The pessimist sees only the tunnel; the optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel; the realist sees the tunnel and the light - and the next tunnel.
— Sydney J. Harris realist quote
In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
— Henry Christopher Bailey
I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, 'No, you just have anxiety.'
— Jessica Chastain
In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
— realist quotation by David Ben-Gurion
The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
I'm an eternal realist and the success rate for being an actor is pretty low.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Be realistic Plan for a miracle.
If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
A true gentleman is at a disadvantage in dealing with women.
Women are realist, and their tactics are realistic, so no man should be a gentleman where women are concerned unless the women are very, very young. Women admire gentlemen, and sleep with cads.
I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel.
Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
In order to be realist you must believe in miracles.
Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.
The realist is the man, who having weighed all the visible factors in a given situation and having found that the odds are against him, decides that fighting is useless.
If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.
My mother is a realist, and she's had biological and adoptive children, and she said it's no different: No matter what, they're putting a stranger into your arms. You don't know them yet.
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
Why are we born? We're born eventually to die, of course.
But what happens between the time we're born and we die? We're born to live. One is a realist if one hopes.
I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.
Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.