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  • I think that sense of unreality inspired me to write the story within the book that [August] Brill tells himself, one of the stories he tells himself.

    Book   Writing   Thinking  
    Interview with Gregg LaGambina, www.avclub.com. September 6, 2008.
  • And we can't avoid an inch of our own experience; if we do it causes a blur, a bleep, a puffy unreality. Our job is to wake up to everything, because if we slow down enough, we see that we are everything.

    Wisdom   Jobs   Causes  
    Natalie Goldberg (2011). “Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America”, p.22, Open Road Media
  • What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly?

    Stephen King (2016). “Four Past Midnight”, p.301, Simon and Schuster
  • If you're going to establish a certain level of unreality than you have to deal with it

  • In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

    "An interview with accidental movie star Al Gore". Interview with David Roberts, grist.org. May 10, 2006.
  • Why do photographers photograph? To make unreality visible.

  • Men reform a thing by removing the reality from it, and then do not know what to do with the unreality that is left.

    Reality   Men   Progress  
  • May we not then sometimes define insanity as an inability to distinguish which is the waking and which the sleeping life? We often dream without the least suspicion of unreality: 'Sleep hath its own world', and it is often as lifelike as the other.

    Dream   Sleep   Insanity  
    Lewis Carroll, Edward Wakeling (1994). “Lewis Carroll's Diaries: Containing Journal 4, January to December 1856”
  • Emma dropped the paper. Her first impression was of a weak feeling in her stomach and in her knees; then of blind guilt, of unreality, of coldness, of fear; then she wished that it were already the next day. Immediately afterwards she realized that that wish was futile because the death of her father was the only thing that had happened in the world, and it would go on happening endlessly.

    Jorge Luis Borges (1964). “Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings”, p.132, New Directions Publishing
  • The more reality we face, the more we realise that unreality is the main programme of the day. The more real we become, the more abuse we take, so it does radicalise us in a way, like being put in a corner. But it would be better if there were more of us.

    Real   Abuse   Faces  
    Source: www.counterpunch.org
  • It was the essence of life to disbelieve in death for one's self, to act as if life would continue forever. And life had to act also as if little issues were big ones. To take a realistic attitude toward life and death meant that one lapsed into unreality. Into insanity. It was ironic that the only way to keep one's sanity was to ignore that one was in an insane world or to act as if the world were sane.

  • I'm one of the school of people who don't do research of the reality of the thing or the unreality of the thing. In all the movies I've done, I've never done any research.

    School   Reality   People  
    "Billy Connolly Is Fido!". Interview with Julian Roman, movieweb.com. June 17, 2007.
  • The only thing you fear is the unreality that you yourself have invented.

    Twitter post from Jan 02, 2017
  • Fake realism is the escapist literature of our time. And probably the ultimate escapist reading is that masterpiece of total unreality, the daily stock market report.

    Ursula K. Le Guin, Susan Wood (1980). “The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction”, p.42, Ultramarine Publishing
  • The shows of the day, the dewy morning, the rainbow, mountains, orchards in blossom, stars, moonlight, shadows in still water, andthe like, if too eagerly hunted, become shows merely, and mock us with their unreality.

    Morning   Nature   Stars  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Mikics (2012). “The Annotated Emerson”, p.39, Harvard University Press
  • Unmixed praise is not due to any one. It leaves behind a sense of unreality. We can only do justice to a great man by a discriminating criticism. Hero-worship, which paints a faultless monster, whom the world never saw, is like those modern pictures which are a blaze of light without any shadow.

    Hero   Men   Light  
  • In obedience to the feeling of reality, we shall insist that, in the analysis of propositions, nothing "unreal" is to be admitted. But, after all, if there is nothing unreal, how, it may be asked, could we admit anything unreal? The reply is that, in dealing with propositions, we are dealing in the first instance with symbols, and if we attribute significance to groups of symbols which have no significance, we shall fall into the error of admitting unrealities, in the only sense in which this is possible, namely, as objects described.

    Fall   Reality   Errors  
    Bertrand Russell (2007). “Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy”, p.170, Spokesman Books
  • As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.

    Kings   Hero   Boys  
    Ernst Toller (1934). “I was a German: the autobiography of Ernst Toller”
  • One of our priorities when doing "March" is to sort of undo what we feel is the disservice done by what we call the Nine Words Problem. Which is that most American kids, whatever they do learn about the movement, especially in school, is usually limited to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, "I Have a Dream." And so there's sort of a layer of unreality; there's not a sense of continuity.

    Dream   Kings   School  
    Source: www.salon.com
  • The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance.

    Charles Dickens (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)”, p.6863, Delphi Classics
  • The reason we see hypocrisy and fraud and unreality in others is because they are all in our own hearts. The great characteristic of a saint is humility-Yes, all those things and other evils would have been manifested in me but for the grace of God, therefore I have no right to judge.

    Heart   Humility   Evil  
    Oswald Chambers (1994). “My Utmost for His Highest: The Golden Book of Oswald Chambers : Features the Author's Daily Prayers”, Discovery House Pub
  • So coming back from a journey, or after an illness, before habits had spun themselves across the surface, one felt that same unreality, which was so startling; felt something emerge. Life was most vivid then.

    Journey   Vivid   Illness  
    Virginia Woolf (2007). “Selected Works of Virginia Woolf”, p.380, Wordsworth Editions
  • Reality and unreality have no clear distinction in our present circumstances.

  • Contemplation in the age of Auschwitz and Dachau, Solovky and Karaganda is something darker and more fearsome than contemplation in the age of the Church Fathers. For that very reason, the urge to seek a path of spiritual light can be a subtle temptation to sin. It certainly is sin if it means a frank rejection of the burden of our age, an escape into unreality and spiritual illusion, so as not to share the misery of other men.

    Spiritual   Father   Mean  
  • In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality.

    "An interview with accidental movie star Al Gore". Interview with David Roberts, grist.org. May 10, 2006.
  • Without evading the grimness of life in much of modern Africa, one can recognize that this continent is not yet sick as our continent is sick. Most Africans remain plugged into reality. In contrast we have become disconnected from it, reduced to compulsively consuming units, taught to worship 'economic growth' - the ultimate unreality in a finite world.

    Reality   Sick   Growth  
  • We 'rid ourselves of conceptual thought' when, by persistent observation, we recognize the unreality of our self-centered thoughts. Then we can remain dispassionate and fundamentally unaffected by them. That does not mean to be a cold person. Rather, it means not to be caught and dragged around by circumstances.

    Mean   Self   Doe  
  • Human kind cannot bear much reality.

    "In Light of India". Book by Octavio Paz, Chapter 1, www.nytimes.com. 1995.
  • Selden and Lily stood still, accepting the unreality of the scene as a part of their own dream-like sensations. It would not have surprised them to feel a summer breeze on their faces, or to see the lights among the boughs reduplicated in the arch of a starry sky. The strange solitude about them was no stranger than the sweetness of being alone in it together.

    Summer   Dream   Sky  
    Edith Wharton (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)”, p.641, Delphi Classics
  • The light of memory, or rather the light that memory lends to things, is the palest light of all. I am not quite sure whether I am dreaming or remembering, whether I have lived my life or dreamed it. Just as dreams do, memory makes me profoundly aware of the unreality, the evanescence of the world, a fleeting image in the moving water.

    Dream   Memories   Moving  
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