Reality Quotes

  • No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability.
    Samuel Johnson
  • Gertrude Jekyll, like Monet, was a painter with poor eyesight, and their gardens — his at Giverny in the Seine valley, hers in Surrey — had resemblances that may have sprung from this condition. Both loved plants that foamed and frothed over walls and pergolas, spread in tides beneath trees; both saw flowers in islands of colored light — an image the normal eye captures only by squinting.
    Eleanor Perenyi
  • What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.
    Louise Nevelson
  • As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can’t see how it is.
    Ram Dass
  • What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside?

    Behind? And the rest? Doesn’t everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
    Pablo Picasso

  • There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it’s up to you to draw it.
    B. Quilliam
  • Reality is too much to take in heapfuls, but sprinkle it sparingly upon life’s path and most can tread it lightly.
    Terri Guillemets
  • What’s done is done.
    French Proverb
  • When the music changes, so does the dance.
    Hausa tribe of West Africa
  • Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.
    M.C.Escher
  • Worrying never changed anything.
    Unknown
  • There’s something beautifully soothing about a fact — even (or perhaps especially) if we’re not sure what it means.
    Daniel J. Boorstin
  • What goes up must come down.
    Unknown
  • Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
    Eugene O’Neill
  • Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.
    Frank Tyger
  • Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their “agreement,” as falsity means their disagreement, with “reality.”
    William James
  • The formula “two and two make five” is not without its attractions.
    Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • What is reality anyway! It’s nothing but a collective hunch.
    Jane Wagner
  • Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
    Ben Franklin

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