Being Different Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being different quotes, being different sayings, and being different proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person. Criss Jami
So you're a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd! Mandy Hale
Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with. Haruki Murakami
Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds. Mehmet Murat ildan
The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before. Albert Einstein
I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring. Tila Tequila
I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world. Elijah Wood
It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength. Carson Kressley
People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life. Mary-Louise Parker
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. M. Scott Peck
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Cecil Beaton
If you want to stand out, don't be different; be outstanding. Meredith West
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel
The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. Charles M. Schwab
When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being. Thomas Moore
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. Oscar Wilde
To be nobody but yourself in a world doing its best to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can ever fight and never stop fighting. E. E. Cummings
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. Friedrich Nietzsche
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
Originality is a by product of sincerity. Marianne Moore
Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them. Dick Francis
The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself. Jim Shepard
There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. Alain De Botton
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn t thinking. George S. Patton
There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others. Tom Robbins
Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique and to be more creative. Sonya Parker
Do something remarkable or accept being the mere statistic that you have always been awarded. Tsepiso Makhubedu
Remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing. Rajat Dogra
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit. Gabrielle Roth
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it. Louis Kronenberger
If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all. Billie Holiday
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. Malcolm Muggeridge
Our culture has made us all the same. No one is truly white or black or rich, anymore. We all want the same. Individually, we are nothing. Chuck Palahniuk
I believe that every person has uniqueness -- something that nobody else has. Michael Schenker
As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert H. Schuller
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You Dr. Seuss
A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable. Eileen Caddy
Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open. James Broughton
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? Fanny Brice
Imitation is suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. William Shakespeare
You are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise. Alex Sanchez
There is just one life for each of us: our own. Euripides
It's not easy, being different. Joanne Harris
I'm finally realizing who my friends really are. And maybe being different isn't the end of the world. That's just who I am. Adam Armus
Differences sometimes scare people. I have learned that some of them use humor to hide their fear. Gene Roddenberry
There's nothing wrong with being different. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Being different is nothing to be scared of. Julian Jones
You know, being different isn't always a bad thing. Mark Frost
Just because a person chooses to express themselves in an extreme way doesn't mean they have an extreme personality. Susane Colasanti
Just remember this, Emma -- not every Jell-O salad turns out perfect. But it can still taste real good. Elizabeth Atkinson
Originality must still compare itself to others. The Authentic only compares itself to itself. Steve Supple
Your uniqueness becomes clearer when you combine two mediums, interests or fields of knowledge. Steve Supple
You are unique. Your combination of thoughts are yours alone. A strand of your hair is like no other. Steve Supple
People try hard to be defined by the way they look, rather than by what they do. Steve Supple
The best thing you can do isn't being the best, but being different. Steve Supple
I always knew I was different, it just took me a while to see the beauty in being different, and different is gorgeous. Heather Maria Ramirez
Sometimes, being different is not so bad at all! It took me a long time to realize that. Heather Maria Ramirez
The DNA is genetically different, and we are made up of different elements. Heather Maria Ramirez
What most people call the ugliest people, some of the strangest people, and even some of the most different people in the world end up being, the most beautiful people to lay the naked eyes upon. Heather Maria Ramirez
Never pre-judge a person, because their sky is a different color, because you may miss a beautiful sunset. Heather Maria Ramirez
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. Dr.Madeleine Albright
Normal is not something to aspire to; it's something to get away from. Jodie Foster
We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. Malala Yuosafzai
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud Maya Angelou
We must make our diversity a living reality . Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar
Every one of us is able to help change and shape the future by fighting back, by being a voice for those who gone ... to see and accept others for who they are instead of judging and being afraid of that which is different from what we know. Jenna Kandyce Linch
Be the person you want to be, not what others want you to be because you are special, amazing and beautiful just the way you are and being different is something to be proud of. Jenna Kandyce Linch
Your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions, none of those can be copied in any way for they are yours and yours alone. Jenna Kandyce Linch
Being different is what makes you stand out, it is never something to be ashamed of for if we were alike in this world, how boring that would be. Jenna Kandyce Linch
You are a hero and a leader for being true to yourself and for making the most of what you have and where you're at in your life and using it to help you create a better life for yourself. Jenna Kandyce Linch
It's obvious that our social spheres have been widely different. Oscar Wilde
What everyone else is doing is quite irrelevant when it comes to doing what is right. Russel Gough
We humans do have a tendency to view anything that makes a person different with some suspicion. Bob Weinstein
The real issue is the true value of every human being sometimes gets lost in the differences. Bob Weinstein
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil
Different people react and act differently in the same situation. Zett Why
There is nothing wrong with people being different or having different roles in life, There differences only make life more interesting. Peter Smith
I felt like it made me, hate me / But I won't apologize for being different / I can be who I am, and yeah / I felt so dead inside / But now I feel so alive, for the first time Jack Fowler
Looking for an easy way out was not for me / Being different from the rest has set me free / And if I am a broken in their eyes - let it be / I am the best version I can be Thorne Empire
And if they had turned their backs on me / I will survive, and I will thrive / Being different from the rest / It made me feel alive Thorne Empire
Being cool, well you've gotta be different / Being different means being cool / It's alright to be different / Until something else is cool Nunley Royce Asher
Shining like a shooting star / You live your life like you're here on a mission / Yeah, you're not afraid of being different / You hear the doubters, but you don't listen / 'Cause you know who you are Matthew West