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

Judy Blume
“Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.”
Judy Blume, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

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

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

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

India Knight
“Be realistic with your expectations. I'd really like to cuddle a unicorn, but it aint going to happen.”
India Knight, The Thrift Book

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

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

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

“We must choose our personal viewpoint. We can embrace a sense of weighty heaviness that comes from knowing that our fate is one of deterioration and death, and our suffering is interminable. Alternatively, we can choose to believe in the unbearable lightness of our being and embrace a world of high-minded thoughts and ideals. The decisions we make are significant regardless if we only have one life to live. We weave our life story out of the choices that we make when confronted with the inevitable opportunities to experience love and friendship and heartache and suffering. During our life, we encounter goodness and evilness, and hope and despair. We must decide whether we accept reality. Alternatively, do we seek to escape the pain that comes from acknowledging the paucity of human existence?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Sometimes we want to apologize. But really, it's to make ourselves feel better.”
Rachel Smythe, Lore Olympus, Season 1

“It's just easier to say no to those things before they can say no to me.”
Rachel Smythe, Lore Olympus, Season 1

“Don't set your husband up on a pedestal and then cry when you find that he is only an ordinary man, after all.”
Blanche Ebbutt, Don'ts for Wives

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A fool’s plans are entertainment for the wise.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Doris Lessing
“She was human, sensible, shrewd. She was above all, and in every detail, practical. But more than that: she was one of that part of humankind which understands how things work; and works with them. A grim enough role.”
Doris Lessing, On Cats

“You started to hate me the moment I started behaving like you”
Dido Stargaze

Theodora Goss
MARY: Catherine! Is it necessary to include such a detail?

CATHERINE: Do you expect our readers to believe that we had no bodily needs or functions for entire days at a time?

MARY: No, but such things are simply—unstated. They go without saying.

CATHERINE: It’s very fashionable now to include realistic details, no matter how unpleasant or improper. Look at the French writers. Look at Émile Zola.

MARY: We are not French.”
Theodora Goss, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

Ehsan Sehgal
“Never perform another fault or mistake, to hide your first ones. Just admit it, and express your regret, for that. It is a way of the realistic, and the great people.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“A person who accepts that they are condemned to death and who holds no belief in a god created afterlife is a realist.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Forgive a traumatic situaiton caused by a person but never forget it for it is a sign of not having understood your lesson.”
Claude Esperanza Travers

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