Reality Quotes

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
William F. Buckley Jr.
Hope is the denial of reality.
Margaret Weis

Human kind cannot bear much reality.
T. S. Eliot
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Ashely montagu - the natural superiority of women is a biological...
What is reality, anyway Just a collective hunch.
Jane Wagne

Barbara garrison - fantasies are more than substitutes for...
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
Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self - Righteous isolation.
John Dewey
Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Henri Frdric Amiel
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
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard Feynman
Realism... has no more to do with reality than anything else.
Hob Broun
Tupac shaku - reality is wrong. dreams are for real....
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
Paranoia is a finer scale of reality.
Michael W. Moore
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
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
Jane Wagner, (and Lily Tomlin)
A plan is just a tangent vector on the manifold of reality.
"Scratch" Garrison
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
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
John A. Rassias
The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.
Henry Kissinge
Reality continues to ruin my life.
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
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
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.
Socrates
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultie
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren Bennis
Human beings cannot stand too much reality.
Thomas S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
Garrison Keillo
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
The stupendous fact that we stand in the midst of reality will always be something far more wonderful than anything we do.
Erich Gutkind
Our tendency to create heroes rarely jibes with the reality that most nontrivial problems require collective solutions.
Warren Bennis
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Douglas H. Everett
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
David P. Mikkelson, Snopes. com, 04 - 10 - 04
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gautie
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.