— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
— Coretta Scott King American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1927 - 2006
Statement soon after her husband's slaying in April 1968, as quoted in CNN obituary (January 31, 2006) http://www2.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/king.obit.ap/
„When I work, I'm just translating the world around me in what seems to be straightforward terms. For my readers, this is sometimes a vision that's not familiar. But I'm not trying to manipulate reality. This is just what I see and hear.“
— Don DeLillo American novelist, playwright and essayist 1936
— Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958
— Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958
„I like the fact that I'm involved in a career that gives me so many different mediums to perform in. The entertainment industry in the last 10 years has been so fragmented, from scripted programming to reality. There's work not just on TV and in film, but you know, on your cell phone, on the Internet. There's so many [venues] now, and each of them looking for quality content, that, you know, I'm just going with the flow. And I'm having fun with every wave.“
— Ian Ziering American actor 1964
'Sharknado's' Ian Ziering: 'Maybe This Is My Pulp Fiction Moment' http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sharknados-ian-ziering-maybe-is-my-pulp-fiction-moment-584659 (July 12, 2013)
„But I don't think there's ever been a time when the two sides just have two different sets of reality.“
— Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956
Context: This is a really fascinating time because, again, we live in these two different realities. I don't think it's ever been like this. I know there's always been a — shall we say passionate — a passionate divide in American politics. But I don't think there's ever been a time when the two sides just have two different sets of reality. I mean, if more than half the Republicans think that Obama is trying to impose Sharia law on the United States of America, that's not something that you can argue about. That's just something in their view that has to be extirpated.
„[I'm as naïve] as a child sometimes. People think I'm like Machiavelli. And yet I'm an even bigger sucker than Machiavelli was… In diplomatic manoevering, I seem devious and diabolical in my intentions, when in reality I'm not even that clever.“
— Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012
Said during his exile in Peking, as quoted by Oriana Fallaci (June 1973), Intervista con la Storia (sixth edition, 2011). page 113.
„Writer: What, above all, I'm primarily concerned with is the substance of life, the pith of reality. If I had to sum up my work, that's it, really. I'm taking the pith out of reality.“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
"The Pith and its Pitfalls", p. 384 (1981).
„It’s absolutely crucial that we don’t conflate this internal reality with the external reality that it’s tracking, because the two are very different. My brain’s internal reality is like the dashboard of my car: a convenient summary of the most useful information. Just as my car’s dashboard tells me my speed, fuel level, motor temperature, and other things useful for a driver to be aware of, my brain’s dashboard/reality model tells me my speed and position, my hunger level, the air temperature, highlights of my surroundings and other things useful for the operator of a human body to be aware of.“
— Max Tegmark Swedish-American cosmologist 1967