34 Priceless Neil Strauss Quotes

Neil Strauss is an American author, journalist, and ghostwriter. Using the pen names Style and Chris Powles, Strauss is best known for his best selling book, ‘The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.’ He regularly contributes to Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Here is a look at some of the top Neil Strauss quotes to be familiar with.

“A rich man doesn’t need to tell you he’s rich.”

“After all, everyone’s favorite subject is themselves.”

“Attraction is not an option.”

“Beauty is common but what’s rare is a great energy and outlook on life.”

“Because, all too often, the things that we’re the most resistant to are precisely what we need. And the things we’re most scared to let go of are exactly the ones we most need to relinquish.”

“God is on the side of the winner.”

“How you do anything is how you do everything.”

“If he wants me to stay away, he should leave me alone.”

“If there was anything I’d learned, it’s that the man never chooses the woman. All he can do is give her an opportunity to choose him.”

“In fact, every woman I met seemed disposable and replaceable. I was experiencing seducer’s paradox: The better a seducer I became, the less I loved women.”

“In the dance of infatuation, we see others not as they are, but as projections of who we want them to be. And we impose on them all the imaginary criteria we think will fill the void in our hearts.”

“In this life, we don’t meet many people who truly love us, who accept us for who we are, who put us before themselves.”

“It’s not lying, it’s flirting.”

“I’ve never trusted collaborations, because most people in this world are not closers. They don’t finish what they start; they don’t live what they dream; they sabotage their own progress because they’re afraid they won’t find what they seek.”

“Lying is about controlling someone else’s reality, hoping that what they don’t know won’t hurt you.”

“Men are not dogs. We merely think we are and, on occasion, act as if we are. But, by believing in our nobler nature, women have the amazing power to inspire us to live up to it.”

“One of the reasons I became a writer is that, unlike starting a band, directing movies, or acting in a theatrical production, you can do it alone. Your success and failure depend entirely on yourself.”

“One of the things I’d learned … was how to take a compliment. Just say,”Thank you.” It’s the only response a confident person can make.”

“Success was no longer defined by getting laid or finding a girlfriend, but by how well I performed.”

“That’s how hatred is created: two different groups, each insisting they’re on the moral high ground.”

“That’s when I started to leave it behind. I realized that I got my entire validation from women. Women became like gods to me, but false gods.”

“The person who is too smart to love is truly an idiot.”

“The strong live off the weak and the clever live off the strong.”

“Then again, no matter what your point of view may be, you can always find someone with a Ph.D to support it.”

“There are certain bad habits we’ve groomed our whole life — from personality flaws to fashion faux pas.”

“There are only so many ways to get rejected or ignored. It doesn’t hurt at all anymore because why should someone who’s a complete stranger have any control over your sense of selfworth?”

“This isn’t because the universe is cruel. It’s because the universe is smart. It has its own cat-string theory and knows we don’t appreciate things that fall into our laps.”

“To win the game was to leave it.”

“We get stuck in old thought and behavior patterns that may have been effective when we were twelve months or twelve years old, but now only serve to hold us back.”

“We have this idea that love is supposed to last forever. But love isn’t like that. It’s a free-flowing energy that comes and goes when it pleases.”

“We make fun of those we’re most scared of becoming.”

“We were all searching outside ourselves for our missing pieces, and we were all looking in the wrong direction. Instead of finding ourselves, we’d lost our sense of self.”

“We’re just fragile machines programmed with a false sense of our own importance. And every now and then the universe sends a reminder that we don’t really matter to it.”

“Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it’s a relationship, a business or a hobby.”

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