Reality Quotes

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso
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)

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America.
Theodore Harold White
Human beings cannot stand too much reality.
Thomas S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Peter sellers - some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse...
Henry fielding - now, in reality, the world have paid too great a...

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.
William f. buckley jr. - idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality...
We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.
Victor Daniels
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
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
Attitude is more important than reality.
Elaine Agathe
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Henry Mille
Our tendency to create heroes rarely jibes with the reality that most nontrivial problems require collective solutions.
Warren Bennis
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
Philip K. Dick, Valis
A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
Franois Maurice Mitterrand
Distance lasts a day. But reality lasts a lifetime.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, The Dr. Laura radio show
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
A plan is just a tangent vector on the manifold of reality.
"Scratch" Garrison
Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable.
Cyril Connolly, "The Unquiet Grave", 1945
The reason that truth is stranger than fiction is that fiction has to have a rational thread running through it in order to be believable, whereas reality may be totally irrational.
Sydney Harris
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
Robert J. Ringe
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
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
Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.
L. J. Suenens
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
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
An artist does not fake reality - - He *stylizes* it.
Ayn Rand, From the article "Art and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto
Cannot find REALITY. SYS... Universe Halted.
Anon.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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
Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
Alexis Carrel
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
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Anon.
Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality.
Joseph Conrad
The ultimate security is your understanding of reality.
H. Stanley Judd
In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Peter McWilliams