If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values -- that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow.

T. S. Eliot

Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable.

Cyril Connolly

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.

Ralph Marston

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Garrison Keillor

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible.

Dr. Karl Menninger

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.

Jane Wagner

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.

Alex Haley

Someone once asked me whether I am an idealist or a dreamer. I'm neither. I consider myself an optimistic realist. I see reality, but I give it the benefit of the doubt.

Kate Miller

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

Philip K. Dick

The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.

Henry Kissinger

Reality is not always probable, or likely.

Jorge Luis Borges

Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.

Chris Marker

Be critical. Women have the right to say:This is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades.

Tillie Olsen

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Jane Wagner

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Jean jacques Rousseau

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

Lily Tomlin

Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are.

Robert J. Ringer

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.

Georges Braque

Men simply copied the realities of their hearts when they built prisons.

Richard Wright

Realism...has no more to do with reality than anything else.

Hob Broun

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

Robin Williams

Reality is something you rise above.

Liza Minnelli

Joel: That's the movies, Ed. Try reality. Ed: No thanks.

Ellen Herman

When people say there is too much violence in [my books], what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.

Joyce Carol Oates

I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it.

Mary Chase

Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality.

Eli Khamarov

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon

What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.

George Bernard Shaw

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

John Lennon

Merely that I have a World Wide Web page does not give me any power, any abilities, nor any status in the real world.

Clifford Stoll

Call me a troglodyte; I'd rather peruse those photos alongside my sweetheart, catch the newspaper on the way to work, and page thorough a real book.

Clifford Stoll

Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.

Jack Welch

I sense an insatiable demand for connectivity. Maybe all these people have discovered important uses for the Internet. Perhaps some of them feel hungry for a community that our real neighborhoods don't deliver. At least a few must wonder what the big deal is.

Clifford Stoll

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

. . .the real world is much smaller than the imaginary.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.

Oscar Wilde

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Oscar Wilde

Sin is the only real colour element left in modern life.

Oscar Wilde

The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.

Chuck Palahniuk

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

Oprah Winfrey

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Rene Descartes

Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.

Saint Teresa Of Avila

When truth is nothing but the truth, its unnatural, it's an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth.

Aldous Huxley

Things somehow seem more real and vivid when one can apply somebody else's ready-made phrase about them.

Aldous Huxley

Human kind cannot bear much reality.

T. S. Eliot

The hair is real; it's the head that's fake.

Steve Allen

You know, the one with all the well meaning rules that don't work out in real life, uh, Christianity.

Matt Groening

You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.

Laurence Sterne

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?

Richard M. Nixon

The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves.

Betty Friedan

Why, on the theory of Creation, should there be so much variety and so little real novelty?

Charles Darwin

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

Douglas Adams

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

Calvin Coolidge

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


The ability to understand a question from all sides meant one was totally unfit for action. Fanatical enthusiasm was the mark of the real man.


You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Malcolm X

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.

Malcolm X

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America.

Jimmy Carter

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell

Projections are bullshit. They're just guesses. Wait until the real thing happens and then when it happens, then you can make the decision. Make decisions when you have a lot of information to make the decision. Not when you have to guess about what the decision is going to be or use data that doesn't exist yet.

Jason Fried

Adversity does teach who your real friends are.

Lois McMaster Bujold

To succeed you have to believe in something with sucha passion that it becomes a reality.

Anita Roddick

Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy - and that is life.

Jean Anouilh

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.

Agnes Repplier

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.

Robert Bresson

I just think the reality of not ending his career in Dallas, putting on a different jersey, wasn't appealing to him.

Doug Armstrong

Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.

Thomas H. Huxley

Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.

Jean Anouilh

There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

I like reality. It tastes like bread.

Jean Anouilh

A theory must be tempered with reality.

Jawaharlal Nehru

As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.

Charles W. Chesnutt

An artist does not fake reality--he *stylizes* it.

Ayn Rand

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value judgments.

Ayn Rand

The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.

John Adams

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.

Peter McWilliams

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.

Ralph Marston

I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.

Paul Mccartney

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.

Ayn Rand

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud.

Ayn Rand

There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.

Hermann Hesse

All the things you think you should have done that you didn't do, and all of the things that you shouldn't have done, accept them. You did (or did not) do them. That's reality. That's happened. No changing the past.

Peter McWilliams

The space within becomes the reality of the building.

Frank Lloyd Wright

I hate reality but it's still the best place to get a good steak.

Woody Allen

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.

Salvador Dali

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

Tupac Shakur

Whenever you find a man who says he doesn't believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later.

C. S. Lewis

Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?

C. S. Lewis

Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath.

Oscar Levant

Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.

Oscar Levant

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Christopher Morley

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.

Christopher Morley

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

Saint Jerome

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A distressing gap exists between the public's expectations for retirement and the reality.

George Carlin

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Philip K. Dick

He's a real good guy. He really is. He has an illness and he's just gotten some tough breaks, it seems like.

Doug Jolley

Mr. Koizumi remains willing to pursue structural reforms, so long as the economy permits. He's not going to abandon reforms. However, realistically it's also difficult to assume very quick progress.

Tomoko Fujii

We're hoping she can get back for state. She hasn't been in the water for a couple of weeks and that's going to be real hard to come back from.

Ray Davidson

We looked into what do you do to make a real luxury community. What are those buyers looking for? This is a trend we spotted a couple of years ago.

Sondra Guffey

We had a good meeting this morning and tried to clear up some of the problems we had with A&M. It was a real good team that we had beat in the final, so that's a great result for us.

Rich Brands

The 2-year-old market is now a force. I am real confident going in that we have a good group of horses to continue that trend.

Tom Ventura

But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.

Alan Watts

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.

Allan Bloom

We don't have any desire that she be put to death. That wasn't the real Dena Schlosser that did what she did that day. Putting her to death won't solve any of the issues of that day ... probably harm them [their daughters] more than anything else.

Howard Shapiro

There is only one real deprivation... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.

Mary Sarton

We've produced CDs of our own over the years. But this is a real record contract. Collectables is taking the risk.

George Carlin

For two hours the country held its breath. The anxiety was real, both for the health of Sharon the man and for the competence of Sharon the prime minister.

Nahum Barnea

I was too embarrassed to say anything to my doctor or even to my husband. I got the courage to talk to my doctor and realized I was experiencing a very real medical problem that happens to many people and is nothing to be ashamed of.

Bonnie Blair

We real took control of the game at that point.

Andy D'alessio

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

We're doing a lot better than last year. It's real tough competition.

Ryan Lucas

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein

It's a real mess as anyone can imagine. We've been attempting to help as best we can to coordinate rescue efforts.

John Long

I am confident we will get the signatures we need. This is a well-funded effort. We have an army of volunteers. Everyone seems real excited.

Bob Beers

He was a real strong player, just probably needed a little more time to develop. He definitely was going to be a good player one day.

Stephen Peterman

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

Monique handles responsibility well. She can narrow her focus without any difficulty, and her work ethic is always the same. She's a real gamer who has a history of coming through in the clutch.

Coach Venus Taylor

The real challenge is to make sure that these provisions will be applied and enforced worldwide, just like the international provisions designed to secure safety at sea.

Juan Somavia

You go back to the real world, which can be a grind.

Brad Self

If we're such a great employer, why aren't we facing the reality of the hard questions and the poor ratings that come in some of the employee surveys? We make a sport, it seems, of paying consultants a lot of money, bringing them in, baiting them, laughing at them and then kicking them out.

Daniel Mudd

We're very disappointed the governor didn't sit down with locals and look at the real numbers.

Rick Simonson

Anyone can announce a plan, the real challenge is implementing it.

Taiji Yoshida

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.

Washington Irving

I'm starting to accept that she's not coming back. Until maybe today, I just couldn't accept that it was real.

Daniel Horowitz

Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.

Philip K. Dick

College is the first time many kids have real control of their money. It's very hard to keep good track of your expenses when you're living alone for the first time.

Jacqueline King

This year, we knew that we could get in and we did. It feels real good.

Theo Sherman

I think the girls did well under the circumstances. The girls were glad to get out of school early, but they were real focused before the game, and they stepped it up.

Travis Jackson

Gingrich did a real nice job. We're getting some young people stepping up. That meant a lot.

Jeff Jodon

I didn't know it was the Boss' spot ... I moved my car real quick. They told me that I was parked in the Boss' spot. I just ran inside and got my keys and moved it.

Miguel Cairo

In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake.

Henry David Thoreau

When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.

Henry David Thoreau

I usually put the actors and the stuntmen in a real explosion, in real gunfire. They run scared, really scared.

John Wooden

Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.

Katherine Paterson

Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.

Henry David Thoreau

At this point, things couldn't be any better. But, in reality, you don't win pennants in January and February. Reality will set in in another week or two.

Gerry Hunsicker

It feels good. Everybody has been skating well, and I wasn't real sure what was going to happen.

Chris Witty

The film industry... is hopeful that these renewed Chinese promises will translate into real world reductions in the availability of pirated product.

Mike Ellis

We learned some real tough lessons. We lost four of those games in the last possession, including one to Baraboo when we had an 18-point lead going into the fourth quarter. The kids have really responded to that and it's coming to fruition right now.

Dennis Bradley

Till now, China hasn't grasped how powerful Congress can be and how it works. Persuading Bush isn't the real challenge.

Guan Anping

Education is key to not getting ripped off in the real estate process.

Rick Harper

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.

Giacomo Casanova

[McAllister said he'd been unable to reach about 15 to 20 friends and family members in affected areas, including some cousins and his high school basketball coach.] He's a real good friend of mine, ... I don't know if he and his family got out.

Deuce Mcallister

Just real basic improvement on operations, I think will a major change in this company, ... With the last couple of quarters, not only were the results disappointing, but the visibility in to the future has been murky.

Robert Johnston

Traveling exhibits are a great option. The fact that museums only display a fraction of their collection is a real problem. What they should do is open up their collections for smaller museums to be able to have things on loan.

Dru Mcgill

I like playing somebody who has to apologize to their kid, all the time, for screwing up. That seems really real.

Julia Louis dreyfus

We have been throwing and catching real well. But we will do whatever it takes to win. You have to do both (run and pass) well to be balanced.

Bobby Crockett

The whole group didn't play real well, but I hung in there and made some good pars. I worked on straightening out my swing.

Jeff Allen

I'm real proud of my kids for their effort.

Noel Klippenstein

Our pressure didn't give them any easy looks. The girls worked hard. This is a real tough team ? they have a girl who is 6-foot-2 and they have a couple of other girls who can do some nice things ? so if you don't come in prepared they could surprise you.

Tom Roberge

So people just need to be real careful with anything hot.

Matthew Bennett

France's image is much worse than the reality. We have cut taxes and made reforms.

Clara Gaymard

He's very good at portraying the conventional wisdom: that as long as we balance the budget, everything's OK. The real [question] should be, what do we do to fix the size of government?

Dan Mitchell

I want the spectators to feel like they are in another dimension of reality. I don't want my audience to understand every detail.

Takeshi Kitano

I enter the world called real as one enters a mist.

Julian Green

There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

I was here the last time around with the Coliseum, so I'm not real optimistic about the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Pat Bowlen

Been going strong for four weeks now, and finally it is for real.

Tyler Greene

It's going to take an act of God to get this to happen. People have to agree this is a high priority, there has to be consensus from local leaders and residents, and we need to see some tremendous leadership from the MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation), as well as perhaps some changes to the Michigan Constitution, to make this a reality.

Keith Schneider

It's real hard to come up with something unique. We've seen just about everything over the last 10 years.

Ricky Davis

They are real people who have real jobs, and who are concerned about the process.

Philip Coyle

This is the real bottom line. A person, with a paycheck, in his pocket, every other week, forever and ever, Amen.

Jodi Rell

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

Anouk Aimee

You have to recognize the realities of the situation and try to create new alliances or scale down the ambitions. I think we see that happening a little bit with the Bush administration.

James Mcpherson

To be honest, I was surprised I could clear 6-4. I was just looking at this like another workout or practice. I wasn't real happy with the long jump mark but overall was pleased with everything else.

David Klech

A real key is staging your reservations to arrive every 15 minutes. Otherwise, your bartender gets slammed, your (cook) line gets slammed and your appetizers guy gets slammed.

Don Silva

Lew Feldman brings 24 years of proven success in debt, equity, real estate finance and real estate capital transactions, including many of the largest, most successful public-private partnership, mixed-use, affordable housing and infrastructure transactions in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Regina M. Pisa

Solar provides a renewable resource. I put some panels on my own house, and there is a real benefit.

Paul Kelley

It would have been nice to have finished higher, but we also had to be realistic once we saw the conditions on the opening morning.

Colin Mcrae

I'm a huge NASCAR fan, ... I loved performing at the NASCAR awards banquet last year and I can't wait to sing the national anthem in November at the championship race in Homestead. It's a real honor to partner with NASCAR in promoting the cup challenge.

Scott Stapp

I think there's probably a real good chance something will happen there. He did well there last year.

Barry Axelrod

I wasn't talked about in eighth or ninth grade as being one of the better players. Knowing where I came from - not being one of the best players - to being there with the best players in the country, yeah, I'm real proud of myself.

Danielle Wilson

Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.

Brian Tracy

We are basically a senior-experienced team. I was real happy with the way the kids kept their composure in a tough road game.

Ken Fritchman

When there's no agenda and no real message what happens is you can't really have a message. You can put lipstick on a pig all you day long but it's still a pig, ... This Week.

John Boehner

Another real positive aspect of this, it's an incremental expenditure.

Stuart Purvis

I'd like to feel that everyone would recognize that Judas Priest was the first true heavy metal band. I think there is a special attachment to Judas Priest and metal. We were the first band to really go out and claim ourselves to be a real metal band.

Rob Halford

There is a lot of money going into home real estate, and home improvement runs in step with that.

Donald Trott

People are starting to wonder if this late-summer decline is for real.

Brian Williamson

Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.

Harold S. Geneen

He really gets himself up for big meets. He just stepped up real big. When he gets put in a pressure situation, he holds up real well.

Joe Kosman

I'm real proud of the way the girls have pulled together. They've handled the situation like mature adults, but that's not to say they aren't devastated by this.

Tessy Manuel

This is a real setback.

Silke Stegemann

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.

Gordon B. Hinckley

I haven't seen (Ginn) run any real routes,'' said senior defensive back Cedric Griffin.

Santonio Holmes

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

George Jean Nathan

We were able to work on both our strengths and weaknesses, and it's encouraging to see that. The reality is that we'll be playing some of the top competition in the nation at our next tournament (the Pacific-10 Conference championships), and we'll need to be as ready as we can.

Andrea Gaston

He created a fantasy world that invites readers to consider the moral and psychological realities of our world.

David Downing

It's the biggest game we've played this year. We're going to Greenbrier, where they've beaten Huntsville and Greenwood the last two games. They're playing real well. Confidence is a big thing for us right now.

Stan Flenor

I'm guess I'm up to about 70% of normal, which is a real relief. My doctor gave me clearance to go out in public again, so I've been able to go to the store and help out a little bit around the house.

Wil Wheaton

It felt good to be able to help them out and I think it made a real impact in the community.

Mike Dove