Words matter. These are the best Outsider Quotes from famous people such as Abigail Washburn, Joaquin Castro, J. August Richards, Thom Mayne, Charles de Lint, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve moved around so much my whole life, and I’ve gotten so used to being the Other in situations – the foreigner, the outsider. The first time I’ve ever felt like there was no separation between me and the other elements was in music.
Doing your job requires different modes, and you can’t just be stuck in one mode where you’re always the shrill outsider screaming at everybody.
I feel like my life experience is that of an outsider. Let me explain: my parents are from Panama, and they moved to the United States the year after I was born. They moved into an all-white neighborhood, where the previous black family had a cross burned on their lawn.
I lived in a state of rage from 12 to 20. Until college, I was beyond an outsider. I was a voyeur of life.
I’ve always been interested in the outsider.
I have done quite a lot of outsider figures.
I’ve always – and not always happily – considered myself an outsider. Certainly at Fettes. And then the Scots are always outsiders in England. They are always putting you in your place in one way or another, and there is this pretty rigid class hierarchy.
No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva’s an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.
I find myself changing my entire lifestyle every three years or so, and I’m comfortable in being an outsider. I have grown up like that.
The only time I used to feel like an outsider was when I first went to India.
I’ve always been an outsider. I’ve always been attracted to roles that would challenge me and that wouldn’t come around very often.
If you’re too much in control, you feel too secure in your shoes, and where’s the emotion to keep going in life? To keep that spark going, you have to feel like an outsider.
I think living in the U.S. it has given me an outsider’s perspective on South Africa, and something that makes South Africans shine is our warm heartedness, and how we welcome and accept everyone, we are truly a nation of community, who embraces diversity.
I think I will always feel like an outsider.
I relate to most of the characters I play, because I do feel like an outsider.
In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things, and it is part of his life to keep on the move. Travel is natural.
I’ve always felt that I was a bit of an outsider to the British children’s-book illustration scene, because I don’t work in line and wash.
I never felt like an outsider in the industry.
When you work this intensely on something, the recording process becomes a bit like cabin fever. I shut everything out and, for a while, I totally lost perspective. To an outsider, I imagine the whole recording process sounds like torture.
To the outsider or the fans, they don’t understand that if you’re independent and sell 30,000 or 50,000 records independently, that’s amazing for you.
I was kind of an outsider growing up, and I preferred reading to being with other kids. When I was about seven, I started to write my own books. I never thought of myself as wanting to be a writer – I just was one.
I’m an outsider.
I didn’t realize it at first, but the Doctor is in the same spirit as those natural ‘outsider’ characters ‘Star Trek’ series have, like Spock and Data.
I can’t go back and label myself as an outcast because I was a pretty well-adjusted kid, but I can certainly relate to the feeling of being an outsider.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere… Being a human being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me.
I think, as an outsider, you are ready to deal with whatever comes your way.
Every time you come across someone who looks like an outsider, the best way to go about it is to open your mind a little bit. You have to try to understand somebody who isn’t like you.
It is not hard to feel like an outsider. I think we have all felt like that at one time or another.
I was always in new schools and had British parents, which was not the norm, and I think there was also… I’m not particularly religious, but I was born Jewish, and I always felt like the outsider because I wasn’t Christian or Catholic.
I like the condition of being an outsider, just passing through.
This paranoid Islam, which blames outsider, ‘infidels’, for all the ills of Muslim societies, and whose proposed remedy is the closing of those societies to the rival project of modernity, is presently the fastest growing version of Islam in the world.
I was an outsider. I looked different, and I felt really voiceless as a kid.
Consciously or unconsciously most of us adhere to what is expected of our role because we realize our social success depends on this. Some may refuse to play this game, but in the end they are marginalized and forced to play the outsider role, with limited options and decreasing freedom as they get older.
Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.
People favouring their relatives more than an outsider is what the biggest fight in democracy is, let it be in film industry or politics.
Always being the outsider, you… feel comfortable everywhere, but you don’t really feel at home anywhere. I definitely draw comedy from that.
People have asked me about playing outsiders. I don’t consider myself an outsider. Maybe that’s why I’m interested in that. I’m not really sure.
As an outsider, I have to say that the Premier League is a very attractive league.
I felt like an outsider, so listening to a bunch of outsiders’ music like Bjork and Patti Smith made me feel better. But at the same time, I didn’t have anyone singing specifically 100% about things I could relate to.
It’s like you always have to put on a happy face, be the phony baloney, and I’m so not that. I never was that; I’ll never be that. That is part of the business that I don’t like. Maybe that will always keep me an outsider, I don’t know. But that’s fine.
I felt like an outsider. The only time you get to really know guys is on the ice, and I couldn’t be there.
I’m running for Governor because we need a political outsider to move Missouri forward.
When you feel like an outsider – for whatever reason – you spend a lot of time alone.
I will carry with me always the deep sense of what it feels like to be an outsider and how tough it was, how hard it was to adapt to this country.
Margaret Thatcher always felt like an outsider in her party.
I’m not trying to say that the work I have done in the past is path-breaking, but I have definitely tried to pick the best from what I was offered and being an outsider with no one to guide me I think I have done well.
No matter what you eventually become – free, empowered – the lingering feeling of ‘once an outsider, always an outsider’ is very vivid for me.
It definitely sharpened my interest in language, the way people used language, slang words, speech patterns. There’s a big advantage to being the outsider.
It’s not easy for an outsider to understand this industry.
To an outsider, understanding an NFL playbook is like trying to read Japanese.
I was an outsider, never quite part of what was going on, always looking in. It turned out to be great preparation for writing fiction.
I’ve always felt myself to be an outsider. I’ve always felt awkward.
There’s so many parts of my life that I’ve struggled with – that so many millions of others struggled with – about being an outsider, about feeling ugly, about having to overcome looking different to other people.
I don’t know if I feel like an outsider or an insider; I just feel like I always did. I don’t have one of those stories where I felt like no one understood me.
I don’t want to disregard any of the struggles others faced, but mine were different. I also gave auditions that never materialised not necessarily because I’m an outsider, but things didn’t work out at many levels.
Once I started to retire, I was telling all of the girls in my generation, ‘Wow I feel like an outsider in this locker room because this whole new generation of women has stepped in,’ and that was one of the signs where I said maybe it’s time to retire.
I am attracted to these outsider characters who just don’t belong anywhere, and who are operating in worlds they sort of don’t fit, coupled with huge ambitions.
There isn’t much room for an outsider point of view in print any more.
I’m a scrappy outsider from Boston, so didn’t have a privileged background at all like many in business.
I think that part of being a good journalist, part of being an awake member of the world you’re in, is to view yourself as an outsider, and I always have, to some degree.
I think if I was Trinidadian, I would latch more on to the myths and romanticise the place more. I don’t think it’s my place to do that – they’re not really mine. I’m an outsider.
The debut film came much easier to me than it would have if I was an outsider.