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I do not think that any realism is beautiful.
– H. P. Lovecraft
In all my books, I try to have a strong element of realism underlying the fantastic.
– Garth Nix
I hate that which we have decided to call realism, even though I have been made one of its high priests.
– Gustave Flaubert
From ‘Trainspotting’ to ‘Acid House,’ I moved from urban realism into fantasy.
– Irvine Welsh
Distrust of government isn’t baseless cynicism. It’s realism.
– Ben Shapiro
We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism, a little bit more flexibility.
– Mitchell Reiss
Realism is always subjective in film. There’s no such thing as cinema verite.
– Crispin Glover
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
– Gustave Courbet
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
You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.
– Dylan Moran
Action films have a certain illogicalness to them. They’re what we call, when we’re working, ‘exaggerated realism.’
– Nick Nolte
I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.
– Edmund White
Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
– Paul Lynde
I only understand realism.
– Manuel Puig
The cinema that interests me departs from realism.
– Jacques Audiard
I read a lot of fantasy as a kid. I read ‘The Hobbit’ and all of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ books, but I also read a lot of realism like ‘The Outsiders.’
– Lisa Papademetriou
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
– Seamus Heaney
As a director, I have to feel realism from actors, and they can’t be plastic.
– Tommy Wiseau
I’ve always wanted to do pieces that have an integral sense of realism and aren’t just there for titillation.
– Tom Weston-Jones
We need realism to deal with reality.
– Slick Rick
I have always thought that foreign-policy idealism has to be tempered with realism.
– William Hague