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We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
This whole thing about reality television to me is really indicative of America saying we're not satisfied just watching television, we want to star in our own TV shows. We want you to discover us and put us in your own TV show, and we want television to be about us, finally.
Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life's struggle.
When you're surrounded by people who share the same set of assumptions as you, you start to think that's reality.
Prudence is what makes someone a great commodities trader - the capacity to face reality squarely in the eye without allowing emotion or ego to get in the way. It's what is needed by every quarterback or battlefield general.
The reality is that financial markets are self-destabilizing; occasionally they tend toward disequilibrium, not equilibrium.
As I see it, we are all connected and share a stake in our collective future. We are all part of a greater picture. I greatly encourage businesswomen everywhere in the world to take personal responsibility, stay connected to their own intuition and unique potential, work hard, deal with reality, but don't give up.
The immediacy of the technology of the web allows us, as songwriters, to write something very sharp and quick. That has a lot to do with helping a songwriter be more reflective of reality, instead of being in an area where you have to process things. It's the difference between processing fish and catching it in a boat.
When you're 11 or 12 years old, you can get so swept up in a book that you start to believe that the fantasy is reality. I think when you have a giant crush when you're in fifth grade, it becomes your whole world. It's like being underwater; everything is different.
Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.
Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.
Leonardo da Vinci
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.
Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally 'appearances,' the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more 'material' and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.
The atheist, by merely being in touch with reality, appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors.
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
The more you are positive and say, 'I want to have a good life,' the more you build that reality for yourself by creating the life that you want.
It was just you had to be strong, and if you weren't strong you're a victim and you're not going to make it. That was the reality when I was growing up.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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