Are you struggling with a narcissist in your life? You are not alone. Writers, poets, researchers, therapists, philosophers and others have weighed in on narcissism since early human history.
Here are some of their best quotations on narcissism and narcissists.
“Narcissism has more in common with self-hatred than with self-admiration.”
— Christopher Lasch, author
“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. . . .They justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”
— T.S. Elliott, writer
“Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.”
— Mason Cooley, essayist
“Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.”
— Elizabeth Bowen, writer
“Underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.”
— Brené Brown, researcher