Sunday, October 25, 2009


Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

How do we know that the sky is not green and we are all colour-blind?

What is reality anyway! It's nothing but a collective hunch. ~Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1985, performed by Lily Tomlin

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.

Few people have the imagination for reality.

Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.

Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agreement," as falsity means their disagreement, with "reality."

How reluctantly the mind consents to reality!

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso