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There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow.
John C. Maxwell
All of Koons's best art - the encased vacuum cleaners, the stainless-steel Rabbit (the late-twentieth century's signature work of Simulationist sculpture), the amazing gleaming Balloon Dog, and the cast-iron re-creation of a Civil War mortar exhibited last month at the Armory - has simultaneously flaunted extreme realism, idealism, and fantasy.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed.
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
If with open mind one reads and observes industriously and long; if in so doing one covers a wide field and so covering reflects in terms of realism, he is likely, soon or late, to be brought to a sudden consciousness that Man is an unknown quantity and his existence unsuspected.
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
We need realism to deal with reality.
It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.
Morris Raphael Cohen
I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well.
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
This strange business of what it is to be a writer is this increasingly insane world in which we live, in which surrealism, it seems, is the new realism.
John Currin's exaggerated realism and his twisted women kept me off balance, never knowing if they were sincere or ironic or some new emotion.
Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism.
For the most part, I think video games do a good job of capturing the essence of boxing. However, I'd like to continue to see them push the realism, emphasizing the skill involved.
Sugar Ray Leonard
The first season of 'Community' stumbled a bit because the plotlines too often veered into realism, but that is not a problem anymore. Not when prize episodes concern a campuswide blanket fort, or a secret garden with a magic trampoline.
But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're trying to go toward a sense of realism - toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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