It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.— Shirley Chisholm
Passioned Harsh Reality quotations
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
Life will take its toll on all of us.
We get injured, we get old. It's really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time.
Harsh reality is always better than false hope.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
There's a harsh reality - nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast.
Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us.
Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
One thing about the business and investing world that I connect to very intimately is that there is little room to deny the harsh realities of your mistakes. A bad call can lose you many millions.
Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance.
Don't let someone elses opinion of you become your reality.
Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
We all know the epicentre of terrorism in the world today is Pakistan.
The world community has to come to grips with this harsh reality.
Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression - a myth - and more in common with the disease known as cancer - a harsh reality.
No artist tolerates reality.
Until I read Anne Frank's diary, I had found books a literal escape from what could be the harsh reality around me. After I read the diary, I had a fresh way of viewing the both literature and the world. From then on, I found I was impatient with books that were not honest or that were trivial and frivolous.
A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check.
Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?
Be careful what you say. Words do not only describe reality. Words create reality.
Cocooning: The need to protect oneself from the harsh, unpredictable realities of the outside world.
Willy DeVille knows the truth of a city street and the courage in a ghetto love song. And the harsh reality in his voice and phrasing is yesterday, today, and tomorrow - timeless in the same way that loneliness, no money, and troubles find each other and never quit for a minute.
There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality.
What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality . All else is immorality.
Dream... but don't sleep.
Chilvalry's essential function, Maurice Keen has written, is always to hold up an idealised image of armed conflict in defiance of the harsh realities of actual warfare. By definition, chivalry also reaffirms the paramount importance of custom, hierarchy and inherited rank.
Life being full of harsh realities, we seek relief from them in a variety of pleasing delusions.
Exposed! shines a harsh light on the myriad horrors of modern society and reports back from the fearful frontlines with wicked wit and paranoid power. From the murky waters of New Orleans to the scarred psyches of our own image-obsessed existence, Exposed! is the last headline we get to read before reality comes tumbling down.
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.
It's a good harsh reality, because my family keeps me very grounded.
A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
My brother, who's my acting coach, he can be like, "That sucked, Chloe.
You need to pick that up. You're not thinking right now. Seriously, think." It's a good harsh reality, because my family keeps me very grounded.
Control is an illusion, let it be, and enjoy the peace.
Meek's Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt. It's beautifully shot. It's a complex story. The filmmaker gave a very patient and feminine touch to a story that takes place during a period of history that's very masculine, without losing any of the unforgiving harshness of the reality where the characters found themselves in.
I completely reject the idea that working adults need to be treated like infants or worse and not told the realities, harsh or not, about the world of work. Keeping people in the dark and filling them with stories that are either mostly fabricated, unusually rare, or both, doesn't do anyone any good. It is one of the reasons that workplaces and careers remain in such dire straits.
Reality is a harsh mistress. She demands our honesty. She demands our work. She demands that we give up comforts, that we let ourselves feel pain, that we accept how small we are and how little control we have over our lives. And she demands that we make her our top priority. But she is more beautiful, and more powerful, and more surprising, and more fascinating, and more endlessly rewarding, than anything we could ever make up about her.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Most products are ugly. The harsh reality is that in many of these markets, form follows funding. And that products go where the market takes them.
As I observe my daily life and that of others, I have come to the conclusion that genuine joy is a potent mixture of harsh reality, and the realization that life can be funny.
9/10 startups fail, which is a harsh reality in the world of entrepreneurship.
However, I believe that such a high number of startups fail because they do not take the right steps necessary when building their business. The biggest challenge people have is building something that their target audience or niche really wants.
I always used to suffer a great deal if I let myself get too close to reality since the definitive world of the everyday with itshard edges and harsh light did not have enough resonance to echo the demands I made upon experience. It was as if I never experienced experience as experience. Living never lived up to the expectations I had of it--the Bovary syndrome.
It may be that a second wave of the sexual revolution might at last accomplish its aim of freeing half the race from its immemorial subordination--and in the process bring us all a great deal closer to humanity. It may be that we shall even be able to retire sex from the harsh realities of politics, but not until we have created a world we can bear out of the desert we inhabit.