Top 110 Prejudice Quotes of 2020

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“Regency romances end in marriage; zombie stories end in the zombies being vanquished. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ delivers both.”

― Adam Cohen

“Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“Sadly, I’ve learnt that prejudice still exists in parts of the entertainment industry – I did an interview with a magazine once, and the journalist quite openly said they wouldn’t put a black person on the front cover because the magazine wouldn’t sell.”

― Alesha Dixon

“The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.”

― Alexander Cockburn

“Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.”

― Allan Bloom

“Prejudice – a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“There are a lot of people in Beverly Hills who come from the Middle East, who are very much a part of the Beverly Hills fabric, and their kids grew up with the privileges of Beverly Hills. And yet they still have to deal with a lot of the prejudice against them for being foreign-born.”

― Amy Heckerling

“There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.”

― Andre Gide

“We must confront persecution faced by many Christian communities and the intolerance that plagues us. We must overcome anti-Semitism and the prejudice that divides us. We must defeat Islamophobia and the fears that weaken us.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I know we can’t abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.”

― Belva Lockwood

“Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.”

― Ben Hecht

“If a guy’s got it, let him give it. I’m selling music, not prejudice.”

― Benny Goodman

“The air is the only place free from prejudice.”

― Bessie Coleman

“In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest.”

― Bob Gibson

“Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.”

― Bob Marley

“I really have had to swallow my own prejudice at times.”

― Bono

“The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see.”

― Bram Fischer

“I hate prejudice of any kind, whether it be color or sexual preference.”

― Burt Reynolds

“The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence.”

― Byron White

“I’m a voracious reader, and I like to explore all sorts of writing without prejudice and without paying any attention to labels, conventions or silly critical fads.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“There isn’t a book that has changed me, but I have favourites such as ‘Pride and Prejudice’ which I often re-read.”

― Carolina Herrera

“Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided.”

― Charles Curtis

“He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.”

― Charles Dickens

“Prejudice is a learned trait. You’re not born prejudiced; you’re taught it.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“Prejudice hasn’t changed to this day, not in golf. Maybe in other sports.”

― Charlie Sifford

“Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.”

― Christopher Lasch

“I’ve seen ‘Pride and Prejudice’ about 4,000 times. I’m not joking: I know every single line.”

― Claire Foy

“The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Like one of any minority, I have experienced prejudice.”

― Dalia Mogahed

“Films are wonderful but they do fix an identity. I can’t read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ anymore, for instance, without imaging Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.”

― Deborah Harkness

“We don’t have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago, but today it is more educated.”

― Edward James Olmos

“All societies wrestle with the scourge of prejudice, but validating that prejudice in statute makes a virtue of oppression.”

― Ephraim Mirvis

“Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.”

― Eric Hoffer

“I have only one prejudice in horseflesh – I do not like a white one.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.”

― Ezra Pound

“Race prejudice can’t be talked down, it must be lived down.”

― Francis J. Grimke

“A prejudice, unlike a simple misconception, is actively resistant to all evidence that would unseat it.”

― Gordon W. Allport

“At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.”

― Gore Vidal

“The ‘Pride and Prejudice’ with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle was something I watched on a weekly basis with my mum at home in Oxfordshire.”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“Once I started writing the screenplay of ‘Bride & Prejudice,’ I was convinced Jane Austen was a Punjabi in her previous birth.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“Criticism is prejudice made plausible.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Once you have dialogue starting, you know you can break down prejudice.”

― Harvey Milk

“It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.”

― Henry A. Wallace

“I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me.”

― Henry Villard

“We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.”

― Herbert Spencer

“Liberalism, above all, means emancipation – emancipation from one’s fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“I went to the States with that amount of prejudice which seems the birthright of every English person, but I found that, under the knowledge of the Americans which can be attained by a traveller mixing in society in every grade, these prejudices gradually melted away.”

― Isabella Bird

“A new breed of Republicans has taken over the GOP. It is a new breed which is seeking to sell to Americans a doctrine which is as old as mankind – the doctrine of racial division, the doctrine of racial prejudice, the doctrine of white supremacy.”

― Jackie Robinson

“Libertarianism, the political philosophy of rugged individualism, ought to hold a natural appeal to tolerant, anti-statist, free-trade conservatives who deplore the turn taken by the party of Abraham Lincoln toward racial prejudice, authoritarianism, and mercantilism.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“Race prejudice has nothing to do with color. It has to do with being the stranger.”

― Joe Morton

“Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.”

― Joey Skaggs

“I have all my life fought against prejudice, having been subjected to it myself.”

― John Galliano

“I have no prejudice against male or female.”

― John Lone

“I don’t condone racism. I don’t condone prejudice.”

― John Schnatter

“In the fullness of time, I suspect that bigotry against homosexuals will seem as repugnant as racial prejudice does today. Or so one hopes.”

― Jon Meacham

“There’s an absolute prejudice that good movies are dramas and comedies are more dismissable. But I couldn’t disagree more.”

― Joseph Gordon-Levitt

“IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society.”

― Judith Light

“There’s still a really divisive residue in our nation that’s called racism and prejudice and oppression and sexism.”

― Jurnee Smollett-Bell

“Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn’t really have judgement in it’s purest form. So just go, just go.”

― K. D. Lang

“Muslims remain the most convenient target for prejudice in a city like Delhi, which is far more ghettoized than Bombay or Bangalore, for example.”

― Karan Mahajan

“Helping refugees settle and integrate peacefully, often in the face of distrust and prejudice, is essential work.”

― Katharine Viner

“I came from a lot of intolerance and prejudice, which aren’t necessarily healthy to evolve as a human.”

― Katy Perry

“Motherhood has become a battleground on which prejudice and class resentment can be waged without ever admitting that’s what we’re doing.”

― Kim Brooks

“Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“There was a lot of prejudice towards Russians in Latvia. When I went to school, often Latvians didn’t like me, and Russians and Latvians didn’t like Americans, so that was a whole other prejudice.”

― Lana

“I grew up reading ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – girly kind of books.”

― Leighton Meester

“No group of people has been more unjustly maligned in the twentieth century than the Puritans. As a result, we approach the Puritans with an enormous baggage of culturally ingrained prejudice.”

― Leland Ryken

“Prejudice has no hold in this Republic.”

― Leo Varadkar

“The way to tackle Muslimphobia is to tackle prejudice against Muslims. What it is not is to pretend that Islamist extremism does not exist.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.”

― Maggie Gallagher

“I haven’t experienced a lot of prejudice in my life, but I’m not naive to what goes on in the world.”

― Malachi Kirby

“The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.”

― Mark Twain

“From the outset, MoMA followed the Bauhaus’s strict prohibition against design that even hinted at the decorative, a prejudice that skewed the pioneering museum’s view of Modernism for decades.”

― Martin Filler

“Any set of decisions about design is inevitably influenced by cultural prejudice, no matter how intent an architect might be to avoid it.”

― Martin Filler

“In London we give ourselves a pat on the back, rightly, for not killing one another, for our prejudice being subtle rather than lethal.”

― Martin Freeman

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.”

― Maya Angelou

“If a novelist had concocted a villain like Trump – a larger-than-life, over-the-top avatar of narcissism, mendacity, ignorance, prejudice, boorishness, demagoguery, and tyrannical impulses, she or he would likely be accused of extreme contrivance and implausibility.”

― Michiko Kakutani

“I have a class prejudice – against the upper class, which is foolish.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice.”

― Miroslav Volf

“Old-fashioned anti-immigrant prejudice always brings out some old-fashioned racists.”

― Molly Ivins

“The only prejudice I’ve found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn’t so much prejudice as just fear.”

― Nat King Cole

“’Pride And Prejudice’ takes place in a similar period to ‘Vanity Fair,’ and yet there’s a huge difference between Jane Austen and Thackeray.”

― Natasha Little

“If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly understand the impulses that govern both races.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.”

― Paul P. Harris

“Dwarves are still the butt of jokes. It’s one of the last bastions of acceptable prejudice.”

― Peter Dinklage

“There’s a part of bohemia I love. The lack of prejudice, the lack of aggression, I love the lack, for the most part, of competitiveness. It’s more peaceful.”

― Peter Mullan

“President Trump has harnessed the fear and prejudice that have accompanied every wave of immigrants in United States history, and stoked those fears to further his own agenda.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don’t have any prejudice. Life concerns me.”

― Ralph Allen

“The eradication of racial and religious prejudice in the United States – and in the rest of the world as well – is a long-term process.”

― Robert Kennedy

“I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.”

― Roger Ebert

“Eventually, I won the right to attend school, but the prejudice was still there.”

― Ryan White

“Ignorance and prejudice make for bad advisers.”

― Samantha Power

“Homophobia, transphobia, and sexism, they’re all rooted in the same prejudice: the belief that one perception at birth – the sex we are assigned – should dictate who we are, who we love, how we act, and what we do.”

― Sarah McBride

“’Pride and Prejudice’ – perhaps more than any other Jane Austen book – is engrained in our literary consciousness.”

― Seth Grahame-Smith

“There is more racial prejudice in India than anywhere else in the world.”

― Shekhar Kapur

“Of course laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws – to perpetuate injustice through inaction.”

― Shirley Chisholm

“’Pride and Prejudice’ is often compared to ‘Cinderella,’ but Jane Austen’s real ‘Cinderella’ tale is ‘Mansfield Park.’”

― Susanna Clarke

“In some ways, ‘Mansfield Park’ is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ turned inside out.”

― Susanna Clarke

“There’s prejudice and poverty in Hungary as there is in every country.”

― Tibor Fischer

“Neither I nor anyone in the Church would ever tolerate hatred of or prejudice towards any of the Lord’s children.”

― Timothy Dolan

“The denial with which many African leaders and communities greeted the appearance of HIV and AIDS across the continent in the 1990s is now considered a tragic mistake rather than a purposeful pushback against lingering colonial prejudice.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“On television, I tried to absolutely hew to the middle of the road and not show any prejudice or bias in any way.”

― Walter Cronkite

“History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.”

― Will Durant

“’Extreme Prejudice’ is the last of the Mohicans. I don’t think we’ll ever see a film made like that again.”

― William Forsythe

“There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.”

― William Hazlitt

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”

― William Hazlitt

“Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.”

― William Hazlitt

“I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches while there is no prejudice about wizards. Words are very important, and I’m really into destroying myths.”

― Yoko Ono
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