Quotation Explorer - 'Realism'

REALISM, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm. - Ambrose Bierce
Imagination helps bring out the realism of every detail and only sees the beauties of the work. - Honore De Balzac
For real human beings, the only realism is an embodied realism. - George Lakoff
The Gospel worldview equips the artist with a unique combination of optimism and realism about life. - Timothy J. Keller
After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood. - Fred Thompson
Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism. - Neil Gaiman
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things. - Georgia O'Keeffe
I don't want realism. I want magic. I live magic. I am magic. - Oksana Rus
Realism is knowing fantasy and reality intersect constantly. Realism is living with the awareness that every act changes the world. - Ales Kot
Passion is good, but Pros have purpose and realism. - Gabriel Dibble
Realism is criminal. - Nuno Roque
I wish to confound all these people, to create a work of art of a supernatural realism and of a spiritualist naturalism. I wish to prove... that nothing is explained in the mysteries which surround us. - Joris-Karl Huysmans
There is an exuberance in good fantasy quite unlike the most exalted moments of realistic fiction. Both forms have similar goals; but realism walks where fantasy dances. - Lloyd Alexander
In power, it is realism. - There are many quests at every Mass. (Au pouvoir, c'est le réalisme. - Il y a bien des quêtes à chaque messe.) - Charles de Leusse
. . . Absurdism was really just realism seen from close to the bottom. - George Saunders
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW. - Shannon L. Alder
Realism falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. - Eugène Ionesco
Denying realism amounts to megalomania. - Karl R. Popper
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