Rejection Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Don't get discouraged from all the rejection.     

Joey King

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.     

Sylvester Stallone

There's no point in dwelling on rejection.     

Isabel Lucas

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

Rejection is a challenge.     

Veronica Purcell

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

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

Brian Klemmer

Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think all great innovations are built on rejections.     

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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

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

Learn to eat rejection ? it will make you stronger.     

Bob Ragland

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

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

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

Don't feel bad if someone rejects you or ignore you. People usually reject and ignore expensive things because they can't afford them.     


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

Rejected pieces aren't failures; unwritten pieces are.     

Greg Daugherty