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60 Quotes About Being Different To Help You Be Yourself

Being different quotes are very motivational

In layman’s understanding, ‘being different’ means that you don't perfectly fit in to the everyday puzzle of life.

However, there’s absolutely nothing wrong in that. Being different makes you more fascinating.

Whether it be quotes about being different and unique or quotes about being the same but different, you can draw great motivation from the words and sayings of famous personalities. That’s exactly why here we have these quotes about being different to help you be yourself, because you’re as appreciated and loved as others.

After checking our being different quotes, you may also check out the quotes on unique quotes and be true to yourself quotes. Happy reading!
 

Quotes About Being Unique And Different

In order to thrive in this ever evolving world, you must be different and unique from others around you. Here are some of the most famous quotes about being different. Read on to keep pace with the changing world with these being different quotes!

You should always strive to be different from others.

1. “I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.”

- Shania Twain.

2. “Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different...in the end, it has made me the happiest.”

- Lindsey Stirling.

3. “What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.”

- Emma Stone.

4. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.”

- Jodie Foster.

5. “When you  embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.”

- Bethenny Frankel.

6. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.”

- Albert Einstein.

7. “Not all who wander are lost.”

- Gandolf.

8. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

- Robert Frost.

9. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

- Maya Angelou.

10. “I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different. And I felt out of place and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in.  And then one day I realized something – something I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.”

- Angelina Jolie.

11. “When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”

- Criss Jami.

12. “I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense (xxvi).”

- Eve Ensler, ‘I Am An Emotional Creature’.

13. “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.

14. “So what? You're another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for?”

- Yana Toboso.

15. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.”

- Albert Einstein.

16. “Stop apologizing! It’s ok if your ideas are different, your goals are big – don’t be afraid of what others would say. You are skilled, capable, and talented – you deserve to be a leader, and you are enough. Leaning in can be uncomfortable, so don’t be afraid to own your seat, lean back, and kick your feet up.”

- Joy Fitzgerald.

17. “Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.”

- Paulo Coelho.

18. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

- André Gide.

19. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”

- Rita Mae.

20. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

- Coco Chanel.

21. “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.”

- Tila Tequila.

22. “Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain.”

- Cat Cora.

23. “There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.”

- Eugene Kennedy.

24. “I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.”

- Shania Twain.

25. “Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.”

- Charles Mingus.

Quotes About Being Yourself By Famous People

Being different quotes from famous personalities like Henry David Thoreau, Angelina Jolie, Albert Einstein and Michael Jackson offer motivation and inspiration even during challenges. Read on for some truly inspirational being different quotes.

Being different will make you stand out as a unique person.

26. “I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different. And I felt out of place and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something – something I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.”

- Angelina Jolie.

27. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”

- Oprah Winfrey.

28. “You can make life very simple or very complicated. Some people try to be what others want them to be. Others try to be different just to stand out. In both cases, they are changing themselves to impress others. Neither of these paths has a heart. Just be true to yourself. It’s that simple.”

- Mike Stutman.

29. “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.”

- Tila Tequila.

30. “You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.”

- Henry David Thoreau.

31. “I think everybody carries a slight sense of being different, and I know that it comes very naturally to me.”

- Louis Theroux.

32. “Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.”

- Proverb.

33. “When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.”

- Michael Josephson.

34. “People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.”

- Mary-Louise Parker.

35. “To be nobody but yourself in a world doing its best to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can ever fight and never stop fighting.”

- E. E. Cummings.

36. “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.

37. “Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.”

- Mehmet Murat ildan.

38. “I stopped focusing on people being different, and I started treating everyone the same way.”

- Ivan Glasenberg.

39. “So what? You're another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for?”

- Yana Toboso.

Motivational Being Different Quotes

Being different quotes give you the motivation and inspiration in being different. Quotes from renowned authors and personalities allow you to express yourself truly. Read on for some of the truly unique different quotes.

40. “A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.”

- Sean Covey.

41. “If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”

- Aldous Huxley.

42. “I yam what I yam and dat's all what I yam. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.”

- Popeye.

43. “It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.”

- Eric Hoffer.

44. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."

- Henry David Thoreau.

45. "Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."

- Haruki Murakami.

46. “Never be afraid to be different. An original is more valuable than a copy.”

- Roy Sutton.

47. "When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”

- Lao Tzu

48. “Being different simply means you have something unique to offer the world.”

- Scarlett Vespa.- Mandy Hale.

49. “To be successful one has to be one of three bees; the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.”

- Suzy Kassem.

50. “When you do something different, you are either blessed or cursed.”

- Mehmet Muratildan.

51. “Being different gives the world color.”

- Nelsan Ellis.

52. “The key to me is being different not for the sake of being different, but being the most authentic version of what you do.”

- Sam Hunt.

53. “You are lucky enough to be different, never change.”

- Taylor Swift.

54. “I am different. Not less.”

- Temple Grandin.

55. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

- Maya Angelou.

56. “You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do.”

- Robert Kiyosaki.

57. “I'm different from everyone else because everyone else is not me.”

- Julian Aguilar.

58. “You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.”

- Robert Greene.

59. “As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.”

- Robert H. Schuller.

60. "We're all different people all through our lives. And that's OK, that's good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”

- Doctor Who

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for quotes about being different, then why not take a look at be real quotes, or quirky quotes.

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