I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.SchoolNatalie Portman
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself!Self-ConfidenceHarvey Fierstein
Bullying is a vital part of every ecosystem. It teaches kids resilience. The world is a rough place. Bullying is like getting inoculated. It's a vaccine.Frank Gallagher in Shameless, Season 4
All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were 'cool' in their younger years.PopularityTaylor Swift
Bystanders who do nothing give bullies permission inadvertently to go on being bullies. Most are afraid they’ll lose friends or be bullied themselves if they help victims or report bullies, and some feel guilty for years afterward.Megan Kelley Hall in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
My self-wroth is not linked to your cruel words and actions.
My self-esteem is not affected by your deliberate attempts to destroy my character.
You have no power over me.
You will not silence me.
It was because of the way you treated me that I learned to be my own person, have my own opinion, stand my ground. It’s at least partially because I survived you that I’m the person I am today.Kieran Scott in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
In order to find some solution to the bullying problem, we’ll have to be more tolerant of ambiguity, subtlety, and strangeness not just in other people but in ourselves. It may be important to your identity that you are a soccer player, but it may be equally important that you can whistle the national anthem backward and make the world’s best spicy popcorn and do a wicked impression of Victoria Beckham. Schools, parents, and educational endeavors should encourage people not just to empathize but to discover and celebrate the weirdness in others and in ourselves. We need not just to think but to live outside the box. Weirdness is good. It keeps things interesting.Craziness & WeirdnessMegan Kelley Hall in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.Heather Brewer in Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
Some people just don’t deserve you. They aren’t ready for your level of loyalty or love. You have to remember that not everyone was raised like you. Not everyone has a pure heart or good intentions like you. And not everyone has your best interest and wants to see you succeed.TreasonXXXTentacion, via Facebook, 06/2018
I was bullied as a boy - lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.Anthony Hopkins
Pictures can be twisted and used against you and haunt you forever.PhotographyHannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why, Season 2 Episode 1
They get in your head. People tell lies about you, and other people believe them. And it gets to the point where the lies might as well be the truth.Lies, BlasphemyTyler Down in 13 Reasons Why, Season 2 Episode 1
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.Benjamin Disraeli
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.NeutralityElie Wiesel
We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy.HumanityEllen DeGeneres
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.RevolutionElie Wiesel
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.NeutralityDesmond Tutu
When I was in high school, I got bullied through social media - on the Internet, on my Facebook. That was hard for me, and I think social media has made it easy for people to bully other people on-line because they can just post anything they want anonymously.Facebook, Social MediaAlexia Fast
Here's what I can say: When you're young, when you're in elementary school or when you're in highschool, it's important to try and fit in and be accepted and to be part of the average. Everyone does it, that's the way it goes. But let me assure you, if you're getting bullied and you're feeling like you are on the outskirts, that it gets better. Because when you're getting older you find, that people are actually drawn towards individuals with different points of view, who are proud of who they are and who make interesting and different and unique choices for them.Tolerance, High SchoolNeil Patrick Harris, about tolerance and bullying