Illusion Quotes

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.


What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.

William Blake

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

Miguel de Cervantes

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

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

George Eliot

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

John Keats

It isn't safe to sit in judgment upon another person's illusion when you are not on the inside. While you are thinking it is a dream, he may be knowing it is a planet.

Bertrand Russell

The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.

Mark Twain

Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.


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.


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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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