Reality: thoughts to ponder

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Reality: thoughts to ponder
Tue, 03-30-2010 - 7:45am

Different takes on reality.  

Which ones are your favorites? ( I like numbers 9 &  17) 

1- Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
- Philip K. Dick

2- Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

3- Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

4- Everything you can imagine is real.
- Pablo Picasso

5- Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
- Jane Wagner

6- You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr Seuss

7- There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
- Douglas H. Everett

8- Reality is that part of the imagination we all agree on.
- unknown

9- Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
- Soren Kierkegaard

10- Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
- Alexis Carrel

11- When you argue with reality, you lose – but only 100% of the time.
- Byron Katie

12- Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.
- Gustave Flaubert

13- Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems — but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
- Salman Rushdie

14- The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
- Tom Clancy

15- You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

16- A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
- John Lennon

17- Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.
- Les Brown

18- Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
- Tupac Shakur

19- The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

21- Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

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

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Registered: 03-14-2007
Tue, 03-30-2010 - 2:44pm
Ouuu..good ones!! Yes, #17 definitely!!


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 10:15am
really neat , just had to share it
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Registered: 12-09-2003
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 12:39am

21 and 22 for me.

Facing up to reality is difficult sometimes.