Top 98 Outsider Quotes

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“I’ve always been an outsider.”

― Aisha Tyler

“TV is a medium where I’ve been an outsider for the most part.”

― Alan Menken

“If I’m kind of an outsider, it just happened that way, and people responded to it.”

― Alessia Cara

“Being an outsider helps breed comedy.”

― Alex Borstein

“Being a white southern African who saw the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, the sense of being an outsider was absolutely instilled in my limbic system.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“Every writer is an outsider.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“I was the punk outsider who nobody messed with. I was fearless. At 16, I graduated and moved out.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I’ve always felt that I was a bit of an outsider to the British children’s-book illustration scene, because I don’t work in line and wash.”

― Anthony Browne

“I am probably an outsider because I challenge conventional narratives about who should have a seat at the table.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“It’s good to be an outsider.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I like the condition of being an outsider, just passing through.”

― Barry Unsworth

“I think I approach things with an outsider’s perspective.”

― Bennett Miller

“I am attracted to these outsider characters who just don’t belong anywhere, and who are operating in worlds they sort of don’t fit, coupled with huge ambitions.”

― Bennett Miller

“I guess I was always an outsider and some kind of anarchist.”

― Brie Larson

“Where I’m an outsider is, I’m not a career politician.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I have an interest in the outsider.”

― Celeste Ng

“I’ve always been interested in the outsider.”

― Charles de Lint

“I’ve been an outsider all my life – I don’t care.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“I don’t look at it as mainstream country versus outsider.”

― Chris Stapleton

“I don’t think I’m an outsider at all.”

― Christina Ricci

“I feel as though there’s a lot invested in my background in being an outsider.”

― Claire Messud

“In Geneva, I was seen as an outsider. In the U.S., I was considered Eurotrash. And in London, I’m seen as an American.”

― Danny Rimer

“I’m always thinking as an outsider, and I’m always mindful of whether a company can be impactful on a global basis. Frankly, I’m paranoid about anyone anywhere who could be a competitive threat.”

― Danny Rimer

“The debut film came much easier to me than it would have if I was an outsider.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“To be the outsider is actually a great thing in England.”

― Edie Campbell

“I was an outsider… but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up.”

― Elia Kazan

“It wasn’t easy for me to start in Bollywood because I was an outsider.”

― Esha Gupta

“Everybody tries to be exactly the same. I think being an outsider is a good thing.”

― Ethan Embry

“I never felt I belonged. I was always an outsider.”

― Ethel Waters

“I’ve always been an outsider to some extent.”

― G-Eazy

“When I am in Egypt, I am along for the ride – I am a privileged outsider, but an outsider nonetheless.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“I have been an outsider in journalism and in the academy, because I never fully belonged to any of them.”

― Garry Wills

“I was an outsider as a kid, and I grew up around a lot of violence.”

― Gary Sherman

“I think I always felt like an outsider, like a weirdo.”

― Graham Moore

“Alan Turing, to me, always felt like an outsider’s outsider.”

― Graham Moore

“I’ve always been interested in writing from the perspective of an outsider.”

― Isaac Marion

“I always felt an outsider.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I’m an outsider.”

― Jack Levine

“I was not a punk rocker, absolutely not, but I certainly knew quite a lot of them, and I definitely went to the Mab – it was raw, interesting intense scene, so I was very drawn to it, but I was a total outsider.”

― Jennifer Egan

“I’ve always felt myself to be an outsider. I’ve always felt awkward.”

― Jeremy Paxman

“I’m a scrappy outsider from Boston, so didn’t have a privileged background at all like many in business.”

― Jeremy Strong

“Everyone’s a geek in some way or other. Everyone’s an outsider.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“I love a kind of shambling outsider protagonist who always feels like they’re ‘other.’”

― Jill Soloway

“I’m in nobody’s circle, I’ve always been an outsider.”

― Joan Rivers

“I think if you are an outsider then you are an outsider always.”

― Joanne Harris

“I have done quite a lot of outsider figures.”

― John Hurt

“It really helps a comedian to be an outsider.”

― John Oliver

“I relate to most of the characters I play, because I do feel like an outsider.”

― Jon Heder

“I know what it feels like to be an outsider.”

― Judith Light

“I’ve always been an outsider. I’ve always been attracted to roles that would challenge me and that wouldn’t come around very often.”

― Juliette Lewis

“It kind of feels cool to be the outsider.”

― Kane Brown

“It’s not easy for an outsider to understand this industry.”

― Kapil Sharma

“I was a complete outsider in high school.”

― Karen O

“I always felt a little bit of an outsider, especially because I grew up on Oahu.”

― Kaui Hart Hemmings

“I literally felt like a freak, which is another aspect of the role of Sally that I relate to: total outsider.”

― Kristen Johnston

“The industry has been very warm and welcoming, especially since I am an outsider.”

― Kriti Sanon

“Jews had an outsider’s eye on a lot of Western tradition.”

― M. H. Abrams

“As a kid I just felt like an outsider.”

― Marilyn Manson

“As an outsider, I have to say that the Premier League is a very attractive league.”

― Mario Gotze

“Because I have success, it doesn’t mean I’m part of the mainstream. I’m still an outsider.”

― Matt Drudge

“When I came into improv, it was almost like an outsider art form.”

― Matt Walsh

“I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider.”

― Mika

“I do know what it’s like to be an outsider.”

― Milana Vayntrub

“Being an outsider makes you a really good writer.”

― Mitski

“I came to Hollywood and felt myself an outsider, and I was sent all these action thrillers and superhero scripts.”

― Morten Tyldum

“I wanted to make a movie that celebrates the outsider, the one who is different, the one who is not normal – and show how important that is.”

― Morten Tyldum

“I do have an outsider’s complex of getting made fun of. I was made fun of as a kid, and I don’t have the stomach for it.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“I’m both an insider and an outsider.”

― Nell Scovell

“I became a script writer with absolutely no idea of how to write a script whatsoever. I still feel a bit of an outsider in that regard. If I can maintain that approach to screenwriting, it can continue to be enjoyable.”

― Nick Cave

“However popular you are, you still feel like an outsider.”

― Noma Dumezweni

“I never felt like an outsider in the industry.”

― Nora Fatehi

“An outsider’s point of view is always handy.”

― Pat Oliphant

“I think having an outsider’s viewpoint is interesting and good, especially for a comedian.”

― Paul Merton

“I was the only outsider to visit the Abbottabad compound where bin Laden lived before the Pakistani military demolished it.”

― Peter Bergen

“I’ve felt like an outsider. I’ve had to struggle.”

― Peter Dinklage

“I’ve always been an outsider. Even in London. If I returned to Scotland, I’d feel a complete foreigner.”

― Peter Doig

“Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.”

― Phyllis Bottome

“In a sense, I feel a lot more an outsider in Los Angeles than I did in Newfoundland.”

― Rhys Ifans

“I suppose when you are an outsider, you will always be an outsider.”

― Richard Desmond

“You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.”

― Robert Frost

“I think people realize I’m truly an outsider.”

― Ron Johnson

“People oftentimes refer to me as ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’ So, I’m Mr. Johnson. I’m a complete outsider.”

― Ron Johnson

“I was an outsider. I looked different, and I felt really voiceless as a kid.”

― Sabaa Tahir

“I don’t think I ever felt an outsider when I had a stutter.”

― Sam Neill

“I was very, very quiet. I was always a loner, hardly spoke, and I was quite a nerd in school. So I was an outsider always.”

― Shahzia Sikander

“I guess I’ve always been something of an outsider.”

― Shaun Evans

“I see my role as sort of an informed outsider.”

― Shaun King

“I’ve always been an outsider; a displaced person.”

― Siobhan Fahey

“Everybody feels like an outsider at some point in their lives.”

― Stephanie Savage

“The earliest dictionaries were collections of criminal slang, swapped amongst ne’er-do-wells as a means of evading the authorities or indeed any outsider who might threaten the trade.”

― Susie Dent

“I’ve been such an outsider my whole life.”

― Thom Mayne

“I lived in a state of rage from 12 to 20. Until college, I was beyond an outsider. I was a voyeur of life.”

― Thom Mayne

“I always felt like the ‘outsider’ kind of kid.”

― Tom King

“I was a total fashion insider who became an outsider when I did bridal.”

― Vera Wang

“Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.”

― Ville Valo

“The subject of an outsider who becomes obsessed.”

― Wes Anderson

“I’m an outsider, I guess.”

― William Klein

“I’m still an outsider in the hip hop community. I don’t even know if I’m making hip hop anymore.”

― Yung Lean
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