Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Reality - Quotes

Let us examine more closely the significance of this vague word, reality. It may have several meanings, according to the different points of view which one takes. We may regard it as embodied in the physical world, the world of land and sea, of sky and trees, of sunshine and of storm. The real therefore will be to us that which we can touch and see, smell and taste, as one will say, "I know that is real for I can see it with my eyes." Seeing is believing, and the testimony of the senses is the superior court of appeal in controverted questions. But the world of reality may be regarded from quite a different point of view, as the world of consciousness, the mind of man, the experiences of the inner self, the Ego. Here is a world of phenomena interrelated and reciprocally dependent. It is a realm of ideas, of memory images, of fancy, of will, and of desire. The verities in this world cannot be seen, or measured, or weighed, and yet we do not hesitate to speak of them as realities; they are real as the love of friends is real, or the anger of a foe. The passion of a Romeo, the will of a Napoleon, the genius of a Goethe ... these are realities. - John Grier Hibben

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. - Simone Weil

Be careful: in the last analysis, reality may be exactly what we think it is. - Alan Moore

Don't mess around with reality and reality won't mess around with you. - Ernie J. Zelinski

Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call "reality". However, knowledge and experience are ambiguous, thus reality can become illusion. Is it not possible to think that, all human beings are living in their assumptions? - Itachi Uchiha

He who has the bigger stick has the better chance of imposing his definitions of reality. - Peter Berger

If the true and ultimate reality is unknowable, all reality is unknowable; what we take for reality is merely phenomenon, and what we take for knowledge is merely illusion. - Samuel Harris

If you wish to create a new reality you must first let go of the one that no longer serves you. A glass that is already full cannot hold more water. - Unknown

Now is the only reality. All else is either memory or imagination. - Osho

Our brains interpret the input from our sensory organs by making a model of the world. When such a model is successful at explaining events, we tend to attribute to it, and to the elements and concepts that constitute it, the quality of reality or absolute truth. But there may be different ways in which one could model the same physical situation, with each employing different fundamental elements and concepts. If two such physical theories or models accurately predict the same events, one cannot be said to be more real than the other; rather, we are free to use whichever model is most convenient. - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

Perhaps reality is something quite different from what is proposed in any theory and the only remaining constraint on our knowledge is our personal efforts to make our thoughts cohere with one another. - R. G. A. Dolby

Reality has always proved to be much more sophisticated and subtle than any preconceived philosophy. - Michiokaku

Reality is divinely indifferent. - Richard Bach

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

Reality is subject to the mind's creation. - Diane Stein

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays. - Aldous Huxley

Really, nobody knows whether the world is realistic or fantastic, that is to say, whether the world is a natural process or whether it is a kind of dream, a dream that we may or may not share with others. - Jorge Luis Borges

Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don’t resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate, Appreciate your chosen vibration and allow the vibrations that are not aligned with you to de-preciate. - Bashar

The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. - Margaret Halsey

The things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished. - Charles Dickens

There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. - Natalie Clifford Barney

There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that's best for you. - Eugene Ionesco

There's no remaking reality... Just take it as it comes. There's no other way. - Philip Roth

Under each station of the real, another glimmers. - Jane HIrshfield

We are beginning to see the influence of dream upon reality and reality upon dream. - Anais Nin

We live on two levels ... the realistic level and the fantastic level, and which is the real one, really? - Tennessee Williams

What we call reality is the inevitable persistence of a fact of consciousness. - Samuel Harris

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