Rejecting Quotes

Rejecting Quotes by Beryl Markham, Roger Ross Williams, Tariq Ali, Shoitsu Omatsu, Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Dorothy Rowe and many others.

In the family of continents, Africa is the silent, the

In the family of continents, Africa is the silent, the brooding sister, courted for centuries by knight-errant empires – rejecting them one by one and severally, because she is too sage and a little bored with the importunity of it all.
Beryl Markham
I grew up in a Southern Baptist-style church with a choir, a band, and music, but I’ve been asking myself my whole life, “Why is my own church, my own community, rejecting me because of my sexuality?”.
Roger Ross Williams
Even if you reject everything, it is always better to know what it is you are rejecting.
Tariq Ali
Sitting peacefully on a cushion day and night seeking to attain Buddhahood, rejecting life and death in hopes of realizing enlightenment, is all like a monkey grasping at the moon reflected in the water.
Shoitsu Omatsu
Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
When a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean he is rejecting you. Rather he is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which he believes is the essence of his being and which he believes can injure you.
Dorothy Rowe
The Purusha should assume at all times the attitude of a giver of sanction while rejecting the lower movements and accepting only truth-movements.
Sri Aurobindo
To really belong, we have got, first, to get it clear with ourselves that we do not belong and do not want to belong to an unfree world. As free men and women we have got to reject much of it and to know why we are rejecting it.
C. Wright Mills
Taste is the power of relishing or rejecting whatever is offered for the entertainment of the imagination.
Oliver Goldsmith
The assumption that rigidly rejecting words and phrases that have existed for centuries will have much impact on public attitudes is rather dubious.
Kay Redfield Jamison
All great innovations are built on rejections.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes – rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments.
Alexander Hamilton
You can spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you. You have to start by not rejecting yourself. You don’t deserve it.
Rae Earl
Rejecting the miracles of Christ, we still have the miracle of Christ Himself.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Repentance means to have a hearty, thorough, change of mind and it includes the idea of rejecting and renouncing the sinful, filthy lifestyle you’ve been living. And for the most part, fags cannot repent because they’re proud of their sin.
Fred Phelps
Accepting evolution does not force us to jettison our morals and ethics, and rejecting evolution does not ensure their constancy.
Michael Shermer
Nobody in my life has ever known me the way you do. Nobody in my life has ever made me feel as good as you do. You know me, you know everything about me, and when you leave me, you’re going to be leaving the real me, the me nobody else has ever seen, that’s who you’re going to be rejecting.
Jennifer Crusie
I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me to face the darkness within myself and it almost killed me…. I was beaten down in every sense until I had to come to terms with that in me which I kept rejecting all my life.
Irina Tweedie
Whilst large organisations need foresight, they are also notorious in their bias for short term thinking, sometimes rejecting or even suppressing foresight.
Tom Graves
You want to create an environment where we’re fostering ideas, not rejecting them.
Seth Rogen
A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise.
Zig Ziglar
If the Lord counts the natural beauty of the body inferior to that of the soul, what thinks He of spurious beauty, rejecting utterly as He does all falsehood?
Clement of Alexandria
The force of a language does not consist of rejecting what is foreign but of swallowing it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everything is in place – after 500 years – to build a true ‘new world’ in the Western Hemisphere… And what happens if we don’t pass NAFTA? I truly don’t think that ‘criminal’ would be too strong a word for rejecting NAFTA.
David Rockefeller
To have Zen is to be in a state of pure sensation. It is to be freed from the grip of concepts, to see through them. This is not the same as rejecting conceptual thinking. Thoughts and words are in the world and are as natural as flowers. It is a mistake therefore to think that Zen is anti-intellectual.
Alan Keightley
The fastest surging woman leadership position is heading non-profit organizations. Women are not rejecting leadership positions — they’re rejecting politics.
Celinda Lake
When you stop doing something, it doesn’t mean you are rejecting the previous work. That’s the mistake; it’s not rejecting it, it’s saying, ‘I have exploited it enough now and I wish to take a look at another corner.’
David Hockney
By rejecting the authority of the individual and replacing it by the numbers of some momentary mob, the parliamentary principle of majority rule sins against the basic aristocratic principle of Nature.
Adolf Hitler
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
Sylvester Stallone
If something fit in with what God had said to me, then I considered it. If not – no matter how attractive it appeared – I refused. The secret of following God’s will, I discovered, usually is wrapped up in rejecting the good for God’s best.
K.P. Yohannan
Let the people decide whom to vote for, who has more authority. And only people, only our citizens, are able to place the final emphasis, voting for this or that person or political force, or rejecting it. Thats democracy.
Dmitry Medvedev
Some writers, rejecting the idea which science had reached, that reefs of rocks could be due in any way to “animalcules,” have talked of electrical forces, the first and last appeal of ignorance.
James Dwight Dana
A startup is the largest endeavor over which you can have definite mastery. You can have agency not just over your own life, but over a small and important part of the world. It begins by rejecting the unjust tyranny of Chance. You are not a lottery ticket.
Peter Thiel
Whatever is proposed, it is much easier to find reasons for rejecting than embracing.
Samuel Johnson
If we fail to forgive, we’re rejecting our own faith.
Emil Kapaun
The dialectic between change and continuity is a painful but deeply instructive one, in personal life as in the life of a people.To “see the light” too often has meant rejecting the treasures found in darkness.
Adrienne Rich
Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.
James Lee Burke
Speciesism is morally objectionable because, like racism, sexism, and heterosexism, it links personhood with an irrelevant criterion. Those who reject speciesism are committed to rejecting racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination as well.
Gary L. Francione
The Overman will himself be a nihilist in the (good) sense of rejecting any metaphysical or religious grounding for truth and value, but instead of curling up in despair, or simply going along with the crowd like the ‘passive’ nihilist, he will recognize himself as the sole source of truths and values to live by.
David E. Cooper
Rejecting the notion that democracy and markets are the same, young people are calling for an end to the poverty, grotesque levels of economic inequality, the suppression of dissent and the permanent war state.
Henry Giroux
To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to set out on the difficult path of the Gospel virtues.
Pope John Paul II
But there is a compelling reason to develop a personal strategy for living. Rejecting issues, which often feels liberating, is actually enslavement. Those who do not produce their own solutions must be using someone else’s. As Nietzsche warned ‘he who cannot obey himself will be commanded’.
Michael Foley
How can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered?
John Hagee
Some people have a fear of rejecting all the security that comes with family, church and state. They become fundamentalists.
Harold Ramis
We never slam the door on flattery, we nudge it shut like a man rejecting his mistress: if she nudges back, we’re delighted В– and if she breaks it down, we rejoice.
Walter Wangerin
Every species has a dinner date as part of courting ritual. A woman who won’t let you pay for dinner is rejecting your courtship. She may think she’s playing fair, or that she’s being a feminist, but a very deep level, she knows that she’s crossing you off her list of possibilities.
Jennifer Crusie
Superstitions typically involve seeing order where in fact there is none, and denial amounts to rejecting evidence of regularities, sometimes even ones that are staring us in the face.
Murray Gell-Mann
Atheist’s denial of God’s existence needs just as much substantiation as does the theist’s claim; the atheist must give plausible reasons for rejecting God’s existence.
Paul Copan
We’ve gone all the way from foolishly accepting authority to foolishly rejecting all authority.
Eric Metaxas
The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.
Christopher Lasch
I can’t see how an unarmed man rejecting a drug deal ended up dead.
Al Sharpton
When I first came USA, I didn’t feel this was my home. This was where I was studying, and then my home was now rejecting me.
Amanda Schull
I inquired what wickedness is, and I didn’t find a substance, but a perversity of will twisted away from the highest substance – You, O God – towards inferior things, rejecting its own inner life and swelling with external matters.
Saint Augustine
It is not a matter of who is rejecting me, as much as it is somebody may get it, and I am going to keep plowing through it because in this world of education, there is a harvest.
Bill Cosby
Nobody will be sent to hell for rejecting a gospel they’ve never heard.
Robert Jeffress
You take the risk of being rejected. If you have pretentions to be an artist of any kind, you have to take the risk of people rejecting you and thinking you’re an arsehole.
Roger Waters
The slow, the never ending approach to truth consists in perpetually forming and testing hypotheses, accepting those at which at the time seem to fit the facts and rejecting the others.
James G. Frazer
I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view.
Michael York
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, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think the idea that you’re somehow rejecting whiteness if you don’t identify yourself as biracial is odd because everybody engages in whiteness. If you live in America, you’re doing whiteness all the time, even if you have no white people in your family.
Melissa Harris-Perry
Begbie offers an additional valuable contribution by rejecting the traditional emphasis on beauty, in its Platonic sense, and instead suggesting that beauty be reconceived in Christological terms-as disorder redeemed.
John Walford
[Photography was necessary to] make my place in the art-world: in order to do this, I had to make a picture, since a picture was what a gallery or museum was meant to hold (all the while, of course, I was claiming that I was denying the standard, rejecting it…)
Vito Acconci
People are bursting out of the closet, rejecting their parents’ wishes to keep the faith. Atheism is becoming mainstream.
Kevin Smith
The thing that bothered me when I was in college was that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was.
Clarence Thomas
For photography to be an art involves reformulating notions of art, rejecting both material and formal purism and also the separation of art from commerce as distinct semiotic practices that never interlock.
Peter Wollen
By rejecting faith in Jesus Christ, America has also rejected God’s protective hand, which until recently, sheltered this nation from harm. We have invited the devil which all his diabolical and destructive power in our daily lives.
Bill Bright
Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself.
Emile M. Cioran
I believe Picasso’s success is just one small part of the broader modern phenomenon of artists themselves rejecting serious art- perhaps partly because serious art takes so much time and energy and talent to produce-in favor of what I call `impulse art’: art work that is quick and easy, at least by comparison.
Marilyn vos Savant
You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness.
Joy Page
I think all great innovations are built on rejections.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
In coming to understand anything we are rejecting the facts as they are for us in favour of the facts as they are.
C. S. Lewis
Hegel said that `truth` is subjective, thus rejecting the existence of any `truth` above or beyond human reason. All knowledge is human knowledge.
Jostein Gaarder
Believing something doesn’t change who you are. Neither does rejecting something you once believd in.
Doug Dorst
People think there’s a single solution to complex problems, and the solution is often making an enemy of a group of people – pulling back and rejecting the other.
Duncan Green
The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile)
Ronald Reagan
We will meet our challenges head on and we will do it by rejecting the politics of mediocrity and corruption. You voted for change; I intend to deliver it. … I will govern as a reformer.
Rod Blagojevich
It’s nothing but a matter of seeing, thinking, and interest. That’s what makes a good photograph. And then rejecting anything that would be bad for the picture. The wrong light, the wrong background, time and so on. Just don’t do it, not matter how beautiful the subject is.
Andreas Feininger
The experiences of your past life which are stored within come up to the surface to be rejected. By rejecting all these by and by the inside will have to be cleansed.
Sri Aurobindo