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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
European nations began World War I with a glamorous vision of war, only to be psychologically shattered by the realities of the trenches. The experience changed the way people referred to the glamour of battle; they treated it no longer as a positive quality but as a dangerous illusion.
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.
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.
Nothing is more sad than the death of 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.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
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 the first of all pleasures.
Limits, like fear, is often an 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.
Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
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.
Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
Charles M. Schulz
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.
What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he's become a different person.
Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one.
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.
Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
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.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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