Quotes About Fitting In

Quotes tagged as "fitting-in" (showing 1-30 of 51)
Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

C. JoyBell C.
“There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don't fit into their box are weird. But I'll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.”
C. JoyBell C.

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Ian Wallace
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Ian Wallace

Sebastyne Young
“Human tragedies:
We all want to be extraordinary
and we all just want to fit in.
Unfortunately, extraordinary people rarely fit in.”
Sebastyne Young

Rick Warren
“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Golda Poretsky
“I think fitting in is highly overrated. I’d rather just fit out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with those who seek to label you with stereotypes.”
Golda Poretsky

Charles de Lint
“We're so quick to cut away pieces of ourselves to suit a particular relationship, a job, a circle of friends, incessantly editing who we are until we fit in.”
Charles de Lint, Happily Ever After

John Piper
“I am wired by nature to love the same toys that the world loves. I start to fit in. I start to love what others love. I start to call earth "home." Before you know it, I am calling luxeries "needs" and using my money just the way unbelievers do. I begin to forget the war. I don't think much about people perishing. Missions and unreached people drop out of my mind. I stop dreaming about the triumphs of grace. I sink into a secular mind-set that looks first to what man can do, not what God can do. It is a terrible sickness. And I thank God for those who have forced me again and again toward a wartime mind-set.”
John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

Cressida Cowell
“But then I have always been somewhat of a square peg in a round hole.”
Cressida Cowell, How to Speak Dragonese

Janeane Garofalo
“Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.”
Janeane Garofalo, Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction

Douglas Adams
“Very deep. You should send that in to the Reader's Digest. They've got a page for people like you.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Anne Nesbet
“I myself am opaque, for some reason. Their eyes cannot see me. Yes, that's it: The world is autistic with respect to me.”
Anne Nesbet, The Cabinet of Earths

Melissa St. Hilaire
“I am too much alien and not enough monkey to fit in here.”
Melissa St. Hilaire

Rabih Alameddine
“How can I expect readers to know who I am if I do not tell them about my family, my friends, the relationships in my life? Who am I if not where I fit in the world, where I fit in the lives of the people dear to me?”
Rabih Alameddine, I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters

“Maybe it's wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to make the world a better place for people.

[as quoted in "Brain Gain" by Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 4/27/09 issue]”
Paul McHugh

Anne Nesbet
“But you don't have to fit in to be okay. Believe me! I am the not-fitting-in world expert. I have not fit in in maybe five different countries so far. I am homelandless. I even make mistakes when I speak Bulgarian. But it's not big deal, not really. It's not the end of the world, right? It's okay.”
Anne Nesbet, The Cabinet of Earths

“Architectural romance:
"Romance is not something that fits".
An example; parts that are unlike those not exactly true, but also a car that just fits in the garage.”
― Leopold van de Ven

Donna Lynn Hope
“She may have been among them but she could never be one of them. She was without inclusion for-as-much as she was not "one of the girls" and she wasn't "one of the guys." She was an outsider gazing in, endlessly comfortless, while they wished they had what it took to be less like the others and more like her.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Melissa Keil
“So the person you drag with you - she manages to fit in no matter where she goes?'
'Well - she didn't always. But she's levelled up a lot since she started out. She just upgrades her equipment and hopes that there aren't any evil guilds waiting to shoot her in the back. And anyway, it's not always about fiting in, Dex.”
Melissa Keil, Life in Outer Space

“Being yourself is easy, if others will not accept you then focus on being a great person.”
Ray O. Reason IV

Suzanne Palmieri
“You really are a chameleon, aren't you? Fitting in wherever you go.

"Aren't we all?" she said...”
Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Belladonna Bay: A Novel

Jael McHenry
“Everybody struggles with this stuff, you know. With social discomfort and grief and fitting in. People with syndromes, people with disorders, people with diagnoses, and without. People who would be classified as neurotypical. Idiots and geniuses, maids and doctors. Nobody's got it all figured out.”
Jael McHenry

Auden Johnson
“You, baby sister, keep trying to fit your body in a box it was never meant to be in.”
Auden Johnson, The Sciell

Michelle Madow
“How was Savannah supposed to pretend this glamorous life was what she’d always known? She was from a slummy neighborhood in a town outside San Francisco. These people were going to see right through her.”
Michelle Madow, The Secret Diamond Sisters

Caitlin Moran
“John Kite was the first person I'd ever met who made me feel normal. That when I talked "too much," it was not the point where you walked away, going, "you're weird, Johanna," or "shut up, Johanna" - but that was when the conversation actually got good. The more ridiculous things I said - the more astonishing things I confessed - the more he roared with laughter, or slapped the table and said: "That is exactly how it is, you outrageous item.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl

DaShanne Stokes
“What matters most is not 'what' you are, but 'who' you are.”
DaShanne Stokes

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