Illusion Quotes

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do

Elizabeth Bowen

Freedom from worries and surcease from strain are illusions that always inhabit the distance

Edwin Way Teale

The first man to see an illusion by which men have flourished for centuries surely stands in a lonely place

Gary Zukav

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

John D. Rockefeller

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Judy Garland

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Judy Garland

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 ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded

W Somerset Maugham

Animation is about creating the illusion of life.

Brad Bird

What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. 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

Love can sometimes be magic. But mag c can sometimes just be an illusion

Javan

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

Robert Burton

For every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early, and the human race come to an end.

Joseph Conrad

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complain when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

Sigmund Freud

In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.

Madame Anne Sophie

The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life.

Desiderius Erasmus

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

Connolly, Cyril

We always think every other man's job is easier than our own. The better he does it, the easier it looks.

Phillpotts, Eden

Disillusion is a natural stage that follows the holding of an illusion.

Shaughnessy, Susan

Analysts are great at providing data and information that the average buy-side shop doesn't have the capacity to get on their own. But no one on the buy side was ever under the illusion that these people were objective.

Angela Kohler

Emotional attachment to Maya is created by my God; He Himself misleads us through illusion and doubt.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

The experiences which drugs induce are as far removed from Reality as is a mirage, from water. No matter how much you pursue the mirage, you will never quench your thirst, and the search for Truth through drugs must end in disillusionment.

Meher Baba

Unlike the small community, where every person lives in the illusion of having the same ideals, beliefs, and values as everyone else, in the larger context of plural communities-be it in country, continent, or globe we live in the illusion of absolute difference. So, fearing the possibility that the interaction will change us, we magnify the threat involved in engaging with that which differs from us. Change is stressful, and costly, because it requires learning to navigate the unfamiliar. In the end, you cannot work with anyone who is different, and problems that could be resolved if we allowed everyone to contribute the best of themselves begin to look intractable.

Hafsat Abiola

Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it is true of everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace.

James Baldwin

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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