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The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is.

Author: Ben Stein

Profession: American Professor, Writer

The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is.

Author: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Profession: American Author

The genuine artist is never ''true to life.'' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.

Author: Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Profession: American Poet

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.

Author: Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Profession: American Poet

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Author: Lily Tomlin (1939)

Profession: American Comedienne

In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.

Author: Lionel Trilling (1905-1975)

Profession: American Critic

If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.

Author: Source Unknown

Profession:

The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.

Author: Source Unknown

Profession:

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

Why is it that reality, when set down untransposed in a book, sounds false?

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

I accept reality and dare not question it.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

What is meant by "reality"? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

No authority is higher than reality.

Author: Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Blockbuster Videos

What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.

Author: Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Blockbuster Videos