Illusions Quotes

The dreamers untamed eye sees beyond the illusions to the heart of what is real.

Bryant McGill

We live, after all, in a world where illusions are sacred and truth profane.

Tariq Ali

We would rather be ruined than changed We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die.

Wystan Hugh Auden

All things are accomplished by the meditative act of releasing illusions and simply becoming.

Bryant McGill

In wartime Shanghai I saw so many horrors... Civilised life is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is, we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.

James Graham Ballard

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Sultan Aladdin had few illusions about his own people: amiable, well-favoured, courteous, they loved rest better than industry their function was to remind the toiling Chinese, Indians and British of the ultimate vanity of labour.

Anthony Burgess
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