Top 150 Ignored Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Ignored Quotes from famous people such as James Lankford, Michael Douglas, Saul Leiter, Heidi Hammel, Rasika Dugal, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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The First Amendment is first for a reason – it cannot be ignored by the D.C. City Council.
James Lankford
Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that’s nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it’s ignored, it withers.
Michael Douglas
I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way.
Saul Leiter
My message is don’t be discouraged by anything anybody tells you. In my case of the science thing, and I just ignored people who said, ‘Oh, girls don’t do that.’
Heidi Hammel
Women often get ignored from main narrative, especially in films.
Rasika Dugal
Our first product was Quicken, which is personal financial management on a PC. It had a tough start, and we ran some tracking surveys to understand who was using it. Half the users claimed to use it in some sort of office environment. We ignored that. I thought it was meaningless.
Scott Cook
For too long, I think the African-American community has been taken for granted by one party and completely ignored by the other. It is not acceptable. It’s not good for the parties, for the country, or for the community.
Ana Navarro
Federal employees are public servants, not partisan foot soldiers for President Obama, and shouldn’t have to decide whether a partisan White House request can be ignored without consequences.
Richard Grenell
I have been on the road and visited numerous places and met people from all over the globe. I can say that it looks nearly the same everywhere I have been: The climate crisis is ignored by people in charge, despite the science being crystal clear.
Greta Thunburg
I battle with things like depression in my life, I battle with things like anxiety, I battle with things like attention deficit disorder, and I ignored them all.
Austin Aries
Could it be that all those reports coming from our own intelligence that Bush ignored was right all along? Could it be that the UN was right all along?
Peter Schuyler
There are all kinds of people who continue to be largely ignored by advertisers, whose lives largely go unseen. They deserve their moment.
Roxane Gay
I had everything working my way, strong as a bull. And still I ignored the rules of the game of life.
Lawrence Taylor
I started growing up in a hurry and taking a lot of the philosophy I’d heard from church as a kid a lot more seriously – especially the Ten Commandments – and wondering how ‘Thou shalt not kill’ could be so absolutely ignored. It took me until I was in my 40s to write what I was thinking as a young soldier.
Dave Brubeck
Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly faced with workplace conditions in which critically important safeguards are watered down, emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back.
Tim Bishop
I hate being ignored.
Amanda Palmer
I love Messi with the ball at his feet: he scores goals and does all the rest, too. But Cristiano’s numbers can’t be ignored. It’s a cruel comparison. Both of them deserve respect.
There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it.
Esther Williams
I’m really glad I didn’t have kids earlier, because I probably would have ignored them. I was so into my career. I could just go and play a ton of shows, night after night after night. I can’t do that anymore.
Bob Seger
Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments’ intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.
Max Baucus
The business of return migration is a phenomenon that historians have indeed begun to look at, but it is rather an ignored and underplayed story and one that we need to know more about.
David Levering Lewis
There is a lot of talent and a lot of good things happening and coming from Molenbeek, but unfortunately, it has had to deal with a very, very long time of being ignored, really, and it was very easy, even in the neighbourhood where I grew up, to just fall off the grid, and nobody would notice it.
Vincent Kompany
Tim Tebow is the kind of unsung hero we can all root for, an underdog who is all too often ignored by the fans and media.
Sean Evans
I wasn’t a big fan of social anthropology. And, luckily, that created room for me to work in visual arts because I sort of ignored my requirements. I think I was attracted to social anthropology because I liked to travel and was always interested in far-off places.
Darren Aronofsky
A woman’s desire is either terrifying, or it’s ignored.
Alexander Chee
My parents got ahead in the news business with wits, guts, and a creative interpretation of ‘fair game.’ They leased their first helicopter in 1985, when KTLA news crews were on strike. Maybe the crews had good grievances, maybe not. Either way, my parents ignored the strike and went to work.
Katy Tur
Labor Day is a time to recognize and reflect on that work, and for elected officials to recommit to the too-often ignored task of fighting to improve the lives of working families.
Elissa Slotkin
I don’t think women are being sidelined or ignored. If they are talented enough, they will get films. But they need to be more ambitious.
Suhasini Maniratnam
I believe the more important thing is your mind and your heart. Those two things are the most ignored parts of our beings.
Toni Collette
For me, being with Obama or having dinner with Bill Clinton… it’s crazy. It’s mind-blowing, because where I come from is just another world. We were just ignored by politicians – by America in general.
A few months before my dad died, his eyes had started to go, and his skin was turning green. When he finally went to hospital, he was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. None of us kids knew why the old man ignored the doctors and refused their help, but none of us were surprised, either.
Mark Hunt
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
George Orwell
What happens if you stand passively by the side of the road with a placard saying, you know, ‘Stop climate change’ is you just get ignored. When you get on the street and block it, people start to have a conversation about this existential situation that we’re in.
Gail Bradbrook
Genuine solutions that could help heal divisions in society have been ignored.
Kemi Badenoch
For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored.
Charles Duhigg
If you can’t sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?
Evangeline Lilly
To me the notion that Palestinians are actually Jews is, I think, quite revelatory and very radical and a possible bridge that has been ignored, I think, in this entire controversy and there’s ample evidence to support it.
Lawrence Wright
The young, the old, women, the disabled, the sick and the wounded are entitled to protection under international law. Too often, the ICRC’s calls for those laws to be respected are ignored.
Peter Maurer
Patients who have suffered appalling medical negligence, abused children ignored by social services, mistreated residents of care homes – they have all been given a voice by the Human Rights Act.
Emily Thornberry
Taking time to do something slower than you normally would is a privilege that should not be ignored.
Harper Reed
Trump is playing to an audience of people who think of themselves less as Republicans and more as Americans – moderates, conservatives, and independents – who feel that the Republican Party has completely ignored their priorities and beliefs and insulted them along the way.
Ben Domenech
I’m just a kid that defied the odds. I’m just a kid that ignored the doubt. I’m just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I’m going to continue to go all the way.
Conor McGregor
Every day, I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned. I have visited the laid-off factory workers and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. These are the forgotten men and women of our country.
Donald Trump
Did you know that Kodak actually invented the digital camera that ultimately put it out of business? Kodak had the patents and a head start, but ignored all that.
Peter Diamandis
I try not to give too much advice, really, because people have to do their things their way. I got lots of advice when I was young, and I ignored most of it – the good and the bad.
Patti Smith
Joe Biden, acting as a pseudo-dictator, has ignored the Supreme Court and issued his own eviction moratorium. He is shredding the Constitution and usurping the balance of power by issuing an edict the Supreme Court declared was a power of Congress.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
The case against Susan Rice has been building for years with little fanfare. Not surprising, the mainstream media reporters based at the U.N. have either ignored her mistakes or strategically covered them up.
Richard Grenell
I wasn’t bullied in high school, I was just ignored.
Gerard Way
Throughout my life, I always remember that consideration of people who were less fortunate than we. We lived in an atmosphere of awareness, and we certainly did not live a life whereby we ignored, or felt that we could ignore, that which was in evidence around us.
Richard Attenborough
In the fall of 1968, I became attractive to women. One day I was an ignored schlub in the street, then suddenly all these good-looking women were interested in me.
Robert Crumb
There’s a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
Sean Penn
I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn’t play in the NBA. There’s always somebody saying you can’t do it, and those people have to be ignored.
Bill Cartwright
I had a wonderful father, and I couldn’t bear that television virtually ignored black fathers.
Esther Rolle
Free trade is an important component of our economy, but it also has to be fair. Too often, the needs of American workers are ignored while the interests of huge corporations are the focus of these trade deals.
Carlos Beruff
There is little or no point being chair of the Labour Party and being ignored when engaging with Labour ministers when you’re trying to articulate something that affects ordinary people in society.
Colm Keaveney
Any unfair and scandalous allegations made by disgruntled litigants will be ignored and recognised for what they are by the public, and can be dealt with under the law of civil and criminal defamation.
Prashant Bhushan
I wrote a novel, Ghost Road Rules, and as soon as it was done and polished, I began reaching out to agents. I ignored the frequent advice to ‘shoot low and try for a low-level agent because they’re the only ones that will take a flyer on a new author.’ That sounded like bad advice to me.
Jonathan Maberry
ISIL is a terrorist army like we have never seen – they cannot be ignored.
Chris Murphy
When the second album came out, everybody gravitated immediately to the three and a half minute rock tunes and ignored the ballads. They thought all the Raspberries were was players of high-energy rock songs.
Eric Carmen
The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury’s special qualities.
Tom Allen
I have faith that worthy but misunderstood or ignored books can still prevail – and when they do, fewer joys are as sweet – but authors have families to support and rent to pay, and for them, I hope for acclaim in their time rather than late-in-life or posthumously.
Bill Clegg
As a matter of fact, I deliberately look for the mundane, because I feel these stories are ignored. The most influential things that happen to virtually all of us are the things that happen on a daily basis. Not the traumas.
Harvey Pekar
We are constantly consuming entertainment; we treat cel

We are constantly consuming entertainment; we treat celebrities like role models and royalty. Sometimes destructive behavior gets ignored, or sometimes the pressure breaks them.
Baron Vaughn
The factor most ignored in discussing interstellar flight is the kinetic energy that must be invested in the ship to make its tons of matter move at a substantial fraction of the speed of light.
Barney Oliver
Whereas robocalls are ever-present, the problem of contraband cellphones in prisons – that is, cellphones illegally being used by inmates – is generally out-of-sight and too easily ignored. But the need for action is just as clear.
Ajit Pai
The Fourth Amendment protects the privacy of us all – from ordinary citizens up to candidates for president. If we allow this precious right to be ignored when dealing with a presidential campaign, it can be ignored when dealing with the rest of us.
Kayleigh McEnany
I am a passionate nonfinisher. Life is too short, and there are too many great books to read, so if I lose interest or respect, I switch. But when, of course, when you really fall in love with a book, all the others are ignored.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
My first Bhojpuri film ‘Panditji Bataayina Biyaah Kab Hoii’ was a huge hit. After that the offers poured in and they were too good to be ignored.
I know what it’s like to be ignored, and I think that is the big problem about the prison system: These people are being thrown away. There is no sense of rehabilitation. In some places, they are trying to do things. But, in most cases, it’s a holding cell.
Lee Tergesen
So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Donald Trump
What I would not like is to be ignored. I write from the heart. I don’t write for me. I write for my readers.
Ashwin Sanghi
China is the world’s largest lighting market. That should not be ignored lightly.
Joe Kaeser
Note that I am not proposing that AI research be ignored or less funded.
Vernor Vinge
I mean, I always just ignored the glass ceilings and didn’t let gender get in my own way, which I think was very important to how people perceived me.
Kari Skogland
I don’t believe that the Bush Administration had something to do with September 11th. I do believe that there were a lot of warning signals, but I don’t think they were ignored on purpose – Bush just wanted to go to the ranch for a month.
Michael Moore
If people of colour do not exercise their democratic right to vote, they will remain an invisible, voiceless, and largely ignored part of the electorate.
David Harewood
We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.
Carl Levin
What we have ignored is what citizens can do and the importance of real involvement of the people versus just having somebody in Washington make a rule.
Elinor Ostrom
Political leaders in Illinois kicked the can down the road, raised taxes, and ignored fiscal realities. Now, they’re realizing the consequences of their actions: credit downgrades and negative outlooks.
Scott Walker
Everyone wants to be liked; everyone wants approval. No one likes being ignored.
Daniel Mallory Ortberg
There’s a big debate in the U.S. about immigration reform. We need to reflect on who’s feeding this country today, why this community has been ignored.
Diego Luna
I always loved the ‘L.A. Weekly.’ I totally looked up to it when Weezer was starting out, and I always wanted to be in it, and they always totally ignored us!
Rivers Cuomo
I know what it’s like to be ignored; when I got to L.A., I longed for somebody who looked like me to show me the ropes.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
During the Umbrella Movement, the police force wasn’t in control, and the police ignored the law and tried to use extreme force to hurt people.
Joshua Wong
Don’t give up or give in in the face of patronising ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored.
Meryl Streep
People always warned me not to dye my hair too much or use too much heat but I ignored their advice. I always wanted to go blonder, straighter, slicker. The result? Wiry, broken strands and a psoriasis-ridden scalp. Stress causes flare-ups and it’s so damn itchy.
Stacey Solomon
I haven’t always been the best advocate for my own body. I was a too-tall, pudgy child who felt completely out of control of the genetic lottery ticket she’d been given, so in retaliation, I shut down. I ignored my body and hated it for not being tiny and cute like my friends’ bodies.
Emily V. Gordon
While pro-lifers and social conservatives form one of the most important blocks of support for the Republican Party, they are traditionally taken for granted. At conventions, their issues are downplayed, if not ignored.
Mollie Hemingway
I’ve always ignored the labels people put on things.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself, and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that’s filed everywhere else except under travel.
Robyn Davidson
I don’t know if it is of any joy to humiliate people. No matter what, whether you’re high in life or low in life, humiliation and such kinds of things should just be ignored. I don’t derive any pleasure from running people down.
Kangana Ran
The contemporary American novelist benefits in a way from being ignored. It makes you angrier and makes you want to go into all of those places where you shouldn’t.
Colum McCann
In western culture, we have ignored death. We’re running the other way – everything is about life and youth. So, there’s something resonant about walking around with our own death masks. Zombies are the visible embodiment of death staring at us with our own faces.
Andrew Lincoln
We still have an underclass in this country who are con

We still have an underclass in this country who are constantly ignored and vilified.
Maxine Peake
Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor.
Stephen F. Lynch
‘Empire’ deals with the black experience, the human experience, sibling rivalry, what it feels like to be ignored or doted upon by a parent, illness, death. There are so many things that I think the audience can identify with.
Grace Gealey
President Obama has ignored or dismissed proposals that would address our anti-competitive tax code and unsustainable trajectory of federal debt – including his own bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform – and submitted no plan for entitlement reform.
Glenn Hubbard
We’ve seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.
Jimmy Wales
Seeing ‘The Gospel According to St. Matthew’ was an extraordinary experience because it made me realise that all the biblical stories and images I’d ignored as a child had sunk in by osmosis. I saw that my childhood was deeply rooted inside me.
Derek Cianfrance
For a long time, the Indonesian government ignored ‘The Act of Killing,’ hoping it would go away.
Joshua Oppenheimer
Once we’re ignored or dismissed long enough, conservatives seem to just shrug our collective shoulders and accept defeat. It’s this type of passivity that has allowed progressives to dominate film and television, universities and large swaths of the mainstream news media.
Charlie Kirk
I don’t mind what the critics say, so long as I get some reaction. The worst thing is to be ignored.
Les Dawson
Democracy is becoming collateral damage in a world where global risks have been ignored or exacerbated by those with the power to act.
Sharan Burrow
People say, ‘Gee, you don’t really do political music.’ Well, I sing a lot of songs about how men and women and lovers treat each other, and none of us want to be talked down to or belittled or ignored or disrespected… So I’m proud to be a feminist.
Bonnie Raitt
John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you’d expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off.
Donald Pleasence
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.
Patricia Hill Collins
For each human being, time is a necessary resource. It can neither be ignored nor changed.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
For the cable news guest, nothing happens for a while until suddenly everything happens very quickly. After you receive your television face, you stand around for a while, ignored, until you’re sat down at a desk and asked to argue with strangers.
Alex Pareene
Millions of people feel ignored by the political establishment.
John McDonnell
Swipe fees have increased steadily since the introduction of debit cards 20 years ago, when there were no swipe fees at all. Merchants can’t negotiate or control them. They’ve tried, but they have no leverage against the big banks and issuers. So they get ignored.
Peter Welch
Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.
Saul Leiter
The Iraq war was always a long shot. But it was made immeasurably longer by its principal architects in Washington, including Douglas Feith, who ignored expert advice, reserved most of their effort for fighting each other in ideological battles, and regarded the Iraqi people as an afterthought.
George Packer
No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion.
Christopher Dawson
When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored.
Wendell Willkie
It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted.
Condoleezza Rice
Not only is individual liberty part of California’s heritage, it’s a classic conservative principle – one that Republicans have ignored to our own detriment.
Kevin Faulconer
I used to think that deadlines should be ignored until the product was ready: that they were a nuisance, a hurdle in front of quality, a forced measure to get something out the door for the good of the schedule, not the customer.
Jason Fried
We insist on celebrating lone heroic path-finders, but even the most admired and the most successful inventors are part of a more remarkable supply chain of innovators who are largely ignored for the simpler mythology of one man or one eureka moment.
Vaclav Smil
As legislators and as Members of Congress, it is our obligation to speak up for those who are being ignored in our society. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) does just that.
Gwen Moore
We know of officers who develop inappropriate relationships with victims of domestic abuse. They have ignored their professional duty and their moral responsibility.
Theresa May
Most climate debates have focused on cutting the use of fossil fuels. But besides a few high-profile scuffles over fuel extraction in vulnerable wild places like the offshore Arctic, political leaders have ignored fossil fuel production as a necessary piece of climate strategy.
Lydia Millet
As a black person in this country, I am always frustrated by the lack of attention my people’s issues get. But at least the news and politicians are talking about not talking about our issues. Native issues are basically ignored.
W. Kamau Bell
I am looking for suggestions on what we can do about extremists within our own society. They cannot be ignored.
Tony Campolo
One of the ridiculous aspects of being a poet is the huge gulf between how seriously we take ourselves and how generally we are ignored by everybody else.
Billy Collins
If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentr

If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.
Lykke Li
Books were king, but now movies are king, and books are sort of ignored. So now there’s no sense of a welcoming community where you live.
Ethan Canin
Washington, D.C., has for too long ignored the reality that if we do not invest in infrastructure in urban America we are doing so at the jeopardy of the economy.
Ted Wheeler
It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.
Sloan Wilson
During my own gap year, I learned an invaluable lesson – that I was a lousy teacher. Even though the children I ‘taught,’ in upcountry Uganda, were desperate for qualifications, they largely ignored me. Until, that is, I realised that they wanted to hear about other young persons around the world.
Simon Hoggart
Racism at the stadium should be ignored, it is not right that this minority are given so much attention.
Filippo Inzaghi
I can’t talk about the education of black children if I ignored two of my nieces who were a couple of grade levels behind. I believe that charity begins at home, and I take seriously the role of a godfather to fill the gap when the parents aren’t doing their job.
Roland Martin
On issue after issue, the Obama Administration has openly ignored, defied, and unilaterally tried to change the law.
Ted Cruz
For a long time, companies ignored the fact that 80 percent of sporting goods are sold to the casual consumer.
Jochen Zeitz
I write for myself, and I write for my friends and people who I have a connection with. I try to give some dignity to peoples’ lifestyles that tend to be ignored.
Cass McCombs
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie
My only agenda is to bring attention to otherwise ignored and shunned lives.
Jim Goldberg
To be in a band, at least according to the rules of rock in the 1970s, one must know how to play an instrument. But rather than waste time solving that problem, No Wavers ignored it. The point was simply to make music, not to learn how first.
Lydia Lunch
Put simply, we are still at war with radical Islamic groups and an ideological movement that can’t be ignored nor wished away.
Michael T. Flynn
Our government just won’t enforce civil rights laws. The laws will be ignored.
Major Owens
If you want to have more options as an actor, you just need to watch your weight, and I’ve ignored that fact for several years quite happily. Now the chicks have come home to roost.
Cherry Jones
Lawyers have rendered immense sacrifices for the restoration of democracy and free judiciary, and their role in this regard cannot be ignored.
Shehbaz Sharif
All too often, girls are ignored because their challenges aren’t thought to be as serious as those faced by boys.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities.
Yoko Ono
When I was first trying to explain to my parents that I was really a girl, my father didn’t know what to do. He had these preconceived notions about what his family was going to be like, and when I didn’t fit into those notions, he just ignored what I was trying to tell them before he really came around.
Nicole Maines
When I’m in drag, I don’t always want to be spoken to, but I love being looked at. Nobody puts that much work into how they look to be ignored.
Trixie Mattel
I voted Remain, but I also believe in democracy. The 2016 referendum was the largest popular vote in the U.K.’s history and it cannot be ignored.
Nicky Morgan
Too often in the past, Scotland has been sidelined and ignored in the Westminster corridors of power, but that doesn’t have to be the case anymore.
Nicola Sturgeon
I used to play in the subway. If everyone tossed in a quarter, at the end of the day it would add up. It shows you aren’t invisible. And it’s better than being ignored, or kicked in the head, or worse.
Nellie McKay
The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
Karl A. Menninger
I certainly think it’s ironic that beach volleyball was first played in the 1930s in Santa Monica and tournaments of a high caliber have been happening in this country since the 1940s, and the FIVB, for many years, has ignored beach volleyball.
Karch Kiraly