"When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more."
"Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures."
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."
"Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating."
"Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic."
"Doffing the ego'ssafe glory, he findshis naked reality."
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
"To make things 'perfectly clear' is reactionary and stupefying. The real is not perfectly clear."
"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities."
"I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances."
"We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN."