Peer Pressure Quotes

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Bruce Lee
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
Bruce Lee

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Ray Bradbury
“Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around."
"Oh, they don't miss me," she said. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this." She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. "Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can't do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing 'chicken' and 'knock hubcaps.' I guess I'm everything they say I am, all right. I haven't any friends. That's supposed to prove I'm abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Phil Lester
“Be yourself. Don't worry about what other people are thinking of you, because they're probably feeling the same kind of scared, horrible feelings that everyone does.”
Phil Lester

Friedrich Nietzsche
“A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Dan Pearce
“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Nicki Elson
“She was starting to think that it might be fun to be in control of the universe.”
Nicki Elson, Three Daves

Stendhal
“The tyranny of public opinion (and what an opinion!) is as fatuous in the small towns of France as it is in the United States of America.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Stendhal
“The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Steve Maraboli
“At any given point you can release your greatest self. Don’t let anyone hold you back. Don’t let anyone dilute you. Don’t be peer pressured into being less than you are. People willing to dilute themselves for the sake of others is one of the great tragedies of our time. Stop letting others define and set the pace for your life. Get out there and be your best. Do your best. Live your best. Make every day count and you’ll see how exponentially more exciting, thrilling, successful, happy and full your life will be.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Criss Jami
“Most people want so desperately to be an individual yet are so easily shaped by the media.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Bill Watterson
“Nowadays, ads don't just sell a product. They sell an attitude! Look at this one! Here's a cool guy saying nobody tells him what to do. He does whatever he wants and he buys this product as a reflection of that independence. So basically, this maverick is urging everyone to express his individuality through conformity in brand-name selection?”
Bill Watterson, There's Treasure Everywhere

“Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Steve Maraboli
“Although initially only few in numbers, it seems my gray hairs have launched an effective peer-pressure campaign intended to convert the others.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Stendhal
“They were completely vague. They expressed everything and nothing. 'It is the Æolian harp of style,' thought Julien. 'Amid the most lofty thoughts about annihilation, death, the infinite, etc., I can see no reality save a shocking fear of ridicule.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Alexandra Robbins
“It was the fact that they tried so hard that doomed them.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Alexandra Robbins
“Conformity is not an admirable trait. Conformity is a copout. It threatens self-awareness. It can lead groups to enforce rigid and arbitrary rules.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Alexandra Robbins
“If schools celebrated student scientists the same way they celebrate student athletes, more students would be encouraged to pursue the subject. Instead, science is considered nerdy because schools help students to paint it that way.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Laura Greenwood
“Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people, William,”
Laura Greenwood, Fangs For Nothing

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Just because everyone else does, it doesn't mean you have to. Break the repetitive cycle and excel beyond the norm.”
Torron-Lee Dewar

Abhijit Naskar
“Don't compromise your cause to adjust with society, persist on your cause and the society will correct itself to adjust to you.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Germany Kent
“The most expensive thing you will ever do is spend time with the wrong people.”
Germany Kent

Criss Jami
“The one thing I'll be: Me - whatever that might mean; and even if nothing, in that I'll still be king.”
Criss Jami

“Show me your friends and I'll show you your future.”
Dan Pena

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no such thing as peer-pressure, there’s only lack of character.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

“Social Media is a perception and not a reality. Don't get lost in other people fantasy and try to apply whatever they say in your life. Putting yourself under pressure to have the things they display or to live the life they showcase.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Choose to do things, because you want to, not because they told you or made you do it. Reason being lot of people choose to do or say bad things. If they know they can deny the responsibility of the outcome or they can shift the blame, when the results are bad. Not everyone has best interest for you at heart. Mostly, they are looking out for themselves. People can put your life in danger, as long it won't affect them.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Glennon Doyle
“People have different ideas about what's brave. You did the brave thing, because the brave thing is doing what your Knowing tells you to do. You don't ask others what's brave, you feel and know what's brave. What you know to do might be the opposite of what others are telling you to do. It takes special bravery to honor yourself when the crowd is pressuring you not to. [...]

Sometimes being brave requires letting the crowd think you're a coward. Sometimes being brave means letting everyone down but yourself.”
Glennon Doyle, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living / A Toolkit for Modern Life

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