Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.
Most people find facts irritating. Facts interfere with their systems of denial.
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.We fear we will not find love,and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we don't have love we will be unhappy.
The road of denial leads to the precipice of destruction
What state do you live in? Denial.
I think the greatest illusion we have is that denial protects us. It's actually the biggest distortion and lie. In fact, staying asleep is what's killing us.
That which is denied cannot be healed.
The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves.
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
[P]erhaps you notice how the denial is so often the preface to the justification.
I have a very highly developed sense of denial.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Hope is the denial of reality.
Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.
One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
Security is the denial of life
Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you.
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
We did exactly what everybody in the country did, watching it. You entered this state of sort of denials. You think, well, it must have been a tragic accident by an amateur pilot. And then you see the next plane coming.
The abuse dies in a day; but the denial slays the life of the people and entombs the hope of the race.
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