July 6, 2022

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.” Albert Einstein

“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

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

“Reality is just a state of mind.” Thomas E. Lanois

“One of the definitions of sanity, itself, is the ability to tell real from unreal. Shall we need a new definition?” Alvin Toffler

“What is reality? Is it not merely a term for the philosopher to conjure with, behind which he may craftily conceal his ignorance?”
John Grier Hibben

“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 Siegel

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

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

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

“Reality has always had too many.” Bob Dylan

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