When we are aware that what we are experiencing is an image, we do not give it the kind of belief that we should give to a sensation: we do not think that it has the same power of producing knowledge of the "external world." Images are "imaginary"; in SOME sense they are "unreal
." But this difference is hard to analyse or state correctly.
These dream episodes constituted for him another land of Otherwhere, mysterious, unreal
, and evanescent as clouds drifting across the sky or bubbles taking iridescent form and bursting on the surface of the sea.
But the crowning unreality of his long unreal
ride, was, their all at once rising to receive him, with every refinement of manner known to the time, and with all the engaging graces and courtesies of life.
With every word the mist which had enveloped them, making them seem unreal
to each other, since the previous afternoon melted a little further, and their contact became more and more natural.
I go out into the Byfleet Road, and vehicles pass me, a butcher boy in a cart, a cabful of visitors, a workman on a bicycle, children going to school, and suddenly they become vague and unreal
, and I hurry again with the artilleryman through the hot, brooding silence.
Here is reality emerging from the unreal
, spring renewing, love and beauty triumphant over death and decay.
It is a badly conceived work, Barbara, and also unreal
, for the reason that in creation such a Tchinovnik does not exist.
It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal
I have always had a great love for the absolutely unreal
, the purely fanciful in all the arts, as well as of the absolutely real; I like the one on a far lower plane than the other, but it delights me, as a pantomime at a theatre does, or a comic opera, which has its being wholly outside the realm of the probabilities.
There is, however, a tendency to draw an unreal
distinction between the former three dimensions and the latter, because it happens that our consciousness moves intermittently in one direction along the latter from the beginning to the end of our lives.'
Pale and unreal
in the moonlight, the river floated them away.