The popular notion of an antithesis between appearance and reality has exercised a very powerful influence on scientific and philosophical thought.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for manygenerations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light theuniverse with their admonishing smile.
Appearances are often deceiving.
In the forty years of the people's republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
A movement that we will to execute is never more than a represented movement, and appears in a different domain from that of the executed movement, which always takes place when the image is vivid enough.
With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.
The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament.
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
The sacred reveals absolute reality and at the same time makes orientation possible; hence it founds the world in the sense that it fixes the limits and establishes the order of the world.
I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they're high drama. It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions.
There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives.
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.