100 Painful Reality Quotes About Life, Sad Love, Dreams

Reality is the actual aspect of the matter while unreal is the reverse and false representation of the opposite. It’s hard to avoid the real thing. Real love, real dream is the real form while everything else is lawless and uncertain. If you are looking for painful reality quotes about life, love and dreams then you will find them here.

Painful Reality Quotes About Life

The realities of life do not allow themselves to be forgotten. -Victor Hugo


Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can. -Victor Hugo

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. -Jane Wagner

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. -Arthur Conan Doyle


Because an illusion is an illusion. Reality always exists despite the facade. -Kasie West

Real-life is only ever just real life. Messy. What it means depends on how you look at it. The only thing you’ve got to do is find a way to live there. -Patrick Ness

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. -Aristotle


You can’t just wish change; you have to live the change in order for it to become a reality. -Steve Maraboli

I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real. -Hunter S. Thompson

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. -Cesare Pavese


Pain forces even the innocent to lie. -Publilius Syrus

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. -Khalil Gibran

We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain. -Jesse Jackson


Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. -Jim Morrison

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. -Simone Weil

Reality Quotes About Love

The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love. -Hans Urs von Balthasar


Romance is the deepest thing in life. It is deeper than reality. -G.K. Chesterton

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. -James A. Baldwin

Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love. -Andy Warhol


You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. -Dr. Seuss

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. -C. JoyBell C.

Unconditional love will have the final word in reality. -Martin Luther King, Jr.


Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t want to live there. -Adam Young

Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything. -Henri Frederic Amiel

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. -Walt Disney

Nothing in this world was more difficult than love. -Gabriel García Marquez

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. -Jess C. Scott

Quotes About Reality and Dreams

Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it. -Queen Latifah


The dreams we are chasing and the reality that is chasing us are always parallel; they never meet. -Ai Yazawa

Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. -Criss Jami

You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality. – Les Brown


Regain your senses, call yourself back, and once again wake up. Now that you realize that only dreams were troubling you, view this ‘reality’ as you view your dreams. -Marcus Aurelius

To me, a fairy tale seems to have become reality. -Nelly Sachs

Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams. -Murasaki Shikibu


Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. -Jessamyn West

I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then. -Philip K. Dick

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating. -Simone Weil

Truth Reality Quotes

There’s a harsh reality to situations where demand outstrips supply. -Travis Kalanick


Reality is the name we give to our disappointments. -Mason Cooley

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. -Albert Einstein

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. -Hermann Hesse

Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real. -Michelle Hodkin

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. -Robertson Davies


As sure as water’s wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end. -Neil Gaiman

It was queer how sometimes a child’s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to. -George R.R. Martin

You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them. -Jennifer Lopez

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. -Shannon L. Alder

Not only is the universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think. -Werner Heisenberg

Fame isolates people from reality. That happens to many artists, and I don’t want it to happen to me. -Shakira

No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. -Roger Zelazny

Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. -Margaret Atwood

Philosopher Quotes On Reality

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


The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget. -Michael Bloomberg

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities. -Maya Angelou

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality. -Judy Garland

I know that plans and reality may be two different things, but I think my demands on life are minimal. -Moshe Dayan

I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality. -Clint Eastwood

Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. -William James

Sometimes I think people take reality for granted. -Francesca Zappia

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. -Shannon L. Alder

Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. -Anais Nin

In reality, many people let go of religion later in life. -Penn Jillette

You don’t have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is. -Red Haircrow

A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check. -Aubrey Plaza

It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality. -Rick Riordan

To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one. -Rainbow Rowell

If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. -Jodi Picoult

The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable. -Muhammad Iqbal

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays. -Aldous Huxley

Instead of reality being passively recorded by the brain, it is actively constructed by it. -David Eagleman

Funny Reality Quotes

It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality. -Virginia Woolf


If you’ve never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism. -Jess C Scott

Real dishes break. That’s how you know they’re real. -Marty Rubin

Life keeps throwing me lemons because I make the best lemonade. -King James Gadsden

Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling? -M.C. Escher

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