Quotations on Realism

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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
(Keywords: Family, Time, War, Mother, Talent, Day, Magic, Realism, World, World war)

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
(Keywords: Vision, Realism, Want)

Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
- Federico Fellini
(Keywords: Realism, Sense, Word)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Men, Women, Realism, Research, Sanity, Statistics, Teaching)

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
(Keywords: Fidelity, Realism, Reality, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Realism, Wonder)

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney
(Keywords: Positive, Realism, Sense, Writers)

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
(Keywords: Realism, Reality, Sense, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Purpose, Order, Pleasure, Realism, Space)

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
(Keywords: Quality, People, Magic, Realism, Tradition, Yankee)

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
(Keywords: Democrats, Realism, Senate, Today)

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
(Keywords: Effect, Realism, Years)

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
(Keywords: Life, Excitement, Mission, Pretty, Realism, Sense)

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
(Keywords: People, Old, Realism, Theory)

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
- Jackson Pollock
(Keywords: Painting, Realism, Right)

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
(Keywords: People, Realism, Satire)

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig
(Keywords: Constitution, Film, Nothing, Realism, Reality)

We need realism to deal with reality.
- Slick Rick
(Keywords: Realism, Reality)

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.
- Edmund White
(Keywords: Realism, Sincerity)

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
(Keywords: Philosophy, Realism, Writers)

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
(Keywords: People, Prose, Realism, Style)









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