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Realism Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Realism are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Painting is the representation of visible forms.
The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
- Gustave Courbet

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism,
etc.
It seemed pointless to argue.
We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.
- George Oppen

Comedy is exaggerated realism.
It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous,
but it must always be believable.
- Paul Lynde

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based
on a solid foundation of social and political realism.
- Claude McKay

 

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's
comment to the effect that if we worked really hard,
we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.
- Marvin Minsky

In creating the Harry Potter artwork,
I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability
to the characters and setting,
but still add an element of wonder and the unknown.
- Mary Grandpre

I only understand realism.
- Manuel Puig


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We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism,
a little bit more flexibility.
- Mitchell Reiss

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone
in order to make an abstract form and space;
quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
- Barbara Hepworth

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look;
this sort of photographic realism,
but with a certain abstraction that comics can give.
It's kind of a fine line.
- Daniel Clowes

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens,
our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of
crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney

I hate that which we have decided to call realism,
even though I have been made one of its high priests.
- Gustave Flaubert

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

I stopped making movies because I don't like taking my clothes off.
Maybe it's realism, but in my opinion,
it's utter filth.
- Debbie Reynolds

Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty,
but I fought for realism.
- Bette Davis

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism
in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them,
and revert to realism.
- Marguerite Young

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

Realism is always subjective in film.
There's no such thing as cinema verite.
- Crispin Glover

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

Realism is a bad word.
In a sense everything is realistic.
I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
- Federico Fellini

We need realism to deal with reality.
- Slick Rick

You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.
- Dylan Moran

Satire is people as they are; romanticism,
people as they would like to be; realism,
people as they seem with their insides left out.
- Dawn Powell

Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality,
but of the discursive conventions by which and for
which a sense of reality is constructed.
- John Fiske

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality.
Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced
right into nonobjective painting.
- Jackson Pollock

But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're
trying to go toward a sense of realism -
toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive
and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
- Jim Henson

My mother learned that she was carrying me at about
the same time the Second World War was declared;
with the family talent for magic realism,
she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
- Angela Carter

Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people
refer to as Yankee Magic Realism,
and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape
that definitely leads into the dark woods.
- Alice Hoffman

Today, Democrats not only have the White House;
they have the Senate too.
So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve,
while at the same recognizing that realism should never
be confused with capitulation.
- Mitch McConnell

I would never write realistic prose.
I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style,
but in the course of their book abandon it for realism,
and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.
- Marguerite Young

When James Cameron brought me the script,
which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks,
I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film,
but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
- Kathryn Bigelow

There is one thing the photograph must contain,
the humanity of the moment.
This kind of photography is realism.
But realism is not enough - there has to be vision,
and the two together can make a good photograph.
- Robert Frank

Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life.
What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw
on those experiences to create a sense of excitement
and realism within the story.
- Oliver North

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the
teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and
directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men
and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher

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.
- Tori Amos

It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy,
e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false;
and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question,
which is the true one.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Look at any inspired painting.
It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
- Philip Guston

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

I believe that painting should come through the avenues
of meditation rather than the canals of action.
- Mark Tobey

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it -
film-making,
the music world, painting - because people who take
themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
- Rebecca Miller

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely
with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
- Edward Hopper

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.
- Robert Rauschenberg

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess.
Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take,
and the painting comes out well.
- Jackson Pollock

Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're
painting the state of the culture of America.
I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim.
- Donald Judd

Now painting is different.
It's something recollected in tranquility.
- Jack Levine

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does,
or music.
If you are born knowing them, fine.
If not, learn them.
Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies.
Most people consider painting a hobby and literature,
schoolwork.
- Brad Holland

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity
with the minimum of means.
It is this which has led me to give my painting a character
of even greater bareness.
- Joan Miro

I still take photographs for my own use,
personal studies.
I do not feel that I can fully express my views through
the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
- John Dyer

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original,
has never been its own goal.
- Kazimir Malevich

I want to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne


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