Rejection Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Rejection quotes and Rejection sayings, and Rejection proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Leonard Mlodinow

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

Richard Castle

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


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

Alexander Chase

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

Sasha Grey

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

Burke Wilkinson

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

Dita Von Teese

"How one hates to think of oneself as alone. How one avoids it. It seems to imply rejection or unpopularity."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

Ashley Tisdale

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

James Lee Burke

"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 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."

Angela Cartwright

"Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent."

Spanish Proverb

"Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul."

Charles Baudelaire

"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

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

Eartha Kitt

"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

"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears."

Marcus Aurelius

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

Steve Maraboli

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

John Donne

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

Jessica Biel

"Rejected pieces aren’t failures; unwritten pieces are."

Greg Daugherty

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

Laura Kightlinger

"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

"Learn to eat rejection ? it will make you stronger."

Bob Ragland

"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

"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

"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

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