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The abortionist I worked for, he’s a very greedy man, a selfish man.
– Norma McCorvey
Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals.
– E. O. Wilson
People think if you look after yourself you’re being selfish, you know.
– Gisele Bundchen
I’m just a totally selfish worker bee creating my little mini projects.
– David Shields
All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.
– David Bowie
I am in love with girls that are bad and naughty and badass, and a little selfish, but I like to watch from a respectful distance!
– Dreama Walker
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.
– Edward Albert
Congressional opposition to immigration reform or emergency funds doesn’t stem from any philosophical objections or differences of principle. It stems from a calculated, petty, selfish rejection of anything Obama proposes.
– Donna Brazile
I’ve got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed and selfish years when I just, you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room, doing bad things, whatever.
– Elton John
California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
– D. H. Lawrence
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
– Erich Fromm
I was raised on the brothers Grimm, but my favorite fairy tales in the world are Oscar Wilde’s – ‘The Nightingale and the Rose,’ ‘The Selfish Giant.’ The latter is probably my all-time favorite.
– Denis O’Hare
You have to be selfish to be an actor.
– Charles Dance
Be incredibly, ruthlessly selfish with your equity.
– Douglas Leone
I think what’s most fun is playing someone who’s sort of selfish and in a lot of ways unlikeable, but there’s this really big heart underneath it that you get little glimpses of.
– David Walton
I always felt too young and selfish to have children of my own.
– Natasha Richardson
It’s so easy to be selfish in your 20s and not want to sacrifice.
– Freddie Prinze, Jr.
It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
– Mortimer Adler
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.
– George Santayana
I think I was a pretty selfish athlete.
– Melanie Roach
There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.
– Daniel Smith
We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.
I am the sort of player that likes to create goals. I think a lot of my team-mates know me as a player who is not selfish.
– Mesut Ozil
When it comes to my racing career I’m very driven and very selfish. People who are around me at races will know that I’m a different person here than in my personal life. I completely blank people at races. I need to be focused. I’m rude.
– Jenson Button
I think we all have a selfish gene which rises to the top, sometimes. But then we’re also all capable of a sudden magnanimity.
– Jim Broadbent
Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.
– Janos Kadar
In the past, I’ve been a selfish player. I’ll definitely admit that.
– Josh Gordon
I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses – being self-important, selfish and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.
– K. D. Lang
I’m a selfish, little pig of a man.
– Lewis Black
Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
– Leigh Hunt