Real quotes

  • The moment that any life, however good, stifles you, you may be sure it isn't your real life.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Real #Real Life #May

  • First birth is from your parents, but real birth, real life, begins when one accepts a bona fide spiritual master and renders service unto him. Then the path is open for going back to home, back to Godhead, to live eternally in full knowledge and full bliss and in association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, Lord Krishna.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Spiritual #Real #Home

  • The artist draws a picture of a rose very nicely with all attention and artistic sense, and yet it does not become as perfect as the real rose. If that is the real fact, how can we say that the real rose has taken its shape without Intelligence behind the beauty?
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Real #Taken #Artist

  • The whole bible is the working out of the relationship between God and man. God is not a dictator barking out orders and demanding silent obedience. Were it so, there would be no relationship at all. No real relationship goes just one way. There are always two active parties. We must have reverence and awe for God, and honor for the chain of tradition. But that doesn't mean we can't use new information to help us read the holy texts in new ways.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Real #Party #Mean

  • A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going. This, over the years, can cause real cardiovascular damage.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Real #Fighting #Years

  • Any city may have one period of magnificence, like Boston or New Orleans or San Francisco, but it takes a real one to keep renewing itself until the past is perennially forgotten.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Real #Past #New Orleans

  • Those who can bring themselves to renounce wealth, position and power accruing from a social system based on violence and putting a premium on acquisitiveness, and to identify themselves in some real fashion with the struggle of the masses toward the light, may help in a measure - more, doubtless, by life than by words - to devise a more excellent way, a technique of social progress less crude, brutal, costly and slow than mankind has yet evolved.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Fashion #Real #Struggle

  • Subtle, funny and touching, with a striking downbeat authenticity. Director Craig Zobel is the real thing.
    -- A. O. Scott

    #Real #Touching #Directors

  • There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Real #World #Favors

  • I think vestigially there's a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what colour Wednesday is.
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Real #Thinking #Colour

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Country #Art #Real

  • Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Life #Integrity #Real

  • I think fiction can help us find everything. You know, I think that in fiction you can say things and in a way be truer than you can be in real life and truer than you can be in non-fiction. There's an accuracy to fiction that people don't really talk about - an emotional accuracy.
    -- A.M. Homes

    #Real #Emotional #Thinking

  • I'd rather feel something for real than pretend it's not what it is.
    -- A.S. King

    #Real #Feels

  • Of course, the advantage is that, being in this business, you get to learn a lot, experience a lot of new things, and you can become real successful. The disadvantage is, of course the negative media. People may try to manipulate you and control you, and those are the things you have to avoid. But if you maintain strong family values and you believe in God, you can be successful. So, it's been tough, but I've gotten through it because I stuck with my family and my deep belief in God.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Strong #Business #Real

  • Well, I think that the image is a part of me. I wear the baggy pants, the hats, the whole nine. And you know, I may add a little for the excitement and the intrigue in the videos, but my family has told me that little air of mystery that surrounds me is for real.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Real #Thinking #Air

  • I don't really want to write fiction at all. I don't see why fiction is necessary when we have real life already confusing enough.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Real #Writing #Confusing

  • I want to be a real artist to consumers. I want to be the real thing for them.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Real #Artist #Want

  • Together, these advocates create a pro-Israeli case so compelling that the idea and reality of Israel has worked itself deep into American culture, politics and foreign policy. Many American Jews refuse to accept it, but the real debate between Israel’s supporters and detractors in America is all but over.
    -- Aaron David Miller

    #Real #Ideas #America

  • A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories... I don't think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don't.
    -- Aaron Huey

    #Real #Thinking #Understanding

  • I was really intrigued by the idea of using live streams of data that's relevant to real people, and that would allow us to reflect and learn about ourselves.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Real #Data #Ideas

  • If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Running #Real #Party

  • I believe there's plenty of market for each; we're talking about an ecosystem that is going to support billions of devices, so a competitive landscape is good for consumers, developers, and the platforms alike. Apple brings a smooth elegance to its devices and platform, with the best marketplace experience to boot. Google brings a higher volume of devices as well as a more diverse ecosystem to interact with. The real story here is that Microsoft is nowhere to be seen, ending a two-decade monopoly and creating biggest opportunity for software startups probably ever.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Real #Believe #Opportunity

  • I think you should know that real-life white people are not all as funny as the ones on 'Seinfeld'.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Real #Thinking #White

  • Solve a real problem and the world is yours.
    -- Aaron Patzer

    #Real #World #Problem

  • People do make judgments of trust on appearance - in the real world and online.
    -- Aaron Patzer

    #Business #Real #People

  • Solve a real problem. You don't start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem.
    -- Aaron Patzer

    #Real #Entrepreneur #Want

  • The other big factor in building trust quickly is site design quality. Mint.com has one of the best graphic designers ever (Jason Putorti) - he cares about every pixel, all the fonts, all the transparencies and effects. And that shows instantly. People do make judgments of trust on appearance - in the real world and online.
    -- Aaron Patzer

    #Real #People #Design

  • The real problem with all drugs is that they work. Fantastically. They're great, right up until the moment they kill you.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Real #Drug #Problem

  • If you can socialize from the privacy of your desk at night in a dark room, you can be a smoother, cooler, funnier, sexy, more everything person than you actually are in real life.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Sexy #Real #Dark

  • We lead the world in only 3 categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now none of this is the fault of 20 year old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world I don't know what the f^&k you're talking about.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Country #Real #Believe

  • People who don't know anything tend to make up fake rules, the real rules being considerably more difficult to learn.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Real #People #Fake

  • Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Real #Understanding #Facts

  • That's the thing about stage: It's something you can't find anywhere else. It's a two-and-a-half, three-hour experience, and it's a real relationship. You're sending out energy from the stage, but the audience is giving you back so much also, so that's also lifting you and pushing you forward as you're performing and giving you so much energy. You can't find it anywhere else, and that's why people get addicted to being on stage, and when they're not on stage are kind of looking for that and constantly searching for it.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Real #Two #People

  • You feel real good, Lana. Makes me forget everything else
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Real #Forget #Feels

  • I sank down onto the bed against the headboard and leaned back. I crossed my legs underneath me. "Then we'll talk." I said with a smile. Rush sat down onto the bed and leaned back against the wall. A deep chuckle came from his chest and I watched as a real smile broke out on his face. "I can't believe I just begged a female to sit and talk to me." In all honesty, I couldn't either.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Wall #Honesty #Real

  • Don't miss out on the love of a good women,son. No matter what that old man of yours tells you,love is real.I'd have never had the success in my life without the women right there.She's been my backbone.She's been my reason for everything I've ever done.One day your drive to make a name for yourself will begin to drift away. It won't be that important anymore.But when you're doing it for someone else, someone you would move heaven and earth for then you never lose the desire to succeed.I can't imagine this world without her in it.I don't ever want to.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Real #Moving #Son

  • I understood that pain was real and sometimes things didn't last. Sometimes you just had to enjoy it while it lasts and cherish it when it's gone.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Pain #Real #Gone

  • He closed his eyes and let out a jagged breath. "Okay." He settled between my legs holding himself over me. "I've never been with a virgin, Eva. I'm going to try real hard not to hurt you." "Will it hurt you?" I asked, thinking about his pained expression when he'd said I was too tight. He smiled, "It's going to be the closest to heaven I'll ever get, baby.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Baby #Hurt #Real

  • I love you. I know the real you too. You think I don't but how easily you forget I was the one who bailed you out of trouble over and over again as kids. I didn't ask the perfect Ashton to be my girlfriend when I was fourteen years old. I asked the only Ash I'd ever known. You changed all on your own. I'm not going to lie. I was proud of the girl you had become. My world was complete. I had the perfect family, perfect girl, perfect future. I let myself forget the other girl you once were.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Girl #Lying #Real

  • In real life, I'm pretty much an eternal optimist.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Real #Real Life #Optimist

  • In this state, dig it, you get twenty years for sale of dope to a minor. You only get five to ten for manslaughter. So like, the thing is, if you're selling to a kid and cops come, shoot the kid real quick!
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Real #Kids #Dope

  • Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Real #Believe #Promise

  • India must achieve the real goal?that is energy independence or an economy which will function well within total freedom from oil, gas or coal imports.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Real #Oil #Goal

  • My music lives because of real players.
    -- Abel Korzeniowski

    #Real #Player #Music Life

  • Drama is like a dream, it is not real, but it is really felt.
    -- Abhinavagupta

    #Dream #Real #Drama

  • I don't think life offers any greater experience than the joyful sense of recognition when one finds in a new acquaintance a real friend, or when an old relationship deepens into friendship, or when one finds an old friendship intact despite the passage of years and many absences.
    -- Abigail McCarthy

    #Friendship #Real #Thinking

  • Hogslop is the real deal groovilicious honkin old-time string band. Guaranteed old-time awesomeness with these fellas around!
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Real #Band #Awesomeness

  • The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Real #Men #Wings

  • To sing means to sense and to affirm that the spirit is real and that its glory is present.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Real #Mean #Voice

  • Normal consciousness is a state of stupor, in which the sensibility to the wholly real and responsiveness to the stimuli of the spirit are reduced. The mystics, knowing that man is involved in a hidden history of the cosmos, endeavor to awake from the drowsiness and apathy and to regain the state of wakefulness for their enchanted souls.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Real #Men #Knowing

  • Every science in a certain degree starts from faith, and, on the contrary, faith, which does not lead to science, is mistaken faith or superstition, but real, genuine faith it is not.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Faith #Real #Degrees

  • I take pride in my music, I feel like it actually does something for people personally, in their personal lives, so it's real music and it helps people get through things like I was able to get through things.
    -- Ace Hood

    #Real #Pride #People

  • Absurdly improbable things are quite as liable to happen in real life as in weak literature.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Real #Literature #Unexpected

  • The marvellous instinct with which women are usually credited seems too often to desert them on the only occasions when it would be of any real use. One would say it was there for trivialities only, since in a crisis they are usually dense, fatally doing the wrong thing. It is hardly too much to say that most domestic tragedies are caused by the feminine intuition of men and the want of it in women.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Real #Men #Intuition

  • When I see a cheerful young man shrieking about how full of life he is, banging on a drum, and blowing on a tin trumpet, and speaking of his good spirits, it depresses me, since naturally it gives the contrary impression. It can't be real. It ought to be but it isn't. If the noisy person meant what he said, he wouldn't say it.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Depressing #Real #Men

  • Only a Californian would have observed that it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the real fake from the fake fake.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #California #Fake

  • Real serious waiting is done in waiting rooms, and what they all have in common is their purpose, or purposelessness, if you will; they are places for doing nothing and they have no life of their own. ... their one constant is what might be called a decorative rigor mortis ...
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #Waiting #Purpose

  • Surrogate experience and surrogate environments have become the American way of life. Distinctions are no longer made, or deemed necessary, between the real and the false; the edge usually goes to the latter, as an improved version with defects corrected - accessible and user-friendly ...
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #Friendly #United States

  • Real estate is the closest thing to the proverbial pot of gold.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #Gold #Pot

  • Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently ... It is that which feels & discovers what is, the REAL which we see not, which exists not for our senses... Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things... Imagination too shows what is ... Hence she is or should be especially cultivated by the truly Scientific, those who wish to enter into the worlds around us!
    -- Ada Lovelace

    #Real #Discovery #Imagination

  • There's no conversation more boring than talking about what it's really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don't care.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Real #Talking #Care

  • If you've driven over to the gay section of Los Angeles, it's like a golf course... Real estate values go 'boom!'
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Real #Gay #Golf

  • It is strictly and philosophically true in Nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real an immediate cause.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Real #Ignorance #Men

  • There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Real #Ignorance #Causes

  • Adultism is not always harmful-but it is always real.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Real #Discrimination

  • The relentless note of incipient hysteria, the invitation to panic, the ungrounded scenarios - the overwhelming and underlying desire for something truly terrible to happen so that you could have something really hot to talk about - was still startling. We call disasters unimaginable, but all we do is imagine such things. That, you could conclude mordantly, is the real soundtrack of our time: the amplification of the self-evident toward the creation of paralyzing, preëmptive paranoia.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Fear #Real #Self

  • The more I help out, the more successful I become. But I measure success in what it has done for the people around me. That is the real accolade.
    -- Adam Grant

    #Real #Successful #People

  • It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There's always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you're letting them win. And they don't deserve that. What you're doing by being yourself is you're keeping it real, and you're being really brave.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Being Yourself #Bullying #Real

  • In real life, I am emotionally confused, which enables me to write songs. I'm a Pisces, and they say that Pisces are very sensitive. If men were just honest with themselves, they would see that they all have that side.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Song #Confused #Real

  • The real struggle for us is for the citizen to cease to be the property of the state.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #Real #Struggle #Citizens

  • Man, that's the only kind of book I like – one that's so real you want to find out everything there is to know about the person who wrote it, like how tall he is and what kind of music he likes and whether or not he really went through all the stuff he was writing about.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Real #Book #Writing

  • Sometimes our motivations can be quite hazy, contradictory and multi-faceted, in real life.
    -- Adam Rayner

    #Motivation #Real #Sometimes

  • For me it's more important to look at each constituency individually and find a community I feel I can serve to the best of my abilities, and where I feel I can make a real difference, and further their cause.
    -- Adam Rickitt

    #Teamwork #Real #Differences

  • There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.
    -- Adam Rickitt

    #Real #Doctors #People

  • We didn't set out to be educators or even scientists, and we don't purport that what we do is real science but we're demonstrating a methodology by which one can engage and satisfy your curiosity.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Real #Curiosity #Scientist

  • The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Real #Tragedy #Poverty

  • The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Real #Hype #Discipline

  • Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Christian #Fake People #Real

  • Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Real #Ambition #Men

  • Krzhizhanovsky wanted to perform imaginary experiments with the nature of time and space. Outside, in the streets, the Communist state was busy performing such experiments for real. In response, Krzhizhanovsky's prose has a recklessly unstable tone in which delighted examination of impossible worlds can slip into ferocious political sarcasm.... It is a method for investigating how much unreality reality can bear.
    -- Adam Thirlwell

    #Real #Sarcasm #Space

  • Be very careful about your care. Don't use it for sexual high jinks. It can get ugly - trust me. Also be careful when flushing.
    -- Adam West

    #Real #Care #Ugly

  • It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism - because that's mainly what I've been exposed to - was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don't know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Real #Teaching #Buddhism

  • I'm like the opposite of one of those comedians who's funny on stage and depressed behind closed doors . On record, I can get pretty dark, but in real life I'm very carefree. But when I'm happy, I ain't writing songs, I'm out having a laugh, being in love. I wouldn't have the time. If I ever get married, it'll be 'Darling, I need a divorce, it's been three years, I've got a record to write!'
    -- Adele

    #Song #Real #Divorce

  • I can't write another breakup record. That would be a real cliche.
    -- Adele

    #Breakup #Real #Writing

  • I want to tell authentic, real stories with real characters.
    -- Adepero Oduye

    #Real #Character #Stories

  • Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Mother #Real #Self

  • What is enquiry into the Truth? It is the firm conviction that the Self is real, and all, other than That, is unreal.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Truth #Real #Self

  • I am quite sure that very few of the so-called Reds in Spain were really Communists. We were badly deceived, for, had I known the real state of affairs, I would never have allowed our aircraft to bombard and destroy a starving population and at the same time re-establish the Spanish clergy in all their horrible privileges. (10th February 1945)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Real #Spain #Population

  • The swine who stole my dog doesn't realize what he did to me!
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Dog #Real #Unexpected

  • To try to teach ignoring technology is to ignore the progress that we have made over the last century. If school is preparation for the real world - a real world that is increasingly technology-driven - then to ignore technology is to become obsolete.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Real #School #Technology

  • Perhaps the greatest lesson [Huxley] learned from reading Carlyle was that real religion, that emotive feeling for Truth and Beauty, could flourish in the absence of an idolatrous theology.
    -- Adrian Desmond

    #Real #Reading #Thinking

  • It's what we live for, to be able to make great illusions. The thing about 'Entourage' is everything we do is realistic. We go to the real places, we shoot on location. We get the real people. It's a perfect marriage between fact and fiction.
    -- Adrian Grenier

    #Real #People #Perfect

  • What I think is interesting is that the more you do, you have to invent a book of rules of what you can do and what you can't do. And the very real danger is that if your book of rules becomes a book of cliches.
    -- Adrian Lyne

    #Real #Book #Thinking

  • I believe love just happens once. You can be mistaken, you can think you are in love, but after a while you discover that youre really not. Real love is different.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Real #Believe #Love Is

  • We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then just like real sisters, we listen and don't judge.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Sister #Real #Judging

  • I did a real boot camp once which with The Thin Red Line which was learning military exercises and this was far less strenuous. I really had a blast. We were all kind of thrown into the woods and we didn't have any of the modern conveniences that we take for granted. Learned how to survive without anything.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Military #Real #Exercise

  • Everybody saying Guerrero, I'll really turn your ***** into a real ghost.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Real #Fighter

  • For the last six or seven years the circus has no longer been in fashion. That is a pity. One should go to the circus, beyond any question of fashion, at least one or two times a year-I am not speaking here to the real enthusiasts, they know better than I what they have to do.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Fashion #Real #Years

  • Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Fake People #Memories #Real