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Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
D. H. Lawrence
I feel like when I try to fit in, it comes across as not genuine, and that is not good. I'd rather just do me and have people say, 'Oh. That's interesting,' than try to fit in.
In the world, there are countless Sadhus, Mahatmas, Mahapurushas, Saints, Yogis, and Walis, though the number of genuine ones is very, very limited. I am neither a Mahatma nor a Mahapurush, neither a Sadhu nor a Saint, neither a Yogi nor a Wali. I am the ancient One. The Highest of the High!
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
There are so many different ways to lead. The most important thing is to be genuine. To have people around you trust you, trust in what you stand for and who you are. And I think that if people watch you day in and day out and believe in your motives and they believe that you set a high standard for yourself.
As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment.
I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
I just have a thing in my brain that when I'm about to do something that's genuine or authentic, I think of it in song form. I'll be like, 'Yo, this is a human emotion that no one talks about.'
I design for the use of a building and the place and for the people who use it... the reputation for arrogance comes because when work is offered to me, I look whether I can find a genuine interest in quality.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Old is authentic. Old is genuine. Old is valuable.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
Honore de Balzac
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme.
E. M. Forster
My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.
If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.
Marian Wright Edelman
Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.
A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.
Harold S. Geneen
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
Most years, if you were to ask me how much I make, the genuine answer is that I have no clue. I usually find out the answer to that question once a year, at tax time, when my accountant tells me.
Out of the thousands who are known or who want to be known as poets, maybe one or two are genuine and the rest are fakes, hanging around the sacred precincts, trying to look like the real thing.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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