quote by S. N. Goenka

The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now.

— S. N. Goenka

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Fantasies quote Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

There is a thing about beauty. Beauty is always associated with the male fantasy of what the female body is. I don’t think there is anything wrong with beauty. It’s just what women think is beautiful can be different. And there can be a beauty in individualism. If there is a wart or a scar, this can be beautiful, in a sense, when you paint it.

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.

There are lots of imposters in this earth, and to very first there always comes a second, to every reality there always come a fantasy, and the fantasy wants to come and live the life of the reality

Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now.

This is where we are at right now, as a whole.

No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart.

The plan was to drink until the pain is over, But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.

Woman, then, stands in patriarchal culture as a signifier for the male other, bound by a symbolic order in which man can live out his fantasies and obsessions through linguistic command by imposing them on the silent image of a woman still tied to her place as the bearer of meaning, not maker of meaning.

To be loved, feelings must be rationed.

To love, the doors of hysteria, fantasy, and madness may be flung open.

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;

united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.

The final key to the way I promote is bravado.

I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts.

It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;

united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me.

Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness.

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Most children would rather preserve the fantasy of a loving connection with their fathers and mothers, at all costs, even if it costs them their self-esteem. When you're three or seven years old, it's less frightening to think of yourself as an unlovable, disappointing screwup than to recognize the fact that you're living with a monster.

The present moment is really all that we have.

The only place you can really love another person is in the present. Love in the past is a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. To be really alive, love - or any other experience - must take place in the present.

The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.

My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football.

I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed.

I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy.

The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?'

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.

I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.

A restaurant is a fantasy-a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most important members of the cast.

The creative writer does the same as the child at play;

he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most.

They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.

Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky;

whereas fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind's will.

Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden.

It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.

The dream of reason produces monsters.

Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.

Quit making excuses. What we're really talking about here is commitment. Until you make a commitment to your dream, it's not a commitment at all. It's just another fantasy. And fantasies don't come true because they're not real, we're not committed to them. When we make commitments, they become dreams. And dreams are very real.

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