Quotes About Realist

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William Arthur Ward
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward

Vera Nazarian
“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, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Crystal Woods
“I know I'm not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I'll be forever in your heart. ”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The genuine realist, if he is an unbeliever, will always find strength and ability to disbelieve in the miraculous, and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact he would rather disbelieve his own senses than admit the miraculous also.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

V.C. Andrews
“And when I fall in love,” I began, "I will build a mountain to touch the sky. Then, my lover and I will have the best of both worlds, reality firmly under our feet, while we have our heads in the clouds with all our illusions still intact. And the purple grass will grow all around, high enough to reach our eyes.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

Robert Greene
“The dreamers, those who misread the actual state of affairs and act upon their emotions, are often the source of the greatest mistakes in history—the wars that are not thought out, the disasters that are not foreseen”
Robert Greene, The 50th Law

Shannon L. Alder
“Truth changes with the season of our emotions. It is the shadow that moves with the phases of our inner sun. When the nights falls, only our perception can guess where it hides in the dark. Within every solar system of the soul lies a plan of what truth is--- the design God has created, in our own unique story. This is as varying as the constellations, and as turning as the tide. It is not one truth we live to, but many. If we ever hope to determine if there is such a thing as truth, apart from cultural and personal preferences, we must acknowledge that we are then aiming to discover something greater than ourselves, something that transcends culture and individual inclinations. Some say that we must look beyond ourselves and outside of ourselves. However, we don’t need to look farther than what is already in each other. If there was any great plan from a higher power it is a simplistic, repetitious theme found in all religions; the basic core importance to unity comes from shared theological and humanistic virtues. Beyond the synagogue, mosques, temples, churches, missionary work, church positions and religious rituals comes a simple “message of truth” found in all of us, that binds theology---holistic virtues combined with purpose is the foundation of spiritual evolution. The diversity among us all is not divided truth, but the opportunity for unity through these shared values. Truth is the framework and roadmap of positive virtues. It unifies diversity when we choose to see it and use it. It is simple message often lost among the rituals, cultural traditions and socializing that goes on behind the chapel doors of any religion or spiritual theology. As we fight among ourselves about what religion, culture or race is right, we often lose site of the simple message any great orator has whispered through time----a simplistic story explaining the importance of virtues, which magically reemphasizes the importance of loving one another through service.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.”
Shannon L. Alder

Toba Beta
“Any discussion between idealist and realist would never end.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Crystal Woods
“When you leave, I feel like I'm alone with your demons.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Shannon L. Alder
“Empathy and a huge imagination explain a lot of mysteries in the universe.”
Shannon L. Alder

“I have a theory that as human beings get older, chemicals are released into the brain to prepare us for the end. Sort of like how the nurse lubes your ass up before the anus-cam. It makes the whole thing a lot easier to swallow. Easier, not enjoyable.”
Kris D'Agostino, The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac

Ransom Riggs
“You may choose to live in a world of fantasy if you like, my dear, but I am a realist.”
Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

Criss Jami
“It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“You get started on something and you go where it takes you and you set aside other things because you don't have any choice. Because if you didn't set them aside you would never be able to go on. And then if you're lucky enough you get back to where you started and you realize your mistake. You realize how difficult it is to keep everything in your heart at the same time. How impossible. You can only keep so much and still go on. You come back for the rest if you're lucky enough.”
Sam Winston, What Came After

“I was hell-bent on being an effective humanitarian in Cambodia and Somalia. But a naïve fog is finally lifting. Revealed is a train wreck of illusions, the depravity of someone else's war, the futility of a competence stillborn there. To understand this you have to become this.”
Kenneth Cain, Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures): True Stories from a War Zone

Ayr Bray
“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, Magnetic

Eric Hoffer
“The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.”
Eric Hoffer

Natalya Vorobyova
“Empty threats are for dreamers. And I fancy myself a realist.”
Natalya Vorobyova

“To the average mathematician who merely wants to know his work is securely based, the most appealing choice is to avoid difficulties by means of Hilbert's program. Here one regards mathematics as a formal game and one is only concerned with the question of consistency ... . The Realist position is probably the one which most mathematicians would prefer to take. It is not until he becomes aware of some of the difficulties in set theory that he would even begin to question it. If these difficulties particularly upset him, he will rush to the shelter of Formalism, while his normal position will be somewhere between the two, trying to enjoy the best of two worlds.”
Paul Cohen

“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, Write like no one is reading

Dortha Jackson
“America: A place where Realists have the freedom to be Idealists.”
Dortha Jackson, Seeds

M.F. Moonzajer
“When a man comes to your house with a bag full of money, he certainly has seen more in your backyard than in the bag.”
M.F. Moonzajer, LOVE, HATRED AND MADNESS

“Right, I consider myself a Realist, but in philosophical terms, I am what's called a Pessimist.”
True Detective

“Sometimes the Dreams you have Are Not Meant for You !”
Marty V.

Zack W. Van
“For every person who rides with a moral high-horse, they also have a dead horse that they haven't fed lying somewhere out of sight.”
Zack W. Van

Richard Flanagan
“But what reality was ever made by realists?”
Richard Flanagan

Criss Jami
“To claim that one can never live a positive life with a negative mind is a very negative claim to make!”
Criss Jami, Healology

“I think now we are simply strangers with some memories.”
Tan Redding, A Banquet Of Crumbs

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