45 Quotes About Attention-Seeking

Quotes on attention-seeking

Everyone craves some attention from others to a certain limit. But there are times when the need for attention becomes too constant or excessive that it is a problem for an individual or to those around them.

Attention-seeking could be driven by a sense of low self-esteem, or a preference of the opinions of others over one’s own opinions.

Attention seekers are desperate for validation. They always want to be in the spotlight or be the center of attention, and sometimes, they wouldn’t mind using manipulative means to get the attention that they want.

Relationship with friends and partners could be strained by the habit of attention-seeking.

Instead of constantly seeking the approval of others, we should learn to appreciate our self-worth. These are a collection of quotes that highlight more about attention-seeking.

Inspiring quotes on attention-seeking

1. “If you want to call attention to your good deed, it’s a self serving one. Why? Not only have you patted yourself on the back but you’re fishing for others to do the same.” Donna Lynn Hope

2. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” Vernon Howard

3. “Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.” Ziad K. Abdelnour

4.“The sun announces its presence with light, not words; do likewise.” Matshona Dhliwayo

5. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Harry S Truman

6. “Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfilment, for validation, security, or love – you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” Eckhart Toller

7.“He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.” Oliver Goldsmith(the good-natured man)

8. “Quoting an old proverb. An empty cart rattles loudly,” She said. Meaning, One who lacks substance boasts loudest.” Alan Brennert(Honolulu)

9. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” Confucius

8. “A woman will always be insecure if she attaches her identity and sense of worth to the amount of male attention she gets.” Anupama Garg

9. “Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.” Terry Pratchett(The truth)

10. “If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be with someone who does not value social approval. You can’t need social approval to go forward. Otherwise, how would you ever do the thing that you are doing.” Malcom Gladwell

11. “I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” Johannes Kelper

12. “Heroes are hero no matter if everybody is watching them or nobody watching them.” Amit Kalantri

13. “A woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” Mohadesa Najumi

14. “All bad behaviour is really a request for love, attention, or validation.” Kimberly Giles

15. “A busy vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” Mandy Hale

16. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” Dale Carnegie

17. “When will you love yourself: that other people’s approval no longer matters?” Gillian Duce

18. “People can become addicted to fame, money, and attention as deeply as they become addicted to drugs.” Dennis Prager(Think a Second time)

19. “An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation; You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!” Mandy Hale

20. “Boys seek attention, men demand respect.” Habeeb Akande

21. “When you begin to relinquish your ego, you will no longer feel compelled to prove to people how busy you are in an attempt to validate your sense of worth.” Miya Yamanouchi

22. “It is tragic that we recognized our self worth from external validation.” Aditya Ajmera

23. “Stop worring about approval and appreciation. Enjoy the beauty and effect of contributing to the universe.” Debasish Mridha

24. “Freedom on the inside comes when validation from the outside doesn’t matter.” Richie Norton

25. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” Robert Hand

26. “When you do not seek or need approval, you are at your most powerful.” Caroline Myss

27. “Seeking external Validation brings disappointment. Validate yourself from within to find true happiness.” Amy Leigh Mercree

28. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to showoff,” Robert Hand

29. “Cockiness is a display of an empty lifestyle, humility is when you see yourself as zero while others are making you the hero.” Michael Bassey Johnson

30. “The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.” Steve Maraboli

31. “Do not wait for someone else to validate your existence; it is your own responsibility.” Jasz Gill

32. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much deserving validation from the rest of the world.” A. D. Posey

33. “If you find yourself craving approval, you are low on self-love. Stop grasping for a few scraps wherever you can. Go home and make yourself a feast. Love yourself deeply today.” Vironika Tugaleva

34. “When you lose need and take away the demand for validation you remain free of approval from the outside world.” Tammy Wooster

35. “Strong people have a strong sense of self worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.” Roy T Bennett

36. “Most people are resentful of the happiness of others and yet we seem to seek validation from others in order to allow our own happiness… it’s easy to see the problem with this system.” Steve Maraboli

37. “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.” Unknown

38. “People who wanted the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.” Wayne Dyer

39. “Seeking validation will keep you trapped. You don’t need anyone or anything to approve of your worth. When you understand this, you’ll be free.” Unknown

40. “If you’re conscientiously seeking approval, you’re not being true to yourself.” Tomas Kalnoky

41. “Needing approval is like saying – your view of me is more important than my own opinion of myself.” Wayne Dyer

42. “Some things sound better if they don’t come from you.” Joyce Rachelle

43. “There is no need to boast of your accomplishment and what you can do A great man is known, he needs no introduction.” Cherlisa Biles

44. “As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are- what others say is irrelevant.” Nic Sheff

45. “Be yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking of you.” Phil Lester