50+ Best Rejection Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Rejection makes us stronger. People do not grow stronger when everything is working for them, but when they are forced to cope with the unexpected or the undesirable. Profoundly inspirational overcoming and dealing with rejection quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Rejection Quotes

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions. – Harvey Mackay

I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him. – Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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

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

Rejection can disappoint you, depress you and may even stop you in your tracks… learn not to take rejection so personally… if you’re honest with yourself and believe in your work, others will too. – Bev Jozwiak

Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story. – Jennifer Salaiz

Artistic rejection is like taking cod liver oil; they say it’s good for you, you know they’re right, but it can be still tough to swallow. – Ian Semple

You have to learn to take rejection not as an indication of personal failing but as a wrong address. – Ray Bradbury

Rejection doesn’t have to mean you aren’t good enough; it often just means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer. – Ash Sweeney

I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject. – Jeanette Winterson, Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

Dear to us are those who love us but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. – Sylvia Plath

Rejection is the sand in the oyster, the irritation that ultimately produces the pearl. – Burke Wilkinson

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing. – Lance Armstrong

Everybody said, Follow your heart. I did, it got broken – Mysterious Affair At Styles 

It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. – Chuck Palahniuk

Human rejection can be God’s divine protection. – Paula Hendricks

Rejection gives you more power to push forward. – Jeremy Limn

I know that when a door closes, it can feel like all doors are closing. A rejection letter can feel like everyone will reject us. But a closed door leads to clarity. It’s really an arrow. Because we cannot go through that door, we will go somewhere else. That somewhere else is your true life. – Tama J. Kieves

Rejection is part of the game. Or rather, rejection is part of the profession. A profession which at times can feel like a game. – Robin Black

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out. – Shannon l. Alder

You get used to the rejection and you don’t take it personally. – Daniel Craig

I think he’s handling it with grace. A lot of teenage boys would sulk, or lurk around under your window with a boom box. – Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny. – Bryant McGill

Each rejection brings us closer to acceptance. – Ramesh Lohia

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. – W. C. Fields

We are always afraid to ask because we aren’t afraid of the answer but the feeling of rejection. – Anna R.

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

I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me. – Oprah Winfrey

Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The effects of rejection can either kill your muse or change your life. – Jane Champagne

You must learn how to handle rejection. To succeed, you must learn how to cope with a little word ‘no’, learn how to strip that rejection of all its power. The best salesmen are those who are rejected most. They are the ones who can take any ‘no’ and use it as a prod to go onto the next ‘yes’. – Tony Robbins

It is necessary to put yourself out for rejection, and accept that you will be rejected. – Robert Genn

Learn to eat rejection; it will make you stronger. – Bob Ragland

Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending. – Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise. – Rihanna A Mohammed

Rejection isn’t a sign that something is wrong for you it’s a sign that they’re wrong for you. – Sonya Parker

Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection. – John Powell

Don’t feel bad if someone rejects you or ignore you. People usually reject and ignore expensive things because they can’t afford them. – unknown

We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

Rejected pieces aren’t failures; unwritten pieces are. – Greg Daugherty

The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is. – Robert Kiyosaki

I always feel like rejection is my petrol. That’s what keeps me going. – Laura Kightlinger

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney

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

Just because you are different does not mean that you have to be rejected. – Eartha Kitt

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

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

Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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