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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.

Incest: From a Journal of Love
You know what I've come to realize about you kindly rich liberals who own the world? Nothing is further from your understanding than the nature of reality.

American Pastoral
There's no remaking reality... Just take it as it comes. Hold your ground and take it as it comes. There's no other way.

Nothing was, nothing will be, everything has reality and presence.

The things we see are the same things that are within us. 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 them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

I realize now that the reality of things is not something you convey to people but something you make.

The Elephant Vanishes
I wasn�t meant for reality, but life came and found me.

The Book of Disquiet
Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest thought, action is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go
Any mental activity is easy if it does not need to take reality into account
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."