Real quotes

  • The decision to feed the world is the real decision. No revolution has chosen it. For that choice requires that women shall be free.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Real #Choices #Decision

  • Real meditation is not about mastering a technique; it's about letting go of control.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Letting Go #Real #Meditation

  • In order to be truly free, you must desire to know the truth more than you want to feel good. Because, if feeling good is your goal, then as soon as you feel better you will lose interest in what is true. This does not mean that feeling good or experiencing love and bliss is a bad thing. Given the choice, anyone would choose to feel bliss rather than sorrow. It simply means that if this desire to feel good is stronger than the yearning to see, know, and experience Truth, then this desire will always be distorting the perception of what is Real, while corrupting one's deepest integrity.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Integrity #Real #Mean

  • Real meditation is not about mastering a technique; it’s about letting go of control. This is meditation. Anything else is actually a form of concentration. Meditation and concentration are two different things. Concentration is a discipline; concentration is a way in which we are actually directing or guiding or controlling our experience. Meditation is letting go of control, letting go of guiding our experience in any way whatsoever. The foundation of True Meditation is that we are letting go of control.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Letting Go #Real #Two

  • No medicine is more valuable , none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy.
    -- Aelred of Rievaulx

    #Real #Medicine #Joy

  • Men of real merit, and whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge, are yet not to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.
    -- Aeschines

    #Real #Men #Deeds

  • Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
    -- Aesop

    #Real #Men #Originality

  • The distinction between right and wrong ("la distinction du bien et du mal", Fr.), is nothing else than their unyielding (or implacable) opposition; thus the moral consciousness is an innate and intimate revelation of the absolute, which goes beyond (or goes pass, or exceed) every empirical data (or given information). It is only on these principles that we will be able to establish ("pourront être édifiées", Fr.) the real basis of morality.
    -- African Spir

    #Real #Data #Principles

  • So many forces and resources would become available if States, aware (or conscious) of their true (or real) mission, would want to get on (or agree) to abolish every politics aiming at ("visant à", Fr.) expansion or hegemony; system that maintain among nations a a perpetual distrust and tension, impose on them (or force or compel, "leur impose", Fr.) formidable armies and crushing war budgets.
    -- African Spir

    #Crush #Real #War

  • The Muslim world, with its history and cultures, and indeed its different interpretations of Islam, is still little known in the West... The two worlds, Muslim and non-Muslim, Eastern and Western, must, as a matter of urgency, make a real effort to get to know one another, for I fear that what we have is not a clash of civilisations, but a clash of ignorance on both sides.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Real #Ignorance #Two

  • Real evidence is usually vague and unsatisfactory. It has to be examined---sifted. But here the whole thing is cut and dried. No, my friend, this evidence has been very cleverly manufactured---so cleverly that it has defeated its own ends.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Real #Cutting #Defeated

  • The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
    -- Agha Hasan Abedi

    #Real #People #Done

  • Real management is developing people through work.
    -- Agha Hasan Abedi

    #Real #Real Men #People

  • real letter-writing ... is founded on a need as old and as young as humanity itself, the need that one human being has of another.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Real #Writing #Humanity

  • A real dog, beloved and therefore pampered by his mistress, is a lamentable spectacle. He suffers from fatty degeneration of his moral being.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Dog #Real #Suffering

  • A country-bred man can always learn to get on with city people, but a town-bred fellah never gets the real hang of the country. You can put city polish on a man, but by golly, it seems you can't ever rub it off him.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Country #Real #Men

  • Love, being in love, isn’t a constant thing. It doesn’t always flow at the same strength. It’s not always like a river in flood. It’s more like the sea. It has tides, it ebbs and flows. The thing is, when love is real, whether it’s ebbing or flowing, it’s always there, it never goes away. And that’s the only proof you can have that it is real, and not just a crush or an infatuation or a passing fancy
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Crush #Real #Being In Love

  • Real faith never disappoints because it is in God, grounded on His character, promises, covenant and oath.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Real #Character #Promise

  • A real Christian in an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen, talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see, expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another, empties himself in order to be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, goes down in order to get up, is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest, and happiest when he feels worst. He dies so he can live, forsakes in order to have, gives away so he can keep, sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passes knowledge.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Real #Order

  • Any faith that does not command the one who holds it is not a real belief; it is a pseudo belief only. And it might shock some of us profoundly if we were brought suddenly face to face with our beliefs and forced to test them in the fires of practical living.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Real #Fire #Doe

  • But the world is out there, and it understands that the illusion of knowledge and freedom is not the same as the real thing. Eventually it will fade, and there are those who will do whatever it takes to make that happen sooner rather than later.
    -- Aimee Carter

    #Real #World #Illusion

  • The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. He might get burned, but he's in the game. And once he's in, he can't go back, he'll Beat his wings 'til he burns them black... No, The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. . . The Moth don't care if The Flame is real, 'Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal. And nothing fuels a good flirtation, Like Need and Anger and Desperation... No, The Moth don't care if The Flame is real. . .
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Real #Flames #Games

  • There’s an important difference and distinction between the objective medical fact of my being an amputee and the subjective societal opinion of whether or not I’m disabled. Truthfully, the only real and consistent disability I’ve had to confront is the world ever thinking that I could be described by those definitions.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Real #Thinking #Differences

  • I'm such a geek, and have always been a real nerd.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Real #Nerd #Geek

  • Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Real #Play #Social

  • Real film is light; digital is electricity.
    -- Aki Kaurismaki

    #Real #Light #Digital

  • More people are interested in trying to shuffle paper assets around than building lasting assets by producing real goods.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Real #People #Trying

  • With a good script a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. That is what makes a real movie. The script must be something that has the power to do this.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Real #Fire #Expression

  • The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they've been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Real #Believe #Hero

  • Today the strategies of many companies in the real estate industry are premised on low interest rates, an assumption that has resulted in the rapid expansion of the real estate securitization business. This trend could be regarded as a risk factor, as it exposes the real estate sector to at least three potential problems: first, interest rate hikes; second, revisions to securitization business accounting standards; and third, overheating in the real estate market.
    -- Akira Mori

    #Business #Real #Risk

  • In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models.
    -- Akira Mori

    #Change #Real #Past

  • Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Real #War #Enemy

  • I always felt like if you get to a point where you've got enough money to invest in something real, you gotta invest in anything that's related to a natural resource because that's gonna be here forever - so you might as well invest in something that's gonna be here, rather than invest in something that's gonna wear out.
    -- Akon

    #Real #Forever #Might

  • Bachchan has been in the film industry over 35 years and he is the real king. There are many who are around for 15-20 years and like to call themselves king. There is only one king and he is Amitabh Bachchan
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Kings #Real #Years

  • The real resistance now is to an art which forces its audience to recognize and accept imaginatively, in their nerve ends, not the facts of life but the facts of death and violence: absurd, random, gratuitous, unjustified, and inescapably part of the society we have created.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Art #Real #Nerves

  • I think Clinton fatigue was a real thing. It's just hard to get comfortable with Gore - it was hard for him to project who he is, the person people know in private.
    -- Al Franken

    #Real #Thinking #People

  • My dad didn't graduate from high school, ended up being a printing salesman, probably never made more than $8,000 a year. My mom sold real estate and did it part time.
    -- Al Franken

    #Mom #Dad #Real

  • The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.
    -- Al Gore

    #Children #Real #Rain

  • I support the death penalty. I think that it has to be administered not only fairly, with attention to things like DNA evidence, which I think should be used in all capital cases, but also with very careful attention. If the wrong guy is put to death, then that's a double tragedy. Not only has an innocent person been executed but the real perpetrator of the crime has not been held accountable for it, and in some cases may be still at large. But I support the death penalty in the most heinous cases.
    -- Al Gore

    #Real #Thinking #Dna

  • Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.
    -- Al Gore

    #Real #Climate #United States

  • While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
    -- Al Gore

    #Real #Coward #President

  • Jamie Foxx does a good rendition of me. It's a real gift, mimicry of that kind, the tonal thing. It's sort of like having a talent for playing an instrument.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Real #Doe #Mimicry

  • There is only one way of surviving all the early heartbreaks in this business. You must have a sense of humor. And I think it also helps if you are a dreamer. I had my dreams all right. And that is something no one can ever take away. They cost nothing, and they can be as real as you like to make them. You own your dreams and they are priceless. I've been a lavatory attendant, a theatre usher, a panhandler, all for real. Now, as an actor, I can be a journalist today and a brain surgeon tomorrow. That's the stuff my dreams are made of.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Dream #Real #Thinking

  • I like, for instance, 'Serpico.' I enjoyed playing Serpico because Frank Serpico was there. He existed. He was a real life person and I could - I could embody him. I could, you know, I could work and get to know him and have him help me with the text, the script and become him. It's almost like a painter having a model to become.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Real #Scripts #Helping

  • I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world - that their parents get treated better because they're on TV.
    -- Al Roker

    #Real #Kids #Successful

  • We need to make some real fundamental change from the Constitution down in this country.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Country #Real #Needs

  • Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Real #Peppers #Hendrix

  • Sometimes I get, "Have you ever thought about doing real music?" I like to think the music I do is real, it just happens to be funny.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Real #Thinking #Sometimes

  • Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global - that has a global presence that's involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Real #Media #Digital

  • The ethic of truth is the complete opposite of an 'ethics of communication'. It is an ethic of the Real The ethic of truth is absolutely opposed to opinion, and to ethics in general.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Real #Communication #Opposites

  • Art is not ideology. It is completely impossible to explain art on the basis of the homological relation that it is supposed to maintain with the real of history. The aesthetic process decentres the specular relation with which ideology perpetuates its closed infinity. The aesthetic effect is certainly imaginary; but this imaginary is not the reflection of the real, since it is the real of this reflection.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Art #Real #Reflection

  • We could say that love is a tenacious adventure. The adventurous side is necessary, but equally so is the need for tenacity. To give up at the first hurdle, the first quarrel, is only to distort love. Real love is one that triumphs lastingly, sometimes painfully, over the hurdles erected by time, space and the world.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Giving Up #Real #Adventure

  • Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Real #Weakness #May

  • Intuition is unconscious accumulated experience informing judgement in real time.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Real #Judgement #Intuition

  • I was foreign and Jewish, with a funny name, and was very small and hated sport, a real problem at an English prep school. So the way to get round it was to become the school joker, which I did quite effectively - I was always fooling around to make the people who would otherwise dump me in the loo laugh.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Sports #Real #School

  • I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.
    -- Alain Delon

    #Real #Giving

  • You want to have fun but you also want to work well. Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari, because we would have fun, but then they could not stop having fun and go back to the real work.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Fun #Real #Ferrari

  • We brought him [Raffi Torres] in because he was an emotional, physical player. He's had nothing but a great attitude and a great work ethic with us all year long. He comes to play, prepares himself real well. We need him to play the way he does. You know, he's a little bit sometimes outside the box, but you've got to let him be who he is.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Attitude #Real #Hockey

  • The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I’m willing to let them change me, something happens between us that’s more interesting than a pair of dueling monologues.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Real #Thinking #Differences

  • Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Change #Real #Listening

  • I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It's fun.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Fun #Real #People

  • You can begin to see an amalgamation of cultures, the real beginning of one world. Ten years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a Cockney singing group with a Southern Negro style and Indian and electronic music. I wonder if people have even noticed what a tremendous cultural signal the Beatles are.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Real #Years #People

  • Fresno is an All America city and deserves real, honest, strong leadership and I pledge to the people of Fresno to be that kind of leader.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Strong #Real #Cities

  • What intrigued me more than anything else was finding out the way in which everything, all of creation - all of it! - was held together by invisible chemical bonds, and I found a strange, inexplicable comfort in knowing that somewhere, even though we couldn't see it in our own world, there was a real stability.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Real #Knowing #Together

  • The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Uplifting #Real #Important

  • There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Meaningful #Real #Security

  • Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Real #Lying #People

  • If you don't have the background awareness of oneness, duality becomes real.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Real #Yoga #Oneness

  • Real leaders ask hard questions and knock people out of their comfort zones and then manage the resulting distress.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Real #People #Leader

  • But the standard churchy spirituality doesn't require any real action, courage, or sacrifice from its attendees.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Real #Sacrifice #Action

  • I love your cooking, honey, but sometimes I need some real food.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Real #Love You #Cooking

  • Brings [O'Brian's] achievement to a new height....Such is O'Brian's power to possess the imagination that I found I was living in his world as much as my own, wanting to know what happens next. That is the real test. Any contemporary novelist should recognize in Patrick O'Brian a Master of the Art.
    -- Alan Judd

    #Art #Real #Imagination

  • The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Real #Romance #Revolution

  • Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Real #Tiny #Example

  • Possibly the only real object-oriented system in working order. (About Internet
    -- Alan Kay

    #Real #Order #Internet

  • When we surrender moral government to the courts, we have surrendered the very essence of freedom, we have surrendered its only real meaning--and we will not be free again until we get it back.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Real #Essence #Government

  • In this world, time has three dimensions, like space. Just as an object may move in three perpendicular directions, corresponding to horizontal, vertical, and longitudinal, so an object may participate in three perpendicular futures. Each future moves in a different direction of time. Each future is real. At every point of decision, the world splits into three worlds, each with the same people, but different fates for those people. In time, there are an infinity of worlds.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Real #Moving #Fate

  • In our constant search for meaning in this baffling and temporary existence, trapped as we are within our three pounds of neurons, it is sometimes hard to tell what is real. We often invent what isn't there. Or ignore what is. We try to impose order, both in our minds and in our conceptions of external reality. We try to connect. We try to find truth. We dream and we hope. And underneath all of these strivings, we are haunted by the suspicion that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the whole.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Dream #Real #Order

  • And the thing that I always tried to do with important singers when I met them was to sit down and record everything they knew, give them a first real run-through of their art.
    -- Alan Lomax

    #Running #Art #Real

  • I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Real #Sound #Tape

  • Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Real #Artist #Rocks

  • The only time it dominates is during a solo, or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals. There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.
    -- Alan Price

    #Real #Play #Guitar

  • I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Real #Thinking #Worry

  • My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Real #Ideas #Magic

  • Anytime you have an opportunity as an actor to really grow along with your character, I think thats a real gift.
    -- Alan Ritchson

    #Real #Character #Opportunity

  • You learn real early to make a film and then duck, and basically that's how I go about it.
    -- Alan Rudolph

    #Real #Ducks #Film

  • But, in the end, we editors just pass through. We all know that you, the readers, are the real carriers of the flame.
    -- Alan Rusbridger

    #Real #Flames #Editors

  • There is another side to me which people don't often see, but it's very hard for me to show that. When I do interviews, I'm talking to people I don't know and when you speak to a stranger you don't open up, do you? In my position, people are always looking for something to say about me. And anything I do say, given half-a-chance they'll turn it round into something spectacular so I've got to be very careful. That's why it's only my friends and family who know the real me. Now my wife, Lainya, she could tell you a few stories.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Real #Talking #People

  • The FA Cup means a lot. There is a real passion here for the competition which you don't get elsewhere. It's a love affair. It's part and parcel of living up here. People might think I'm daft, but I'm not wrong; I'd rather win the Cup than the League.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Real #Passion #Mean

  • It does not bother me that some say I'm dull and boring because the people that do know me will tell you a different story. It is very difficult to be open with people you don't know. There is nothing I can do about the fact that the real me does not get across and it is probably difficult to know the real me.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Real #People #Doe

  • You've done it in the simulator so many times, you don't have a real sense of being excited when the flight is going on. You're excited before, but as soon as the liftoff occurs, you are busy doing what you have to do.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Real #Done #Flight

  • This is in a real sense the capstone of the initial missions to explore the planets. Pluto, its moons and this part of the solar system are such mysteries that New Horizons will rewrite all of the textbooks.
    -- Alan Stern

    #Real #Moon #Horizon

  • My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show. In real life or in between the breaks I was raising two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids who were being paid to be my kids.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Real #Kids #Boys

  • So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers advice and from the counselors around.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Real #Advice #Television

  • Instruction tables will have to be made up by mathematicians with computing experience and perhaps a certain puzzle-solving ability. There need be no real danger of it ever becoming a drudge, for any processes that are quite mechanical may be turned over to the machine itself.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Real #Needs #Machines

  • When we want to sink a convoy, we send out an observation plane first... Of course, to observe is not its real duty, we already know exactly where the convoy is. Its real duty is to be observed...Then, when we come round and sink them, the Germans will not find it suspicious.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Real #War #Firsts

  • I like performers who I know are for real. You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff. You can tell right away they're real people, ya know?
    -- Alan Vega

    #Real #Men #People

  • That's something - you laugh about Eminem... It's funny, man, because I didn't like him when he first came out, ya know. It seemed like a big joke. But I think the guy's for real, and I like his lyrics!
    -- Alan Vega

    #Real #Men #Thinking

  • What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call the here and now. You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that the wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep-down you is the whole universe.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Real #Ocean #Puppets

  • If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Real #Past #World