Favorite Quotations ~  Reality Who You Are When No One's Looking

"The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see." ~ Ayn Rand

365 Days of Celebration and Praise

Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs. ~ Lily Tomlin

We need to see others as they really are. Are we facing real enemies-- or is it our own inner disturbances we see? Are we making true friends, or just being self-serving? ~ Helen Palmer

Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them. ~ Jules Verne

Reality is something you rise above. ~ Liza Minnelli

A vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance. ~ Benedict De Spinoza

Any mental activity is easy if it need not take reality into account. ~ Marcel Proust

Everything is self-evident. ~ René Descartes

If your work is going to draw from life, you'd better work very hard to keep up with reality. ~ Lawrence Kasdan

It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality. ~ Virginia Woolf

Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it. ~ Philip K. Dick

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~ Aesop Fables

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. ~ James A. Michener

Realism is a corruption of reality. ~ Wallace Stevens

You can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream. ~ Nora Ephron, Heartburn

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