89+ 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

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown

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 Bronte

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis

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 Salai

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll

I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject. Jeanette Winterson

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi

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

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston

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

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean

Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected. Roman Payne

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

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

Start by doing what’s necessary then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

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

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible! Audrey Hepburn

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

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. Lance Armstrong

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

Placing my head on my knees, I let the irrational tears fall unrestrained. I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was  my dashed hopes, my dashed dreams, and my soured expectations. E.L. James

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt

You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner. Jane Austen

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first. Kelly Cutrone

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

She had stared at him for a whole minute and decided that she did not have a grain of feeling left, because it would have been the same as bleeding to death. Stieg Larsson

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle

Everyone pretends to be free thinkers, but few individuals pass the line into expressive territories that may be detrimental to their own social well being. Criss Jami

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference  those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are black, who are older  know that survival is not an academic skill For the master’s tools will not dismantle the master’s house. They will never allow us to bring about genuine change. Audre Lorde

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. Steve Maraboli

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

I’m fresh out of fucks to give. Tucker Max

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was  my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations. E.L. James

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity. Michael Bassey Johnson

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

He made it very clear that he didn’t want me here, she said at last. That my remaining at the Institute is not the happy chance I thought it was. Not in his view. And after I just finished telling you why you should consider him family, Jem said, a bit ruefully. No wonder you looked as if I’d just told you something awful just happened. I’m sorry, Tessa whispered. Don’t be. It’s Will who ought to be sorry. Jem’s eyes darkened. We shall throw him out onto the streets, he proclaimed. I promise you he’ll be gone by morning. Tessa started and sat upright. Oh  no, you can’t mean that He grinned. Of course I don’t. But you did feel better for a moment there, didn’t you?  Cassandra Clare

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn

Isn’t that the greatest tragedy? When someone rejects us, no matter how they abuse our love, we hope against reason that somehow they will come back to us. Suzanne E. Anderson

You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Chase your dreams until you catch them and then dream, catch, and dream again! Dee Marie

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell

Shoot the wounded what we do to people who are the most vulnerable we shoot the wounded. As if they haven’t suffered enough, we add to it by gossiping and treating hurt people like outcasts.I think we killed Ronnie’s spirit Instead of coming alongside her and supporting her through this, I failed her. Lynn Dove

I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

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

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams

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

Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. Audre Lorde

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

Eating disorders are a wonderful tool for helping you reject others before they can reject you. Example You’re at a party. The popular girls are there. You know you can never be as cool as they are, but when one of the pops a potato chip into her mouth or chooses real Coke over Diet, for that moment you are better Stacy Pershall

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

I swear from the bottom of my heart I want to be healed. I want to be like other men, not this outcast whom nobody wants. E.M. Forster

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

God whispered, You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn’t you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me. Shannon L. Alder

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

The more you try to impress, the more you become depressed, and the more they get tired of your coercion. It doesn’t make them love you, instead, they’ll see you as a little child, trying to draw a senseless picture on a piece of paper, begging people to look at it and admire it by force. You can persuade someone to look at your face, but you can’t persuade them to see the beauty therein. Michael Bassey Johnson

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. Henry Rollins

Rejection is a challenge. Veronica Purcell

Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better. Sasha Grey

As a matter of fact, she has refused to marry me. So when’s the wedding? Ramsey asked. Julie Garwood

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau

Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another, I want to know why! Shannon L. Alder

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful centre. It neither craves others approval nor rejects others presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants. Donna Goddard

If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root. Toba Beta

As empaths, our high level of sensitivity means that we are prone to feeling like eternal outsiders who are in the world but not quite of the world. Aletheia Luna

I have learned not to allow rejection to move me. Cicely Tyson

Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That’s one way to deal with it. Or you could just get BETTER. What do you think?  Destiny Booze

A man who rejects you is simply clearing the way for the One you deserve. Naide P Obiang

There is no doubt even a rejection can be the shadow of a caress .José Ortega y Gasset

If you aren’t mad about the rejection, you didn’t invest enough into the process. Darnell Lamont Walker

Nobody’s talking to me, but nobody’s hassling me either. I guess you can’t have everything. Beatrice Sparks

Today’s rejection may become tomorrow’s acceptance. Ehsan Sehgal

This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you ve addressed it to the editor who can appreciate my work and it has simply come back stamped Not at this address. Just keep looking for the right address. Barbara Kingsolver

Depression taught me how to love myself more than rejection ever could. Nitya Prakash

When we reject our origins, we become the product of whatever soil that we find ourselves planted; the colors of our leaves change as we consume borrowed nutrients with borrowed roots and, like a tree, we grow. Mike Norton

Realize your true strength when people reject you. In actual fact, they do not reject you. They only show you your real strength Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

I can see Richard Wagner standing at the gates of heaven. You have to let me in, he says. I wrote Parsifal. It has to do with the Grail, Christ, suffering, pity and healing. Right?” And they answer, Well, we read it and it makes no sense. Philip K. Dick

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

Friendship was a concept men bandied about to save face when they were rejected. Courtney Milan

If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection. Lecrae

I can help you, Jorge. I can give you back your self. I can give you your will. He held out his hand, palm open. Free will has to be taken, I said. Mark Lawrence