quote by Marcus Aurelius

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

— Marcus Aurelius

Authentic Realism quotations

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.

This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.

A thing that many young fellows don't seem to realism at first is that success depends on oneself and not on a kindly fate, nor on the interest of powerful friends.

REALISM, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm.

Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism.

Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has become very Iranian.

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off.

Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion, it's utter filth.

Reading the morning newspaper is the realist's morning prayer.

I often told the fanatics of realism that there is no such thing as realism in art: it only exists in the mind of the observer. Art is a symbol, a thing conjuring up reality in our mental image. That is why I don't see any contradiction between abstract and figurative art either.

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism.

After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.

Realism is always subjective in film. There's no such thing as cinema verite.

If you finish like a photograph, on the other hand, the picture has as much personality as a photograph.

I don't want realism. I want magic!

Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.

Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality.

It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.

Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.

Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.

Realism is something we practice when we aren't feeling very well.

When we don't feel up to the extra effort.

Reality isn't the way you wish things to be nor the way they appear to be but the way they actually are.

The symbol of all art is the Prism. The goal is unrealism. The method is destructive. To break up the white light of objective realism, into the secret glories which it contains.

We need realism to deal with reality.

Realism and Naturalism rely mostly on the eye of the flesh.

Abstract, conceptual and surrealistic art rely mostly on the eye of the mind. Great works of art rely on the eye of contemplation, the eye of the spirit.

Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral.

Gaze no more in the bitter glass The demons, with their subtle guile, Lift up before us when they pass, Or only gaze a little while.

Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life.

What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story

Painting is the representation of visible forms.

The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.

In stamping photography with the patent of realism, society does nothing but confirm itself in the tautological certainty that an image of reality that conforms to its own representation of objectivity is truly objective.

Now that economic realism has finally arrived in India, the future lies in becoming a strong economic power. Dominance in the world will come only from how well a nation can cope with economic realism and towards that India must work, must find its own place under the sun.

The true impressionism is realism. So many people do not observe.

Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason...that is its reason for existing.

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets.

I am tired of reading reviews that call A Good Man brutal and sarcastic.

The stories are hard but they are hard because there is nothing harder or less sentimental than Christian realism.... when I see these stories described as horror stories I am always amused because the reviewer always has hold of the wrong horror.

The solemn pledge to abstain from telling the truth was called socialist realism.

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