145+ Rejections Quotes And Saying

Rejections Quotes: 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. A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise. 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.

Rejection is a part of life. We all experience it at some point, whether it’s being turned down for a job, rejected by a crush, or failing an exam. It can be painful and discouraging, but it’s important to remember that rejection is not the end of the world. It can be a valuable learning experience that can help us grow and become stronger.

Many famous quotes about rejection can offer us comfort and inspiration when we’re feeling down. These quotes remind us that rejection is not personal, that it’s not a reflection of our worth, and that it doesn’t mean we’re failures. They also encourage us to keep going, to never give up on our dreams, and to learn from our experiences.

What is rejection?

Rejection is the act of being denied something that you want or desire. It can be a painful experience, but it’s important to remember that it’s not the end of the world. Rejection can be a valuable learning experience that can help us grow and become stronger.

  • Being turned down for a job
  • Being rejected by a crush
  • Failing an exam
  • Not being invited to a party
  • Being criticized by someone
  • Being excluded from a group

No matter what form it takes, rejection can be a difficult experience to deal with. It can make us feel like we’re not good enough, like we’re failures, or like we’re not worthy of love or acceptance.

How to deal with rejection

It’s important to remember that rejection is not personal. It doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you. It simply means that the other person wasn’t the right fit for you.

  • Allow yourself to feel your emotions. It’s okay to feel sad, angry, or disappointed after being rejected. Don’t try to bottle up your emotions.
  • Talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling. This could be a friend, family member, therapist, or anyone else who you feel comfortable talking to.
  • Focus on the positive aspects of your life. Remind yourself of all the things you have to be grateful for, such as your health, your loved ones, and your accomplishments.
  • Don’t give up on your dreams. Just because you were rejected once doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed. Keep trying and eventually, you will reach your goals.

Rejections Quotes

A lot of people ask me, ‘How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?’ It’s because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they’re gonna say no to you, at least they’re gonna be polite about it.

A man’s primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection.

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

A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed    

Actors are no strangers to self-doubt, fear, and rejection.

Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.

All issues, therefore, must be resolved through dialogue and there can be no place for violence. Negativity and rejection cannot be the path for a vibrant country that is moving to seek its destiny.

All the other kids in ninth grade were drawing hot rods and cocker spaniels and getting blue ribbons in art class. I was getting rejection slips from the ‘Saturday Evening Post.’

An actor’s life is all about rejection. It’s you they don’t want; it’s you who’s too tall or too short or too fat. With stand-up, it doesn’t matter what you look like.

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

An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.

Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world.    

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.    

As a teenager, my favourite rejection was, ‘She looks too healthy,’ which of course translates as, ‘She needs to lose weight.’

As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.

As actors, we deal with rejection so much more than any other business. So I don’t care how much of a genius you are, if you don’t have the propensity to be able to get back up every time you get knocked down, then you’re not going to survive.

As for advice for aspiring authors, the best I can give is to be brave. It sounds like a simple enough thing, but it’s not. Rejection is such an integral part of this journey, and it never goes away.

As important as hustle is, grit and resilience are equally as important because there’s a lot of rejection in our business.

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.

At this point in my career, I don’t have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.

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

Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to ‘gamble’ on an unknown.

Before the advent of the white man, black people were doing all kinds of things with their hair. The rejection of kinks and curls did come with the white man.

Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work. It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff.

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.

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.    

Breaking up is the hardest thing we do. It’s the most important thing we do, in a way. You’ve got to embrace rejection, or you’ll maintain a very limited life. It’ll be very nice and neat – and very, very small.

But a rejection of freedom of movement within Europe’s own boundaries does not strengthen the case for accepting more migrants and refugees from outside: the reverse, in fact.

But so much of being an actor isn’t so great – the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity.

By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.

Constant rejection. No security. Career paths being dictated by freelance reviewers. And of course, the terror of the writing desk, of the blank page. Why is it so hard for our non-writer friends to understand this – that it’s a job?

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow.

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.    

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

Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others.

Dissenting analysts passionate about their positions are not unusual in the American intelligence community. Their presence – or even the rejection – of their favored positions is not prima face evidence of politicization.

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

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

Don’t get discouraged from all the rejection.    

Don’t let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.    

Don’t talk about writing. Write. Don’t show unfinished work to anyone. Don’t show finished work to non-writers. Get your opinions, not from friends and family, but by sending your work out to editors. An endless stream of rejection slips means you need to learn more. So learn more.

Downplaying their faults is pretty much the point of campaigns. But we do count on them living with the constant terror of public rejection.

Drama school should set you up for failure in a really positive way, because your life as an actor is going to be rejection and it also should train you not be afraid of success either.

Each rejection brings us closer to acceptance.    

Eartha Mae is very shy. She’s scared to be seen, scared of rejection and even afraid of affection. Relationships can be rather uncomfortable for her. But, as Eartha Kitt, it’s fine. I can accept and reject any time I want to. Do I ever reject? Not really. Although people think I do!

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Every candle that gets lit in the dark room must feel a little rejection from the darkness around it, but the last thing I want from those who hold a different world view to me is to accept me.

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

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

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

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

Human rejection can be God’s divine protection.    

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

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

I think all great innovations are built on rejections.    

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

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

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

Learn to eat rejection; it will make you stronger.

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

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.    

Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction.    

Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.    

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.     

Rejected pieces aren’t failures; unwritten pieces are.    

Rejection and the fear of rejection is the biggest impediment we face to choosing ourselves.    

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.    

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.    

Rejection gives you more power to push forward.    

Rejection is a big part of show business. It can be tough on anyone who doesn’t have fairly good self-esteem. Especially kids, as they try to discover who they are.    

Rejection is a challenge.    

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

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

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

Rejection is, of course, part of any successful model’s career, as ironic as that sounds. It’s how you pick yourself up and get on with the job.    

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

Rejection isn’t failure. Failure is giving up. Everyone gets rejected. It’s how handle it that determines where you’ll end up.    

Social rejection doesn’t just cause emotional pain; it affects our physical being.    

Sometimes rejection in life is really redirection.    

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

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The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.

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.

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

The first audition I ever went on, I was accompanied by my mother at the instruction of my father. ‘You have to learn how to take rejection if you really want to be an actor,’ he said. He had to eat his own words. I got the job.

The first rejection that ‘Dexter’ got, I was like, ‘OK. This hasn’t worked. Let’s try something else. I’ll go get a teaching job or something.’

The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self rejection.    

The hardest thing about acting is all of the other things you have to think about besides performing… Your image, your team, networking – not to mention the mental strength you need to be able to stay unaffected by the rejection that every actor experiences.

The judgment, criticism, and rejection you face as an actor can be overwhelming.

The men who use Bumble appreciate a confident woman, a woman who has a voice. A lot of men suffer from insecurity and fear rejection, too. Bumble removes that fear, as they don’t have to make the first move, so it benefits both men and women.

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.    

The movie business can be very frustrating and very circuitous; there’s no straight path. You have to have tremendous perseverance, dedication and passion. You have to want it very, very badly and you have to deal with a lot of rejection.

The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.

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.

The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don’t know how people make it.

The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death.

The slow rejection of the foreign skin grafts fascinated me. How could the host distinguish another person’s skin from his own?

The starkest rejection letter might be followed by a million-dollar advance. Don’t let rejection start to look the same as failure.

The strange rejection of the expert is mind boggling to me. When we’re told that the worst word in politics is ‘elite,’ I have to wonder whom else are we supposed to be rooting for if not the most qualified and smart and informed people?

The substance of what it means to be a geek is essentially someone who’s brave enough to love something against judgment. The heart of being a geek is a little bit of rejection.

The Tea Party movement started in late 2008 as a rejection of President George W. Bush’s bailout of the auto industry and Obama’s excessive stimulus spending. It evolved into a movement opposed to ObamaCare, and grassroots efforts were employed to find qualified political candidates who could beat incumbents.

The thing about stand-ups is you can’t really get good unless you’re failing in front of a large number of people. That makes stand-up comedy unique: you need a tremendous amount of reserve within you to take the rejection from the audience, and without it, you can’t do anything.

The times in my life when I’ve been my thinnest, I’ve been a walking psycho wreck. Forget the fact that I was basically starving myself; skinny was usually due to some kind of loss. Death. Rejection. Divorce.

There are different ways that kids who are gay take on the rejection and alienation they feel. The way I dealt with it was to say, ‘You know what? You’re imposing judgments on me and condemnations, but I don’t accept them. I’m going to instead turn the light on you and see what your flaws are and impose the same judgmental standards on you.’

There is going to be a hundred thousand doors slammed in your face before one opens, so feel ok about taking rejection.

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There is no one thing that can turn around a rejection. But there is one answer: begin talking to your customers who have already bought from you and discover why they bought.

There isn’t an actor alive who hasn’t been turned down, and I promise you I have taken a hell of a lot of rejection. That said, I do count my blessings every day.

There was a great strain in our family because my father didn’t want anything to do with me. He was happy to see my brother and sister, but not me. I don’t know why. Maybe it was shame. I don’t know. But he never wanted anything to do with me. That rejection was terribly hurtful and it went on for years.

There were about ten years of trying, failing, trying again, suffering rejection, etc. My first published book, ‘Story of a Girl’, was the fourth book I wrote.

There’s no point in dwelling on rejection.    

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?

There’s nothing called a perfect pick-up line. Men always have to face the risk of rejection.

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

There’s very little dislike of Americans in the world, shown by repeated polls, and the dissatisfaction – that is, the hatred and the anger – they come from acceptance of American values, not a rejection of them, and recognition that they’re rejected by the U.S. government and by U.S. elites, which does lead to hatred and anger.

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.

To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.    

Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: ‘After a heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation.’

Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.

Ultimate authority in a global system remains with sovereigns. Governments will not have it any other way: politicians face instant rejection from their electorate if they allow transnational authorities to dictate terms.

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.

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

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.

We shouldn’t romanticize rejection. There’s nothing romantic about rejection. It’s horrible.

Well actually I don’t think it’s a bunch of bad things that send us to hell. I think it is rejection of God’s grace.

What Public Enemy and Underground Resistance had in common was a rejection of the idea of music as entertainment.

What’s incredible with Trent Reznor is how he took all the alienation and the rejection of traditional rock and found a way to encapsulate it in a form that made the public finally get industrial music.

When I have criticism that I feel is unfair, the rejection does disturb me, but it also strengthens me. I used to get turned down for all sorts of jobs. I used to writhe in pain, but then I would say, ‘Good. Good. I will get stronger for this.’

When you are an actor, rejection and disappointment are an occupational hazard. – David Morrissey

When you’re just an actor, maybe not the top of the list guys, you get constant rejection and it’s fun.

While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one’s own well-being.

With all the auditions you do, there is a lot of rejection you have to take as well. You get used to that.

Yes, I think especially the Pentecostal churches, you know, that there’s been such a growth in Pentecostalism. And it’s a rejection of the much more dour and barren kind of Calvinist worship and also, the very formal Catholic forms of worship.

Yes, I was on the cover of ‘Vogue,’ but girls on the cover of ‘Vogue’ are the most scared of rejection. Models are the most insecure of them all. Actually, actors and actresses are, and then musicians, and then models!

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.    

You can make something out of every unfinished story and every rejection if you work at it. – Tomi Adeyemi

You can make your own way. It’s about getting out there and not letting rejection get you down.

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

You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.    

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

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.

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

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.

You’re going to have more rejection than acceptance.

You’ve got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.

You’ve got to really be able to accept the rejection.