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  Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  If you're doing a biography, you try to stay as accurate as possible to reality. But you really don't know what was going on in the person's mind. You just know what was going on in the minds of people around him.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.  
 -  Charles Lamb
  

  Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.  
 -  J. G. Ballard
  

  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.  
 -  J. G. Ballard
  

  Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.  
 -  Ben Affleck
  

  I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  My reality is brighter than your dreams are.  
 -  Drake
  

  The metaphor for Palestine is stronger than the Palestine of reality.  
 -  Mahmoud Darwish
  

  Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.  
 -  Mahmoud Darwish
  

  The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.  
 -  J. G. Ballard
  

  Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  Our intention creates our reality.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality.  
 -  Tom Felton
  

  Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  One person's craziness is another person's reality.  
 -  Tim Burton
  

  I do believe that belief is the most powerful thing we have in this world. So, if we believe in something enough. And we have faith, we can make it a reality. That is basically the basis of my entire career and my entire life.  
 -  Corey Feldman
  

  And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It's fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it's not real. And it's totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.  
 -  Tom Felton
  

  Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Reality is a sliding door.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Humankind cannot bear very much reality.  
 -  T. S. Eliot
  

  There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.  
 -  Desiderius Erasmus
  

  It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check.  
 -  Russell Banks
  

  You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  There's no mystery any more. So my instinct is to show very little, because there's much too much information about everyone, everywhere right now. Reality TV is an example of that.  
 -  Feist
  

  Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.  
 -  Tupac Shakur
  

  Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  Scripture is the thing I like to share with people more than anything. My prayer reality is quite kooky. I have this very unique dialogue with the Lord. I utilize my own sort of street vocabulary - nothing slang that would be unacceptable.  
 -  Stephen Baldwin
  

  Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  When you translate a dream into reality, it's never a full implementation. It is easier to dream than to do.  
 -  Shai Agassi
  

  I have a theory that I really want my kids to know - the only coloration that they make between dad being in films and reality is just a lot of people doing a lot of hard work.  
 -  Eric Bana
  

  Again, the American people expect us to do what they are doing. It's tightening the belt, it's learning how to do more with less. That's a reality today, and we've got to do that in order to get the private sector growing.  
 -  Eric Cantor
  

  Sometimes the picture that emerges of the man seems no longer to agree with our conception of the musician. In reality, however, there is a glorious unity.  
 -  Alfred Einstein
  

  Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  You're doing your kids a disservice if they do get everything they want because that's not the way life's going to go, and I think kids have to have some reality.  
 -  Steve Carell
  

  I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.  
 -  Eric Cantona
  

  All of the problems we're facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It's called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn't work in reality.  
 -  Michelle Bachelet
  

  I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality.  
 -  Michelle Bachelet
  

  Life is suffering. We have desires and expectations and egos, and we compare the reality we have, which is miraculous and wondrous, with this reality we desire. That somehow distances us from actually taking part fully with the reality we do have, and that creates suffering. For me, the thing that I love is that it's all about the present moment.  
 -  Alan Ball
  

  Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.  
 -  Ansel Adams
  

  Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before.  
 -  Elizabeth Edwards
  

  All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Don't confuse facts with reality.  
 -  Robert Ballard
  

  At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence. It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink. We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic.  
 -  Mitch Daniels
  

  We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.  
 -  Umberto Eco
  

  I came to America with a dream and I made it. The dream became reality. America is built for success.  
 -  Jean-Claude Van Damme
  

  The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love.  
 -  Hans Urs von Balthasar
  

  An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.