrick Swayze

‘I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.’ – Sam Walton

‘Being deeply contented with God in my everyday life is a focused attitude. It is always available. It means practicing letting go of my obsession with how I’m doing. It means training myself to learn to actually be present with people, and seeking to love them.’ – John Ortberg

‘My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.’ – James Brown

‘Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.’ – Nikolai Berdyaev

‘You might not trust me. Please give me a chance and time. I will prove myself for all of you.’ – Yingluck Shinawatra

‘I just aspire to be the best I can be. I want to work hard and set one goal at a time for myself.’ – Bella Hadid

‘I’ve got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.’ – Peter Tosh

‘I’m being myself when the camera is rolling.’ – Scott Borchetta

‘I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.’ – Voltaire

‘I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to do things that I don’t think I can, to do things that other people do not think I can. It pushes me. I push my own personal limits.’ – Bethany Hamilton

‘I go to Scotland maybe three times a year, and I love it. When I’m at home, I feel at home, I feel myself, I feel connected.’ – Gerard Butler

‘I myself never feel that I’m sexy. If people call me cute, I am happier.’ – Coco Lee

‘The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.’ – Al Pacino

‘I can be a tomboy or an absolute lady – I gave myself the title ‘The Best of Both Girls.” – Da Brat

‘I never loved another person the way I loved myself.’ – Mae West

‘The only meat I eat is from animals I’ve killed myself.’ – Mark Zuckerberg

‘I always prided myself in being different.’ – D’Angelo Russell

‘I don’t want to lose myself for someone else.’ – Summer Walker

‘I’m outing myself as a huge comic book nerd.’ – Simu Liu

‘When I’ve lost weight, some fans get very upset because they want me to stay curvy. But my own self-worth and wellness regime has to do with my well-being and longevity, so if I make the choice to take care of myself, and the outcome is losing weight, it’s disappointing that there might be some backlash.’ – Sara Ramirez

‘Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.’ – Andre Agassi

‘The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.’ – Tom Wolfe

‘It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to do it is another question altogether.’ – Johnny Vegas

‘I see myself in competition with Blur and Oasis. But everyone else just sees me as this guy with a history.’ – Gilbert O’Sullivan

‘I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them.’ – Judith Wright

‘I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.’ – Ali Krieger

‘My past was always there. And I always understood that I was adopted. It wasn’t like a massive issue to me. But identity was an issue. I knew that I was Indian, but I didn’t really know much about myself, really. I mean, I really disassociated myself from what happened in the past to present. But, it was affecting in regards to identity.’ – Saroo Brierley

‘Whether I’m at the gas station or I be at the store, I be there by myself. I be regular.’ – Lil Baby

‘I became married at a young age and had two daughters and divorced at 26. I had to go on welfare to make ends meet. I had no way to support myself.’ – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

‘I think I’m one of the most patriotic people that I’ve ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way – not by donations; I work at it.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.’ – Jude Law

‘I hid myself in food.’ – Gordon Ramsay

‘I’ve never been diagnosed with anything, I’ve self diagnosed myself with multiple personality disorder and DID.’ – Trisha Paytas

‘I intend to inspire people with my story: motivate young people that grew up like myself, or even not like myself. Just, you know, go through the human experience.’ – Nipsey Hussle

‘Sometimes I wish I could clone myself, you know, be in two places at once.’ – Peter Kay

‘My style will be management by being on the street, management by walking around. Third persons won’t have to tell me what’s going on in our city. I’ll hear it, I’ll see it, I’ll touch it myself.’ – Carl Stokes

‘I don’t know much about politics, and I don’t want to know. That’s why I rarely involve myself in politics.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I don’t know how to explain it more. It’s universal. Some people are better at dealing with it, and they sleep with no pain – not pain, arguments. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war.’ – Brad Pitt

‘While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.’ – Maya Angelou

‘Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being – my wife, Sheryl – which I was never able to do before.’ – Rob Lowe

‘Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I’d hide my face in the dark, I wouldn’t want to look in the mirror and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday.’ – Michael Jackson

‘To remain a credible leader, I must always work first, hardest, and longest on changing myself. This is neither easy nor natural, but it is essential.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘I like to think of myself as a fairly educated human being, but I’m a very uneducated actor when it comes to movies, directors, producers, actors for that matter.’ – Shailene Woodley

‘The 20-year goal is to be a film director. The 15-year goal is to win an Oscar. The five-year goal is to just keep enjoying myself.’ – Tom Holland

‘I am a mystery to myself.’ – Angelina Grimke

‘I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.’ – Amy Tan

‘I’m just trying to be myself. I’m not trying to be anyone else.’ – Conor McGregor

‘If I go into the place in myself that is love, and you go into the place in yourself that is love, we are together in love. Then you and I are truly in love, the state of being love. That’s the entrance to Oneness. That’s the space I entered when I met my guru.’ – Ram Dass

‘When I think of myself, I think of Toronto. My music would never sound the way it does if it weren’t for Toronto.’ – Drake

‘The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.’ – Groucho Marx

‘I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat.’ – Nikola Tesla

‘I’m hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I’d be pulling for him.’ – Hank Aaron

‘I really have to keep an eye on myself, because sometimes I think I might say something important.’ – Leslie Nielsen

‘I’m a shepherd, not a sheep, and I’ve always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower.’ – Dustin Diamond

‘Everything I do, I do it being myself.’ – Gareth Thomas

‘I am my own cheerleader. I am the one who puts my goals, who pushes myself to get to the next goal. I don’t have someone next to me saying, ‘Here you go, now do this, it’s your next step, go for it.” – Reem Acra

‘I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost – that is important.’ – Jacques-Henri Lartigue

‘When I was younger, I used to try to fit in, but now I’m much more comfortable with just being myself.’ – Andrea Riseborough

‘My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good? – Joseph Howe’ – Joseph Howe

‘I didn’t know initially whether I’d like doing TV and whether I’d be able to work with other people. I’ve always done my own thing. I’ve never put myself into that situation, but it’s the most fun I’ve had in years.’ – Dolores O’Riordan

‘I’m hard on myself, so I’m working on shifting perspective toward self-acceptance, with all my flaws and weaknesses.’ – Gwyneth Paltrow

‘I think what makes me different from the average Joe is that I feel free to be myself and express myself in the way that I want. If that makes you mad, we’re living in a world of dire straits. If anything, it makes you more sane.’ – Paloma Faith

‘I have never regarded myself as a hero, but Tenzing undoubtedly was.’ – Edmund Hillary

‘I used to just think about what my fans wanted all the time. But it just started feeling weird to me. I want to just show everyone who I am and stick to my vision. I have to trust myself.’ – Mac Miller

‘I remember being 18 and being fed up with everything – fed up with society, fed up with the political system, fed up with myself – and then you kind of go, ‘Actually, this voting thing is amazing,’ because you have a chance to change it, right?’ – Cillian Murphy

‘The Rolling Stones set the bar to where I look to as a band. But I don’t envision myself touring in the way they do. My knees won’t hold out.’ – Jon Bon Jovi

‘More and more, it feels like I’m doing a really bad impersonation of myself.’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.’ – Kim Kardashian

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.’ – Eric Idle

‘The plan wasn’t to rap. So, I got out for a year. I got back in the streets, back out here. Then, it wasn’t workin’, like, I kept going broke. I kept finding myself back at zero. I kept finding myself in trouble, so I told Durk, ‘I’m ready to rap now. I’m ready.” – King Von

‘I get facials. I get a manicure and pedicure every week. I get my hair cut, and I oil myself down from head to toe. I got that from my brother. I was so impressed with how high maintenance he was. When he left the room, you could still smell him for an hour.’ – Bernie Mac

‘Honestly, I always believed in myself. For real, for real.’ – Bad Bunny

‘I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.’ – Yoko Ono

‘I’d like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back.’ – Dee Dee Ramone

‘If I have not the power to put myself in the place of other people, but must be continually burrowing inward, I shall never be the magnanimous creative person I wish to be. Yet I am hypnotized by the workings of the individual, alone, and am continually using myself as a specimen.’ – Sylvia Plath

‘Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.’ – Alexander Graham Bell

‘For an old spy and codebreaker like myself, nothing in the world happens by coincidence.’ – Malcolm Nance

‘I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.’ – Vincent Van Gogh

‘When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.’ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘Whenever I see a mirror, I just look at myself, or when I see my own reflection, I quickly take a look; I won’t lie about that. But when I am in front of the camera, it’s just the character, not me.’ – Alia Bhatt

‘As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn’t really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage, and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn’t have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself.’ – David Bowie

‘I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.’ – Frederick Douglass

‘For me, it is OK as long as I can breathe, as long as my heart is pumping, as long as I can express myself.’ – Ai Weiwei

‘When I was a kid, I thought I was the strongest man in the world. Then, the fastest runner and then the smartest person in the world. One by one my delusions got shut down. Now I just see myself as the lamest guy in the world.’ – Jack Black

‘To me in my childhood, elves and fairies of all sorts were very real things, and my dolls were as really children as I was myself a child.’ – Annie Besant

‘I don’t call myself a women’s footballer; I say I’m a footballer.’ – Lucy Bronze

‘I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self.’ – Dalia Mogahed

‘I’m not trying to keep up or adapt. I’m allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.’ – LL Cool J

‘I’ve never had any religion. I’d prefer it if I did, really. Even as a boy I just couldn’t make myself believe.’ – David Gilmour

‘I think of myself… as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.’ – Louis L’Amour

‘I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.’ – Daryl Hannah

‘Fashion is more about taste than money – you have to understand your body and tailor clothes to your needs; it’s all about the fit. I do the alterations myself – I’m quite a seamstress – it’s the influence of my Hungarian mother.’ – Carmen Dell’Orefice

‘I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.’ – Eli Whitney

‘I used to have all these plans and think ‘Ah, I have my whole life figured out’, but then I realized no matter how much I plan: life happens! So I find myself living day to day trying to do my best, embracing every moment as a learning opportunity and chance to get to know myself a little more.’ – Q’orianka Kilcher

‘It’s not a struggle to be on a diet. You feel lighter, and your spirit is lighter, too. But I love chocolate, and I allow myself to have chocolate. That doesn’t go against a diet for me.’ – Juliette Binoche

‘I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.’ – Andy Andrews

‘My job is art curator, not artist. All I have ever wanted to do is immerse myself in art, to enjoy it, to learn about it, to write about it, to talk to others about it.’ – Hans-Ulrich Obrist

‘To not to have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself.’ – Charles Bukowski

‘I can’t tone it down. I’m being me and being myself.’ – Adam Rippon

‘Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing.’ – John Mayer

‘I work on myself daily to be a better person. When I react in a negative way to somebody, I sit back and think about why I did it, so I’m always working on myself, and my music is the same.’ – Lizzo

‘I like the performing part, it gives me a huge rush but it still makes me nervous. Being in front of large crowds is intimidating to me and I feel myself withdrawing.’ – Torrie Wilson

‘Sometimes I can think of so many ways of expressing myself that I feel I’m an old typewriter, and too many keys come forward at once – and I get jammed.’ – Boris Johnson

‘I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.’ – Satchel Paige

‘Five years from now I see myself still working hard to get where I want to be, because I think big.’ – Chanel Iman

‘I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.’ – Mark Wahlberg

‘I never stopped believing myself and what I was capable of doing.’ – Ronald Acuna Jr.

‘I don’t have to prove myself to anyone. People know what I’m capable of. I’ve spent a long time in this game.’ – Jose Reyes

‘I’ve been kind of toying around with the bi thing in my head. I wouldn’t ever give myself the label ‘bisexual’, but bi-curious? Yea.’ – Adam Lambert

‘Being a nocturnal creature myself, I often find myself in dark alleys or strange places late at night. If there were werewolves around, I’d be likely to run into them, being the night owl that I am.’ – Dean Ambrose

‘I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.’ – Marlene Dietrich

‘There were a lot of rumors spread about me. Of course, I didn’t show up to defend myself, so my absence helped create even more.’ – Sean Young

‘I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.’ – Diane Arbus

‘Early on, people told me I was making Chinese people look bad. I’ve been living with this accent. I had already been doing standup for a while. I knew my voice already. I myself never wanted to make my accent the butt of the joke. I never want it to be, ‘I’m laughing at your accent.” – Ronny Chieng

‘Because you’re not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.’ – Madeleine L’Engle

‘I’ve never had any problem with crazy people. I like crazy people; I probably am a crazy person myself.’ – Errol Morris

‘I really respond to putting myself out of my own depth and finding my feet.’ – Bonnie Wright

‘Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.’ – William Alexander

‘I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken – and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.’ – Margaret Mitchell

‘I just believe in standing up for people and against discrimination. I consider myself an advocate for human rights.’ – Kali Uchis

‘I don’t abuse my body – I don’t drink much alcohol, don’t smoke and never have – but that’s the same of many people. I don’t think I’ve ever stopped ageing myself.’ – Morten Harket

‘It’s not me standing on the podium with medals. It’s me being able to walk out with a smile on my face and truly being happy with myself.’ – Katelyn Ohashi

‘I found an agent midway through my year-long run at ‘Grease’ and just started to audition. I fortunately booked ‘South Pacific’ six months after ‘Grease’ was over, and I feel like that was a huge turning point in legitimizing myself in the Broadway community, and getting to do that was absolutely amazing.’ – Laura Osnes

‘The biggest competition is myself. I am not looking to follow others or pull them down. I’m planning to test my own boundaries.’ – Rain

‘I probably talk to myself more than I talk to anyone.’ – Brent Faiyaz

‘I’d kill myself if I was as fat as Marilyn Monroe.’ – Elizabeth Hurley

‘That’s the way I got along in life. I don’t ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I can’t do it myself, I don’t deserve to get it.’ – Clyde Tombaugh

‘I was completely shocked – two Grammy nominations. I’ve said it out loud to myself about 100 times.’ – Michelle Zauner

‘With everything I do, I just try to be myself.’ – Kevin Durant

‘I always voted at my party’s call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.’ – William Gilbert

‘Sometimes when I find myself very irritated about a topic, I know it’s my next book.’ – Laurie Halse Anderson

‘The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.’ – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

‘I always ask myself the question, do you like to win, or do you hate to lose?’ – Nick Saban

‘The advice I’ve been giving to people all my life – that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you; you can’t give up politics, it won’t give you up – was the advice I should have been taking myself.’ – Christopher Hitchens

‘If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.’ – Henry James

‘I don’t believe in God, though I’m not prepared to call myself an atheist either. You know the old phrase: ‘There are no atheists in foxholes.’ I’ve never been in a foxhole, and if I ever find myself in a foxhole, I’ll let you know if I believe in God or not.’ – Ed Asner

‘I, myself, have tried following people around me, and I’ve got lost and ended up feeling emptiness rather than a sense of accomplishment. I’d like everyone to find their own role models within themselves.’ – Jisoo

‘I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect.’ – Julius Erving

‘The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.’ – William Temple

‘I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.’ – Benjamin Disraeli

‘I need to keep working on myself for a while.’ – Eminem

‘I am not supernatural. I’m just myself.’ – Andre The Giant

‘I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.’ – James A. Garfield

‘I never did a nude shoot, I always kept myself limited to bikini shoots. This, however, does not mean that I look down on individuals who pose nude for shoots.’ – Kashmira Shah

‘In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.” – Howard Schultz

‘It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.’ – Joyce Maynard

‘I’m an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.’ – Idris Elba

‘My characters are always unlucky in love. It’s annoying, but perhaps there is something in me that is suited to characters that have a darkness. Maybe it’s why I play such damaged people when I’m not particularly damaged myself, I would say.’ – Vanessa Kirby

‘The energy you give off is the energy you receive. I really think that, so I’m always myself – jumping, dancing, singing around, trying to cheer everybody up.’ – Cara Delevingne

‘I am as mysterious to myself as I am mysterious to others.’ – Leonora Carrington

‘I overloaded myself with work. I give myself work to do so I don’t give myself time to chill and have free time to chill with the family as much.’ – A Boogie wit da Hoodie

‘I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.’ – Oprah Winfrey

‘I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college.’ – Allison Williams

‘I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.’ – George Washington

‘I’m just trying to stay within myself every day and keep going.’ – Cody Bellinger

‘My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn’t each person give his life for his calling? – Clara Schumann’ – Clara Schumann

‘Let others either envy or pity me; I care not, so long as I enjoy myself.’ – Joseph Hall

‘I myself do not believe in explaining anything.’ – Shel Silverstein

‘When I set myself a target, I aim to reach it.’ – Dimitar Berbatov

‘All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself.’ – Rita Dove

‘When I was young, the constraints of Chinese society and my personal timid and cautious nature both drove me to seek a means to go against control. Gunpowder has an inherent uncertainty and uncontrollability and is an important means for me to relieve myself of constraint.’ – Cai Guo-Qiang

‘I put so much pressure on myself to raise the bar with each and every project. I treat it like every film is my last, and I make sure I pour everything I have into every film I make because if I’m not trying to improve, someone else will.’ – Scott Adkins

‘God put me on this earth to bring souls back to the Kingdom of God. You don’t need to pray ten times a day – you just need hope. My music is going to stop war; it’s the healing music. I see myself in Brazil, in Syria, in Darfur, and places where they really need hope.’ – Tory Lanez

‘I don’t take care of myself at all. I’ve no idea why I’m not a fat bloater. I eat everything and anything. I never cook and just eat take-outs.’ – Travis Fimmel

‘The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.’ – Harry Dean Stanton

‘I allow myself one nice car.’ – Slash

‘I think I’m a vocal genius, not a musical genius. I like background vocals. I consider myself a voice, not a singer. A voice is a sound, and singing is what you do with that sound.’ – Brian Wilson

‘The finest lesson I’ve learned with age is that all I need is a small team of comrades who inspire me, try not to judge me, and remind me when I’m judging myself.’ – Lake Bell

‘I feel like I put pressure on myself to perform well and to play well and to do well. That’s what I expect of myself. It’s not always going to happen, but I can certainly sort of put myself in the position where I can get the best out of myself.’ – Ashleigh Barty

‘I remind myself to stay down to earth so I can keep in touch with my audience.’ – Ginuwine

‘I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.’ – Matthew McConaughey

‘I think myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense… But it’s unquestionably good escapist literature, and I think I should rather like it if I were sitting in an air-raid shelter or recovering from flu.’ – Georgette Heyer

‘I do not know You, God, because I am in the way. Please help me to push myself aside.’ – Flannery O’Connor

‘I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty… but I am too busy thinking about myself.’ – Edith Sitwell

‘By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.’ – Jack Dempsey

‘It took me years to realize that ‘normal’ is actually super boring and that being myself was harder but infinitely more rewarding.’ – Franchesca Ramsey

‘TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance.’ – Rebecca Harding Davis

‘Back when Jerry Seinfeld was just another comedian hanging around the clubs, I’d imitate him to amuse myself and the other comics. The club owners would say, ‘What are you doing that for? Nobody knows him.” – Gilbert Gottfried

‘It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘I’ll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.’ – Tim Vine

‘I don’t feel the need to defend myself anymore – I am a woman. I feel differently and I think differently than a man. If you’re going to bully me or laugh at me because something makes me emotional – you go right ahead because that’s what makes me a woman, and I don’t want to be anything but that.’ – Erin Brockovich

‘From getting good grades in school, to thinking about getting a good career and settling down, we all have been running a rat race. We always thought that we were doing it for ourselves but actually we were doing it for others. Like, I realized, I never had time for myself.’ – Gurmeet Choudhary

‘When I’m writing, I separate from everyone. Even my band. I push myself, and I’m alone with my thoughts. Separating from friends and comforts and family lets you think a lot deeper about subject matter. Working alone drives me a little crazy, but it makes the writing as honest as possible.’ – Vic Fuentes

‘I am a smoker, I’m ashamed to say. I had given it up for many years, then picked it up again. It’s a horrible habit. I struggle with myself all the time. And I love to smoke.’ – Melissa Leo

‘I look back on my liberal political beliefs with a sort of wonder – as another exercise in self-involvement – rewarding myself for some superiority I could not logically describe.’ – David Mamet

‘Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.’ – Pearl S. Buck

‘I’m not a religious person. I’m Catholic, so I consider myself more of a spiritual person. I believe in God.’ – Tracey Gold

‘I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world.’ – Idi Amin

‘If I spent all my time criticising myself, I wouldn’t be able to function. There are actors who theorise till the cows come home. I haven’t the patience for them. It’s maybe shallow, but that’s why I’ll never be part of the acting set.’ – Anthony Hopkins

‘In myself I am nothing. It all comes from God and the Virgin Mary.’ – Lech Walesa

‘I think at the end of the day, I am myself, to a fault.’ – Trevor Bauer

‘I myself used to do absurd things. Yes, I mean that. I had to have a laugh, and some of the things were absurd. But they could always be worn by an elegant woman; they did not negate her elegance.’ – Elsa Schiaparelli

‘I definitely consider myself a Christian. There’s things that I believe in, there’s things I have a self-belief on. I know I got a great relationship with God and the universe. I just believe in being a righteous person and karma. Doing unto others as you would have done unto you. I really want to help teach that.’ – Big Sean

‘I wouldn’t change myself for anybody. I am who I am; people accept me, or they don’t. I have my strengths and my weaknesses, which I can try to improve upon, of course. I’m still not the finished product.’ – Granit Xhaka

‘It’s just the risk that I take and the sacrifice that I make: Putting myself, my career, my family’s peace of mind on the line just to do right by my fans. It ain’t no gray area: You’re either with that and willing to go out of your way to make people who contribute to your dreams coming true happy or you aren’t.’ – DaBaby

‘I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with so many great collaborators in my lifetime.’ – Trey Anastasio

‘I have always regarded myself, in the first place, as an African patriot.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘Anything less than gold is a failure to me. It’s extreme pressure, but I hold myself to a high standard.’ – Jordan Burroughs

‘My parents are pretty religious, devout, but did they force it on me? No, I don’t think so. I still think of myself as a Lutheran, just one who doesn’t go to church.’ – Kristen Schaal

‘As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.’ – Neil Young

‘Even though it was the 70s, we found old stocks of clothes that had never been worn from the 50s and took them apart. I started to teach myself how to make clothes from that kind of formula.’ – Vivienne Westwood

‘I call myself a naturalist as opposed to an atheist, but there are different styles. Some people just like to be close to nature. And some people actually worship nature, which is too wishy-washy because – like a lot of religious believers – they don’t depend on facts.’ – Greg Graffin

‘I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know – what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.’ – Ann Richards

‘I don’t want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I’m not interested.’ – Christine Lahti

‘Because I’m an older mom, I have a responsibility to my kids as well as myself. I want to be there for them.’ – Christie Brinkley

‘There’s a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends ’cause I’m too content being by myself.’ – Drew Barrymore

‘I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. I’m an all-American girl, so I go for a burger and fries and a shake.’ – Ashley Wagner

‘There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don’t necessarily want to be like them. I’m too happy being myself.’ – James D’arcy

‘I cannot in any case permit myself to be brought before the people, exclusively, by any of the political parties that now so unfortunately divide our country, as their candidate for office.’ – Zachary Taylor

‘There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.’ – Georges St-Pierre

‘When I go onstage and am performing the way I want to… I finally feel like myself.’ – Mitski

‘I think it’s better to attempt something and fail than it is to not even attempt it, so I’m glad that I’ve been prepared to put myself on the line there.’ – Ian Thorpe

‘I tell myself that if I start to listen to these people and start to let them decide how I should behave and what I should do, then this is not my life – it’s theirs.’ – Anushka Sharma

‘When I had to make a decision whether or not an activity was appropriate for the Sabbath, I simply asked myself, ‘What sign do I want to give to God?’ That question made my choices about the Sabbath day crystal clear.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘In the cold I centre myself and my breathing to transfer all my heat into the centre of my body.’ – Wim Hof

‘I went for an outrageous form of expressing myself. It seemed to be a way that I could make my name and show that I was somebody.’ – Dee Snider

‘Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘I consider myself a remarkably unsentimental person. I don’t look back on the good old days.’ – John Carmack

‘I want to see myself as a student. Keep learning, keep improving, keep your eyes and ears open.’ – Dirk Nowitzki

‘I’m making little changes in my life to take care of myself, like putting in a mile or two on my treadmill every day.’ – Paula Deen

‘Every time I start to get worked up over something, I just think to myself, ‘Is this really going to matter in my life tomorrow, in an hour, in a year?’ You just can’t get stressed about the little things ’cause it’s just not worth it at the end of the day.’ – Kylie Jenner

‘To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.’ – Thomas Merton

‘Everyone has their own path in life, no matter if it’s being a celebrity or a singer. Quite frankly, I didn’t move to Nashville and tell myself I wanted to be a singer because I wanted to be a celebrity or I wanted to be somebody that people admired. I wasn’t about that. I just loved music.’ – Jake Owen

‘I never want to put my name on something that I don’t love or wouldn’t wear myself.’ – Hailey Baldwin

‘I don’t take myself seriously, I don’t think of myself as a star.’ – Badshah

‘I work hard. I focus on myself and putting food on my dinner table before anything else. I don’t worry about other artists. Worrying about the next person in a negative way is the wrong way to be.’ – Meek Mill

‘I feel like, even if something goes wrong, I have confidence in myself and my team that we’ll fix it.’ – Patrick Mahomes

‘I am formless and everywhere. I am in everything. I am in everything and beyond. I fill all space. All that you see, taken together, is Myself. I do not shake or move.’ – Sai Baba

‘I’ve always felt like I could express myself better in English just because the way the grammar works.’ – Rich Brian

‘Everything I know and everything I got, I had to teach myself.’ – Young Dolph

‘The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve learned that I have to open myself up to all opportunities. Maybe I’ll get burned and not meet the right people, but I won’t know until I do it.’ – Selena Gomez

‘I always found myself feeling that happiness rises and frustration trickles down. If the people at the top are frustrated, then everybody down the line feels that. But if the people at the bottom are happy and fulfilled, then they do their jobs a little better, and it goes up that way.’ – Wyatt Cenac

‘I was never one who sought to make the small man tall by cutting off the legs of a giant. I wanted to drag no man down to my size. Only to preserve a way of life which might make it possible for me, one day, to elevate myself until I at least partly matched his size.’ – Paul Harvey

‘Is it possible that my people live in such awful conditions? I tell you, Mr Wheatley, that if I had to live in conditions like that I would be a revolutionary myself.’ – King George V

‘While I was still a boy, I came to the conclusion that there were three grades of thinking; and since I was later to claim thinking as my hobby, I came to an even stranger conclusion – namely, that I myself could not think at all.’ – William Golding

‘I consider myself to be as informed on American foreign policy as anyone in America.’ – Joe Biden

‘I’ve given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.’ – Oscar Levant

”The Exorcist’ is absolutely my favorite horror film, and I watched it when I was, like, seven years old with my mother for the first time. I don’t know why my mom let me watch that. I couldn’t go to the bathroom by myself. I couldn’t go upstairs by myself. I couldn’t sleep.’ – Odette Annable

‘I got my start by giving myself a start.’ – Madam C. J. Walker

‘I owe the best of myself to geology, but everything it has taught me tends to turn me away from dead things.’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

‘If you are going to wrestle a bear, try to stay away from all fish oil products, you know. I mean it’s tough for me, because I love to rub myself with salmon oil every day – it’s a great conditioner for the hair, skin.’ – Will Ferrell

‘I have an old car that I’ve rebuilt myself – a 1973 Dodge Challenger – and I also have a 1967 Pontiac GTO.’ – Jonathan LaPaglia

‘I’m a mother myself, and sometimes mothers get a bad rap just because they’ve tried to do their job. Some people have more of a knack for it than others do, but almost all of it falls to, ‘My mother’s suffocating me.’ Whatever.’ – Annie Potts

‘I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman. But I am constantly thinking about my own health and making sure that I’m eating right and getting exercise and watching the aches and pains. I want to be this really fly 80-90-year old.’ – Michelle Obama

‘I’ve always worked on the fringe of the British press establishment, carving out this niche for myself.’ – Heather Brooke

‘I don’t see myself as disabled. There’s nothing I can’t do that able-bodied athletes can do.’ – Oscar Pistorius

‘I would classify myself as an individual. That’s what I try to stay true with – being myself, 100 percent.’ – Khalid

‘When I give I give myself.’ – Walt Whitman

‘I’ve never really been aware of what is said about me, whether it’s positive or negative. I ignore it. I’ve always had the mind-set: ‘No one can challenge me better than myself.” – Troy Polamalu

‘I do believe in God. I was raised Catholic. For me, personally, I was always very thoughtful about projects that I chose for myself.’ – Lori Loughlin

‘Sometimes I test myself saying, ‘If I get a death sentence if I don’t make this movie, would I still make this movie?” – Hayao Miyazaki

‘In the spring of 1929, I returned to the United States. I was homesick for this country. I had learned in my student days a great deal about the new physics. I wanted to pursue this myself, to explain it, and to foster its cultivation.’ – J. Robert Oppenheimer

‘I don’t go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack.’ – Vanessa Hudgens

‘I had always seen myself as a star; I wanted to be a galaxy.’ – Twyla Tharp

‘I have fruit juices, cucumber juice and coconut water to cool myself in the hot weather.’ – Lara Dutta

‘I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.’ – Lao Tzu

‘The harder I train every day on the track and in the gym, the more trust I gain in myself.’ – Miguel Cotto

‘In real life, I’m the type of girl who doesn’t take herself too seriously. I’m very serious when it comes to work, but I like to make jokes and have a good laugh and make fun of myself.’ – Gal Gadot

‘Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.’ – Samuel Butler

‘I’m in competition with myself and I’m losing.’ – Roger Waters

‘When I was a child, my father taught me to put up my fists like a boy and to be prepared to defend myself at all times.’ – Camille Paglia

‘I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.’ – Wilbur Wright

‘There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn’t believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.’ – Fergie

‘I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.’ – Billie Holiday

‘And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish’d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!’ – William Shakespeare

‘I am not a dark person and I don’t consider myself dark.’ – Tim Burton

‘I see myself as a player for whom there are no limits.’ – Marco Reus

‘I’m still very much a kid inside myself.’ – Prince Harry

‘I remember just lying in the grass, staring at the clouds, wondering where they drifted off to after they floated over Texas. I never would have imagined that one day I would follow one of those clouds and find myself in Hollywood.’ – Renee Zellweger

‘I had a dream that I was awake and I woke up to find myself asleep.’ – Stan Laurel

‘I realized that I get pleasure when I’m told, ‘Don’t listen to the haters; they’re losers in their moms’ basements.’ I imagine these ‘losers’ and feel better about myself. Their insults hurt less if I label them ‘pathetic.’ I diminish their value in order to protect mine. I noticed that I’m quick to make a joke at someone else’s expense.’ – Julie Plec

‘I’m an introvert on the Myers-Briggs. I’ve got to have time by myself to recharge. My philosophy is sort of that humans are weak, frail, imperfect, and generally kind of bad, but every day I meet somebody who’s good, and that inspires me.’ – Tim Kaine

‘I’ve never let myself give up, because I believe in myself. I want to get stronger than I have ever been, and I will continue to tell myself that I can do it, no matter what the odds.’ – Hrithik Roshan

‘I think of myself as being quite affable, approachable, fairly easy to get to know.’ – Louis Theroux

‘If I were doing any better I’d be jealous of myself.’ – Ernie Johnson Jr.

‘I consider myself a laborer, building my career brick over brick under the sun.’ – Shakira

‘I’m not goal-oriented so much as I’m constantly aware of what I’m passionate about, and I’m constantly updating the list. I envision many possible futures for myself where I could be happy, so I just try to keep my passions alive.’ – Greta Gerwig

‘I have to experience all the ghastly, bottomless depths for life for myself; it’s for that reason that I went to war, and for that reason I volunteered.’ – Otto Dix

‘I pride myself on being unique in my own right. I wanted to be myself.’ – Terence Crawford

‘I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

‘I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.’ – Aleister Crowley

‘I’ve been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn’t consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I’m a great listener to music.’ – Kyrie Irving

‘My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.’ – Montel Williams

‘My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.’ – John Hawkes

‘As a child growing up in World War II, I was very moved and stirred by what was going on, but I distanced myself from history. I regarded history as just one more subject.’ – Ann Rinaldi

‘I’m not a person who defends myself very often. I kind of let my actions speak for me.’ – Tom Brady

‘When I’m writing, I’m constantly thinking about myself, because it’s the only experience I have to draw on. And I don’t see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that’s why the fans are there.’ – Chester Bennington

‘The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring.’ – Burl Ives

‘We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.’ – Lord Byron

‘Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ve convinced myself – I hope I’m right – that children despair of you if you don’t tell them the truth.’ – Maurice Sendak

‘I don’t see myself as a hero because what I’m doing is self-interested: I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.’ – Edward Snowden

‘I’m very sensitive. Because my mum was my primary emotional caregiver growing up, I found myself being pinned into dresses, darting her dresses, choosing her high heels for the evening or what to wear. I’m very much a mommy’s boy.’ – Tom Hardy

‘After the scarlet fever and the whooping cough, I remember I started to get mad about it all… I went through the stage of asking myself, ‘Wilma, what is this existence all about? Is it about being sick all the time? It can’t be.’ So I started getting angry about things, fighting back in a new way with a vengeance.’ – Wilma Rudolph

‘Man, I got to say I love my haters because they challenge myself… it challenges me. It challenges me to be better. It challenges me to show who I am and that I deserve to be who I am.’ – Cris Cyborg

‘I see myself as a flashlight in the dark. I’m not trying to be overlooked anymore.’ – Lloyd Banks

‘I think my vice would be outdoing myself.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘On those days when you don’t want to get up, I think, I’m going to get through my entire practice without saying how tired I am or I try not to complain just because I was in a bad mood when I woke up. Even if it’s not perfect and I slip up, I can catch myself and make myself of aware of where my mental space is at and move on.’ – Madison Keys

‘I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.’ – Shirley MacLaine

‘I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president’s wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

‘I consider myself Istanbul’s storyteller. My subject matter is my town. I consider it my job to explore the hidden patterns of my city’s clandestine corners, its shady, mysterious places, the things I love.’ – Orhan Pamuk

‘I try to push myself a little every day. For me, it’s doing 10 more seconds of whatever I’m working on. So if I’m on the treadmill sprinting my butt off or doing a grueling core workout, I think to myself, ‘You can do 10 more seconds, and you’ll be that much mentally stronger.’ After a while, those 10 seconds add up!’ – Alex Morgan

‘God mode is something that I’ve always tried to unlock within myself.’ – Israel Adesanya

‘I set myself challenges every time I work. Ideally, I approach everything as though it’s the first time – with a beginner’s mind and an amateur’s love.’ – Willem Dafoe

‘I’m a Republican myself, though I think there are actually some Democrats in Lynyrd Skynyrd.’ – Johnny Van Zant

‘I think there are always phases in life when things get intense or difficult, whether it’s the sheer volume of work or personal circumstances. And I’ve definitely had tough moments. The way I approach them is just to tell myself that this, too, will pass, and take it one day at a time.’ – Marianne Lake

‘If I ever saw myself saying I’m excited going to Cleveland, I’d punch myself in the face because I’m lying.’ – Ichiro Suzuki

‘When I’m on stage, I get real happy there. Maybe that’s the only time in my adult life I feel like myself.’ – Dave Chappelle

‘I suffer the mortification of seeing myself attacked right and left by people at home professing patriotism and love of country who never heard the whistle of a hostile bullet. I pity them and the nation dependent on such for its existence. I am thankful, however that, though such people make a great noise, the masses are not like them.’ – Ulysses S. Grant

‘I just can’t resist mutton biryani. It’s something I’ve loved eating as a child too. Whenever I’m feeling low, I just pep myself with some good biryani.’ – Riteish Deshmukh

‘I am a danger to myself if I get angry.’ – Oriana Fallaci

‘I’m a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I’m a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I’m betraying myself and my children.’ – Nicole Kidman

‘I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.’ – Maria Callas

‘But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.’ – John Donne

‘I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.’ – Winston Churchill

‘To be honest, I never compare myself with the rookies.’ – Max Verstappen

‘Whenever I’m feeling down, I remind myself that my flaws make me perfect, because in reality there is no perfect.’ – Ava Max

‘Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees.’ – Duke Ellington

‘Making movies is a way of understanding myself and the world.’ – Ang Lee

‘I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.’ – Bob Dylan

‘I like myself better when I’m writing regularly.’ – Willie Nelson

‘It took living alone for me to really get to know myself.’ – Camila Mendes

‘I learn every day what it means to love myself, and I’m constantly figuring out what makes me feel empowered.’ – Hayley Williams

‘See as a Muslim myself, I have never faced any intolerance or any discrimination in any part of the country, instead I have been showered with love, but the people who say that they have faced intolerance must be given a chance to speak up, instead of muzzling their voice.’ – Raza Murad

‘Truth, honesty, empowerment – it’s what I want for myself and my readers.’ – Rupi Kaur

‘If I could eat whatever I wanted every day, I would have Domino’s pizza with pasta carbonara inside every slice. And at night, I would have Neapolitan ice cream until I felt absolutely toxic. And then I would drift off telling myself, ‘It’s going to be O.K… It’s going to be O.K. you’re going to train in the morning.” – Robert Downey, Jr.

‘I never allow myself to be pressured.’ – MS Dhoni

‘I’m a Republican. I may go into politics myself.’ – Lou Ferrigno

‘I like being by myself.’ – Larry Bird

‘Unlike Frank Sinatra, I have no regrets in my life. Zero. Whatever hardships I have faced, or have caused myself, are moments I have to embrace in order to move forward. I have no problem coming to grips with either the highs or lows in my life.’ – Paul Heyman

‘I would describe myself as quite sane and lucid, which is why I’m still alive.’ – John McAfee

‘Humility is a super-important factor in all of our lives, and I try to remind myself every evening in front of the mirror, ‘Just calm down.” – Toto Wolff

‘I get to remind myself and other people to be yourself, to rock you who you are, and don’t worry about if it fits.’ – Kelsea Ballerini

‘My office is on Twitter. I don’t tweet myself – at least, not intentionally, but I probably should do.’ – Tony Blair

‘I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure.’ – J. D. Salinger

‘I don’t feel any pressure from fans. But I’m always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That’s not to say that I’m not happy.’ – Paul Simon

‘I guess I just feel very comfortable with being myself.’ – LP

‘It’s important to me that I should be free to express myself.’ – George Michael

‘I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.’ – Agnes Macphail

‘I never saw myself as an individual who had any particular leadership powers.’ – Angela Davis

‘I’m going to be 60, and I’m almost used to myself.’ – Martin Scorsese

‘I certainly don’t think of my life as a fairy tale. I think of myself as a modern, contemporary woman who has had to deal with all kinds of problems that many women today have to deal with.’ – Grace Kelly

‘My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.’ – Richard Branson

‘Nothing’s funnier to me than laughing at myself.’ – Phil McGraw

‘I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful.’ – Erno Rubik

‘I think of myself as a living cartoon.’ – Divine

‘I have no problem with nudity. I can look at myself. I like walking around nude. It doesn’t bother me. I see all the people walking around nude; it doesn’t bother me.’ – Ursula Andress

‘I did an imitation of him to make the crew laugh. To my shock, there was Cary Grant behind me. He got very angry. I was sent all the way from RKO to David Selznick’s office and was told not to do it anymore. I thought to myself, ‘I must have been pretty good to make him that angry.” – Shirley Temple

‘My advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn’t realize what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people.’ – Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

‘I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all.’ – Steve Burton

‘When I get hate mail, I get really down on myself, and I read it to my mom, and my mom is like, ‘So what? Who cares? These people don’t know you, so you can’t take the praise or the hate to heart.” – Nikki Reed

‘The ’60s look wasn’t something I consciously chose, but in my late teens, I found myself styling my hair in a retro way and liking clothes – the shapes and silhouettes – that were from that era. They just reflected who I was.’ – Ophelia Lovibond

‘I’ve stopped taking myself seriously because now I understand how fickle my thoughts are.’ – Sushant Singh Rajput

‘I don’t know how to be comfortable. Comfort is uncomfortable to me so I push myself to new places.’ – Saint Jhn

‘I taught myself how to be a speaker on Google. I just Googled ‘how to be a motivational speaker.” – Lizzie Velasquez

‘To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better.’ – Mickey Rooney

‘I don’t really see myself as supercreative.’ – Mark Rober

‘I just have to be myself. I’m not perfect, and I’m going to make mistakes; I might say the wrong thing. I have to be responsible to my community, and I feel like I am, but then I have to not be so hard on myself.’ – Laverne Cox

‘I keep my thoughts to myself, and I think that’s one of the best ways to be.’ – Tito Jackson

‘I myself owe everything to French books. They developed in my soul the sentiments of humanity which had been stifled by eight years of fanatical and servile education.’ – Cesare Beccaria

‘I have a few pieces that I got for my birthdays or that I bought for myself: I acquire things that speak to me and put them on my wall. When I see things I like, I just know.’ – Dasha Zhukova

‘I don’t consider myself to be bigger than nobody else in this game, so I’m not here to tell people what to rap about.’ – Pimp C

‘I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.’ – Imtiaz Ali

‘A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.’ – Isabel Allende

‘I realized that when I allowed myself to be free again, I started to shine on the inside and outside.’ – Tabitha Brown

‘If I didn’t love the hourglass, I wouldn’t love myself.’ – Rachel Roy

‘I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion.’ – Mary Shelley

‘Such is my experience – not that I ever mourned the loss of a child, but that I consider myself as lost!’ – Deborah Sampson

‘Winston Churchill was one of the most unpopular politicians in the late ’30s and by the mid-’40s he was considered one the greatest statesmen, possibly of all time. I’m not comparing myself. I’m just saying that controversies come and go, but the important thing is sticking to your principles and persevering through those controversies.’ – Pierre Poilievre

‘But I don’t think of any particular viewer in mind other than myself.’ – Richard Serra

‘I wrote stories as a kid just for myself. One day, some of the kids in my class found some of my stories in my bag, and I was deeply embarrassed until I realised they enjoyed reading them.’ – Morris Gleitzman

‘I love challenging myself, doing different things, and exploring different areas that I haven’t been to or gone to before.’ – Taylor Lautner

‘I don’t deny the importance of genetics. However, the fact that I might be altruistic isn’t because I have a gene for altruism; the fact that I do something for my children at some cost to myself comes from a history that has operated on me.’ – B. F. Skinner

‘I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.’ – Johnny Depp

‘Unless I play like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, it’ll be hard to give myself 100 out of 100.’ – Son Heung-min

‘When I’m in a situation where I’m working physically, I think I can push myself mentally. I’ll never quit. But I think mentally, I probably suffer a little bit with self-confidence and stuff like that. I’m probably not very vocal and I’m not much of a leader.’ – Wayne Bridge

‘I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.’ – John Zorn

‘I am very, very strict with my workout regimen; not so much with my food, because I’m always working out, so I can allow myself to be a bit more naughty!’ – Barbara Fialho

‘I used to second guess myself all the time. I can sit there and work in circles when I’m nervous about what I’m doing.’ – Chino Moreno

‘Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19.’ – E. B. White

‘I am self-centred. I just adore myself.’ – Danny DeVito

‘Everyone thinks my story should be marked by heroism, but there was no risk to myself. You see, no-one in Prague at that time thought they were going to be at war with England.’ – Nicholas Winton

‘I just keep getting better and keep learning. Keep an open mind, and live in the moment, and love what I do. Discipline myself, and hard work.’ – Glover Teixeira

‘The core of my life is Islam, my religion. Without that, I have no strength, no belief in God or in myself.’ – Naseem Hamed

‘No, I don’t think I’ll ever get any stalkers, as I’m the stalker type myself.’ – Limmy

‘I don’t care how popular I am. I’m not putting myself out there to run for higher office.’ – Nancy Pelosi

‘And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.’ – Beatrice Wood

‘If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end – people like myself – should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we’ve ever had it.’ – Warren Buffett

‘Let me think about the people who I care about the most, and how when they fail or disappoint me… I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself.’ – Ze Frank

‘I like to take care of myself and know what foods I should be eating.’ – Doutzen Kroes

‘Eating good food is, to me, one of life’s greatest joys, and I will never punish myself for it.’ – Miriam Shor

‘And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I’m looking forward to some new perspectives.’ – Duane G. Carey

‘I’ve always had this interest in sibling relationships because I don’t have any siblings. I’m completely a product of the one-child policy in China, so I always kind of wished that I had an older brother or a younger brother or sister just to have that bond, so I find myself constantly writing about that relationship.’ – Marie Lu

‘I like to read and listen to music and go for walks and travel and see art. I enjoy cooking and eating and spending time with my family. I don’t really find myself searching for things on the television very much.’ – James Spader

‘Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.’ – Lionel Messi

‘I supported myself by delivering the ‘Wall Street Journal’ and doing odd jobs. I love plumbing and carpentry.’ – David Lynch

‘If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.’ – Eldridge Cleaver

‘Every day, I wanna work on being a better person, not just to others but to myself.’ – Fred Armisen

‘When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.’ – Lyndon B. Johnson

‘If I were not able to separate the art from the artists, I think I would limit myself a great deal, and life wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.’ – Jessye Norman

‘Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself.’ – Jim Carrey

‘I didn’t have a good time with Lancashire in 2000. Probably I’d played too much cricket and should have taken a rest, but I went there when the offer came because I had always had an ambition to play the county game in England. And I was a bit jaded. And I didn’t do myself justice. I want to put that right before I finish my career.’ – Sourav Ganguly

‘I feel like I needed a balance. I don’t want to forget about my personal life and spending time with myself.’ – Brandy Norwood

‘I had everything I’d hoped for, but I wasn’t being myself. So I decided to be honest about who I was. It was strange: The people who loved me for being funny suddenly didn’t like me for being… me.’ – Ellen DeGeneres

‘I see myself as half country boy and half city boy, so I need both to balance me out. I couldn’t spend all of my time in either place.’ – Johnny Iuzzini

‘With ‘Smoke Signals,’ the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I’d had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself.’ – Adam Beach

‘The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.’ – Bear Grylls

‘There was a time in my life where I was very depressed, I had lost all self-esteem. I came to a point where I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror, I had gained weight.’ – Momina Mustehsan

‘I sing to myself more than anything. I’m always chastising myself, telling myself to be better, or comforting myself.’ – Daniel Caesar

‘I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself.’ – Sitting Bull

‘Testifying has helped me understand that one individual’s behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself.’ – Anita Hill

‘I’m continually reminding myself that it’s OK to have an opinion.’ – Madelyn Cline

‘I was on my face. I heard the count from one to 10. I kept telling myself that I had to get up, but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t make myself move. It was the strangest feeling.’ – Rocky Marciano

‘I think, as most of us do, I put such high expectations on myself that this spills over onto other people. And not everyone is wired this way. Some people can shrug expectations off their shoulders like a cardigan, remaining cool and breezy. Others wear them like a parka with a stuck zipper, hot and stifling.’ – Kristin Armstrong

‘I want to give myself the best chance possible and set really high standards in everything I do.’ – James Ward-Prowse

‘Unknown in Paris, I was lost in the great city, but the feeling of living there alone, taking care of myself without any aid, did not at all depress me. If sometimes I felt lonesome, my usual state of mind was one of calm and great moral satisfaction.’ – Marie Curie

‘Before I play matches I’m always switching myself on. That’s why I have that walk-on music – Two Steps From Hell – they produce really good motivational gladiator-style music. As soon as that music comes on I’m switched on and I’m ready for a brawl!’ – Neil Robertson

‘I can find myself in a situation where, by the time I’m releasing an album, I have the next one written. It is a bit old school.’ – Passenger

‘Although I have guitars all around, and I pick them up occasionally and write a tune and make a record, I don’t really see myself as a musician. It may seem a funny thing to say. It’s just like, I write lyrics, and I make up songs, but I’m not a great lyricist or songwriter or producer. It’s when you put all these things together – that makes me.’ – George Harrison

‘If you’re a queen, you’re powerless, so I’d probably demote myself and go shopping.’ – Helena Bonham Carter

‘I’m not stereotypically Canadian. I don’t really follow hockey. I don’t feel like anything other than myself, basically.’ – Michael Cera

‘I’ve got to confess I’m a pragmatic optimist myself.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘I was 7 years old when ‘Roots’ was first broadcast, and my parents gathered all us kids around the TV to learn about how we got here. But it wasn’t until I sat down and immersed myself in the research that I got the barest inkling of what it meant to be a slave.’ – Colson Whitehead

‘High school was hard for me. I tried really hard to fit in and said the things I thought people wanted to hear. But I was unsure of myself. I was self-conscious, and I didn’t really know my place or where I fit in.’ – Meaghan Rath

‘I don’t mean to criticize anyone in any way that I wouldn’t criticize myself. I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism. But I think that it’s a balance. And our job as actors is empathy.’ – Natalie Portman

‘I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.’ – Heath Ledger

‘I always showed myself in the face of day, asserting the liberty and independence of my country, while some others, like owls, courted concealment and were too much afraid of losing their roosts to leave them for such a cause.’ – William Wallace

‘Savage, despicable evil. That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages.’ There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.’ – Chris Kyle

‘My mother had a rule, obviously, that I couldn’t go across the street by myself, but I had to find a way of doing it.’ – Stevie Wonder

‘I love the writing. I love the idea of typing and seeing it on the computer and printing it out myself and, you know, moving sentences around. I like that.’ – Carol Burnett

‘I get unhappy doing things that I’m not passionate about. Because I feel like I’m squandering this incredible gift I’ve been given to finance films. As soon as my name alone was enough to make this happen, I vowed to myself that I was going to work with directors who were changing cinema, doing something important, you know?’ – Leonardo DiCaprio

‘I would say, ‘I’m alone, but I’m not lonely.’ But I was just kidding myself.’ – Bruce Willis

‘As a child, what captivated me was reading the poems myself and realizing that there was a world without material substance which was nevertheless as alive as any other.’ – Mary Oliver

‘When I was a teenager, I used to watch ‘Beverly Hills 90210′ – which is totally aging myself – and I’d try to recreate the makeup that they did on Jennie Garth at home.’ – Busy Philipps

‘I don’t think anything less than perfect, even though I’m a human being. The way I work and go at things is to better myself in perfect terms.’ – Kevin Garnett

‘I surround myself with positive, happy people. And I always try to balance things that I have to do with things that I want to do.’ – Nina Agdal

‘I try to think of myself as a lion, bringing down the kill, controlling the jungle. A lion controls his jungle.’ – John Daly

‘I have a good enough IQ, not the greatest IQ obviously, to know which plays I can make and which plays I shouldn’t. I try to stick to myself and be who I am.’ – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

‘It all starts with the script: it’s not worth taking myself away from my family if I don’t have something I’m really passionate about.’ – Steven Spielberg

‘You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.’ – Jean-Claude Van Damme

‘I am putting pressure on myself to do my best and perform to my potential.’ – Sidney Crosby

‘I do not need to hear how I am judged by others. I know by myself if I can be satisfied or not with my work.’ – Gianluigi Buffon

‘By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.’ – Albert Ellis

‘The abuse of power in the film and television industry is a tale as old as time. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have attended professional meetings with someone in a more powerful position than myself under the pretence of work.’ – Keeley Hazell

‘I try not to limit myself on what I can do.’ – Armand Duplantis

‘What I really realized is that by being myself, regardless of what that means, you become a better role model.’ – Lzzy Hale

‘I’m not really the party person. I don’t ‘become myself’ once I’m drunk. I don’t use alcohol to be happy.’ – Jessie J

‘When I was researching my book ‘The 33 Strategies of War’, I studied Napoleon extensively and I found myself wanting to ask Napoleon questions about things he did, and if was I interpreting his actions correctly.’ – Robert Greene

‘I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance.’ – Chris Evans

‘I hypnotized myself so in my subconscious, I believed I couldn’t get hurt. And I don’t mean ‘believe’ – I mean believe believe believe.’ – Jake LaMotta

‘I decide immediately if I like a person and if I do, then I’m myself, and if I don’t, then I give nothing.’ – P. J. Harvey

‘I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes.’ – William Tecumseh Sherman

‘I don’t consider myself a martial-arts star. I’d be offended and disappointed if I got a reputation as a martial-arts star.’ – Steven Seagal

‘I am my own man now; I can think for myself, whereas when I was 20, 21, I always wanted to please others.’ – Sonny Bill Williams

‘I feel myself part of something. Not only being part of a community but part of an actual moment and a movement of Irish writing and art. That sense of being part of the whole thing is the deepest joy.’ – Seamus Heaney

‘I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.’ – Giacomo Casanova

‘I don’t consider myself an A-list celebrity or a big dog, but every time I meet somebody, even rappers who’ve been in the game for years… they’re like, ‘Man, I’m trying to get on your level.” – Wiz Khalifa

‘I never feel confined by gender, by labels, by expectations, by stereotypes. I’m free to be myself.’ – Princess Nokia

‘I never think: ‘If I crash, I’m going to hurt myself.’ I might think: ‘If I crash, I’m not going to win.’ Everything’s about that finish line.’ – Mark Cavendish

‘I’ll keep going. That’s one thing about myself – I’ll roll my sleeves up and keep going.’ – Robert Snodgrass

‘I’m working myself to death.’ – Alan Ladd

‘I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.’ – Fred Astaire

‘I am a writer. I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist – that there is both joy and beauty and illumination and communion between people to be achieved through the dissection of personality.’ – Lorraine Hansberry

‘I was well beaten myself, and I am better for it.’ – Bernard Law Montgomery

‘Of course I like to watch myself bat. After every innings, match, series, I do watch my own videos whenever I get the time.’ – Rohit Sharma

‘If I’m with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I’m with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you’re supposed to have a role. You’re not allowed to just be yourself.’ – Candace Bushnell

‘I haven’t tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice.’ – Kevin Costner

‘In theory it may seem all right to some, but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord’s vengeance, I myself don’t like it.’ – Robert Gould Shaw

‘I used to be very scared of silence because I felt it was my responsibility to keep people occupied. That definitely spawns from an insecurity in myself. When people aren’t enjoying themselves, when I’m involved, it somehow comes back to it being my fault. But I do want people to have a good time.’ – Dylan Sprouse

‘I think of myself as an actor first, not a sex symbol. Do I think I’m sexy? No, that’s someone else’s judgment, and I honestly don’t think you can try to be sexy and really succeed.’ – Tom Selleck

‘I’ve lived with myself for a very long time, so I’m aware of what I look like. I’m under no false pretense that I’m a stunner, so if somebody comes up and says something about my physical appearance, it’s okay.’ – Timothy Simons

‘This industry is a business – I’m a business myself, and I want to be able to run my own business.’ – Sydney Sweeney

‘I really try to take care of myself. I really put forth the effort to make a regimen just a part of my life. When I can’t, for instance if I’m in a location someplace and I can’t work out because of the schedule of the picture or whatever it is, as much as I normally do when I’m home, I still do something.’ – Carl Weathers

‘I only answer to two people, myself and God.’ – Cher

‘I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood.’ – Anna Wintour

‘I experienced a lot while I was away from the industry. From being on Broadway to learning more about myself. Those are really the things that I’m writing about.’ – Tevin Campbell

‘I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I love dancing and outdoor activities. I like going to the gym, trying different routines of fitness – kickboxing, martial arts. I try to do a bit of everything so I make it exciting for myself and so there are no shockers for my body.’ – Kiara Advani

‘I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself.’ – Rodney Dangerfield

‘When I play bad, I don’t get too down on myself. When I play good, I don’t get too hot.’ – Jayson Tatum

‘Each goal, each win, going to different buildings, the rivalries, the excitement – it is something. I try to catch myself, you know, in the warm-ups, when you’re on the line and the anthem and you get to some milestones and stuff. It’s such a neat experience.’ – Jarome Iginla

‘I like to just think of myself as a normal person who just has a passion, has a goal and a dream and goes out and does it. And that’s really how I’ve always lived my life.’ – Michael Phelps

‘Stop trying to find something in food that will make you feel better. I used to have eating disorders; I’d binge and purge all the time: fried oysters, po’ boys, muffulettas, beignets, coffee and doughnuts. I tried to medicate myself with food when people made fun of me or hit me with a bat in school. I’d always turn to food.’ – Richard Simmons

‘I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away.’ – Henry Fonda

‘I don’t concern myself with where I fit in. I just keep my head down and keep doing whatever it is I’m going.’ – John Prine

‘In writing ‘The Satanic Verses,’ I think I was writing for the first time from the whole of myself. The English part, the Indian part. The part of me that loves London, and the part that longs for Bombay. And at my typewriter, alone, I could indulge this.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘I love songwriting. It’s second to my love for singing in how I express myself.’ – Michael Bolton

‘I used to play a lot of electric guitar. I don’t really consider myself a guitar player anymore. Then I got really into how the pickups work. And winding and de-winding Telecaster pickups. And then building Telecasters. And I became more fascinated with making them than I was with actually playing them. So it’s a slippery slope.’ – Sturgill Simpson

‘I watched the guy that hits a home run, and he comes across the plate and he points skyward, like thanking for the help from the Almighty to hit the home run. And as he does that, I say to myself, ‘God screwed the pitcher.’ And I don’t know how else you look at it.’ – Bobby Knight

‘I like to be consistent so I like to challenge myself with consistency.’ – Bobby Wagner

‘I consider myself more of a visual comedian than a physical one.’ – Rowan Atkinson

‘From ‘Thani Oruvan’, I’ve decided that I will work only in films where people accept me as a team member. I can’t think of ideas that I feel will improve the film and just keep them to myself.’ – Arvind Swami

‘Eeew, I’d be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there – and Google themselves? That’s kind of weird.’ – Kobe Bryant

‘I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.’ – Miriam Makeba

‘Being able to take care of myself is something that my mom really instilled in me.’ – Stevie Nicks

‘Of course it would be nice for everybody and myself if we could win but we can still have a personal or a team win if we achieve a target that is effectively a win for us.’ – Lando Norris

‘My goal all along has just been to work and support myself. I’ve been really lucky to walk away from the ‘Twilight’ series unscathed. Somebody asked me recently what it’s like to be a star. I thought that was the strangest question. If you saw my day-to-day life, the word ‘star’ just doesn’t apply.’ – Anna Kendrick

‘When I went through my eating disorder, I never sought medical assistance. I created myths in my head about how I should get through things, so the idea that I could surround myself with truth and feel comfortable enough to speak mine allowed me to breathe.’ – Lily Collins

‘My failures may be my greatest successes. It is in failure that I have often drawn closer to God, learn to depend more on Him than myself, gained self-knowledge, and seen things in their right perspective.’ – Mother Angelica

‘I enjoy trying to inspire myself. I enjoy the artistic side of everything. Music, art, fashion, everything. I just like to be on the cutting edge of it. I’m into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing.’ – Chris Kirkpatrick

‘I don’t mean to be presumptuous, but I liken myself to the robber barons.’ – Martin Shkreli

‘My first secondary school was in East Finchley, and I was one of only five white people in the year. I was really skinny and flat-chested with frizzy hair. I don’t consider myself posh, but my mum brought me up to speak properly, and they picked up on that, as all kids do.’ – Kaya Scodelario

‘The privilege I’ve had as a curator is not just the discovery of new works… but what I’ve discovered about myself and what I can offer in the space of an exhibition – to talk about beauty, to talk about power, to talk about ourselves, and to talk and speak to each other.’ – Thelma Golden

‘I’ve never considered myself a shooter.’ – John Havlicek

‘I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘I put myself out there, trying to prove that beauty is beyond size. It was risky, sure, but what I risked in terms of personal pride was nothing in comparison to what I was rewarded in terms of personal fulfillment.’ – Ashley Graham

‘I always believed in myself, and I knew if I worked hard, stayed positive and did what I was supposed to, that good things would happen.’ – Demetrius Andrade

‘I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.’ – Mark Twain

‘I don’t see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.’ – Danny Elfman

‘I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.’ – Lady Gaga

‘As soon as I accomplish one goal, I replace it with another one. I try not to get too far ahead of myself. I just say to myself, ‘All right, well, I’d like to headline a tour,’ and then when I get there, we’ll see what my next goal is.’ – Taylor Swift

‘I’ve been running a lot, taking care of myself.’ – Eminem

‘Where I am today… I still have my ups and downs, but I take it one day at a time and I just hope that I can be the best that I can possibly be, not only for myself, but also young people that are out there today that need someone to look up to.’ – Demi Lovato

‘I do believe in God. But you won’t find me visiting temples every now and then. I believe in self-realization. Peace of mind matters a lot to me. What’s the point in doing something just for the sake of it? I’d rather do something I like doing as long as I’m being true to myself.’ – Virat Kohli

‘I know I haven’t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist.’ – Future

‘Every time I dance, I’m trying to prove myself to myself.’ – Misty Copeland

‘My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘I try to think of myself as a chic fishing grandpa aesthetically.’ – SZA

‘First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘I’m doing pretty good for myself, and I’m very proud and very humbled at where I’m at, and I’m extremely blessed.’ – Roman Reigns

‘I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka… and welcome to my chocolate factory.’ – Kanye West

‘I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.’ – Marilyn Monroe

‘I don’t need to Google myself.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘I had no choice but to work hard. I was a straight-A student, went to college, and I loved business. I never thought I was going to be a singer myself.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘I have an immense amount of respect for acting. I’ve always loved movies and was always fascinated by movie-making. But to become an actor, I wanted to commit myself.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable.’ – Will Smith

‘If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself. But if it’s a slow pace, and I get beaten by a kicker who leaches off the front, then I’ll always wonder, ‘What if…?” – Steve Prefontaine

‘Seeing myself on the screen makes me cringe. I understand that I am that way – pouty.’ – Lana Del Rey

‘Boxing is dangerous. Anything can happen, so you need supreme confidence. That’s why I represent myself like nobody can beat me, because I need to truly believe it.’ – Ryan Garcia

‘I have a family, loving aunts, and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything except my one true friend. All I think about when I’m with friends is having a good time. I can’t bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s the problem.’ – Anne Frank

‘Everything I’ve been thinking, every vision, even down to every shot I throw, it just ends up here in reality. Whether it was in a fight and how to react or whether it was in a stadium with screaming fans or whether I was in a fancy car or the best clothes ever, I always put myself somewhere.’ – Conor McGregor

‘I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I celebrate myself, and sing myself.’ – Walt Whitman

‘Every year, every day, every month, I am proving myself.’ – Mohamed Salah

‘I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘My object in life is not simply to make money for myself or to spend it on myself in dressing or running around in an automobile, but I love to use a part of what I make in trying to help others.’ – Madam C. J. Walker

‘I am confident that nobody… will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘You’re not going to say anything about me that I’m not going to say about myself. There’s so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I’m going to say it before they can. It’s the best policy for me.’ – Eminem

‘All I wanted to do was write – at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn’t need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children.’ – Paul Auster

‘I kinda live where I find myself.’ – Bob Dylan

‘Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.’ – Charles Dickens

‘I’m just trying to grow. That’s one thing I told myself is, ‘Don’t worry about who people say is the best player.” – Kevin Durant

‘My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication – it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness – it is all that I have – and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.’ – Franz Kafka

‘I always thought money was something just to make me happy. But I’ve learned that I feel better being able to help my folks, ’cause we never had nothing. So just to see them excited about my career is more of a blessing than me actually having it for myself.’ – Kendrick Lamar

”The Lion’ all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.” – C. S. Lewis

‘See me safe up: for in my coming down, I can shift for myself.’ – Thomas More

‘If I was to go to sleep before midnight, I would feel weird about myself, like I wasted a day. My most productive hours are between midnight and five.’ – J. Cole

‘Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.’ – LeBron James

‘I don’t like seeing myself on television. I don’t like it.’ – Yogi Berra

‘I think of myself as a young prince from a long line of royalty.’ – Wesley Snipes

‘I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.’ – Malala Yousafzai

‘When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.’ – Abraham Lincoln

‘I know myself, I’m learning myself. I’m growing, I’m maturing.’ – PartyNextDoor

‘I’m a King. Regardless of what I’ve been through and what I’ve done, I present myself as a King. And I get that respect from people, from everybody I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish that respect and make sure I get that respect.’ – DMX

‘I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity; it’s too mortifying.’ – Johnny Depp

‘I had many friends to help me to fall; but as to rising again, I was so much left to myself, that I wonder now I was not always on the ground. I praise God for His mercy; for it was He only Who stretched out His hand to me. May He be blessed for ever! Amen.’ – Saint Teresa of Avila

‘I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I’m capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people, especially strangers on social media. They don’t know who I am, the length of my journey, who I am as a person.’ – Catriona Gray

‘I feel I’m anonymous in my work. When I look at the pictures, I never see myself; they aren’t self-portraits. Sometimes I disappear.’ – Cindy Sherman

‘When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.’ – Elvis Presley

‘The gym is one of the few places where I can just be myself without any hindrances and inhibitions.’ – Ronnie Coleman

‘I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. I want to avoid becoming too styled and too ‘done’ and too generic. You see people as they go through their career, and they just become more and more like everyone else.’ – Emma Watson

‘I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.’ – Muhammad Ali

‘Please understand that I make music to express myself, and if you know anything about me, you know that I’m nothing but honest.’ – Melanie Martinez

‘When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that’s the thrill in fashion.’ – Rihanna

‘I always told myself never to have a plan B – I feel like that’s also one of the reasons I’m doing what I’m doing now, because I just never really rested until I got here.’ – Dua Lipa

‘I liked school, but I used to dread those moments when the teacher would call me up to give an oral report. I forced myself to deal with it and not dwell on the class in front of me – to keep a straight face, give the report and concentrate on getting it right. That’s normally how I perform. That’s how I am.’ – Steven Wright

‘Some days, I’ll be very down and out, but you won’t be able to tell, really, because I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music.’ – Lil Peep

‘I personally don’t like to diet. I think it’s stupid. You only live once. I do like to train just because of the simple reason that it doesn’t hurt as much. I need to keep myself strong as I can be. That’s just who I am as a man, and I think a lot of people have the same idea.’ – Bray Wyatt

‘I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘Shaving my head was a millennium ritual, to not let it pass as just another New Year’s Eve. A lot has happened to me in the last couple of years, personally and spiritually. I wanted to mark it for myself.’ – Joan Jett

‘I try new techniques and styles almost every day, so I’m always challenging myself.’ – James Charles

‘You are who you surround yourself with, and that’s the truth. I’m surrounding myself with the baddest dudes in the world.’ – Sean O’Malley

‘The ’80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.’ – Rob Lowe

‘I’ve had this terrible stomach problem for years, and that has made touring difficult. People would see me sitting in the corner by myself looking sick and gloomy. The reason is that I was trying to fight against the stomach pain, trying to hold my food down. People looked me and assumed I was some kind of addict.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘It’s hard to articulate how I think about myself as a public figure.’ – Frank Ocean

‘The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. That is a big lesson. I cannot just expect the organization to improve if I don’t improve myself and lift the organization, because that distance is a constant.’ – Indra Nooyi

‘I grew up originally in Rochester. It was where I was born and a very tough neighbourhood with a lot of violence. I consider myself lucky. When I was aged 11, in 1998, Dad moved us to a suburban area from what was a ghetto area. It gave me a chance of survival.’ – Jon Jones

‘Mentally, I have to get my body and mind in the right place before I start the routine, but once into the zone, it’s like I turn on a switch. I envision myself doing the same thing for the Olympic Games.’ – Simone Biles

‘As I learn more about myself, I think people learn more about me as well. It seems to correlate that way. I learn how to represent myself more as it goes on.’ – Mac Miller

‘When I’m scared of hurting myself, I start to overthink things and won’t go for it.’ – Sunisa Lee

‘I never want to draw attention to myself, but that’s all I do.’ – Slash

‘I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness.’ – Keanu Reeves

‘I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it’s a search for how I can do things better, whether it’s being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve.’ – Tom Cruise

‘I know that the arts are important. I’m not denying that, but I can’t associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it.’ – Anthony Hopkins

‘The best thing that I did was get myself out of an environment that was toxic to me and to my mental health. That was through retiring from football.’ – Adam Goodes

‘Back in the day, what motivated me was overcoming myself. Now I believe in being a leader. I’ve done it all – I’m good. Now, it’s about setting an example for others to follow. I can’t just talk it – I have to live it.’ – David Goggins

‘Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I’d be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.’ – Jim Carrey

‘I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

‘I think of myself as an entertainment arsenal. Like I have my acting bazooka and my music machete. And you don’t know what I’m going to come at you with.’ – Jack Black

‘I tell myself every day I love my Jacuzzi, I love my marble floors, I love my high ceilings.’ – DJ Khaled

‘Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘I didn’t consider myself a fashion designer at all at the time of punk. I was just using fashion as a way to express my resistance and to be rebellious. I came from the country, and by the time I got to London, I considered myself to be very stupid. It was my ambition to understand the world I live in.’ – Vivienne Westwood

‘I had to prove myself to a lot of different people.’ – Gerard Butler

‘Adventuring can be for the ordinary person with ordinary qualities, such as I regard myself.’ – Edmund Hillary

‘I feel better about myself when I look my best. I always find the time to put on my powder and do my chignon.’ – Dita Von Teese

‘Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, ‘Here I am. This is me.’ I feel there’s something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.’ – Thomas Merton

‘As a woman, I’m expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don’t design nice buildings – I don’t like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.’ – Zaha Hadid

‘I’m very sure of myself – what I do and what I like.’ – Yves Saint Laurent

‘Being no bigot myself to any mode of worship, I am disposed to endulge the professors of Christianity in the church, that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct plainest easiest and least liable to exception.’ – George Washington

‘I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.’ – David Gilmour

‘What humility does for one is it reminds us that there are people before me. I have already been paid for. And what I need to do is prepare myself so that I can pay for someone else who has yet to come but who may be here and needs me.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I can only control myself, my actions, my work ethic, and my attitude.’ – Ali Krieger

‘I never had a backup plan. I felt like if I had a backup plan, it was like saying to the universe that I didn’t believe in myself.’ – Kali Uchis

‘I just block out the demons. I sing. I block them away. I put my pain into my music. I paint. I make my own videos. I direct myself. No one directs me anymore. I am in charge of my destiny.’ – Dolores O’Riordan

‘I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.’ – Jim Morrison

‘Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn’t mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.’ – Drew Barrymore

‘I don’t feel like congratulating myself, because I know there’s still a lot of room for improvement.’ – Lucy Bronze

‘I respect everybody, but at the same time, I carry myself with an aura that demands respect, too.’ – Lil’ Kim

‘What I think is so amazing about having everything, and feeling like I have everything, is that I don’t really find happiness within materialistic things. Like, it’s cool if I can buy myself a new car, and I think it’s amazing for a week, but then the thrill is over, and I’m like, ‘Oh, so I guess that wasn’t really happiness.” – Kylie Jenner

‘I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.’ – Agnes Macphail

‘I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer.’ – Eartha Kitt

‘Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.’ – Walt Whitman

‘Certainly, I devote my energy to both telling my personal life story and seeking self- obliteration. However, I will not destroy myself through art.’ – Yayoi Kusama

‘I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.’ – David Bowie

‘I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others.’ – Adele

‘If I’m in a slump, I ask myself for advice.’ – Ichiro Suzuki

‘I don’t see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I’m skinny, as if that’s supposed to make me happy.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘I’ve always felt myself as being a serious singer.’ – Tom Jones

‘A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I’m learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, ‘I can’t go to Kmart. I can’t take my kids to the haunted house.” – Eminem

‘I feel like anything I’m doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I’ve always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life.’ – Liam Hemsworth

‘Attend me, hold me in your muscular flowering arms, protect me from throwing any part of myself away.’ – Audre Lorde

‘I consider myself kind of a reporter – one who uses words that are more like music and that have a choreography. I never think of myself as a poet; I just get up and write.’ – Mary Oliver

‘Maybe this is a made-up belief to preserve myself, but I do believe that everyone has a purpose, and my purpose is to put out music that means something.’ – Mitski

‘For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.’ – Winston Churchill

‘When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.’ – Charles de Gaulle

‘I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.’ – Aaliyah

‘I always like to enjoy myself because you never know who’s watching, and I always want people to take with them the best of me.’ – Ronald Acuna Jr.

‘I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.’ – Cher

‘At first, I was scared to show fear because you can never be sure how people will perceive you. But I dared myself to do that, to stand out. Now I’ll talk about being beaten up or robbed or making a stupid decision because of a girl or whatever.’ – Kendrick Lamar

‘My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.’ – Boris Johnson

‘I just need to give the best of myself and work on myself.’ – Charles Leclerc

‘In London the day after Christmas (Boxing Day), it began to snow: my first snow in England. For five years, I had been tactfully asking, ‘Do you ever have snow at all?’ as I steeled myself to the six months of wet, tepid gray that make up an English winter. ‘Ooo, I do remember snow,’ was the usual reply, ‘when I were a lad.” – Sylvia Plath

‘I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.’ – Selena Gomez

‘Even at my lowest point, when I’ve wanted to give up, I know that I have to believe in myself because I’m all that I have.’ – Justine Skye

‘If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.’ – Bob Dylan

‘I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.’ – Madam C. J. Walker

‘All you can do is be your best self. I’ve always felt that I had to be that much more aware of how I present myself. I’m representing more than just me. I think every person should think that way.’ – Misty Copeland

‘I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless. Seriously.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.’ – Demi Lovato

‘I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘I’m just being myself. To me, that people are interested in Jenni, not necessarily the artist, but the woman… it amazes me still.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘I’m confident in who I am. I’ve come to a place in my life where I’ve accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That’s just the way I’ve always tried to be. It didn’t change when I became a star.’ – Lady Gaga

‘Every once in a while I think, ‘What am I doing out here running, busting myself up? Life could be so much easier. The other guys are out having fun, doing other things, why not me?” – Steve Prefontaine

‘If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.’ – Anne Frank

‘I don’t have anything to prove to anybody else other than myself and my supporters and my loved ones, so if my health is good, I’m going to go out there and kill it.’ – Roman Reigns

‘I love tattoos. And mine symbolise who I really am. I have a Samurai on my left arm. At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and model myself on his discipline, skills and honour. There is also a tribal tattoo and a Chinese symbol of faith. I have seen a lot of people getting tattoos just because it’s a trend.’ – Virat Kohli

‘I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can’t tell you how frustrating it was that they didn’t get that. No joke – I’d leave meetings crying all the time.’ – Kanye West

‘I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘I always put myself out there. I’m not afraid to commit to something.’ – Conor McGregor

‘I’ve been writing since I was really young, so I considered myself a writer for a really long time.’ – Lana Del Rey

‘I’m putting everything on the line in being able to express myself in a different way than rappers normally do. They might say, ‘It’s rap’ or ‘It’s R&B,’ but I’m stepping outside the box and making music for me and making music for the fans to understand me. I’m going the extra distance to be able to come across different.’ – Future

‘As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.’ – Mark Twain

‘I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.’ – Will Smith

‘I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.’ – Marilyn Monroe

‘I started out in life as a poet; I was only writing poetry all through my 20s. It wasn’t until I was about 30 that I got serious about writing prose. While I was writing poems, I would often divert myself by reading detective novels; I liked them.’ – Paul Auster

‘Even if I see myself playing very well in one thing, I try to improve to do it better and better.’ – Mohamed Salah

‘I did some work on Beyonce and Nick Minaj’s ‘Feeling Myself.” – SZA

‘I’m learning what triggers me. What to stay away from. What I do like and what I don’t like. To me, I’ve learned so much about myself that now I’m a stronger person. But I still deal with anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t go away.’ – Ryan Garcia

‘Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything.’ – Taylor Swift

‘Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.’ – Eminem

‘My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself.’ – Kevin Durant

‘I thank God I’m myself and for the life I’m given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I’m just writing, writing, writing. I keep these tablets on me until I’m inspired to go back in and make the music. I never take a break from my pen, because I pride myself on that.’ – Kendrick Lamar

”Edward Scissorhands’ was tough to let go of because I found real safety in allowing myself to be that open, that honest. To explore purity. It was a hard one to walk away from.’ – Johnny Depp

‘I just want to be myself.’ – Jim Carrey

‘I quote others only in order the better to express myself.’ – Michel de Montaigne

‘My philosophy is, it’s always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don’t mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I’d like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.’ – Walt Whitman

‘I have always held myself out as a hair culturist. I grow hair.’ – Madam C. J. Walker

‘I’m inconsistent, even to myself.’ – Bob Dylan

‘My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.’ – Eminem

‘We’re in the last days, man – I truly, in my heart, believe that. It’s written. I could go on with biblical situations and things my grandma told me. But it’s about being at peace with myself and making good with the people around me.’ – Kendrick Lamar