Rejection Sayings and Quotes

Just because rejection is a fact of life, doesn’t make it easy to deal with. No one wants to be told they aren’t good enough. Check out the collection of wise and insightful rejection quotes below when your confidence could use a boost.

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions. Harvey Mackay
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. Bo Bennett
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat. Sylvester Stallone
Rejection can disappoint you, depress you and may even stop you in your tracks... learn not to take rejection so personally... if you're honest with yourself and believe in your work, others will too. Bev Jozwiak
Artistic rejection is like taking cod liver oil; they say it's good for you, you know they're right, but it can be still tough to swallow. Ian Semple
Rejection doesn't have to mean you aren't good enough; it often just means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer. Ash Sweeney
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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work. James Lee Burke
Rejection is the sand in the oyster, the irritation that ultimately produces the pearl. Burke Wilkinson
A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing. Lance Armstrong
Human rejection can be God's divine protection. Paula Hendricks
Rejection gives you more power to push forward. Jeremy Limn
Rejection is part of the game. Or rather, rejection is part of the profession. A profession which at times can feel like a game. Robin Black
You get used to the rejection and you don't take it personally. Daniel Craig
Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny. Bryant McGill
Each rejection brings us closer to acceptance. Ramesh Lohia
We are always afraid to ask because we aren't afraid of the answer but the feeling of rejection. Anna R.
There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. James Lee Burke
Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The effects of rejection can either kill your muse or change your life. Jane Champagne
It is necessary to put yourself out for rejection, and accept that you will be rejected. Robert Genn
Learn to eat rejection; it will make you stronger. Bob Ragland
A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise. Rihanna A Mohammed
Rejection isn't a sign that something is wrong for you it's a sign that they're wrong for you. Sonya Parker
Don't feel bad if someone rejects you or ignore you. People usually reject and ignore expensive things because they can't afford them. unknown
Rejected pieces aren't failures; unwritten pieces are. Greg Daugherty
I always feel like rejection is my petrol. That's what keeps me going. Laura Kightlinger
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney
Just because you are different does not mean that you have to be rejected. Eartha Kitt
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius