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Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be -- like the reality of yesterday -- an illusion tomorrow.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
The reality of life is that your perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is.
The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
Reality is neither good nor bad; it just is.
In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
Realists do not fear the results of their study.
How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
A cause a day keeps reality away.
In nature, the emphasis is in what is rather than what ought to be.
The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is.
The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.
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.
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
One might speak to great length of the three corners of reality what was seen, what was thought to be seen, and what was thought ought to be seen.
The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.
This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal.
Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.
Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.
Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.

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