Narcissus Quotes

Narcissus Quotes by Tom Stoppard, Edward Young, Rick Riordan, Steven Wright, Robert Greene, W. H. Auden and many others.

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To be an artist at all is like living in Switzerland during a world war. To be an artist in Zurich, in 1917, implies a degree of self-absorption that would have glazed over the eyes of Narcissus.
Tom Stoppard
Narcissus is the glory of his race: For who does nothing with a better grace?.
Edward Young
Leo took out a pen and autographed the arm of one of the nymphs. “Narcissus is a loser! He’s so weak, he can’t bench-press a Kleenex. He’s so lame, when you look up lame on Wikipedia, it’s got a picture of Narcissus—only the picture’s so ugly, no one ever checks it out.
Rick Riordan
Stop!” Narcissus got to his feet. “This is not right! This person is obviously not awesome, so he must be…” He struggled for the right words. It had probably been a long time since he’d talked about anything other than himself. “He must be tricking us.” Apparently Narcissus wasn’t completely stupid.
Rick Riordan
I brought a mirror to Lovers’ Lane. I told everybody I’m Narcissus.
Steven Wright
Narcissus turned and scowled at Leo. “Who are you?” “I’m the Super-sized McShizzle, man!” Leo said. “I’m Leo Valdez, bad boy supreme. And the ladies love a bad boy.
Rick Riordan
Her lips are roses over-washed with dew, Or like the purple of Narcissus’ flower; No frost their fair, no wind doth waste their power, But by her breath her beauties to renew.
Robert Greene
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
Antiquity breached mortality with myths.
Narcissus is vocabulary. Hermes decorates
A cornice on the Third National Bank.
Allen Tate
Nature is none other than God in things. Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; whence all of God is in all things. Think thus, of the sun in the crocus, in the narcissus, in the heliotrope, in the rooster, in the lion.
Giordano Bruno
Our squalid society rushed, Narcissus to a man, to gaze on its trivial image on a scrap of metal.
Charles Baudelaire
Nature is none other than God in all things. Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; Whence all of God is in all things.
Giordano Bruno
That was one of the problems with the Narcissus figure. Here is a face looking at a face, and the problem is the image of the thing is never actually the thing. You try and grab it and it’s not there. It’s water. It disappears.
Jane Alison
From that moment onwards, our loathsome society rushed, like Narcissus, to contemplate its trivial image on a metallic plate. A form of lunacy, an extraordinary fanaticism took hold of these new sun-worshippers.
Charles Baudelaire
Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love.
Mason Cooley
In my garden
the winds have beaten
the ripe lilies;
in my garden, the salt
has wilted the first flakes
of young narcissus.
Hilda Doolittle
our friendship has no other purpose, no other reason, than to show you how utterly unlike me you are.
Hermann Hesse
What are you talking about?” Narcissus demanded. “I am amazing. Everyone knows this.” “Amazing at pure suck,” Leo said. “If I was as suck as you, I’d drown myself. Oh wait, you already did that.
Rick Riordan
I wonder if the course of narcissism through the ages would have been any different had Narcissus first peered into a cesspool. He probably did.
Frank O’Hara
Ingratitude’ is the name which avatars of Narcissus give to the success of others.
Jean Lorrain