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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing.
The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing.
I don't know the first real thing about the dating game. I don't know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.
My family was all born in Sicily and I'm Italian-American. They're the real thing. They're authentic Italians, and honestly they're the most open-minded, nicest people in the world and nothing can really offend them. That's the way I think true Sicilians are.
I had this grand idea that Elvira's kind of the Santa Claus of Halloween - at the malls, you'd have an Elvira there. Girls would dress as Elvira just like guys dress as Santa Claus, and it's not the real thing, but they'll pose for pictures, sign autographs. Of course, I couldn't go around to every mall, so we'd have to get more Elviras.
I've heard 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe's pen hasn't begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I've seen de real thing, and I don't want to see it on no stage or in no theater.
I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
Digital intimacy ruins the appetite for the real thing. So, when kids are gaming or even when spouses are gaming, they lose their appetite for genuine intimacy. Kids lose their appetite for getting their intimacy needs, their hunger for significance and attachment, with the family, and it erodes the relationship between them and their parents.
I think in a lot of ways unconditional love is a myth. My mom's the only reason I know it's a real thing.
I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing. So I put out what I want to get back.
The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe - because I've done a little of this myself - pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
I've always been a history lover. I've spent a lot of recreational time walking around historical castles and estates, in Britain and Europe, and so I know what the real thing looks like.
The real thing young people should fear is missing out on those few, true, long-term friendships that make for a richer, happier life.
Robin Marantz Henig
If you train people properly, they won't be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier.
It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.
John Perry Barlow
At the end of the day, if you're going to buy a can of Coke, you want the real thing.
No matter how great we get with digital formats of instrumentation, nothing really quite duplicates the real thing.
It is really no surprise that, in a media world that has been so compromised by an invasion of political partisans and inarticulate airheads with communications degrees, a fake journalist can seem more trustworthy than the real thing.
A lot of the time, people think I'm really dumb or really uncomfortable talking to them, which is kind of a real thing.
Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
My own laugh is the real thing and I've had it all my life.
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
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