Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.
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I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
I Believe Believe
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
Very Reality Bear
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.