Illusion Quotes

I'm all for the illusion that I'm a sex symbol.

James Nesbitt

A woman should be an illusion.

Ian Fleming

The human being taken in his profound reality as well as in his great tension of becoming is a divided being, a being which divides again, having permitted himself the illusion of unity for barely an instant. He divides and then reunites.

Gaston Bachelard

The cruel irony is that abortion has been presented as something that would set a woman free. This brings to mind the gypsy in Verdi's opera Il Trovatore. Outraged by the count's cruel injustice, she stole his infant son and, in a crazed act of vengeance, flung him into the fire. Or so she thought. For, in turning around, she discovered the count's son lay safe on the ground behind her; it was her own son she had thrown into the flames. Abortion can present itself as glittering liberty, a defiant way to cast off the shackles of injustice. That illusion lasts only until you realize who it was that you threw into the flames. So the second point to make when trying to persuade is that abortion hurts women; it does not deliver on its promise to liberate them.

Frederica Matthewes-Green

The problem with communication is the illusion that is has occurred.

George Bernard Shaw

We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

Kalu Rinpoche

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.

Michael Jordan

Future is purely a mental construct — an illusion — because you never exist in the future, only in the present. By using a consistent, internally congruent vision of the future to make decisions day after day, you start to build momentum, and you’ll ultimately achieve your goals.

Steve Pavlina

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

Daniel J. Boorstin

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

Henri Nouwen

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.

William Somerset Maugham

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.

William Somerset Maugham

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

Sigmund Freud

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.

Friedrich Nietzche

Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one

Albert Einstein

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 business of the dramatist is to keep himself out of sight, and to let nothing appear but his characters. As soon as he attracts notice to his personal feelings, the illusion is broken.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Confidence is the illusion born of accidental success.

Unknown

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

Albert Einstein

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Oscar Wilde

Originality is merely an illusion

M.C. Escher

I have found that a large percentage of the population operates under a dangerous illusion - the illusion that the world's problems are too big and too complex for one individual to make a difference. But I believe one person can make a difference. My dad always told me, 'We're here to inspire each other, to bring out the best in each other, and the only way we can do that is to care about each other.'

Ray Gatchalian

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.

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