Realists

Nov. 18th, 2009 09:02 am
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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward.
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"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." --Albert Einstein (1879-1955).


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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
—Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), "Proper Studies", 1927

Reality

Jun. 7th, 2008 09:15 pm
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“The map is not the territory”.

This has been passed around a lot, but I’ve been told by Smart Folks ™ that the original source is a book titled “Science and Sanity”, by Alfred Korzybski.

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Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.  Jules de Gaultier
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"Really, there comes a point where reality itself is so absurd that it's literally beyond anyone's ability to parody it."
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It's not denial, I'm just very selective about the reality I accept.  -- Calvin in Calvin and Hobbes (by Bill Watterson)

Reality

Sep. 18th, 2007 02:45 am
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Reality is for those who can't handle drugs.
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Your focus determines your reality.
--Jedi saying

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