100+ Best Reality Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational reality quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Reality Quotes

Let me say that I consider myself a deep believer in the reality of God. I might define God quite differently from the way some people in the Christian faith would do so, but I do not doubt the reality of that experience. — John Shelby Spong

I think the last one would have to be The Godfather because it was such a powerful story. There was lots of violence in it but I could take it because I thought there was a reality to it. It wasn’t gratuitous, it was just these guys story. — Bobby Farrelly

Reality TV is to popular because it allows so many people to sit on the sidelines and just watch somebody else’s life. God is saying, ‘Don’t sit on the sidelines of life. I have put so much in you, but you have got to be strong and very courageous. You have got to step out in faith.’ — Victoria Osteen

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue. — Benjamin Haydon

Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever. — Paul Auster

Technologies that may be realized in centuries or millennium include: warp drive, traveling faster than the speed of light, parallel universes; are there other parallel dimensions and parallel realities? Time travel that we mentioned and going to the stars. — Michio Kaku

I think it’s science and physics are just starting to learn from all these experiments. These experiments have been carried out hundreds and hundreds of times in all sorts of ways that no physicist really questions the end point. I think that these experiments are very clearly telling us that consciousness is limitless and the ultimate reality. — Robert Lanza

I did ‘The Grey,’ and it was very intense and emotional because we’re in the wilderness, and it was always 30 degrees. You kind of lose your sense of reality in the fact that you’re filming a movie. — Frank Grillo

Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God. — Lucy Larcom

I really want to work in a movie with Quentin Tarantino. I think he makes fantastic movies. I love people that create a different reality for the actors to live in. — Daniella Alonso

When I put magic into a book – whether it’s a wizard or a crusty old werewolf – I’m asking a reader to swallow a huge leap that is counter to everything he or she knows. An extra big helping of reality makes that leap go down a lot easier. — Patricia Briggs

Well, there are two kinds of happiness, grounded and ungrounded. Ungrounded happiness is cheesy and not based on reality. Grounded happiness is informed happiness based on the knowledge that the world sometimes sucks, but even then you have to believe in yourself. — Andy Grammer

I think what’s so great about ‘Arrow’ is that they really ground everything in reality. — Seth Gabel

I’ve never seen the Osbournes, I’ve never seen Paris Hilton. I’d rather read than watch reality TV. I’d rather live life than watch somebody else living it. — Al Jourgensen

Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you. — Keith Miller

It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the fronts people assume before one another’s eyes, and the front a writer puts on the face of reality. — Francoise Sagan

We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers. — Kurt Cobain

Living this life in the same sorta way that Kerouac lived, you get to hang out at shows and drink and you’re able to not really face reality and adulthood the way most of my friends are. — Ben Gibbard

We all pine for a time in life when things were simpler. Even when they weren’t necessarily simpler, hindsight makes them look a lot simpler. The reality of it was that it wasn’t. — Ben Gibbard

Everything about ‘Adventure Time’ is the purest form of kid’s play. A kid does not live in the Land of Ooo. That is one of the wonderful things about the show; it doesn’t pretend to be real. That was the great thing about ‘Pee Wee’s Playhouse’; it existed in a world completely outside any reality a kid recognized. — Fred Seibert

Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it time, it is time. If you call it existence, it is existence, and so on. After calling it time, you divide it into days and nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge. — Ramana Maharshi

The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a ’self-proclaimed artist’ to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for the few and ignore the masses. … I am interested in making art to be experienced and explored by as many individuals as possible with as many different individual ideas about the given piece with no final meaning attached. The viewer creates the reality, the meaning, the conception of the piece. I am merely a middleman trying to bring ideas together. — Keith Haring

In a multicultural, diverse society there are countless ways in which people negotiate the everyday lived experience and reality of diversity. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

Online, you’re providing each other with the good aspects of being together as far as communication and support, but you don’t have to deal with the realities of paying bills together, or being annoyed when they leave the toilet seat up or don’t put the food away in the fridge. — Nev Schulman

We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves. — Rita Hayworth

The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern. — Amir Butler

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. — Wilhelm Reich

With action movies, that’s just fun stuff for me. That’s me being a kid again. Same with ‘The Best of Me’ and these romantic dramas. It’s such a freedom from reality and social constructions. You get to just have fun and play and be in a movie. — Luke Bracey

Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God. — Karl Rahner

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime. — Gail Godwin

I’m interested in how innocence fares when it collides with hard reality. — Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built. — Fernando Pessoa

People have different impressions of themselves, and where reality lies is somewhere in between. — Bill Gross

Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined. — Chris Marker

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas – and new connections between ideas – lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness. — Dave Sim

Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality. — Irving Howe

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. — Fred Rogers

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears. — A. C. Benson

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behavior, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex. — Alfred Kinsey

I’d like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions. — Jacqueline Bisset

For many women, going back to work a few months after having a baby is overwhelming and unmanageable. As strange as it may seem, things get even more difficult for a working mom after the second and third baby arrive. By that time, the romance of being a modern ‘superwoman’ wears off and reality sets in. — Mika Brzezinski

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology. — Hannah Arendt

For people of color – especially African Americans – the idea that racist cops might frame members of their community is no abstract notion, let alone an exercise in irrational conspiracy theorizing. Rather, it speaks to a social reality about which blacks are acutely aware. — Tim Wise

The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late. — Ben Folds

For the future world-trading regime to mirror economic reality and to allow the use of modern business strategies, we need a single overarching multilateral framework for trade. We can have either a flat world or a patchwork of crisscrossing mountain ranges and tunnels. — Victor Fung

It’s actually pretty complex, because there’s two levels of reality in the narrative. One is what really took place, and the other is Spider’s poisoned version of what took place. — Gabriel Byrne

I like architectural shapes. You can’t put any shape on any body, except on the runway. In reality, it has to look and feel flattering. — Bibhu Mohapatra

Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work. — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Comedy is inherently subversive because it turns the normal reality on its head. The art form is all about these questions and contradictions. In comedy, we’re dealing with language that we all understand, but words can have a dozen other things around them that alter or affect meaning. — Paul Provenza

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

Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise’s economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay. — Samora Machel

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality. — Ashley Montagu

Reality TV is really just based for sensationalism. So, it’s extreme versions and extreme caricatures of personalities. — Essence Atkins

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

The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for those realities. — Gifford Pinchot

If school principals have given up on the important things and are focusing on discipline, they are creating a certain, diluted reality. In an organization that functions properly, discipline should be a marginal issue. — Itay Talgam

So you know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna do something really outrageous, I’m gonna tell the truth. — John Travolta

There’s a hardening of the culture. Reality TV has lowered the standards of entertainment. You’re left wondering about the legitimacy of relationships. It’s probably harder to entertain the same people with a more classic form of writing, and romantic comedies are a classic genre. — Nancy Meyers

And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn’t reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that. — Barry McGuire

Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won. — Paul Celan

It’s the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose. — Imelda Marcos

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality. — Joseph Conrad

Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. — Malcolm Muggeridge

You feel a little weird, as a writer of scripted television for many years, to say you’re a fan of reality TV. You feel like a traitor. But I am a total fan. — Mike White

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. — Samuel Smiles

A lot of people refuse to do things because they don’t want to go naked, don’t want to go without guarantee. But that’s what’s got to happen. You go naked until you die. — Nikki Giovanni

So don’t think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career. — Victoria de los Angeles

Cancer affects everyone, and it’s up to all of us to support the important research that can one day make a much sought-after cure a reality. — Angie Harmon

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. — Christian Nestell Bovee

We don’t live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality. — Bryan Singer

Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today’s reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda. — Gustav Heinemann

The reality is that I surround myself with very smart, very strong people – including my ex-wives. — Ronald Perelman

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience. — Albert Bandura

I loved it, but social reality impeded. Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so, and come back for a while in the afternoon. I am a very lenient boss. — Donald E. Westlake

If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West. — Fredric Jameson

Color is a big part of what I do. It’s like music. There are only so many notes in the scale, but there are endless permutations; there’s no limit to the number. Color on the walls or furniture can reflect back and distort the reality of the true colors of lipsticks and eye shadow. — Evelyn Lauder

Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it’s never as bad as the insanity you’ve created in your head. — Ben Huh

I’m a tek addict myself. No matter where you are, people are looking for something to tear them away from reality, challenge their state of mind. — Greg Evigan

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality. — Kenneth Burke

Modern capitalism seeks to assure us that it operates according to the principles of free creativity, endless development and diversity. It glosses over its other side in order to hide the reality that millions of people are enslaved by an all-powerful and fantastically stable norm of production. We want to reveal this lie. — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

I have realised just how important it is to readers to feel that fictional stories are based on reality. — Nicole Krauss

My father was a soldier. He was a frogman in the special forces in Denmark before I was born, and always the reality of that inspired me. My mom is very left-wing, classic socialist, and she always talked about the solders as almost crazy, violent, sick people, and I want to confront that because its very judgmental, and I’m not sure it’s true. — Tobias Lindholm

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair. — Alberto Giacometti

I don’t want to be a reality retro star. — Bret Michaels

Our perception of celebrities in Hollywood is not the reality. The reality of our lives is so much like everyone else’s life. We have family members we love, everyone gets up in the morning, they have three meals a day and they go about their business. — Sissy Spacek

Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality – that’s the main event. — Sylvester Stallone

You tend to meet on a more regular basis with people in your industry, and reality being what it is, you tend to meet with them at the particular level that you occupy; so that develops a fraternity relationship. — Lew Wasserman

Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values. — Daisaku Ikeda

At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality, it really improved the experience, even though the audio didn’t feel like a sound engineer or composer had been anywhere near it. — Thomas Dolby

Life is going by, and if you don’t do something about your dreams and make them a reality and start to love who you are as yourself, then you will not be able to embrace any of those dreams. Who you are is the immense magic. — Ellen Greene

Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection — Pindar

If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed. — Terrell Owens

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. — Philip Dick

The musicals had a good, happy feeling, saying that the world is a better place. They say it’s not reality, but who cares? There’s too much reality these days. — Shirley Jones

If God and man are in themselves one, and if religion is the human side of this unity then must this unity be made evident to man in religion, and become in him consciousness and reality. — David Friedrich Strauss

My guilty pleasure is reality TV, as I am really nosey. — Kate Fleetwood

I don’t say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it’s a matter of dealing with reality. It’s purely peripheral and, in many cases, it’s just a facade. — Norman Granz

Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body’s new membrane of existence. — Nam June Paik

What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature? — Max Muller

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