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The joy of a party is the newness of people to each other, renewed strikingness of humanity. They love each other, to distraction. Really to distraction. Before they fall into conversation and separate ... The strangeness, and the hopes aroused by strangeness, are illusions. Mirages arising wherever people gather expectantly together.Dorothy Richardson Love Illusions Sayings By Dorothy Richardson: The joy of a party is the newness of people to each other, renewed strikingness
Do you dislike Children? I ask, entertained at the little one's cleverness in dodging capture attempts.
"I don't dislike them, nor do I like them. I've never understood why one must love children simply because they are children. I don't love people because they are people; in fact, I rarely like any people at all. If a child is somehow deserving of admiration, I certainly won't deny it, but why hand it out like candy on Queen's Day?"
I laugh, surprising him.
"Do you think me terribly cruel, then?"
"Actually, I agree. It is another great fault of mine my mother endeavored to correct. Children in general I've never cared for, though individual children I love very much."
-Quote from "Illusions of Fate" by Kiersten White p.17
Kiersten White Love Illusions Sayings By Kiersten White: Do you dislike Children? I ask, entertained at the little one's cleverness in dodging capture
Happiness, thou art naught but an illusion. Thy enchantments are cast upon my eyes, my mind, my spellbound heart. Dependent upon nothing but thy victim's perception of thee, souls soar at thy artful hand! I have fallen in love with thy illusions, Happiness. Thou hast made me a part of them, and I am left delirious.Richelle E. Goodrich Love Illusions Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: Happiness, thou art naught but an illusion. Thy enchantments are cast upon my eyes, my
The only right way: to love and serve the man of the modern world, but not simply to succumb, with him, to all his illusions about the world.Thomas Merton Love Illusions Sayings By Thomas Merton: The only right way: to love and serve the man of the modern world, but
Peter Lake had no illusions about mortality. He knew that it made everyone perfectly equal, and that the treasures of the earth were movement, courage, laughter, and love. The wealthy could not buy these things. On the contrary, they were for the taking.Mark Helprin Love Illusions Sayings By Mark Helprin: Peter Lake had no illusions about mortality. He knew that it made everyone perfectly equal,
Your ability to comprehend your environment is very strongly defined by your belief in a number of illusions. Time. Truth. Love.Jim Butcher Love Illusions Sayings By Jim Butcher: Your ability to comprehend your environment is very strongly defined by your belief in a
True adulthood would mean no longer denying the truth. It would mean feeling the repressed suffering, consciously acknowledging the story remembered by the body at an emotional level, and integrating that story instead of repressing it. Whether contact with the parents can then in fact be maintained will depend on the given circumstances in each individual case. What is absolutely imperative is the termination of the harmful attachment to the internalized parents of childhood, an attachment that, though we call it love, certainly does not deserve the name. It is made up of different ingredients, such as gratitude, compassion, expectations, denial, illusions, obedience, fear, and the anticipation of punishment. TimeAlice Miller Love Illusions Sayings By Alice Miller: True adulthood would mean no longer denying the truth. It would mean feeling the repressed
Well, eighteen, then. And I saw you with him the other night at the opera." She laughed nervously as she spoke, and watched him with her vague forget-me-not eyes. She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage and put on in a tempest. She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy. Her name was Victoria, and she had a perfect mania for going to church.Oscar Wilde Love Illusions Sayings By Oscar Wilde: Well, eighteen, then. And I saw you with him the other night at the opera."
Soon as you realize you're immortal," he said, "declare the power of Love even when it seems invisible, you'll go far beyond the illusions of space and time. In all history, the one power you never lose is your power of letting go of space and time, the joy of dying that is no wicked thing, it comes in love, to everyone.Richard Bach Love Illusions Sayings By Richard Bach: Soon as you realize you're immortal," he said, "declare the power of Love even when
After dinner Natasha went to the clavichord, at Prince Andrey's request, and began singing. Prince Andrey stood at the window, talking to the ladies, and listened to her. In the middle of a phrase, Prince Andrey ceased speaking, and felt suddenly a lump in his throat from tears, the possibility of which he had never dreamed of in himself. He looked at Natasha singing, and something new and blissful stirred in his soul. He was happy, and at the same time he was sad. He certainly had nothing to weep about, but he was ready to weep. For what? For his past love? For the little princess? For his lost illusions? For his hopes for the future? Yes, and no. The chief thing which made him ready to weep was a sudden, vivid sense of the fearful contrast between something infinitely great and illimitable existing in him, and something limited and material, which he himself was, and even she was. This contrast made his heart ache, and rejoiced him while she was singing.Leo Tolstoy Love Illusions Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: After dinner Natasha went to the clavichord, at Prince Andrey's request, and began singing. Prince
The New Testament is a brutal destroyer of human illusions. If you follow Jesus and don't end up dead, it appears you have some explaining to do. The stark signifier of the human condition is one who spoke up for love and justice and was done to death for his pains. The traumatic truth of human history is a mutilated body.Terry Eagleton Love Illusions Sayings By Terry Eagleton: The New Testament is a brutal destroyer of human illusions. If you follow Jesus and
Good becomes perfect, but perfect is an illusion. And illusions are like all spells - temporary and soon broken. And when that happens, feelings change.Erin McCahan Love Illusions Sayings By Erin McCahan: Good becomes perfect, but perfect is an illusion. And illusions are like all spells -
She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions.Oscar Wilde Love Illusions Sayings By Oscar Wilde: She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she
Perhaps lovers aren't supposed to look down at the ground. That kind of story is told in symbols
and earth represents reality, and reality represents frustrations, chance illnesses, death, murder, and all kinds of other tragedies. Lovers are meant to look up at the sky, for up there no beautiful illusions can be trampled upon.
V.C. Andrews Love Illusions Sayings By V.C. Andrews: Perhaps lovers aren't supposed to look down at the ground. That kind of story is
Whenever you stand firmly in the midst of a hardship, holding and expressing the love that you are, you will witness illusions falling away. Through being the love that you are, you are empowered to transcend your sufferings.Glenda Green Love Illusions Sayings By Glenda Green: Whenever you stand firmly in the midst of a hardship, holding and expressing the love
You know, when I was in love, I was always inventing things. A whole array of tricks, illusions and optical effects to amuse my lady friend. I think she'd had enough of my inventions by the end ... I wanted to create a voyage to the moon just for her, but what I should have given her was a real journey on earth.Mathias Malzieu Love Illusions Sayings By Mathias Malzieu: You know, when I was in love, I was always inventing things. A whole array
What she can't get into her narrow mind is that we're above such things as love. Our whole aim - the whole sense of our life - is to avoid petty illusions that stop us being free and happy. On, on, on!Anton Chekhov Love Illusions Sayings By Anton Chekhov: What she can't get into her narrow mind is that we're above such things as
Leo Vincey, know now the truth; that all things are illusions, even that there exists no future and no past, that what has been and what shall be already is eternally. Know that I, Ayesha, am but a magic wraith, foul when thou seest me foul, fair when thou seest me fair; a spirit-bubble reflecting a thousand lights in the sunshine of thy smile, grey as dust and gone in the shadow of thy frown. Think of the throned Queen before whom the shadowy Powers bowed and worship, for that is I. Think of the hideous, withered Thing thou sawest naked on the rock, and flee away, for that is I. Or keep me lovely, and adore, knowing all evil centred in my spirit, for that is I. Now, Leo, thou hast the truth. Put me from thee for ever and for ever if thou wilt, and be safe; or clasp me, clasp me to thy heart, and in payment for my lips and love take my sin upon thy head! Nay, Holly, be thou silent, for now he must judge alone.H. Rider Haggard Love Illusions Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Leo Vincey, know now the truth; that all things are illusions, even that there exists
Our illusions-the beliefs we hold on to-are the very doorways to our freedom. We simply have to enter through them without grasping or pushing away. We must not believe them, but we must not run away from them either. We need to see each moment of apparent bondage as an invitation to freedom. Then it becomes an act of love, an act of compassion, to stop running away.Adyashanti Love Illusions Sayings By Adyashanti: Our illusions-the beliefs we hold on to-are the very doorways to our freedom. We simply
With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.Osho Love Illusions Sayings By Osho: With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions.
What do you think you'll do, Abel?" Abel walked slowly over to Silvestre and said: "Something very simple: I'm going to live. I will leave your home feeling much more confident than when I entered it. Not because the path you showed me was the right one for me, but because you made me realize that I need to find my own path. It will take time, though ... " "Yours will always be the path of pessimism." "Probably, but I want my pessimism to keep me safe from facile, comforting illusions
like love." Silvestre gripped him by the shoulders and shook him: "But Abel, anything that isn't built on love will only generate hate!" "You're right, my friend, but perhaps that's how it will have to be for a long time yet. The day when we can build on love has still now arrived.
Jose Saramago Love Illusions Sayings By Jose Saramago: What do you think you'll do, Abel?" Abel walked slowly over to Silvestre and said:
Maybe, the lesson we can all learn from the inner sadness of a Narcissist is to see through our own fabrications, our own illusions so that we can be set free to be real once more.Shannon L. Alder Love Illusions Sayings By Shannon L. Alder: Maybe, the lesson we can all learn from the inner sadness of a Narcissist is
I do not wish to grow old, to outlive my illusions. Only a short respite from cares and sorrow, a brief time of flowers, and music, and love, and laughter, and ecstatic tears.Anne Reeve Aldrich Love Illusions Sayings By Anne Reeve Aldrich: I do not wish to grow old, to outlive my illusions. Only a short respite
An art of expression should begin with childhood, and the lucid use of one's mother tongue should be typical of that art.
The sense of reality should be strengthened from the beginning, yet by no means at the cost of those lofty illusions we call patriotism, veneration, love.
Louis Sullivan Love Illusions Sayings By Louis Sullivan: An art of expression should begin with childhood, and the lucid use of one's mother
That's the whole spiritual life. It's learning how to die. And as you learn how to die, you start losing all your illusions, and you start being capable now of true intimacy and love.Eugene H. Peterson Love Illusions Sayings By Eugene H. Peterson: That's the whole spiritual life. It's learning how to die. And as you learn how
About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I'm good at. I know what I ain't. I'm always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that's the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.Keith Richards Love Illusions Sayings By Keith Richards: About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what
To be godless is probably the first step to innocence," he said, "to lose the sense of sin and subordination, the false grief for things supposed to be lost."
So by innocence you mean not an absence of experience, but an absence of illusions."
An absence of need for illusions," he said. "A love of and respect for what is right before your eyes.
Anne Rice Love Illusions Sayings By Anne Rice: To be godless is probably the first step to innocence," he said, "to lose the
The wave came again and carried them out onto the sea of pain, where he wondered again why life ever came into the world...The tide that drew them out into the troubled waters once again spent itself, and they floated slowly back, resting for a minute or so, only to be dragged out again. He held her up while she contracted and pushed inside herself, trying to open the petals of her flowering body...He lifted her, trying to free the load she was struggling with, but she was straining against the traces, getting nowhere, her eyes like those of a draft horse...Who would choose this, thought Laski, this work, this woe? Life enslaves us, makes us want children, gives us a thousand illusions about love, and all so that it can go forward.William Kotzwinkle Love Illusions Sayings By William Kotzwinkle: The wave came again and carried them out onto the sea of pain, where he
Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate power of our spirit. We are responsible for what we create, and we must therefore learn to act and think with love and wisdom and live in service to others and all life.Caroline Myss Love Illusions Sayings By Caroline Myss: Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate
Obsessive love is built on a tissue of illusions: that by having sex with someone you can possess that person's soul; that you can transmute past defeats into present triumphs without understanding or mourning; that you make the unloving love you by constancy, uncomplaining availability, and molding yourself into what you thing that person wants.Jeanne Safer Love Illusions Sayings By Jeanne Safer: Obsessive love is built on a tissue of illusions: that by having sex with someone
Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions.Dean Koontz Love Illusions Sayings By Dean Koontz: Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the
The illusions of paternal love are perhaps no less poignant than those of the other kind; many daughters regard their fathers merely as the old men who leave their fortunes to them.Marcel Proust Love Illusions Sayings By Marcel Proust: The illusions of paternal love are perhaps no less poignant than those of the other
It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that-it's all illusion. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown and it's plain sailing. Everything is unknown-then you're ahead of the game. That's what it is. Right?John Lennon Love Illusions Sayings By John Lennon: It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened
Each of us, I suppose needs his illusions. Life after death. A maker of planets. A woman to love, a man to hate. Something sacred. But what a waste.Tim O'Brien Love Illusions Sayings By Tim O'Brien: Each of us, I suppose needs his illusions. Life after death. A maker of planets.
When people of different religions or countries harm people as a means to create peace, it's out of the compulsion to make all colors the same. This is also why people think that war is a logical avenue towards creating peace. People who do not have or know inner peace perpetuate these shards of illusions. Thus, they are projecting their fragmented concepts of peace out onto the world.Alaric Hutchinson Love Illusions Sayings By Alaric Hutchinson: When people of different religions or countries harm people as a means to create peace,
Love is a dangerous thing. It comes in disguise to change our life ... Lust is the deceiver. Lust wrenches our lives until nothing matters except the one we think we love, and under that deceptive spell we kill for them, give all for them, and then, when we have what we have wanted, we discover that it is all an illusion and nothing is there. Lust is a voyage to nowhere, to an empty land, but some men just love such voyages and never care about the destination. Love is a voyage too, a voyage with no destination except death, but a voyage of bliss.Bernard Cornwell Love Illusions Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: Love is a dangerous thing. It comes in disguise to change our life ... Lust
The teachings of the Mage Guild were that none of these others was real, no one else and nothing anywhere was real, that everything around him was merely a shadow born of Alain's own illusions. He had accepted that wisdom - until he had met Mari. In a world where nothing was allowed to change, Alain had been changed.
He could let himself feel emotions again. He had learned what it meant to help someone else. He had learned what a friend was. He had forgotten what love was. Until he had fallen in love.
Jack Campbell Love Illusions Sayings By Jack Campbell: The teachings of the Mage Guild were that none of these others was real, no
When you have lived longer in this world and outlived the enthusiastic and pleasing illusions of youth, you will find your love and pity for the race increase tenfold, your admiration and attachment to a particular party or opinion fall away altogether.Joseph Henry Shorthouse Love Illusions Sayings By Joseph Henry Shorthouse: When you have lived longer in this world and outlived the enthusiastic and pleasing illusions
Love is what's left when being in love has gone, okay? It's when you care about someone and you hope they're happy, but you're not under any illusions about them. Maybe that kind of love is not exciting and passionate and all those things that fade with time. All those things that you're so keen on. But in the end it's the only kind of love that really matters.Tony Parsons Love Illusions Sayings By Tony Parsons: Love is what's left when being in love has gone, okay? It's when you care
Why is that I never get cut off from pity, sympathy, participation, in spite of the fact that I am living out of my own dream, my interior vision, my fantasies without any interruptions. I dream, I kiss, I have orgasms, I get exalted, I leave the world, I float, I cook, I sew, have nightmares, write in my head, compose, decompose, improvise, invent, I listen to all, I hear all that is said, I feel Spain, I am aware, I am everywhere , I am open to wounds, open to love, I am rooted to my devotions, I am never separete, I am never cut off, never blind, deaf, absent. I hold on to the dream which makes life possible, to the creation which transfigures, to the God who sustains, to the crimes which gave life, to the illusions which makes the marvelous possible. I hold on to the poetry and the human simplicities.Anais Nin Love Illusions Sayings By Anais Nin: Why is that I never get cut off from pity, sympathy, participation, in spite of
Sorrow is not in death but in loneliness, and conflict comes when you seek consolation, forgetfullness, explanations, and illusions.Jiddu Krishnamurti Love Illusions Sayings By Jiddu Krishnamurti: Sorrow is not in death but in loneliness, and conflict comes when you seek consolation,
Molly Bea, she of the hard white breasts lightly dusted with golden freckles, would never be so humiliated by life because she could never become as deeply involved in the meaty toughness of life. She would never be victimized by her own illusions because they were not essential to her. She could always find new ones when the old ones wore out. But Cathy was stuck with hers. The illusion of love, magically changed to a memory of shame.John D. MacDonald Love Illusions Sayings By John D. MacDonald: Molly Bea, she of the hard white breasts lightly dusted with golden freckles, would never
I lost my illusions in a black rain of bitterness - now what do you see in my eyes? How can you still love me? How can I be tender? ...John Geddes Love Illusions Sayings By John Geddes: I lost my illusions in a black rain of bitterness - now what do you
There is only one passion which satisfies man's need to unite himself with the world, and to acquire at the same time a sense of integrity and individuality, and this is love. Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self. It is an experience of sharing, of communion, which permits the full unfolding of one's own inner activity. The experience of love does away with the necessity of illusions. There is no need to inflate the image of the other person, or of myself, since the reality of active sharing and loving permits me to transcend my individualized existence, and at the same time to experience myself as the bearer of the active powers which constitute the act of loving. WhatErich Fromm Love Illusions Sayings By Erich Fromm: There is only one passion which satisfies man's need to unite himself with the world,
Cause I rely on my illusions, to keep me warm at night. I've denied in my capacity to love, and I am willing to give up this fightSarah McLachlan Love Illusions Sayings By Sarah McLachlan: Cause I rely on my illusions, to keep me warm at night. I've denied in
This kind of anarchic, Dionysian love doesn't give a shit about commitments or institutions; it smashes our illusions about what kind of people we are, what we would and would not do, exposing the difference between what we want to want and what we really want. We may choose friendships based on common interests and complimentary qualities, but our reasons for falling in love are altogether more irrational, projections of our most infantile wants and pathology.Tim Kreider Love Illusions Sayings By Tim Kreider: This kind of anarchic, Dionysian love doesn't give a shit about commitments or institutions; it
For love to last, you had to have illusions or have no illusions at all. But you had to stick to one or the other. It was the switching back and forth that endangered things.Lorrie Moore Love Illusions Sayings By Lorrie Moore: For love to last, you had to have illusions or have no illusions at all.
At the transpersonal level, we begin to love others not because they love us, affirm us, reflect us, or secure us in our illusions, but because they are us. Christ's primary teaching does not mean, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself," but "Love your neighbor as your Self." And not just your neighbor, but your whole environment. You begin to care for your surroundings just as you would your own arms and legs. At this level, remember, your relationship to your environment is the same as your relationship to your very own organism. AtKen Wilber Love Illusions Sayings By Ken Wilber: At the transpersonal level, we begin to love others not because they love us, affirm
No, Mary had no illusions about romance. Falling in love was a pretty name for it, that was all.Daphne Du Maurier Love Illusions Sayings By Daphne Du Maurier: No, Mary had no illusions about romance. Falling in love was a pretty name for
It began to occur to me that the whole story of love might be nothing more than a wicked lie; that simply sleeping beside another body night after night gives no express right of entry to the interior world of their thoughts or dreams;that we are separate in the end whatever contrary illusions we may cherish; and that this miserable truth might as well be faced, since it will be dinned into one, like it or not by the failings of those we hold dear. I wasn't so bitter now. I'd begun to emerge into a sense of satisfaction with my not, but it would be a long time before I trusted someone, for I'd seen how essentially unknowable even the best loved might prove to be.Olivia Laing Love Illusions Sayings By Olivia Laing: It began to occur to me that the whole story of love might be nothing
That gospel message should both humble and lift the believer up at the same time. It teaches us that we are indeed self-centered sinners. It perforates our illusions about our goodness and superiority. But the gospel also fills us with more love and affirmation than we could ever imagine. It means we don't need to earn our self-worth through incessant service and work. It means also that we don't mind so much when we are deprived of some comfort, compliment, or reward. We don't have to keep records and accounts anymore. We can freely give and freely receive.Timothy Keller Love Illusions Sayings By Timothy Keller: That gospel message should both humble and lift the believer up at the same time.
Women are strange little beasts,' he said to Dr. Coutras. 'You can treat them like dogs, you can beat them till your arm aches, and still they love you.' He shrugged his shoulders. 'Of course, it is one of the most absurd illusions of Christianity that they have souls.W. Somerset Maugham Love Illusions Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: Women are strange little beasts,' he said to Dr. Coutras. 'You can treat them like
Sometimes love is nothing more than a sticky web; illusions spun from clever minds and bitter hearts.Nicole Lyons Love Illusions Sayings By Nicole Lyons: Sometimes love is nothing more than a sticky web; illusions spun from clever minds and
God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone's heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.Steve Jobs Love Illusions Sayings By Steve Jobs: God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone's heart, not
Every person's story contains chapters of pain and loss, victory and defeat, love and hate, pride and prejudice, courage and fear, faith and self-distrust, charity and kindness, selfishness and jealously. Every person's story also contains folios of hopefulness and truthfulness, deceit and despair, action and change, passion and compassion, excitement and boredom, birth and creation, mutation and defect, generation and preservation, delusions and illusions, imagination and fantasy, bafflement and puzzlement. What makes a person's selfsame story unique is how he or she organizes the pure and impure forces that comprise them, how they respond to internal and external crisis, if they act in a safeguarding and humble manner, or lead a self-seeking and destructive existence.Kilroy J. Oldster Love Illusions Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: Every person's story contains chapters of pain and loss, victory and defeat, love and hate,
Being a woman, I have found the road rougher than had I been born a man. Different defenses, different codes of ethics, different approaches to problems and personalities are a woman's lot. I have preferred to shun what is known as feminine wiles, the subterfuge of subtlety, reliance on tears and coquetry to shape my way. I am forthright, often blunt. I have learned to be a realist despite my romantic, emotional nature. I have no illusions that age, the rigors of my profession, disappointments, and unfulfilled dreams have not left their mark.

I am proud that I have carved my path on earth almost entirely by my own efforts, proud that I have compromised in my career only when I had no other recourse, when financial or contractual commitments dictated. Proud that I have never been involved in a physical liaison unless I was deeply attracted or in love. Proud that, whatever my worldly goods may be, they have been achieved by my own labors.
Joan Fontaine Love Illusions Sayings By Joan Fontaine: Being a woman, I have found the road rougher than had I been born a
We'd had to find each other to finally understand that love could not be controlled. Predictions, assumptions, and absolutes were illusions. My love for him was volatile, uncontrollable, and overpowering, but ... that was love. Love was real.Jamie McGuire Love Illusions Sayings By Jamie McGuire: We'd had to find each other to finally understand that love could not be controlled.
We lost not only through death, but also by leaving and being left, by changing and letting go and moving on. And our losses include not only our separations and departures from those we love, but our conscious and unconscious losses of romantic dreams, impossible expectations, illusions of freedom and power, illusions of safety
and the loss of our own younger self, the self that thought it would always be unwrinkled and invulnerable and immortal.
Judith Viorst Love Illusions Sayings By Judith Viorst: We lost not only through death, but also by leaving and being left, by changing
He had few illusions, for here are some of the things that life had taught him: Men hate those whom they have injured; men love those whom they have benefited; men naturally avoid their benefactors; men are universally actuated by self-interest; gratitude is a lovely sense of expected benefits; promises are never forgotten by those to whom they are made, usually by those who make them.W. Somerset Maugham Love Illusions Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: He had few illusions, for here are some of the things that life had taught
They were still in the happier stage of love. They were full of brave illusions about each other, tremendous illusions, so that the communion of self with self seemed to be on a plane where no other human relations mattered. They both seemed to have arrived there with an extraordinary innocence as though a series of pure accidents had driven them together, so many accidents that at last they were forced to conclude that they were for each other. They had arrived with clean hands, or so it seemed, after no traffic with the merely curious and clandestine.F Scott Fitzgerald Love Illusions Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: They were still in the happier stage of love. They were full of brave illusions
Words entangle. But if one can understand the whole significance of the ways of one's thought, the ways of our desires and their pursuits and ambitions, then there is a possibility of having or understanding that which is love. But that requires an extraordinary understanding of oneself.

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Love is not a sentiment, not romanticism, not dependent on something, and that state is extremely arduous and difficult to understand, or to be in - because our minds are always interfering, limiting, encroaching upon its functioning. Therefore it is important to understand first the mind and its ways; otherwise we shall be caught in illusions, caught in words and sensations that have very little significance.
Jiddu Krishnamurti Love Illusions Sayings By Jiddu Krishnamurti: Words entangle. But if one can understand the whole significance of the ways of one's
Beyond their immaculate design, the reason sharks rule the ocean is their complete indifference to everything except feeding, procreation, and defending their territory. The shark does not love. It feels no empathy. It trusts nothing. It lives in perfect harmony with its environment because it has no aspirations or desires. And no pity. A shark feels no sorrow, no remorse, hopes for nothing, dreams of nothing, has no illusions about itself or anything beyond itself.Rick Yancey Love Illusions Sayings By Rick Yancey: Beyond their immaculate design, the reason sharks rule the ocean is their complete indifference to
She'd lost so much in the process of becoming Zyne, but somewhere in the middle of it all, she'd found herself. Her heritage had shattered her illusions of a tranquil life. Destiny swept behind in a blaze, decimating everything she tried to hold on to. She was left alone, like the solitary tree standing after a forest fire. She'd thought she would crumble to ash, just another memory on the wind. But as blackened pieces of her cracked and fell away, she saw the truth. Under all that charred wreckage was the heartwood. Bruised. Scarred. But still good. Still capable of growth. When she looked in the mirror, she no longer saw a victim, but a survivor.Gwen Mitchell Love Illusions Sayings By Gwen Mitchell: She'd lost so much in the process of becoming Zyne, but somewhere in the middle
Money by Martin Amis. I read it when I was 15, I read it hundreds of times since then and it always makes me laugh. Amis has managed to create a world that is both funny and abrasive. I'd love to play John Self, the depraved hero, who's without illusions, he created.Robert Pattinson Love Illusions Sayings By Robert Pattinson: Money by Martin Amis. I read it when I was 15, I read it hundreds
The only really wicked men i have ever known were those who started as idealists. that is what depravity feeds on. illusions and idealism and love gone wrong.Prosper Merimee Love Illusions Sayings By Prosper Merimee: The only really wicked men i have ever known were those who started as idealists.
Creating art is paradoxical because an artist seeks to express truth by penetrating and destroying illusions. Art is always the outpouring of a mind striving to achieve the impossible reconciliation of all the fragmented shards that make people human: frivolous amusements, idle moments, feelings of tenderness and pain, stored memories, future expectations, and unquenchable thirst to experience love and witness beauty.Kilroy J. Oldster Love Illusions Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: Creating art is paradoxical because an artist seeks to express truth by penetrating and destroying
It's only when you become love - in other words, when you have dropped your illusions and attachments - that you will "know." As you identify less and less with the "me," you will be more at ease with everybody and with everything.Anthony De Mello Love Illusions Sayings By Anthony De Mello: It's only when you become love - in other words, when you have dropped your
Guilt - the universal punishment. For what? What have you done? Illusions of deeds gone wrong, misspoken words, actions that seemed to kill or harm others, all are dreams of injuries to ourselves and others, and yet they are only dreams. The spirit realm, where all the loved ones wait, is a much more accurate portrayal of yourself. Yet even this is incomplete. You are ultimately only love, extending itself for all of eternity.Shaman Elizabeth Herrera Love Illusions Sayings By Shaman Elizabeth Herrera: Guilt - the universal punishment. For what? What have you done? Illusions of deeds gone
All lovers in the world are alike: they fall in love by chance; they see each other, and are attached to each other by the features of their faces; they illuminate each other by the fierce preference which is akin to madness; they assert the reality of illusions; and for a moment they change falsehood into truth.Henri Barbusse Love Illusions Sayings By Henri Barbusse: All lovers in the world are alike: they fall in love by chance; they see
It isn't yours nor his nor the Pope's hell that we are all going to: it's my mother's and her mother's and father's and their mother's and father's hell, and it isn't you who are going there, but we, the three - no: four of us. And so at least we will all be together where we belong, since even if only he went there we would still have to be there too since the three of us are just illusions that he begot, and your illusions are a part of you like your bones and flesh and memory And we will all be together in torment and so we will not need to remember love and fornication, and maybe in torment you cannot even remember why you are there. And if we cannot remember all this, it cant be much torment.William Faulkner Love Illusions Sayings By William Faulkner: It isn't yours nor his nor the Pope's hell that we are all going to:
Forgiveness is key to enchanted love because it is key to living right, period. It is the capacity to see beyond the veil of personality and worldly illusions. No one is perfect or attractive every day. Forgiveness means we are capable of relating to someone on a deeper level than the ordinary self. And that we are committed to doing so no matter what the appearances are, no matter what the situation is.Marianne Williamson Love Illusions Sayings By Marianne Williamson: Forgiveness is key to enchanted love because it is key to living right, period. It
When the thunder rumbles,
Now the age of gold is dead.
When the dreams we've clung to
Trying to stay young,
Have left us parched and old instead.
When my courage crumbles,
When I feel confused and frail,
When my spirit falters on decaying altars
And my illusions fail
I go on right then.
I go on again.
I go on to say I will celebrate another day.
I go on.
If tomorrow tumbles
And everything I love is gone,
I will face regret all my days, and yet
I will still go on.
Leonard Bernstein Love Illusions Sayings By Leonard Bernstein: When the thunder rumbles,Now the age of gold is dead.When the dreams we've clung toTrying
Perhaps he was probing the enigma of why men fall in love with their dreams, which are then so destroyed by harsh realities that their dreamers become cuckolded by their own illusions. Perhaps...Juan Filloy Love Illusions Sayings By Juan Filloy: Perhaps he was probing the enigma of why men fall in love with their dreams,
And when I fall in love," I began, "I will build a mountain to touch the sky. Then, my lover and I will have the best of both worlds, reality firmly under our feet, while we have our heads in the clouds with all our illusions still intact. And the purple grass will grow all around, high enough to reach our eyes.V.C. Andrews Love Illusions Sayings By V.C. Andrews: And when I fall in love," I began, "I will build a mountain to touch
The trouble with illusions is that you aren't aware you have any until they are taken away from you.Mary Doria Russell Love Illusions Sayings By Mary Doria Russell: The trouble with illusions is that you aren't aware you have any until they are
She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage and put on in a tempest. She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.Oscar Wilde Love Illusions Sayings By Oscar Wilde: She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed
Yes, all my illusions will burn into illumination of joy, and all my desires ripen into fruits of love.Rabindranath Tagore Love Illusions Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: Yes, all my illusions will burn into illumination of joy, and all my desires ripen
He then explained his new philosophy, which followed the devastating discovery that Love and Friendship were the veriest illusions. He explained that people married because their sexual appetite had to be satisfied and there must be somebody to manage the house. There was nothing deeper than that in any man and woman relationship.R.K. Narayan Love Illusions Sayings By R.K. Narayan: He then explained his new philosophy, which followed the devastating discovery that Love and Friendship
I looked at her. Sheila was my girl
the girl I wanted
and wanted for keeps. But it wasn't any use having illusions about her. Sheila was a liar and probably always would be a liar. It was her way of fighting for survival
the quick easy glib denial. It was a child's weapon
and she'd probably never got out of using it. If I wanted Sheila, I must accept her as she was
be at hand to prop up the weak places. We've all got our weak places. Mine were different from Sheila's, but they were there.
Agatha Christie Love Illusions Sayings By Agatha Christie: I looked at her. Sheila was my girlthe girl I wantedand wanted for keeps. But
This is a prayer, inchoate and unfinished, for you, my love, my loss, my lesion, a rosary of words to count out time's illusions, all the minutes, hours, days the calendar compounds as if the past existed somewhere like an inheritance still waiting to be claimed.Dana Gioia Love Illusions Sayings By Dana Gioia: This is a prayer, inchoate and unfinished, for you, my love, my loss, my lesion,
We cling to love's illusions because they're real.Marty Rubin Love Illusions Sayings By Marty Rubin: We cling to love's illusions because they're real.
And Peter Lake knew that these things were nothing in themselves but the means by which to remember those he had loved, and to remind him that the power of the love he had known was repeated a million times a million times over, from one soul to another--all worthy, all holy, none ever lost. He glided through the illusions that flashed bravely on the smoke, and he was touched very deeply by the will of things to live in the light.Mark Helprin Love Illusions Sayings By Mark Helprin: And Peter Lake knew that these things were nothing in themselves but the means by
There are certain delicate illusions that make life bearable. Love, in its most pure and pathetic form, the one before we get to genuinely know the person we love, is one of them. Ignorance is bliss, and the less you know, the more you love, the less you have, the more you want.
We all miss the most the things we never had.
Cristian Mihai Love Illusions Sayings By Cristian Mihai: There are certain delicate illusions that make life bearable. Love, in its most pure and
Man is not to fight with other human races, other human individuals, but his work is to bring about reconciliation and Peace and to restore the bonds of friendship and love. We are not like fighting beasts. It is the life of self which is predominating in our life, the self which is creating the seclusion, giving rise to sufferings, to jealousy and hatred, to political and commercial competition. All these illusions will vanish, if we go down to the heart ofRabindranath Tagore Love Illusions Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: Man is not to fight with other human races, other human individuals, but his work
When there is a total understanding of need, the outward and the inner, then desire is not a torture. Then it has a quite different meaning, a significance far beyond the content of thought and it goes beyond feeling, with its emotions, myths and illusions. With the total understanding of need, not the mere quantity or the quality of it, desire then is a flame and not a torture. Without this flame life itself is lost. It is this flame that burns away the pettiness of its object, the frontiers, the fences that have been imposed upon it. Then call it by whatever name you will, love, death, beauty. Then it is there without an end.Allan W. Anderson Love Illusions Sayings By Allan W. Anderson: When there is a total understanding of need, the outward and the inner, then desire
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies, a story we agree to tell each other over and over, until we forget that it's a lie.

Lord Varys: But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
George R R Martin Love Illusions Sayings By George R R Martin: Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand
We are all united by both pain and love. Both a smile and a wound. We are all united by these very basic yet very influential things, because we all recognize them, we all know what they feel like to have or to give. Everything else, all the other things that do not unite us - those things are all illusions.C. JoyBell C. Love Illusions Sayings By C. JoyBell C.: We are all united by both pain and love. Both a smile and a wound.
Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or love, or the gods ... illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is. But they'll never know this. Not until it's too late.George R R Martin Love Illusions Sayings By George R R Martin: Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail,
My tactic is to look at you
To learn how you are
Love you as you are
My tactic is to talk to you
And listen to you
And construct with words
An indestructible bridge
My tactic is to stay in your memory
I don't know how
Nor with what pretext
But stay within you
My tactic is to be honest
And know you are too
And that we don't sell each other illusions
So that between us there is no curtain or abyss
My strategy instead is
Deeper and simpler.
My strategy is that some day
I don't know how, nor with what pretext
That finally you need me.
Mario Benedetti Love Illusions Sayings By Mario Benedetti: My tactic is to look at youTo learn how you areLove you as you are
I do not pursue yesterday's wishes, for you are true. No illusions can illustrate your illustrious truth. My Queen, just look at you.Delano Johnson Love Illusions Sayings By Delano Johnson: I do not pursue yesterday's wishes, for you are true. No illusions can illustrate your
Without illusions. I love you because you are
fallible and because your poor misguided testosterone-corrupted brain has you doing cartwheels
trying not to be. I love you because of all you are and because of all you're not. And because, no
matter what, you are all the man I'll ever need.
Cindy Gerard Love Illusions Sayings By Cindy Gerard: Without illusions. I love you because you arefallible and because your poor misguided testosterone-corrupted brain
The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother tends to fantasize about love and happiness and overlooks the other aspects of child-rearing: the exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and even depression, with its attendant state of guilt.Elisabeth Badinter Love Illusions Sayings By Elisabeth Badinter: The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother
safety and love are both illusions!Eric Jerome Dickey Love Illusions Sayings By Eric Jerome Dickey: safety and love are both illusions!
We all need illusions. That's why we love movies.Monica Bellucci Love Illusions Sayings By Monica Bellucci: We all need illusions. That's why we love movies.
The truth of who we are dissolves the illusions when they arise, simply by us not buying into them anymore. By realizing they were counterfeit bliss. By and by, oneness dissolves what was once separation.Tehya Sky Love Illusions Sayings By Tehya Sky: The truth of who we are dissolves the illusions when they arise, simply by us
He was dead; I needed to let his memory go, too. That was the first step for me, before discrimination.
Yet my love was the ghost of a young girl's dream. It walked alone in the abyss, stubbornly, where only illusions prospered on tears and regrets. My love had a life of its own; it was perverted but nevertheless still vital. For that reason, I wanted to return to deep space. Honestly, I would have preferred it if we had traveled forever and never stopped at another star system. To fall into endless blackness, that was my new fantasy.
The young girl with the ancient dream wept. I could hear her; I even saw her tears on the glass of the observation deck. It made me feel old. I didn't want to know her name. I couldn't forget Tem but I needed to forget her.
Christopher Pike Love Illusions Sayings By Christopher Pike: He was dead; I needed to let his memory go, too. That was the first
What happiness there had been at that time, what freedom, what hope! What an abundance of illusions! Nothing was left of them now. She had got rid of them all in her soul's life, in all her successive conditions of life, maidenhood, her marriage, and her love - thus constantly losing them all her life through, like a traveller who leaves something of his wealth at every inn along his road.Gustave Flaubert Love Illusions Sayings By Gustave Flaubert: What happiness there had been at that time, what freedom, what hope! What an abundance
IT is an eternal phenomenon: the insatiate will can always, by means of an illusion spread over things, detain its creatures in life and compel them to live on. One is chained by the Socratic love of knowledge and the delusion of being able thereby to heal the eternal wound of existence; another is ensnared by art's seductive veil of beauty fluttering before his eyes; still another by the metaphysical comfort that beneath the flux of phenomena eternal life flows on indestructibly: to say nothing of the more ordinary and almost more powerful illusions which the will has always at hand. These three planes of illusion are on the whole designed only for the more nobly formed natures, who in general feel profoundly the weight and burden of existence, and must be deluded by exquisite stimulants into forgetfulness of their sorrow.Friedrich Nietzsche Love Illusions Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: IT is an eternal phenomenon: the insatiate will can always, by means of an illusion
Although he trusted the good sense of the people in the long run, he believed that they could easily be misled by demagogues. He was a realist who had no illusions about human nature. "The motives which predominate most human affairs," he said, "are self-love and self-interest." The common people, like the common soldiers in his army, could not be expected to be "influenced by any other principles than those of interest.Gordon S. Wood Love Illusions Sayings By Gordon S. Wood: Although he trusted the good sense of the people in the long run, he believed
Playing with various approaches may be due to resistance to going within, to the fear of having to abandon the illusion of being something or somebody in particular.Of all the affections the love of oneself comes first. Light and love are impersonal.When you do not think yourself to be this or that, all conflict ceases. Any attempt to do something about your problems is bound to fail, for what is caused by desire can be undone only in freedom from desire. You cannot be rid of problems without abandoning illusions.Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Love Illusions Sayings By Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: Playing with various approaches may be due to resistance to going within, to the fear