Illusion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Illusion

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Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness.
~By Neil Kurshan ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
~By Pedro Calderon de la Barca ~


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 ~


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


The world is real. Consciousness is the illusion.
~By Craig Bruce ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.
~By John Coleman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion.
~By Al Goldstein ~


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


Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions.
~By Henry R. Luce ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
~By Francoise Sagan ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I have no illusions about my art. I am what the public made me and, consequently, I am not likely to forget my debt to them.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


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


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 ~

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February 9 ,2023
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