Disillusion Quotes

It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood

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.

Mitch Hedberg

The shadow of victory is disillusion.

Winston Churchill

He [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.

John Maynard Keynes

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.

Harry Houdini

LOOKING-GLASS, n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given.

Ambrose Gwinett

I`m a very physical person. People don`t credit me with much of a brain, so why should I disillusion them?

Sylvester Stallone

But how will I know who my soul mate is? By taking risks, Wicca said to Brida. By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in your search for love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.

Paul Coelho

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Miguel de Unamuno

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.

Kenneth Clark

Disillusion is a natural stage that follows the holding of an illusion.

Shaughnessy, Susan

No article of faith is proof against the disintegrating effects of increasing information; one might almost describe the acquirement of knowledge as a process of disillusion.

H. L. Mencken

The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.

Stanley Baldwin

The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.

Herman Melville

PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.

Ambrose Bierce

The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes.

Alan Watts

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