Rejection Quotes, Sayings about being rejected

Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better.
– Sasha Grey

Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.
– James Lee Burke

I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.
– Jeanette Winterson

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

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

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

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


The effects of rejection can either kill your muse or change your life.
– Jane Champagne

You get used to the rejection and you don’t take it personally.
– Daniel Craig

Rejection gives you more power to push forward.
– Jeremy Limn

There’s no point in dwelling on rejection.
– Isabel Lucas

Don’t get discouraged from all the rejection.
– Joey King

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
– Bo Bennett

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

If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
– Dolly Parton


Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.
– Brian Klemmer

There are two wrong reactions to a rejection slip: deciding it’s a final judgment on your story and/or talent, and deciding it’s no judgment on your story and/or talent.
– Nancy Kress

I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, “To hell with you.”
– Saul Bellow

We will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.
– Earl G. Graves

All great innovations are built on rejections.
– Louis Ferdinand Céline

A writer should have another lifetime to see if he’s appreciated. Jorge Luis Borges.
– Dottie Walters

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
– T S Eliot

There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.
– James Lee Burke

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long.
– Louise Brown


Rejected pieces aren’t failures; unwritten pieces are.
– Greg Daugherty

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
– Ray Bradbury

Everyone at some point in life have faced rejection and failure, it is part of the process to self-realisation.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

Almost more than talent you need tenacity, and an infinite capacity for rejection, if you are to succeed.
– Larry Kramer

I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view.
– Michael York

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