47 Overcoming Rejection Quotes and Sayings


Having to face rejection is not easy. A universal fear for many, living through an experience with rejection can be spurred on from intense bullying. In the end, this can make the rejected suffer from years of inner turmoil and fear. Here are some amazing overcoming rejection quotes and sayings that are encouraging.

“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.”

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

“Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.”

“Chase your dreams until you catch them…and then dream, catch, and dream again!”

“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 let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.”

“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.”

“Everyone pretends to be ‘free thinkers’, but few individuals pass the line into expressive territories that may be detrimental to their own social well-being.”

“From my boyhood I have had an intense and overwhelming conviction that my real vocation lay in the direction of literature.”

“Human rejection can be God’s divine protection.”

“I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.”

“I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.”

“I know that when a door closes, it can feel like all doors are closing. A rejection letter can feel like everyone will reject us.”

“I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.”

“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 can be depressing when no one takes interest, and a lack of response makes the writer question why they’re writing at all. To have one’s writing rejected is like you, yourself, are being rejected.”

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

“It is unfortunate that when you want to make some people feel like human beings, they begin to take you as an animal.”

“It is unpleasant and disturbing to be rejected. It is deeply satisfying to be accepted.”

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

“Learn to eat rejection? it will make you stronger.”

“Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it.”

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

“Nobody’s talking to me, but nobody’s hassling me either. I guess you can’t have everything.”

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”

“Rejection gives you more power to push forward.”

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

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

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

“Sometimes I think about the sly, flickering line that separates being spared from being rejected.”

“The rejection was bigger than the present moment itself.”

“There’s no point in dwelling on rejection.”

“There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.”

“Until I knew that it was you inside me, who has so much to say, I hesitated writing.”

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

“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”

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

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

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

Having to overcome rejection and suicidal thoughts are not easy. The source of tremendous pain and loss, can leave you feeling inadequate and more.

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