May 27, 2020

Curmudheon 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

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

“Everything is the way it is because we’ve all agreed that’s the way it is.” Charles de Lint

“Imagination might be scarier than reality … but not by much.” James Seigel

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

“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

“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 Ionesco

“Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” Stephen Colbert

“I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” Groucho Marx

“Reality is subject to the mind’s creation.” Diane Stein

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allen Poe

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