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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

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

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Reality is for people who can't face drugs.

Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) Canadian teacher and writer.

What is meant by ''reality''? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.

Jean Rostand (1894-1977) French biologist and philosopher.

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 (1948-?) Anglo-Indian novelist.

The genuine artist is never ''true to life.'' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) American Modernist poet.

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