Monday, May 02, 2005

Reality Quotes

How do we know that the sky is not green and we are all colour-blind?  ~Author Unknown There are no facts, only interpretations.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche What is reality anyway!  It's nothing but a collective hunch.  ~Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1985, performed by Lily Tomlin What is a face, really?  Its own photo?  Its make-up?  Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter?  That which is in front?  Inside?  Behind?  And the rest?  Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way?  Deformations simply do not exist.  ~Pablo Picasso What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself.  ~Lewis Mumford, "Orientation to Life," The Conduct of Life, 1951 Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.  ~John Lennon Humankind cannot bear very much reality.  ~T.S. Eliot Gertrude Jekyll, like Monet, was a painter with poor eyesight, and their gardens - his at Giverny in the Seine valley, hers in Surrey - had resemblances that may have sprung from this condition.  Both loved plants that foamed and frothed over walls and pergolas, spread in tides beneath trees; both saw flowers in islands of colored light - an image the normal eye captures only by squinting.  ~Eleanor Perenyi What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable. 

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