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
It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one. Morris Raphael Cohen
It's time to bury the unreal, failed 'realism' of those who have long thought that dictators brought stability. Elliott Abrams
Each time I'm starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare... As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism. Arnaud Desplechin
For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public. Douglas Alexander