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Positive Quotes about Illusion

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes
down from century to century,
from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
- Pierre Bayle

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
- Voltaire

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

The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under
the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression.
- Ramman Kenoun

The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view.
Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view
kills anybody who has one.
- Brooks Atkinson

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

Progress is not an illusion, it happens,
but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
- George Orwell

Free will is an illusion.
People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
- Scott Adams

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

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

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

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

Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality.
- Herman Wouk

We're living under the illusion that we have the power
to determine what to do with it.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
- Voltaire

A woman should be an illusion.
- Ian Fleming

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

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

And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's
just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever.
I've never been under that illusion.
Things could go away tomorrow.
- Mel Gibson

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

The believing we do something when we do nothing
is the first illusion of tobacco.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is
a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen

Everything is Song.
Everything is Silence.
Since it all turns out to be illusion,
perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad,
you are free to die laughing.
- James Broughton

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

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

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

The misconception that a victory can be worth its price,
has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
- Alva Myrdal

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

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

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

The time has come to stop beating our heads against
stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed
policeman to the human race.
- Walter Lippmann

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting
that it can only be misery to live in folly,
illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
- Andre Maurois

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

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

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality.
- Iris Murdoch

The illusion that times that were are better than those that are,
has probably pervaded all ages.
- Horace Greeley

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

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
- Woody Allen

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

The idea that seeing life means going from place to
place and doing a great variety of obvious things is
an illusion natural to dull minds.
- Charles Horton Cooley

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese,
straight.
That means nothing to me.
It's all an illusion.
- Joe Rogan

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I came down to the living room one day and my wife
was standing in the living room.
It wasn't an illusion.
I saw her out of the corner of my eye.
The moment I saw her, she vanished.
- Hugh Leonard

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

You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today,
since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.
- Luigi Pirandello

Models are there to look like mannequins,
not like real people.
Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
- Grace Jones

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


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