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87 Rejection Quotes on Love and Life (ACCEPT)

Top 10 Inspirational Rejection Quotes

“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.”

Taylor Swift
Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying. - Kevin Feige
Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying. – Kevin Feige
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. - Bo Bennett
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. – Bo Bennett

“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.”

Stephen Colbert
An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information. - Bo Bennett
An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information. – Bo Bennett
Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better. - Sasha Grey
Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better. – Sasha Grey

“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.”

Charles Stanley
I have learned not to allow rejection to move me. - Cicely Tyson
I have learned not to allow rejection to move me. – Cicely Tyson
Take rejection as an eye-opener. Take it as something that pushes you and makes you do things better. - Amit Sadh
Take rejection as an eye-opener. Take it as something that pushes you and makes you do things better. – Amit Sadh

“Personally, I’ve learned about perseverance: when you hear the word ‘No,’ and when you hear rejection, that it’s not always final. And that timing is everything, and you have to stay the course and just keep working hard and know that, when your time comes, that it will be sweet and that it will be the perfect time.”

Angela Robinson

11 Quotes About Rejection in Love

“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.”

Mother Angelica
Ghosting's a horrible thing, isn't it It doesn't feel good, it feels like a rejection. And what's more, it feels like a rejection where there's no closure. - Matthew Hussey
Ghosting’s a horrible thing, isn’t it? It doesn’t feel good, it feels like a rejection. And what’s more, it feels like a rejection where there’s no closure. – Matthew Hussey
A man's primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection. - Warren Farrell
A man’s primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection. – Warren Farrell

“Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.”

Adrienne Rich
It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. - Chuck Palahniuk
It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. – Chuck Palahniuk
Depression taught me how to love myself more than rejection ever could. - Nitya Prakash
Depression taught me how to love myself more than rejection ever could. – Nitya Prakash
A man who rejects you is simply clearing the way for the One you deserve. - Naide P Obiang
A man who rejects you is simply clearing the way for the One you deserve. – Naide P Obiang
To be set aside is to be rejected. To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation. - Lysa TerKeurst
To be set aside is to be rejected. To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation. – Lysa TerKeurst
If you aren’t ready for rejection, you aren’t ready for love. - Marty Rubin
If you aren’t ready for rejection, you aren’t ready for love. – Marty Rubin
Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending. - Deb Caletti
Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending. – Deb Caletti
Your soulmate is not the person who rejected you. - Daniel V Chappell
Your soulmate is not the person who rejected you. – Daniel V Chappell

14 Quotes About Rejection and Success

“One of life’s fundamental truths states, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection.”

Jack Canfield
Don't get discouraged from all the rejection. - Joey King
Don’t get discouraged from all the rejection. – Joey King
I think all great innovations are built on rejections. - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
I think all great innovations are built on rejections. – Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

“Daring is doing. Daring is asking something outrageous despite your chances of failure and rejection. Daring is going out on a limb by believing in something that no one else understands, and if all fails, daring is trying again.”

Bibi Bourelly
Successful people reject rejection. - John C. Maxwell
Successful people reject rejection. – John C. Maxwell
I believe that rejection is a blessing because it's the universe's way of telling you that there's something better out there. - Michelle Phan
I believe that rejection is a blessing because it’s the universe’s way of telling you that there’s something better out there. – Michelle Phan

In the midst of all our emotional upheaval caused by ambition, aggression, rejection, transition, addiction, limitation and competition, the one thing that remains constant within us is our deep desire to be happy.”

Sherlyn Chopra
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat. - Sylvester Stallone
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat. – Sylvester Stallone
I always feel like rejection is my petrol. That's what keeps me going. - Laura Kightlinger
I always feel like rejection is my petrol. That’s what keeps me going. – Laura Kightlinger

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”

Shannon L. Alder
The best thing we can do with rejection is to make it a learning experience - rejection is a great teacher. - Adena Friedman
The best thing we can do with rejection is to make it a learning experience – rejection is a great teacher. – Adena Friedman
If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough. - Chris Dixon
If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough. – Chris Dixon

“Rejection teaches you about where you stand. There is nothing wrong with that. When I look back at the time, I don’t regret being rejected, but I regret wasting years.”

Neeraj Agnihotri
A rejection may cause pain. However, it’s not a failure; it shows the reality and other ways too. - Ehsan Sehgal
A rejection may cause pain. However, it’s not a failure; it shows the reality and other ways too. – Ehsan Sehgal

3 Quotes About Rejection in Business

“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.”

John Paul DeJoria
One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections. - Daniel H. Pink
One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections. – Daniel H. Pink

“Real estate sales was perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, learn to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground. That’s the way you sell houses… that’s also the way you win over constituency.”

Johnny Isakson

15 Quotes About Rejection in Life that will Inspire You to Keep Going

You have to take all the rejections that life will throw at you. We do not grow in happiness, but we grow in sadness. Each rejection teaches us something new. - Avijeet Das
You have to take all the rejections that life will throw at you. We do not grow in happiness, but we grow in sadness. Each rejection teaches us something new. – Avijeet Das
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
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
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions. - Harvey Mackay
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions. – Harvey Mackay
When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first. - Kelly Cutrone
When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first. – Kelly Cutrone
Don’t loose your hope until you get rejected, because once you loose your respect you will get rejected. - Allan Bridjith
Don’t loose your hope until you get rejected, because once you loose your respect you will get rejected. – Allan Bridjith
If a circle shuts you out, draw a circle around it. - Marty Rubin
If a circle shuts you out, draw a circle around it. – Marty Rubin
I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. - Sylvia Plath
I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. – Sylvia Plath
Learn to accept rejections. - Stefy Anto
Learn to accept rejections. – Stefy Anto
There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. - James Lee Burke
There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. – James Lee Burke
If you aren’t mad about the rejection, you didn’t invest enough into the process. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If you aren’t mad about the rejection, you didn’t invest enough into the process. – Darnell Lamont Walker
Rejection is a challenge. - Veronica Purcell
Rejection is a challenge. – Veronica Purcell
Certain things will always hurt rejection, or loss. - Joe Keery
Certain things will always hurt: rejection, or loss. – Joe Keery
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection. - Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection. – Marilyn Monroe
Everyone fears rejection. - Derek Jeter
Everyone fears rejection. – Derek Jeter
People’s rejection can be God’s direction for you. - Farshad Asl
People’s rejection can be God’s direction for you. – Farshad Asl

6 Quotes about Rejection and Acceptance

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
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
If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection. - Lecrae
If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection. – Lecrae
Today’s rejection may become tomorrow’s acceptance. - Ehsan Sehgal
Today’s rejection may become tomorrow’s acceptance. – Ehsan Sehgal
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. - Stuart Chase
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. – Stuart Chase
You've got to really be able to accept the rejection. - Barry Mann
You’ve got to really be able to accept the rejection. – Barry Mann
The only thing that will help us move past the giant of rejection is to immerse ourselves in the acceptance of Christ. - Louie Giglio
The only thing that will help us move past the giant of rejection is to immerse ourselves in the acceptance of Christ. – Louie Giglio

6 Quotes about Rejection for Actors

“For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.”

Liam Neeson
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves. - Charlie Chaplin
Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves. – Charlie Chaplin
When I got out of high school, I wanted to be an actor but was getting a lot of rejections. I was getting rejected by life. My mother, God rest her soul, told me not to quit. - Don Rickles
When I got out of high school, I wanted to be an actor but was getting a lot of rejections. I was getting rejected by life. My mother, God rest her soul, told me not to quit. – Don Rickles

“I didn’t have a problem with rejection, because when you go into an audition, you’re rejected already. There are hundreds of other actors. You’re behind the eight ball when you go in there.”

Robert De Niro
Hollywood is a tough business and repeat rejection is very much part of the process. - Sean Murray
Hollywood is a tough business and repeat rejection is very much part of the process. – Sean Murray

“I was too naïve when I started out. It was hard to understand the workings of the industry. But rejection and ridicule pushed me to discover my individuality. I wanted success on my terms.”

Asha Bhosle

2 Quotes about Rejection for Singers

“I had so many beliefs against being a singer or what it takes. There was a lot of pain associated with that. The rejection of it all. I lived in a rejection state of mind. Not because of my voice; the mike never rejected me. It was harboring all those bad memories of being broke. It teaches you your worth. Nothing good comes from that.”

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

5 Quotes About Rejection in Writing

“If you are going to be a writer, you have to have self-belief, every writer gets rejections, they say the difference between a successful and unsuccessful writer is an unsuccessful writer gives up, if you keep going you will succeed.”

Anthony Horowitz
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. - Zig Ziglar
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. – Zig Ziglar

“I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.”

Carl Sandburg

“It’s not easy. I got lots of rejections when I first started out. If you want to write, you have to believe in yourself and not give up. You have to do your best to practice and get better.”

Rick Riordan

“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.'”

Sylvia Plath

2 Quotes about Rejection in Science

“The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.”

Walter Lippmann
Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality. - Linus Pauling
Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality. – Linus Pauling

13 Wise Quotes About Rejection That will Make You Think

“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.”

Jon Meacham
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. - Thomas Huxley
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. – Thomas Huxley
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. - Simone de Beauvoir
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. – Simone de Beauvoir
Rejection and I are old friends. - Michaela Watkins
Rejection and I are old friends. – Michaela Watkins

“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.”

Marianne Williamson
Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others. - Daisaku Ikeda
Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others. – Daisaku Ikeda
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. - Lance Armstrong
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. – Lance Armstrong

“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.”

Ron Paul
Human rejection can be God’s divine protection. - Paula Hendricks
Human rejection can be God’s divine protection. – Paula Hendricks
Friendship was a concept men bandied about to save face when they were rejected. - Courtney Milan
Friendship was a concept men bandied about to save face when they were rejected. – Courtney Milan

“The thing that stand-up does for you is that it toughens you up a bit as far as the business goes. It’s hard. If a joke doesn’t get a laugh, that’s instant rejection. And that’s mostly what this business is most of the time: a lot of rejection.”

Melissa Rauch
But there’s only so much rejection you can take before you finally give up and stop trying. - Brigid Kemmerer
But there’s only so much rejection you can take before you finally give up and stop trying. – Brigid Kemmerer

“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.”

Carol Vorderman

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