"I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?"
"The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true."
"You don't suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent"
"The prophetic tasks of the church are to tell the truth in a society that lives in illusion, grieve in a society that practices denial, and express hope in a society that lives in despair."
"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."