Reality Quotes

An artist does not fake reality - - He *stylizes* it.
Ayn Rand, From the article "Art and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto
But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink - Blot, you know.
Alan Watts

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Henry Mille
Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
Alexis Carrel
Albert einstein - as far as the laws of mathematics refer to...
It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays (1919)

T. s. eliot - human kind cannot bear much reality....
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
Alexis Carrel
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
Philip K. Dick, Valis
You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.
Hermann Weyl
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein
Distance lasts a day. But reality lasts a lifetime.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, The Dr. Laura radio show
Bill watterson, calvin and hobbes - reality continues to ruin my life....
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
Ashely Montagu
The ultimate security is your understanding of reality.
H. Stanley Judd
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
We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
You need only claim the event of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
Florida Scott - Maxwell, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Tupac Shaku
Reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli
Cannot find REALITY. SYS... Universe Halted.
Anon.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein
Attitude is more important than reality.
Elaine Agathe
Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.
Helen Luke
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Samuel Smiles
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
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Barbara Garrison
Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.
L. J. Suenens
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
Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control.
Allen Ginsberg
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
Jane Wagner, (and Lily Tomlin)
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Lou Dorfsman
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
A theory must be tempered with reality.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Heaven is not the wide blue sky but the place where corporeality is begotten in the house of the Creative.
Lu Yen
A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
Franois Maurice Mitterrand
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Theodor Reik