Top 71 Quotes About Realists

#1. People can generally be classified into two groups: the mediocre realists and the mediocre dreamers. You clearly belong to the latter. Your fate is and will always be the fate of a dreamer.

Haruki Murakami

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#2. Can a film really change anything? I mean, what was the last time? Maybe the Italian neo-realists, where they became the voice and the heart and the soul of Italy, a nation that had been destroyed. I don't know.

Martin Scorsese

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#3. In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.

Bertrand Russell

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#4. Challenges exist to be overcome! Let us be realists, but without losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment. Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary vigour!

Pope Francis

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#5. Those who unconsciously despair yet put on the mask of optimism are not necessarily wise. But those who have not given up hope can succeed only if they are hardheaded realists, shed all illusions, and fully appreciate the difficulties.

Erich Fromm

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#6. Opportunists are promoted, realists are co-opted, idealists are frightened and radicals are shot.

Heather Marsh

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#7. Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists.

Agatha Christie

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#8. There are no pessimists; there are only realists and liars.

Paul Virilio

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#9. Keep them hungry and they will certainly become realists.

M.F. Moonzajer

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#10. I was really exposed to great old-time literature - the classics, the poetic realists like Strindberg and Ibsen and all those guys. I was really inspired by all those guys. That's when writing became a primary focus.

Kurt Sutter

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#11. But what reality was ever made by realists? They

Richard Flanagan

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#12. Realists value order above freedom: for them the latter becomes important only after the former has been established.

Robert D. Kaplan

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#13. It's time that we acknowledge the wisdom women have acquired by managing the chaos of daily life. Women are realists, the glue that holds society together. They bring a reverence to life that's instinctual, not just intellectual.

Teresa Heinz

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#14. I believe that history is not made by cynics; it is made by realists who are not afraid to dream. Let us be these people.

Tzipi Livni

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#15. I was staying at the Konchucos Tambo lodge, next to the Huascaran national park, near Chavin. Sitting here on its veranda, I was beginning to see where all those Latin American magical realists get their inspiration from: they don't need to make anything up; they just write down what's around them.

Mark Barrowcliffe

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#16. Realists are, as a rule, only men in the rut of routine who are incapable of transcending a narrow circle of antiquated notions.

Theodor Herzl

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#17. Nuclear war is inevitable, says the pessimists; Nuclear war is impossible, says the optimists; Nuclear war is inevitable unless we make it impossible, says the realists.

Sydney J. Harris

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#18. To my thinking, miracles are never a stumbling block to the realist. It is not miracles that dispose realists to belief ... Faith does not, in the realist, spring from the miracle but the miracle from faith.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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#19. It was a fabled railway that was the issue of desperation and fanaticism, made as much of myth and unreality as it was to be of wood and iron and the thousands upon thousands of lives that were to be laid down over the next year to build it. But what reality was ever made by realists?

Richard Flanagan

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#20. Women are the only realists; their whole object in life is to pit their realism against the extravagant, excessive, and occasionally drunken idealism of men.

G.K. Chesterton

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#21. For realists, war is like surgery-a painful and dangerous activity that is sometimes necessary ... A pacifist is like a Christian Scientist who is against surgery even when the alternative is the crippling or death of the patient.

Michael Lind

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#22. Looking for a saviour in the sky? Be serious! Know you still not that there ain't any saviour but science! Get rid of your cultural craps and your religious illusions! Be realist! In this universe, only the realists have the chance to save themselves!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#23. But hope has an astonishing resilience and strength. Its very persistence in our hearts indicates that it is not a tonic for wishful thinkers but the ground on which realists stand.

Kathleen Norris

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#24. When I was starting out, science fiction was a little genre over there, which only a few people read. But now
where are you going to put, for example, Salman Rushdie? Or any of the South American writers? Most people get by calling them magical realists.

Doris Lessing

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#25. I'm a realist," I replied stubbornly, "not a romantic. Romantics
are always disappointed."
"Maybe they're disappointed because they're always surrounded
by realists." Simon countered.

Amanda Howells

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#26. Romantics value intensity over stability. Realists value security over passion. But both are often disappointed, for few people can live happily at either extreme.

Esther Perel

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#27. I have met otherwise educated folks who haven't heard that cooked bones can kill a dog, so perhaps the vets are just being realists.

Carina MacDonald

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#28. Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort.

William Gibson

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#29. Whereas devotees of globalization stress what unifies humankind, traditional realists stress what divides us.

Robert D. Kaplan

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#30. Realists do not fear the results of their study.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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#31. The Greeks were realists. They saw the beauty of common things and were content with it.

Edith Hamilton

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#32. Without so much as turning a hair I freely admit that I am one of America's greatest realists.

Thorne Smith

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#33. The idea of universal brotherhood is innate in the catholic nature of Chinese thought; it was the dominant concept of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, whom events have proved time and again to be not a visionary but one of the world's greatest realists.

Chiang Kai-shek

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#34. When people have given up on happiness they call themselves realists.

Marty Rubin

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#35. Bad things happen to realists.

David Mitchell

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#36. America: A place where Realists have the freedom to be Idealists.

Dortha Jackson

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#37. In the 1970s, after the Damansky Island clashes, a joke began circulating: 'Optimists study English; pessimists study Chinese; and realists learn to use a Kalashnikov.

John Vaillant

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#38. Cynic' is a word invented by optimists to criticize realists.

Gregory Benford

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#39. Any number of holier-than-thou honorable realists walk around in the belief that they have accomplished something, simply because they tell you for the hundredth time that a field is green and a red-painted house is painted red.

Edvard Munch

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#40. The realists do not take the photograph for a 'copy' of reality, but for an emanation of past reality, a magic, not an art.

Roland Barthes

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#41. The number of realists who are betting that both the 'economy gets healthy soon' and this government gets spending under control is a tiny group, indeed.

Bob Beauprez

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#42. Sometimes I think you realists are the most sentimental people in the world.

John Steinbeck

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#43. We're hard-core realists - we just pay lip service to death and decay and keep right on feeling immortal anyway.

Peter Watts

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#44. Now people can generally be classified into two groups: the mediocre realists and the mediocre dreamers.

Haruki Murakami

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#45. Political realists see the world as it is: an arena of power politics moved primarily by perceived immediate self-interests, where morality is rhetorical rationale for expedient action and self-interest.

Saul D. Alinsky

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#46. Creative people are optimistic realists to discover versatility.

Pearl Zhu

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#47. I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.

Aretha Franklin

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#48. For the first time in American history, men in authority are talking about an 'emergency' without a foreseeable end ... such men as these are crackpot realists: in the name of realism they have constructed a paranoid reality all their own.

C. Wright Mills

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#49. I've never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists.

Hillary Clinton

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#50. There are only two kinds of people in this world. The realists and the dreamers. The realists know where they are going and the dreamers have already been there.

Robert Orben

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#51. Men are not realists - only women are.

Mae West

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#52. Being an idealist is not being a simpleton; without idealists there would be no optimism and without optimism there would be no courage to achieve advances that so-called realists would have you believe could never come to fruition.

Alisa Steinberg

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#53. Realists know where they're going. Dreamers have already been there.

Robert Orben

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#54. Perfectionists talk about first love. Realists talk about true love. Optimists talk just about love.

Jasleen Kaur Gumber

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#55. The Realists
HOPE that you may understand!
What can books of men that wive
In a dragon-guarded land,
Paintings of the dolphin-drawn
Sea-nymphs in their pearly waggons
Do, but awake a hope to live
That had gone
With the dragons?


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#56. I've been cordially invited to join the visceral realists. I accepted, of course. There was no initiation ceremony. It was better that way.

Roberto Bolano

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#57. I'm a realist. And realists don't fool themselves.

Adam Dunn

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#58. It was a well-balanced family with its conservatives and its radicals, its dreamers and its realists.

John Steinbeck

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#59. Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.

Paul Wellstone

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#60. Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitudes of measurements it invites the attention of perfectionists.

Heywood Hale Broun

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#61. A fierce brief fusion which dreamers call real, and realists, an illusion; an insight like the flight of birds ...

Sylvia Plath

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#62. I think hard times are coming. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries, the realists of a larger reality.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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#63. A true gentleman is at a disadvantage in dealing with women. Women are realists, and their tactics are realistic, so no man should be a gentleman where women are concerned unless the women are very, very old or very, very young. Women admire gentlemen, and sleep with cads.

Louis L'Amour

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#64. Scientific realists claim that the aim of science is to give us theories

Matthew Chrisman

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#65. Almost everyone is overconfident
except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.

Joseph T. Hallinan

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#66. Cynical' is a term invented by optimists to describe realists.


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#67. Most people are optimists, although they may claim they are not. People who call themselves realists are often the biggest optimists of all.

Stephen King

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#68. The framers were realists; they recognized that the best constitution in the world could be distorted and destroyed by men determined to do so.

John Eidsmoe

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#69. A realist is a slave to reality.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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#70. What a trajedy to be a martyr for love, yet we worship the characters anyways because they remind us of how we struggled.

Shannon L. Alder

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#71. Any power that doesn't give you benefit is not a power.

M.F. Moonzajer

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