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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.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
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.
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
Charles M. Schulz
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.
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
Lewis H. Lapham
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
James Patrick Murray
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
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.
Guilt is a poisonous illusion. Many languages don't even have a word for guilt. Sure, we all feel it. But we also get to decide if we're going to let guilt bring us down or not. Acknowledge the feelings, and then give yourself permission to let them go.
How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.
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.
Performance-enhancing drugs are an illusion. I wish I had never gotten involved with steroids. It was wrong. It was stupid.
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.
I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen.
The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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