We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Be Yourself Quotes from Wayne Dyer, Alan Alda, Khris Middleton, Jade Jagger, Boy George. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.
You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
Nobody’s perfect, so don’t go out there and try to act like you got to live a perfect life. Be yourself, and be happy with it.
I think it’s important to be yourself and not try and emulate someone else’s look.
In a way, the most political thing you can do is be yourself.
It’s so hard to know where you belong, ever. You have to be yourself and let yourself fall wherever you fall.
I love experimenting with clothes for photo shoots, but when I’m onstage, I want to show people that there are other options. You can just be yourself and still make good music.
I am the product of living in dictatorships. And someone who’s lived in dictatorships and not being allowed to be themselves, it cherishes the ability to be yourself and to have feelings and to speak them when asked. And I am that person.
You can live your dreams, and you can believe in magic. You can live your dreams, and you can be yourself.
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there’s no one like you.
Just really be yourself, and if being yourself means you play two snare drums and nothing else, then play two snare drums and nothing else! Really figure out who you are and how you want your drums to feel because it’s a very emotional instrument.
When you get minutes and you have the trust of the coaches and guys just letting you play your game and be yourself, it definitely helps.
I invite you to get out of the box, be yourself. If you have blue hair, pink, yellow; if you have a broken tooth; if you have other sexual preferences… be yourself. Fight for your happiness always.
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
I figure when you get married, it doesn’t matter how much you earn or how much your husband earns, just as long as everything you do for the house is together, while still reserving some part of yourself to be yourself.
This is going to sound so cliche, but I believe this through and through: Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
It only seems that there is something more important for you to do than to just quietly be yourself.
Make an account, start uploading videos, and then be yourself; it’s very cliche, but no one else can do it.
Be yourself. I had this three-week period where I wore this straw fedora. I thought it was what chicks wanted. And then it dawned on me that I was trying to be something that I wasn’t, so I took the fedora off. So be yourself.
It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.
I love that about New York: You just dress the way you want to dress and feel really comfortable because nobody is judging. You can just be yourself, and it’s perfectly normal.
Don’t try to stand out that much for prom. Be yourself.
Just be yourself. As an actor, you pretend all day – that’s what the job calls for. So, when it comes to my personal life, a woman who keeps it real is a breath of fresh air.
I just had this New York thing. When I got there, I felt so at home. I said, ‘This is where the crazy people go.’ It’s OK to be yourself in New York. In L.A., it’s difficult.
Everyone has contributed to the Women’s Evolution in their own way, and I hope that my message can just be it’s okay to not look like the rest, it’s okay to not fit in, it’s okay to be yourself and be different.
I know intimately the struggle of trying to live your life and be yourself while feeling the pressure of an entire community on your shoulders.
You can be yourself, you can speak up for what you believe in, and if some people don’t like it, it is what it is. Not everyone’s going to agree with you.
Always be yourself and rebel against what people tell you should be and be whatever you want to.
You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You just have to be yourself.
Be creative, have a good time, and be yourself.
Always be yourself… unless you suck.
Be yourself. It’s really important not to try and be someone else.
For me, the only way I know how to do this is to be myself. I actually learned that from ‘The Dream’ Dusty Rhodes. I was trying to be this wrestler, and I was trying to be cool, and Dusty literally told me, ‘You’ve got to be yourself.’ That’s really how Bayley started, and that is what brought me this far.
Be yourself. And if you’re not accepted by your family, there will be people who will accept you.
In one sense, every character you create will be yourself. You’ve never murdered, but your murderer’s rage will be drawn from memories of your own extreme anger. Your love scenes will contain hints of your own past kisses and sweet moments.
Be yourself. Don’t try too hard – it shows.
True success will come when you have the courage to be yourself.
Don’t try to change anybody. And they should let you be yourself, ‘You loved me when you met me, so let’s keep going!’
I’m so fascinated by YouTube culture. I have no idea how it’s working, but more and more people are becoming Internet famous, and it is because it allows you to have an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable to be yourself, which you might not get otherwise.
‘Cars 2’ is about a character learning to be himself. There’s times in our lives where people always say, ‘Well, you’ve gotta act differently. You should always be yourself.’ That’s the emotional core of the story.
Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self-esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life. You should always be able to be yourself and be proud of yourself.
It has been a motto of mine my whole life – just be yourself.
The message is risk, really risk. Be yourself. Create.
It is always more fun to play a bad guy than to be yourself as you can create a character unlike your own and be someone you are not for a change.
Of course same sex marriage is constitutional! The right to be yourself, to pursue life, liberty, and property, is protected several ways over several amendments. John Boehner should know this.
To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.
Don’t try to be somebody you’re not because it doesn’t work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they’re involved in public office, it’s just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues.
Be yourself, but always your better self.
I’d been so heavily influenced by Em, but artists that don’t grow out of that don’t go anywhere. Ultimately, I came to understand that what Eminem stood for above all else was ‘be yourself.’
I just live life. I grew up in a Christian family, but, you know, the way Mom brought me up is to, you know, do you, to always be yourself.
I want to reduce the stigma of the word ‘feminism.’ It’s not about eliminating and excluding. You can be yourself and still be a feminist.
Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don’t ignore that critic but don’t give it more attention than it deserves.
You can do your job and be yourself and be comfortable all at the same time!
You can’t think about things you want to change. Just be yourself.
My dad used to say, ‘Just be yourself and you’ll be fine,’ but it’s really, really true.
I stand firmly to the fact that you shouldn’t have to change who you are to fit into any beauty standards or to be recognized in your job or to move forward in life. You should just be yourself.
Doing things right in politics is no different than doing things right in life: Tell the truth, be yourself.
I’m not the sexiest thing in the world, I feel actors who have to ‘play’ sexy lose all their sex appeal. When they start with the tongue and the heavy lids, it looks so ridiculous. I think you just have to be yourself.
I’ve always been drawn to the message of ‘Be yourself. Love yourself.’ I need to be reminded of that all time.
I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you’re in television, you’re lying because you’re just pretending to be yourself much like I’m doing now.
Everybody’s out there trying to be somebody else. Even the good guy’s trying to be the bad guy, you know? Just be yourself, man. I think that works.
I don’t blame people or ‘pop stars’ or whatever for being so quiet, but you can’t take it too seriously, especially on social media. It’s a very hard thing to be yourself, especially when people are watching, so I don’t blame them for being a bit reserved.
Now we have so many more social outlets, so many ways to be stalked and bullied. If social media is too much for you to handle, then don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account. Just be yourself. Be who you want to be.
Be yourself. If you’re not yourself, who are you? But take advice; listen to people. If you’re not listening, you’re lost. You’re a sheep among wolves.
Just enjoy every moment – don’t stress. Just be yourself.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
‘St. Trinian’s’ is probably taking it to the extreme, but in essence it’s saying, ‘If you be yourself, you can do whatever you want,’ and it’s sort of a fun message.
I think the best way to deal with fitting in is to be yourself. It sounds hard, but in the end, it’s much easier than pretending to be something you’re not.
It’s very, very important to be yourself, and that’s the kind of message that I want to get across in my character as well. On TV, that’s the message that I want to get across to fans of all ages, really: To get somewhere, you just have to be yourself. Don’t ever change for anyone.
Be yourself. Unapologetically.
Tim Pigott-Smith once told me to never get off the carousel, i.e., just keep working. It’s much harder to get back on and get a job when you’re unemployed. But from my own experience, my advice would be keep the faith, be yourself, and don’t be afraid to say ‘no.’ It’s the only power we have!
The most important advice you can give anyone about to appear on TV is incredibly prosaic – be yourself.
I feel these shows allow you to be yourself, this is why I like to be part of them. Also, reality shows have a much bigger reach and provide a bigger platform for an actor.
It would be easy to say that I want to play a role that was very much like myself, but more or less with acting, you get to be all these different things, and you aren’t trying to be yourself, so it’s escapism in a way.
It’s okay to be yourself and to love and accept yourself however you are.
Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to ‘carry it off.’
Some people like you, some people don’t. In the end you just have to be yourself.
You have to be yourself. You can’t pretend to be somebody else.
Be yourself and work your tail off at whatever your job is,and people will notice.
I’ve been very lucky, from the beginning. I’ve found that as long as you’re fundamentally good – as long as you’re not being bad to people – people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that’s what people want to see.
The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself. The best artists do that.
To the new ‘Apprentice’ candidates I would say to follow your gut instincts, be yourself and get ready to work hard for the next few months. Oh, and try to have some fun!
You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself.
It feels like a simple human right to be able to be yourself, and yet, what trans people have to go through in order to get to there, it can be so complicated.
I’ve always loved what I do and I’ve always done what I wanted to do… in this business you have got to be yourself.
I like somebody who’s not so crazy but likes to have a good time… and who is thoughtful and kind and easy to laugh with. Somebody you can just be yourself with one hundred and fifty percent.
TLC has helped me to know that as a musician, I can talk about anything; that there are no barriers, and that you can be yourself. That’s what I love about them. Left Eye in particular helped me to stay on top of my A game. She’s one of the best female MCs that I’ve heard.
You need to love yourself and be yourself one hundred percent before you can actually love someone else.
The secret to success is to be yourself.
The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular.
Fashion is quite inclusive and good at embracing different things and different forms of beauty. It’s a very liberal industry. You can be yourself. Just not overweight.
It’s okay to take that reservoir of passion that you have and let it flow into whatever you love. Experiment, question, replicate, be critical, be nerdy, be yourself.
At least when you’re acting you can be someone. In front of the camera you have to be yourself. And who am I?
Be yourself and set the trend. Don’t follow.
There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.
Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
If you can be yourself and people like you, you’re golden.
Amidst globalisation, trends are becoming worldwide, so it’s important to take a unique approach to what fashion has to offer. Be yourself in the middle of it all; fashion shouldn’t be ‘try hard.’
You just gotta be yourself and don’t hold anything back just because you’re a woman.
I wanted to do standup, but I was too nervous. I felt it was too vulnerable basically to be yourself on stage.
If you be yourself, you’re good.
I have these wonderful friends, and they’re supportive and loving, and you can really be yourself around them in a way some people even can’t with their partners.
At a track, it’s different, there’s pressure, things like this, so to be yourself is a bit different.
I just want to say to women, ‘Be yourself – it’s the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that – and it takes a few heartbreaks – you can be happy.’
Be yourself, you are who you are and be proud of it. And rely on your friends and family.
It’s not easy to do morning TV. A lot of people think you just show up and be yourself, but one of the hardest things to do is be yourself when the camera comes on.
Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you’ve really got; when you strip everything down, that’s all you’ve got, so always be yourself.
Relationships will get you far in this industry. It’s about how you move and how you act. Just be yourself.
Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself.
Television itself is an intimate medium. It’s in your house. You’re visiting with these people… Not everybody’s going to like it, just like not everybody likes everybody on the playground. I mean, that’s life – especially if your job is to just go out there and be yourself.
I think you have to obviously be familiar with how the team wants to play and play to that style. But I think you also have to find a way to be yourself.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.
I realised that you have to be honest. When you’re being open, that’s when people connect with you. You just have to be yourself.
With wrestling, everybody always asks what they can do to get signed or how can they get over. There’s no right or wrong answers. That’s why I think the best thing you can do is be yourself.
You have to definitely be yourself in order to stand out.
I love being online because I feel like you can just be yourself and it’s so easy to open up.
Don’t try to be like somebody else. You’ll be miserable. You need to be yourself, and don’t ever get a big head.
I think you just have to be yourself instead of catering your sound to a specific audience, make the music you want to make, and the audience will find you.
You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.
There are plenty of actors who’ve caught the singing bug and vice versa, but with musical performers, you’re constantly a persona – which is something I love about acting: you play a character, you leave and you get to be yourself again.
Music is supposed to be an escape. It’s supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be.
The biggest criticism would be buying clothes that are too big or trying too hard. I tend to like things a little leaner and more formfitting. I believe personal style often outweighs fashion. Just be yourself.
You can be yourself in London. If you are a bit different in the way you dress or look it is no problem.
I’m getting married because I’m in love with a girl and want to spend my life with her. You can’t live your life doing what other people want you to or you’ll be miserable. At some point you just have to be yourself.
To give a good interview, I often found it’s a bit like acting, except it’s yourself, so you have to be yourself.
With stand-up you can just be yourself on stage. And ideally, you can’t see the crowd most of the time – it’s just lights in your face. But I still have had terrible stage fright.
I think that a lot of the time, we get in our own heads and make up what other people are thinking, but no one actually cares about the thing you think they care about. You just gotta take that weight off your shoulders and be nice to yourself and be yourself. People will fall in love with who that is.
Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.
I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don’t know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don’t know as long as you say you don’t know it.
Remember to always be yourself.
You can’t believe how hard it is to be yourself.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
You just have to be yourself and make music you feel from your gut, and hopefully, your audience will respond.
You’ve got to be yourself, and if you’re not, you’re a phony. It comes shining through if you’re not careful.
I believe the best friendships are forged with those you can be yourself with.
What I’d like to get across is try your best to be yourself. I realize there are those who are much further along than you are; there are stars, but learn to be who you are and to play yourself. Be confident in that fact.
To me, money is independence. It gives you freedom to do what you really want to do. It allows you to not be dependent on anyone or anything, and so you can be yourself and follow your passion.
Being a WWE performer and doing all the different things we get to do, it can wear on you, and you can learn a lot of stuff about yourself. For me, it always reminds me to just stay humble. Just be yourself, love what you do, and enjoy the ride.
I love the optimistic American style that Gap celebrates and the simplicity of the basic white T-shirt that allows you to be yourself.
I think the worst thing a player can do is just not be yourself.
You try to be yourself, do only what you’ve always done and like to do, and right away, you’re tagged as an oddball.
As actors, we are always playing other characters. It’s so exhausting and time consuming to figure them out, so when you get the time to be yourself, you should take it.
My father grew up in an era when to be an American – a white American, at least – was to be yourself. In some respects, his generation was more ignorant, complacent, self-centered and parochial than mine.
Just be yourself. Be honest, work towards a goal, and you’ll achieve it.
I like social media, as it cuts out the middleman. You can be yourself, you can’t be misquoted, and it’s also useful for me to get information about my theatre shows across to people.
At the end of the day, you just want to be yourself because people can see when you’re not.
Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself.
At the end of the day, when all the fighting stops and when everybody stops shouting your name, you’ve still got to be yourself and I feel I am.
I feel like women are so specific and special, that there’s no point as a woman to emulate somebody. If you shoot for a masculine direction but be yourself, you’re going to get something completely new, because your femininity will show up.
My 93-year-old grandma is a beautiful example of healthy living. She laughs a lot and always says, ‘Just be yourself!’ She also eats dessert every single day.
Honestly, it’s really fun to be yourself. It’s really fun to be me.
You have to be yourself.
You’ve got to be very conscious of what people see. If I saw somebody every day, I would get sick of them. Most guys think, ‘If I can get on TV every day and give that quote, I’m going to be golden.’ It’s not about that. It’s about showing people you can be yourself.
Be yourself. And every person is unique.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.
We’re never encouraged by the producers to ask questions in any way. The most important thing to be is authentic and to be yourself. If I feel someone has answered a question then I’ll move on. If I feel it’s important enough, I will pursue the question.
Just be yourself and be upfront about your expectations and desires. Don’t be ambiguous and play hard to get. It doesn’t work. You’ll end up in the friend zone.
I enjoy fights the most once them nerves go away and you settle into the fight. That’s when you can have your fun and be creative and just kind of be yourself.
Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read in ‘GQ’ magazine.
It’s not a hard job to be yourself.
To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life.
I don’t know what the secret to doing standup well is, but I do know the goal is to be yourself as much as possible. And working harder than everyone else.
All I believe in is, you need to be yourself.
Don’t be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird and different is good. When you think you’re working hard, there is always someone else working harder, so always be yourself and know your stuff.
Fashion is quite inclusive and good at embracing different things and different forms of beauty. It’s a very liberal industry. You can be yourself.
Be yourself, let you come through.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
You can only be yourself, and it sounds cheesy, but when it comes to filmmaking, there’s really nowhere to hide.
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
The way that you are when you’re allowed to be yourself is very different from when you’re, say, being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman. You’re never given the breathing space.
I have a message about how you should completely be yourself and not give a damn what everyone thinks about you. Look how you like; you’re amazing how you are.
I have a friend called James who is in his 40s and he’s still not allowed to swear in front of his mum. I find it strange that you can’t be yourself and be open with the one person who brought you into this world.
I’ve always described my taste in fashion and music as being very eclectic and uniquely based off my feelings that day. That’s the wonderful thing about style. You can be whatever you want to be. You can describe yourself however you want to describe yourself.
The rule I stand by as an artist is definitely be yourself, and don’t make music just for other people: make it for you first.
I think you feel more liberated in a foreign country. You’re more open. You understand less about the social constructs that exist in a certain place, so you take people more at face value, and you’re also taken more at face value, which makes you more able to be yourself.
I was given an incredible gift growing up in the Chelsea, a space where it is completely fine to be yourself – you just had to figure out what that was. You didn’t have to figure that out in the face of opposition at every turn.
As an actor, you are used to portraying other characters. You can pick up any mannerism or body language that suits the character. But to be yourself and not look pretentious is a difficult thing to do.
You can be yourself and still have fun without crossing the line. Sometimes I feel like today’s players don’t want to do anything! Come on, be yourself! That’s what people want.
It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you’re different than anyone else.
After doing films like ‘Krrish,’ ‘Bang Bang,’ and ‘Mohenjo Daro,’ ‘Kaabil’ is one film where you can’t lie at all. You can’t be a hero. You have to be real. You have to be yourself. So that was a challenge.
To transcend and be yourself… I have no reason to tell you, and others, something that is not of interest to you.
Best advice: ‘Just be yourself.’ Worst advice: ‘Just be yourself.’
I’m an actor, that’s what I do every day. Dressing up is part of my job. But whatever you wear you should always be yourself: never go totally with the fashion but use what there is available to be an individual.
The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there’s this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think, ‘Well, you say I’m a pop star, so maybe that’s not true.’
In acting you have to not be yourself. It’s like whatever character is put on, you have to just to turn into that person.
It’s not easy to always be yourself.
Be yourself, whatever it is. Even if it’s scary.
By the time you’re 30, you know who you are inside. You learn to laugh at things you can’t change; you learn to be yourself.
Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself!
It’s challenging to judge a TV show because you don’t have any lines. You just have to be yourself.
A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
I think people should feel less restricted by the perimeters of things like ‘menswear’ and ‘womenswear.’ It’s not something that I really give much credence to when I’m buying clothes. I buy mostly ladies clothes. I think to be yourself, first and foremost, that’s the easiest way to think about it.
If you have to change something about you to be in a part, I don’t think it’s easy to do. You should just pick the part where you can just be yourself.
I found out in pro wrestling that it works better if you just try and be yourself versus working on something you’re not, so I’m me, and maybe it’s magnified a bit, but it’s easier just being me.
Be yourself, take control of your life.
You’re sitting at home in a cast or a boot and it’s tough, because all you’ve got is negative thoughts going through your head. Once you start to move and run a little bit, the confidence comes back, and then it’s just a matter of time before you come back to be yourself.
What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
The most important thing is to continue to be yourself. The day after the Oscars, you have to get on with your life. To be honest and true to yourself.
I’ve always stood for one thing, and that is having freedom, and part of that is the freedom to unapologetically be yourself.
A good undercover agent stays as close to the truth as possible, as close to your own personality and your own values as possible. This is the way you stay in character – you try to be yourself.
There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment – you can truly be yourself.
The thing about a pick-up line is, even if it works, then what? I just figure you unapologetically be yourself, and if it works, cool.
For me as an actor, daring is to tell the truth – to be yourself, no matter how the world interacts with that.