Quotes and Sayings about Stereotypes

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a b*tch.

Not all ‘whites’ are racists. Not all racists are ‘white.
– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The thing about stereotyping is it’s usually just throwing rocks into a crowd hoping to hit somebody who deserves it.
Criss Jami

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.
– Julian Seifter

When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.
Criss Jami

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.
– Sheryl Sandberg

Truth is not a stereotype.
– A.D. Posey

Some people can’t fit the mould that’s made for them…They get squashed in. And it’s hard for them to leave, but it’s harder for them to stay. They have to find other ways to be.
– C.J. Flood

It’s not a stereotype if it’s always true.
– Daniel Tosh


The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world,
– A.C. Grayling

Society wants to believe it can identify evil people, or bad or harmful people, but it’s not practical. There are no stereotypes.
– Ted Bundy

Why do we have to behave like idiots to prove we’re not a stereotype? Why do we have to rebel against ourselves? Enjoy the freedom to be shy
– T.J. Bowes

Tradition is a pretty poor excuse for perpetrating stereotypes.
– Ramsey Campbell

Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something.
– Carolina Herrera

Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand.
– Megan Chance

….. it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.
– Malcolm Gladwell

People are not all evil or all good. You don’t teach compassion by categorizing people. Empathy and honest open communication are the only way to live your life.
– Shannon L. Adler

Stereotypes are fast and easy but they are lies, and the truth takes its time.
– Deb Caletti

Stereotypes are lazy thought; we don’t need to listen or observe as we feel we know already. Except we don’t – we just have a head full of prejudices.

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