Best Stereotype Quotes 2021

  • We slaughter one another in our words and attitudes. We slaughter one another in the stereotypes and mistrust that linger in our heads, and the words of hate we spew from our lips.

    Nelson Mandela
  • The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The problem with labels is that they lead to stereotypes and stereotypes lead to generalizations and generalizations lead to assumptions and assumptions lead back to stereotypes. It’s a vicious cycle, and after you go around and around a bunch of times you end up believing that all vegans only eat cabbage and all gay people love musicals.

    Ellen DeGeneres
  • Once you label me you negate me.

    Soren Kierkegaard
  • There’s a difference between being yourself and being your stereotype.

    Iggy Azalea
  • Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.

    Ed Koch
  • The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’

    Shirley Chisholm
  • I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.

    Annie Leibovitz
  • We shouldn’t judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes.

    Queen Rania of Jordan
  • People are much deeper than stereotypes. That’s the first place our minds go. Then you get to know them and you hear their stories, and you say, ‘I’d have never guessed.

    Carson Kressley
  • There’s nothing wrong with not looking like something. It just means you don’t fit the stereotype yet.

    Haruki Murakami
  • Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.

    Harold Evans
  • Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

    Margaret Mead
  • Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. We human beings are best understood one at a time.

    Anna Quindlen
  • The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that’s also what the stereotype does.

    Kara Walker
  • The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this.

    Chinua Achebe
  • Stereotypes have their roots in truth.

    Emma Walton Hamilton
  • Stereotypes are ways of making extremely primitive and simple differentiations. Differentiations of gender, race, class, social status – so ordinary social life is very much built upon a whole repertoire of stereotypes we carry around. And those are immediately laminated onto people, and it isn’t just visual.

    W. J. T. Mitchell
  • You ought to stop listening to stereotypes and start forming your own opinions.

    Stephanie Perkins
  • If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face, white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere, I’m walking back to the other side of the street, and the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of.

    Mark Cuban
  • When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!

    Amy Adams
  • Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.

    Colin Powell
  • I think a trillion dollars of student loans and a massive skills gap are precisely what happens to a society that actively promotes one form of education as the best course for the most people. I think the stigmas and stereotypes that keep so many people from pursuing a truly useful skill, begin with the mistaken belief that a four-year degree is somehow superior to all other forms of learning.

    Mike Rowe
  • Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.

    Virginia Woolf
  • The moment there is imagination there is myth

    Camille Paglia
  • There’s a phrase you hear in Israel: “We’re not Jews, we’re Israelis.” What that means is that the stereotype we’re familiar with here in the States of the Diaspora Jew, i.e. Jews in America or Europe or Russia, etc. does not fit at all with the reality of the homegrown “sabras” of Israel.

    Steven Pressfield
  • People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because you’re the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype

    Eva Mendes
  • All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they’re stereotypes because they’re true.

    David Cronenberg
  • Basically, there are two kinds of stereotypes out there in the world about America. There’s America the Goliath – the big, powerful, bullying country that pushes its way around the world and gets its ways, pursues its own interests nakedly, irrespective of what others want. And the other stereotype is America, the land of opportunity, where everyone can go and do anything, be anything, make any dreams come true.

    Shashi Tharoor
  • I use every opportunity, whether on my radio show or on television, to break stereotypes.

    Ryan Seacrest
  • We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.

    Emma Watson
  • You always wonder whether the attacks on my capabilities came from an honest evaluation of my accomplishments or from stereotypical presumptions that we, people of color, just can’t do it, for some reason. This is, for an accomplished Latino, an accomplished African American, an accomplished anyone who disproves stereotypes, it’s a constant battle in your life.

    Sonia Sotomayor
  • Any expensive ad represents the toil, attention, testing, wit, art, and skill of many people. Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials.

    Marshall McLuhan
  • There are a lot of stereotypes to be broken which I think a lot of us are doing. What I do is, as soon as people try to pin me down to one kind of part, I’ll play a very different kind of role, so it explodes that stereotype.

    Joan Chen
  • Stereotypes work to help divide women from recognizing their common interests.

    Melissa Harris-Perry
  • Stereotypes are the mind’s shorthand for dealing with complexities. They have two aspects: they are much blunter than reality; they are shaped to fit a man’s preferences or prejudgments. Thus two principles are involved: differentiation or its lack, and biased preferential perception.

    Robert E Lane
  • The stereotype of aging as a progressive loss of function is generally true only for people who stop functioning.

    Joan Z. Borysenko
  • Stereotypes happen. I try not to embrace them or avoid them.

    Danny Pudi
  • Embrace what makes up you. Some stereotypes are true – I love chicken, but that’s a stereotype, I love f**king basketball, but that’s a stereotype, too. But who cares? Embrace it. Be who you are, and don’t be ashamed of what that is.

    Ice Cube
  • As you get older, your mind gets a little more set. And it needs the poking and prodding and breaking through of stereotypes that I think young people provide.

    Barack Obama
  • The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.

    Tim Holden
  • Ethnic stereotypes are boring and stressful and sometimes criminal. It’s just not a good way to think. It’s non-thinking. It’s stupid and destructive.

    Tommy Lee Jones
  • All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.

    Roland Barthes
  • Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.

    Robert Hughes
  • Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west’s stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art’s assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.

    Camille Paglia
  • It delights me that I don’t fit the stereotype of an actress.

    Danica McKellar
  • I come from a long ago era where men could be men and stereotypical humor didn’t offend anybody.

    Rush Limbaugh
  • The stereotype of a leader is one who talks and peps people up and things like that, but in actuality you have to listen to your teammates.

    Chris Bosh
  • Bill Maher is right to condemn religious practices that violate fundamental human rights. Religious communities must do more to counter extremist interpretations of their faith. But failing to recognize that religion is embedded in culture — and making a blanket judgment about the world’s second largest religion — is simply bigotry.

    Reza Aslan
  • I cannot classify the other, for the other is, precisely, Unique, the singular Image which has miraculously come to correspond to the speciality of my desire. The other is the figure of my truth, and cannot be imprisoned in any stereotype (which is the truth of others).

    Roland Barthes

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