Quotes with real
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothing can beat teamwork.
The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975)
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Anthills of the Savannah
Anything can be real. Every imaginable thing is happening somewhere along the dimensional axis. These things happen a billion times over with exactly the same outcome and no one learns anything. Whatever a person can think, imagine, wish for, or believe has already come to pass. Dreams come true all the time, just not for the dreamers.
And Another Thing... (2009)
I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense.
Quoted from Sidney Madwed, ed, Poor Man's College Quotations Collection
I've worked with a lot of great glamorous girls in movies and the theater. And I'll admit, I've often thought it would be wonderful to be a femme fatale. But then I'd always come back to thinking that if they only had what I've had - a family, real love, an anchor - they would have been so much happier during all the hours when the marquees and the floodlights are dark.
History real solemn history I cannot be interested in. Can you Yes I am fond of history. I wish I were too. I read it a little as a duty but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings with wars or pestilences in every page the men all so good for nothing and hardly any women at all--it is very tiresome.
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, we may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.
Nothing by Chance: A Gypsy Pilot's Adventures in Modern America (1969)
Every step forward in mechanical technique is a step in the direction of abstraction. This capacity for living easily and familiarly at an extraordinary level of abstraction is the source of modern man's power. With it he has transformed the planet, annihilated space, and trebled the world's population. But it is also a power which has, like everything human, its negative side, in the desolating sense of rootlessness, vacuity, and the lack of concrete feeling that assails modern man in his moments of real anxiety.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Journalism has become a great god of the period, and gods have a way of ruthlessly and demonically taking over their servitors. In thus becoming a state of mind .. journalism enables people to deal with life more and more at second hand. Information usually consists of half-truths, and "knowledgeability" becomes a substitute for real knowledge.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
The more competent and streamlined journalism becomes, the greater its threat to public mind -- particularly in a countly like the United States. It becomes more and more difficult to distinguish the secondhand from the real thing, until most people end by forgetting there is such a distinction. The very success of technique engenders a whole style of life for the period, which subsists purely on externals. What lies behind those externals -- the human person, in its uniqueness and its totality -- dwindles to a shadow and a ghost.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting; acting chose me.
When it’s too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
Charles Dickens (1906)
If love means to possess someone or something, then that is not real love, not pure love. If loves means to give oneself, to become one with everything and everyone, then that is real love. Real love is total oneness with the object loved and with the Possessor of love.
Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self.
It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I'm afraid. I never have been.
The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage is a human being, and how you get along with your fellow men.
It is human nature to look away from illness. We don't enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality. That's why writing on the Internet has become a life-saver for me. My ability to think and write have not been affected. And on the Web, my real voice finds expression.
TED Talk (March 2011)
If they were to do real investigations we would see several significant high level criminal prosecutions in this country. And that is something that they are not going to let out. And, believe me; they will do everything to cover this up.
Interview by Jim Hogue as it appeared in the Real Path to 9/11 (2003)
Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.
We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know.
Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun some joy some real satisfaction that day is a loss.
Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there's even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It's not real.
It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship. But get real, when everyone is bailing out, you don't want to be the last man standing.
There is enormous inertia -- a tyranny of the status quo -- in private and especially governmental arrangements. Only a crisis -- actual or perceived -- produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.
Capitalism and Freedom (1962)
I believe that if an individual is not on the path to transcending his society and seeing in what way it furthers or impedes the development of human potential, he cannot enter into intimate contact with his humanity. If the tabus, restrictions, distorted values appear "natural" to him, this is a clear indication that he cannot have a real knowledge of human nature.
It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my experiments with truth...as my life consists of nothing but those experiments.
An Autobiography (1927)
Reporters doing TV news in real-time are an oxymoron: You can’t gather news and present it at the same time. Part of newsgathering is the gathering part.
Discussing the new and old media in an interview with Maureen Dowd in New York Times articel published on April 24, 2013.
I didn't have any real art training, but when I was about twelve nad thirteen, another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every Friday night and took lessons.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
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.
If you're a young Mafia gangster out on your first date, I bet it's real embarrassing if someone tries to kill you.
I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I'd just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway.
Too bad you can't buy a voodoo globe so that you could make the earth spin real fast and freak everybody out.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
There’s a strange quality in stop-motion photography, like in ‘King Kong,’ that adds to the fantasy, If you make things too real, sometimes you bring it down to the mundane.
Interview in 2006
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.
I made the Holy Family as real as the folks next door.
The reason for her success, in her own words.
The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957)
Some day I hope the critics will say of me, not only that I wear a sarong becomingly, but also that I gave a good performance. I've never had any real theatrical training you know.
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Social Studies (1981)
But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much, then the real value of money is better measured for some purposes in labour than in commodities.
If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you will do will surely obscure them. If you do not alarm anyone morally, you will yourself remain morally asleep. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift to the coming human hell.
I don’t want kids to think it’s O.K. to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too. But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it.
Bond is an enigmatic character. My only real clue to his personality was a line from one of the books, where he said that he didn't particularly enjoy killing people, but he took pride in doing it well. So that was how I played him.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
I had an Italian mother. She didn't view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, ‘Gee Mom, I'm going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.’ And she said to me, ‘When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?’
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Rural Americans are real Americans. There's no doubt about that. You can't always be sure with other Americans. Not all of them are real.
One day I should like to live in Ireland. I love the Irish, the more I see of other races the more I believe the Irish are the only real people left, and apart from that they have space and clear air in which to wander and think and to feel free.
I am delighted to be here with you this evening, because after listening to George Bush all these years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds like.
1988 Democratic National Convention keynote address.
Kings do with men as with pieces of money; they give them what value they please, and we are obliged to receive them at their current and not at their real value.
Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.
I do not think that the real reason why people accept religion has anything to do with argumentation. They accept religion on emotional grounds. One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.
Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)
The real obstacles lie in the heart of man, and the cure for these is a firm hope, informed and fortified by thought.
Proposed Roads To Freedom (1918)
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Our Knowledge of the External World (1914)
You tend to have far more real, intense friendships when you are single, perhaps because you can be more honest when you do not have the marriage or someone else's feelings to protect.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
And I find most of the time, I'm addressed by my real name which is a great step of progress. But if anybody calls me 'Edith,' I just correct them, say 'the name is Jean.'
Interview on November 28, 2000 by Karen Herman.
I think it's very important for everyone in America to realize right now the state of our country, not just on this issue but on a lot of issues, that it is time to get active again. People have just sat back and just sort of said, oh, let somebody else do it for a long time, and we're seeing what's happening to the country, even freedom of speech. It's not going well. So I think this is a real opportunity for people to see, yes, if you do get out and you do get active, there are other people there. You just have to seek them out.
Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only real cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. To relax, as it were, in the womb of the desert sun. Just roll the roof back and screw it on, grease the face with white tanning butter and move out with the music at top volume, and at least a pint of ether.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
In this topsy-turvy, crazy, illogical world, Man has made laws for himself. He has fenced himself round with them, mainly with the idea of keeping communities together, and gain for the strongest. No woman was consulted in the making of laws. And nine-tenths of the people who are daily obeying--or fighting against--Nature's laws, have no real opinion. Opinion means deduction, after weighing the matter, and deep thought upon it. They simply echo feeling, because for generations forbears have laid something down as an axiom. They do not investigate or weigh for themselves. The axiom of the forbears was, 'It is immoral to follow God's law, unless bound by man's law and a wedding ring.'
quoted in Mark Twain on Three Weeks, Elinor Glyn
All bad art comes from returning to Life and Nature, and elevating them into ideals. Life and Nature may sometimes be used as part of Art's rough material, but before they are of any real service to art they must be translated into artistic conventions. The moment Art surrenders its imaginative medium it surrenders everything.
The Decay of Lying (1889)
If there's one theme in all my work it's about authenticity and self-expression. It's the idea that some things are in some real sense really you, or express what you and others aren't.
Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002)
It occurred to me the other day that I've made out with more people on camera than I have in real life!
My belief is that if we live another century or so -- I am talking of the common life which is the real life and not of the little separate lives which we live as individuals -- and have five hundred a year each of us and rooms of our own; if we have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think.
A Room of One's Own (1929)
The only real enemy to have ever existed is an eternal one.
The Road to Suicide, pg 1 line 1. Appeared in the movie Revolver.
The real happiness of life is in doing 'karma'.