Illusion Quotes

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread

Georges Bernanos

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

Daniel J. Boorstin

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion

Robert Burton

For it is a land of illusion, a place in the mind, a shimmering mirage of riches and mystery and death. These illusions have distorted its landscape and contorted its history

Richard E. Lingenfelter

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames

Thomas More

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


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.


Illusion is sometimes all that keeps us sane.

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