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Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.
I just think, as a model, it's taught me to be a master of deception and illusion.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Emile M. Cioran
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.
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
The thought of someone spending $20 to come and see me and saying, 'Oh, I prefer the record and she's completely shattered the illusion' really upsets me. It's such a big deal that people come give me their time.
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
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.
A lot of people do that kind of nostalgia stuff believing that they were very happy in their teenage years, but that's probably just an illusion.
No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
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.
Some people think the Nobel Prize makes you bullet-proof. I never had that illusion.
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
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.
Playing a character is an illusion, and I feel that when you know too much about a person, possibly part of that illusion is disrupted.
Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.
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.
Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
Religion provides the only story that is fundamentally consoling in the face of the worst possible experiences - the death of a parent, for instance. In fact, many religions take away the problem entirely, because their adherents ostensibly believe that they're going to be reunited with everyone they love, and death is an illusion.
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.
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an 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.'
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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