In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Most people's lives are mortgaged to the social reality around them. Yoga is about releasing the mortgage
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don't. I don't. People are much more complicated than that. It's true of everybody.
You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
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.
Rags to riches isn't a story anyone wants to hear until after it's done.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Short + Reality quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.
Between you and the ultimate reality there is only one barrier, that is yourself.
Whether you like something or you dislike something ‒ either way, you exaggerate the reality
It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
We are all someone's monster.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.
Trying to super-impose another reality upon yourself will not work.
More people in the world are suffering from indigestion than of hunger. Unfortunately, that's the reality.
Life + Reality quotes ⇑Life Quotes
I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
When things go wrong in life, that is when it shows who you are. When things go well, everyone can pretend to be fantastic.
Fear arises simply because you are not living with life - you are living in your mind
The most significant aspect of your life is that you're alive right now. Everything else is secondary and incidental
You don't get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd.
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
nothing in this world is more difficult than love.
Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
When you say positive thinking, in a way you are trying to escape reality. You only want to look at one side of life while missing out the other. You may ignore the other, but the other will not ignore you.
There is a psychological reality in your head, and there is an existential reality which is Life. Most people are mistaking psychological reality to be existential, your thought and emotion has become more significant than the cosmos
'There Are No Adults' Everyone's making it up as they go along. Figure it out yourself, and do it
At times life seems to be a cruel game. The only justification for it is that in reality, it is only a dream
Truth + Reality quotes ⇑Truth Quotes
New is a trap, old is a cesspool. If you jump out of the cesspool into a new trap, that's not going to help
Intelligent ones wonder - idiots are dead sure.
If I think you are a good person, I will not see you the way you are, I'll see you the way I like it. If I think you are a bad person, immediately I'll start seeing things which don't exist... Only if you see everything the way it is you are in touch with reality.
It's unfortunate that injustice, subjugation and many levels of cruelty generates wonderful men. We have to find a way to generate such men when there is no strife, when there is no subjugation, when there is no injustice.
If I say something which is not in your present level of experience, what are the option you have? You can believe it or you can disbelieve it. If you believe what I say, have you gotten any closer to reality? Or if you disbelieve what I say, have you gotten any closer to reality?
Nothing wonderful is ever going to happen unless we actively make it happen
Do not look up to anything, nor look down on anything. Then you will see creation just the way it is
For most parents it is not about education; it is about 1st rank. They want their children to sit on top of every other child's head. They are not interested in learning, they are not interested in education, they are not interested in a career, they are not interested in anything. Their whole effort in their life is how to sit on top of the pile
Our psychological realities have become bigger than the cosmic reality. That is the big problem. It's time you step out of the cinema that everybody is playing in their own minds
If you're waiting for people to understand you and act, it is only a pipe dream; it's never going to happen
Nothing is real.
Dreams + Reality quotes ⇑Dreams Quotes
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Dreams, dreams. I walk them; I live them. I delude myself with them. It's a wonder I can spot reality anymore.
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.
That's how I know they are dreams. Because the simple and plain and everyday things are the ones that we can never have.
Do not take life's experiences too seriously. For, in reality, they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role.
The soul temporarily dreams itself to be a body, experiencing its attendant joys and sorrows; though in reality, it is always the changeless image of God
We are in a dream state. The only way to wake up is to refuse to recognize anything as reality except God
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
All reality Quotes ⇑
People are running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. Ultimately, each one must face himself.
I'm starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It's so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
What separated me from all my homeboys is the fact that I didn't get caught inside the reality. I was always dreaming about doing something else or going somewhere else.
Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down.
only when a human being is in a very extended periods of joyfulness, blissfulness, he will stretch himself to the limits & do what he could do to the fullest. When he's in competition, when he's in fear of failure, he will only do little better than somebody else. So, the human genius is completely missing today. You're destroying the human genius
what we need to understand is between a possibility and a reality there is a distance. Do you have the courage, the commitment and the conviction to walk the distance? That's always the question
There is no one moment of ease, simply. These structured societies where you have house mortgage which is for thirty years, a car mortgage which is for ten years, an education loan which is twenty two years - you got a life term. You're doing your time in an open prison.
There is a distance between possibility and reality. Do you have the courage and commitment to walk this distance?
Success does not come to you because you want it. Success comes to you because you do the right things
You may attach much significance to your birth, life, and death, but for Mother Earth, it is just a recycling process
Trying to find the perfect partner is expecting the impossible.
Your suffering is always about that which does not exist.. If you were rooted in reality, there would be no fear
Your ideas need not have anything to do with reality. Making conclusions is a sure way of not enhancing our perception
Before you and I came here on this planet, a countless number of people have walked on this planet, where are they? All topsoil. You will also be topsoil unless someone buries you real deep fearing you may rise from the dead
The nations of the world talk about peace only when they are at a disadvantage. When they are at an advantage, they talk about war and aggression.
When somebody gives you pleasure you tend to think you love that person. But in reality it is yourself you love—your ego has been pleased by the other person's attention; that is all.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.
Great Leaders Create More Leaders Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
One person's craziness is another person's reality.
I don't like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.
The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.
The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.
There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice.
You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.
There is talk of the failure of socialism, and where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America?
Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.
Once you start believing in something which is not yet a reality for you, you are bound to be in conflict with somebody else because somebody else is bound to believe something else
Every day, every moment if you remind yourself this is a brief life, "I'm mortal, one day I will end." just do this for 2 days & see, you will become something truly fantastic within yourself
In the whole system of yoga - there are no concepts, there're no philosophies, there're no ideologies, there're no belief systems - only methods to enhance your perception because only what you perceive is real, rest is all made up in your head. You are living in a psychological reality, not in an existential reality.
What's being right now passed around as love is generally a mutual benefit scheme -you give me this, I'll give you that; if you don't give me that I don't give you this
Marriage is about bringing sanctity to the simple basic needs that every human being has. There are physical, psychological, economic, emotional, social.. needs. To fulfill all these we set up an institution called marriage where all these can be conducted in a sensible manner, if we did it on the street like every other creature it would turn ugly for us
Learning to live with the reality is the most important dimension. If you stop distorting things in your mind and just see everything the way it is, mukti is just one step away. You don't have to do anything. Just time will mature you into another place.
A Guru is somebody who will destroy your psychological reality, so that you can come down to the existential
The unfortunate reality is that most people will know peace only with death- "Rest in Peace". It is time we do something about it in life
The yogic system is about enhancing your perception. The divine should not be an imagined hope - it should become a living reality for you
Believing in something that is not in your experience means losing touch with reality
The only reason why most people have not realized the inner realities is, they believe things that they do not know.
Reality is timeless but wisdom always has to be contemporary because wisdom is gleaned out of present experience
If you like something you lose touch with reality, If you dislike something you lose touch with reality. Only if you see everything the way it is you are in touch with reality. Reality is the only doorway to the beyond. If you want to go somewhere, you can only start from where you are right you are.
God is not a reality in your life; it is just a belief. What kind of God you believe in is just what kind of social situations you have been brought up in
I want you to see life bare, as it is; and the bare is not ugly. The bare is very beautiful. The bare is very tremendous.
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
To be in fear, you have to imagine things that have not happened. To not be in fear, you don't have to do anything
Nobody ever found the right person anywhere. If you get into that kind of unrealistic mindset “I found the right person!” - oh, you will be soon disappointed.
Trying to change social, national, or global realities without working on human consciousness means there is no serious intention
Become so conscious of God that you know he is the only Reality. The more you meditate, the more that thought will be paramount.
Reality's what other people dream for you.
[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.
Of the unreal, there is no existence. Of the real, there is no nonexistence.
Understand me. I'm not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul.