Quotes About Fitting In

Quotes tagged as "fitting-in" (showing 1-30 of 73)
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

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

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.

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

Mandy Hale
“So you're a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”
Mandy Hale

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

Thomas M. Cirignano
“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.”
Thomas M. Cirignano, The Constant Outsider

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

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

Dave Horowitz
“Omigosh—I'm a squash!”
Dave Horowitz, The Ugly Pumpkin

“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

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

Catherynne M. Valente
“No one belongs when they are new to this world. All children are Changelings.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home

Tiffany L. Jackson
“Anything that causes you to change who you are just to fit in is not good for you.”
Tiffany L. Jackson, 12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World

Hope Larson
“Me, I trust people who show you what freaks they are. It's the ones who blend in that ya gotta watch out for.”
Hope Larson

Joyce Rachelle
“Take comfort in the knowledge that you are different, even from the different ones.”
Joyce Rachelle

“Leaders are influential because they live and inspire other people's future.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel, Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

S.R. Crawford
“Why do the birds return?”
“What d’you mean?” Brandon looked lost all of a sudden.
“I mean, they could go anywhere. They’re free…so why do they return to this place?”
Brandon grinned. “Cause home’s home no matter how bleak.”
S.R. Crawford, Bloodstained Betrayal

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