„Humor (is) the process that allows one to brush reality aside when it gets too distressing.“

—  André Breton, livro Anthology of Black Humor

Fonte: Anthology of Black Humor

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„One of the limits of reality
Presents itself in Oley when the hay,
Baked through long days, is piled in mows. It is
A land too ripe for enigmas, too serene.…“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

"Credences of Summer"
Collected Poems (1954)
Contexto: One of the limits of reality
Presents itself in Oley when the hay,
Baked through long days, is piled in mows. It is
A land too ripe for enigmas, too serene.…
Things stop in that direction and since they stop
The direction stops and we accept what is
As good. The utmost must be good and is…

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„Reality, it cannot be repeated too often, varies with every one of us.“

—  Maurice Barrès French novelist 1862 - 1923

Fonte: Pène du Bois, Henri (1897). Witty, Wise and Wicked Maxims https://archive.org/stream/wittywisewickedm00peneiala#page/n3/mode/2up, New York: Brentano's, p. 88.

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„Humor can be a doorway into the deepest reality, and wit and playfulness are a desperately serious transcendence of evil.“

—  Tom Robbins American writer 1932

High Times interview (2002)
Contexto: Usually, my witticisms are composed on the spot. They're simply intrinsic; an inseparable, integral, organic part of my writing process — doubtlessly because humor is an inseparable, integral part of my philosophical worldview. The comic sensibility is vastly, almost tragically, underrated by Western intellectuals. Humor can be a doorway into the deepest reality, and wit and playfulness are a desperately serious transcendence of evil. My comic sense, although deliberately Americanized, is, in its intent, much closer related to the crazy wisdom of Zen monks and the goofy genius of Taoist masters than it is to, say, the satirical gibes on Saturday Night Live. It has both a literary and a metaphysical function.

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„Reality becomes illusory and observer-oriented when you study general relativity. Or Buddhism. Or get drafted.“

—  Joe Haldeman, livro The Forever War

Fonte: The Forever War (1974), Chapter 10 (p. 46)
Contexto: Relativity propped it up, at least gave it the illusion of being there... the way all reality becomes illusory and observer-oriented when you study general relativity. Or Buddhism. Or get drafted.

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„I have never looked for dream in reality or reality in dream. I have allowed my imagination free play, and I have not been led astray by it.“

—  Gustave Moreau French painter 1826 - 1898

As quoted in "The Many Faces of Gustave Moreau" by Bennett Schiff in Smithsonian magazine (August 1999) http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/1999/august/moreau.php

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„Too far a retreat from reality is insanity.“

—  Poul Anderson, livro Brain Wave

Fonte: Brain Wave (1954), Chapter 10 (p. 82)

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„Sometime reality is too complex. Stories give it form.“

—  Jean-Luc Godard French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic 1930

„Too much reality can be a dazzle, a surfeit“

—  Theodore Roethke, livro The Far Field

"The Abyss"
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Contexto: Too much reality can be a dazzle, a surfeit;
Too close immediacy an exhaustion

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