Actuality Quotes


An error is simply a failure to adjust immediately from a preconception to an actuality. John Cage

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. James Joyce

Each mental act opens up a new dimension of actuality. In a manner of speaking, your slightest thought gives birth to worlds. Jane Roberts

So, if we must give a general formula applicable to all kinds of soul, we must describe it as the first actuality [entelechy] of anatural organized body. Aristotle

Simple perception then is a fallacy. Besides the conscious prejudices that we are aware of imposing on the world, there are a thousand subconscious prejudices that we assume to be actuality. Colin Wilson

In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality. Fyodor Dostoevsky

You feel pressured to do what you think the public wants, when in actuality the sales aren't reflecting what the radio is doing. Not in the least bit! Pharoahe Monch

If only the sense of actuality can be lulled-and it sleeps for ever in most historians-there is no passion that cannot be gratified in the past. E M Forster

In actuality, no one ever sank so deep that he could not sink deeper, and there may be one or many who sank deeper. So it is always possible to be happy and grateful that things are not worse! Soren Kierkegaard

Modern photography must do more than entertain, it must incite thought and by its clear statements of actuality, cultivate a sympathetic understanding of men and women and the life they live and create. Max Dupain

The tales of Elfland do not stand or fall on their actuality but on their truthfulness, their speaking to the human condition, the longings we all have for the Faerie Other. Jane Yolen

All those young photographers who are at work in the world, determined upon the capture of actuality, do not know that they are agents of Death. Roland Barthes

People who are too fastidious towards the finite never reach actuality, but linger in abstraction, and their light dies away. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Moving to the country is a very bold thing to do. You can have vague romantic notions about doing that, but in actuality, it can be a terrifying thing. Nick Cave

Even in the realm of things which do not claim actuality, and do not even claim possibility, there exist beyond dispute sets which are infinite. Bernard Bolzano

Man's indecency to man all over the world rules out the idea of humanity as an actuality. It is a dream of young idealists. In practice a misnomer Errol Flynn

Two halves don't make a whole. Two wholes make a whole. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn't doing better by doing that. I became less of a man. Jason Mraz

We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality. Sigmund Freud

Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing. Charles Sanders Peirce

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit. Jewel Kilcher



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