42 Inspiring Quotes About Being Different

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? - Fanny Brice

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? – Fanny Brice

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. - Charles M. Schwab

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. – Charles M. Schwab

Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them.- Dick Francis

Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them.- Dick Francis

So you're a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd! - Mandy Hale

So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd! – Mandy Hale

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.- M. Scott Peck

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.- M. Scott Peck

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.- Gabrielle Roth

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.- Gabrielle Roth

Remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing. - Rajat Dogra

Remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. – Rajat Dogra

People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.- Mary-Louise Parker

People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.- Mary-Louise Parker

Our culture has made us all the same. No one is truly white or black or rich, anymore. We all want the same. Individually, we are nothing. - Chuck Palahniuk

Our culture has made us all the same. No one is truly white or black or rich, anymore. We all want the same. Individually, we are nothing. – Chuck Palahniuk

Originality is a by product of sincerity.- Marianne Moore

Originality is a by product of sincerity.- Marianne Moore

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. – Malcolm Muggeridge

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.- Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.- Margaret Mead

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.- Harvey Fierstein

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.- Harvey Fierstein

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.- Oscar Wilde

My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.- Oscar Wilde

Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with.- Haruki Murakami

Life’s no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe’s my own to fool with.- Haruki Murakami

It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.- Carson Kressley

It’s really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.- Carson Kressley

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.- Desiderius Erasmus

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.- Desiderius Erasmus

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.- Louis Kronenberger

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.- Louis Kronenberger

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.  - Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. – Coco Chanel

If you want to stand out, don't be different; be outstanding. - Meredith West

If you want to stand out, don’t be different; be outstanding. – Meredith West

If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.- Billie Holiday

If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.- Billie Holiday

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn t thinking.- George S. Patton

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn t thinking.- George S. Patton

I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world. - Elijah Wood

I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world. – Elijah Wood

I believe that every person has uniqueness -- something that nobody else has.- Michael Schenker

I believe that every person has uniqueness — something that nobody else has.- Michael Schenker

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. - William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. – William Shakespeare

Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique and to be more creative.

Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique and to be more creative.

Envy is Ignorance Iimitation is suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Envy is Ignorance Iimitation is suicide. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do something remarkable or accept being the mere statistic that you have always been awarded. - Tsepiso Makhubedu

Do something remarkable or accept being the mere statistic that you have always been awarded. – Tsepiso Makhubedu

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.- Mehmet Murat ildan

Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.- Mehmet Murat ildan

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.- Robert H. Schuller

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.- Robert H. Schuller

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.- Judy Garland

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.- Judy Garland

A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.- Eileen Caddy

A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.- Eileen Caddy

When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.- Criss Jami

When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.- Criss Jami

When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being. -

When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being. –

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.- James Broughton

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.- James Broughton

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You- Dr. Seuss

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You- Dr. Seuss

There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough.- Alain De Botton

There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough.- Alain De Botton

There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others.- Tom Robbins

There is no such thing as a weird human being, It’s just that some people require more understanding than others.- Tom Robbins

There is just one life for each of us: our own.- Euripides

There is just one life for each of us: our own.- Euripides

The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself.- Jim Shepard

The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself.- Jim Shepard

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