Realistic Quotes

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Stephen King
“What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common....”
Stephen King, The Drawing of the Three

Viktor E. Frankl
“Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.”
Viktor E. Frankl

Orson Welles
“In my opinion, there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God.”
Orson Welles

Criss Jami
“Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Marie Symeou
“We do not create life, we create death.”
Marie Symeou

Michelle Hodkin
“This is a love story. Twisted and messy. Flawed and screwed up. But it's ours. It's us. I don't know how our story will end. but I know it will start.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Amie Kaufman
“Miracles are statistical improbabilities.”
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Obsidio

“Pessimistic" is a word for "realistic" that optimists use to make themselves feel better (about their unrealisticness).”

Michael J. Fox
“Life is good, and there's no reason to think it won't be--right up until the moment when everything explodes into a fireball of tiny, unrecognizable fragments, or it all goes skidding sideways, through the guardrail, over the embankment, and down the mountain. This will happen (and probably more than once).”
Michael J Fox

Garth Stein
“Your car goes where your eyes go.

Lonliness is unable to survive without a willing host.”
Garth Stein

Kendare Blake
“And it's beyond my energy to explain why I don't think that four-letter word that everyone's so obsessed over and that gets everyone into so much trouble and pretty much makes everyone behave like an ass can live in a place like this. Somewhere during dry cleaning, details, and missed meals, it flakes away and what you're left with is married people with a tolerable affinity for each other. That little four-letter word can exist only in poetry, or movies of 2 to 3 hours in length. Maybe in a mini-series.

This place of dull details and irksome obligations is a home only to other four-letter words, which are used much more frequently.”
Kendare Blake, Sleepwalk Society

Mickey Rooney
“Had I been brighter, the ladies been gentler, the liquor weaker, the gods kinder, the dice hotter - it might have all ended up in a one-sentence story.”
Mickey Rooney, Life Is Too Short

David Eddings
“Life without any wonder left in it is flat and stale.”
David Eddings, The Belgariad, Vol. 1: Pawn of Prophecy / Queen of Sorcery / Magician's Gambit

“We always remember our first love as if they were our last and wish our last love was just like our first.”
Nicholas Graveheart

“I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.”
Hakeem Olajuwon

Oakley Hall
“Is not the semblance of guilt, however slight the tinge, already a corruption?”
Oakley Hall, Warlock

Jennifer L. Brown
“It was all I could do to keep from lunging across the table and pressing my shuttering lips against his burning flesh. My palms were sweating profusely causing me to have to wipe them against my jeans under the table. Those last few seconds had felt like a lifetime in pause.”
Jennifer L. Brown, Fighting to Escape

Leigh Bardugo
“This was the math she ran every night, every moment. How much time to try to get the work done? How much time to rest? She could never quite make the numbers work. She was always just scraping by, stretching the budget, always coming up a little short, and the panic clung to her, dogging her steps.”
Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

Matt Haig
“We are being taught to think of a time different to the time we are in. Exam time. Job time. When-we-are-grown-up time.”
Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet

Tennessee Williams
“Honey, you're not operating on the realistic level anymore than I am.”
Tennessee Williams, Night of the Iguana

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Oh,” said Hazel, “they reacted just about the way the grownups did. They just looked at it and didn’t say anything, just moved on to see what the next thing was.”
“What was the next thing?”
“It was an iron chair a man had been roasted alive in,” said Crosby. “He was roasted for murdering his son.”
“Only, after they roasted him,” Hazel recalled blandly, “they found out he hadn’t murdered his son after all.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Cat's Cradle

Rory Surtain
“Don't confuse insanity for intent.”
Rory Surtain, Wind Catcher

“If you don’t have the highest ambitions, you will never achieve anything great. If you’re “realistic” rather than “idealistic”, you will inevitably accept failure because failure is always the realistic outcome of any undertaking. Samuel Beckett said, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” That’s idealistic, not realistic. The realist would just give up. Illuminism is about aiming for the highest heights. If you prefer the plains, the lows, the average, the ordinary, the banal, the bland, the uncommitted, the neutral, the self-interested, the “realistic”, Illuminism is not for you.”
Mike Hockney, Richard Dawkins: The Pope of Unreason

“It's unbelievable only when you don't understand..”
Devyansh Pandya

Carlos Wallace
“You must be realistic about the good and the bad in life or you will never be motivated to try new things, explore ideas and concepts.”
Carlos Wallace

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Do not judge a child by his scores in CLASS. Be more worried about what he will score in LIFE.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

Francine Prose
“From the beginning, he'd understood what every three-year-old knows: that the vague threat is way scarier than knowing how much trouble, exactly, you're facing.”
Francine Prose, After

Y Lif era lo suficientemente razonable como para reconocer que las batallas y las acciones heroicas de las que hablaban las leyendas estaban compuestas de sangre y dolor y sufrimiento verdaderos, y solo resultaban fascinantes mientras no tuviera que experimentarlas en la vida real.
Heike Hohlbein, Midgard

Wolfgang Hohlbein
Entonces el destino del que tanto hablaban los ases era algo que ellos habían predeterminado por él y no él mismo.
Wolfgang Hohlbein, Midgard

Inio Asano
“¿Crees que todos pueden llegar a ser felices? La felicidad de una persona es el sufrimiento de otra, ¿sabes? No importa la buena voluntad que tengas, terminaras hiriendo a alguien sin saberlo, ¿crees que tienes la suficiente fuerza y coraje para soportar la carga del mundo? Oh Punpun, serás cobarde. ¿Sabes cual es la mejor forma de evitar que alguien te hiera? Matarles antes de que suceda.”
Inio Asano, Goodnight Punpun Omnibus, Vol. 3

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