Illusion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Illusion

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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 ~


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 ~


Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


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 ~


Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
~By Allan Bloom ~


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


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 ~


If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it can be called into battle, so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.
~By Johann Most ~


Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
~By Andre Breton ~


The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


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 ~


There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
~By Rebecca West ~


By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that's led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


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


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


In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


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 ~


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


Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it.
~By Bruce Sterling ~


Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one.
~By Brad Bird ~


Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
~By Douglas Adams ~


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


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


People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.
~By David Brinkley ~


These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.
~By John Lennon ~


It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.
~By Edward Sapir ~


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 ~


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


It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.'
~By Gabriel Byrne ~


There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah.
~By Meir Kahane ~


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


Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
~By Mark Twain ~


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


People say I play real loud. I don't, actually. I'm recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that's part of the illusion really. I can't play loud.
~By Charlie Watts ~


It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
~By Pierre Bayle ~


The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
~By Voltaire ~


There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


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 painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.
~By Philip Guston ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality.
~By Herman Wouk ~


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


He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
~By Stendhal ~


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


If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
~By Herman Hesse ~


I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.
~By H. P. Lovecraft ~


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 ~


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


What staggers me is not the persistence of illusion, but the persistence of the world in the face of illusion.
~By A. G. Mojtabai ~


Do you think I am standing here, making this up as I go? I am sorry to disillusion you. I am not Robin Williams. I am the king of the pen.
~By Mitch Hedberg ~


Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
~By Cat Stevens ~


I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
~By Alan Watts ~


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 ~


It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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


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


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 ~


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


One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one's mind.
~By Ella Maillart ~


If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
~By Stanley Kubrick ~


There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
~By George Washington ~


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


The Great War was a progressive revelation and disillusionment.
~By Ralph A. Cram ~


The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
~By Henri Nouwen ~


Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary.
~By Mario Vargas Llosa ~


Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself.
~By Paul Schrader ~


I believe there should be no arbitrary date set for withdrawal and yet no permanent, unending deployment. No cut and run, yet measured progress in helping a people who want to be free without an illusion of overnight success.
~By Rick Renzi ~


Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
~By Robert Burton ~


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


We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
~By Judy Garland ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


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


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 ~


We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
~By Iris Murdoch ~


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


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


There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake.
~By Bill Conti ~


Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
~By George Orwell ~


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


May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
~By Ralph Thomas Walker ~


Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
~By Mario Vargas Llosa ~


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


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 ~


It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions.
~By Ellis Peters ~


Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
~By Arnold Newman ~

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