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self deception Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about self deception
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“In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth.”
Aldous Huxley
Neil Postman
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Amusing Ourselves to Death
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acceptance
going with the flow
self deception
small-minded
bad choice
mindless thinking
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“They pretend to themselves they are in control of events where perhaps they are not. ”
Anton Chigurh
character
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“And so tonight we’re going to make the lie true. ”
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″‘He thinks great folly, child,’ said Aslan. ‘This world is bursting with life for these few days because the song with which I called it into life still hangs in the air and rumbles in the ground. It will not be so for long. But I cannot tell that to this old sinner, and I cannot comfort him either; he has made himself unable to hear my voice. If I spoke to him, he would hear only growlings and roarings. Oh Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good! But I will give him the only gift he is still able to receive.‘”
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“The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than any one.”
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“The mask of self-deception was no longer a mask for me, it was a part of me.”
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“It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.”

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