“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.”
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
“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.”
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality”
“True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.”
“Carlyle said that men were mostly fools. Christianity, with a surer and more reverend realism, says that they are all fools.”
G. K. Chesterton
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