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

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

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

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

Ashley Shuttleworth
“You’re… you’re something else, Arlo Jarsdel. But you’re also weird as fuck.”
Ashley Shuttleworth, A Dark and Hollow Star

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

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

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

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

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

Ayushee Ghoshal
“In school, they taught us a "hero" never follows the "herd". Twenty years of being a misfit and I finally realised that maybe, the hero never had a choice. Maybe, a hero was just a reject from the herd.”
Ayushee Ghoshal

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

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

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

David E. Kaplan
“A complete back tattoo, stretching from the collar of the neck down to the tailbone can take one hundred hours. Such extensive tattooing, then, became a test of strength, and the gamblers eagerly adopted the practice to show the world their courage, toughness, and masculinity. It showed, at the same time, another, more humble purpose - as a self-inflicted wound that would permanently distinguish the outcasts from the rest of the world. The tattooing marks the yakuza as misfits, forever unable or unwilling to adapt themselves to Japanese society.”
David E. Kaplan, Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld

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

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

Robert      Hunter
“Tolstoy was not associated with any revolutionary group but his writings had a tremendous influence. A continuous stream of Utopians, rebels and cranks passed in and out of his doors. When I was a guest at Yasnaya Polyana, his country estate, I was shocked by the depth of his despondency, and after he had forecast, with a foresight given only to genius, the bloody upheavals to come, I left his presence deeply regretting that age, moral distress and spiritual loneliness rendered him incapable of looking joyfully forward to what many believed would be the birth of a great and enduring democratic Russian Republic.”
Robert Hunter, Revolution Why, How, When?

Abhijit Naskar
“The history of progress is a history of freaks.”
Abhijit Naskar, Karadeniz Chronicle: The Novel

Anthony T. Hincks
“I belong to a group of emotional misfits.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Alex Temples
“While I’d never quite fit in as a child, I’d only had a few months to feel like a true freak, an outcast, who didn’t quite belong in the mortal world or the fae world. Claire had lived her entire life like that. We were, Claire and I, two pariahs, who finding each other now, saw the possibility of belonging.”
Alex Temples, The Book of Eden: The Keepers Series, Book Two

“I identify with all the misfits and losers of the world.”
Marty Rubin

“Defend the poor, the outcast, the misfit, the stranger.”
Marty Rubin

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