41 Quotes About Outcasts

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Feeling like an outcast can leave you feeling like the world is against you. These quotes about outcasts capture the spirit and talent from these individuals that should be embraced and encouraged in our society.

“A poet’s freedom lies precisely in the impossibility of worldly success. It is the freedom of one who knows he will never be anything but a failure in the world’s estimation, and may do as he pleases.”

“A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.”

“Be an outcast. Be pleased to walk alone.”

“Bleak, dark, and piercing cold, it was a night for the well-housed and fed to draw round the bright fire, and thank God they were at home; and for the homeless starving wretch to lay him down and die.”

“Crowded hallways, are the loneliest places, for outcasts and rebels,or anyone who just dares to be different.”

“Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.”

“Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “disposable” culture which is now spreading. ”

“I began to see myself as someone who can help others understand diversity rather than feeling like a social outcast. Ellen taught me to not care about other people’s opinions. ”

“I can’t go back and label myself as an outcast because I was a pretty well-adjusted kid, but I can certainly relate to the feeling of being an outsider.”

“I can’t say that I ever abided nerd stereotypes: I was never alone or felt outcast.”

“I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That’s my role in life, to be an outcast.”

“I remember actually liking a girl in high school who was kind of an outcast and weird, and people made fun of her. I remember hanging out with her, but I was apprehensive about telling anyone I really liked her.”

“I think being an outcast is what sort of strengthens the nerd movement, because you’re isolated, so you have time.”

“I think if you’ve ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays within you.”

“I was kind of a nerdy, geeky type. And I loved math. People teased me about it. I felt pretty much like an outcast.”

“I was so ashamed of who I was. And I also felt like an outcast in gay society as well because I wasn’t good-looking enough; my body wasn’t good enough.”

“I wouldn’t want them to feel lonely or outcast ever in any way. And no matter where they were in the world, I’d want them to always feel incredibly confident about who they were and proud.”

“I’m a total weirdo and have often felt like an outcast and a freak, and I love that. It makes things so much more exciting.”

“In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.”

“It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they’re not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.”

“I’ve always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin’ my thing, my own way. And it’s been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.”

“I’ve never been able to relate to many people. I’ve always been the outcast child. I don’t follow the rules. That’s kind of how I do everything. Through my music, I’ve found a place in the world where I’m accepted, so I’m happy.”

“I’ve tended to play the outcast. I don’t know, more nerdy types.”

“Leaders when not leading are outcasts.”

“Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”

“My theory is that everyone at one time or another has been at the fringe of society in some way: an outcast in high school, a stranger in a foreign country, the best at something, the worst at something, the one who’s different. Being an outsider is the one thing we all have in common.”

“My wife thinks I have an obsession with social class. So I guess I have an obsession with social class. It probably stems from feeling like an outcast.”

“Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.”

“School was horrific for me, constantly an outcast for being a geek.”

“Tattoos tell stories of crime and passion, punishment and regret. They express an outlaw, antiauthoritarian point of view and communicate a romantic solidarity among society’s outcasts.”

“The outcast lepers would like to drag everything down in their ruin. And they become all the more evil, the more you cast them out.”

“The people of God cannot be changed until the outcasts are restored to its body.”

“The wizards represent all that the true ‘muggle’ most fears: They are plainly outcasts and comfortable with being so. Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit!”

“The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.”

“There are few outcasts in the world that actually can teach another their skills, so outcasts are outcasts, even from each other. When they find another outcast, most are not sure what
to do and most just pass each other by without acknowledgment.”

“There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit. It’s not to say that every person who has artistic talent was a social outcast, but there is definitely a value for identifying yourself differently and being proud that you are different.”

“Those who start out as outcasts can wind up as being part of the system.”

“We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids. It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast.”

“We made connections between the monsters created by war and the monsters he created, the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to, and the monster in himself, that’s inside all of us.”

“When individuals are shamed so remorselessly and unforgivingly that they become outcasts, or even begin to think of themselves as outcasts it becomes more rewarding to associate with others who are perceived in some limited or total way as also at odds with mainstream standards.”

“Who knows what true loneliness is – not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.”

Dealing with an outcast can be difficult. Learning how to embrace their differences and integrate these outcasts in the world around enhances these individuals ability to become contributors to the world around them.