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Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.

Tags: Search, Themselves  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.

Tags: Men, Miss  ✍ Author: Abba Eban

Yes, I think especially the Pentecostal churches, you know, that there's been such a growth in Pentecostalism. And it's a rejection of the much more dour and barren kind of Calvinist worship and also, the very formal Catholic forms of worship.

Tags: Growth, Yes  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection.

Tags: Dating, Time  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side, and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side, are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified.

Tags: Beginning, Both  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

A man's primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection.

Tags: Fear, Women  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

No one goes into standup to make money. The frustration and rejection are just too much.

Tags: Goes, Money  ✍ Author: Jim Gaffigan

I think with any sort of rejection, you're angry that you weren't enough for that person.

Tags: Angry, Enough  ✍ Author: Jennie Garth

By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.

Tags: Collecting, Submitting  ✍ Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Tags: Great, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

Rejection is a universally embarrassing topic and 'Electra Heart' is my response to that. It is a frank album.

Tags: Album, Heart  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.

Tags: Desire, Rest  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

I didn't have a problem with rejection, because when you go into an audition, you're rejected already. There are hundreds of other actors. You're behind the eight ball when you go in there.

Tags: Behind, Problem  ✍ Author: Anais Nin

The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.

Tags: Free, Society  ✍ Author: Ron Paul

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.

Tags: Big, Crisis  ✍ Author: Ron Paul

I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat. I thought it was going to be a piece of cake and it really wasn't. I have drawers full of - or I did have - drawers full of rejection slips.

Tags: Success, Thought  ✍ Author: Fred Saberhagen

Our rejection of the occupier at heart is resistance.

Tags: Heart, Resistance  ✍ Author: Muqtada al Sadr

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.

Tags: Off, Read  ✍ Author: Carl Sandburg

One of the very basic ideas of Post-Modernism is rejection of arbitrary power structures. Different people are sensitive to different kinds of power structures.

Tags: Ideas, Power  ✍ Author: Larry Wall

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary, get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.

Tags: Acting, Maybe  ✍ Author: Loni Anderson

My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it.

Tags: Audience, Idea  ✍ Author: David Antin

When you're just an actor, maybe not the top of the list guys, you get constant rejection and it's fun.

Tags: Actor, Fun  ✍ Author: David Arquette
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Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.

Tags: After, Year  ✍ Author: Joseph Barbera

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly.

Tags: National, Theatre  ✍ Author: Howard Barker

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.

Tags: Holiday, May  ✍ Author: Simone de Beauvoir

An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information.

Tags: Request, Simply  ✍ Author: Bo Bennett

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.

Tags: Step, Success  ✍ Author: Bo Bennett

You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.

Tags: Business, Love  ✍ Author: Jessica Biel

It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.

Tags: Acceptance, Nature  ✍ Author: H. P. Blavatsky

Everything is a rejection of you, not your product, or your script, or a cosmetic. It's you.

Tags: Cosmetic, Product  ✍ Author: Morgan Brittany

You put yourself on the line as a performer, and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection.

Tags: Put, Yourself  ✍ Author: Morgan Brittany

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long.

Tags: Fear, Write  ✍ Author: Louise Brown

There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.

Tags: Inventory, Yourself  ✍ Author: James E. Burke

I used to save all my rejection slips because I told myself, one day I'm going to autograph these and auction them. And then I lost the box.

Tags: Lost, Used  ✍ Author: James E. Burke

Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.

Tags: Dues, Work  ✍ Author: James E. Burke

Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work. It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff.

Tags: Actor, Work  ✍ Author: Rose Byrne

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

Tags: Acceptance, Attitude  ✍ Author: Samuel Chase

My first job out of college was as an editorial assistant in a New York publishing house. Being an editorial assistant is the purgatory would-be editors must endure before they can ascend the ladder and begin acquiring books on their own. I spent a year filing paperwork, writing copy, and typing rejection letters.

Tags: Job, Writing  ✍ Author: Julia Child

Downplaying their faults is pretty much the point of campaigns. But we do count on them living with the constant terror of public rejection.

Tags: Living, Pretty  ✍ Author: Gail Collins

You get used to the rejection and you don't take it personally.

Tags: Personally, Used  ✍ Author: Daniel Craig

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.

Tags: Impossible, Mind  ✍ Author: Caleb Cushing

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.

Tags: Sir, State  ✍ Author: Caleb Cushing

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.

Tags: Crying, Took  ✍ Author: Janet Evanovich

I told the ambulance men the wrong blood type for my ex, so he knows what rejection feels like.

Tags: Men, Wrong  ✍ Author: Oliver Evans

Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Tags: End, Light  ✍ Author: Harrison Ford

Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better.

Tags: Try, Trying  ✍ Author: Sasha Grey

Punk was a protest against work and against boredom. It was a sign of life, a rant, a scream, a rejection of bourgeois morals. But have things improved since then? Arguably, they've got worse.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

I don't really have disappointments, because I build myself up for rejection.

Tags: Build  ✍ Author: Nicholas Hoult

I always feel like rejection is my petrol. That's what keeps me going.

Tags: Keeps, Petrol  ✍ Author: Laura Kightlinger

A girl who is interested in becoming a model must first accept the fact that she is the product. She must be ready to deal with a lot of rejection.

Tags: Fact, Girl  ✍ Author: Karolina Kurkova

As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.

Tags: Fear, Work  ✍ Author: Carol Leifer

There's no point in dwelling on rejection.

Tags: Dwelling, Point  ✍ Author: Isabel Lucas

You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.

Tags: Acceptance  ✍ Author: Barry Mann

You've got to really be able to accept the rejection.

Tags: Able, Accept  ✍ Author: Barry Mann

There is going to be a hundred thousand doors slammed in your face before one opens, so feel ok about taking rejection.

Tags: Face, Taking  ✍ Author: Heather Matarazzo

When you are an actor, rejection and disappointment are an occupational hazard.

Tags: Actor, Hazard  ✍ Author: David Morrissey

I am an American, not an Asian-American. My rejection of hyphenation has been called race treachery, but it is really a demand that America deliver the promises of its dream to all its citizens equally.

Tags: America, Dream  ✍ Author: Bharati Mukherjee

The slow rejection of the foreign skin grafts fascinated me. How could the host distinguish another person's skin from his own?

Tags: Another, Skin  ✍ Author: Joseph Murray

I think most actors are insecure and scared of rejection.

Tags: Insecure, Scared  ✍ Author: Alex Pettyfer

It's fine when you careen off disasters and terrifyingly bad reviews and rejection and all that stuff when you're young; your resilience is just terrific.

Tags: Bad, Young  ✍ Author: Harold Prince

It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.

Tags: Acceptance, Life  ✍ Author: Tommy Rettig

As a teenager, my favourite rejection was, 'She looks too healthy,' which of course translates as, 'She needs to lose weight.'

Tags: Lose, She  ✍ Author: Christina Ricci

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.

Tags: Life, Women  ✍ Author: Adrienne Rich

I had come to regard the U.S. Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.

Tags: Mistake, Nations  ✍ Author: Elliot Richardson

For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected - the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American.

Tags: Good, Pretty  ✍ Author: Nora Roberts

Nobody told me how hard it was going to be to get published. I wrote four novels that nobody wanted, sent them out all over, collected hundreds and hundreds of rejection slips.

Tags: Hard, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jerry Spinelli

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.

Tags: Rather, Someone  ✍ Author: Sylvester Stallone

The thing about stand-ups is you can't really get good unless you're failing in front of a large number of people. That makes stand-up comedy unique: you need a tremendous amount of reserve within you to take the rejection from the audience, and without it, you can't do anything.

Tags: Good, Makes  ✍ Author: David Steinberg

I am the luckiest novelist in the world. I was a first-time novelist who wasn't awash in rejection slips, whose manuscript didn't disappear in slush piles. I have had a wonderful time.

Tags: Time, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Aaron Swartz

The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don't know how people make it.

Tags: Humor, Sadness  ✍ Author: Marlo Thomas

In my work, there's a tremendous amount of rejection and waves of fertile and fallow times.

Tags: Times, Work  ✍ Author: Marlo Thomas

Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.

Tags: Anyone, Keep  ✍ Author: Ashley Tisdale

But so much of being an actor isn't so great - the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity.

Tags: Great, Insecurity  ✍ Author: Douglas Wood
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