Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.
— Lewis H. Lapham

Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn't feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting.
Kristin Davis misfit quote

She would of been a good woman, said The Misfit, if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.
— Flannery O'Connor

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit. Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
— Alan Rickman

Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo - Jo being the writer and the misfit.
— misfit quotation by Patti Smith