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    Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

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    Give me truth; cheat me by no illusion.

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    Good dialogue is not real speech-it's the illusion of real speech.

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    Happiness is an illusion, Natalie. It doesn't actually exist." "Of course it does," I said. "It's what you feel when you're not sad." "That's unconsciousness. And I'm pretty sure that I'm miserable when I am unconscious, too.

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    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.

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    ..he continues to cling to the forlorn hope that I will turn into one of those swooning females...and fling myself squeeling at him whenever anything happens. Like all men, he clings to his illusions.

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    God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.

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    Gravity is neither a force nor a consequence of any space-time curvature. It is simply an orderly spatial illusion to non-spatial observer/s.

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    Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.

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    Give up all hope, all illusion, all desire..I've tried. I've tried and still I desire, I still desire not to desire and hope to be without hope and have the illusion I can be without illusions..Give up, I say. Give up everything, including the desire to be saved.

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    Hallucinations and illusions are not facts useful for scientific investigation.

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    Hollywood is an illusion. These intense workplaces, with very close relationships, a few months at a time - and then it ends.

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    However much you paid for a beautiful illusion, you got a bargain.

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    However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.

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    He had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind, including Frenchmen.

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    Humility sets us free to do what is really good, by showing us our illusions and withdrawing our will from what was only an apparent good.

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    I am against limitations like perspective. Perspective is illusion, it's the opposite of presence, and art is presence.

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    I am fully conscious that a complete presentation of the regions visited is a task beyond my power. All I can strive to do is convey an illusion-my own illusion

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    I am the Mindfreak, there's no Reality! Just this World of Illusion that keeps on haunting me.

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    His lifetime was less than a fraction of a second in infinity. Or maybe he did not even exist; maybe human beings, the planets, everything in Creation were a dream...an illusion. He smiled with humility when he remembered.

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    I am under no illusions. My position, no matter how clearly stated, is likely to be misunderstood.

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    I began to feel that if religion was either an illusion or a revelation, it was simpler to accept it as an illusion.

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    I'd always wanted to do these types of things - pieces of magic I could put out not as illusions, but really doing it.

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    I did not count the days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time.

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    I discovered that maybe it was fate all along, that faith was just an illusion that somehow you're in control.

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    I broke down all conclusions into illusions and confusions.

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    I don't have any illusions anymore. The illusion that rock 'n' roll could change anything - I don't believe that. I've changed.

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    I even had the illusion, for a very short time, that I could become a medium pace bowler.

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    If ever a painter wrought a miracle of illusion with brush and pigment that painter was Velazquez in his Las Meninas, at the Prado in Madrid.

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    I am almost certain that space and time are illusions. These are primitive notions that will be replaced by something more sophisticated.

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    I don't criticize political or electoral freedom, but capitalism's perversion of the concept: the illusion that I hold the power over my own life.

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    I drink the wine of aspiration and the drug of illusion. Thus I am never dull.

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    If choices and decisions derive from hidden mental processes, then free choice is either an illusion or, at minimum, more tightly constrained than previously considered.

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    If I live by illusions, you live by excuses.

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    If life is an illusion it's a pretty painful one.

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

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    If the actions used in performing sleights are visible or even suspected by the onlooker, the whole illusion of magic is destroyed.

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    If I had only one film in the world to save, it would be 'Grand Illusion.'

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    If the theme is simple, you can include a hundred details that create the illusion of actuality better.

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    If you can create even the illusion of high profitability for a few years, then when the thing collapses you can walk out of the wreckage a very rich man.

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    If you see the illusion you are enlightened, but if you think that you are enlightened you are in the illusion!

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    If there’s one thing I’ve learned my whole life, time and age are but an illusion.

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    If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.

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    If silence only conveys the Self, if all words and thoughts are illusions, why do we discuss it?

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    I have no illusions about my filmmaking work but I must add I have no illusions about anybody else's either. I am very strict with myself and I think, "no, that could have been improved", "why didn't I put a little bit more then? Why didn't we come out then?" It was what I thought was right at the time and you have to stand by that. And if it completely fails you have got to say, "But that is what I meant at the time.".

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    I have few illusions: the cause is lost in advance. As for me, I do my part, which is to drag a fairly drab existence to its conclusion.

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    I have loved works of fiction precisely for their illusions, for the author's sleight-of-hand in showing me the magic, what appeared in the right hand but not in the left.

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    I have no illusions. Of course, Russia is massively upgrading its military. We know that Russia is pursuing a policy of expansion. This is of course a cause for concern among Eastern European countries.

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    Illusions are crucial to the maintenance of life functions.

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    ...I know all about myself now, I know. You've told me so often. You haven't left me one rag of illusion to clothe myself in.

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