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Morse Code Portrait Illusion

Master of Deception: Pointillism painting

Morse Code Portrait Illusion thanks to Ken Knowlton

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Morse Code Portrait Illusion thanks to Ken Knowlton

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Each tight sequence of 'dots' and 'dashes' is a character of International Morse Code. Early in his life, its originator (Samuel F. B. Morse) was a respected New England portrait painter. One may wonder what he would have thought of this portrait in which he unwittingly collaborated...

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

The power of imagination makes us infinite. - John Muir

Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen R. Covey

The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination. - Emily Dickinson

An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination. - George Bernard Shaw

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. - Ludwig Borne

The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. - George Bernard Shaw

The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. - Henry Ward Beecher

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas Edison

There are certain things you just don't do in fantasy. - J K Rowling

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. - Oscar Wilde

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. - Voltaire

I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life. - Geoffrey Rush

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. - Marilyn Monroe

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. - Oscar Wilde

A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last. - Helen Rowland

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it. - Lloyd Alexander

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

Like the cosmetics industry, the securities business is engaged in selling illusion. - Paul Samuelson

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. - Scott Adams

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them. - Stephen Covey

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons. - Fred Saberhagen

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. - Christopher Isherwood

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. - Terry Pratchett

The fantasy of every Australian man is to have two women - one cleaning and the other dusting. - Maurenn Murphy

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. - Ernest Hemingway

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. - Ursula K. Le Guin

Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality. - Seneca

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. - Woody Allen

Dreams or illusions, call them what you will, they lift us from the commonplace of life to better things. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. - Carl Jung

An expert problem solver must be endowed with two incompatible qualities: a restless imagination and a patient pertinacity. - Howard Eves

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. - Gloria Steinem

We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die. - W H Auden

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need. - Sara Teasdale


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