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    illusion Quotes

    One illusion is as good as another.
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    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    She felt the essence of herself pulled finer and smaller like those streams of spun glass that pull and stretch till there remains but a glimmering illusion. Neither falling nor breaking, the stream spins finer. She felt herself very small and ecstatic. Alabama was in love.
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    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    The problem is, when you're making an animated movie, the studio has an illusion in their minds - and it's really not true - that because it's a drawing, it can be changed at any time.
    tags: time true problem illusion movie mind
    — Zack Snyder
    The lack of insight to reality, life and history as well as into God's ways, or sunan in His creation, some people will continue to seek or demand the impossible. They will imagine what does not or cannot happen, misunderstand occurrences and events, and interpret them on the basis of cherished illusions which in no way reflect God's sunan or the essence of Islamic law.
    tags: people reality creation law impossible illusion insight god imagine
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    We tend to suffer from the illusion that we are capable of dying for a belief or theory. What Hagakure is insisting is that even in merciless death, a futile death that knows neither flower nor fruit has dignity as the death of a human being. If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death? No death may be called futile.
    tags: belief death human value dying illusion flowers dignity
    — Yukio Mishima
    There are limits to how much sound a cello can make. That's part of the framing of acoustical instruments. Finding what those limits might be, and then trying to suggest perhaps even the illusion of going beyond is part of that kind of effort.
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    — Yo-Yo Ma
    Many of us rely on our own illusion of control. But when God makes it known to you that you're not the one steering the ship, be thankful. He has removed the illusion, and forced you to rely only on Him.
    tags: control illusion god
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    We will be asked, "what did you love most in this world? What did you spend life doing? What did you run after? Will it last? The things that you chased, will they last? Will they help you, or will they hurt you when the illusion of this life has passed?"
    tags: hurt help illusion
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Like Musa you too will be saved from the Sea. Just look through it and see Him. Then the illusion will crumble and you'll be left with the only Reality: Him.
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    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Don't take shadows too seriously. Reality is your only safety. Continue to reject illusion.
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    — Wole Soyinka
    Stupidity is falling pray to your own illusions.
    tags: stupidity illusion pray
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change.
    tags: work pain loss suffering true transformation illusion
    — William P. Young
    Wisdom is not having illusions, especially anything in your own mind that elevates you above others.
    tags: illusion wisdom mind
    — William Monahan
    The only cure for loss of illusions is fresh illusions, more illusions, and always illusions.
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    — William John Locke
    It is tempting to pretend that minorities on death row share a fate in no way connected to our own, that our treatment of them sounds no echoes beyond the chambers in which they die. Such an illusion is ultimately corrosive, for the reverberations of injustice are not so easily confined.
    tags: death fate illusion die shares
    — William J. Brennan
    When self-important people and powerful institutions are governed by illusion, history has a way of biting back.
    tags: people powerful illusion
    — William Greider
    We're all mad, the whole damned race. We're wrapped in illusions, delusions, confusions about the penetrability of partitions, we're all mad and in solitary confinement.
    tags: illusion confusion race
    — William Golding
    He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things. He talked to them, urging them, ordering them. Driven back by the tide, his footprints became bays in which they were trapped and gave him the illusion of mastery.
    tags: happiness living mastery control illusion ordering
    — William Golding
    Fiction is an illusion wrought with many small, conventionally symbolic marks, triggering visions in the minds of others
    tags: illusion mind fiction vision
    — William Gibson
    To me, the art of movies is to take a two-dimensional image and give the illusion of depth.
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    — William Friedkin
    To me, the art of cinema is the same as the art of painting. The artist takes a 2D medium and gives you the illusion of depth. If you look at any of the great paintings, you have the illusion of depth. Which is part of the art. The same with the great movies.
    tags: illusion movie media artist painting
    — William Friedkin
    Your illusions are a part of you like your bones and flesh and memory.
    tags: memory illusion
    — William Faulkner
    No battle is ever won ... victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.
    tags: illusion victory battle philosopher fools
    — William Faulkner
    An aphorism is an extreme synthesis of thesis and antithesis, theory and practice, it's a mixture of intuition and observation, hypothesis and illusions of certainty and probability, history and stupidity.
    tags: stupidity intuition illusion extreme
    — William C. Brown
    The idea of you is a part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don't realize it. You really are a part of me. In the course of twenty crowded years one parts with many illusions... I did not wish to lose the early ones. Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen again.
    tags: time reality memory wishes influence illusion ideas year
    — Willa Cather
    So long as a novelist works selfishly for the pleasure of creating character and situation corresponding to his own illusions, ideals and intuitions, he will always produce something worth while and natural. Directly he takes himself too seriously and begins for the alleged benefit of humanity an elaborate dissection of complexes, he evolves a book that is more ridiculous and tiresome than the most conventional cold cream girl novel of yesterday.
    tags: character humanity work girls pleasure intuition illusion novel book complex worth
    — Willa Cather
    Anything can go away. There's no such thing as safety and security. You can do things that give you the illusion of safety and security, but there's really no such thing.
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    — Will Smith
    Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
    tags: power true illusion charm
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    The mere reality of life would be inconceivably poor without the charm of fancy, which brings in its bosom, no doubt, as many vain fears as idle hopes, but lends much oftener to the illusions it calls up a gay flattering hue than one which inspires terror.
    tags: fear reality doubt illusion poor gay hope inspire charm
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    A real stunner. Want to get swept up on a journey you will never forget and never quite escape? Open THE RITUAL OF ILLUSION and let its magic leap out, grab you, take you places unlike you have ever known.
    tags: magic journey illusion real
    — Whitley Strieber
    The ontology of materialism rested upon the illusion that the kind of existence, the direct "actuality" of the world around us, can be extrapolated into the atomic range. This extrapolation is impossible, however.
    — Werner Heisenberg
    You can't really get the full joy out of life unless you really go for it. You just have to go into it and stay under some kind of hope or illusion that it's going to work. But as you get older, or the more experiences you have, or whatever it is that tells you how this stuff works, you also know that if you go all the way into it, there's the risk of losing everything but you don't have a choice.
    tags: work joy experience choice illusion risk hope
    — Wayne Coyne
    "Fun to drive" is a pleasant illusion in most places robustly inhabited where "safe to drive" makes much more sense.
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    — Warren Brown
    When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
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    — Walter Russell
    The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race.
    tags: time human illusion race
    — Walter Lippmann
    When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion.
    tags: illusion real painting
    — Walter Darby Bannard
    Experience is real. Painting, which comes out of experience, is real. The world is an illusion.
    tags: world experience illusion real painting
    — Walter Darby Bannard
    We pray because our life comes from God and we yield it back in prayer. Prayer is a great antidote to the illusion that we are self-made.
    tags: illusion god prayer pray
    — Walter Brueggemann
    Disillusion is the last illusion.
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    — Wallace Stevens
    Obviously invidious and prejudicial stereotypes need to be deconstructed and overcome, but it's not that they can be destroyed. I think that would be an illusion to think that we can somehow get rid of these basic search templates that allow us to sort out our social lives and to sort out the material world as well.
    tags: live world illusion
    — W. J. T. Mitchell
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