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Letter "M" » make-believe
«The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.»
«Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so»
«To our real, naked selves there is not a thing on earth or in heaven worth dying for. It is only when we see ourselves as actors in a staged (and therefore unreal) performance that death loses its frightfulness and finality and becomes an act of make-believe and a theatrical gesture. It is one of the main tasks of a real leader to mask the grim reality of dying and killing by evoking in his followers the illusion that they are participating in a grandiose spectacle, a solemn or lighthearted dramatic performance.»
Author: Eric Hoffer
, dramatic performance
«It's all make believe, isn't it?»
«With Epcot Center the Disney corporation has accomplished something I didn't think possible in today's world. They have created a land of make-believe that's worse than regular life.»
«Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part»
«Lisa, vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and eskimos»
«This is how I'm supposed to be in the land of make believe that don't believe in me.»
«Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage. He lives by make-believe.»