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Reality is not protected or defended by laws, proclamations, ukases, cannons and armadas. Reality is that which is sprouting all the time out of death and disintegration.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

Reality is something you rise above.

Author: Liza Minnelli (1946)

Profession: American Actress, Singer

Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?

Author: George Moore (1852-1933)

Profession: Irish Writer

A theory must be tempered with reality.

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Profession: Indian Nationalist, Statesman

It takes only one other person to say it's so-one other point of reality to make something real.

Author: Mal Pancoast


Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.

Author: Cesare Pavese (1908-1950)

Profession: Italian Poet, Novelist, Translator

Reality is for people who can't face drugs.

Author: Laurence J. Peter


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.

Author: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)

Profession: Italian Author, Playwright

You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.

Author: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)

Profession: Italian Author, Playwright

There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Profession: Roman Comic Poet

Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are.

Author: Robert J. Ringer

Profession: American Writer

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.

Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

Profession: French Biologist, Writer

Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems --but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.

Author: Salman Rushdie (1948)

Profession: Indian-born British Author

The realist is the man, who having weighed all the visible factors in a given situation and having found that the odds are against him, decides that fighting is useless.

Author: Raoul De Sales


In nature, the emphasis is in what is rather than what ought to be.

Author: Huston Smith