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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
~By Harry Houdini ~


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 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 ~


Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Words are illusions.
~By Bodhidharma ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~

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