Realism Quotes

If someone tells you he is going to make ‘a realistic decision,’ you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad. Mary McCarthy

The visionary is the only true realist. Federico Fellini

In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles. David Ben Gurion

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing. Jean Cocteau

I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for. Oscar Wilde

An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. Sydney J Harris

When you’re young, try to be realistic; as you get older, become idealistic. You’ll live longer. Anthony D’Angelo

To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed. Hubert Humphrey