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Underdog Quotes


"I'm the most underdog underdog there is." - Barry Goldwater

"I love being the underdog." - Matthias Schoenaerts

"I love being the underdog." - Howard Schultz

"America champions the underdog. We champion the underdog until he's not the underdog anymore, and he annoys us." - Ricky Gervais

"The lunatic fringe wags the underdog." - H L Mencken

"Being an underdog is my lucky charm" - Alexis Davis

"I've always loved the underdog characters." - Jim Oheir

"The underdog winning is the romantic position." - Malcolm Gladwell

"I think everyone roots for the underdog." - Johnny Knoxville

"I've always had an underdog perspective." - Jason Reitman

"Well, fans always root for the underdog." - Maria Sharapova

"I'm used to being the underdog." - Mario Williams

"I love being the underdog sometimes." - Lil' Kim

"[Michael] Gove will be the underdog fighting for the underdog in this leadership race." - Dominic Raab

"Keith Deller's not just an underdog, he's an underpuppy!" - Sid Waddell

"I'm the underdog, but know what I'm capable of." - Mark Philippoussis

"Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you're the underdog." - Jenny Han

"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!" - Wally Cox

"I don't think anybody chooses to be an underdog." - Billy Bob Thornton

"I'll never lose the sense of being an underdog." - Esai Morales

"Compassion without wisdom is dangerous. It's what enables people to support the 'underdog,' even if the underdog is evil" - Dennis Prager

"Everybody loves the underdog, and then they take an underdog and make him a hero and they hate him." - Fred Durst

"Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!" - Kate Beckinsale

"People tend to favor the underdog, like in the movies we favor the underdog, but when it comes to voting, we vote for the bully. It's so strange." - Jon Gnarr

"Comedians usually are rooting for the underdog. I mean to take a shot at an underdog I think is really stupid and low and not funny." - Joy Behar

"Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, 'No one's being nice enough to me!'" - Kate Beckinsale

"I'll never lose the sense of being an underdog. I'm capable of a lot more." - Esai Morales

"Life is never more fun than when you're the underdog competing against the giants." - Ross Perot

"We grew up learning to cheer on the underdog because we see ourselves in them." - Shane Koyczan

"When you're an underdog, you're forced to try things you would never otherwise have attempted." - Malcolm Gladwell

"I've always said I'm a good horse but I'm still an underdog." - Martina Hingis

"I have a personality defect where I REFUSE to see myself as an underdog." - Mindy Kaling

"People only rooted for the underdog in movies, not in middle school." - David Wright

"I love the underdog stories. I love people who refuse to give up." - Phil Keoghan

"I've been the underdog in my life since I was a kid." - RZA

"I'm identifying with the underdog. And it makes totally sense to me." - Colin Munroe

"There is something about Midwest in general, that has kind of an underdog quality." - Celeste Ng

"The Britisher is the top dog and the Indian the underdog in his own country." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"My favorite driver is always either the bad guy or the underdog." - Bo Jackson

"I think that everything I do tends to root for the underdog." - Judd Apatow

"You grow up skinny in Canada; in working-class Montreal, you're definitely the underdog." - Jay Baruchel

"I've always been an underdog. I feel like I beat the odds." - J Cole

"In my mind, I always think of myself as an underdog type." - Zooey Deschanel

"I'm kind of a grinder. I'm a Cinderella, an underdog story who fights." - Zach Johnson

"There's a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog." - Halle Berry

"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"I've always felt like the underdog, and I'm comfortable with that label." - Pink

"With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower." - Johnny Weissmuller

"I'm a big fan of the misunderstood, the vilified, the underdog, the breaking of myths." - Dominic Monaghan

"I feel like I'm more of the underdog, which is kind of nice." - Katie Hoff

"The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win." - E W Howe

"I believe that my art gets across the point that I'm in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I'm speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog." - Jeff Koons

"Underdog gets to make fun of top dog, but top dog can't make fun of underdog. But guess what you get, top dog? You get to be top dog." - Larry Wilmore

"The average American is for the underdog, but only on the condition that he has a chance to win." - Bill Vaughan

"Glee is more then just a show now. It's become a wonderful culture celebrating the underdog and glorifying individuality." - Darren Criss

"Sometimes we're actually right when we go with our gut and stand on principle in supporting underdog candidates." - Sarah Palin

"From a really young age, I was into female empowerment and supporting the underdog. Right now, I'm into female vengeance." - Rose Mcgowan

"It's never an upset if the so-called underdog has all along considered itself the better team." - Woody Hayes

"I've always been very outspoken and a supporter of the underdog, because I'm one as well. I" - Patricia Montandon

"As a human being, I will always feel that where there is oppression, I am with the underdog." - Hany Abu-Assad

"It's not unexpected for me to be in a comedy film anymore; I'm no longer the underdog in that world." - Jonah Hill

"I know I'm always rooting for the underdog in a fight, and I love to be constantly surprised." - Gina Carano

"I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society." - Jessica Hagedorn

"In all our pictures, we had an antagonist who becomes the good guy, and the underdog fulfills his quest." - Arthur Rankin Jr

"When I see something unjust, I have to intervene - it's hard for me to watch the underdog suffer." - Kristen Bell

"I actually want to do a show about black conservatives because that is an underdog group to me." - Larry Wilmore

"We Americans are a peculiar people. We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is." - Happy Chandler

"I am on the side of the underdog except when I am on the side of the rich" - Errol Flynn

"I grew up in Sydney in a very political household, where we were all for the underdog." - John Pilger

"I don't want to be the underdog. I don't want to be the poor guy, getting kicked around." - Hector Ruiz

"That's why I wrote 'Fighter'. I have that need in me to help people. I am all about the underdog." - Christina Aguilera

"It's exciting to go from snowboarding to skateboarding because I get to start as the underdog again." - Shaun White

"Everybody loves the underdog, and then they take an underdog and make him a hero and they hate him. But as long as they can knock you back down, it seems like if you're an underdog again, and things do surface, and they think this is real, 'these guys' intentions are genuine and sincere,' it seems like they will embrace you again." - Fred Durst

"I want to show that the underdog can win. I believe were all the same: you, a slum girl, my mother." - Vikas Swarup

"People in general want to build somebody up and then try to knock them down. They always root for the underdog." - Wayne Gretzky

"There's a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog. I'm always fighting to overcome the obstacle. I can really understand what's that about." - Halle Berry

"I think the president's quite comfortable being the underdog. I think he's happy to run this race from - as if he were behind the whole time." - Robert Gibbs

"I've always been aggressive and an underdog, and my dad was worried that I would always be that: constantly seeking inspiration from negativity." - Doseone

"Man tends to root for the underdog, because he fears that he will find himself in that same position far too often." - Michael S. Rosenberg

"To me, being Australian is about looking after your mates, taking care of the less fortunate, supporting the underdog and enhancing the spirit that makes all Australians unique." - Steve Waugh

"Literature, fiction, poetry, whatever, makes justice in the world. That's why it almost always has to be on the side of the underdog." - Grace Paley

"[The Specials ]was always going to be an underground, underdog kind of movie. But I love when people bring that up, because it's very early, vintage James Gunn." - Rob Lowe

"I was glad to watch the soccer because it helps my tennis game, realize maybe they're just rooting for the underdog." - Serena Williams

"Most of the stuff that I do talk about, about being counted out and being an underdog, 'cause that's what I feel like I am." - PJ Harvey

"I think it's always nice to have a film where the underdog comes out on top, doing their best, and surpasses everybody's expectations." - Kimberly Elise

"Michael Gove is the right leader for the country. He can speak out to the aspirational underdog in our society, the kid from the council estate ." - Dominic Raab

"The outside perception and inside perception of Microsoft are so different. The view of Microsoft inside Microsoft is always kind of an underdog thing." - Bill Gates

"I'm very competitive by nature. And I like to be the underdog - It's the best way to win. To come from behind and win is a great feeling!" - Zac Efron

"If you're from South London you feel like you're always trying to win people over, so perhaps that underdog passion comes through." - Jessie Ware

"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero." - Steve Guttenberg

"The feeling of being an underdog, not belonging, is very much me. You harbour a little feeling of resentment towards the 'upper dog'." - Asa Larsson

"I love an underdog. No, I don't necessarily mean the cartoon. I mean like David, as in Goliath, or the Bears, as in The Bad News Bears." - Nancy Lublin

"Our family were outsiders, and I've always had a sense of the outsider, the underdog, and a strong sense of justice towards people who are excluded." - Andy Serkis

"I would love to do Tammi Terrell's story. I love stories of the underdog coming out on top and stories of survival." - Wendy Raquel Robinson

"I want to show that the underdog can win. I believe we're all the same: you, a slum girl, my mother." - Vikas Swarup

"Everyone knows what it's like to feel like the underdog. Everyone wants to be accepted. Ultimately, everybody wants to be loved." - Charlie Day

"I think people have always liked in me the combination of being the underdog because I'm a tiny woman but I have enormous authority in myself." - Linda Hunt

"I have an underdog spirit in me, and now it feels weird to kind of get my own way more often than not." - Mindy Kaling

"I'm very open to fresh talent, and I love the underdog, people who have been counted out, because they come in with a different type of hunger. I'm all for the underdog, so I'd like to talk to anybody who shows up with that sort of thirst." - Tyler Perry

"When the Negro was completely an underdog, he needed white spokesmen. Liberals played their parts in this period exceedingly well.... But now that the Negro has rejected his role as an underdog, he has become more assertive in his search for identity and group solidarity; he wants to speak for himself." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I love being the underdog. It's one of the reason I like making horror movies, because a lot of people don't like them or are prejudiced against them. So it's one of the many reasons I like horror and it's also the reason I like low budget, because it automatically makes us the underdog." - Jason Blum

"The majority of people pull for the underdog. Heck, even your friends don't like you to be too successful. We've lost enough over the years for me to maintain my friendships." - Darrell Royal

"I have a personality defect where I sort of refuse to see myself as an underdog... It's because of my parents. They raised me with the entitlement of a tall, blond, white man." - Mindy Kaling

"I am the epitome of the underdog. By societies standards I should have been dead a long time ago, and I was nobody's gangster, I wasn't a thug, I wasn't selling drugs on the corner - I was scared of that." - Michael K Williams

"Really, running an underdog, insurgent political campaign against an opponent many folks think cant be beat, and going out and meeting folks and talking about your ideas for America and Washington, is a lot of fun and a real privilege." - Michael Baumgartner

"People might look at you as super-weird, but if that's your obsession, go for it. I do like a lot of mainstream stuff, and sometimes I also like different stuff. I tend to always root for the underdog." - Kristen Bell

"... hunger and cold, ill-health and pain are nothing. They pass. The thing that remains is ignorant criticism, well-meaning but futile advice, the contempt of a subordinate, the feelings of the underdog." - Alice Foote Macdougall

"I couldn't quit, because of all the kids, and the blacks, and the little people pulling for me. I represent both the underdog and the overdog in our society." - Reggie Jackson

"Put an underdog on top and it makes no difference whether his name is Russian, Jewish, Negro, Management, Labor, Mormon, or Baptist he goes haywire. I've found very, very few who remember their past condition when prosperity comes." - Harry S Truman

"I don't think there's anything immature about fighting for the underdog and fighting for people who don't have a voice. I have an intense desire to protect people who can't protect themselves." - Kristen Bell

"Ninety-five percent of women's experiences are about being a victim. Or about being an underdog, or having to survive... women didn't go to Vietnam and blow things up. They are not Rambo." - Jodie Foster

"You about to play an opponent who is either bigger, stronger, faster or more experienced than you. Is there any hope at all? Absolutely, because one factor is in your favor: You are the Underdog!" - Micah Miller

"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech. [Optimism through positive expectations can help to bring about what is desired and makes the wait more enjoyable.]" - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog." - Philip Yancey

"I think if I were to get as big as I could get, it does change your mind-state. I think like the little man. I think like the underdog. I don't want to change that." - Chris Rock

"I've always felt most comfortable in the hopeless romantic, underdog kind of roles who always gets the girl in the end. I don't know what that says about me but for some reason it's a natural fit." - Jason Biggs

"I would say that I am not that well-versed politically. I am just someone who wants to speak out about anyone who is in a situation where they are suffering. I always want to stick up for the underdog." - Nadine Shah

"I have been an underdog my whole life, both in life and in politics. We're going to do well. We're going to pick up a lot of delegates on Super Tuesday." - Marco Rubio

"In America, it's quite admirable if someone's done well or been successful at whatever it is. Whereas in Britain, they're not. They only like it when you're the underdog." - Aphex Twin

"I don't really need to appeal to some stockbroker, and I always sort of root for the underdog. I probably consider all that when I'm writing, but it's not in the forefront of my brain." - Eric Bachmann

"The Brits always favor the underdog. There's an eccentricity to us, and I think you can see that through the fash- ion and the music and the way people look." - Guido Palau

"I see Judaism as a way of life. Sticking up for the underdog. Being an outsider. A critic of society. The kid on the corner who says the emperor has no clothes on. The Prophet." - Abbie Hoffman

"I have my own rules and adhere to them. The rule is simple but inflexible. A James Stewart picture must have two vital ingredients. It will be clean and it will involve the triumph of the underdog over the bully." - James Stewart

"A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog." - Irving Babbitt

"I have my loyalty to the team of my youth. Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. The team that I grew up with was constantly the underdog but managed to prevail." - Bill De Blasio

"You know, it's quite all right to give the underdog a hand, but only one hand. Keep the other hand on your pistol - or he'll try to eat the one you gave him!" - H. Beam Piper

"Really, running an underdog, insurgent political campaign against an opponent many folks think can't be beat, and going out and meeting folks and talking about your ideas for America and Washington, is a lot of fun and a real privilege." - Michael Baumgartner

"The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable." - Malcolm Gladwell

"It bothers me to know there is the possibility that I as a Christian would be not only an underdog, but that I would be trodden upon if I claimed that I was a Christian." - Lee Greenwood

"I always identified with that feeling of being an underdog. So I always was looking to connect with and meet people from other cultures, to experience people living a different life that I am." - Michael Franti

"I love comedy. Playing the underdog, and getting the laughs is my form of entertainment. I could think of nothing different that I would want to be doing at this time in my life." - Eugene Levy

"It seems like everybody's perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it's overpaid, overrated; to another group, it's underpaid, underrated, underdog. It's funny to me because there's no real balance." - Jeremy Lin

"There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy with the underdog, with people who have suffered, people who have been pushed around by foreigners in particular, but also by their own people." - Lakhdar Brahimi

"I just want everybody to know my music and get to know my squad, Remy Boyz; just to show people New Jersey. New Jersey got talent, too. I mean, everybody sleeps on us, and they put us as the underdog." - Fetty Wap

"Ultimately, we'll help the people we discriminate against if we try to understand more about them; genetics will lead to a world where there is a sympathy for the underdog." - James D Watson

"If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I'm still the underdog." - Shaun White

"Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance." - George Steinbrenner

"I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film." - James Mcavoy

"I was a complete, total nerd... I loved the idea that the underdog wins more often than not. And I don't know if that happens in life. But I want it to." - Elizabeth Mitchell

"I've always been seen as the underdog in everything I've ever done in my life, and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. The lessons have just made me stronger." - Victor Ortiz

"Everyone feels like an underdog, at some point in their life. Even the best-looking people and the most athletic probably have a phase in their life - a year or two - where they're awkward or they have braces." - Charlie Day

"When I first met the world, basically, or introduced myself to people, I was in 'Superbad,' and I feel the same way I felt promoting 'Superbad' in an underdog style that I feel promoting 'Moneyball.'" - Jonah Hill

"I'm not the underdog, but - Well actually, I guess I've been the underdog. To me, it always felt like I was talking to "the big guy," you know, the big guy in the government, and trying to tell him about some things he didn't seem to be aware of. I just think that's a pretty arrogant group of liars we've got up there, and they don't really consider the abilities of their opponents." - John Britt Daniel

"Jews are told that they should spend their lives helping others and when they make a lot of money it really bothers them. So, as a way to decrease their guilt, they try to help the underdog. They think, "Why should I be rich when so many suffer?" They feel better once they run to the party that claims to defend the underdog, the Democrats." - Jackie Mason

"The underdog is a person that's at-risk, a person that has a lot of big trials you have to overcome. I mean that was my life. Me - coming from a single parent home. I didn't have offers coming out of high school. So I had to really have faith and lean on Jesus for everything because nothing was given to me. I had to really work for everything. I'm definitely an underdog. I think Jesus made me be in that situation to be able to relate to more people. That's why give back to the at-risk kids." - Chris Harris, Jr.

"I'm getting very sorry for the Devil and his disciples such as the good Le Chiffre. The devil has a rotten time and I always like to be on the side of the underdog. We don't give the poor chap a chance...the Devil had no prophets to write his Ten Commandments and no team of authors to write his biography." - Ian Fleming

"I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. Weve always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness." - Lisa Scottoline

"I would rather have come to Baltimore than the Yankees. You look at their situation, they're the kingpin and you want to be that underdog that knocks them off the top. That's pretty much the situation I've been in my whole career. It just makes for a better season when you knock the big guys off the top." - Albert Belle

"Sometimes I watch films that I can't believe got made. Especially because I read scripts that are truly incredible, that will never get made. I don't know who is behind those decisions. It's like you just have to doodle something on a page about the underdog who finally gets the girl and the film gets made." - Jennifer Lawrence