Top 66 Pigeonholed Quotes

In this post, you will find great Pigeonholed Quotes from famous people, such as Matthew Vaughn, Khandi Alexander, Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn, Mia Goth. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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If you do something that’s not pigeonholed, it gets thrown into the ‘We don’t know what this is’ bin, and so let’s not talk about it so much.
I don’t like to be pigeonholed; I don’t like when people won‘t see me for something because they don’t think I can do it. I always feel like, at least give me the shot.
Khandi Alexander
When I was younger, you get pigeonholed in parts, which is understandable.
As an actor, you know, I love not being pigeonholed, which is great. No one really knows who I am. So that’s a positive.
A lot of people get pigeonholed because it makes it easier to understand them – or assume you understand them. I think the way you break away from that is by constantly doing different jobs.
I don’t really think about being pigeonholed so much.
I don’t like being pigeonholed at all. It stemmed from after ‘Mandy Lane‘: I was being offered all these horror movies. I love horror movies, but when I dreamed of being a director, it was always doing all sorts of things.
The one thing I will never do is become pigeonholed.
I’ve always wanted a broad range of options and to not get pigeonholed.
Geraldine Viswanathan
I think that’s part of the battle of defining yourself as an artist. You’re constantly fighting the pressure from outside to be pigeonholed and deliver more of what people already liked.
I’m not in a certain type of genre, and I can’t be categorized or pigeonholed. That leaves a wide range of what I can do for myself, for other people, and with other people.
I’ve tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.
David Alan Grier
I got pigeonholed a bit. When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be the kind of actress I became.
Rachel Ward
I get pigeonholed into type-A personality characters, but I’m really not type A. I’m kind of a spaz.
I personally always have a hard time relating to queer characters in media because I didn’t really see myself in them. They were kind of pigeonholed early on as the gay character, and they would naturally end up with the other gay character who would emerge at some point as their love interest.
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider‘ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
It’s important to me to keep testing myself in life so that I don’t get pigeonholed.
It’s not fun for an actor to be pigeonholed in any way.
I’m not so widely known that I’m going to be pigeonholed.
I’ve done a lot of sci-fi, so I was a little hesitant because you get pigeonholed into that genre and world. But at the same time, I love sci-fi because the women are so strong and independent and smart.
Laura Vandervoort
Because of ‘Terminator 2,’ you get not pigeonholed but circled as one of those guys who can understand their way through a movie like that and hold it down.
It’s important to get well-rounded right off the bat. A lot of experienced dancers can get pigeonholed into one thing. I’ve been hired for a lot of different gigs simply because I can do a lot of different things with different levels of dancers. And it’s sad to me that some dancers don’t do more.
Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
When I sing a pop song, I’m a pop singer. When I sing a country song, I’m a country singer. I’ve been very lucky to cross over, because by doing that, you can’t be pigeonholed.
I could have pigeonholed us and wrote a whole record like ‘Pumped Up Kicks,’ and we would have been this breezy, nostalgic West Coast Beach Boys recreation band. That’s not the type of writer I am. Once I try one style, I move on.
I’m very conscious of the fact the directing career has taken some odd turns. Maybe there’s enough bulk where I’m now pigeonholed in the ‘eclectic box.’
I don’t want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they’re fun, and especially for women, it’s nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air.
A lot of times, women are pigeonholed.
When ‘Buffy’ was on the air, I recorded every single episode on my TiVo. I’m pretty sure my DVR thought I was a fourteen year-old girl. Whatever. The show was incredible. It refused to be pigeonholed.
The cool thing about being different in this industry is that you get different roles; you aren’t pigeonholed the same way.
My music is pretty versatile; I have a lot of genres and styles. I don’t think I should be pigeonholed into one thing. So we’ll see where my career goes.
I think liberals have a lot of good ideas, actually. Bu

I think liberals have a lot of good ideas, actually. But I’ve been pigeonholed, and I’m quite comfortable with it.
For many an awkward, pigeonholed high school kid, the first day on campus is a chance to re-introduce themselves to the world. In most cases, this is an unfortunate occasion.
I embrace my blackness, just as I do my conservatism and my Christianity, but I don’t want to be defined or pigeonholed by any one of the many elements that make up my character.
I don’t like being pigeonholed. Why would you want to limit yourself to one style or one genre? Labels are something I want to avoid. I’ve had it my whole life, being pushed into a place, a circumstance or situation I didn’t want to be in. My motivation has always been to get away from it.
It’s extremely important, a cappella groups get so easily pigeonholed into essentially just being a cover band, and we want to be at the forefront to show it’s its own art form and just a different way to have a band. Only we just use our voices.
There are worse things than getting pigeonholed in Hollywood.
Often you get pigeonholed because of the way you look.
Emily Beecham
You get pigeonholed. You accept it or you fight it. I’ve accepted it.
Let’s be honest: the label of model-daughter-of-celebrity mother is… you know, I don’t want to have that label. It’s not who I am. It’s not my values to go off someone else’s name and to be pigeonholed as that. So in a way, that has really pushed me to be more independent.
Tali Lennox
I’m lucky because I have never been pigeonholed and the roles have kept on coming.
Gemma Jones
I wouldn’t want to be just pigeonholed as an extravagant director.
I think cubism has not fully been developed. It is treated like a style, pigeonholed and that’s it.
Everyone always says, ‘We don’t want to be pigeonholed.’ But sometimes, your pigeonhole is a great place to be.
When you think of the typical Teach For America corps member, soldiers and ex-bankers are probably not the people who come to mind. In fact, there is no such thing as a typical corps member. They can’t be neatly pigeonholed or painted with a broad brush.
You get pigeonholed. It’s a kind of safety device for people who don’t really want to look any further outside of the box, but I’m actually impregnable as far as what people say about me.
If I’m pigeonholed, it’s that people think I play sweet-natured ne’er-do-wells. There are worse fates than that in Hollywood.
I don’t believe that what Tears for Fears has done, and continues to do, can be pigeonholed into a genre or decade.
I’m beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes – and that’s not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be.
Fairuza Balk
I think when I got into broadcasting I told myself, ‘I don’t ever want to be pigeonholed as one thing.’
I don’t care about technique. I have kind of been pigeonholed as a technical drummer since I was in Dream Theater for all those years, but it’s actually very far from the truth.
My first reaction to being pigeonholed or pushed into certain confines is to be like, ‘No, I’m the opposite,’ you know? Like, don’t put me in a stereotypical black-girl category, because I’m not like that; I’m doing this thing over here.
It’s tough, when you play an iconic character, to break away from it. You have to make sure you have a lot of variety and make sure you choose roles that aren’t similar to others, or else you get pigeonholed as one thing.
It used to be that you kind of got pigeonholed into one thing – you’re either a stage actor or a TV actor or a movie actor. Today, there’s a lot of crossover with film actors doing television, which never happened before, so those lines are a little bit more blurred than they used to be.
It’s tough advocating for trans visibility and not being pigeonholed as just a trans actress.
It gives me more breadth as an actor and as an artist to not be pigeonholed.
I’m a huge fan of a lot of different genres of music, and I really felt like somehow I had been pigeonholed a little bit – maybe of my own doing – and in a way where I felt like I was sort of falsely defined. What my music was being called wasn’t really the music I was always listening to.
Kathleen Edwards
I don’t like the monikers, and I don’t like being pigeonholed. You know, I’m a human being.
Once you’re sort of pigeonholed into something, it’s quite difficult to get out of it. I have no aversion to playing a gay character again, but it would definitely have to be the right role.
My dad taught me to never be pigeonholed; to really allow yourself to reinvent characters as they reinvent you; to be bold and to be willing to play seemingly unlikeable people.
I can create clothes for so many different time periods. I’ve always tried to avoid being pigeonholed. Plus, everything I learn about design and costume from one movie somehow works its way into something else.
I wanted to make my sophomore film as different as possible. I didn’t want to be pigeonholed. I didn’t want to be identifiable.
People ask if I'm concerned about getting pigeonholed.

People ask if I’m concerned about getting pigeonholed. No one asks, ‘Ellen, you’ve done seven straight roles in a row. Shouldn’t you shake it up, do something queer?’ There’s still that double standard.
I have complete freedom, and there’s no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?
When actors get pigeonholed, that’s their own doing to a large degree. Because if you do something that people like, obviously they’re going to ask you to do it again. It’s up to you to say no. If you’re that insecure about working, you’ll probably do what you’re known to do.
John Larroquette
My first horror film was – well, I don’t know. ‘Bless the Child‘ is sort of genre, but ‘May’ was such a cult hit that after that, I just started getting offers for horror. I think I got a little bit pigeonholed in it right off of ‘May’ because there was just such a large response to that film.
Angela Bettis