All are deceptions, substitutes for the hard job of using reason and industry and intuition and compassion to solve even a little bit of the muddle with humaneness and awe for the natural world and the complexity of human beings.
Ruthven surmised that he had hit upon some of the central deceptions which had wrecked him and reduced him and so many of his colleagues to this condition. To surmise was not to conquer, of course; he was as helpless as ever but there was a dim liberation in seeing how he had been lied to, and he felt that at least he could take one thing from the terrible years through which he had come: he was free of self-delusion.barry malzberg
...more so than might be expected in one who was premature in everything, and had exhausted the stock of human folly at an age when it is usually found unbroken. All his deceptions , his prevarications, his political tergiversation , etc., were such as should have been looked for in men of an advanced age, hardened by evil associations, and soured by disappointed pride or avarice .
Dada aimed to destroy the reasonable deceptions of man and recover the natural and unreasonable order.
Dada aimed to destroy the reasonable deceptions of man and recover the natural and unreasonable order.hans arp
I come from all places and to all places I go: I am art among the arts and mountain among mountains. I know the strange names of flowers and herbs and of fatal deceptions and magnificent griefs. In night's darkness I've seen raining down on my head pure flames, flashing rays of beauty divine.josé martí