Rejection Quotes To Make You Feel Better

In today´s article we are going to present you some great rejection quotes combined with helpful tips and suggestions on how to overcome rejection. No matter what you do or sell, you will inevitably face rejections and refusals, but learning to see “No” as valuable feedback can take you to a new level.


rejection quotes

Regardless of how often you hear “no” it’s a tough thing to take. Over the years, you´ll experience many rejections.

Our best quotes about rejection for you:

quotes about rejection

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

More rejection quotes to keep in mind:

“Rejecting rejections is one of the most crucial steps in getting past failure.” John Rampton

“Rejection is the one constant of human experience.” Howard Jacobson

feeling rejected quotes

“Nobody gets through life without experiencing some form of rejection, which is why everybody knows how awful it feels.” Adena Friedman

Here are some suggestions to cope with this situation:
It’s only their opinion – When someone tells us that what we’re attempting can’t be done, we tend to think they’re right. What we have to learn is to look at that “no” as just that person’s opinion. It isn’t good or bad; it’s just data coming in to you. You can analyze it and make your next move smarter. What you’ve received is valuable feedback that can help you to find a new and different approach.

More uplifting rejected quotes:

rejected quotes

“J.K. Rowling´s first “Harry Potter” manuscript was rejected 12 times. Stephen King´s “Carrie” was rejected 38 times. I was immensely proud to have beaten them all.” Ashwin Sanghi

Don’t let a “no” undermine your confidence, your belief in the value of your product, idea, book, or your ability. Go out and resell it again!

Think about this quotes on rejection:

quotes on rejection

“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

“Don´t let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.” Ashley Tisdale

quotes on feeling rejected

“Don’t take rejection overly personally. If that doesn’t work out, there’s something else waiting for you.” Sierra McCormick

Don’t get defensive – It’s OK to get angry when rejected, what’s not OK is to make excuses or try to persuade the other party that they are wrong.

Use your anger to get yourself going again, let that “no” create a sense of urgency to find a better way.

being rejected quotes

“There is nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.” James Lee Burke

getting rejected quotes

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

Take action to prove that the other person is wrong. Instead of getting depressed when rejected, take up the challenge, and vow to solve the problem and demonstrate that you were in the right all along.

rejection quote

“Just because you are different doesn´t mean that you have to be rejected.” Eartha Kitt

Let history be your guide – If people are laughing at your ideas, ask yourself why that might be. Is your idea just different and ahead of its time? Or is it because you haven’t expressed your concept well enough, or demonstrated to prospects how they’re going to benefit in the long term?

quotes about being rejected

Understand that it takes time for every new idea, product to gain acceptance. When Alexander Graham Bell said he had found a way for people living thousands of miles apart to communicate, other people scoffed and said it couldn’t be done. The rest as they say is history. Examples like this one teach you that other people who have been laughed at and told “no” have managed not only to achieve their goals, but also to surpass them.

reject quotes

“You can make your own way. It´s about getting out there and not letting rejection get you down.” Jennifer Armentrout

In the past, hearing “no” from a prospective client or publisher would have sent me into a tailspin. Now, I try to embrace the rejection, and take that information to see what I can learn from it. Doing so lets me come out stronger every time. It will do the same for you.

There are few things in life that are more painful than rejected love – quotes for you:

love rejection quotes

Love rejection quotes: “It hurts so bad to be ignored or rejected by that only person who means the world to you.” Lee Atuo

quotes about rejected love

Sad quotes about rejected love: “The thing that hurts most is knowing I´m not the reason you´re smiling. And never will be.” (unknown)

quotes about rejection in love

Quotes about rejection in love: “I choose to love you in silence, for in silence I found no rejection. I choose to love you in my dreams, for in my dreams no one owns you but me.” (unknown)

Love is unpredictable, so what to do if love comes crashing down or is unanswered? Cry and scream in private. Wish him or her blessings. Let him or her go. And step ahead.

People hear the word no and fear it.

No is not a rejection, rather no is a positive action you take to spare your future.

fear of rejection quotes

fear of rejection quotes: “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don´t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” Harvey Mackay

Have a look at our overcoming fear quotes to inspire!

overcoming rejection quotes

Learn how to face and overcome rejection. Don’t forget to always be positive in all dealings. Starting out is always the hard part, and once this obstacle is overcome, everything else will be a breeze at doing.

Hope you enjoyed our collection of rejection quotes. Stay tuned for more.