Real quotes

  • I don't like being called 'macho.' Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian man is not macho, he's smart. That's smart in both senses: elegant and clever.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Clever #Real #Smart

  • Opera singing is in every way of inestimable value; a real heritage for all mankind that has been reached over centuries of studies, attempts, flights of the spirit.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Real #Singing #Heritage

  • Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.
    -- Andrea Camilleri

    #True Friend #Real #Intuition

  • I love escaping into character. It's a chance to try on people that you wouldn't be brave or stupid enough to be in real life.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Real #Stupid #Character

  • The cultural institutions which embody and enforce those interlocked aberrations-for instance, law, art, religion, nation-states, the family, tribe, or commune based on father-right-these institutions are real and they must be destroyed.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Art #Father #Real

  • I know you think this world is too dark to even dream in color, but I’ve seen flowers bloom at midnight. I’ve seen kites fly in gray skies and they were real close to looking like the sunrise, and sometime it takes the most wounded wings the most broken things to notice how strong the breeze is, how precious the flight.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Dream #Strong #Real

  • The event concept was sparked from a shared observation amongst these leading lifestyle brands that the economic rebound has spurred greater liquidity into real estate, the stock market is setting new heights and consumers are generally stepping out more for luxury goods and services. After many years of pulling back, it was fun to see guests flirting with temptation, whether that was a new home, a new car, a new look or just to learn more about the trends. Others were happy to take in all the action.
    -- Andrea Savage

    #Fun #Real #Home

  • There's nothing essentially romantic about things like roses or jewelry. Romance starts as some blank concept, and then you just fill it in with objects so you have something to point to when you want to make it real.
    -- Andrea Seigel

    #Real #Rose #Romance

  • I've always believed that if you're truly in love with someone, you shouldn't be able to answer the question 'What do you love about him?' with any kind of real satisfaction.
    -- Andrea Seigel

    #Real #Answers #Able

  • Severe mental illness like psychosis can lead to a tragedy like this - that people can see things that aren't real and hear things that aren't real and believe things that aren't real, and act in that distorted reality.
    -- Andrea Yates

    #Real #Believe #Psychosis

  • The real technology -behind all our other technologies- is language. It actually creates the world our consciousness lives in.
    -- Andrei Codrescu

    #Real #Learning #Technology

  • Cookbooks bear the same relation to real books that microwave food bears to your grandmother?s.
    -- Andrei Codrescu

    #Real #Book #Grandmother

  • I am drawn to Christ but I have real problems with the Catholic Church.
    -- Andres Serrano

    #Real #Catholic #Church

  • The less you think counterfactually, the less you experience stress. Stress, in this light, isn't a bad thing. It's simply a warning system telling you that your mind has lost touch with what's real.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Real #Stress #Thinking

  • The real drag is trying to fly from country to country, day of show, with all your gear. You get hassled all the time. It's hard trying to keep it together.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Country #Real #Trying

  • The problem is, when you're working with orchestras, you only get the orchestra for about two hours before the performance to pull it all together, and that doesn't sound like a real collaboration.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Real #Two #Together

  • He had a vision for changing our Medicare system, for bringing more people into the reality that our government should be a partner in preventing people from getting sick ... and that was part of our motivation for changing the Medicare system, and we are in the midst of a revolution in Medicare that will, for many, many generations have real results that will be good for America and good for American citizens.
    -- Andrew Card

    #Motivation #Real #Government

  • Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Real #Ninety #Estates

  • Because a real kiss, a kiss that two real people choose to give each other - it's something that can't be filmed or photographed or drawn, or even described with words. Because a kiss isn't what it looks like or how it feels. A real kiss happens down deep inside of two hearts at the same time. It's hidden away. A real kiss is invisible.
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Real #Heart #Kissing

  • Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact.
    -- Andrew Coyle Bradley

    #Real #People #Mind

  • I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Real #Believe #Climate

  • I like real girls. When they're in bed with you, it's not a show. They just want to do that.
    -- Andrew Dice Clay

    #Girl #Real #Bed

  • My mother was the one who totally got behind me as far as, do things and ask questions later. My father would say, "I don't care how dirty you are up there, just be funny." Because they knew me offstage. They knew I was a good guy. They knew my whole plan of becoming the most exciting comedian, visually, ever. A real rock-and-roll stand-up comic.
    -- Andrew Dice Clay

    #Mother #Father #Real

  • I'm trying to do something that is real. What I mean is this; my sense of being in the world starts with a physical relationship with my surroundings, their weight, texture, density, transparency, and so forth...
    -- Andrew Forge

    #Real #Mean #Trying

  • The edge of a painting is its frontier... where the artist negotiates his boundaries with the real world... where art begins and ends and where the eye enters and leaves the image. It determines, in an infinitely subtle number of ways, how you read a painting - which, unlike a book or a piece of music, has no pre-determined beginning or end.
    -- Andrew Graham-Dixon

    #Art #Real #Book

  • I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Real #Thinking #Political

  • Eyes Wide Open' took shape from two real life events straight from my own past. One was the sad suicide of my young nephew, a troubled kid, who was found at the bottom of a landmark cliff in central California. The second was a chance encounter forty years ago with none other than, ahem, Charles Manson!
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Suicide #Real #Kids

  • The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes.
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Inspirational Life #Real #Growth

  • Elasticsearch is all about scale for us. At Foursquare, we handle tens of millions of searches across 50 million locations each day. Elasticsearch returns real-time results, which encourages more usage and deeper engagement.
    -- Andrew Hogue

    #Real #Location #Return

  • Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Real #Men #Thinking

  • The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else....
    -- Andrew Jenson

    #Courage #Real #Self

  • If you could extend the elective franchise to all persons of color who can read the Constitution of the United States in English and write their names and to all persons of color who own real estate valued at not less than two hundred and fifty dollars and pay taxes thereon, and would completely disarm the adversary. This you can do with perfect safety. And as a consequence, the radicals, who are wild upon negro franchise, will be completely foiled in their attempts to keep the Southern States from renewing their relations to the Union.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #Real #Writing #Color

  • Funny how people don't really see each other. Men and women. They invent each other in their minds and then they see what they invent.They don't really see each other. Now she was in love with him and she didn't even know his real name, didn't know anything real about him.
    -- Andrew Klavan

    #Real #Men #Names

  • Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estate. It will purge the rottenness out of the system. High costs of living and high living will come down. People will work harder, live a more moral life. Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up from less competent people.
    -- Andrew Mellon

    #Real #Hard Work #People

  • Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate.
    -- Andrew Mellon

    #Real #Estates #Farmers

  • Jenni Fagan is the real thing, and The Panopticon is a real treat: maturely alive to the pains of maturing, and cleverly amused as well as appalled by what it finds in the world.
    -- Andrew Motion

    #Pain #Real #Alive

  • The only real argument for monolithic systems was performance, and there is now enough evidence showing that microkernel systems can be just as fast as monolithic systems.
    -- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    #Real #Argument #Enough

  • It takes too much imagination to see the sorrows of people we take for happy. Their real battles take place, like those of the stars, in some realm of light imperceptible to the human eye. It is a feat of the mind to guess another's heart.
    -- Andrew Sean Greer

    #Stars #Real #Heart

  • Hard work and talent are crucial to success, and intangible qualities like heart and clutch are generally real - but luck is just as important. Nobody gets to the top by accident, but nobody’s on top without some pretty phenomenal accidents of fate.
    -- Andrew Sharp

    #Real #Hard Work #Heart

  • Why should a financial engineer be paid four, four times... to a hundred times more than the, uh... real engineer? A real engineer build bridges, a financial engineer build, build dreams. And when those dream turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it.
    -- Andrew Sheng

    #Dream #Real #Bridges

  • Antonin Artaud wrote on one of his drawings, "Never real and always true," and that is how depression feels. You know that it is not real, that you are someone else, and yet you know that it is absolutely true.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Depression #Real #Drawing

  • Treating an identity as an illness invites real illness to make a braver stand.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Real #Identity #Illness

  • I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it... I always want to see the third dimension of something... I want to come alive with the object.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Real #Feelings #Texture

  • If it [talent] isn’t strong enough to take the gaff of real training, then it’s not worth much.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Strong #Real #Training

  • Aside from comic book heroes, the only real life heroes I had were musicians.
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Real #Book #Hero

  • I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly
    -- Andy Grove

    #Real #Thinking #Two

  • It's [programming] the only job I can think of where I get to be both an engineer and an artist. There's an incredible, rigorous, technical element to it, which I like because you have to do very precise thinking. On the other hand, it has a wildly creative side where the boundaries of imagination are the only real limitation.
    -- Andy Hertzfeld

    #Jobs #Real #Learning

  • What's real? What's not? That's what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality.
    -- Andy Kaufman

    #Real #People #Tests

  • Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It's the real performers on the street who can hold people's attention and keep them from walking away.
    -- Andy Kaufman

    #Song #Real #Two

  • I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut - or get angry from the gut.
    -- Andy Kaufman

    #Real #People #Laughing

  • Actually, I look the same in real life as I do in the movies.
    -- Andy Lau

    #Real #Real Life #Looks

  • Everyone gets real quiet 'cause they're a little uncomfortable.
    -- Andy Offutt Irwin

    #Real #Littles #Causes

  • We stole their babes and mothers, chiefs and braves Although we held the whip, you knew we were The real slaves To alchemy, human alchemy.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Mother #Real #Brave

  • Anyone who would ever think of using any other Realtor would be making an enormous mistake. Goodwin & Thyne Properties is the best real estate company with the best and smartest real estate agents and the best people to do business with!
    -- Andy Romano

    #Real #Mistake #Thinking

  • Would a real man get caught eating a twinkie?
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Real #Men #Eating

  • I remember kind of doing early acting and thinking, 'God, they don't paint behind the sets.' It's a bit of a shame, really - 'Oh, what's on the other side of this wall? Oh, you can see the plywood.' I was really disappointed. I just thought that these things were real, from watching things as a kid.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Wall #Real #Kids

  • Generosity helps us cultivate awareness of things that really matter. Opportunities that make a real difference in the world.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Real #Opportunity #Differences

  • If it suddenly became impossible for us to cover up all the junk we normally hide from the rest of humanity, I have a feeling we would all get real motivated to deal with the source of what ails us.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Real #Christian Inspirational #Feelings

  • People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like you're watching television -- you don't feel anything.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Strong #Real #People

  • Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it's simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Real #Views #Different

  • Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Mother #Father #Real

  • That is what I'm looking forward to the most, practical learning. I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk to people who already work in those jobs can really teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Jobs #Real #Nurse

  • I trust the mystery. I trust what comes in silence and what comes in nature where there's no diversion. I think the lack of stimulation allows us to hear and experience a deeper river that's constant, still, vibrant, and real. And the process of deep listening with attention and intention catalyzes and mobilizes exactly what's needed at that time.
    -- Angeles Arrien

    #Real #Thinking #Rivers

  • I would start drinking something terrible if I were in a situation where I was surrounded by lies or quiet or secrets. It's just not a real life.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Real #Lying #Drinking

  • Our family may seem extraordinary in some magazines or something, but at home it's not. We're really just a very loving family. We're very close, and we don't read magazines. We just kind of go to work and come home. We try to keep a sense of reality into their lives. What's truly real, not Hollywood real.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Real #Home #Trying

  • I bought original, real guns of the type we used in 'Tomb Raider' for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to ... If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Hurt #Real #Home

  • I was at a U2 concert and someone asked me if my hair color was real... I thought to myself, if I had $1 for every time someone asked me this, I would be very rich.
    -- Angie Everhart

    #Real #Hair #Color

  • People are able to live with only half a heart, to live without real compassion, because they are able to use words that are only forms.
    -- Angus Wilson

    #Real #Heart #Compassion

  • I make such a good statistic, somebody should study me now; somebody's gotta be interested in how I feel, just cause I'm here, and I'm real.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Real #Causes #Study

  • Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
    -- Anita Borg

    #Real #People #Leader

  • Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Relationship #Real #Love Is

  • In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Real #Writing #Winning

  • The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Real #Hollywood #Puff

  • There's nothing quite like a real . . . train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute
    -- Anita Diament

    #Real #Color #Add

  • The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
    -- Anita Hill

    #Real #Power #Pits

  • In truth, I’m not my body, my race, religion, or other beliefs, and neither is anyone else. The real self is infinite and much more powerful-a complete and whole entity that isn’t broken or damaged in any way. The infinite me already contains all the resources I need to navigate through life, because I’m One with Universal energy. In fact, I am Universal energy.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Powerful #Real #Race

  • The more you believe it, the more it starts to become real for you. This is why it is so very important to believe in positive things, rather than negative things. Whatever you believe, you will find that you are correct. The universe has a way of presenting to you exactly what you believe. If you think life is great, you are correct. If you think life is tough, you will be proved correct too.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Real #Believe #Thinking

  • Please allow me to offer a simple financial plan. Invest in chocolate. Buy bars. Lots of bars. If we do enter anything approximating a real financial depression, you will not be able to improve your mood with gold.
    -- Anita Renfroe

    #Real #Simple #Chocolate

  • the real killer was when you married the wrong person but had the right children.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Marriage #Children #Real

  • It took the real thing to show you the size of your delusions.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Real #Size #Delusion

  • She couldn’t hide from everyone for the rest of her life… Well she could. That was the direction things were going. But she knew from long-ago experience that when you were uncertain and if you were courageous enough to let her in a real friend could do a world of good.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Real #Long #World

  • Advertising ... is a parasitic activity; it forces goods for which there is no real need or demand on a foolish or even a reluctant public, always by appealing to their lower instincts.
    -- Ann Bridge

    #Real #Needs #Demand

  • If you can have faith in your real self, you'll suffer less. Be bold about who you really are.
    -- Ann Curry

    #Real #Self #Suffering

  • Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let's remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.
    -- Ann Druyan

    #Motivation #Real #War

  • The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Life #Real #Long

  • One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Real #World #Serving Others

  • Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Love #Real #Interest

  • Virtue and taste are nearly the same, for virtue is little more than active taste, and the most delicate affections of each combine in real love.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Real #Littles #Taste

  • I ought not to doubt the steadiness of your affection. Yet such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest, and thus it is, that i always feel revived, as by a new convinction, when your words tell me I am dear to you; and wanting these, I relapse into doubt and often into despondency.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Real #Doubt #Affection

  • Sometimes I gave conflicting emotions because it's been going on for so long now, but then I see somebody dancing real well and it just comes back like an old love. The flame ignites again.
    -- Ann Reinking

    #Dance #Real #Flames

  • I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Real #Book #Reading

  • A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.
    -- Ann Romney


  • Expose your life to real need. Visit a developing a country. Take a short term mission trip. Write an inmate, send a letter to a sponsored child, serve in the inner city, at a food bank, with a crisis pregnancy center. Make time for shut-ins, the elderly, the sick, the single-parents, the new believers. Just find one way you can make your awareness of your gift-graced life intersect with a real place of need - and Christ in us will do the rest.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Country #Children #Real

  • You were made for the place where your real #‎ passion meets #‎ compassion because there lies your real purpose.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Lying #Real #Passion

  • Real joy is not found in having the best of everything but in trusting that God is making the best of everything.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Real #Joy #Found

  • I don't really want more time; I just want enough time. Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven, or wild to get it all done-yesterday.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Real #Yesterday #Long

  • Real Womanhood isn’t a function of becoming a great mother, but of being loved by your Great Father.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Mother #Father #Real

  • All the songs that were written for that album are just all our first sophomore songs. So they're all from real life. Very sweet and very innocent.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Song #Sweet #Real

  • Real tenderness can't be confused, It's quiet and can't be heard.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Confused #Real #Quiet

  • All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
    -- Anna Brackett

    #Spring #Real #Exercise