Best 132 of Reality check quotes - MyQuotes
Ne dites pas trop de mal de vous-meme: on vous croirait. - Don't talk too badly of yourself: they ight believe you.
[..] being the most attractive rarely meant being the most beautiful
[...] It’s not your job to fix the world; it’s your job to live well. That’s your birth right. Everyone knows it, but far too few people actually take to implementing it.
If your believed in book-told god is a silly sod, you too are.
I'm joking when I say I'm the grand-pop of those claiming to be an avatar-messiah or god. But if they're serious, then, I am who I am.
Levon Peter Poe
After years of indoctrination into THE SYSTEM a person may think they are making a choice based on free will but it can be a matter of PROGRAMMING to make them think they have the power to make decisions when they are really still ASLEEP. The sheep remain inside the pen.
You got folks like Brenda, who think they need them to survive, and then you got the Khalils, who think they need to see them to survive. The Brendas can't get jobs unless they're clean, and they can't pay for rehab unless they got jobs. When the Khalils get arrested for selling drugs, they either spend most of their life in prison, another billion-dollar industry, or they have a hard time getting a real job and probably start selling drugs again. That's the hate they're giving us, baby, a system designed against us. That's Thug Life' (170)
The god of fools is a fool just like them.
In the naivete of their youth, they believed Fate to be a kind mistress. None of them were prepared for the beast that was about to pick them up by the throats and shake them until their teeth rattled.
[..]the way you get her interested in you will also be the way you’ll lose her [..]
the world is conditioning your minds with violence
Perhaps it was that I wanted to see what I had learned, what I had read, what I had imagined, that I would never be able to see the city of London without seeing it through the overarching scrim of every description of it I had read before. When I turn the corner into a small, quiet, leafy square, am I really seeing it fresh, or am I both looking and remembering? [...] This is both the beauty and excitement of London, and its cross to bear, too. There is a tendency for visitors to turn the place into a theme park, the Disney World of social class, innate dignity, crooked streets, and grand houses, with a cavalcade of monarchs as varied and cartoony as Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and, at least in the opinion of various Briths broadhseets, Goofy. They come, not to see what London is, or even what it was, but to confirm a kind of picture-postcard view of both, all red telephone kiosks and fog-wreathed alleyways.
If you have one friend in the end, it better be yourself.
the world is conditioning our minds with violence
No one ever gets anywhere seeing both sides.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
You can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbors. You know, eventually those snakes are going to turn on whoever has them in the backyard.
Humans are mostly kind only to their own-self, and their own. To another being, they're mostly indifferent, if not inhumane.
And this," cried Darcy, as he walked with quick steps across the room, "is your opinion of me! This is the estimation in which you hold me! I thank you for explaining it so fully.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Reality is far more vicious than Russian roulette. First, it delivers the fatal bullet rather infrequently, like a revolver that would have hundreds, even thousands of chambers instead of six. After a few dozen tries, one forgets about the existence of a bullet, under a numbing false sense of security. Second, unlike a well-defined precise game like Russian roulette, where the risks are visible to anyone capable of multiplying and dividing by six, one does not observe the barrel of reality. One is capable of unwittingly playing Russian roulette - and calling it by some alternative “low risk” game.
In reality, there is nether one-god nor many gods. Just a oneness, an indivisible unity sans this-that god.
Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological.
Testing the wrong person can prove a massive failure for the antagonist.
People don't suddenly just change, you just suddenly see the real them.
It’s not enough to say it; you would need to take it out of your mouth, you would need to become it. You would need to become what you were born to be. In actuality, or in each reality, underneath it all—I mean, behind it—the answer lies in
...The Nike swoop, the Hollister seagull, the symbol of Philadelphia's professional sports teams, even our high school mascot that you athletes wear to battle other schools... These are your symbols, what you wear to prove that your identity matches the identity of others....Why? Perhaps you feel it's important to not stray too far from the norm. ( Herr Silverman)
Don't spend your life wondering "what if" and worrying over something you have no control. What's done is done. Looking backwards will cause you to miss out on new blessings ahead. Move on.
Only idiots worship gods sillier than their own stupid selves.
Izey Victoria Odiase
The truth is, not all things are achievable. We can try, and end up achieving more than we ever imagined, but not the exact goal we set out for in the beginning; and that's fine.
It is easy to give without loving yet DIFFICULT TO LOVE without GIVING. After all Love is a Vern, it must be demonstrated genuinely.
-You give her a three, he said... -That three was entirely fitting, I said. It was complete garbage. Not the kind of thing I expect the students to hand in... In addition to the Second World War, I also deal with a large part of the history that came afterwards,’ I interrupted again. Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, the Middle East and Israel, the Six-Day War, the Yom Kippur War, the Palestinians. I deal with all of that during my classes. So then you can’t expect to turn in a paper about the state of Israel in which people mostly pick oranges and dance in sandals around a campfire. Cheerful, happy people everywhere, and all that horseshit about the desert where flowers blossom again. I mean, people are shot and killed there every day, buses are blown up. What’s this all about? -She came in here crying, Paul. -I’d cry too if I turned in garbage like that.
Your time is your life.
Nobody but you have to believe in your dreams to make them a reality.
No one tells you that you should never settle for anything less than what you want.
Look in the mirror and be sure you're living out the person you see and not a shadow.
Staring down the reality of war, far from home, asleep among strangers, that familiarity, those memories, those ties kept us going; gave us a reason to persevere; toughened us up.
When I was in the Navy, everyone fell under the purview of “navy gray”. It is the military’s way of reminding its enlisted personnel that they are all equal. Man or woman, black or white, young or old, everyone was navy gray. With God's grace I can proudly say a better understanding of this concept has helped me ameliorate disputes, mend fences that appeared hopeless and find light in the midst of darkness.
I like to work late because I don’t like to work early—and I have to work sometime.
There are two more turds, smaller ones, and when he has eaten these, residual shit to lick out of her anus. He prays that she'll let him drop the cape over himself, to be allowed, in the silk-lined darkness, to stay a while longer with his submissive tongue straining upward into her asshole. But she moves away. The fur evaporates from his hands. She orders him to masturbate for her. She has watched Captain Blicero with Gottfried, and has learned the proper style.
People who do not love animals, I find, are more often than not, beasts of a special kind. At the very least, deep within, to their fellow human beings too they're equally unkind.
Do you know how many people would give anything for what you have? Not the fame or wealth—the opportunity to wake up tomorrow healthy, pain free and with a future stretching out before them?
..People don’t know how to be happy; they wouldn’t know what to do with their lives if they woke up one morning and discovered they had everything they ever dreamt of.
Calm down, Ephraim. You seem really certain of what's possible and what's impossible, for a guy who's trying to convince me he has a magic wishing coin.
Michael Bassey Johnson
They may take you for a fool, promise to shower you with the world, use their canny devastating tongue to manipulate and dominate your mind, but its better to put them bulshit people at arms length rather than falling into the arms of infidelity.
He hadn't had the satisfaction of telling someone he'd quit, of being believed; but he'd quit. Goodbye. None of this had anything to do with him anymore. Better to be nothing than a blind doorman at the head of civilization's parade.
No matter how successful or skilled you are, you will inevitably fail at many things in your work.
It is easy to give without loving yet DIFFICULT TO LOVE without GIVING. After all Love is a Verb, it must be demonstrated genuinely.
Who am I to take away another person's choices?
The metaphysical truth and the end reality is simply this - you are All. Infinite Oneness. Consciousness is but only a part of it. So, you're consciousness, and yet more. You're the Whole. Thus is 'That'. Get it.
Generalization is impossible. It is an insult.
I like to work late because I don’t like to work early—and I have to work sometime. If I get here first thing in the morning, I feel like I have to iron my clothes. But by 2 o’clock, nobody cares. And by 7, nobody’s here.