93+ Best Real Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Being your true, authentic self improves your life quality and relationships. It also helps you become a better person, entrepreneur, and leader. Being real requires that we pause and check in with ourselves before responding, so two key ingredients are being mindful and being kind. Famous being real quotes will inspire you be better person and give you the courage to live life on your terms.

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Being Real Quotes

And sometimes, even if everything seems unreal a strange force will appear dragging you back the so called real.  A.T. Danielle

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life. W. Somerset Maugham

Once your intentions are real and wise, helpful and positive, keep going forward. Never ever give up! Israelmore Ayivor

She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable. Louisa May Alcott

If people don’t appreciate your Real self, it’s hard to be with them, but you only find True friends by Showing that self Trusting. Jay Woodman

It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen. Anthony burgess

When you strip away all the layers one by one, not much remains to discover. You will never find real meaning among your selfish interests, feelings, and aspirations. The answers do not lie within you. James C. Dobson

It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. Anne Brontë

The Sieves of time, filter out the fakes from the real. Don’t look back for them, they were filtered out for your refinement.  Wordions

A friend is someone whose face you can see in the dark. Frances O’Roark Dowell

Sadness is a part of life; Love is the heart of life; But facing pain and to come out strong is the real art of life. Wrushank Sorte

It’s okay to love something a little too much,as long as it’s real to you. Gerard Way

When something serious happens in your life, something bad comes out of it but also something good. You get to see who is real. Who your true friends are, and who truly loves you.  Angie Karan

I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life’s illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe. Suzy Kassem

Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like saying sorry for being real. Lil Wayne

There are always two deaths, the real one and the one people know about. Jean Rhys

Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself. Selena Gomez

I mean, it’s impossible to fake anything if you’ve already seen the other person in a way they’d never choose for you to. You can’t go back from that. Sarah Dessen

Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland

Don’t pretend to be what you’re not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization. Michael Bassey Johnson

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality. Karl Lagerfeld

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

The most basic and somehow forgettable thing is this Love is not pain. Love is goodness. And real love it’s less shiny than solid and simple. Deb Caletti

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein

Mistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts. Nikki Giovanni

The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity. Tony Robbins

A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man. Mario Puzo

Be yourself not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be. Henry David Thoreau

To be truly positive in the eyes of some, you have to risk appearing negative in the eyes of others. Criss Jami

To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. Irving Wallace

It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I’m not a real person and neither is anyone else. Gillian Flynn

I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be. Dita Von Teese

Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity. Anthon St. Maarten

You need to be real enough to be believable, but you don’t necessarily have to be real enough to be real. There is a distinction. Bradley Whitford

When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt. Margery Williams Bianco

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi

The real question is, can you love the real me? Not the perfect person you want me to be, not that image you had of me, but who I really am. Christine Feehan

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. Andre Gide

When people’s parallel truth collides with their real truth, they may have a hard time in subduing all the fanciful items and characters of their invented world. The day the mirror was talking back. Erik Pevernagie

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg

Maybe He’ll get what he deserves. Maybe Not. Maybe I’ll never find it in my heart to forgive him. And maybe there’s nothing wrong with that,either. All those maybes swimming around my head make me think that maybe could just be another word for hope. Amber Smith

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe

Remain faithful to the earth, my brothers, with the power of your virtue. Let your gift giving love and your knowledge serve the meaning of the earth. Thus I beg and beseech you. Do not let them fly away from earthly things and beat with their wings against eternal walls. Alas, there has always been so much virtue that has flown away. Lead back to the earth the virtue that flew away, as I do back to the body, back to life, that it may give the earth a meaning, a human meaning. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. John Wooden

You know, he continued reflectively, there is something very satisfying about making something, creating it, modelling it on your dream and making that dream become a reality. Yes, we all have dreams. That’s the easy bit. It’s making them come real that’s not so easy. Leslie W.P. Garland

Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive. Gerard Way

All those clean, fresh starts had made me forget what it was like, until now, to be messy and honest and out of control. To be real. Sarah Dessen

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. Frank Zappa

Damn real live people, getting in the way of peaceful ideals. John Scalzi

Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. Henri Frederic Amiel

Wanting is why people get up in the morning. It gives them something to dream of at night. The more I wanted, the more I became like them, the more real I became. Leigh Bardugo

Just keep being true to yourself, if you’re passionate about something go for it. Don’t sacrifice anything, just have fun. Blake Lewis

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man. B.F. Skinner

I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. Johnny Depp

Do you want this to be a love story? Jenny Downham

You were born an original. Don t die a copy. John Mason

I feel claimed and bonded to him like animals do. I feel like I’ve already been caught and trapped and he’s merely priming me, leaving me to simmer in my juices, anxiously waiting for the moment when he takes his first bite of me. Katy Evans

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland

Of all individuals, the hated, the shunned, and the peculiar are arguably most themselves. They wear no masks whatsoever in order to be accepted and liked; they do seem most guarded, but only by their own hands as compared to the populace, they are naked. Criss Jami

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Because it’s kind of great, being an idea that everybody likes. But I could never be the idea to myself, not all the way. And Agloe is a place where a paper creation became real. A dot on the map became a real place, more real than the people who created the dot could never have imagined. I thought maybe the paper cutout of a girl could start becoming real here also. And it seemed like a way to tell that paper girl who cared about popularity and clothes and everything else You are going to the paper towns. And you are never coming back. John Green

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

I think i should get love inked on my skin. Maybe that’s the only way i am destined to keep it. Anjum Choudhary

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? Dr. Seuss

If nothing’s real, then what does it matter? he said. You live here. Doesn’t that make it real enough? Francesca Zappia

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt

You can see real attitude of man when he’s terrified. Toba Beta

I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself. Bobby Brow

When you don’t have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed script. Shannon L. Alder

Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire. St. Catherine of Sienna

I think there is no difference between love and infatuation. If it works out, we call it love; if it doesn’t, we shrug our shoulders and say it was infatuation. It’s a hindsight word. Deborah Meyler

The truer you are to yourself, the greater your gifts will manifest themselves. Tiffany L. Jackson

If you’re not busy being born, you’re busy dying. Bob Dylan

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. Irene C. Kassorla

You had been a paper boy to me all these years two dimensions as a character on the page and two different, but still flat, dimensions as a person. But that night you turned out to be real. John Green

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe. P.S. Baber

I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try  impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, good  if they don’t, it’s their loss. Corazon Aquino

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

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves. Steve Maraboli

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

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.  Lao Tzu

Every man has a specific skill, whether it is discovered or not, that more readily and naturally comes to him than it would to another, and his own should be sought and polished. He excels best in his niche originality loses its authenticity in one’s efforts to obtain originality. Criss Jami

No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self. Edmond Mbiaka

The only difference between you and the person you admire is their perspective on life. Shannon L. Alder

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix

We always know when we are awake that we cannot be dreaming even though when actually dreaming we feel all this may be real. Ruth Rendell

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Frederick Douglass

Real is better, The truth is better. Painful but better. Cath Crowley

By being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before. Edwin Elliot