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Positive Quotes about Realism

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I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look;
this sort of photographic realism,
but with a certain abstraction that comics can give.
It's kind of a fine line.
- Daniel Clowes

Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty,
but I fought for realism.
- Bette Davis

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality,
but of the discursive conventions by which and for
which a sense of reality is constructed.
- John Fiske

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Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

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

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

 

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

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

I only understand realism.
- Manuel Puig

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau

Comedy is exaggerated realism.
It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous,
but it must always be believable.
- Paul Lynde

We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism,
a little bit more flexibility.
- Mitchell Reiss

You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.
- Dylan Moran

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

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced
right into nonobjective painting.
- Jackson Pollock

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality.
Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens,
our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of
crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney

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.
- Debbie Reynolds

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's
comment to the effect that if we worked really hard,
we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.
- Marvin Minsky

I hate that which we have decided to call realism,
even though I have been made one of its high priests.
- Gustave Flaubert

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism,
etc.
It seemed pointless to argue.
We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
- George Oppen

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone
in order to make an abstract form and space;
quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
- Barbara Hepworth

We need realism to deal with reality.
- Slick Rick

In creating the Harry Potter artwork,
I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability
to the characters and setting,
but still add an element of wonder and the unknown.
- Mary Grandpre

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.
- Sara Paretsky

Painting is the representation of visible forms.
The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
- Gustave Courbet

It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy,
e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false;
and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question,
which is the true one.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

When James Cameron brought me the script,
which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks,
I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film,
but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people
refer to as Yankee Magic Realism,
and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape
that definitely leads into the dark woods.
- Alice Hoffman

My mother learned that she was carrying me at about
the same time the Second World War was declared;
with the family talent for magic realism,
she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
- Angela Carter

Today, Democrats not only have the White House;
they have the Senate too.
So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve,
while at the same recognizing that realism should never
be confused with capitulation.
- Mitch McConnell

I would never write realistic prose.
I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style,
but in the course of their book abandon it for realism,
and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.
- Marguerite Young

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.
- Oliver North

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.
- Robert Frank

Our generation has an incredible amount of realism,
yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change.
Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
- Tori Amos

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the
teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and
directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men
and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher

But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're
trying to go toward a sense of realism -
toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive
and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
- Jim Henson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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