Real quotes

  • Locke had illegitimately selected those parts of man he needed for his social contract and suppressed all the rest, a theoretically unsatisfactory procedure and a practically costly one. The bourgeois is the measure of the price paid, he who most of all cannot afford to look to his real self, who denies the existence of the thinly boarded-over basement in him, who is most made over for the purposes of a society that does not even promise him perfection or salvation but merely buys him off.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Real #Men #Self

  • There is no real education that does not respond to felt need; anything else acquired is trifling display.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Real #Doe #Needs

  • There is no real teacher who in practise does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Teacher #Retirement #Real

  • The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person's life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person's life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they'll be.
    -- Allan Houston

    #Father #Integrity #Real

  • The young artist... will discover out of ordinary things the meaning of ordinariness. He will not try to make them extraordinary. Only their real meaning will be stated.
    -- Allan Kaprow

    #Real #Artist #Trying

  • All a writer's characters are imaginary, no matter whether they are based on real people or not. They are people as one imagines them to be.
    -- Allan Massie

    #Real #Character #People

  • A real man would never cry in public unless he was watching a movie in which a heroic dog died to save its master.Or if Heidi klum unbuttoned her blouse. Or he accidently dropped a full case of beer.
    -- Allan Pease

    #Dog #Real #Beer

  • Maggie Smith is an amazing woman, and not as serious in real life.
    -- Allen Leech

    #Real #Serious #Amazing Woman

  • The only real evidence that any critic may bring before his gaze is the finished poem.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Real #May #Critics

  • I'm a conservative because I believe in peace - real peace, not just the peace of mind. I'm a conservative because we understand that real peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps.
    -- Allen West

    #Real #Believe #Marine

  • In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is.
    -- Allen West

    #Real #Agency #Volunteer

  • I'd rather be real and hated, than fake and loved.
    -- Alli Simpson

    #Real #Fake #Being Real

  • At the core, I try to write characters who are real people with real insecurities, fears, hopes, and dreams, which is why hopefully readers can identify with them.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Dream #Real #Writing

  • It was easy to believe, between lessons on Shakespeare and Dickens and Austen, that all of the great stories had already been written by dead Europeans. But every time I saw 'The Outsiders', I knew better. It was the first time I'd realized that real people write books.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Real #Believe #Book

  • A Gallagher Girl's real grades don’t come in pass or fail—they're measured in life or death.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Real #Failing

  • In a story, you can turn to the front and begin again and everyone lives once more. That doesn't work in real life. And I love my real people the most.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Real #People #Stories

  • Red is the first color of spring. It's the real color of rebirth. Of beginning.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Spring #Real #Color

  • My mom is great and I make sure that we pray together before every race. She helps me put everything in perspective and remind me of the real reason I run.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Mom #Running #Real

  • The real artist has no idea that he is sacrificing himself for art. He does “what he does for one reason and one reason only-he can't help doing it”
    -- Alma Gluck

    #Art #Real #Sacrifice

  • I think the great Mexican cuisine is dying because there are fast foods now competing, because there are supermarkets, and supermarkets can't afford to keep in stock a lot of these very perishable products that are used for fine Mexican cooking. Women are working and real Mexican cooking requires enormous amounts of time.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Real #Thinking #Mexican

  • In school, I studied psychology, linguistics, neuroscience. I understand that there is a real lack of respect for the brain.
    -- Aloe Blacc

    #Real #School #Psychology

  • I'm not a real blond Shocking.
    -- Alona Tal


  • Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Real #Silence #Applause

  • In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
    -- Althea Gibson

    #Sports #Real #Winning

  • Seriously. I'm not very bright, and it takes a lot for me to get a concept - to really get a concept. To get it enough that it becomes part of me. But when it happens I get real excited about it
    -- Alton Brown

    #Real #Excited #Enough

  • My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera
    -- Alton Brown

    #Real #College #Years

  • You know we fixate on the food so much itself: “Oh, the ultimate brownie or the ultimate this or that” -- well, let me tell you something: It’s all poop in about 12 hours, okay? The real power that food has is its ability to connect human beings to each other -- that’s the stuff right there and, to me, everything else is secondary to that.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Real #Poop #Stuff

  • In the end, all journeys are spiritual. So go off the main road. Be givers of hospitality and gracious takers of it too. Accept the serendipitous moments of life because, when all is said and done, you may find out that they were not serendipitous at all. And know that faith is as real as bread broken among friends. What you believe will take you far on your journey. If you search carefully, you will find good food all along the way.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Spiritual #Real #Believe

  • I grill almost all of my fish with the skin on because that gives you real protection at least on one side. It's a nice barrier against super high heat which tends to make a lot of fish to turn really flaky. It's very easy to overcook fish on the grill. But I still brush it with oil before I start.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Real #Nice #Oil

  • The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Real #Lying #Way

  • There are surprisingly few real students of the game in baseball; partly because everybody, my eighty-three year old grandmother included, thinks they learned all there was to know about it at puberty. Baseball is very beguiling that way.
    -- Alvin Dark

    #Baseball #Real #Grandmother

  • A self-made man, if he is made at all, has already won the battle of life. . . . he has learned to resist. He has learned the value of money, and how to refuse to spend it. He has learned the value of time, and how the conversion of it into useful things will make of his life something worthwhile. He has learned to say no, to say no at the right time and then to stand by it. Without resistance, and the self-denial which it often imposes, there is no real happiness. In the quest for happiness man must learn that temptation resisted strengthens the mind and the soul.
    -- Alvin R. Dyer

    #Life #Real #Men

  • One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Real #Anger #Society

  • Does it really matter if I choose the bus over a BMW, and generic over Gucci? Because the car, the wardrobe, the zip code-those are just nouns, things that are fun to have around, sure, but in the end, they have nothing to do with the real me. Nothing to do with who I really am.
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Fun #Real #Bmw

  • We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Real #Thinking #Differences

  • His lips brushed against mine. Delicately at first, almost testing to see if this was real.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Real #Firsts #Lips

  • If Peter Pan had been real, he would've gone mad and killed everyone in Neverland.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Real #Mad #Gone

  • Being in the dark, there's a real weight to it. It's heavy.
    -- Amanda Lindhout

    #Real #Dark #Weight

  • I close my eyes and it's so real and all at once I know just what I feel - And baby it's the kind of rush that terrifies.
    -- Amanda Marshall

    #Baby #Real #Fall

  • There’s no “correct path” to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to university, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Real #Artist #Thinking

  • I had very literal parents and I wanted to survive with metaphor and art, and there was a real sense of shame around it.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Art #Real #Parent

  • Twitter fascinates me because it's real. It feels kind of unreal, but it makes very real things happen.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Real #Kind #Feels

  • He can't even be at a casual read and not be creating the whole thing in his mind. I remember feeling very awed about how much he still seems to be so in love with it, and so dedicated to making everything really real and really spontaneous.
    -- Amanda Peet

    #Fear #Real #Creating

  • I was told Indian women don't think like that about equality. But I would like to argue that if they don't think like that they should be given a real opportunity to think like that.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Real #Opportunity #Equality

  • Mindi Scott has a real talent for getting inside her protagonist's head. She sketches out Coley's story in grand swathes, and then paints in all the little details, so that you feel as though you are enmeshed in Coley's brain: thinking her thoughts, feeling her confusion, anger, and, in the end, pain. I just don't think it's possible to read this book and not identify with Coley in some way.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Pain #Real #Book

  • I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Selfish #Real #Book

  • People in real life cuss God out when they're angry. That's all real.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Real #Real Life #People

  • What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.
    -- Amedeo Modigliani

    #Real #Race #Mystery

  • It’s true that someone will always say that good and evil don’t exist: that is a person who has never had any dealings with real evil. Good is far less convincing than evil, but it’s because their chemical structures are different. Like gold, good is never found in a pure state in nature: it therefore doesn’t seem impressive. It has the unfortunate tendency not to act; it prefers, passively, to be seen.
    -- Amelie Nothomb

    #Real #Evil #Gold

  • What's so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for 'Real Women Have Curves'.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Beautiful #Real #Curves

  • I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Real #Curves #Lucky

  • Kids not only understand [a dark story] but appreciate it … Because in the real world there's fear, and dark things happen no matter how young you are. People lose parents, people lose friends … There's darkness in the world. So I think when kids are talked to in that way, they appreciate it. They're not being given some candy-coated, 'Oh, this is a world where there are no stakes.' I think that actually insults their intelligence.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Real #Kids #Dark

  • Salma and I had run into each other once or twice at film festivals because I was doing the press for Real Women Have Curves at the same time she was doing the press for Frida. She had seen Real Women Have Curves, and when the idea of Ugly Betty came up, she thought of me. Her enthusiasm about the project was so infectious-she spoke of it with such expectation. Everyone that was involved was really excited about the project. I really wanted to be a part of it.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Running #Real #Curves

  • A work of real merit finds favor at last.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Appreciation #Real #Favors

  • Man must have some recognized stake in society and affairs to knit him lovingly to his kind, or he is wont to revenge himself for wrongs real or imagined.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Revenge #Real #Men

  • I don't really know that there's any real rules for songwriting.
    -- Amos Lee

    #Real #Songwriting

  • Try to find the real tense of the report you are reading: Was it done, is it being done, or is something to be done? Reports are now written in four tenses: past tense, present tense, future tense, and pretense. Watch for novel uses of CONGRAM (CONtractor GRAMmer), defined by the past imperfect, the present insufficient, and the future absolutely perfect.
    -- Amrom Harry Katz

    #Real #Reading #Past

  • I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Real #Awards #Views

  • Be real and be unashamed, even of your faults. I do truly know what my husband is made of and vice versa.
    -- Amy Bloom

    #Husband #Real #Vices

  • Be real and unashamed. Even of your faults.
    -- Amy Bloom

    #Real #Being Real #Faults

  • I just wanted to be myself and that's why I chose to do 'Big Brother,' because I wanted everyone to see the real Amy Childs.
    -- Amy Childs

    #Brother #Real #Amy

  • Weddings and funerals are when you figure out who your real friends are.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Real #Funeral

  • While law-abiding Muslims are forced to hide in their homes, and animal-rights activists are labeled as terrorists for undercover filming of abusive treatment at factory farms, right-wing hate groups are free to organize, parade, arm themselves to the hilt and murder with chilling regularity. It’s time for our society to confront this very real threat.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Hate #Real #Home

  • Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Real #Color #Black

  • I think a woman can have all of the ideas and mental pictures. She can be a real planner and a motivator. But in the end, I think a woman does best when she responds to a man.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Real #Men #Thinking

  • Real relationship is gritty and earthy, the stuff that life is made of.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Real #Stuff #Life Is

  • To me, the real thrill is in making the music, and then I just trust it to find its own audience, and at times it's big and at times it's small, but that's beyond my control.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Real #Thrill #Bigs

  • I am sure that there is a lot more going on in the objective real world than we can monitor with our five senses. I think dreams allow us to engage with the real world and monitor the way it is acting on us.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Real #Thinking

  • Stories that are real, that create you, rather than be created by you, are powerful.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Powerful #Real #Stories

  • The real thing, when done right , is always better than a daydream
    -- Amy Harmon

    #Real #Done #Daydreaming

  • Without stories, we'd have even more trouble recognizing what's real.
    -- Amy Neftzger

    #Real #Stories #Trouble

  • My mom said I was an escapist at heart.... that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one
    -- Amy Plum

    #Mom #Real #Heart

  • Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.
    -- Amy Plum

    #Mom #Real #Book

  • I love saying 'yes' and I love saying 'please.' Saying 'yes' doesn't mean I don't know how to say no, and saying 'please' doesn't mean I am waiting for permission. 'Yes please' sounds powerful and concise. It's a response and a request. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Girl #Powerful #Real

  • Oh God, it's such a big world right now for artists. There are as many possibilities as you can have time for, getting your music out there with the internet, and Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, and everything that you have, there is a way to spread the word. To me, the first thing you have to have is substance and content and real depth.
    -- Amy Ray

    #Real #Artist #Depth

  • Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Girlfriend #Real #Women

  • I’ve named everything that I’ve ever owned. Real or inanimate, I have to give it a first and last name. Everything in my apartment comes alive at night.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Real #Night #Names

  • Clichés are static, the emotion behind them long spent. If you are tempted to use them, here is a saying of my mother’s: Fang pi bu-cho, cho pi bu-fang. Basically that translates to: "Loud farts don’t stink, and the really smelly ones don’t make a sound." In other words: When you’re full of beans, you just blow a lot of hot air. If you want to have a real impact, be deadly but silent. Oh, also recognize the difference between a bad cliché and a good quotation. My mother’s saying is a good quotation. You should use it often.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Mother #Real #Blow

  • The real problem with Donald Trump is, if you engage him, it will only make things worse. It's like - it's a little bit what you were taught as a kid to not engage the bully, because they will continue to pick on you.
    -- Amy Walter

    #Real #Kids #Bully

  • Our real nature is not our imaginary, limited ego. Our true nature is vast, all-comprehensive, and intangible as empty space.
    -- Anagarika Govinda

    #Real #Space #Ego

  • What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
    -- Anais Nin

    #Love #Friendship #Real

  • It is only when the maker of things is a maker of things by vocation, and not merely holding down a job, that the price of things is approximate to their real value. . . .
    -- Ananda Coomaraswamy

    #Jobs #Real #Makers

  • My real goal is the Olympics. It's going to be tough but it was very good preparation to play here.
    -- Anastasia Myskina

    #Real #Play #Goal

  • There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Art #Real #Play

  • The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear.
    -- Anatoly Chubais

    #Real #Stupid #Book

  • New Yorkers are predatory about real estate. When they sense softening, they move in for the kill.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Real #Moving #Estates

  • I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Being Yourself #Real #Thinking

  • Love is not 'blind' but visionary: It sees into the very heart of its object And sees the 'real self' behind and in the midst Of the frailties and shortcomings of the person.
    -- Andras Angyal

    #Love #Real #Heart

  • I think it's real important to show style now. The majority of style right now is to act like you don't have style at all, so most companies are getting rich off clothes that look torn, clothes that look worn.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Real #Thinking #Clothes

  • What is admirable about the fantastic is that there is no longer anything fantastic: there is only the real.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Real #Fantastic #Surrealism

  • The imaginary is what tends to become real.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Real #Reality #Imaginary

  • Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Death #Real #Believe

  • Surrealism, n. Pure psychic automatism, by which it is intended to express, whether verbally or in writing, or in any other way, the real process of thought. Thought's dictation, free from any control by the reason, independent of any aesthetic or moral preoccupation.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Real #Writing #Independent

  • I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Spring #Real

  • Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Real #Suffering #Teach

  • Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Life #Motivational #Real

  • The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Spring #Real #Writing

  • We console ourselves with several friends for not having found one real one.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Real #Found

  • Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Art #Real #Effort

  • It is a real piece of art if you can make a waltz sound like it is the easiest piece of music to play, because it's really not.
    -- Andre Rieu

    #Art #Real #Play