Tricks

Famous quotes containing the word tricks:

    The sumptuous age of stars and images is reduced to a few artificial tornado effects, pathetic fake buildings, and childish tricks which the crowd pretends to be taken in by to avoid feeling too disappointed. Ghost towns, ghost people. The whole place has the same air of obsolescence about it as Sunset or Hollywood Boulevard.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Man, proud man,
    Drest in a little brief authority,
    Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d,
    His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
    Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
    As make the angels weep.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Let the new faces play what tricks they will
    In the old rooms; night can outbalance day,
    Our shadows rove the garden gravel still,
    The living seem more shadowy than they.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)