Illusion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Illusion

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


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


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


The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
~By Albert Einstein ~


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 ~


I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature.
~By Victor Salva ~


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


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


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 ~


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


You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values.
~By Peter Abrahams ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
~By Simone Weil ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that.
~By Tobey Maguire ~


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 ~


Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself.
~By Albert Claude ~


I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


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 ~


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


Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
~By Lewis H. Lapham ~


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


Words are illusions.
~By Bodhidharma ~


You are traveling and see these people shooting the entire experience of going through a city, and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the illusion that they will edit it all, but I don't think that's it.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


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 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 ~


Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.
~By James Broughton ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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 ~


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


Seeing how those companies operate, it didn't amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back.
~By Madeleine Peyroux ~


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 ~


Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.
~By Arthur J. Goldberg ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of literacy through reading and writing. I wrote a book of short stories.
~By Tom T. Hall ~


Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
~By Alexander Chase ~


Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


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


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


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 ~


The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
~By Brooks Atkinson ~


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


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


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


I'm an idealist without illusions.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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 ~


I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
~By Paul Cezanne ~


The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
~By Sydney Smith ~


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


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 ~


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


A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.
~By Sai Baba ~


I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


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 ~


Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


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


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


We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
~By Daniel J. Boorstin ~


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


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


Because you know, down deep in my heart, when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.
~By Jack Nicholson ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
~By Horace Greeley ~


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 ~


A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that, so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.
~By Edward Sapir ~


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 ~


I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
~By David Knopfler ~


Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.
~By David Icke ~

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April 23 ,2024
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