110 Best Attention Seeker Quotes To Help You Not To Be One

Looking for funny quotes about attention seekers? We have rounded up the best collection of attention seeker quotes, sayings, captions, funny status, (with images, memes) to for all who are looking for attention and limelight all the time.

What does an attention-seeker mean? A person who tries to get attention, typically in a manner considered excessive or inappropriate.

There are some characters you come across in life who want to be in the center stage all the time. They do things which sometimes seem to be out of the box or excessive in nature, just to be noticed amongst everyone else.

People often seek attention due to lack of self-confidence, insecurity, a feeling of being ignored, or lack of being appreciated. Either they boast and brag about things out of proportion or play self-pity games to gain attention and sympathy from others.

Learning to believe in yourself and be confident will help you stop seeking attention and validation from others.

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Attention Seeker Quotes

  1. “You gained attention but lost respect.”                                                                                   

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    quotes about people seeking attention

  2. “Your constant need for attention is exhausting.”

  3. “Thirst for attention is a cry of loneliness.” – Toba Beta

  4. “People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.”                                                 

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    don’t be attention seeker quotes

  5. “The constant attention is what is so difficult.” – Natalie Wood

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

  7. “The hunger for attention is an enemy of self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

  8. “Everything you do for attention is the reason why you don’t have mine.”

  9. “Approval is a lover who will always break your heart.” – Sammy Rhodes

  10. “Never be attention seekers. Maintain your dignity and go on with your life!”

  11. “I can’t have grown people around me who need constant reassurance or attention.”

  12. “That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.” – James Taylor

  13. “All bad behavior is really a request for love, attention, or validation.” – Kimberly Giles

  14. “Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone.” – Charles Bukowski

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

  16. “Everyone is trying to be famous and everyone is trying to trend.” – De philosopher DJ Kyos

  17. “Genuine people: They aren’t attention seekers. Fake people: They are desperate for attention.”

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

  19. “I didn’t really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  20. “He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.” – Oliver Goldsmith

  21. “Attention seeking. Self centered, If you say so, only if it was true, she wouldn’t live in the fear of being alone.”

  22. “I have no respect or sympathy for people who act like they’re the only one that’s going through something in life.”

  23. “People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!” – Mandy Hale

  24. “If you have to talk to more than three people about the same problem, you don’t want help, you want attention.”

  25. “It’s always worthless sort of person who puts himself out in order to get somebody else worked up.” – Riichi Yokomitsu

  26. “Don’t seek approval. This may be the toughest suggestion for you to follow and the most important.” – T. J. MacGregor

  27. “Historic personality disorder – seeking attention by being overly dramatic – extremely sensitive to criticism or disapproval.”

  28. “People can become addicted to fame, money, and attention as deeply as they become addicted to drugs.” – Dennis Prager

  29. “You’re giving your personal power away every time you seek validation from someone else for who you are.” – T. J. MacGregor

  30. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgange Amadeus Mozart

  31. “Avoid posting your personal problems on social media. Your personal problems require personal solutions, not social attention.”

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

  33. “Trying to be offensive for the sole purpose of being offensive should always deem one the least offensive of offenders.” – Criss Jami

  34. “People with an unbridled thirst for attention is usually very empty and trying to fill themselves at the expense of others.” – Amelia Rose

  35. “Needing approval is tantamount to saying, ‘Your view of me is more important than my own opinion of myself.’” – Wayne W. Dye

  36. “Listen to the right people and ignore the wrong ones. People that doubt you, hate you and judge you are never worth your time or attention.”

  37. “People who exhibit attention seeking behavior are not just drama queens. They’re mentally ill, psychiatrists call it historic personality disorder.”

  38. “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

  39. “Dear attention seeker, be attractive.. but at least think before telling lie words. Because the lie words, the lie promises gets back to you. Just to you.”

  40. “Be inspired by those who make a difference, and not obsessed with those who crave attention. Focus on who you can benefit, not on who is watching.”

  41. “In a social media world, the danger is being overexposed and when something is overexposed it is no longer interesting…if ever it was.” – Donna Lynn Hope

  42. “Social Anxiety Thing: Never talking about your feelings because the fear of anyone thinking of you as “dramatic” or an “attention seeker” haunts you.”

  43. “We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us.” – Alain de Botton

  44. “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

  45. “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

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

  47. “I realized when I sang at family parties and Christmases I’d suddenly get everyone’s attention, and, being the youngest of three, I thought what a brilliant attention-seeking ploy it was.” – Kiki Dee

  48. “You call me an attention seeker? I actually believe I’m not pretty, I have seen how my body looks, I have seen how my face looks under the make up, I say I’m not pretty because I truly believe that I’m not.”

  49. “If you reach out to your phone every few minutes, it isn’t the urgency you are catering to but your need to be needed by others, you are seeking attention while battling loneliness.” – Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

  50. “Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they’re writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can’t hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.” – Paul Fussell

  51. “If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be 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?” – Malcolm Gladwell

  52. “I am the youngest of four children – three boys and one girl. I don’t think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. My relationship with my siblings when I was growing up was close and playful.” – David Harewood

  53. “I have always been the first on the dance floor. Before fame, people thought it made me a good laugh; now, people point and call me an attention seeker! I’m very aware of the way people can view me, but I’m very aware that I have to just enjoy my life.” – Jessie J

  54. “The reason when many people are on social media is because they want attention. It’s measured by the number of likes, views, retweets, comments etc. Remember, you don’t have to rely on others for your confidence and self-esteem. Disengage from seeking attention. Love yourself first!” – Mufti Menk

  55. “People who are always seeking attention and bragging about themselves are compensating for the insecurities that they have deep down inside. A truly confident person doesn’t need to draw attention to themselves because they know who they are, their worth. Others will see that naturally and compliment them.”

Quotes For Attention Seekers

In this age of social media, we often find so many people posting things and pictures which are all asking for attention. People often do this because of feeling of not loved or not worthy to others or they might also be braggers and extroverts.

Through these behavior and patterns we can see some deep messages underlying those funny posts. We can try and reassure them with love and giving them importance to help them overcome the feeling.

  1. “Nothing beautiful asks for attention.”

  2. “Seek respect not attention.” – Ben Bereng                                                                                 

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    attention seeker quotes

  3. “I can’t stand when people do things simply for attention.”

  4. “The hunger for attention is an enemy of self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka

  5. “We only shout when we neglect what silence can do.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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

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

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

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

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

  11. “Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.” – Terry Pratchett

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

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

  14. “If outside validation is your only source of nourishment, you will hunger for the rest of your life.”

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

  16. “Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention.” – Howard Rheingold

  17. “It is not a character fault or weakness or seeking attention. It is somebody who is ill.” – Jerry Reed

  18. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just want what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

  19. “An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation; You find it.” – Mandy Hale

  20. “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there.” – Pink

  21. “If attention was a product on the market, a lot of people would spend their entire savings on it.” – Edmond Mbiaka

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

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

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

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

  26. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

  27. “It’s very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can’t exactly.” – David Walliams

  28. “Eventually you just have to realize that you’re living for an audience of one. I’m not here for anyone’s else’s approval.” – Pamela Anderson

  29. “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.”

  30. “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

  31. “Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of your.” – Epictetus

  32. “The people who receive the most approval in life are the ones who care the least about it – so technically, if you want the approval of others, you need to stop caring about it.” – Wayne Dyer

  33. “I’ve told one person how I feel. About my depression. They called me attention seeking. Little do they know they were the only person I ever let in. Sorry if this sounds like I’m being attention seeking I just needed to say that.”

  34. “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

  35. “Don’t seek approval. This may be the toughest suggestion for you to follow — and the most important. Whether you’re a teenager seeking approval from your peers, a middle-aged parent seeking the approval of your kids, or a man or woman seeking the approval of a partner, it all amounts to the same thing. You’re giving your personal power away every time you seek validation from someone else for who you are.” – Trish MacGregor

Funny Attention Seeker Quotes

We often find children doing out of the box things and desperate acts to want attention of their parents. All they are looking for is quality time with their parents.

Don’t let yourself-esteem be dependent on other’s approval. These funny and sarcastic puns are on a lighter note for those annoying attention seekers in your group.

  1. “I get lonely.” – Curley’s Wife

  2. “Empty barrels make the most noise.”

  3. “Here, I found what you were looking for. Attention!”                                                             

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    sarcastic quotes about attention seekers

  4. “You think attention is love and that’s why you suffer so much.”

  5. “Some people might as well post ‘wants attention’ as their status.”                                 

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    funny attention seeker quotes

  6. “One day I was sad and everyone thought I was seeking for attention!”

  7. “Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody.” – Curley’s Wife

  8. “Who are you trying to impress? Better yet, why?” – Frank Sonnenberg

  9. “Let’s have a moment of silence for all those people dying for attention.”

  10. “You’ve been diagnosed with a serious case of attention seeking disorder.”

  11. “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.” – Curley’s Wife

  12. “You can never build a kingdom with someone who craves attention from the village.”

  13. “Congratulations, where did you learn so many ways of saying, “I’m attention seeking”.”

  14. “Of course I’m naughty. I’ve always had to compete for attention, you see.” – Rachel Johnson

  15. “Your posts are so fascinating. How did you learn to say “I am wanting attention” in so many different ways?”

  16. “You only live once. Make sure you spend 15 hours on the Internet daily, desperately seeking validation from strangers.”

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

  18. “Your daily display of self pity and attention seeking on Facebook is certainly working in your favor. That one sympathetic comment you got proves it.”

  19. “Quitting Facebook, is the new, adult version of running away from home. We all know you’re doing it for attention and we all know that you’ll be back!!”

  20. “I’m terribly attention-seeking. It’s very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can’t exactly.” – David Williams

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking behaviors, usually beginning in early childhood, including inappropriate behavior which is for excessive desire for approval.

A constant attention craving behavior and drama may also mean the person is suffering from loneliness, depression or needs help to address some self-doubt issues.

Let us know which of the above attention seeking sayings and quotes you resonate the most with? If you have a quote which is not on the above list, please share it in the comments section below.

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