Favorite Quotations ~  Reality, 2 Recreating Your Self

"The word reality frightens me." ~ Arthur S. Eddington

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The death of dogma is the birth of reality. ~ Immanuel Kant

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster. ~ James Baldwin

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself. ~ Hermann Hesse

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

Reality! But what does this word mean? Each has his own reality. I draw upon my personal reality upon the dark side of myself, my unconscious. ~ Fredrico Fellini

We live what we know. If we believe the universe and ourselves to be mechanical, we will live mechanically. ~ Marilyn Ferguson

Reality is a staircase going neither up nor down, we don't move; today is today, always is today. ~ Octavio Paz

There is a lot of dignity in having the ability to confront the inconsequence of reality. ~ Martin Esslin

It is what it is. ~ John Fox

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. ~ Douglas Everett

Humankind can't stand too much reality. ~ T.S. Eliot

Either you deal with what is the reality or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. ~ Alex Haley

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~ Ayn Rand

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