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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.
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.
I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.
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.
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an 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.
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.
Mindfulness is a quality that's always there. It's an illusion that there's a meditation and post-meditation period, which I always find amusing, because you're either mindful or you're not.
Magic's an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder. And I was just intrigued with that idea.
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.
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.
Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn't exist in the present here and now.
There are limits to how much sound a cello can make. That's part of the framing of acoustical instruments. Finding what those limits might be, and then trying to suggest perhaps even the illusion of going beyond is part of that kind of effort.
Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species - us.
They're very harsh people, the British: hard to impress, very tough on each other, but I rather like that. It's not that the British are more honest - you're just under no illusion with them.
It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
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.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
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.
Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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