Reality Quotes and Sayings

Reality is always the dowdy sister to Fancy.
– Dr. Idel Dreimer

Few people have the imagination for reality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration
– Niccolo Machiavelli

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
– Nikos Kazantzakis

Just because you feel it, doesn’t mean it’s real.
Alan Robert Neal

Spend less time complaining about what’s fair, and more time dealing with what’s real.
Alan Robert Neal

I repeatedly failed at having him choose reality over delusion. Continued attempts would have been abusive to him, while witnessing his decline would have been abusing myself. The kindest choice was to step away and begin loving him from afar.
Alan Robert Neal

Candy-coating the truth, to make everyone feel good, deadens people to reality. Dearth of reality melts a society.
Alan Robert Neal


More times than not, reality doesn’t care what I think.
Alan Robert Neal

Just because I didn’t like the reality I saw, doesn’t mean I minded seeing it.
Alan Robert Neal

Okay, who put a “stop payment” on my reality check?

What happens to the wide- eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly?

Question reality, especially if it contradicts the evidence of your hopes and dreams.
Robert Brault

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
– John Burroughs

I have a very firm grasp on reality! I can reach out and strangle it any time!

Reality is not always probable, or likely.
– Jorge Luis Borges

All the mind’s activity is easy if it is not subjected to reality.
– Marcel Proust

Reality bites… and doesn’t let go.

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
– Eugene O’Neill

I believe in a real, physical world. I figure if the world existed only in my mind, it would pay more attention to me.
Robert Brault

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