Quotes and Sayings about Reality



"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Love, Thought, Reality, Spirit)

"The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Reality)

"Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Experience, Life, Divorce, End, Reality, World)

"I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can't even count up to three."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: English, France, Friends, Reality)

"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."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

"What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement."
- Edward Albee
(Related: People, Fantasy, Reality, Theater, Want)

"The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Eye, Mind, Paradox, Reality)

"I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

"Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief has to develop strongly from page one. Some are more reality-based."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Obvious, Reality)

"Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be. It will have a special kind of reality that it won't once it's decoded."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Reality, Will)

"I talk about acting to students making the transition from high school to UCLA. Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Acting, Kids, Profession, Reality, School, Students, Talk)

"My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Enemy, Reality, Years)

"I think that reality TV is so bad. It is a tool by the media to not make people think."
- Naveen Andrews
(Related: People, Media, Reality)

"So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Reality)

"In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Reality, Understanding)

"I like reality. It tastes like bread."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Reality)

"I want to be like the patron saint of reality."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Reality, Want)

"Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"The Third World is not a reality but an ideology."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Ideology, Reality, World)

"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Reality, Road)

"The idea of it becomes a little freaky if you're dealing with someone who has trouble differentiating between fantasy and reality, but that's a concern no matter what kind of movie you're dealing with."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Idea, Concern, Fantasy, Reality, Trouble)

"Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality."
- Michael Arlen
(Related: Existence, Reality)

"Perception is reality."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Perception, Reality)

"The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Design, Music, People, Actors, Reality, Reward, World)

"I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, Congress, Months, Reality, Reform, Will)

"At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, People, African, Fault, Majority, Reality)

"All of the problems we're facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It's called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn't work in reality."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Work, Debt, Economics, Fantasy, Problems, Reality, World)

"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Reality, World)

"Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Time, Computers, Help, Reality, Will)

"Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Science, Fiction, Literature, Reality)

"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
(Related: Fiction, Reality, Writer)

"Don't confuse facts with reality."
- Robert D. Ballard
(Related: Facts, 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."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Being, Innovation, Reality, World)

"The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, Reality)

"The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Dream, Failure, Friends)

"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Experience, Actions, Reality)

"It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Time, Reality, Solitude, Years)

"And the whole Oscar thing, that is just surreal: you spend months and months doing promotion, and then come back to reality with this golden thing in your hands. You put it in the office and then you just have to look at it sitting on the shelf. And, after about two weeks, you go: 'What is that doing there?'"
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Months, Office, Promotion, Reality)

"Candidates don't have to deal with reality. They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Reality, Talk, World)

"Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Life, Love, Ecstasy, Reality)

"Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Reality)

"Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality."
- John Battelle
(Related: Dreams, Reality, Want)

"Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Dreams, Common sense, Earth, Reality)

"Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Manners, Myth, Reality, Style, Taste)

"Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics."
- Mary Ritter Beard
(Related: Reality, Will, World)

"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

"I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Reality)

"What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Work, Idea, Reality, Want)

"All fantasy should have a solid base in reality."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Fantasy, Reality)

"It would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Reality, Sense)

"I have no idea how I'm perceived in America because I don't live the reality of America."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Idea, America, Reality)

"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."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"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."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Perception, Reality, Thinking)

"Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Reality)

"Not being in tune with your customers is like living in an alternate reality; the way you think your customers feel about your product is not always the same as what your customers really think about your product."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Living, Reality)

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Vision, Reality)

"All the best stories are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Reality)

"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."
- Wes Bentley
(Related: Life, Reality, Reflection)

"Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intellect, Reality)

"In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Past, Reality)

"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."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Science, Causes, Day, Man, Pride, Reality, Results, Teaching, Will)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People, Public, Reality)

"I humbly apologise for reality Television."
- Cilla Black
(Related: Reality, Television)

"But reality television is here to stay."
- Cilla Black
(Related: Reality, Television)

"They reality is that we have 70% of our voters use a punch card system that I tried to change and that bipartisan resistance in the legislature stopped."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Change, Reality)

"The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Balance, Reality)

"If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind, Reality, Study)

"Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Attention, Question, Reality, Thinking)

"One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness."
- David Bohm
(Related: Reality, Theories, Theory)

"Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Art, Society, Reality)

"We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Reality, Vices)

"Reality is not always probable, or likely."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Reality)

"It's one of the things that looks good written down, but the reality is that you think about the pieces you're doing and try to bear in mind everyone in the audience."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind."
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Related: Living, Reality, Writer, Writing)

"Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Education, Government, Health, Men, Women, Benefits, Care, Nation, Promises, Reality, Rhetoric)

"Entrenched scriptural literalism is, in my opinion, completely out of touch with reality."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Opinion, Reality)

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Reality, Writing)

"It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Life, Truth, Lying, Pain, Reality, Thinking, Will)

"He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit."
- Ernest Bramah
(Related: May, Reality)

"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Body, Eyes, Fish, Reality, Spirit, Want, Water)

"Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."
- Georges Braque
(Related: Poetry, Reality)

"In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Reality)

"If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Fiction, Reality, Word, Writer)

"People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time."
- David Brooks
(Related: Time, People, Reality, Right, Want)

"My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it."
- James Broughton
(Related: Love, Life, Necessity, Poems, Reality)

"Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Crisis, Living, Reality, State, Workers)

"Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality."
- Les Brown
(Related: Opinion, Reality)

"You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality."
- Les Brown
(Related: Dream, Reality, Responsibility)

"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
- Les Brown
(Related: People, Opinion, Reality)

"In reality, serial killers are of average intelligence."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Intelligence, Reality)

"In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic evidence are the ones that make it to court."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Court, Reality)

"The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Impression, Muslim, Iraq, Public, Reality, states, United, World)

"Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Music, Business, Being, Man, Reality, Writing)

"Gone are the days when reality fed the feminist movement."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Reality)

"That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is at the center of sustainable development."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Development, Reality)

"I believe that God and reality are too big for my poor words."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Poor, Reality, Words)

"Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Idealism, Reality)

"What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Equality, Women, Architecture, Being, Reality)

"The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Banks, Community, Connection, Reality)

"Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Circumstances, Effect, Mankind, Reality)

"Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Men, Circumstances, End, Reality)

"We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don't above half mean."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Opinion, Reality, Support)

"I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check."
- Edward Burns
(Related: Guilt, Irish, Reality)

"We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Light, Reality, State, Will)

"It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Son, Dream, Character, Coffee, Hell, Reality, Television)

"One person's crazyness is another person's reality."
- Tim Burton
(Related: Reality)

"The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Concern, Democracy, Quarrels, Reality, Security)

"I like to deal in the reality of life. I'm too old to sing about women and things like that."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Women, Life, Old, Reality)

"It's actually pretty complex, because there's two levels of reality in the narrative. One is what really took place, and the other is Spider's poisoned version of what took place."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Pretty, Reality)

"And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Acting, Reality)

"I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream to find reality not much of an improvement."
- John Byrne
(Related: Dream, Improvement, Reality, Waking)

"Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Deeds, Learning, Reality, World, Worth)

"Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Name, Reality, Rebellion, World)

"Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Virtue, Evil, Reality)

"I'd like to be an assistant producer to a reality show."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Reality)

"I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Mystery, Reality, Will)

"Again, the American people expect us to do what they are doing. It's tightening the belt, it's learning how to do more with less. That's a reality today, and we've got to do that in order to get the private sector growing."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, American, Learning, Order, Reality, Today)

"In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Crisis, Drilling, Energy, Reality)

"In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know."
- John Le Carre
(Related: War, Perception, Being, Crisis, Public, Reality, Zone)

"Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Reality, Sense)

"The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Libraries, Reality)

"Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Perception, Intuition, Reality)

"Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Faith, Reality)

"I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us. He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Heart, Christ, Reality)

"The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Interest, Reality, Want)

"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Joy, Reality)

"The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Facts, Force, Laws, Physics, Reality)

"I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered."
- Ed Case
(Related: Being, Fact, Homosexuality, Public, Reality, Schools, Value)

"I'm concerned about a lot of serious border issues. This book is about the border reality and the struggles of the undocumented worker."
- Ana Castillo
(Related: Reality)

"The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Life, Success, Reality, Students, Teachers, Teaching)

"We have long honored those who gave their lives during the unfortunate reality of war."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: War, Reality)

"When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Choice, Reality, State, University)

"Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won."
- Paul Celan
(Related: Reality)

"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
(Related: Music, People, Hell, Prose, Reason, Restraint, Want)

"My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we're in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration's course ignores reality."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Concern, Present, Reality)

"When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: End, Man, Reality)

"If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Confidence, Preaching, Reality, Salvation)

"Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape, but reality is so rich, why escape?"
- Geraldine Chaplin
(Related: Drugs, Reality, Want)

"This industry is very make-believe and you caught in a false sense of what reality is."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Reality, Sense)

"Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Successful, Careers, Reality, Sense)

"The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Balance, Fact, Fiction, Income, Reality)

"Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Difference, Fiction, Reality, Sense)

"We are assuming that we exist, that there is reality, and that the matter of which we are made is real."
- John Clayton
(Related: Reality)

"There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theater actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on."
- George Clooney
(Related: God, Actors, Film, Order, Reality, Theater)

"We've always been a bit out of touch with reality."
- Jarvis Cocker
(Related: Reality)

"We tend to do period stuff because it helps make it one step removed from boring everyday reality."
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Reality)

"Our relationship to reality and to our experience is all based upon the ideas in our mind that we're always trying to live up to."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Ideas, Mind, Reality, Trying)

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Humor, Thought, Difference, Jokes, Play, Reality, Sense, Will)

"Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Reality, Words)

"I don't like work... but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - which no other man can ever know."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Work, Chance, Man, Reality)

"Reality is the name we give to our disappointments."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Disappointments, Name, Reality)

"Documents create a paper reality we call proof."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Proof, Reality)

"I love reality. I love the world. I love the smell of it. I love it."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Love, Reality, World)

"Members will hear me say repeatedly words are important; deeds are a reality."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Deeds, Reality, Will, Words)

"I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'"
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Dreams, Life, People, First)

"The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Idea, Possibility, Reality, World)

"The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Art, Nature, Artist, Reality)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Technology, Reality, Will)

"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Illusion, Reality)

"For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Body, Existence, Fact, First, Mind, Mortality, Reality, Self)

"Reality is, I'm an actor and an entertainer, and I really wouldn't know what to do with another profession."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Actor, Profession, Reality)

"I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Benefits, Reality, Respect, State, Workers)

"We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: People, American, Feet, Past, Public, Reality, Senses, Will)

"There's no point in living in an alternate reality."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Living, Reality)

"In reality, for me every role is completely different."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Reality)

"In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed."
- Serge Daney
(Related: Age, Emotions, Reality)

"Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Perception, Reality)

"I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence. It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink. We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Time, Arithmetic, Debate, Nation, Reality)

"The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it."
- Arthur C. Danto
(Related: American, Reality)

"You talk about the values that you have whether they're in favor or not in favor. That's how you lead. The reality is, we're losing more and more elections."
- Artur Davis
(Related: Values, Elections, Losing, Reality, Talk)

"Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Reality)

"Too many moralists begin with a dislike of reality."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Reality)

"It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Liberal, Reality)

"I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Life, May, Reality)

"Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had. In reality no woman would choose to do that."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Prostitution, Reality, Woman)

"But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dancing, Reality, Universe)

"There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory)."
- Daniel Clement Dennett
(Related: Action, Consciousness, Content, Reality)

"While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Majority, May, Reality, Terrorism, Violence)

"It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Environment)

"What I would have liked to do on that show was play a secretary of state who has huge personal business interests throughout the world. That, to me, seems to be more in synch with reality."
- William Devane
(Related: Business, Play, Reality, State, World)

"Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire."
- John Dewey
(Related: Time, Heart, Artists, Desire, Memory, Reality)

"It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: Reality)

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: Reality)

"Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: Reality)

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: People, Control, Manipulation, Meaning, Reality, Words)

"You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don't want to do those films every year because they're taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Months, Reality, Smoking, Want)

"In order to keep anything cultural, logical, or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Order, Reality)

"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."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Education, Work, Elegance, Hard work, Reality)

"This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful."
- Barry Diller
(Related: Reality, World)

"The sciences which take socio-historical reality as their subject matter are seeking, more intensively than ever before, their systematic relations to one another and to their foundation."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Reality)

"On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills, feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously and with as much certitude as his own self."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Being, Reality, Self)

"Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Reality, Spirit, Theory)

"Now you watch reality TV, you watch them in all those pools or Jacuzzis and I say to myself was I that stupid? But that was me then."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Now, Reality)

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Design, People, Dream, Reality, World)

"Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Art, Experience, Colors, Living, Painting, Reality, Sense, Sight)

"In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Bed, Eyes, Laziness, Open, Reality)

"It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending, deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw."
- Cory Doctorow
(Related: Books, Reality)

"I started looking at small companies that were running a sort of virtual reality cottage industry: I had imagined that I would just put on a helmet and be somewhere else - that's your dream of what it's going to be."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Dream, Reality, Running)

"At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality, it really improved the experience, even though the audio didn't feel like a sound engineer or composer had been anywhere near it."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Experience, Time, Reality, Sound)

"Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Country, Energy, Reality)

"In reality, the most important things happen when you don't look for them."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Reality)

"There really is something raw about sexuality that's real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it. But - we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Sex, Honor, Reality, Sexuality)

"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?"
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Love, Music, Religion, People, Frustration, Jealousy, Neighbors, Preaching, Reality, Rituals)

"The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Life, Reality)

"It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Hope, Famous, Mistakes, Reality, Satire)

"Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Dreams, Reality)

"There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Peace, Science, Reality, Research, Ruin, Will)

"Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Man, Reality)

"The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Genius, Reality, Rebellion, United)

"Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Being, Cruelty, Fact, Indifference, Reality, Suffering)

"Our intention creates our reality."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Intention, Reality)

"Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Blame, Reality)

"The reality is, some people don't want you to change or go anywhere different."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Change, People, Reality, Want)

"There is also an artistic element which is lead by the film maker. Issues of what is reality and objectivity are as always relevant as someone is going to edit the film."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Film, Reality)

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Illusion, Reality)

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Laws, Mathematics, Reality)

"Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems no longer to agree with our conception of the musician. In reality, however, there is a glorious unity."
- Alfred Einstein
(Related: Man, Reality, Unity)

"I can't say I can foresee the future and tell the stars, you know. But I do have an understanding for my own reality, just elements and things that I've learned from."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Future, Reality, Stars, Understanding)

"Humankind cannot bear very much reality."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Reality)

"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
(Related: Time, Darkness, Day, Laughter, Reality, Sound, Will, World)

"Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Fiction, Reality)

"Reality is a sliding door."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Reality)

"Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Truth, Fiction, Reality)

"The last time we had Freddy in reality was part two and Freddy sort of went out on his own."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Time, 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."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: People, Dream, Reality, World)

"Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation."
- Max Ernst
(Related: Amusement, Discovery, Invention, Painting, Reality)

"If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic."
- Richard Eyre
(Related: Chance, Fantasy, Reality)

"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we do him a great service. We put him in touch with his inner reality. And once he's clear about that reality, he gathers the strength to begin to cope."
- Adele Faber
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Reality, Service)

"This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Depression, Reality, Reason, Self, Sight)

"It's all about the script. Reality is key to me and less cutesy."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Key, Reality)

"I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Time, Business, Entertainment, Nothing, Reality)

"There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: Dream, Reality)

"When you get on stage, you can be anything. You are removed from reality in a way, the real world."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Reality, World)

"I think the last one would have to be The Godfather because it was such a powerful story. There was lots of violence in it but I could take it because I thought there was a reality to it. It wasn't gratuitous, it was just these guys' story."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Thought, Reality, Violence)

"Even if I'm playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Reality)

"Sometimes you get caught up in what's going on around you. The reality is that you are just a regular person. At some point, the career will be over, the bright lights turn off. That can come back to haunt you if you're not just a regular guy."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Career, Reality, Will)

"People think we don't give a toss about the game, but when I walked out of Windsor Park that night I felt lower than a snake's belly. The reality is still there."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: People, Night, Reality)

"No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let England's fans down. We are bothered."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Money, EnglFans, Football, Reality)

"I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Accuracy, Attention, Detail, Effort, Facts, Reality)

"Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Public, Reality)

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Technology, Successful, Public, Reality)

"There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Thought, Pain, Reality)

"Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Men, Compliment, Now, Reality, World)

"The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy, I'm going back to Virginia."
- Schuyler Fisk
(Related: Balance, Fantasy, Forget, Reality)

"Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed."
- John Fiske
(Related: Fidelity, Realism, Reality, Sense)

"Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Reality)

"Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Man, Reality)

"The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Opportunity, Ideals, Reality, Republican, Talk)

"Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Reality, Will)

"I get out of the taxi and it's probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Reality)

"I think, unfortunately or fortunately, the reality of Hollywood is that if your movie makes money, they'll make another one."
- Jonathan Frakes
(Related: Money, Hollywood, Reality)

"The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Internet, Now, Reality, Right, Sense, Talk)

"A cause a day keeps reality away."
- Jim Fraser
(Related: Cause, Day, Reality)

"If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Death, Life, Challenge, Ocean, Open, Reality, Worth)

"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."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Complaint, Pain, Pleasure, Reality)

"Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Reality)

"I have no words for my reality."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Reality, Words)

"Reality is an acquired taste."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Reality, Taste)

"So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Successful, Artist, Reality, Want, World)

"I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Reality, Theater)

"Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Work, People, President, Reality)

"Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work."
- John Garamendi
(Related: Nature, Work, Mother, Reality)

"You have to find something there that relates to the characters and reality on some level."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Reality)

"We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Death, Time, Dreams, Imagination, Illusion, Reality)

"We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Humility, Reality, Space)

"Performance is your reality. Forget everything else."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Performance, Forget, Reality)

"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction, something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I consider to be the classic science fiction film."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Science, Day, Earth, Fiction, Film, Reality)

"Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Meditation, Reality)

"The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Change, Courage, Consideration, Forget, Needs, Reality, Today, Will, Writing)

"I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Reality)

"Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Life, Now, Reality, Rest)

"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."
- Paul Giamatti
(Related: People, Reality)

"But if, if you take a look at what would have happened, I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street to figure out what would have happened? We avoided - and all economists will tell you that millions of jobs were saved because of the Recovery Act, and we avoided a second Great Depression. That, that is a reality."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Act, Depression, Jobs, Reality, Will)

"Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: People, Ideas, Future, Reality, World)

"I am ashamed to admit I watch a lot of reality shows like The Osbournes and The Bachelor."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Reality)

"I am pretty much a sucker any really bad reality television."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Pretty, Reality, Television)

"Because Microsoft seems to sometimes not trust customer choice, they salt XP with all these little gizmos and trap doors to get people to try Microsoft stuff. But the reality is that we're downloading more players than we ever have on a worldwide basis."
- Rob Glaser
(Related: Trust, People, Choice, Customer, Reality)

"The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Art, Appearance, Reality)

"Few people have the imagination for reality."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Imagination, People, Reality)

"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Language, Reality)

"In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Cause, Effect, Indifference, Reality, Universe)

"The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Power, Reality, Trade, Workers)

"It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, Money, Power, People, Reality, Spirit, Television)

"It's great to have an acting job in the age of Reality TV."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Age, Acting, Job, Reality)

"Iran is part of the problem, not the solution. And the Russian government is ignoring reality."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Government, Reality, Solution)

"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Economy, Expectation, Reality, School, Students, Succeed, Tools)

"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."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: History, Needs, Perspective, Reality)

"You have to look at the discrepancy between what you hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings."
- Richard Grant
(Related: Reality)

"I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it's a matter of dealing with reality. It's purely peripheral and, in many cases, it's just a facade."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Development, Civil rights, Myth, Reality)

"I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality."
- Morris Graves
(Related: Language, Reality)

"Reality in our century is not something to be faced."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Reality)

"Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Women, Being, Idealism, Reality)

"I also love Mole, the unsung hero of reality programming."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Love, Programming, Reality)

"The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters start out thrilled and excited just to be on television, and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Friends, Reality, Television, Thinking)

"Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Attention, Metaphor, Reality)

"Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: Disorder, Journalism, Reality)

"I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Law, Reality)

"The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Reality)

"For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation than an unalterable certainty."
- Lori Guinn
(Related: Ambition, Certainty, Creation, Reality)

"I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Fear, American, Reality)

"With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will."
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Time, Impression, First, Language, Now, Past, Photography, Reality, Will)

"Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic world event in the strictest sense: the impact, the explosion, the slow collapse - a gruesome reality literally took place in front of a global public."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: First, Public, Reality, World)

"War is the ultimate reality-based horror show."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Horror, Reality)

"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today."
- William Hague
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Reality, Today)

"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Reality)

"There's always going to be that pressure when you're in front of the camera. When you're famous it's just an extreme version of reality and there's a pressure to look a certain way."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Extreme, Famous, Pressure, Reality)

"I don't think you should meet the people you most admire. I don't want reality to interfere with my image."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: People, Reality, Want)

"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."
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Related: Hope, Reality, Talk, Ugly, World)

"I find that when I play reality-based characters, it is only as fun for me if I have a lot of time to do research. If I don't it just isn't exciting but if I do, it can be fun because I can learn about that person and the world that they live in and I can become somebody else."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Time, Fun, Play, Reality, Research, World)

"I think the reality is that, that money was probably badly spent."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Money, Reality)

"Sometimes, fear is good. Sometimes it's a good thing to have a little bit of a reality check."
- Taylor Hanson
(Related: Fear, Reality)

"See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Experience, Reality)

"The main question raised by the thriller is not what kind of world we live in, or what reality is like, but what it has done to us."
- Ralph Harper
(Related: Question, Reality, World)

"The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Life, America, Reality, Remarkable)

"Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Women, Reality, Sharing)

"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Imagination, Dress, Reality, World)

"A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Work, Artist, Creation, Fight, Reality, Will)

"After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Travel, Perception, Reality, World)

"In reality, it si more fruitful to wound than to kill. While the dead man lies still, counting only one man less, the wounded man is a progressive drain upon his side."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Lies, Man, Reality)

"Most good roles are written for young men. We are fixated on youth. So however much people say there is nothing wrong with being bald, the reality is once the hair is gone, you might not get the parts."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Men, People, Being, Hair, Nothing, Reality, Wrong, Youth)

"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."
- Ethan Hawke
(Related: Reality)

"Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue."
- Benjamin Haydon
(Related: Art, Perfection, Reality)

"In the world of reality the more beautiful a work of art, the longer, we may be sure, was the time required to make it, and the greater the number of different minds which assisted in its development."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Time, Work, Art, Development, May, Reality, World)

"Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Truth, Philosophy, Reality)

"The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Action, Decision, Future, Law, Now, Present, Reality, Responsibility)

"Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Help, Imperfection, Reality, Today)

"The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step, insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Actions, Direction, Reality)

"The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality."
- John Hench
(Related: Children, Games, Reality, Years)

"The most important thing about my profession is finding the truth, finding the reality of these shows."
- Shuler Hensley
(Related: Truth, Profession, Reality)

"But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're trying to go toward a sense of realism - toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Realism, Reality, Sense, Trying)

"There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation."
- Charles Hermite
(Related: Creation, Mind, Reality, World)

"Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Meaning, Reality)

"There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Life, People, Reality, World)

"Sleep my friend, and you will see that dream is my reality."
- James Hetfield
(Related: Dream, Friend, Reality, Sleep, Will)

"The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn't been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years."
- John Hewson
(Related: Conflict, Fool, Months, Reality, Waiting, Will, Years)

"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."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Battle, Reality)

"I also believe that when one dies, one may wake up to the reality that proves that time does not exist."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Time, May, Reality)

"I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women becoming active in the political scene. I think it was the first time that people came to terms with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate made up of 98 men and two women."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Men, Time, Women, People, First, Reality, Senate)

"That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Mother, Son, Living, Reality)

"Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Work, Deception, Hard work, Reality)

"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Dreams, Power, Thoughts, Man, Reality)

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Imagination, Thought, Ideas, Beginning, First, Reality, Will)

"They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions."
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Related: Dreams, Nature, Truth, Being, Danger, Reality)

"Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Expression, Reality)

"Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Truth, Development, Creation, Magic, Reality)

"Let's deal with reality. The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom."
- Eric Holder
(Related: American, Rights, Osama bin laden, Reading, Reality, Will)

"The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom. That's the reality. He will be killed by us, or he will be killed by his own people so he's not captured by us. We know that."
- Eric Holder
(Related: People, American, Rights, Osama bin laden, Reading, Reality, Will)

"In Modernism, reality used to validate media. In Postmodernism, the media validate reality. If you don't believe this, just think how many times you've described some real event as being 'just like a movie.'"
- Brad Holland
(Related: Being, Media, Reality)

"Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Truth, People, Emotions, Mind, Myth, Name, Psychology, Reality, State)

"Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Borrowing, Mind, Reality, Study)

"Religion, you know, enters very deep; in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people, that they are or that they are not of my religion."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Religion, People, Impression, Deep, Reality)

"I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Light, Reality, Sound)

"But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed, in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Idea, Environment, Feeling, Living, Man, Today, Writing)

"Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality."
- Irving Howe
(Related: Imagination, Reality)

"Fortunately, the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization of what another war would mean to the world, but as well the creation of an international agency through which the nations of the world can, if they so desire, make peace a living reality."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Peace, War, Creation, Desire, Living, Nations, Reality, World)

"When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality."
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Related: Dream, Beginning, Reality)

"The reality, sitting ten thousand miles away, is that we remain the country that inspires. We remain that shining city on a hill."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Country, Reality)

"We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear."
- King Hussein
(Related: Fear, Glory, Mistakes, Past, Reality, Singing)

"Without peace and without the overwhelming majority of people that believe in peace defending it, working for it, believing in it, security can never really be a reality."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Peace, People, Majority, Reality, Security)

"The actuality of all of material Nature is therefore kept out of action and that of all corporeality along with it, including the actuality of my body, the body of the cognizing subject."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Nature, Action, Body)

"If all consciousness is subject to essential laws in a manner similar to that in which spatial reality is subject to mathematical laws, then these essential laws will be of most fertile significance in investigating facts of the conscious life of human and brute animals."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Life, Animals, Consciousness, Facts, Laws, Reality, Will)

"More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being experienced, you can sit on a metal folding chair or in a plush theater seat."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Love, Power, People, Being, Building, Christ, Reality, Theater, Want)

"In the end I didn't get a top car any more. I had no toughness left. That was the reality."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Car, End, Reality)

"Sometimes I feel like I'm a contestant in a reality show that probably would be called The Apprentice Survivor Millionaire."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Reality)

"It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Opinion, Quarrel, Reality, Sheep, Vegetarianism)

"True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Faith, Belief, Values, Reality)

"The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Man, Reality, Religious)

"Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Friends, May, Neighbors, Reality, Right, Talk)

"You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Art, Hope, Reality, Vitality)

"I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible, it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society. Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Time, Society, Humanity, Reality, World)

"A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Death, Men, Deeds, Justice, Man, Reality)

"Maybe entertainment is not supposed to be reality."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Entertainment, Reality)

"The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy."
- Max Jacob
(Related: Despair, Expression, Joy, Reality)

"What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion."
- Max Jacob
(Related: Work, Strength, Illusion, Reality)

"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results."
- William James
(Related: Men, Success, Successful, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Act, Reality, Results, Will)

"If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system."
- William James
(Related: Change, Feeling, Future, Past, Reality, Will)

"If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Capitalism, Exploitation, Force, Globalization, Reality)

"The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Thought, Being, Intellect, Man, Philosophy, Reality)

"I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Past, Questions, Reality, Study)

"Everything depends therefore on encountering thought at its source. Such thought is the reality of man's being, which achieved consciousness and understanding of itself through it."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Thought, Being, Consciousness, Man, Reality, Understanding)

"Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn't know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn't know what they were talking about it."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: People, Day, Rap, Reality, Talking)

"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."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Difference, Fantasy, Magic, Reality)

"Before you can read, you know the difference between a story and reality. And, of course, by the time you're old enough to do any real damage with an Uzi, you've learned that difference."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Time, Difference, Old, Reality)

"Aloneness is nearer God, nearer reality."
- Gwen John
(Related: God, Reality)

"If our core belief is based on what other people think, then we eventually will allow their opinions to become our reality."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: People, Belief, Opinions, Reality, Will)

"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."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Events, Investigation, Reality)

"Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Science, Reality, Rules)

"Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone's imagination and the reality in which they live. The problem is, many companies don't have great imagination, but their view of reality tells them that it's impossible to do what they imagine."
- Ron Johnson
(Related: Imagination, Innovation, Reality)

"The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Imagination, May, Reality, Thinking)

"The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Coach, Kids, Now, Reality)

"There may be the kinds of things that you may find interesting, but then there's also the practical reality of needing to make a living and this is what you have to choose from."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Living, May, Reality)

"The musicals had a good, happy feeling, saying that the world is a better place. They say it's not reality, but who cares? There's too much reality these days."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Feeling, Reality, Saying, World)

"We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Belief, Positive, Vision, America, Day, Future, Promise, Reality)

"I've never seen the Osbournes, I've never seen Paris Hilton. I'd rather read than watch reality TV. I'd rather live life than watch somebody else living it."
- Al Jourgensen
(Related: Life, Living, Paris, Reality)

"The ultimate security is your understanding of reality."
- H. Stanley Judd
(Related: Reality, Security, Understanding)

"I knew there was something special about the theater for me something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Reality, Theater)

"There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Illusion, Reality, World)

"I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Dreams, Reality)

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Consideration, Reality)

"One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Food, Truth, Reality)

"Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Reality, Regret, Uncertainty)

"We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Love, People, Darkness, France, Hate, Light, Paris, Reality, Trying)

"Hood films now are made by studios and have nothing to do with the reality they supposedly represent."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Nothing, Now, Reality)

"What's real? What's not? That's what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality."
- Andy Kaufman
(Related: People, Act, Reality)

"I do believe we have to understand why reality turned out to be different than expectations and estimates. But you have more public service - certainly many of you - than I have ever had, and you recognize that this is not unusual."
- David Kay
(Related: Expectations, Public, Reality, Service)

"I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology that the world that we were finding was not the world that they had thought existed and that they had estimated. Reality on the ground differed in advance."
- David Kay
(Related: Thought, Apology, Reality, World)

"Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Change, Eyes, Reality)

"Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye, and deny it."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Eye, Reality)

"I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Eye, Reality)

"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."
- Walt Kelly
(Related: Energy, Intention, Reality)

"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."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Technology, Economy, Future, Globalization, Job, Jobs, Productivity, Reality, Today, Wage)

"Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: People, Reality)

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Reality)

"There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Temple, Mystery, Reality, Trying, Veterans, Wives)

"Traditionally the show must go on which is a stupid thing to say, but that in a nutshell is what's going on. We have a new record out; if we won't tour, the new record dies. It's reality - it's what business is nowadays. You just need to tour to sell your albums."
- Kerry King
(Related: Business, Reality)

"Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways."
- Richard King
(Related: Opportunity, Present, Reality)

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Reality)

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Truth, Brotherhood, Mankind, Midnight, Racism, Reality, Will, Word)

"I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Community, Conscience, Injustice, Law, Reality, Respect)

"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."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Control, Values, Reality, Spiritual)

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Truth, Evil, Reality, Right, Will, Word)

"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Community, Conscience, Imprisonment, Injustice, Law, Order, Reality, Respect)

"One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Community, Conscience, Imprisonment, Injustice, Law, Order, Reality, Respect)

"I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Change, Control, Freedom, Reality)

"People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Art, Science, People, Computer, 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."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: People, Present, Reality)

"Not exclusively, but the bulk of our local economy should be covered by local currencies, which is more efficient than having global currencies which lose connection with reality in the markets, shops and communities of the people."
- David Korten
(Related: People, Connection, Economy, Reality, Shops)

"Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination."
- Sofia Kovalevskaya
(Related: Imagination, Science, Opportunity, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Reality)

"For years, reality has been nipping at the heels of satire. Now, it's finally caught up. I don't need to make this stuff up."
- Paul Krassner
(Related: Now, Reality, Satire, Years)

"I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"We wanted to do a woman on a reality show because that's what's happening right now-it's part of our culture."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Culture, Now, Reality, Right, Woman)

"I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they're high drama. It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: People, Drama, Fun, Reality)

"Although we hardly see each other off the set, Joy and I get along well when we do. As far as the marriage between Nathan and Haley, I think they are young and will see the reality of the situation eventually."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Marriage, Joy, Reality, Will)

"Let us live for the beauty of our own reality."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Beauty, Reality)

"We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Fancy, Ingratitude, Reality, Self)

"We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Ingratitude, Reality, Self)

"Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward, forces emerge which attempt to create political forms for what, on the economic-technical plane, has already more or less become reality."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Time, Development, Reality)

"It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Advertising, Logic, Media, Reality)

"Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Knowledge, Reality)

"In this day and time, with no competition you are really walking a tightrope. I mean you may think that no competition is good, but in reality no competition is really bad."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Time, Competition, Day, May, Reality, Walking)

"Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director's job to make it appear real... an audience should not be conscious of technique."
- David Lean
(Related: Film, Job, Reality)

"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Love, Illness, Reality, Romantic)

"You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Eyes, Memories, Reality)

"Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: God, Positive, Limits, Nothing, Perfection, Reality, Sense)

"I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Reality, Unity)

"You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Truth, Nothing, Reality)

"In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts... It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important... truth with fiction."
- Janet Leigh
(Related: Truth, Dream, Facts, Fiction, Order, Reality)

"A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance."
- Stanislaw Lem
(Related: Dream, Chance, Reality, Will)

"Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality."
- John Lennon
(Related: Effect, Insanity, Mind, Reality, Surrealism)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
- John Lennon
(Related: Imagination, Reality)

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
- John Lennon
(Related: Dream, Reality)

"Even in the realest American cinema that I see, there's still not that sense that this is reality. There's still that sense that you are watching a movie. And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right, that sense disappears when you watch this movie."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: American, Cinema, Jobs, Reality, Right, Sense)

"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."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Life, Literature, Reality, Respect)

"All that schooling never prepares you for the reality of life."
- Juliette Lewis
(Related: Life, Reality)

"True, the initial ideas are in general those of an individual, but the establishment of the reality and truth is in general the work of more than one person."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Work, Truth, Ideas, Reality)

"You know, as you compose music, you're just off in your own world. You have no idea where reality is, so to have an idea of what people think is pretty hard."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Music, People, Idea, Pretty, Reality, World)

"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."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Health, America, Care, Fact, Reality)

"It's not my job to dream your dreams. It's my job to make your dreams become a reality."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Dreams, Job, Reality)

"The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Action, Reality, Will)

"I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide."
- Joshua Logan
(Related: Defeat, Reality, Suicide)

"Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality."
- George Lucas
(Related: Innovation, Quest, Reality)

"Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Dreams, Actor, Challenge, Day, Reality)

"The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Development, Leaders, Reality)

"On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Communication, Day, Importance, Language, Reality)

"Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence."
- Bill Maher
(Related: American, Americans, Countries, Fantasy, Land, Reality, Violence, Will)

"You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination."
- Maimonides
(Related: Imagination, Astronomy, Doubt, Necessity, Physics, Providence, Reality, Will, World)

"You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Patriotism, Blind, Reality, Wrong)

"You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it."
- Malcom X
(Related: Patriotism, Blind, Reality, Wrong)

"Wherever there is one job on the verge of being lost, I will fight to save it. Wherever there is one company looking to grow in West Virginia, I will fight to make that growth a reality."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: Growth, Being, Company, Fight, Job, Reality, Will)

"Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Death, Sex, Day, Reality)

"In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue, but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Play, Reality)

"The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine. If your head is not in the right place and you don't think positively, all the medicine technology in the world is not going to work."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Technology, Work, Medicine, Reality, Right, World)

"Hugh Everett's work has been described by many people in terms of many worlds, the idea being that every one of the various alternative histories, branching histories, is assigned some sort of reality."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Work, People, Idea, Being, Reality)

"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Dreams, End, Expectation, Greed, Reality, Romantic)

"In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Intelligence, Society, Reality)

"My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Dreams, Life, Reality)

"Reality is always extraordinary."
- Mary Ellen Mark
(Related: Reality)

"Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined."
- Chris Marker
(Related: Reality)

"However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Commitment, Racism, Reality)

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"
- Bob Marley
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Vision, Hate, Jealousy, Mind, Reality, Road)

"Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Culture, Reality)

"Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Literature, Nothing, Reality, Wood)

"The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Reality)

"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Goals, Reality)

"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Performance, Expectations, Reality)

"Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Love, Motivation, Values, Needs, Reality, Self, Theory)

"I really think that's what music and art is about. It's another way to connect to the divine. It's a real pure way of touching that deeper reality beneath our life."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Art, Life, Music, Reality)

"As soon as I became old enough to make my dreams my reality, I became a firm believer that the subconscious and the world outside of our flesh and blood is essentially the truth."
- Melissa Auf der Maur
(Related: Dreams, Truth, Blood, Old, Reality, World)

"Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Nature, Work, Reality)

"Our idea of nature is increasingly being determined by scientific developments. And they have become decisive for our image of reality."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Nature, Idea, Being, Reality)

"I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Reality)

"War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality."
- John McCain
(Related: War, Fool, Fraud, 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."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: History, Actions, American, Argument, Independence, Reality, State)

"I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Health, Fear, America, Care, Reality, Reform, Struggle)

"And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Friend, Afterlife, Body, Night, Questions, Reality, Reincarnation, Spirit, Talk, Wonder)

"For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Freedom, Pursuit, Reality, Today, World)

"Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

"It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some sort of leader among gay activists, whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier."
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: Leader, Gay, Reality)

"Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Thoughts, Direction, Focus, Reality)

"In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Work, Life, Love, Blessings, Reality)

"But then there is the one who seems to have a hard time separating the actor's work from reality."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Time, Work, Actor, Reality)

"The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities in Iraq because of a failed policy."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Policy, Iraq, Reality)

"If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Reality)

"Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Time, God, Reality)

"We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Health, Money, Challenge, First, Help, Hospitals, Public, Reality)

"At the beginning of the 60's our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Beginning, Country, Germany, Now, Reality, Will, Workers)

"Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself."
- Gustave Meyrink
(Related: Dreams, Man, Reality, Sleep)

"There's a harsh reality - nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast."
- Pras Michel
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Dreams, Life, Defeat, Reality, Temptation)

"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Chaos, Reality)

"A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them."
- Keith Miller
(Related: People, Feelings, Thoughts, Reality, Spiritual)

"What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual."
- Keith Miller
(Related: People, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"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."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Christian, Disease, Pain, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Intimacy, Reality, Sharing)

"I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Reality, Taste, Wine)

"My character in 'Prison Break' needs to be formidable. In reality, I'm not very tough at all."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Character, Needs, Reality)

"Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose."
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Related: Truth, Lie, Contempt, Falsehood, May, Reality)

"To the general public, show business may just mean the artistic part, but the dollar and cents element is the reality every performer has to face."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Business, May, Public, Reality)

"Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality."
- Hermann Minkowski
(Related: Time, Reality, Shadows, Space, Will)

"Reality is something you rise above."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Reality)

"What I'm saying is that I tried very hard to give them my reality and my reality is kind of interesting."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Reality, Saying)

"Now, having had this experience, I can't say really what they were looking for. I don't know their minds. But every time I see a reality show, it seems that the most entertaining parts on other reality shows are when they make their guests look foolish."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Time, Experience, Guests, Now, Reality)

"A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books."
- Francois Mitterrand
(Related: Books, Man, Reality)

"In reality, we are all travelers - even explorers of mortality."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Mortality, Reality)

"The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Women, Superiority, Fact, Reality)

"In reality art is always for everyone and for no one."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Art, Reality)

"Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?"
- George A. Moore
(Related: Dream, Reality)

"Television is in a different time because of reality television, so it's not as exciting."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Time, Reality, Television)

"Well, the future of the Internet is... Reality."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Future, Internet, Reality)

"So, we, as human beings, live in a very imprecise world. A world where our perceptions of reality are far more important than actual reality."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Perceptions, Reality, World)

"Any child knows that history can only be a reduced representation of reality, but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: History, Reality)

"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Ability, Freedom, Reality, Trade)

"I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Chance, Mourning, Reality, Talking, Worry)

"I think especially with the Internet and the amount of reality shows that are going on, there's no way to keep a secret anymore, so I try to let my project be as much as reality show as I can allow it to be."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Internet, Project, Reality)

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Humor, Acceptance, Reality)

"It was taunted as reality. It was dangled as a carrot. In terms of people's hopes and dreams, to say that that is less of a reality than the daily grind they find themselves in is maybe not correct."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Dreams, People, Reality)

"That is the returning to God which in reality is never concluded on earth but yet leaves behind in the soul a divine home sickness, which never again ceases."
- Max Muller
(Related: Home, God, Soul, Earth, Reality, Sickness)

"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?"
- Max Muller
(Related: Fire, Light, Reality, Reflection, Sun)

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Illusion, Reality, World)

"But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey, without having to suspend reality - to be able to look at those characters and see reasons for the relationships and why what happens happens."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Journey, Reality, Relationships)

"Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets."
- George Murray
(Related: Poets, Reality, Romantic, Stars, Thinking)

"It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Nothing, Possibilities, Reality)

"If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Possibility, Reality, Sense)

"I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Family, Reality, World)

"Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Business, Sex, England, Reality, Today)

"There is a tendency to seek an objective account of everything before admitting its reality."
- Thomas Nagel
(Related: Reality)

"A theory must be tempered with reality."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Reality, Theory)

"My family was my guide to my reality."
- Haywood Nelson
(Related: Family, Reality)

"What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable."
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Related: Life, People, Agreement, Reality)

"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."
- Arnold Newman
(Related: Illusion, Photography, Reality, World)

"Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Nature, Truth, Conquest, Imitation, Reality)

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Hope, Man, Reality)

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Religion, Morality, Christianity, Reality)

"The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Christian, Reality, Word)

"Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Day, Emotion, Mind, Reality, Repetition, Will)

"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Imagination, Reality)

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Dreams, Action, Actions, Living, Reality)

"It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Being, Reality, Talk)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Books, Reality, Saying, Violence)

"Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Reality, Rules)

"How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it!"
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Death, Life, Husbands, Reality, Strangers, Wives)

"Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution, there is a popular sentiment of support for the old one that lives on in reality in some quarters."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Constitution, Now, Old, Popular, Reality, Sentiment, Support)

"There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen."
- Sean O'Faolain
(Related: Imagination, Reality)

"We get along really well, but TV and film aren't reality. We're best friends, but we do have our fights!"
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Film, Friends, Reality)

"Women have the right to say: this is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades."
- Tillie Olsen
(Related: Women, Reality, Right)

"Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality."
- Ovid
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Vision, Reality)

"Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Government, Perception, Reality)

"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."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Dreams, Determination, Dedication, Effort, Order, Reality, Self)

"If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Women, Sex, Being, Lust, Reality)

"Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Life, Books, Madness, Reality, Television)

"Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence."
- Nam June Paik
(Related: Technology, Body, Existence, Reality, Skin)

"Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Truth, Reality)

"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."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Experience, Action, First, Reality, Sight)

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Performance, Confidence, Excellence, Reality)

"Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Challenge, Freedom, Man, Nationalism, Reality, Slavery, Temptation, Today)

"We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers."
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
(Related: Reality, World)

"Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Dreams, Faith, Peace, Day, May, Reality, Today, World)

"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."
- Charles Sanders Peirce
(Related: Chaos, Existence, Nothing, Reality)

"The reality is that during the Reagan years, for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that we were sending to Washington, D.C. after the tax cuts took effect."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Effect, Tax, Reality, Tax cuts, Washington, Years)

"The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill."
- Mike Pence
(Related: War, Democrats, Legislation, Liberals, Reality)

"Well, I think the reality is that as you study - when President Kennedy cut marginal tax rates, when Ronald Reagan cut marginal tax rates, when President Bush imposed those tax cuts, they actually generated economic growth. They expanded the economy. They expand tax revenues."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Growth, Economy, Tax, President, Reality, Study, Tax cuts)

"I mean, the reality is unemployment today - over 14 million Americans are unemployed. That's exactly what it was a year ago. I mean, this - the American people know we can't borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Reality, Today, Unemployment)

"In movies, you shoot out of sequence, so the issue of reality is really taken out of it."
- Rosie Perez
(Related: Movies, Reality)

"Most new jobs won't come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We've got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Dreams, Jobs, Reality, Will)

"When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life."
- Ralph Peters
(Related: Life, Death, Fiction, Reality, Writing)

"I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Health, Mother, Attitude, Departure, Mental health, Poor, Reality)

"Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Reality)

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Art, Reality)

"Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days."
- John Pilger
(Related: Reality, Writing)

"Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection."
- Pindar
(Related: Affection, Reality)

"Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Illusion, Reality, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Illusion, May, Reality, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
- Plutarch
(Related: Change, Reality, Will)

"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Power, Horror, Mind, Reality, Words)

"Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work."
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin
(Related: Happiness, Love, Work, Reality)

"Though we explore in a culturally-conditioned way, the reality we sketch is universal."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Reality)

"Nevertheless, all of us who work in quantum physics believe in the reality of a quantum world, and the reality of quantum entities like protons and electrons."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Work, Physics, Reality, World)

"Bottom up thinkers try to start from experience and move from experience to understanding. They don't start with certain general principles they think beforehand are likely to be true; they just hope to find out what reality is like."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Experience, Hope, Principles, Reality, Understanding)

"I'm a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality - one world of our experience that we're seeking to describe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Reality, Unity, World)

"In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Reality)

"Two hundred or more years ago most people on the planet were never aware of any reality other than the one into which they were brought up."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: People, Reality, Years)

"All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Family, Home, Reading, Reality)

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Work, Dream, Determination, Hard work, Magic, Reality)

"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
(Related: Leader, First, Reality, Responsibility)

"I do small cameos here and there but nothing that requires more than a paragraph of talking, because I'm just an amateur. The movie is a whole different reality."
- Richard Price
(Related: Nothing, Reality, Talking)

"Reality is a genre that seems to be here to stay. I don't know how many of the new shows will last, but the more competition you have, the harder that pie is to slice up."
- Jeff Probst
(Related: Competition, Reality, Will)

"Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Reality)

"I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Constitution, Film, Nothing, Realism, Reality)

"I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Reality)

"I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Dreams, Cinema, Reality)

"Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: American, Cinema, Intention, Nothing, Reality, Result)

"We will not allow anyone to perform any terrorist acts inside or from Afghanistan against anyone. We are a free country where Osama is living as a guest. This is the reality and it is up to the world to accept it."
- Mohammad Rabbani
(Related: Afghanistan, Country, Guest, Living, Reality, Will, World)

"Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: God, Grace, Reality)

"Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Work, Body, Rights, Man, Property, Reality, Results)

"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."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"Above all, 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."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Government, Growth, Inflation, Job, Pollution, Reality, Risk)

"Usually I like to improvise. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the piece, I like to improvise because I think it brings certain freshness and a reality to it, as long as it doesn't go too far out of the box."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Nature, Reality)

"While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt."
- Odilon Redon
(Related: Art, Lies, Necessity, Reality)

"People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another's dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, People, Hearing, Learning, Public, Reality, Tension)

"Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, Reality, Understanding)

"I don't believe in dressing up reality. I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Makeup, Reality)

"How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?"
- Lou Reed
(Related: Art, Artist, Reality, Vanity)

"I still marvel at how God turns dreams into reality."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Dreams, God, Reality)

"The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary."
- Wilhelm Reich
(Related: Character, Fact, Proof, Reality)

"Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality."
- Theodor Reik
(Related: Change, Love, Dream, Reality, World)

"I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is. But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents. Because we know that the first years truly last forever."
- Rob Reiner
(Related: Children, First, Future, Parenthood, Parents, Reality, Years)

"I call it like the domino theory of reality. If you can go one step at a time and it seems to make sense, you can then take your audience into an area that is relatively outlandish."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Time, Reality, Sense, Theory)

"I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history."
- Albert Reynolds
(Related: History, Peace, Beginning, Goodwill, Ireland, Now, Open, Reality)

"I'm an actor who hates dialogue and the present day and reality."
- Christina Ricci
(Related: Actor, Day, Present, Reality)

"The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: People, Opportunity, Desire, Freedom, Help, Obligation, Reality)

"The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized."
- Mary Richards
(Related: Imagination, Reality)

"We need realism to deal with reality."
- Slick Rick
(Related: Realism, Reality)

"Reality doesn't interest me."
- Leni Riefenstahl
(Related: Interest, Reality)

"There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Time, Belief, Open, Reality)

"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."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Work, Feelings, Belief, Reality, Will, World)

"People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true."
- Robert J. Ringer
(Related: Love, Truth, People, Reality, Want)

"Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are."
- Robert J. Ringer
(Related: Reality)

"You create your own reality."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Reality)

"Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Reality, Vices)

"I know I'm on a small cable reality show. I'm realistic where I stand in the scheme of things."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Reality)

"As the Pentagon makes plans for the largest troop rotation since World War II, I will work with the Armed Services Committee to help make this proposal a reality."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: War, Work, Committee, Help, Reality, Will, World, World war)

"I believe we can do more in making the President's vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Vision, Exploration, Participation, President, Prizes, Reality, Space)

"So a lot of me is still a little kid, and I think that kind of helps alter my sense of reality - it makes me able to just become Belle every single night."
- Christy Romano
(Related: Night, Reality, 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."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Reality)

"I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Books, Jargon, Lies, Reality)

"Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Choices, Reality, Taste)

"This is the reality of nuclear weapons: they may trigger a world war; a war which, unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Civilization, May, Reality, World, World war)

"I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality: with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired, for the first time in history, the technical means to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Time, History, Civilization, Development, Act, First, Man, Weapons)

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Imagination, Limits, Reality, World)

"So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Ideas, Reality, World)

"Interfere with the reality of my world, and you therefore take the very life and heart out of my will."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Life, Heart, Reality, Will, World)

"Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Dream, Actions, Nothing, Opinions, Reality, Suffering)

"I've got billions of sparrows to worry about as well as everything else'. So there's the whole idea that whatever it is that you believe, it can never be valid unless you have some consensus reality demonstration."
- Todd Rundgren
(Related: Idea, Reality, Sparrows, Worry)

"Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Facts, Legends, Reality)

"The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Morality, Acceptance, Fiction, Reality)

"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Art, Truth, Positive, Reality, Study)

"Reality is a dirty word for me, I know it isn't for most people, but I am not interested. There's too much of it about."
- Ken Russell
(Related: People, Reality, Word)

"To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality."
- Nelly Sachs
(Related: Reality)

"What has reality shows got to do with reality? It is beyond unreality; there is nothing real about it."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Culture, Popular, Reality)

"It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality."
- Francoise Sagan
(Related: People, Eyes, Reality, Writer)

"Art must take reality by surprise."
- Francoise Sagan
(Related: Art, Reality)

"I think Desperate Housewives is a pretty good show, I watch it, I like it and I don't love reality tv that much. I do watch some, I've got three daughters so we'll watch the good stuff, the fun stuff."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Love, Daughters, Fun, Pretty, Reality)

"I don't like the negative of reality tv - the 'you're no good, so you have to leave, I choose you, but I thought you really loved me.' It's all about how bad people are and I just hate that. I like Pimp my Ride where someone is helping somebody."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Thought, People, Negative, Hate, Reality)

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Dreams, Imagination, Courage, Hope, Lies, Reality)

"There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Dreams, Imagination, Courage, Hope, Reality)

"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."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Competition, Income, Jobs, Reality, Today, Will, Workers)

"The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity."
- George Santayana
(Related: Imagination, Dignity, End, Importance, Measure, Reality)

"It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Communication, Illusion, Language, Problems, Reality, Reflection)

"No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Reality)

"People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Government, People, Illusion, Reality)

"I reject your reality and substitute my own."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Reality)

"It is not necessary to deny another's reality in order to affirm your own."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Order, Reality)

"The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: People, Control, Court, Destiny, Media, Now, Parliament, Reality)

"And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure."
- Maximilian Schell
(Related: Success, Time, Life, Failure, Survival, Reality)

"Truth will flourish in fantasy, only to wither and die in what you are pleased to call reality."
- Bernard Schubert
(Related: Truth, Fantasy, Reality, Will)

"No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: People, Grief, Joy, Reality)

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Dream, Hope, Reality, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"Politically speaking, you don't necessarily give away information that allows your enemy to get an upper hand. But at the same time you don't keep reality from the population."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Time, Enemy, Information, Population, Reality)

"Certainly there's got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Fatigue, Reality)

"There's got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Fatigue, Reality)

"Here, like everywhere else, laughing and singing, dancing and dreaming are not exactly the whole of reality; and for one ray of sun shining on the hut, the rest of the village remains in the dark."
- Simone Schwarz-Bart
(Related: Dancing, Reality, Rest, Singing, Sun)

"The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine."
- David Schwimmer
(Related: Home, Boyfriend, Day, Friends, Job, Reality)

"It's a job - someone's gotta kiss Jennifer Aniston. The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine."
- David Schwimmer
(Related: Home, Kiss, Boyfriend, Day, Friends, Job, Reality)

"Your mind can't always tell the difference between pretend and reality if you pretend too long; or if you go too deep and really believe in what you're doing."
- Annabella Sciorra
(Related: Deep, Difference, Mind, Reality)

"If I leave, reality will devour me. Then they will all really be dead."
- Asne Seierstad
(Related: Reality, Will)

"The pictures we saw before we got down here didn't even touch the reality of what it is like being here. We can be right on the beach with all the devastation and still not be able to imagine what it was like when the wall of water actually came up."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Beach, Being, Reality, Right, Water)

"There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Harm, Reality)

"We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Imagination, Hurt, Reality)

"These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Reality)

"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."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: Lies, Reality)

"When you're dead weight, in the right position, you win. And in reality, you wouldn't see someone my size kicking seven martial arts experts and winning."
- Joan Severance
(Related: Winning, Experts, Reality, Right, Weight)

"I act for the reality, for the moment, and most of all I do it for the process."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Act, Reality)

"The reality is that the workforce relative to the number of people retired has shrunk and today in America there are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes."
- John Shadegg
(Related: People, America, Americans, Reality, Security, Support, Taxes, Today)

"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Dreams, Reality, Wrong)

"I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Society, Mother, Old, Reality, Years)

"I actually think I'm more of a turtle than Verne is. Where Verne is up on two legs and moving at full speed and doesn't pull his head into the shell very often, I in reality was five or ten minutes later to every recording session."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Reality)

"The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Change, Conflict, Future, Land, Reality, Suffering)

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Art, Reality, World)

"The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has."
- Alia Shawkat
(Related: Balance, Reality, Words)

"The key word about The West Wing is show. It is not a reality show. It has nothing to do with reality."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Key, Nothing, Reality, Word)

"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."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Abortion, Reality, Right, Will, Woman)

"The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Difference, Reality)

"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!"
- Mark Shields
(Related: Death, Government, Iraq, Reality, states, United)

"If you're going to establish a certain level of unreality than you have to deal with it."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
"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."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Thoughts, Now, Reality, Right)

"These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas - and new connections between ideas - lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness."
- Dave Sim
(Related: Ideas, Darkness, Perceptions, Reality)

"We don't live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality."
- Bryan Singer
(Related: Reality, World)

"Poetry is the deification of reality."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Poetry, Reality)

"When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: People, Help, Reality)

"To my mind, the best SF addresses itself to problems of the here and now, or even to problems which have never been solved and never will be solved - I'm thinking of Philip K. Dick's work here, dealing with questions of reality, for example."
- John Sladek
(Related: Work, Example, Mind, Now, Problems, Questions, Reality, Thinking, Will)

"Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Countries, Reality, Struggle)

"An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Possibility, Anticipation, Being, Reality)

"To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: Life, God, Anxiety, Pain, Reality, Today, Weight)

"Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects."
- Ed Smith
(Related: War, Burden, Constitution, End, Expectations, Reality)

"It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Time, War, Truth, Lie, First, Reality)

"The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Act, Memories, Museums, Past, Reality)

"We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Corporations, Immortality, Job, Reality)

"Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that's not reality, it's just another aesthetic form of fiction."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Fiction, Reality)

"Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Government, Reality)

"The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: People, Reality)

"Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception."
- George Soros
(Related: Reality)

"We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality."
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Related: Nature, Society, Forget, Reality)

"To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard."
- David Soul
(Related: Knowledge, Hurt, Reality, Responsibility, Woman)

"Too much of what is called "education" is little more than an expensive isolation from reality."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Isolation, Reality)

"I don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all. It's all just pretend. That's what's fun about it."
- James Spader
(Related: Movies, Fun, Reality, Television)

"The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Imagination, Appetite, Public, Reality)

"It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Man, May, Reality)

"I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap into that sort of comic book reality."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Reality)

"Human beings are interested in two things. They are interested in the reality and interested in telling about it."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Reality)

"There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Life, Reality)

"In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Athletes, Fans, Reality, Violence)

"Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence."
- George Steiner
(Related: Language, Reality, Rest, Silence)

"I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Religion, Destruction, Reality, Reason, Spiritual, Terrorism, Violence)

"Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Reality)

"What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Life, Eyes, May, Reality)

"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it."
- Jimmy Stewart
(Related: Reality, Years)

"In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."
- Alfred Stieglitz
(Related: Photography, Reality)

"I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are."
- Angie Stone
(Related: Men, Expression, Kings, Old, Reality)

"At the time, acid made me consider questions of reality, the difference, as someone said, between words and silence. It also brought back a lot of latent religious feelings in me that I had turned my back on."
- Robert Stone
(Related: Time, Feelings, Difference, Questions, Reality, Religious, Silence, Words)

"If God and man are in themselves one, and if religion is the human side of this unity then must this unity be made evident to man in religion, and become in him consciousness and reality."
- David Friedrich Strauss
(Related: Religion, God, Consciousness, Man, Reality, Unity)

"The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths, whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts."
- David Friedrich Strauss
(Related: Christ, Facts, May, Miracles, Reality, Supernatural)

"I must begin by saying something about the old Germany. That Germany, too, suffered from superficial judgment, because appearances and reality were not always kept apart in people's minds."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Germany, Judgment, Old, Reality, Saying)

"Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Fiction, May, Reality, Talking, Will, World)

"The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment."
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
(Related: Defense, First, Journalism, Military, Reality)

"Let's say that, in reality, I'm basically very shy when it comes to men."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Men, Reality)

"I do not support raising the minimum wage, and the reason is as follows. When the minimum wage is raised, workers are priced out of the market. That is the economic reality that seems, at least so far, to be missing from this discussion."
- John Sununu
(Related: Reality, Reason, Support, Wage, Workers)

"Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around '92 and '96. The reality is that the times I had the most media success, sold lots of records and played bigger shows, I had the least control of my own life."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Life, Success, Girlfriend, Control, Fun, Media, Reality)

"Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Art, Science, Truth, Error, Expression, Illusion, Reality)

"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Imagination, Agreement, Reality)

"I'm not big into images. I'm into reality."
- Paul Tagliabue
(Related: Reality)

"Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Love, Truth, Heart, Creation, Lies, Reality, Sentiment)

"Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Reality, Thinking)

"Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that's a hard lesson of reality."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Reality, Right, Succeed)

"I lived a normal life for a number of years. I had kids. I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England, and just kind of got back to reality again."
- Roger Andrew Taylor
(Related: Life, England, Kids, Reality, Years)

"When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Reality, Theater, Thinking)

"Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality."
- Nikola Tesla
(Related: Mathematics, Reality, Scientists, Today)

"It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Hope, Bitterness, Deceit, Reality)

"So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Life, Advice, Reality, Television, Writers)

"Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws, or at least there was a perceived need to do that."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Laws, Reality)

"Planning to play: that's what saving for retirement is today - and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death."
- John Thorn
(Related: Death, Nature, Work, Planning, Play, Reality, Retirement, Today)

"As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green."
- John Thorn
(Related: Heart, Defeat, Play, Reality, Snow, Will)

"I think it affected me physically and emotionally, yes. I did have my ups and downs, but I actually had more ups and downs after the shots were finished and she was pregnant because of the reality of being pregnant with twins."
- Cheryl Tiegs
(Related: Being, Reality, Twins)

"Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Act, Being, Meaning, Name, Reality)

"As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Day, Heroes, Kings, Now, Pity)

"Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: People, Drugs, Reality)

"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Cause, Leading, Reality, Stress)

"Reality is nothing but a collective hunch."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Reality)

"Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Feeling, Reality)

"Each one of us has to take responsibility for reality, and present it so that kids will grow up familiar with that and say, OK. I've seen that before. I'm not afraid of it."
- Thuy Trang
(Related: Kids, Present, Reality, Responsibility, Will)

"I'm not very interested in charting a day-to-day familiar reality. I'm always looking for territory in which to explore the BIG subjects, the life-or-death stories."
- Rose Tremain
(Related: Life, Day, Reality)

"Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind."
- David Trimble
(Related: Circumstances, Effect, Mankind, Reality)

"You hear about these shows where there are all these women are supposedly always in a catfight, and then you find out in reality that they're all getting along fine."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Women, Reality)

"From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: People, Being, Myth, Reality)

"The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses."
- Stanley Tucci
(Related: Extreme, May, Project, Reality)

"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."
- Chris Tucker
(Related: Intelligence, Comedy, Reality)

"The house seemed so empty without him. And I thought about the life we'd been building together for all that time. I realized I was on the brink of losing it all. It just scared me into reality."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: Life, Time, Thought, Building, Losing, Reality)

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Life, Reality, Sorrow)

"All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Beauty, Love, Charity, Eyes, Light, Reality)

"That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Dream, Facts, Reality)

"I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Work, End, Reality, Television, Theatre, Vocation)

"The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Reality)

"I loved Old School. I thought Old School was very different than a lot of the comedies that had come out. And that character I liked. I tried to ground him very much in reality and play him very much finding things important to him that are somewhat ridiculous."
- Vince Vaughn
(Related: Thought, Character, Old, Play, Reality, School)

"It is a reality show... this show is never without drama."
- Mario Vazquez
(Related: Drama, Reality)

"I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Time, Fantasy, Living, Reality, Result)

"It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Old, Reality, Rules)

"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it."
- Jack Wagner
(Related: Cause, Leading, Reality, Stress)

"Imagination creates reality."
- Richard Wagner
(Related: Imagination, Reality)

"I try to ground most of my characters in reality somehow. That's kind of what I bring to the table."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: Reality)

"Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Cinema, Reality, Theatre, Years)

"The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Work, Difficulty, Film, Play, Reality, Theatre, Writing)

"It turned out that the country was helpless in the face of a new reality."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Country, Reality)

"As I said earlier, there are no writers who could create a literary vision of the new reality."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Vision, Literary, Reality, Writers)

"In the forty years of the people's republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Time, People, Reality, Years)

"A scientist lives with all reality. There is nothing better."
- George Wald
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"To know reality is to accept it, and eventually to love it."
- George Wald
(Related: Love, Reality)

"If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Men, Trust, Adventure, Charity, Common sense, Democracy, Malice, Reality)

"A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines."
- Bill Walsh
(Related: Books, Reality)

"I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York, because that's what I know about. One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Man, Reality, Writing)

"The only reality is our society, and I mean this seriously, Western Society is a very sick society."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Society, Reality)

"However, most of my part, I play a pediatrician, and most of my role had to do with being in another place, staying at the hospital and trying to save kids and stay until people could come. So, it was more based on reality."
- Sela Ward
(Related: People, Being, Kids, Play, Reality, Trying)

"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."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Opposites, Reality)

"You tend to meet on a more regular basis with people in your industry, and reality being what it is, you tend to meet with them at the particular level that you occupy; so that develops a fraternity relationship."
- Lew Wasserman
(Related: People, Being, Reality)

"Reality TV is here, it's been here really since the Carol Levis Discovery Show in 1957. It's never changed. It just looks a bit different."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: Discovery, Reality)

"Reality TV finds talented people. There are no scripts. The editing is what it's all about. Great editing makes those shows."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: People, Reality)

"If you're rude for television's sake, it ain't reality TV."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: Reality, Television)

"I think that's where reality TV works - you don't know where it's going."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: Reality)

"Eventually you can get into the nuts and bolts of reality: nurturing, caring, and getting along."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Caring)

"Reality continues to ruin my life."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Reality, Ruin)

"The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life... I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Logic, Reality, Want, World)

"It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Denial, Reality)

"Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Reality)

"Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge in which knowledge does not reflect an 'objective' ontological reality."
- Paul Watzlawick
(Related: Knowledge, Radical, Reality, Theory)

"The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions."
- Paul Watzlawick
(Related: Belief, Reality)

"I don't think I'll ever escape the fact that I don't belong anywhere in particular. I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality."
- Hugo Weaving
(Related: Country, Fact, Reality, Romantic)

"Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Reality)

"The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Faith, Affirmation, Contemplation, Reality)

"Hope is the denial of reality."
- Margaret Weis
(Related: Hope, Denial, Reality)

"Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Reality)

"We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise."
- Raquel Welch
(Related: Marriage, Love, Dream, Childhood, Compromise, Reality)

"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Fiction, Reality)

"The Long and the Short and the Tall made a great impression on me because it was a very ugly tale about the reality of soldiering at a time when we were being gung-ho about the whole thing of war."
- Timothy West
(Related: Time, War, Impression, Being, Reality, Ugly)

"I loved it, but social reality impeded. Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so, and come back for a while in the afternoon. I am a very lenient boss."
- Donald E. Westlake
(Related: Boss, Now, Reality)

"You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality."
- Hermann Weyl
(Related: Mathematics, Reality, Words)

"In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality."
- John Archibald Wheeler
(Related: Order, Reality)

"Country Music is great music because it really comes from real life experiences. It is such a great haven for reality."
- Bryan White
(Related: Life, Music, Country, Country music, Reality)

"The desire to move into a bigger house, to avoid living AIDS daily, and a dream to be accepted by a community and school, became possible and a reality with a movie about my life, The Ryan White Story."
- Ryan White
(Related: Life, Dream, Community, Desire, Living, Reality, School)

"Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America."
- Theodore White
(Related: Men, Ideas, Thoughts, America, Old, Reality, Students)

"I accept reality and dare not question it."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Question, Reality)

"For whatever a man has, is in reality only a gift."
- Christoph Martin Wieland
(Related: Man, Reality)

"If you don't change, reality in the end forces that change upon you."
- Stuart Wilde
(Related: Change, End, Reality)

"Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won't matter."
- George Will
(Related: Love, History, Time, Work, American, Media, President, Reality, Will, World)

"You see the images that the public is demanding. Why more reality-based TV? You'd think that after the first Survivor it would have gone away, but it hasn't. The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories, and want to see more and more."
- Montel Williams
(Related: First, Public, Reality, Want)

"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs."
- Robin Williams
(Related: People, Drugs, Reality)

"Reality: What a concept!"
- Robin Williams
"Size is not a reality, but a construct of the mind; and space a construct to contain constructs."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Mind, Reality, Space)

"I think one of the major things a director has to do is to know his subject matter, the subject matter of his script, know the truth and the reality of it. That's very important."
- Robert Wise
(Related: Truth, Reality)

"Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Thought, Grammar, Harmony, Language, Reality)

"You have this disturbing reality that there are a lot of people who would rather say, 'I'm on strike' than 'I'm unemployed.' And those are the people who vote for strikes."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: People, Reality, Vote)

"The notion of the world as a village is becoming a reality."
- James Wolfensohn
(Related: Reality, World)

"For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Life, Time, Baby, First, Reality, Security)

"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."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: Movies, Quality, Actors, Reality, Television)

"It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Reality)

"It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Murder, Reality)

"Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Illusion, Reality)

"The space within becomes the reality of the building."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Building, Reality, Space)

"Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress, and you find that you're the one in the green dress."
- Lois Wyse
(Related: Age, Dress, Reality, Woman)

"Truth is exact correspondence with reality."
- Paramahansa Yogananda
(Related: Truth, Reality)

"When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people's minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: People, Dance, Act, Depression, Entertainment, Reality)

"If there is no certain reality, the idea of following a leader must be scrutinized."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Leader, Idea, Reality)

"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."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Beauty, End, May, Reality, Utopia, Walking, Writing)

"They shaved my head, eyebrows. This is not a sci-fi picture. It's not a fantasy picture. You're dealing with something that's supposed to be in reality. But we had a genius makeup artist."
- Rick Yune
(Related: Genius, Artist, Fantasy, Makeup, Reality)

"While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Humor, Music, Memory, Patience, Play, Reality, Sense)

"But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Guitar, Reality, Right, Song, Voice)

"No authority is higher than reality."
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
(Related: Authority, Reality)

"First have being in your mind. Make real in your mind then bring that being into reality. The genius is he who sees what is not yet and causes it to come to be."
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
(Related: Genius, Being, Causes, First, Mind, Reality)

"We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is."
- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
(Related: Reality)

"I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: Reality)

"These days the American dream of home ownership has turned into a nightmare for millions of families. They wake every day to the reality of a horrible decline in the value of the home that has meant so much to them."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Home, Dream, American, Day, Ownership, Reality, Value)