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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 must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
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.
Everybody sooner or later has to drop the luggage and the baggage of illusions.
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.
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.
Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
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 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.
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
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake.
There is an interesting scientific dispute about realism and optimism. 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.
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.
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.
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I was fascinated with optical illusions.
Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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