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If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
The language of judicial decision is mainly the language of logic. And the logical method and form flatter that longing for certainty and for repose which is in every human mind. But certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
Glamour is a beautiful illusion - the word 'glamour' originally meant a literal magic spell - that promises to transcend ordinary life and make the ideal real. It depends on a special combination of mystery and grace. Too much information breaks the spell.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
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.
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
There are limits to how much sound a cello can make. That's part of the framing of acoustical instruments. Finding what those limits might be, and then trying to suggest perhaps even the illusion of going beyond is part of that kind of effort.
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
Lewis H. Lapham
Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen.
Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
Charles M. Schulz
In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
Pope John Paul II
If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
I came down to the living room one day and my wife was standing in the living room. It wasn't an illusion. I saw her out of the corner of my eye. The moment I saw her, she vanished.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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