Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
Author: J. G. Ballard (1930)
Profession: British Author
There are. intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
Author: Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)
Profession: American-born French Author
The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer
One might speak to great length of the three corners of reality what was seen, what was thought to be seen, and what was thought ought to be seen.
Author: Marvel Bell
Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
Author: Bhagavad Gita
Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata
The reality of life is that your perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
Author: Roger Birkman
Profession: American Publisher
The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
Author: Swami Brahmanada
Profession: Indian Religious Figure
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
Author: Ernest Bramah
Profession: American Writer
Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.
Author: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
Profession: German Dramatist, Poet
This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.
Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Profession: French Existential Writer
Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author
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!
Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961)
Profession: French Author
Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.
Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Profession: British Author
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
Author: Deepak Chopra
Profession: East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer