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Our intention creates our reality.

We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
The stupendous fact that we stand in the midst of reality will always be something far more wonderful than anything we do.
Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.
Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.
The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet.
It has sometimes been said that we find nowhere in nature an analogue of the difference between happens and is, on the one hand, and ought, on the other hand.
People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
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.
Reality is something you rise above.
Reality is not protected or defended by laws, proclamations, ukases, cannons and armadas. Reality is that which is sprouting all the time out of death and disintegration.
A theory must be tempered with reality.
It takes only one other person to say it's so-one other point of reality to make something real.
Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.
Reality is for people who can't face drugs.
There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are.
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
The realist is the man, who having weighed all the visible factors in a given situation and having found that the odds are against him, decides that fighting is useless.
Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems --but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
The genuine artist is never true to life. He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.
In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
Why is it that reality, when set down untransposed in a book, sounds false?
I accept reality and dare not question it.
I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.
What is meant by reality? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying
No authority is higher than reality.
What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.
Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. what we take to be true is our reality.
There are no adults in this world: only large children.
Creativity is more important than reality. However this doesn't make reality unimportant.
In the true nature of oblivion, what is not fathomed is devoid of existence" - Stephen Lesanjo
We are all living inside a box and we get our information from a box. The box is not real, but we are.

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