->''"He's as blind as he can be''\\
''[[SelectiveObliviousness Just sees what he wants to see]]''\\
''Nowhere Man, can you see me at all?''
-->-- '''Music/TheBeatles''', "Nowhere Man"

->''"You only see what your eyes want to see"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Madonna}}''', "Frozen"

->The mind imposes this framework which it calls ‘reality.’ That arbitrary framework has a tendency to be quite independent of what your senses report.

->That's not how I choose to remember it.
-->-- '''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Red Mage]]''', after [[spoiler:[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2010/02/20/episode-1221-longest-set-up-in-webcomic-history/ the White Mage team kill Chaos]]]].

->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''', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''

->'''Inara:''' What did I say to you about barging into my shuttle?\\
'''Mal:''' That it was [[TestosteronePoisoning manly and impulsive?]]\\
'''Inara:''' Yes, precisely. Only the exact phrase I used was "Don't."
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->What you're opposing isn't [[spoiler: Helheim]] or Yggdrasill. It's the iron rule that says the world [[EquivalentExchange demands sacrifice]] in exchange for hope. Destroy that rule itself. Destroy it and change the world.
-->-- [[spoiler:'''DJ Sagara''']], ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''

->It's like you have this belief that if you say things enough times they suddenly become true.
-->--'''Naomi''' ''Fanfic/AllYouNeedIsLove''


[[folder:real life]]

->It's like a blindfolded man sitting in broad daylight saying "I love the dark" and swatting anyone who tries to take the damned thing off.

->People don’t like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
-->--'''Helen Keller''' (attributed)

->The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

->Reality is something the human race doesn't handle very well.
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal'''

->Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
-->-- '''Aldous Huxley''', "Note on Dogma"

->Only dead fish go with the flow.
-->-- '''SarahPalin''', [[HypocriticalHumor resigning as Governor]]

->Each week, [[Wrestling/EricBischoff Bischoff]], he's, "''Annnnny'' week, we're beating [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]]!" He had a meeting every week. "WWE's closing down!" I kept lookin' at him, going, "...."[[DisapprovingLook Okay.]]" I don't think you know the same Vince [=McMahon=] ''I'' know. "We're killing Vince! They're gonna be gone!" He was consumed with it. As was Hogan, Nash, Hall, Savage, all of 'em. They just thought it was major coup...It was happiest day of my life, the day they closed down. I was so glad to see it go.
-->--'''Wrestling/RicFlair''' on the death of {{Wrestling/WCW}}

->It’s been much, much too long since we’ve all gotten a piping hot, extra large serving of cuntness from [[GoldDigger gold digging grand champion]] and one of my cunt idols Heather Mills, so thankfully she was asked to be on Ireland’s ''The Late Late Show'' where she delivered a beautifully bitchy gem. Heather, who was only relevant for being married to Music/PaulMcCartney, was a little pissed when the host Ryan Tubridy brought up Paul [=McCartney’s=] name. Thankfully for him, Heather Mills didn’t pull a Heather Mills by [[CourtroomAntic dumping a glass of water on his head]], but she did say that she wasn’t there to talk about Paul. Ryan told Heather that people are interested in what she has to say about Paul and she responded by spitting out this shiny jewel of delusion...Heather Mills thinks that Heather Mills is more relevant and ''“[[TotallyRadical in with the kids]]”'' than Paul [=McCartney=]. If delusion needs inspiration on how to be more delusional, it should spend time with Heather Mills.\\\
We all know that “kids” aren’t running up to Heather Mills in the street. That’s crazy. Most kids have been told at a very, very young age to never ever go up to that witch Heather Mills, because [[LifeDrinker she’ll eat their souls.]]
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/03/15/qotd-heather-mills-says-paul-mccartney-is-irrelevant/ Michael K.]]''', "Heather Mills Says [=Paul McCartney=] Is Irrelevant"

->At the Super Bowl in January, I went to the Bud Light boat party, which was [[VeryFalseAdvertising not actually on a boat]]. It LOOKED like an event. There were spotlights and pretty girls and famous people tucked away behind a curtain. You had to go through thousands of checkpoints to get to the party, every one of them festooned with branded signage. And after all that waiting and walking and anticipation, I was greeted with [[{{Anticlimax}} a makeshift ballroom that was largely empty inside]], like I had just traveled through the vein of a corpse to find its heart missing. That's kinda what it's like to hear Roger Goodell talk. It sounds very strong and noble and then you look closer and there's fucking nothing there. That's what happens [[SlaveToPR in a 24/7 PR universe.]] That's how punching a woman in the face gets buried under a mountain of horseshit.
-->-- '''Drew Macgary''' [[http://deadspin.com/everything-is-public-relations-now-1633071050 on]] the Ray Rice NFL scandal

->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 [[KnowNothingKnowItAll know the lives of women far better]] than any she-creature.
-->-- '''Cerberus''' [[http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/40017 rebuts]] Jonah Goldberg's "What War on Women?"