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I won't hold any illusions of changing the world or any such nonsense. But maybe, just maybe, I'm helping someone else change his or her life a little bit for the better, even if it just means giving someone a magical place in which to hide.
R. A. Salvatore
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.
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.
While producing art works, illusions appear from time to time due to my mental illness. Every day is a struggle for me.
Many self-help books give you these neat, tidy formulas that are really illusions. They dupe people into thinking, 'Well if I can just do that, then everything's going to be okay.' My work differs in that I don't offer quick solutions and simple explanations.
I am determined to live without illusions. I want to look at reality straight. Without hiding.
Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
I'm really trying hard not to do anything that has been done before. So knowing everything I can about the legacy of magic challenges my team and I to invent new illusions.
Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
It is inadmissible that systems of ideas like religions, which have held so considerable a place in history, and to which, in all times, men have come to receive the energy which they must have to live, should be made up of a tissue of illusions.
May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
Ralph Thomas Walker
This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn't confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.
Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions.
Henry R. Luce
I combine magic and science to create illusions. I work with new media and interactive technologies, things like artificial intelligence or computer vision, and integrate them in my magic.
The doctors who have examined me say I am healthy enough for a long life, so don't have any illusions that I'll soon leave this world.
There is nothing fast or easy about diplomacy. I have no illusions about that.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
My work is not great, but it's respectable. I have no false illusions.
Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio.
Francis Ford Coppola
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.
By the time a second term rolls around, the illusions about a president have largely evaporated.
I'd always wanted to do these types of things - pieces of magic I could put out not as illusions, but really doing it.
Desert Storm was seen by the military establishment and by some politicians as avenging Vietnam, but it left behind dangerous illusions. The victory was so decisive, and information about it so carefully managed, that the American public was never clearly informed that it was purchased at the price of approximately 100,000 Iraqi lives.
I don't have any illusions anymore. The illusion that rock 'n' roll could change anything - I don't believe that. I've changed.
Technologies evolve in the strangest ways. Computers were created to calculate ballistics equations, and now we use them to create amusing illusions. Creating amusing illusions is a big business if you play it right.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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