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