27 Quotes About Reality That Will Change the Way You Think

Here are 27 quotes about reality that might help you understand what reality actually is.

Is reality merely the material world and what we experience in our environment?

Or is reality more holographic or virtual? Are we creating reality with our own minds?

The questions are endless, but we can only get answers when we realise it ourselves.

Like when Morpheus says in the Matrix:

“I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.”

Morpheus, The Matrix

He’s saying that no one can tell you what reality (the Matrix) is, you have to see it for yourself to know it.

Maybe these reality quotes will point you in the right direction.

27 Quotes About Reality That Will Wake You Up To The Truth

“Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.” – Alexis Carrel

“It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” – Rick Riordan

“Reality is that part of the imagination we all agree on.” – Unknown

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.” – Les Brown

“I don’t believe one reads to escape reality. A person reads to confirm a reality he knows is there, but which he has not experienced.” – Lawrence Durrell

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” – George Orwell

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.” – Hermann Hesse

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems — but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.” – Salman Rushdie

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” – Tupac Shakur

“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached.” – Simone Weil

“Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.” – Gustave Flaubert

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas H. Everett

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein

“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.” – Voltaire

“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.” – Jane Wagner

“Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.” – Lily Tomlin

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.” – T. S. Eliot

“There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.” – Patrick Rothfuss

“In dreams you don’t need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don’t exist. So in dreams there are hardly ever collisions. Even if there are, they don’t hurt. Reality is different. Reality bites.” – Haruki Murakami

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” – Tom Clancy

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Steve is a self-proclaimed writer and the founder of Grand Habit. A blog where he shares practical advice on self-awareness, personal transformation, solopreneurship, and productivity.

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