A stereotype is a widely held, simplified, and essentialist belief about a specific group. Groups are often stereotyped on the basis of sex, gender identity, race and ethnicity, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, language, and so forth. Stereotypes are deeply embedded within social institutions and wider cultures.

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60 Best quotes about stereotypes

1. “Breaking stereotypes and my own barriers is great fun, because that’s what leads to growth.” ― Kirti Kulhari

2. “Strong moral arguments exist for why we should often try to ignore stereotypes or override them. But we shouldn’t assume they represent some irrational quirk of the unconscious mind. In fact, they’re largely the consequence of the mind’s attempt to make a rational decision.” ― Paul Bloom

3. “All violence is the illustration of a pathetic stereotype.” ― Barbara Kruger

4. “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

5. “A chic type, a rough type, an odd type – but never a stereotype.” ― Jean Michel Jarre

6. “I’m totally engaging in cultural stereotyping, no question about it. But I think it’s OK because I’m doing it for a reason, for a good reason.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

7. “No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness.” ― Elyn R. Saks

8. “He seems to see good in every one. No one would take him for a clergyman.” ― E.M. Forster

9. “I didn’t mean it like that. It’s just – how can your friends expect people to treat them like individuals if they dress like stereotypes? The same reason you expect to be treated like an individual even though you look like a stereotype.” ― Misa Sugiura

10. “The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it’s allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world.” ― Sarah Thornton

11. “Silhouettes are reductions, and racial stereotypes are also reductions of actual human beings.” ― Kara Walker

12. “There’s a difference between being yourself and being your stereotype.” ― Iggy Azalea

13. “Stereotypes are fast and easy, but they are lies, and the truth takes its time.” ― Deb Caletti

14. “I’m often accused of ‘going too far,’ but I recognize that behind my desire to shock is an even stronger desire to evade the ‘feminine’ stereotype: ‘You say women are afraid of mice? I’ll show you! I’ll eat the mouse!” ― Anne Beatts

15. “I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” ― Barack Obama

16. “At the end of the day, I’m a human being and I just think that’s what it is. Challenging stereotypes by just being who I am.” ― Tinie Tempah

17. “I never feel confined by gender, by labels, by expectations, by stereotypes. I’m free to be myself.” ― Princess Nokia

18. “When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” ― James A. Forbes

19. “We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

20. “If you don’t acknowledge differences, it’s as bad as stereotyping or reducing someone.” ― Aasif Mandvi

21. “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

22. “You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.” ― Gary Cherone

23. “The nature of the South is changing faster than the stereotypes are. Much of the South now looks like San Jose. Is it still southern?” ― John Shelton Reed

24. “Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.” ― Toni Morrison

25. “When we say ‘Asian American’ we are talking about so much more than can be fit in a single stereotype.” ― Ijeoma Oluo

26. “Coming out of college into the draft, being Asian-American and being from Harvard, that’s not going to be an advantage because of stereotypes.” ― Jeremy Lin

27. “Metal has always been somewhat marginalized, and I love to prove the perception and stereotypes that go with it wrong.” ― Eddie Trunk

28. “I think it’s time we start chipping away at the stereotypes in Hollywood about the Middle East, and the Arab World, because it’s one of the most beautiful regions in the world.” ― Mena Massoud

29. “Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.” ― Harold Evans

30. “Why should men be constrained by antiquated stereotypes of masculinity? What does it even mean to ‘Be a Real Man’ anymore? Shouldn’t we all be celebrating a wide range of definitions of manhood?” ― Andy Dunn

31. “I don’t believe in stereotypes. Most of the time, stereotypes are just that.” ― Javier Bardem

32. “Stereotypes happen. I try not to embrace them or avoid them.” ― Danny Pudi

33. “Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess.” ― Gregg Easterbrook

34. “….. it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

35. “Taking the line of least resistance, we lump the most different people together under the same heading. Taking the line of least resistance, we ascribe to them collective crimes, collective acts and opinions. “The Serbs have massacred…”, “The English have devastated…”, “The Jews have confiscated…”, “The Blacks have torched”, “The Arabs refuse…” We blithely express sweeping judgments on whole peoples, calling them “hardworking” and “ingenious”, or “lazy”, “touchy”, “sly”, “proud”, or “obstinate”. And sometimes this ends in bloodshed.” ― Amin Maalouf

36. “All the heroes had crew cuts, platinum-blond wives and drove Corvettes. The media was devoted to this cult of innocence.” ― Rinker Buck

37. “Stereotypes are based on the idea that two heads are bigger than one.” ― Anthony Marais

38. “Negative gender stereotypes related to girls’ education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics begin as early as primary school and have the devastating effect of making them doubt their own potential.” ― Antonio Guterres

39. “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

40. “A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.” ― Nancy Kress

41. “There aren’t that many people walking about who are a total class stereotype.” ― Ezra Koenig

42. “A stereotype becomes a stereotype when a significant percentage of the population appears to conform to it.” ― Kelley Armstrong

43. “But then it was over too quickly and they pulled away. She knew they couldn’t stand there and kiss like a couple on the run in a thriller.” ― Joss Ware

44. “Yeah, I’m sure there are stereotypes of Asian people.” ― James Iha

45. “I am not one of those people who will ever be comfortable mocking or making caricatures of the stereotypes attached to any community.” ― Abhishek Bachchan

46. “In many ways, being yourself is dispelling stereotypes.” ― Franchesca Ramsey

47. “I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.” ― Bad Bunny

48. “I do try and stay away from the stereotype and getting typecast.” ― Elisha Cuthbert

49. “The thing about stereotypes as we all know, there is often truth in them, but it’s almost always a partial truth.” ― Alex Tizon

50. “Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.” ― Forest Whitaker

51. “Not exactly smashing stereotypes of liberals as mincing pantywaists, the left’s entire contribution to the war effort thus far has been to whine.” ― Ann Coulter

52. “Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.” ― Colin Powell

53. “Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand.” ― Megan Chance

54. “Nobody expects a footballer to have any kind of an IQ, which is a bit of an unfair stereotype.” ― Frank Lampard

55. “Stereotypes should never influence policy or public opinion.” ― Janet Reno

56. “As Latinas, we tend to be overly partial considering stereotypes. I’m interested in being naughty and edgy.” ― Judy Reyes

57. “I am a rare species, not a stereotype.” ― Ivan E. Coyote

58. “It’s not a stereotype if it’s always true.” ― Daniel Tosh

59. “When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.” ― Criss Jami

60. “Make assumption if you must, but make not the mistake of assuming that your assumption is always right.” ― Abhijit Naskar

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