"He's as blind as he can be
Just sees what he wants to see
Nowhere Man, can you see me at all?
— The Beatles, "Nowhere Man"
"You only see what your eyes want to see"
— Madonna, "Frozen"
"It takes a strong man to deny what's right in front of him. And if the truth is undeniable... you create your own."
— John Konrad, Spec Ops: The Line
Inara: What did I say to you about barging into my shuttle?
Mal: That it was manly and impulsive?
Inara: Yes, precisely. Only the exact phrase I used was "Don't."
"What you're opposing isn't Helheim or Yggdrasill. It's the iron rule that says the world demands sacrifice in exchange for hope. Destroy that rule itself. Destroy it and change the world."
— DJ Sagara, Kamen Rider Gaim
Naomi: It's like you have this belief that if you say things enough times they suddenly become true.
Light: I do not.
Naomi: I'm the god of the new world?
Light (confused): But I am the god of the new world.
Naomi: No you're not. I have good intentions? Raye Penber is wallpaper? I don't get high off the murders of rapists and other murderers? I can keep going, you know, if I really want to.
Light: All true, I don't say them to make them true I just have to remind everyone else that they're true. If I didn't say anything people would assume that Matsuda's theories are correct, and I just won't stand for that.
Naomi: Yeah, completely buying that.
“Reality is something the human race doesn't handle very well.”
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
— Aldous Huxley, "Note on Dogma"
"Man, if reality and the feminazis are right, then this rape culture is fucking insane and brutal and I’d be an asshole for supporting it and shitting on the only people trying to fix it… thus, it must all be make-believe because I as the All-Holy Penis-Bearer know the lives of women far better than any she-creature."
— Sadly, No! rebuts Jonah Goldberg's "What War on Women?"
"These people love the truth, they just hate facts."
— Bill Maher, on Obama "birthers"