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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.
I wish what I do was all real. Some of it's real, some of it's an illusion and I try to blur the line between both, but unfortunately I've got to be honest with you. Taking a $1 bill and turning it into a $100 - unfortunately it's not real.
What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
George Jean Nathan
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
I don't do formal debates, because formal debates where you have two people up on a stage in equal status, and each of them is given 20 minutes to give their point of view, and then 10 minutes for a rebuttal, or whatever, that creates the illusion that you really do have here two equal points of view of equal scientific standing.
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
I just think, as a model, it's taught me to be a master of deception and illusion.
There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Emile M. Cioran
If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
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