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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.
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light.
We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Emile M. Cioran
You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values.
Because you know, down deep in my heart, when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.
The source of all the material comes from nothingness, illusion is working more on things you can prove. That's the principle, the essence of life, it is actually an illusion, not immaterial. That's worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way, that is the truth.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can't even comprehend it. It's such an illusion, it's such a strange thing.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.
King Hussein I
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
My point was that it's hard to make good films, but I'm not under any illusion that you do all the time.
Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
I probably complicate things unnecessarily now just to give the illusion of professionalism.
The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
Charles Horton Cooley
We have that illusion that we are 'deciding' what to make a character do, in order to 'convey our message' or something like that. But, at least in my experience, you are often more like a river-rafting guide who's been paid a bonus to purposely steer your clients into the roughest possible water.
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.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow.
The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion.
It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.'
Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
There's a way in which 'The Illusion' is a play about the theater.
We go on dates thinking that person is our future husband or wife, without getting to know them, as we live in a fantasy and an illusion of romance.
Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
Mario Vargas Llosa
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.
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