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We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
The world is real. Consciousness is the illusion.
There's a way in which 'The Illusion' is a play about the theater.
I love the idea I can go off with a single camera and a few rolls of film unencumbered... I was not interested in the illusion of reality, I wanted to get close to what was happening.
How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
Lewis H. Lapham
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.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
Everybody needs to show respect to each others' ways and the cultural life that you get on this planet. Don't get caught up on 'I'm brown, black, white, red, blue, whatever.' You gotta ask, what were you called before 1492? All these names we're using now are just an illusion made to keep us fighting each other.
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.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
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
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.
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
Part of the way the work world works is not so much creating a separation between your work and your free time, but creating the illusion of a separation between your work and your free time. Every day is the weekend for me, which means I'm always busy.
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.
Clothing creates the illusion that bodies fit an aesthetically pleasing norm. And that illusion depends on getting the fit right. Garments that bunch, pull, or sag call attention to figure flaws and often make people look worse than they would without clothes.
People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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