In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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.
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.
Short + Reality quotes ⇑Short Quotes
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
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.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.
Reality's what other people dream for you.
Life + Reality quotes ⇑Life Quotes
I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
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.
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.
At times life seems to be a cruel game. The only justification for it is that in reality, it is only a dream
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 reality Quotes ⇑
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.
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 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.
Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down.
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.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One person's craziness is another person's 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.
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.
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.
Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.
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.
There is talk of the failure of socialism, and where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America?
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 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.
Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.
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.
[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.
Nothing is real.
Become so conscious of God that you know he is the only Reality. The more you meditate, the more that thought will be paramount.
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.