Reality Quotes

26 of the best book quotes about reality
  1. #1
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  2. #2
    “I am not crazy; my reality is just different from yours.”
  3. #3
    “If you’re gonna make it to the top, get a grip on this rock, and get a grip on yourself.”
  4. #4
    “It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”
  5. #5
    “How one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live, that he who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.”
  6. #6
    “This was reality, she thought, this sense of clear outlines, of purpose, of lightness, of hope.”
  7. #7
    “The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”
  8. #8
    The solution to violence in America is the acceptance of reality.
  1. #9
    “That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out the essence?”
  2. #10
    “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”
    George Orwell
  3. #11
    “Existence is Identity, Consciousness is Identification.”
    Ayn Rand
    Atlas Shrugged
  4. #12
    “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
  5. #13
    “Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality.”
  6. #14
    “What came to her then was the dustiness of the floor, the feeling that her clothes were more next to her than on her, and the sudden realization that this would all be for nothing—that her mother would never write back and she would never see her again. The reality of this gave her a second Watschen. It stung her, and it did not stop for many minutes.”
  7. #15
    “Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.”
  8. #16
    “If something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn’t there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That’s why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.”
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  1. #17
    “There is a reason why all things are as they are.”
  2. #18
    “They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.”
  3. #19
    “I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”
  4. #20
    “It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?”
  5. #21
    “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
  6. #22
    “I thought of all those heroines of fiction who looked pretty when they cried, and what a contrast I must make with a blotched and swollen face, and red rims to my eyes.”
  7. #23
    “Whatever life you lead, you must put your soul into it--to make any sort of success of it; and from the moment you do that it ceases to be romance, I assure you; it becomes reality!”
  8. #24
    “In anatomy lab, we objectified the dead, literally reducing them to organs, tissues, nerves, muscles. On that first day, you simply could not deny the humanity of the corpse . . . Anatomy lab, in the end, becomes less a violation of the sacred and more something that interferes with happy hour, and that realization discomfits. In our rare reflective moments, we were all silently apologizing to our cadavers, not because we sensed the transgression but because we did not.”
  9. #25
    “As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man -- the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn’t exist.”
  10. #26
    “To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open. It means deciding to voluntarily transform the chaos of potential into the realities of habitable order. It means adopting the burden of self-conscious vulnerability, and accepting the end of the unconscious paradise of childhood, where finitude and mortality are only dimly comprehended. It means willingly undertaking the sacrifices necessary to generate a productive and meaningful reality (it means acting to please God, in the ancient language).”
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