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 and ethical reality of abortion, we must also console the millions of Americans who carry the heavy burden of an enormous sin.
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.
We aren’t going to have peace on Earth until we recognize the basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.
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.
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.
Not to mention, weвЂ™re using you for bait. (Syn) Are you that drunk? (Nykyrian) What? I wasnвЂ™t supposed to tell her that? (Syn) IвЂ™m bait? (Kiara) No, youвЂ™re not bait. Ignore the alcoholic whose view of reality is distorted by his brain-damaged hallucinations. (Nykyrian)
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.
Perception is a prism, and reality is like shot silk – depends where the light hits.
Reality is a concept that depends largely upon where you point your face.
Faith is the only thing that will ever close the gap between our theology and our reality.
At some point, a false belief collides with physical reality.
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.
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.
For the first time ever, we have confronted in reality the sinister power of uncontrolled nuclear energy.
In reality, there are no enemies; we’re all souls in growth, waking up
None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
You create your reality with your intentions.
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.
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.
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.
I jokingly call this convergence of games into reality the “Gamepocalypse”: the moment when every moment of life is actually a game.
We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.
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.
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.
The reality of my life cannot die for I am indestructible consciousness.
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.
Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.
I’m just tired and bored with myself.
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.
The reality, sitting ten thousand miles away, is that we remain the country that inspires. We remain that shining city on a hill.
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.
It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.
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.
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.
Reality TV has totally destroyed soap operas. They’re gone. They used to be the biggest thing in the world – they’re gone.
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.
Above all we have to go beyond words and images and concepts. No imaginative vision or conceptual framework is adequate to the great reality.
People have different impressions of themselves, and where reality lies is somewhere in between.
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.
There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a harsh reality – nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast.
You’re guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that’s the way that it is in this world.
We don’t live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality.
If you don’t have dreams, how do you maneuver reality? Where do you get the ideas to change reality if not from dreams?
The historian amputates reality.
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.
It’s easier to deny the reality of the problem altogether than acknowledge that it is real.
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!
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.
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.
Cyberspace is an accident of the real. Virtual reality is the accident of reality itself.
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.
Goodness, generosity, or love does not come into being save through the search for reality.
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.
Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.
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.
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.
You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.
Every mental pursuit takes its reality and worth from the ardour of the pursuer.
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.
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.
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.
I like live audiences, with real people – virtual reality is no substitute.
Being in the ring became my reality, and, in my reality, I’d think I was someone special.
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.
Words don’t come easily, like forgive me.
We see this as a test of their ability to face reality.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.
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.
If you’ve never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Religion is an attempt, a noble attempt, to suggest in human terms more-than-human realities.
One win, and you’re on top of the world. Lose in the first round of the next tournament: you’re back to reality.
DonвЂ™t be disheartened when you didnвЂ™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.
A fairytale is when you marry a frog and it turns out to be a princess. Reality is vice versa.
What is life without incompatible realities?
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.
I’ve always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it.
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.
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.
Why is it that you can sometimes feel the reality of people more keenly through a letter than face to face?
Hope remains the highest reality, the age-old power.
We do not have it out there as a distant dream. This could actually be reality.
The most common occupation for women in G rated films is royalty – which is a great gig, if you can get it.
The mind is the reality. You are what you think.
To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.
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.
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.
He who would confine his thought to present time will not understand present reality.
Maybe entertainment is not supposed to be reality.
I’ve had to adjust to karaoke as a modern reality that obscures our hunt for what we’re truly after.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it.
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.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.
Ironing is a great diversion from the reality you dont want to face.
The reality is that in much of industrialized societies, we are completely addicted to comfort. We are a society of addicts.
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.
What is necessary when we want to face reality? Stillness.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that вЂdo what makes you happyвЂ™ thing in check.
Nothing gets done (in Congress) unless it’s bipartisan. And the reason that matters is that it’s a function of reality.
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.
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.
Where the poison wind blows a deadly plague spreading negativity, viciously unto every city.
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.
Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.
Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.
In an age in which the classic words of the SurrealistsвЂ”В ‘As beautiful as the unexpected meeting, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella’вЂ”can become reality and perfectly achievable with an atom bomb, so too has there been a surge of interest in biomechanoids
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.
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.
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.
When you translate a dream into reality, it’s never a full implementation. It is easier to dream than to do.
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.
This doesn’t seem like one of those ‘truth will set you free’ situations.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
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.
One may even suspect that there is more to reality than measurements will ever reveal.
Scary Movie’ is very broad, and the reality is extreme.
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.
Some people think reality must be constantly depressing, but I think reality is something you rise above.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
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.
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.
Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
The ugly reality is that peer pressure reaches its greatest intensity at just the age when kids tend to be most insensitive and cruel.
Comedy springs from the ludicrous; but the ludicrous is stuck in the muck of reality, resolutely hostile to what is impossible.
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.
The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair.
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.
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.
He reached for his pocket, and found there, only reality
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The technologies of virtual reality are attempting to make us see from beneath, from inside, from behind… as if we were God.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Astonishment is the proper response to reality.
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.
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.
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.
It breaks my heart to find myself within the cesspool of reality TV shows.
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.
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.
Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination.
The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things.
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.
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)
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.
Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reality is what you can get away with.
All that can be said with truth of this Absolute and Supreme Reality is that IT IS. This must suffice.
Most mistakes in philosophy and logic occur because the human mind is apt to take the symbol for the reality.
Reality lies in the greatest enchantment you have ever experienced.
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.
We’re the new power, come to replace the old. Cameras in the head, children with microchips, spin doctors rewriting reality as it happens.
Science is a kind of glorified tailoring enterprise, a method for taking measurements that describe something ? reality ? that may not be understood at all.
The Real [is] the sole foundation of the Ideal.
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.
As artists we are here to make you uncomfortable with the complexity of your reality.
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.
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.
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.
It is a reality. People are being victimized or are being targeted to be victims each and every day.
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.
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.
Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit oneвЂ™s emotions.
Every religion, every philosophy, every individual outlook on life tells a story of reality.
Only music has the ability to take you to the edge of reality and allow you to peek in for a moment.
Sleep is for those people who are broke. I don’t sleep. I’ve got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality.
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.
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.
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality.
Faith is a very clever concept. We invented God from our imagination and we use faith to justify His absence from reality.
[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.
To me absurdity is the only reality
We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.
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
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
The soul is a terrible reality. It can be bought and sold and bartered away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.
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 вЂ” and it does show up in my books вЂ” that this is all just a stage.
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.
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.
Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.
itвЂ™s as if the universe has a sense of humor, since at a deep level itвЂ™s impossible not to lead a spiritual lifeвЂ¦ 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.
And it (the left brain) has a massive role within this reality, yes. It is basically the point where infinite consciousness joins this reality. ItвЂ™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.
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.
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.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
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.
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.
Your thinking creates your reality.
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
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.
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.
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.
In my heart I know the truth, but my mind cannot accept the reality of what this all means.
But once you get down to reality, there’s no one to play her and there’s no movie. It would be ridiculous.
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.
A suffering world cries for mercy, as far as the eye can see. Lawyers around every bend in the road, lawyers in every tree.
Of course, any simplification runs the risk of mutilating reality; but it helps us establish perspectives.
The most effective people are those who can “hold” their vision while remaining committed to seeing current reality clearly
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.
Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.
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.
I think video is very useful, but it’s very useful when you want a certain reality.
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.
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.
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.
If people can construct a simple and coherent story, they will feel confident regardless of how well grounded it is in reality.
When you stop inventing reality then you see things as they really are.
Everything you can imagine is real.
The difference between a GOP convention and Comic-Con is that the people at Comic-Con have a much firmer grasp of reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m a big proponent of having a mental health component go along with whatever the physical realities are.
Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality.
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.
It’s hard to do a reality show when there’s so much crying and drama.
Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail?
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.
Perception precedes reality.
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.
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.
Our external physical reality is a mathematical structure.
Reality is bad enough. Why should I tell the truth?
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.
…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.
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, IвЂ™m still holding up a mirror.
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.
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.
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.
On the surface, humans appear to hate conflict, but in reality, they seek it.
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.
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!
I don’t know what reality television does, but it breaks up relationships.
IвЂ™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, IвЂ™m starting to have doubts. Can a dream even exist in reality? Or does it turn to stone the second it leaves your mind?
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.
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.
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.
Somehow, talking to young students brings you back to reality – it should, anyway.
Everything that I’ve ever done is not really based on reality, it’s the caricature of reality, which is what’s really exciting.
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.
The more distant and distinct the relationship between two realities that are brought together, the more powerful the image.
Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.
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.
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.
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.
There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
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.
It’s a mean old world, but its up to us to make it heaven, here and now.
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.
History shows that there are no invincible armies.
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.
I don’t want to do animation to mimic reality. I want to push reality.
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.
Reality is always kinder than your thinking.
Science is the poetry of reality.
When you imagine the reality of the fulfilled desire and feel the thrill of accomplishment, your subconscious brings about the realisation of desire.
That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?
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 .
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.
Miracle is a misunderstood reality.
Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that.
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.
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
Humankind can’t stand too much reality.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
Accept that you are that – you are the matchless, eternal reality. That’s true seeing, true humility.
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.
I do have 14 tattoos, but I also do come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat.
Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise’s economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay.
The only reality is God. There cannot be another and God is love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
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.
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.
Your worldview has to have the same shape that reality does.
Stop trying to change reality by attempting to eliminate complexity.
An idea on paper to a reality in large part.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
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.
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.
You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything.
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.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
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.
It’s just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don’t have any meaning
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
IвЂ™m infinitely more involved in the reality of the characters and their situation than I am in everyday life.
We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don’t above half mean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
America is running a fever, but there are no emergency rooms.
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.
As artists, the pleasure is to really have your work resonate and mean something. Art takes its inspiration from reality.
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.
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.
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.
You spend very little time in the present moment. Reality exists only in the present moment. Therefore you spend very little time in reality.
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.
It is not so bad being ignorant if you are totally ignorant; the hard thing is knowing in some detail the reality of ignorance.
In reality opposites are one; art shows this.
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.
The most marvelous experience of life is to transform life according to reality, not imagination.
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.
Imagination, realm of enchantment!- which the most beneficent of beings bestowed upon man to console him for reality- I must quit you now.
What we call ideology is precisely the confusion of linguistic with natural reality, of reference with phenomenalism
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.
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.
I shoot reality-based movies, and in actual locations, shooting them with a star is next to impossible.
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?
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.
Take a look at my family, a different father every weekend.
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.
You cannot seek for the ideal outside the realm of reality.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Integral reality is the worldвЂ™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.
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.
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.
Science is a contemplative possession of reality through exclusion of all illusion, error and ignorance.
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.
Reality is for people who can’t face drugs.
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.
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.
The subject and the reality of having children came at the height of my career.
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.
Narrating incredible things as though they were real old system; narrating realities as though they were incredible the new.
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.
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.
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.
Let the will embrace the highest ideals freely and with infinite strength, but let action first take hold of what lies closest.
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.
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.
America is concerned more with the possibility of moon folks than the reality of hungry poor folks.
Sometimes I think Texas exists as a reality check for those who might wander too far toward the precious.
Sometimes I wanted to believe something so badly, I deliberately manufactured excuses and ignored painful reality.
The reality is that players can’t play forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For me, I always have to establish a reality for the character. In very actor-y terms, you just have to understand his reality.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It’s closer to our dreams.
The realist sees reality as concrete. The optimist sees reality as clay.
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.
Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live.
I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal.
Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that’s a hard lesson of reality.
I know a way to stay friends forever, There’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
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.
All creative work has its greatest reality while it is still in a man’s mind, before he begins to execute it.
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.
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.
Strategies are great, business models are great, but the reality is your music has to mean something to people.
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.
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.
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
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!”
All I ever wanted, all I ever needed was a father.
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.
The closest I’ve come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Senate floor.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
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
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.
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.
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.
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for those realities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like an audience entertained by a magician, we allow ourselves to be deceived by those with a stake in persuading us to ignore reality.
Recognize reality even when you don’t like it-especially when you don’t like it.
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.
Reality has become so intolerable, she said, so bleak, that all I can paint now are the colors of my dreams.
And so artistic creation is the metamorphosis of the external physical aspects of a thing into a self-sustaining spiritual reality .
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.
This life is only the anteroom of a greater reality to come.
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.
Feeling a little small? Well, in the context of the cosmos, we are small.
I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.
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.
You create your own reality.
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.
itself in the enjoyment of the reality.
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.
People create the reality they need in order to discover themselves
The design of a book is the pattern of a reality controlled and shaped by the mind of a writer.
I am two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality.
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.
I wasnвЂ™t meant for reality, but life came and found me.
I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.
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.
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
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.
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.
Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we’re attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.
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.
No longer are there immutable standards by which to judge ourselves. Image has overtaken reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience suggests it doesn’t matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.
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.
Washington, DC is 12 square miles bordered by reality.
It’s numbers like these that both bubble-theorists and market cheerleaders can pounce on to make their points. Reality is more mundane.
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.
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.
My reality is never going to be stick-skinny.
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.
The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you.
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.
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.
I am particularly interested in the way that the everyday realities of the world around us change these relations.
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.
Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call вЂњrealityвЂќ. 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?
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.
We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull.
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.
People are recognizing that I am an entrepreneur and do more than be on a reality TV show.
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.
Reality television is less honest than YouTube. YouTube is the real reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reality is such a pain. Those of us who were fed up with that kind of reality decided to remake it. WeвЂ™d set up a partition, separate whatвЂ™s important to us from what was trash, put only the things we loved on our side, and got rid of the rest.
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.
Values unrelated to modern reality are not just electorally hopeless, the values themselves become devalued. They have no purchase on the real world.
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
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
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.
I slept for four years. I didn’t study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.
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.
You really can change. Your reality is based on the way you think.
There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream.
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.
Selfless giving presupposes something – that there is a lumunious reality.
Where there is no difference, there is only indifference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
If reality had a stage door I’d hang around there to see what comes out after the show.
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.
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.
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.
I believe in a real, physical world. I figure if the world existed only in my mind, it would pay more attention to me.
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in Reality be digging a pit.
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.
The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
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.
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.
Manage the dream: Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.
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.
May the dreams of your previous be the reality of your potential.
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.
To change your reality, simply stop thinking like that.
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.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
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.
This missile test reflects India’s mindset, … India’s desire to control the subcontinent will never become a reality.
The more lucidly we think, the more we are cut off: the more deeply we enter into reality, the less we can think.
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.
Reality, like God and History, tends to direct people to wherever they want to go.
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.
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.
Television doesn’t make stars. It’s the written media, the press, that makes stars.
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.
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.
Psychedelics are actually a kind of miraculous reality that can stand the test of objective examination.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Those in power always try to distort reality, to suit their needs and keep things safe.
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.
I act for the reality, for the moment, and most of all I do it for the process.
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.
Odd how often blood is shed to obtain freedom from those in power. Oppressors must be the most insecure people in the world.
Science is part of the reality of living; it is the what, the how, and the why of everything in our experience.
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.
Success is when reality catches up to your imagination.
TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows.
While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality.
Men reform a thing by removing the reality from it, and then do not know what to do with the unreality that is left.
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.
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.
The miracle is that the universe created a part of itself, to study itself,вЂЁand that this part in studying itself finds the rest of the universe in its own natural inner realities.
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.
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.
The reality is that I feel that fear is a very spiritual emotion.
Emotion did not play a part in truth, only reality did.
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.
The reality is I’m not a ‘get knocked down and come back harder’ kind of guy.
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.
Affluence means influence.
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.
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.
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
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.
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
This city desert makes you feel so cold. It’s got so many people, but it’s got no soul.
Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn’t sign your name you’d have to pay cash.
Show is not substance; realities govern wise men.
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.
Craziness was considered funny, like all other things that were in reality frightening and profoundly shameful.
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.
See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality.
Traders focus almost entirely on where to enter a trade. In reality, the entry size is often more important than the entry price
Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.
It’s the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose.
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.
While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.
… if fiction does not show us a better life than reality, what is the good of it?
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.
Reality isn’t the way you wish things to be nor the way they appear to be but the way they actually are.
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.
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.
We have to confront the reality of our world, and make the hard decisions about which way we want to move forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The leading edge of reality is mind, and mind is the primary substratum of being.
I don’t think people should confuse fantasy and reality because no one is perfect – we all know that.
Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
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.
Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.
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.
The high ideals and promises you once dressed the future in are dancing in the embers with the wind.
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.
I get so used to saying what I think people want to hear, I forget they might just want the truth sometimes.
There is an automatic assumption that negative is realistic and positive is unrealistic.
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
The art of living is the art of bringing dreams and reality together.
New Jack City’ and ‘Boyz ‘N the Hood’ are realities, but movies like ‘Strictly Business’ are realities, too.
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.
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.
… 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.
As for reality, I don’t even have any interest in that word.
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.
You go though a period of immense pain when reality meets the dream.
Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.
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.
Economists are people who wonder if what works in reality can also work in theory.
Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
There are people who have lost every trace of human kindness.
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.
An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.
Dreams can be of value even if you donвЂ™t have an opportunity to turn them into reality.
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.
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.
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.
The truth is never pretty.
Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
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.’
Gotta be more than grabbing nines to buck tin in, gotta be more than just to lust women, gotta be more than platinum Rolexes.
Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.
It’s my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind.
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.
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.
In reality, infinity is merely the distance to the heart of a stranger. Eternity is the moment of cognition.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
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.
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.
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.
Imagination is so much harder to face than reality.
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.’
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.
The first job of a leader is to define a vision for the organization…the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
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
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.
I was only photographing in words the reality of it all.
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.
What’s real? What’s not? That’s what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think hard times are coming. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries, the realists of a larger reality.
If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it.
…[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.
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.
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.
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.
So frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reality TV is anything but.
Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
To create reality, focus beyond the outcome, as if it has already happened.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that reality TV should be called ‘not reality’ TV; it’s fiction.
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.
Opinionum enim commenta delet dies; naturГ¦ judicia confirmat.
Time destroys the groundless conceits of men; it confirms decisions founded on reality.
Time destroys the groundless conceits of men; it confirms decisions founded on reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That is what I was more drawn to – creating stories while changing and altering reality.
At this point, realism is perhaps the least adequate means of understanding or portraying the incredible realities of our existence.
The most courageous thing we will ever do is to bear humbly the mystery of our own reality.
Part of being a psychopath is an ability to dissociate from one reality and create another one, completely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When all hope is lost, pig-headed refusal to acknowledge reality will always save the day.
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.
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.
You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.
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.
Really, I protest-what is left for the satirical mind to invent when reality so surpasses it?
You will never see the preciousness of a Savior, if you do not see the reality of your sin.
Men and women fall in love abandoning reality in favour of the dream
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.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
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.
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.
The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
Unlike statements of fact, which require no further work on our part, lies must be continually protected from collisions with reality.
An Apostle is a missionary, bearing testimony of the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ in all the world.
Language casts sheaves of reality upon the social body, stamping it and violently shaping it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your thoughts, vividly imagined and repeated, charged with emotion, become your reality.
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?
I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.
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.
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.
In reality, I never want to grow up.
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.
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.
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.
Where other people live in an artificial world, I feel I live in the real world. And nothing beats reality.
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.
Reality is irrelevant; Perception is everything.
Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.
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.
Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be.
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.
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.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Reality is what one makes it. And the more negative reality one nurtures and creates, the more of it one has.
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.
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.
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.
Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
They’re trying to make fuel cells a reality. They want to bring the hydrogen economy to the United States.
Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life.
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.
… 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.
It is the bane and the balm of individual perception that ‘objective’ reality is seen through the filter of each person’s temperament.
As a child, reality is whatever one makes of it.
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.
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.
Reality has always had too many heads.
The reality of one night, let alone that of a whole lifetime, can never be the whole truth.
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.
…that is our calling: to show that there is a reality in personal relationship, and not just words about it.
The reality of things going on around me is more interesting than the fantasies of the world I work in.
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.
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.
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.
It looks like we will have a bi-polar reality.