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  • She is a solipsist who refuses to move beyond Descartes’ "I think; therefore I exist."
  • Optimism fed into what Steve Eisman, a banking analyst who foresaw the crash, calls "hedge-fund disease," characterized by "megalomania, plus narcissism, plus solipsism" and the belief that "to think something is to make it happen."
    Barbara Ehrenreich  --  Time, 2009  --  http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1929155,00.html#ixzz0lBiYzOve(retrieved 04/15/10)
  • The word you are trying to think of is solipsism.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • As a result of this difference, Kant skirts right around the abyss of solipsism that Hume’s path leads to and proceeds on an entirely new and different path of his own.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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  • The presence of an infant intruded upon Sol’s solipsistic life as a serious academic and Sarai’s profession as music critic for Barnard’s datasphere, but neither minded.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Believing there’s no god stops me from being solipsistic.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • This is not solipsism.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Collective solipsism, if you like.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • His Southern hatred of New York was not the primitive, weirdly solipsistic hatred of the father of a college friend of mine from one of the more moistly paludal counties of South Carolina: this countryman’s refusal to visit New York was based on an apocalyptic and ever-haunting fantasy-scenario in which, seated at a Times Square cafeteria minding his own business, he finds the chair next to him preempted by a large, grinning, malodorous male Negro (politely or rudely preempted, itů
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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