„Reality is not easy, but all this make-believe doesn't make it easier.“

—  Ayaan Hirsi Ali, livro Infidel

Fonte: Infidel

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away.“

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„To make abstractions hold in reality is to destroy reality.“

—  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, livro Lectures on the Philosophy of History

Abstraktionen in der Wirklichkeit geltend machen, heißt Wirklichkeit zerstören.
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„The trouble with fiction… is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense.“

—  Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963

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„The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.“

—  Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013

Attributed to an interview on Larry King Live; also quoted in Quotable Quotes (1997) edited by Deborah Deford
Attributed variant: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
Clancy here expresses an idea evoked in similar statements made by others, all derived from the orignial made by Lord Byron:
Lord Byron: Truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain: Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't.
G. K. Chesterton: Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Leo Rosten: Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. (attributed)

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