“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.”
“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality”
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
“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.”
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”
“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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