Reality Quotes

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Reality is not protected or defended by laws, proclamations, ukases, cannons and armadas. Reality is that which is sprouting all the time out of death and disintegration. Henry Miller

The stupendous fact that we stand in the midst of reality will always be something far more wonderful than anything we do. Erich Gutkind

There are. intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. Natalie Clifford Barney

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. ~Philip K. Dick

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~Albert Einstein

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. Simone Weil

One might speak to great length of the three corners of reality what was seen, what was thought to be seen, and what was thought ought to be seen. Marvel Bell

What is reality anyway! It's nothing but a collective hunch. ~Jane Wagne

Reality in our century is not something to be faced. Graham Greene

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. Wallace Stevens

Reality is neither good nor bad; it just is. Arbie M. Dale

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick. Bruce Lee

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. ~Jane Wagner

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable. ~Louise Nevelson

No authority is higher than reality. Peter Nivio Zarlenga

In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant. Lionel Trilling

We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been. George Eliot

Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit. Gilbert K. Chesterton

What is meant by ''reality''? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying. Virginia Woolf

What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists. Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Question reality, especially if it contradicts the evidence of your hopes and dreams. ~Robert Brault

You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are. Robert J. Ringer

All the mind's activity is easy if it is not subjected to reality. ~Marcel Proust

It must be hard to be a model, because you'd want to be like the photograph of you, and you can't ever look that way. ~Andy Warhol

Humankind cannot bear very much reality. T. S. Eliot

Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction. Thomas Carlyle

It takes only one other person to say it's so-one other point of reality to make something real. Mal Pancoast

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. ~Jules de Gaultier

All is illusion, although as long as there's an illusion that the kids need to be fed, all might as well be reality. ~Robert Brault

Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be -- like the reality of yesterday -- an illusion tomorrow. Luigi Pirandello

I accept reality and dare not question it. Walt Whitman

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books. Jean Rostand

The realist is the man, who having weighed all the visible factors in a given situation and having found that the odds are against him, decides that fighting is useless. Raoul De Sales

The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is. Ben Stein

Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there. J. G. Ballard

The genuine artist is never ''true to life.'' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life. Wallace Stevens

Reality is something you rise above. Liza Minnelli

He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit. Ernest Bramah

People see the world not as it is, but as they are. Al Lee

Reality is too much to take in heapfuls, but sprinkle it sparingly upon life's path and most can tread it lightly. ~Terri Guillemets

Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it. Philip K. Dick

The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is. Gertrude Stein

In nature, the emphasis is in what is rather than what ought to be. Huston Smith

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real. Deepak Chopra

It has sometimes been said that we find nowhere in nature an analogue of the difference between ''happens'' and ''is,'' on the one hand, and ''ought,'' on the other hand. Wolfgang Kohler

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. Lily Tomlin

Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agreement," as falsity means their disagreement, with "reality." ~William James

The reality of life is that your perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place. Roger Birkman

If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure. Anonymous

Our intention creates our reality. Wayne Dyer

In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed. Serge Daney

What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly? ~Author Unknown

The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet. John F. Kennedy

Reality is for people who can't face drugs. Laurence J. Peter

All the things you think you should have done that you didn't do, and all of the things that you shouldn't have done, accept them. You did (or did not) do them. That's reality. That's happened. No changing the past. Peter Mcwilliams

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. Margaret Fuller

If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I find it the lesser chaos. ~Robert Brault

Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless. Albert Camus

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing. Jean Cocteau

There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain. Titus Maccius Plautus

I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for. Oscar Wilde

To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed. Hubert H. Humphrey

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality. Ralph Marston

The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion. Anonymous

Realists do not fear the results of their study. Fyodor Dostoevski

Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. Eugene Ionesco

Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed. Bhagavad Gita

The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other. Swami Brahmanada

A cause a day keeps reality away. Jim Fraser

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. ~Eugene O'Neill

Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of. Bertolt Brecht

The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real. Jean Baudrillard

The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts. Victor Daniels

You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow. Luigi Pirandello

Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality? George Moore

This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal. Lord Byron

Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. what we take to be true is our reality. Gary Zukav

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. ~Sigmund Freud

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality. Norman Douglas

Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them. Hermann Hesse

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them! Louis-Ferdinand Celine

There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values. ~David G. Myers

Reality is a palette that humans paint on to let themselves sleep better at night. ~Author Unknown

Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go. Cesare Pavese

Why is it that reality, when set down untransposed in a book, sounds false? Simone Weil

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King Jr.

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