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Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
– Herbie Mann
I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
– Harry Chapin
Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don’t have to sacrifice.
It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.
– Hugh Hefner
The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his place in history act in such a stupid, selfish and self-destructive manner?
– George Stephanopoulos
I’ve never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act.
– Hugh Jackman
It takes a lot of selfish time to make music.
– Gwen Stefani
A selfish man is a thief.
– Jose Marti
Golf is so selfish – it’s so much about how do we get better and get to the next level.
– Jason Day
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
– Jean-Paul Sartre
Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife’s life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego.
– Greg LeMond
I’m not thinking when I’m writing, ‘How’s this going to read?’ Or, ‘What percentage of the audience is going to stay with me?’ The thing itself is what gives me pleasure. Sometimes stuff just falls onto the page so beautifully and happily that it’s deeply satisfying. It’s selfish!
– Jim Crace
I’m a really selfish person. But I would do anything for my friends.
– Jami Attenberg
The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.
– Jose Mourinho
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
– Iris Murdoch
Americans are less selfish than some of our politicians believe and will respond with reason and resilience to passionate clarity.
– Jennifer Egan
If you have a mental model that says big corporations are fundamentally greedy and selfish and exploitative, you don’t really want to have an exception to that model. It’s much easier to say, ‘Yes, Whole Foods has been corrupted.’
– John Mackey
I didn’t have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.
– Irvine Welsh
I didn’t do this for other people; I did this for me. I fought for this right for me – does that sound selfish?
– Jack Kevorkian
Liberals have difficulty understanding the Tea Party because they think it is a bunch of selfish racists. But I think the Tea Party is driven in large part by concerns about fairness.
– Jonathan Haidt
A lot of comedians are selfish.
– J. B. Smoove
I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That’s not me.
– Alfred North Whitehead
I have a pet peeve about bands that don’t play their hits. I think it’s kind of selfish.
– Art Alexakis
Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better.
– Carrie Underwood
Fragrance is a bit of a selfish gift because it’s comforting when you’re near someone and you recognize their smell.
– Blake Lively
It’s hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It’s hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.
– Isaiah Thomas
I like working with kids because I enjoy seeing the looks on their faces and, it’s kind of selfish, I want a future audience.
– Joshua Bell
Acting can be very selfish and all-consuming.
– Alessandro Nivola
Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact.
– Athol Fugard
I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish.
– Ashley Greene