Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul.
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.
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I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
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.
If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
You've got to really be able to accept the rejection.
An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information.
To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.
Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted.
There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.
Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.
You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.
Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.
People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.
I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
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.'
Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
I took all of my rejection letters - there must have been thousands of them in a huge box - and I went out on the curb and burned them all, crying.
A writer should be a joyous optimist. Anything that implies rejection of life is wrong for a writer.
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly.
You have losses that you never thought you'd experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.
Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work.
It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff.
You put yourself on the line as a performer, and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection.
Reform of violence begins with rejection of violence; not propagation.
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
Despair, feeding, as it always does, on phantasmagoria, is imperturbably leading literature to the rejection, en masse, of all divine and social laws, towards practical and theoretical evil.
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.
Every writer is necessarily a critic -- that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each selection is governed by general principles concerning truth, force, beauty, and so on. The critic that is in every fabulist is like the iceberg -- nine-tenths of him is under water.
Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher.
Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy.
Dogma is actually the only thing that cannot be separated from education.
It IS education. A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. There are no uneducated people; only most people are educated wrong. The true task of culture today is not a task of expansion, but of selection-and rejection. The educationist must find a creed and teach it.
There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.
By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.
Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Oh, great reviews are the worst. They mislead you more than the bad ones, because they only fuel your ego. Then you only want another one, like potato chips or something, and the best thing you get is fat and bloated. I'd rather just refuse, thanks.
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress.
Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics.
It is not rejection itself that people fear, it is the possible consequences of rejection. Preparing to accept those consequences and viewing rejection as a learning experience that will bring you closer to success, will not only help you to conquer the fear of rejection, but help you to appreciate rejection itself.
I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
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.
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.
The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.
When you're just an actor, maybe not the top of the list guys, you get constant rejection and it's fun.
There was a great strain in our family because my father didn't want anything to do with me. He was happy to see my brother and sister, but not me. I don't know why. Maybe it was shame. I don't know. But he never wanted anything to do with me. That rejection was terribly hurtful and it went on for years.
Our rejection of the occupier at heart is resistance.