Reality Quotes

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Robert J. Ringe

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso
Good writers define reality bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
Edward Albee
Lenin - be as radical as reality....
I describe in a realistic form a nonrealistic reality.
Fernando Botero, Columbian painter and sculpto

William gibson - virtual reality is like mainlining television....
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
Anais Nin
Reality continues to ruin my life.
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
John A. Rassias
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Marya Mannes
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
Unknown
Ayn rand, from the article
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.
Peter Sellers
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - - That all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Distance lasts a day. But reality lasts a lifetime.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, The Dr. Laura radio show
More than ever, the creation of the ridiculous is almost impossible because of the competition it receives from reality.
Robert A. Bake
The mystery of life isn? t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Frank Herbert, Dune (Reverend Mother Mohiam)
A theory must be tempered with reality.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Art is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from your response to life. It cannot be copied; it must be created.
Anonymous
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein
The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.
Kahlil Gibran
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultie
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero, Pro Publio Sestio
What is reality, anyway Just a collective hunch.
Jane Wagne
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max De Pree
Must be out - Of - Doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.
Henry David Thoreau
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
Lily Tomlin
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Socrates
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - Never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?
C. S. Lewis
The structure of language determines not only thought, but reality itself.
Noam Chomsky, Ruth Anshen, Biography of an Idea (Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1986), pg. 196
Paranoia is a finer scale of reality.
Michael W. Moore
But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink - Blot, you know.
Alan Watts
To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past Therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future....
Ursala Lequin
Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Tupac Shaku
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
Philip K. Dick, Valis
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.
Janet Jackson