150 Best Being Ignored Quotes

Being ignored can be really frustrating. It feels like everywhere you go, people are talking over you or not paying attention to what you’re saying. It’s hard to feel confident when nobody seems to want to listen to what you have to say. But even though it feels bad at first, eventually you’ll learn to cope and appreciate the moments when people actually do ignore you. Here are some being ignored quotes that can help motivate you to change your attitude.

150 Best Being Ignored Quotes

1. “Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” — Mother Teresa

2. “We will not take this anymore. These words will never be ignored. You want a battle, here’s a war.” — Bullet for My Valentine

3. “You’re ignoring me so loud that it’s deafening. This silence is so deep that it’s echoing.” — Anna Jae

4. “Understand that I am even ignored by the opposite sex on the internet.” —Vann Chow

5. “Well tended gardens are better than a neglected wood lot.” —Dixie Lee Ray

6. “It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.” — Unknown

7. “You can ignore me for as long as you want, but you can never change the memories I brought to your life.” — Unknown

8. “The sad moment when you see your crush, and they act like you don’t even exist.” — Unknown

9. “The cold iron of neglect is sharper to a child’s sensitive nature than any alteration of harshness and affection.” —Annie Edwards

10. “He also knew that rivals are best unmanned by being ignored.” — John Irving

11. “If you often feel alone, ignored, or forgotten, think about this: closing the door and locking yourself in won’t change anything—literally and figuratively.” —Richelle E. Goodrich

12. “Everyone wants to be liked; everyone wants approval. No one likes being ignored.” — Daniel Mallory Ortberg

13. “Someone begs for my attention, but you go on ignoring me. One day I will get over you.” — Unknown

14. “Each time you ignore me, I regret every text message that I’ve ever sent you.” — Unknown

15. “I am not quiet; I just prefer to keep my thoughts to myself.” — Unknown

16. “I hate that you ignore me for so long, and then start talking to me like nothing happened.” — Unknown

17. “Thinking you are forgotten is one thing, but knowing that you are, is another.” — Unknown

18. “Sometimes, the best way to get someone’s attention is to stop giving them yours.” — Unknown

19. “Because you are so used to being ignored, you start thinking that it is the right thing to do.” — Unknown

20. “I always hit ‘Ignore Call’ with my middle finger.” — Unknown

21. “Sometimes all you want to do is stay quiet just to find out who cares enough about you to ask you, ‘What’s up?” — Unknown

22. “Fake friend: Someone who forgets you once they have someone new.” — Unknown

23. “Whenever a person ignores me, what they’re actually doing is making a conscious choice to communicate that I’m not important to them.” — Unknown

24. “I’m always here for you, but sometimes, you make me feel so useless.” — Unknown

25. “So, let’s ignore each other, try to pretend the other person doesn’t exist, but deep down, we both know it wasn’t supposed to end like this.” — Unknown

26. “I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter

27. “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” —Arundhati Roy

28. “It’s not a good idea to argue with ignorant people but sometime ignorance can’t be ignored.” —Adnan Safi

29. “Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are, and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.” —Gretchen Rubin

30. “What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.” —Pearl S. Buck

31. “When your husband ignores you, no matter if it’s all the time or just after arguments, he is trying to avoid and run away from a problem instead of dealing with it and solving it.” —Lisa Penn

32. “The great thing about being ignored is that you can speak the truth with impunity.” —Steve Aylett

33. “What’s worse than being hated is being ignored, because it’s like you don’t exist at all and your presence is nothing.” —Anurag Prakash Ray

34. “Sometimes people can hunger for more than bread. It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger for bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house. But are we equally sure that none of them feels alone, abandoned, neglected, needing some affection? That, too, is poverty.” —Mother Teresa

35. “Lonely isn’t a feeling when you’re alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares.” —James Merrow

36. “I don’t like being ignored, and I don’t like being forgotten.” —Kreay Shawn

37. “A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.” —Robert Herrick

38. “Being ignored by someone who means the world to you is the worst feeling.” — Unknown

39. “If your friends can actually ignore you for so long, they probably aren’t your friends at all.” — Unknown

40. “True happiness comes from within, not from someone else. Don’t make the mistake of waiting on someone or something to come along and make you happy.” —Marc and Angel

41. “Oh great! You can update your status, but you can’t text me back?” — Unknown

42. “In a way, bullying is an ordinary evil. It’s hugely prevalent, all too often ignored – and being ignored, it is therefore condoned.” —Trudie Styler

43. “How come I’m still ignored after all I’ve done for you? I gave you my heart because I cared.” — Unknown

44. “Oh! So, now I’m invisible to you? That’s cool. I’ve always wanted a superpower.” — Unknown

45. “I’m so talented. I can listen to music and ignore you at the same time.” — Unknown

46. “It’s tricky when you’re ignoring someone, and they ask you if you’re ignoring them.” — Unknown

47. “Ignoring people who ignore me until they acknowledge the fact that I’m ignoring them.” — Unknown

48. “It’s so funny how ‘friends’ forget us when they don’t need any more favors.” — Unknown

49. “Ignoring me can turn into me never speaking to you again.” — Unknown

50. “Don’t ignore the effort of a person who tries to keep in touch. People get tired. It’s not at all times that they hold on.” — Unknown

51. “Some children who are looked after, either by foster-parents or who reside in children’s homes, are also sometimes emotionally abused and neglected.” —Dorota Iwaniec

52. “Well, now,

if little by little you stop loving me

I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly

you forget me

do not look for me,

for I shall already have forgotten you. —Pablo Neruda

53. “I know I’m not an easy She-dragon to.. not fear.” “I’m not afraid of you, Ghleanna. I’ve never been afraid of you. To be quite honest.. I think you’re amazing. I always have. Since the first time you ignored me.” —G.A. Aiken, Supernatural

54. “Probably the most neglected friend you have is you. And yet every man, before he can be a true friend to the world, must first become a friend to himself.” —L. Ron Hubbard

55. “Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.” —Joyce Brothers

56. “There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters… I could be their leader.” —Charles M. Schulz

57. “It’s hard when someone special ignores you. But it’s harder pretending that you just don’t care.” — Unknown

58. “The greatest pain in life is to be ignored; to lose the person you love to someone who doesn’t care at all.” — Unknown

59. “The saddest thing is when you look around and realize that there is no shoulder for you to lean on.” — Unknown

60. “My feelings? Oh, don’t worry about those, nobody else does.” — Unknown

61. “Lonely isn’t a feeling when you’re alone. Lonely is a feeling when no one cares.” — Unknown

62. “You ignore, I wait. I ignore, you hate.” — Unknown

63. “It hurts when the person who made you feel so special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.” — Unknown

64. “Sometimes it seems like you’d rather watch me drown than get your hands wet.” — Unknown

65. “I hate the fact that if I don’t start the conversation, there won’t be one.” — Unknown

66. “I keep asking myself if it is okay to be disregarded by the person I love most in this world.” — Unknown

67. “The sad part of this reality is that even when I try to make time just for you, you forget me.” — Unknown

68. “I texted you. You didn’t text me back. I feel stupid.” — Unknown

69. “Even the most intense feelings cease when neglected and taken for granted.” —Anupama Garg

70. “If the people in the audience are talking, you’re being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you’ve got something they want to hear.” —Chuck Berry

71. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” —J.K.Rowling

72. “When your friends are ignoring you that means they weren’t your friends from the beginning, they were just acting like it.” —Nishan Panwar

73. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” —Shannon L. Alder

74. “I didn’t text you just to exercise my fingers; I was expecting a reply.” — Unknown

75. “It makes me feel so unwanted when you put it that way.” — Unknown

76. “If you ignore me, I will ignore you. If you do not start the conversation, we won’t talk. If you do not put the effort, why should I?” — Unknown

77. “You won’t look in my eyes anymore. I guess you realized I ignore.” — Unknown

78. “People think I’m quiet because I have nothing to say or because of my shyness. The truth is I just keep my thoughts and opinions to myself because no one cares about what I have to say.” — Unknown

79. “I’d rather be hated by many people instead of being ignored by the person who means the most to me.” — Unknown

80. “Words to Remember: Nobody’s phone is ever off. They’re lying.” — Unknown

81. “Sometimes, ignoring you is the best way to protect my feelings.” — Unknown

82. “Some people hurt by words and some by action, but the biggest hurt, I believe, is when someone ignores you when you value them more than anything else.” — Unknown

83. “Don’t care for those who ignore you. Care for those who are ignoring others for you.” — Unknown

84. “I pushed everyone aside for you, and you pushed me aside for everyone” — Unknown

85. “It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.” —Sloan Wilson

86. “To not ignore is a freedom to ignore violation, to then target an individual is called discrimination. Not because they hurt you or inflicted damage, but because the adult in you wasn’t managed.” —Matthew Tuck

87. “Unfortunately, I’m the person you can screw over a million times, and I would still be there for you if you needed me.” — Unknown

88. “Don’t feel bad if someone rejects you or ignores you. People usually reject and ignore expensive things because they can’t afford them.” — Unknown

89. “Let go of those who ignore your existence because they are not worth your time.” — Unknown

90. “The worst feeling: Not getting a reply from someone you really want to talk to.” — Unknown

91. “I’m sorry for bothering you. I forgot I only exist when you need me for something.” — Unknown

92. “Long neglect has worn away, Half the sweet enchanting smile; Time has turned the bloom to gray, mold and damp the face defile.” —Emily Jane Brontë

93. “A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.” —Benjamin Franklin

94. “If you feel neglected or ignored in the beginning, don’t expect a miracle as time goes on and he gets more use to you, it’s only going to get worse. Wake up, move on, and find someone who makes you feel you are truly wanted if you have to wonder about it.” —Debbie Rutherford

95. “Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force.” —Carl Jung

96. “Words can sting like anything. But silence breaks the heart.” —Suzanne Nichols

97. “The more you ignore me, the more I will get used to being ignored.” — Unknown

98. “Letting the phone ring, so the person doesn’t know you’re ignoring them.” — Unknown

99. “I’m tired of the egos, and I’m tired of being ignored and forgotten by ‘Friends!” — Unknown

100. “I may come off as clingy, but the truth is I just want some attention from you — to know you care.” — Unknown

101. “Stop worrying about people that aren’t worried about you.” — Unknown

102. “The opposite of love is not hatred, it’s indifference.” —Elli Wiesel

103. “These doorsteps seldom have a visitor. The warping boards pull out their own old nails with none to tread and put them in their place.” —Robert Frost

104. “I’m not ignoring your calls because I’m angry; I’m ignoring them because I’m ambivalent. Being mad means that you care. I’m just over it.” — Unknown

105. “Sometimes it seems like you’d rather watch me drown than see your hands get wet.” — Unknown

106. “You can leave someone, but at least give them an explanation.” — Unknown

107. “Fate might forgive greed, or gluttony, or even bloodlust, but it never ignores being ignored.” —Erik Bundy

108. “It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.” —Chuck Palahniuk

109. “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” —Oscar Wilde

110. “I think I owe you the time you wasted in ignoring me.” —Nitya Prakash

111. “Once everyone thought you were crazy, they ignored you even when you told the truth.” —Thomm Quackenbush

112. “It’s sad when someone can walk right by you and pretend you were never a big part of their life.” — Unknown

112. “Being ignored or looked down upon by society means that you need to rise from the ashes.” — Unknown

114. “When someone ignores you, it actually means that they really do care, and whatever mistake you made has affected them in some way.” — Unknown

115. “If you can go days without talking to me, I’m obviously not that important to you.” — Unknown

116. “Powerful words that penetrate the psyche are not forgotten while silence is.” —Donna Lynn Hope

117. “I don’t like being ignored by you, even if I ignored you first.” — Unknown

118. “We never want to be ignored because what we want is to be noticed, to be acknowledged.” — Unknown

119. “I just want to make a point that it’s not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it’s the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.” —Julia Roberts

120. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” —Marc and Angel

121. “There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.” —Shannon Alder

122. “I hate it when my friends leave me just because they got into a relationship.” — Unknown

123. “The most neglected person is often the one that is the kindest.” — Unknown

124. “Being ignored is just like never getting the approval that you have been waiting for.” — Unknown

125. “When you’re nothing, people will ignore you but when you’re on top that’s when everybody swears they know you.” —Linsey Alphonse

126. “You’re ignoring me so loud that it’s deafening. This silence is so deep that it’s echoing.” —Anna Jae

127. “Feel proud when people ignore you and thank God you missed the worst.” —Sanjiv Dogra

128. “A man said unto the universe, ‘Sir, I exist’ ‘However,’ replied the universe, ‘that fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.’” —Stephen Crane

129. “Being ignored hurt worse. Shunning is harsh. Brutal. Worse than a beating.” —Lori Nelson

130. “I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.” —Harriet Tubman

131. “One of the worst things in this life is to be discarded by the one you care about the most.” — Unknown

132. “Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter

133. “The worst thing a guy could do for a girl is to ignore her while she’s loving you with all her heart.” —Liam Payne

134. “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” —Robin Williams

135. “The senator cleared his throat, uncomfortable. This was probably new to him—the sensation of being ignored. I could’ve taught him a thing or two about it.” —Jenn Marie Thorne

136. “He could have been invisible and it wouldn’t have made a difference to them. He didn’t care, so long as he felt at ease, which was his original intention. He wasn’t there to make friends, nor did he want to.” —Jason Medina, A Ghost In New Orleans

137. “Once someone avoids you, never disturb them again.” — Unknown

138. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” —Aldous Huxley

139. “Everyone gets forgotten because of Alzheimer’s, ignored because of ignorance about oneself and replaced because of trying to stay in the same place.” —Amit Abraham

140. “People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored.” —Henry Morgan

141. “If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.” —Lykke Li

142. “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

143. “Distance doesn’t separate people. Silence does.” —Jeff Hood

144. “While it is better to be loved than hated, it is also far better to be hated than ignored.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen

145. “The great thing about being ignored is that you can speak the truth with impunity.” —Steve Aylett

146. “She would have called after him but for the dread of being ignored.” —Ian McEwan, The Children Act

147. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” — Steve Martin

148. “In the presence of the Moon nobody sees stars.” —Amit Kalantri

149. “People ignore design that ignores people.” —Frank Chimero

150. “It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.” —David Levithan





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