Realities Quotes by Baz Luhrmann, Sudha Murty, Timothy D. Snyder, Zachary Knighton, R. A. Salvatore, Eddie Griffin and many others.
Historically, epics are set in Africa or Asia or the Wild West, but if you make an epic today it’s hard to disassociate from the contemporary realities of those places.
From fiction, you do not get to learn much because it is only imagination. Whereas, from non-fiction, people can understand and learn from the realities it covers.
In the descent from a world of factual discourse into a world of emotions and alternative realities, the first step you take, whether you’re the Russian media, whether you’re Breitbart, is that you manufacture lots of stuff that isn’t true. The second step is that you claim that everyone is like this.
I thought I was going to be a theater actor. I moved to New York after college and did some plays and worked a lot. Once the realities of living as a theatrical actor hit me, I realized I wanted to start making a little bit of money and not have to bartend and work in theater.
I loved to read and to write, but then something happened. As I made my way through school, I kept getting handed books to read that didn’t excite me and didn’t even remotely connect to the realities of my life.
I am definitely scary to a lot of people. I talk about realities that some folks just don’t want to hear.
At Samasource, a company I founded in 2008, we train people living in poverty from Kenya to California to develop and market 21st century digital skills to adapt to new economic realities.
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
Once I opened my eyes to the realities of life, I couldn’t close them.
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
It’s difficult because nothing’s preordained by plan and you can’t control it. That’s one of those joys and thrills and nerve-racking realities of being an actor. A lot has to do with luck, no matter what your talent or contribution can be.
The cruel realities of austerity and Brexit mean that life is chaotic, expensive and the road ahead is littered with obstacles.
The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.
Even in London, at the centre of the wealthiest region in northern Europe, in so many ways insulated from the financial realities faced by the rest of the country, the facts of austerity are becoming harder to ignore.
There’s a lot of strength in the U.S., but there’s a lot of froth also. The froth will blow off. We’re going to have to face up to some realities that we’re not fully facing up to right now.
I don’t think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It’s essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form for can be very different.
When I married into the military a few years ago, I was failing at navigating the realities of deployment alone. When I turned to the military family community, their tried and true coping skills changed my life.
Religious representations are collective representations which express collective realities.
If we want to create a viable, peaceful world, we’ve got to integrate compassion into the gritty realities of 21st century life.
At any given moment, we each face a barrage of obligations, often disparate and distinct from what we thought would happen when we woke up. From the tragic to the common to the extraordinary, life refuses to be divvied up into careful slices of time. No technology can manage to overcome the realities of reality.
Reading was my hobby, my sport and my activity of choice. It was the prime pleasure of my days, an unfailing escape from whatever realities were distressing me, and the only source of pride I knew, other vanities lying beyond my grasp. I couldn’t do anything else well, but I could do words.
To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.
Faking is a social activity in which people act together to draw a veil over unwanted realities and encourage each other in the exercise of their illusory powers.
Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It’s really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time.
Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.
By accepting what the external structures have told us we need to do, we have given the power of our realities and ourselves to others. It is time to tell a new story for women, and that can only start with women.
To cure ALS medically is not economical. The realities are that it’s difficult to find funding for research for a medical cure. I believe in developing technology as opposed to medical research. Technology can be economical.
Regional currencies will prove the best route to reconciling the economic imperatives of increasing international capital mobility with the political realities of the nation-state.
There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
Hate speech, racism, and bigotry are intolerable realities that we must all come together to take action against.
I’m not particularly politically correct, so I tend to reflect what I think are the terrible realities of life, which I think are, generally speaking, conservative.
My son is so fortunate, you know. He’s always going to have food. Yes, my children are going to be privileged, but that’s why it’s so important for them to see different realities and to travel, and they do already.
I think what’s happened to America, in a cultural sense, is we stopped getting richer as a country in the early 1970s, but we haven’t adjusted our consumption patterns in any way, shape or form to meet the realities of the new lower income.
I’m interested in people forging their realities.
Political professionals on all sides of the Ottawa aisle understand the same basic fact: given the electoral realities in this country, there is no path to victory without the support of urban centres and/or Quebec.
I am the closest of all to my wife, who is in and of herself a change agent and has committed to impacting the realities of homelessness – and making sure I get out of the house every day to do what I have to do.
Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
In many ways, I consider those to be my formative years, because when you’re in school, you have a distant relationship to the world in that most of what you’re learning is from books and lectures. But at Amnesty, I came face to face with realities in a very direct and harsh way.
I was an economist out of the National University of Mexico, where you lived the realities of Mexico all the time.
At the end of the day, we have obviously our own political realities that will not allow us to approve something that is not in the benefit of everybody.
We understand the realities of the sports world. Take Shaq for example, he was traded from here and went on to several other teams after that. But once he was retired, he asked us to retire his jersey. He wanted to be remembered as a Laker.
Dad always said, ‘Get a degree and do something on your own before you start movies.’ He always kept me grounded, telling me the realities of the business and the struggles even the legends had to go through.
Data allow your political judgments to be based on fact, to the extent that numbers describe realities.
I think that this misses out on some of the interesting narrative realities, which is that it actually doesn’t work very well, that eliminating diversity is actually a really good way to make a species and its individuals less robust.
Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.
Science trumps magical thinking: there was a reason the Incas called their mercury mine ‘la mina de los muertos,’ the mine of the dead. Building a life and a community upon principles that ignore such realities is doomed to fail.
There is always a gap between what candidates say in the heat of the campaign, when they are not constrained by the realities of governance, and how they act after being sworn into office.
Cultists do not want to admit they have been manipulated by charisma. Nigerian money scheme victims do not want to accept that they had been swindled. To accept those realities is to accept their own faults. Denial of our own weaknesses is something we all suffer from time to time.
America’s future as the global leader in innovation remains in the balance until our immigration system is fixed. A large portion of a reform package should focus on updating our system to better reflect the business landscape and market realities of the 21st century.
My mother was a free-spirited clinical therapist, and I had the most hard-working father, a television lighting director by trade. My mum raised me to be a global citizen, with eyes open to sometimes harsh realities.
I love writing on trains. The joy of being a writer is it’s all in your head; you don’t need materials apart from the laptop. It’s like taking your work home with you, so you can feel grounded in your own insane writerly realities wherever you are.
The realities are, there are – you can be entertaining and you can be fun, and you can say things that actually appeal to people. You still have to figure out a way to get to 270 electoral votes. Get votes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
Sometime in the future, science will be able to create realities that we can’t even begin to imagine. As we evolve, we’ll be able to construct other information systems that correspond to other realities, universes based on logic completely different from ours and not based on space and time.
A lot of financial technology is foolhardy. Saying, ‘We’re going to kill banks. We’re going to disrupt everything,’ ignores some realities.
We had to move forward after the war and see the realities.
However dark, however demanding the realities of existence are, artists provide the lift, the light, the ways to make it through. They help us find the joys and delights, the hopes we need for our days and hours. I am grateful for their gifts.
Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality.
I love experiencing other people’s realities, seeing the world through their eyes for a short period of time.
One of the realities of fresh and perishable food is if you don’t sell it, you throw it away or give it away.
The escape to an unchallenging fairy tale can be very nice and I’m all for that, but film can also challenge you to confront the realities of our world.
I take judge-made law as one of the existing realities of life.
The element which is conveniently missing from today’s Republican Party is the human one. People’s hopes and realities become numbers and words, devoid of personality and easy to erase.
Mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties.
I wake up every morning, and I go to ballet class no matter what’s going on the night before. That’s my priority, and that’s what makes me feel sane and not removed from the realities of my world.
I was playing a lot of bigger, sort-of-comedic characters in slightly heightened realities, and it had been so fun and fulfilling for a long time. But it got to a point where I just felt like I didn’t have that in me anymore.
Online, you’re providing each other with the good aspects of being together as far as communication and support, but you don’t have to deal with the realities of paying bills together, or being annoyed when they leave the toilet seat up or don’t put the food away in the fridge.
Teenagers are in some ways the best readers because their imaginations haven’t been narrowed down by boring things like jobs and the realities of money and capitalism.
Writers of feminist dystopian fiction are alert to the realities that grind down women’s lives, that make the unthinkable suddenly thinkable.
What might be good for ratings can be bad for the country. The hard-core partisans are self-segregating themselves into separate political realities. But the majority of Americans are starting to wake up to the game.
The acceptance of certain realities doesn’t preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs.
There are some harsh realities about this business, and they’ve been beaten into my psyche. But I’m more of an optimist than a pessimist.
Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests.
As an observer, I react to the realities of Israeli life with both envy and relief. Nobody wants to live under the threat of constant attack from enemies right next door, under ceaseless and often unfair international scrutiny, defending his homeland by day and living with the memories of mass genocide at night.
Tina Fey, a performer and head writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ has deftly adapted Rosalind Wiseman’s nonfiction dissection of teenage girl societal interaction, ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.’
Education broadens our horizons and enables us to confront realities we’d never before anticipated.
Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
Realities are greater than ideas. Because sometimes ideas can separate us unnecessarily. So let’s attend to the realities that we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. That’s what I want to do.
The day-to-day discomforts of prison life, combined with the big-picture realities of mass incarceration, do not add up to a party.
‘Rise’ is a fun web series but one that tackles the practical realities of our lives. It is a story that most of us experience in some or the other form, and that is what got me excited about the story.
Everybody should be affected by their own realities in their own lives, their own struggles in their own lives. It makes us who we are, and we all know that.
It’s almost impossible to reconcile the realities of how one feels during the day, hour by hour. But I approach things not cynically.
Our dreaming capacity gives us a peep into the glorious realities that await us further on. It is the evidence of things possible to us.
Men simply copied the realities of their hearts when they built prisons.
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
The more exposure people have to the realities of factory farming, the more we will see people rejecting it. It’s already happening.
‘Precious’ is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in ‘Precious,’ but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks.
You will not ever perceive the truth that is reality. There are many realities.
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
I know that things change and markets change. Those are the realities of the business.
A new forum is needed that reflects the realities of today’s globalised world and the rising importance of emerging markets.
Facebook, Apple, Tinder, Snapchat, and Google create our social realities – how we make friends, how we get jobs, and how mankind interacts. And the truth is, women don’t truly have a seat at the table.
Decisions made centrally, thousands of miles from the markets clients are operating in, will likely not be as attuned to local market realities.
Einstein, in the special theory of relativity, proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities.
I’m a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are.
My father taught me how to substitute realities.
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
My hope for this country is that we remain a people who value freedom, who have the courage to face the realities with faithful hearts instead of anxious ones.
I know ideals aren’t realities, but they do influence reality – social, legal, political, cultural.
I think understanding is the way to gain perspective – and therefore can live among those hideous realities. You can live with them.
The problem with college kids is that they’re ignorant to the browbeaten realities of living life in a cubicle and they have nothing but free time to get jacked up on MotherJones.com articles about oil companies.
Income inequality and government corruption are both unfortunate realities in the United States.
But only a candidate who rejects wishful thinking, has the courage to tell the truth about the options in front of us and who will address Brexit on the basis of the hard realities will succeed.
I said a long time ago that Foursquare can make cities better. You have these augmented realities like Foursquare and Twitter and Facebook that provide these virtual nodes and instant feedback from anywhere, adding annotation around a physical places.
My hope is that people begin to understand what the fiscal realities are – how economic virtue differs from political virtue – and develop a realization of their individual economic philosophy in comparison to their perceived political ideology.
The joy of ‘The X-files’ is how it plays on so many different realities never knowing what is the truth and what is the deception. So my approach to my character has always been that we are alive and have always been alive and were never ‘killed off’ but held a fake funeral in ‘Jump the Shark’ to get the heat off of us.
It’s been so wonderful to hear the realities behind motherhood.
For me that’s the magic of the printed page – we don’t have to pay attention to the passage of time and focus in on the realities of these characters at a specific age or at a specific time in their lives, and we can play with that to our hearts’ content.
Well, logos is science or reason, something that helps us to function practically and effectively in the world, and it must therefore be closely in tune and reflect accurately the realities of the world around us.
How can it be said we should use only constitutional means in our struggle, when all resistance is illegal and we have no way to change the brutal realities of the racism regime?
The Soft Pack’s self-titled full-length debut is straighter than black coffee, and twice as bitter: Frontman Matt Lamkin isn’t afraid to fly his philosophical flag and face hard realities.
‘Our thing’ is turning into ‘my thing’ within the Mafia, just as the larger American society is facing the new realities of the ‘me generation.’
It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever – blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.
One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago.
One thing about the business and investing world that I connect to very intimately is that there is little room to deny the harsh realities of your mistakes. A bad call can lose you many millions.
The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities.
Movies like ‘The Interview’ and ‘Team America: World Police’ don’t often show the realities of life in North Korea and the human rights violations perpetrated by the government there.
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
There is a psychological and physical toll from the pressure to recreate ourselves in midlife. To survive as workers, we have to deny, on some level, the realities of our bodies – bodies that age and give birth.
Perhaps areas of Israel where current large Palestinian populations and demographic realities exist could be exchanged for Israeli expansion into the West Bank to include most of East Jerusalem.
The Sino-American competition involves two significant realities that distinguish it from the Cold War: neither party is excessively ideological in its orientation; and both parties recognize that they really need mutual accommodation.
Mandates are not objective realities but subjective interpretations of elections sold successfully by the winning candidate or party.
Our ‘realities’ are make-believe – whatever we make ourselves believe, we experience.
When I left school, I never wondered whether my apartment in New York was vulnerable to storm surges, but my three daughters have to consider the realities of extreme weather and how it may destabilize communities around the globe.
I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world.
Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.
‘Alternative facts’ is really one of the better things that’s come out in a long time. ‘Alternative facts?’ It’s brilliant! Really? Alternative facts? There are two different realities?
Everything about Mark Zuckerberg is pure hacker. Hackers don’t take realities of the world for granted; they seek to break and rebuild what they don’t like. They seek to outsmart the world.
Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.
We are all driven by our personal realities. Otherwise you are a saint or someone who has dedicated their lives to activism.
When you have a political environment that is being so heavily influenced by the Tea Party that calls for shrinking the size of government, you can’t ignore it. There are political realities.
There is a saying in Arabic meaning that every situation must be considered based on the realities on the ground. I can talk in some places freely, but not in others.
I think the life of an actor is very glamorous to other people – then, realities set in.
There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today’s realities.
My wife and I have chosen to bring up our children as vegetarians. In another time or place, we might have made a different decision. But the realities of our present moment compelled us to make that choice.
It is time for Iran and other stakeholders to begin to address the causes of tension in the wider Persian Gulf region. We need a sober assessment of the complex and intertwined realities here and consistent policies to deal with them. The fight against terror is a case in point.
I was failed in all other aspects of filmmaking and was completely bankrupt because my dreams were higher than realities. So I started my acting school in a small room with 12 students to prepare future actors and actresses.
I’ve always been fascinated by quantum physics and the possibility of alternate realities.
The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.
I know that some consider it controversial for me to claim that God saved my life when I had received an experimental drug and some of the greatest medical care available in the world. I can see how these two realities appear to contradict each other.
Politicians don’t like to face unpleasant realities. In truth, nobody does, but as individuals, we have no choice; if we neglect to plan ahead, we are held accountable. Fail to meet your responsibilities at work, and you get fired. Ignore your car’s gas gauge, and you get stranded.
Fulfill – you can far more than fulfill – the brightest anticipations of those who, in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats that have ripened into terrible realities since, fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.
Obama is a great man who’s just beginning to understand the realities. And I’m not just saying that because he reads my books. I would have voted for him anyway.
Foreign policy is all about a universe of bad decisions, imperfect decisions; every situation is different. The dynamics, the atmospherics, the people, the pressures, the geopolitical realities shift.
It was through the private world of family that the public world of politics came alive for me: living in intimate proximity with people for whom larger questions of ideology and belief, as well as issues relating to politics and governance, were vivid daily realities.
There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
If your attention is on superfluous aspects that are not part of the story, then you can’t be concentrating on the human realities of the piece.
It’s time to update our workplace policies to reflect the realities of the 21st-century labor force and to support modern working families. It’s time to continue our nation’s long commitment to supporting unemployed workers by extending emergency unemployment compensation.
Military history is essential to understanding any history and, moreover, is a terrifying and sobering study in the realities of human nature – for yes, to me, such a thing exists, and history indeed proves it.
I’m interested in people with very exceptional world views or realities.
I have a real interest in working with younger Native artists. I think it’s a very important way for Native people to communicate the realities of our culture and remember our ancestors.
There are just certain realities about our world and I just happen to be creative within it.
In our will, there lives something which is perpetually observing us inwardly. It is easy to look upon this inner spectator as something intended to be taken pictorially; the spiritual investigator knows it to be a reality, just as sense-perceptible objects are realities.
The necessary transformation of which I speak and of which my presidency will be a part is built on turning creative possibilities into live realities for all our people.
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
The power of fantasy is that you can make people understand the deeper realities of our world in a way that they wouldn’t normally be able to because of all the things in our world that closes them off.
The trouble is that in south cinema, after you become successful at the box office, market realities dictate your choice of films, and it becomes difficult to experiment.
The genre of horror is really just a way to manage much larger, much more terrifying realities in our daily worlds.
I think that once I started connecting dots of where my food was coming from and the reality of that, as opposed to maybe what you think it is as a little kid, and the realities of how my food was getting to my plate and what the real effects of that are. When I started connecting those dots, I couldn’t disconnect them.
Images can make realities out of people and struggles – the reality we give them. Images really matter.
Adroit geo-strategists take new realities into account as they try to imagine how global politics will unfold. In the foreign policy business, however, inertia is a powerful force and ‘adroit’ a little-known concept.
I think that the female workforce is so valuable. And if we’re going to champion women in the workforce, which our economy seems to want to do, we have to deal with the realities, which is that they have children, and they need a way to take care of their children in a supportive work environment.
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
We hope that our associates over time can do more delivery from their way home from stores. We keep trying to figure that out given the realities and the rules associated with that.
Science fiction writers aren’t in the prediction business; they’re in the speculation business, using ‘hasn’t happened’ or ‘hasn’t happened yet’ to create entertaining scenarios that may or may not anticipate future realities.
But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public.
Entry-level jobs are excellent opportunites to educate young women about the realities of the financial world and can prepare them for the next move up within the firm or another area of the financial industry.
I guess I’m just hopelessly fascinated by the realities that you can assemble out of connected fragments.
Being at a film festival reminds me of the power of film. The power that we have in our hands. Telling specific stories about personal matters can start the debate that is needed today, and that connect you with realities that you had no idea were connected.
At the end of the day, audiences just want to laugh and be entertained. They want to escape from their reality, and that’s why we make movies, to get people to escape from the realities.
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into.
Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very real inclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
We are actually living in a million parallel realities every single minute.
I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.
At a certain point, I think, you harden yourself to the realities of the business.
Memories are thoughts that arise. They’re not realities. Only when you believe that they are real, then they have the power over you. But when you realize it’s just another thought arising about the past, then you can have a spacious relationship with that thought. The thought no longer has you in its grip.
Our aspiration must be to reform, upgrade and enlarge our education system – and to make it relevant to 21st century realities of the digital economy, genomics, robotics and automation.
Don’t kid yourself. President Obama’s decision to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan before he stands for reelection is not driven by the United States’ ‘position of strength’ in the war zone as much as it is by grim economic and political realities at home.
And the nature of split screen is a disconnect: It’s a line between two characters, two images, two realities.
‘Why Did I Get Married?’ did so well because it gave some real perspective on the realities of love.
Macbeth is contending with the realities of this world, Hamlet with those of the next.
Even though it is fictional, ‘Pose’ has really tapped into some realities that I know would come from someone who really took the time to investigate ballroom.
I’m not stupid, and the people around me aren’t stupid. You can’t ignore the economic realities of the ways that business is run and the way clients think.
‘New Jack City’ and ‘Boyz ‘N the Hood’ are realities, but movies like ‘Strictly Business’ are realities, too.
Political leaders in Illinois kicked the can down the road, raised taxes, and ignored fiscal realities. Now, they’re realizing the consequences of their actions: credit downgrades and negative outlooks.
There is this group of people who love innovation. Those people want to innovate, and they think the Internet is a wonderful tool for innovation, which is true. But you also have to remember that much of that innovation is constrained within the realities of the foreign policy.
Transactional politics requires us to be pragmatic about current realities and the state of public opinion. It’s all about getting the best result possible given the circumstances here and now.
Technologies that may be realized in centuries or millennium include: warp drive, traveling faster than the speed of light, parallel universes; are there other parallel dimensions and parallel realities? Time travel that we mentioned and going to the stars.
I look at life, the experiences I’ve had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us.
Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities, words with actions.
If there is no God, the labels ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are merely opinions. They are substitutes for ‘I like it’ and ‘I don’t like it.’ They are not objective realities.
The universe is within us. We forget that and make up realities for ourselves that we are small and insignificant. Meditation brings us back to our natural state of consciousness.
History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities.
Belief contains so many truths pertaining to God’s Names and the realities contained in the universe that the most perfect science, knowledge, and virtue is belief and knowledge of God originating in a belief based on argument and investigation.
We’re living through a time where we are fighting wars fostered by politics, admittedly not on the same scale as the First World War, but with equally tragic realities for our soldiers and their families.
The richness of America is that we are diverse. We’re not Sweden. We’re not Norway. We are a great American experiment. And as soon as we start trying to forget race or turn our back on race, number one, we don’t confront the real racial realities that still persist.
Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.
Y2K hype taps our native discomfort with the realities of a dynamic, evolving social order. It elevates personal, local contact over the impersonality of the ‘extended order’ of trade and technological networks. It suggests that we can wipe the slate clean and start from scratch.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
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.
We live in our fantasies and endure our realities.
Perceptions really do define what our realities are. What we’re hoping to do with ‘Atlanta’ is to really shatter that. To shatter it completely wide open. To go from the furthest lane of absurdity to the furthest lane of reality and make them blend.
I took all my TV experience and what I learned about – by writing and directing and bringing a movie to Sundance – about the realities of the independent film market: ‘Transparent’ is the marriage of those two situations.
We all have something about ourselves that we’d change if we could in a perfect world, be it our body image, our financial status, our relationship, whatever. I wanted to talk about how nobody’s exempted from the realities of life and all those things.
I went to a fundamentalist Christian high school and went to a fundamentalist church, and they were the greatest people; there was an amazing sense of community. The problem is when the messiness of real life enters, and the inflexibility of a moral code cannot cope with the realities of moral relativism.
Creating a regulatory system that reflects the modern-day realities of financial markets is not as difficult as it may appear.
I’ve written almost 200 songs with Bad Religion. No matter where you look in our history, the focus has been trying to instill some of these disturbing realities about the world, some of the implications of evolution into an artistic format that can be interpreted by people who may never study evolution.
After I finished my first draft of ‘Salvage the Bones,’ I felt that I wasn’t political enough. I had to be more honest about the realities of the community I was writing about.
People who like to fume about the manner in which Disney changed beloved classics are often ignorant of history, not to mention the realities of show business.
I do think New York prepares you for the crossection of personalities and realities on display when you leave the country, and I’d live somewhere else if I had a reason or burning-the-the-point-of-discomfort desire to do so.
There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed.