Quotes: reality

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  • Thomas E. Lawrence
    Thomas E. Lawrence
    British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer 1888-1935
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    All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men; they act out their dreams to make them reality.
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
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    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.
  • George Steiner
    George Steiner
    French-born American Critic, Novelist 1929-
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    Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
  • Sidney Madwed
    Sidney Madwed
    American business consultant, lyricist and author
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    Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood Broun
    American Journalist, Novelist 1888-1939
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    The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Indian nationalist and statesman 1889-1964
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    A theory must be tempered with reality.
  • Jane Harrison
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    A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
  • Arthur Christopher Benson
    Arthur Christopher Benson
    English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
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    All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
  • Peter Mcwilliams
    Peter Mcwilliams
    American self-help author 1940-2000
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    All the things you think you should have done that you didn't do, and all of the things that you shouldn't have done, accept them. You did (or did not) do them. That's reality. That's happened. No changing the past.
  • Richard Bach
    Richard Bach
    American author 1936-
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    An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
  • Chogyam Trungpa
    Chogyam Trungpa
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    Any perception can connect us to reality properly and fully. What we see doesn't have to be pretty, particularly; we can appreciate anything that exists. There is some principle of magic in everything, some living quality. Something living, something real, is taking place in everything.
  • René Daumal
    René Daumal
    French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet 1908-1944
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    Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
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