Best True Life Quotes On Success In Life

These true life quotes will inspire you. True life is true to life or realistic.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging true life quotes, true life sayings, and true life proverbs.

Famous True Life Quotes

  1. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  2. “The supreme object of life is to live. Few people live. It is true life only to realize one’s own perfection, to make one’s every dream a reality.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  3. “What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.” ~ Arthur Rimbaud
  4. “True life is elsewhere” ~ Arthur Rimbaud
  5. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” ~ Carol Burnett

  6. “I know that when a door closes, it can feel like all doors are closing. A rejection letter can feel like everyone will reject us. But a closed door leads to clarity. It’s really an arrow. Because we cannot go through that door, we will go somewhere else. That somewhere else is your true life.” ~ Tama J. Kieves
  7. “The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.” ~ Plutarch
  8. “All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon.” ~ Oscar Wilde , True life quotes and love
  9. “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.” ~ Aristotle
  10. “It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.” ~ Max Frisch

  11. “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.” ~ Aristotle
  12. “We are made in the image of God; we carry within us the desire for our true life of intimacy and adventure. To say we want less than that is to lie.” ~ John Eldredge
  13. “Flourishing goes beyond happiness, or satisfaction with life. True, people who flourish are happy. But that’s not the half of it. Beyond feeling good, they’re also doing good-adding value to the world.” ~ Barbara Fredrickson
  14. “Then may we not fairly plead in reply that our true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things with the mental faculty fitted to do so, that is, with the faculty which is akin to reality, and which approaches and unites with it, and begets intelligence and truth as children, and is only released from travail when it has thus reached knowledge and true life and satisfaction?” ~ Plato
  15. “We’d turn our lives into a terrible adventure. A true-life horror story with a happy ending. A trial we’d survive to talk about.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  16. “We have to steer our true life’s course. Whatever your calling is in life! The whole purpose of being here is to figure out what that is as soon as possible, so you go about the business of being on track, of not being owned by what your mother said, what society said, whatever people think a woman is supposed to be when you can exceed other people’s expectations and be defined by your own!” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  17. “There’s a part of me that will always believe that Angel is Buffy’s true love. That there will be a piece of her heart that will always be with him for the rest of her life.” ~ Sarah Michelle Gellar
  18. “He believed that life, true life, was something that was stored in music. True life was kept safe in the lines of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin while you went out in the world and met the obligations required of you. Certainly he knew (though did not completely understand) that opera wasn’t for everyone, but for everyone he hoped there was something. The records he cherished, the rare opportunities to see a live performance, those were the marks by which he gauged his ability to love.” ~ Ann Patchett
  19. “A true life is at once interpreter and proof of the gospel.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  20. “Without excuse and self-consideration of health or limb or life, true soldiers fight, live to fight, love the thickest of the fight, and die in the midst of it.” ~ William Booth

  21. “When I feel overwhelmed by misfortune, the greatest joy that the Lord can give me is to go to the altar, to put my forehead against it (as on the day of my ordination to the priesthood), and to feel the presence of the only reality. Not only does calm return, but my body seems to be annihilated; the only true life begins, the life of that which is intangible.” ~ Leonid Feodorov
  22. “No doubt solitude is wholesome, but so is abstinence after a surfeit. The true life of man is in society.” ~ William Gilmore Simms
  23. “The true solitary … will feel that he is himself only when he is alone; when he is in company he will feel that he perjures himself, prostitutes himself to the exactions of others; he will feel that time spent in company is time lost; he will be conscious only of his impatience to get back to his true life.” ~ Vita Sackville-West
  24. “Of all studies, the most delightful and the most useful is biography. The seeds of great events lie near the surface; historians delve too deep for them. No history was ever true. Lives I have read which, if they were not, had the appearance, the interest, and the utility of truth.” ~ Walter Savage Landor
  25. “Religion is the fruit of the Spirit, a Christian character, a true life.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  26. “The world of men has forgotten the joys of silence, the peace of solitude, which is necessary, to some extent, for the fullness of human living. Man cannot be happy for long unless he is in contact with the springs of spiritual life which are hidden in the depths of his own soul. If man is exiled constantly from his own home, locked out of his spiritual solitude, he ceases to be a true person.” ~ Thomas Merton
  27. “Words are not necessary to one’s experience of the true life.” ~ Don DeLillo
  28. “More than ever now, I believe it’s so important to look as real and true to life as possible because nobody’s perfect. I seem to be on a mission, but I don’t want the next generation, your daughters and mine, growing up thinking that you have to be thin to look beautiful in certain clothes. It’s terrifying right now. It’s out of control. It’s beyond out of control.” ~ Kate Winslet
  29. “The true life is not reducible to words spoken or written, not by anyone, ever. The true-life takes place when we’re alone, thinking, feeling, lost in memory, dreamingly self-aware, the submicroscopic moments.” ~ Don DeLillo
  30. “It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.” ~ Gao Xingjian

  31. “Home Run portrays the church in its beauty–true life transformation through real and honest relationships with one another and with Jesus.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  32. “When we name things correctly, we comprehend them correctly, without adding information or judgements that aren’t there. Does someone bathe quickly? Don’t say be bathes poorly, but quickly. Name the situation as it is, don’t filter it through your judgments. Give your assent only to that which is actually true.” ~ Epictetus
  33. “I think that it would be more true to life, true to the Bible. I wouldn’t have a problem with a black man playing Jesus. Being born in that part of the world, he would be more close to being black than white anyway. Although what he did transcended all races.” ~ Unknown
  34. “Sometimes we believe that happiness is not possible in the here and now, that we need a few more conditions to be happy. So we run toward the future to get the conditions we think are missing. But by doing so we sacrifice the present moment; we sacrifice true life.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  35. “Grant me courage to serve others; For in service there is true life.” ~ Cesar Chavez

  36. “In life, in true life, there can be nothing better than what is. Wanting something different than what is, is blasphemy.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  37. “A curious thing happened: the terrains of England began to impinge on my consciousness, altering, then effacing, the world outside the library window… I was wrapped in a pleasurable dreaminess. I was in a better place. If true life existed elsewhere, then I had almost found it.” ~ Garry Disher
  38. “To experience true life, we must continue the Christian journey the same way we began it – by faith.” ~ Bill Bright
  39. “If it is true … that no one has a life worth thinking about whose life story cannot be told, does it not then follow that life could be, even ought to be, lived as a story, that what one has to do in life is to make the story come true?” ~ Hannah Arendt
  40. “This world is not the sum total of God’s resources — on the contrary, it is only the ‘dream,’ the probation, the prelude of the true world, the true life.” ~ Janet Erskine Stuart

  41. “A man’s longest purposes will be his best purposes. It is true, life is short and uncertain; but it is better to live on the short arc of a large circle than to describe the whole circumference of a small circle.” ~ Charles Henry Parkhurst
  42. “It’s hard to find really original, compelling works of fiction, for women especially. I find that these true life stories about these women that I’m so blessed to play are some of the most compelling stories, and the truth is stranger than fiction.” ~ Hilary Swank
  43. “The kind of true-life writing that is fun to read – that makes an ally of the reader – is the kind that you are so nervous about putting down on paper that you lock the Word file with a secret password and encrypt it – and all of it.” ~ Julie Klausner
  44. “When I was a teenager, for the most part, I had a really great, easy relationship with my mom, but there are those occasional mom/daughter things that are unavoidable. That’s what makes it more upsetting and more true to life. We have great moments, and then we have terrible moments as well.” ~ Mae Whitman
  45. “I’m not just making rhymes and making melodies. I’m expressing my true life force, energy.” ~ India.Arie

  46. “I write about life as it exists within houses and on the streets. And there’s nothing, hopefully, in any of my characterizations or in any of my plottings or in any of my valuations that doesn’t ring true to life. I’m a novelist. I’m not a theoretician.” ~ Richard Grossman
  47. “Even if you achieve your outer purpose, it will never satisfy you if you haven’t found your inner purpose, which is awakening, being present, being in alignment with life. True power comes out of the presence; it is the presence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  48. “The thing I loved about this movie [Waitress] when I read the script was that it was exactly the kind of film that I love to watch. It’s not just funny, it’s serious, just when you need it to be and true to life in a way.” ~ Keri Russell
  49. “Hillary Clinton appears to believe in a form of stoicism – which is a tried and true life philosophy.” ~ Christina Hoff Sommers

  50. “A bonus, being a writer, is that the true-life source material is fabulously bizarre. There’s so much corruption, violence and free-floating depravity that the well never runs dry, whether you’re a novelist, a journalist, or both.” ~ Carl Hiaasen
  51. “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard; I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me; I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings; I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends; and I wish I had let myself be happier. It’s an extraordinary list of getting in your own way, isn’t it?” ~ Tom Hiddleston
  52. “I think that any story that intends on being culturally authentic and true to life experiences will be a great story. Even if that culture isn’t a hip-hop-centric one.” ~ Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  53. “These are the young women [in Stand by Me] that we grew up knowing and hopefully they feel a little rough around the edges, because it’s true to life.” ~ Brian K. Vaughan

  54. “Philip Glass, like [Virginia] Woolf, is more interested in that which continues than he is in that which begins, climaxes, and ends… Glass and Woolf have both broken out of the traditional realm of the story, whether literary or musical, in favor of something more meditative, less neatly delineated, and more true to life. For me, Glass [finds] in three repeated notes something of [a] rapture of sameness.” ~ Michael Cunningham
  55. “I like when there are complicated relationships, that there’s a little bit of self-serving parts of it as well as a devotion to a person, and that there’s a mixture of both in there. It’s just I think that’s a little more true to life. It’s not always purely one way or the other.” ~ Lisa Kudrow
  56. “You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood- and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life.” ~ Jessamyn West
  57. “I think it’s more honest, true to life, to write about serious matters. And also not to do something that’s gentle. I like to put, ideally, belly laughs on one side, and really serious moments on the other. So they kind of come up against each other.” ~ Guy Jenkin
  58. “How a big majority of book critics and authors have come to believe and to teach that no book is true to life unless it is true to the worst in life, God knows.” ~ Gene Stratton-Porter

  59. “Blessed be the true life that the pauses between its throbs are not death!” ~ George MacDonald
  60. “I enjoy playing real human beings after playing a lot of larger-than-life characters. I love playing true-to-life characters and that is what I intend to do for the majority of my career.” ~ Michael Jai White
  61. “The naturalistic literature of this country has reached such a state that no family of characters is considered true to life which does not include at least two hypochondriacs, one sadist, and one old man who spills food down the front of his vest.” ~ Robert Benchley
  62. “I was captured by the songs as much as the singer. They grabbed my heart. The reality of Country Music moved me. Even when I was a kid, I liked the sad songs… songs that talked about true life. I recognized this music as a simple plea. It beckoned me.” ~ Harlan Howard
  63. “There is no true life within a false life.” ~ Theodor Adorno

  64. “This book blew me away. Kelly Parra writes with the keen eye of an artist. Graffiti Girl is warm, gutsy, and true-to-life – an unflinching, honest portrayal of young adults. A seamless and impressive debut.” ~ Anne Frasier
  65. “It has nothing to do with age, it’s not our languages, religion, gender, color of our skin; It’s a soul within a well, that echoes deep beneath the ego’s shell. True life can’t ever start, until we offer up our heart.” ~ Dawud Wharnsby Ali

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