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Keeping It Real Quotes


"People say keeping it real is a hard thing to do. Keeping it real is easy. Being fake and being soft is hard to do." - Trick Daddy

"There aren't a lot of guys out there keeping it real. Everybody's been branded. Everybody's been bought and sold." - Tracy Morgan

"Authentic Christianity is not just about keeping and protecting the faith and keeping the rules. It is even more than living to deepen your relationship with Jesus. Authentic Christianity, the real deal, is about embracing all of these important elements." - Joseph Stowell

""Keep it 100" means keeping it 100 percent real. It comes from the expression ... "keeping it real," which means you are being completely honest and 100 percent real means you are really being honest, which is kind of a contradiction of sorts. You're either being honest or you're not." - Larry Wilmore

"When I look for a woman, I look for one that's real - that's keeping it 100. I rather someone know that they're sexy and not show it." - Jeremih

"A lot of people play single to work some angle. I'm always about keeping it real. If that's how I'm living, that's how I'm living." - Ice T

"What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public - keeping it as personal as it can be. It's the only way it is real." - Salma Hayek

"If, as some savants of consciousness suggest, we are actually agreeing to create, from moment to moment, everything we perceive as real, then it stands to reason that we're also responsible for keeping it going in some harmonious manner." - Phil Lesh

"I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real." - Vanilla Ice

"In acting class, you talked always about keeping it real and don't act... connect with the people and connect with the partner that you're acting with. The same is also true in politics." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"[Billie Holiday] was keeping it super real, and you can feel that to this day. Everything that she sang, she believed in. So I had to pick songs that I felt the same about." - Jose James

"Keeping it real is the key and I don't know how they've done that week after week. I think the key is that everybody can sort of empathize with [The Office]." - John Krasinski

"As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priestcraft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin." - Thomas Paine

"I've leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we're keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff!" - Ted Allen

"I've never seen anyone more messed up over success than Richard Pryor. For him, it's a constant battle between success in the white world and keeping it real for his black self." - Paul Mooney

"Rap is supposed to be about keeping it real and not relinquishing your roots in the community. Without that, it's just posturing. Somebody who claims to speak for the 'hood don't need no private jet." - Chuck D

"People who know Clinton knew the guy has a real problem keeping his hands off women." - Monica Lewinsky

"It isn't a secret, unless keeping it hurts." - Gregory David Roberts

"A theme of digital success is keeping it simple." - Walter Isaacson

"Keeping it simple for the consumer is incredibly dire." - Bob Iger

"Better break your word than do worse in keeping it." - Thomas Fuller

"Keeping it all normal and keeping us together is my first priority. Then I fit films into my life." - Kelly Preston

"The real test of a bridge player isn't in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he's in." - Alfred Sheinwold

"The real test of a bridge player is' in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he's in." - Alfred Sheinwold

"When I wrote the opera, I made a deal with myself that for at least an hour a day I would work on it, even if it meant just sitting on my piano bench, staring into space and thinking about it. It's about keeping it regular, like your bowel movements - let's get real: it's your bodily artistic movements! It comes from the same place." - Rufus Wainwright

"The best putting advice I ever received was make sure you concentrate real hard on keeping that darn ball real low" - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet,' said Priscilla. Anne glowed. 'I'm so glad you spoke that thought, Priscilla, instead of just thinking it and keeping it to yourself. This world would be a much more interesting place...although it is very interesting, anyhow...if people spoke out their real thoughts." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I try to imagine keeping something like that a secret for my whole life. It would be like always wearing a mask over your face, which everyone believed was the real you. You would be the only person who knew it wasn't-and who knew that you could never take it off." - Liz Kessler

"We think we're doing it all. But the animals are doing the real work of holding it all together, and keeping us on our path. As are the plants. It's as if we think the stars and sun and moon and the earth itself aren't doing any work. It's as if we think that all of nature is unintelligent except for us." - Jane Caputi

"I have a whole lot of fun in trying to serve others and just keeping it funky, trying to keep it real, trying to ensure that we are able to be ourselves and get beyond these deodorized discourses and deodorized spaces that put on masks." - Cornel West

"Sometimes when people get success they forget about the people that pointed them there or championed them into this position. I pride myself on really understanding. I wouldn't even call it keeping it real. I just call it keeping it me. When they tell me, "You're doing what you're supposed to do," it makes me go ten times even harder, because I know that there are people on the sidelines and they're watching me. They're cheering for me. I want to be the best me I could possibly be when it comes to them." - Young Jeezy

"I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity." - Benjamin Franklin

"The nectar of compassion is so wonderful. If you are committed to keeping it alive, then you are protected. What the other person says will not touch off the anger and irritation in you, because compassion is the real antidote to anger. Nothing can heal anger except compassion. That is why the practice of compassion is a very wonderful practice." - Nhat Hanh

"We need to strengthen such inner values as contentment, patience and tolerance, as well as compassion for others. Keeping in mind that it is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends, compassion is the key to ensuring our own well-being." - Dalai Lama

"Cancer is manageable. That if you deprive cancer of what it wants, by proper nutrition, avoiding toxins, avoiding chemicals and pharmaceuticals, sleeping well, eliminating stress, and balancing hormones with natural bioidentical hormones, you have a real shot at keeping your cancer at bay. In this way, you are managing your cancer." - Suzanne Somers

"I go out in the streets, and I go to shows, and I see my fans turn from "I like your last rap" to "I feel your movement; you're keeping it all the way real." One thing I've always said is that's never been my story, and I'm not going to go back on my word." - Chamillionaire

"I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington . . . I'm asking you to believe in yours." Keeping faith with those who serve must always be a core American value and a cornerstone of American patriotism. Because America's commitment to its servicemen and women begins at enlistment, and it must never end." - Barack Obama

"I didn't end up going bankrupt... I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it's not about finances. No matter what, it's about keeping it real." - Vanilla Ice

"To be frank, politics is about wanting power, getting it, exercising it, and keeping it." - Jean Chretien

"You could carve out the inside of a brick and hide your money in it for safe keeping. It's certainly safer than keeping it in the bank!" - Nicole McKay

"My work throughout my life is always representative of the time we live in. It's all about keeping it in order and keeping it in gear." - Chuck D

"You could carve out the inside of a brick and hide your money in it for safe keeping. It's certainly safer than keeping it in the bank!" - Nicole McKay

"I have this view that losing weight is easy, keeping it off is hard because keeping it off is the discipline." - Barry Ofarrell

"You could carve out the inside of a brick and hide your money in it for safe keeping. It's certainly safer than keeping it in the bank!" - Nicole McKay

"This is a perfect snapshot of the West at twilight. On the one hand, governments of developed nations microregulate every aspect of your life in the interests of 'keeping you safe.' ... On the other hand, when it comes to 'keeping you safe' from real threats, such as a millenarian theocracy that claims universal jurisdiction, America and its allies do nothing. ... It is now certain that Tehran will get its nukes, and very soon. This is the biggest abdication of responsibility by the Western powers since the 1930s." - Mark Steyn

"If you have a problem I find keeping it a secret makes it so much stronger." - Josh Ramsay

"The work part of a relationship is keeping it where you want it." - Eva Longoria

"The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in." - Zig Ziglar

"Real Texans believe in looking out for each other. We believe in honoring our mothers and fathers and keeping our smallest residents - our children - healthy." - Wendy Davis

"I don't think Philadelphia's challenge is in coming up with great ideas or having great founders. I think the real challenge is keeping them here." - Josh Kopelman

"Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has a real duty there." - Goldwin Smith

"It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There's always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you're letting them win. And they don't deserve that. What you're doing by being yourself is you're keeping it real, and you're being really brave." - Adam Lambert

"Theres nothing better than keeping fit. It gives me energy and helps me think more clearly." - Trevor Donovan

"Style ain't nothing but keeping the same idea from beginning to end. Everybody got it." - August Wilson

"The story was writing itself and I was having a hard time keeping up with it." - Ernest Hemingway

"Electricity, water, gas, and steam course through the walls of my building, keeping it alive." - Mason Cooley

"Keeping plenty of gold and jade in the palace makes no one able to defend it." - Laozi

"No big deal. We all have blood in us, the trick is keeping it inside." - Jeff Lindsay

"She asked me what type of contraceptive I use. Underwear. Keeping it on prevents pregnancy." - Melina Marchetta

"Thank you for keeping it a secret. There aren't many of those in this tribe." - Kristen Ashley

"I'm always playing along that line: adding something more, yet keeping it sort of chaos." - Alex Webb

"There's nothing wrong with making a lot of money, there's something wrong with keeping it." - Tony Campolo

"Maybe it was inertia -or worse, fear- that was keeping me in the same place." - Jennifer Weiner

"No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping." - David Hume

"More caution and perhaps more restraint are necessary in breaking a fast than in keeping it." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There may be luck in getting a good job-but there's no luck in keeping it." - J. Ogden Armour

"Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it." - Robert Breault

"It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote." - Samuel Johnson

"You'll regret opening your mouth. You'll rarely regret keeping it shut." - Max Lucado

"It turns out that the history of astrophysics is where we perfected time keeping." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"During the holidays it's like cooking central time so keeping it safe is an important part." - Charlie Barnett

"It is not God, but people themselves who shorten their lives by not keeping physically fit." - Carl Linnaeus

"I just like having fun with my style and keeping it new." - Cam Newton

"Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it." - Robert Brault

"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive." - Havelock Ellis

"It is never more difficult to speak well than when we are ashamed of keeping silent." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping." - Dolley Madison

"There's nothing better than keeping fit. It gives me energy and helps me think more clearly." - Trevor Donovan

"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive." - Havelock Ellis

"I feel most comfortable keeping versatile when it comes to music genres." - Thia Megia

"Anyone can make an article longer; the skill is keeping it tight and lean." - Barry Ritholtz

"My grandma pregnant again trying to talk her out of keeping it" - Curtis Jackson

"When you write a song, there's no point keeping it to yourself." - Iwan Rheon

"If being recalled is the price for keeping one's promises, then so be it." - Russell Pearce

"I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with making and keeping promises, until the whole human personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition are ultimately integrated and harmonized." - Stephen Covey

"The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony." - Morihei Ueshiba

"So when it comes to being a role model to women, I think it's because of the way that I feel about myself, and the way that I treat myself. I am a woman, I treat myself with respect and I love myself, and I think that if I'm holding myself to a certain esteem and keeping it real with myself, then that's going to translate to people like me." - Lizzo

"Nas is someone who can communicate with the streets and can still keep it real in terms of being human, he doesn't try to be this super perfect person, but has respect for his history and for his ancestors and for spirituality. So Nas always displayed that in his music, while at the same time keeping it hard and something that you can relate to." - Damian Marley

"Material possessions and honors of the world do not endure. But your union as wife, husband, and family can. No sacrifice is too great to have the blessings of an eternal marriage. By making and keeping sacred temple covenants, we evidence our love for God, for our companion, and our real regard for our posterity-even those yet unborn. Our family is the focus of our greatest work and joy in this life; so will it be throughout all eternity." - Russell M Nelson

"Making money is easy. It is. The difficult thing in life is not making it, it's keeping it." - John Mcafee

"Success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes." - Alice Foote Macdougall

"I am not keeping my distance because it is uncomfortable for me, but because it is uncomfortable for them." - Jodi Picoult

"Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes." - Alice Foote Macdougall

"Keep on keeping on!!!" - Joel Osteen

"I just wanna build momentum again. Keeping yourself in work is one thing, keeping yourself in good work's another. But if it doesn't work out, so be it. As the Taoists say, Learn to accept that which you cannot change." - Ian Hart

"Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that's what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance." - Derek Luke

"Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can't ever stop." - Pete Rose

"There is nothing illegal in keeping up a tomb; on the contrary, it is a very laudable thing to do." - Ryan Lindley

"The earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable." - Alice Walker

"...busyness, keeping up with others, hustling hither and yon, makes it almost impossible for an individual to form a heart..." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Focus on keeping your spine straight. It is the job of the spine to keep the brain alert." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"If you don't let things develop, it's like keeping something in a bag and not letting it out to fly" - Earl Scruggs

"Any decision you make isn't worth a tinkers damn until you have formed the habit of making and keeping it." - Henry Ford

"Or, having sworn too hard a keeping oath; Study to break it and not break my troth." - William Shakespeare

"One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be." - Harold J. Warner

"The mere habit of writing, of constantly keeping at it, of never giving up, ultimately teaches you how to write." - Gabriel Fielding

"I became very critical of zoos and circuses and keeping animals in captivity. I wish it was against the law." - Christopher Walken

"Every organization of men, be it social or political, ultimately relies on man's capacity for making promises and keeping them." - Hannah Arendt

"Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?" - Paulo Coelho

"It is possible to avoid Jesus as Savior as much by keeping all the Biblical rules as by breaking them." - Timothy Keller

"Though it has no thought of keeping watch, it's not for naught that the scarecrow stands in the grain field." - Dogen

"When you say fiscal responsibility, it seems to me that you really mean rich people keeping their money." - Alice Adams

"The people I know that have the hardest time keeping it together emotionally are people that don't workout." - Joe Rogan

"Father and son are natural enemies and each is happier and more secure in keeping it that way." - John Steinbeck

"I am always a great fan of keeping things on an eye level for comedy because it plays better." - James Bobin

"Writing every day is a way of keeping the engine running, and then something good may come out of it." - T S Eliot

"You owe it to yourself not to permit your emotions to place your happiness in the keeping of another person." - Napoleon Hill

"They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body." - Anonymous

"The longer it takes me to find Mr. Right, the more he's going to pay for keeping me waiting." - Matt Groening

"Eating healthy and keeping hydrated does wonders; it centers my mood and helps me keep a sharp mind." - Betsy Landin

"Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there." - Eric Bana

"Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship." - James E Faust

"Human nature is, by definition, a talkative one, imprudent, indiscreet, gossipy, incapable of closing its mouth and keeping it closed." - Jose Saramago

"And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ]" - E E Cummings

"Instead of me keeping my art a personal thing, we can use it to save lives, change lives and inspire." - Swizz Beatz

"Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have." - Mel Carnahan

"A lot of young musicians in Stockholm are about keeping tradition alive and moving it forward at the same time." - Neneh Cherry

"A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way." - Marcelene Cox

"I don't design for myself. I design something keeping in mind that it has to please a lot of women." - Dries Van Noten

"For me, it's more about keeping it simple with a rock and roll edge. It's all about accessorising." - Lulu

"I'm battling with keeping my narcissism at bay as it is, so Twitter was not a good thing for that." - Joel Kinnaman

"All these people who scream about Kashmir being an armed camp are in fact responsible for keeping it that way." - Zubin Mehta

"I won this award for keeping my mouth shut, so I think I'll do it again now." - Jane Wyman

"One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be." - Harold Warner

"The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can't have it." - Tony Robbins

"California's death penalty is ... an incredibly costly penalty, and the money would be better spent keeping kids in school, keeping teachers and counselors in their schools and giving the juvenile justice system the resources it needs." - Gil Garcetti

"Before making peace, war is necessary, and that war must be made with our self. Our worst enemy is our self: our faults, our weaknesses, our limitations. And our mind is such a traitor! What does it? It covers our faults even from our own eyes, and points out to us the reason for all our difficulties: others! So it constantly deludes us, keeping us unaware of the real enemy, and pushes us towards those others to fight them, showing them to us as our enemies." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"We often hear the teachers of all creeds lamenting the difficulty of keeping up in the minds of believers a lively apprehension of the truth which they nominally recognize, so that it may penetrate the feelings, and acquire a real mastery over the conduct.... When it has come to be a hereditary creed, and to be received passively, not actively ... there is a progressive tendency to forget all of the belief except the formularies ... until it almost ceases to connect itself at all with the inner life of the human being." - John Stuart Mill

"I think that the ideals of youth are fine, clear and unencumbered; and that the real art of living consists in keeping alive the conscience and sense of values we had when we were young." - Rockwell Kent

"Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world." - Shirley Hazzard

"There is no more real satisfaction, in laying up in your bosom an injury than there is in stuffing a dead hornet, who has stung you, and keeping him to look at." - Josh Billings

"The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record-keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable." - Anonymous

"I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn't real healthy." - Bob Lilly

"I'm a documentary image maker, still and moving, because keeping the real world on the agenda is really important at a time when we're increasingly disconnected from parts of the world on whom we depend." - Tim Hetherington

"Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understand, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not." - Virginia Satir

"Confusion has become a state of mind, more of less; we're trained to be confused. Quite simply, the people in power are keeping us down, keeping us docile and keeping us consuming with this confusion. It's a cultural confusion and it is deliberate." - Yoko Ono

"The whole idea of juicing is good if you are trying to diet and use it in limited basis. I use juice drinks only once a week. I use emulsified drinks because in emulsification you are keeping everything. You are keeping the pulp, you are keeping the skin with all of the phytonutrients." - Montel Williams

"A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics'. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer." - George Orwell

"Shut up," I hissed. Ticked that he was taller than me, I stepped up onto a nearby coffee table. "I'm not in a cage anymore," I said, keeping enough presence of mind not to poke him in the chest with a finger. His face went startled, then cloric. "The only thing between your head and my foot becoming real close and personal right now is my questionable professionalism. And if you ever threaten me again, I'll slam you halfway across the room before you can say number-two pencil. Got it, you tall freak of nature?" - Kim Harrison



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