Rejection Quotes

Charles F. Glassman

Being angry, resentful, or saddened by rejection can suck the sweetness out of acceptance.

Jourdane Erasquin

I miss you every minute of every day. If I could miss you more than that, I would.

Amit Kalantri

Capability can handle challenges, it doesn't accept charity.. Amit Kalantri
Capability can handle challenges, it doesn't accept charity.

Lance Armstrong

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.

Jourdane Erasquin

If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn't have found a reason to let you go.

Charles Bukowski

please give your
bodies and your
the young men
deserve them

there is
no way
I would welcome
senseless hell
you would bring

I wish you
in bed

but not


Dee Marie

Chase your dreams until you catch them...and then dream, catch, and dream again!

Lizz Clements

It can be depressing when no one takes interest, and a lack of response makes the writer question why they’re writing at all. To have one’s writing rejected is like you, yourself, are being rejected.

Barbara Kingsolver

This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'Not at this address'. Just keep looking for the right address.

Amit Kalantri

I don't put my ideas in a meeting for acceptance or rejection, I put them in the market for success or failure.

A.K. Kuykendall

The word 'NO' is the best motivation there is for the storyteller in you.

Jourdane Erasquin

There are times that the emotions we keep in our hearts, no matter how abundant, are better left unexpressed.

Amit Kalantri

The world of romance and business works on this principle - You may be rejected several times, but not everyone will reject you.

Sol Luckman

True, beneath the human façade, I was an interloper, an alien whose ship had crashed beyond
True, beneath the human façade, I was an interloper, an alien whose ship had crashed beyond hope of repair in the backwoods of Southern Appalachia - but at least I’d learned to walk and talk enough like the locals to be rejected as one of their own.

Daniel Willey

There are billions of people in this world that don’t believe or act exactly as we do. It is not our place to reject them, only accept them. Again, we don’t have to agree with everything they believe or do, but we do need to love and accept who they are.

Margaret Way

It's quite commonplace for a young man to fall in love and equally commonplace for him to be rejected, but come what may, I'll always be fond of you.

Chuck Palahniuk

It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.

Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson

Isn’t that the greatest tragedy? When someone rejects us, no matter how they abuse our love, we hope against reason that somehow they will come back to us.

Audre Lorde

Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people.

Zero Dean

Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of. It's yours.

Auliq Ice

No one can make you happy other than yourself to choose people to make you happy.


Ritsu... Do you like Oda?" More than me?


Peter Meinke

I loved a woman whose beauty Like the moon moved all the humming heavens to music till the stars with their tiny teeth burst into song and I fell on the ground before her while the sky hardened and she laughed and turned me down softly, I was so young.

Lynn Dove

'Shoot the wounded... what we do to people who are the most vulnerable... we 'shoot the wounded.' As if they haven't suffered enough, we add to it by gossiping and treating hurt people like outcasts." ..."I think we killed Ronnie's spirit... Instead of coming alongside her and supporting her through this, I failed her...

Lailah Gifty Akita

Everyone at some point in life have faced rejection and failure, it is part of the process to self realisation.

Auliq Ice

When you weep and lament, you will struggle to achieve and rejoice.

Charlotte Eriksson

So many people will tell you ”no”, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The consequences of seeking popularity is not only the chronic feeling of lonliness, but a desire to hide your face from the eyes of the universe.

Ruby Wax

1 in 5 people have dandruff. 1 in 4 people have mental health problems. I've had both.

Bryant McGill

All upset is a fear of rejection.

Wisława Szymborska

My choices are rejections, since there is no other way,
but what I reject is more numerous,
denser, more demanding than before.
A little poem, a sigh, at the cost of indescribable loss.

Mitch Rowland

After you’ve found love, and you look back on the path you took to reach it, it all seems a bit silly. We spend so much time fearing rejection, when what we really should fear is not trying at all.

Anna R.

We are always afraid to ask because we aren't afraid of the answer but the feeling of rejection

Buky Ojelabi

For everyone who rejects the gospel, there are others whose hearts are willing to receive it.

Tucker Max

I'm fresh out of fucks to give.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to
Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to them, but when you want to get out of the heat, they pull you back into the kitchen.

Justin K. McFarlane Beau

The first stage of ignorance is illusion, due to lack of exposure to reality.
The second stage of ignorance is delusion, or the refusal to acknowledge reality.
The third stage of ignorance is the rejection of altruism.

Jourdane Erasquin

What they have been teaching us is wrong. Yes, we do have control over our choices. Why? Because life gave us the freedom to choose. The only downside to this freedom are the insatiable consequences we shall have to face because of the choices we learned to embrace.

Bryant McGill

The pinnacle of human consciousness must be the rejection of unhealthy competition, war and violence.

Destiny Booze

Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That's one way to deal with it. could just get BETTER. What do you think?

Deb Caletti

Rejection, though-it could make the loss of someone you weren't even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending.

E.L. James

I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was – my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations.

Christina Enevoldsen

It’s common to reject or punish yourself when you’ve been rejected by others. When you experience disappointment from the way your family or others treat you, that’s the time to take special care of yourself. What are you doing to nurture yourself? What are you doing to protect yourself? Find a healthy way to express your pain.

Toni Maguire

A terrible sadness threatened to overwhelm me as I wondered how two people capable of such love for each other had eventually felt so little for the child they had produced between them.

Kelly Cutrone

When you're following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.

Kurt Vonnegut

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.

Veronica Purcell

Rejection is a challenge.

Courtney Milan

Friendship was a concept men bandied about to save face when they were rejected.

Michael Bassey Johnson

It is unfortunate that when you want to make some people feel like human beings, they begin to take you as an animal.

Auliq Ice

If you mean your words, people who lust over your lovely ways won't dare to reject you.

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