Illusion Quotes

Illusion is the first of the pleasures

Voltaire

It is our illusions that create the world

Didier Cauwelaert

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

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

Cyril Connolly

An illusion which makes me happy is worth a verity which drags me to the ground

Christopher Martin-Wieland

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

Anne Sexton

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back

Carl Sagan

However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.

Overstreet, Harry A.

Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.

Vonnegut Jr., Kurt

Congress has no incentive to rein in pork, because pork helps lawmakers get campaign contributions and get re-elected. It is entirely predictable that Congress would create the illusion of reform while retaining the system that allows them to sell government grants for campaign contributions.

Brian Riedl

He Himself is Maya, and He Himself is the Illusion. He Himself has generated emotional attachment throughout the entire universe.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

He may be seen as one of the architects of an illusion. Or he may be seen as one of the architects of global stability. That needs at least a decade to play out.

John Zogby

He who knows that this body s like froth, and has learnt that it is as unsubstantial as a mirage, will break the flower-pointed arrow of illusion, and never see the king of death.

Dhammapada

I believe in evolution and I think when it comes to business and the roots of business and the fundamentals of business, I don't think that ever changes. I think the idea of change is an illusion, but in nature it's necessary to change and perhaps business is a part of nature. I'm not totally sure.

Elliott Gould

I didn't know there were so many gay people out there. Everywhere, they turn up. More importantly, I think I'm amazed how people everywhere have had the sensitivity to want to get into the complexity of the issue, the probability of love, the illusion of love, all those things. It's not simple things you can categorize as right or wrong.

Ang Lee

If it was a truly independent board, I'd be happier about it. As it is now, it creates the illusion that both parties in the state are of equal strength and that's not the case.

Paul Berendt

If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.

Marguerite Young

If you've chosen egocentricity for your career path than you've chosen to live with the illusion that your surroundings will serve you continuously.

Martin Dansky

I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Sydney Smith

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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