‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.’ – Colin Powell

‘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

‘Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.’ – Soren Kierkegaard

‘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

‘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. Goddard

‘Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.’ – Albert Einstein

‘Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘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

‘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

‘The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.’ – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

‘Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms.’ – Sterling K. Brown

‘We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.’ – Iris Murdoch

‘Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.’ – Les Brown

‘A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.’ – Yoko Ono

‘We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘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.

‘Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.’ – Charles Lamb

‘Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.’ – Warren Bennis

‘Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.’ – Malala Yousafzai

‘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

‘Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.’ – Jonas Salk

‘For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.’ – Richard P. Feynman

‘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.’ – Don Miguel Ruiz

‘Our intention creates our reality.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘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

‘Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.’ – John Lennon

‘You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.’ – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

‘Perception is reality.’ – Lee Atwater

‘Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.’ – Earl Nightingale

‘Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad and some unintended. It is the new reality.’ – John B. Larson

‘I feel as though, if you’re able to control your dreams, you have more power and control over your mind, like you could reach more areas of your mind. Therefore, I feel like it creates the ability for you to achieve more things in reality.’ – Juice Wrld

‘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

‘The metaphor for Palestine is stronger than the Palestine of reality.’ – Mahmoud Darwish

‘What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.’ – Plutarch

‘Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.’ – Janet Jackson

‘Few people have the imagination for reality.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.’ – Lynda Barry

‘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

‘Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.’ – Travis Bradberry

‘There is no unique picture of reality.’ – Stephen Hawking

‘Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.’ – Edgar Allan Poe

‘Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.’ – Jen Sincero

‘Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.’ – Alan Watts

‘As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.’ – Geoff Mulgan

‘Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.’ – John Dewey

‘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

‘I’m half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times.’ – Lady Gaga

‘Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.’ – Ginni Rometty

‘Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.’ – Jack Welch

‘I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.’ – Frida Kahlo

‘Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.’ – Elon Musk

‘Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.’ – Thomas Sowell

‘Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sometimes the hardest thing we ever must do is ask for help. We want to show everyone that we can do it all, that we have it under control. But the reality is that asking for help is not a sign of weakness – it is the greatest sign of strength.’ – Kendra Scott

‘Don’t be afraid to have a reality check. Taking risks is OK, but you must be realistic.’ – Joy Mangano

‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work.’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

‘Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.’ – Bruce Springsteen

‘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

‘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

‘Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.’ – Pablo Picasso

‘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

‘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

‘The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality – it connects you to reality.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘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

‘Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.’ – Eliyahu Goldratt

‘Humankind cannot bear very much reality.’ – T. S. Eliot

‘Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.’ – Nikos Kazantzakis

‘One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality.’ – Tim Burton

‘Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.’ – Robin Williams

‘Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.’ – Simone Weil

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘When we die our money, fame, and honors will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one but God can save our souls.’ – Michael Huffington

‘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

‘The reality is you either step into the future, or you become a dinosaur.’ – M. Shadows

‘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

‘Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.’ – Ben Shapiro

‘If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.’ – Terrell Owens

‘Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality – that’s the main event.’ – Sylvester Stallone

‘The reality is that the only way change comes is when you lead by example.’ – Anne Wojcicki

‘Although humans see reality in colour, for me, black and white has always been connected to the image’s deeper truth, to its most hidden meaning.’ – Peter Lindbergh

‘The Cold War had become a battlefield marked by doublespeak. Disguise, distortion, and deception were accepted as reality. Truth was promised in a serum.’ – Annie Jacobsen

‘Social media, unfortunately, just makes it a lot easier to be jealous. It sets up false expectations of reality, so it’s really easy to look at someone else’s life online and assume that they have everything going great for them and that their life is perfect.’ – Franchesca Ramsey

‘The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.’ – Paul Watzlawick

‘Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.’ – Lily Tomlin

‘Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.’ – Ray Kurzweil

‘The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.’ – Susan Sontag

‘All people are sad clowns. That’s the key to comedy – and it’s a buffer against reality.’ – Bob Odenkirk

‘We act as if that being of a man or that being of a woman is actually an internal reality or something that is simply true about us, a fact about us, but actually it’s a phenomenon that is being produced all the time and reproduced all the time, so to say gender is performative is to say that nobody really is a gender from the start.’ – Judith Butler

‘In boxing, they say it’s the punch you don’t see coming that knocks you out. In the wider world, the reality we ignore or deny is the one that weakens our most impassioned efforts toward improvement.’ – Katherine Dunn

‘Children, I mean, think of your own childhood, how important the bedtime story was. How important these imaginary experiences were for you. They helped shape reality, and I think human beings wouldn’t be human without narrative fiction.’ – Paul Auster

‘Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I’m a realist.’ – Margaret Atwood

‘Reality continues to ruin my life.’ – Bill Watterson

‘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

‘Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay.’ – Gary Oldman

‘The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.’ – Tom Clancy

‘Stop trying to change reality by attempting to eliminate complexity.’ – David Whyte

‘Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein

‘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

‘When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.’ – Ava DuVernay

‘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

‘So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.’ – Christopher McCandless

‘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

‘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

‘The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or of nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick.’ – Florence Nightingale

‘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

‘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

‘People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It’s because you feel it; you see it in someone’s body language.’ – Afrojack

‘What’s the reality of being inside a zoo, for the animals and for the people who love and care for those animals? There’s a lot of joy, and there’s a lot of loss.’ – Thomas French

‘Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.’ – Lloyd Alexander

‘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

‘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

‘I accept reality and dare not question it.’ – Walt Whitman

‘The truth is an objective standard by which reality is measured; it’s God’s point of view on any subject.’ – Tony Evans

‘Masks are wonderfully paradoxical in this way: while they may hide the physical reality, they can show us how a person wants to be seen.’ – Joanna Scott

‘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

‘In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.’ – Alfred Stieglitz

‘When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.’ – Mark Manson

‘It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.’ – William Makepeace Thackeray

‘Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.’ – Lois Lowry

‘To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.’ – Roger Vivier

‘Virtual reality is the ‘ultimate empathy machine.’ These experiences are more than documentaries. They’re opportunities to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.’ – Chris Milk

‘Truth is exact correspondence with reality.’ – Paramahansa Yogananda

‘That’s the kind of movie that I like to make, where there is an invented reality and the audience is going to go someplace where hopefully they’ve never been before. The details, that’s what the world is made of.’ – Wes Anderson

‘Nobody sees reality whole; we all need others to show us the parts of it that they see better than we do. Nobody sees reality with total accuracy; we all need others to correct our own vision.’ – Lewis B. Smedes

‘To put it bluntly, there isn’t one economic theory that can single-handedly explain Singapore’s success; its economy combines extreme features of capitalism and socialism. All theories are partial; reality is complex.’ – Ha-Joon Chang

‘I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.’ – Ray Bradbury

‘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

‘Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.’ – Dalai Lama

‘Our aim is not to die. It is to carry out the revolution, to make a reality of our ideas. We must live, to get them accepted by the people.’ – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

‘We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.’ – Judy Garland

‘Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.’ – Peter McWilliams

‘Reality doesn’t bite, rather our perception of reality bites.’ – Anthony J. D’Angelo

‘I’m not an optimist. I’m a realist. And my reality is that we live in a multifaceted, multicultural world. And maybe once we stop labeling ourselves, then maybe everyone else will.’ – Octavia Spencer

‘You’re guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that’s the way that it is in this world.’ – Chris Webber

‘I believe that augmented reality will be the biggest technological revolution that happens in our lifetimes.’ – Tim Sweeney

‘Only by observing the laws of nature can mankind avoid costly blunders in its exploitation. Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us. This is a reality we have to face.’ – Xi Jinping

‘When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.’ – Friedensreich Hundertwasser

‘Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.’ – Georges Braque

‘It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.’ – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

‘The more you are positive and say, ‘I want to have a good life,’ the more you build that reality for yourself by creating the life that you want.’ – Chris Pine

‘Imagination creates reality.’ – Richard Wagner

‘If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we’re going to be miserable. In fact, many times we believe it’s our problems that are making us unhappy when, in reality, it’s because we’re focused on ourselves!’ – Joyce Meyer

‘When you’re surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that’s reality.’ – Emily Levine

‘Art must take reality by surprise.’ – Francoise Sagan

‘What interests me most is when a work of art is no longer just an object, but also touches reality and life.’ – Miuccia Prada

‘Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.’ – Brene Brown

‘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

‘Reality really is theater. There’s no other way to describe it. It’s all so nonsensical, ridiculous and chaotic.’ – Joe Rogan

‘The grass is always greener on the other side – until you get there and see it’s AstroTurf. Symbols are never reality. Someone might have amassed material success and fame, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy. So, don’t go judging a person’s life by the cover.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.’ – Henry Miller

‘Anybody who doesn’t see the impact of climate change is really, I would say, myopic. They don’t see the reality. It’s so evident that we are destroying Mother Earth. This is not the problem of one country or a few countries: it is the problem of mankind. We need to work together to stop this. Otherwise, our future generations will simply disappear.’ – Juan Manuel Santos

‘To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality.’ – Nelly Sachs

‘A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality.’ – John Carmack

‘It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.’ – Virginia Woolf

‘You listen to my music, I’ma tell you how I’m feeling, the pain that I go through on a daily basis, my real life, you know what I’m saying? Reality – I feel like a lot of people living in fairytale land, wonderland.’ – Rod Wave

‘I’m unfinished. I’m unfixed. And the reality is that’s where God meets me is in the mess of my life, in the unfixedness, in the brokenness. I thought he did the opposite, he got rid of all that stuff. But if you read the Bible, if you look at it at all, constantly he was showing up in people’s lives at the worst possible time of their life.’ – Mike Yaconelli

‘Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.’ – William F. Buckley, Jr.

‘Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.’ – John Ruskin

‘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

‘You need virtual reality to understand high level science or high level math. It’s very helpful to explain third and fourth dimensional things that people are constantly addressing in quantum physics. But, as soon as you’re creating an avatar, and you can live and you can start to feel sensations on VR, that has gone too far.’ – Jaden Smith

‘I believe your reality is what you make it, what you choose to see, and what you choose to allow yourself to do. There are possibilities all around you – magic all around you – no matter what situation you’re in.’ – Keke Palmer

‘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

‘The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.’ – Douglas Adams

‘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

‘Evangelicals have, for decades, believed that the country was more conservative than not, more Christian than not. The bipartisanship on religious liberty and the civic faith of the country was conducive to that. Now they’ve woken up to a reality in the Obama years that this was a polite fiction.’ – Ben Domenech

‘Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.’ – Jalal Talabani

‘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

‘We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.’ – Alejandro Jodorowsky

‘Well, when you’re relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There’s no such thing as time when you’re really relaxed. That’s why meditation works.’ – Shirley MacLaine

‘You don’t get music in your daily life, do you? Even in a movie, it’s unnatural to have music. I always feel it’s unnatural. But I want to make it not unnatural, to construct reality in another sense.’ – Joe Hisaishi

‘When hypocrisy is a character trait, it also affects one’s thinking, because it consists in the negation of all the aspects of reality that one finds disagreeable, irrational or repugnant.’ – Octavio Paz

‘The truly unique trait of ‘Sapiens’ is our ability to create and believe fiction. All other animals use their communication system to describe reality. We use our communication system to create new realities. Of course, not all fictions are shared by all humans, but at least one has become universal in our world, and this is money.’ – Yuval Noah Harari

‘Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.’ – Brian Tracy

‘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

‘Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn’t work.’ – John Garamendi

‘All knowledge of cultural reality, as may be seen, is always knowledge from particular points of view.’ – Max Weber

‘The reality about transportation is that it’s future-oriented. If we’re planning for what we have, we’re behind the curve.’ – Anthony Foxx

‘There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream.’ – Frances Farmer

‘My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.’ – Tom Waits

‘In the past, before phones and the Internet, all communication was face-to-face. Now, most of it is digital, via emails and messaging services. If people were to start using virtual reality, it would almost come full circle.’ – Palmer Luckey

‘From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality.’ – Leon Trotsky

‘We don’t live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality.’ – Bryan Singer

‘There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘Here’s the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god.’ – Tim Wise

‘You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things that you’re incapable of… If you think you’re incapable of running a company, make that your aim… Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.’ – Paul Arden

‘Our reality is narrow, confined, and fleeting. Whatever we think is important right now, in our mundane lives, will no longer be important against a grander sense of time and space.’ – Liu Cixin

‘Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘I’m excited about Augmented Reality because unlike Virtual Reality, which closes the world out, AR allows individuals to be present in the world but hopefully allows an improvement on what’s happening presently.’ – Tim Cook

‘I have recently been able to see the new world – the quiet, the tranquility and the freedom it will bring with it. This is very comforting knowledge for me because I already know that what I envision eventually becomes a reality.’ – Shari Arison

‘Both the ‘Gregor’ series and ‘The Hunger Games’ are what I call lightning-bolt ideas. There was a moment where the idea came to me. With ‘The Hunger Games,’ the lightning bolt sort of hit at a moment when I was channel surfing between reality TV and the coverage of the Iraq war.’ – Suzanne Collins

‘There’s a finite amount of time on this planet for each of us. Sometimes, the only way we figure out how to deal with that reality – knowing that there will be an end to every story, and you don’t know how many chapters are left in your book – is by living in denial.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.’ – Morley Safer

‘I knew racial discrimination at its worst in the 1930s. I lived with the humility of it but I never lost my sense of humor. Humor is the escape valve from the deadly reality of adversity.’ – Nipsey Russell

‘It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.’ – Christopher Lasch

‘Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there.’ – Chuck D

‘I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.’ – Edward Norton

‘Perception often lags behind reality, and I can say from experience that the vast majority of public officials in Louisiana are much better than our reputation holds us to be.’ – John Kennedy

‘Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.’ – Emile Durkheim

‘Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.’ – Alphonse Karr

‘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

‘The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.’ – Hannah Arendt

‘Everything I’ve been thinking, every vision, even down to every shot I throw, it just ends up here in reality. Whether it was in a fight and how to react or whether it was in a stadium with screaming fans or whether I was in a fancy car or the best clothes ever, I always put myself somewhere.’ – Conor McGregor

‘Reality only appears to us tragical because of the disequilibrium and confusion of its appearances.’ – Piet Mondrian

‘Virtual reality, all the A.I. work we do, all the robotics work we do – we’re as close to realizing science fiction as it gets.’ – Jensen Huang

‘In reality, victims of human trafficking are often left voiceless and completely unseen by society.’ – Elise Stefanik

‘True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.’ – William Inge

‘Disinformation is more than just lying: it’s the denial and twisting of reality in order to present some desired image to the rest of the world.’ – Will Hurd

‘Attention is what steers your perceptions; it’s what controls your reality. It’s the gateway to the mind.’ – Apollo Robbins

‘Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.’ – Elizabeth Edwards

‘I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.’ – Ice Cube

‘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

‘The space within becomes the reality of the building.’ – Frank Lloyd Wright

‘In the journey of an entrepreneur, the most important thing is self-belief and the ability to convert that belief into reality.’ – Mukesh Ambani

‘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

‘The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘An approach that phases in congressional term limits reconciles the self-interest of members of Congress with the public’s desire to see these changes enacted and gives us the best chance to make term limits a reality.’ – Ron DeSantis

‘Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.’ – Ram Dass

‘Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that’s a hard lesson of reality.’ – Donna Tartt

‘I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it, which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that organised religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.’ – Elton John

‘In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis.’ – Lois Capps

‘Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.’ – Mary Ellen Mark

‘The difference between what people perceive and what’s reality is that, like, I’m not actually shy. I’m just observant. I care a lot.’ – PartyNextDoor

‘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

‘Players are artists who create their own reality within the game.’ – Shigeru Miyamoto

‘When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.’ – Joe Paterno

‘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

‘Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.’ – Thomas Aquinas

‘Crucial to science education is hands-on involvement: showing, not just telling; real experiments and field trips and not just ‘virtual reality.” – Martin Rees

‘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

‘Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does exist.’ – Ramana Maharshi

‘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

‘The kids from the streets don’t want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don’t care if it’s ugly; they just want reality.’ – Eazy-E

‘Human mind has way too many shades. It would be so boring if this world was all sugar and gloss, just happy, colourful lives. People singing songs is not always the reality. Just like happiness and love, people also feel wrath, jealousy and vengeance!’ – Shweta Basu Prasad

‘I’m used to people with very high IQs knowing how to recognize reality, but there’s a huge human tendency where it may be instructive to think that whatever you’re doing to succeed is all right.’ – Charlie Munger

‘Just like it’s not healthy to think overly negative thoughts, exaggeratedly positive thoughts can be equally detrimental. If you overestimate how much of a positive impact a particular change will have on your life, you may end up feeling disappointed when reality doesn’t live up to your fantasy.’ – Amy Morin

‘No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality.’ – Edward Sapir

‘Most people talk; we do things. They plan; we achieve. They hesitate; we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them.’ – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

‘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

‘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.

‘The ‘Road Rules’ thing was just something that happened. It was never like when I was little I said, ‘I want to be on a reality show when I grow up.’ They didn’t even have them then, you know?’ – Theo Von

‘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

‘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 Dennett

‘I’ve often said that all poetry is political. This is because real poems deal with a human response to reality and politics is part of reality, history in the making. Even if a poet writes about sitting in a glass house drinking tea, it reflects politics.’ – Yehuda Amichai

‘To become mindfully aware of our surroundings is to bring our thinking back to our present moment reality and to the possibility of some semblance of serenity in the face of circumstances outside our ability to control.’ – Jeff Kober

‘Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.’ – Philip K. Dick

‘If I had a project that I had auditioned for and I was getting close to getting it, I didn’t want to tell anybody because I thought then I wouldn’t get it, but in reality that really had no bearing on whether or not I got a part.’ – Amy Adams

‘Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.’ – Jean Piaget

‘Reality is like a doughnut: Everything that is good and funny and juicy is outside the center, which is just emptiness.’ – Olga Tokarczuk

‘I was a ‘young adult’ when I wrote ‘The Outsiders,’ although it was not a genre at the time. It’s an interesting time of life to write about, when your ideals get slammed up against reality, and you must compromise.’ – S. E. Hinton

‘The real danger to the world’s resistance movements is the attempt to distort reality and to place the blame on the resistance groups’ actions without allowing them to portray their perspective, thus ignoring the reality of the occupation and the siege, like the situation in occupied Palestine.’ – Hassan Nasrallah

‘I have to tell you, you can’t have an ego when you’re an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment.’ – Josh Brolin

‘We all have so much more power to make our dreams a reality – and love life along the way – than we think we do!’ – Rachele Brooke Smith

‘Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day.’ – Nick Mancuso

‘Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.’ – Chinua Achebe

‘In reality, I never want to grow up.’ – Michael Jordan

‘My own belief is that rather than getting involved in trying to change the reality of social-political things, creators can be involved in and express in different ways and be meaningful in different ways, so for me, it’s important to leave messages to people of the future and to be engaged with the people now.’ – Takashi Murakami

‘There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah.’ – Meir Kahane

‘I think reality television is such a special talent.’ – Margaret Cho

‘Perception is reality.’ – Steve Young

‘I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.’ – Garrison Keillor

‘I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.’ – Aaron Sorkin

‘An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it’s beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth… Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them.’ – Pope Francis

‘I don’t like dreams or reality. I like when dreams become reality because that is my life.’ – Jean Paul Gaultier

‘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

‘You create your own reality.’ – Jane Roberts

‘Nanotechnology has been moving a little faster than I expected, virtual reality a little slower.’ – Nick Bostrom

‘Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.’ – George Lucas

‘In general, when you travel, you get into a different reality and are able to more accurately reflect on your ordinary life. Hiking does that for me.’ – John Mackey

‘It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.’ – Ban Ki-moon

‘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

‘The public has an appetite for anything about imagination – anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.’ – Steven Spielberg

‘This is a great country, but fortunately for you, it is not perfect. There is much to be done to bring about complete equality. Remove hunger. Bring reality closer to theory and democratic principles.’ – Thurgood Marshall

‘It’s like watching a car accident, that reality TV.’ – Enrico Colantoni

‘Whenever I’m feeling down, I remind myself that my flaws make me perfect, because in reality there is no perfect.’ – Ava Max

‘When a party is in opposition, it opposes. That’s its job. But when it comes to power, it must govern. Easy rhetoric is over, the press of reality becomes irresistible. By necessity, it adopts some of the policies it had once denounced. And a new national consensus is born.’ – Charles Krauthammer

‘Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.’ – Brad Paisley

‘Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.’ – Theodor Reik

‘It’s hard to do a reality show when there’s so much crying and drama.’ – Maddie Ziegler

‘If you’re doing a biography, you try to stay as accurate as possible to reality. But you really don’t know what was going on in the person’s mind. You just know what was going on in the minds of people around him.’ – Clint Eastwood

‘We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘The things shamans deal with are extremely practical. They break down parameters of normal historical reality. Magical passes are just one aspect of that.’ – Carlos Castaneda

‘If I had children, as soon as I have them, I’m teaching them everything I know. I don’t want to feed you fairytales. Fairytales are nice. But they come to an end, and then you have to face reality.’ – Burna Boy

‘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

‘In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘The people that are feeding you the information on things that I like – love life, believe in yourself, be motivational, give your time to things and meditate – they’re all older people who are well into their 50s and have had careers, and for me, at this point, I’m the young ambassador for this whole lifestyle of making your mentality a reality.’ – Mod Sun

”Babel’ is about the point of view of others. It literally includes points of views as experienced from the other side. It is not about a hero. It is not about only one country. It is a prism that allows us to see the same reality from different angles.’ – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘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

‘Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.’ – Henri Bergson

‘Reality is something you rise above.’ – Liza Minnelli

‘The reality is this: Fighting isn’t a team sport; it’s an individual’s sport.’ – Dana White

‘My language and my sensibility are yearning to admit a kind of religious or transcendent dimension. But then there’s the reality: there’s no Heaven, no afterlife of the sort we were promised, and no personal God.’ – Seamus Heaney

‘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.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘Just as we might take Darwin as an example of the normal extraverted thinking type, the normal introverted thinking type could be represented by Kant. The one speaks with facts, the other relies on the subjective factor. Darwin ranges over the wide field of objective reality, Kant restricts himself to a critique of knowledge.’ – Carl Jung

‘I am equally proud of all of my architectural projects. It’s always rewarding to see an ambitious design become reality.’ – Zaha Hadid

‘I like the idea of isolation. I like the reality of it. You realize what you are… not that the knowledge is inevitably rewarding.’ – Joseph Brodsky

‘Reality has a well-known liberal bias.’ – Stephen Colbert

‘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

‘Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it.’ – Queen Latifah

‘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

‘Man has throughout the ages been seeking something beyond himself, beyond material welfare – something we call truth or God or reality, a timeless state – something that cannot be disturbed by circumstances, by thought or by human corruption.’ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘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

‘Virtual reality and augmented reality will change the way we shop.’ – Michio Kaku

‘I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.’ – Eric Cantona

‘If we’re trying to build a world-class News Feed and a world-class messaging product and a world-class search product and a world-class ad system, and invent virtual reality and build drones, I can’t write every line of code. I can’t write any lines of code.’ – Mark Zuckerberg

‘Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.’ – Alex Haley

‘Prenups are so unromantic – a sign of distrust, not love. Time for a reality check, my friends. First, drawing up a prenuptial agreement together is a sign of incredible trust and financial openness – you’re fooling yourself if you think you can achieve complete intimacy without it.’ – Suze Orman

‘Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.’ – Chris Marker

‘I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism, not being able to see one’s face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way, is for many societies a challenge.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘As entrepreneurs, we must constantly dream and have the conviction and obsession to transform our dreams into reality – to create a future that never existed before.’ – Clara Shih

‘In a multicultural, diverse society there are countless ways in which people negotiate the everyday lived experience and reality of diversity.’ – Randa Abdel-Fattah

‘With ‘Smoke Signals,’ the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I’d had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself.’ – Adam Beach

‘Reality is on a delay. For you, nothing is now. Realizing this fact is unsettling. If we can only react to the past, how do we manage to navigate the present? It’s easy to spiral into a treatise on free will while in the fetal position, overthinking our forever past.’ – Kyle Hill

‘The real influence on my work was reality, that of my country and Latin America in general.’ – Mario Benedetti

‘Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.’ – Charles Baudelaire

‘Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God.’ – Karl Rahner

‘When we started with ‘Big Brother’ and created the reality genre, no one could ever foresee that there was so much space in the genre that it could deliver so many formats. There will be periods where there is not enough new stuff to keep the genre alive. But it will never die.’ – John de Mol, Jr.

‘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

‘What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.’ – Marcel Duchamp

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.’ – Ayn Rand

‘When you’re older, you want to be scared because you understand more where the boundaries between fantasy and reality are, and I suppose they are more blurred the younger you are.’ – David Tennant

‘Being a recording artist, selling music, selling concerts out, having a reality show, starting film; it’s great, it’s beautiful.’ – Jenni Rivera

‘Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.’ – B. C. Forbes

‘I do believe that belief is the most powerful thing we have in this world. So, if we believe in something enough. And we have faith, we can make it a reality. That is basically the basis of my entire career and my entire life.’ – Corey Feldman

‘Enhance and intensify one’s vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.’ – Ovid

‘The calling of art is to extract us from our daily reality, to bring us to a hidden truth that’s difficult to access – to a level that’s not material but spiritual.’ – Abbas Kiarostami

‘An Apostle is a missionary, bearing testimony of the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ in all the world.’ – David A. Bednar

‘For me, the world that I inhabit in reality is probably a very different world than the one people expect that I would be in.’ – David Bowie

‘I am not Superwoman. The reality of my daily life is that I’m juggling a lot of balls in the air trying to be a good wife and mother, trying to be the prime-ministerial consort at home and abroad, barrister and charity worker, and sometimes one of the balls gets dropped.’ – Cherie Blair

‘Today is reality. Yesterday is history.’ – Prince Andrew

‘Art is elemental. Reason alone as it’s expressed in the sciences can’t be man’s complete answer to reality, and it can’t express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him.’ – Pope Benedict XVI

‘Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence – in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry.’ – Bill Flores

‘At the end of the day, the reality is we’re all losers, and we’re all uncoordinated. We’re the worst of all of the animals on earth, and there’s something quite endearing about that.’ – Taika Waititi

‘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

‘Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.’ – Joe Biden

‘Being an actor can be a cruel experience because there is no cooling-down period. You can be involved in something that’s incredibly intense, but then it’s a wrap and you’ve finished and you go home. I find it difficult to complete a job and then return to reality and find my healthy place.’ – Sarah Lancashire

‘Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality.’ – Paul Johnson

‘All the Yeti footprints are all the same bear. The Yeti isn’t a fantastic figure. The Yeti is reality.’ – Reinhold Messner

‘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

‘I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.’ – Slavoj Zizek

‘Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.’ – Sammy Davis, Jr.

‘Poetry is the deification of reality.’ – Edith Sitwell

‘Liberation from meaning leaves us skeptical of truth itself, comfortable only to acknowledge ‘your truth’ and ‘my truth,’ confident only in the reality of subjective feeling rather than objective fact.’ – Michael J. Knowles

‘The theme of the Labor Department’s centennial is ‘Then, Now, Next.’ So in honoring Esther Peterson, we look not just to the past but to the future, acknowledging with honesty and a sense of purpose the lingering challenges we still face and the distance we’ve yet to travel before equality is truly a reality in the lives of all women.’ – Tom Perez

‘Bored with obvious reality, I find my fascination in transforming it into a subjective point of view.’ – Ernst Haas

‘I’m not that interested in recreating reality. I’m interested in recreating an emotional truth.’ – Guillermo del Toro

‘People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video… and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers. In reality, that’s not the case. Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends.’ – Kylie Jenner

‘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

‘Reality TV is anything but.’ – James Dyson

‘Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

‘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

‘I’d like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it’s probably more like a TV reality show.’ – Uma Thurman

‘In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘There’s a two-tier justice system. And anyone who denies it is either naive or in denial. This is what the reality of America is. If you have certain privileges, if you’re from a certain socioeconomic status, you have a certain skin color, the odds are in your favor.’ – Ana Kasparian

‘We all like going to the dark side of things; we all like dipping into worlds that we don’t know anything about, or hopefully don’t know anything about. I think ‘Banshee’ gives people a chance to do that pretty safely because we all know there’s a solid buffer between the show and reality.’ – Antony Starr

‘As a small-town girl, I grew up with big dreams and now, those dreams have become a reality.’ – Tabitha Brown

‘If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility.’ – Robert Musil

‘Pride or ego is not important to me. What is more important is common sense, the welfare of the company, and the objective reality that we need to be cautious during difficult times. One should not make decisions based on emotions or ego.’ – Henry Sy

‘For years, people had been saying, ‘You guys should have a reality show – it would be crazy,’ and I didn’t pay much attention to that talk, but the idea did stay in the back of my mind.’ – Kris Jenner

‘Reality in our century is not something to be faced.’ – Graham Greene

‘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

‘There’s a new set of transformative technologies such as machine learning, AI, and virtual reality that will spawn another set of big tech franchises. But in terms of cultural impact, perhaps we are at peak Valley.’ – Brad Stone

‘I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It’s a reality.’ – Lenny Kravitz

‘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

‘We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.’ – Walter Savage Landor

‘You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.’ – Annie Leibovitz

‘Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.’ – Les Brown

‘You have to look at the discrepancy between what you hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings.’ – Richard Grant

‘The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.’ – Orson Welles

‘Without its roots in reality, I don’t think escapism can survive.’ – Rajkumar Hirani

‘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.’ – Bob Menendez

‘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

‘I believe that one of the secret engines that allows cinema to work, and have the marvelous power over us that it does, is the fact that for thousands of years we have spent eight hours every night in a ‘cinematic’ dream-state, and so are familiar with this version of reality.’ – Walter Murch

‘For organizations seriously committed to making teamwork a cultural reality, I’m convinced that ‘the right people’ are the ones who have three virtues in common – humility, hunger, and people smarts.’ – Patrick Lencioni

‘Everyone with a cell phone thinks they’re a photographer. Everyone with a laptop thinks they’re a journalist. But they have no training, and they have no idea of what we keep to in terms of standards, as in what’s far out and what’s reality. And they have no dedication to truth.’ – Helen Thomas

‘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

‘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

‘There are almost no sports within which mortal accidents are not a reality.’ – Dietrich Mateschitz

‘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

‘People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time.’ – David Brooks

‘I’m interested in how innocence fares when it collides with hard reality.’ – Geoffrey S. Fletcher

‘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

‘In reality, every time the government takes an additional dollar in taxes out of someone’s pocket, it’s a dollar that person will not be able to spend or invest. When government spending goes up, private spending goes down. There is no net effect. No wealth creation.’ – Maxime Bernier

‘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

‘With Trixie, people like that I look like this fabricated painted creation, but all my comedy and my songs come from a place of reality. It’s like the man behind the curtain – it’s the crying clown – that’s what works for people with Trixie. It’s the dichotomy of someone looking like a toy but then, you know, speaking and singing like a real boy.’ – Trixie Mattel

‘A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.’ – Francois Mitterrand

‘I have no words for my reality.’ – Max Frisch

‘Fantasy love is much better than reality love.’ – Andy Warhol

‘There’s this image of us on the red carpet, being really fancy, and then there’s the reality.’ – Sia

‘Alternative descriptions of the same reality evoke different emotions and different associations.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘We should improve economic guidance and management as demanded by the developing reality.’ – Kim Jong-un

‘If you are delusional, sometimes the reality catches up with your delusion, and then all of a sudden you are a genius.’ – Jason Calacanis

‘Hope is the denial of reality.’ – Margaret Weis

‘Your self-image is the result of all you have given your subconscious mind as a database, so regardless of your background, what you are willing to become is the only reality that counts.’ – Paul J. Meyer

‘Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘Well, when I was younger, I lied all the time, because once you understand the power of lying, it’s really like magic because you transform reality for people.’ – Louis C. K.

‘I reject your reality and substitute my own.’ – Adam Savage

‘The universe bursts into existence from life, not the other way around as we have been taught. For each life there is a universe, its own universe. We generate spheres of reality, individual bubbles of existence. Our planet is comprised of billions of spheres of reality, generated by each individual human and perhaps even by each animal.’ – Robert Lanza

‘Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.’ – Jill Biden

‘A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.’ – Stanislaw Lem

‘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

‘There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre 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

‘Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.’ – Albert Camus

‘I’ve studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that’s one of the reasons they’re so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It’s a dead issue. It’s like they’re color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality.’ – Jane Velez-Mitchell

‘Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.’ – Lily Tomlin

‘Our rational minds often attempt to minimise or negate the mystical encounters. We forget the power of our experiences. We must embrace the reality of that event, which is a miracle.’ – Brian Weiss

‘The best work of literature to represent the American Dream is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It shows us how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and that if you don’t compromise, you may suffer.’ – Azar Nafisi

‘Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?’ – George A. Moore

‘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

‘The more I think on the present condition of woman, the more am I oppressed with the reality of their degradation.’ – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

‘The Holy Ghost bears witness to us of the truth and impresses upon our souls the reality of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, so surely that no earthly power or authority can separate us from that knowledge.’ – James E. Faust

‘I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.’ – Gottfried Leibniz

‘I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself.’ – Alberto Giacometti

‘All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.’ – Max Beerbohm

‘Some people need a targeted kind of learning. They need a different approach, like charter schools. There are virtual classrooms that some will do well in. The reality is, if there are no options, if there is just one particular standard, then someone is going to fall through the cracks, as we’ve seen.’ – Martin Luther King III

‘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

‘Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible.’ – Henry Reed

‘Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.’ – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

‘That’s what I love about my faith and Christianity. It’s the polar opposite of darn near everything I experienced in the wrestling business. I still love the business, and I’m thankful for everything that it’s provided, but the idea that it deals in the truth is the furthest thing from reality.’ – Shawn Michaels

‘We need realism to deal with reality.’ – Slick Rick

‘I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film. For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.’ – Helena Christensen

‘Nobody brainwashed me with God in my head or anything. I just saw this new reality, and I felt like I’ve been blinded, and I finally took the blindfolds off.’ – Hopsin

‘What’s real? What’s not? That’s what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality.’ – Andy Kaufman

‘One might expect that the families of murder victims would be showered with sympathy and support, embraced by their communities. But in reality they are far more likely to feel isolated, fearful, and ashamed, overwhelmed by grief and guilt, angry at the criminal-justice system, and shunned by their old friends.’ – Eric Schlosser

‘The reality of nostalgia is nowhere better invoked than at the end of Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris.’ When the camera pans away from Kelvin embracing his father on the rain-soaked steps of his dacha, we realise that the scene is yet another of the simulations produced by the inscrutable planet.’ – Mark Fisher

‘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

‘It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.’ – Bill Watterson

‘Work and play go hand in hand. A lot of people want to work, work, and work until 40, and then relax. Who says you’ll get to 40? Or 50? Who knows what’ll happen in the next five minutes? The only reality is the present. And if you can’t learn to live in the moment, you’ll never be content.’ – Gautam Singhania

‘I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.’ – Parker Palmer

‘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

‘I deal with creativity all the time. What I have fun with is trying to transform creativity into business reality all over the world. To do this, you have to be connected to innovators and designers but also make their ideas livable and concrete.’ – Bernard Arnault

‘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

‘Richard Nixon was an evil man – evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.’ – Jean Rostand

‘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

‘Virtual reality is a technology that could actually allow you to connect on a real human level, soul-to-soul, regardless of where you are in the world.’ – Chris Milk

‘When you need a good laugh, do you reach for a book? I don’t. I expect books to move me deeply and submerge me in another reality. So when a novel makes me roar with laughter, it’s always a delightful surprise.’ – Maria Semple

‘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

‘Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.’ – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

‘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.

‘The reality of most software development is that the consequences of failure are simply nonexistent.’ – Dan Kaminsky

‘It turns out that the killer application for virtual reality is other human beings. Build a world that people want to inhabit, and the inhabitants will come.’ – Charles Stross

‘Being president isn’t anything like reality TV. It’s not about sending insulting tweets or making fiery speeches; it’s about whether or not the candidate can handle the awesome responsibility of leading this country.’ – Michelle Obama

‘Some of the problem with IQ tests stems from the inescapable reality that human intelligence is staggeringly complex and multifaceted.’ – David Olusoga

‘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

‘The reality is the technology exists now to extend life and have people live healthier, happier lives. Not to be kind of immortal – that’s not what I’m talking about.’ – Bill Maris

‘In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances,’ the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more ‘material’ and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.’ – Annie Besant

‘I did documentary film for a long time, and I spent a lot of time behind the camera, fervently wishing that the reality I was filming would conform to my narrative propriety. But you can’t control it.’ – Ruth Ozeki

‘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

‘The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.’ – Henri Cartier-Bresson

‘I think we are faced in medicine with the reality that we have to be willing to talk about our failures and think hard about them, even despite the malpractice system. I mean, there are things that we can do to make that system better.’ – Atul Gawande

‘We are gifted with freedom, but with that freedom comes the reality of the unknown and the responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and on guard against those who would do us harm.’ – Mike Crapo

‘You can bend reality, but you cannot break it.’ – Travis Kalanick

‘Virtual reality is inevitably going to become mainstream – it’s only a question of how good it needs to be before the mainstream is willing to use it.’ – Palmer Luckey

‘We are living in a computer-programmed reality, and the only clue we have to it is when some variable is changed, and some alteration in reality occurs. We have the overwhelming impression that we were reliving the present – deja vu.’ – Philip K. Dick

‘What I am going to tell you is this: Although it is commonly believed that the War on Terrorism is a noble effort to defend freedom, in reality, it has little to do with terrorism and even less to do with the defense of freedom.’ – G. Edward Griffin

‘People need to be made conscious of a very simple reality: we have no choice but to share this planet, this small blue sphere floating in the vast reaches of space, with all of our fellow ‘passengers.” – Daisaku Ikeda

‘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.’ – Hussein of Jordan

‘My black hero is and always will be Martin Luther King, not just because of the strength of his oratory but because his vision was very much the reality that I’d come to take for granted.’ – David Harewood

‘I would love to sing with Drake, but this is not a reality. I hope it becomes one!’ – Anitta

‘The reason why there are so many characters who suffer in my games is that I want to show reality.’ – Yoko Taro

‘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

‘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

‘I would call myself a Gnostic. Which means, I’m interested in pursuing and understanding the spiritual nature of things. A Gnostic is somebody seeking knowledge of that aspect of reality.’ – Robert Crumb

‘The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it.’ – Martin Parr

‘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

‘All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.’ – Wislawa Szymborska

‘That’s what happens in Hollywood. People are like, ‘I want to hate you, because everyone else seems to love you.’ But the reality is this: I’m a simple person who’s not interested in attention and who just wants to go about her business.’ – Evangeline Lilly

‘We all pine for a time in life when things were simpler. Even when they weren’t necessarily simpler, hindsight makes them look a lot simpler. The reality of it was that it wasn’t.’ – Ben Gibbard

‘Global warming is a fact. Now it’s up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.’ – Steven Pinker

‘For the longest time, Indian women have been okay with being curvy. But I think the modern Indian woman needs to get toned. I don’t endorse being thin. Anorexia and bulimia are a reality in India because everybody wants to be thin.’ – Bipasha Basu

‘It has become progressively clearer that the plastic expression of true reality is attained through dynamic movement in equilibrium. Plastic art affirms that equilibrium can only be established through the balance of unequal but equivalent oppositions.’ – Piet Mondrian

‘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 F. Walsh

‘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

‘The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.’ – Muhammad Iqbal

‘Reality is not always dark or positive. It is somewhere in-between.’ – Antara Mali

‘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

‘Jesus is much more concerned about shaking your foundations, giving you an utterly alternative self image, world image, and God image, and thus reframing your entire reality. Mere inspiration can never do this.’ – Richard Rohr

‘You have to understand the separation between what exists in the print media and what exists in reality. It’s important to never lose track of reality.’ – Jared Kushner

‘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

‘My concern is not for the judicial system, but for the reality that the shark fin mafia of Costa Rica has a price on my head, and a Costa Rican prison would provide an excellent opportunity for someone to exercise this lethal contract against me.’ – Paul Watson

‘The reality is the world’s shifted; the world’s evolved. We now measure ourself by total device space. We have a much bigger opportunity than we’ve ever had in the past to grow our business, but we have to rethink how we look at our business.’ – B. Kevin Turner

‘With every product, the delta between the brand and the reality determines its power over the minds of consumers, and with Trump, that delta is always broad. If Trump said it was the best, it was average. If he said something was the finest, it typically included a spray-painted gold veneer.’ – Rick Wilson

‘War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.’ – John McCain

‘Certainly in a world where terrorism is a daily reality in the news, it’s easy for people to be afraid. But the fact is that we laid out very clearly – and Canadians get – that it’s actually not a choice between either immigration or security: that of course they go together.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘I hear, ‘But why do poor people make such bad decisions?’ But actually, their decision-making can be far more complex than that of the better-off in many ways. They’re not financially illiterate: they’re constantly weighing up choices based on the reality of poverty. Somehow the international development community has resisted accepting this.’ – Ann Cotton

‘My mother and my father have always supported me. Now in their eighties, they actually clamor onto the tour bus with me once or twice a year so they can watch the performances and hear the crowds. Traveling with eighty-something-year-olds on a tour bus… there has to be some sort of reality show in that.’ – Jeff Dunham

‘My family was my guide to my reality.’ – Haywood Nelson

‘When I saw how real virtual reality can be, and that we can replace human vision with virtual vision, this can be the ultimate platform.’ – Brendan Iribe

‘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

‘It’s important to accept people for the reality of what they are, who they are, whatever that is and heal from that yourself.’ – Tana Mongeau

‘Everyone should get sacked at least once. It forces you to look at yourself… It is important to have setbacks, because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn’t exist.’ – Anna Wintour

‘I don’t try to represent myself in a way that’s not connected with my everyday reality, because I’m not smart enough to do that.’ – Katya Zamolodchikova

‘When I have had a long day at work, I want something to watch that is funny, lighthearted and easy to get into, and reality is that. I’m not really into serious programmes or documentaries.’ – Amy Childs

‘If I’m making fun of race or making fun of the differences of us, it’s just because it’s a reality of the situation of the world. And, if you can’t laugh at it, that’s kind of a bummer.’ – Andrew Santino

‘The reality is that business and investment spending are the true leading indicators of the economy and the stock market. If you want to know where the stock market is headed, forget about consumer spending and retail sales figures. Look to business spending, price inflation, interest rates, and productivity gains.’ – Mark Skousen

‘Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.’ – Jessamyn West

‘I’ve been a Colt for almost all of my adult life, but I guess in life, and in sports, we all know nothing lasts forever. Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.’ – Peyton Manning

‘Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body’s new membrane of existence.’ – Nam June Paik

‘We live within this reality we create, and we’re quite unaware of how we create the reality.’ – James Turrell

‘Reality is not always probable, or likely.’ – Jorge Luis Borges

‘Every human society has its lights and its shadows. That’s the reality of existence.’ – Sebastian Lelio

‘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

‘You can’t ignore reality. You won’t wake up one morning and find that the Arabs of Umm al-Faham have become part of Palestine and are no longer in Israel.’ – Ami Ayalon

‘My reality is never going to be stick-skinny.’ – Kim Kardashian

‘Reality is very, very contradictory, and so I try to write just perfecting what I see, what I read, what I feel, in a feel-thinking way. Not only giving ideas, or receiving ideas, or trying to explain something, but mainly feel-thinking, a feel-thinking language able to tie the heart and the mind, which have been divorced.’ – Eduardo Galeano

‘I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It’s closer to our dreams.’ – Manuel Puig

‘Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It’s reality rap. It’s about what’s really going on.’ – Eazy-E

‘Augmented reality is the ‘boy who cried wolf’ of the post-Internet world – it’s long been promised but has rarely been delivered in a satisfying way.’ – Om Malik

‘In the past, we saw European leaders speaking against the Jews. Now, we see them speaking against Israel. It is the same anti-Semitism of blood libels, spreading lies, distorting reality and brainwashing people into hating Israel and the Jews.’ – Ayelet Shaked

‘The reality television shows are a big hit with the masses with their Bollywood songs. Even if these TV shows are scripted, people are watching them.’ – Atif Aslam

‘Is it ‘a drag’ that passions don’t come to us all at once, as epiphanies, without the need to actively develop them? Maybe. But the reality is that our early interests are fragile, vaguely defined, and in need of energetic, years-long cultivation and refinement.’ – Angela Duckworth

‘Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.’ – Ralph Marston

‘Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.’ – Albert Bandura

‘Pursuing higher education should not lead to a lifetime of debt that holds people back from important milestones like having a child, buying a home, or starting a business. Sadly, that’s the reality for too many Americans struggling with mounting student loan debt.’ – Ben Ray Lujan

‘My goal is to create a metaphor that changes our reality by charming people into considering their world in a different way.’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘I’ve realised now that the reality of children is you have to be in the right place with the right person.’ – Benedict Cumberbatch

‘The vision of the human being is confined today to the physical body. One regards this as a reality; one cannot raise oneself to what is spiritual. The souls who now look upon their own physical bodies with their eyes, and are unable to rise to what is spiritual, were incarnated among earlier peoples as Greeks, as Romans, and as ancient Egyptians.’ – Rudolf Steiner

‘The reality is that a person who has always struggled with numbers is unlikely to be a great accountant or statistician.’ – Tom Rath

‘Everything is cross-platform now. That’s part of the reality that we live in – a multifaceted, multimedia world – and I’m delighted to be a part of that.’ – Robert J. Sawyer

‘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

‘The harsh reality is this: to have influence in the world, you need to be willing and able to reward your friends and punish your enemies.’ – Antonio Garcia Martinez

‘When you understand that making, saving, and spending money is all based on the thoughts you’re thinking and the actions that these thoughts lead to, you can completely transform your reality – and your bank account.’ – Jen Sincero

‘Just remember your thoughts control your whole reality. Everything you think of you can accomplish. Your thoughts are your reality. People realize that and everybody would be up.’ – NLE Choppa

‘We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.’ – Paulo Coelho

‘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

‘Much of the best humor is found in the frequently tragic reality of human experience.’ – Steve Allen

‘The stories that I want to tell, especially as a director, don’t necessarily have a perfect ending because, the older you get, the more you appreciate a good day versus a happy ending. You understand that life continues on the next day; the reality of things is what happens tomorrow.’ – Drew Barrymore

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

‘Sports is the ultimate escape, the ultimate in reality programming. It’s true drama. You really don’t know what’s going to happen.’ – Rich Eisen

‘In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.’ – Stephen Hawking

‘The problem with feature filmmaking is that it offers you this mirage of being able to achieve perfection, as the theory of it is that you have control of every part of the film, though in reality, it is as inexact as the next thing in your life.’ – Kapil Sharma

‘Reality: What a concept! – Robin Williams’ – Robin Williams

‘The problem is that perception is reality.’ – John Rowland

‘I think what makes Narnia a magical place is that it offers escapism – escapism from a world that is so different from the reality known by the characters and the reality known by the fans.’ – Will Poulter

‘Reality is easy. It’s deception that’s the hard work.’ – Lauryn Hill

‘Living off the grid and being kind of an outlaw brings a dangerous reality.’ – Ron Perlman

‘There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.’ – Jonas Salk

‘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

‘I’m quite proud of what I anticipated about reality television from my books in the early ’90s, which I based on the early seasons of ‘Cops’ and on the amazing stuff I had read about happening on Japanese shows and the British ‘Big Brother’.’ – William Gibson

‘See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality.’ – Keith Haring

‘The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love.’ – Hans Urs von Balthasar

‘The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality.’ – Robert Smithson

‘While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.’ – Odilon Redon

‘Many modern people have gone so far in their dependence on others for their feeling of reality that they are afraid that without it they would lose the sense of their own existence.’ – Rollo May

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘The reality is, it’s a hard game physically, and the older you get, the competitor in you and the player in you obviously want to keep playing and keep going, and through the rivers of the season, your family and friends are certainly taking the brunt of all the positives and negatives going on.’ – Jason Kelce

‘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

‘Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.’ – Mahmoud Darwish

‘Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.’ – Richard P. Feynman

‘I have no idea how I’m perceived in America because I don’t live the reality of America.’ – Monica Bellucci

‘The one indisputable reality of dictatorship is that dissent, insult, and malevolent language do not go unpunished if it is allowed at all.’ – Ferdinand Marcos

‘Chance is an element of life. What I try to do is study what I call the mechanics of reality as carefully as I can.’ – Paul Auster

‘Jesus said, ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged.’ Let’s stop trying to choose the political leaders who we believe are the most godly because, in reality, only God knows people’s hearts. You and I don’t, and we are all sinners.’ – Jerry Falwell, Jr.

‘The best comedy and horror feel like they take place in reality. You have a rule or two you are bending or heightening, but the world around it is real.’ – Jordan Peele

‘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

‘I can tell you all kinds of moral tales, but fashion and reality are vaguely different.’ – Karl Lagerfeld

‘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

‘To me, comedy is just twisting reality. It’s commenting or observing or twisting life.’ – Steven Wright

‘A major focus of ‘Reality Hunger’ is appropriation and plagiarism and what these terms mean. I can hardly treat the topic deeply without engaging in it. That would be like writing a book about lying and not being permitted to lie in it.’ – David Shields

‘I am determined to live without illusions. I want to look at reality straight. Without hiding.’ – Hanif Kureishi

‘In France, a hip replacement was captured using two GoPros in a stereoscopic 3D arrangement. Students can watch the surgery using a virtual reality headset.’ – Nick Woodman

‘The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.’ – Vernon Howard

‘Our instinctual understanding of reality is the same as most other animals.’ – Robert Lanza

‘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

‘We’ve always been a bit out of touch with reality.’ – Jarvis Cocker

‘Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail?’ – Jordan Peterson

‘Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.’ – Alexis Carrel

‘I’m 58 years old and I just went through 8 back surgeries. They started cutting on me in February 2009, and I was basically bed ridden for almost two years. I got a real dose of reality that if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.’ – Hulk Hogan

‘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

‘Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.’ – Napoleon Hill

‘The simple reality of life is that everyone is wrong on a regular basis. By confronting these inevitable errors, you allow yourself to make corrections before it is too late.’ – Barry Ritholtz

‘Those in power always try to distort reality, to suit their needs and keep things safe.’ – Ken Loach

‘That’s what art is for me. It helps you maintain hope by giving you the ability to either create outside your reality, or to describe your reality.’ – Afeni Shakur

‘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

‘The facts on the ground always drive 90% of the reality of diplomacy.’ – Jake Auchincloss

‘During the nineteenth century, men died believing in the cause of royalty or republicanism. In reality, much of their sacrifice was rendered on the altar of the new nationalism.’ – Zbigniew Brzezinski

‘Dance was my escape from reality.’ – Cheryl Burke

‘The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.’ – Marya Mannes

‘Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.’ – Bob Marley

‘I’m urging all my millennial peers and the young people coming up behind us to look for signs and symptoms of them being in a Democrat-induced delusion. Don’t confuse the dream state of the socialists with any sort of reality. If you spot any signs of this politically terminal affliction within yourself, please seek help.’ – Charlie Kirk

‘Don’t use your words to describe your reality. Use your words to create your desired reality.’ – Bo Sanchez

‘As so often happened during the dot-com bubble days, the revenues that AOL and PurchasePro were counting on did not materialize. And instead of confronting that harsh reality, AOL and PurchasePro cooked up a scheme to inflate PurchasePro’s revenues.’ – James Comey

‘Trauma fractures comprehension as a pebble shatters a windshield. The wound at the site of impact spreads across the field of vision, obscuring reality and challenging belief.’ – Jane Leavy

‘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

‘The reality of Katrina didn’t really strike me until the first time I flew up in a helicopter and saw areas of the city that I had ridden my bicycle as a youth being fully flooded.’ – Ray Nagin

‘They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.’ – Frida Kahlo

‘I’m always in awe of people who are artists in their fields – people who understand that simply by taking ideas and translating them into reality, they’ve created value in the world.’ – Kevin Systrom

‘We really just live our life. We rap about our life, where we from, our city, what we’ve been through, from the streets to losing people to being in prison. Everything you hear is reality for us.’ – Westside Gunn

‘I think my genre is more ‘reality rap’; I talk about my life and the struggles that I’ve been through.’ – Tee Grizzley

‘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

‘I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way.’ – Lady Gaga

‘Nothing has ever become better by ignoring the reality.’ – Joe Kaeser

‘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

‘No one in Silicon Valley loves virtual reality or believes in its future as much as Clay Bavor.’ – Steven Levy

‘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

‘The reality is gas prices should be much more expensive then they are because we’re not incorporating the true damage to the environment and the hidden costs of mining oil and transporting it to the U.S. Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced.’ – Elon Musk

‘There may not be one Truth – there may be several truths – but saying that is not to say that reality doesn’t exist.’ – Margaret Atwood

‘What is sure is that the satellite view of our world and its evolution is now a common reality.’ – Olivier Theyskens

‘There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.’ – Anais Nin

‘We’ll continue to heal human bodies through biotechnology but we’ll also increasingly feed, clothe and house the world through bioengineered systems. Ultimately, there’s no reason why live animals should be used in any part of our food or goods chain and we’re working to make that a reality.’ – Ryan Bethencourt

‘So many reality shows are scripted and create this fake drama, and it’s a bunch of bull. We wanted to do something real and something wholesome and something that’s focused on positive family values.’ – Bill Rancic

‘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

‘Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity’s belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘Don’t make your living with cinema because Hollywood will take you, will eat you, will destroy you. This is the reality. You have a good picture, have success, you take the person and they destroy you.’ – Alejandro Jodorowsky

‘If you think of politics as ‘serious people focusing seriously on the most important questions,’ which is the default mode of most educated people and the media (but not the less-educated public which has better instincts), then your model of reality is badly wrong.’ – Dominic Cummings

‘The Self of everyone, the Atma of everyone, the transcendental field of reality of everyone, is the same in everyone. Whether the body calls itself an American, German, Indian or Chinese, it doesn’t matter.’ – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

‘National security always matters, obviously. But the reality is that if you have an open door in your software for the good guys, the bad guys get in there, too.’ – Tim Cook

‘Gamergate is ostensibly about journalistic ethics. Supporters say they want to address conflicts of interest between the people that make games and the people that support them. In reality, Gamergate is a group of gamers that are willing to destroy the women who have invaded their clubhouse.’ – Brianna Wu

‘I was offered a lot of reality shows in the past. I continue to be offered things like ‘The Surreal Life.’ I did one in 2002, right after the attacks on the World Train Center. It was called ‘Celebrity Bootcamp.’ It sounded exciting and cool when they presented it. When you get down to it, it was corny and cheesy.’ – David Faustino

‘Both individuals and societies tell themselves stories to simplify and make sense of the messy chaos of reality.’ – Adam Curtis

‘Sometimes nature guards her secrets with the unbreakable grip of physical law. Sometimes the true nature of reality beckons from just beyond the horizon.’ – Brian Greene

‘My being gay is not a social issue; it’s a fact. It’s not something to be debated. It’s a reality.’ – Jose Antonio Vargas

‘Comedy is inherently subversive because it turns the normal reality on its head. The art form is all about these questions and contradictions. In comedy, we’re dealing with language that we all understand, but words can have a dozen other things around them that alter or affect meaning.’ – Paul Provenza

‘My father was a soldier. He was a frogman in the special forces in Denmark before I was born, and always the reality of that inspired me. My mom is very left-wing, classic socialist, and she always talked about the solders as almost crazy, violent, sick people, and I want to confront that because its very judgmental, and I’m not sure it’s true.’ – Tobias Lindholm

‘The reality is, the Republicans in Massachusetts are irrelevant and they’re in collusion with the Democrats.’ – Shiva Ayyadurai

‘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

‘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.

‘Divorce, and broken marriages, are all around us, but they’re not frequently depicted on screen, or if they are, they’re often depicted in ways that have very little to do with reality.’ – Katie Hafner

‘There’s got to be a point in time where the reality comes home and people realize, here are the facts, and this is either not true or it is true. You’ve got the facts, you can make your own decision now.’ – Robert Bilott

‘America, to me, is this enormous contrast between the heady idealism of founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, who said, ‘All men are created equal,’ and the reality that he was himself a slave owner.’ – Michael Portillo

‘What the computer in virtual reality enables us to do is to recalibrate ourselves so that we can start seeing those pieces of information that are invisible to us but have become important for us to understand.’ – Douglas Adams

‘I want to get away from couture just being done for a picture or for a single moment on the red carpet. I want to try and convince women that couture can be worn in the day and that there’s a reality and relevance there, because that’s what Mr. Christian Dior wanted.’ – Raf Simons

‘Bubbles are created when something positive is happening. People get over-enthusiastic about it and take the tide higher than it should go. The reality is bubbles are required to create an industry.’ – Naveen Tewari

‘If, at any moment, reality gets dull or boring, our phone offers something more pleasurable, more productive and even more educational than whatever reality gives us.’ – Tristan Harris

‘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

‘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

‘The Republicans are wrong in thinking that the rich create jobs. In reality, many of the richest Americans have been investing in efficiency innovations rather than to create jobs. And the Democrats are wrong, because growth won’t happen if they distribute the wealth of the wealthy to everyone else.’ – Clayton M. Christensen

‘A sensitive person is seldom happy with the world the way it is. And since you cannot change it, you think, ‘Might as well numb the anguish.’ If you’re using something to escape reality, then it’s something you need to address.’ – Pooja Bhatt

‘Writers are completely out of touch with reality. Writers are a crazy person. We create conflict – for a living. We do this all the time, sometimes on a weekly basis; we create horrible, incredible circumstances and then figure a way out of them. That’s what we do.’ – Joss Whedon

‘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

‘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

‘Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.’ – Jack Wagner

‘One of the main objective of our visit to India is to discuss with the Indian leaders and set out concrete,effective measures and direction aimed to deepen and add more substances to the Vietnam-India strategic partnership and translate potentials into reality in the interest of the two countries’ people.’ – Nguyen Phu Trong

‘At its very core, virtual reality is about being freed from the limitations of actual reality. Carrying your virtual reality with you, and being able to jump into it whenever and wherever you want, qualitatively changes the experience for the better. Experiencing mobile VR is like when you first tried a decent desktop VR experience.’ – John Carmack

‘I prefer to live in my own little bubble of my own reality.’ – Lauren Lee Smith

‘I’ve got my own businesses I run every day and I like to think I’m a nurturer rather than a firer, but the reality is, if somebody continues not to succeed and do the right thing for the business they lose the job because they are affecting the livelihoods of others.’ – Peter Jones

‘In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically.’ – Henri Bergson

‘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

‘If you’re living with a scientist, you see the world differently than you do with a humanist. It’s in some ways very subtle, the differences in perceiving reality.’ – Joyce Carol Oates

‘My life has become a reality show. When I am home, people are climbing trees with cameras. I feel that my personal space is being encroached upon. I will try and protect it as much as I can.’ – Ranbir Kapoor

‘Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute.’ – Dalai Lama

‘By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.’ – Hannah Arendt

‘The most calmest place I can be is the studio. And like, I stay in there ’cause I know, when I come out, it’s back to reality. Man, if you’re angry all day, man, stay in the studio.’ – Future

‘Everybody wants somebody to look up to that looks like them so they can truly believe in that reality for themselves.’ – Aldis Hodge

‘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

‘The reality is that the leader of a country cannot choose the era in which the person takes that leadership position.’ – Fumio Kishida

‘Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.’ – Philip K. Dick

‘Prudence is what makes someone a great commodities trader – the capacity to face reality squarely in the eye without allowing emotion or ego to get in the way. It’s what is needed by every quarterback or battlefield general.’ – John Ortberg

‘There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.’ – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

‘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

‘The reality is, if you have a high-level-energy dog, it’s not going to be happy with a one-hour walk. Those types of dogs are going to require more than one hour of physical challenge in the outside world.’ – Cesar Millan

‘Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘Reality is the name we give to our disappointments.’ – Mason Cooley

‘I enjoy reality television.’ – Stone Cold Steve Austin

‘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

‘A theory must be tempered with reality.’ – Jawaharlal Nehru

‘I get so tired of people saying, ‘Oh, you only make fantasy films and this and that’, and I’m like, ‘Well no, fantasy is reality’, that’s what Lewis Carroll showed in his work.’ – Tim Burton

‘The reality is that I’ve been counted out for a very long time and people continue to underestimate me and I continue to overperform.’ – Letitia James

‘Over the past 20 years, I have noticed that the most flexible, dynamic, inquisitive minds among my students have been industrial design majors. Industrial designers are bracingly free of ideology and cant. The industrial designer is trained to be a clear-eyed observer of the commercial world – which, like it or not, is modern reality.’ – Camille Paglia

‘I never tried to pigeonhole myself. I’ve been willing to take risks and try doing things like reality TV with ‘The Bachelor’ or Food Network or ‘Good Morning America.” – Jesse Palmer

‘The word ‘Christianity’ is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Over the course of my 13-year career, I’ve had a lot of concussions, and yet, because I’m no longer competing or suffering from concussion symptoms, I felt like I was in the clear. The reality, though, is that I get concussions far more easily, and my symptoms last far longer than ever before.’ – Gretchen Bleiler

‘Reality is contradictory. And it’s paradoxical.’ – Tom Robbins

‘It’s not my job to dream your dreams. It’s my job to make your dreams become a reality.’ – Blanche Lincoln

‘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

‘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

‘I don’t paint, and I can’t draw, but I see things, I think, quite well, and I love being able to freeze things with the camera, particularly the children. Then I discovered with the camera that you can tell a whole story with just freezing a moment in reality. I find it a very good way, a very satisfying feeling.’ – Margaret Trudeau

‘I’ve tried lots of things. The reality is, I’m excited by everything on Day 1. And if by Day X things aren’t working the way I hoped, I lose my passion. I have not seen the correlation between my passion and my success.’ – Scott Adams

‘Films I’ve really liked are when you’ve walked out and you’re still in that movie for a while. That’s virtual reality for me, to go into a theatre, especially with the use of sound – a subconscious thing that’s underestimated. I remember seeing ‘Blue Velvet’ when I was 15, and half the audience walking out, but I thought my life had changed.’ – Lynne Ramsay

‘Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it’s the way people stay sane in their daily lives.’ – Jorge Garcia

‘In reality shows, you have to perform once and prove yourself, and after that, it is a process to prove yourself every day.’ – Arijit Singh

‘When ideas are confronted with reality, there will always be surprises.’ – Boyan Slat

‘All knowledge or form conception is evoked through the medium of the eye, either in response to disturbances directly received on the retina or to their fainter secondary effects and reverberations. Other sense organs can only call forth feelings which have no reality of existence and of which no conception can be formed.’ – Nikola Tesla

‘If you have perfect virtual reality eventually, where you’re be able to simulate everything that a human can experience or imagine experiencing, it’s hard to imagine where you go from there.’ – Palmer Luckey

‘Atlanta is unique to me. You got poor black people, but I also saw this: I saw black doctors, lawyers, educators. All you gotta do is want to be it to see it, and once you see something, it can be a reality.’ – Killer Mike

‘If I can see my own recollections, like many adolescents, I was a Platonic realist. I believed in the reality of ideas, of the big nouns, and believed that one’s life was determined by the ideas of the true, the good, and the beautiful which one held.’ – Lawrence Kohlberg

‘See, if there is zero possessiveness in a relationship, then one needs to put a reality check to see if things are really going fine. So, normally, everyone is a bit possessive, and so am I.’ – Kunal Khemu

‘I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.’ – Sarah McLachlan

‘I’ve always talked to players about perception and reality. I don’t worry about perception. There may be some of that, that people want to attach to a good name, but the reality is that some good things can happen.’ – Tony Dungy

‘It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm.’ – Charles Albert Gobat

‘Modern reality TV sets up these competitive situations to show us real human nature.’ – Alexander Ludwig

‘I thought for a long time that I was going to be a pop artist. It was around 18-19 that I started to make that a reality. I just knew that this was my destiny.’ – Marina and the Diamonds

‘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

‘That feeling of wavering between reality and supernatural has always been really interesting to me.’ – Hiro Murai

‘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

‘I’d have to say that reality TV ruined our family, and it’s a disgrace.’ – Teresa Giudice

‘The reality is that every human being is placed on this planet, and one of the things that drives humans is their need for meaning, and if you can make every job meaningful, then you will guarantee that every job will be done to its highest level of excellence.’ – Erwin McManus

‘Creativity is generating ideas that are novel and useful. I define originals as people who go beyond dreaming up the ideas and take initiative to make their visions a reality.’ – Adam Grant

‘I think the silences we have on some issues are inductive of the fact that we need to write about them more, but I think there are some issues you have to write in a sensitive way and in a way that respects the reality of the situation. If you can’t do that, you should leave them alone.’ – Irvine Welsh

‘And if you look at the reality in the United States, where you have more than 40 million people below the poverty line and 42 million on food stamps, and then you look at poverty around the world, clearly the way we’re running the engine of capitalism is not serving us well.’ – Simon Mainwaring

‘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

‘I think time and time again, in reality, psychological notions and economic notions interplay, and the man who doesn’t understand both is a damned fool.’ – Charlie Munger

‘Everybody fights for money, of course, but I wanted to leave a legacy when I retired, get my name in the history. I don’t think like that anymore. When I lost the belt, I saw how reality is. Champion means nothing.’ – Jose Aldo

‘It’s easy to play it safe, but the reality is that if you want to keep changing the world for customers, which we all want to do, you have to make bets and you have to be willing to fail.’ – Andy Jassy

‘As a Millennial and Gen Z expert at Accenture I had the opportunity to host and lead several workshops and panels with key clients at industry events. The topics ranged from virtual reality to blockchain; artificial intelligence to machine learning.’ – Jay Shetty

‘The most lively fancy aided by the strongest description cannot equal the reality of the opera.’ – John Marshall

‘As much as one would like to think that what China does doesn’t matter, the reality is that when China sneezes at crypto, the rest of the world catches the cold.’ – William Mougayar

‘As soon as I reach any town, I talk to the shoe-shine boys or the barbers or the people in the restaurants, because it’s Mr. Joe Doakes who is very close to reality.’ – Thurgood Marshall

‘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

‘The reality is, like any band, you can never quite quantify who does what.’ – Nick Mason

‘It takes a perverse determination to drain that instinctive curiosity away and make history seem just remote, dead and disconnected from our contemporary reality. Conversely, it just takes skilful storytelling to recharge that connection to make the past come alive in our present.’ – Simon Schama

”Safe Harbor’ is a state of mind… it’s the place – in reality or metaphor – to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.’ – Luanne Rice

‘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

‘It’s no sin to make a critical study of Brazil’s reality. A small percentage own land. Most people don’t.’ – Paulo Freire

‘I’ve just got a really sick sense of humour that’s separate from reality.’ – Limmy

‘When I was making ‘Star Wars,’ I wasn’t restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, ‘I’m going to create a world that’s fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.” – George Lucas

‘The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.’ – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

‘Enthusiasm will steady the heart and strengthen the will; it will give force to the thought and nerve to the hand until what was only a possibility becomes a reality.’ – Orison Swett Marden

‘I think when you come from a reality show, nobody really respects you from the movie industry or from the WWE industry.’ – The Miz

‘Most of us accept that although we may believe our dreams to be real events, upon waking, we can tell the difference between nocturnal hallucinations and reality.’ – Siri Hustvedt

‘The spiritual reality of the Indian world is very evident, very highly developed. I think it affects the life of every Indian person in one way or another.’ – N. Scott Momaday

‘Ironing is a great diversion from the reality you don’t want to face.’ – Melissa McBride

‘The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosopher’s or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself, and that is why you must know yourself – Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self.’ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘Reality is observer-determined – it’s a spatio-temporal process, which fortunately means that things must change.’ – Robert Lanza

‘You often need to take a step back and think about what reality is, and what the world was like before Instagram – things weren’t about perfecting something for an hour just for a photo.’ – Lady Amelia Windsor

‘Powerful people are always in charge. You have to acknowledge that and deal with it as a reality. They’re not devils. They’re not monsters. They’re human beings, like us, that have their share of insecurities and fears. You have to contemplate that as you go through life.’ – John Lithgow

‘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

‘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

‘What is more important, the reality or the perception? I am perceived to be an important designer. It’s enough for me.’ – Oleg Cassini

‘It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.’ – Virginia Woolf

‘There was only one investigation where some of the cases were not prosecuted. And that resulted from a disagreement between a police department and a prosecutor’s office. The reality is some of the people who were in the investigation were arrested in similar stings later.’ – Chris Hansen

‘From Captain Britain’s point of view we live in a great, heavily populated omniverse and our reality is just one part of that. In each of the parallel worlds there is a lighthouse on every shore of every England where the champion has his base.’ – Chris Claremont

‘Reality shows. I’ll watch them, but I won’t tell anyone I’ll watch them. I remember when the first British ‘Big Brother’ was on. I watched that Nasty Nick. I never watched it since, but I watched the first one. I was mesmerized. Don’t tell anyone!’ – Robert Taylor

‘It was very weird when my classmates were getting hundred-thousand-dollar cars because that was so not my reality.’ – Camila Morrone

‘I think Direct Cinema’s trying to be insightful by looking at reality in a very close way while, in fact, much more is staged than we like to think. In cinema verite, it’s about trying to make something invisible visible – the role of fantasy and imagination in everyday life.’ – Joshua Oppenheimer

‘All the analysis of infinite reality which the finite human mind can conduct rests on the tacit assumption that only a finite portion of this reality constitutes the object of scientific investigation, and that only it is ‘important’ in the sense of being ‘worthy of being known.” – Max Weber

‘Many people think that Puerto Rico would be a Democratic state just by virtue of the inclination of the Latino population in the United States, but the reality is that I see Puerto Rico as a battleground state.’ – Ricardo Rossello

‘What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch.’ – Lily Tomlin

‘Every relationship comes with a shelf life; that duration could be a minute or even a lifetime. If, for whatever reasons, a relationship cannot last a lifetime, contrary to what the two people imagined, then both the individuals have to be communicative and have to understand and accept the reality.’ – Kabir Bedi

‘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

‘Terrorism does not disappear with revenge tactics but through making justice and equality before law a reality.’ – Asma Jahangir

‘The most important thing in arithmetic is not the shapes of the numbers but the reality living in them. This living reality has much more meaning for the spiritual world than what lives in reading and writing.’ – Rudolf Steiner

‘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

‘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

‘I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too.’ – Mike Myers

‘I would say that normally it is the creative minorities that determine the future, and in this sense, the Catholic Church must understand itself as a creative minority that has a heritage of values that are not things of the past, but a very living and relevant reality.’ – Pope Benedict XVI

‘We tend to think of racism as this interpersonal verbal or physical abuse, when in truth, that is only one way that racism manifests itself. The reality of contemporary racism is that it while it is ubiquitous, it is often invisible, subsequently making it more difficult to name and identify.’ – Clint Smith

‘In virtual reality, we’re placing the viewer inside a moment or a story… made possible by sound and visual technology that’s actually tricking the brain into believing it’s somewhere else.’ – Chris Milk

‘When I left EastEnders, I could have earned an absolute fortune from sexy calendars, shoots for lads’ mags, fitness videos and reality shows. But I always turned them down.’ – Michelle Ryan

‘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

‘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

‘Reality is what you can count on.’ – Dallas Willard

‘When we choose to have an abortion, we must do so understanding the full ramifications of what we are doing. Anything less feels to me to be hypocritical, a selfish abnegation of reality and responsibility.’ – Ayelet Waldman

‘There is an interesting scientific dispute about realism and optimism. Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out.’ – Martin Seligman

‘People don’t like reality, they like crazy stories.’ – Reinhold Messner

‘Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren’t happening.’ – Joyce Meyer

‘There is no need to get caught up in any apocalyptic prophecies that have no basis in reality.’ – Ehud Olmert

‘Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.’ – Hermann Hesse

‘What we’re showing may not be your reality, but it’s ours.’ – Eazy-E

‘Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairytale artist.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘It’s a mature thing to understand that your pictures of a lifetime together with someone were… well, the reality is not what we’re taught.’ – Mark Ruffalo

‘Hostel’ is a hard-hitting reality film depicting actual hostel life and I hope to break from my chocolate boy image.’ – Vatsal Sheth

‘America is in a state of somnolence. It’s an avoidance of paranoia through ignoring reality.’ – John McAfee

‘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

‘The Mets represent life and the reality of life, the winning, the losing, the hope, the faith. You stick with them through the ups and the downs, the heartbreaks. Every year you always have hope. You always have faith, even when they break your heart. You get mad, but you stick with them. They’re humbling.’ – Jim Breuer

‘The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.’ – Richard Dawkins

‘Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.’ – Jacque Fresco

‘The net effect of cutting commercials in half is a fairly serious economic reality for Premier – and for me.’ – Art Bell

‘Every morning, I have high expectations, and then I confront the reality of what happens at 4 o’clock.’ – Ron Williams

‘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

‘Kim Kardashian is a major player coming off of a reality show, and nobody can turn a blind eye to what she’s accomplished, no matter how you see her.’ – Shemar Moore

‘Independence feels like a luxury, where the reality is that it’s hard to survive financially for so many people out there.’ – Keiko Agena

‘Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be.’ – Sigmund Freud

‘Visualization – it’s been huge for me. Your mind doesn’t know the difference between imagination and reality. You can’t always practice perfectly – my fingers will play a little bit out of tune, or my dance moves might not be as sharp – but in my mind, I can practice perfectly.’ – Lindsey Stirling

‘Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.’ – Alberto Giacometti

‘I believe in the potential of all things possibly imagined that can be made into a reality. My uncle was a Swedish scientist, and in the 1970s, he would speak of computers controlling most things in the future and self-driving cars and wireless communication. All the things that we are living with now.’ – Dean Haglund

‘It is generally believed that it is the students who derive benefit by working under the guidance of a professor. In reality, the professor benefits equally by his association with gifted students working under him.’ – C. V. Raman

‘Artists are the people that no matter what, pick up the pen, pick up a paintbrush. They take the time to translate what is happening to create something that resonates deeply with the rest of the people that are caught in the middle of their own reality.’ – Anna Deavere Smith

‘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

‘When you translate a dream into reality, it’s never a full implementation. It is easier to dream than to do.’ – Shai Agassi

‘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.’ – William Inge

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘I think art should stand in its own neutral place, because I think that’s how reality always is – it’s this duality of being both hopeless and also full of hope.’ – Weyes Blood

‘We all know that the ‘reality’ of reality TV is an artful construction, an effect not only of editing but of a Lorenzian rat-in-a-mirrored-labyrinth artificial environment which attenuates psychology into a series of territorial twitches.’ – Mark Fisher

‘Producing is a wonderful foil to being an actor: acting being largely about getting out of my head, being present, a little irresponsible, whilst producing is the polar opposite. You need other players to act; you can’t act in a void, but producing is about making something out of nothing – conjuring a thought or an idea into reality.’ – Juliet Rylance

‘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

‘The key word about The West Wing is show. It is not a reality show. It has nothing to do with reality.’ – Martin Sheen

‘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

‘Sometimes I feel like I’m a contestant in a reality show that probably would be called The Apprentice Survivor Millionaire.’ – Bob Iger

‘Thinking fragments reality – it cuts it up into conceptual bits and pieces.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one’s taste for choosing.’ – Jean Rostand

‘A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls… saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?’ – Stephen Hawking

‘It’s the relationship I have with the world: always trying to escape from reality. I’m a daydreamer; I don’t feel in harmony with my epoch or the societies I live in.’ – Amin Maalouf

‘Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge.’ – Ramana Maharshi

‘I don’t think much of automatisms, because they assume that a situation is always the same, otherwise the process no longer works. But that doesn’t fit the reality with 22 players on the pitch. If the opponent is only half a metre to the left, the player suddenly doesn’t know what he has to do.’ – Julian Nagelsmann

‘I like live audiences, with real people – virtual reality is no substitute.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘I feel like Mills and Boon saved my life. It was a way of not living. I read a lot of other books as well, but they were definitely the best for just switching my brain off, not having to deal with reality.’ – Emma Healey

‘Game-playing is more fun when it’s virtual because you’re more successful. … in reality, only one person gets to be LeBron.’ – Larry Ellison

‘Canada was my whole world and my whole reality, and now I meet people who’ve never been there, and it’s like, ‘You’ve never been to my whole world?” – Carly Rae Jepsen

‘I’m attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life. That’s my own reality, so it’s a doorway into a world for me.’ – Ryan Gosling

‘The world doesn’t need an artist who shows reality as it is.’ – Marina Abramovic

‘The likeability and popularity of ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson stem from his quick wit and honest assessment of situations that arise in reality television.’ – Mercedes Schlapp

‘It is very satisfying to see that my dream of LED lighting has become a reality.’ – Shuji Nakamura

‘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

‘Hearing is a subjective experience, but I never really understood that it’s the same with seeing as well. I always thought that everything we see is the same for everyone. But having these more psychedelic experiences of being really, really sad made me realize how brittle reality can be.’ – Robyn

‘The reality of Barack Obama being the president of the United States – quite possibly the most powerful nation in the world – means that the image of power is completely new for an entire generation of not only black American kids but every population group in this nation.’ – Kehinde Wiley

‘It would follow that ‘significant form’ was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality.’ – Clive Bell

‘At the heart of ‘The Famished Road’ is a philosophical conundrum – for me, an essential one: what is reality? Everybody’s reality is subjective; it’s conditioned by upbringing, ideas, temperament, religion, what’s happened to you.’ – Ben Okri

‘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

‘As a child, I wanted to marry a farmer, but no doubt the reality would have been very different to the idyll in my head.’ – Jane Asher

‘Like all novelists, I’m interested in the filters between reality and the imagination.’ – Hisham Matar

‘I’m not complaining, but in a perfect world, we could just watch reality TV all day long.’ – Spencer Pratt

‘Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won.’ – Paul Celan

‘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

‘A game of chess is a visual and plastic thing, and if it isn’t geometric in the static sense of the word, it is mechanical, since it moves. It’s a drawing; it’s a mechanical reality.’ – Marcel Duchamp

‘Sprinting for a full day in Atlanta in midsummer proved very challenging. That humidity is crazy. Georgia is a beautiful state, but the weather is intense. I was warned, but for some reason I thought it would be like L.A. in the summer. The reality? No.’ – Theo James

‘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

‘Highly functioning self-actualized people simply never imagine what it is that they don’t wish to have as their reality.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘I think our families or parents were trying to do best by us by telling us, ‘Do what you love.’ On an existential level, they might have done their best by us, but I think, in terms of the reality principle, maybe less so.’ – Alissa Quart

”Community,’ that loaded word so beloved of politicians, is simply not a reality in most people’s lives. It’s normal for us to be cut off from each other.’ – John Lanchester

‘The truth is, we have this idea that late night is about creativity and being cool, but that’s not our job. Our job is to get as many people watching the commercials in between our show. That’s the reality of it.’ – Jimmy Kimmel

‘With sculpting, nothing is cloudy or mystical. It’s just about this object, and if you’re trying to depict reality, and you do it well, then the outcome is the truth.’ – Channing Tatum

‘I submit that 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 law.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Augmented reality will change the world more than a lot of other technologies. Traveling around to meet people will be much less important when you can stand in a room and chat with a virtual representation of a person that’s so close to reality – it’ll be a whole new level.’ – Tim Sweeney

‘A name is so important in biblical settings that Scripture frequently mentions God Himself changing someone’s name to reflect a new reality. Abram, which means ‘exalted father,’ was changed to Abraham, meaning ‘father of a multitude.” – Tony Evans

‘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

‘At a personal level, it’s just the day-to-day: I’m a mum that needs to meet all of the responsibilities that come with being a mum, making sure that Neve has the basics, that she’s fed, that she’s loved, that she sleeps as much as we’re able to get her to sleep, and we will do that together. That’s a practical reality of my new role.’ – Jacinda Ardern

‘We talk about honesty, but the reality is we have lots of human values, and they are not all compatible. We don’t always tell the truth about everything, no matter what the consequences.’ – Dan Ariely

‘Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith.’ – Brennan Manning

‘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

‘President Trump, who made his name in the business world and built a brand as a successful CEO via a reality TV show that punished incompetence, was not just elected for a series of tough policy views.’ – Kristen Soltis Anderson

‘Readers probably haven’t heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.’ – Michael Crichton

‘Reality simply consists of different points of view.’ – Margaret Atwood

‘Climate change is a reality.’ – Cyril Ramaphosa

‘One of the reasons why I think virtual reality, as a narrative format, is never going to go beyond the short-form immersion space is because the bedrock of visual storytelling is the reverse angle. If you can’t look into the eyes of the protagonist, you cannot hold people’s attention for more than 15 minutes.’ – Steven Soderbergh

‘In reality, there are very few villains who view themselves as villains. They just have a certain agenda at a certain time.’ – Michael Jai White

‘In the eyes of many people, giving doesn’t count unless it’s completely selfless. In reality, though, giving isn’t sustainable when it’s completely selfless.’ – Adam Grant

‘When you’re 11 or 12 years old, you can get so swept up in a book that you start to believe that the fantasy is reality. I think when you have a giant crush when you’re in fifth grade, it becomes your whole world. It’s like being underwater; everything is different.’ – Wes Anderson

‘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

‘I grew up on Harvard Square and I watched 50-year old men walking around with green book bags slung over their shoulders going for their fourth PhD, never having left the world of academia to alleged reality.’ – Orson Bean

‘For a culture that has such a problem with death, we seem to deal with it in a quite bizarre way. We see people shot, killed and blown up, and we find it funny and sexy and all those things. But, the reality of it is that every day people die, and people are really sad and they grieve and they go through a really difficult process with it.’ – Michael Sheen

‘Fear is an underrated emotion. And that’s why I think it’s very dangerous to try and cosset children from it. A healthy scare is as good as as a healthy laugh. In fact, they’re two sides of the same coin. There is a desire to shield from the knocks and bumps of reality.’ – Mark Gatiss

‘Noam Chomsky has a book, which I read for the first time when I was in Spain, called ‘Fear of Democracy’. There is your answer. Fear of democracy. In Honduras, they had a sham democracy. It was run by elites, what was called a liberal democracy, but in reality was a false democracy.’ – Hugo Chavez

‘Reality is an acquired taste.’ – Robert Fritz

‘Let’s say that, in reality, I’m basically very shy when it comes to men.’ – Donna Summer

‘People are recognizing that I am an entrepreneur and do more than be on a reality TV show.’ – Kim Kardashian

‘Girls should be made aware of the dark reality of human trafficking, right from a young age. High schools and colleges should provide this education, too.’ – Richa Chadha

‘I like reality. It tastes like bread.’ – Jean Anouilh

‘Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.’ – Pindar

‘I think about things like the fact that nobody knows what time is. Time is what? Nobody can describe it, even physics or math or anything else. But it is what we continuously experience. It’s the state of our unfolding, in a way, and in that sense that the continuous reopening of reality is what I think of as, perhaps, a worldview.’ – Marilynne Robinson

‘Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that’s brave. I never get over being thankful for that – for the courage of my readers.’ – Barbara Kingsolver

‘The literal resurrection of every soul who has lived and died on earth is a certainty, and surely one should make careful preparation for this event. A glorious resurrection should be the goal of every man and woman, for resurrection will be a reality.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘When we are fully conscious and aware, we actually know when we are about to overreact. When we are mindful, we have the mental space and are aware of when our moods change. When we are mindful, we are aware of when our mental models are being challenged and when expectation does not meet with reality, which can trigger an emotional response.’ – Elizabeth Thornton

‘Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.’ – Warren Bennis

‘A reality that is electronic… Once everybody’s got a computer terminal in their home, to satisfy all their needs, all the domestic needs, there’ll be a dismantling of the present broadcasting structure, which is far too limited and limiting.’ – J. G. Ballard

‘I think the answer of course is that space and time are not these hard external objects. Again we’re, scientists have been building from one side of nature (physics) without considering the other side (life in consciousness). Neither side exists without the other. They cannot be divorced from one another or else there is no reality.’ – Robert Lanza

‘I liked pretending to be other people: I could reinvent myself, reinvent my own reality.’ – Helena Bonham Carter

‘I am very interested in that fine line between fiction and reality and between comedy and tragedy – and pushing the line as much as possible.’ – Jill McCorkle

‘Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we’re now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job.’ – Robert Kiyosaki

‘Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.’ – Peyton Manning

‘I’m most interested in finding the strangeness and irony in reality. That’s my forte.’ – Mary Ellen Mark

‘I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.’ – Shawn Johnson

‘For me, one of the most beautiful and rewarding aspects of serial reality TV is that characters can move freely along a spectrum of heroism and villainy.’ – Andrea Seigel

‘Mostly, I straddle reality and the imagination. My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.’ – Tom Waits

‘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

‘When we have learnt through a period of finely honed training to live in Imaginative Thinking, when we can engage the whole of our being in this Imaginative Thinking, we find that it immerses us in a reality hitherto unknown to us.’ – Rudolf Steiner

‘The conventional definition of reality, and the idea of ‘normal life’, mean nothing.’ – Sigmar Polke

‘I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother’s poor mental health.’ – Jean Piaget

‘I prefer comedies when they come from a dark kind of place and have a reality to it.’ – Toni Collette

‘Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.’ – Ralph Ellison

‘People are seduced by signals from the world, but that is manipulation, not reality. Computers have learned more about us than we’ve learned about them.’ – Douglas Rushkoff

‘In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today’s reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.’ – Gustav Heinemann

‘In reality, we are all travelers – even explorers of mortality.’ – Thomas S. Monson

‘I remember reading the book in high school and always thinking of Gatsby as this strong, stoic, suave, mysterious man who had everything under control. But when I read it as an adult, I realised he is a hollow man, a shell of a person trying to find meaning, who is not completely in touch with reality.’ – Leonardo DiCaprio

‘Having a reality TV show, everyone feels like they know you, but that’s only 10% of my life. There’s a whole other side of me that people don’t see.’ – Kylie Jenner

‘If you deny the reality of your body or your life, you’ll never be able to dress any of it well – even the parts you love. You have to see it all to work with any of it.’ – Stacy London

‘Obviously, virtual reality is where I’ve placed my bet about the future and where the excitement is going. At this point, I could say it’s almost a lock. It’s going to be magical – it is magical – and great things are coming from that. Along the way, I was focused on the first-person shooters. I said we should go do something on mobile.’ – John Carmack

‘Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality. In the cookery pages, the food always looks amazing, right? Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda.’ – Martin Parr

‘You know what I like to do? I love waking up early, making them breakfast, taking them to school, having time in the morning with them. With six kids, it’s like a reality show.’ – Allan Houston

‘Decay is quiet but ghastly, explosion is dramatic and dreadful. There’s not much to choose between the two of them in reality, and most of our lives have sufficient of both.’ – Anne Roiphe

‘Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?’ – Simon Sinek

‘The telephone is virtual reality in that you can meet with someone as if you are together, at least for the auditory sense.’ – Ray Kurzweil

‘In reality, I do not find Justin Bieber attractive.’ – Simon Amstell

‘Straight edge is everything about a personal decision to not live my life under the influence or not being aware. I pretty much don’t like anything that alters my view of reality or my perception or my grasp.’ – CM Punk

‘The real magic is in making the intangible idea, the creative impulse, manifest and live in our reality.’ – Mark Ryan

‘The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox.’ – Michio Kaku

‘God is a fiction invented by people so they do not have to face the reality of their condition.’ – Michel Onfray

‘The truth is that while those on the left – particularly the far left – claim to be tolerant and welcoming of diversity, in reality many are quite intolerant of anyone not embracing their radical views.’ – Charlie Kirk

‘Semantics is about the relation of words to thoughts, but it also about the relation of words to other human concerns. Semantics is about the relation of words to reality – the way that speakers commit themselves to a shared understanding of the truth, and the way their thoughts are anchored to things and situations in the world.’ – Steven Pinker

‘The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men’s minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy.’ – Paramahansa Yogananda

‘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

‘The Democrats like to claim that they are the party of women – in reality, though, no politician has done more for women than Donald J. Trump.’ – Lara Trump

‘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

‘Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.’ – Malcolm Muggeridge

‘I like playing these characters who are just on the edge of ridiculous but always grounded in reality. I would never want to come across as a cartoon.’ – Kaitlin Olson

‘There is something insane about a lack of doubt. Doubt – to me, anyway – is what makes you human, and without doubt, even the righteous lose their grip, not only on reality but also on their humanity.’ – Tilda Swinton

‘Since God created the world, He also created reality.’ – Pope Francis

‘The reality of animation is that it’s a complicated thing to get a movie to a studio to make, because they typically have a long line of projects on the runway, so getting the movie into that queue is a little bit difficult as well.’ – Rob Minkoff

‘Once you have perfect virtual reality, what else are you supposed to perfect?’ – Palmer Luckey

‘I have so much to thank reality TV for.’ – Sia

‘Most children tell themselves stories in which they figure as powerful figures, enjoying the pleasures not only of the adult world as they conceive it but of a world of wonders unlike dull reality.’ – Gore Vidal

‘We’re living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don’t work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality.’ – Ann Richards

‘Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.’ – Paulo Freire

‘Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new global partnership for peace.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Entrepreneurs cannot be happy people until they have seen their visions become the new reality across all of society.’ – Bill Drayton

‘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

‘I don’t have time to be lonely. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need. It’s just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule.’ – Rihanna

‘I think every person deserves two marriages, because you may not get the first one right. You really never knew. That’s why divorce is so big. We all want it to last, but that’s not always the reality of it.’ – Tichina Arnold

‘Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.’ – David Cronenberg

‘Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality.’ – Herman Wouk

‘All that is base in the masses is temporary, no doubt serving only to prevent evolution (that of the elite, as well) from proceeding too quickly and thus not becoming ‘reality.” – Piet Mondrian

‘The days when the words ‘Hollywood actor’ framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics – candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike – is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops.’ – James Wolcott

‘The biggest crime in Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ is imposing your own dream upon someone else’s reality. Humbert Humbert is blind. He doesn’t see Lolita’s reality. He doesn’t see that Lolita should leave. He only sees Lolita as an extension of his own obsession. This is what a totalitarian state does.’ – Azar Nafisi

‘I read a book called ‘The Tao of Physics’ by Fritjof Capra that pointed out the parallels between quantum physics and eastern mysticism. I started to feel there was more to reality than conventional science allowed for and some interesting ideas that it hadn’t got round to investigating, such as altered states of consciousness.’ – Brian Josephson

‘In psychology, trying to force others to accept the reality of a fake world is called gaslighting. It got its name from the 1944 film ‘Gaslight,’ in which a husband convinces his wife and their neighbors that she is insane.’ – Heather Cox Richardson

‘I am pretty much a sucker any really bad reality television.’ – Sara Gilbert

‘I’m half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times. It’s best not to ask questions and just enjoy.’ – Lady Gaga

‘Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.’ – Richard Gere

‘Gone are the days when reality fed the feminist movement.’ – Tammy Bruce

‘The reality is that we are all economists. We all deal with scarcity as we make choices and calculate how to ration various items and resources that we consume, produce and utilize.’ – Kurt Bills

‘For me they are no different, reality and dreams.’ – Alejandro Jodorowsky

‘It seems to me so much technology could be applied to entertainment. Augmented reality, and even just the iPad – touch-screen technology, it was, you know, it still is extremely underused by entertainment.’ – Justine Bateman

‘My approach is always the same. I try to be as honest as possible. Find the real honesty and humanity in the character because even a fictional character is supposed to feel real. And my job is to find that reality and bring it to the screen.’ – Aldis Hodge

‘I loved being the center of attention and making plays, but I knew the reality of being an actor because I had parents who struggled, I saw people working three jobs in order to be able to audition the next day.’ – Camila Morrone

‘I made a rule not to be on reality shows.’ – Jason Wu

‘Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye, and deny it.’ – Garrison Keillor

‘The reality is that Islam is facing a phenomenal rise with regards to fundamentalism. It cannot control it, but what is sure is that neither can European states control and monitor the development of fundamentalist networks in their own territory.’ – Marine Le Pen

‘The truth about parenting is that the reality of our lives needs to be enough.’ – Jessica Valenti

‘Even fake news tries to convince us of its reality, but it does so mostly by appealing to your preconceived notions, your shared biases, or your prejudice. How to do the opposite? To create a sense of the real and then challenge your biases. I think that is my favourite aspect of writing, and that is what I’ve tried to do in ‘The Lovers.” – Amitava Kumar

‘We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.’ – Walter Savage Landor

‘I think the reality is that, for me, real fur is extraordinarily old fashioned. I think you look old. Even if you’re 20, and you’ve got a real fur coat, you just look like an old, unaware, unconscious being on the planet. It’s not relevant, it’s not sexy, it’s not fashionable, and it’s not cool.’ – Stella McCartney

‘If you’re the kind of person who likes numbers and statistics, I’m the long shot – the Lotto Powerball winner. I’m the mutation in the DNA that makes evolution a reality. I am the new black.’ – Tracy Morgan

‘Television is kind of a disappointment. I often want to watch it, but I find it quite hard – I don’t like soaps, reality TV or celebrity chefs.’ – Quentin Blake

‘I was 17 and living on the streets. I had the education of technically an eighth-grader, but in reality, I had never had a formal education.’ – Liz Murray

‘It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.’ – Philip K. Dick

‘I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.’ – Ronald Reagan

‘I have some realistic humility which comes from my first career as a writer. I wrote for other people for ten years. I saw some incredible egos not based on any reality. They were great when they were on top and awful when they weren’t. I learned a lot about how to treat people.’ – Alan Thicke

‘Religion and science look at reality differently.’ – Robert Lanza

‘I’m very anti-antidepressants. It’s not the chemicals of my brain that’s a problem; it’s reality. I don’t think tricking my brain into reinterpreting reality is going to help.’ – Amanda Knox

‘Fantasy is like an idealized reality, and the core of fantasy is the one person can make a difference.’ – R. A. Salvatore

‘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

‘Change is inevitable with the evolution of technology. In the ’70s, we had records. In the ’80s, we had CDs, and now we are living in the digital age. You can say it’s sad or unfortunate, but the reality is you’ve got to roll with the times and the technology.’ – Mike Portnoy

‘I came from a tradition where souls were a theological reality, not a faith reality. Souls were for saving, not for communing. Souls were for converting and, once they were converted, they were to be left alone. Souls were too mystical, too subjective, too ambiguous, too risky, too… well, you know – New Age-ish.’ – Mike Yaconelli

‘I did ‘The Grey,’ and it was very intense and emotional because we’re in the wilderness, and it was always 30 degrees. You kind of lose your sense of reality in the fact that you’re filming a movie.’ – Frank Grillo

‘Perceptual reality is different for different species. In certain species it is a mode of observation, so what we call scientific fact is actually not ultimate truth, it is perceptual experience, and it’s a mode of observation.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘We believe that Apple has it wrong: they’ve talked about it being the post-PC era, they talk about the tablet and PC being different; the reality in our world is that we think that’s completely incorrect.’ – B. Kevin Turner

‘I’ve always liked fairy tale and spectacle. I wouldn’t say I was a fantasy fan, but anything beyond reality I’ve always found exciting – the work of David Lynch, the work of Tim Burton. But for me, I also love those things that are absolutely about human relationships.’ – Gwendoline Christie

‘We will never abdicate the security of the United States to a foreign country or refrain from taking action when appropriate. But we cannot ignore the reality that cooperative counterterrorism activities are a key to our national defense.’ – John O. Brennan

‘The moment that most fascinated me in Ursula Le Guin’s ‘The Lathe of Heaven’ was its descriptions of times of transition from one reality to another.’ – Mark Fisher

‘I don’t call my music ‘gangsta rap.’ I call my music reality, something that really happened, something that has really happened, something that will really happen, something that could really happen. It ain’t nothing that I’m making up; I think that’s why people listen to it.’ – Scarface

‘A bad version of a virtual reality video makes you vomit in your headset in under 10 seconds. It’s much easier to make bad VR than it is to make good VR.’ – Chris Milk

‘I think I’d work on making sure that Canadians have opportunities to find good jobs, to grow, to gain stability in terms of pensions. The reality is that Canadians don’t feel that our economy is working for us.’ – Justin Trudeau

‘Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that’s not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand – that’s the right, healthy way to do things.’ – Anna Wintour

‘Within the walls of our own homes, we can and should bear pure testimony of the divinity and reality of the Father and the Son, of the great plan of happiness, and of the Restoration.’ – David A. Bednar

‘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

‘Perhaps unscripted reality shows and written fiction have already blurred together into some new amalgamated mush, just as the line between commercials and programs has been trashed.’ – Tom Shales

‘I think it’s very dangerous, the idea of celebrity – you have to be constantly controversial to maintain the status of celebrity. Reality TV is the death of entertainment – it’s just mindless TV but popular because of its voyeuristic nature, and people are very voyeuristic.’ – David Suchet

‘I sometimes find reality far more fantastical and unlikely than what I could just make up.’ – J. Michael Straczynski

‘Indignation must always be the answer to indignity. Reality is not destiny.’ – Eduardo Galeano

‘Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.’ – Chuck Palahniuk

‘The reality of life is, if you have a bagel shop and everybody is pouring into the doughnut shop across the street, if you want to stay in business, you start selling doughnuts.’ – John C. Bogle

‘I am always interested in that relationship between outer reality and inner desire, and I think it is important to pay attention to the inner voice because it is the only way to discover your mission in life and the only way to develop the strength to break with whatever familial or cultural norms are preventing you from fulfilling your destiny.’ – Laura Esquivel

‘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

‘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

‘To me, one of the big silver linings of the Simpson trial is the advances we’ve made in understanding domestic violence as a lethal problem. Before that trial, I think there was a widespread sense that it was a family affair, a normal part of a relationship, not really a crime. The reality is that it’s very much a crime, and a very serious one.’ – Marcia Clark

‘You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.’ – Les Brown

‘You will not ever perceive the truth that is reality. There are many realities.’ – Paul Watson

‘If you’re a waiter, the worst thing you can do is go to work resenting your job. This will sound trite – but it’s the reality, and part of my personality – yet when I was a waiter, I tried to be the best waiter, and when I was a bingo-caller I tried to be the best bingo-caller.’ – Russell Crowe

‘Time limits are fictional. Losing all sense of time is actually the way to reality. We use clocks and calendars for convenience sake, not because that kind of time is real.’ – Leslie Marmon Silko

‘Reality is I’m sick all the time.’ – August Alsina

‘Alright, let’s tackle the worst part of this pandemic: people are dying, or they’re worried about their loved ones dying – and it’s hard not to spiral out. After almost two decades at war, this has been the reality for military families for a very long time. Welcome to our club.’ – Brianna Keilar

‘People are on their computers more than watching TV, because you can only watch voyeur TV, which is basically what reality shows are, for so long.’ – Stephen Root

‘One of the things that Java is good at is giving you this homogeneous view of a reality that’s usually very heterogeneous.’ – James Gosling

‘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

‘Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.’ – Joseph Conrad

”Meek’s Cutoff’ by Kelly Reichardt – it’s beautifully shot. It’s a complex story. The filmmaker gave a very patient and feminine touch to a story that takes place during a period of history that’s very masculine, without losing any of the unforgiving harshness of the reality where the characters found themselves in.’ – Chloe Zhao

‘The aspect of kind of living in your imagination and creating a more romantic vision of the world than the reality that you’re given – that’s definitely something I can sort of relate to.’ – Alden Ehrenreich

‘But Apple really beats to a different drummer. I used to say that Apple should be the Sony of this business, but in reality, I think Apple should be the Apple of this business.’ – Steve Jobs

‘Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.’ – Camille Paglia

‘I think it’s science and physics are just starting to learn from all these experiments. These experiments have been carried out hundreds and hundreds of times in all sorts of ways that no physicist really questions the end point. I think that these experiments are very clearly telling us that consciousness is limitless and the ultimate reality.’ – Robert Lanza

‘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

‘When your worldview is challenged, you’d be surprised how quickly you can find a way to dismiss reality.’ – Jess Phillips

‘To get important work done, most leaders organize people into teams. They believe that when people collaborate toward a common goal, great things can happen. Yet in reality, the whole is often much less than the sum of the parts.’ – Adam Grant

‘People tend to create drama and make things far worse than they are in reality.’ – Jen Sincero

‘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

‘The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest. Therefore, one should not think of it as this or as that. The very thought of thinking will end in bondage.’ – Ramana Maharshi

‘It is crucial that we develop real awareness of ourselves as citizens of Earth, linked by mutual and indissoluble bonds. When we clearly recognize this reality and ground ourselves in it, we are compelled to take a strict accounting of our way of life.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Expectations are not based on reality. They are observations, expected realities, or beliefs of what you think will happen. Expectations of others stop us from acting as our highest selves and reaching our full potential.’ – Jay Shetty

‘Hopefully, any character I play has an anchor in reality.’ – Michael Sheen

‘Remember that your imagination is yours and yours alone. You have the inborn capacity to use it in any way that you choose. No one else is responsible for your imagination. Anything placed in your imagination and held there ultimately becomes your reality.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘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

‘The whole thing with VR is that it doesn’t matter, local versus networked gaming. The goal in virtual reality isn’t to have people sit in the same room with headsets on.’ – Palmer Luckey

‘Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Our science fails to recognize those special properties of life that make it fundamental to material reality. This view of the world – biocentrism – revolves around the way a subjective experience, which we call consciousness, relates to a physical process. It is a vast mystery and one that I have pursued my entire life.’ – Robert Lanza