Inspirational Real World Quotes & Sayings In Life

These real world quotes will inspire you. Real world is the existing state of things, as opposed to one that is imaginary, simulated, or theoretical.

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

Best Real World Quotes

  1. “I know children regress after vaccination because it happened to my own son. Why aren’t there any tests out there on the safety of how vaccines are administered in the real world, six at a time? Why have only two of the 36 shots our kids receive been looked at for their relationship to autism?” ~ Jenny McCarthy
  2. “To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy – and dull fantasy at that, as the real world, is strange and wonderful.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  3. “So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it.” ~ Bill Watterson

  4. “I probably still haven’t completely adapted to the world. I don’t know, I feel like this isn’t the real world. The people, the scene: they just don’t seem real to me.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  5. “Sometimes I’m kind of spacey. I’m like Ferdinand the bull, sniffing the daisy, not aware of time, of what’s going on in the real world.” ~ Richard Gere
  6. “He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real.” ~ Salman Rushdie

  7. “Cyberspace is colonizing what we used to think of as the real world. I think that our grandchildren will probably regard the distinction we make between what we call the real world and what they think of as simply the world as the quaintest and most incomprehensible thing about us.” ~ William Gibson
  8. “Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day.” ~ Kathie Lee Gifford
  9. “Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?” ~ William Glasser
  10. “It’s fun to toy around with press stuff a little bit, because in many ways it’s not a real world.” ~ Joshua Homme
  11. “I get satisfaction out of seeing stuff that makes real change in the real world. We need a lot more of that and a lot less abstract stuff.” ~ Temple Grandin

  12. “The thing that bums me out about ‘The Real World’ is I don’t want to believe that teenagers are that stupid.” ~ Kathy Griffin
  13. “Certain systems aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which we place essentially undifferentiated things, things weaker than our words for them. We believe we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges.” ~ Gene Wolfe
  14. “Science manipulates things and gives up living in them. It makes its own limited models of things; operating upon these indices or variables to effect whatever transformations are permitted by their definition, it comes face to face with the real world only at rare intervals. Science is and always will be that admirably active, ingenious, and bold way of thinking whose fundamental bias is to treat everything as though it were an object-in-general – as though it meant nothing to us and yet was predestined for our own use.” ~ Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  15. “When you lead change, sometimes you get arrows in your back. I mean, that’s just the way the real world is.” ~ Carly Fiorina

  16. “The only funny part about Colonial Dunsboro is maybe it’s too authentic, but for all the wrong reasons. This whole crowd of losers and nutcases who hide out here because they can’t make it in the real world, in real jobs — isn’t this why we left England in the first place? To establish our own alternate reality. Weren’t the Pilgrims pretty much the crackpots of their time? For sure, instead of just wanting to believe something different about God’s love, the losers I work with want to find salvation through compulsive behaviors.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  17. “The reason you go to university is to be taught, is to learn how to think more clearly, to call into question the ideas that you came with and think about whether or not they are the ideas you will always want to hold. A university education at its best is a time of confusion and questioning, a time to learn how to think clearly about the values and principles that guide one’s life. Of course, it’s also a time to acquire the skills needed for jobs in the “real world,” but the part about becoming an adult with ideals and integrity is also important.” ~ Joan Wallach Scott
  18. “Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.” ~ Albert Ellis
  19. “You know, at some point there has to be parity. There has to be parity between what is happening in the real world, and what is happening in the public sector world.” ~ Chris Christie

  20. “In the real world, children love me.” ~ Jackie Chan
  21. “For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world. Thrillers like ‘Coma,’ ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘The Firm’ all captivated me by providing glimpses into realms about which I knew very little – medical science, submarine technology and the law.” ~ Dan Brown
  22. “For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world.” ~ Dan Brown
  23. “What’s great about science fiction is that it allows for surreal scenarios even if they pertain to the real world.” ~ Larissa Sansour

  24. “Government has really been growing, a lot of largesse, but the people in the real world aren’t. And that’s what has to change. Government has no conformity at all with the real world.” ~ Michele Bachmann
  25. “I came to poetry because I felt I couldn’t live properly in the real world.” ~ Lucie Brock-Broido
  26. “Values unrelated to modern reality are not just electorally hopeless, the values themselves become devalued. They have no purchase on the real world.” ~ Tony Blair
  27. “There’s something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.” ~ A. R. Ammons

  28. “When I became my masked identity I was this incredible little nerd, but in the real world I had to be this tough kid from the neighborhood.” ~ Junot Diaz
  29. “Most great entrepreneurs I know are nothing like the other kids. They’re almost like tangent lines – those lines that seem to go nowhere. Nothing connects them, until they get out in the real world. Then they connect just fine.” ~ Barbara Corcoran
  30. “When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate.” ~ Robert Crumb
  31. “I don’t think I’ve ever been an agnostic. I’ve always thought there’s a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there’s a world to come.” ~ Bob Dylan

  32. “When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.” ~ William J. Clinton
  33. “I think entire social groups are formed through technologies that could never exist in the real world, and relationships that are a function of these technologies’ ability to accelerate feeling and emotional contact.” ~ Atom Egoyan
  34. “In the real world in which we live, you always have to choose between evils. And in choosing between evils, you have to have moral criteria for how to make those choices.” ~ Alan Dershowitz
  35. “I think the problem in the Republican Party is really not money. I think they’ve got lots of it. I think it is theory of the case – why are we here, what is our message, how to connect to the real world.” ~ Bob Woodward

  36. “Motion pictures are just beginning to live up to their true potential of being immersive experience – going from beyond black and white flickering images to fully immersive 3D color high-definition. You don’t even know where the real world starts and the fake world begins. And yet, none of that’s going to matter unless the story and the emotions that they allow us to become invested in are something that we can recognize. Pixar is able to do this in ways that almost defies speculation.” ~ Tom Hanks
  37. “I have sat with the mothers who have lost addicted sons. I have sat with families of kids who have been killed in drug-related gang violence. I have been to the prisons. I have seen the effects. At some point in time, I felt I had to do something other than write a novel about it, that I needed to try to make some sort of contribution, at least try to make some sort of difference in the real world.” ~ Don Winslow
  38. “The Pixar people continuously amaze me. They come up with something that actually looks as though it takes place in this happy, real-world. Every plotline is not just plausible, but oddly authentic. The stories are full of adventure, humor and love. The characters are written with great human dimension. I don’t know how they do it but they astound me.” ~ Tom Hanks
  39. “In real-world Finance, they don’t pay for elegance. They pay for power – predictive power.” ~ Robert Haugen

  40. “The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world – and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end – is being destroyed.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  41. “One real world is enough.” ~ George Santayana
  42. “It’s not fiction’s job to be photographically representative of reality. If I want to make a fictional world where there’s no kindness, this doesn’t mean I believe there’s no kindness in the real world. In fact, what it may mean is that I very much value kindness. Like if you make a painting in which only greens are allowed, it wouldn’t mean you don’t believe in blue.” ~ George Saunders
  43. “It’s pretty exciting to take real people living in the real world, their opinions, and have people have to react to that. As opposed to their perceptions of what people are thinking, which are often very different.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg

  44. “The hours spent viewing TV are hours not available for actively participating in the real world, or playing, or being involved with friends and family. Watching television is an individual activity that tends to discourage interaction with others; as viewing time increases, family communication time decreases. As family communication decreases, people grow more distant from each other and may even forget how to carry on a good conversation.” ~ Louise Hart
  45. “I try to stay level-headed and it’s always the way I’ve been. Sometimes your personality out in the real world, you want to take that into your sport because that’s where you feel comfortable. You never want to try to do something that’s not you or you don’t feel comfortable doing. That’s where you get in trouble. It’s the only way I’ve played sports and done things. I’m low-key, but I’m very competitive and hate to lose.” ~ Eli Manning
  46. “I am sure that there is a lot more going on in the objective real world than we can monitor with our five senses. I think dreams allow us to engage with the real world and monitor the way it is acting on us.” ~ Amy Hardie
  47. “Long ago, I became more interested in the real world than in make-believe.” ~ Shirley Temple

  48. “I was always interested in making clothing that is worn by people in the real world.” ~ Issey Miyake
  49. “Someone once defined a social problem as a situation in which the real world differs from the theories of intellectuals. To the intelligentsia, it follows, as the night follows the day, that it is the real world that is wrong and which needs to change.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  50. “The fiction Im most interested in has lines of reference to the real world.” ~ Raymond Carver
  51. “Being a sports fan is a complex matter, in part irrational but not unworthy; a relief from the seriousness of the real world, with its unending pressures and often grave obligations.” ~ Richard Gilman

  52. “I wouldnt say Malkovich is totally insane, but hes not living in the real world. Hes living in his world, which is a fine world to live in apparently.” ~ Martha Plimpton
  53. “TV taste is an aftertaste. Whatever gets on the tube is always a foregone conclusion, a fait accompli. That is, any new ideas or social changes have already been fought for in the real world of the streets, or in the bedroom or even the law courts long before they reach the screen. By the time you see it on prime time, it’s usually all over and done with, whatever it was. Television by definition is not avant garde. It is often reactionary and always sentimental.” ~ Jennifer Stone
  54. “Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world.” ~ Marcus du Sautoy
  55. “Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world.” ~ Marcus du Sautoy

  56. “Our children … are not treated with sufficient respect as human beings, and yet from the moment they are born they have this right to respect. We keep them children for too long, their world separate from the real world of life.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
  57. “If you look across a host of measures at adoption studies, fraternal v. identical twin studies, twins-raised-apart studies, the history of early childhood intervention research, naturally-occurring experiments, differences between societies, changes over history, and so forth, you tend to come up with nature and nurture as being about equally important: maybe fifty-fifty. The glass is roughly half-full and half-empty.” ~ Steve Sailer\
  58. “You can hit a nail on the head, or cause a machine to do so, and get a fairly predictable result. Hit a dog on the head, and it will either dodge, bite back, or die, but it will never again react in the same way. We can predict only those things we set up to be predictable, not what we encounter in the real world of living and reactive processes.” ~ Bill Mollison
  59. “The greatest trick the rich – and their cheerleaders on the right – ever pulled was convincing the world that class didn’t exist. Out here in the real world, it is more real and more rigid than it has been for a century.” ~ Johann Hari

  60. “Any story worth telling relates to real life in some meaningful way. Scifi allows you to tell meaningful stories without seeming too preachy – it adds a metaphorical layer between the story and the real world. Scifi is dismissed as ungrounded fluff, but it’s actually the opposite.” ~ Jane Espenson , Real world quotes about life
  61. “Linear programming is viewed as a revolutionary development giving man the ability to state general objectives and to find, by means of the simplex method, optimal policy decisions for a broad class of practical decision problems of great complexity. In the real world, planning tends to be ad hoc because of the many special-interest groups with their multiple objectives.” ~ George Dantzig
  62. “Horror writers can write about everything in the real world that a mainstream novelist can–plus the supernatural, which is the most fertile field for metaphor imaginable.” ~ Bentley Little

  63. “For the theory-practice iteration to work, the scientist must be, as it were, mentally ambidextrous; fascinated equally on the one hand by possible meanings, theories, and tentative models to be induced from data and the practical reality of the real world, and on the other with the factual implications deducible from tentative theories, models and hypotheses.” ~ George E. P. Box
  64. “I can take this real-world and superimpose upon it the world of illusion (which isn’t, really), in order to either fix or prevent many of life’s difficulties–or even better, create happiness and well-being for both myself and others. I can do this, and so can you … if you really want to.” ~ Silver RavenWolf

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