200 Quotes About Being Different and Unique in Life

Filed in Quote by on December 7, 2023

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Reading quotes about being different and unique can help you accept yourself for who you are. You will gradually learn to value the value of your skills and discover who you are meant to be as self-acceptance is the first step toward genuine happiness.

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Quotes About Being Different

1. “There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement, and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.” – Eugene Kennedy

2. “At the bottom, every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

3. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton

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4. “My advice to anyone being picked on for being different or for working towards a dream is to remember it’s never personal. These people don’t actually dislike you at heart. They’re just going through difficult things in their own personal lives.” – Cassadee Pope

5. “I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different. And I felt out of place and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in.  And then one day I realized something – something I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.” – Angelina Jolie

6. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood

7. “By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliott

8. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie The Pooh

9. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

10. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

11. “Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”-  Anita Roddick

12. “Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out.” – Oliver Gaspirtz

13. “Better to embrace the discomfort of being different than the comfort of fitting in.” – Ogwo David Emenike

14. “I thought not fitting in was something I had to fix. Now I see it as my superpower.” – Maxime Lagacé

15. “Always refuse to be like the others! The more you become similar to the others the more you will be useless because there are already plenty of the others!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

16. “Creative people have it hard. There is always something trapped in their noggins yearning to escape like a caged animal, both too free and wild to contain. Little does the world know it will often scrape the inner walls of the mind until it gets what it wants.” – H.S. Crow

17. “Being different and thinking differently make a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable. It honors the unique minority the majority cannot forget.” – Suzy Kassem

18. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” – Albert Einstein

19. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost.

20. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” – Albert Einstein

21. “Not all who wander are lost.” –  Gandolf

22. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost.

23. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

24. “I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.” – Shania Twain

25. “Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different…in the end, it has made me the happiest.” – Lindsey Stirling

26. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” – Jodie Foster

27. “Kites rise high against the wind, not with it.” – Winston Churchill

28. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

29. When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person. -Criss Jami

30. “You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.” –  Henry David Thoreau

31. “So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”  – Mandy Hale

32. “Life’s no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe’s my own to fool with.” – Haruki Murakami

33. “What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” —Emma Stone

34. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” – Jodie Foster

35. “When you  embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.” – Bethenny Frankel

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Quotes on Being Yourself

36. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Maruch

37. “Just be you, be beautiful and be comfortable in your own skin.” – Helen Edwards

38. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland

39. “Some people say you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.” – Angelina Jolie

40. “Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” – Bette Midler

41. “Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

42. “Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique, and to be more creative.” – Sonya Parker

43. “Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are not a copy, you are an original. Craft your own individuality and sense of style and just be yourself.” – Yvonne

44. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

45. “Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself.” – Bella Thorne

46. “What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” – Emma Stone

47. “Different is good, and being different is what makes us stand out in the world.” – Natalya Neidhart

48. “So you’re a little weird? Work it. A little different? Own it. Better to be a nerd than one of the herd.” – Mandy Hale

49. “Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

50. “I stopped focusing on people being different, and I started treating everyone the same way.” – Ivan Glasenberg

Quotes on Overcoming Challenges

51. “So what? You’re another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for?” – Yana Toboso

52. “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.” – Tila Tequila

53. “I think everybody carries a slight sense of being different, and I know that it comes very naturally to me.” – Louis Theroux

54. “Better to embrace the discomfort of being different than the comfort of fitting in.” – Ogwo David Emenike

55. “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.” – Elijah Wood

56. “I realized that my strength was being different.” – Betsey Johnson

57. “When you are like everyone, you are nobody; but when you are different from everyone, you are somebody.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

58. “People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.” – Mary-Louise Parker

59. “For a really long time, I thought being different was a negative thing. But as I grew older, I started to realize we were all born to stand out; nobody is born to blend in.” – Halima Aden

60. “Don’t apologize for being yourself, but ask for an apology if they want you to be something else.” – Amit Kalantri

61. “Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.” – M. Scott Peck

62. “It’s not about being different but about being better at what you do.” – Bhavish Aggarwal

63. “Being different and thinking differently make a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable. It honors the unique minority the majority cannot forget.” – Suzy Kassem

64. “As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” – Robert H. Schuller

65. “I want to show people they don’t have to be scared of being different.” – Jazz Jennings

66. “We are all different. We see things differently. The things I appreciate and value may not be the things you appreciate and value. Our beliefs might conflict. And even if we agree on much, we perceive the world differently.” – Zamm Zamudio

67. “The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable.” – John Paul II

68. “We don’t do things the same way everyone else does. We relish being different. We see that difference as an element that makes us more compelling.” – Reggie Fils-Aime

69. “Being different was good, I liked it and I wouldn’t change myself for anyone. Not ever.” – Amanda James

70. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood

71. “Only recently have I realized that being different is not something you want to hide or squelch or suppress.” – Amy Gerstler

72. “The beauty of life is to be different. Set yourself apart from the crowd, and flourish into the person you were meant to be.” – Julian Aguilar

73. “What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” – Emma Stone

74. “I’m different than everyone else because everyone else is not me.” – Julian Aguilar

75. “When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I’m the same guy I’ve always been.” – Barry Zito

76. “We always need something kind of different, to make that which is different, really different!” ― Mark Dawson

77. He couldn’t imagine how lonely it must be for a child to be so profoundly different.” ― Dan Brown

78. “I was feeling like a real misfit in middle school, but when I saw ‘Wicked,’ it made me feel really cool for being different… and you can carve that in stone!” – Jennifer Damiano

79. “I’m comfortable in my body and I don’t mind putting it on display. Honestly, I like how unique it is. My big arms, my bigger hands, these long legs – I love being different.” – Brittney Griner

80. “Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.” – Paulo Coelho

81. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

82. “I think everybody carries a slight sense of being different, and I know that it comes very naturally to me.” – Louis Theroux

83. “So what? You’re another person, so of course, you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for?” – Yana Toboso

84. “A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.” – Sean Covey

85. “If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.” – Aldous Huxley

86. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” ― Oscar Wilde

87. “It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.” – Eric Hoffer

88. “Never be afraid to be different. An original is more valuable than a copy.” – Roy Sutton

89. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

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Encouraging Unique Quotes

90. “The key to me is being different not for the sake of being different, but being the most authentic version of what you do.” – Sam Hunt

91. “You are lucky enough to be different, never change.” – Taylor Swift

92. “Until we respect our own, and everyone’s, right to be different, to make our own choices, and create our own conscious realities free from imposition and pressure to conform, we will remain in a prison of our own making.” ― David Icke

93. “You will be remembered for making a difference, and not for being the owner of fleets of cars.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

94. “The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

95. Why fit in when you were born to stand out. Dr. Seuss

96. I don’t set out to be different. I set out to be me. People think it’s different.

97. You can only make a difference by being different. Rick Warren

98. If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. George S. Patton

99. What makes us the most normal,” said Reiko, “is knowing that we’re not normal. — Haruki Murakami

100. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

101. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

102. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

103. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

104. “It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” – Hans F. Hansen

105. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

106. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

107. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

108. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

109. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

110. “The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.” – Tony Robbins

111. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

112. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

113. “Your difference is your power.” – Dave Grohl

114. “What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

115. “It’s okay to be different and embrace your uniqueness.” – Ellen DeGeneres

116. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

117. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” – Jodie Foster

118. “You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.” – Martha Graham

119. “Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.” – Unknown

120. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

121. “It’s not your job to like me; it’s mine.” – Byron Katie

122. “I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not.” – Kurt Cobain

123. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

124. “To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.” – Unknown

125. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

126. “It’s not about being different. It’s about being authentically you.” – Unknown

127. “Why blend in when you were born to stand out?” – Unknown

128. “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh

129. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

130. “Be a voice, not an echo.” – Albert Einstein

131. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney

132. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

133. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Unknown

134. “I don’t want to be like everyone else. I want to be myself.” – Unknown

135. “It’s not the differences that divide us. It’s our judgments about each other that do.” – Margaret Wheatley

136. “You have to be unique and different to shine in your own way.” – Lady Gaga

137. “Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.” – Andy Biersack

138. “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

139. “Don’t be a copy, be an original.” – Unknown

Be Unique Quotes

140. “The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” – A.A. Milne

141. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

142. “If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” – Coco Chanel

143. “Different is good. So don’t fit in, don’t sit still, don’t ever try to be less than what you are.” – Angelina Jolie

144. “Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.” – Reba McEntire

145. “The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

146. “It’s not what you are that holds you back; it’s what you think you are not.” – Denis Waitley

147. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen R. Covey

148. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

149. “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.” – Whoopi Goldberg

150. “I’m not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself.” – Vivian Stanshall

151. “Don’t be afraid to express yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you like everyone else.” – Unknown

152. “You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison

153. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” – Albert Einstein

154. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.” – Mahatma Gandhi

155. “Normal is overrated.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

156. “Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy.” – Unknown

157. “Don’t be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird and different is good. When you think you’re working hard, there is always someone else working harder, so always be yourself and know your stuff.” – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

158. “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” – Shannon L. Alder

159. “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” – Albert Einstein

160. “To be successful, you must act big, think big, and talk big.” – Aristotle Onassis

161. “The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton

162. “Don’t be the same, be better.” – Unknown

163. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

164. “It’s okay to be a glowstick: Sometimes we have to break before we shine.” – Unknown

165. “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.” – Kobe Bryant

166. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

167. “Don’t be afraid of being different. Be afraid of being the same as everyone else.” – Unknown

168. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

169. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

Quotes On Overcoming Influences

170. “Your individuality is your greatest asset.” – Unknown

172. “Be different; be unique; be yourself.” – Christina Grimmie

173. “The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be.” – Unknown

174. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

175. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

176. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

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177. “Your difference is your power.” – Dave Grohl

178. “What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

179. “It’s okay to be different and embrace your uniqueness.” – Ellen DeGeneres

180. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

181. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” – Jodie Foster

182. “You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.” – Martha Graham

183. “Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.” – Unknown

184. “The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.” – Tony Robbins

185. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

186. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Unknown

187. “I don’t want to be like everyone else. I want to be myself.” – Unknown

188. “Be a voice, not an echo.” – Albert Einstein

189. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney

190. “Do not be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.” – Andy Biersack

191. “It’s not the differences that divide us. It’s our judgments about each other that do.” – Margaret Wheatley

192. “You have to be unique and different to shine in your own way.” – Lady Gaga

193. “Don’t be afraid to stand out, embrace your uniqueness.” – Unknown

194. “Why blend in when you were born to stand out?” – Unknown

195. “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh

196. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

197. “Be a trendsetter, not a follower.” – Unknown

198. “Don’t be afraid to express your individuality.” – Unknown

199. “It’s not about being different. It’s about being authentically you.” – Unknown

200. “Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?” – Unknown

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