46+ Best Keep It Real Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Keep it real is to behave in an honest way and not pretend to be different from how you really are. Profoundly inspirational keep it real quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Keep It Real Quotes

You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be. Vironika Tugaleva

The irony is that this ‘fake it till you make it’ tactic is the exact opposite of how truly successful people live. They live with authentic vulnerability because they know that the world always connects more with your grit than your shine. They might show up for the shine, but they will stay because of your grit.

Keep it real, even if they don’t want to hear the truth! Stoney Rose

A lot of us are over the fakeness. Much of what we see and consume in our world is so carefully constructed and polished, so highly curated. Like never before, we crave the authentic, not just when it comes to appearance, but also in our narratives. In our conversations. In our work and political spheres. In our friendships and intimate relationships. And as we uncover that truth, as we remove the masks and falsehoods and finally get clear on what’s real, the work of our lives, as I see it, is to stand immovably in that truth.

If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want. Roy T. Bennett

You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.

The truth is, ’m okay with people not liking me. I’m not okay with them pretending that they do. Keep it real. Everybody ain’t for everybody. Nakia R. Laushaul

If life is a stage and you are your own agent, then don’t hesitate to play the character you wish to play.

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. Maya Angelou

Let today be the day you stand strong in the truth of your beauty. Journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.

Authenticity is the language of visionaries. Andrena Sawyer

You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.

I let people see the cracks in my life. We can’t be phony. We’ve got to keep it real. Charles R. Swindoll

Nobody is wired wrong because there’s no wrong and right in the way we are.

When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened by Shannon L. Alder

Being yourself means shedding all the layers of looking good, wanting to be liked, being scared to stand out, and trying to be who you think people want you to be.

The best support you could ever offer is to just simply keep it real. Jasmina Siderovski

Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged.’ Repeat the above each day.

When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking. Michael Patrick King

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. Nelson Mandela

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

When we identify the thoughts that keep us from seeing others as they truly are we prepare the ground for real love. Sharon Salzberg

Kites rise high against the wind, not with it.

Forget about being impressive and commit to being real. Because being real is impressive! Jonathan Harnisch

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. Amy Bloom

Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.

I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile. Tyler Knott Gregson

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. Julius Charles Hare

I do not seek the approval of people who do not approve of me.

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. Lao Tzu

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

The easiest way to gain someone’s trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you’re just being you and being real. Minimal effort too. Ashly Lorenzana

Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. John Mason

The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take it away.

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. Marilyn Monroe

Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.

The truth no matter how hard it is to bear, must be accepted and confronted head on because it is real. Businesses and people who accept truth soar. Germany Kent

You are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth  inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.

If you can be anything, be real. Nikki Rowe

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.