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A Realist Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: Rage is really only for the good days. The truth is there's little of that Rage is really only for the good days. The truth is there's little of that left. the truth is that the forms I see have been slowly emptied out. They no longer have any content. They are shapes only. A train, a wall, a world. Or a man. A thing dangling in senseless articulation in a howling void. No meaning to its life. Its words. Why would I seek the company of such a thing? Why? — Cormac McCarthy
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A Realist Sayings By Robertson Davies: The reclusive man who marries the gregarious woman, the timid woman who marries the courageous The reclusive man who marries the gregarious woman, the timid woman who marries the courageous man, the idealist who marries the realist we can all see these unions: the marriages in which tenderness meets loyalty, where generosity sweetens moroseness, where a sense of beauty eases some aridity of the spirit, are not so easy for outsiders to recognize; the parties themselves may not be fully aware of such elements in a good match. — Robertson Davies
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A Realist Sayings By Andy Warhol: How can you say one style is better than another? You ought to be able How can you say one style is better than another? You ought to be able to be an Abstract Expressionist next week, or a Pop artist, or a realist, without feeling you've given up something.. I think that would be so great, to be able to change styles. And I think that's what's is going to happen, that's going to be the whole new scene. — Andy Warhol
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A Realist Sayings By Robert Charles Wilson: If I am an agnostic, Calyxa, it's because I'm also a realist. If I am an agnostic, Calyxa, it's because I'm also a realist. — Robert Charles Wilson
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A Realist Sayings By Anthony Jeselnik: I'm a realist all the way. I'm too cynical to be an optimist. But I've I'm a realist all the way. I'm too cynical to be an optimist. But I've lived too much of a charmed life so far to ever be a pessimist. — Anthony Jeselnik
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A Realist Sayings By John Polkinghorne: the strangely elusive and counterintuitive character of the quantum world has encouraged some to suggest the strangely elusive and counterintuitive character of the quantum world has encouraged some to suggest that the idea of entities like electrons which can be in unpicturable states such as superpositions of being 'here' and being 'there' is no more than a convenient manner of speaking which facilitates calculations, and that electrons themselves are not to be taken with ontological seriousness. The counterattack of the scientific realist appeals to intelligibility as the key to reality. It is precisely because the assumption of the existence of electrons allows us to understand a vast range of directly accessible phenomena - such as the periodic table in chemistry, the phenomenon of superconductivity at low temperatures and the behaviour of devices such as the laser - that we take their existence seriously. — John Polkinghorne
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A Realist Sayings By Shahad Ameen: People normally view my work as fantasy, which on some level is true, but I People normally view my work as fantasy, which on some level is true, but I do think that my work is more magical realist than fantasy. I believe in the fantasies within each of our realities, i.e., I portray very relatable human issues in a very realistic tone, yet in a magical setting. — Shahad Ameen
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A Realist Sayings By Reinhold Niebuhr: It is my strong conviction that a realist conception of human nature should be made It is my strong conviction that a realist conception of human nature should be made a servant of an ethic of progressive justice and should not be made into a bastion of conservatism, particularly a conservatism which defends unjust privileges. — Reinhold Niebuhr
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A Realist Sayings By Steven Morrissey: I think I'm a realist. Which people who don't like me consider to be pessimism. I think I'm a realist. Which people who don't like me consider to be pessimism. It isn't pessimism at all. If I was a pessimist I wouldn't get up, I wouldn't shave, I wouldn't watch Batman at 7:30 a.m. Pessimists just don't do that sort of thing. — Steven Morrissey
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A Realist Sayings By Flannery O'Connor: Poetry is always dependent on realism, that you have to be a realist or you Poetry is always dependent on realism, that you have to be a realist or you can't be a poet. Mrs. — Flannery O'Connor
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A Realist Sayings By Hans J. Morgenthau: However much the theory of political realism may have been misunderstood and misinterpreted, there is However much the theory of political realism may have been misunderstood and misinterpreted, there is no gainsaying its distinctive intellectual and moral attitude to matters political.
Intellectually, the political realist maintains the autonomy of the political sphere, as the economist, the lawyer, the moralist maintain theirs. He thinks in terms of interest defined as power, as the economist thinks in terms of interest defined as wealth; the lawyer, of the conformity of action with legal rules; the moralist, of the conformity of action with moral principles. The economist asks: "How does this policy affect the wealth of society, or a segment of it?" The lawyer asks: "Is this policy in accord with the rules of law?" The moralist asks: "Is this policy in accord with moral principles?" And the political realist asks: "How does this policy affect the power of the nation? — Hans J. Morgenthau
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A Realist Sayings By Condoleezza Rice: There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled There are those who would draw a sharp line between power politics and a principled foreign policy based on values. This polarized view - you are either a realist or devoted to norms and values - may be just fine in academic debate, but it is a disaster for American foreign policy. American values are universal. — Condoleezza Rice
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A Realist Sayings By Robin Benway: I'm forever hopeful," he said. "That's what friends do. They hope. They have faith in I'm forever hopeful," he said. "That's what friends do. They hope. They have faith in each other."

"Well, I have faith that she'll forget," I said, hiking my backpack up onto my shoulders. "You have to be a realist with Caro."

"I'm a hopeful realist," Drew said. "I'm a healist! Like those guys on TV late at night that cure people of cancer." He grinned down at me. — Robin Benway
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A Realist Sayings By Tiffany Reisz: I'm no optimist", she said as she opened the cabinet door. " I'm just a I'm no optimist", she said as she opened the cabinet door. " I'm just a realist who smiles too much. — Tiffany Reisz
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A Realist Sayings By Stanley Kubrick: I have always enjoyed dealing with a slightly surrealistic situation and presenting it in a I have always enjoyed dealing with a slightly surrealistic situation and presenting it in a realistic manner. I've always liked fairy tales and myths, magical stories. I think they are somehow closer to the sense of reality one feels today than the equally stylized 'realistic' story in which a great deal of selectivity and omission has to occur in order to preserve its 'realist' style. — Stanley Kubrick
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A Realist Sayings By Noam Chomsky: We're taught to talk about the world as a world of as states conceived as We're taught to talk about the world as a world of as states conceived as unified, coherent entities. If you study international relations (IR) theory, there's what's called "realist" IR theory, which says there is an anarchic world of states and states pursue their "national interest." It's in large part mythology. There are a few common interests, like we don't want to be destroyed. But, for the most part, people within a nation have very different interests. The interests of the CEO of General Electric and the janitor who cleans his floor are not the same. — Noam Chomsky
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A Realist Sayings By George Carlin: I don't consider myself a cynic. I think of myself as a skeptic and a I don't consider myself a cynic. I think of myself as a skeptic and a realist. — George Carlin
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A Realist Sayings By Wayne Dyer: I am a realist. I expect miracles. I am a realist. I expect miracles. — Wayne Dyer
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A Realist Sayings By Maya Angelou: Momma intended to teach Bailey and me to use the paths of life that she Momma intended to teach Bailey and me to use the paths of life that she and her generation and all the Negroes gone before had found, and found to be safe ones. She didn't cotton to the idea that whitefolks could be talked to at all without risking one's life. And certainly they couldn't be spoken to insolently. In fact, even in their absence they could not be spoken of too harshly unless we used the sobriquet "They." If she had been asked and had chosen to answer the question of whether she was cowardly or not, she would have said that she was a realist. — Maya Angelou
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A Realist Sayings By Niall Ferguson: A recurrent theme in Kissinger's early writing is the historical ignorance of the typical American A recurrent theme in Kissinger's early writing is the historical ignorance of the typical American decision-maker. Lawyers, he remarked in 1968, are the "single most important group in Government, but they do have this drawback - a deficiency in history." For Kissinger, history was doubly important: as a source of illuminating analogies and as the defining factor in national self-understanding. Americans might doubt history's importance, but, as Kissinger wrote, "Europeans, living on a continent covered with ruins testifying to the fallibility of human foresight, feel in their bones that history is more complicated than systems analysis."
-Foreign Affairs, The Meaning of Kissinger: A Realist Reconsidered, By Niall Ferguson — Niall Ferguson
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A Realist Sayings By Gyorgy Lukacs: Kafka was a realist Kafka was a realistGyorgy Lukacs
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A Realist Sayings By Philip Pearlstein: The effort of painting from life has cost my models a great deal of physical The effort of painting from life has cost my models a great deal of physical discomfort, and cost me a great deal of money in model fees ... I have wanted to make the camera obsolete ... because, in my reading about early 20th century art, I found that the most frequently used argument made in favor of abstraction was that the camera made realist painting obsolete. — Philip Pearlstein
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A Realist Sayings By Philippe De Montebello: I am both a realist and a student of History. Mankind has never learned from I am both a realist and a student of History. Mankind has never learned from History. — Philippe De Montebello
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A Realist Sayings By Nikolai Berdyaev: Dostoevsky - is not a realist as an artist, he is an experimentator, a creator Dostoevsky - is not a realist as an artist, he is an experimentator, a creator of an experimential metaphysics of human nature. — Nikolai Berdyaev
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A Realist Sayings By Lee Kuan Yew: I am ... a realist. The magnitude of what one terms license or civil liberties I am ... a realist. The magnitude of what one terms license or civil liberties or personal freedom has got to be adjusted to the circumstances. — Lee Kuan Yew
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A Realist Sayings By Samantha Young: This is forever." Pulling back to see her expression, Craig was gratified to see the This is forever." Pulling back to see her expression, Craig was gratified to see the surprise in her eyes. "You really think so?" she whispered back. "Aye," he told her as he kissed her sweet mouth. "I can't lose you again. No matter what happens I will fight like fuck to keep you." Rain gave him a slow, sweet, and slightly smug smile that made him laugh. "And so the realist becomes a romantic." He — Samantha Young
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A Realist Sayings By Kristian Goldmund Aumann: Life is an experiment; so keep a realist and believe in miracles. Life is an experiment; so keep a realist and believe in miracles. — Kristian Goldmund Aumann
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A Realist Sayings By Daniel Woodrell: There's an overlap between social-realist fiction and crime fiction - a sweet spot there. There's an overlap between social-realist fiction and crime fiction - a sweet spot there. — Daniel Woodrell
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A Realist Sayings By Robert Frost: The realist always falls in love with a girl he has grown up with, the The realist always falls in love with a girl he has grown up with, the romanticist with a girl from 'off somewhere. — Robert Frost
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A Realist Sayings By Amy Smith: But as Austen delineates so clearly, you can't stop people from making assumptions if they're But as Austen delineates so clearly, you can't stop people from making assumptions if they're so inclined. You can only do your best to show your character through your actions and hope that other people will be capable of forming sound opinions. And if you're a realist like Austen, you'll also be wise enough to realize how many people aren't up to it. — Amy Smith
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A Realist Sayings By Kate Atkinson: Teddy thought of his wife and his sister as two sides of the same shining Teddy thought of his wife and his sister as two sides of the same shining coin. Nancy was an idealist, Ursula a realist; Nancy an optimist with a lively heart, while Ursula's spirit was freighted with the grief of history. Ursula was forever cast out of Eden and making the best of it while Nancy, cheerful and undaunted, was sure her search for the gate back into the garden would be successful. — Kate Atkinson
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A Realist Sayings By Cassia Leo: I guess we need to keep adjusting our dreams to fit reality, because life is I guess we need to keep adjusting our dreams to fit reality, because life is not going to cooperate. Maybe this makes me a defeatist, but I'd prefer to think of myself as realist. — Cassia Leo
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A Realist Sayings By Martin Luther King Jr.: A strong man must be militant as well as moderate. He must be a realist A strong man must be militant as well as moderate. He must be a realist as well as an idealist. — Martin Luther King Jr.
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A Realist Sayings By Adam Dunn: I'm a realist. And realists don't fool themselves. I'm a realist. And realists don't fool themselves. — Adam Dunn
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A Realist Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: Listen: you are not yourself, you are crowds of others, you are as leaky a Listen: you are not yourself, you are crowds of others, you are as leaky a vessel as was ever made, you have spent vast amounts of your life as someone else, as people who died long ago, as people who never lived, as strangers you never met. The usual I we are given has all the tidy containment of the kind of character the realist novel specializes in and none of the porousness of our every waking moment, the loose threads, the strange dreams, the forgettings and misrememberings, the portions of a life lived through others' stories, the incoherence and inconsistency, the pantheon of dei ex machina and the companionability of ghosts. There are other ways of telling. — Rebecca Solnit
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A Realist Sayings By Mokokoma Mokhonoana: A realist is a slave to reality. A realist is a slave to reality. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A Realist Sayings By Nnamdi Azikiwe: Despite the mythic heights to which he was raised, Azikiwe was nothing if not pragmatic, Despite the mythic heights to which he was raised, Azikiwe was nothing if not pragmatic, a realist always conscious of his limits and ever eager to extract all that was possible from that limited horizon. — Nnamdi Azikiwe
A Realist Sayings By Telly Savalas: I'm a romantic realist. I knew I would become a star, just as I know I'm a romantic realist. I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst. — Telly Savalas
A Realist Sayings By Phyllis Bottome: When we refuse to accept our limitations, Nature, who is a stern realist, pays us When we refuse to accept our limitations, Nature, who is a stern realist, pays us out. — Phyllis Bottome
A Realist Sayings By Morgan Spurlock: I believe in storytelling, not story-selling. I want people to believe the characters are real. I believe in storytelling, not story-selling. I want people to believe the characters are real. So I'm a realist. — Morgan Spurlock
A Realist Sayings By Jean Piaget: The child is a realist in every domain of thought, and it is therefore natural The child is a realist in every domain of thought, and it is therefore natural that in the moral sphere he should lay more stress on the external, tangible element than on the hidden motive. — Jean Piaget
A Realist Sayings By Jackie Joyner-Kersee: I'm a realist and I always have been. I'm a realist and I always have been. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee
A Realist Sayings By Paul Auster: I don't think of myself as a metafictional writer at all. I think of myself I don't think of myself as a metafictional writer at all. I think of myself as a classic writer, a realist writer, who tends to have flights of fancy at times, but nevertheless, my feet are mostly on the ground. — Paul Auster
A Realist Sayings By Andre Kertesz: I am not a surrealist. I am only a realist. All this group - surrealists I am not a surrealist. I am only a realist. All this group - surrealists - use my name. No, no, I am realist. — Andre Kertesz
A Realist Sayings By Amanda Howells: I'm a realist," I replied stubbornly, "not a romantic. Romanticsare always disappointed.""Maybe they're disappointed because I'm a realist," I replied stubbornly, "not a romantic. Romantics
are always disappointed."
"Maybe they're disappointed because they're always surrounded
by realists." Simon countered. — Amanda Howells
A Realist Sayings By Allen West: I want no part of peace with savages who throw acid on and gun down I want no part of peace with savages who throw acid on and gun down young girls going to school. I would prefer to crush them and kill them wherever they exist. That's not being a warmonger. It's being a realist. — Allen West
A Realist Sayings By D.L. Snell: i'm a realist, miss randall. if you show me a glass, i see it as i'm a realist, miss randall. if you show me a glass, i see it as neither half-empty nor half-full. i see enough water to drown a man, if i can find a way to put it in his lungs. — D.L. Snell
A Realist Sayings By Eric Hoffer: The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. — Eric Hoffer
A Realist Sayings By Jason Mott: I'm a realist." "You're a misanthrope. I'm a realist." "You're a misanthrope. — Jason Mott
A Realist Sayings By Peter Watts: Realist saboteurs do not, as a rule, enjoy long careers. Everyone gets caught eventually. Realist saboteurs do not, as a rule, enjoy long careers. Everyone gets caught eventually. — Peter Watts
A Realist Sayings By Wade Kelly: Someone told me I'm a cynical fatalist but I prefer the term realist. Someone told me I'm a cynical fatalist but I prefer the term realist. — Wade Kelly
A Realist Sayings By John Cassavetes: I think people are very stiff. Money makes people stiff, and we want it, and I think people are very stiff. Money makes people stiff, and we want it, and we have to pay the penalty. I never agreed with stiffness. I think people have an understanding of what their life is. I define success by being a realist and not humiliating people. I'm a revolutionary - but not in the political sense. — John Cassavetes
A Realist Sayings By Rick Yancey: I am a scientist, and therefore an absolute realist. I am a scientist, and therefore an absolute realist. — Rick Yancey
A Realist Sayings By Colin Feltham: Human existence is a penal colony; a sexually transmitted disease; a disappointment; nothing but suffering; Human existence is a penal colony; a sexually transmitted disease; a disappointment; nothing but suffering; "a sky-dive: out of a cunt into the grave"; a one-way ticket to the crematorium. "Nobody gets out of here alive". Every day is a grim passage, a struggle through moments and hours of loneliness, boredom, emptiness, and self-loathing. I count myself among the pessimists. I believe that life is suffering. I force myself (my contraself) to look at other positions, but this remains my default. More specifically, I am a depressive realist. — Colin Feltham
A Realist Sayings By Arne Glimcher: In the early 1990s we witnessed the emergence of a revitalized contemporary Chinese art world In the early 1990s we witnessed the emergence of a revitalized contemporary Chinese art world that began as a reaction against the government-approved Social Realist style. Zhang Xiaogang, Huang Yong Ping, Ai WeiWei, Yue Minjun, and Wang Guangyi were among the first group of artists to establish a movement that became known as Cynical Realism. — Arne Glimcher
A Realist Sayings By Bhagat Singh: So that when man can be in great distress having been betrayed and deserted by So that when man can be in great distress having been betrayed and deserted by all friends he may find consolation in the idea that an ever true friend was still there to help him, to support him and that He was Almighty and could do anything. The idea of God is helpful to man in distress.
Society has to fight out this belief as well as was fought the idol worship and the narrow conception of religion. Similarly, when man tries to stand on his own legs, and become a realist he shall have to throw the faith aside, and to face manfully all the distress, trouble, in which the circumstances may throw him. — Bhagat Singh
A Realist Sayings By Walter Isaacson: Kissinger traces the balances made in foreign policy, including that of realism and idealism, from Kissinger traces the balances made in foreign policy, including that of realism and idealism, from the times of Cardinal Richelieu through chapters on Theodore Roosevelt the realist and Woodrow Wilson the idealist. Kissinger, a European refugee who has read Metternich more avidly than Jefferson, is unabashedly in the realist camp. "No other nation," he wrote in Diplomacy, "has ever rested its claim to international leadership on its altruism." Other Americans might proclaim this as a point of pride; when Kissinger says it, his attitude seems that of an anthropologist examining a rather unsettling tribal ritual. The practice of basing policy on ideals rather than interests, he pointed out, can make a nation seem dangerously unpredictable. — Walter Isaacson
A Realist Sayings By Don Williams: World unity is the wish of the hopeful, the goal of the idealist and the World unity is the wish of the hopeful, the goal of the idealist and the dream of the romantic. Yet it is folly to the realist and a lie to the innocent. — Don Williams
A Realist Sayings By Beau Willimon: A lot of people have asked me whether I am a cynic or take a A lot of people have asked me whether I am a cynic or take a cynical view of politics and are often surprised when I say that I consider myself an optimist, but an optimist dressed in the robes of a realist. — Beau Willimon
A Realist Sayings By Ayr Bray: She [Samantha Lyle] was a realist, someone who knew choices were meant to be made, She [Samantha Lyle] was a realist, someone who knew choices were meant to be made, and that one must suffer the consequences of those choices, no matter what they were. — Ayr Bray
A Realist Sayings By James Earl Jones: I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist. I prefer to be a realist. I'm I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist. I prefer to be a realist. I'm not a romantic really. — James Earl Jones
A Realist Sayings By Studs Terkel: Why are we born? We're born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between Why are we born? We're born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between the time we're born and we die? We're born to live. One is a realist if one hopes. — Studs Terkel
A Realist Sayings By Octavia Spencer: I'm not an optimist. I'm a realist. And my reality is that we live in I'm not an optimist. I'm a realist. And my reality is that we live in a multifaceted, multicultural world. And maybe once we stop labeling ourselves, then maybe everyone else will. — Octavia Spencer
A Realist Sayings By Anthony O'Neill: Torkie Macleod has always regarded himself as a realist. He doesn't believe in life after Torkie Macleod has always regarded himself as a realist. He doesn't believe in life after death or divine reward or resurrection. He doesn't even believe in leaving a legacy, insofar as anything of that nature, good or bad, is completely insignificant to the one who is dead. Torkie's pragmatic philosophy has always been to make the most of his limited time alive, which for him means not striving for fame or riches, not ticking off a list of famous destinations, not indulging in any death-defying feats, and certainly not raising a family to "carry on his name." to Torkie Macleod, realist, life means making decent money with limited effort, hanging around with cool people, not being bossed around by anyone, and ingesting any mind-altering substance he chooses without a scintilla of shame or regret. — Anthony O'Neill
A Realist Sayings By Malcolm X: I don't favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and respect of our people I don't favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and respect of our people by peaceful means, well and good. Everybody would like to reach his objectives peacefully. But I'm also a realist. The only people in this country who are asked to be nonviolent are black people. — Malcolm X
A Realist Sayings By John Barth: I have remarked elsewhere that I regard the Almighty as not a bad novelist, except I have remarked elsewhere that I regard the Almighty as not a bad novelist, except that He is a realist. — John Barth
A Realist Sayings By Adam Roberts: A realist writer might break his protagonist's leg, or kill his fiancee; but a science A realist writer might break his protagonist's leg, or kill his fiancee; but a science fiction writer will immolate whole planets, and whilst doing so he will be more concerned with the placement of commas than the screams of the dying. — Adam Roberts
A Realist Sayings By Shirley Temple: I'm quite optimistic. I'm also a realist. And I hope, you know, things work out. I'm quite optimistic. I'm also a realist. And I hope, you know, things work out. I don't think that the world will ever know peace. Complete peace in all countries. I think perhaps that's not in our makeup to do this although we can pray for it and work for it. But I think that the building blocks of peace are moving into shape, and I think that the world is going to be a better place. — Shirley Temple
A Realist Sayings By Pierre Trudeau: For my part ... I am a realist but, somehow, optimism always keeps breaking out. For my part ... I am a realist but, somehow, optimism always keeps breaking out. — Pierre Trudeau
A Realist Sayings By Heather Chapple: I would love to be on a Real Housewives from somewhere reality show. Then I I would love to be on a Real Housewives from somewhere reality show. Then I could show all those women how the rest of our society gets to do it. — Heather Chapple
A Realist Sayings By James S.A. Corey: The moral high ground is a lovely place. It won't stop a missile, though. It The moral high ground is a lovely place. It won't stop a missile, though. It won't alter the trajectory of a gauss round. — James S.A. Corey
A Realist Sayings By Criss Jami: To claim that one can never live a positive life with a negative mind is To claim that one can never live a positive life with a negative mind is a very negative claim to make! — Criss Jami
A Realist Sayings By John Gardner: Where the realist would say, "One day Gregor Samsa woke up to the realization that Where the realist would say, "One day Gregor Samsa woke up to the realization that he was like a cockroach," the expressionist heightens or intensifies reality by turning the metaphor to fact. — John Gardner
A Realist Sayings By Elisabeth Rohm: I have a lot of courage. I'm a realist. I have a lot of courage. I'm a realist. — Elisabeth Rohm
A Realist Sayings By J. Lynn: I'm a realist, okay? I have been for a long time. I need to be, I'm a realist, okay? I have been for a long time. I need to be, and you liking me-wanting to take me out on a date and do-"
"Really fun and interesting things to you." he supplied.
I flushed. "Yeah, that."
"Naughty things that are going to make you feel so good," Jax continued, and his words and the way he spoke them turned me on like I'd never been before. "That's what I want to do to you. — J. Lynn
A Realist Sayings By Mike Ditka: People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time. — Mike Ditka
A Realist Sayings By Quentin Crisp: If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist. — Quentin Crisp
A Realist Sayings By Vera Nazarian: People who are too optimistic seem annoying. This is an unfortunate misinterpretation of what an People who are too optimistic seem annoying. This is an unfortunate misinterpretation of what an optimist really is.
An optimist is neither naive, nor blind to the facts, nor in denial of grim reality. An optimist believes in the optimal usage of all options available, no matter how limited. As such, an optimist always sees the big picture. How else to keep track of all that's out there? An optimist is simply a proactive realist.
An idealist focuses only on the best aspects of all things (sometimes in detriment to reality); an optimist strives to find an effective solution. A pessimist sees limited or no choices in dark times; an optimist makes choices.
When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie.
Annoying? Yes. But, oh-so tasty! — Vera Nazarian
A Realist Sayings By Tony Kushner: The kind of theater that I do is sort of 'narrative realism,' which I think The kind of theater that I do is sort of 'narrative realism,' which I think in the broadest sense is legitimate to say is mainstream. I mean, in a certain sense, Suzan-Lori's plays have had mainstream levels of success. But Suzan-Lori is in some ways not a narrative realist. — Tony Kushner
A Realist Sayings By Conor Oberst: When I was younger, I was somewhat of an idealist. I guess I'm a little When I was younger, I was somewhat of an idealist. I guess I'm a little bit more of a realist now. I think there's a lot that can be done to make the world a better place, but it's more about choosing your battles. — Conor Oberst
A Realist Sayings By Joan Fontaine: Being a woman, I have found the road rougher than had I been born a Being a woman, I have found the road rougher than had I been born a man. Different defenses, different codes of ethics, different approaches to problems and personalities are a woman's lot. I have preferred to shun what is known as feminine wiles, the subterfuge of subtlety, reliance on tears and coquetry to shape my way. I am forthright, often blunt. I have learned to be a realist despite my romantic, emotional nature. I have no illusions that age, the rigors of my profession, disappointments, and unfulfilled dreams have not left their mark.

I am proud that I have carved my path on earth almost entirely by my own efforts, proud that I have compromised in my career only when I had no other recourse, when financial or contractual commitments dictated. Proud that I have never been involved in a physical liaison unless I was deeply attracted or in love. Proud that, whatever my worldly goods may be, they have been achieved by my own labors. — Joan Fontaine
A Realist Sayings By Halldor Laxness: But he could not help it. No one can help it. One is a realist. But he could not help it. No one can help it. One is a realist. One has put up with it all ever since childhood; one has had the courage to look it full in the eye, possibly courage enough to look it in the eye all one's life long. Then one day the distances beckon with their floating possibilities, and in one's hands are the admission tickets, two slips of blue paper. One is a realist no longer. One has finished putting up with it all, one no longer has the courage to look it in the eye, one is in the power of beckoning hospitable distances, floating possibilities, perhaps forever afterwards. Perhaps one's life is over. — Halldor Laxness
A Realist Sayings By Michel Houellebecq: In my own writing, I think of myself as a realist who exaggerates a little. In my own writing, I think of myself as a realist who exaggerates a little. — Michel Houellebecq
A Realist Sayings By Steven Millhauser: What I dislike is conventional realism - a system of gestures, descriptions, psychological revelations that What I dislike is conventional realism - a system of gestures, descriptions, psychological revelations that was once a vital way of representing the world but has become hackneyed through endless repetition. I'd argue that a conventional realist isn't a realist at all, but a falsifier of the real. — Steven Millhauser
A Realist Sayings By Gore Vidal: What I am is something unbearable for the world of journalism and the world of What I am is something unbearable for the world of journalism and the world of cliches. I'm a realist. — Gore Vidal
A Realist Sayings By John Berger: But for the overcrowded, for those who have little or nothing except, sometimes, courage and But for the overcrowded, for those who have little or nothing except, sometimes, courage and love, hope works differently. Hope is then something to bite on, to put between the teeth. Don't forget this. Be a realist. With hope between the teeth comes the strength to carry on even when fatigue never lets up, comes strength, when necessary, to choose not to shout at the wrong moment, comes the strength above all not to howl. A person, with hope between her or his teeth, is a brother or sister who commands respect. — John Berger
A Realist Sayings By Jason T. Smith: You can cooperate and not compromise your core values. But I'm a realist with the You can cooperate and not compromise your core values. But I'm a realist with the philosophy that sometimes you've got to take bites out of the apple instead of the whole apple. — Jason T. Smith
A Realist Sayings By Max Stirner: Only the free and personal man is a good citizen (realist), and even with the Only the free and personal man is a good citizen (realist), and even with the lack of particular (scholarly, artistic, etc)culture, a tasteful judge (humanist). — Max Stirner
A Realist Sayings By Gene Roddenberry: I wish I had more control, more like Edgar Rice Burroughs had, but I'm a I wish I had more control, more like Edgar Rice Burroughs had, but I'm a realist, too. I work in television. I don't know that I would want to spend the rest of my life controlling my characters. — Gene Roddenberry
A Realist Sayings By Olga Korbut: I am a great realist in all aspects of life. Whatever I can do ... I am a great realist in all aspects of life. Whatever I can do ... here it is. — Olga Korbut
A Realist Sayings By Paul Christopher: Cynical is a fool's word for realist. Cynical is a fool's word for realist. — Paul Christopher
A Realist Sayings By Eugene Ionesco: DAISY: I never knew you were such a realist-I thought you were more poetic. Where's DAISY: I never knew you were such a realist-I thought you were more poetic. Where's your imagination? There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that's best for you. Escape into the world of imagination. — Eugene Ionesco
A Realist Sayings By Steven Pressfield: Sharon was a realist. He recognized, as did Ben-Gurion and Dayan, that the Arabs had Sharon was a realist. He recognized, as did Ben-Gurion and Dayan, that the Arabs had as legitimate a claim to this land as we did, and that they possessed pride and courage and anger, against which no rejoinder existed except the sword. — Steven Pressfield
A Realist Sayings By Soe Hok Gie: I'm not an idealist anymore, I'm a bitter realist. I'm not an idealist anymore, I'm a bitter realist. — Soe Hok Gie
A Realist Sayings By Thomas Ligotti: The supernatural, and all it represents, is profoundly abnormal, and therefore unreal. Few would argue The supernatural, and all it represents, is profoundly abnormal, and therefore unreal. Few would argue with these conclusions. Fine. Now the highest aim of the realistic horror writer is to prove, in realistic terms, that the unreal is real. The question is: "Can this be done?" The answer is: "Of course not." One would look silly attempting such a thing. Consequently, the realistic horror writer, wielding the hollow proofs and premises of his art, must settle for merely seeming to smooth out the ultimate paradox. In order to achieve this effect, the supernatural realist must really know the normal world, and deeply take for granted its reality. (It helps if he himself is normal and real.) Only then can the unreal, the abnormal, the supernatural be smuggled in as a plain brown package marked Hope, Love, or Fortune Cookies, and postmarked: the Edge of the Unknown. — Thomas Ligotti
A Realist Sayings By William Arthur Ward: But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails — William Arthur Ward
A Realist Sayings By Warren Rudman: This may sound trite, but bad things happen to good people, and when you're facing This may sound trite, but bad things happen to good people, and when you're facing terrorism, natural disaster, you can have every wonderful plan in place, but I am a realist. — Warren Rudman
A Realist Sayings By Wataru Watari: I like myself. I have never once hated myself.My high specs, my half decent looks,My I like myself. I have never once hated myself.
My high specs, my half decent looks,
My pessimistic, realist point of view.
I don't hate any of it at all. But, for the first time,
I feel like I could hate myself.

The Yukino Yukinoshita
I've seen all this time was always beautiful, pure,
Never told a lie, and could stand on her own feet even-
With nobody to lean on.
I'm pretty sure I always admired her for that.
I forced my own expectations and ideals on her,
Let myself think I understood her, and let myself be dissapointed.

I cautioned myself against this time and time again,
But I still haven't gotten over it.
Even Yukino Yukinoshita tells lies.
I couldn't even accept such an obvious fact,
And for that...I...hate myself
- Hachiman Hikigaya — Wataru Watari
A Realist Sayings By Skrillex: Whenever I am in my videos, it's rare. A lot of it is, they feel Whenever I am in my videos, it's rare. A lot of it is, they feel more live and hyper-realist, rather than fantasy. People would just be like, "Oh, Skrillex is acting in this video," and it wouldn't work as well. — Skrillex
A Realist Sayings By David Foster Wallace: I've always thought of myself as a realist. I can remember fighting with my professors I've always thought of myself as a realist. I can remember fighting with my professors about it in grad school. The world that I live in consists of 250 advertisements a day and any number of unbelievably entertaining options, most of which are subsidized by corporations that want to sell me things. The whole way that the world acts on my nerve endings is bound up with stuff that the guys with the leather patches on their elbows would consider pop or trivial or ephemeral. I use a fair amount of pop stuff in my fiction, but what I mean by it is nothing different than what other people mean in writing about trees and parks and having to walk to the river to get water 100 years ago. It's just the texture of the world I live in. — David Foster Wallace