48+ Best Stereotype Quotes: Exclusive Selection

In social psychology, a stereotype is an over-generalized belief about a particular category of people. Inspirational stereotype quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Stereotype Quotes

Stereotypes wouldn’t be so bad if black people were nicer, in general. – Anthony Jeselnik

The stereotypes really play into what kinds of companies women can get funded for. – Anita Borg

We slaughter one another in our words and attitudes. We slaughter one another in the stereotypes and mistrust that linger in our heads, and the words of hate we spew from our lips. – Nelson Mandela

Stereotypes exist because they are useful. They reduce the tremendous complexity of the world around us into a few simple guidelines, which we use in our everyday thoughts and decisions. However, the simpler and more convenient the stereotype, the more likely it is to be inaccurate, at least in part. – Stuart Oskamp

Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius. – Unknown

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The stereotype of the supercrip, in the eyes of its critics, represents a sort of overachieving, overdetermined self-enfreakment that distracts from the lived daily reality of most disabled people. – José Alaniz

Stereotypes are fast and easy but they are lies, and the truth takes its time. – Deb Caletti

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Stereotypes exist because there’s always some truth to stereotypes. Not always, but often. – Maz Jobrani

The stereotype of aging as a progressive loss of function is generally true only for people who stop functioning. – Joan Z. Borysenko

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. – Margaret Mead

Once you label me you negate me. – Soren Kierkegaard

People are much deeper than stereotypes. That’s the first place our minds go. Then you get to know them and you hear their stories, and you say, ‘I’d have never guessed. – Carson Kressley

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. – Margaret Mead

All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they’re stereotypes because they’re true. – David Cronenberg

I cannot classify the other, for the other is, precisely, Unique, the singular Image which has miraculously come to correspond to the speciality of my desire. The other is the figure of my truth, and cannot be imprisoned in any stereotype (which is the truth of others). – Roland Barthes

In every community, some people will fit every stereotype, and some people will fit no stereotypes, and both are valid representations for that community. – Tyler Oakley

People are not all evil or all good. You don’t teach compassion by categorizing people. Empathy and honest open communication are the only way to live your life. – Shannon L. Adler

There’s nothing wrong with not looking like something. It just means you don’t fit the stereotype yet. – Haruki Murakami

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We shouldn’t judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes. – Queen Rania of Jordan

You run into stereotypes so that the stereotype filters who you are and what you do, and having to deal with that was the most frustrating thing for me. – Pauline Oliveros

Stereotypes, they’re sensual, cultural weapons. That’s the way that we attack people. At an artistic level, stereotypes are terrible writing. – Junot Diaz

You ought to stop listening to stereotypes and start forming your own opinions. – Stephanie Perkins

The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that’s also what the stereotype does. – Kara Walker

The problem with labels is they lead to stereotypes – and stereotypes lead to generalizations – and generalizations lead to assumptions – and assumptions lead back to stereotypes. – Ellen Degeneres

Stereotypes are ways of making extremely primitive and simple differentiations. Differentiations of gender, race, class, social status so ordinary social life is very much built upon a whole repertoire of stereotypes we carry around. And those are immediately laminated onto people, and it isn’t just visual. – W. J. T. Mitchell

The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity that it’s this or maybe that you have just one large statement; it is this. – Chinua Achebe

There is no right way to live. You preclude a lot of life by trying to conform to that kind of ideal or stereotype. And it’s a natural inclination in a world where it’s so complex and so occasionally valueless, morally bankrupt, and chaotic that we want to reach back to something in our past. – Gary Ross

Stereotypes work to help divide women from recognizing their common interests. – Melissa Harris-Perry

There’s a difference between being yourself and being your stereotype. – Iggy Azalea

There are stereotypes that have been out there for a long time that tell girls that their main asset, the main thing that they are valued for, is their appearance and also that it’s to the exclusion of anything else. – Danica Mckellar

Sometimes the stereotypes that a lot of people have are of black men in jail or who don’t take care of their kids, so I think it’s always important to have that. – Morris Chestnut

I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful. – Annie Leibovitz

Stereotypes should never influence policy or public opinion. – Janet Reno

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west’s stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art’s assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth. – Camille Paglia

Stereotypes are based on the idea that two heads are bigger than one. – Anthony Marais

Stereotypes are fast and easy, but they are lies, and the truth takes its time. – Deb Caletti

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Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. We human beings are best understood one at a time. – Anna Quindlen

There are stereotypes it’s like an invisible line, but somehow you have to find the energy to be strong, to be super-confident, no matter if you are in front of the president of the U.S. or anyone else. – Thalia

Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches. – Harold Evans

We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. – Emma Watson

A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is. – Nancy Kress

Stereotypes have their roots in truth. – Emma Walton Hamilton

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart. – Ed Koch

Stereotypes are the mind’s shorthand for dealing with complexities. They have two aspects: they are much blunter than reality; they are shaped to fit a man’s preferences or prejudgments. Thus two principles are involved: differentiation or its lack, and biased preferential perception. – Robert E Lane

A stereotype becomes a stereotype when a significant percentage of the population appears to conform to it. – Kelley Armstrong

You always wonder whether the attacks on my capabilities came from an honest evaluation of my accomplishments or from stereotypical presumptions that we, people of color, just can’t do it, for some reason. This is, for an accomplished Latino, an accomplished African American, an accomplished anyone who disproves stereotypes, it’s a constant battle in your life. – Sonia Sotomayor

When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde! – Amy Adams

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