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

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.      

Oscar Wilde

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.     

Judy Garland

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

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

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.     


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.


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.      


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

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