Illusion Quotes

Reality is an illusion that occurs due to a lack of wine.

Anonymous

Nobody seems more obsessed by diet than our anti-materialistic, otherworldly, New Age spiritual types. But if the material world is merely illusion, an honest guru should be as content with Budweiser and bratwurst as with raw carrot juice, tofu and seaweed slime

Edward Abbey

Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation

C.S. Lewis

Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.

George Santayana

More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.

Thomas Boswell

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.

Jim Murray

All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself.

Ambika Wauters

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.

Buddha

Illusion is sometimes all that keeps us sane.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON

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

... experience; such are the recurrences of reference to the Cinderella story. Sometimes it is an allusion which has its strength in long association of certain qualities with certain characters in fairydom--like the slyness of Brother Fox, and the cruelty of Brother Wolf. Sometimes the association of ideas lies below the surface, drawing from the hidden wells of poetic illusion which are sunk in childhood. The man or woman whose infancy was nourished exclusively on tales adapted from science-made-easy, or from biographies ...

Sara Cone Bryant

It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.

William Somerset Maugham

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

Daniel J Boorstin

I grew up with an idealized version of the sport, that people do it because they love horses. I guess that's just a romantic illusion.

James Hastie

If the recovery has been built on the illusion of money games like this, then one has to wonder what it is we are seeing that is getting better in the economy.

Seiji Maehara

If I do, the whole thing falls apart. It fails. The illusion is in my head.

Ruth Rendell

Do not get yourself into the illusion that there is something so unique about the question of organ or body parts ... that the general rules of economics do not apply.

Richard Epstein

Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.

John Paul

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.

Tom Stoppard

The tricks of illusion came to him so easily that it seemed he had been born knowing them and needed only to be reminded

Ursula Le Guin

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

Stanley Kubrick

Time is an illusion, lunchtime, doubly so

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