Dreams, Illusions, and Other Realities: April 7-8, 2009
He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.
- Henri Amiel
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it. - Patrick Henry
There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
- Natalie Clifford Barney
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. - Aesop
Once I dreamed I was a butterfly, and now I no longer know whether I am Chuang Tzu, who dreamed I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu.
- Chaung Tzu
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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