Top 199 Rejection Quotes

Rejection Quotes: Embracing Resilience and Growth

Rejection is an inevitable part of life. It can be painful, discouraging, and disheartening. However, rejection also offers an opportunity for growth, self-reflection, and resilience. These quotes capture the essence of rejection and its transformative power. They inspire us to embrace rejection as a stepping stone towards personal development and success, reminding us that even in the face of rejection, we have the strength to rise above and thrive.

Building Resilience

Rejection tests our resilience, challenging us to bounce back from setbacks and persevere. These quotes emphasize the importance of resilience in the face of rejection, encouraging us to view rejection as a catalyst for growth rather than a roadblock. They remind us that our ability to recover from rejection and keep moving forward is what ultimately defines our character and success. These quotes inspire us to build resilience and embrace rejection as an opportunity for personal and professional development.

Finding Opportunities

Rejection often opens doors to unexpected opportunities. These quotes highlight the notion that when one door closes, another opens. They encourage us to see rejection as a redirection towards paths that are better suited for us, pushing us closer to our true calling. They remind us that sometimes rejection is a necessary step on the journey to finding our purpose and fulfillment. These quotes inspire us to embrace the unknown and trust that rejection can lead us to greater opportunities.

Overcoming Fear

Rejection can be accompanied by fear and self-doubt. These quotes address the fear of rejection and urge us to overcome it. They remind us that true growth and achievement often lie outside our comfort zones, requiring us to face rejection head-on. They inspire us to push past our fears, take risks, and pursue our dreams despite the possibility of rejection. These quotes encourage us to embrace the discomfort and uncertainty that rejection brings, knowing that it is through these experiences that we truly learn and evolve.

Empowering Self-Reflection

Rejection provides an opportunity for self-reflection and introspection. These quotes emphasize the importance of looking inward and learning from our rejections. They encourage us to assess our strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement, allowing us to grow and evolve. They remind us that rejection can be a powerful teacher, guiding us towards self-discovery and personal growth. These quotes inspire us to embrace rejection as a chance to learn more about ourselves and become better versions of who we are.

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary, get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
Loni Anderson
Some actors couldn’t figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Harrison Ford
I experienced rejection numerous times.
Coco Martin
This game is full of rejection. As an actor, you are being told ‘No’ an awful lot of the time. You have to keep getting up and carrying on to get to where you want to go.
Ashley Walters
One of the very basic ideas of Post-Modernism is rejection of arbitrary power structures. Different people are sensitive to different kinds of power structures.
Larry Wall
I think it’s time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother.
Derek Luke
Our human tendency is to be impatient with the person who cannot see the truth that is so plain to us. We must be careful that our impatience is not interpreted as condemnation or rejection.
Henry B. Eyring
Nobody gets through life without experiencing some form of rejection, which is why everybody knows how awful it feels.
Adena Friedman
Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: ‘After a heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation.’
Sylvia Plath
Football helped me with confidence that I needed. It gave me a sense of independence and earning my own money and my own keep. That’s what it served. It gave me the strength to be able to deal with rejection, politics, hard work, and being introduced to pain and embracing what’s uncomfortable.
John David Washington
Don’t get discouraged from all the rejection.
Joey King
I think I’m extremely vulnerable and that in some ways I seek out rejection. Never feeling like you’re getting that pat on the back from dad is probably at the heart of that.
Skeet Ulrich
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.
Stuart Chase
I faced innumerable rejections and resorted to surgery to improve my looks and appearance.
Rakhi Sawant
I’m sure a lot of people go into this industry quite blind as to what it will be like. There’s a lot of rejection, but I knew that. My parents have been super-supportive, they told me from the start, ‘Just keep going.’
Phoebe Dynevor
I didn’t want to read French or write it; it was like a boycott, a rejection.
Etel Adnan
You need to develop, somehow, a huge amount of faith and confidence in yourself, because there’s a lot of rejection throughout an actor’s life and you have to believe in yourself more than anyone else.
Stephen Collins
I like to joke that I probably hold the world record for rejection letters. Yes, the truth is that I was fed up of being rejected repeatedly, and self-publication was an act of defiance at traditional publishing. But life works in strange ways.
Ashwin Sanghi
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Walter Lippmann
I’ve always hated rejection; I only want to go out there when I know I’ve got it right.
George Benson
Ghosting’s a horrible thing, isn’t it? It doesn’t feel good, it feels like a rejection. And what’s more, it feels like a rejection where there’s no closure.
Matthew Hussey
My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it.
David Antin
While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one’s own well-being.
Marianne Williamson
Give yourself more opportunities for privacy, when you are not bombarded with duties and obligations. Privacy is not a rejection of those you love; it is your deserved respite for recharging your batteries.
Wayne Dyer
I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
Anita Diament
I was a telemarketer for exactly one week in 2005. I could not take ‘no’ one more time. I could not take the rejection.
Sufe Bradshaw
We shouldn’t romanticize rejection. There’s nothing romantic about rejection. It’s horrible.
Marlon James
Everything good takes a great amount of effort. Like, things went wrong with ‘Prozac Nation’ so much, and it went through so many rejections and incarnations, but I felt so much that it needed to exist. But if I hadn’t been so persistent and insistent, it wouldn’t have happened.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
What Public Enemy and Underground Resistance had in common was a rejection of the idea of music as entertainment.
Mark Fisher
The first rejection that ‘Dexter’ got, I was like, ‘OK. This hasn’t worked. Let’s try something else. I’ll go get a teaching job or something.’
Jeff Lindsay
Eartha Mae is very shy. She’s scared to be seen, scared of rejection and even afraid of affection. Relationships can be rather uncomfortable for her. But, as Eartha Kitt, it’s fine. I can accept and reject any time I want to. Do I ever reject? Not really. Although people think I do!
Eartha Kitt
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But so much of being an actor isn’t so great – the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity.
Douglas Wood
Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down.
Lance Armstrong
I do some three-part harmonies on ‘Throes of Rejection’ and ‘Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks,’ but I didn’t go overboard with it.
Dimebag Darrell
If I went by all the rejection I’ve had in my career, I should have given up a long time ago.
Mike Myers
I’ve had those periods in my career when I was sitting around waiting for a phone call and had an agent who was doing the same thing rather than going out there to shake the bushes looking for a job for me. It’s a frustrating game, that’s the downside of this business – the rejection.
Sam Elliott
The judgment, criticism, and rejection you face as an actor can be overwhelming.
Lacey Chabert
One trend I see is the rejection of growth for self-discovery and the pursuit of authentic community. So we keep whittling our spiritual community to a smaller and smaller and more exclusive inner circle. The problem is if the diagnoses are wrong, so will be the cure.
Erwin McManus
The most common experience in my life is rejection. I’ve done over 300 auditions. No amount of drama school training can prepare you for that, in theory.
Killian Scott
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
Ron Paul
I used to save all my rejection slips because I told myself, one day I’m going to autograph these and auction them. And then I lost the box.
James Lee Burke
I sent in tons of submissions and proposals, and I collected my share of form rejection letters. Eventually, I found myself working at a comic book shop, where I met my future collaborator Brian Hurtt.
Cullen Bunn
The slow rejection of the foreign skin grafts fascinated me. How could the host distinguish another person’s skin from his own?
Joseph Murray