“You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.”
“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.”
“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality”
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
“Carlyle said that men were mostly fools. Christianity, with a surer and more reverend realism, says that they are all fools.”
G. K. Chesterton
“While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance”
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