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Realism Quotes

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Realism is always subjective in film.
There's no such thing as cinema verite.
- Crispin Glover

We need realism to deal with reality.
- Slick Rick

We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism,
a little bit more flexibility.
- Mitchell Reiss

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau

 

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

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Realism is a bad word.
In a sense everything is realistic.
I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
- Federico Fellini

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off.
Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion,
it's utter filth.
- Debbie Reynolds

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism
in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them,
and revert to realism.
- Marguerite Young

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality.
Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig

In creating the Harry Potter artwork,
I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability
to the characters and setting,
but still add an element of wonder and the unknown.
- Mary Grandpre

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality,
but of the discursive conventions by which and for
which a sense of reality is constructed.
- John Fiske

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone
in order to make an abstract form and space;
quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
- Barbara Hepworth

You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.
- Dylan Moran

I only understand realism.
- Manuel Puig

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism,
etc.
It seemed pointless to argue.
We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
- George Oppen

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based
on a solid foundation of social and political realism.
- Claude McKay

Painting is the representation of visible forms.
The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
- Gustave Courbet

Satire is people as they are; romanticism,
people as they would like to be; realism,
people as they seem with their insides left out.
- Dawn Powell

I hate that which we have decided to call realism,
even though I have been made one of its high priests.
- Gustave Flaubert

Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty,
but I fought for realism.
- Bette Davis

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look;
this sort of photographic realism,
but with a certain abstraction that comics can give.
It's kind of a fine line.
- Daniel Clowes

Comedy is exaggerated realism.
It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous,
but it must always be believable.
- Paul Lynde

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced
right into nonobjective painting.
- Jackson Pollock

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens,
our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of
crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's
comment to the effect that if we worked really hard,
we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.
- Marvin Minsky

But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're
trying to go toward a sense of realism -
toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive
and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
- Jim Henson

I would never write realistic prose.
I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style,
but in the course of their book abandon it for realism,
and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.
- Marguerite Young

Today, Democrats not only have the White House;
they have the Senate too.
So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve,
while at the same recognizing that realism should never
be confused with capitulation.
- Mitch McConnell

My mother learned that she was carrying me at about
the same time the Second World War was declared;
with the family talent for magic realism,
she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
- Angela Carter

Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life.
What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw
on those experiences to create a sense of excitement
and realism within the story.
- Oliver North

Our generation has an incredible amount of realism,
yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change.
Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
- Tori Amos

There is one thing the photograph must contain,
the humanity of the moment.
This kind of photography is realism.
But realism is not enough - there has to be vision,
and the two together can make a good photograph.
- Robert Frank

When James Cameron brought me the script,
which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks,
I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film,
but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people
refer to as Yankee Magic Realism,
and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape
that definitely leads into the dark woods.
- Alice Hoffman

It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy,
e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false;
and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question,
which is the true one.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the
teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and
directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men
and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher

When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in
the night with things still undone in life,
they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.
Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies,
and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience.
They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective,
or that seems too long, or that doesn't work.
- Richard Donner

The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern.
The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy,
of being subjective.
- Manuel Puig

But when you're in something together,
it's very hard to be objective and you're very subjective.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective
thing that can't win for everyone,
while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random
symbol for petty tribal behavior.
- John Carmack

From my subjective position, there was no honeymoon.
- John Hickenlooper

Dream study impacts culture.
We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams.
We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world.
That helps spiritualize our lives.
- Henry Reed

I'm open to comments.
I'm open to objective points of view,
because I've been very narrow and very subjective.
- Richard Donner

But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our
subjective impression of free will,
which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior,
comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Hitchcock makes it very clear to us.
There's an objective and a subjective camera,
like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature.
- Manuel Puig

Travel is very subjective.
What one person loves, another loathes.
- Robin Leach

I mean, the competition is really created by the buzz around the Emmys.
It's a totally subjective thing.
- Michael C. Hall

Sexual harassment is complex, subtle,
and highly subjective.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.
- Georges Rouault

All experience is subjective.
- Gregory Bateson

It is psychological law that whatever we desire to
accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
- Orison Swett Marden

The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort;
we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.
- Wilhelm Wundt

People tend to vote the present tense -
not the subjective.
- Diane Sawyer

No sane person should believe that something is subjective
merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
- Hilary Putnam

I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen
their original voice as writers rather than imposing
my own subjective tastes,
judgements or sensibility on the project.
- Douglas Wood

Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the
taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective.
- J. Philippe Rushton

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone.
She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on.
As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
- Anna Julia Cooper

I have a problem when people say something's real or not real,
or normal or abnormal.
The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective.
I've always been confused and never had a clearcut
understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.
- Tim Burton

Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and
resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some
in the media that values are subjective,
to be defined by the individual and not by God.
- Trent Lott

The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective
when it comes to describing my characters:
they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out -
but to put your mind at ease,
I built Paul Snider from the outside in.
- Eric Roberts

The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous
organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress,
spirituality, and value in order to transform them
from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life.
- Georg Simmel

A Truth is the subjective development of that which
is at once both new and universal.
New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation.
Universal: that which can interest, rightly,
every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
- Alain Badiou

As with sound, images are subjective.
You and I may not see the same color red as red,
but we will probably agree that the image on the screen
is a digital image or film image,
based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate.
- John Dykstra

Love is blind.
My politics has been, too.
I think you can fall in love with ideas,
and you can fall in love with people.
It's a very subjective experience.
And I'm loyal to that experience.
- Robert Wyatt

When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess,
then naturally this is subjective.
Beauty can be found in a very technical,
mathematical game for example.
That is the beauty of clarity.
- Vladimir Kramnik


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