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“Being different gives the world color.” – Nelsan Ellis

“The key to me is being different not for the sake of being different, but being the most authentic version of what you do.” – Sam Hunt

“You are lucky enough to be different, never change” – Taylor Swift

“I am different. Not less.” – Temple Grandin

“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

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie The Pooh

“When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.” – Angelina Jolie

“Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.” – Unknown

“By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliott

“Kites rise high against the wind, not with it.” – Winston Churchil

“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

“Being different makes you beautiful.” – Nelsan Ellis

“Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood


“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

“Don’t doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” – Aslan

“I realized that my strength was being different.” – Betsey Johnson

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”-  Anita Roddick

“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

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”-  Oprah Winfrey

“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

“Being different is good; embrace it.” – Simon Cowell

“When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person." –Criss Jami

“Insist on yourself; never imitate.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.” – Michael Josephson

“You can make life very simple or very complicated. Some people try to be what others want them to be.  Others try to be different just to stand out. In both cases, they are changing themselves to impress others. Neither of these paths has a heart. Just be true to yourself.  It’s that simple.” – Mike Stutman

“Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.” – Meg Medina

“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

"We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world.” – Mother Teresa

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“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

“Share our similarities, celebrate our differences." – M. Scott Peck

“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

“There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.” – Eugene Kennedy

“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

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." – George S. Patton

“Don't be afraid of being different. Be afraid of being the same as everyone else.” –Anonymous


“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

“There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others." – Tom Robbins

“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

“Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different... in the end, it has made me the happiest.” – Lindsey Stirling

“Different is good, and being different is what makes us stand out in the world.” – Natalya Neidhart

“You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.” – Henry David Thoreau

“We are all born originals.” – Edward Young

“All things can be done by every company in the world. Apple builds a phone, and so does Samsung. It's not about being different but about being better at what you do.” – Bhavish Aggarwal

“The tax on being different is massive.” – Vivienne Ming

“I think everybody carries a slight sense of being different, and I know that it comes very naturally to me.” – Louis Theroux

Being Different Quotes

“Not all who wander are lost.” –  Gandolf

“I'm inspired to post a lot of positive messages on my social media because, growing up, I felt as though I needed somebody that looked like me in the limelight or in entertainment to promote being different and promote accepting your differences.” – Nia Jax

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“I think a lot of times we think of music as being different from other art forms. You would never ask a sculptor or painter, 'Go paint this because you'll get paid more,' you know what I mean?” – Jose James

“Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!” – Mandy Hale

“Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain.” – Cat Cora

“I'm not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can't join your gang: you'd think I was a phony and I'd know it.” – Vivian Stanshall

“I want to show people they don't have to be scared of being different.” – Jazz Jennings

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

“Just as people can watch spellbound a circus artist tumbling through the air in a phosphorized costume, so they can listen to a preacher who uses the Word of God to draw attention to himself. But a sensational preacher stimulates the senses and leaves the spirit untouched. Instead of being the way to God, his 'being different' gets in the way.” – Henri Nouwen

“I enjoy being different.” – Peter Crouch

“People have a problem with me being different, but that propel me forward in life.” – Mary-Louise Parker

Being Different Quotes

“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

“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

“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else." – Judy Garland

“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

“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

“I like having my cellphone. I like the Internet. I like being different.” – Dita Von Teese

“I enjoy being a character actor; I enjoy being different in everything. I want a private life; I want to be able to go to 7-11 and not get into a fight with a guy because he saw me in a movie, or not have people hitting on me simply because they saw me in a movie.” –  Alexis Arquette

“Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.” –  Jean Charest

“I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world." – Elijah Wood

“Don't let that nagging fear - that feeling that being different automatically qualifies you as being wrong - eat away at you.” – Kathryn Minshew

“When you have a lot of gay friends, you don't think of that as being different or divisive or weird; that's just your reality.” – Shura

“I like being different.” – Brantley Gilbert

“The relentless pursuit of being different is very French.” – Alain Ducasse

“I want people to understand that from the minute Lady Gaga arrived, she created a new set of rules: being different is good; embrace it.” – Simon Cowell

“My advice to anyone being picked on for being different or for working towards a dream is to remember it's never personal. These people don't actually dislike you at heart. They're just going through difficult things in their own personal lives.” – Cassadee Pope

“I think that what makes you cool at the end of the day is letting go, not being superficial or uptight, and being different.” – Peyton List

“My obsession with outer space is my way of being different. I make astronaut music. It takes an astronaut so long to get to space - that's how long it takes to catch up on my music.” –Future

“When I took the entrepreneurship class at Stanford, the first lecture was about an entrepreneur and his personality. They described it as being different than a businessman, who is an overall scientific manager.” –Phil Knight

“The tax on being different is largely implicit. People need not act maliciously for it to be levied. In fact, at its heart is a laudable sentiment: 'prove it to me.' The problem is that we are requiring different levels of proof without realising it.” –Vivienne Ming

“Not a lot of people take advantage of that opportunity of being different. A lot of kids that are highly touted coming out of high school, like, doing the traditional thing and going to the blue bloods and all that, but I was always different growing up.” –Trae Young

“I wanted to be heard myself, which is hard in a household of people who were very showy. It forced me to find myself and define a personality and a way of being different, and that's a thing that's going to help me to survive in a world of many people playing the guitar.” –Martha Wainwright

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.” –Charles Mingus

“Growing up, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I didn't value or understand the beauty in being different at the time in my life.” –Marisol Nichols

“I felt ashamed of being different and ashamed of feeling that way.” – Amy Tan

“I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.” –Shania Twain

“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely Flo. I like being different.” –Florence Griffith Joyner

“Adults tell students that it gets better, that the world changes after school, that being 'different' will pay off sometime after graduation. But no one explains to them why.” – Alexandra Robbins

“I was told at first that being different was a bad thing. Everywhere I went, it was just, 'You're too different'... And it turned out that being different was the best thing that ever happened to my career. It is why people travel to my shows. It's why people want to hear my story and buy my book.” – Lindsey Stirling

“Since I can remember, being different was always hard around normal people. That's just how it is, whether you have vitiligo, a deformity, or a different way of thinking or dressing. It's going to always be weird for normal people.” – Tech N9ne

“There are so many Muslim women that feel like they don't fit society's standard of beauty. I just wanted to tell them it's OK to be different; being different is beautiful, too.” – Halima Aden

“When I was a kid, I always had the red hair, the white skin, and freckles. Back then, I wanted to look like everybody else, but now I realize that being different is definitely a major help.” – Sheamus

“All through my life, I didn't really consider my eyes at all, and then I became an actress. It's great, I guess. They're just in my face, and one is green and one is blue. It's different, and I'm definitely a proponent of being different in any way you can in life, so I guess if you're born a bit different that's a good thing.” – Alice Eve

“I want to encourage kids to speak up, to tell their stories. That is the only way people will know what we have to go through. Believe in yourself. Someone once told me being different isn't bad - different is just different!” – Lauren Potter

“You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I'm wearing Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I'm obsessed with being different.” – ASAP Rocky

“Different is better. I get more jobs being different.” – Cintia Dicker

“The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me.” – Arto Lindsay

“I like books that have razor-sharp plotting that snaps and moves along. It's not about the main character being different at the end. I don't want my main character to be different in the end. I still want him committed to his ideas, to be steadfast, true and loyal.” – Brad Thor

“Never jeopardize who you are for a role. Now, I'm not saying you should never change for a role, because the fun of being different characters is adapting different nuances and different parts of the character, but never jeopardize your moral compass or anything like that to have a role.” – Yara Shahidi

“I think we need to take a step back and realize what the real issues are - it's not being from different places or being different. Winnie Harlow Step Think Back Realize 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

“When people ask where I studied to be an ambassador, I say my neighborhood and my school. I've tried to tell my kids that you don't wait until you're in high school or college to start dealing with problems of people being different. The younger you start, the better.” – Andrew Young

“Because of the tax on being different, individual actors in the labour market from different backgrounds can rationally value the same opportunities differently.” –Vivienne Ming

“People would beat me up after school; they would throw names at me. Children are brutal... Being different when you're a child is always a challenge.” –Joanne Liu

“The cool thing about being different in this industry is that you get different roles; you aren't pigeonholed the same way.” –Danielle Macdonald

“I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her.” – Olympia Dukakis

“Being different is critical.” – Ana Patricia Botin

“Only recently have I realized that being different is not something you want to hide or squelch or suppress.” – Amy Gerstler

“We only live once, and how would you want to be remembered? I have kids. I have, due to my job, a probably higher responsibility to do good things in my life. But also, since I was a kid, I love doing things out of context, helping friends, being different, being a special kind of man is important for me.” – Gilles Marini

“I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys. I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring. Let's just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.” – Barry Watson

“I think he tries to be nice. But he has absolutely zero self-awareness. None. Zip. So we see the public Donald Trump, the candidate, as being different than the in-person Donald Trump.” – Mark Cuban

“Saturday Night Live' is a show that I think I could have a lot of fun on, just being different characters and maybe singing, too.” – Jill Scott

“Lita was, quite frankly, a trailblazer. She was the first woman to break down barriers by being different from other women in WWE. She didn't just break them down: she flew over them, put them through tables, and downright destroyed them.” –Natalya Neidhart

“I've always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different in their nature; I think movies by each director are different. Having said that, I think that it's kind of disgraceful that there aren't more female directors.” – Susanne Bier

“It didn't matter that I wore clothes from Sears; I was still different. I looked different. My name was different. I wanted to pull away from the things that marked my parents as being different.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

“Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule.” – Matt Bomer

“I like being different people.” – Brian Stokes Mitchell

“I think that the shame of being different is very painful for a lot of people.” –Min Jin Lee

“I do see the world as being different for girls - especially now, having daughters.” – Dierks Bentley

“I stopped focusing on people being different, and I started treating everyone the same way.” – Ivan Glasenberg

“I trained at The Groundlings and was surrounded by some very funny women and also some very unfunny men. I didn't feel a sense of things being different because I was a girl.” – Kaitlin Olson

“I don't think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me.” –Elisabeth Rohm

“People don't think the struggles gay people have are worth talking about because everyone's decided that we're all equals now. Those struggles are much more subtle now. But the weight of being different does carry on.” – Andrew Haigh

“I was feeling like a real misfit in middle school, but when I saw 'Wicked,' it made me feel really cool for being different... and you can carve that in stone!” –Jennifer Damiano

“Meenaxi' was a lesson in liberation. It taught me to be a free spirit and understand the pleasure of my work by being different people, just like Meenaxi is.” – Tabu

“We don't do things the same way everyone else does. We relish being different. We see that difference as an element that makes us more compelling to the consumer.” –Reggie Fils-Aime

“It's always been a struggle to differentiate myself, but I like my parents. I enjoy doing events with them, and I don't feel I should purposely avoid something just for the sake of being different.” –Jesse Kellerman

“People think about the world of TV and the world of online video as being different ways to distribute video. But what happens when every TV is connected to wi-fi with a browser?” –Chad Hurley

“When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I'm the same guy I've always been.” – Barry Zito

“We believe that Apple has it wrong: they've talked about it being the post-PC era, they talk about the tablet and PC being different; the reality in our world is that we think that's completely incorrect.” – B. Kevin Turner

“I think being an Asian woman has been more of an advantage than a disadvantage. It helps me stand out from the rest of the entertainers out there. Again, being from such an ethnically diverse place like New York, you get comfortable and confident with being different!” – Nadia Ali

“I find 'Edward Scissorhands' a very inspiring movie - it's one of the first movies about bullying, in a way - about being treated unkindly for being different.” – Denise Di Novi

“Really, I get inspired by just switching projects and instrumentation and things like that - that creative part of just being different every time is really what inspires me.” – Ramin Djawadi

“The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.” – Emanuel Celler

“I'm used to always being different, in any context. People always want to know how I grew up, so I just say I grew up Muslim. That's the truth. Two Muslim girls can write me two extremely different letters - and they do. Some are very supportive, and some question what I do.” – Noureen DeWulf

“I didn't have a sense of being in a show business family or of being different, partly because Los Angeles is an industry town, so you don't think about it as being special.” – Talia Balsam

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