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  • No religion I ever encountered made any sense. None are consistent. Most gods are megalomaniacs and paranoid psychotics by their worshippers' description. I don't see how they could survive their own insanity. But it's not impossible that human beings are incapable of interpreting a power so much greater than themselves. Maybe religions are twisted and perverted shadows of truth. Maybe there are forces which shape the world. I myself have never understood why, in a universe so vast, a god would care about something so trivial as worship or human destiny.

    "The White Rose". Book by Glen Cook, 1985.
  • Ego problems are endemic in every walk of life, but in the movie business egomaniacs are megalomaniacs.

  • The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac.

    Personality   Shy   Type  
  • My friends are all megalomaniacs - from Damien Hirst to Jack Nicholson - all of them.

  • Tayyip Erdoğan is megalomaniac President, he is not stable. He lives during the Ottoman era, he doesn't live in the current time. He's out of touch with the reality.

  • One wonders that there can be found a man courageous enough to occupy the post. It is a matter of meditation. Having given it a few minutes I come to the conclusion in the serenity of my heart and the peace of my conscience that he must be either an extreme megalomaniac or an utterly unconscious being.

    Heart   Men   Meditation  
    Joseph Conrad (2015). “Greatest Works of Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, The Duel, Lord Jim, Victory, The Shadow-Line, The Arrow of Gold, The Secret Agent, The Nigger of the Narcissus & Under Western Eyes: Classics of World Literature from One of the Greatest English Novelists (Including Author’s Memoirs, Letters & Critical Essays)”, p.2410, e-artnow
  • Psychos and megalomaniacs are my forte, remember? They all wanna hang with me

    Psycho   Remember   Forte  
    Gini Koch (2011). “Alien in the Family”, p.185, Penguin
  • Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.

    Dad   Overcoming   Today  
    Biography/Personal Quotes,
  • If you read people like say Bruce Blair one of the leading, most sober, knowledgeable specialists, he says, look, [Donald Trump] statements are all over the map, but his personality is frightening, he's a complete megalomaniac.

  • It is not difficult to destroy Islam. Islam is the pumped up ego of a megalomaniac psychopath. Muhammad was a narcissist madman. Just as a huge balloon can be deflated by a small needle, all it takes to make Islam explode is to ridicule its loony inventor and its brainless followers.

    Ego   Islam   Followers  
  • I may sound like a megalomaniac, but I feel like I'm equipped to become a great, memorable comedian, if I keep working my ass off and staying at the pace I'm at, and I feel a responsibility to do that because of the women who have done it before me, and the ones who need to do it after me.

    Interview with Drew Fortune, October 3, 2012.
  • The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.

    Love   Powerful   Men  
    Bertrand Russell (2015). “The Conquest of Happiness”, p.10, Lulu Press, Inc
  • I guess Satan was the first superhero [...] In his first adventure, he took the form of a snake to free two prisoners being held naked in a Third World jungle prison by an all-powerful megalomaniac. At the same time, he broadened their diet and introduced them to their own sexuality.

  • In this vast universe, we are condemned to feel tiny; megalomaniac is the one who cannot feel the true dimensions of this universe!

    Tiny   Dimensions   Feels  
  • Im the shyest megalomaniac youre ever likely to meet.

  • I don't think I know enough about acting to direct. You need to be a slight megalomaniac, not where you want to take over the world, but where you want to make every single decision and the buck stops with you. It's an awful lot of stress.

    Biography/Personal Quotes,
  • I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.

  • Man is a megalomaniac among animals-if he sees mountains he will try to imitate them by pyramids, and if he sees some grand process like evolution, and thinks it would be at all possible for him to be in on that game, he would irreverently have to have his whack at that too. That daring megalomania of his-has it not brought him to his present place?

    Science   Animal   Men  
  • For all filmmakers: True originality is the key, only direct your own unique movie scripts, be a megalomaniac and not give a damn.

    Unique   Keys   Giving  
    Biography/Personal Quotes,
  • I had it in my mind: to be confident, and to keep saying that until the confidence appeared. But I took it too far. Confidence did help make me champion, but, man, I took it to a whole different level. I was a megalomaniac. I was not humble and it eventually came back on me. So I want my kids to know, keep humbleness and kindness in their hearts. It will prevail.

    Kindness   Heart   Humble  
    "Mike Tyson: 'You Have To Feel Comfortable Being Uncomfortable'". Interview with David J. Parnell, November 18, 2014.
  • If you haven't admired anybody in your whole life, you are the best candidate to be the world's greatest megalomaniac!

    Life   World   Whole  
  • There is so much noise on the Internet, with would-be prophets daily haranguing their audience and megalomaniacs trying to push bizarre ideas, that eventually people will cherish a new commodity: wisdom.

    Ideas   People   Trying  
  • Granuaile:"So why don't cult leaders achieve godhood?" Atticus:" Because they're megalomaniacs drenched in douche juice.

    Leader   Juice   Achieve  
  • I always said that mega-mergers were for megalomaniacs.

    Business   Mergers   Mega  
  • Let's be clear: all professions look bad in the movies. And there's a good reason for this. Movies don't portray career paths, they conscript interesting lifestyles to serve a plot. So lawyers are all unscrupulous and doctors are all uncaring. Psychiatrists are all crazy, and politicians are all corrupt. All cops are psychopaths, and all businessmen are crooks. Even moviemakers come off badly: directors are megalomaniacs, actors are spoiled brats. Since all occupations are portrayed negatively, why expect scientists to be treated differently?

    Crazy   Careers   Doctors  
    Michael Crichton's Speech at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Anaheim, California, January 25, 1999.
  • When I would be myself, I was being big-headed. I was being egotistical. I was a megalomaniac, when it really was just having not to be a monkey for a few hours a day. And fulfilling the need to be a man.

    Men   Would Be   Needs  
  • I'm a cheesy over-the-top megalomaniac with a deep voice and the most amazing pecs.

    David Hasselhoff, Peter Thompson (2007). “Don't Hassel the Hoff: The Autobiography”, p.169, Macmillan
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