“True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.”
“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”
“The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.”
“Was this a momentary lapse of realism? ... What was behind this incredibly puzzling and, to some of us, disconnected statement from reality?”
“It reflects a realism that women are going to have to take more responsibility. It also said to us, we want to educate women, and work with them on long-term planning.”
“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.”
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