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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.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.
Giotto di Bondone
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.
Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Robert Wilson Lynd
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
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.
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.
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.
I never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.
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
We all need illusions. That's why we love movies.
Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
Edwin Louis Cole
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
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.
The mistakes we make when we try to imagine our personal futures are also lawful, regular, and systematic. They, too, have a pattern that tells us about the powers and limits of foresight in much the same way that optical illusions tell us about the powers and limits of eyesight.
I'm an idealist without illusions.
John F. Kennedy
I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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