Realness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "realness" (showing 1-22 of 22)
Shannon L. Alder
“People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change.”
Shannon L. Alder

“If we dare to dream, we must dare to wake up. When we come to rub our eyes wide open and face up to realness, we can clear our vision and curb a whirlwind of bewilderment that might break our mind apart, once fantasy wrangles with reality and our awareness denies the true colors of facts. ("Behind the frosted glass”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Paulo Coelho
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.”
Paulo Coelho

C. JoyBell C.
“People admire inner bonfires that burn so bright, and out of ignorance to these things, they gather around and think that the bonfire is some kind of blessing on their behalf, is some kind of untouched thing that knows only the purity of everything. It's all ignorance. The larger the bonfire, and the brighter it burns, the more evident the fact that it has consumed more wood and more air than the smaller ones. You burn because you have to burn. And you're not burning for others, you're not burning to be a blessing; you burn because you have to burn.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Perfection, in the form of a flawless stream of words delivered with cool composure, is never as persuasive as realness. An impassioned but imperfect speech, which shows you care too much to hide flaws, is far more compelling.”
Charlotte Beers, I'd Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader's Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work

Leslea Tash
“For a moment, I felt like myself again. Not the new me, not the old me, just the real me.”
Leslea Tash, Bird After Bird

C. JoyBell C.
“Many people define who they are, based upon what the world sees when it looks at them. They build themselves with their foundation set upon the perceptions of others. Do others think they are good, kind, smart, loving? But I define who I am, based upon the person who looks back at me in the mirror. If you were the only person on Earth, with nobody to see you, know your name, or ever be aware of your existence; what kind of person would you be? Live for the person who looks back at you in the mirror and be that person even if you are the last human being on Earth. Too many people live for what the world will think and will see; too few people live for their own soul. Are you smart, successful, got lots of super ideas? But those are not important questions. This is the most important question: do you know how to love? I do not care if nobody on Earth were to know my name; do I know my own soul? Do I know how to love? These are the questions I ask myself.”
C. JoyBell C.

Arundhati Roy
“Ammu's tears made everything that had so far seemed unreal, real.”
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

T.F. Hodge
“Nothing we do makes us real. That which is real makes us do.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Oli Anderson
“There are two types of 'busy': 1)
Constantly distracting yourself from what is true. 2) Constantly working to create something real.”
Oli Anderson, Personal Revolutions: A Short Course in Realness

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Uniqueness is like a signature, nobody can forge it's exact copy.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Bryant McGill
“Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy, because your community is your real currency.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Ali Smith
“Above the keyhole the door has a latch. It is pretending to be an authentic old latch. The door is pretending to be an authentic old door. Maybe everything there is isn't authentic any more. Maybe everything there is is a kind of pretending.”
Ali Smith, The Accidental

Oli Anderson
“Practicing dialogue helps you to cultivate a realness that allows you to face reality on its own terms, not just the terms you’d like it to have in order to remain in your comfort zone.”
Oli Anderson, Dialogue / Ego - Real Communication

Oli Anderson
“To engage in dialogue is to serve others via whatever is real inside you; to engage in debate is to ultimately serve the illusions of your ego.”
Oli Anderson, Dialogue / Ego - Real Communication

Blaise Pascal
“We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves and in our own being; we desire to live an imaginary life in the mind of others, and for this purpose we endeavour to shine. We labour unceasingly to adorn and preserve this imaginary existence, and neglect the real. And if we possess calmness, or generosity, or truthfulness, we are eager to make it known, so as to attach these virtues to that imaginary existence. We would rather separate them from ourselves to join them to it; and we would willingly be cowards in order to acquire the reputation of being brave. A great proof of the nothingness of our being, not to be satisfied with the one without the other, and to renounce the one for the other! For he would be infamous who would not die to preserve his honour.”
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“If real scares you, you’re fake AF.”
Chris Morgan (SON)

Robert Penn Warren
“I know nothing I’m doing is important,' he said. 'Sure, I’m just a waste product of history. Maybe nothing I’m doing is even real, after all. But I was born right here, in this old house, and I look out the window and know what I’m seeing, and I know some people I like to be with, and I like what I do all day long, and maybe that’s all that realness is, anyway”
Robert Penn Warren, A Place to Come To

Oli Anderson
“Dialogue with the self is the source of all insight and insight is the only thing that can change your life.”
Oli Anderson, Dialogue / Ego - Real Communication

“Be real. Drop the game. Live your life, as you.”
Akiroq Brost

“Performative blackness has allowed non-black women to succeed while women from the ghetto are vilified for our existence.”~@WannasWorld is giving realness in this piece: Black Girls From The Hood Are The Real Trendsetters”

Gregory Maguire
“Hush, child don't ask personal questions," said the Lion.
"That's the only kind I have," said Rain.”
Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz