Outsider Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Outsider Quotes from famous persons: Shaun King, Kriti Sanon, Hasan Minhaj, Graham Moore, Peter Morgan. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Outsider Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I see my role as sort of an informed outsider.

I see my role as sort of an informed outsider.
The industry has been very warm and welcoming, especially since I am an outsider.
My biggest inspiration is black America and what they’ve done in the arts. I have always felt like an outsider in America, and what black Americans have done to add their chapter to this book called the American dream, and to be so unapologetic and true, and have added so much to art and culture in the world.
Alan Turing, to me, always felt like an outsider’s outsider.
If you don’t belong somewhere, that outsider status you have gives you perspective. Of course, another word for outsider is ‘exile,’ and that’s not fun at all.
I didn’t necessarily grow up in a trailer park, but there is a brief part of that in my life. So I can make fun of it a little bit. I’m not too much of an outsider, where I’m just making fun of someone.
It’s interesting to be at once an insider and outsider. It’s a way of learning how to find your way freely without the need of conforming or belonging.
It is not hard to feel like an outsider. I think we have all felt like that at one time or another.
I was a complete outsider in high school.
Karen O
Good scripts are difficult to come by in the industry, especially if you are an outsider.
The problem is Donald Trump was an outsider to politics. He really didn’t have a team of seasoned political veterans around him who had worked together and knew how to work together and get something done.
I always felt a little bit of an outsider, especially because I grew up on Oahu.
In Geneva, I was seen as an outsider. In the U.S., I was considered Eurotrash. And in London, I’m seen as an American.
Danny Rimer
I never felt cool growing up. I was a bit of an outsider, but I discovered theatre very early on, which got me through.
I don’t look at it as mainstream country versus outsider.
I grew up in the Fifties, and the majority of people in my class had fathers living at home. I was very aware that I was in the minority. I had a foreign name, and my daddy didn’t come and pick me up from school. I felt like an outsider, which probably helped me as an actress.
As a kid, I grew up on a farm in Florida, and I did what most little kids do. I played a little baseball, did a few other things like that, but I always had the sense of being an outsider, and it wasn’t until I saw pictures in the magazines that a couple other guys skate, I thought, ‘Wow, that’s for me,’ you know?
Rodney Mullen
A lot of people know that how I came to become an actor, but not many people know that how hard it was for me in those initial years. Being an outsider, I had no insight about the ways of the craft.
I always felt like something of an outsider. But I identified with people up on the screen. That made me feel like I wanted to be up on the screen too. I felt like eventually I would get there.
It’s not easy for an outsider to understand this industry.
I was an outsider. I looked different, and I felt really voiceless as a kid.
As an outsider, you don’t think of Australia as being old-fashioned – it’s only when you’ve been here for a period of time when you realise there are issues.
As an outsider to and observer of the restaurant business, one of the things I most admire about it is the risks people are willing to take.
The thing about being an outsider… is that it teaches you to hear what people are thinking because you’re constantly looking for the people who just don’t give a damn.
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
From the time I was little, I always felt like an outsider. I always felt nervous and uncomfortable with myself.
Lauren Tom
My mum and dad were speaking all the time about, ‘In Sudan we do this,’ and ‘In Egypt we do that,’ so I was very aware of cultural differences. I was confused growing up; it gave me a feeling of being an outsider watching others. But I think this is good for a writer.
Leila Aboulela
I am not looking to be understood or liked. Like me or not, I don’t care. I am an outsider, that is the way I was brought up.
I saw myself as an outsider as a teen. I was home-schooled and got my G.E.D. when I was 16; I wasn’t interested in high school at all and figured that college might be more entertaining.
Our family were outsiders, and I’ve always had a sense of the outsider, the underdog, and a strong sense of justice towards people who are excluded.
I’ve always been an outsider; a displaced person.
If you’re an outsider looking into my life, you’re thinking, ‘That dude is crazy. He’s literally crazy.’
Nobody likes feeling like an outsider, so it’s intimidating for young girls to give STEM a try when they look into STEM clubs/classes and see a room full of boys.
Difficulty empathising translates into a whole set of hurdles. You might be last person to get the point of a joke, which can leave you feeling like an outsider. You might end up saying something that another person finds hurtful or offensive, when that was the last thing you intended.
I feel like my life experience is that of an outsider. Let me explain: my parents are from Panama, and they moved to the United States the year after I was born. They moved into an all-white neighborhood, where the previous black family had a cross burned on their lawn.
I think I became an entrepreneur because I have my way of doing business… to do that, you have to have your own company. But if you have your own company, you’re an outsider in the Japanese business world. It’s difficult. But that’s life.
I know that for me, a lot of people will look at me and they’ll think ‘Somali‘ or ‘outsider’ instead of ‘Minnesota.’
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere… Being a human being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me.
In a lot of ways, in high school, I was very much an outsider and never really felt like I fit into any particular clique or group, and so I found myself solo very often.
Ethan Peck
The problem with the Dorises and the Nicki Minajes and Mileys is that they reach their goal very quickly. There is no long-term vision, and they forget that once you get into that whirlpool, then you have to fight the system that solidifies around you in order to keep being the outsider you claim you represent.
When you come into the industry as an outsider, you need to have an entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. In Hollywood, it’s very clear that you either play by the rules or make up your own. And I wanted to do it my way.
Will Packer
Comedy is a reaction to the world, and I think it really helps to be an outsider. I’ve always been very interested in people’s behavior, to the point of being obsessedseeing what people needed and reading them, I think that’s the backbone of comedy.
I felt like hip-hop was my music, it was like my outsider music… but then my mom started answering our phone, ‘Yo, what’s up.’ She was hearing me talk to my friends. I was like, ‘No, mom, don’t cop the hip-hop talk.’
Pretty much everywhere I go, I’m pretty much thinking I’m going to be bounced. I am still the outsider who snuck into the party. I identify with the regular person, because that is who I am.
No, as much of an insider as I become, I will still always be an outsider. It’s just the essence of me being who I am and doing what I do.
The debut film came much easier to me than it would have if I was an outsider.
I didn’t get targeted in high school for being a Muslim – it wasn’t that – but I always felt like an outsider in that sense.
I think, to many people in the company, I am somewhat of an outsider.
I immigrated when I was six so I had to learn English and I was always an outsider from a young age, and so I think my drive was that I wanted to fit in.
No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva’s an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.
However popular you are, you still feel like an outsider.
I’ve always felt like an outsider, whether in school or when I’m working or within the industry or just in society at large.
I’ve always been interested in the outsider.
Guns can turn you into an insider even if you’re an outsider by nature, recruiting you into a loose fraternity of people who feel embattled and defensive and are primally eager to win allies.
I do feel like an outsider, but I don’t lose any sleep over it.
Mark E. Smith
Mr. Trump would need someone to help govern in Washington, D.C. When a complete outsider is picked to lead the ticket, it makes sense to have someone with government experience on it.
Trump is an outsider; maybe you don’t know. So he is sitting in a room: he is talking business, he is talking politics – in a private room, it’s a different persona. When he’s out on the stage, he is talking about the kinds of things he’s talking about himself; he’s projecting an image that’s for that purpose.
In some ways, my most comfortable feeling has been that of being an outsider coming in, but over the years I’ve tired of that and I’m ready to feel at home. That’s what music gives me: a feeling of absolute home.
If you’re an outsider, you don’t know how to get signed by the WWE. It’s not like football where you can sign up and segue your way in. You’ve got to know somebody.
Since I am an outsider, I never knew how it feels to have a superstar in one’s family.
No matter what you eventually become – free, empowered – the lingering feeling of ‘once an outsider, always an outsider’ is very vivid for me.
No matter what people say, the fact remains that it’s not easy for an outsider to make it big in the industry.
I think that part of being a good journalist, part of being an awake member of the world you’re in, is to view yourself as an outsider, and I always have, to some degree.
‘Mahadev’ got me most recognition. But I have to say that post ‘Kyunki’… I was offered everything under the sun. Being an outsider, who didn’t have to work too hard, I was overwhelmed.
I’ve always felt like an outsider as a woman. I’ve never really felt wholly comfortable in a women‘s world or woman’s things. I’ve never been conventionally pretty or thin or girly-girl. Never felt dateable. All I’ve seen on TV has never felt like mine.
Nothing in my background has anything to do with films. In that sense, I am a complete outsider.
I felt like I was an outsider growing up in the black church, as a gay man, in a poor community.
In the fashion world, I was always an outsider, but I made people look good, so I had a career.
I wanted to show life and to see ourselves and our behaviour through an outsider’s eye… from the point of view of someone who knows nothing about being a human being… He doesn’t have the feelings that the rest of us do.
The ‘Perez’ in me was the outsider, the Latino guy, the homosexual, the person who stuck out, and the ‘Hiltonreferred to Hollywood, the mainstream.
My past makes me an insider, but my profession makes me an outsider. A writer always stands outside to report on reality.
I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I’m not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I’m the odd one out, the outsider.
I was an outsider… but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up.
I was an outsider as a kid, and I grew up around a lot of violence.
Gary Sherman
I don’t want to disregard any of the struggles others faced, but mine were different. I also gave auditions that never materialised not necessarily because I’m an outsider, but things didn’t work out at many levels.
As a teenager at high school, I felt like an outsider.
I think having an outsider’s viewpoint is interesting and good, especially for a comedian.
A writer is an eternal outsider, his nose pressed against whatever window on the other side of which he sees his material.
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
I guess I’ve always been something of an outsider.
I was very, very quiet. I was always a loner, hardly spoke, and I was quite a nerd in school. So I was an outsider always.
Shahzia Sikander
I think the debate around nepotism is futile because I am an outsider and I know that there is no compensation of talent.
Jews had an outsider’s eye on a lot of Western tradition.
M. H. Abrams
I like being an outsider. It is better in France on the outside.
To an outsider, understanding an NFL playbook is like trying to read Japanese.
When I got to Florida, I was a British kid, but I was also an Indian kid: a brown kid with an English accent. Talk about being an outsider. And that’s become the theme of a lot of the stuff I write about.
I think you only really feel like an outsider if you’ve been an insider.
I was a chubby kid, an outsider, and then all of a sudden I shot up to 6 foot 2, and people started calling me handsome. I couldn’t accept it; I couldn’t see it.
I’m an outsider.
Jack Levine
I never saw myself as this big socialite, but from an outsider point of view, there was a lot going on.
The great thing about the comedy world is that everybody is somewhat of an outsider. That’s the community where outsiders feel like they’re insiders.
As an outsider, you observe what everyone is saying. Insiders are sometimes too insulated, listening to voices in their own little group.
Ben Carson has what Iowa caucus-goers favor – the soft touch and outsider status, and no fear of going after Obamacare and the excesses of Washington.
Consciously or unconsciously most of us adhere to what is expected of our role because we realize our social success depends on this. Some may refuse to play this game, but in the end they are marginalized and forced to play the outsider role, with limited options and decreasing freedom as they get older.
The key to understanding my career is that I was never into technology. From the beginning, I brought an outsider’s point of view, which is why I write for a layman‘s publication.
David Pogue
As teenagers, we all see ourselves as outsiders… and it’s very easy to look at other people who are more popular, who have more pocket money, and it makes you feel even more like an outsider, and it does shape who you become as a person.
TV is a medium where I’ve been an outsider for the most part.
I’m always thinking as an outsider, and I’m always mindful of whether a company can be impactful on a global basis. Frankly, I’m paranoid about anyone anywhere who could be a competitive threat.
Danny Rimer
The great thing about America is I’ve never felt like an outsider. I’m just a different piece of the puzzle.
It has been a fairy tale for an outsider, bouncing from one film set to another, choosing my films as assertively as those films chose me. And through this journey I have not once faced the dreaded syndrome of the ‘casting couch.’
I went to public school for like, one day. I don’t get it. Everybody tries to be exactly the same. I think being an outsider is a good thing.
Ethan Embry
I was the only outsider to visit the Abbottabad compound where bin Laden lived before the Pakistani military demolished it.
I was not a punk rocker, absolutely not, but I certainly knew quite a lot of them, and I definitely went to the Mab – it was raw, interesting intense scene, so I was very drawn to it, but I was a total outsider.
Hillary had never run for office before, but she decided to give it a try. She began her campaign the way she always does new things, by listening and and learning. And after a tough battle, New York elected her to the seat once held by another outsider, Robert Kennedy.
I’m one of these guys who always feel like the outsider, you know? I’m always longing to be part of something, you know?
One of the things that Ang brings to all of his projects is his deep sense of being a double exile, an outsider’s outsider.
Larry McMurtry
Finally, there’s a sense in which I look at this Westminster village and London intelligentsia as an outsider.
Diane Abbott
I love a kind of shambling outsider protagonist who always feels like they’re ‘other.’
I feel as though there’s a lot invested in my background in being an outsider.
I would like to clarify that I have never begged for work though I am an outsider. Nor do I have sources who call up film-makers and pitch me for projects.
I am an outsider. I was never offered the kind of roles where I could play the glamorous diva, because there are already so many of them doing it – and doing it well. So I had to bring to the table much more than just looking good.
Once I started to retire, I was telling all of the girls in my generation, ‘Wow I feel like an outsider in this locker room because this whole new generation of women has stepped in,’ and that was one of the signs where I said maybe it’s time to retire.
I’ve always been an outsider.
I feel like an outsider, and I always will feel like one. I’ve always felt that I wasn’t a member of any particular group.
There isn’t much room for an outsider point of view in print any more.
I rode my bike to school, I was the head girl, I played the violin, was really nerdy. I was really underweight, so I was really skinny and under-confident. But I had Doc Marten boots! So I was a bit of an outsider. And clever as well.
It’s certainly not easy for an outsider to make a mark because they don’t know anyone. You don’t get written about as nobody knows who you are. So, you don’t get that much attention when you are doing something compared to people that the media is aware of.
I do have an outsider’s complex of getting made fun of. I was made fun of as a kid, and I don’t have the stomach for it.
To an outsider, I just seem like a list of accomplishments. To me, all there is is how often I fail.
I’ve always – and not always happily – considered myself an outsider. Certainly at Fettes. And then the Scots are always outsiders in England. They are always putting you in your place in one way or another, and there is this pretty rigid class hierarchy.
The subject of an outsider who becomes obsessed.
I guess I was always an outsider and some kind of anarchist.
It is harder for an outsider to make an entry into the industry, but that also does not mean star kids have it easy.
I can’t be objective about my work, because I am so involved that I can’t see it as a product to be judged. I can’t see it as an outsider.
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.
There’s so many parts of my life that I’ve struggled with – that so many millions of others struggled with – about being an outsider, about feeling ugly, about having to overcome looking different to other people.
People oftentimes refer to me as ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’ So, I’m Mr. Johnson. I’m a complete outsider.
Everybody feels like an outsider at some point in their lives.
Being American and being an outsider at the same time, it’s a perspective I often bring to a character.
Sure, I’ve dealt with my own share of adversity as an outsider living in this country but I recognize my challenges were not made harder, or impossible, because of the color of my skin.
On ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ those kids were supposed to be outsider kids – you know, wrong-side-of-the-track kids, weirdo kids. And I just felt like there’s no universe out there where Katie Holmes isn’t the prom queen, hottest girl in school.
When you’re the artsy, weirdo, introverted outsider growing up, you don’t fit into your community.
Since most of ‘Mean Girls’ consists of the outsider Cady observing the tribal rites of her new setting and laying it all out in narration, this movie is just like home for the meticulous and ruthless deadpan that Ms. Fey has perfected for the satirical ‘S.N.L.’ newscast in which she and Jimmy Fallon are the anchors.
When I am in Egypt, I am along for the ride – I am a privileged outsider, but an outsider nonetheless.
I am a mom from Michigan. I am an outsider. And I am going to do everything I can to make sure Donald Trump and Republicans everywhere are successful.
I literally felt like a freak, which is another aspect of the role of Sally that I relate to: total outsider.
Kristen Johnston
As an Aquarius, I was born an outsider. I’m awkward at social events. I can be social, but I feel like nobody truly understands who I am.
I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider.
I think I will always feel like an outsider.
At some point in our lives there’s something about every one of us that makes us feel like an outsider, I believe.
I’m creating art that can be healing. Art that can make you feel like you’re not alone, like you’re not an outsider. Art that is useful.
I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.
An outsider’s point of view is always handy.
Pat Oliphant
I found it very easy to transform into creeps and weirdos and losers and goof-balls, and I’m happy to play eccentric kinds of characters, and I have a great affinity for the outsider, but I definitely am about expanding my range as well.
The character we’ve always thought of as the Wicked Witch of the West is a green girl who’s actually very good, misunderstood, and trying to make her way in the world. She’s an outsider looking in, wanting to be loved. That’s a universal experience that everyone’s felt at some point in their lives.
I have an interest in the outsider.
The earliest dictionaries were collections of criminal slang, swapped amongst ne’er-do-wells as a means of evading the authorities or indeed any outsider who might threaten the trade.
I don’t have to stand back as an outsider to look at society.
I like the idea of being caught between things, always being a bit of an outsider, having an outside eye on things – almost like a Shakespearean fool.
If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I’ve done, even if it’s just igniting a spark, that’s great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end.
I had never had a deep sense of belonging anywhere. I always felt I was an outsider.
While I have always, felt like an outsider, it’s because of the professional choices I have made, so it’s not like I am planning to throw myself a giant pity party.
Definitely, as an Indian, I’m seen as an outsider, and definitely, the jeers come from that. But I enjoy it; I even encourage it. Whatever noise they make when I’m in the ring, it motivates me, drives me to do better.
I always identified myself as non-Swedish. I was never discriminated against, because I looked Swedish and speak without an accent. But I had an outsider’s perspective.
In preseason camp, there are no friends. when newcomers arrive trying to take not only your job, but maybe your best friend‘s job, you work together to try to help each other. Everyone is an outsider until you’re given a uniform.
I am not Padma Shri Manoj Bajpayee. I am Manoj Bajpayee, an outsider who saw dreams and stayed on the fringes of Mumbai and worked day and night to get work.
As an outsider, it appears that celebrities lead such a glamorous life but once you are a part of it, you realise the hard work hidden behind that glitz.
I’m not a media darling. I’m forever the outsider, for whatever the reason is.
If I’m kind of an outsider, it just happened that way, and people responded to it.
I find the sort of unwitting European American outsider who wants to come to Africa to help is a very problematic construction. It’s problematic because you don’t want to tell people don’t aid, don’t help, when people feel a need to.
Always being the outsider, you… feel comfortable everywhere, but you don’t really feel at home anywhere. I definitely draw comedy from that.
I know what it feels like to be an outsider.
Judith Light
But when someone is on a winning horse, and everything looks wonderful, it’s very hard as an outsider to persuade them something is wrong.
In the 1970s, ‘The Boys on the Bus’ exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus – and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust.
Portland and Oregon draw a certain kind of person to it. The city has extraordinarily talented people and sometimes it takes an outsider to see that.
If you’re too much in control, you feel too secure in your shoes, and where’s the emotion to keep going in life? To keep that spark going, you have to feel like an outsider.
Mariacarla Boscono
The feeling of being an outsider was a big part of my childhood. I think that helps comedians. That feeling of being an outsider. That desire for a perspective that’s all your own. The idea for me to make stuff myself with my own meaning came from that as well.
I always feel like an outsider. I’ll always feel like the nerd at the party.
I’m just trying to have fun, and maybe the way I hold myself kind of freaks people out. I don’t feel like an outsider, and I think my friends feel the same way I do. Now that we’re playing to larger audiences, maybe we’re weird to some people. But I’m trying to express what I am.
I ultimately do still feel like an outsider, and I do feel, actually, I’m more in the world of music because of how much I participate with musicians – in all aspects, not just clothes.
I thought of myself as an outsider in a lot of ways as I was growing up. Not in a bad way; more as an observer. I often find myself thinking as an observer of science fiction rather than as a participant.
Karl Schroeder
Everybody think they’re an outsider – that word’s over! When I was young, being an outsider, I thought it was a bad thing you didn’t want to be.
Part of me always felt like the other, the outsider, the observer. My father had two sons with his second wife, who I didn’t meet until my late 20s. I was always on the periphery. In Madrid, I was the only Turk in a very international school, so I had to start thinking about identity. All these things affected me.
I like the condition of being an outsider, just passing through.
Barry Unsworth
Because I have success, it doesn’t mean I’m part of the mainstream. I’m still an outsider.
When you’re an outsider, you don’t have loyalties to anyone, so you can be cruelly honest if need be. The more you get inside, the more you are involved in polite networks of professional coercion that make people less honest.
I always felt like an outsider growing up. In school, I felt like I never fit in. But it didn’t help when my mother, instead of buying me glue for school projects, would tell me to just use rice.
In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things, and it is part of his life to keep on the move. Travel is natural.
When I came into improv, it was almost like an outsider art form.
I was born abroad, but my parents were both English. Still, those few years of separation, and then coming back to England as an outsider, did give me an ability to see the country in a slightly detached way. I suppose I was made aware of what Englishness actually is because I only became immersed in it later in life.
I want every character be an outsider in some way.
It really helps a comedian to be an outsider.
As a songwriter, pop music really is a love and a joy and a science, and I feel like a lot of people look at pop music with a very formulaic perspective in numbers and patterns, but an outsider would think that the process is very natural.
The only time I used to feel like an outsider was when I first went to India.
I think I approach things with an outsider’s perspective.
I think a good comedian was probably bullied a little bit. Probably felt doughy and oblong and rhombus-shaped and strange and a little bit of an outsider, and then learned the healing qualities of comedy.
I think when you’re a tall girl, you feel a little bit like an outcast. You have to go to the back of the photo. You’re taller than all the boys. I know I felt more like an outsider. And then as I got older, I just got used to it. I got like, ‘I don’t date under 6 feet.’ That’s my policy.
People have asked me about playing outsiders. I don’t consider myself an outsider. Maybe that’s why I’m interested in that. I’m not really sure.
Among tech-minded kids, I think Alan Turing was a tremendous inspiration. He was a guy that was so different than the people around him. He was an outsider in his own time, but because he was an outsider is precisely why he was able to accomplish things nobody thought was possible.
Being an outsider makes you a really good writer.
I’ve always felt like an outsider, and I’ll probably continue to always feel like an outsider. Hopefully that’s a good thing. I feel like I approach things differently than other designers.
I didn’t realize it at first, but the Doctor is in the same spirit as those natural ‘outsider’ characters ‘Star Trekseries have, like Spock and Data.
The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
I was doing drama and I wasn’t sporty or cool I think there’s definitely something about being an outsider and getting into the industry – maybe it’s because you have something to prove?
What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart.
Learned Hand
I often feel like an outsider wherever I go, so I’m always attracted to stories about identity and the meaning of home.
I find myself changing my entire lifestyle every three years or so, and I’m comfortable in being an outsider. I have grown up like that.
Poorna Jagannathan
Every time you come across someone who looks like an outsider, the best way to go about it is to open your mind a little bit. You have to try to understand somebody who isn’t like you.
Eline Powell
I was a total fashion insider who became an outsider when I did bridal.
Rasputin’s daughter understands the revolution. She would have been an outsider, a spectator in the royal family and to the revolution.
I’ve always straddled a weird line – there’s a lot of mainstream stuff that I love. At the same, I still feel like an outsider. I’m the outsider who’s on the inside.
America has never taken me to its heart. I’ve always been an outsider.
As an artist you actually do have to make a choice to be an outsider. If you’re an outsider you have the freedom to say what people on the inside don’t dare to say.
I always felt an outsider.
It kind of feels cool to be the outsider.
It wasn’t easy for me to start in Bollywood because I was an outsider.
In Europe, I am an outsider. I don’t really understand anything that I am seeing. I can be welcomed into people’s homes, I can be met with suspicion, I can be taken somewhere else altogether. There is always wonderment there for me, even if the person I am photographing may not see it or be aware of it.
Jim Goldberg
I feel like I’ve had this ability to infiltrate, as an outsider and an insider, different groups.
I am attracted to these outsider characters who just don’t belong anywhere, and who are operating in worlds they sort of don’t fit, coupled with huge ambitions.
I grew up in a high school where it was very conservative, and I felt like people disapproved of me, and I felt like an outsider.
I’ve never wanted to be part of an inner circle of any scene. I’ve always been an outsider looking to question and subvert.
Being a comedy writer gives you permission to be an outsider and poke fun at what people think about other people.
I wanted to make a movie that celebrates the outsider, the one who is different, the one who is not normal – and show how important that is.
I allegedly am an outsider writer, so I write from the perspective of somebody who doesn’t completely fit in. But at the same time, I can state the fact that I don’t know of any good writer who is not an outsider writer.
For immigrant families, television is what connects you to American culture, but it’s also what makes you feel like an outsider.