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Illusion Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Illusion are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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 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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
- Voltaire

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

Romantic love is an illusion.
Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love
affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead
us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
- Thomas Moore

Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future
all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion.
- Al Goldstein

Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope,
illusion, more than bread.
- Georges Bernanos

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

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

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity,
between suffering and bliss, between good and evil,
is also an illusion.
- Herman Hesse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
- Woody Allen

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

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

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

People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system,
but it's only the outward form of one.
In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
- Jose Saramago

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

If you can talk brilliantly about a problem,
it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
- Stanley Kubrick

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

Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and
believe in and that seems real for you today,
is going to be - like the reality of yesterday -
an illusion tomorrow.
- Luigi Pirandello

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

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

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

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

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error,
and great faith the aspect of illusion.
- Robert Burton

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

He didn't maintain my illusion of myself,
he gave me an illusion of myself.
Before I met him, I never thought of myself as an actress.
Boy, he sidetracked me in a great way!
- Judy Holliday

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

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

As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari.
- John Hawkes

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music,
book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to
give man the illusion of real creation.
- Marguerite Duras

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

The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion.
- Guy Verhofstadt

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

A woman should be an illusion.
- Ian Fleming

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the
most important thing in the world.
And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
- John Steinbeck

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

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work,
and speaking openly about one's life,
to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
- Joyce Maynard

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

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

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


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