All Quotes, Realism

33+ Realism Quotes

Realism is one of 234 isms. Realism, sometimes called naturalism, in the arts is generally the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements. Realism finds its roots in the late 18th century. Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Honoré Daumier are some of chief exponents of realism. This is a collection of 35 realism quotes and sayings.

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing. - Jean Cocteau
Realism is knowing fantasy and reality intersect constantly. Realism is living with the awareness that every act changes the world. - Ales Kot
Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. - Lily Tomlin
Realism is more important than the sentiment of the picture. - Edgar Degas
We need realism to deal with reality. - Slick Rick
Realism is condemned by those artists whose poverty of technique does not permit them to express it. - Walter J. Phillips
A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow. - John C. Maxwell
Realism is something we practice when we aren't feeling very well. When we don't feel up to the extra effort. - Robert Edmond Jones
There is no realism without an element of idealism. - Henry A. Kissinger
Realism and abstractionism are not enemies. They eat out of the same dish, but their digestive systems are different. - Leo Stein
A realist is a man who knows both the world and his own dreams. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Realism is in the work when idealism is in the soul, and it is only through idealism that we resume contact with reality. Henri Bergson
The only realism in art is of the imagination. - William Carlos Williams
Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason that is its reason for existing. - G.K. Chesterton
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. - Ayn Rand
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick
Realism seems not like an end in itself, but like a portal to something truly new. - Melanie Peter
There is an instinct for realism, a powerful drive to reproduce oneself. - Audrey Flack
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 corruption of reality. - Wallace Stevens
Reality itself is too obvious to be true. - Jean Baudrillard
Monsters are a storytelling tool, like domestic realism and close third. - Colson Whitehead
Realism can break a writer's heart. - Salman Rushdie
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
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation. - Aldous Huxley
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real. - Federico Fellini
Realism, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seen by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm. - Ambrose Bierce
Nothing is more real than nothing. - Samuel Beckett
Realism ... falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. - Eugène Ionesco
Realism is often mistakenly identified with the view that there is some special discipline which has privileged access to the real. - David Clark
It's not clear to me that realism is a rallying cry. - Bob Shrum
The term 'realism' is utterly misleading: it should be replaced by the distinct, though related, term of 'realisticness'. - Thomas Boylan
Realism is a very sophisticated form of literature, a very grown-up one. And that may be its weakness. But fantasy seems to be eternal and omnipresent and always attractive to kids. - Ursula K. Le Guin
A realist is a man who knows both the world and his own dreams. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Realism dies when it fails to go beyond imitation. - Calvin Tomkins
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