For those with drive, wit, vision, ego and a masochistic outlook, there is always room.
One of the great dangers on the spiritual path is that the ego becomes spiritualized. The ego loves to think of itself as spiritually evolved. It is just another way that it manages to feel important and in control. It is very difficult to free yourself from an enlightened ego.
People have no clue that they’re in prison, they don’t know that there is an ego, they don’t know the distinction.
Me, me, me! Mine, mine, mine! I'm right, I'm right, I'm right. What's in it for me? How do I use this? How do I take advantage of it? This is the way of the ego. Own this within yourself and you will begin to release yourself from it.
When you are present, you are transcendent of the mind and ego and so you can witness your mind and ego. You can be conscious of your thoughts without being lost in them when they arise.
I don't have an ego that makes me believe the world revolves around me. I am not self-absorbed.
Psychologically, when I sit down at noon, I'm it. I'm the only thing on. Nobody else does what I do. Nobody else has the opportunity. That's the psychological mindset. It's not an ego thing; it's just the way I've always approached it.
You're gambling with something vital. Most writers get smashed egos.
I hate everything which is not in myself.
Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.
Hollywood is so governed by the ego, and I never wanted to fall into that trap.
Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody other than the person he is.
A little humiliation and ego deflation, now and then, is good for apprentices. Mine sighed miserably.
I don't know about your true form, but the weight of your ego sure is pushing the crust of the earth toward the breaking point.
What makes me vulnerable? Well, my ego, probably. I kind of like to try to let go of it. Or feeling out of my depth. In various aspects of my life, whether it's musical or personal.
The truth is it's fun to be up there and know that you're in your underwear. Even though I know I'm exploiting my sexuality in a certain way, it's fun! It boosts my ego.