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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I'm an idealist without illusions.
John F. Kennedy
These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
As a playwright, you can cover a lot of waterfront without being able to hold your own against an expert in any of those areas. I have no illusions about that.
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
Daniel J. Boorstin
God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.
Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
Words are illusions.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
I've never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there's just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.
Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
Edwin Louis Cole
Everybody sooner or later has to drop the luggage and the baggage of illusions.
Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
My work is not great, but it's respectable. I have no false illusions.
I never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.
Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
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