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Every night of our lives, we dream, and our brain concocts visions which are, at least until we wake up, highly convincing. Most of us have had experiences which are verging on hallucination. It shows the power of the brain to knock up illusions.
I've known Dennis Kucinich for a long time, and I don't think I have illusions about him. Sometimes I find him pompous, male chauvinistic, intellectually unbending. But he is a good man, and a serious one.
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.
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 was fascinated with optical illusions.
Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
Words are 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.
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.
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
I never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.
I have an audio stigmatism whereby I hear things wrong - I have audio illusions.
That's the whole spiritual life. It's learning how to die. And as you learn how to die, you start losing all your illusions, and you start being capable now of true intimacy and love.
Eugene H. Peterson
The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
Official truths are often powerful illusions.
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.
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.
Dreams are illusions, and we can't let go of them because we would be dead.
I'm an actor. I hate to blow everyone's illusions.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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