Reality Quotes

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

Philip K Dick

Rich enough to think everything she pretended was true


Not only education but social reality itself has become schooled.

Ivan Illich

Durkheim recognized that [the] ability to divide social reality into two realms was the very essence of formal religion.

Ivan Illich

A reality is no longer what it was when it was, it cannot be reconstructed.

Milan Kundera

Realism is a matter of opinion.

Bruce Sterling

And if the market believed it, well, then such was reality.

Bruce Sterling, The Zenith Angle

[She] was not crazy. She was just so intensely bright that she cut into reality at a sharp angle.

Bruce Sterling, The Zenith Angle

We lie about human sexuality because we’re taught to lie about everything. When you have a nation that totally lies, then you have no reality.

Gore Vidal

Reality is thermoplastic, not thermosetting, you know: I mean you can reprogram it much more than people realize.


Reality is a symbol: a symbol that would impose a world view, elbowing examination aside.

Reality is way-overrated.

Nixon’s silent majority clearly prefers to risk extinction for all of us rather than to face the truth about itself and its relationship to reality: either concrete or abstract.

Our ideas of Reality are semantic entities: macroinformation constructs.

Is human society capable of modeling reality well enough to adapt and survive?

No two human beings live in quite the same “reality.”

One group’s “reality” is another group’s myth or superstition.

Compare reality: it’s the citizenry who haven’t listened to the scientists all along: the White House really did represent the public: head in the sand. The question shouldn’t be does the V-P learn; but does the public learn? I don’t think so. Nature will teach the next species: nature itself learning along the way.

About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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