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Illusion Quotes

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The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

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What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

Love can sometimes be magic.
But magic can sometimes...
just be an illusion.
- Javan

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
- Miguel de Unamuno

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
- Woody Allen

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
- George Jean Nathan

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose.
I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway:
you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

The passage of time is simply an illusion created by our brains.
- Julian Barbour

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength
from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
- Sigmund Freud

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion,
just like science has a double face:
the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
- Publilius Syrus

Ultimately, it's an illusion that you can understand yourself.
- Paul Schrader

Ugly.
Is irrelevant.
It is an immeasurable insult to a woman,
and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman.
But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
- Margaret Cho

Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their
minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness.
- Neil Kurshan

The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to
strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth,
and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
- Michael Flanders

Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important,
but believe me, it's just an illusion.
- Juliette Binoche

How strange when an illusion dies.
It's as though you've lost a child.
- Judy Garland

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

I even had the illusion, for a very short time,
that I could become a medium pace bowler.
- Perry Christie

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe -
responsibility without power,
the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
- Tom Stoppard

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised
between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
- Alexander Chase

Unlike any other business in the United States,
sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
- Lewis H. Lapham

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

Time is an illusion.
Lunchtime doubly so.
- Douglas Adams

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
- Angela Carter

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

For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything,
for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
- Emile M. Cioran

We have an illusion of security, we don't have security.
- Isaac Yeffet

Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that
it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
- Allan Bloom

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep.
- Saul Bellow

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion,
is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do
contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
- Sydney Smith

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant
and chased by the foolish.
- Timothy Zahn

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

Censors tend to do what only psychotics do:
they confuse reality with illusion.
- David Cronenberg

Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism,
our society separates the validity of human expression.
- Joseph Jarman

That time is important.
It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile.
- Joe Henderson

There is no such thing as conversation.
It is an illusion.
There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
- Rebecca West

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something;
there is so much illusion in my environment (touring
and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
- Duncan Sheik

Law not served by power is an illusion;
but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

It's really easy to get colors right.
It's really hard to get black - and neutrals -
right.
Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion.
- Donna Karan

Infinite love is the only truth.
Everything else is illusion.
- David Icke

The world is real.
Consciousness is the illusion.
- Craig Bruce

A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows,
however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that,
so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.
- Edward Sapir

Because you know, down deep in my heart,
when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion
that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.
- Jack Nicholson

The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion.
- Talib Kweli

In our natural state, we are glorious beings.
In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned,
slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
- Marianne Williamson

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
- Woody Allen

Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic,
so what you see is not what you see.
- Philip Guston

There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah.
- Meir Kahane

It is an illusion that youth is happy,
an illusion of those who have lost it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Animation is about creating the illusion of life.
And you can't create it if you don't have one.
- Brad Bird

The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion;
it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or
romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
- Arthur Erickson

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
- Arthur Koestler

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not.
I am only concerned with the expectation,
from a flat surface, of an illusion.
- William Scott

One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion:
It cannot be done,
since one travels with one's mind.
- Ella Maillart

Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe
that great literature is very close to life,
but exactly the opposite is true.
Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
- Francoise Sagan

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

We're in an illusion about what our role is in world
politics and foreign affairs,
and our policies are killing and destroying and doing
a lot of things that we are not aware of.
- Talib Kweli


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