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Quotes About Fitting In

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Pamela Nicole
“Teenagers are complicated and at times stubborn, yes, but we are not dumb. We see the world in a different light than the rest do, and sometimes, we’re misunderstood because of it. And that’s alright. That must be the definition of ‘human being’: Misunderstood. But neither of us should tolerate degradation in any of it forms.”
Pamela Nicole, Fit In or Fit Out

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

Melissa Keil
“And, anyway it's not always about fitting in."

"It's not?"

"Nope. Sometimes, it's about reading your environment real quick, and then finding the bits that fit you.”
Melissa Keil, Life in Outer Space

Jarod Kintz
“I like to feel like just one of the guys. Especially when I hang out with the girls.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Pamela Nicole
“We won’t be able to choose who we’ll have to talk to in order to keep advancing in life. We won’t always like them, and they will most likely not like us back either, so it’s wrong to confine ourselves in our own little worlds when there’s plenty of it outside to explore.”
Pamela Nicole, Fit In or Fit Out

“For the first time in my life, I actually wished that everyone was the same. And I despised myself for my "differentness" or "uniqueness" as an individual. In the world there are lots of social groups people can fit into, and I've spent time roaming in and out of a few and being kicked out of many. Now I stand on the outside and look in. Wondering where is my place. Coming to a conclusion, I have no place.”
Laura Hanna

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

Ashley Newell
“You won't fit in around here, Skid," he said lightly. "A do-gooder like you can burn out fast.”
Ashley Newell, Freakhouse

“fitting in is for losers. said the friend to the other friend, and the other friend said yeah and that's why prison is so crowded.”
David J Martinez

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