Real quotes

  • The real change that paintings undergo is in the perceptions of the viewer.
    -- Arthur Smith

    #Real #Perception #Painting

  • Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts, and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Prayer #Real #Heart

  • Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Jesus #Real #Light

  • Real prayer is communion with God
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Prayer #Real #Communion

  • The regular guy still relates to him and Howard is a $500 million guy now who dates a model and drives about in a limo all day. But Howard still knows how to make a plumber laugh and those guys still have him on in the morning, because he is a real talent.
    -- Artie Lange

    #Morning #Real #Laughing

  • The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me.
    -- Arto Lindsay

    #Real #Guitar #Being Different

  • Capitalism’s real “grave-diggers” may end up being its own delusional Cardinals, who have turned ideology into faith. Despite their strategic brilliance, they seem to have trouble grasping a simple fact: Capitalism is destroying the planet. The two old tricks that dug it out of past crises-War and Shopping-simply will not work.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Real #War #Past

  • The NGO-ization of politics threatens to turn resistance into a well-mannered, reasonable, salaried, 9-to-5 job. With a few perks thrown in. Real resistance has real consequences. And no salary.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Jobs #Real #Salary

  • Have we raised the threshold of horror so high that nothing short of a nuclear strike qualifies as a 'real' war? Are we to spend the rest of our lives in this state of high alert with guns pointed at each other's heads and fingers trembling on the trigger?
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Real #War #Gun

  • It was implicitly supposed that every living thing was distinctively plant or animal; that there were real and profound differences between the two, if only they could be seized.
    -- Asa Gray

    #Real #Animal #Two

  • My real name's Rakim - my parents named me after the god MC himself.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Real #Names #Parent

  • But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I'm just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Real #Red Lipstick #Pairs

  • I would not consider myself to be a quote unquote real New York rapper. I don't even like New York rappers.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #New York #Real #Rapper

  • There can be no question of selecting in any direction, but of penetrating the whole cosmic law of rhythms, forces and material that are the real world, from the ugliest to the most beautiful, everything that has character and expression, from the crudest and most brutal to the gentlest and most delicate; everything that speaks to us in its capacity as life.
    -- Asger Jorn

    #Beautiful #Real #Character

  • Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real.
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Real #Pregnancy #Giving

  • I’m going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I’d never lip-synch. It’s just not me.
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Real #Going Out #Lips

  • My first job was a film called 'Storm Damage' for the BBC. I was 16 and working with really respected British actors. I didn't have an agent at the time, and it kind of threw me into real acting.
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Jobs #Real #Storm

  • I want people to know that I'm a real person, and that I've been through normal situations, like crushes and heartbreaks.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Crush #Real #People

  • I'm a very positive person, that's something that's like my character Savannah. She's very positive in everything that she does and I'm the same way in real life. If I feel like someone's trying to bring me down, I just walk away from it. I just ignore it because sometimes when that happens you can get so involved that it does bring down your day.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Real #Character #Trying

  • The easiest way to gain someone's trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you're just being you and being real. Minimal effort too.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Real #Effort #Way

  • I wouldn't say you have an online life and a real life. I think technology is just mapping and organizing what already exists.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Real #Technology #Thinking

  • I realized that I was connected to Africa. I wasn't just a Colored girl. I was part of a whole world that wanted a better life. I'm part of a majority and not a minority. My life has been a life of growth. If you're not growing, you're not going to understand real love. If you're not reaching out to help others then you're shrinking. My life has been active. I'm not a spectator
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Girl #Real #Helping Others

  • All I know, is that I feel extremely blessed to be on TV. Its a hard job, but real life is harder. Truth be told, playgrounds can be war zones.
    -- Atticus Shaffer

    #Jobs #Real #War

  • History, having destroyed the religion as the opium of the people, now requires that they be given a taste of the real stuff.
    -- Auberon Waugh

    #Real #People #Drug

  • I just want to keep finding special characters that I feel like I can bring to life and characters that are real and not superficial.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Real #Character #Special

  • My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Real #Differences #Silence

  • For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Real #Games #Differences

  • I believe one of the hardest things you can do is conquer your fears, but if you have a goal, then it's your job to open up and let it be real no matter how scary it seems.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Jobs #Real #Believe

  • No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long; you're just sad, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling? Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Real #Rain #Mean

  • Coco Chanel really wanted to have freedom of a man, and at first the only way she could find that freedom was through the clothes. They freed her movement; she got rid of the corset. This imposed her not as a decoration but as a real personality. She invented a new way of seductions through these clothes.
    -- Audrey Tautou

    #Real #Men #Clothes

  • Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real horror vacuum.
    -- August Strindberg

    #Real #Sorrow #Void

  • All good intellects have repeated, since Bacon's time, that there can be no real knowledge but which is based on observed facts.
    -- Auguste Comte

    #Real #Atheism #Facts

  • All good intellects have repeated, since Bacon's time, that there can be no real knowledge but that which is based on observed facts. This is incontestable, in our present advanced stage; but, if we look back to the primitive stage of human knowledge, we shall see that it must have been otherwise then. If it is true that every theory must be based upon observed facts, it is equally true that facts cannot be observed without the guidance of some theory. Without such guidance, our facts would be desultory and fruitless; we could not retain them: for the most part we could not even perceive them.
    -- Auguste Comte

    #Real #Would Be #Looks

  • The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction.
    -- Auguste Comte

    #Real #Race #Life Is

  • Man enjoys living on the edge of his dreams and neglects the real things of the world which are so beautiful. The ignorant and indifferent destroy beautiful things merely by looking at the marble. Things that remake the soul of him who understands them.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Beautiful #Dream #Real

  • He who is discouraged after a failure is not a real artist.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Real #Artist #Discouraged

  • Real optimism is not the pep talk you give yourself. It is earned through the labor involved in emotional housekeeping.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Real #Emotional #Giving

  • When does a session of The Theatre of the Oppressed end? Never – since the objective is not to close a cycle, to generate a catharsis, or to end a development. On the contrary, its objective is to encourage autonomous activity, to set a process in motion, to stimulate transformative creativity, to change spectators into protagonists. And it is precisely for these reasons that the Theatre of the Oppressed should be the initiator of changes the culmination of which is not the aesthetic phenomenon but real life.
    -- Augusto Boal

    #Real #Creativity #Theatre

  • I was only an aspiring dictator. I was never a real dictator.
    -- Augusto Pinochet

    #Real #Dictator

  • To write does not mean to convert the real into words but to make the power of the word real.
    -- Augusto Roa Bastos

    #Real #Writing #Mean

  • The imaginary expression √(-a) and the negative expression -b, have this resemblance, that either of them occurring as the solution of a problem indicates some inconsistency or absurdity. As far as real meaning is concerned, both are imaginary, since 0 - a is as inconceivable as √(-a).
    -- Augustus De Morgan

    #Real #Expression #Negative

  • Friendship is love without its flowers or veil.
    -- Augustus Hare

    #Real #Flower #Real Friends

  • We like slipping, but not falling; our real anxiety is to be tempted enough.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Motivational #Real #Fall

  • How few are our real wants! and how easy is it to satisfy them! Our imaginary ones are boundless and insatiable.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Real #Want #Easy

  • The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Fear #Real #Civil Rights

  • Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Real #Community #Political

  • I was a prisoner, but I always felt free because I was not frightened So for me real freedom is freedom from fear.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Real #Frightened #Prisoner

  • The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. ...The real enemy then is humanity itself.
    -- Aurelio Peccei

    #Real #Men #Ideas

  • Friends can be incredible sometimes, but have you ever had a friend that can be really annoying or really mean to you? Friends shouldn't stab you in the back. Have you ever wondered if your friend has ever said stuff about you to their other friends? It gets pretty intimidating sometimes to think about that. What I'm saying is to find your friends that are real. Don't keep the ones that are fake and are just friends with you for what you have. Be strong. Don't take no for an answer. Never back down. Stand up for what you believe in. Friends are great to have, but just be cautious. (:
    -- Austin Mahone

    #Strong #Real #Believe

  • I started reading the Bible. All of a sudden the words jumped off the page and became real.
    -- Austin Peck

    #Real #Reading #Pages

  • No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.
    -- Avi Arad

    #Real #Book #Reading

  • To make things 'perfectly clear' is reactionary and stupefying. The real is not perfectly clear.
    -- Avital Ronell

    #Real #Clear #Not Perfect

  • If our goal is to slow migration, then the best way to do so is to work for a more equitable global system. But slowing migration is an odd goal, if the real problem is global inequality.
    -- Aviva Chomsky

    #Real #Goal #Migration

  • When things are very real and honest, they don't go away.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Real #Going Away #Honest

  • I'm a person with a ton of energy who likes to scream and party and rock out. And there are other sides of me that are real serious.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Real #Party #Rocks

  • The Catholic Church must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government.
    -- Avro Manhattan

    #Real #Oil #Government

  • The real problem is not the religion itself, but its insistence that the interpretation it offers of the world is the only valid interpretation.
    -- Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal

    #Real #Religion #World

  • I like to be real private; you don't always want everyone around you - even when they like you.
    -- Axl Rose

    #Real #Being Real #Want

  • Infuriatingly stupid analysts - especially people who called themselves Arabists, yet who seemed to know next to nothing about the reality of the Islamic world - wrote reams of commentary [after 9/11]. Their articles were all about Islam saving Aristotle and the zero, which medieval Muslim scholars had done more than eight hundred years ago; about Islam being a religion of peace and tolerance, not the slightest bit violent. These were fairy tales, nothing to do with the real world I knew.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Zero #Real #Stupid

  • In the real world, equal respect for all cultures doesn't translate into a rich mosaic of colorful and proud peoples interacting peacefully while maintaining a delightful diversity of food and craftwork. It translates into closed pockets of oppression, ignorance, and abuse.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Real #Ignorance #Diversity

  • Before I was married, I didn't consider my failure to manage even basic hand tools a feminist inadequacy. I thought it had more to do with being Jewish. The Jews I knew growing up didn't do 'do-it-yourself.' When my father needed to hammer something he generally used his shoe, and the only real tool he owned was a pair of needle-nose pliers.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Growing Up #Father #Real

  • True, I used to see a lot of hope. I saw men tear down the veils behind which the truth had been hidden. But then the same men, when they have power in their hands at last, began to find the veils useful. They made many more. Life has not changed. Only some people have been growing, becoming different, that is all. After a youth spent fighting the white man, why should not the president discover as he grows older that his real desire has been to be like the white governor himself, to live above all the blackness in the big old slave castle?
    -- Ayi Kwei Armah

    #Real #Fighting #Men

  • To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Real #Power #Needs

  • Do not let your fire go out ... Do not let the Hero in your soul perish ... Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Real #Hero #Fire

  • The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Travel #Real #Women

  • Happiness is a state of non-contradictory joy--a joy without penalty or guilt, a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction, not the joy of escaping from your mind, but of using your mind's fullest power, not the joy of faking reality, but of achieving values that are real, not the joy of a drunkard, but of a producer.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Happiness #Real #Escaping

  • I saw that evil was impotent—that evil was the irrational, the blind, the anti-real—and that the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to serve it.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Real #Evil #Triumph

  • If we divide into two camps--even into violent and the nonviolent--and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace. We will always blame and condemn those we feel are responsible for wars and social injustice, without recognizing the degree of violence within ourselves. We must work on ourselves and also with those we condemn if we want to have a real impact.
    -- Ayya Khema

    #Real #War #Two

  • Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Real #Trying #Fiction

  • Success is achieved twice. Once in the mind and the second time in the real world.
    -- Azim Premji

    #Real #Mind #World

  • Real slow hits from the bong... Make me feel like Cheech, And I'm kickin' it with Chong.
    -- B-Real

    #Real #Rap #Hip Hop

  • Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
    -- B. C. Forbes

    #Business #Real #Riches

  • A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Education #Perseverance #Real

  • The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Real #Science #Technology

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

    #Real #Thinking #Men

  • The alphabet was a great invention, which enabled men to store and to learn with little effort what others had learned the hard way-that is, to learn from books rather than from direct, possibly painful, contact with the real world.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Real #Book #Men

  • ...regrettable as it may seem to the idealist, the experience of history provides little warrant for the belief that real progress, and the freedom that makes progress possible, lies in unification. For where unification has been able to establish unity of ideas it has usually ended in uniformity, paralysing the growth of new ideas. And where the unification has merely brought about an artificial or imposed unity, its irksomeness has led through discord to disruption.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Real #Lying #Ideas

  • Vitality springs from diversity -- which makes for real progress so long as there is mutual toleration, based on the recognition that worse may come from an attempt to suppress differences than from acceptance of them. For this reason, the kind of peace that makes progress possible is best assured by the mutual checks created by a balance of forces-alike in the sphere of internal politics and of international relations.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Peace #Spring #Real

  • Opposition to the truth is inevitable, especially if it takes the form of a new idea, but the degree of resistance can be diminished- by giving thought not only to the aim but to the method of approach. Avoid a frontal attack on a long established position; instead, seek to turn it by flank movement, so that a more penetrable side is exposed to the thrust of truth. But, in any such indirect approach, take care not to diverge from the truth- for nothing is more fatal to its real advancement than to lapse into untruth.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Real #Ideas #Long

  • The Office' is less a comedy than so many other 'comedies' that have been on the air. It's really about the balance between what is real and what is comic.
    -- B. J. Novak

    #Real #Air #Office

  • Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #Real #Men #Mind

  • My definition of democracy is - A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed. That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #Real #Government #Judging

  • The treasure which you think not worth taking trouble and pains to find, this alone is the real treasure you are longing for all your life. The glittering treasure you are hunting for day and night lies buried on the other side of that hill yonder.
    -- B. Traven

    #Pain #Lying #Real

  • Love everyone, including yourself. This is real sadhana.
    -- Baba Hari Dass


  • If you win through bad sportsmanship that's no real victory.
    -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias

    #Baseball #Real #Winning

  • The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Baseball #Real #Thinking

  • The real way to gain happiness is to give it to others.
    -- Baden Powell de Aquino

    #Wisdom #Real #Giving

  • Acting to me is real life - I don't act.
    -- Bai Ling

    #Real #Real Life #Acting

  • When you don't get what you want, it just makes you accept real life.
    -- Bai Ling

    #Real #Want #Accepting

  • Religion and practical life are not different. To take sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country, your family, work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God,
    -- Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    #Country #Real #Humanity

  • True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Friendship #Thankful #Real

  • Have Friends. 'Tis a second existence.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Real #Real Friends #Existence

  • To keep is more important than to make friends.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Real #Real Friends #Important

  • Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women - and that a woman's place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Real #Home #School

  • DREAM PREDICTION ELITE is the realization of true amazement in your audiences reactions. This is PURE GOLD - A REAL WINNER
    -- Banachek

    #Dream #Real #Gold

  • Once you've recognized your own limits, you've raised yourself to a higher level of being, since you're closer to the real you...
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Real #Levels #Limits

  • The Art we look at is made by only a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success of Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires
    -- Banksy

    #Art #Real #People

  • That is our generation's task, to make these works, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Real #Pursuit Of Happiness #Rights

  • The real test is not whether you avoid failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it. . .
    -- Barack Obama

    #Real #Failure #Tests

  • During the course of my presidency, it feels as if a couple times a year I end up having to speak to the country, and to speak to a particular community about a devastating loss, and the grieving that the country feels is real, the sympathy, obviously the prioritizing, comforting the families, all of that's important, but I think a part of the point I wanted to make was that it's not enough just to feel bad.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Country #Couple #Real