Rebels 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

Criss Jami
“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

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

Patrick Jones
“The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardest.”
Patrick Jones, Nailed

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,

“There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.”
Clint Eastwood, Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns

Tobias Wolff
“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.”
Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life

Laura Sebastian
“We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive. We do not apologize for them,” she says quietly, eyes never leaving mine. “Maybe they have broken you, but you are a sharper weapon because of it. And it is time to strike.”
Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess

Criss Jami
“A rebel adult often seems like a glorious savior, whereas a rebel child often seems like a little devil.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

David McRaney
“You can't rage against the machine through rebellious consumption.”
David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

Sam Conniff
“Try telling the truth for a whole week.
And just see how much trouble you get in.”
Sam Conniff Allende, Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win

Sam Conniff
“Rulebreakers are like great artists, sometimes we don’t recognise what they give us until it’s too late.”
Sam Conniff Allende, Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win

Criss Jami
“There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Sam Conniff
“The more powerful the person you meet, the more surprising it is to find out they’re just making it up, just like the rest of us.”
Sam Conniff Allende, Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win

Scott Stabile
“Cheers to all the Rebels out there who care way too much about Art and Truth and Magic to fall in line with the mundane task of fitting in.”
Scott Stabile

James  Jones
“But he had always believed in fighting for the underdog, against the top dog. He had learned it, not from The Home, or The School, or The Church, but from that fourth and other great moulder of social conscience, The Movies. From all those movies that had begun to come out when Roosevelt went in.

He had been a kid back then, a kid who had not been on the bum yet, but he was raised up on all those movies that they made then, the ones that were between '32 and '37 and had not yet degenerated into commercial imitations of themselves like the Dead End Kid perpetual series that we have now. He had grown up with them, those movies like the every first Dead End, like Winternet, like Grapes Of Wrath, like Dust Be My Destiny, and those other movies starring John Garfield and the Lane girls, and the on-the-bum and prison pictures starring James Cagney and George Raft and Henry Fonda.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

Karl Kristian Flores
“Is there not genius in the villain? In the criminal? A magic born in the beginnings of the tiniest of rebellions? When I think of someone who has to create a masterplan to rob a store, the valor of a pirate, or a malicious CEO trying to tear down competition, at least they have a point of view. They are uninhibited by the parameters of previous motion. They are electric imaginers. And they make their money by thinking. The originality of a criminal’s thoughts requires a freedom so rare to attain—and from there, brilliant masterplans, blueprints, trajectories, and other devices are employed. No one owns them and they defy odds with every offense. To have the mind of a criminal, but the heart of an angel would be ideal, but who promised ideal? It’s too bad the cleverest of things were corrupt and have made us call geniuses stupid. Maybe it’s circumstance, maybe it’s hereditary, but the greatest criminals have the creativity and courage like no other.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Glennon Doyle
“Rebellion is as much of a cage as obedience is. They both mean living in reaction to someone else's way instead of forging your own.”
Glennon Doyle, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living / A Toolkit for Modern Life

“If you are being approached, called, selected or invited to join these group of people who are trying to destroying the country. They didn’t call you , because of your bravery or that your special, but they called you , because of your stupidity. They know you are foolish enough in believing any garbage they feed you. You are not smart enough to know what is right and what is wrong. Any bad idea, needs a fool to implement it. In this case you are that fool.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Colleen  Curran
“We were girls in plaid skirts, loud and obnoxious, driving with the windows down. Capable students, nailing honor roll every year, despite our reputation. We were good kissers, decent dancers, fast with our hands. Desperate and dangerous. A little loose, sure. But desirable. Everyone knew. We were the girls who thought we were nothing if not this: a force, a flame, a million nerve ends electric with appetite and not afraid.”
Colleen Curran, Whores on the Hill

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?

“It’s always the people who most hate the idea of turning into their parents who end up doing so. The millennials blame the boomers for wrecking the country, yet rather than break free from their influence, we continue seeing the world in their terms. Our social justice activities devote their lives to the same causes, with only the most minute updates in terminology but an agenda otherwise unchanged. Our rebels wear the same Che Guevara T-shirts, do the same drugs, obsess over the same music. I remember being surprised back in high school that the stoners cutting class behind the gym all had Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd patches on their jackets, and not anything more contemporary.”
Helen Andrews, Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster

Frank Herbert
“Todas las rebeliones son corrientes y extremadamente aburridas. Todas están copiadas del mismo modelo, y todas se parecen la una a la otra. Su fuerza motriz es la adicción a la adrenalina y el deseo de adquirir poder personal. Todos los rebeldes son pequeños aristócratas.”
Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune

Frank Herbert
“No ha existido jamás un rebelde verdaderamente desinteresado. Todos son unos hipócritas, conscientes de ello o inconscientes, que mas da.”
Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune

Glennon Doyle
“Our society is so hell-bent on expansion, power and effiency at all costs that the folks [who question things or suggest the way something's done is not right,] are inconvenient. We slow the world down. We're on the bow of the Titanic, pointing, crying out, "Iceberg! Iceberg!" while everyone else is below deck, yelling back, "We just want to keep dancing!" It is easier to call us broken and dismiss us than to consider that we are responding appropriately to a broken world.”
Glennon Doyle, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living / Where the Crawdads Sing / Reasons to Stay Alive

Rebecca Crunden
“Just because our world is wrong doesn’t mean people don’t enjoy the binds which are holding them in. At least their binds are safe.”
Rebecca Crunden, A Touch of Death

Suzanne Selfors
“As long as there have been stories, there have been characters that refuse to stick to the outline.”
Suzanne Selfors, A Semi-Charming Kind of Life

Harry Turtledove
“You know what Forrest had the nerve to do?”

“Son of a bitch has the nerve to do damn near anything. That's what makes him such a nuisance,” Major Bradford said. “What is it this time?”

“He sent Memphis a bill for the five thousand and however many dollars Colonel Hurst squeezed out of Jackson while he held it,” Leaming said.

Bradford laughed again, this time on a different note. “He better not hold his breath till he gets it, that's all I've got to say. He'll be a mighty blue man in a gray uniform if he does.”
Harry Turtledove, Fort Pillow

C. Elmon Meade
“0820 Hours, 10 miles West of Howell, Idaho: “Patton, Kap, X-Twins! Up top in five! Let’s go!” yelled a familiar voice from the ladder leading to above ground Idaho. The Northern Cave Complex in Redoubt West was something to behold.”
C. Elmon Meade, The Demagogue Wars

C. Elmon Meade
“The Aggregated Press has just learned the breakaway Rebel area now calling itself the “Democratic Republic of Florida'' has received official Sovereignty and Nation-State status from Russia, the Republic of Liberated Cuba, the Indian Ocean Cooperative Alliance, the Democratic Free States of Africa, as well as from a group collectively known as “Free” Europe. There were two abstentions from this group: Iceland and The Vatican.”
C. Elmon Meade, The Demagogue Wars

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