I couldn’t really come up with something to say about rebels that we haven’t already said this month. It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster this week, so the brain is feeling a little squishy. But hey. We rebels keep plugging, right? And really — I think every writer is a rebel. Who else would think sitting down to write a novel, or a poem, or a screen play, or a short story is, well, fun?
Anyway, I did what any self-respecting writer does when faced with this kind of situation. I hit up Google for inspiration; quotes about rebels. Here are my favorites:
“When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles.” – Frank Herbert
“Listen, smile, agree and then go do whatever the f*** you were going to do anyway.” – Robert Downey, Jr.
“Do not read the next sentence. … (you little rebel, I like you)” – anonymous
“Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with – I still do – but to me, a rebel isn’t so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds.” – William Peterson
“What is a rebel? A man who says no.” – Albert Camus
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – anonymous
And here’s my favorite:
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Jack Kerouac
What’s your favorite quote about rebels?