Rebel Quotes


Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

1984

George Orwell

1984

I rebel; therefore I exist.

He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In!

Friend    Heretic    Love    Poem    Rebel    Wit

The most subversive people are those who ask questions.

Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder

Sophie's World

You're only a rebel from the waist downwards,’ he told her.

...it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.

Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.

My 'morals' were sound, even a bit puritanic, but when a hidebound old deacon inveighed against dancing I rebelled. By the time of graduation I was still a 'believer' in orthodox religion, but had strong questions which were encouraged at Harvard. In Germany I became a freethinker and when I came to teach at an orthodox Methodist Negro school I was soon regarded with suspicion, especially when I refused to lead the students in public prayer. When I became head of a department at Atlanta, the engagement was held up because again I balked at leading in prayer. I refused to teach Sunday school. When Archdeacon Henry Phillips, my last rector, died, I flatly refused again to join any church or sign any church creed. From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, exploitation of labor and war.
I think the greatest gift of the Soviet Union to modern civilization was the dethronement of the clergy and the refusal to let religion be taught in the public schools
.

Atheist    Atlanta    Civilization    Clergy    Creed    Deacon    Evil    Exploitation    Freethinker    Germany    Harvard    Morals    Orthodox    Orthodox religion    Public prayer    Public school    Puritanic    Questions    Rebel    Slavery    Soviet union    Ussr    War

Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden
Freedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently.

Most of the Peacekeepers turn a blind eye to the few of us who hunt because they're as hungry as we are for fresh meat as anyone. In fact, they're among our best customers.

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.

Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person. (p. 35)

If you really want to be a rebel get a job, cut your grass, read your bible, and shut up. Because no one is doing that.

I value my own
independence so highly that I can fancy no degradation greater than that
of having another man perpetually directing and advising and lecturing
me, or even planning too closely in any way about my actions. He might
be the wisest of men, or the most powerful--I should equally rebel and
resent his interference...

North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South
Independence    Power    Rebel    Self

Give me liberty, or give me death.

Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.

Conform    Conformity    Honest    Honesty    Perseverance    Persistence    Rebel    Rebelling    Rebellion    Spite    Stand up    Standing out    Take a stand    True    Truth    Wisdom    Wise

When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you've spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can't help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing.

It was a strange monster, for beneath its exterior it was frightened and sickened by its own violence. It chastised itself for its savagery. And sometimes it had no heart for violence and rebelled against it utterly.

Graceling

Kristin Cashore

Graceling
Exterior    Frightened    Monster    Rebel    Savage    Savagery    Sickened    Violence

A ‘normal person’ is what is left after society has squeezed out all unconventional opinions and aspirations out of a human being.

Under tyranny it is right to be a rebel!

Rebel    Tyranny    Zalos

Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's real rebellion.

I'm one of the
freaks, the faggots,
the geeks, the savages,
rogues, rebels, dissident devils,
artists, martyrs, infidels ...
do we sit still
under attack?
or do we start pushing back?
never back up
never back down
& FIGHT.

Rebel    Resist    Rise

So long as we are brave enough to accept the consequences of our actions, no one can take away our freedom of choice.

Action    Brave    Bravery    Choice    Consequence    Courage    Freedom    Rebel    Rebellion

Centuries of fighting, and for what? I say. "Today it ends. I can't live in fear any longer. I've cursed this power. I've both enjoyed and misused it. And I've hidden it away. Now I must try to wield it correctly, to marry it to a purpose and hope that is enough.

End    Fight    Gemma doyle    Meaning    Power    Rebel

Apparently when it's two people, it's quirky and funny, but when it's a person doing the same stuff on her own, it's rebellious and antisocial.

Bad Girls Don't Die

Katie Alender

Bad Girls Don't Die

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

Dean    Die    Dream    Forever    James    Live    Rebel    Today

Will you walk with me out on the wire, cuz baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider, but I gotta know how it feels... I want to know love is wild, babe, I want to know love is real.

Love    Rebel    Rebellion    Romance

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home who has found his people everywhere.

It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.

Next you will cry about taxation without representation, and throw a basket of tea into the harbor. You are indeed a very Jacobin at heart, and I think I must give up trying to cure you of it; I can but wash my hands and deny responsibility

You're serious?"
"As a heart attack."
I set my bag down and leaned on the counter. Okay, Hunter Zaccadelli, you could make me dinner.
"Stuffed French toast, sweet potato hash and strawberries and cream."
"Breakfast for dinner? You rebel, you.

I rebel — therefore we exist

If ever it's necessary to ride the bandwagon, it's done with one leg swinging out and eyes scoping the fields.

But the not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self. And is not our modern history, my brothers, the story of the brave malenky selves fighting these big machines?"
nah, that's too serious. How's about:
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

He knows how to market himself well. Nowadays, that's all that seems to count. He's rebellious in a way that appeals to people with vain, shallow taste. So of course he manipulates his audiences with the blessing of his recording company and the financial investors behind his brand.

She had taken many more punches to both body and soul than anyone should ever have to endure. But she had been able to rebel every time.

Human rebellion ends in metaphysical revolution. It progresses from appearances to acts, from the dandy to the revolutionary.

L'homme révolté

Albert Camus

L'homme révolté

My generation failed to change the world, but at least I did not let the world change me.

O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but
the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression.
Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa,
have long expelled her.?Europe regards her like a stranger, and England
hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in
time an asylum for mankind.

Common Sense

Thomas Paine

Baby, you want to talk about what happened, go for it. I’m listening. But you know, I’m no angel, and I’m not finished dancing with the devil. If anyone ever hurts you like that again, there’s nothing I won’t do to protect you. To make sure you’re never hurt again.

Great artists are a little too gifted to be bound by boxes and labels, and in saying that, the label 'artist' is to be used lightly.

Art    Artists    Being different    Bondage    Different    Humility    Label    Originality    Rebel

Who rebels with mathematics?

Why do we have to behave like idiots to prove we're not a stereotype? Why do we have to rebel against ourselves? Enjoy the freedom to be shy

Idiots    Rebel    Shy    Stereotypes

Obedience is the virtue that determines whether a person is either a servant or a rebel. Life of integrity is built on obedience of God's statutes and nothing else.

Build    Building    Christ    Christian    Christianity    Do unto others    God    God d laws    I am    I am that i am    Integrity    Jehovah    Jesus    Jesus christ    Love    Obedience    Obedient    Obey    Rebel    Rebellion    Servant    Statues    Statute    True christians    Virtue

...[A] rebel who is inaccurate and mad is a traitor.

I didn’t know yet that to be a rebel you have to be willing to lose everything.

Disorder, disobedience & rule breaking are features of all my stories.

Forbidden things are always better

We are so rebellious that when we die our cells refuse to live a second longer. But our souls they live always....

Time is a hard-hearted rebel, we cannot fight him or can we beg him to slow down, wait for us or stop, all we have to do is to obey his strict rules, follow him and run, he doesn't get tired, and we musn't get tired too.

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