Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.
Reality is the name we give to our disappointments.
Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems -- but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Reality is a nice place to visit, but I sure would not want to live there
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
I believe in wishes and in a person's ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish... it's a goal that your conscience and subconscience can help make reality.
When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himself
Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that's what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.
The lowest form of popular culturelack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most peoples liveshas overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
I have a very firm grasp on reality! I can reach out and strangle it any time!
There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it's up to you to draw it.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.