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We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.
Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.
I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it's easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin' man and the loner.
People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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