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QUOTES ON REALITY


Human kind cannot bear very much reality.

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions

The wallpaper with which the men of science have covered the world of reality is falling to tatters. The grand whorehouse which they have made of life requires no decoration; it is essential only that the drains function adequately.

HENRY MILLER, Tropic of Cancer

The raw materials of reality without the glue of time are materials adrift and reality is as meaningless as the balsa parts of a model airplane scattered to the wind.

Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away.

PHILIP K. DICK, Valis

The only reality was nothingness, and over it a hypocrisy of words.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

Isn't reality an insatiable AIDS-riddled whore?

ROBERTO BOLAÑO, 2666

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.

PHILIP K. DICK, Valis

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