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.

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.
Virginia Woolf

I don’t believe in stereotypes. I prefer to hate people on a more personal basis.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Every character when born is a stereotype.
– Michael Patrick King

Stereotypes happen. I try not to embrace them or avoid them.
– Danny Pudi

We put stereotypes on ourselves. Everybody does that. But I think it’s just a little harder for black kids to just be who they are.
– Donald Glover


Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there’s a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into.
– Portia de Rossi

Do you drink?” “Of course,I just said I was a writer.”
– Stephen King

I just want to continue to break barriers and to show the industry and the world that beauty is diverse, and you don’t have to be a certain stereotype to be beautiful.
– Joan Smalls

The problem of unmet expectations in marriage is primarily a problem of stereotyping. Each and every human being on this planet is a unique person. Since marriage is inevitably a relationship between two unique people, no one marriage is going to be exactly like any other. Yet we tend to wed with explicit visions of what a “good” marriage ought to be like. Then we suffer enormously from trying to force the relationship to fit the stereotype and from the neurotic guilt and anger we experience when we fail to pull it off.
– M. Scott Peck

I am a rare species, not a stereotype.
– Ivan E. Coyote

I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.
Barack Obama

If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face, white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere, I’m walking back to the other side of the street, and the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of.
– Mark Cuban

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Jane Austen

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

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

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

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