, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been
, whether or not it is observable
. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.
Philosophers, mathematicians, and others ancient and modern such as Aristotle
, Frege, Wittgenstein, Russell
etc., have made a distinction between thought
corresponding to reality, coherent abstractions, and that which cannot even be rationally
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
It is not the form of things that must be attended to but their spirit. The real is what matters, not the apparent. In politics, reality is that which is unseen. ~ José Martí
I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal.
The first thing necessary for a constructive dealing with time is to learn to live in the reality of the present moment. For psychologically speaking, this present moment is all we have.
Consciousness is unquantifiable, a ghost in the machine, barely considered real at all, though in a sense this flickering mosaic of awareness is the only true reality that we can ever know.
Ideas, unlike solid structures, do not perish. They remain immortal, immaterial and everywhere, like all Divine things. Ideas are a golden, savage landscape that we wander unaware, without a map. Be careful: in the last analysis, reality may be exactly what we think it is.
Reality is what you make of it.
There is no reality but God, says the completely surrendered sheik, who is an ocean for all beings.
You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open.