Myself - Quotes

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I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.

Henry David Thoreau

If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do.

Daniel Dennett

I steeled myself to focus only on the present yet remain alert to what might come next.

Nicholas Sparks

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.

Paulo Coelho

I need to rebel against myself. It`s the opposite of following your bliss. I need to do what I most fear.

Chuck Palahniuk

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.

Paulo Coelho

If motherhood has taught me anything, it is that I cannot change my children, I can only change myself. Try as I might, I can’t shape either one of them to my desires or designs, but I can choose, moment by moment and day by day, my own reaction to who they are. So perhaps my real job now, and in the year ahead, isn’t to direct my sons’ lives, but to work on becoming more thoughtful and deliberate about my own.

Katrina Kenison

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.

Charles Dickens

And pray that I may forget
These matters that with myself I too much discuss
Too much explain
Because I do not hope to turn again
Let these words answer
For what is done, not to be done again
May the judgement not be too heavy upon us

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
But merely vans to beat the air
The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
Smaller and dryer than the will
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still.

T. S. Eliot

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

Michel de Montaigne

What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I`ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

Jane Smiley

I never change, I simply become more myself.

Joyce Carol Oates

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

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