33 Quotes About Facing Reality


When you are in the middle of a storm, it can be difficult to see your purpose and a way to dominate the situation. These quotes about facing reality will get you focused on your direction and placed on the right path.

“All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.”

“Emotional sickness is avoiding reality at any cost. Emotional health is facing reality at any cost.”

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”

“Faith is facing reality without being discouraged by it.”

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.”

“I believe in facing reality. But only because I don’t like turning my back on it.”

“I can’t make you understand because you don’t know the meaning of fear. You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities. You’ll never mind facing realities and you’ll never want to escape from them as I do.”

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

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

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous.”

“Just like Sept. 11, only with nuclear weapons this time, that’s the threat. I think that is the threat. I think it’s just facing reality. It’s not a happy reality, but it’s reality and if you don’t deal with it, it will become even more unpleasant.”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

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

“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”

“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”

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

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

“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

“Science is not a body of facts. Science is a state of mind. It is a way of viewing the world, of facing reality square on but taking nothing on its face. It is about attacking a problem with the most manicured of claws and tearing it down into sensible, edible pieces.”

“That was how I was going to get things back to normal-by working. I never thought I would use the words “working” and “normal” in the same sentence, but I’ll try anything to avoid facing reality.”

“The art of managing and leading comes down to a simple thing. Determining and facing reality about people, situations, products, and then acting decisively and quickly on that reality.”

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

“The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality.”

“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.”

“There is a big difference between hurt and harm. We all hurt sometimes in facing hard truths, but it makes us grow. It can be the source of huge growth. That is not harmful. Harm is when you damage someone. Facing reality is usually not a damaging experience, even though it can hurt.”

“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter.”

“We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today.”

“What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn’t make it worse. Not being open about it doesn’t make it go away. And because it’s true, it is what is there to be interacted with.
Anything untrue isn’t there to be lived. ”

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

The great thing about being free is your ability to create your own life and reality. Letting go of excuses, assumptions, and fears will allow you to grab a hold of your own reality.

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