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Facing Realities Quotes


"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"Cultures are virtual realities made of language." - Terence Mckenna

"Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities." - Frank Herbert

"Leadership is about creating new realities." - Peter Senge

"Inner peace is found by facing life squarely, solving its problems, and delving as far beneath its surface as possible to discover its verities and realities." - Peace Pilgrim

"Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through." - Joseph Conrad

"Time is the product of changing realities, beings, existences." - Nikolai Berdyaev

"Show is not substance; realities govern wise men." - William Penn

"Mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities." - Robert Anton Wilson

"We live in our fantasies and endure our realities." - Robert Anton Wilson

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

"There's a lot of strength in the U.S., but there's a lot of froth also. The froth will blow off. We're going to have to face up to some realities that we're not fully facing up to right now." - Jeffrey Sachs

"To face the realities of our lives is not a reason for despair-despair is a tool of your enemies. Facing the realities of our lives gives us motivation for action. For you are not powerless... You know why the hard questions must be asked. It is not altruism, it is self-preservation-survival." - Audre Lorde

"Faith is facing reality without being discouraged by it." - Rick Warren

"When facing a dilemma, choose the more morally demanding alternative." - Harold S. Kushner

"Facing your fears robs them of their power." - Mark Burnett

"Facing the kitsch aesthetic is the unfathomable world of myths." - Saul Friedlander

"Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"The principal problem facing our economy today is jobs." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils." - Martin H Fischer

"The Church responds to antiquated social realities, and those realities remain much more current in Utah precisely because of the Church." - Andrew Solomon

"There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration." - William James

"Religion is an attempt, a noble attempt, to suggest in human terms more-than-human realities." - Christopher Morley

"The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die," - Oscar De La Renta

"Delusions, like dreams, are dispelled by our awaking to the stern realities of life." - Alexander Robert Charles Dallas

"The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities - mob rule." - Polybius

"The realities of life do not allow themselves to be forgotten." - Victor Hugo

"Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Music is the reaching out towards the utmost realities by means of ordered sound." - Ralph Vaughan Williams

"Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing." - Bill Gates

"We are actually living in a million parallel realities every single minute." - Marina Abramovic

"I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world." - Eduardo Galeano

"Macbeth is contending with the realities of this world, Hamlet with those of the next." - Jones Very

"Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again." - Willa Cather

"Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests." - Stephen Kinzer

"Many of the things that seem impossible now will become realities tomorrow." - Walt Disney

"In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities." - Theodore Sturgeon

"Art is really about perception, and mine have been changed through visiting other realities." - Fred Tomaselli

"The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination." - Bryant H Mcgill

"In Zen you are learning how to make new realities, to build things inside your mind." - Frederick Lenz

"Doctrine tied itself into infinite knots over the realities of sex." - Barbara Tuchman

"I can't make you understand because you don't know the meaning of fear. You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities. You'll never mind facing realities and you'll never want to escape from them as I do." - Margaret Mitchell

"Stepping on that line for me, it will be about facing my fears." - Lolo Jones

"Facing the difficulties, I can choose either to be a poor victim or a great adventurer." - Paulo Coelho

"Once you're facing the direction of the deep within, awareness enters without a thought." - John de Ruiter

"Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"This 'one big plan' thinking leads to a lot of the problems we're facing." - Clara Mamet

"Courage is the facing of a challenge with a healthy fear, not being fearless." - Les Stroud

"But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you?" - Khalil Gibran

"The pressure you are facing is not going to break you. It's going to make you." - Victoria Osteen

"All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is." - Gautama Buddha

"I think Muslims in particular are facing similar obstacles African Americans did, historically." - Ibtihaj Muhammad

"Even if we're facing bigotry or racism, we can still be successful." - Ibtihaj Muhammad

"Somalia is facing many problems, I don't even know where to start." - Waris Dirie

"I prefer to stay on the important issues facing the American people." - Bernie Sanders

"Anyone that steps into the ring with me is facing a real welterweight." - Keith Thurman

"Sometimes facing opportunity is like staring at the knees of a giraffe." - Laurie Beth Jones

"I'm surprised when I see someone doing the logical, commonsense thing: Walk facing the oncoming traffic." - Robert James Thomson

"Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible." - Dr. Karl Menninger

"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery." - Charles Rangel

"You don't need a helmet facing Waqar [Younis] so much as a steel toe cap" - Simon Hughes

"We are facing a storm that most of us have long feared." - Ray Nagin

"How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?" - John Lennon

"A feeling of confidence and personal power comes from facing challenges and overcoming them." - Brian Tracy

"Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Even after facing jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. courageously and boldly spoke out against racial inequality." - Yvette Clarke

"Deficits. Most people of knowledge say it's the biggest single problem facing the economic free world." - David Hartman

"We are the greatest country in the world but we are facing serious issues." - Rick Larsen

"Whatever each individual woman is facing - only she knows her biggest challenge." - Gloria Steinem

"We believe that the European Union is facing a truly historic choice." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"If you're unhappy, what is it in your life that you're not facing?" - Brian Tracy

"Alabama seniors all across the Third Congressional District continue facing high drug costs." - Mike Rogers

"Facing my own death brought an instant sense of clarity and purpose." - Tom Shadyac

"Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them." - Ethel Merman

"I'm not working now, so I'm sort of facing the unknown." - Radha Mitchell

"If you prefer illusions to realities, it is only because all decent realities have eluded you and left you in the lurch; or else your contempt for the world is mere hypocrisy and funk." - George Santayana

"Trying to change social, national, or global realities without working on human consciousness means there is no serious intention." - Jaggi Vasudev

"The family is in flux, and signs of trouble are widespread. Expectations remain high. But realities are disturbing." - Robert Neelly Bellah

"Not to dream more boldly may turn out to be, in view of present realities, simply irresponsible." - George Leonard

"Today's decisions are tomorrow's realities." - Tim Storey

"The energies represented by the four ? elements are ulitimately the fundamental realities of life that are being analysed with ? astrology" - Stephen Arroyo

"In times of turbulence and rapid change, you must constantly be re-evaluating yourself relative to the new realities." - Brian Tracy

"Although the world places a premium on the latest things, some realities are discovered by looking into the past." - Max Anders

"Existence is of little interest save on days when the dust of realities is mingled with magic sand." - Marcel Proust

"I guess I'm just hopelessly fascinated by the realities that you can assemble out of connected fragments." - Junot Diaz

"Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking." - Margaret Fuller

"Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities, words with actions." - Hillary Clinton

"So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities from the urban cities of Latin America." - Ruben Blades

"Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into." - Wallace Stevens

"True transformation occurs only when we can look at ourselves squarely and face our attachments and inner demons, free from the buzz of commercial distraction and false social realities. We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are. We have to turn toward our own inner darkness. For only by abandoning its attachments and facing the darkness does the caterpillar's body begin to spread out and its light, beautiful wings begin to form." - Julia Hill

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. Inner peace is not found by staying on the surface of life, or by attempting to escape from life through any means. Inner peace is found by facing life squarely, solving its problems, and delving as far beneath its surface as possible to discover its verities and realities." - Peace Pilgrim

"A man can no more be a Christian without facing evil and conquering it than he can be a soldier without going to battle, facing the cannon's mouth, and encountering the enemy in the field." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"You ca' run in more than one direction at a time. And you will only run in the direction you are facing. So if your heart is facing anything other than Allah, it is' Him you're running towards." - Yasmin Mogahed

"I know what's funny, and I probably know the best way to deliver the joke. Whether it's walking out of a room, facing that way, facing this way. I just have a sense of that." - James Burrows

"The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down But no, I'm not breaking." - Miley Cyrus

"If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Yazidis are facing the worst genocide of our times. They have been reduced from 23 million to 1 million." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Often, the greatest challenge facing an organization is recognizing and acting on opportunity rather than solving a problem." - Peter Ginter

"Facing facts is always empowering." - Eckhart Tolle

"You can always improve your situation. But you do so by facing it, not by running away." - Brad Warner

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure." - Norman Vincent Peale

"For the gift of life, the only true thanks was in living fully, and facing death with honor." - Janet Morris

"The battle of Kursk... the forcing of the Dnieper... and the liberation of Kiev, left Hitlerite Germany facing catastrophe." - Vasily Chuikov

"Nobody else can make us discouraged; it is a choice that we alone make when facing disappointments." - Charles Stanley

"You have to face reality some time. But there's no sense in facing it until somebody forces you to." - Billy Beane

"Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world." - C J Mahaney

"The U.S. is facing a structural competitiveness problem that is leading to the weakest economy we have seen in generations." - Michael Porter

"I tell ya, with my wife, I got no sex life. Her favorite position is facing Bloomingdale's." - Rodney Dangerfield

"My favorite sexual position is when the girl is facing Mecca and I am fighting off a wolf." - Dane Cook

"Somewhere, there's someone who's masturbation ritual ends with them setting up ventriloquist dummies facing the bed. I mean, someone else." - Dana Gould

"Cultures have gone down and rebuilt again and I'm sure we're all facing the same level of extinction." - Justin Broadrick

"The notion that work is a burden is a terrible mistake. Working and facing up to one's responsibilities: That's happiness." - Katharine Hepburn

"We are facing a stiff wind right now, but if we persist and keep fighting back, we will prevail." - Jesse Jackson

"To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads." - Betsy Canas Garmon

"If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking." - Saying

"We are facing someone who has an army, money, and a political plan for the Arab Islamic Middle East." - Walid Jumblatt

"This elegant generalization is mathematically very appealing; but physics means facing facts. You should take up case by case." - Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

"Isn't it sad that so often it takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully?" - Esther Earl

"I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction." - Steve Irwin

"We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems." - Naguib Mahfouz

"Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears." - Gillian Anderson

"A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America." - William Lacy Clay Jr

"Perhaps there is no greater issue facing contemporary women than the choices they must make about balancing home and work." - Camille Paglia

"Whenever I write about immigration, I hear heart-wrenching stories of computer workers who are unemployed and facing severe hardship." - Vivek Wadhwa

"The biggest challenge facing a missionary today is to forget himself and lose himself in the work." - Gordon B Hinckley

"The world is facing a new networked, digital lifestyle, and we will ensure that Canon remains ahead of the game." - Fujio Mitarai

"Wal-Mart impoverished its own customer base. Google is facing exactly the same issue long-term, although not yet." - Jaron Lanier

"Some allow themselves to be overcome by panic, and others charge because they dare not remain at their posts. Some may be found whose courage is strengthened by small perils that prepare them to face greater dangers. Some are daring when facing swords but dread facing bullets; others dread bullets little but fear facing swords a lot." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Liberalism, contrary to popular belief, is facing backward in considering the injustice of its ancestors. Conservatism, contrary to popular belief, is facing forward in considering the psychology of its descendants. Definitively, it seems in the modern world that neither side really knows which direction it's facing, and men of the sharpest judgment are simply turned off from picking either of the poisons." - Criss Jami

"I believe in the power that not only allows the sun to rise but turns seeds into flowers and dreams into realities." - Oprah Winfrey

"We must acquaint the youth to the realities of the world... we must tell them that millions of people around the world have no access to drinking water." - Shirin Ebadi

"Marijuana allows one to take a breath and see the realities of a situation without the news beating their interpretation into our brains. Pot relaxes you." - Steven Machat

"In a reality made of energy, thoughts may literally be things. What if it was intended that we create our own realities after death?" - Whitley Strieber

"Tomorrow's realities come from our beliefs today." - Tom Krause

"Politics is about realities, not logic." - Bashar al-Assad

"The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic." - Voltaire

"When thought stops, a doorway opens into dimensions that are pure and unassociated. They're nonbinding realities. They're non-samskaric, which simply means that they're beautiful; they're ecstatic." - Frederick Lenz

"When you lead a life of scholarship you can't be bothered with the humorous realities, you know, tits, that kind of thing." - Harold Pinter

"Forms of government are forged mainly in the fire of practice, not in the vacuum of theory. They respond to national character and to national realities." - George F Kennan

"Averages don't always reveal the most telling realities. You know, Shaquille O'Neal and I have an average height of 6 feet." - Robert Reich

"Every one turns his dreams into realities as far as he can; man is cold as ice to the truth, hot as fire to falsehood." - Jean De La Fontaine

"The true one of youth's love, proving a faithful helpmate in those years when the dream of life is over, and we live in its realities." - Robert Southey

"After years of living with the coldest realities I still believe that one reaps what one sows and that to sow kindness is the best of all investments." - Joseph William Martin, Jr.

"What is life without incompatible realities?" - Ursula K Le Guin

"We believe in a government strong enough to use words like "love" and "compassion" and smart enough to convert our noblest aspirations into practical realities." - Mario Cuomo

"I think as artists we have an opportunity to shed light and share different stories and expose different realities and inspire people and give a different perspective." - Goapele

"We are now able to create virtual realities on computers. Are we all living in one created by someone in the future?" - Greg Fitzsimmons

"Be willing to face life squarely and get down beneath the surface of life where the verities and realities are to be found." - Peace Pilgrim



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