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Rejection Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Rejection

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You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

Related topics: Wisdom

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear
to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
- Sylvester Stallone

For over a year I continued to submit mss,
and have them rejected - the last few with rejection
letters indicated the story was pretty good,
but I was American.
- Nora Roberts

It was something she didn't want me to do because she
thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem.
My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it,
let her try it.'
- Ellen Muth

 

I tell writers to keep reading, reading,
reading.
Read widely and deeply.
And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters.
And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament

In my work, there's a tremendous amount of rejection
and waves of fertile and fallow times.
- Marlo Thomas

You've got to really be able to accept the rejection.
- Barry Mann

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It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

I had come to regard the U.S.
Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson

There's no way I'm going to put this kid in the movies,
because of the rejection.
It's so hard as an adult, so why set her up to feel that bad as a child?
- Rosanna Arquette

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

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

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules,
I came back year after year.
- Joseph Barbera

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved
the absolute rejection of authority.
- Thomas Huxley

But so much of being an actor isn't so great -
the auditioning,
the rejection, the financial insecurity.
- Douglas Wood

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged
holiday or as a rejection,
a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
- Simone de Beauvoir

You've got to love this business.
You have to be able to take rejection.
- Jessica Biel

A girl who is interested in becoming a model must first
accept the fact that she is the product.
She must be ready to deal with a lot of rejection.
- Karolina Kurkova

So struggling for work here has been very good for me,
but it's also been very hard to handle rejection.
- Patricia Velasquez

It was the worst period of my life.
I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid,
and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.
- Tommy Rettig

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws,
or your rejection of the natural laws.
- Stuart Chase

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection.
People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal
job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people,
but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston

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

Everything is a rejection of you, not your product,
or your script, or a cosmetic.
It's you.
- Morgan Brittany

You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.
- Barry Mann

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection.
To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
- Howard Barker

You put yourself on the line as a performer,
and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection.
- Morgan Brittany

Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues
that in some way will be translated back into your work.
- James Lee Burke

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips,
but I fear it would be overly long.
- Louise Brown

There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.
- James Lee Burke

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

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

Actors search for rejection.
If they don't get it they reject themselves.
- Charlie Chaplin

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more
of a fool not afraid of rejection.
- Billy Joel

I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths
of my father and brother,
who was afraid to hope.
So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
- Amy Tan

An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information.
- Bo Bennett

Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.
- Ashley Tisdale

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
- Bo Bennett

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current
form is based on the audience that comes with it.
- David Antin

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 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

I think that you have to believe in your destiny;
that you will succeed,
you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path,
there will be detours - so enjoy the view.
- Michael York

I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat.
I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn't.
I have drawers full of - or I did have -
drawers full of rejection slips.
- Fred Saberhagen

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station.
I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off.
I read those letters of rejection years later and I
agreed with those editors.
- Carl Sandburg

People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships
take up too much time and effort and that they'd much
rather do other kinds of things.
But most people are afraid of rejection.
- Albert Ellis

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

At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side,
and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side,
are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified.
- Havelock Ellis

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely
in the rejection of the belief,
which is at the heart of all popular religion,
that the forces which move the stars and atoms are
contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams

It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory
of the Unity of all in Nature,
in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief
or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious
beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
- H. P. Blavatsky

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was
submitted to the People of the respective States for
their adoption or rejection,
it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
- Caleb Cushing

The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word.
For the word is never absolute truth,
but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth.
To reject the word is to reject the human search.
- Max Lerner

We did not start a fight with America,
and we don't want a war with America.
If someone launches an attack, though,
we will respond.
We will not take rejection or humiliation.
We do not want to fight.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because
there will be a rejection of the dollar,
the rejection of the dollar is a big,
big event, and then your personal liberties are going
to be severely threatened.
- Ron Paul

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
- The Buddha

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
- Rem Koolhaas

Reject racial or religious hate.
Embrace moderate Islam.
- Geraldo Rivera

If you reject the food, ignore the customs,
fear the religion and avoid the people,
you might better stay at home.
- James A. Michener

The painter must give a completely free rein to any
feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing
to which he is naturally drawn.
- Lucian Freud

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
- Marcus Aurelius

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something
you don't know anything about.
- Wayne Dyer

I don't care how good a song is - if it holds back the storyline,
stalls the plot, your audience will reject it.
- Dorothy Fields

I think it's less risky for the Kerry campaign to embrace
former President Clinton than it is to reject him.
- Stuart Rothenberg

We completely reject the theory of evolution.
- John Ambrose Fleming

Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected,
but I can reject anything the council has approved.
- Jane Alexander

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
- Adam Savage

In film, you can't go into analytical explorations
because the audience will reject that.
- Manuel Puig

But You never reject a repentant and humble heart.
- Alphonsus Liguori


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