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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Reality (76 Quotations)

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Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
~ J. G. Ballard

 

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There are. intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
~ Natalie Clifford Barney

 

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The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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One might speak to great length of the three corners of reality what was seen, what was thought to be seen, and what was thought ought to be seen.
~ Marvel Bell

 

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Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
~ Bhagavad Gita

 

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The reality of life is that your perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
~ Roger Birkman

 

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The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
~ Swami Brahmanada

 

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He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
~ Ernest Bramah

 

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Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.
~ Bertolt Brecht

 

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This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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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 Celine

 

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Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
~ Deepak Chopra

 

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True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
~ Jean Cocteau

 

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Reality is neither good nor bad; it just is.
~ Arbie M. Dale

 

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In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
~ Serge Daney

 

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We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.
~ Victor Daniels

 

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Everything is self-evident.
~ Rene Descartes

 

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