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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.
One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve.
A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare.
From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasant.
A sense of humor always withers in the presence of the messianic delusion, like justice and truth in front of patriotic passion.
To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world beside the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?
Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.
Education is...A form of self-delusion.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Practically all the relationships I know are based on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion.
Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.
It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters.
The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.