Stereotype Quotes

Quotes tagged as "stereotype" Showing 1-30 of 84
Ivan E. Coyote
“I am a rare species, not a stereotype.”
Ivan Coyote

Criss Jami
“When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Malcolm Gladwell
“..... it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.”
Malcolm Gladwell

Susanna Clarke
“It [Ashfair House] was an old fashioned house—the sort of house in fact, as Strange expressed it, which a lady in a novel might like to be persecuted in.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Toni Morrison
“Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.”
Toni Morrison, Love

Elyn R. Saks
“No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness.”
Elyn R. Saks

Sarah Thornton
“The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it's allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world.”
Sarah Thornton, Seven Days in the Art World

Jandy Nelson
“She's a sun-kissed beach girl who goes gothgrungepunkhippierockeremocoremetalfreakfashionistabraingeekboycrazyhiphoprastagirl to keep it under wraps.”
Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

Amin Maalouf
“Taking the line of least resistance, we lump the most different people together under the same heading. Taking the line of least resistance, we ascribe to them collective crimes, collective acts and opinions. "The Serbs have massacred…", "The English have devastated…", "The Jews have confiscated…", "The Blacks have torched", "The Arabs refuse…". We blithely express sweeping judgments on whole peoples, calling them "hardworking" and "ingenious", or "lazy", "touchy", "sly", "proud", or "obstinate". And sometimes this ends in bloodshed."

– Amin Maalouf "On Identity”
Amin Maalouf

E.M. Forster
“He seems to see good in every one. No one would take him for a clergyman.”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

“But then it was over too quickly and they pulled away. She knew they couldn't stand there and kiss like a couple on the run in a thriller.”
Joss Ware, Embrace the Night Eternal

Ijeoma Oluo
“When we say ‘Asian American’ we are talking about so much more than can be fit in a single stereotype.”
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

Rinker Buck
“All the heroes had crew cuts, platinum-blond wives and drove Corvettes. The media was devoted to this cult of innocence.”
Rinker Buck, Flight of Passage: A Memoir

“before many doctors were too busy to serve. Russell Nelson changed all of that in his service as stake president and general president of the Sunday School. He blessed the church..I give Russell M. Nelson credit for changing the stereotype that doctors are too busy to serve in the church,”
Spencer J. Condie, Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle

Jennifer L. Eberhardt
“[Walter Lippmann] applied the term “stereotype” to what he called “the pictures in our heads”—impressions that reflect subjective perceptions but stand in for objective reality. The word comes from the old typesetting process, in which a mold of a message is cast on a metal plate and replicated in the printing process again and again—mimicking the unchecked spread of ideas that we only presume to be true. Those ideas then dictate how we interpret what we see.”
Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Bobby Hall
“You have pretty eyes, Flynn. You look like a tortured artist, she said. Uhmm, thank you? I said.”
Bobby Hall, Supermarket

“It’s easier to just level a person with a stereotype, rather than make an effort to really understand them. Not a lot of people questioning the source at all.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Lisa Kleypas
“Why does everyone always claim women are illogical when men are a hundred times more so? First they want something, then they don't, then they make irrational decisions based on secrets they won’t explain and no one is supposed to question them because a man’s word is final.”
Lisa Kleypas , Scandal in Spring

“If you want to uplift and change your community.
If you want to uplift and change your hood, ghetto or township.
Change their stereotype.
Our society is held back , not to progress or developing , because of type of stereotypes we have within our community. If we break those stereotypes. We would find our freedom, happiness , progress and success.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Abhijit Naskar
“Make assumption if you must, but make not the mistake of assuming that your assumption is always right.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mücadele Muhabbet: Gospel of An Unarmed Soldier

Zeba Blay
“There’s a subtlety to transphobia that we don’t see, because we’re not meant to see it. That subtly lies with making transphobic stereotypes so pervasive that they go unquestioned, unchallenged, undiscussed. So when trans and gender-nonconforming people call out these stereotypes, we should listen. Just because something is a common trope doesn’t mean it isn’t harmful, complicated and worthy of critique.”
Zeba Blay

Constance Hale
“In French printer's jargon, cliche (which mimicked the sound of a mold striking molten metal) was a synonym for stereotype, which in turn evolved from the Greek for "solid impression." A stereotype was a printing plate that duplicated typography and that was used by the printer in lieu of the original.
So a cliche is a word or phrase used over and over again in lieu of the original.”
Constance Hale, Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

“If you want to uplift and change your community.
If you want to uplift and change your hood, projects , ghetto or township.
Change the stereotype believes.
Our society is held back , not to progress or develop , because of the type of stereotypes we have within our community. If we break those stereotypes. We would find our freedom, happiness , progress and success.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Sonia Sanchez
“did ya ever cry
Black man, did ya ever cry
til you knocked all over?

- Haiku”
Sonia Sanchez, Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems

“People are choosing to use gender wars to score points. Joking or not, what they are committing Is a hate crime or hate speech. Most of our Issues and problems are not resolved in life because they were given or tagged to a specific gender. A blame game took place. Meanwhile, they are human errors, not men or women. If something Is good or bad, we choose which gender to allocate It to. By doing so, we are creating a stereotype. We are deflating from the real Issue by Isolating ourselves so that we don’t feel responsibility and accountability to act On the problem we are part of.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Malcolm Gladwell
“When we confront a stranger, we need to substitute an idea, a stereotype, for direct experience. And that stereotype is wrong all too often.”
Malcolm Gladwell, Talking To Strangers: What We Don't Know About Strangers

“1. Thou shalt respect Scotland's history but not become a pastiche.
Tradition is a dish best served fresh, so instead of perpetuating tired stereotypes of Scotland, the coorie movement moves forward our oldest rituals.”
Gabriella Bennett, The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy the Scottish Way

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Life might assign you some role but it will never assign you your destiny, for life will always try to fit you into a box of convenience while destiny realizes that there is no such thing as a box of convenience.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

« previous 1 3