Misfits Quotes

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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

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
Rob Siltanen

David  Wong
“From day one it was like society was this violent, complicated dance and everybody had taken lessons but me. Knocked to the floor again, climbing to my feet each time, bloody and humiliated. Always met with disapproving faces, waiting for me to leave so I'd stop fucking up the party.

The wanted to push me outside, where the freaks huddled in the cold. Out there with the misfits, the broken, the glazed-eye types who can only watch as the normals enjoy their shiny new cars and careers and marriages and vacations with the kids.

The freaks spend their lives shambling around, wondering how they got left out, mumbling about conspiracy theories and bigfoot sightings. Their encounters with the world are marked by awkward conversations and stifled laughter, hidden smirks and rolled eyes. And worst of all, pity.”
David Wong, John Dies at the End

Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders
“Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people.”
Audre Lorde

Rainbow Rowell
“The world turned itself into a better place around him.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“People who feel imprisoned in a pen of alienation, in a world of misfits, clobbered by unresponsiveness and indifference, may find release by ring-fencing a mental space to reflect on their mindset and to recover their true self. ("Did not expect it would ever happen there" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Lidia Yuknavitch
“You can be a drunk. You can be a survivor of abuse. You can be an ex-con. You can be a homeless person. You can lose all your money or your job or a husband or a wife, or the worst thing imaginable, a child. You can lose your marbles. You can be standing inside your own failure, a small sad stone in your throat, and still you are beautiful, your story is worth hearing, because you--you rare and phenomenal misfit--are the only one in the world who can tell the story the way that only you can.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Misfit's Manifesto

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

Lidia Yuknavitch
“We misfits are the ones with the ability to enter grief. Death. Trauma. And emerge.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Misfit's Manifesto

Lidia Yuknavitch
“If you are one of those people who has the ability to make it down to the bottom of the ocean, the ability to swim the dark waters without fear, the astonishing ability to move through life's worst crucibles and not die, then you also have the ability to bring something back to the surface that helps others in a way that they cannot achieve themselves.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Misfit's Manifesto

Lidia Yuknavitch
“I 'passed' in every sphere of regular life I entered, but I entered those spheres less and less, and spent more and more time under the overpass.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Misfit's Manifesto

Jalina Mhyana
“He’s always been attracted to broken things. He was the kind of boy who talked the bad girls through their problems, who defended them and didn’t take advantage. He was sensitive to his stuffed animals’ feelings, rotating their position on his bed so that a new plush animal would occupy pride of place at his pillowside every night. Soon I became first and foremost on that pillow; princess of the island of misfit toys.”
Jalina Mhyana, Dreaming in Night Vision: A Story in Vignettes

“Do you know who late bloomers are?”
Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

“Upon the gifted among the misfits lies the burden of building new worlds.”
M. Mead

Jen Turano
“I've always felt that misfits are far more interesting than normal folks.”
Jen Turano, Diamond in the Rough

Saroj Aryal
“If you constantly look stupid somewhere, you might be a genius but in the wrong place. Average minds fit in anywhere, It’s intelligence that doesn’t fit.”
Saroj Aryal

Frank H.  Weeden
“If you don't, can't, or won't understand me, then you're just going to have to trust me”
Frank H. Weeden

Holly Smale
“I’m so tired of it all. I’m tired of not fitting in; of being left out; of being hated. I’m tired of having everything I am ripped up and strewn around the room the way a puppy wrecks an abandoned toilet roll. I’m tired of never doing anything right; of constantly being humiliated; of feeling like I’m just not good enough, no matter what I do. I’m tired of feeling like this. And most of all, I’m tired of being a polar bear, wandering around the rainforest on my own.”
Holly Smale

“The land is full of the ocean's misfits.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Derek Milman
“This is a house full of misfits, everyone unmoored from the world outside these gates. They don’t belong out there. They live in a constantly moving dreamworld of imagined horrors, spurts of gore, skulking monsters---creatures more aberrant than themselves. After all, it takes true misfits to make believable monsters.”
Derek Milman, Scream All Night

Esther Rabbit
“If life had been a calligraphy contest she’d be the right-handed dummy attending her first lesson with the left hand.

She sympathized with the clumsy because she’d always felt like one, it was her own built-in teacher feature. Not understanding where she fit in came with a lot of drama and a lot of days in the rain with no umbrella.”
Esther Rabbit, Lost in Amber

Emil M. Cioran
“Misfits … It seems to me that their adventure, more than any other, sheds a light on the future, that they alone allow us to glimpse and to decipher it, and that if we set their exploits aside we utterly disqualify ourselves from describing the days to come.”
Emil M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

Viola Shipman
“How did the name misfit even come about?" Sam asked. "It's so... dumb."
Willo laughed. "Well, it's really not," she said. "We used to call them all sorts of slang terms: kooks, greasers, killjoys, chumps, and we had to keep changing the name as times changed. We used nerds for a long time, and then we started calling them dweebs."
Willo hesitated. "And then a group of kids wasn't so nice to your mom."
"I had braces," Deana said. "I had pimples. I had a perm. You do the math."
She smiled briefly, but Sam could tell the pain was still there. Deana continued: "And I worked here most of the time so I really didn't get a chance to do a lot with friends after school. It was hard."
This time, Willo reached out to rub her daughter's leg. "Your mom was pretty down one Christmas," she said. "All of the kids were going on a ski trip to a resort in Boyne City, but she had to stay here and work during the holiday rush. She was moping around one night, lying on the couch and watching TV..."
"... stuffing holiday cookies in my mouth," Deana added.
"... and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer came on. She was about to change the channel, but I made her sit back down and watch it with me. Remember the part about the Island of Misfit Toys?"
Sam nodded.
Willo continued. "All of those toys that were tossed away and didn't have a home because they were different: the Charlie-in-the-Box, the spotted elephant, the train with square wheels, the cowboy who rides an ostrich..."
"... the swimming bird," Sam added with a laugh.
"And I told your mom that all of those toys were magical and perfect because they were different," Willo said. "What made them different is what made them unique."
Sam looked at her mom, who gave her a timid smile.
"I walked in early the next morning to open the pie pantry, and your mom was already in there making donuts," Willo said. "She had a big plate of donuts that didn't turn out perfectly and she looked up at me and said, very quietly, 'I want to start calling them misfits.' When I asked her why, she said, 'They're as good as all the others, even if they look a bit different.' We haven't changed the name since.”
Viola Shipman, The Recipe Box

“Escaping from city life, the insane live near the mountains or near the jungles.”
Avijeet Das

Scott Peterson
“Ohana means family.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”
Scott Peterson, Disney Out of This World Cartoon Tales

Abhijit Naskar
“Those who help humanity reap the fruits of progress by sowing the seeds with their own two hands, must do so knowing that they may never taste the fruits themselves.”
Abhijit Naskar, See No Gender

Abhijit Naskar
“All great achievements are born of anomalies.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Gospel of Technology

Malcolm Gladwell
“If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be someone who does not value social approval. You can’t need social approval to go forward.”
Malcolm Gladwell

Mitta Xinindlu
“Being an intuitive creative comes with a lot of emotional enlightenment. But, sometimes, the society misunderstands you; leaving only those who are on the same wavelength tuned in to your channels.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Sanchita Sarin
“I couldn't place the music in a specific genre. Sometimes it's better not to put things into the correct box. Just let it be for it can only be perfect outside the box. But the problem with leaving things outside the box is that it might turn into something that should not have existed.”
Sanchita Sarin, Murder in Maldives

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