Outsider Sayings and Quotes

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

Strangers are endearing because you don't know them yet.     

Dejan Stojanovic

When immigrants go into the worse neighborhood and they fix it up, they should become citizens.     

Greg Gutfeld

Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure.     


Immigrants are going back where they came. If they came from a certain country, they are going to be brought back to their country. That's the way it's supposed to be     

Donald Trump

A stranger is someone with whom you feel strange.     

Robert Mandel

He felt like an outsider. He felt angry, and he felt his brilliance was being overlooked. And he felt much smarter than the people around him.     

David Vise

The feeling of being an outsider, and the identity theme, are hardwired into me. If there's anything really autobiographical in my fiction, it's that feeling. I always feel that way.     

Dan Chaon

In a sea of strangers, you've longed to know me. Your life spent sailing to my shores.     

Lang Leav

Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have.     

Diane Abbott

When you're an outsider, you don't have loyalties to anyone, so you can be cruelly honest if need be. The more you get inside, the more you are involved in polite networks of professional coercion that make people less honest.     

Molly Crabapple

An outsider's point of view is always handy.     

Pat Oliphant

Each stranger is like an unexplored continent whose depths you want to explore before you plant your flag in his heart.     

Chloe Thurlow

Strangers take a long time to become acquainted, particularly when they are from the same family.     

M.E. Kerr

Being an outsider is the one thing we all have in common.     

Alice Hoffman

Outsider. You do what you want, say what you want, and move on when you've worn out your welcome.     

Sophia Amoruso

For immigrant generations especially, family is the first structure, or shelter, for a people who are in exile     

Alice McDermott

No matter where you are, you're always a bit on your own, always an outsider.     

Banana Yoshimoto

An outsider can see some things much better.     

Anil Kapoor

Immigrant: An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.     

Ambrose Bierce

Outsider means I will accept the possibility that I don't have responsibility for what is happening inside my domain.     

Aleksandar Hemon