Illusion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Illusion

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I do feel part of that generation of people who were rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s. Not just about social services issues, but the world.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.
~By Giotto di Bondone ~


I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes.
~By Francis Maude ~


Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
~By Georges Bernanos ~


The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


So what are we given? We're also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.
~By Jewel Kilcher ~


Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.
~By Philip Guston ~


Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light.
~By Jeff Bridges ~


Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.
~By Javan ~


Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
~By James Patrick Murray ~


Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
~By Margaret Cho ~


Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.
~By Timothy Zahn ~


Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
~By Angela Carter ~


How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.
~By Judy Garland ~


The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who's mysterious and strong.
~By Kevin Conroy ~


Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room could be broken down and played with by planting illusions of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures in the room's composition.
~By Dan Flavin ~


The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
~By Alexander Kerensky ~


Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
~By Charles M. Schulz ~


Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


There's also something of an illusion in that, you can perhaps record a TV thing one month and complete a book the next and then be in a play. Then, if they all come out at once, it looks as if you're actually juggling a million things.
~By Jane Asher ~


Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
~By John Langdon ~


We're living under the illusion that we have the power to determine what to do with it.
~By Mordecai Wyatt Johnson ~


Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


I mean, I had probably an illusion of being the wife that, you know, I wanted to create a home. I wanted to have children. I wanted him to be a husband. It was never going to be that way. It couldn't be that way.
~By Priscilla Presley ~


It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that the imperialists will give up their positions in the colonies and dependent countries with good will.
~By Kim Il Sung ~


I related to his disillusionment. Thinking that he was going for this big dream. Then he kind of saw through it all at one point and went back home. Then he started a bender, which I can relate to of course.
~By Woody Harrelson ~


People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
~By Jose Saramago ~


We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
~By Orson Welles ~


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.
~By John Steinbeck ~


Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
~By Johnny Depp ~


No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard.
~By Hans Blix ~


I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I've never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow.
~By Mel Gibson ~


The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression.
~By Ramman Kenoun ~


Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema. Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.
~By Alexander Walker ~


Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
~By Thomas Moore ~


Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization, but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.
~By Kathryn Bigelow ~


Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.
~By King Hussein I ~


I came down to the living room one day and my wife was standing in the living room. It wasn't an illusion. I saw her out of the corner of my eye. The moment I saw her, she vanished.
~By Hugh Leonard ~


I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.
~By Richard Chamberlain ~


Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
~By Joseph Roux ~


If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


We have an illusion of security, we don't have security.
~By Isaac Yeffet ~


If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.
~By Marguerite Young ~


A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
~By Saul Bellow ~


We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of.
~By Talib Kweli ~


I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.
~By Joe Rogan ~


I never was disillusioned with acting because I love acting.
~By Woody Harrelson ~


Words are illusions.
~By Bodhidharma ~


It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
~By Manly Hall ~


Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
~By George Santayana ~


It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
~By Charles Rosen ~


The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion.
~By Guy Verhofstadt ~


Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


The passage of time is simply an illusion created by our brains.
~By Julian Barbour ~


Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
~By David Cronenberg ~


The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion.
~By Talib Kweli ~


We all need illusions. That's why we love movies.
~By Monica Bellucci ~


I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
~By Sydney Smith ~


I think people are just really disappointed, disappointed with Blair as well, who's just like Bush's lapdog. I think everyone's just disillusioned with politics in our country, and it must be the same in your country.
~By Paul Weller ~


Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
~By Socrates ~


Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
~By Voltaire ~


Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
~By Bob Dylan ~


We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
~By George Harrison ~


The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
~By Derek Jarman ~


The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
~By Antonio Gramsci ~


They're not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion.
~By Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf ~


The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
~By George Lucas ~


We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It's one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn't live without.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
~By Woody Allen ~


What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.
~By Jean Claude Van Damme ~


The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.
~By Victor Hugo ~


I even had the illusion, for a very short time, that I could become a medium pace bowler.
~By Perry Christie ~


When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.
~By Luis Palau ~


Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~

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