outsider Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about outsider
“Being on the outside, in a less elite and less privileged environment, can give you more freedom to pursue your own ideas and academic interests.”
“The lesson of the Impressionists is that there are times and places where it is better to be a Big Fish in a Little Pond that a Little Fish in a Big Pond, where the apparent disadvantage of being an outsider in a marginal world turns out not to be a disadvantage at all.”
“Near the start [of the note], there’s two words I never saw before, Ma says they’re her names like TV persons have, what everybody in Outside used to call her, it’s only me who says Ma.”
″‘Mount Eskel feels the boots of outsiders.’ They paused, and then now even Bena stayed silent for the final line. ‘Mount Eskel won’t bear their weight.‘”
“Nurse: Yes, now (Medea) knows at a terrible first hand what it is to miss one’s native land.”
“Medea: I agree, of course, that a foreigner should conform, adapt to his society.”
“They are leaving one world behind and entering another. Once isolated like this, they have no outside support, and in their confusion they are easily led astray.”
“A marriage is a private thing. It has its own wild laws, and secret histories, and savage acts, and what passes between married people is incomprehensible to outsiders.”
“So what if he’s alone. We’re all alone.”
“We watched life going on around us – work, love, childbearing, childrearing, getting and spending, making and shaping, governing and adventuring – the women’s world, the bright, full, real world – and there was no room in it for us.”
“They’ll make you an outsider, because you are not like them.”
“Outside, she was composed, independent, not very much liked. The girls at school said she was a weirdie, and there was no doubt she was an outsider.”
Two outsider children who live across the street from one another become friends and set contests for each other, the prize for which feats is the trading back and forth of a lovely white stone.
“Ead Duryan is an outsider from the South who acts as a lady-in-waiting and protector to Sabran.”
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