Quotes About Rebels

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“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Rob Siltanen

Criss Jami
“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Patrick Jones
“The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardest.”
Patrick Jones, Nailed

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

Clint Eastwood
“There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.”
Clint Eastwood, Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns

Tobias Wolff
“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.”
Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life

David McRaney
“...you can't rage against the machine through rebellious consumption.”
David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

Criss Jami
“A rebel adult often seems like a glorious savior, whereas a rebel child often seems like a little devil.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

C. JoyBell C.
“Don’t box your children in and tell them that everything is a sin. You’ll produce either rebels, or very boring people.”
C. JoyBell C.

Criss Jami
“There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

James Jones
“But he had always believed in fighting for the underdog, against the top dog. He had learned it, not from The Home, or The School, or The Church, but from that fourth and other great moulder of social conscience, The Movies. From all those movies that had begun to come out when Roosevelt went in.

He had been a kid back then, a kid who had not been on the bum yet, but he was raised up on all those movies that they made then, the ones that were between '32 and '37 and had not yet degenerated into commercial imitations of themselves like the Dead End Kid perpetual series that we have now. He had grown up with them, those movies like the every first Dead End, like Winternet, like Grapes Of Wrath, like Dust Be My Destiny, and those other movies starring John Garfield and the Lane girls, and the on-the-bum and prison pictures starring James Cagney and George Raft and Henry Fonda.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

Sharon Weil
“When the rebel in her touched the rebel in him, and the rebel in him touched the rebel in her, their fears incinerated. When his rebel sperm penetrated her rebel egg, that mysterious shimmer burst forth a blinding light, and a calcium wave signaled the information everywhere it could go. It has turned her into a visionary and turned him into a warrior - on a mission to save M. Earth, in the name of love.”
Sharon Weil, Donny and Ursula Save the World

Sara Sheridan
“I've always been attracted to stories about rebels - things that are unusual and sometimes dangerous.”
Sara Sheridan

Lily Koppel
“Royal Young’s memoir is about a dreamer, set in the post- apocalyptic celebrity world of today, and Young, who grew up in New York — like Holden Caulfield if he wanted to be famous — is looking for adventure and action and becomes entangled in all sorts of romantic and sordid relationships. He points out the perplexing tragedy (and good fortune, I think) of what it means to be talented and rebellious, but not a celebrity.”
Lily Koppel, The Astronaut Wives Club

Evan Meekins
“With the threat of them being potential spies or saboteurs, nobody will argue against our actions, and history itself will vindicate us.”
Evan Meekins, The Black Banner

Criss Jami
“Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Christopher Moore
“A Bluesman hates to be told what to do. Authority rankles him, inspires his rebellion, and plays to his need to self-destruct. A Bluesman doesn't take to having a boss unless he's on a chain gang (for the chain gang boss ranks below only a mean old woman and a sweet young thing in the hierarchy of the Blues Muse, followed closely by bad liquor, a dead dog, and the Man).”
Christopher Moore, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Ils verseront de sottes larmes et comprendront, que le créateur, en les faisant rebelles a voulu se moquer d'eux, assurément. Ils le crieront avec désespoir et ce blasphème les rendra encore plus malheureux.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Les Frères Karamazov

“Plug into the anti-obvious power of the rebel. Or get those opposing minds to plug into your purpose, to solve your problem, to reimagine your process.”
Max McKeown, The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results

Joël Dicker
“Soffrirai profondamente, fratello mio, quando scoprirai quanti nostri simili sono contagiati dall'odio – anche tra i nostri amici, anche tra i nostri parenti, te l'ho detto. E sai perché? Perché sono vigliacchi. Ma un giorno la pagheranno, la pagheranno per non aver avuto il coraggio di drizzare le schiene, di urlare contro le azioni più infami. Nessuno vuole ribellarsi, nessuno: la ribellione imbarazza la gente. In realtà non so se sia imbarazzo o stanchezza. Fatto sta che gli unici a ribellarsi sono quelli che soffrono perché qualcuno fa loro del male. Tutt'intorno non c'è nessuno che reagisca, nessuno che alzi la voce. E' sempre stato così, e resterà così. L'indifferenza regna sovrana. L 'indifferenza è la peggiore delle malattie: peggio della peste e peggio dei nazisti. La peste si può debellare, i nazisti che sono mortali, finiranno per crepare tutti quanti. Ma l'indifferenza non la puoi combattere, se non a prezzo di enormi sacrifici. L'indifferenza è la ragione per cui non puoi dormire sogni tranquilli, perché un giorno perderemo tutto, e non perché siamo deboli e siamo stati schiacciati da qualcuno più forte di noi, ma perché ci siamo mostrati vigliacchi e non abbiamo fatto niente per impedirlo. La guerra è la guerra. La guerra ti farà prendere coscienza delle verità più tremende. Ma la verità più atroce, quella più insopportabile, è che siamo soli. E lo saremo sempre. I più soli tra i soli. Soli per sempre. E dovremo cavarcela da soli.”
Joël Dicker, Les derniers jours de nos pères

Suzanne Collins
“I begin to fully understand the lengths to which people have gone to protect me. What I mean to the rebels. My ongoing struggle against the Capitol, which has so often felt like a solitary journey, has not been understaken alone. I have had thousands upon thousands of people from the districts at my side. I was their Mockingjay long before I accepted the role.”
Suzanne Collins

Fiston Mwanza Mujila
“...and lovers of romance novels and dissident rebels and brothers in Christ and druids and shamans and aphrodisiac vendors and scriveners and purveyors of real fake passports and gun-runners and porters and bric-a-brac trades and mining prospectors short on liquid assets and Siamese twins...”
Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Tram 83

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