35 Quotes About Hating Yourself


For many, we hate to see ourselves. We have poor self images and need to gain fresh perspectives on ourselves. These quotes about hating yourself capture the issues we see when we look at ourselves.

“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego.”

“America is a hot chick with a bad personality. Take her seriously and you’ll end up hating yourself.”

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.”

“But what I can do is paint you a picture of what you’ll never see when you’re with a guy who’s really into you: You’ll never see you staring maniacally at your phone, willing it to ring.”

“Clouds cannot cover secret places, nor denials conceal truth.”

“He leaned down and whispered to me: No matter how thin you get, no matter how short you cut your hair, it’s still going to be you underneath.”

“I felt alone, my loneliness suffocated me, and I craved to scream, shout and kill me while seeing all this. However, self-hatred also occupied me.”

“I know that you cannot hate other people without hating yourself.”

“If the pursuit of perfection is a way to prove our worth, in the end the pursuit will only prove our imperfections.”

“If there was an implicit self-hatred in trusting only your own, then how much deeper was the self-loathing that led a group of men to distrust someone for no reason other than that he was one of them?”

“If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago…”

“If you hated white people, they would just hate you back, and nothing would change in the world; and if you didn’t hate them after the way they treated you, you would end up hating yourself, and nothing would change that way, either.”

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

“It is foolishness to want what never was or will never will be, lament the passage of time, and live in fearfulness of an uncertain future.”

“Loving yourself is a willingness to be in the same space with your own creations. How contracted would you become if you try to withdraw from your own ideas?”

“Maybe stalking the woods is as vital to the human condition as playing music or putting words to paper. Maybe hunting has as much of a claim on our civilized selves as anything else.”

“Pause and remember – You are unique. You are special. Every mistake, trial and hardship has helped to sculpt your real beauty. Stop hating yourself and start appreciating and loving yourself!”

“People need to speak out about their feelings to those of us who are in denial.”

“People say to the mentally ill, ‘You know so many people think the world of you.’ But when they don’t like themselves they don’t notice anything. They don’t care about what people think of them. When you hate yourself, whatever people say it doesn’t make sense.”

“Programmed in self-hatred, many of us shadow-box the light of day away and chase everything meaningless the night through until we perish more ignorant and confused than the very day we were born.”

“Somehow everything I own smells of you, and for the tiniest moment it’s all not true.”

“The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.”

“The speed of the human mind is remarkable. So is its inability to face the obvious.”

“The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.”

“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid.”

“There comes a point where certain things are becoming my Achilles heel; you know when you start repeating yourself and saying the same anecdotes over and over again you start slowly hating yourself.”

“There is a noticeable element of the pathological in some current leftist critiques, which I tend to attribute to feelings of guilt allied to feelings of impotence.”

“To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

“We all have insecurities, and the thing that makes them crippling is that we all have the ability to blow them up into such huge issues in our minds, that we might as well have a facial deformity.”

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.”

“When you’re an actor, seeing yourself for the first time, you spend all your time just watching yourself and hating yourself and picking your performance apart. You say, “I look horrible. I should quit.”

“Who taught you to hate yourself?”

“You are greater than you can possibly imagine, if you would only free yourself up to imagine.”

“You can’t hate your origin and not end up hating yourself. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.”

“You can’t hate/love others without loving/hating yourself first.”

For making finding a way to love themselves can be some of the most difficult things to process.

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