Favorite Reality Show Quotes & Sayings

These reality show quotes will inspire you. A reality show is a television program in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging reality show quotes, reality show sayings, and reality show proverbs.

Best Reality Show Quotes

  1. “When you watch these reality shows, the person that is hated on the most is usually the one that gets the most shine.” ~ NeNe Leakes
  2. “I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they’re high drama. It’s also just fun to watch people have honest reactions.” ~ Lisa Kudrow
  3. “Make a sex tape, upload it, get on a reality show, release a perfume, retire. That’s the new American dream.” ~ Natasha Leggero
  4. “What has reality shows got to do with reality? It is beyond unreality; there is nothing real about it.” ~ Morley Safer

  5. “There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn’t have anybody to look down on.” ~ George Clooney
  6. “So many reality shows are scripted and create this fake drama, and it’s a bunch of bull. We wanted to do something real and something wholesome and something that’s focused on positive family values.” ~ Bill Rancic
  7. “I think especially with the Internet and the amount of reality shows that are going on, there’s no way to keep a secret anymore, so I try to let my project be as much as reality show as I can allow it to be.” ~ Jason Mraz
  8. “These days, with ‘American Idol’ and all the other reality shows, young people become famous overnight, and that can be very difficult to handle, the way photographers follow you around and study your every move.” ~ Barry Manilow

  9. “People ask me all the time, ‘Are you fed up with reality TV?’ At the end of the day, it can affect my career in the sense that the more reality shows there are, the less scripted dramas out there, but I can’t ever really knock them. I started on ‘Popstars,’ which was a reality talent show. I have respect for them.” ~ Josh Henderson
  10. “I’d never go on a reality show – it’s too invasive.” ~ Paloma Faith
  11. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.” ~ Alan Watts
  12. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

  13. “If you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler, if you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, than maybe to you might value privacy above all else. I have given everything up there from the time that I was three-years-old. That’s reality-show enough, don’t you think?” ~ Jodie Foster
  14. “I’m not a fan of reality shows, but I am a fan of people who use their brains and skills and hard work to outsmart people, not to steal someone’s man or get drunk on TV.” ~ Sandra Bullock
  15. “I’m a really private person. I just love my work. I feel like celebrity has changed so much, in this culture. Ever since they started with those reality shows and people that aren’t actors but they’re really famous, it’s gotten very different from when I started out. So, the idea of ever becoming more than what I had is not really what I want.” ~ Winona Ryder
  16. “If we restructure things to see that the hero’s journey is a degree in astrophysics rather than a journey to star in a reality show, that’s a better world.” ~ John Green

  17. “If you want people to perform better, you reward them, right? Bonuses, commissions, their own reality show. Incentivize them. […] But that’s not happening here. You’ve got an incentive designed to sharpen thinking and accelerate creativity, and it does just the opposite. It dulls thinking and blocks creativity.” ~ Daniel H. Pink
  18. “You will never experience less reality than when you are watching a reality show. You’re watching people who aren’t actors, put into situations created by people who aren’t writers and they’re second-guessing how they think you would like to see them behave if this were a real situation, which it’s not. And you are passively observing this; watching an amateur production of nothing. It’s like a photo of a drawing of a hologram.” ~ Dana Gould
  19. “Wafah Dufour bin Laden, niece of Osama bin Laden has signed a contract to star in a reality show… called Skating with the Nieces of Terrorists.” ~ Tina Fey
  20. “I hate reality shows like Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity. I’d rather watch a goldfish bowl.” ~ Janet Street-Porter

  21. “I had a TV show called ‘The Apprentice’ and it’s one of the most successful reality shows in the history of television. And now I’m doing something else.” ~ Donald Trump
  22. “I’m in love with ‘Bravo.’ Me and my girlfriends love ‘Bravo-ing,’ which doesn’t necessarily mean watching ‘Bravo.’ It’s when you’re a bum and you’re on your couch watching reality shows.” ~ Ashley Tisdale
  23. “The reality shows are getting worse and worse. They’re out of control and have been for some time.” ~ Sara Ramirez
  24. “Reality shows always look for the worst people.” ~ Drew Carey

  25. “In Iraq, four American soldiers have been arrested and charged with stealing a million dollars cash. After hearing about it the Fox network announced plans for a new reality show called ‘GI Joe Millionaire.'” ~ Conan O’Brien
  26. “In Iraq, four American soldiers have been arrested and charged with stealing a million dollars cash. After hearing about it the Fox network announced plans for a new reality show called ‘GI Joe Millionaire.'” ~ Conan O’Brien
  27. “We need a President that all Americans can respect, not a celebrity who uses words like freedom and liberty like they are a punchline in a reality show.” ~ George Pataki
  28. “I’d like to do a reality show with four white people…who are dropped off in a really bad black neighborhood. And the show would be called…Cracker Hunt.” ~ Zach Galifianakis

  29. “I want to do another reality show. It’s based on The Mole. It’s about sexually transmitted diseases. It’s called “God, I Hope That’s a Mole.”” ~ Zach Galifianakis
  30. “My ultimate goal is to really be a huge music artist to the point where one day people forget that I was on a reality show.” ~ Chanel West Coast
  31. “Everyone assumes because I’m on a reality show I can’t act. Which is fine.” ~ Kristin Cavallari
  32. “I’ve never seen most of the fashion reality shows. The only one I’ve seen is ‘Project Runway,’ which is great, but I don’t watch television.” ~ Kelly Wearstler

  33. “I’ve never seen most of the fashion reality shows. The only one I’ve seen is ‘Project Runway,’ which is great, but I don’t watch television.” ~ Kelly Wearstler
  34. “I never want to be on TV on a reality show.” ~ Richard Hilfiger
  35. “You know what, I don’t really watch a lot of cooking shows, but what’s great about them is that it inspires a lot of the younger generation so, you know, with cooking shows and reality shows and the social media, I think it really makes our industry a hotter industry.” ~ Roy Yamaguchi
  36. “When I left EastEnders, I could have earned an absolute fortune from sexy calendars, shoots for lads’ mags, fitness videos, and reality shows. But I always turned them down.” ~ Michelle Ryan

  37. “I think that going on any reality show is not good for your mental health because you behave differently when you are being watched, and you constantly have an extra bit of awareness of what’s going on all the time.” ~ Ronda Rousey
  38. “I have nothing against Canada. I think that Canadians might know the secret to all existence, but to us it just comes off as timid and kind and too nice, and it strikes us as lacking edge. Unless you are hijacking someone and going on a reality show with your eight kids and wearing a velour pink pantsuit, then you have no edge to us.” ~ Sloane Crosley
  39. “Reality shows are usually created by people doing and saying stupid things.” ~ Billy Bob Thornton
  40. “You can’t flood the market with every TV show, every reality show, and dump your library into the market all at one time and not have some kind of game plan in terms of pricing.” ~ Bill Mechanic

  41. “In the form of the oeuvre, the actual circumstances are placed in another dimension where the given reality shows itself as that which it is. Thus it tells the truth about itself; its language ceases to be that of deception, ignorance, and submission. Fiction calls the facts by their name and their reign collapses; fiction subverts everyday experience and shows it to be mutilated and false.” ~ Herbert Marcuse
  42. “[Marla, Shar and I] all have had very public breakups, so I think people know they can relate with us in one way or another. And this is one of the few reality shows where they didn’t have the cameras right in people’s faces. Like when we were sitting around the table talking with the divorced people, the cameras were way back. And we just listened. Sometimes people just need an ear.” ~ Angie Everhart
  43. “I think it’s a lot easier to put together a reality show than to actually create a scripted show.” ~ David Charvet
  44. “I’m not a big reality show fan, because I just think it’s too fake.” ~ Billy Eichner

  45. “I didn’t necessarily set out to think of a show to make fun of reality shows.” ~ Jon Glaser
  46. “Mostly, what I watch are reality shows and documentaries.” ~ Chris Lilley
  47. “If you want proof that Catfish was real, just put me in an audition room and watch me fall apart. I can’t pretend. I’m really bad at it. That’s partly what makes me good at hosting a reality show.” ~ Nev Schulman
  48. “I’d like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately, I feel it’s probably more like a TV reality show.” ~ Uma Thurman

  49. “Donald Trump isn’t really running for president, come on! This is obviously a new reality show, Celebrity Presidential Apprentice. It ends with the incompetent celebrity being berated, humiliated, then unceremoniously fired.” ~ Michael R. Burch
  50. “I’ve never watched reality shows, except for the Great British Bake Off, which is magnificent.” ~ Joss Whedon
  51. “There’s a difference between watching a chef show, which doesn’t feel like a reality show compared to the Housewives. Those shows can, I think, not only lower your IQ, but really just knock the wind out of you, because we’re all here in this business.” ~ Chelsea Handler
  52. “I think it’s a scary sign of the times that pop culture and social media is so involved [in presidential election ], where it feels like a reality show. I have hope that the right decision will be made.” ~ Lily Collins

  53. “Ronald Reagan came to office and had already been an experienced politician as governor of California, whose ideology and ideas, no matter how simplistic or no matter how much you may disagree with them, were fairly well-developed and fairly consistent. Donald Trump is a real-estate branding operator and a reality-show television star whose entrance into big-time politics, as a victor, as someone who will now wield tremendous power, was as shocking to him as it was to everybody else.” ~ David Remnick
  54. “Ronald Reagan came to office and had already been an experienced politician as governor of California, whose ideology and ideas, no matter how simplistic or no matter how much you may disagree with them, were fairly well-developed and fairly consistent. Donald Trump is a real-estate branding operator and a reality-show television star whose entrance into big-time politics, as a victor, as someone who will now wield tremendous power, was as shocking to him as it was to everybody else.” ~ David Remnick
  55. “I love doing [stand-up]. I love making people laugh no matter how. Whether it’s a commercial, or a TV show, or a reality show, or a talk show, or a special, or a book. However I can make people laugh, that’s what I want to do.” ~ Kathy Griffin
  56. “What’s great about this hotel [Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA] is that I stayed here for a month when I was competing on the Oprah reality show. So it’s like coming home.” ~ Zach Anner

  57. “The waiter just flashed me something that said, “Chew bubblegum.” Every morning, when I was about to go to the Oprah competition, my friend used to say this line in a video game to me: “It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum.” There’s a strict policy that you can’t encourage anyone on a reality show, that would give them an edge.” ~ Zach Anner
  58. “I haven’t found anything that I’ve wanted to say that I couldn’t do through either the Internet or the reality shows that I’ve done.” ~ Zach Anner
  59. “When I see a young person on a reality show, I don’t think, “Oh my God. They could be better.” I think, “Oh my God. They are really good for 17. They’re going to learn so much!” If they’re this good at 17, imagine what they’re going to be like at 20.” ~ RaeLynn
  60. “We’re talking about nuclear war with North Korea. We’re talking about Russia. Does it feel like the world has shifted? Are we all just in Donald Trump’s reality show now?” ~ James R. Clapper

  61. “Ever since Steve Bannon was demoted, and drama started playing out between Bannon and Jared Kushner and the firing of Comey and “Is he going to get impeached?” we have been trapped in a classic Survivor reality TV show, like, “Who’s going to get voted off the island?” And this has every single news show enjoying ratings never seen before. And it physically pains them to talk about the stakes of this administration, whether it’s health care or climate change or the deregulation of the financial sector or social security. None of it can compete with this reality show.” ~ Naomi Klein
  62. “There’s a pretty significant list of couples who have split up after doing couples reality shows. And not necessarily the show being to blame, but it might have created strain in a relationship that wasn’t solid.” ~ Dean McDermott
  63. “I was appearing on the reality show R&B Divas and when I started to fall apart it was very public. But I am glad that it happened that way. It made me see myself. And it made me transparent.” ~ Michelle

  64. “We chose to do a reality show with my husband Dean McDermott because we wanted to give the reality of our situation, not to kind of mask it if the things got kind of uncomfortable. So we pretty much put it all out there and I think the viewers will appreciate that.” ~ Tori Spelling
  65. “There’s a lot of, you know, kind of train wreck TV reality shows out there. And I think Tori & Dean is a great show that really focuses on family, focuses on couples to show that everyone can watch together and enjoy. And that’s what makes me the most proud.” ~ Tori Spelling

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