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Reality Quotes

What you believe to be real might not be the same for the other person. Your perception of real can be proved authentic only when your understanding of a particular situation is based on universal laws and norms and not on illusionary beliefs. It is only through the universal laws of nature that an object, situation or phenomenon can be termed as real, rest all turns out to be mere illusion. Surf through these famous reality quotations and sayings to find out whether or not your beliefs are real.

Simone Weil

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.

Adolf Hitler

Hate is more lasting than dislike.

Ben Shapiro

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.

Nikola Tesla

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.

Charles Kingsley

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Michael Schumacher

Somehow I have managed to delay looking old. In reality I have good genes.

Bruce Springsteen

I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

Stephen Colbert

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Thomas Hobbes

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

Thomas Mann

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.

Bill Watterson

Reality continues to ruin my life.

John Greenleaf Whittier

One brave deed makes no hero.

Charles Kingsley

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

George Carlin

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

Robin Williams

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

James Stewart

I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.

John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Frida Kahlo

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Liza Minnelli

Reality is something you rise above.

Jorge Luis Borges

Reality is not always probable, or likely.

Edgar Allan Poe

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Soren Kierkegaard

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

Joe Biden

Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.

Tupac Shakur

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

Osama bin Laden

Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you.

Walt Disney

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Jim Morrison

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.

Thomas Mann

Everything is politics.

Charles Kingsley

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen.

Tim Burton

One person's crazyness is another person's reality.

T. S. Eliot

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

Charles Lamb

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.

Thomas Moore

The heart that has truly loved never forgets But as truly loves on to the close.

Karl Urban

That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.

George Soros

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.

Stock Market
Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Lao Tzu

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.


What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

Cameron Diaz

I don't care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what's not right is from experience.

Lady Gaga

I'm half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times.

Noel Fielding

Reality depresses me. I need to find fantasy worlds and escape in them.

Thomas Jefferson

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

C. S. Lewis

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.

Hermann Hesse

Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.

Les Brown

Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.

Terri Guillemets

Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.

Elon Musk

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.

Dalai Lama

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

David Lloyd George

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.

Charles Kingsley

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.

John Mason Brown

It's getting pretty ridiculous, but what can you do? You've got to have it. You've got to go places. You've got to live your daily life.

Noel Fielding

Fantasy Man's my favourite, I think, because he's sort of like Don Quixote. He lives in a fantasy world, but he gets jolted back into reality, and I guess that's me, really!

Joseph Conrad

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.

Samuel Johnson

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Thomas Merton

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Cameron Diaz

I don't even own a TV because I think it's the devil.

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.

Anais Nin

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

Garrison Keillor

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye, and deny it.

Thomas Moore

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

Eudora Welty

Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied.

Bastions of free-flowing discussion with civil exchange are the academic ideal. But during my time in academia, it became increasingly clear that prisons of political correctness with peer-engendered public shaming are now the academic reality.

John Ruskin

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

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'.

Les Brown

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

Franklin P. Jones

You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something.

Jimmy Butler

A lot of guys are offensive minded, which is good at some points and times but bad at others - at lots of others. I wish I could say I want everybody to play defense as hard as I do. It's not a reality.

The reality is even if you are a hands-on Mayor or Governor or chief executive, at best, you must know about 10 or 20% of what's going on. Otherwise, you never get through the day... I was very hands on, and there's lots of stuff I didn't know, and lots of things that either went wrong or right that I would find out about afterwards.

Theodore Roosevelt

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.

Sylvester Stallone

Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality - that's the main event.

Malcolm X

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Soren Kierkegaard

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Paulo Coelho

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.

Henry Miller

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

Napolean Hill

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.

Charles Kingsley

There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.

Frida Kahlo

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.

Helen Rowland

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

John McCain

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.

Mila Kunis

I had a normal upbringing and went to public school. If I ever, even for a second, started getting a big head, I was brought back to reality pretty quickly. I was working full time and still had to fight for a cell phone.

Frida Kahlo

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

Garrison Keillor

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

The Giants beating the undefeated Patriots, that's all a joke. The star of a reality show is going to run the country. The guy who decided if Bret Michaels or Cyndi Lauper would make a better CEO for a company that doesn't exist is going to be running stuff.

Joseph Conrad

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

Annie Leibovitz

You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.

William Makepeace Thackeray

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.

Thurgood Marshall

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.

Warren G. Bennis

Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.

Lady Gaga

I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way.

Lindsey Graham

Iran is part of the problem, not the solution. And the Russian government is ignoring reality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Few people have the imagination for reality.

I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people's fears because it hasn't built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.

Katy Perry

Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are affected more by the idea of fame than the actual work ethic involved. A lot of them just want to be reality TV-type people who don't do anything.

It's like, sometimes I'll watch a movie, and it's got some big star in it playing a working-class person, and the character is in a grocery store, and you can kind of tell, from just watching the scene, that this actor doesn't do their own shopping. So you have to have some sense of reality.