Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Reality is only seen when the mirror is clean
Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values -- that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress
Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.
Reality is the best possible cure for dreams.
Now, in reality, the world has paid too great a compliment to critics, and has imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.
The poetry is all in the anticipation, for there is none in reality
Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people [has] the right to impose definitions of reality on others.
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.
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.
Paranoia is reality seen on a finer scale.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality
There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality
Zen, like life, defies exact definition, but its essence is the experience, moment by moment, of our own existence -- a natural, spontaneous encounter, unclouded by the suppositions and expectations that come between us and reality. It is, if you like, a paring down of life until we see it as it really is, free from our illusions; it is merely a divestment of ourselves until we recognize our own true nature.
Canadian nationalism is a subtle, easily misunderstood but powerful reality, expressed in a way that is not to state directed - something like a beer commercial or the death of a significant Canadian figure.
All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.
Miracles are vision that supercedes reality.
Poetry is the deification of reality.