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.

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good I was actually being redirected to something better.     

Steve Maraboli

Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.     

Ashley Tisdale

Rejection is, of course, part of any successful model's career, as ironic as that sounds. It's how you pick yourself up and get on with the job.     

Erin O'Connor

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.     

Spanish Proverb

A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed     

Alexander Chase

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.     

Dita Von Teese

Social rejection doesn't just cause emotional pain; it affects our physical being.     

Leonard Mlodinow

Rejection isn't failure. Failure is giving up. Everyone gets rejected. It's how handle it that determines where you'll end up.     

Richard Castle

If we live for people's acceptance, we will die from their rejection.     


Don't get discouraged from all the rejection.     

Joey King

There's no point in dwelling on rejection.     

Isabel Lucas

Rejection is a challenge.     

Veronica Purcell

Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.     

Brian Klemmer

I think all great innovations are built on rejections.     

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.     

John Donne

You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.     

Jessica Biel

Rejection is a big part of show business. It can be tough on anyone who doesn't have fairly good self-esteem. Especially kids, as they try to discover who they are.     

Angela Cartwright