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Alter Ego Quotes


"I don't feel I have an alter ego." - Dita Von Teese

"Rebuttals never alter desire." - Mason Cooley

"Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working." - Mary Tyler Moore

"My alter ego does not look in too great a mood today." - Simon de Pury

"Busted. I'm a monster. Jev is my deceptively harmless-and shockingly handsome-alter ego." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Roman is my alter ego. He's mean. *He says the things I can't say." - Nicki Minaj

"Chess and me, it's hard to take them apart. It's like my alter ego." - Bobby Fischer

"Solitude is unquenched ego." - Kedar Joshi

"My ego is sated." - George Michael

"I wish I could escape into some alter-ego, just so I could feel more comfortable onstage." - Lana Del Rey

"When I go onstage, I kind of turn into a beast sometimes, this alter-ego, you know." - Nicole Scherzinger

"Hey, you created me! I didn't create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility!" - Chuck Palahniuk

"God cannot alter the past, historians can." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Energy and persistence alter all things." - Benjamin Franklin

"Making love with his ego." - David Bowie

"Show me success without ego!" - Ivana Trump

"Never fight fire from ego." - Anonymous

"Clearly I've got an ego." - Thomas Heatherwick

"Literature is humanity's broad-minded alter-ego, with room in its heart for monsters, even for you. It's humanity without the judgement." - Glen Duncan

"Brunette is who I am obviously, it's my core. Blonde Kim is this alter ego; she has a vibe to her that I love." - Kim Kardashian

"I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway." - David Bowie

"I think you see more of like, the party side of me, which I call Snooki, it's kind of my alter ego." - Nicole Polizzi

"I had this alter ego where I would go to the theater with mom. I wasn't embarrassed by it; it was separate for me." - Jai Courtney

"Only the supremely wise and the ignorant do not alter." - Confucius

"Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself." - Soren Kierkegaard

"God cannot alter the past, though historians can." - Samuel Butler

"Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The ego knows itself by comparison." - Richard Rohr

"Every need got an ego to feed." - Bob Marley

"Ego-centeredness is not individuality at all." - David Bohm

"Never underestimate the ego of a politician." - Dan Brown

"When the ego dies, the soul awakes." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The ego hates losing - even to God." - Richard Rohr

"Ego simply means, Edging God Out." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Feed the soul, starve the ego." - Adam Goldstein

"The source of the ego is God." - Ramana Maharshi

"Where id was, there ego shall be." - Sigmund Freud

"You don't want to vilify your ego." - Jeff Bridges

"The ego is a fascinating monster." - Alanis Morissette

"I own and operate a ferocious ego." - Bill Moyers

"I never have an alter ego in the movies. That's a fiction that the press has made up over the years, and it's fun to write that. It gives them something to write." - Woody Allen

"It's almost like it's my alter ego when I get on stage... I turn into this different person, seriously. Bipolar disorder. I'm tired of everybody touching me and things being plugged into my head." - Britney Spears

"Walt Disney said everything he had ever accomplished was a result of Mickey Mouse. Mickey was Walt's alter ego and he was originally modeled after Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character. So without Chaplin, who knows what Mickey would have become!" - Bill Capodagli

"Haec ego non multis (scribo), sed tibi: satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus. I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other." - Epicurus

"I definitely have an alter ego that can come out and get me out of situations where I'm having social anxiety. I can take a deep breath and create a bubble so I can perform in some way." - Lindy Booth

"In America they like my spicy TV alter ego, probably because there were a lot of Italians and Hispanics in the country, but the real L.A. life is a hard-working one." - Bruno Tonioli

"Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don't look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny." - Candace Bushnell

"Nobody who's really using his ego, his real ego, has any time for any goddam hobbies" - J D Salinger

"Isn't the origin of conflict ego? If there is no ego there is no becoming." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time." - Nikki Sixx

"I've got a big ego, I admit it; I'm ego-driven." - Eli Broad

"Remember: ego can create misery, ego can create anguish, ego can create hate, ego can create jealousy. Ego can never become a vehicle for the divine, it can never become the passage for the beyond." - Rajneesh

"The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego." - Hamza Yusuf

"Do not kill your ego and do not let your ego to kill you. Control your ego and rule over it." - Elia M. Ramollah

"The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war." - George Meredith

"With every character, you alter, you ca' be attached to your own identity." - Nicole Kidman

"Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events?" - Hugh Blair

"Circumstances alter cases." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"Politicians cannot alter trends." - Harold Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson

"Circumstances alter faces." - Carolyn Wells

"Oil companies are radical because they're willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere." - Bill Mckibben

"That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it." - Terence

"Consequences cannot alter statutes, but may help to fix their meaning." - Benjamin Cardozo

"Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing." - Allen Klein

"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." - H G Wells

"If you don't have an ego, you're a wino." - Conrad Dobler

"Most people are ego-sensitive, not life-sensitive." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Do things the ego does not like to do." - Stuart Wilde

"Don't be a hero. Don't have an ego." - Paul Tudor Jones

"When all else fails, go for the ego." - Val McDermid

"A transference neurosis corresponds to a conflict between ego and id, a narcissistic neurosis corresponds to that between between ego and super-ego, and a psychosis to that between ego and outer world." - Sigmund Freud

"Range is of the ego, form is of the soul." - Alan Finger

"My ego only needs a good rhythm section" - Miles Davis

"Infinity is just time on an ego trip." - Lily Tomlin

"Donald Trump just needs the ego fed all the time." - David Brooks

"Just a little detachment from the ego is needed." - Rajneesh

"I have an ego the size of a small planet." - Linus Torvalds

"I don't really have an ego. I'm not that bothered." - Bjork

"The ego is our self-love turned into self-hatred." - Marianne Williamson

"Writer's block is only a failure of the ego." - Norman Mailer

"The ego does not want to be wrong, ever." - Iyanla Vanzant

"The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies." - Ernst Mach

"People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love." - Simon Cowell

"Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix." - Don Dokken

"We have to change from 'ego-architecture' to 'eco-architecture.'" - Jaime Lerner

"It's very healthy to be aware of your ego." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"There's no ego when you're a ukulele player." - Jake Shimabukuro

"Ego gets you inches but it doesn't get you impact." - Cameron Sinclair

"I fed my ego, but not my soul." - Yakov Smirnoff

"Usually, autobiography is such an indulgence of the ego." - Tom Robbins

"The ego is there, but I'm learning to channel it." - Ridley Scott

"You need a big ego to be an artist." - Damien Hirst

"There's ego in all of us rugby players." - Brian Odriscoll

"There's a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego-which can be destructive." - Lee Iacocca

"When we have passed beyond individualising, then we shall be real Persons. Ego was the helper; Ego is the bar." - Sri Aurobindo

"Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it." - Colin Powell

"It's not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I'd be telling you about my awesome... oh, never mind." - Bruce Perens

"He grinned. "Busted. I'm a monster. Jev is my deceptively harmless - and shockingly handsome - alter ego." "And I'm on top of it," she announced with witty triumph. "Is that a Freudian slip?" His bluntness caught her off guard. A self-conscious blush rose in her face." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"When I was twenty-five, I went on exactly four dates with a much older guy whom I'll call Peter Parker. I'm calling him Peter Parker because the actual guy's name was also alliterative, and because, well, it's my book and I'll name a guy I dated after Spider-Man's alter ego if I want to." - Mindy Kaling

"He grinned. "Busted. I'm a monster. Jev is my deceptively harmless - and shockingly handsome - alter ego." "And I'm on top of it," she announced with witty triumph. "Is that a Freudian slip?" His bluntness caught her off guard. A self-conscious blush rose in her face." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Dorothy was in that state human beings passed through at the beginning of a love affair, in which they desire to say anything and everything to the beloved, to the alter ego, before they have learned what the real Other can and can't understand, can and can't accept." - A S Byatt

"I think it is just a matter of time before we have literal ghosts in the machine so you can create an alter ego of yourself that learns from your social experiences and extends a life even if you're no longer in the game or you are no longer alive." - Paul Saffo

"Wearing a corset, a ball gown, heels and a swan hat with wings to fight in the forest gave me a whole new appreciation for everyday clothes, because you really become that alter ego while wearing those costumes in those environments on the set. They just influenced everything you tried to do." - Lily Collins

"Of course, San Diego chooses not to regard the two cities as one. Talk about alter ego: Tijuana was created by the lust of San Diego. Everything that was illegal in San Diego was permitted in Tijuana. When boxing was illegal in San Diego, there were boxing matches in Tijuana; when gambling was illegal, there was always Tijuana." - Richard Rodriguez

"The evening is deep inside me forever. Many a blond, northern moonrise, like a muted reflection, will softly remind me and remind me again and again. It will be my bride, my alter ego. An incentive to find myself. I myself am the moonrise of the south." - Paul Klee

"I put a lot of effort in creating something fictional, yet very personal, because Shook is a defining part of me and my music: the Shook entity is much like the Batman or Superman comics characters. I like the idea that I can have this image that represents a part of me, but isn't really me, kind of like an alter ego." - Shook

"It's a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn't think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself." - Richard Dawkins

"My first and most loved real novel was 'Little Women.' I identified with the Jo character even though we were opposites. Jo was very strong-minded and brave, and I was shy and kind of a wuss, everyplace but in my own home. I wanted to be Jo. She was my alter ego. I think reading that book gave me courage." - Rhea Perlman

"The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court." - Kobe Bryant

"My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out." - Chris Brown

"You know, there are many alter egos and Gorillaz is a collective of alter egos, really. I think anyone who gets involved in it has to sort of accept that nothing is really as it seems." - Damon Albarn

"Circumstances should never alter principles!" - Oscar Wilde

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I'm just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else"s. I'm sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It's disgusting." - J D Salinger

"The ego is a very bad quality. Ego sees everything as separate; it sees everything as dual. You must remove this ego and see only the Unity. Think only of Unity; think only of the basis of everything." - Sathya Sai Baba

"One of my biggest Achilles' heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone." - Kanye West

"Do you ever lose the ego?" Westford asks me. "Yeah." When his daughter kisses me, my ego flies out the window." - Simone Elkeles

"If anyone steps on your ego, instantly, he becomes your enemy. But a Guru is a friend who constantly tramples your ego." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Misery nourishes your ego - that's why you see so many miserable people in the world. The basic, central point is the ego." - Rajneesh

"Piety is a discipline of the will through respect. It admits the right to exist of things larger than the ego, of things different from the ego." - Richard M. Weaver

"Its better to lose your ego to the One you Love than to lose the One you Love to your Ego" - John Keats

"There is only one of the two that can reside in our hearts, GOD or ego. If GOD is in ego is out." - A R Rahman

"That is the ego which rises and sinks periodically. But you exist always. That which lies beyond the ego is consciousness - the Self." - Ramana Maharshi

"Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser - having a healthy ego, or high opinion of yourself, is a real positive in life!" - Donald Trump

"You need an Ego, if you didn't have an ego you wouldn't know who's mouth to put food in, when eating in a restaurant." - Terence Mckenna

"Ego stops you from getting things done and getting people to work with you. That's why I firmly believe that ego and success are not compatible." - Harvey Mackay

"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it." - Colin Powell

"It's very important in a leadership role not to place your ego at the foreground and not to judge everything in relationship to how your ego is fed." - Ruth J Simmons

"The secret to success is to subjugate your ego and serve others." - Stuart Wilde

"We are identified with the ego, and with the ego there are many things: anger and hatred and jealousy and possessiveness and greed - the whole train. The ego functions like an engine and there are many many compartments following it. Once the ego dies the whole train stops." - Rajneesh

"What else is there for me to conquer? Hopefully my ego." - Madonna Ciccone

"I don't believe in awards. It's very good for the ego, I suppose." - Eva Green

"When it comes to doing my job, I keep my ego in my handbag." - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

"With competition there is always ego and hubris... competition gets in the way of work." - Patrick Dempsey

"I am the leading strings of the ego and the prompter of its concepts." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"You're best when you're not in charge. The ego locks the muse." - Robin Williams

"It's a constant man-ego-check going on in the streets, in this world." - Tupac Shakur

"If the Ego is hateful, Love your neighbor as yourself becomes a cruel irony." - Paul Valery

"The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality." - Chogyam Trungpa

"A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul." - Michael Beckwith

"You can either be a Host to God, or a Hostage to your ego!" - Wayne Dyer

"The hallucination of being a separate ego will not stand up to biological tests." - Alan Watts

"You are a beautiful soul hidden by the trench coat of the ego." - Michael Dolan

"You always have to measure your desires and goals against your ego and your humility." - Sebastian Copeland

"Pakistani feature films are all about catering to the male ego and male fantasy." - Afia Nathaniel

"Attention equals importance equals value equals ego. Or, more realistically, Attention equals success." - Cris Mazza

"Women are wired to do more and different things because of their lack of ego" - Nicolle Wallace

"Beating drums while doing a kindness to somone is a very ugly show of ego!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It was beyond embarrassing or humiliating or even mortifying. It was ego-slaying!" - Wendelin Van Draanen



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