illusion Quotes

The Web, the great time-killer that had replaced conspicuously passive television with its seductive illusion of productivity.
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— Lionel Shriver
I had no illusions that my career would be any longer than three years tops.
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— Linda Evangelista
People in this day and age are still under the illusion that every woman who is successful must be being controlled by a man... I'm the boss.
tags: men people women age illusion successful
— Lily Allen
Being famous gives you a lot of illusions of false self, of self-importance, a grandiosity, it becomes difficult to stay humble and real. You see so many people who don't succeed.
tags: people self illusion real
— Lili Taylor
When illusions are shattered by truth, talent is set free.
tags: truth talent illusion
— Lian Hearn
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
tags: illusion innocence business
— Lewis H. Lapham
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.
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— Lewis Black
There is no existence so content as that whose present is engrossed by employment, and whose future is filled by some strong hope, the truth of which is never proved. Toil and illusion are the only secrets to make life tolerable.
tags: truth secret future present existence illusion strong hope
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon
We judge people and initiatives by their results, and we expect events to happen for good, understandable reason. But our clear visions of inevitability are often only illusions.
tags: people illusion vision
— Leonard Mlodinow
When we are in the grasp of illusion - or, for that matter, whenever we have a new idea - instead of searching for ways to prove our ideas wrong, we usually attempt to prove them correct. Psychologists call this the confirmation bias, and it presents a major impediment of our ability to break free from the misinterpretation of randomness.
tags: present searching illusion wrong ideas
— Leonard Mlodinow
As each one of us awakens, it is like a light going on, followed by another light, another light, and another light. The darkness of human unconsciousness is slowly, gradually and gently lit, until there comes a day when there is more light than dark, more consciousness than unconsciousness , more joy than pain, ...more truth than illusion. That would indeed be a day for celebration.
tags: truth pain joy human darkness dark illusion
— Leonard Jacobson
It is a mistake to imagine that you can awaken in any kind of permanent way. There is only NOW and so you can only be awake now. Even the idea of permanence is an illusion. The question to ask is 'Am I awake and fully present NOW?' That question arises and is answered in perfect silence.
tags: present silence mistakes illusion questions awake ideas imagine
— Leonard Jacobson
The Soviet State does not need either illusions or camouflage. It can claim only that world authority which is confirmed by the facts.
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— Leon Trotsky
Love is supposed to bring you peace and happiness. If you are not feeling this in a relationship, you are living an illusion.
tags: happiness peace living illusion relationship
— Leon Brown
To let go of the illusion that I'm in control is an important lesson, because I tend to be a person who likes to be in control, not only of my art but of my life and things around me, and it can be healthy up to a certain point, but at the end of the day, we have to go on faith and learn to let go and ride the wave.
tags: people lessons control illusion healthy faith learn
— Lenny Kravitz
There are Eastern religions that deny the reality of pain and suffering. They just try to wipe it away by saying it's all an illusion.
tags: pain reality suffering illusion saying
— Lee Strobel
I don't want to hang on and Cry over something so little, Like a springtime illusion that'll disappear after I wake up
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— Lee Hyori
A vision without a strategy remains an illusion.
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— Lee Bolman
The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis.
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— Lawrence M. Krauss
There is still the illusion that if we could declare corporations are not people or that money is not speech, all would be solved. Regardless of the good in those ideas, it wouldn't.
tags: people illusion speech ideas money
— Lawrence Lessig
I think illusion is one of the most interesting things that I've found to think about. Just look at yesterday, and what you were doing, and how important it was, and how nonexistent it is now! How dreamlike it is! Same thing with tomorrow. So where are we living?
tags: illusion tomorrow
— Laurie Anderson
Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is - and not so much a matter of being real.
tags: magic illusion real
— Laurence Olivier
I am here to tell you there's nothing in people knowing you. There's actually a loss in that! Really, the reward in life is genuinely the day of work you have. It's not the name you're making for yourself or the clicks and likes - it's such an illusion.
tags: people work loss knowing illusion
— Lauren Graham
I don't know if it was love or an illusion. I don't know if there's ever a way to be certain.
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— Lauren DeStefano
Ah, love. That's what the world has lost. There's no more love, only the illusion of it.
tags: world lost illusion
— Lauren DeStefano
The trick was looking past the illusion, because the exit was never as far away as it seemed.
tags: past illusion
— Lauren DeStefano
The painful truth is that while we might have the illusion, none of us are free.
tags: truth illusion
— Laura Anne Gilman
My films generally center around thousands of pictures being flashed in rapid succession to create the illusion of motion.
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— Lars von Trier
What's important to me is that [photographs] have the appearance of being documents of what goes on. I like the illusion of veracity, that they look like life rather than movie stills. I don't want them to look fabricated.
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— Larry Sultan
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.
tags: mankind illusion success money
— Larry McMurtry
I love filmmaking when fate is a part of the process and you are dependent on the laws of physics and the elements to get a single moment that transports or in some way creates an illusion even for a moment. I think that is tremendous fun and what I think filmmaking is, catching lightning in a bottle.
tags: fate law moment process fun illusion physics
— Larry Fessenden
Change from the inside out involves a steadfast gaze upon our Lord that's life changing because it reflects a deep turning from a commitment to self-sufficiency. Without repentance, a look at Christ provides only the illusion of comfort.
tags: comfort illusion commitment christ
— Larry Crabb
We offer them mediocrity while calling it magic. We offer them the illusion of intelligent software, seducing them into surrendering the task of thinking to the machine. Of course, the machine isn't thinking, which means that nobody is.
tags: magic illusion thinking machine
— Larry Constantine
There is no illusion great than fear.
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— Laozi
When a country is in harmony with the Tao, the factories make trucks and tractors. When a country goes counter to the Tao, warheads are stockpiled outside the cities. There is no greater illusion than fear, no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself, no greater misfortune than having an enemy. Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.
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— Laozi
Praise of power leads to weakness; Love of things leads to loss; The wise one leads by filling people's hearts; He destroys illusion and disturbs those who believe they are wise; He does nothing yet everything happens.
tags: power believe illusion praise wise
— Laozi
I am ever Thine. If Thou cast me out, who shall take me in? If Thou disregard me, who shall look on me? More canst Thou remit, than I commit; more canst Thou spare, than I offend. Let not hurtful pleasures overcome me; at the least let not any perverse habit overwhelm me; From evil and unlawful desires; From vain, hurtful, impure imaginations; from the illusions of evil spirits; from pollutions of soul and of body; Good Lord, deliver me.
tags: evil soul pleasure illusion
— Lancelot Andrewes
We live under the illusion that organizations are 'them' when, in reality, they are 'us.' If we wish to work in evolved organizations, we must each be the first to start the journey.
tags: work reality live journey wishes illusion
— Lance Secretan
The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can.
tags: time beautiful moment illusion poet romance
— Lafcadio Hearn
You can blame your whole confusion on the fact that you bought illusion.
tags: illusion facts confusion
— L. Ron Hubbard