Top 80 Dismiss Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Dismiss Quotes from famous people such as Gore Vidal, Marlon James, Michael Eric Dyson, Ian MacKaye, Penn Jillette, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We are pleased to dismiss politics as entirely corrupt,

We are pleased to dismiss politics as entirely corrupt, if not financially, intellectually.
Gore Vidal
Not every gay person recites poetry or has read Keats. You can get readers through anything if the characters are complicated. You can’t dismiss Josey Wales’ quite liberal worldview.
Marlon James
I don’t think you can bury words. I think the more you try to dismiss them, the more power you give to them, the more circulation they have.
Michael Eric Dyson
I don’t dismiss the music that I was involved with, I don’t think it was a joke, I don’t think it was funny or a phase, I don’t think it was just something I was doing back then, to me it was who I am. It connects all the way through. I don’t distance myself from any of it.
Ian MacKaye
There is this tremendous amount of arrogance and hubris, where somebody can look at something for five minutes and dismiss it. Whether you talk about gaming or 20th century classical music, you can’t do it in five minutes. You can’t listen to ‘The Rite of Spring’ once and understand what Stravinsky was all about.
Penn Jillette
There’s a lot of female singers and I don’t want to dismiss them, but the male – and I have to be careful – the black male voice in jazz, whatever you say, is an important voice, because there’s a tradition of the music that should be touched on, there’s a sound that should be touched on.
Gregory Porter
It didn’t matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we’d found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.
John Perry Barlow
If you’re inclined to dismiss L.A. as a place of unrelenting vapidity and generic 1980s architecture, then you’re doing yourself and L.A. a huge disservice, and you’re just not looking hard enough.
We all recall what is or was important to us and are astonished when it slips other people’s minds. Perhaps we dismiss as irrelevant matters of crucial concern to those we love. That’s life as most of us experience it, and which few movies document with such understated acuity as ‘Boyhood’ does.
Richard Corliss
The biggest myth I’d like to bust isn’t about me – it’s about musicals. So many people dismiss the entire art form through highbrow snobbery, but I think a lot of those people would be suprised if they actually saw some.
Michael Ball
If you read ‘Lord of the Rings’ and dismiss it as a lie because it has orcs and elves, you’re missing the whole point of the story. If children don’t have to be concerned about strangers because there’s no such thing as a Big Bad Wolf dressed like Granny, you’re missing the point.
Doug TenNapel
Sometimes we look at patterns, and we look at things that are happening, and sometimes you can’t dismiss everything as a conspiracy.
Tomi Lahren
When somebody’s different, it’s so easy to dismiss what people say because of what they look like. They really want to judge the book by its cover.
Ralphie May
If I hear that people are litigious, I immediately dismiss them.
Sebastian Horsley
When people get their mind made up about something, then it’s: ‘Don’t bother me with facts.’ They’ve got their minds made up and dismiss you out of hand. Some people don’t even give you a fair hearing.
Frank Peretti
I mean, the people who run Guantanamo, the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the detainees because they say that they’re all created as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support.
Jane Mayer
But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill.
Laura Ingraham
It’s always easier to dismiss other people than to go through the awkward and time consuming process of understanding them.
Frankie Boyle
Sport is an art: it has incredible appeal everywhere on this earth, and it fills so many human hearts with passion that it’s impossible to dismiss.
Frank Deford
There are people who dismiss any ideas you have about helping, but anything has got to be better than doing absolutely nothing… hasn’t it?
Stacey Dooley
Walk away from medical professionals who dismiss your concerns, and don’t quit searching until you find someone who will truly partner with you to find the answers you deserve.
Shannon Bream
When you hear anyone policing the bodies of trans women, misgendering and othering us, and violently exiling us from spaces, you should not dismiss it as a trans issue that trans women should speak out against. You should be engaged in the dialogue, discourse, and activism that challenges the very fibers of your movement.
Janet Mock
When your worldview is challenged, you’d be surprised how quickly you can find a way to dismiss reality.
Jess Phillips
Yes, I play computer games. I think you’ve got to embrace the latest technology. For someone to dismiss games as not important would be the same as saying the Internet is not important.
Bruce Feirstein
It’s easy to dismiss Cheeseburger. You look at him as a guy who is 5’8, 125 pounds, very inexperienced. I know not to judge a book by it’s cover, and if a kid with those dimensions is willing to get in the ring with me and Kazarian, you know his heart is the size of Cleveland.
Christopher Daniels
Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.
Walt Whitman
I don’t think it works to just be mad at them – Maxine Waters out ranting and kicking down the doors. It would be so easy to dismiss you and marginalize you.
Maxine Waters
Great actors try to dismiss all ideas from their conscious mind in order to provide an experience that is real.
Mark Rylance
To describe someone as a pessimist is to issue an insult, whereas to be labelled an optimist is to get a pat on the back. To dismiss someone’s argument as pessimistic is to suggest it is the product of a personality disorder, rather than careful analysis.
David Olusoga
When you read a supernatural suspense story or a ghost story, or a horror story, the evil at play is something that you can dismiss. And I wonder if, in this time, if people really want to be sitting on the subway reading a book about someone releasing a dirty bomb on the subway.
Michael Koryta
As a fellow science fiction author, Heinlein largely raised me, and I resent it when some folks lazily dismiss Heinlein as a ‘right winger’ or even ‘fascist.’
David Brin
I am one of the most successful economists, according t

I am one of the most successful economists, according to what markets tell us, though most of my professional colleagues, who are much keener to accept market outcomes than I am, would dismiss me as a crank or – the worst of all abuses among economists – a ‘sociologist.’
Ha-Joon Chang
When liberals dismiss all Trump supporters as racists, this only fuels their anger.
Stephanie Coontz
Many people dismiss morning television as fluff, but the morning hours are where the money is.
Brian Stelter
What bothered me most about chick lit, frankly, was how the term was used to dismiss a huge chunk of the bookstore as silly, girlish prattle.
Rachel Sklar
Television is a very writer-driven business, and it’s one of the few parts of entertainment where writers are treated with respect, only because they need you. If they didn’t have to treat you with respect, they would be happy to dismiss you.
Mitchell Hurwitz
When my novels are packaged as exclusively for women, I’m not only cut off from a vital portion of my audience but clearly labelled as an author the literary establishment is free to dismiss.
Lionel Shriver
Increasingly, to dismiss any popular artistic style is seen as the worst kind of snobbery. And snobbery, it goes without saying, is unacceptable in a diverse and democratic world.
Russell Smith
I think our nation cannot stomach the notion of a woman in sexual terms whatsoever: that we are so puritanical that we cannot dismiss the notion of sex from our minds when it comes to women.
Rod Lurie
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
In one sense, Obama’s point couldn’t be clearer: race is a distraction from class-based inequities. And if we dismiss working-class resentment as camouflaged racism, we will continue to be distracted by the spectre of race.
Sarah Churchwell
There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself – whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
Audre Lorde
Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute; we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.
Karen Armstrong
I started out as a juggler, so I know what it means to spend eight hours a day, seven days a week practicing something that people just dismiss with a wave of hand.
Penn Jillette
Before Charlottesville, it might have been easy to dismiss the plot of ‘Mudbound’ as no longer relevant. Now, I feel like audiences will be more receptive to the material – and to interrogating their personal histories after watching it.
Dee Rees
I don’t believe in a golden mean; I don’t believe you find policy wisdom between two polar points. I don’t dismiss that possibility, but I look at the platform that’s so ideologically based, that’s so dismissive of facts, of evidence, of science, and it’s frankly hard to take seriously.
Thomas E. Mann
If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly understand the impulses that govern both races.
Nelson A. Miles
Truth is, I don’t like movies that are only good once; I tend to dismiss them. I like movies that get better the more you watch them.
Drew Goddard
I can’t dismiss my roots as a kid growing up during the Great Depression in the ordinary midwestern town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. From the standpoint of money and material possessions, we were barely scraping by.
Richard M. DeVos
Those who use ‘Correlation is not the same as causation’ as a magic incantation to dismiss all fact-using professions are fools holding a lit match in one hand and an open gas can in the other, screaming, ‘One has nothing to do with the other!’
David Brin
One of the reasons why I thought it was a good decision to put Def Jux on hold is that it’s a hell of a lot easier to dismiss something as a movement than to dismiss individuals making good records.
Over the years, there’s been some cases where people did come up who said they were healed, but really they were not healed. I do believe it’s possible for individuals to mentally convince themselves they are, but that does not deny the real healings. That doesn’t dismiss the fact that a lot of people are really cured.
Benny Hinn
You have to try to dismiss the loudness of cynicism. It’s certainly going to come.
Kevin Costner
You have to be smart enough not to dismiss where you came from. It may not be all we are, but it makes up for a great deal.
Julia Roberts
People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.
Lisa Randall
Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip; Ellington was the block.
Joni Mitchell
It’s too easy now to find music, and it’s therefore too easy to dismiss music, particularly music that doesn’t hit you the first time you hear it.
Steven Wilson
You’ve got to know what your ‘thing’ is, and you’ve got to call it a ‘thing,’ whether it’s meanness, nastiness, un-forgiveness, arrogance, ego, resistance, rebelliousness or defiance. Everybody’s got a ‘thing,’ and once you call your ‘thing’ a ‘thing,’ we can give it a place to be or dismiss it.
Iyanla Vanzant
Let’s not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.
John Thune
Dismissals of poetry are nothing new. It’s easy to dismiss poetry if one has not read much of it.
Natasha Trethewey
Now, a big part of Donald Trump’s campaign strategy has been to try and undermine the legitimacy of the election. Then, if he loses, he can just dismiss the whole thing as corrupt and claim victory anyway.
Sam Seder
Heavy metal to me implies a relentless, pounding, hitting-people-over-the-head music. Trend setters tend to dismiss it as basic and simple, but all the time that little trends keep coming and going, the Bob Segers, Bruce Springsteens and the Billy Squiers keep staying.
Billy Squier
One can dismiss the Prime Minister of India most easily

One can dismiss the Prime Minister of India most easily. All that is necessary is for Parliament to pass a vote of no-confidence.
Manmohan Singh
A collection of strong-minded individuals who have learned how to dismiss mistakes, disappointments and problems in their personal life make up a strong team. If the majority of the team have that then, as a unit, you are almost impossible to beat.
Gary Neville
If you can dismiss the best in the world, it means you’re doing something right and have the quality needed to perform at the highest level.
James Anderson
When someone is good at what he does but is a nonconformist, there is a temptation in horse racing, like in all kinds of other areas of human endeavor, to dismiss him for his nonconformity rather than to recognize him for his excellence.
David Milch
I feel like people are so eager and willing to accept the concept of females being bisexual and having it be a very natural thing, but as soon as a male proclaims himself as bisexual, we automatically dismiss it and say, ‘No, he’s just gay.’
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
There’s a tendency to dismiss anything having to do with love and intimacy in medicine because it’s hard to measure.
Dean Ornish
If anything, I believe, television anchors have become parodies of themselves, self-caricatures if such a thing is possible. And I’d dismiss it all with a scornful laugh if broadcast news were not so dangerous in fanning misogyny, communalism, fake news and divisiveness.
Barkha Dutt
There are two drawbacks to steroids, one is the potential problems with your health and the second one is it is very easy for people to dismiss everything you have put into it by saying, ‘yeah but he takes steroids.’
Dorian Yates
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ was one of those films that I felt like I could dismiss because it received so many accolades, but then I watched it and was won over.
Carrie Brownstein
There are always reasons for people’s behaviour, and it’s easy just to dismiss them and assume that we already know their story, especially if they’re no good at showing their emotions. Life gives you all these knocks, it’s so easy to form a shell to protect yourself. I’ve done it myself.
Kate Dickie
I don’t like to pretend I was guided in any way by the supernatural world, but the more you talk about that, the easier it is to dismiss those notions.
Hannah Kent
It’s all too easy to dismiss the future. People confuse what’s impossible today with what’s impossible tomorrow.
George M. Church
It’s tempting to dismiss the debate about the National Security Agency spying on Americans as a technical conflict about procedural rights.
Jacob Weisberg
When I came into Red Bull, everyone thought, ‘He’s just the happy, nice guy; he’s fast, but he can’t race hard with these top guys.’ That was a reputation I had to dismiss.
Daniel Ricciardo
All too easily I have had people dismiss food poverty as an affliction of the workless and idle, insinuating that it is a way of life only for those who choose it. Yet the reality couldn’t be more different.
Luciana Berger
We tend to dismiss things we don’t particularly like, or that we find disturbing, as aberrations.
Maria Konnikova
Martin Luther King, with whom I worked very closely, became very distressed when a number of the ministers working for him wanted him to dismiss me from his staff because of my homosexuality.
Bayard Rustin
Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it’s irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look.
Conrad Burns