Quotation Explorer - 'Authentic'

I think boredom is the beginning of every authentic act. (...) Boredom opens up the space, for new engagements. Without boredom, no creativity. If you are not bored, you just stupidly enjoy the situation in which you are. - Slavoj Žižek
For authentic living what is needed is the resolute confrontation of death.
If you want to be trusted, trust first. Make decisions that are grounded in your authentic principles. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t push others down to obtain success. - Richie Norton
Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you. - Jason Mraz
It takes a certain amount of courage, he though, to face yourself and say with candor, I'm rotten. I've done evil and I will again. It was no accident; it emanated from the true, authentic me. - Philip K. Dick
Jay-Z and Kanye West are to authentic rap culture what diseased rates were to 14th century Europeans - Dean Cavanagh
He loved her in his mind; She hated him in her being!What's more authentic? - Ramana Pemmaraju
Be real. Be authentic. Be yourself, whatever the emotional cost. Pain goes away, while regret over a life lived trying to be a plastic version of yourself does not. - Vironika Tugaleva
Patience creates a platform for deeply intimate communication. This platform tests our ability to listen, our willingness to be kind, and our strength against loss. This is the platform in which the most authentic types beauty can be exchanged. - Ilse Hildebrandt
Authentic leaders are often accused of being "controlling" by those who idly sit by and do nothing - John Paul Warren
You’ll know that you and the vision are one when your actions flow out of a knowing that’s greater than your fears. Sure, you might be stunned by an obstacle, but it doesn’t determine your ultimate response. Your ultimate response comes from your true, authentic, pure voice. - Suzette Hinton
You can't fake joy. Authentic joy is the kind that grows out of the soil of pain and doubt and fear, because that is the reality of the world. - Holly Ordway
Your words may be heard but your attitude will be felt. Your attitude reveals your character so never try to deceive anyone with mere words. Word/Talk is cheap but character is key. It costs nothing to be authentic. Learn to be a man or woman of substance! - Kemi Sogunle
Authentic kindness has a power greater than rock, paper and scissors combined. - Toni Sorenson
When the ego is in the driver’s seat, we judge. When our spirit, our authentic self, is in control, we practice listening (without judging), compassion, and love. - Sheila Burke
Don't be afraid of who you're not.. Be afraid of never knowing who you are. Defend your authentic self. - Karen Laffey
In order to be authentic, you have to make decisions based on what you want, rather than how it will be perceived. - Shannon L. Alder
Avid readers are the most authentic creatures on the face of the earth, and their hearts and minds are not for sale at any price. "Mysteries for the Inspired Traveler" Goodreads blog - Kopman-Owens
Authentic prayer changes us, unmasks us, strips us, indicates where growth is needed. - Teresa of Avila.
Always listen to your HEART. The wisdom of your heart is the connection to your authentic power - the true home of your spirit - Angie karan
Lovers are easy to find and easy to forget but finding an authentic connection is exceptional and limited. It rarely happens, which is why there are so many unhappy people out there. - Donna Lynn Hope
There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable. - Harold Bloom
Begin each day with a promise to self to be grateful ,be kind .be authentic your day will meet your intent ~bns - Bluenscottish
Time bows to authentic commitment, and it stretches to accommodate it. - Will Hewett
Be kind. Be compassionate. Be love. Be original. Be authentic. Be peace. Be yourself. BE. - Karen A. Baquiran
People should see genuine, authentic love in the church - Sunday Adelaja
What is so incredible and essential about an authentic cultural scene is it rejects a value system based on consumption and productivity and instead celebrates creation, critical thought, aesthetics and expression. That can’t be mass marketed. - Claire Vaye Watkins
You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself. - Shannon L. Alder
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader. - Georges Bataille
Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core. - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Like the unfolding of a rose, allow your authentic self to grow, bloom and emerge.... shine in your radiance and In JOY all that you ARE... send your love out to all you touch... like a delicate perfume in the breeze... - Angie karan
Authentic joy is not a euphoric state or a feeling of being high. Rather, it is a state of appreciation that allows us to participate full in our lives. We train in the rejoicing in the good fortune of self and others. - Pema Chödrön
The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self. - Shannon L. Alder
The closer you come to your authentic self, the simpler everything becomes. Listen to your intuition. It will tell you who you are. - Vironika Tugaleva
An authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. - Rebecca West
The authentic answer is always the question’s vitality. It can close in around the question, but it does so in order to preserve the question by keeping it open. - Maurice Blanchot
Feelings or Emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are in your deepest place. - Judith Wright
Through real-life stories, Kristin Kaufman illustrates the core idea of being present in the moment and opening oneself up to new ideas in order to become an authentic leader in life. - Stephen R. Covey
Today, in the face of abjection and solitude, his heart said: 'No'. And in the great distress that washed over him, Mersault realised that his rebellion was the only authentic thing in him, and that everything elsewhere was misery and submission". - Albert Camus
Authentic happiness lies in your state of perspective and not all about the state of your income. Real happiness runs deep from within and does not just walk on shallow waters."- Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. - Ben Okri
Being authentic begins with unconditional self acceptance - imperfections and all. - Azim Jamal & Brian Tracy
Surround yourself with people that love you and accept you exactly for who and what you are. The only explanation you owe is the one you give to yourself, for not living your authentic life with the love and purpose you were meant to live. - Luis Almonte
You do not need permission to be you. Just be your authentic, brilliant, one-soul-only self. You are a marvel. Act like it! - Toni Sorenson
I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms. - Alistair Cross
We can reach untainted experiential freedom, by living in the moment as it is—without contemplation. Here we find the possibility of freedom—of just being—living as our authentic self. We are our true nature. We are one and whole. - Jacqueline Simon Gunn
Know yourself. Be authentic. Have courage. - Murad S. Shah
When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves--that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. - N.T. Wright
Many pastors have been reduced to secular "mentors" and "coaches" in exchange for authentic disciplers of men. - John Paul Warren
Authentic personal brands are built on the foundation of purpose - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Authentic Christian living has its own order of priority in our lives: God first, others second, self third. - Billy Graham
The more you recover your authentic self, the more your destiny will unfold before your eyes. Just keep doing your inner work - that's the most essential thing. - Robin Sharma
The depth of your art is subject to originality; Your own authentic style. - Unarine Ramaru
Find your authentic voice, become vulnerable, and then put yourself out there. - Meredith Brooks
Ours is a shockingly dead view of creation. We ourselves are the only things in the universe to which we grant an authentic vitality, and because of this we are not fully alive. - Frederick Turner
For all who are amazed or annoyed by the diverse quotes, it is just a reflection how a human mind asynchronously changes the thought patterns, un-edited, raw and authentic! - Ramana Pemmaraju
It is symptomatic of the constricting specialism and the oppressive burden of fact of our time that it has been left to the imagination of a novelist, Marguerite Yourcenar, to create the broadest, the most balanced and in many ways the most authentic interpretation of the affair. - Royston Lambert
Perfection of this human life happens when we take the responsibility to be and act as authentic Leaders in every life situation. - Indy Bissessur
The most precious gift that you can give to the child is unconditional love and acceptance, which allows the child to discover his own inner being, his authentic self, his freedom to be himself. - Swami Dhyan Giten
It takes courage to become authentic. So many talk about the light but not enough speak the truth about the struggles it takes to get there and the tools to overcome it all. - Nikki Rowe
when you build your life on a foundation of your authentic truth ~ you are fulfilled with joy and enduring peace, you feel you, the person you are meant to be - Angie karan
Be authentic, not a copycat. - Debasish Mridha
Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously. - Wayne W. Dyer
God's people are the stage upon which His forgiveness becomes visible. They are never more authentic than when they ask for forgiveness and forgive others. - Matt Chandler
There’s something about human nature which draws us to people who are authentic and makes us want to repel those that aren’t. - Rachael Bermingham
If you say yes when you mean no, you are not being authentic, or true to yourself, to who you really are. You are not living your life, you are trying to fit in with someone else's. - Rishika Sharma
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