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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.
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
I was fascinated with optical illusions.
Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.
About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I'm good at. I know what I ain't. I'm always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that's the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.
You can watch actors create their illusions, but if you don't see where they get the pigeons from, you don't really know how they're doing it.
Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.
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.
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 like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you're left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.
I never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
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
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
We all need illusions. That's why we love movies.
Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Official truths are often powerful illusions.
History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It's one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn't live without.
I'm an actor. I hate to blow everyone's illusions.
I have my dark side. You have your dark side. From the second that we have a brain, there are things that are not right - we are human beings with all these illusions and complexes and everything. That's attractive to me.
Our democratic societies are in danger. In allowing ourselves to be infiltrated by fear, to be blinded by the passion of identity, we are entertaining the most serious illusions about our freedom.
The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.
Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out.
Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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