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Performance-enhancing drugs are an illusion. I wish I had never gotten involved with steroids. It was wrong. It was stupid.
Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
As far as I can see, it's not important that we have free will, just as long as we have the illusion of free will to stop us going mad.
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.
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art.
The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.
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.
After a crisis we tell ourselves we understand why it happened and maintain the illusion that the world is understandable. In fact, we should accept the world is incomprehensible much of the time.
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.
I enjoyed mathematics from a very young age. At the beginning of college, I had this illusion, which was kind of silly in retrospect, that if I just understood math and physics and philosophy, I could figure out everything else from first principles.
Erez Lieberman Aiden
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
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.
The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race.
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.
No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species - us.
When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.
I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
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
I think there's a lot of anesthesia being - that's been pumped into American culture, the mass media television, various forms of entertainment, and the illusion of wealth that we now understand to be an illusion as well as the illusion that America is a world power.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
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