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Letter "R" » realism
«Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.»
Author: Eugene Ionesco
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«True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.»
«Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.»
«Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.»
«REALISM, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
«Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.»
Author: Albert Camus
«What realism! Knew when to stop, too ? didn?t cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?»
«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.»
«While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance»