Top 43 Belonging Quotes of 2020

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“Just as a fan and a consumer, I think less of actors as one thing and belonging to one genre or medium. People do all kinds of things.”

― Adam Scott

“Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.”

― Alexander Theroux

“If some student belonging to weaker section of society suffers distress, humanity says it must be addressed.”

― Arun Jaitley

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

― Brene Brown

“I don’t see the point of belonging to a party on the increasingly dubious assumption that it’s slightly less bad than the opposition.”

― Bret Stephens

“Belonging has always been a fundamental driver of humankind.”

― Brian Chesky

“Our shared vision of belonging is the thread that weaves through every touchpoint on Airbnb.”

― Brian Chesky

“I had never had a deep sense of belonging anywhere. I always felt I was an outsider.”

― Chirlane McCray

“I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“To be honest, while every market is very different, we are all still fundamentally moved and inspired by similar human truths – love, fear, belonging, desire, and so on.”

― David Droga

“When I was a young artist, I liked and was interested in belonging to the mainstream comics group. I didn’t introduce myself as an author, but only as a designer.”

― David Mazzucchelli

“Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock, and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land, are together equal to the value of the whole produce, there can be no rent.”

― David Ricardo

“At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.”

― Dolley Madison

“Besides individual things like thunder and gunshots, what dogs fear most is not belonging, being alone.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“After I tasted success with erotic thrillers, a time came when I was being offered only films belonging to that genre. The industry loves repeating a success formula, and the audience had formed a certain image of mine in their minds.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“My faith did not require beauty or belonging – the deeper I went into my practice, the less it required at all.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“Temperamentally, I am suspicious of belonging to anything. When I ran for office, I debated seriously whether or not to run as an independent because I was not eager to be saddled with the Democratic Party, because any party label is committing.”

― Gore Vidal

“I grew up in a Mauritian bubble in France… I had the feeling of not belonging, but still living with French culture.”

― J. M. G. Le Clezio

“In the larger world, tribalism is an enormous problem, as it ever has been: both strength and idiocy borne from belonging.”

― Jane Hamilton

“Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and the bare necessities of office life. A new hire isn’t a surprise visitor from out of town. Plan for their arrival.”

― Jay Samit

“The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“To have a job you can count on as an actor is so rare, whether that means belonging to a regional theater company or being on TV.”

― Jim Parsons

“Writers need their totems, their altars. Mine, I feel, share the same randomness and utility of those belonging to painters I know, who are relentlessly visual and even poetic.”

― Kevin Young

“Karl Johnson, my first piano player at Milt Trenier’s, he just swung really hard and gave me a sense of really belonging to the jazz scene.”

― Kurt Elling

“Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging – they ground us.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Each state, so that it does not abridge the great fundamental rights belonging, under the Constitution, to all citizens, may grant or withhold such civil rights as it pleases; all that is required is that, in this respect, its laws shall be impartial.”

― Lyman Trumbull

“The cell phone has become the adult’s transitional object, replacing the toddler’s teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“He took pride in belonging to the world’s most exclusive club: the United States Senate.”

― Margaret Truman

“Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.”

― Maria Monk

“I found my place when I moved to London, where I chose to live, making my own tribe who were all from different backgrounds and places. The class thing is very dominant there, but in the cultural cross-fertilization, I felt a sense of belonging.”

― Neneh Cherry

“The popularity of leaders like Mandela was an invitation to counter-attack by the government. Mandela was banned from speaking, from attending gatherings, from leaving Johannesburg, from belonging to any organization.”

― Oliver Tambo

“One would think that plants belonging to the same genus would always produce identical or at least similar oils. But this is by no means so.”

― Otto Wallach

“Americans generally regard themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation. And in terms of living in a religiously tolerant and enormously diverse country, Americans can certainly take some justified pride.”

― Peter Bergen

“People inside of belonging systems are very threatened by those who are not within that group. They are threatened by anyone who has found their citizenship in places they cannot control.”

― Richard Rohr

“Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.”

― Rob Lowe

“I have a very strong sense of who I am as a Jew and a strong sense of belonging.”

― Ron Ben-Israel

“Conformism is essential to the group coherence and ‘spirit.’ The whole impetus behind tribalism of this kind is conservative: Belonging to the tribe is defined by opposition to other tribes. Our tribe, and its traditional ways, is superior to other tribes because it is ours.”

― Russell Smith

“An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me.”

― Samuel Alexander

“I am lucky to have found an artistic companion in Anurag; there is a sense of belonging.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“I miss the sense of belonging on a film as much as I did on ‘Call Me By Your Name.’”

― Timothee Chalamet

“Again and again, I find something eerie in many Irish occasions – the unrelenting whiteness, the emotional tribal attachments, the violent prejudices lurking beneath apparently pleasant social surfaces, the cosy smugness of belonging.”

― Tom Paulin

“In spite of all temptations of belonging to many nations, I’ve remained an Indian.”

― Vikram Seth

“The general statement that the mental faculties are class concepts, belonging to descriptive psychology, relieves us of the necessity of discussing them and their significance at the present stage of our inquiry.”

― Wilhelm Wundt
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