May 27, 2020

Curmudgeon Corner


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]
1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.
This month’s subject: REALITY

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

“The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before.” Margaret Halsey

“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.” Garrison Keillor

“Tomorrow changes the face of reality.” Philip Jose Farmer

“Reality has always had too many heads.” Bob Dyan

“Reality is a sound, you have to tune in to it not just keep yelling.” Ann Carson

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.”
Zora Neale Hurston

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” John Lennon

“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.” Philip Roth

“The things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.” Charles Dickens

“Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.” Aldous Huxley

“There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that’s best for you.” Eugene Ionseco

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