Reality Quotes

Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.

Alan Watts

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values.

David G. Myers

The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man ... To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality.

Sir Eric Ashby

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change things, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

R. Buckminster Fuller

We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

Kalu Rinpoche

Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world.

Charles Dickens

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Max De Pree

In the field one has to face a chaos of facts, some of which are so small that they seem insignificant; others loom so large that they are hard to encompass with one synthetic glance. But in this crude form they are not scientific facts at all; they are absolutely elusive, and can be fixed only by interpretation, by seeing them sub specie aeternitatis, by grasping what is essential in them and fixing this. Only laws and gerneralizations are scientific facts, and field work consists only and exclusively in the interpretation of the chaotic social reality, in subordinating it to general rules.

Bronislaw Malinowski

Reincarnation contains a most comforting explanation of reality by means of which Indian thought surmounts difficulties which baffle the thinkers of Europe.

Albert Schweitzer

The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.

Alberto Giacometti

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.

Linda Ellerbee

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.

James Baldwin

Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people [has] the right to impose definitions of reality on others.

Liz Stanley and Sue Wise

When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

When people say there is too much violence in [my books], what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.

Joyce Carol Oates

Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.

Jack Welch

Reality is a nice place to visit, but I sure would not want to live there

Unknown

The poetry is all in the anticipation, for there is none in reality

Mark Twain

The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.

Kahlil Gibran

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

Tom Clancy

The reality is more excellent than the report.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!

Louis-Ferdinand CÈline
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