The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
— Theodore Roosevelt

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
David Bowie repulsed quote

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
— William Blake

Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality.
— Carl Jung

America is simultaneously the most attractive and most repulsive place on the planet. It is most loved and most hated.
— repulsed quotation by Dinesh D'Souza