63 Narcissist Quotes about Narcissists and Narcissistic People

A narcissist is an individual primarily concerned about themselves, often believing they surpass others in value.

Narcissism, a term increasingly used in relation to relationships and often associated with manipulative behavior, is not an uncommon characteristic.

Individuals who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be found in various places such as political leadership, social media, workplaces or even within family circles.

This article shares a series of quotes about narcissists, aimed at helping those dealing with NPD or similar emotional abuse.


Narcissists typically demand their needs be met, displaying little empathy for others. They tend to dominate their relationships, seeking excessive admiration and are often overly sensitive to criticism.

They seldom accept their flaws, instead projecting blame onto others. These carefully curated quotes aim to raise awareness and provide insight, helping readers recognize and handle narcissistic behavior.

Narcissist Quotes


There may be no ‘I’ in ‘team’ but there are three in ‘narcissist!’ ~ Unknown.


Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life on his terms. ~ Elizabeth Bowen.


Half of the people lie with their lips, the other half with their tears. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Every generation narcissistically believes they are the greatest generation. ~ Brien Pittman.

I was trapped in an awful spiral of insecure narcissism. ~ Amy Poehler.

Every narcissist is a hero and a legend in his own mind. ~ Oscar Auliq-Ice.

White feminist narcissism has no truck with the idea that we are anything but victims. ~ Alison Phipps.

If you want to go from being adored to devalued in the blink of an eye, simply insult the narcissist. ~ Tigress Luv.

Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference. ~ Mason Cooley.

When narcissists ask how do you feel, they are actually saying, I am not feeling good, and now listen to me. ~ Emma Xu.

But that’s the thing about narcissists. They can try to fool you, with all their heart, but in the end, they’re just fooling themselves. ~ Ellie Fox.

Best Narcissist Quotes

No matter how socially skilled an extreme narcissist is, he has a major attachment dysfunction. The extreme narcissist is frozen in childhood. ~ Samuel Lopez de Victoria.


To be your own god is to be the biggest participant in creating your own hell. ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough.

I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love. ~ Emily Levine.

That which he projects ahead of him as his ideal, is merely his substitute for the lost narcissism of his childhood – the time when he was his own ideal. ~ Sigmund Freud.

Americans are experiencing an epidemic in narcissistic behavior in a culture that is intrinsically self-conscious and selfish, and citizens are encouraged to pursue happiness and instant gratification of their personal desires. ~ Kilroy J. Oldster.


Narcissists would rather lie and humiliate you than to admit that they were in the wrong. ~ Mitta Xinindlu.

He had never regarded other men as anything but puppets of a sort, created to fill up an empty world. ~ Guy de Maupassant.

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Hard-Hitting Narcissist Quotes

Narcissistic personality disorder is the only mental condition where the patient is left alone but everyone else needs treatment. ~ Unknown.

I loved myself and since I loved me, I loved him because I realized he was good for me. A type of self worth, a type of narcissistic love. ~ Dominic Riccitello.

Daughters of narcissistic mothers absorb the message I am valued for what I do, rather than for who I am. ~ Karyl McBride.


Narcissism is voluntary blindness, an agreement not to look beneath the surface. ~ Sam Keen.

Since narcissists deep down feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault. ~ M. Scott Peck.

A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors. ~ Karla Grimes.

Famous Narcissist Quotes

What are narcissists looking for, after all? Just someone at their level that they can feel superior to. ~ Luigina Sgarro.


Beware of narcissistic people. They’ll tell everyone you’re crazy, only to cover up their trickery. ~ Mitta Xinindlu.

One of the main effects of social media is our confusing of someone’s obsession with their appearance with self-love or confidence. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

A man who loves others based solely on how they make him feel, or what they do for him, is really not loving others at all – but loving only himself. ~ Criss Jami.

The narcissist devours people, consumes their output, and casts the empty, writhing shells aside. ~ Sam Vaknin.

Being a control freak is a weakness, not a strength. If you can’t allow others to shine, you’re exhibiting signs of narcissism and showing a lack of self-confidence. It is isolation through ego. ~ Stewart Stafford.


Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge. ~ Todd Solondz.

Love is intermittent reinforcement with spouses and children alike. The child is love-bombed when the narcissist feels the child reflects their false self. The moment the child fails to do so, the narcissistic parent blithely discards them. ~ M. Wakefield.

Top Narcissist Quotes

Parents are supposed to give the child back to herself with love. If they’ve got duct tape over their eyes because of narcissism, it doesn’t happen. ~ Jane Fonda.

Babies cry to get their needs met. Narcissists are great actors and often use tears as a tool of manipulations, this is an abuse tactic! Do not allow them to let this work as guilt, they are acting! ~ Tracy Malone.

Narcissists are emotional porcupines, watch out for the quills! ~ Tracy A. Malone.


Don’t set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm. ~ Unknown.

How many narcissists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, they don’t use lightbulbs, they use gaslighting! ~ Unknown.

You can teach a narcissist to show up on time, but you can’t train them to listen once they get there. ~ Dr. Ramani Durvasula.

Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence. ~ Sam Vaknin.

The main priority of everyone surrounding a highly narcissistic person is to ensure that they are looking after themselves, maintaining their own mental and physical health and wellbeing, before looking after the narcissist. ~ Theresa Jackson.


A narcissist’s criticism is their autobiography. ~ M. Wakefield.

Everyone thinks they’re entitled to their 15 minutes of fame. And it’s that narcissism that makes people, who have no business writing a book, think they can write a book. ~ Oliver Markus Malloy.

Quotes about Narcissist

And we need to know what it is to be human if we are to avoid becoming narcissists. ~ Alexander Lowen.

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. ~ Deborah Reber.

Healthy levels of narcissism and self-enhancement are necessary, with a low level of self-enhancement being detrimental to our wellbeing and success. ~ Theresa Jackson.

The narcissist would love nothing more than to know you are eating uncooked Top Ramen out of a dumpster for dinner tonight while wearing yesterday’s underwear. ~ Tina Swithin.


Avoid people who blame you for wanting the same things they ask for. ~ Emma Xu.

There’s a reason narcissists don’t learn from mistakes and that’s because they never get past the first step which is admitting that they made one. ~ Jeffrey Kluger.

Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading. ~ W.H. Auden.

Narcissistic love is riding on the rollercoaster of disaster filled with a heart full of tears. ~ Sheree Griffin.


It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. ~ Voltaire.

Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism. ~ Frank Salvato.

Narcissists withhold affection to punish you. Withhold attention to get revenge. And withhold an emotional empathetic response to make you feel insecure. ~ Alice Little.

I have a very simple question to people who seem to suffer from excessive narcissism: Please name three other persons who are smarter and more capable than you, in the field you work in. In most cases they are utterly unable to answer that question honestly. ~ Ingo Molnar.

Please repair your narcissism before you start loving your neighbor as yourself. ~ Charles F. Glassman.

Powerful Narcissist Quotes

Narcissism is, indeed, the new world order. ~ Dr. Ramani Durvasula.


No one has probably helped me more with my narcissism than my dog. ~ Tucker Max.

The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling! Just drawing back and drawing in, becoming narcissistic. ~ Rod Serling.

I’m too ugly to be a narcissist. ~ Mitch Albom.

The narcissist is like a bucket with a hole in the bottom: No matter how much you put in, you can never fill it up. The phrase I never feel like I am enough is the mantra of the person in the narcissistic relationship. That’s because to your narcissistic partner, you are not. No one is. Nothing is. ~ Dr. Ramani Durvasula.

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