Illusion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Illusion

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


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


Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


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


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


It's really easy to get colors right. It's really hard to get black - and neutrals - right. Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion.
~By Donna Karan ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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


Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
~By Joseph Roux ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


A woman should be an illusion.
~By Ian Fleming ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Words are illusions.
~By Bodhidharma ~


The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
~By Robert Wilson Lynd ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.
~By Roma Downey ~


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


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 ~


Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
~By Sai Baba ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Official truths are often powerful illusions.
~By John Pilger ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion.
~By William Scott ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
~By Grace Jones ~


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 ~


He didn't maintain my illusion of myself, he gave me an illusion of myself. Before I met him, I never thought of myself as an actress. Boy, he sidetracked me in a great way!
~By Judy Holliday ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


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 ~


The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
~By Michael Flanders ~


The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
~By Jose Bergamin ~


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 ~


Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
~By Andre Maurois ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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

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