Fitting In Quotes

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Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

C. JoyBell C.
“There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don't fit into their box are weird. But I'll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.”
C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C.
“I don't fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.”
C. JoyBell C.

Ian Wallace
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Ian Wallace

Mandy Hale
“So you're a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”
Mandy Hale

“Human tragedies:
We all want to be extraordinary
and we all just want to fit in.
Unfortunately, extraordinary people rarely fit in.”
Sebastyne Young

Thomas M. Cirignano
“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.”
Thomas M. Cirignano, The Constant Outsider

Rick Warren
“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Golda Poretsky
“I think fitting in is highly overrated. I’d rather just fit out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with those who seek to label you with stereotypes.”
Golda Poretsky

Charles de Lint
“We're so quick to cut away pieces of ourselves to suit a particular relationship, a job, a circle of friends, incessantly editing who we are until we fit in.”
Charles de Lint, Happily Ever After

Robert Musil
“One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic.”
Robert Musil

Shannon L. Alder
“People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit.”
Shannon L. Alder

John Piper
“I am wired by nature to love the same toys that the world loves. I start to fit in. I start to love what others love. I start to call earth "home." Before you know it, I am calling luxeries "needs" and using my money just the way unbelievers do. I begin to forget the war. I don't think much about people perishing. Missions and unreached people drop out of my mind. I stop dreaming about the triumphs of grace. I sink into a secular mind-set that looks first to what man can do, not what God can do. It is a terrible sickness. And I thank God for those who have forced me again and again toward a wartime mind-set.”
John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

Cressida Cowell
“But then I have always been somewhat of a square peg in a round hole.”
Cressida Cowell, How to Speak Dragonese

“Honestly, if you don't fit in then you're probably doing the right thing.”
Lights Poxlietner

Janeane Garofalo
“Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.”
Janeane Garofalo, Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction

Brandon Mull
“Want a reliable road to emotional and spiritual suicide? Spend your life trying to fit in.”
Brandon Mull

Dave Horowitz
“Omigosh—I'm a squash!”
Dave Horowitz, The Ugly Pumpkin

Criss Jami
“Whether you try too hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out, it is of equal consequence: you exhaust your significance.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Oliver Gaspirtz
“Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out.”
Oliver Gaspirtz

“Like a lot of people with mental illness, I spend a lot of time fronting. It’s really important to me to not appear crazy, to fit in, to seem normal, to do the things “normal people” do, to blend in.
As a defense mechanism, fronting makes a lot of sense, and you hone that mechanism after years of being crazy. Fronting is what allows you to hold down a job and maintain relationships with people, it’s the thing that sometimes keeps you from falling apart. It’s the thing that allows you to have a burst of tears in the shower or behind the front seat of your car and then coolly collect yourself and stroll into a social engagement…

We are rewarded for hiding ourselves. We become the poster children for “productive” mentally ill people, because we are so organized and together. The fact that we can function, at great cost to ourselves, is used to beat up the people who cannot function.

Because unlike the people who cannot front, or who fronted too hard and fell off the cliff, we are able to “keep it together,” whatever it takes.”
S.E. Smith

Catherynne M. Valente
“No one belongs when they are new to this world. All children are Changelings.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home

“Maybe it's wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to make the world a better place for people.

[as quoted in "Brain Gain" by Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 4/27/09 issue]”
Paul McHugh

When I was young, I used to wish I would fit in… I’m glad I
“When I was young, I used to wish I would fit in… I’m glad I didn’t get my wish.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Hope Larson
“Me, I trust people who show you what freaks they are. It's the ones who blend in that ya gotta watch out for.”
Hope Larson

Tiffany L. Jackson
“Anything that causes you to change who you are just to fit in is not good for you.”
Tiffany L. Jackson, 12 Keys to Success for Misfits, Weirdos & Introverts: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Understanding Your Place in the World

Alexandra Robbins
“It was the fact that they tried so hard that doomed them.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Anne Bechard
“Want to know the truth about belonging?

It takes courage to belong. It takes bravery to show up in your own skin.

It’s easy to fit in. It’s easy to blend in and hide your outrageousness.

And it’s also the easiest way to lose the precious parts of you.

You deserve to be seen. You deserve to be heard. You deserve to be known for the real deal that you are.

Stop taking the easy way out. Stop trying to fit in.

The best place in life is where you’re already okay.

Come home to you. It’s where you belong.”
Anne Bechard

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