Being Real Sayings and Quotes

In an internet age of carefully crafted images, authenticity seems a thing of the past. There’s no substitute for being real with others or yourself. Being your authentic self can make you happier, build confidence and best of all, save you the trouble of constantly putting on an act. Below you’ll find a curated collection of wise, inspirational and humorous being real quotes, sayings, and proverbs.

You were born an original. Don t die a copy. John Mason
But above all, in order to be, never try to seem. Albert Camus
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. Oscar Wilde
Forget about being impressive and commit to being real. Because being real is impressive! Jonathan Harnisch
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
You can put your boots in the oven but that doesn't make them biscuits. American Proverb
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Steve Jobs
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. Aesop
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. Julius Charles Hare
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. Henri Frederic Amiel
The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity. Tony Robbins
Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be. Henry David Thoreau
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. Irving Wallace
Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It'll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called 'perfection,' which will open the doors to the most important relationships you'll ever be a part of. Dan Pearce
A cynic might suggest as the motto of modern life this simple legend--'Just as good as the real.' Charles Dudley Warner
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. Aesop
Be content to seem what you really are. Martial
What is important to consider, I think, is the difference between what is imaginary and what is real--and the fears are real. Fred Rogers
All that glitters is not gold. English Proverb
Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.' Margery Williams Bianco
I realised a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does & not from what he imagines himself doing. Paulo Coelho
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. Brene Brown
Our true self is being who we are. Lailah Gifty Akita
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. Shannon L. Alder
Never apologize for what you feel. It's like saying sorry for being real. Lil Wayne
If you don't like my words, don't listen. If you don't like my appearance, don't look. If you don't like my actions, turn your head; It's as simple as that. unknown
Be who you are and say what you want, for those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true! Robert Browning
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit. Gabrielle Roth
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don't be someone else just be yourself. Selena Gomez
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein
Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for. Oliver James
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi
I've always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be. Dita Von Teese
Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive. Gerard Way
Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. Gianni Versace
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it's simply a way of your own Angelina Jolie
Do your thing and don't care if they like it. Tina Fey
Its not just changing our minds - it's changing what we consider to be real. Xandria Ooi
You me, myself, not my circumstances, if we are to be real friends. Herb Galewitz
Being real is over expected and under appreciated. Muneer H. Waheed
Being real these days ain't easy. Bernard James Freeman
Think of what you are / How very far you are from being real John Bettis
Seems like ain't nothing cool about being real / No one's honest about what they feel Lyrica Nasha Anderson
I'm being real and that's the thing to do / I'm just living and loving Alan Maman,
If I'm being real honest / I'm fighting uphill battles / I can't seem to find the right light / 'Cause I've Been living in the shadows Bear Rinehart
Being real ain't got no drawbacks. Harold Gonzalez-Mejia