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Delusions Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Delusions.

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

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Irrational beliefs are culturally accepted delusions.
- Robert Todd Carroll

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

One wanders to the left, another to the right.
Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
- Horace

 

Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
- Bodhidharma

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
- Ambrose Bierce

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented,
but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of
achieving success may be corrected.
- George Henry Lewes

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The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- A. E. Housman

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering
your real self and humbling delusions.
- Bodhidharma

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
- Jane Wagner

I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot
of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things,
quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people,
or delusions of superiority.
- Charles Kuralt

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope
that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
- Thomas Reed

The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our
society's biggest delusions,
top reasons for depression, as well as most often used
excuse for lack of success.
- Bo Bennett

If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions,
then this is not a very noble form of government.
- James Bovard

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.
Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The belief that one's own view of reality is the only
reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.
- Paul Watzlawick

He had delusions of adequacy.
- Walter Kerr

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the
delusions of our childhood days,
recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth,
and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
- Charles Dickens

There are men who would quickly love each other if
once they were speak to each other;
for when they spoke they would discover that their
souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions.
- Ernest Hello

I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee.
Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit.
I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur,
but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me.
- Tim McGraw

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
- Thomas Szasz

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn

Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
- Ludwig Borne

I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion,
so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
- Rose Macaulay

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it
really is than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring.
- Carl Sagan

Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
- Paul Sweeney

Delusion means mortality.
And awareness means Buddhahood.
- Bodhidharma

No delusion is greater than the notion that method
and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit,
either in science or in practical life.
- Thomas Huxley

A person experiences life as
something separated from the rest -
a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
Our task must be to free ourselves
from this self-imposed prison,
and through compassion,
to find the reality of Oneness.
- Albert Einstein

Let no man in the world live in delusion.
Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.
- Guru Nanak

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

I keep working under the delusion that someday a library
will ask for my manuscripts.
- Walter Wager

Practically all the relationships I know are based
on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion.
- Kim Cattrall

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- Don Marquis

You must renounce all superficiality,
all convention, all vanity and delusion.
- Gustav Mahler

Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag.
Especially if you choose to surround yourself with
friends and not acolytes.
- Barbara Kruger

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions,
passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons.
Greed, anger, and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
- Al Goldstein

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning.
It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit
we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
- Arthur Erickson

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really
is than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring.
- Carl Sagan

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
- Edmund Burke

Truth is always a delusion.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't
appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had
the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else.
- Steve Albini

When I've gone back to work, it's always with that sense of inevitability.
That may be a complete delusion, but it's the one that
I need to get out of bed and go about my business.
That sense that I can't avoid this thing.
I better just get on with it.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war.
I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone,
that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent?
It's a delusion to think it's gone away.
- Kevin Costner

To enter by reason means to realize the essence through
instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature,
which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish
and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world.
I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.
- William Sanderson

The last great delusion is soon to open before us.
Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our
sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the
true that it will be impossible to distinguish between
them except by the Holy Scriptures.
- Ellen G. White

If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me,
that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours,
that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty
and the diminution of commerce,
let me awaken them from their delusion.
- Robert Walpole

There is not to be found, in all history,
any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men,
of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning,
as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.
- David Hume

Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the
orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion
that whether they make this or that gesture is going
to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
- James Levine

Well, love is insanity.
The ancient Greeks knew that.
It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind
by delusion and self-destruction.
You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself,
you can't even think straight.
- Marilyn French

Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes.
Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers,
and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.
- Charles Mackay

I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that,
in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always,
conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties.
- Alexander Alekhine

The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms
the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a
loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real
links between that past and a future worthy of it.
- Hart Crane

No one should suffer from the great delusion that any
form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship
of the few instead of the initiative of the millions
can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
- Charles E. Wilson

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready
to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -
a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals.
I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs
and wishes of those outside the power structure.
And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic
party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
- Camille Paglia

When you really think about it, I'm not delusional
enough to think that what I do is important to life
as we know it on this planet.
No.
But neither is what you do.
- Gene Simmons

I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and
revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional
circumstances and return to mathematical research.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.
- Gene Simmons

The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed
to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is
hypocritical and delusional.
- James Cromwell

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward


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