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"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."

illusion quote by Oscar Wilde

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"The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed."

illusion quote by Charles Rosen

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"A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice."

illusion quote by Shana Alexander

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"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."

illusion quote by Leo Tolstoy

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"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet."

illusion quote by Woody Allen

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"When you have examined all the illusions of life and know that there isn't any reality, but you nevertheless go on, then you are a mature human being. You accept the idea that it is all mask and illusion and that people are in disguise. You see the crumbling of reality and you accept it."

illusion quote by Marguerite Young

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"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth."

illusion quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach

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"It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it."

illusion quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames."

illusion quote by Sir Thomas More

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"The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion."

illusion quote by Author Unknown

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"'Lost Illusion' is the undisclosed title of every novel."

illusion quote by Andr Maurois

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"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."

illusion quote by Saul Bellow

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"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep"

illusion quote by Saul Bellow

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"A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion."

illusion quote by Sai Baba

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"Art is the illusion of spontaneity."

illusion quote by Japanese Proverb

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"But not the first Illusion, the new earth,The march upon the solitary fire,The casting of the dice of death and birthAgainst a giant, for a blind desire,The stream uncrossed, the promise still untried,The metal sleeping in the mountainside."

illusion quote by Stephen Vincent Benet

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"Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without."

illusion quote by Wachowski Brothers

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"Every Universe exists depending on the Knowledge that reflects it and not in its absence. It is absolutely true that our ancestors saw this universe before and after we were born and this is why we think that the Universe exists irrespective of our existence. It is an illusion as big as the Illusion of our Life with our entire universe, because our ancestors too saw the world through these senses that we have too, they were human being too, a part of the human race. For the members of a tribe, for instance, their Universe expands up to the borders on their Knowledge of this world. If these borders are very small, the world will be very small and the other way around. Our Universe will look completely different to an animal, even if we think it sees the same images we do. It is true that we are aware, in the Illusion of our Life that the animal sees the same images, but he will interpret them differently, depending on his level of competence, which will entail a different image of the Universe. The same happens with human beings, who think based on a Logical Coefficient 2 and cannot conceive a world where the beings think and see an universe based on Logical Coefficient superior to the one of the man. That world and the universe that will include it will be completely different to the one that reflects and includes our world. Then the meaning of the man�s existence in this world which is for us vanity of the vanities, for a different thinking belonging to a different Logical Coefficient, can be something different."

illusion quote by Sorin Cerin

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"Everything's fine today, that is our illusion."

illusion quote by Voltaire

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"For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear."

illusion quote by Marilyn C. Barrick

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"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion."

illusion quote by Emile M. Cioran

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"I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature."

illusion quote by Victor Salva

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"I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer."

illusion quote by Real Live Preacher

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"I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."

illusion quote by Detronius Arbiter

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"If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also"

illusion quote by Lois McMaster Bujold

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"If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, 'Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number?' No. 'Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence?' No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion."

illusion quote by David Hume

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"Is enough to look at the Middle Ages, at the Inquisition and on the ultra religious societies that, through their fanaticism, make an enemy of and have to eliminate everything that goes against them. This leads to the exacerbation of dictatorial Evil, to the most monstrous images that can be reflected in the mirror of Knowledge by this world with Destiny. Since this world has a Destiny, it means that everything occurred only once before our world was under the Print of our Creating Factor and everything we see already existed before we did, except for the fact that they occurred in the same Accidental Occurrence, while in our world with destiny they happen in successions of Intended Occurrences. There is a big difference through, because they determine a frontier between Illusion and the Image of this Illusion, on one side and the Print that was reflected in the Mirror of Knowledge, on the other side. This difference, that accepts the succession of events of the Intended Occurrences which determine destiny, since they are predestined by the Unique Accidental Occurrence which is our Creating Factor and Unique Accidental one, it makes have a Free Will vision on the world, because we illusory believe all the Intended occurrences can be influenced by the past Occurrences, which is completely wrong, because all of them are Intended Occurrences. If the Free Will does not exist, can we indirectly influence from another point of view a certain succession of events that occurs in a illusory man in our world?"

illusion quote by Sorin Cerin

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"It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded."

illusion quote by W. Somerset Maugham

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"It's not an optical illusion, it just looks that way."

illusion quote by Anonymous

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"Jesus' ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made--life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control"

illusion quote by Joan B. Campbell

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"Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion."

illusion quote by Miguel de Unamuno

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"Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion."

illusion quote by Calvin Miller

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"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion."

illusion quote by Javan

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"Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother."

illusion quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived."

illusion quote by George Santayana

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"Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute."

illusion quote by Cicero

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"No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start."

illusion quote by Larry McMurtry

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"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

illusion quote by Albert Einstein

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"Originality is merely an illusion."

illusion quote by M. C. Escher

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"People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

illusion quote by Albert Einstein

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"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."

illusion quote by Arnold Newman

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"Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing."

illusion quote by George Orwell

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"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

illusion quote by Albert Einstein

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"Reality is an illusion created by alcoholic deficiency."

illusion quote by Anonymous

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"Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses."

illusion quote by Sigmund Freud

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"Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires."

illusion quote by Sigmund Freud

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"Red is grey and yellow white
We decide which is right
and which is an illusion."


illusion quote by Moody Blues

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"Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all."

illusion quote by Keller

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"The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying."

illusion quote by Marcel Proust

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"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

illusion quote by Albert Einstein

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"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

illusion quote by Stephen Hawking

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"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."

illusion quote by Daniel J. Boorstin

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"The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages."

illusion quote by Horace Greeley

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"The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief."

illusion quote by Sigmund Freud

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"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

illusion quote by George Bernard Shaw

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"The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities."

illusion quote by Daniel Day Lewis

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"There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream."

illusion quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"There is an optical illusion about every person we meet."

illusion quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"This is why man creates his own universes when he Knows them, and these universes can never be prior to man because they are mere images of the vanity of vanities that will make whole man�s thirst of solidarity with the Infinite, the Absolute and the Plenitude dusted by so much stardust of its own illusory image of life. To claim that Man�s God is independent of him is a fiction, because this God is a God of the man�s Illusion of Life because it cannot be any other way, because this the only way in which man can determine and recognize it, because only this way can this God exist."

illusion quote by Sorin Cerin

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"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

illusion quote by Douglas Adams

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"Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so."

illusion quote by Douglas Adams

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"Time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so."

illusion quote by Douglas Adams

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"Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion."

illusion quote by Blaise Pascal

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"Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion."

illusion quote by Margaret Cho

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"We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming. Programmers know this, but then why is it that they think that anyone picked off the street can do documentation? One has only to spend an hour looking at papers written by graduate students to realize the extent to which the ability to communicate is not universally held. And so, when we speak about computer program documentation, we are not speaking about the psychology of computer programming at all - except insofar as programmers have the illusion that anyone can do a good job of documentation, provided he is not smart enough to be a programmer."

illusion quote by Gerald Weinberg

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"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin"

illusion quote by C.S. Lewis

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"We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation."

illusion quote by Gaius Petronius

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"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised.  I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising: and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation."

illusion quote by Caius Petronius

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"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet."

illusion quote by Woody Allen

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"What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story,
And the greatest good is little enough:
for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams."


illusion quote by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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"What is life An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams."

illusion quote by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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"Where do we people go if not towards the perfection of our own illusion?"

illusion quote by Sorin Cerin

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"Even I, who had the tide going out and in before me in the bay, and even watched for the ebbs, the better to get my shellfish -- even I (I say) if I had sat down to think, instead of raging at my fate, must have soon guessed the secret, and got free. It was no wonder the fishers had not understood me. The wonder was rather that they had ever guessed my pitiful illusion, and taken the trouble to come back. I had starved with cold and hunger on that island for close upon one hundred hours. But for the fishers, I might have left my bones there, in pure folly. And even as it was, I had paid for it pretty dear, not only in past sufferings, but in my present case; being clothed like a beggar-man, scarce able to walk, and in great pain of my sore throat. I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first."

illusion quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

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"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."

illusion quote by Marguerite Duras

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"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western cruelty and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."

illusion quote by Arthur Sehopenhauer

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"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."

illusion quote by Arthur Schopenhauer

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"Reality is an illusion caused by lack of alcohol."

illusion quote by Anonymous

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"What if there were no grownups? Suppose the whole idea of grownups was an illusion? What if their money was really just playground marbles, their business deals no more than baseball-card trades, their wars only games of guns in the park? What if they were all still snotty-nosed kids inside their suits and dresses? Christ, that couldn’t be, could it?"

illusion quote by Stephen King – Hearts In Atlantis

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"Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal."

illusion quote by Francoise Sagan

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"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."

illusion quote by David Cronenberg

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"There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion."

illusion quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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"Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven. Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?"

illusion quote by Ernest Renan

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"And we, inhabitants of the great coral of the Cosmos, believe the atom (which still we cannot see) to be full matter, whereas, it too, like everything else, is but an embroidery of voids in the Void, and we give the name of being, dense and even eternal, to that dance of inconsistencies, that infinite extension that is identified with absolute Nothingness and that spins from its own non-being the illusion of everything."

illusion quote by Umberto Eco

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"The most dangerous thing is illusion."

illusion quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!"

illusion quote by Source Unknown

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"Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion."

illusion quote by Mario Vargas Llosa

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"The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power."

illusion quote by John Berger

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"The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion."

illusion quote by Derek Jarman

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"Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death."

illusion quote by Alexander Chase

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"Many people hold onto a grudge because it offers the illusion of power and a perverse feeling of security. But in fact, we are held hostage by our anger. It is never too late to forgive. But you can forgive too soon. I am especially wary of what I call saintly forgiveness. Premature forgiveness is common among people who avoid conflict. They're afraid of their own anger and the anger of others. But their forgiveness is false. Their anger goes underground. I define forgiving as letting someone back into your heart. This returns us to a loving state -- and not merely within the relationship -- we feel good about ourselves and the world. True forgiveness isn't easy, but it transforms us significantly. To forgive is to love and to feel worthy of love. In that sense, it is always worthwhile."

illusion quote by Robert Karen, Phd

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"Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie. The rude shocks and uncomfortably constraining influences of life disappear among graceful women and poetical men; they are the most deceptive beings in creation; distrust and doubt cannot stand before them; they create what they imagine; if they do not lie to others, they do to their own hearts; for illusion is their element, fiction their vocation, and pleasures in appearance their happiness. Beware of grace in woman, and poetry in man -- weapons the more dangerous because the least dreaded!"

illusion quote by Marquis De Custine

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"In our world of big names, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knowness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs."

illusion quote by Daniel J. Boorstin

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"Let's face it. In most of life we really are interdependent. We need each other. Staunch independence is an illusion, but heavy dependence isn't healthy, either. The only position of long-term strength is interdependence: win/win."

illusion quote by Greg Anderson

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"A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours."

illusion quote by Leo Buscaglia

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"If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself...that a tiger is an optical illusion--well, he will find out he is wrong. The tiger will himself intervene in the discussion, in a manner which will be in every sense conclusive."

illusion quote by Lord (George Gordon) Byron

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"What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death."

illusion quote by William Blake

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"What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?"

illusion quote by Desiderius Erasmus

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"We must select the Illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy."

illusion quote by Cyril Connolly

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"The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life."

illusion quote by Sigmund Freud

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"Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills."

illusion quote by Miguel de Cervantes

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"The desire to reach the destination is a natural process, but it is not a natural thing that you knowingly left your destination behind you. It now means ahead of you, is only the mirage, and it is an endless circle of an optical illusion to the end of your life."

illusion quote by Ehsan Sehgal

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"The greatest illusion in the world is illusion of attitude."

illusion quote by Sandip Goswami

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"If I could change things, I'd change pain ... what's done cant be undone, I know... but this delusion, illusion of false hope keeps me alive..."

illusion quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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"The truth is not what you see or what you are shown but the truth floats delicately over the borders of delusion... you got to pick it up with a jerk...instantly... but if you fail, you slip into the ocean filled with layers of illusion... and you struggle the rest of your life over the boundaries of shallowness..."

illusion quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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