Quotes About Rebel

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Albert Camus
“I rebel; therefore I exist.”
Albert Camus

Edwin Markham
“He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In !

From the poem " Outwitted”
Edwin Markham

W.E.B. Du Bois
“My 'morals' were sound, even a bit puritanic, but when a hidebound old deacon inveighed against dancing I rebelled. By the time of graduation I was still a 'believer' in orthodox religion, but had strong questions which were encouraged at Harvard. In Germany I became a freethinker and when I came to teach at an orthodox Methodist Negro school I was soon regarded with suspicion, especially when I refused to lead the students in public prayer. When I became head of a department at Atlanta, the engagement was held up because again I balked at leading in prayer. I refused to teach Sunday school. When Archdeacon Henry Phillips, my last rector, died, I flatly refused again to join any church or sign any church creed. From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, exploitation of labor and war. I think the greatest gift of the Soviet Union to modern civilization was the dethronement of the clergy and the refusal to let religion be taught in the public schools.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century

Jostein Gaarder
“The most subversive people are those who ask questions.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

E.A. Bucchianeri
“...it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Suzanne Collins
“Most of the Peacekeepers turn a blind eye to the few of us who hunt because they're as hungry as we are for fresh meat as anyone. In fact, they're among our best customers.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Philip K. Dick
“Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”
Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Rosa Luxemburg
“Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden

Freedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently.”
Rosa Luxemburg

Mark Driscoll
“If you really want to be a rebel get a job, cut your grass, read your bible, and shut up. Because no one is doing that.”
Mark Driscoll

Criss Jami
“If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Rollo May
“Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person. (p. 35)”
Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Shannon L. Alder
“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.”
Shannon L. Alder

“I'm one of the
freaks, the faggots,
the geeks, the savages,
rogues, rebels, dissident devils,
artists, martyrs, infidels ...

do we sit still
under attack?

or do we start pushing back?

never back up
never back down

Otep Shamaya

Kristin Cashore
“It was a strange monster, for beneath its exterior it was frightened and sickened by its own violence. It chastised itself for its savagery. And sometimes it had no heart for violence and rebelled against it utterly.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Libba Bray
“Centuries of fighting, and for what? I say. "Today it ends. I can't live in fear any longer. I've cursed this power. I've both enjoyed and misused it. And I've hidden it away. Now I must try to wield it correctly, to marry it to a purpose and hope that is enough.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Robert Fanney
“Under tyranny it is right to be a rebel!”
Robert Fanney

Alice Cooper
“Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's real rebellion.”
Alice Cooper

Elizabeth Gaskell
“I value my own
independence so highly that I can fancy no degradation greater than that
of having another man perpetually directing and advising and lecturing
me, or even planning too closely in any way about my actions. He might
be the wisest of men, or the most powerful--I should equally rebel and
resent his interference...”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Mike  Norton
“So long as we are brave enough to accept the consequences of our actions, no one can take away our freedom of choice.”
Mike Norton

Bruce Springsteen
“You'll walk with me out on the wire, cuz baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider, but I gotta know how it feels... I want to know love is wild, babe, I want to know love is real.”
Bruce Springsteen

Criss Jami
“When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you've spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can't help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Naomi Novik
“Next you will cry about taxation without representation, and throw a basket of tea into the harbor. You are indeed a very Jacobin at heart, and I think I must give up trying to cure you of it; I can but wash my hands and deny responsibility”
Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon

Thomas Paine
“Give me liberty, or give me death.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense

“When they kick down your door, how you gonna come? With your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun?”
The Clash

Chaim Potok
“Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home who has found his people everywhere.”
Chaim Potok

Albert Camus
“I rebel — therefore we exist”
Albert Camus
tags: rebel

Criss Jami
“If ever it's necessary to ride the bandwagon, it's done with one leg swinging out and eyes scoping the fields.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Great artists are a little too gifted to be bound by boxes and labels, and in saying that, the label 'artist' is to be used lightly.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Innovation is deviance which means that the rebellious personality is a natural resource for practical creativity. As an innovator, you need to reject the old to establish a new, better, status quo. And one of the most powerful sources of newness is the rebel or maverick, mind.”
Max McKeown

“If it takes more than 5 minutes, its not graffiti.”
Mint Serf

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