Motivational Real Person Quotes & Sayings In Life

These real person quotes will inspire you. A real person is one that is “genuine” and “earthy”.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging real person quotes, real person sayings, and real person proverbs.

Best Real Person Quotes

  1. “That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” ~ Jim Morrison
  2. “I feel like when you’re a celebrity, people dehumanize you and they forget you’re a real person.” ~ Big Sean
  3. “I don’t know if it’s harder but when you’re playing a real person you want to honor their memory – even if they’re a criminal or someone that the public loathed. That can be challenging.” ~ Toby Jones
  4. “I don’t like smiley pictures. A smile is a defense mechanism. It says, You can’t have the real me but here’s my smile. You get closer to the real person when they stop smiling.” ~ Chris Killip

  5. “I wrote about Bosnia at the time. Somebody looked out their window and saw gangsters coming down the street and doing ethnic cleansing. I said that was the thing that would happen in the future, someone phoning in what they were seeing on the scene. Whether it’s the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Drudge Report or the BBC, all those reports, you have to assume there’s a real person [who] has credibility.” ~ Harold Evans
  6. “In our relationships, we need to uphold that aspect of the person which is the real person and the soul beyond their own self-doubt.” ~ Vilayat Inayat Khan
  7. “There is no fixed, true, and real person inside of you or me, precisely because being a person necessarily implies becoming a person, being in process.” ~ John Powell , True real person quotes
  8. “Everyone brings their own perceptions when reading a book about a real person. At the end, they will take away whatever they wish.” ~ Patricia Montandon

  9. “I have a theory that the best ads come from personal experience. Some of the good ones I have done have really come out of the real experience of my life, and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive. People love to read stories. They like to know you as a real person who has your struggle, pain, success, and failure, etc. One well-known example is Jared Fogle’s weight loss story which made millions of dollars for Subway. Start to collect your stories from today and use them in your ad campaigns.” ~ David Ogilvy
  10. “The usual marriage in traditional cultures was arranged for by the families. It wasn’t a person-to-person decision at all. . . . In the Middle Ages, that was the kind of marriage that was sanctified by the Church. And so the troubadour idea of real person-to-person Amor was very dangerous. . . . It is in direct contradiction to the way of the Church. The word AMOR spelt backwards is ROMA, the Roman Catholic Church, which was justifying marriages that were simply political and social in their character. And so came this movement validating individual choice, what I call following your bliss.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  11. “The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn’t some broad, general outline–it’s a long walk with a real person. Details count passing thoughts, small sacrifices, a few encouraging words, little acts of kindness, brief victories over nagging sins.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada
  12. “President Obama admitted this week that a former girlfriend that he wrote about in his autobiography was made up and not a real person . . . So Obama had an imaginary girlfriend. Big deal! He had an imaginary economic plan. It’s all the same.” ~ Jay Leno

  13. “Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.” ~ Oksana Baiul
  14. “I mean, there was a portion, of course, that I think, when I look back now, that there was a portion of what attracted me must have been the awe of him being a powerful man in this environment, not to take away from who he is as a real person.” ~ Monica Lewinsky
  15. “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.” ~ Philippe Halsman
  16. “If you write a story based on a real person, you’re trapped by the details of the real person and his life. It gets in the way of writing your own story.” ~ Caroline B. Cooney

  17. “When the photographer Philippe Halsman said, ‘Jump,’ no one asked how high. People simply pushed off or leapt up to the extent that physical ability and personal decorum allowed. In that airborne instant, Mr. Halsman clicked the shutter. He called his method jumpology.
    The idea of having people jump for the camera can seem like a gimmick, but it is telling that jumpology shares a few syllables with psychology. As Halsman, who died in 1979, said, ‘When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls so that the real person appears.'” ~ Philippe Halsman
  18. “The real scientific study of the distribution of wealth has, we must confess, scarcely begun. The conventional academic study of the so-called theory of distribution into rent, interest, wages, and profits is only remotely related to the subject. This subject, the causes and cures for the actual distribution of capital and income among real persons, is one of the many now in need of our best efforts as scientific students of society.” ~ Irving Fisher
  19. “The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person’s name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.” ~ Stephen Vizinczey
  20. “When you play a real person, you feel a sense of responsibility that obviously you don’t feel when you’re playing a fictional character.” ~ Natalie Dormer

  21. “It may be just one facet of your personality, or it may not even be a facet but only a pretension. You can show this false face with no problem when sometimes you meet on a sea beach, sometimes in a garden, sometimes under the moon and the stars, but when you really start living together then the reality starts surfacing. The real person is a hell and all that sweet talk that had happened under the stars becomes just lies.” ~ Rajneesh
  22. “I do as much research as is physically possible when I’m playing a real person, be they alive or dead.” ~ Natalie Dormer
  23. “When we start shooting I don’t have rehearsals with characters at all. So, rather than pulling them towards myself, I travel closer to them; it’s very much closer to the real person than anything I try to create. So I give them something but I also take from them.” ~ Abbas Kiarostami
  24. “The poet, as a rule, is a half-man – a sissy, not a real person, and he is in no shape to lead real men in matters of blood, or courage.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  25. “[Numbers] made me feel like a real person instead of a guy who shows up for two days on a movie, does some funny stuff, and then doesn’t see anybody until the premiere.” ~ David Krumholtz
  26. “Fitzcarraldo is that metonymic character that’s unwilling to give up on his dreams. Meeting Walter was the point in which all of these dreams coalesced into a very real person with a very real story.” ~ Sam Pressman
  27. “I hadn’t mentioned, but Ching Shih is a pretty villainous character. She is a real person, but she was a pirate commander, so she probably murdered a lot of people.” ~ Anita Sarkeesian
  28. “Movies are thankfully about real people nowadays, and I don’t necessarily always look like a real person.” ~ Nico Tortorella

  29. “You have this certain about of responsibility to play a fictitious character and you have a script that’s guiding you and the other information of the custom department’s choices, and the set department, “Where are you,” and all those other pieces of information but you have to cull from your imagination the answer to all the unasked questions. And with a real person, there’s someone to get that information from, perhaps.” ~ Melissa Leo
  30. “Unless you’re playing a real character based on a real person, if someone else has done it before, you’re probably better off not watching it as an actor. Otherwise, you end up trying to copy someone else.” ~ Dolph Lundgren
  31. “If I had cast someone else who didn’t have that kind of timing, it would have been leaden and one-note. But Ann [Morgan Guilbert] made her really human and really funny without being caricatured or over the top. She feels like a real person.” ~ Nicole Holofcener
  32. “Real person. real name. I won’t divulge too much, but it’s not a fake name. And it’s not a fake person. I guess that’s the best answer I can say: It’s not a fake name and it’s not a fake person. But it’s not her real name and it’s not a real person either.” ~ Justin Vernon

  33. “I take the outline from a real person as inspiration, but the in-line is totally made up. Which is why I usually invent imaginary names.” ~ Dana Spiotta
  34. “If you want to do your version, go off and write it. You bring your knowledge to it, and you can use that to shape it and color it, but it’s someone else’s version of that character. You’re not actually playing the real person.” ~ Jared Harris
  35. “There is a myth that the portrait photographer is supposed to make the subject relax, and that’s the real person. But I’m interested in whatever is going on. And I’m not that comfortable myself.” ~ Annie Leibovitz
  36. “It’s not often that you get a chance in one role to do the glamour bit and then strip off all the makeup and reveal the real person beneath the façade. Usually, it’s either a glamorous role or a raw, emotional role.” ~ Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  37. “I am probably going to pay for this at some point, but I think pretty much everyone I come into contact with is fair game. So I use real names sometimes if the poem says it happened like that. It feels right if I use the real person I reference. Of course, the poem is all lies, even when it’s true, so I guess I can sleep at night.” ~ Randall Mann
  38. “I did this movie right after it about the life of Chet Baker. It’s called Born to Be Blue. In that situation, there’s a real clear character you’re drawing on. It’s a real person. It’s really exciting and interesting to do the research to figure out how to make that a nuanced, three-dimensional human being.” ~ Ethan Hawke
  39. “It’s really important to take time for yourself because if you don’t know what it is like to be a real person and spend time with a sense of normality, how can you play normal people in films?” ~ Douglas Booth
  40. “When you get that person out of that dude, that’s the real person, you know. And I don’t think its dead, but it needs to be more examples, of what a true gentleman and what a true man in every sense of the word is, and that’s what I try to be.” ~ Ginuwine

  41. “There’s a way of doing comedy that feels true to the person doing it, that doesn’t feel like clown-work or silly faces and antics, but that feels real – like you’re playing a real person who has real thoughts and feelings, and it’s very grounded. I started to watch all comedy through that prism.” ~ Andy Daly
  42. “By putting myself out there the way I’ve been doing people see me as a real person. Even though I do character voices and funny noises the stories are still real and I put them all out there.” ~ Gabriel Iglesias
  43. “And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a good actor.” ~ Scott Speedman
  44. “It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.” ~ Alfred Adler

  45. “An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  46. “But people who do not know me are surprised to see me as a real person I guess.” ~ Christina Milian
  47. “The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes.” ~ Arthur Miller
  48. “A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.” ~ Natalie Portman

  49. “I don’t base any character on a real person, and really don’t do composites either. I make them up.” ~ Nora Roberts
  50. “I’m sick of very white teeth and lots of gymnasium practice. I’m bored, you know, send in the next one. I wanted a real man that I could believe was my brother, my father, you know, my next-door neighbor – a real person.” ~ Tim Roth
  51. “Just stay real and stay a real person.” ~ Brandon Thomas
  52. “What you see is kinda what you get with me. I’m a very real person, or I hope to be, anyway. I don’t have nothing to hide” ~ Kenny Chesney

  53. “I’ve seen golems. They don’t behave like a real person.” ~ Diana Wynne Jones
  54. “Over the last decade, our country has lost an average of 300 farms a week. Large or small, each of those was the lifes work of a real person or family, people who built their lives around a promise and watched it break.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  55. “Most guys will fight to know you. Some guys will deny you’re a real person, and some will just ignore you.” The zealot. The atheist. The agnostic.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  56. “I’m just a real person and I tell it like it is. I don’t have a lot of secrets, which has been a fault of mine.” ~ NeNe Leakes

  57. “I’m just a real person and I tell it like it is. I don’t have a lot of secrets, which has been a fault of mine.” ~ NeNe Leakes
  58. “I wanted people to see that I really am a real person. I’m not just some guy who was on a TV show, some guy engulfed in the Hollywood life. I’m just a normal guy when it comes down to it.” ~ Scotty McCreery
  59. “In L.A., I was meeting people who were all actors. My mind started to open up to what acting was. I didn’t realize that Brad Pitt was a real person. I didn’t think he was a robot or a machine, but I thought you were just born into acting – that it’s a family tree, kind of like NASCAR. No one can just say, ‘Hey, I’m going to be a NASCAR driver.'” ~ Kellan Lutz
  60. “With a lot of actors, you’ve got to chip through the surface to see who the real person is.” ~ Kevin Bacon

  61. “You project a version of yourself to the public to protect and insulate yourself a little bit. Actors come up with a version of themselves in order to protect the real person.” ~ Steve Carell”I rarely play a real person, because I don’t think I’m a good imitator.” ~ Harrison Ford
  62. “I’m a real person, and I’m angry. I’m trying to use this celebrity thing to get people some help. AIDS, poverty, racism – I want to be one of the hands that helps stop all that. I’ll put it on my shoulders. I’ll charge it to my account.” ~ Jamie Foxx
  63. “I don’t see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way – artistically.” ~ Lady Gaga
  64. “It’s not good just to have life experience of film-making and that’s all. It’s hard to play a real person when you’ve been in jets and town cars for three years.” ~ Ryan Gosling

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