Illusions Quotes

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.

John Keats

For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.

Joseph Conrad

It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.

Miguel de Cervantes

The loss of our illusions is the only loss from which we never recover.

Ouida

Time is indeed the theater and seat of illusions; nothing is so ductile and elastic. The mind stretches an hour to a century, and dwarfs an age to an hour.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years.

Sheila Ballantyne

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.

Joseph Roux

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Mark Twain

It is respectable to have illusions - and safe - and profitable, and dull

Joseph Conrad

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

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is

Alan Watts

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it

Patrick Henry

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live

Mark Twain

Nothing ... nothing in the universe, is of any importance, or is authentic to any serious sense, except the illusions of romance. For man alone of animals plays the ape to his dreams. These axioms poor, deaf and blinded spendthrift! are none the less valuable for being quoted.

James Branch Cabell

I also realized that the philosophers, far from ridding me of my vain doubts, only multiplied the doubts that tormented me and failed to remove any one of them. So I chose another guide and said, Let me follow the Inner Light; it will not lead me so far astray as others have done, or if it does it will be my own fault, and I shall not go so far wrong if I follow my own illusions as if I trusted to their deceits

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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