Illusion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Illusion

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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
~By George Santayana ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion.
~By Max Jacob ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Words are illusions.
~By Bodhidharma ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I don't have any illusions that what we are doing is sticking the the bottle. I don't think that's what we are doing. We are trying to make sure that the genie has friends, has food to eat, a way to grow.
~By Hilary Rosen ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


That time is important. It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile.
~By Joe Henderson ~


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'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 ~


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


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 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 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 ~


I very much enjoyed my career in science. I didn't leave science because I was disillusioned, but felt I'd done my bit for it after about twenty-five years.
~By John Polkinghorne ~

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