Rebel Sayings and Quotes

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


I've never really had any barrier to break I guess. I don't really have anything to rebel against. I'm quite lucky.     

Emma Watson

I never felt like I had to rebel against my convent upbringing, because it was comparatively regular.     

Sharon Horgan

I'm not going to be a rebel and offend anybody, but I'm not going to live in somebody else's image.     

Iris Apfel

Rebels are the people who refuse the seen for the unseen.     

Anne Douglas Sedgwick

You don't have to burn books, you don't have to rebel against teachers to rebel; to rebel is to truly own your own self.     

Dhani Harrison

Rebels and non-conformists are often the pioneers and designers of change.     

Indira Gandhi

It's not rebels that make trouble, but trouble that makes rebels.     

Ruth Messinger

Everyone has that moment where they just rebel.     

Mia

Every organization should tolerate rebels who tell the emperor he has no clothes.     

Colin Powell

Today's rebel is tomorrow's tyrant.     

Will Durant

Rebels seldom make good revolutionaries, because organized action, even union with other people, is not possible for them.     

Lillian Hellman

The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does evil. The value which supports him is never given to him once and for all.     

Albert Camus

The despairing soul is a rebel.     

Joyce Carol Oates

The rebels did more in one night than my whole army would have done in one month.     

William Howe

If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.     

Marie Lu

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.     

Chaim Potok

The worst of rebels never arm To do their king or country harm, But draw their swords to do them good, As doctors cure by letting blood.     

Samuel Butler

Since it's now fashionable to laugh at the conservative French Academy, I have remained a rebel by joining it.     

Jean Cocteau

Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms.     

C S Lewis

The rebel in me never really had died. She just needed some time off and a reason to come back to work.     

Abigail Baker

When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles.     

Frank Herbert

You can't be a rebel without the scars that come with it. Truth is, some days scars are just as ugly as they are beautiful.     

Criss Jami

In order to exist, man must rebel.     

Albert Camus

Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.     

Criss Jami

What hurts me most is poverty, and that's what led me to become a rebel.     

Hugo Chavez

I was always a rebel in the sense that I always wanted to go my own road and do something that nobody else has done.     

Maya Beiser

I'll rebel against powers and principalities, all the time. Always, I will.     

Paul Thomas Anderson

Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.     

Oscar Wilde

The difference between a rebel and a patriot depends upon who is in power at the moment.     

Sidney Sheldon

If You Want To Rebel Against Society, Don't Dull The Blade.     

Ian MacKaye