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

"The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality" - Margaret Halsey

"Emotional sickness is avoiding reality at any cost. Emotional health is facing reality at any cost." - M Scott Peck

"Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence. It cannot be compared to anything else: it is so sharp, precise, obvious, and direct. If we can open, then we suddenly begin to see that our expectations are irrelevant compared with the reality of the situations we are facing." - Chogyam Trungpa

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

"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda..." - Michael Crichton

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

"I believe in facing reality. But only because I don't like turning my back on it." - Bob Thaves

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

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

"In some ways clarifying a vision is easy. A more difficult challenge comes in facing current reality." - Peter Senge

"In reality, finding a way to raise taxes may well be the central political problem facing the United States." - David Leonhardt

"There is a point when facing the unknown stops being a longed-for adventure and becomes a terrifying reality." - Storm Constantine

"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today." - William Hague

"The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty." - Malcolm Gladwell

"The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before." - Margaret Halsey

"The reality is Hicks is facing an unfair justice system that is not tolerated anywhere else in the world, so where does that leave him" - Michael Mori

"Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren't happening." - Joyce Meyer

"Reality is negotiable." - Tim Ferriss

"No reality transforms itself." - Paulo Freire

"Reality, the oppressor's tongue." - Adrienne Rich

"Beliefs create reality" - Melody Beattie

"Embrace reality by imagination." - Austin Osman Spare

"Truth is reality." - Mary Richards

"Fiction creating reality." - Paul Auster

"Reality is divinely indifferent." - Richard Bach

"Reality is always extraordinary." - Mary Ellen Mark

"Reality doesn't interest me." - Leni Riefenstahl

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

"There is a big difference between hurt and harm. We all hurt sometimes in facing hard truths, but it makes us grow. It can be the source of huge growth. That is not harmful. Harm is when you damage someone. Facing reality is usually not a damaging experience, even though it can hurt." - Henry Cloud

"Just like Sept. 11, only with nuclear weapons this time, that's the threat. I think that is the threat. I think it's just facing reality. It's not a happy reality, but it's reality and if you don't deal with it, it will become even more unpleasant." - John Bolton

"That was how I was going to get things back to normal-by working. I never thought I would use the words "working" and "normal" in the same sentence, but I'll try anything to avoid facing reality." - Gary Reilly

"My final advice for young people is to not wait for leadership from adult politicians. Step forward today, because our current leaders are denying the dire reality we are facing. Leadership can come form anywhere." - Kumi Naidoo

"The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition." - Kim Y. Sam

"All of the problems we're facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It's called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn't work in reality." - Michele Bachmann

"The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition." - Kim Youngsam

"But for me at any rate it was all part of dissolving the God trip or father-figure trip. Facing up to reality instead of always looking for some kind of heaven." - John Lennon

"The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition." - Kim Young-sam

"Inner reality is certainly more important than the outer reality." - Timothy Leary

"The process is the reality." - Samuel Johnson

"The word reality frightens me." - Arthur Eddington

"Reality in strong doses frightens." - Victor Hugo

"Reality forms around a commitment." - Anonymous

"Our intentions create our reality." - Wayne Dyer

"Wonder opens and unravels reality." - Barbara Marciniak

"Your perceptions create your reality." - Steve Maraboli

"Don't confuse facts with reality." - Robert Ballard

"Reality TV rots people's brains." - Georgia Jagger

"Reality is an acquired taste." - Robert Fritz

"People take reality for granted." - Teller

"Fantasy and reality often overlap." - Walt Disney

"You create your own reality." - Jane Roberts

"Our intention creates our reality." - Wayne Dyer

"Reality is a sliding door." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Reality is a powerful solvent." - Tony Judt

"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

"Facing facts is always empowering." - Eckhart Tolle

"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"Words and ideas are a description of reality, silence is a negation of reality. What is the reality itself?" - John Daido Loori

"Grab reality by the balls and squeeze." - Janet Morris

"Reality is just a point of view." - Philip K Dick

"Regrets are so far from reality." - Warren Zevon

"What reality was ever made by realists?" - Richard Flanagan

"Imagination, like reality, has its limits." - Tim O'Brien

"Everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality..." - Alan Watts

"Imagination is the beginning of reality." - Jim Rohn

"Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions." - Jodi Picoult

"reality can easily become the current fantasy ..." - Judith Perelman Rossner

"Enlightenment is a direct experience with reality." - Pema Chodron

"Writers . . . write to give reality to experience." - Archibald Macleish

"Imagination is the other end of Reality." - K Hari Kumar

"Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable." - C S Lewis

"Reality is a creation of our excesses." - Emile M Cioran

"Dreams are the seedlings of reality." - Napoleon Hill

"feminism is about ultimate, limitless reality ..." - Jane Fonda

"An artist paints his own reality." - Ernie Barnes

"Art is an escape from reality." - Henri Matisse

"Astonishment is the proper response to reality." - Terence Mckenna

"Play! Invent the world! Invent reality!" - Vladimir Nabokov

"Trapped by reality, freed by imagination." - Nicolas Manetta

"Human kind Cannot bear very much reality." - T S Eliot

"Our beliefs are creating our reality." - Joe Vitale

"Reality can be beaten with enough imagination." - Anonymous

"IBM Plus Reality Plus Humanism=Sociology" - C Wright Mills

"Leadership is the dream made reality." - John C Maxwell

"Good fiction creates its own reality." - Nora Roberts

"There is no unique picture of reality." - Stephen Hawking

"The true is not material reality only." - Jules Breton

"I'm not interested in observed reality." - Howard Barker

"I'm completely done with reality TV." - Kristin Cavallari

"I have no words for my reality." - Max Frisch

"Entertainment is such a non-reality." - Katharine Mcphee

"I humbly apologise for reality Television." - Cilla Black

"But reality television is here to stay." - Cilla Black

"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." - Stephen Colbert

"One person's craziness is another person's reality." - Tim Burton

"Few people have the imagination for reality." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Fancy tortures more people than does reality" - Ouida

"We need realism to deal with reality." - Slick Rick

"Reality is contradictory. And it's paradoxical." - Tom Robbins

"Poetry is the deification of reality." - Edith Sitwell

"My reality is the misconceptions about me." - Tori Spelling

"You learn to accept your own reality." - Shania Twain

"Reality is what you can count on." - Dallas Willard

"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." - T S Eliot

"Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Reality is nothing but a collective hunch." - Lily Tomlin

"Reality continues to ruin my life." - Bill Watterson

"Compared with games, reality is disconnected." - Jane Mcgonigal

"God is not an objective correlative reality." - Frederick Lenz

"Reality has always had too many heads." - Bob Dylan

"Reality is just a collective hunch." - Jane Wagner

"...reality is always plural and mutable." - Robert Anton Wilson

"So far in facing this huge [peak oil] challenge, our political/economic system seems unable to cope with reality. We are forced to carry on living in an illusion that we have so much time to adapt to post-oil that we don't even need to be talking or thinking much about what a world without plentiful oil would look like. Reality has become too dangerous." - Madeleine Bunting

"Science is not a body of facts. Science is a state of mind. It is a way of viewing the world, of facing reality square on but taking nothing on its face. It is about attacking a problem with the most manicured of claws and tearing it down into sensible, edible pieces." - Natalie Angier

"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease" - Keith Miller

"In this era of non-judgmental mush, too many Americans have become incapable of facing the brutal reality of unprovoked hatred, based on envy, resentment and ultimately on a vicious urge to lash out against others for the pain of ones own insignificance. That has been a common thread in things as disparate as ghetto riots, two world wars, and now Islamic terrorism." - Thomas Sowell

"The reality is that we do not live in a predominantly feminist or 'gender equal' world, and many Australian women are experiencing workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, online abuse or worse, or common forms of casual, everyday sexism. They find themselves dismissed, talked over, ignored or facing backlash for doing the same thing their male colleagues are doing." - Tara Moss

"On to the Next Dream became about much more than me facing a challenging situation; it became about how all of us feel when we're thrust unexpectedly into change. It's about how we all hold onto personalized visions of our lives, our city, and our culture, and what we do when reality forces us to confront the impermanence of those visions." - Paul Madonna

"She is dressed to feel dangerous, perfumed to exude suggestions of nights in Babylon, and painted to drive men insane. How can she possibly avoid facing up to the terrible chasm between dream and reality when, in this musky state of mind, she must sit at a formica bar and squeeze mustard out of a plastic bottle?" - Russell Baker

"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance." - Michael Crichton

"She was right that reality can be harsh and that you shut your eyes to it only at your peril because if you do not face up to the enemy in all his dark power, then the enemy will come up from behind some dark day and destoy you while you are facing the other way." - Frederick Buechner

"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease." - Keith Miller

"Perhaps the most powerful lesson other brands can learn from Nike is the need to act in accordance with the reality of the world we live in. In a mutually dependant, intimately connected global community facing several major crises, brands need to operate with an expanded definition of self-interest that includes the greater good." - Simon Mainwaring

"While vast sums of money are being siphoned off into hidden [military] coffers, Americas schools, hospitals and public services are facing cutbacks and closures." - Henry Waxman

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'" - Pearl S Buck

"I was three-quarters down the list of guys I would be facing in my first game when I realized I was looking at our own roster." - Glenn Healy

"I don't like drawing characters facing right." - Stephan Pastis

"If you don't create your reality, your reality will create you." - Lizzie West

"In the American Metaphysical, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant." - Lionel Trilling

"If your reality is the same as my reality, then you're in trouble." - Marilyn Manson

"Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality; reality always remains far apart from the ideal." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"Fantasy is often closer to reality than what most people accept as reality." - Alan Cohen

"Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality; reality always remains far apart from the ideal." - Joseph Roux

"Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality" - Albert Hadley

"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand

"Socializing on the internet is to socializing, what reality TV is to reality." - Aaron Sorkin

"In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant." - Lionel Trilling

"Color is not a human or a personal reality; it is a political reality." - James Baldwin

"You say they create their own reality," said Veronika, "but what is reality?" - Paulo Coelho

"We ourselves are not an illusory part of Reality; rather are we Reality itself illusorily conceived." - Wei Wu Wei

"Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work." - John Garamendi

"Don't Mess Around with Reality and Reality Won't Mess Around with You." - Ernie J Zelinski

"Unconscious means identified totally with thought. You reduce reality to a conceptual reality." - Eckhart Tolle

"You have to know the reality and the reality is that we are eternal." - Deepak Chopra

"You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!" - William Morris Hunt

"The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it." - Allan Sherman

"In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality." - Alfred Stieglitz

"I believe that reality TV should be called 'not reality' TV; it's fiction." - Hill Harper



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