Subjects — R

Reality Quotations

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.

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.

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.

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 hyperreal.

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 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.

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.

Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.