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Illusion Quotes

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

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Values Gratitude

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Socrates

 

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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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.
- Orson Welles

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

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

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
- Woody Allen

Love can sometimes be magic.
But magic can sometimes...
just be an illusion.
- Javan

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

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

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.
- Larry McMurtry

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

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

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.
- Pierre Bayle

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Brooks Atkinson

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

What staggers me is not the persistence of illusion,
but the persistence of the world in the face of illusion.
- A. G. Mojtabai

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

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

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

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

I have, alas, only one illusion left,
and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Sydney Smith

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

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

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

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

How strange when an illusion dies.
It's as though you've lost a child.
- Judy Garland

If you can talk brilliantly about a problem,
it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
- Stanley Kubrick

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

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.
- Johnny Depp

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

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

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

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.
- Joyce Maynard

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

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

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.
- Thomas Moore

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

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

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.
- Marguerite Young

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

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

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.
- Sydney Smith

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

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion,
a screwball can be a pitch or a person,
stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like
except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
- James Patrick Murray

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

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
- Arnold Newman

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

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

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.
- George Harrison

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.
- Walter Lippmann

One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion:
It cannot be done,
since one travels with one's mind.
- Ella Maillart

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.
- Duncan Sheik

The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion.
- Talib Kweli

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose.
I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway:
you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

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.
- Edward Sapir

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.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Law not served by power is an illusion;
but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

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.
- Luigi Pirandello

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

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

Animation is about creating the illusion of life.
And you can't create it if you don't have one.
- Brad Bird

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.
- Francoise Sagan

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.
- Marguerite Duras

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


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