Reality Quotes

Reality Quotes by Michael J. Knowles, Paulo Freire, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Lenz, Michael McCaul, Sherrilyn Kenyon and many others.

As pro-life advocates continue to expose the scientific

As pro-life advocates continue to expose the scientific and ethical reality of abortion, we must also console the millions of Americans who carry the heavy burden of an enormous sin.
Michael J. Knowles
In order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit , but as a limiting situation which they can transform.
Paulo Freire
We aren’t going to have peace on Earth until we recognize the basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The American Indians, the ancient Indians would say, the metaphysical ones would say: “Power binds us together.” Power, for a while, makes us what we are, perceivers, luminous perceivers of reality.
Frederick Lenz
There can be no argument about the Lone Star State’s significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality.
Michael McCaul
Not to mention, we’re using you for bait. (Syn) Are you that drunk? (Nykyrian) What? I wasn’t supposed to tell her that? (Syn) I’m bait? (Kiara) No, you’re not bait. Ignore the alcoholic whose view of reality is distorted by his brain-damaged hallucinations. (Nykyrian)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I am telling you that your perception of ultimate reality is more limited than you thought, and that Truth is more unlimited than you can imagine.
Neale Donald Walsch
Perception is a prism, and reality is like shot silk – depends where the light hits.
Jennifer Stone
Reality is a concept that depends largely upon where you point your face.
Demetri Martin
Faith is the only thing that will ever close the gap between our theology and our reality.
Beth Moore
At some point, a false belief collides with physical reality.
Al Gore
If Dr. Mahathir thinks that by ordering the police to act like gangsters he will frighten the people from supporting this reformation movement, he is dreaming. I think he has cut himself off from reality.
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Whenever education budgets get tightened, art programs are the first to get cut. Like the enduring popularity of reality TV, this never ceases to amaze me.
Lynda Resnick
For the first time ever, we have confronted in reality the sinister power of uncontrolled nuclear energy.
Mikhail Gorbachev
In reality, there are no enemies; we’re all souls in growth, waking up
James Redfield
None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
Gail Godwin
Virtual reality is extremely exciting. We have the biggest opportunity in sports when you talk about the possibility of bringing fans inside a car going nearly 200 miles-per-hour.
Brian France
I’ve always said it’s flattering to be desired, just as it’s flattering that people accept the reality of the character you play. But it was always ridiculous to assume that because I could play a gigolo on screen I’d play anything like that role off screen.
Richard Gere
Some people feel fulfillment from a bitter end – it gives them some sort of sense of reality. But, when you’re dealing with reality, I feel like films should discover the part that is happy. That’s also reality. Things working out is a reality. It’s encouraging.
John Boyega
You create your reality with your intentions.
Gary Zukav
There may be a time when a country will have to wake up from a vision of happiness, when they have to realize that theirs is not the perfect idea, that there are many aspects that do not correspond to the reality of what is there, the real need and aspirations of the people.
Nhat Hanh
We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.
Pope Benedict XVI
I think the really cool and compelling thing about math and physics is that it opens up entry to all these hypotheticals – or at least, it gives you the language to talk about them. But at the same time, if a scenario is completely disconnected from reality, it’s not all that interesting.
Randall Munroe
I jokingly call this convergence of games into reality the “Gamepocalypse”: the moment when every moment of life is actually a game.
Jesse Schell
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
A thought-form held in thinking substance is a reality; it is a real thing, whether it has yet become visible to mortal eye or not.
Wallace D. Wattles
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
Richard M. Nixon
The reality of my life cannot die for I am indestructible consciousness.
Paramahansa Yogananda
As an artist, I think it is important for us to mark places in history where we have made progress, to celebrate by expressing that reality.
Michael Adam Hamilton
Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.
Joe Biden
I’m just tired and bored with myself.
Bruce Springsteen
Many persons entertain a prejudice against mathematical language, arising out of a confusion between the ideas of a mathematical science and an exact science. …in reality, there is no such thing as an exact science.
William Stanley Jevons
The reality, sitting ten thousand miles away, is that we remain the country that inspires. We remain that shining city on a hill.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Geopolitics needs not just rhetoric, not just certain instincts, not just political skillful manipulation; it needs vision and what the Germans call erdung – you have to be connected to the ground always. You cannot float on your wishful thinking and hope that some miracles will become reality.
Ehud Barak
It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.
Vernor Vinge
Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given: joy.
Ann Voskamp
It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Walt Kelly
Reality TV has totally destroyed soap operas. They’re gone. They used to be the biggest thing in the world – they’re gone.
Gilbert Gottfried
To put it bluntly, there isn’t one economic theory that can single-handedly explain Singapore’s success; its economy combines extreme features of capitalism and socialism. All theories are partial; reality is complex.
Ha-Joon Chang
Above all we have to go beyond words and images and concepts. No imaginative vision or conceptual framework is adequate to the great reality.
Bede Griffiths
People have different impressions of themselves, and where reality lies is somewhere in between.
Bill Gross
Whether or not LSD research and therapy will return to society, the discoveries that psychedelics made possible have revolutionary implications for our understanding of the psyche, human nature, and the nature of reality.
Stanislav Grof
There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
Herman Melville
It’s pretty much a fact that our entire universe is a mental construct. We don’t actually deal with reality directly. We simply compose a picture of reality from what’s going on in our retinas, in the timpani of our ears, and in our nerve endings.
Alan Moore
I wanted to find a place to hide from all of it, where the nightmares and the rivers and reality couldn’t find me. For me, that place was always inside a book.
Kami Garcia
The reality is that SXSW is packed with brilliant entrepreneurs, investors and partners. They’re everywhere, zipping back and forth like thousands of atoms. Your chances of colliding with one actually improve just by standing still.
Ryan Holmes
She was right that reality can be harsh and that you shut your eyes to it only at your peril because if you do not face up to the enemy in all his dark power, then the enemy will come up from behind some dark day and destoy you while you are facing the other way.
Frederick Buechner
There’s a harsh reality – nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast.
Pras Michel
You’re guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that’s the way that it is in this world.
Chris Webber
We don’t live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality.
Bryan Singer
If you don’t have dreams, how do you maneuver reality? Where do you get the ideas to change reality if not from dreams?
Yann Martel
The historian amputates reality.
Gaetano Salvemini
The body is a fortuitous concourse of atoms. There is no death for the body, only an exchange of atoms. Their changing places and taking different forms is what we call ‘death.’ It’s a process which restores the energy level in nature that has gone down. In reality, nothing is born and nothing is dead.
U.G. Krishnamurti
It’s easier to deny the reality of the problem altogether than acknowledge that it is real.
Katharine Hayhoe
Human mind has way too many shades. It would be so boring if this world was all sugar and gloss, just happy, colourful lives. People singing songs is not always the reality. Just like happiness and love, people also feel wrath, jealousy and vengeance!
Shweta Basu Prasad
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
Zig Ziglar
In the one defense, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don’t accept full, or even any, responsibility.
J. L. Austin
Cyberspace is an accident of the real. Virtual reality is the accident of reality itself.
Paul Virilio
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.
Kage Baker
Goodness, generosity, or love does not come into being save through the search for reality.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Because the artist deals in future realities, he always seeks improvements or changes in the existing reality. This makes the artist, inevitably and invariably, a rebel against the status quo. The artist, day by day, by postulating the new realities of the future, accomplishes peaceful revolution.
L. Ron Hubbard
Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Elvis Presley
I look back at a couple of games we lost that we shouldn’t have lost that could have made a difference. But this is the reality. There have been a myriad of things that have led to our record. I take my share of the blame. We’ve had a lot of penalties and inconsistent execution on offense that has led to this record.
Kerry Collins
Trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect… If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there who are coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.
Bruce Jenner
I’m pretty far out of the loop. There’s always a lot of speculation and what-have-you. I’m sure it’s fun for people to watch and have fantasies of who might go where. The reality is, guys will change teams.
Andrew Ference
You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.
Diane Arbus
Every mental pursuit takes its reality and worth from the ardour of the pursuer.
John Keats
One common behavior of late Stage 3 [in the process of a company’s decline] is when those in power blame other people or external factors- or otherwise explain away the data- rather than confront the frightening reality that the enterprise may be in serious trouble.
Susan Collins
Living with reality is a very good trick, it gives you tremendous freedom and it changes the structure of the molecules of your soul by living with reality because you don’t expect anything anymore. Which is a weird paradox.
Anthony Hopkins
In some places you can find an extreme blackness used as a descriptive. I also take into account historical realities that some of this range in color is the legacy of white supremacy.
Kerry James Marshall
I like live audiences, with real people – virtual reality is no substitute.
Hillary Clinton
Being in the ring became my reality, and, in my reality, I’d think I was someone special.
Mike Tyson
The Anza Borrego Desert is a place of power, where different planes and realities intersect. It is easier to see and enter into other planes here.
Frederick Lenz
Words don’t come easily, like forgive me.
Tracy Chapman
We see this as a test of their ability to face reality.
Brian Johnson
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
Jane Fonda
It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.
Virginia Woolf
The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.
Byron Katie
If you’ve never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
Princess Diana
Human beings have a need, generally, to destroy things. The Freudian principle of civilisation is correct. There’s always, always a difference between the family image and the reality.
Rachel Cusk
In my relativity theory I set up a clock at every point in space, but in reality I find it difficult to provide even one clock in my room.
Albert Einstein
Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?
Simon Sinek
In reality, I don’t see myself as a man hunter. In fact, when it comes to love, I am rarely the one to make the first move.
Carla Bruni
Religion is an attempt, a noble attempt, to suggest in human terms more-than-human realities.
Christopher Morley
One win, and you’re on top of the world. Lose in the first round of the next tournament: you’re back to reality.
Sania Mirza
Don’t be disheartened when you didn’t get to be with the one you love. Sometimes you just have to accept the reality that the one you asked God for, asked God for somebody else. God is All-Knowing. He knows what you need. Trust His master plan.
Rita Zahara
A fairytale is when you marry a frog and it turns out to be a princess. Reality is vice versa.
Faina Ranevskaya
What is life without incompatible realities?
Ursula K. Le Guin
As the inevitable discussion proceeds in the months ahead, this memo should provide both perspective and a reality check. President Bush’s approval numbers will again fall back to more realistic levels fairly quickly. All were quite successful on Election Day.
Matthew Dowd
I’ve always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence.
Don DeLillo
For a woman to be considered a celebrated beauty is not exactly a bad thing. I think we have to say that in all reality.
Raquel Welch
I want to forget what I’ve learned about the character, but the reality is that you can’t, because you’ve absorbed it. It’s there in that moment when you need it. The hard part is to trust it.
Liev Schreiber
One of the sad realities of being a parent is that the same stuff you know is exciting, educational, and enriching in your child’slife is often messy, smelly and exhausting to deal with.
Joyce Maynard
I knock people out. As soon as I land my shots on him, you will see the difference between class and hype. He’s been built up and he believes the hype, but I will beat reality into him.
David Haye
Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it.
Colin Wilson
Even if any given terminology is aВ reflectionВ of reality, by its very nature as a terminology it must be aВ selectionВ of reality; and to this extent it must function also as aВ deflectionВ of reality.
Kenneth Burke
Everything is connected. The wing of the corn beetle affects the direction of the wind, the way the sand drifts, the way the light reflects into the eye of man beholding his reality. All is part of totality, and in this totality man finds his hozro, his way of walking in harmony, with beauty all around him.
Tony Hillerman
Why is it that you can sometimes feel the reality of people more keenly through a letter than face to face?
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Hope remains the highest reality, the age-old power.
Ronald Reagan
We do not have it out there as a distant dream. This could actually be reality.
Maggie Dixon
The most common occupation for women in G rated films is royalty – which is a great gig, if you can get it.
Geena Davis
The mind is the reality. You are what you think.
Alfred Bester
To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.
Roger Vivier
My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted. Form, colour and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter.
Ralph Goings
They say I need to learn, but nobody’s here to teach me. If they don’t understand, how can they reach me?
The Senate is extremely slow: They have enormous difficulty passing the bills that even get through the House. That’s the reality that I’ve recognized in my two years: that it takes time to change the world.
Kirsten Gillibrand
He who would confine his thought to present time will not understand present reality.
Jules Michelet
Maybe entertainment is not supposed to be reality.
Victoria Jackson
I’ve had to adjust to karaoke as a modern reality that obscures our hunt for what we’re truly after.
Alan Bishop
And we carry onWhen our lives come undoneWe carry onCause there’s promise in the morning sunWe carry onAs the dark surrenders to the dawnWe were born to overcomeWe carry onBeyond the picket fences and the oil wellsThe happy endings and the fairy talesIs the reality of shattered lives and broken dreamsWe carry on
Tim McGraw
Once upon a time, there was a boy who learned to read at the age of 5. This changed his life. Owing to the adventure tales he read, he discovered a way to escape from the poor house, the poor country, and the poor reality in which he lived.
Mario Vargas Llosa
I would rather keep all the levels lower and stick to the sequester, but there are people in leadership who live outside of reality and want to increase things that Republicans like and pretend Democrats don’t exist.
Justin Amash
No one seemed able to look at themselves, coolly, from the outside. Their reality was all that could be seen in the light cast ahead by their own wishful thinking.
Fay Weldon
One of my principal concerns is the contradiction between appearance and reality – illusion and reality. I try to set up an expectation of sorts and then contradict it.
Stuart Pearson Wright
The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it.
Allan Sherman
It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
Chris Tucker
The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.
Thomas Moore
Ironing is a great diversion from the reality you dont want to face.
Melissa McBride
The reality is that in much of industrialized societies, we are completely addicted to comfort. We are a society of addicts.
Julia Hill
That’s the great thing about rock n’ roll: the myth is ultimately more important than the reality. And that’s what you learn – you just learn to go with the mythology.
Billy Corgan
What is necessary when we want to face reality? Stillness.
David Steindl-Rast
Try to realize it’s all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you’re only very small and life flows on within you and without you.
George Harrison
It is obvious that [leftists] are not cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge. They are deeply involved emotionally in their attack on truth and reality.
Theodore Kaczynski
All free governments, whatever their name, are in reality governments by public opinion ; and it is on the quality of this public opinion that their prosperity depends. It is, therefore, their first duty to purify the element from which they draw the breath of life.
James Russell Lowell
Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
Mary Douglas
If you’re doing a biography, you try to stay as accurate as possible to reality. But you really don’t know what was going on in the person’s mind. You just know what was going on in the minds of people around him.
Clint Eastwood
I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that ‘do what makes you happy’ thing in check.
Edward Burns
Nothing gets done (in Congress) unless it’s bipartisan. And the reason that matters is that it’s a function of reality.
Newt Gingrich
Women themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom from fear. On this International Women’s Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making that a reality.
Kofi Annan
Nothing could be further from the authentic art of our time than the idea of a rupture of continuity. Art is – among other things – continuity, and unthinkable without it.
Clement Greenberg
Where the poison wind blows a deadly plague spreading negativity, viciously unto every city.
Louis Eric Barrier
I don’t write science fiction. I’ve only done one science fiction book and that’s Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal.
Ray Bradbury
Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.
Max Ernst
Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.
Brad Paisley
In an age in which the classic words of the Surrealists— ‘As beautiful as the unexpected meeting, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella’—can become reality and perfectly achievable with an atom bomb, so too has there been a surge of interest in biomechanoids
H. R. Giger
The reality is you do not know exactly what is likely to occur tomorrow. Lifetime can be a ridiculous trip, and practically nothing is confirmed.
These people are obsessive. They go overboard interpreting verbal and behavioral cues that take them way beyond reality.
Cary Cooper
My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you.
Ted Koppel
The photographer in Blow-Up, who is not a philosopher, wants to see things closer up. But it so happens that, by enlarging too far, the object itself decomposes and disappears. Hence there’s a moment in which we grasp reality, but then the moment passes. This was in part the meaning of Blow-Up.
Michelangelo Antonioni
When you translate a dream into reality, it’s never a full implementation. It is easier to dream than to do.
Shai Agassi
The culture of irony is the culture of postmodernism, which I would furiously want to denounce. We have to act ethically and politically. Irony is a defensive position, against reality. It always knows what to think about reality. The idea of commitment and engagement is central to me, which is not ironic.
Simon Critchley
This doesn’t seem like one of those ‘truth will set you free’ situations.
Paulo Costanzo
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
Andy Warhol
Darkness is the absence of light. Absences do not exist. Sin does not exist .
All things are void. So how possibly could there be any obscurations since everything is void, when you’re void itself? There’s only the void. In the void, there’s only shining, perfect clear light of reality.
Frederick Lenz
One may even suspect that there is more to reality than measurements will ever reveal.
Michael Crichton
Scary Movie’ is very broad, and the reality is extreme.
Regina Hall
The threat to men of great dignity, privilege and pretense is not from the radicals they revile; it is from accepting their own myth. Exposure to reality remains the nemesis of the great — a little understood thing.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Some people think reality must be constantly depressing, but I think reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin
Being poor in Africa is something people in America can’t relate to. Part of the challenge is bringing that reality to people and moving them. You have to arouse compassion.
Madonna Ciccone
On the outside one is a star. But in reality, one is completely alone, doubting everything. To experience this loneliness of soul is the hardest thing in the world.
Brigitte Bardot
Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The ugly reality is that peer pressure reaches its greatest intensity at just the age when kids tend to be most insensitive and cruel.
Walt Mueller
Comedy springs from the ludicrous; but the ludicrous is stuck in the muck of reality, resolutely hostile to what is impossible.
Cynthia Ozick
Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair.
Chinua Achebe
Some things are only real because they represent what we think. When we learn the truth and think it, the old reality is no longer real to us and loses its hold on us. The truth sets us free.
C. Terry Warner
The human intellect is the great truth-organ; realities, as they exist, are the subjects of its study; and knowledge is the result of its acquaintance with the things which it investigates.
Moses Harvey
He reached for his pocket, and found there, only reality
Victor Hugo
What impressed me about Plato and Sartre was their conviction that we should live our lives in the light of big truths about reality and human existence.
David E. Cooper
A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything else that falls through your life.
Terence McKenna
Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Time allows change to take place and the very evolution of the universe is what requires some conception of time. Mathematically can we write down a universe that doesn’t have time? Sure. Do we think that would be realised in the larger reality that is out there? None of us take that possibility seriously.
Brian Greene
If we understand our own times, we will know that we should affirm the reality of God by challenging the domination of materialism and naturalism in the world of the mind. With the assistance of many friends I have developed a strategy for doing this. … We call our strategy the “wedge.”
Phillip E. Johnson
I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.
Emo Philips
Realism absorbs the ideal by adding a few small imperfections. Example: it paints a few specks of mud on the white gown of the Lady in the Garden.
Mason Cooley
The technologies of virtual reality are attempting to make us see from beneath, from inside, from behind… as if we were God.
Paul Virilio
The deceit is sometimes unconscious, but not always, since some people, owing to their sectarianism, purposely overlook reality and refuse to acknowledge the inadequacies and the falsity of their beliefs.
Pierre-Paul Grasse
The politics is broken up and down. And Trump may emerge from a reality TV world that is much more powerful than we think. And there is the prospect that this is where we are, which is an horrific thought.
David Brooks
A dream becomes a goal the moment you write it down. A goal becomes a plan the moment you break it down into doable steps. A plan becomes a reality only when you take action.
Marshall Sylver
Long since, the desert wind wiped away our footprints in the sand. But at every second of my existence, I remember what happened, and you still walk in my dreams and in my reality. Thank you for having crossed my path.
Paulo Coelho
We can debate this or that aspect of climate change, but the reality is that most people now accept our climate is indeed subject to change as a result of greenhouse gas emissions.
Tony Blair
The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition.
Kim Young-sam
Music speaks of Platonic truth – the ideal river rather than the polluted reality, love as we dream it rather than we experience it, grief noble and uplifting rather than our distracted weeping. It is necessary to our survival and our sanity.
Pam Brown
My name, my origins, my background and my experiences are what leveraged my success. The angle of the immigrant, through which I examined the reality in France, distinguished me.
Gad Elmaleh
I’m a tomboy! Even though I look all-girlie and act girlie, in reality at home I am such a tomboy. I like to mess around and hang out with my brothers, that is the most fun for me!
Miley Cyrus
Astonishment is the proper response to reality.
Terence McKenna
While Texas women have the right to safe, legal abortion, in reality there are already very few facilities in Texas to provide this essential care. In 2008, 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider.
Wendy Davis
I think the most important issue we have as a people is what we started, and that is to begin to trust our own thinking again and belive in ourselves enough to think that we can articulate our own vision of the future and then work to make sure that that vision becomes a reality.
Wilma Mankiller
There was a conflict – the actual putting together of the reality of the situation didn’t seem to gel. I’d been doing kind of a slow ballad type of thing on records, but when it came to performing, I felt I was limiting myself.
Van Morrison
It breaks my heart to find myself within the cesspool of reality TV shows.
Peter Funt
The world of shabby gentility is like no other; its sacrifices have less logic, its standards are harsher, its relation to reality is dimmer than comfortable property or plain poverty can understand.
Murray Kempton
See your life as not just your life but as eternity. Be so completely integrated in the experience of perception that there’s no sense of a perceiver but just the fluid moment of ecstasy that is reality unfolding itself to itself.
Frederick Lenz
Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.
Ramana Maharshi
The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things.
Jean Shepherd
A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It’s so easy to get into that rut of production.
Laurie Anderson
But after a while, she began to experience the new reality of each person as being as strong and as weak as anyone else. Slowly, she learned that each of us grown-ups has as much and as little power as the other, and that we had best learn to take care of ourselves.(83)
Sheldon B. Kopp
It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way.
Graham Linehan
Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The worst thing about film, from my point of view, is that it cripples illusions which I have encouraged people to create in their heads. Film doesn’t create illusion. It makes them impossible. It is a bullying form of reality, like the model rooms in the furniture department of Bloomingdale’s.
Kurt Vonnegut
Hold the sadness and pain of samsara [suffering, confusion] in your heart and at the same time the power and vision of the Great Eastern Sun [fundamental awake human nature]. Then the warrior [brave enough to look at & work with reality] can make a proper cup of tea.
Pema Chodron
What we think of as reality is a continuous synthesis of elements from a fixed hierarchy of a priori concepts and the ever changing data of the senses.
Robert M. Pirsig
It’s crucial that people think that their lives have meaning and a purpose and that there’s a reward or some sort of reality to achieving something and to learning something and becoming functional.
Rush Limbaugh
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Fred Rogers
We measure our success of love in the images of love. But those images are static. And it’s a hopeless project, because our love will never be like that image. The actual reality of love in our lives is much more chaotic.
Pernille Fischer Christensen
Reality is what you can get away with.
Robert Anton Wilson
All that can be said with truth of this Absolute and Supreme Reality is that IT IS. This must suffice.
Israel Regardie
Most mistakes in philosophy and logic occur because the human mind is apt to take the symbol for the reality.
Albert Einstein
Reality lies in the greatest enchantment you have ever experienced.
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
The universe is founded in consciousness and guided by it. The final reality is Universal Consciousness. The Supreme Consciousness is Omnipresent. Its evolutionary powers pervade the entire Universe. All processes of Nature are governed by the laws of this Absolute Force.
Shriram Sharma
We’re the new power, come to replace the old. Cameras in the head, children with microchips, spin doctors rewriting reality as it happens.
Grant Morrison
Science is a kind of glorified tailoring enterprise, a method for taking measurements that describe something ? reality ? that may not be understood at all.
Michael Crichton
The Real [is] the sole foundation of the Ideal.
Grace Aguilar
I love Christmas music and there’s nothing like getting together with friends at Christmas time to celebrate with music the incredible reality of the Savior’s birth.
Steven Curtis Chapman
As artists we are here to make you uncomfortable with the complexity of your reality.
Junot Diaz
I feel as though the cardboard box of my own reality has been flattened and blown open. Now I can see the edge of the world.
Tom Hiddleston
We are very lucky really, because we can create our own reality, John [Lennon] and me, but we know the important thing is to communicate with other people.
Yoko Ono
I find period pieces really difficult to get my head around. How can we know what it must have been like to be in Nazi Germany in 1944? The reality weighs on me because I feel like you want to try and honor what happened, but how can you truly know? I have never lived in a war or lost anyone.
Diane Kruger
It is a reality. People are being victimized or are being targeted to be victims each and every day.
Lawrence Jordan
Physically, my character is stronger than him which is totally unrealistic, … Because in reality he can … kill me. I think it has a lot to do with (him being) the youngest of all of his brothers, and I think he got beat up a lot.
Pauly Shore
One way of understanding a graphic novel is that it’s an ambitious comic and one way or another my comics have had ambitions. I have no problem with escapism. When I get my depressions all I want to do is escape reality.
Art Spiegelman
Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.
Ayn Rand
Every religion, every philosophy, every individual outlook on life tells a story of reality.
Greg Koukl
Only music has the ability to take you to the edge of reality and allow you to peek in for a moment.
Alexander Pope
Sleep is for those people who are broke. I don’t sleep. I’ve got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality.
Curtis Jackson
5G will be a major technology in growing industrial digitalisation, creating and enhancing industry digitalisation use cases such as immersive gaming, autonomous driving, remote robotic surgery, and augmented reality support in maintenance and repair situations.
Borje Ekholm
In reality, moral rules are directions for running the human machine. Every moral rule is there to prevent a breakdown, or a strain, or a friction, in the running of that machine. That is why these rules at first seem to be constantly interfering with our natural inclinations.
C. S. Lewis
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality.
Samuel Johnson
Faith is a very clever concept. We invented God from our imagination and we use faith to justify His absence from reality.
C. J. Anderson
[Reality] isn’t simply the so-called world that you’re in. Your reality is a much larger one that takes in all matter of identification and desires and hopes.
Lynne Tillman
To me absurdity is the only reality
Frank Zappa
We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.
Ed Harris
These soliloquies explain our people’s lack of stability
You keepin it real, but ain’t got a clue what reality really be
See the diameter of your knowledge
Is the circumference of your activity
Ras Kass
The soul is a terrible reality. It can be bought and sold and bartered away.
Oscar Wilde
If you DJ reality, that is, if you make a mash-up of actual reality, you’re going to end up with something that inevitably people will say, “This is feminist.” Because you cannot avoid that.
Margaret Atwood
Music is escapism from the grim realities of life. But then as soon as you escape into the music, from my point of view, I found I had to deal with the very things that I thought I was running away from. I wanted to hit those problems on the head and resolve them. So they didn’t remain as issues in my psyche.
John Lydon
I got ex’s all across the country and I owe everybody in town. I got bill collectors a callin’ me up, and lawyers trying to track me down.
George Strait
My whole art is based on escaping life and reality, which might not the best tendency to have when you’re trying to be a good person in general. But people can escape into my world easily – artists are supposed to create a keyhole that people can look into.
Lykke Li
I think because I try to keep things as real as I can, or I try to start from a place of reality, I almost don’t have the imagination to write a book that’s not set where I am.
Maria Semple
No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.
Roger Zelazny
I think that, like in my writing, reality is always a soap bubble, Silly Putty thing anyway. In the universe people are in, people put their hands through the walls, and it turns out they’re living in another century entirely. I often have the feeling — and it does show up in my books — that this is all just a stage.
Philip K. Dick
The purpose of art is… to press forward into the whole of the external world and the soul, to see and communicate those objective realities within it which rule and convention have hitherto concealed.
Max Scheler
The reality is that my stepfather was like a father to me and watching him die from a sudden heart attack was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through.
Roger Clemens
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
it’s as if the universe has a sense of humor, since at a deep level it’s impossible not to lead a spiritual life… the universe is living through you at this moment. with or without belief in god, the chain of events leading from silent awareness to physical reality remains intact.
Deepak Chopra
And it (the left brain) has a massive role within this reality, yes. It is basically the point where infinite consciousness joins this reality. It’s that conduit. But if you get trapped in it, and imprisoned by it, you become the decoding mechanism itself and it becomes your awareness.
David Icke
What I am going to tell you is this: Although it is commonly believed that the War on Terrorism is a noble effort to defend freedom, in reality, it has little to do with terrorism and even less to do with the defense of freedom.
G. Edward Griffin
The reality of our century is technology: the invention, construction and maintenance of machines. To be a user of machines is to be of the spirit of this century. Machines have replaced the transcendental spiritualism of past eras.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Erich Maria Remarque
In its most fundamental sense, execution is a systematic way of exposing reality and acting on it. Most companies don’t face reality very well. … Realism is the heart of execution, but many organizations are full of people who are trying to avoid or shade reality. Why? It makes life uncomfortable.
Lawrence Bossidy
An electric chain seems to vibrate, as it were, between our brain and him or her preserved there [in a Daguerreotype] so well by the limner’s cunning. Time, space, both are annihilated, and we identify the semblance with the reality.
Walt Whitman
Your thinking creates your reality.
Robin Sharma
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
My inner chemistry had been hijacked by a mad scientist, who poured the fizzy, volatile contents of my heart from a testВ tube markedВ SOBER REALITYВ into another labeledВ SUNNY DELUSION, and back again, faster and faster, until the floor of my life was slick with spillage.
Jonathan Lethem
The sensitive plate, the gas which is ionised, the fluorescent screen, are in reality receivers, into another kind of energy, chemical energy, ionic energy… luminous energy.
Marie Curie
Imagining living in a universe without purpose may prepare us to better face reality head on. I cannot see that this is such a bad thing.
Lawrence M. Krauss
In my heart I know the truth, but my mind cannot accept the reality of what this all means.
Loung Ung
But once you get down to reality, there’s no one to play her and there’s no movie. It would be ridiculous.
Nicolas Winding Refn
We learn to face the reality and the pain of our loss, to say good-bye to the dead loved one, to restore ourselves, and to reinvest in life once again.
Judy Tatelbaum
A suffering world cries for mercy, as far as the eye can see. Lawyers around every bend in the road, lawyers in every tree.
Tom Paxton
Of course, any simplification runs the risk of mutilating reality; but it helps us establish perspectives.
Gaston Bachelard
The most effective people are those who can “hold” their vision while remaining committed to seeing current reality clearly
Peter Senge
It was unexpected. That’s just how it was. I don’t believe they were faster than us. I don’t believe they had more heart or dedication. It just fell on their side. That’s the reality of it.
Nat Turner
Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.
Jalal Talabani
To ensure that our views are credible, our brain accepts what our eye sees. To ensure that our views are positive, our eye looks for what our brain wants. The conspiracy between these two servants allows us to live at the fulcrum of stark reality and comforting illusion.
Daniel Gilbert
I think video is very useful, but it’s very useful when you want a certain reality.
Jaume Collet-Serra
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.
Desiderius Erasmus
Smiling with pleasure, they went through their memories, not sad, old people’s memories, but poetic, youthful ones, those impressions from the very distant past where dream merges with reality, and they laughed softly, rejoicing at something.
Leo Tolstoy
There is no great difference in reality between one country and another, because it is always people you meet everywhere. They may look different or be dressed differently, they may have a different education or position; but they are all the same. They are all people to be loved.
Mother Teresa
If people can construct a simple and coherent story, they will feel confident regardless of how well grounded it is in reality.
Daniel Kahneman
When you stop inventing reality then you see things as they really are.
Ben Okri
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso
The difference between a GOP convention and Comic-Con is that the people at Comic-Con have a much firmer grasp of reality.
Bill Maher
The stone that Dr. Johnson once kicked to demonstrate the reality of matter has become dissipated in a diffuse distribution of mathematical probabilities. The ladder that Descartes, Galileo, Newton, and Leibniz erected in order to scale the heavens rests upon a continually shifting, unstable foundation.
Morris Kline
The guarantee that our self enjoys an intended relation to the outer world is most, if not all, we ask from religion. God is the self projected onto reality by our natural and necessary optimism. He is the not-me personified.
John Updike
The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, and reality to something more positive… and begin to act accordingly.
Shakti Gawain
Rights don’t come from human documents. The very idea is only worthy of contempt. Human documents are nothing but pieces of paper, they are nothing but words–until by will, and conscience, and courage, and commitment, human beings turn them into reality.
Alan Keyes
The outer world in all its variety and our inner world of thoughts and emotions are not as they seem. All phenomena appear to exist objectively, but their true mode of existence is like a dream: apparent yet insubstantial.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
We are professionals. We are going to finish that way. In reality, how we conduct ourselves in this period and how well our players play will be as good an interview as you can do – better than anything you could say.
Mike Hankwitz
I’m a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are.
Alan Thicke
Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairy-tale artist, you have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you’re writing about before you alter it.
Hunter S. Thompson
It’s hard to do a reality show when there’s so much crying and drama.
Maddie Ziegler
Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail?
Jordan Peterson
The aim of Zen training is to attain the state of consciousness which occurs when the individual ego is emptied of itself and becomes identified with the infinite reality of all things.
Anne Bancroft
Perception precedes reality.
Andy Warhol
Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha…. Using the mind to reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
My relationship to reality has been so utterly skewed for so long that I don’t even notice it any more. It’s just my reality.
Ethan Hawke
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
Henry Adams
The closeness of reality and the distance of myth, because if there is no distance you aren’t amazed, and if there is no closeness you aren’t moved.
Peter Brook
If you have a huge following, you should be sharing a little bit about reality. And reality is not just about lip gloss for me.
Toni Garrn
I was never a prisoner of any theory. What guided me were reason and reality. The acid test I applied to every theory or scheme was: Would it work? The acid test is in performance, not promises. It is not from weakness that one commands respect. As long as the leaders take care of their people, they will obey the leaders.
Mr. Lee
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.
Charles Bukowski
Our external physical reality is a mathematical structure.
Max Tegmark
Reality is bad enough. Why should I tell the truth?
Patrick Sky
Spirituality is not primarily about values and ethics, not about exhortations to do right or live well. The spiritual traditions are primarily about reality…an effort to penetrate the illusions of the external world and to name its underlying truth.
Parker J. Palmer
…there is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time.
Chuck Missler
My elaboration of the story always conforms to the reality at its source. It is always close to the world, the life, the reality it describes. No matter where I go, I’m still holding up a mirror.
Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski
Television studios bet the farm on reality shows, where they didn’t need any actors and movie studios had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me.
Alfre Woodard
Thoughts, and words that spring from them, bend the individual’s reality. To speak of death is to invite it. To think of sorrow is to produce it.
Tony Hillerman
The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
On the surface, humans appear to hate conflict, but in reality, they seek it.
Nagaru Tanigawa
Humankind is able to create new conditions, a new reality. We are not fated to swim forever among the realities that are here now. … Everything that is worthwhile in human civilization has not only originated from but has been inspired by dreams, by imagination.
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Time is really for those who really need it. I mean, I deal with it. A lot of people are slaves to the second, minute hand. I can’t do that!
Ben Harper
I don’t know what reality television does, but it breaks up relationships.
NeNe Leakes
I’ve always been a dreamer, have always believed in the power of love and art and loud, life-affirming rock and roll, but, for the first time, I’m starting to have doubts. Can a dream even exist in reality? Or does it turn to stone the second it leaves your mind?
Pete Wentz
All I do know, for certain, after 53 years in this business, is that writers who sincerely think that their language can represent reality ought to be plumbers.
Gilbert Sorrentino
The beauty of the world of Unbreakable is that you’re playing it for reality. It should never feel like a comic book movie. It feels like a straight-up drama. It’s real. You’re confronting the possibility that comic book characters were based on people that were real.
M. Night Shyamalan
Recently, our cable went out. Without the TV, children are forced to draw and read; grown-ups are forced to talk to their wives. I call it a psychic pacifier: It washes over you. It helps you avoid reality.
Edward Albert
Somehow, talking to young students brings you back to reality – it should, anyway.
Robert J. Shiller
Everything that I’ve ever done is not really based on reality, it’s the caricature of reality, which is what’s really exciting.
Genndy Tartakovsky
Donald Trump winning the electoral vote – I don’t even want to say he won the election because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote – I don’t think legitimizes reality TV, but I think reality TV legitimized Trump.
Jennifer Pozner
The more distant and distinct the relationship between two realities that are brought together, the more powerful the image.
Pierre Reverdy
Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.
Nhat Hanh
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
John Muir
I grew up on Harvard Square and I watched 50-year old men walking around with green book bags slung over their shoulders going for their fourth PhD, never having left the world of academia to alleged reality.
Orson Bean
Painting comes to reality through illusion. An illusion that allows us to make a leap of faith; to believe. To believe in a blue that can be the wing of a bug or a thought. It makes our invisible visible.
Squeak Carnwath
There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
Gloria Estefan
Government grew under [Ronald] Reagan. He was the strongest opponent of free markets in the post-war history among presidents. But it doesn’t matter what the reality is; they concocted an image that you worship.
Noam Chomsky
It’s a mean old world, but its up to us to make it heaven, here and now.
Robert Palmer
In politics, reality and appearance are of equal importance. You cannot attend to one and neglect the other. A man must determine both what he is, and what others believe him to be.
Steven Saylor
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
Joseph Stalin
I think every one of us dreams, and we know what the quality of a dream is. In many ways, the reason dreams are so – mine are a little bit nightmarish, is that it’s when you’re really naked and can really face the things you don’t face in reality, your darkest anxieties.
Shirin Neshat
I don’t want to do animation to mimic reality. I want to push reality.
Genndy Tartakovsky
The planning stage of a cruise is often just as enjoyable as the voyage itself, letting one’s imagination loose on all kinds of possibilities. Yet translating dreams into reality means a lot of practical questions have to be answered.
Jimmy Cornell
Reality is always kinder than your thinking.
Byron Katie
Science is the poetry of reality.
Richard Dawkins
When you imagine the reality of the fulfilled desire and feel the thrill of accomplishment, your subconscious brings about the realisation of desire.
Joseph Murphy
That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?
Yann Martel
Very few of the heroes of the Golden Age of American finance had much interest in the solid realities of what underlay their structure of stocks and bonds and credits .
Robert Heilbroner
For me art is a continuous discovery into reality, an exploration of visual data which has been going on for centuries, each artist contributing to the next generation’s advancement. I wanted to go a step further and extend the boundaries.
Audrey Flack
Miracle is a misunderstood reality.
Akiane Kramarik
Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that.
Ramana Maharshi
It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are cheap. It is by costly, self-denying Christian practice that we show the reality of our faith.
Jonathan Edwards
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
Humankind can’t stand too much reality.
T. S. Eliot
Dreams look real, but they’re in your mind, so you realize that the physical world is also a construction, which shows that the mind can affect reality in more ways than you can imagine.
Stephen LaBerge
I am a musician and am so thankful for that. I have no experience of war. But I find a similarity between performing music onstage and acting – a reality of emotion.
Through your support of UN peacekeeping, you can help to make this tantalizing word-“peace”-a reality for all the world’s citizens. Together, we can spread the message that UN peacekeeping is essential. Without it, the world would be a much less stable, and more violent, place.
Tim Wirth
I have a production company, and we work with reality TV producers 44 Blue. They asked if we’d like to get involved. When they explained that it was the first transgender modeling agency, we said, “Yeah, of course!”
Whoopi Goldberg
Command by instinct is swifter, subtler, deeper, more accurate, more in touch with reality than command by conscious mind. The discovery takes one’s breath away.
Michael Novak
Accept that you are that – you are the matchless, eternal reality. That’s true seeing, true humility.
Frederick Lenz
I don’t know if a country (America) where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world.
Jane Fonda
I do have 14 tattoos, but I also do come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat.
Lea Michele
Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise’s economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay.
Samora Machel
The only reality is God. There cannot be another and God is love.
Linda Stewart
If we face the fact, for it is a fact, that there is no arm to cling to, but that we go alone and that our relation is to the world of reality and not only to the world of men and women.
Virginia Woolf
All that is required is to know this. For you are the creator of your reality, and life can show up no other way for you than that way in which you think it will.
Neale Donald Walsch
He was kind of a fringe NFL guy. Some people think in the right situation he might have stuck for a bunch of years. The reality is he didn’t, and he took, I guess, chicken parts and made chicken salad.
Pat Sperduto
The moment you stop seeking pleasure in worldly things and become true master of yourself, you will experience the essential reality of the Self. Then you will no longer have to seek God. God himself will come to you. This is the Divine Law.
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.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Life is a very sad piece of buffoonery, because we have .. the need to fool ourselves continuously by the spontaneous creation of a reality .. which, from time to time, reveals itself to be vain and illusory.
Luigi Pirandello
When I’m in the ring, I’m doing great. As Razor Ramon or the ‘Bad Guy,’ I don’t have a care in the world. But when I come back through the curtain, reality is there waiting.
Scott Hall
I think prices have been moving more on speculation than reality. But this is a market that has been driven by fear for two or three years.
James Williams
Since the election, since the formation of a government, the death in Iraq has increased. The United States stands by, helpless to do anything about it. That’s the reality, not George Bush’s revisionist history!
Mark Shields
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson
If you want to make a documentary you should automatically go to the fiction, and if you want to nourish your fiction you have to come back to reality.
Jean-Luc Godard
In the Eucharist, priest and people together come to concelebrate. Here the ladder Jacob saw only as a dream becomes for us a reality, the medicine that cures our souls.
Arthur Middleton
Your worldview has to have the same shape that reality does.
J. Budziszewski
Stop trying to change reality by attempting to eliminate complexity.
David Whyte
An idea on paper to a reality in large part.
Tom Ridge
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren’t happening.
Joyce Meyer
For the longest time, Indian women have been okay with being curvy. But I think the modern Indian woman needs to get toned. I don’t endorse being thin. Anorexia and bulimia are a reality in India because everybody wants to be thin.
Bipasha Basu
You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything.
Richard Hugo
Well, you know, when people say stuff about you, it’s always really flattering. But does it mean anything to me? It’s not really real to me; there’s no reality to it.
Paul Giamatti
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France
What is meant here is that man should not become immersed in loving the world which will make him forget the responsibilities that Allah had ordered him to hold, but he has to look at the world in its reality, in which it represents a place for obeying Allah.
Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
It’s just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don’t have any meaning
Elliott Smith
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
Chuck Palahniuk
I’m infinitely more involved in the reality of the characters and their situation than I am in everyday life.
Edward Albee
We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don’t above half mean.
Fanny Burney
The more reality we face, the more we realise that unreality is the main programme of the day. The more real we become, the more abuse we take, so it does radicalise us in a way, like being put in a corner. But it would be better if there were more of us.
John Lennon
The good life may mean doing some things that do not feel comfortable. It may mean sitting long hours just with yourself as you begin to listen to your own questions. That was the reality for me when I was 27, and it was really terrifying.
Frances Moore LappГ©
The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.
Amiri Baraka
Collage has been one of the most relevant forms of art making. It’s resonant because it is made of the stuff that we see every day. It’s familiar. It reflects our reality.
Elliott Hundley
A lot of what we’re doing here deals with perception rather than truth. Many would argue that reality depends more on the former than the latter.
Carrie Vaughn
America is running a fever, but there are no emergency rooms.
Ed Markey
Memories are made of peculiar stuff, elusive and yet compelling, powerful and fleet. You cannot trust your reminiscences, and yet there is no reality except the one we remember.
Klaus Mann
As artists, the pleasure is to really have your work resonate and mean something. Art takes its inspiration from reality.
Yareli Arizmendi
The reality is that there’s heartbreak and tragedy that has struck American families because people that came into this country illegally are now involved in criminal enterprise and activity. We don’t have the resources or the will to deport them systemically.
Mike Pence
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Gene Roddenberry
Nature, body, mind go to death, not we. We neither go nor come. The man Vivekananda is in nature, is born and dies. But the Self we see as Vivekananda is never born and never dies. It is the eternal and unchangeable Reality.
Swami Vivekananda
You spend very little time in the present moment. Reality exists only in the present moment. Therefore you spend very little time in reality.
Leonard Jacobson
I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else’s right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.
Martin Sheen
It is not so bad being ignorant if you are totally ignorant; the hard thing is knowing in some detail the reality of ignorance.
Lewis Thomas
In reality opposites are one; art shows this.
Eli Siegel
I’ve learned how to look at things and not judge them, but respect them and use it in a way that people understand that I respect them, show them love and respect their reality.
Doug E. Fresh
The most marvelous experience of life is to transform life according to reality, not imagination.
Vernon Howard
The reality of the Green party is that we are a party committed to bringing forward big ideas, new ideas and demonstrating by our conduct in parliament and through the election that we really want to work for Canadians, work across party lines, work across jurisdictions.
Elizabeth May
Imagination, realm of enchantment!- which the most beneficent of beings bestowed upon man to console him for reality- I must quit you now.
Xavier de Maistre
What we call ideology is precisely the confusion of linguistic with natural reality, of reference with phenomenalism
Paul de Man
If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If its marketed right, you’ll buy it. But… If its real… you’ll feel it.
Kid Rock
Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease.
Keith Miller
I shoot reality-based movies, and in actual locations, shooting them with a star is next to impossible.
Anurag Kashyap
What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature?
Max Muller
In our society, to be obsessed with a vision about how to make a better automobile makes you a genius, but to be obsessed with a vision about the nature of reality makes you a nut.
Rodger Kamenetz
Take a look at my family, a different father every weekend.
Tupac Shakur
Most people talk; we do things. They plan; we achieve. They hesitate; we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
You cannot seek for the ideal outside the realm of reality.
Leon Blum
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
Jean Cocteau
Perhaps there is supranatural: reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that only makes sense if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe that is where faith fits in.
William P. Young
The world that you can go walk outside and walk around the block. That’s reality. The reality that’s being talked about is something else entirely.
Jerry Garcia
To know the reality one has to enter into the realm of Meta-science, beyond mind, which is only possible when we enter into the collective super-consciousness through self-realisation.
Nirmala Srivastava
There needs to be understanding that anger never helps to solve a problem. It destroys our peace of mind and blinds our ability to think clearly. Anger and attachment are emotions that distort our view of reality.
Dalai Lama
We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we’re in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There’s no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
Steve Ballmer
Integral reality is the world’s transparency, a perceiving of the world as truth: a mutual perceiving and imparting of the truth of the world and of man and of all that transluces both.
Jean Gebser
There is no essential difference between sticking pins into a wax image of an enemy and burning candles in front of a wax image of the Virgin. You may think that both these practices are gross superstition, but you can hardly think that one is real and potent and deny reality and potency to the other.
Dion Fortune
Enlightenment occurs when your mind merges with nirvana, with what Tibetans call the Dharmakaya, the clear light of reality, which is the highest plane of transcendental wisdom and perfect understanding.
Frederick Lenz
Science is a contemplative possession of reality through exclusion of all illusion, error and ignorance.
Georges Canguilhem
The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.
Michael Crichton
Reality is for people who can’t face drugs.
Laurence J. Peter
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis
In all the houses keys to memorizing objects and feelings had been written. But the system demanded so much vigilance and moral strength that many succumbed to the spell of an imaginary reality, one invented by themselves, which was less practical for them but more comforting.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The subject and the reality of having children came at the height of my career.
Melissa Etheridge
There are two different conceptions about the nature of the universe: (1) the world as a unity dependent on humanity; (2) the world as a reality independent of the human factor.
Albert Einstein
Narrating incredible things as though they were real old system; narrating realities as though they were incredible the new.
Cesare Pavese
Teens wanted things that were real, that they connected with, it doesn’t have to reflect reality directly. They love ‘The Hunger Games’ not because it’s real in that it happens, but the emotions there are real, and it’s very relatable.
David Levithan
Liking is more important than loving. It lasts. I want what is between us to last, Luke. I don’t want us just to love each other and marry and get tired of each other and then want to marry some one else.
Agatha Christie
Over the last 25 years, the American free enterprise system created the most diverse video programming on earth with the best value for the customer. It is disappointing that the updated report relies on assumptions that are not in line with the reality of the marketplace.
Kyle E. McSlarrow
Let the will embrace the highest ideals freely and with infinite strength, but let action first take hold of what lies closest.
Franz Grillparzer
Civilization consists in giving something an unfitting name, then dream about the result. And indeed the false name and the real dream create a new reality. The object really becomes another, because we turned it into another one. We manufacture realities.
Fernando Pessoa
Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence – in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry.
Bill Flores
America is concerned more with the possibility of moon folks than the reality of hungry poor folks.
Dick Gregory
Sometimes I think Texas exists as a reality check for those who might wander too far toward the precious.
Molly Ivins
Sometimes I wanted to believe something so badly, I deliberately manufactured excuses and ignored painful reality.
Sylvia Day
The reality is that players can’t play forever.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
A theology which is not based on revelation as a given reality but treats God as an idea would be as mad as a zoology which is no longer sure of the physical, tangible existence of animals.
Hannah Arendt
In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
Claude Bernard
I don’t think where people come from is that important. It doesn’t matter if you come from reality TV. The question is whether you can inspire people.
Kinky Friedman
The goal of all my work is essentially the same: demonstrating that magic is real or that reality is magic, by paying attention, and finding compensation or consolation for what is essentially a tragic existence.
Peter Blegvad
For me, I always have to establish a reality for the character. In very actor-y terms, you just have to understand his reality.
Patrick Wilson
This possibility to change reality, which exists in everyone, represents the real freedom of every human individual. He has an enormous possibility to change his world view.
Albert Hofmann
That’s the thing about being a victim; you start to think it’ll happen to you on a regular basis. It’s living with the reality of your own vulnerability, and it sucks.
Dennis Lehane
[Washington, DC] feels like you’re watching performance art. A lot of the time. I don’t believe them, I don’t believe what they say, I don’t think they’re being absolutely sincere. I think it’s performance art. And most of them are bad actors.
Kevin Spacey
Imagination is always greater than reality, and the reality of a sex paradise is that they offer a supposed escape from the nightmare of repressive society.
Francis Levy
I believe that the mutual fund industry’s biggest shortcoming is too much focus on the momentary price of a stock – an illusion – and too little focus on the intrinsic value of the corporation – the ultimate reality. I’m comforted by the fact that Warren Buffett feels the same way.
John C. Bogle
From such a young age, I was raised and have raised myself on film to such an extent, that it has sometimes bled into my reality. There are times I’ve felt very Mulholland Drive, where people’s dream worlds overlap with each other.
Emma Forrest
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
Charles M. Schulz
I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It’s closer to our dreams.
Manuel Puig
The realist sees reality as concrete. The optimist sees reality as clay.
Robert Breault
Human thought, flying on the trapezes of the star-filled universe, with mathematics stretched beneath, was like an acrobat working with a net but suddenly noticing that in reality there is no net.
Vladimir Nabokov
Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live.
Mary Catherine Bateson
I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal.
Moshe Dayan
Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that’s a hard lesson of reality.
Donna Tartt
I know a way to stay friends forever, There’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
Shel Silverstein
We were trained as writers with the idea that literature is something that can change reality, that it’s not just a very sophisticated entertainment, but a way to act.
Mario Vargas Llosa
All creative work has its greatest reality while it is still in a man’s mind, before he begins to execute it.
John Prebble
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 M. Luke
In the society of men the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not. Our social realities are so ugly if seen in the light of exiled truth, and beauty is no longer possible if it is not a lie.
R. D. Laing
Strategies are great, business models are great, but the reality is your music has to mean something to people.
Brother Ali
The physicality was important to me. Because the film has Shane Black’s dialogue, and [Robert] Downey’s delivery, and you look at [Jon] Favreau, Don Cheadle and Gwyneth [Paltrow], it is this heightened level with a comedic aspect to it. Everything is grounded in reality, but it plays a little heightened.
James Badge Dale
PROMOTE A REVOLUTIONARY FLOOD AND TIDE IN ART. Promote living art, anti-art, promote NON ART REALITY to be fully grasped by all peoples, not only critics, dilettantes and professionals.
George Maciunas
All of us have to deal with death at one time or another, but to have in one’s heart a solid conviction concerning the reality of eternal life is to bring a sense of peace in an hour of tragedy that can come from no other source under the heavens
Gordon B. Hinckley
When the mind is totally still, there’s only bliss. I got a piece of that reality from my first yoga class, from smiling and breathing in every difficult pose. I went, “Oh my God! I’m clear! I love this!”
Russell Simmons
All I ever wanted, all I ever needed was a father.
LL Cool J
Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing.
Charles Sanders Peirce
The closest I’ve come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Senate floor.
John Thune
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
David Cronenberg
I am a verb. I am that I amNouns exist because there is a created universe and physical reality, but if the universe is only a mass of nouns, it is dead. Unless ‘I am’, there are no verbs, and verbs are what makes the universe alive
William P. Young
We lost our innocence in the Fall, and our turn to it is through the Redemption which was brought about by Christ’s death and by our slow participation in it. Sentimentality is a skipping of this process in its concrete reality and an early arrival at a mock state of innocence, which strongly suggests its opposite.
Flannery O’Connor
Unfortunately, the simplest things – such as thinking for myself, creating my own reality and being whatever the hell I want to be each day of my life – are a sin. To be a good Christian basically means to give up the reigns of your life and let some unseen force do it for you.
Brandon Boyd
At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.
Walter Pater
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for those realities.
Gifford Pinchot
I love the DJ scene out in the clubs. It is a great way to party and make people happy, the atmosphere is one that I use as an escape from reality.
Danny Masterson
From a reality perspective, I’m sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don’t know what is.
Jennifer Granholm
Our senses through ignorance of Reality, falsely tell us that what appears to be, is. FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real
Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci
There is a general sense of guarded optimism. There have been too many false dawns over the last 60 years. There have been more tears than smiles, but I sense there is a commitment from Abbas and Sharon, a new determination to make a reality of the goal of two states living side by side.
Jack Straw
The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities.
I’d say to myself: “This is my dream, this is my wish.” Because a wish is more than a wish. It is a goal. It is something your conscious and subconscious can help make reality.
Michael Jackson
Like an audience entertained by a magician, we allow ourselves to be deceived by those with a stake in persuading us to ignore reality.
Al Gore
Recognize reality even when you don’t like it-especially when you don’t like it.
Charlie Munger
I remember a conversation with my parents about who the people on the TV were, and learning they were actors and they acted out this story and just thinking that was the most fantastic notion, and that’s what I want to do.
David Tennant
Reality has become so intolerable, she said, so bleak, that all I can paint now are the colors of my dreams.
Azar Nafisi
And so artistic creation is the metamorphosis of the external physical aspects of a thing into a self-sustaining spiritual reality .
Hans Hofmann
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.
The painter’s portrait and the physicist’s explanation are both rooted in reality, but they have been changed by the painter or the physicist into something more subtly imagined than the photographic appearance of things.
Jacob Bronowski
This life is only the anteroom of a greater reality to come.
William P. Young
It’s not about a salary, it’s all about reality.
I think when you practice photography or observation, you’re on high alert. You polish up your antenna and stick up your head, and you’re out there. You’re receptive, appreciative of details. It heightens reality. You’re trying to step into your alertness.
Debra Granik
Feeling a little small? Well, in the context of the cosmos, we are small.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.
Aaron Sorkin
At 19, I basically held the position that if you were intellectually honest and really wanted to get in touch with political reality then you had to smell tear-gas.
Thomas Metzinger
You create your own reality.
Jane Roberts
When the Artist rises high enough to achieve the Beautiful, the symbol by which he makes it perceptible to mortal senses becomes of little value in his eyes, while his spirit possesses
itself in the enjoyment of the reality.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
I like to work in the real world, so I do a lot of searching or just simple looking. But I’m not above tweaking reality and making something up. I don’t think there are any rules in art. It’s not so much what you see as it is the significance you, the artist, see in it.
Keith Carter
People create the reality they need in order to discover themselves
Ernest Becker
The design of a book is the pattern of a reality controlled and shaped by the mind of a writer.
John Steinbeck
I am two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality.
Bevan Lee
Reality is what we want it to be or what we do not want it to be, but it is not our wanting or our not wanting that makes it so.
Randall Jarrell
I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me.
Fernando Pessoa
I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.
Ice Cube
It is useless attacking the insensible.
What is the ideal for mental health, then? A lived, compelling illusion that does not lie about life, death, and reality; one honest enough to follow its own commandments: I mean, not to kill, not to take the lives of others to justify itself.
Ernest Becker
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
George Lucas
I feel sorry for people of good heart who have never had a chance to learn the realities of Native American everything – not just our history but the sweetness and the beauty and the reasons why were so close to Mother Earth.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The convenience of timekeeping is greatly overrated; and the people who practice it so faithfully that they lose the capacity for appreciating the fixed and the static and the spatially related experiences cut themselves off from a good part of reality.
Lewis Mumford
Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we’re attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.
Billy Corgan
The sorcerer’s description of the world is perceivable. But our insistence on holding on to our standard version of reality renders us almost deaf and blind to it.
Carlos Castaneda
No longer are there immutable standards by which to judge ourselves. Image has overtaken reality.
Barbara Goldsmith
So here’s my theory, and this is such crap science, I don’t have to tell you. It’s science without microscopes, blood tests, or reality.
Maggie Stiefvater
As an actor, the only thing we can do is play the truth at that moment. Because at any point in time if you play the future, or you play that you know something that the audience does not know, it kills the illusion of reality.
Anthony Mackie
I think the idea of a heightened reality and then the fantasy that we’re able to be swept up in, and then these larger than life heroes and the possibility of someone much more powerful than we are and greater, that can come and save the day, so to speak, is inspiring.
Chris Hemsworth
If you were not full of self-pity you would soon observe that we ourselves are to blame for all this evil, because we refuse to understand that it is in reality a good thing.
Tito Colliander
For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.
Niccolo Machiavelli
I’ve already had a hard time dealing with some of the trappings of success and turned to some pretty stereotypical escape routes – ways of escaping my own reality and falling into some pretty clichГ©d situations.
Zachary Cole Smith
Experience suggests it doesn’t matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.
Lois McMaster Bujold
What you see is real – but only on the particular level to which you’ve developed your sense of seeing. You can expand your reality by developing new ways of perceiving.
Wynn Bullock
Washington, DC is 12 square miles bordered by reality.
Andrew Johnson
It’s numbers like these that both bubble-theorists and market cheerleaders can pounce on to make their points. Reality is more mundane.
Prentice Marshall
Reality is a projection of consciousness, so if you believe – more than just think – but believe, subliminally, that something is true, it will become true because you will make micro-decisions based on the reality that you have faith in.
Ottessa Moshfegh
Legends have always played a powerful role in the making of history. … Without ever relating facts reliably, yet always expressing their true significance, they offered a truth beyond realities, a remembrance beyond memories.
Hannah Arendt
My reality is never going to be stick-skinny.
Kim Kardashian
Man, as a spiritual being, cannot be maintained in strength, uprightness, and peace except if he periodically withdraw himself from the outer world of perishable things and reach inwardly towards the abiding and imperishable realities.
James Allen
The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you.
Michael J. Sullivan
We must walk rapidly but not run. We must not be opportunists, nor allow our enthusiasms to make us lose the vision of concrete reality.
Amilcar Cabral
I speak in reality. I don’t try to hide anything from anybody, and that’s the most dangerous thing about our music that parents are so afraid of.
Marilyn Manson
I am particularly interested in the way that the everyday realities of the world around us change these relations.
Patricia Piccinini
The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities–mob rule.
Before you get mugged by reality, take out an insurance policy. It’s the Reagan way.
George P. Shultz
Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call “reality”. However, knowledge and experience are ambiguous, thus reality can become illusion. Is it not possible to think that, all human beings are living in their assumptions?
Masashi Kishimoto
Essentially, every technology you have ever heard of, where electrons move from here to there, has the potential to be revolutionized by the availability of molecular wires made up of carbon. Organic chemists will start building devices. Molecular electronics could become reality.
Richard Smalley
We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull.
George Orwell
Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it? I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience.
Nancy Pelosi
People are recognizing that I am an entrepreneur and do more than be on a reality TV show.
Kim Kardashian
My images were surreal simply in the sense that my vision brought out the fantastic dimension of reality. My only aim was to express reality, for there is nothing more surreal than reality itself. If reality fails to fill us with wonder, it is because we have fallen into the habit of seeing it as ordinary.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
Niels Bohr
Reality television is less honest than YouTube. YouTube is the real reality.
Larry Gelbart
We now know that human transformation does not happen through didacticism or through excessive certitude, but through the playful entertainment of another scripting of reality that may subvert the old given text and its interpretation and lead to the embrace of an alternative text and its redescription of reality.
Walter Brueggemann
Also, most people read fiction as an escape – and I wonder whether my books aren’t a bit too grounded in reality to reach the widest possible audience.
Alex Berenson
The problem with reality TV is that creative writers are not involved; TV folks are, and some journalists who will only mine the surface of subjects. Hard work necessary for discovering and delineating the intimacies of the subjects they capture is mostly avoided.
Lee Gutkind
It’s an Obama book, certainly. I was delighted, and astonished, to hear recently that he was reading it. It’s a book about a new kind of American reality, one that takes diversity for granted. It doesn’t celebrate diversity, actually, it just says: this is how we live now.
Teju Cole
Reality is such a pain. Those of us who were fed up with that kind of reality decided to remake it. We’d set up a partition, separate what’s important to us from what was trash, put only the things we loved on our side, and got rid of the rest.
Ryohgo Narita
Sometimes it’s just enough for me to have the idea. I don’t need to see it through to the end. When it actually happens, I’m always disappointed because it’s never like what I imagined in my head. When an idea becomes a reality, then it’s a job. I’d rather just think about it.
Amy Sedaris
Values unrelated to modern reality are not just electorally hopeless, the values themselves become devalued. They have no purchase on the real world.
Tony Blair
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
Ralph Ellison
He had regrets, of course, but not so many that he would lose any sleep over them. Life surprised him now and then and he didn’t much care for surprises, unless he was passing them out. But – what was to be done? You had to deal with the reality, he had learned that over the years, no matter how much you didn’t like it
Steve Perry
Communists must always go into the why’s and wherefore’s of anything, use their own heads and carefully think over whether or not it corresponds to reality and is really well founded; on no account should they follow blindly and encourage slavishness.
Mao Zedong
I slept for four years. I didn’t study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.
Don DeLillo
A man today has to live with the reality of today. He can no longer live with the reality of 100 years ago. The world’s changing so fast. Unless you are prepared to adapt every day, then you have a problem, because the world’s not stopping.
Mario Testino
You really can change. Your reality is based on the way you think.
Oprah Winfrey
There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream.
Frances Farmer
Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.
Terri Windling
Selfless giving presupposes something – that there is a lumunious reality.
Frederick Lenz
Where there is no difference, there is only indifference.
Louis Nizer
Your very existence is evidence of your innate creativity. In every moment you are co-creating your reality through your thoughts, your intentions, your words and your actions.
Deepak Chopra
I think this takes a lot of courage and integrity to find your own voice and way to express not only your story, but the reality you are setting it within.
Danae Elon
One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we’re in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality.
Penn Jillette
Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.
Wayne Dyer
For me the true business of photography is to capture a bit of reality (whatever that is) on film…if, later, the reality means something to someone else, so much the better.
Garry Winogrand
The American president has particular power. This makes Trump the most dangerous man in the world. He’s equally dangerous because of his finger on the nuclear trigger and because of his mind ensconced in solipsistic reality. The two are a dreadful combination.
Robert Jay Lifton
We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void.
Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.
Nikki Giovanni
I know how difficult it can be when the image you’ve had of something doesn’t match its reality; when the friend beside you turns into a monster.
Jodi Picoult
How could you possibly know that no religion can see the whole truth unless you yourself have the superior, comprehensive knowledge of spiritual reality you just claimed non of the religions have?
Timothy Keller
Understand your darkness and it will vanish; then you will know what light is. Understand your nightmare for what it is and it will stop; then you will wake up to reality. Understand your false beliefs and they will drop; then you will know the taste of happiness.
Anthony de Mello
Don’t talk to me about other worlds, separate realities, lost continents or invisible realms — I know where I belong. Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now.
Edward Abbey
Childbirth is a wonderful thing, but the reality is that it can dramatically change a woman’s body. SUI occurs when the vaginal wall weakens and cannot provide adequate support to the urethra, thus causing leaking. The good news is that women with SUI have many different treatment options available to them.
Dennis Miller
If reality had a stage door I’d hang around there to see what comes out after the show.
Russell Hoban
I believe in the American theatre. I believe in its power to inform about the human condition, its power to heal … its power to uncover the truths we wrestle from uncertain and sometimes unyielding realities.
August Wilson
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 Everett
The entire Nation has joined hands to make the dream of a Digital India into a reality. Youngsters are enthusiastic, industry is supportive and the government is proactive. India is yearning for a digital revolution.
Narendra Modi
I believe in a real, physical world. I figure if the world existed only in my mind, it would pay more attention to me.
Robert Breault
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in Reality be digging a pit.
Ernest Bramah
You may tell me that my hand and foot are only imaginary symbols of my existence. I could believe you, but you never, never can convince me that the I is not an eternal reality, and that the spiritual is not the true and real part of me.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
Douglas Adams
A spiritual teaching is a finger pointing toward Reality; it is not Reality itself. To be in a true and mature relationship with a spiritual teaching requires you to apply it, not simply believe in it.
Funny, when you finally faced reality, it was amazing how clearly you could see things.
Mary Higgins Clark
We want people to go to the movies. But the reality is that this is a digital world and we have to adapt to that reality.
Todd Wagner
Manage the dream: Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.
Warren G. Bennis
As for the usefulness of poetry, its uses are many. It is the deification of reality. It should make our days holy to us. The poet should speak to all men, for a moment, of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.
Edith Sitwell
May the dreams of your previous be the reality of your potential.
Harriet Morgan
I did ‘The Grey,’ and it was very intense and emotional because we’re in the wilderness, and it was always 30 degrees. You kind of lose your sense of reality in the fact that you’re filming a movie.
Frank Grillo
To change your reality, simply stop thinking like that.
Neale Donald Walsch
If you’re living with a scientist, you see the world differently than you do with a humanist. It’s in some ways very subtle, the differences in perceiving reality.
Joyce Carol Oates
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
Chief Joseph
The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
Garth Brooks
I have this phobia: I don’t like mirrors. And I don’t watch myself on television. If anything comes on, I make them shut it off, or I leave the room.
Pamela Anderson
This missile test reflects India’s mindset, … India’s desire to control the subcontinent will never become a reality.
Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
The more lucidly we think, the more we are cut off: the more deeply we enter into reality, the less we can think.
C. S. Lewis
Time to heal our women, be real to our women. And if we don’t, then we’ll have a race of babies, that hate the ladies that make the babies.
Tupac Shakur
Reality, like God and History, tends to direct people to wherever they want to go.
Pauline Kael
All individuals have moral deficiencies, and when introducing these to reality one not only strengthens himself but also the confidence of others in the human exigency for Christ due to a reflection throughout the body of Christ.
Criss Jami
It’s about love and loss, it struck me as a meaningful and compelling story, and the shifts in reality offered up strong visual possibilities.
Michael Almereyda
Television doesn’t make stars. It’s the written media, the press, that makes stars.
Chevy Chase
Rant Casey used to say, “No matter what happens, it’s always now…” Talk about cryptic. I think what Rant meant was, we live in the present moment of reality, and no matter what’s come before, no matter how much we loved a person or a dog, when it attacks us we’ll react to that moment of danger.
Chuck Palahniuk
Through the study of Zen you can learn to move from lower to higher states of mind at will. Higher states of mind offer you a much more accurate picture of reality.
Frederick Lenz
Psychedelics are actually a kind of miraculous reality that can stand the test of objective examination.
Terence McKenna
It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities – life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked.
Patrick Kavanagh
I’ve been looking at people and how they change with the times, and lately all I’ve been seeing are people throwing love away and losing their minds.
Michael Martin Murphey
Nature’s purpose in relation to the visual arts is to provide stimulus not imitation. From its ceaseless urge to create springs all Life – all movement and rhythm – time and light, color and mood – in short, all reality in Form and Thought.
Hans Hofmann
What is important to me in my work is the identity that is hidden behind so-called reality. I search for a bridge from the given present tot the invisible, rather as a famous cabalist once said, ‘If you wish to grasp the invisible, penetrate as deeply as possible into the visible’.
Max Beckmann
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron
Those in power always try to distort reality, to suit their needs and keep things safe.
Ken Loach
I’ve always believed that conservatism is the politics of reality, and that reality ultimately asserts itself in a reasonably free society, in behalf of the conservative position.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
I act for the reality, for the moment, and most of all I do it for the process.
Ted Shackelford
Across the sea of space lies an infinite emptiness. I can feel it, suffocating me. It is without meaning. But each life creates its own reality.
Daniel H. Wilson
Odd how often blood is shed to obtain freedom from those in power. Oppressors must be the most insecure people in the world.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science is part of the reality of living; it is the what, the how, and the why of everything in our experience.
Rachel Carson
When you are mad, mad like this, you don’t know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else’s reality, it’s still reality to you.
Marya Hornbacher
Success is when reality catches up to your imagination.
Simon Sinek
TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows.
Penn Jillette
While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality.
Dorothy E. Denning
Men reform a thing by removing the reality from it, and then do not know what to do with the unreality that is left.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Having the reality of God’s presence is not dependent on our being in a particular circumstance or place, but is only dependent on our determination to keep the Lord before us continually.
Oswald Chambers
Living is not thinking. Thought is formed and guided by objective reality outside us. Living is the constant adjustment of thought to life and life to thought in such a way that we are always growing, always experiencing new things in the old and old things in the new. Thus life is always new.
Thomas Merton
The miracle is that the universe created a part of itself, to study itself,
and that this part in studying itself finds the rest of the universe in its own natural inner realities.
John C. Lilly
It often looks like an actor’s had a big break out of nowhere, but in reality, they’ve been working their way up, little by little, for a while.
Ashley Madekwe
It’s nonsense to say that it’s not in the bill. The reality is that the bill they will have passed to the Senate will have this language in it.
David Keating
The reality is that I feel that fear is a very spiritual emotion.
Guillermo del Toro
Emotion did not play a part in truth, only reality did.
Terry Goodkind
The postmodernist critique of representation undermines the referential status of visual imagery, its claim to represent reality as it really is – either the appearance of things or some ideal order behind or beyond appearance.
Craig Owens
The reality is I’m not a ‘get knocked down and come back harder’ kind of guy.
Greg Giraldo
Power is the basic energy needed to initiate and sustain action or, to put it another way, the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it. Leadership is the wise use of this power: Transformative leadership.
Warren G. Bennis
Affluence means influence.
Jack London
What an ideology is is a conceptual framework with the way people deal with reality. Everyone has one. You have to, to exist you need an ideology. The question is whether it is accurate or not.
Alan Greenspan
It’s not an accident that both my sister and I are writers. Our parents created an accidental Petri dish. My family has great storytellers, and I grew up in a very funny, conversational house and didn’t have television. This small family farm was a bubble world that didn’t have much to do with reality.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Everything is Energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
Only psychos and shamans create their own reality
Terence McKenna
It is impossible to survive in a prolonged state of reality, at least for human beings. We spend a good part of our lives dreaming, especially when we’re awake.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
Jean Rostand
This city desert makes you feel so cold. It’s got so many people, but it’s got no soul.
Gerry Rafferty
Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn’t sign your name you’d have to pay cash.
Rita Mae Brown
Show is not substance; realities govern wise men.
William Penn
A liberated Internet will continue to be a reality in your life (and in the lives of your children) if rules like Net Neutrality are in place.
Justine Bateman
Craziness was considered funny, like all other things that were in reality frightening and profoundly shameful.
Margaret Atwood
This no longer a state of mind it’s a reality, this is the beginning of an opportunity that hasn’t presented itself in Collin County or any other county in the country.
Florence Shapiro
See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality.
Keith Haring
Traders focus almost entirely on where to enter a trade. In reality, the entry size is often more important than the entry price
Jack D. Schwager
Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.
Werner Heisenberg
It’s the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose.
Imelda Marcos
I’m definitely antiscientist because I feel that science represents a conspiracy to impose as the real and only universe, the universe of scientists themselves – they’re reality-addicts, they’ve got to have things so real so they can get their hands on it.
William S. Burroughs
While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.
Odilon Redon
… if fiction does not show us a better life than reality, what is the good of it?
Amelia Barr
In the midnight of a soul’s unsleeping, hear the waterfall of women weeping. Hear the distant noise of traffic stalling, hear the prostituted children calling.
Pete Townshend
Reality isn’t the way you wish things to be nor the way they appear to be but the way they actually are.
Robert Ringer
The strength of the script, for me, was that you’re really left, right till the end, to know what’s happening. This seemingly perfect, happy, kooky real relationship slowly turns into something horrifying, but you get there through a filter of reality with all of it.
Harry Treadaway
While researching my first book, I discovered so many fascinating tidbits that I wanted to share them with readers to remind them that while the book was fiction, the situations were based on historical realities – some of which were pretty hard to believe.
Julie Klassen
We have to confront the reality of our world, and make the hard decisions about which way we want to move forward.
Edward Snowden
We do have to treat people the way Americans always treat people, with the highest level of compassion and care. But they will have to be returned, because that is the law. If you ignore that, if you don’t apply that – as heartbreaking as it may be – you are basically telling another 80,000 people to try to come.
Marco Rubio
There is still another inconvenieney in conquests made by democracies; their government is ever odious to the conquered states. It is apparently monarchical, but in reality it is more oppressive than monarchy, as the experience of all ages and countries evinces.
Baron de Montesquieu
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.
Robert Lanza
As, however, the port in reality lies in thirty-two degrees thirty-four minutes, according to the observations that have been made, they went much beyond it, thus making the voyage much longer than was necessary.
Junipero Serra
The leading edge of reality is mind, and mind is the primary substratum of being.
Terence McKenna
I don’t think people should confuse fantasy and reality because no one is perfect – we all know that.
Erin Heatherton
Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
Aleister Crowley
Mathematicians need proofs to keep them honest. All technical areas of human activity need reality checks. It is not enough to believe that something works, that it is a good way to proceed, or even that it is true. We need to know why it’s true. Otherwise, we won’t know anything at all.
Ian Stewart
Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.
Audre Lorde
As I see it, we are all connected and share a stake in our collective future. We are all part of a greater picture. I greatly encourage businesswomen everywhere in the world to take personal responsibility, stay connected to their own intuition and unique potential, work hard, deal with reality, but don’t give up.
Shari Arison
The high ideals and promises you once dressed the future in are dancing in the embers with the wind.
Jackson Browne
Nowadays, you can be yourself. You don’t have to put on faГ§ade. You can be who you are and still be just as successful as the ones who put on the fake faГ§ade. You know, it’s like reality is just as important as fiction.
Ice Cube
I get so used to saying what I think people want to hear, I forget they might just want the truth sometimes.
Matt Malloy
There is an automatic assumption that negative is realistic and positive is unrealistic.
Susan Jeffers
When you have examined all the illusions of life and know that there isn’t any reality, but you nevertheless go on, then you are a mature human being. You accept the idea that it is all mask and illusion and that people are in disguise. You see the crumbl
Marguerite Young
The art of living is the art of bringing dreams and reality together.
Tom Hodgkinson
New Jack City’ and ‘Boyz ‘N the Hood’ are realities, but movies like ‘Strictly Business’ are realities, too.
Tommy Davidson
A common misconception is that the costs of health care are cheaper in rural America, when in fact the reality is that they are more expensive and more difficult to access.
Blanche Lincoln
I guess I’m interested in the behind-the-surface feelings of the human condition, in my own way. I was always struck by the gap – at least in the books I was reading – between what people tell stories about and what I actually feel. I started thinking about a gap between fantasy and reality.
Signe Baumane
… the image of feeling created by artists, in every kind of art — plastic, musical, poetic, balletic — serves to hold the reality itself for our labile and volatile memory, as a touchstone to test the scope of our intellectual constructions.
Susanne Katherina Langer
As for reality, I don’t even have any interest in that word.
Kay Ryan
I’m not a reality-TV kind of guy. But it’s almost like we’re living in a reality show. Every day in this country, everybody keeps worrying about the deterioration of America, and it’s like a big reality show.
Clint Eastwood
You go though a period of immense pain when reality meets the dream.
Charlotte Rampling
Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.
Shunryu Suzuki
Speculation is the romance of trade, and casts contempt upon on all its sober realities. It renders the stock-jobber a magician, and the exchange a region of enchantment.
Washington Irving
Economists are people who wonder if what works in reality can also work in theory.
Ronald Reagan
Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
Ralph Marston
There are people who have lost every trace of human kindness.
Billy Joel
The best work of literature to represent the American Dream is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It shows us how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and that if you don’t compromise, you may suffer.
Azar Nafisi
An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.
Scott Belsky
Dreams can be of value even if you don’t have an opportunity to turn them into reality.
Henning Mankell
Today is built on tragedies, which no one wants to face, nightmares to humanities and morally disgraced. Tonight is filled with rage, violence in the air, children bred with ruthlessness because no one at home cares.
Tupac Shakur
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.
Jack Dorsey
Regardless of what we think we know and should happen the reality is that a lot of stock action is random. Therefore, money management is crucial if you want to be successful as a trader. To me, it`s the cornerstone of both making a living at trading and building wealth.
Jeff Cooper
The truth is never pretty.
Gerard Butler
Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Les Brown
I love sports because it takes me away from reality, and I tell people, ‘No matter how bad your life is, if you are having problems at home, you are having problems at work, that’s the beauty of sports.’
Charles Barkley
Gotta be more than grabbing nines to buck tin in, gotta be more than just to lust women, gotta be more than platinum Rolexes.
Puff Daddy
Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.
Amit Ray
It’s my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers do not quit.
Napoleon Hill
The ambition of the spiritual traveller never wants to stop with what it has been shown save that the voices of reality call to him, “what you seek is ahead of you.
Ibn Ata Allah
In reality, infinity is merely the distance to the heart of a stranger. Eternity is the moment of cognition.
Yehudi Menuhin
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Thomas Hardy
First, believe in your ability to create the future. That’s what leaders do-that is our job. Understand reality but never be imprisoned by it. Reality is a moment in time. The future has not yet been written-it is written by leaders.
Mark Millar
Instead of just recording reality, photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us, thereby changing the very idea of reality and of realism.
Susan Sontag
There’s no doubt that we have, as we always do in the nation, reacted to the reality of 911 here in the country as an aviation incident. There are other vulnerabilities to be dealt with.
James M. Loy
Imagination is so much harder to face than reality.
Mabel Seeley
Chase used to say, ‘When you’re looking at your canvas and worrying about it, try to think of your canvas as the reality and the model as the painted thing.’
Charles Webster Hawthorne
A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it’s far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality.
Wes Bentley
The first job of a leader is to define a vision for the organization…the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
George Orwell
As the week’s events on reality television demonstrate, there is an ugly underbelly in society only too ready to point the finger at the foreigner, or those who might not fit in. [on celeb big brother
John Sentamu
The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.
The free world has need that its foreign policies should fairly measure the realities of the world in which we live. There are certain principles to which we hold: the sanctity of treaties, good faith between nations, the interdependence of peoples from which no country, however powerful, can altogether escape.
Anthony Eden
I was only photographing in words the reality of it all.
Charles Bukowski
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
Alan Alda
What’s real? What’s not? That’s what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality.
Andy Kaufman
I can predict with some sense of certainty how life will feel in a month. I can with the same logic remember with the same element of reality or truth what life was like a month ago. All perspectives on the past are entirely relative.
Dan Mangan
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sentimentality is a basking in feelings that in reality you don’t take seriously enough to make the slightest sacrifice to or ever translate into action.
Hermann Hesse
I believe strongly that most people in this country U.S. don’t want a totalitarian state…And when conservatives say, “Get the government out of my backyard,” the reality is, you can’t say that and put somebody in the White House who’s gonna be in your business.
Whoopi Goldberg
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
Rainer Maria Rilke
But some of these theories are so bold that they can clash with reality: they are the testable theories of science. And when they clash, then we know that there is a reality; something that can inform us that our ideas are mistaken.
Karl Popper
Lord, help me to appreciate this woman/man without elevating her/him above you in my heart. Help me to remember that nobody can ever take your place in my life. You are my strength, my hope, my joy, and my ultimate reward. Bring me back to reality, God. Give me an undivided heart.
Joshua Harris
I like architectural shapes. You can’t put any shape on any body, except on the runway. In reality, it has to look and feel flattering.
Bibhu Mohapatra
I think hard times are coming. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries, the realists of a larger reality.
Ursula K. Le Guin
If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it.
Malcolm Forbes
…[E]very person perceives the world differently. So essentially, there are six billion human versions of reality on this planet, each perceiving its own truth.
Bruce H. Lipton
When I come upon a man who has a gleaming, empty, clear desktop, I am dealing with a fellow who is so far removed from the realities of his business that someone else is running it for him.
Harold Geneen
Mack was getting frustrated. He spoke louder, ‘But, don’t I have a right to…’ To complete a sentence without being interrupted? Not in reality. But as long as you think you do, you will surely get ticked off when someone cuts you off, even if it is God.
William P. Young
It’s like there’s this knowledge hanging in the air that one person has more power than the other, and we’re supposed to pretend everything is nice and normal and equal, but in reality, luck or chance has showered benefits on one person that the other person couldn’t dream of.
Sara Benincasa
So frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time.
Thomas S. Monson
The Oriental thinks everything in the sense-perceptible world is ‘maya’; everything perceived by our senses and all thinking connected with sense perceptions is ‘maya,’ the great illusion. The only reality is the reality of the soul. What a human being achieves in his or her soul is reality.
Rudolf Steiner
All realities, all dimensions are open to me!
The realization of Truth and Reality can never be created by the mind … it always comes as a gift of grace. Inquiry clears away misperceptions and illusions, making one available to the movements of grace.
The reality is that our independent judiciary is the most respected branch of our government and the envy of the world.
Ted Olson
I must admit that many humans have a strong need to perceive life as in some sense benign and potentially happy. It is also evident that this need cannot be met if we do not experience a salvific change in consciousness, which allows us to perceive a greater, happier reality beyond the world of matter and sense.
Stephan A. Hoeller
I learned a great deal doing Brooklyn Bridge. I was able to take a giant step into the terrible reality that was then. We saw the cattle cars that took folks away. Just knowing it was real, it would be impossible not to feel.
Marion Ross
Reality TV is anything but.
James Dyson
Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
Bill Griffith
To create reality, focus beyond the outcome, as if it has already happened.
Gregg Braden
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
David Hume
I set my life since then attempting to figure out how to do that, basically how to have a sort of public discourse in which anything and everything are open to conversation and in which the thought experiment is a means by which to posit all manner of different realities, potential futures.
Jonathon Keats
Once we understand that what happens beyond our control may be just what we need, we see that acceptance of reality can be our way of participating in our own evolution.
David Richo
These patients have turned away from outer reality; it is for this reason that they are more aware than we of inner reality and can reveal to us things which without them would remain impenetrable.
Sigmund Freud
I believe that reality TV should be called ‘not reality’ TV; it’s fiction.
Hill Harper
The present age … prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence … for in these days illusion only is sacred, truth profane.
Ludwig Feuerbach
Opinionum enim commenta delet dies; naturæ judicia confirmat.
Time destroys the groundless conceits of men; it confirms decisions founded on reality.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
My black hero is and always will be Martin Luther King, not just because of the strength of his oratory but because his vision was very much the reality that I’d come to take for granted.
David Harewood
The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation.
Phillip E. Johnson
Art must take reality by surprise. It takes those moments which are for us merely a moment, plus a moment, plus another moment, and arbitrarily transforms them into a special series of moments held together by a major emotion.
Francoise Sagan
It’s horrible. We had an eight-game win streak going. We were all high and happy and everything is good. It’s kind of a reality check. We have to get back and start working again. … We just didn’t bring it tonight.
Jared Jordan
Any refusal to recognize reality, for any reason whatever, has disastrous consequences. There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think. Don’t ignore your own desires…. Don’t sacrifice them. Examine their cause. There is a limit to how much you should have to bear.
Ayn Rand
That is what I was more drawn to – creating stories while changing and altering reality.
Roger Ross Williams
At this point, realism is perhaps the least adequate means of understanding or portraying the incredible realities of our existence.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The most courageous thing we will ever do is to bear humbly the mystery of our own reality.
Richard Rohr
Part of being a psychopath is an ability to dissociate from one reality and create another one, completely.
Zachary Quinto
Free women and men everywhere must wage an incessant campaign so that these human values become a generally recognized and practised reality. We must regretfully admit that in various parts of the world this is not yet the case. Without those values and human rights the real peace of which we dream is jeopardized.
Menachem Begin
It’s great fun to memorize somebody’s biography, and then liberally play with the real facts of their life and go a step beyond reality.
Andy Daly
They all sort of get mixed up in my head, to be quite honest. They’re all dealing with similar things. It’s about how you deal with reality, by ignoring it sometimes, reinventing it other times, and that’s how you get through it.
Terry Gilliam
Like Musa you too will be saved from the Sea. Just look through it and see Him. Then the illusion will crumble and you’ll be left with the only Reality: Him.
Yasmin Mogahed
When all hope is lost, pig-headed refusal to acknowledge reality will always save the day.
Andy Ihnatko
Spiritual intelligence is the capacity to conduct our life in such a way that it reflects deep philosophical and metaphysical understanding of reality and of ourselves discovered through personal experience during systematic spiritual pursuit.
Stanislav Grof
In dreams you don’t need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don’t exist. So in dreams there are hardly ever collisions. Even if there are, they don’t hurt. Reality is different. Reality bites. Reality, reality.
Haruki Murakami
You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.
Stefan Molyneux
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.
Nhat Hanh
A man’s character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Henry Ward Beecher
Really, I protest-what is left for the satirical mind to invent when reality so surpasses it?
Jude Morgan
You will never see the preciousness of a Savior, if you do not see the reality of your sin.
Kevin DeYoung
Men and women fall in love abandoning reality in favour of the dream
Jeremy Griffith
What is this enigmatic impulse that does not allow one to settle down in the achieved, the finished? I think it is a quest for reality.
Czeslaw Milosz
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
Sigmund Freud
Care like hell! Sit around the bars and drink, and pose, and pretend, all you want to, but in reality, deep down underneath, care like hell.
Lincoln Steffens
Usually, if I’m yelling at the TV, I’m in a bar. If I’m by myself, and it’s not a game, I often find myself scolding reality stars that can’t hear me through the television set.
Ben Feldman
The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
Sylvia Plath
Unlike statements of fact, which require no further work on our part, lies must be continually protected from collisions with reality.
Sam Harris
An Apostle is a missionary, bearing testimony of the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ in all the world.
David A. Bednar
Language casts sheaves of reality upon the social body, stamping it and violently shaping it.
Monique Wittig
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.
Flannery O’Connor
I sought in political reporting what Galsworthy in another context had called “the significant trifle” – the bit of dialogue, the overlooked fact, the buried observation which illuminated the realities of the situation.
I. F. Stone
The rise of the Net and the Web represents a victory for the counterculture and the subculture. The next generation, raised on the Net as their primary medium, won’t even know what consensus reality is.
R. U. Sirius
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
We’re not really indigenous to this world, this world being a temporal plane of reality.
Frederick Lenz
Your thoughts, vividly imagined and repeated, charged with emotion, become your reality.
Brian Tracy
Can’t a rapper insist, like other artists, on a fictional reality, in which he is somehow still on the corner, despite occupying the penthouse suite?
Zadie Smith
I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.
Gottfried Leibniz
You must maintain unwavering faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, AND at the same time, have the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.
James C. Collins
Years of cultural programming have taught us to love some animals while eating others, when in all reality, all animals are sentient beings with the capacity to feel, both physically and emotionally. Every day, I have the choice to live a life of compassion that not only saves animals but helps the environment.
Kat Von D
In reality, I never want to grow up.
Michael Jordan
The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.
Walter Benjamin
The growth of property and the desire for its transmission to children was, in reality, the moving power which brought in monogamy to insure legitimate heirs, and to limit their number to the actual progeny of the married pair.
Lewis Henry Morgan
Between the approximation of the idea and the precision of reality there was a small gap of the unimaginable, and it was this hiatus that gave him no rest.
Milan Kundera
Where other people live in an artificial world, I feel I live in the real world. And nothing beats reality.
Sixto Rodriguez
We must wake up to the insane reality of our time. We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.
Thor Heyerdahl
Reality is irrelevant; Perception is everything.
Terry Goodkind
Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.
Murasaki Shikibu
Europe needs a clear and more collective and cohesive policy on security and energy supply. Today the issue of security of energy supply is only really considered at a national member-state level, but in reality we need a much greater European-wide approach on this issue.
Andris Piebalgs
Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be.
Sigmund Freud
We were, the two of us, still fragmentary beings, just beginning to sense the presence of an unexpected, to be-aquired reality that would fill us and make us whole.
Haruki Murakami
Only when we live, walk, behave, and have our being altogether in our spirit, not in our natural man, are we in the kingdom of God and, in reality, are the kingdom of God.
Witness Lee
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Ralph Marston
Reality is what one makes it. And the more negative reality one nurtures and creates, the more of it one has.
Benjamin Hoff
NAFTA recognizes the reality of today’s economy – globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.
John F. Kerry
However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight.
Lin Yutang
Development is a fundamental part of our national security. It is extreme poverty – the realities of access to water and food – which creates the long-term drivers of our insecurity. Most wars are fought over scarce resources, and that is going to accelerate in the future.
Rajiv Shah
Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
Stephen Colbert
They’re trying to make fuel cells a reality. They want to bring the hydrogen economy to the United States.
Thomas Davis
Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life.
Soren Kierkegaard
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it.
Oscar Hammerstein II
… there are not two realities, but only one reality, and that is the reality of God, which has become manifest in the Christ event/redemption and creation.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is the bane and the balm of individual perception that ‘objective’ reality is seen through the filter of each person’s temperament.
Leonard Shlain
As a child, reality is whatever one makes of it.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Practically speaking, there are for each one of us two supreme realities — God and the soul. The heavens and the earth will pass away. But the soul will still remain, face to face with God.
Henry Parry Liddon
In meditation and/or intense life interfaces, our personal view is often superseded by Self’s, causing our apparent reality and all of it’s limitations to disappear.
James R. Swartz
Reality has always had too many heads.
Bob Dylan
The reality of one night, let alone that of a whole lifetime, can never be the whole truth.
Nicole Kidman
Trump sees the world in terms of a zero-sum game. In reality, globalisation, if well managed, is a positive-sum force: America gains if its friends and allies – whether Australia, the E.U., or Mexico – are stronger. But Trump’s approach threatens to turn it into a negative-sum game: America will lose, too.
Joseph Stiglitz
…that is our calling: to show that there is a reality in personal relationship, and not just words about it.
Francis Schaeffer
The reality of things going on around me is more interesting than the fantasies of the world I work in.
Dennis Hopper
The Orgasmic Death Gimmick is rather complicated. It could be called the whole birth-death cycle of action, persuading people that birth and death are realities.
William S. Burroughs
But the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.
Albert Einstein
We must set aside our wishes and give heed to reality. Nobody can accept the truth while hiding from it. When a decision matters, we have to stare at the truth unflinchingly. Only then can we find peace in our choices.
Brandon Mull
It looks like we will have a bi-polar reality.
Hanan Ashrawi