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Rebel Quotes

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George Orwell
“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
George Orwell, 1984

Albert Camus
“I rebel; therefore I exist.”
Albert Camus

Edwin Markham
“He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In!”
Edwin Markham

Shannon L. Alder
“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jostein Gaarder
“The most subversive people are those who ask questions.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

Philip K. Dick
“Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”
Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

George Orwell
“You're only a rebel from the waist downwards,’ he told her.”
George Orwell, 1984

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,

W.E.B. Du Bois
“My 'morals' were sound, even a bit puritanic, but when a hidebound old deacon inveighed against dancing I rebelled. By the time of graduation I was still a 'believer' in orthodox religion, but had strong questions which were encouraged at Harvard. In Germany I became a freethinker and when I came to teach at an orthodox Methodist Negro school I was soon regarded with suspicion, especially when I refused to lead the students in public prayer. When I became head of a department at Atlanta, the engagement was held up because again I balked at leading in prayer. I refused to teach Sunday school. When Archdeacon Henry Phillips, my last rector, died, I flatly refused again to join any church or sign any church creed. From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, exploitation of labor and war. I think the greatest gift of the Soviet Union to modern civilization was the dethronement of the clergy and the refusal to let religion be taught in the public schools.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century

Rosa Luxemburg
“Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden

Freedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently.”
Rosa Luxemburg

Suzanne Collins
“Most of the Peacekeepers turn a blind eye to the few of us who hunt because they're as hungry as we are for fresh meat as anyone. In fact, they're among our best customers.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Criss Jami
“If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Rollo May
“Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person. (p. 35)”
Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Elizabeth Gaskell
“I value my own
independence so highly that I can fancy no degradation greater than that
of having another man perpetually directing and advising and lecturing
me, or even planning too closely in any way about my actions. He might
be the wisest of men, or the most powerful--I should equally rebel and
resent his interference...”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Mark Driscoll
“If you really want to be a rebel get a job, cut your grass, read your bible, and shut up. Because no one is doing that.”
Mark Driscoll

Erik Pevernagie
“Be it on the garden side or on the courtyard side of life, we have the potential to rise up against the dictatorship of destiny, to become rebels with a cause, at any time, and turn the course of our existence since life deliberately means 'choice’ and offers a range of challenges that can empower us to transcend matters and settings. (‘"Côté cour…Côté jardin" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Criss Jami
“When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you've spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can't help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Amal El-Mohtar
“A fugitive becomes a queen or a scientist or, worse, a poet.”
Amal El-Mohtar, This is How You Lose the Time War

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A ‘normal person’ is what is left after society has squeezed out all unconventional opinions and aspirations out of a human being.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“It was a strange monster, for beneath its exterior it was frightened and sickened by its own violence. It chastised itself for its savagery. And sometimes it had no heart for violence and rebelled against it utterly.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Robert Fanney
“Under tyranny it is right to be a rebel!”
Robert Fanney

Otep Shamaya
“I'm one of the
freaks, the faggots,
the geeks, the savages,
rogues, rebels, dissident devils,
artists, martyrs, infidels ...

do we sit still
under attack?

or do we start pushing back?

never back up
never back down

& FIGHT.”
Otep Shamaya

Libba Bray
“Centuries of fighting, and for what? I say. "Today it ends. I can't live in fear any longer. I've cursed this power. I've both enjoyed and misused it. And I've hidden it away. Now I must try to wield it correctly, to marry it to a purpose and hope that is enough.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Chaim Potok
“Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home who has found his people everywhere.”
Chaim Potok

Bruce Springsteen
“Will you walk with me out on the wire, cuz baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider, but I gotta know how it feels... I want to know love is wild, babe, I want to know love is real.”
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

“A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Albert Camus
“I rebel — therefore we exist”
Albert Camus
tags: rebel

Marie Lu
“You rarely regret the things you do, but always the things you don't.”
Marie Lu, Rebel

Kazi Nazrul Islam
“আমি বেদুইন, আমি চেঙ্গিস, আমি আপনারে ছাড়া করি না কাহারে কূর্ণিশ।”
Kazi Nazrul Islam, সঞ্চিতা
tags: rebel

Sophocles
“I will not live by rules like those.”
Sophocles, Electra

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