Quotations on Rejection

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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Rejection, Rules)

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
- Howard Barker
(Keywords: Rejection, Theatre)

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Being, Holiday, May, Rejection, Retirement)

It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.
- James Lee Burke
(Keywords: Work, Rejection, Will)

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: People, Adoption, Constitution, Rejection, State, states)

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Denial, Mind, Order, Rejection, Right)

I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament
(Keywords: Love, Letters, Reading, Rejection, Writers)

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban
(Keywords: Men, Rejection, Routine, Tragedy)

People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Time, People, Effort, Rejection, Relationships)

At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side, and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side, are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified.
- Havelock Ellis
(Keywords: Beginning, Day, Present, Rejection, Theory)

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
- Billy Joel
(Keywords: Fool, Man, Rejection, Thinking)

The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
- Max Lerner
(Keywords: Truth, Crime, Effort, Man, Rejection, Word)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Science, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother.
- Derek Luke
(Keywords: Home, Movies, Time, Mother, Father, Colors, Poor, Rejection, Talk)

It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.'
- Ellen Muth
(Keywords: Father, Thought, Rejection, Ruin, Self, Want)

We did not start a fight with America, and we don't want a war with America. If someone launches an attack, though, we will respond. We will not take rejection or humiliation. We do not want to fight.
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Keywords: War, America, Fight, Rejection, Want, Will)

Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Crisis, Rejection, Will)

The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Society, Rights, Rejection, Violence)

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich
(Keywords: Women, Life, Existence, Lesbian, Rejection, Right)

I had come to regard the U.S. Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson
(Keywords: Mistake, Nations, Rejection, Senate)

I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat. I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn't. I have drawers full of - or I did have - drawers full of rejection slips.
- Fred Saberhagen
(Keywords: Success, Thought, Rejection, Right, Sense)

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.
- Carl Sandburg
(Keywords: Brooks, Editors, Letters, Poems, Rejection, Right, Years)

Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.
- Ashley Tisdale
(Keywords: Rejection, Want)

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
(Keywords: Destiny, Rejection, Succeed, Will)

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