Outsiders Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Outsiders Quotes from Natasha Rothwell, Jim McKay, John Irving, Ally Carter, Dorian Yates. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I feel like theater in high school seems to be sort of

I feel like theater in high school seems to be sort of like the safe haven for the outsiders and people who don’t necessarily fit in. And it was a come-as-you-are sort of class, and it’s a come-as-you-are after-school activity.
Natasha Rothwell
Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they’re also outsiders in terms of their peer group.
Jim McKay
I think that writers are, at best, outsiders to the society they inhabit. They have a kind of detachment, or try to have.
John Irving
Like many authors, I caught the writing bug during my teenage years. I don’t remember the exact day or year, but I remember that reading S.E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ sparked my interest in writing.
Ally Carter
People told me it was impossible to beat the Americans at their own game; there was a lot of politics involved and outsiders didn’t stand a chance. But if you’re good enough, nothing else matters – I’m living proof of it!
Dorian Yates
Audiences want great story telling; it’s why white people watch my show ‘Black in America.’ It’s why black people watch ‘Latina in America.’ All of that is statistically shown and proven but it was because it was good story telling about people who were outsiders.
Soledad O’Brien
Outsiders don’t get it easy. I was not even expecting to get a film.
Tripti Dimri
I love playing outsiders, I always do.
Antony Sher
I was a ‘young adult’ when I wrote ‘The Outsiders,’ although it was not a genre at the time. It’s an interesting time of life to write about, when your ideals get slammed up against reality, and you must compromise.
S. E. Hinton
The only news most people ever hear about the inner city comes from grim headlines; the only residents they can name are characters on ‘The Wire.’ Of course, ignorance of a community doesn’t stop outsiders from having opinions about it or passing laws that govern it.
James Forman, Jr.
Those who ultimately shake up an industry are often outsiders who don’t know any better.
Joe Lonsdale
‘What comes next?’ is the constant question I’m asked by outsiders eager to travel to the island. During the eleven years I traveled to Havana, very few Cubans I met on the island ever bothered to verbalize this question.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
There are many outsiders in Bollywood and you’ll find people from different parts of the world and cultures coming together.
Athiya Shetty
I sadly never got to my prom. I was shooting ‘The Outsiders.’
Rob Lowe
I think that ‘The Outsiders’ was meant to be written, and I was just picked to write it.
S. E. Hinton
I’ve been quite lucky in that the roles that I’ve been able to play are all kind of outsiders.
Anya Taylor-Joy
Finish people have not been very successful at all. We are not doing very well in sport. We are outsiders in the world.
Saara Aalto
I’ve been quite lucky in that the roles that I’ve been able to play are all kind of outsiders. And, you know, I belong to so many places and belong to none of them at the same time, so there’s this sense of displacement – I very much understand what it is to not fit in or belong somewhere.
Anya Taylor-Joy
I feel like my friends are in a cult because we’re like, ‘No outsiders!
Leighton Meester
Tribalism reflects strong ethnic or cultural identities that separate members of one group from another, making them loyal to people like them and suspicious of outsiders, which undermines efforts to forge common cause across groups.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
While as black people we’ve paid for our right to be in this country many, many times over, I still can’t help but feel we psychologically still see ourselves as outsiders. I believe this is our country. As such we need to embrace it fully.
Clive Lewis
Things are difficult for outsiders in the industry, and it is very evident, too. It does not mean that insiders have it easy or that it’s impossible for outsiders to break in. More often than not, the difference is about how successes and failures are viewed and magnified.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Just trust your intuition and beware of outsiders.
I always think that the exceptional people are those who remain outsiders but still communicate on a grand scale. I think I want everyone to feel more free, and so I feel really claustrophobic on behalf of lots of people.
Bat for Lashes
The ‘X-Men’ stories are the stories of outsiders: people who don’t fit into normal society and are ostracised; it’s a metaphor for gender, race, or sexual orientation.
Noah Hawley
One place that I have very strong memories of is the Congo. That’s somewhere I’ve been to four times. It’s not a place where normally outsiders go, which is what makes it very special.
Jeremy Wade
The thing is, the Tulsa experience that I wrote about in ‘The Outsiders’ is closer to the universal experience than it would be if I wrote it from L.A. or New York. It’s an everyman story.
S. E. Hinton
We are four sisters and when we joined the industry we were outsiders and we did not know anyone in the industry. However, singing was something that I loved doing since my childhood.
Neeti Mohan
Actually, Hollywood is the reverse of what most outsiders think it is. It is not a crazy, nervous place. An actor is less bothered here than he is anywhere else. You can live your life as you please and nobody cares.
Peter Lorre
England pulled out from the European Union (EU) out of anger, as locals there were not getting jobs. They also have no work like Maharashtrian youth, as ‘outsiders’ had grabbed all the opportunities.
Raj Thackeray
I read a lot of fantasy as a kid. I read ‘The Hobbit’ and all of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ books, but I also read a lot of realism like ‘The Outsiders.’
Lisa Papademetriou
Southern Appalachians have been ridiculed since the country began. In fiction, they’re usually depicted in a cartoonish manner. The region is poor, and very suspicious of outsiders, so there’s a sort of ‘us versus them’ situation. They’re easy to poke fun at.
Barbara Kingsolver
London has always been a haven for victims of cruelty, and been improved by them. Yet I can see it changing now. Outsiders are demonised, there are little bits of legislation, people are scared.
Emma Thompson
We have jobs in Maharashtra but outsiders are getting them. They are also getting admission in educational institutions depriving our children of their rights.
Raj Thackeray
I think some star kids have it even harder than outsiders, because the pressure is too much.
Rhea Chakraborty
I know that Oswald killed Kennedy. Now, was he pushed? Encouraged to do it by outsiders? Possibly. Possibly. Was he sitting down with Fidel Castro? No.
Bill O’Reilly
Even the most self-confident people, at one point of their lives, felt like outsiders or felt like they weren’t being heard or seen or witnessed in some way.
Steve Carell
For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point. ‘Stranger Things’ is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different.
Noah Schnapp
Before, Indian people had been so defeated, they were always looking for outsiders, for the government, to somehow come in and fix things. But now, they seem to realize that they’re the only ones who can save themselves.
James Welch
Like many great world faiths, Mormonism has an important strand of sacred mystery. Mormon temples have traditionally been closed to outsiders and designed with opaque windows.
Noah Feldman
I went to South Korea once and I saw young people, about 15, they had skipped school to come see ‘Band of Outsiders.’
Anna Karina
The AAP was not the first group of well-meaning outsiders in politics.
Abhijit Banerjee
In the 1820s, westerners and political outsiders worried that rich men in the east had commandeered the government for their own ends.
Heather Cox Richardson
I love liminal characters. I love these characters that are outside and enter and consequently are perpetually outsiders, and who hold themselves to a higher standard.
Greg Rucka
There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what’s best for us.
Lisa Murkowski
I will always make films that champion outsiders, because I still feel like one, even though I’m now governor of the documentary branch of the Academy.
Roger Ross Williams
Early on, I got some criticism from other gay writers and queer theorists for being too ‘assimilationist,’ probably because my characters are outsiders, even in the gay world.
Stephen McCauley
Calling Trump ‘Putin’s puppet’ is a sign of the weakness of the American political system. It appears so weak and fragile that outsiders can actually meddle about in it.
Fiona Hill
I think most of us are outsiders. And I think that’s good because it makes you question things.
E. L. Konigsburg
Most of the people who write pop music were outsiders at some time in their life.
I’d hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group – those who seem to be outsiders, who feel different. Kids who want to reach their parents often don’t know how to do so.
Ellen Muth
I believe that both Obama and Trump would describe themselves as outsiders.
John Waters
I’m trying to be more put-together. My closets are very messy. I like Rebecca Minkoff; her clothes are casual, but cool. I love Band of Outsiders. And ASOS makes a lot of good stuff. I can get lost on their website for hours. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes.
Morgan Saylor
For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding – the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation – for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Adam Hochschild
‘Sex and the City’ is about outsiders. Single girls as lepers, should have been married by now. It’s the reason the whole thing took off.
Michael Patrick King
We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders.
J. William Fulbright
‘Outsiders,’ I guess, is sort of dark, but I don’t really think of it as dark. The world up there on that mountain, it had the potential to have a lot of fun as well as a lot of drama, these guys raiding the town in their ATVs with their tattoos. It seemed like something different.
David Morse
And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It’s like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders.
Edie Brickell
A lot of the characters I gravitate towards feel like outsiders.
David Harbour
Great Canadian comics are often outsiders and insiders at the same time. That’s a great perspective for a comedian.
David Steinberg
You can’t do progressive government from the inside. You have to rally those outsiders and make them a force.
Jim Hightower
It is not astonishing that there are many journalists who have become human failures and worthless men. Rather, it is astonishing that, despite all this, this very stratum includes such a great number of valuable and quite genuine men, a fact that outsiders would not so easily guess.
Max Weber
Most of us don’t want to be outsiders.
Julian Fellowes
Maybe I am not destined to be part of movies. I feel that one needs to be connected in Bollywood, because, for outsiders, if the first film doesn’t work, no one gives them a second chance.
Sanjeeda Sheikh
I’m not an American but I have always had the outsiders’ respect for the American people and the American way.
Christiane Amanpour
Companies lose some of their best employees when people are beaten down; then they overpromote junior people because they can’t persuade outsiders to sign on.
Mindy Grossman
Women writers specifically… are the ultimate outsiders.
Janet Fitch
It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers.
Luis Gutierrez
‘The Outsiders’ cast in particular was a joy to be around – sweet kids, normal goofy teenagers off camera and serious artists on. They were great. I never got them mixed up with the characters, though. Each of them had his own strong personality.
S. E. Hinton
When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.
Bill Gates
Most people in their lives do feel like they are outsiders at some point.
Taika Waititi
People love to talk about the things that are important to them, but oftentimes as a journalist, if you’re entering a world that’s pretty esoteric and difficult to penetrate and has many barriers to outsiders, then the people inside that world just don’t have the same language as you do.
Lawrence Wright
Surprisingly few outsiders know about the Cuckmere Valley, and it is not uncommon for people to confuse Alfriston with Alfreton in the Derbyshire Peak District.
David Hewson
‘The Outsiders’ died on the vine being sold as a drugstore paperback.
S. E. Hinton
We were not treated by our own government as proper human beings and consequently, some outsiders did not regard us as the same kind of humans as themselves.
Jung Chang
It was easy to believe, between lessons on Shakespeare and Dickens and Austen, that all of the great stories had already been written by dead Europeans. But every time I saw ‘The Outsiders’, I knew better. It was the first time I’d realized that real people write books.
Ally Carter
My movies are always about the kooks and the outsiders.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.
Isabel Allende
I’m definitely drawn to stories about outsiders. Feeling like that myself as a gay black man, I often seek to give a voice to those in the world who don’t have one.
Roger Ross Williams
I’m Egyptian and Muslim, but I grew up in the West, far from my Arab roots. I began ‘Sex and the Citadel’ to help outsiders – like myself – to better comprehend this pivotal part of the world, up-close and personal.
Shereen El Feki
I must try and break through the cliches about Latin America. Superpowers and other outsiders have fought over us for centuries in ways that have nothing to do with our problems. In reality we are all alone.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Though I read and speak Malayalam, Malayalis won’t accept outsiders speaking their language.
Suhasini Maniratnam
In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.
Desmond Tutu
From Mira Road to Malad, Mumbai is full of such outsiders, wanting to become Shah Rukh Khan.
Vivek Agnihotri
I think a lot of people in their lives feel like they don’t fit in, even if it looks like they do. People feel like outsiders even if others think we, the lives we live, have everything. If they are popular or they have everything they are supposed to have. Even then, people still don’t feel quite included.
Shirley Manson
The preoccupation of American historical and literary scholars with the New England Puritans must seem to outsiders like an obsession.
Edmund Morgan
Musicals have long given voice to outsiders and speak of experiences in our culture and environment.
Marc Platt
When I got on Twitter, that was the first time I was able to have lasting relationships with outsiders. And even though they were limited to those 140 characters, it was the duration of the friendships and the rapport we were able to develop.
Megan Phelps-Roper
One of the saddest things I’ve seen in Amazonian cultures is people who were self-sufficient and happy that now think of themselves as poor and become dissatisfied with their lives. What worries me is outsiders trying to impose their values and materialism on the Piraha.
Daniel Everett
Facebook allows outsiders to add functionality to the site but reserves the right to change that policy at any time, to charge a fee for applications, or to de-emphasize or eliminate apps that court controversy or that they simply don’t like.
Jonathan Zittrain
There is a movie called ‘My Dog Skip,’ starring my ‘Outsiders’ costar Diane Lane. I do not recommend it. If you have a child, particularly one about to leave home, watching this film is to be emotionally waterboarded.
Rob Lowe
I write about outsiders. I write about people who are outside and don’t know quite how to get in because it’s how I’ve always felt.
Jason Robert Brown
Before vampires were aesthetically appealing, they were physical anomalies and ostracized outsiders whom we banished to the dark, and they didn’t have the appeal that they do now.
Ian Somerhalder
I always tend to write about outsiders. And what’s been fun for me is, as I travel around and visit schools, is that other kids that feel the same way relate to some of my characters, and so I hope in some way that’s helping them when they want to read about somebody that they can relate to.
Kimberly Willis Holt
We’re all outsiders in a way. We’re all alone and can become very lonely.
Hugo Weaving
I felt like an outsider, so listening to a bunch of outsiders’ music like Bjork and Patti Smith made me feel better. But at the same time, I didn’t have anyone singing specifically 100% about things I could relate to.
Perfume Genius
I want to be like Tom Cruise from ‘The Outsiders’ and go on and do amazing movies for a long time.
Ashton Kutcher
During my childhood in Cyprus, the British talked about the Cypriots as if the Cypriots were outsiders in their own country. And even though I was born in Cyprus, my parents were American, and so I was an outsider in the land of my birth.
Angela Bowie
If a prince marries a foreign princess, one to the manner born, he is being snobbish and old-fashioned. If he chooses a Diana or a Fergie, glamorous outsiders, they may never adapt to the restrictions of being Royal, with calamitous results.
Michael Portillo
Outsiders tend to be the first to recognize the inadequacies of our social institutions. But, precisely because they are outsiders, they are usually in a poor position to fix them.
Atul Gawande