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Outspoken Quotes

We’ve collected the best Outspoken Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Wanda Sykes, Blythe Danner, Penny Hardaway, Emun Elliott, Jo Cox. Use them as an inspiration.

I knew I was outspoken when I was a kid because, whenever my parents had company coming over, they would pay me to leave. ‘Go see your grandmother. Get out of here.’ That was my first paying gig.
My husband was very special and very funny and outspoken, and he would have a black and blue every so often because under the table, I’d say, ‘Don’t say that!’
Kobe has a different temperament than me. We’re both competitive, but he was much more outspoken. I would let anything roll off me. Nothing bothered me. I never complained.
It’s a cliche, but John Lennon is my hero. He was so rebellious, so outspoken and so publicly opinionated, and I’m someone who‘s so private. I suppose you admire people who have the qualities you wish you had.
Emun Elliott
In my view, it is only when civilians are protected that we will defeat ISIS, and until that is at the centre of our plan, I will remain an outspoken advocate for that cause.
I’ve never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I’ve been very outspoken on that subject.
When you sign on to be an activist in northwest Montana, people in the grocery store will avoid eye contact, particularly if they’re hanging out with outspoken opponents to your views.
Rick Bass
If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom.
I am not tired of being baseball‘s designated ‘outspoken guy.’ It’s just me being me.
I miss the outspoken pop stars like Lily Allen.
My sister is outspoken and brave, while I am not. However, I will always support the truth.
Any child may go through periods during which they become less outspoken with their parents or teachers. But girls, like boys, live in many different worlds – they have their friends and their classroom and their parents – and within these different domains, they may have different levels of expressiveness.
Christina Hoff Sommers
What they have done, ISIS is very well outspoken about how much they hate our freedom, who we are as Americans.
Being an outspoken Christian in the music industry means always feeling out of place. It’s like whatever you have accomplished is less credible because of your faith.
Lizzie Magie was a pretty astonishing woman. She was an outspoken feminist, she had acted, she had done some performing, she had written some poetry, and she was a game designer.
You’re required to be outspoken in journalism, and in television you’re exposed anyway, because everyone watches it.
Peaches Geldof
Kanye is always going to be Kanye. He is always going to be outspoken. He’s always going to say exactly how he feels.
Environmentalists have been outspoken in their support of smaller family size and abortion rights as keys to reducing global warming. But when it comes to immigration, the single biggest contributor to population growth in the industrial world, they stand largely silent.
Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries.
Ali Khamenei
I think I’m outspoken, but I think people respect me for that.
I would describe myself as outspoken. Not political. Outspoken about what I want to say. There are things that need to be said… and I think it’s my obligation to say them.
I’ve learnt a lot over the years, but I’m still quite outspoken. And no matter how much media training you put me through, I don’t think I could be anything but.
Without boxing, because of my neighborhoods, who knows what would have happened to me. It was always about following the leader. And I definitely was not a leader. Boxing gave me discipline; a sense of self. It made me more outspoken. It gave me more confidence.
I often enjoy wearing loud and outspoken clothing on stage, so off it, I usually wear loose-fitting vintage shirts, jeans, or track suits I’ve had forever. I just add styling to those pieces.
The men I write can be intense, quiet, outspoken and outrageous, deadly or fun… but I would never waste time on a hero who wasn’t honorable, who didn’t protect those who couldn’t protect themselves, who didn’t value children and pets, who wasn’t independent and unselfish.
I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn’t be so outspoken.
Betty Ford
I suppose people do sometimes not understand the seeming disparity between my onstage personality and my public personality in the press. But I feel that I am definitely a louder, more outspoken person with those I am close to.
Andy Hurley
I’m strong. I’m outspoken. I feel like I’m equal to men. I can walk in the woods just as much and as far as a man can. Yet I’m still female. I’m very female.
I don’t like the word feminist. I don’t think women trying to be men is feminism. I also don’t believe in being outspoken for the sake of it, or just to prove a point.
I’ve been outspoken forever about everything.
It doesn’t bother me at all that some people think I am too outspoken.
If I hadn’t been so outspoken, Jimmy Carter wouldn’t have wanted me.
My mother was a very, very funny, outrageous, outspoken person, and she never edited me. Her whole thing in my life was if anybody had a problem with me, tell them to go to hell.
I’m the youngest sibling of a very outspoken, very popular character. As much as I love to share the stage with him and share the narrative with him we we have had our entire lives, I have my own creative outlook on things.
I don’t fear being outspoken. The only thing I fear is losing my sense of integrity or losing sight of the values on which I guide my life. So I don’t think it’s particularly brave or unusual for me to speak out.
To be outspoken, or different at all, is a problem for women.
Megan Fox
The reason I have been so outspoken on antisemitism is that racism is racism – and my family have been victims of it.
My outspoken positions haven‘t always been popular in the halls of Congress, but they have been rooted in what I believed was right and necessary.
I grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. And I had a pretty idyllic childhood. I felt that I was kind of this outspoken girl, I was considered. I was a girl who talked a lot and didn’t think my voice had any less value than anyone around me. Apparently, that was strange.
Notoriously outspoken, his sentences always punctuated with profanities, General George S. Patton was the epitome of what a leader should be like – or so he thought. Patton believed a leader should look and act tough, so he cultivated his image and his personality to match his philosophy.
I don’t know if I’m a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women.
Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
I’m not being outspoken or pro or con abortion.
It wasn’t until I found my tribe of artists – people who were outspoken and not afraid to say what they thought, whether in a song or a dance or a piece of classical music – that I found a refuge.
I am a reserved guy and need somebody to pep me up every day, Upsi does that job perfectly. She is very vivacious and outspoken, so we blend very well. We both love travelling, and we have a thing for adventure. We love being outdoors and like to ride our own boat rather than being rowed by someone else.
I made an instant connection with boxing right away. Boxing became such a part of me. I ate boxing, I slept boxing, I lived boxing. Boxing was a way of expressing myself because I was not that outspoken.
I was always quite outspoken as a teenager and quite cheeky in school and stuff.
I think aggressive, sometimes outspoken reporting from the White House briefing room is expected by the American people.
I’ve always been outspoken. I’ve always been honest. I’ve always said things that maybe other people were afraid to say.
There is a deliberate and quite outspoken attack on the whole idea of people owning private property.
Dixie Lee Ray
I feel like I’ve come off as an outspoken woman. Sometimes I think I’ve come off as confrontational. But I feel like it’s been pretty fair. Those are parts of me.
McCain is completely against the sequester. It was one thing when we had a Democratic chair who was against it – all the Democrats were against it. But to have a Republican chair who is outspoken and strong against the sequester, who has the credentials in military issues – who is going to challenge him?
Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.
Many are outspoken about the climate crisis, but conveniently ignore the fact that support for fossil fuels is not just incompatible with curbing emissions but dangerously counterproductive.
I was very much a tomboy. I’ve always been rather outspoken, headstrong, and I’m pretty much that way to this day.
Mary Badham
I am totally a fringe candidate, and so is Bill Weld: you know, two Republican governors serving in heavily blue states, outspoken, small government guys, outspoken on the social liberal side. We’re fringe, totally. We’re fringe.
I have been, and will remain, outspoken in my insistence that Israel has a right to live in peace and security.
Stage outfits are loud, outspoken, glamorous, fancy, and very different from normal day-to-day clothing. Therefore, by its nature, it is experimental.
I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes me uncomfortable, but that’s as far as it goes.
Beyonce is very outspoken on feminist issues. So I think that’s good. That could be brought to the forefront more.
I was an optimistic person, really bossy, gregarious and outspoken.
Dancehall has always had a homophobic problem, but you go to dance parties in Jamaica, and some of the biggest dancers are kinda gay, just not outspoken about it. Dancehall was the first kind of music I was DJing, and it was always more about the rhythm.
I was always rather outspoken. I worried about what people thought of me but there really wasn’t room for a lot of self-doubt.
If you aren’t overly effusive or really nicey-nice with the press, you get a reputation for being outspoken or difficult.
It’s easy to be loud, outspoken, and play to the gallery. It’s difficult to underplay one’s self.
I’m very outspoken. I will ask a silly question, but I really am deadly serious. I’m like, ‘I want to know the answer.’
I guess I’m too outspoken.
Sharon Tate
Oasis were massive for me, because of the attitude and what they represented and how outspoken they were. It felt like they were exactly like me.
The only thing that me and Muhammad Ali have in common is that we are both Olympic gold medalists and both very outspoken.
In Japan, there has always been a small number of musicians who have been outspoken on social issues, but they tend to be dismissed as radical.