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Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages.
We live in a world of denial, and we don't know what the truth is anymore.
I think the greatest illusion we have is that denial protects us. It's actually the biggest distortion and lie. In fact, staying asleep is what's killing us.
I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
America does not need another political campaign based on denial and avoidance of some of our real problems. It needs a crusade to reform and renew our country, its institutions and political system.
I think vampires are different from human beings, but they're sentenced to eternity on this planet. They have the same confusion about love and permanence, integrity, and denial. These qualities really are the same in vampire characters as in humans. I think they're universal themes.
I believe we're all in denial about the people we love.
Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
Stephen Jay Gould
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
Hope is the denial of reality.
You have to love your country like an adult loves somebody, not like a child loves its mommy. And right-wing Republicans tend to love America like a child loves its mommy, where everything Mommy does is okay. But adult love means you're not in denial, and you want the loved one to be the best they can be.
To deny that human beings are filled with anti-social passions betrays a denial of reality and a lack of self-awareness. One has to be taught nonsense for a great many formative years to believe it.
She's probably in denial that she's a great big ball of insecurity and I'm quite well aware that I am one.
Denial has been a way of life for me for many years. I actually believe in denial.
Debate is so much better than denial.
There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.
Being a parent has taught me a lot of things already, you know, though it's only been a year and half, and has made me address parts of myself that I would otherwise live in comfortable denial of, or you know and - you know, for instance, my self-loathing.
Even on the spiritual path, we have things we'll tend to cover up or be in denial about.
It's up to any government to decide how to react to the denial of basic human rights anywhere in the world, including Egypt.
With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see - you can't hide anything, really. And it's kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on - who cares? That youth culture - that lying about your age - it's all denial of death anyway.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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