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Reality Quotes

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

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Reality is neither good nor bad; it just is.

Author: Arbie M. Dale


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

Author: Serge Daney (1944-1992)

Profession: French Film Critic

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

Author: Victor Daniels


Everything is self-evident.

Author: Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

Profession: French Philosopher, Scientist

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

Author: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.

Author: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

Realists do not fear the results of their study.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881)

Profession: Russian Novelist

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.

Author: Norman Douglas (1868-1952)

Profession: British Author

Our intention creates our reality.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A cause a day keeps reality away.

Author: Jim Fraser