“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” –George Bernard Shaw
“Anyone who says he can see through a woman is missing a lot.” –Groucho Marx
But are we not all illusions?
“I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.” –Sophocles
Are we happy illusions?
“We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.” –Cyril Connolly
Are we alone?
“As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.” –Hermann Hesse
Are we acquainted with our permanent better half?
“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.” –Eckhart Tolle
Do our long faces make the gods laugh?
“The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.” –Shirley Maclaine