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Illusion Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Illusion

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

Related topics: Inspirational Buddhist Unity Oneness

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!
- Judy Holliday

As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari.
- John Hawkes

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

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

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.
- William Scott

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality.
- Iris Murdoch

Time is an illusion.
Lunchtime doubly so.
- Douglas Adams

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
- Woody Allen

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.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Margaret Cho

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.
- Donna Karan

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

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

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.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

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

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

The believing we do something when we do nothing
is the first illusion of tobacco.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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.
- John Steinbeck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The passage of time is simply an illusion created by our brains.
- Julian Barbour

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.
- Luigi Pirandello

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

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.
- James Broughton

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
- Voltaire

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.
- Charles Horton Cooley

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

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

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

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.
- Herman Hesse


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