Illusion Quotes

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

Cyril Connolly

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

Illusion is the first of the pleasures

Voltaire

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one

Albert Einstein

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

Derek Jarman

This world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given; The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, - There's nothing true but Heaven.

George Moore

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

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.

Minna Thomas Antrim

The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.

Mary Baker Eddy

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

Sydney Smith

If you've chosen egocentricity for your career path than you've chosen to live with the illusion that your surroundings will serve you continuously.

Martin Dansky

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

If it was a truly independent board, I'd be happier about it. As it is now, it creates the illusion that both parties in the state are of equal strength and that's not the case.

Paul Berendt

I didn't know there were so many gay people out there. Everywhere, they turn up. More importantly, I think I'm amazed how people everywhere have had the sensitivity to want to get into the complexity of the issue, the probability of love, the illusion of love, all those things. It's not simple things you can categorize as right or wrong.

Ang Lee

I believe in evolution and I think when it comes to business and the roots of business and the fundamentals of business, I don't think that ever changes. I think the idea of change is an illusion, but in nature it's necessary to change and perhaps business is a part of nature. I'm not totally sure.

Elliott Gould

He who knows that this body s like froth, and has learnt that it is as unsubstantial as a mirage, will break the flower-pointed arrow of illusion, and never see the king of death.

Dhammapada

He may be seen as one of the architects of an illusion. Or he may be seen as one of the architects of global stability. That needs at least a decade to play out.

John Zogby

He Himself is Maya, and He Himself is the Illusion. He Himself has generated emotional attachment throughout the entire universe.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Congress has no incentive to rein in pork, because pork helps lawmakers get campaign contributions and get re-elected. It is entirely predictable that Congress would create the illusion of reform while retaining the system that allows them to sell government grants for campaign contributions.

Brian Riedl

Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.

Overstreet, Harry A.

Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.

Gutzkow

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.

Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De

It isn't safe to sit in judgment upon another person's illusion when you are not on the inside. While you are thinking it is a dream, he may be knowing it is a planet.

Bertrand Russell

Illusion and wisdom combined are the charm of life and art.

Joseph Joubert
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