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Hallucination quotes by Georges Bataille
#1. Our personal hallucination now developed as boundlessly as perhaps the total nightmare of human society, for instance, with earth, sky, and atmosphere. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Hallucination quotes by Thomas Harris
#2. What, the Star Wars?" Mapp said. "If the aliens are trying to control Buffalo Bill's thoughts from another planet, Senator Martin can protect him - is that the pitch?" Starling nodded. "A lot of paranoid schizophrenics have that specific hallucination - alien control. If that's the way Bill's wired, maybe this approach could bring him out. It's a damn good shot, though, and she stood up there and fired it, didn't she? #Quote by Thomas Harris
Hallucination quotes by Anais Nin
#3. ... For love it is never the same. What goes on inside is never the same just like this music which changes every instant. For love there are a million variations, a million nights, a million days, contrasts in moods, in textures, whims, a million gestures colored by emotion, by sorrow, joy, fear, courage, triumph, by revelations which deepen the groove, creations which expand its dimensions, sharpen its penetrations. Love is vast enough to include a phrase read in a book, the shape of a neck seen and desired in a crowd, a face loved and desired, seen in the window of a passing subway, vast enough to include a past love, a future love, a film, a voyage, a scene in a dream, an hallucination, a vision. Love-making under a tent, or under a tree, with or without a cover, under a shower, in darkness or in light, in heat or cold. #Quote by Anais Nin
Hallucination quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#4. On Gay Street the traffic lights are stilled. The trolleyrails gleam in their beds and a late car passes with a long slish of tires. In the long arcade of the bus station footfalls come back like laughter. He marches darkly toward his darkly marching shape in the glass of the depot door. His fetch come up from life's other side like an autoscopic hallucination, Suttree and Antisuttree, hand reaching to the hand. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Hallucination quotes by Fred Alan Wolf
#5. It's very frustrating if you've never had an experience and somebody comes up to you and says, "I've just been on a flying saucer." Your tendency is to think, "Oh, this guy must be wacko, nuts, having an hallucination. None of that can be true because none of that has ever happened to me." #Quote by Fred Alan Wolf
Hallucination quotes by John W. Loftus
#6. Let's Look at Subjective Religious Experiences This Way:
What if ten thousand people went up to a mountain top, saw something, and then they all disagreed with what they saw, even people who largely agreed with each other? Even with this best possible analogy to subjective religious experiences we would still have a reason to think the lack of oxygen caused them all to hallucinate. #Quote by John W. Loftus
Hallucination quotes by Robert Bringhurst
#7. I hold the very simpleminded view that everything is related to everything else-and that every one is related to everyone else, and that every species is related to every other. The only way out of this tissue of interrelations, it seems to me, is to stop paying attention, and to substitute something else-hallucination, greed, pride, or hatred, for example-for sensuous connection to the facts. I think it is not the world's task to entertain us, but ours to take an interest in the world. #Quote by Robert Bringhurst
Hallucination quotes by Paul Davies
#8. Psychologists have devised some ingenious ways to help unpack the human "now." Consider how we run those jerky movie frames together into a smooth and continuous stream. This is known as the "phi phenomenon." The essence of phi shows up in experiments in a darkened room where two small spots are briefly lit in quick succession, at slightly separated locations. What the subjects report seeing is not a succession of spots, but a single spot moving continuously back and forth. Typically, the spots are illuminated for 150 milliseconds separated by an interval of fifty milliseconds. Evidently the brain somehow "fills in" the fifty-millisecond gap. Presumably this "hallucination" or embellishment occurs after the event, because until the second light flashes the subject cannot know the light is "supposed" to move. This hints that the human now is not simultaneous with the visual stimulus, but a bit delayed, allowing time for the brain to reconstruct a plausible fiction of what has happened a few milliseconds before.

In a fascinating refinement of the experiment, the first spot is colored red, the second green. This clearly presents the brain with a problem. How will it join together the two discontinuous experiences - red spot, green spot - smoothly? By blending the colors seamlessly into one another? Or something else? In fact, subjects report seeing the spot change color abruptly in the middle of the imagined trajectory, and are even able to indicate exactly where usin #Quote by Paul Davies
Hallucination quotes by Allie Burke
#9. Please understand that these people - schizophrenics - they live a lie every day. Her past and everyone in it, they are like ... like Paper Souls. Being schizophrenic is a lot like being a writer. People don't exist until she makes them up in her head, and that's where they stay. It's one revolving hallucination. #Quote by Allie Burke
Hallucination quotes by Julia Quinn
#10. And then, well ... He might have slept for a bit. He rather hoped he was sleeping, because he was quite certain he'd seen a six-foot rabbit hopping through his bedchamber, and if that wasn't a dream, they were all in very big trouble.
Although really, it wasn't the rabbit that was so dangerous as much as the giant carrot he was swinging about like a mace.
That carrot would feed an entire village. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Hallucination quotes by Roland Barthes
#11. The Photograph is an extended, loaded evidence - as if it caricatured not the figure of what it represents (quite the converse) but its very existence ... The Photograph then becomes a bizarre (i)medium(i), a new form of hallucination: false on the level of perception, true on the level of time: a temporal hallucination, so to speak, a modest (o)shared(i) hallucination (on the one hand 'it is not there,' on the other 'but it has indeed been'): a mad image, chafed by reality. #Quote by Roland Barthes
Hallucination quotes by Teju Cole
#12. There was some kind of scuffle two hundred yards down the street, again strangely noiseless, and a huddled knot of men opened up to reveal two brawlers being separated and pulled away from their fight. What I saw next gave me a fright: in the farther distance, beyond the listless crowd, the body of a lynched man dangling from a tree. The body was slender, dressed from head to toe in black, reflecting no light. It soon resolved itself, however, into a less ominous thing: dark canvas sheeting on a construction scaffold, twirling in the wind. #Quote by Teju Cole
Hallucination quotes by Sarah Rees Brennan
#13. I don't know what I saw. It could've been a hallucination. You get those from sniffing glue."
"You've never sniffed glue!"
"I've smelled glue," Jamie said after a pause. "In art class. #Quote by Sarah Rees Brennan
Hallucination quotes by Dan Brown
#14. For centuries the church has stood by while science picked away at religion bit by bit. Debunking miracles. Training the mind to overcome the heart. Condemning religion as the opiate of the masses. They denounce God as a hallucination - a delusional crutch for those too weak to accept that life is meaningless. I could not stand by while science presumed to harness the power of God himself! Proof, you say? Yes, proof of science's ignorance! What is wrong with the admission that something exists beyond our understanding? The day science substantiates God in a lab is the day people stop needing faith! #Quote by Dan Brown
Hallucination quotes by William Golding
#15. Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are? #Quote by William Golding
Hallucination quotes by Asmit Rathod
#16. Love is a hallucination of mind caused by corruption of heart. #Quote by Asmit Rathod
Hallucination quotes by Andy Clark
#17. Perception is controlled hallucination. #Quote by Andy Clark
Hallucination quotes by Rick Riordan
#18. Meg slashed through the last of Tarquin's minions. That was a good thing, I thought distantly. I didn't want her to die, too. Hazel stabbed Tarquin in the chest. The Roman king fell, howling in pain, ripping the sword hilt from Hazel's grip. He collapsed against the information desk, clutching the blade with his skeletal hands.
Hazel stepped back, waiting for the zombie king to dissolve. Instead, Tarquin struggled to his feet, purple gas flickering weakly in his eye sockets.
"I have lived for millennia," he snarled. "You could not kill me with a thousand tons of stone, Hazel Levesque. You will not kill me with a sword."
I thought Hazel might fly at him and rip his skull off with her bare hands. Her rage was so palpable I could smell it like an approaching storm. Wait…I did smell an approaching storm, along with other forest scents: pine needles, morning dew on wildflowers, the breath of hunting dogs.
A large silver wolf licked my face. Lupa? A hallucination? No…a whole pack of the beasts had trotted into the store and were now sniffing the bookshelves and the piles of zombie dust.
Behind them, in the doorway, stood a girl who looked about twelve, her eyes silver-yellow, her auburn hair pulled back in a ponytail. She was dressed for the hunt in a shimmering gray frock and leggings, a white bow in her hand. Her face was beautiful, serene, and as cold as the winter moon.
She nocked a silver arrow and met Hazel's eyes, asking permission to finish her #Quote by Rick Riordan
Hallucination quotes by Iggy Pop
#19. Really good music isn't just to be heard, you know?
It's almost like a hallucination #Quote by Iggy Pop
Hallucination quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#20. I believe there's nothing in hallucinations that has anything to do with anything external to the internal psychological state of the person who's got the hallucination. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Hallucination quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#21. But the strange thing, the thing that you can never explain to anyone, except another nut, or, if you're lucky, a doctor who has an unusual amount of sense-stranger than the hallucinations, or the voices, or the anxiety-is the way you begin to experience the edges of the mind itself ... in a way other people just can't. #Quote by Samuel R. Delany
Hallucination quotes by Lauren Oliver
#22. I can't stop thinking about what Caroline said to Minna about death. It isn't an infection, she said. She might be right. Then again, we've nested in the walls like bacteria. We've taken over the house, its insulation and its plumbing - we've made it our own. Or maybe it's life that's the infection: a feverish dream, a hallucination of feelings. Death is purification, a cleaning, a cure. #Quote by Lauren Oliver
Hallucination quotes by Julian Jaynes
#23. Osiris, to go directly to the important part of this, was not a "dying god," not "life caught in the spell of death," or "a dead god," as modern interpreters have said. He was the hallucinated voice of a dead king whose admonitions could still carry weight. And since he could still be heard, there is no paradox in the fact that the body from which the voice once came should be mummified, with all the equipment of the tomb providing life's necessities: food, drink, slaves, women, the lot. There was no mysterious power that emanated from him; simply his remembered voice which appeared in hallucination to those who had known him and which could admonish or suggest even as it has before he stopped moving and breathing. And that various natural phenomena such as the whispering of waves could act as the cue for such hallucinations accounts for the belief that Osiris, or the king whose body has ceased to move and is in his mummy cloths, continues to control the flooding of the Nile. Further, the relationship between Horus and Osiris, 'embodied' in each new king and his dead father forever, can only be understood as the assimilation of an hallucinated advising voice into the king's own voice, which then would be repeated with the next generation. #Quote by Julian Jaynes
Hallucination quotes by Sue Limb
#24. (Flora) "No, Jess- it'll take hours. Just go and see Mr. Powell and fess up. It's the only way. Crawl and grovel and offer to do all sorts of remedial thingies. That's what I do with my dad. And do it with captivating feminine charm. That always works on Dad. I stroke his hair. It never fails."
"I can't stroke Mr. Powell's hair, for God's sake!" A horrible hallucination flashed through Jess's mind. #Quote by Sue Limb
Hallucination quotes by Steve Case
#25. In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. #Quote by Steve Case
Hallucination quotes by James Elkins
#26. It is the fertile hallucination that makes paint so compelling. Paint is like the numerologist's numbers, always counting but never adding up, always speaking but never saying anything rational, always playing at being abstract but never leaving the clotted body. #Quote by James Elkins
Hallucination quotes by Jonathan Zittrain
#27. The Internet is a collective hallucination: one of the best humanity has ever generated. #Quote by Jonathan Zittrain
Hallucination quotes by Charles Dickens
#28. There's more of gravey than grave about you, whatever you are! - Scrooge, referring to Marley's ghost which he believes is a hallucination from food poisoning #Quote by Charles Dickens
Hallucination quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#29. The old world falls apart, but the new has not emerged. Everything that once seemed permanent and real is revealed as a kind of hallucination. You don't know what to think, what to do; you don't know what anything means anymore. The life trajectory you had plotted out seems absurd, and you can't imagine another one. Everything is uncertain. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Hallucination quotes by William S. Burroughs
#30. There is no line between the 'real world' and 'world of myth and symbol.' Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Hallucination quotes by Alan W. Watts
#31. Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit - -to the "conquest" of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Hallucination quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#32. Afterglow"

Sunset is always disturbing
whether theatrical or muted,
but still more disturbing
is that last desperate glow
that turns the plain to rust
when on the horizon nothing is left
of the pomp and clamor of the setting sun.
How hard holding on to that light, so tautly drawn
and different,
that hallucination which the human fear of the dark
imposes on space
and which ceases at once
the moment we realize its falsity,
the way a dream is broken
the moment the sleeper knows he is dreaming. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Hallucination quotes by Alan W. Watts
#33. We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms. Most of us have the sensation that "I myself" is a separate center of feeling and action, living inside and bounded by the physical body - a center which "confronts" an "external" world of people and things, making contact through the senses with a universe both alien and strange. Everyday figures of speech reflect this illusion. "I came into this world." "You must face reality." "The conquest of nature." This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Hallucination quotes by Salman Rushdie
#34. And so I returned to that city in which, in those last hours before reunions, Shaheed and I saw many things which were not true, which were not possible, because our boys would not could not have behaved so badly; we saw men in spectacles with heads like eggs being shot in side-streets, we saw the intelligentsia of the city being massacred by the hundred, but it was not true because it could not have been true, the Tiger was a decent chap, after all, and our jawans were worth ten babus, we moved through the impossible hallucination of the night, hiding in doorways while fired blossomed like flowers, reminding me of the way the Brass Monkey used to set fire to shoes to attract a little attention, there were slit throats being buried in unmarked graves, and Shaheed began his, "No, buddha -- what a thing, Allah, you can't believe your eyes -- no, not true, how can it -- buddha, tell, what's got into my eyes?" And at last the buddha spoke, knowing Shaheed could not hear: "O, Shaheeda," he said, revealing the depths of his fastidiousness, "a person must sometimes choose what he will see and what he will not; look away, look away from there now." But Shaheed was staring at a maidan in which lady doctors were being bayoneted before they were raped, and raped again before they were shot. Above them and behind them, the cool while minaret of a mosque started blindly down upon the scene. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Hallucination quotes by Oliver Sacks
#35. The best way of doing this, I found, was to write, to describe the hallucination in clear, almost clinical detail, and, in so doing, become an observer, even an explorer, not a helpless victim of the craziness inside me. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Hallucination quotes by Frederick Lenz
#36. You're an emanation of enlightenment. Enlightenment, which is the universe, has created the hallucination that is you in a form that shifts. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Hallucination quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#37. I, for example, quiet plainly and simply insist upon annihilation for myself. "No," they say, "you must go on living, for without you there would be nothing. If everything on earth were reasonable, nothing would ever happen. Without you there would be no events, and it is necessary that there should be events." Well, and so on I drudge with unwilling heart so that there be events, and bring about unreason by command. People think toute cette comedie is something serious, all there unquestionable intelligence notwithstanding. There lies there tragedy. Well, and they suffer, of course, but … al the same they live, they live in reality, not in fantasy; for suffering is also life. Without suffering what pleasure would there be in it? Everything would turn into one single, endless church service: much holy soaring, but rather boring. Well, and I? I suffer, but even so I do not live. I am the "x" in an indeterminate equation. I am one of life's ghosts, who has lost all the ends and the beginnings, and even at last forgotten what to call myself. You are laughing . . . No, you are not laughing, you are angry again. You are eternally angry, you would like there to be nothing but intelligence, but I will tell you again that I would renounce all this empyrean existence, all these honours and ranks just in order to be able to take fleshy form in the person of a seven-pood merchant's wife and set up candles to God in church.

'So, you don't believe in God either?' Ivan said, sm #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hallucination quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#38. Actually, I do happen to resemble a hallucination. Kindly note my silhouette in the moonlight." The cat climbed into the shaft of moonlight and wanted to keep talking but was asked to be quiet. "Very well, I shall be silent," he replied, "I shall be a silent hallucination. #Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
Hallucination quotes by Marilyn French
#39. I see us as all sitting around naked, shivering, in a huge circle, looking up as the sky turns black and the stars flare out and somebody starts to tell a story, claims to see a pattern in the stars. And then someone else tells a story about the eye of the hurricane, the eye of the tiger. And the stories , the images, become the truth and we will kill each other rather than change one word of the story. But every once in a while, someone sees a new star, or claims to see it, a star in the north that changes the pattern, and that is devastating. People are outraged, they start up grunting in fury, they turn on the one who noticed it and club her to death. They sit back down, muttering. They take up smoking. They turn away from the north, not wanting it to be thought that they might be trying to catch sight of her hallucination. Some of them, however, are true believers, they can look straight north and never see even a glimpse of what she pointed to. The foresighted gather together and whisper. They already know that if that star is accepted, all the stories will have to be changed. They turn suspiciously to sniff out any of the others who might surreptitiously turn their heads to peer at the spot where this star is supposed to be. They catch a few they think are doing this; despite their protests, they are killed. The things must be stopped at the root. But the elders have to keep watching, and their watching convinces the others that there's really something there, so more a #Quote by Marilyn French
Hallucination quotes by Junot Diaz
#40. In fact, I believe that, barring a couple of key moments, Beli never thought about that life again. Embraced the amnesia that was so common throughout the Islands, five parts denial, five parts negative hallucination. Embraced the power of the Untilles. And from it forged herself anew. #Quote by Junot Diaz
Hallucination quotes by Philip K. Dick
#41. Tessa and I started out with conflicting realities, found that when each of us reality-tested the other's, it collapsed. But now, instead of mutually destroying each other's realities, we are shaping a joint one between us. If two people dream the same dream, it ceases to be an illusion; the basic test that distinguishes reality from hallucination is the consensus gentium, that one other or several others see it too. This is the idios kosmos, the private dream, contrasted to the shared dream of us all, the koinos kosmos. What is new in our time is that we are beginning to see the plastic, trembling quality of the koinos kosmos - which scares us, its insubstantiality - and the more than mere vapor quality of the hallucination. Like sf, a third reality is formed halfway between. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Hallucination quotes by Victoria Schwab
#42. I know it's mad, but for a second I thought it was ... " "Saints, you're seeing her in everyone and everything now, Kell? There's a word for that." "Hallucination?" "Infatuation. #Quote by Victoria Schwab
Hallucination quotes by Mira Grant
#43. If there's a rating system for quality of hallucination, I can say I was definitely scoring pretty high #Quote by Mira Grant
Hallucination quotes by Graham Swift
#44. Reality's not strange, not unexpected.Reality doesn't reside in the hallucination of events. Reality is uneventfulness, vacancy, flatness. Reality is that nothing happens. #Quote by Graham Swift
Hallucination quotes by Harper Lee
#45. While offering to the Lord the results of Mr. Cowper's hallucination, or declaring it was Love that lifted her, Jean Louise shared the warmness that prevails among diverse individuals who find themselves in the same boat for one hour each week. #Quote by Harper Lee
Hallucination quotes by Franz Rottensteiner
#46. The fantastic postulates that there are forces in the outside world, and in our own natures, which we can neither know nor control, and these forces may even constitute the essence of our existence, beneath the comforting rational surface. The fantastic is, moreover, a product of human imagination, perhaps even an excess of imagination. It arises when laws thought to be absolute are transcended, in the borderland between life and death, the animate and the inanimate, the self and the world; it arises when the real turns into the unreal, and the solid presence into vision, dream or hallucination. The fantastic is the unexpected occurrence, the startling novelty which goes contrary to all our expectations of what is possible. The ego multiplies and splits, time and space are distorted. #Quote by Franz Rottensteiner
Hallucination quotes by Philip K. Dick
#47. The psychotic does not merely think he sees four blue bivalves with floppy wings wandering up the wall; he does see them. An hallucination is not, strictly speaking, manufactured in the brain; it is received by the brain, like any 'real' sense datum, and the patient act in response to this to-him-very-real perception of reality in as logical a way as we do to our sense data. In any way to suppose he only 'thinks he sees it' is to misunderstand totally the experience of psychosis. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Hallucination quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#48. Having a vision for what you want is not enough ... Vision without execution is hallucination #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Hallucination quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#49. Power itself has for a long time produced nothing but the signs of its resemblance. And at the same time, another figure of power comes into play: that of a collective demand for signs of power - a holy union that is reconstructed around its disappearance. The whole world adheres to it more or less in terror of the collapse of the political. And in the end the game of power becomes nothing but the critical obsession with power - obsession with its death, obsession with its survival, which increases as it disappears. When it has totally disappeared, we will logically be under the total hallucination of power - a haunting memory that is already in evidence everywhere, expressing at once the compulsion to get rid of it (no one wants it anymore, everyone unloads it on everyone else) and the panicked nostalgia over its loss. The melancholy of societies without power: this has already stirred up fascism, that overdose of a strong referential in a society that cannot terminate its mourning. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Hallucination quotes by Maxwell Bodenheim
#50. H. L. Mencken suffers from the hallucination that he is H. L. Mencken - there is no cure for a disease of that magnitude. #Quote by Maxwell Bodenheim
Hallucination quotes by Luke Davies
#51. In the act itself there is a point at which a light that comes from nowhere starts flickering like a strobe. What happens is not exactly a hallucination. But it wells up from deep in the earth and pounds through my body and there is nowhere to escape from its intensity. #Quote by Luke Davies
Hallucination quotes by Margaret Atwood
#52. Why do authors wish to pretend they don't exist? It's a way of skinning out, of avoiding truth and consequences. They'd like to deny the crime, although their fingerprints are allover the martini glasses, not to mention the hacksaw blade and the victim's neck. Amnesia, they plead. Epilepsy. Sugar overdose. Demonic possession. How convenient to have an authorial twin, living in your body, looking out through your eyes, pushing pen down on paper or key down on keyboard, while you do what? File your nails? ... A projection, a mass hallucination, a neurological disorder - call her what you will, but don't confuse her with me. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Hallucination quotes by Alan Watts
#53. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. #Quote by Alan Watts
Hallucination quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#54. Success presented itself as an impossibility, and the hope of it as a wild hallucination. #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hallucination quotes by Melissa Marr
#55. The woman held out a hand to Chloe. "Name's Kitty."
"This is a very vivid hallucination," Chloe told her.
"And that's Jack ... short for jackass," Kitty continued as if Chloe hadn't spoken. #Quote by Melissa Marr
Hallucination quotes by Richard M. Weaver
#56. To one completely committed to this realm of becoming, as are the empiricists, the claim to apprehend verities is a sign of psychopathology. Probably we have here but a highly sophisticated expression of the doctrine that ideals are hallucination and that the only normal, sane person is the healthy extrovert, making instant, instinctive adjustments to the stimuli of the material world. #Quote by Richard M. Weaver
Hallucination quotes by Leonora Carrington
#57. Then it seemed that a cloud formed itself into an enormous bumble bee as big as a sheep. She wore a tall iron crown studded with rock crystals, the stars of the underworld.
All this may have been a collective hallucination although nobody has yet explained to me what a collective hallucination actually means. #Quote by Leonora Carrington
Hallucination quotes by Craig Clevenger
#58. You said I was in love. You were right. But that never happened, either. #Quote by Craig Clevenger
Hallucination quotes by Sri Chinmoy
#59. True happiness Is not a mental hallucination. True happiness Is not a complacent feeling. True happiness Is the spontaneous feeling of joy That comes from knowing 132 You are doing the right thing 133 And leading a divine life. #Quote by Sri Chinmoy
Hallucination quotes by Christine Feehan
#60. He followed another voice. "This isn't real, man. Maybe we're having some kind of mass hallucination." "Well, you stay and check it out then," someone called back. "I'm getting the hell out of here." The wolf loped closer, scenting the human. The man was slowing down, certain none of this could be reality. The wolf leapt, covering a considerable distance in a single spring and catching the human by the seat of his pants. He got a mouthful of denim, and the man gave a high-pitched scream. Without looking back, he bolted to join his friends, his boots loud on the street as he escaped. Aidan laughed out loud this time, the sound echoing eerily, carried on the thick bed of fog. He couldn't remember the last time he had had so much fun. #Quote by Christine Feehan
Hallucination quotes by Haruki Murakami
#61. Sometimes, when one is moving silently through such an utterly desolate landscape, an overwhelming hallucination can make one feel that oneself, as an individual human being, is slowly being unraveled. The surrounding space is so vast that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a balanced grip on one's own being. The mind swells out to fill the entire landscape, becoming so diffuse in the process that one loses the ability to keep it fastened to the physical self. The sun would rise from the eastern horizon, and cut it's way across the empty sky, and sink below the western horizon. This was the only perceptible change in our surroundings. And in the movement of the sun, I felt something I hardly know how to name: some huge, cosmic love. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Hallucination quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#62. Your hallucination...
Your hallucination has hallucinations.
Yes. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Hallucination quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#63. I couldn't decide what had been more disturbing - my bizarre hallucination or the hostile crone. #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Hallucination quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#64. Ordinarily it would take me about fifteen minutes to get a hallucination going," wrote Feynman, "but on a few occasions, when I smoked some marijuana beforehand, it came very quickly. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Hallucination quotes by Elif Shafak
#65. If enough eyes experienced the same hallucination, it turned into a truth. #Quote by Elif Shafak
Hallucination quotes by Antonio R Damasio
#66. As a consequence of natural analgesic actions or as a result of the administration of drugs that interfere with body signaling (painkillers, anesthetics), the brain receives a distorted view of what the body state really is at the moment. We know that in situations of fear in which the brain chooses the running option rather than freezing, the brain stem disengages the part of the pain-transmission circuitry, a bit like pulling the plug. The periqueductal gray, which controls these responses, can also command the secretion of natural opioids and achieve precisely what taking an analgesic would achieve -- elimination of pain signals.
In the strict sense, we are dealing here with a hallucination of the body because what the brain registers in its maps and the conscious mind feels do not correspond to the reality that might be perceived. Whenever we ingest molecules the have the power to modify the transmission or mapping of body signals, we play on this mechanism. Alcohol does it; so do analgesics and anesthetics, as well as countless drugs of abuse. It is patently clear that, other than out of curiousity, humans are drawn to such molecules because of their desire to generate feelings of well-being, feelings in which pain signals are obliterated and pleasure signals induced. #Quote by Antonio R Damasio
Hallucination quotes by Emil M. Cioran
#67. There is no such thing as a perfect vacuum in history. That unheard-of absence to which we are reduced, and which I have the pleasure and the misfortune to reveal to you, you would be mistaken to imagine merely a blank, uninscribed; for in it I discern - presentiment or hallucination? - a kind of expectation of other gods. Which ones? No one can say. All I know, and it is what everyone knows, is that a situation like ours cannot be endured indefinitely. #Quote by Emil M. Cioran
Hallucination quotes by Matthew J. Hefti
#68. Oh God, what do we do?"
"Do?" Levi said, looking oddly triumphant, like his plans for the night had finally materialized, Like he had been hoping for some disaster like this to happen so he didn't have to be bored anymore. Like even a dying girl in his bathtub was better than calling his mother to confirm that his grandfather actually was dead, and that what he had heard on the answering machine wasn't a mere auditory hallucination. "We save her, of course. #Quote by Matthew J. Hefti
Hallucination quotes by Jay Nichols
#69. On a nightstand in a teenager's room, a glass vase filled with violets leans precariously against a wall. The only thing saving the vase from a thousand-piece death on the hardwood floor is the groove in the nightstand's surface that catches the bottom of vase, and of course the wall itself. The violets, nearly a week old, droop in the light of a waning gibbous moon. Wrinkled petals are already piling up on the floor between the nightstand and the wall, and a girl only six days sixteen stares at the dying bouquet from her bed. #Quote by Jay Nichols
Hallucination quotes by Lilith Saintcrow
#70. His smell - the scent of a demon, cinnamon incense, amber musk - wrapped around me, filled my lungs. I felt like I could breathe again, without every breath being tainted by the stench of dying cells. The smell of him seemed to coat my abused insides with peace, and flow down into the middle of my body to spread through my veins. I filled my lungs again. While I could, before what was undoubtedly a hallucination vanished. #Quote by Lilith Saintcrow
Hallucination quotes by Jack Kerouac
#71. I think it's a lovely hallucination but I love it sorta. #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Hallucination quotes by Marguerite Yourcenar
#72. I don't think I ever relinquish a person I have known, and surely not my fictional characters. I see them, I hear them, with a clarity that I would call hallucinatory if hallucination didn't mean something else ... A character whom we create can never die, any more than a friend can die ... Through [my characters] I've lived many parallel lives. #Quote by Marguerite Yourcenar
Hallucination quotes by Nora Sakavic
#73. I hate you," Andrew said casually. He took a last long drag from his cigarette and flicked it off the roof. "You were supposed to be a side effect of the drugs."
"I'm not a hallucination," Neil said, nonplussed.
"You are a pipe dream," Andrew said. #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Hallucination quotes by Charles Fort
#74. Collective hallucination is another of the dismissal-labels by which conventionalists shirk thinking. Here is another illustration of the lack of standards, in phenomenal existence, by which to judge anything. One man's story, if not to the liking of conventionalists, is not accepted, because it is not supported; and then testimony by more than one is not accepted, if undesirable, because that is collective hallucination. In this kind of jurisprudence, there is no hope for any kind of testimony against the beliefs in which conventional scientists agree. Among their amusing disregards is that of overlooking that, quite as truly may their own agreements be collective delusions. #Quote by Charles Fort
Hallucination quotes by Philip Roth
#75. In fact, those who most seem to be themselves appear to me people impersonating what they think they might like to be, believing they ought to be, or wish to be taken to be by whoever is setting standards. So in earnest are they that being in earnest is the act. For certain self-aware people, however, this is not possible: to imagine themselves being themselves, living their own real, authentic, or genuine life, has for them all the aspects of a hallucination. #Quote by Philip Roth
Hallucination quotes by Rod Dubey
#76. Love is a mad hallucination of luna-tics that, through its vision, creates a world where the extraordinary and eternal transgress the everyday. #Quote by Rod Dubey
Hallucination quotes by Marcia Golub
#77. Soon after my husband and I started living together, he learned to make noise before coming into my writing space. He learned to do this because if he didn't I would get startled and scream. That would startle him and he would scream. It was 'Night of the Living Dead' meets Edvard Munch till we worked things out.
When I write, especially when the writing takes off, I fall into a trancelike state in which I dream with my eyes open. This is why I write. It is the opium I crave, this entry into another state of consciousness. I used to think it meant I was a great writer, that it was proof of my 'genius.' I also used to think it meant I was a nut who zapped into hallucination as soon as her husband shut the door – 'Diary of a Mad Housewife' with computer. I now realize it merely means I am writing. #Quote by Marcia Golub
Hallucination quotes by Ryu Murakami
#78. When I went on anyway, my body began to grow cold, and I thought I
was dead. Face pale, my dead self sat down on a bench and began to turn
toward my real self, who was watching this hallucination on the screen of the
night. My dead self came nearer, just as if it might want to shake hands with my
real self. That's when I panicked and tried to run. But my dead self pursued me
and finally caught me, entered me and controlled me. I'd felt then just the way I
felt now. I felt as if a hole had opened in my head from which consciousness
and memory leaked out and in their place the rash crowded in, and a cold like
spoiled roast chicken. But that time before, shaking and clinging to the damp
bench, I'd told myself, Hey, take a good look, isn't the world still under your
feet? I'm on this ground, and on this same ground are trees and grass and ants
carrying sand to their nests, little girls chasing rolling balls, and puppies running. #Quote by Ryu Murakami
Hallucination quotes by Bertrand Russell
#79. A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Hallucination quotes by Adriana Anders
#80. Suddenly, he understood why he couldn't have her back then, or now. Or ever.

He was a starving man and she was an oasis, a hallucination, a single sparkling drop of water in his desiccated world. And the problem with giving in, drinking that water, getting just one little taste, was that he'd know exactly what he'd been missing. And he'd never, ever be able to go back. #Quote by Adriana Anders
Hallucination quotes by Melody Moezzi
#81. Insomuch as the structure of this book parallels that of my own mind, it boasts about as much order and linearity as a hallucination. #Quote by Melody Moezzi
Hallucination quotes by Kirsten Miller
#82. Aside from the nagging, he's the most entertaining hallucination I've ever had. #Quote by Kirsten Miller
Hallucination quotes by L.J. Kentowski
#83. I focused on his eyes and really locked onto them. I could feel myself falling into a world of blue that wiped the chills from my body and filled my heart with warmth. The depths I could see in his eyes were far more than any hallucination could create. I recognized them as the eyes I gave my heart and soul to. They were the same ones that gave me Hunter's whole being and never looked back. There was no doubt in my mind this was the man I fell in love with. I was doing it all over again in that very moment. #Quote by L.J. Kentowski
Hallucination quotes by Nely Cab
#84. I could feel the blood draining from my face again as I saw him standing there. He was a hallucination. I had gone insane!
"That's very thoughtful of you," the nurse responded to David's comment.
"You see him too?" I sat agape. #Quote by Nely Cab
Hallucination quotes by Steve Lopez
#85. Learning how to play an instrument has always been near the top of my to-do list, but what are the chances now? There's little downtime with a column and a two-year-old, and after reading Goldilocks and the three Bears and going through half a bottle of wine with dinner on an average evening, imagining a day when I join Nathaniel on the Elgar Cello Concerto is not a vision but a hallucination. I'm at the point where the things on your to-do list get transferred to a should-have-done list, and one reason I write a column is for the privilege of vicariously sampling other worlds, dropping in with my passport, my notebook and my curiosity. #Quote by Steve Lopez
Hallucination quotes by Julia Serano
#86. All that you ever need to know about genitals is that they are made up of flesh, blood, and millions of tiny, restless nerve endings - anything else that you read into them is mere hallucination, a product of your own overactive imagination. #Quote by Julia Serano
Hallucination quotes by Richard Dawkins
#87. Constructing models is something the human brain is very good at. When we are asleep it is called dreaming; when we are awake we call it imagination or, when it is exceptionally vivid, hallucination. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Hallucination quotes by Marc Maron
#88. I'm not completely sure we aren't all living in a hallucination now. #Quote by Marc Maron
Hallucination quotes by Alain De Botton
#89. In the oasis complex, the thirsty man images he sees water, palm trees, and shade not because he has evidence for the belief, but because he has a need for it. Desperate needs bring about a hallucination of their solution: thirst hallucinates water, the need for love hallucinates a prince or princess. The oasis complex is never a complete delusion: the man in the desert does see something on the horizon. It is just that the palms have withered, the well is dry, and the place is infected with locusts. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Hallucination quotes by Rebel Wilson
#90. As part of my job, I got malaria really badly and was put in intensive care, and I had a hallucination because they give you this cocktail of drugs to fix you so you don't die, and I had this hallucination that I was at the Oscars and I won and I was a really good actress, and it was so real that when I came out of the hospital, I started saying to people I'm going to become an actress. #Quote by Rebel Wilson
Hallucination quotes by Alan W. Watts
#91. The self-conscious feedback mechanism of the cortex allows us the hallucination that we are two souls in one body -a rational soul and an animal soul, a rider and a horse, a good guy with better instincts and finer feelings and a rascal with rapacious lusts and untruly passions. Hence the marvelously involved hypocrisies of guilt and penitence, and the frightful cruelties of punishment, warfare, and even self-torment in the name of taking the side of the good soul against the evil. The more it sides with itself, the more the good soul reveals its inseparable shadow, and the more it disowns its shadow, the more it becomes it. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Hallucination quotes by Anthony Liccione
#92. Not all light is good. There is negative light, that can cast bad shadows. #Quote by Anthony Liccione
Hallucination quotes by Poppet
#93. Aye, he smiles, joy igniting in his stormy gray eyes, stroking my hand possessively as if unwilling to let me go for fear I am nothing more than a hallucination about to wear off. #Quote by Poppet
Hallucination quotes by M. John Harrison
#94. Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East's exuberant vision of the West, the West's uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities, out of Paris by way of Vienna - the imitation, as Claudio Magris has it, of an imitation. #Quote by M. John Harrison
Hallucination quotes by Romesh Gunesekera
#95. So much is kept off limits these days. There are things we don't speak of, things we not only don't remember but carefully forget, places we do not stray into, memories we bury or reshape. That is the way we all live nowadays: driving a long a road between hallucination and amnesia. As long as you are moving, you are OK -- you have negotiated safe passage, for the moment. It is only when you come to a stop like this, in a black night in the middle of nowhere, that things wobble a bit and you wonder about the purpose of roads. You sit in the dark, frightened at the life you've led and things you've led undone. You can only hope that in the long run it won't matter, but that in itself is no consolation at all. #Quote by Romesh Gunesekera
Hallucination quotes by Flann O'Brien
#96. Human existence being an hallucination containing in itself the secondary hallucinations of day and night (the latter an insanitary condition of the atmosphere due to accretions of black air) it ill becomes any man of sense to be concerned at the illusory approach of the supreme hallucination known as death. #Quote by Flann O'Brien
Hallucination quotes by Jack Campbell
#97. You should have know this, Mari, that I would help you."
She was smiling again as she wiped her eyes. "Maybe I should have known. But I didn't, Alain. You are a Mage, and sometimes my memories of what happened in the waste and in Ringhmon and at Dorcastle have seemed like some kind of hallucination. I didn't know how you would react when I found you. I was actually ... Alain, I was afraid that when I found you I'd discover that you'd gone back to being like you were when we first met. That you'd just look at me as if I didn't exist and walk away. I should have realized that wouldn't happen. I should have known that you'd help without question. You keep saying that truth doesn't exist, buy you are true. There's nothing false about you. #Quote by Jack Campbell
Hallucination quotes by Peter Ackroyd
#98. Hawksmoor had often noticed how, in the moments when he first carne upon a corpse, all the objects around it wavered for an instant and became unreal- the trees which rose above a body hidden in woodland, the movement of the river which had washed a body onto its banks, the cars or hedges in a suburban street where a murderer had left a victim, all of these things seemed at such times to be suddenly drained of meaning like an hallucination. #Quote by Peter Ackroyd
Hallucination quotes by Will Rogers
#99. A vision, without a plan, is just a hallucination. #Quote by Will Rogers
Hallucination quotes by Seth Godin
#100. Black Friday is a media trap, an orchestrated mass hallucination based on herd dynamics and the media cycle. #Quote by Seth Godin
Hallucination quotes by Joseph Chilton Pearce
#101. Smythies, you recall, considered hallucination to be a normal part of every child's psychological life. #Quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce
Hallucination quotes by Jean Lorrain
#102. Masks! I see them everywhere. That dreadful vision of the other night - the deserted town with its masked corpses in every doorway; that nightmare product of morphine and ether - has taken up residence within me. I see masks in the street, I see them on stage in the theatre, I find yet more of them in the boxes. They are on the balcony and in the orchestra-pit. Everywhere I go I am surrounded by masks. The attendants to whom I give my overcoat are masked; masks crowd around me in the foyer as everyone leaves, and the coachman who drives me home has the same cardboard grimace fixed upon his face!

It is truly too much to bear: to feel that one is alone and at the mercy of all those enigmatic and deceptive faces, alone amid all the mocking laughs and the threats embodied in those masks. I have tried to persuade myself that I am dreaming, and that I am the victim of a hallucination, but all the powdered and painted faces of women, all the rouged lips and kohl-blackened eyelids... all of that has created around me an atmosphere of trance and mortal agony. Cosmetics: there is the root cause of my illness!

But I am happy, now, when there are only masks! Sometimes, I detect the cadavers beneath, and remember that beneath the masks there is a host of spectres. #Quote by Jean Lorrain
Hallucination quotes by Nora Sakavic
#103. You have a hearing problem," Andrew deduced. "Too many balls to the helmet, perhaps. Can you read lips?" Andrew pointed at his mouth as he spoke. "The next time someone comes for you, stand down and let me deal with it. Do you understand?" "If it means losing you, then no," Neil said. "I hate you," Andrew said casually. He took a last long drag from his cigarette and flicked it off the roof. "You were supposed to be a side effect of the drugs." "I'm not a hallucination," Neil said, nonplussed. "You are a pipe dream," Andrew said. "Go inside and leave me alone." "You still have my keys," Neil reminded him. Andrew dug Neil's keys out of his pocket and pried his car key off it. #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Hallucination quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#104. Pornography is the quadraphonics of sex. It adds a third and fourth track to the sexual act. It is the hallucination of detail that rules. Science has already habituated us to this microscopics, this excess of the real in its microscopic detail, this voyeurism of exactitude. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Hallucination quotes by Douglas Hofstadter
#105. We create an image of who we are inside our self. The image then becomes very deeply entrenched, and it becomes the thing that we attribute responsibility to - we say "I", "I" did this because "I" wanted to, because "I" am a good person or because "I" am a bad person. The loop is the fact that we represent our selves, our desires, hopes, dreads and dreams: it is the way in which we conceive of ourselves, rather than the way we conceive of Mount Everest or of a tree. And I say it exists entirely in the loop: the self is an hallucination hallucinated by an hallucination. #Quote by Douglas Hofstadter
Hallucination quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#106. But that is what the scoffers don't understand: "He
had a dream," they say, "a delirium, a hallucination." Eh! As if that's so clever?
And how proud they are! A dream? what is a dream? And is our life not a dream?
I'll say more: let it never, let it never come true, and let there be no paradise (that
I can understand!) - well, but I will preach all the same. And yet it's so simple: in
one day, in one hour - it could all be set up at once! The main thing is - love others
as yourself, that's the main thing, and it's everything, there's no need for anything
else at all: it will immediately be discovered how to set things up. And yet this is
merely an old truth, repeated and read a billion times, but still it has never taken
root! "The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of
happiness is higher than happiness" - that is what must be fought! And I will. If
only everyone wants it, everything can be set up at once. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hallucination quotes by Rocko
#107. That little green drink inspired hallucination is right! #Quote by Rocko
Hallucination quotes by V.S. Ramachandran
#108. Indeed, the line between perceiving and hallucinating is not as crisp as we like to think. In a sense, when we look at the world, we are hallucinating all the time. One could almost regard perception as the act of choosing the one hallucination that best fits the incoming data. #Quote by V.S. Ramachandran
Hallucination quotes by Stephenie Meyer
#109. It will be as if I'd never existed. The words ran through my head, lacking the perfect clarity of my hallucination last night. They were just words, soundless, like print on a page. Just words, but they ripped the hole wide open, and I stomped on the brake, knowing I should not drive while this incapacitated.
I curled over, pressing my face against the steering wheel and trying to breathe without lungs. #Quote by Stephenie Meyer
Hallucination quotes by Allen Ginsberg
#110. [William Butler] Yeats has the phrase Hodos Chameliontos, chameleon-like, in that you don't know where the beginning or the middle or the end is, so it's an unrelieved hallucination, because you don't know where you're coming in and you don't know where you're going out. It ends, you're going into the hallucination, or maybe coming out of it, I don't know. #Quote by Allen Ginsberg
Hallucination quotes by Pedro Domingos
#111. A good learner is forever walking the narrow path between blindness and hallucination. #Quote by Pedro Domingos
Hallucination quotes by Amit Goswami
#112. Any attempt to dismiss a phenomenon that is not understood merely by explaining it as hallucination becomes irrelevant when a coherent scientific theory can be applied. #Quote by Amit Goswami
Hallucination quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#113. Maya is Time, the illusion of the ego, the stuff of individual existence, the dream that separates us from a true perception of the whole. It is often likened to a sealed glass vessel that separates the air within from the clear and unconfined air all around, or water from the all encompassing sea. Yet the vessel is not different from the sea, and to shatter or dissolve it brings about the reunion with all universal life that mystics seek, the homegoing, the return to the lost paradise of our "true nature."

Today science is telling us what the Vedas have taught mankind for three thousand years, that we do not see the universe as it is. What we see is Maya, or Illusion, the "magic show" of Nature, a collective hallucination of that part of our consciousness which is shared with all of our own kind, and which gives a common ground, a continuity, to the life experience. According to Buddhists (but not Hindus), this world perceived by the senses, this relative but not absolute reality, this dream, also exists, also has meaning; but it is only one aspect of the truth, like the cosmic vision of this goat by the crooked door, gazing through sheets of rain into the mud. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Hallucination quotes by Frederick Lenz
#114. Everything that you are or conceive of yourself as being is just an idea. It's an illusion. It's a hallucination. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Hallucination quotes by Scott Adams
#115. I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. #Quote by Scott Adams
Hallucination quotes by Laura Furman
#116. Reading is a socially acceptable form of hallucination. #Quote by Laura Furman
Hallucination quotes by Jeffrey E. Garten
#117. A vision without execution is an hallucination. #Quote by Jeffrey E. Garten
Hallucination quotes by Suzanne Collins
#118. I'm in a shallow hole, not filled with the humming orange bubbles of my hallucination but with old, dead leaves. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Hallucination quotes by Will Storr
#119. Locked inside the black vault of our skulls, stuck forever in the solitude of our own hallucinated universe, story is a portal, a hallucination within the hallucination, the closest we'll ever really come to escape. #Quote by Will Storr
Hallucination quotes by Henry V. O'Neil
#120. A night in space can last a long time … or maybe it never ends. #Quote by Henry V. O'Neil
Hallucination quotes by Lloyd C. Douglas
#121. Nor could you clarify this confusion by assuming that the old man had been a victim of hallucination. Bartholomew wasn't that type of person. He was neither a liar nor a fool. #Quote by Lloyd C. Douglas
Hallucination quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#122. It went on for a month. Those who had taken it for a cosmic sign cringed beneath the sky each nightfall, imagining ever more extravagant disasters. Others, for whom orange did not seem an appropriately apocalyptic shade, sat outdoors on public benches, reading calmly, growing used to the curious pallor. As nights went on and nothing happened and the phenomenon slowly faded to the accustomed deeper violets again, most had difficulty remembering the earlier rise of heart, the sense of overture and possibility and went back once again to seeking only orgasm, hallucination, stupor, sleep, to fetch them through the night and prepare them against the day. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Hallucination quotes by Philip Roth
#123. How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I'd think I was having a hallucination." Though #Quote by Philip Roth
Hallucination quotes by Kevin Barry
#124. One might trouble one's dainty snout with a whiff of the taleggio displayed in an artisanal cheese shop, or take a saucer of jasmine tea and a knuckle of fennel-scented snuff at a counter of buffed Big Nothing granite. But there was a want in these ladies yet, and it was for the rude life of youth. #Quote by Kevin Barry
Hallucination quotes by Lauren Oliver
#125. Or maybe it's life that is the infection: a feverish dream, a hallucination of feelings. Death is purification, a cleansing, a cure. #Quote by Lauren Oliver
Hallucination quotes by James Scott, Senior Fellow, The Center For Cyber Influence Operations Studies
#126. Man is a hostage to the cage of cultural programming and the mass hallucination of the propagandist's narrative illusion. #Quote by James Scott, Senior Fellow, The Center For Cyber Influence Operations Studies
Hallucination quotes by C. G. Jung
#127. Our mania for rational explanations obviously has its roots in our fear of metaphysics, for the two were always hostile brothers. Hence, anything unexpected that approaches us from the dark realm is regarded either as coming from outside and, therefore, as real, or else as a hallucination and, therefore, not true. The idea that anything could be real or true which does not come from outside has hardly begun to dawn on contemporary man. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Hallucination quotes by Fred  Kaplan
#128. He had entered another imaginative world, one connected to the beginning of his life as a writer, to the Napoleonic world that had been a lifelong metaphor for the power of art, for the empire of his own creation He began to dictate notes for a new novel, "fragments of the book he imagines himself to be writing." As if he were now writing a novel of which his own altered consciousness was the dramatic center, he dictated a vision of himself as Napoleon and his own family as the Imperial Bonapartes....William and Alice he grasped with his regent hand, addressing his 'dear and most esteemed brother and sister.' To them, to whom he had granted countries, he now gave the responsibility of supervising the detailed plans he had created for 'the decoration of certain apartments, here of the Louvre and Tuileries, which you will find addressed in detail to artists and workment who take them in hand.' He was himself the 'imperial eagle.'

Taking down the dictation, Theodora [his secretary] felt it to be almost more than she could bear. 'It is a heart-breaking thing to do, though, there is the extraordinary fact that his mind does retain the power to frame perfectly characteristic sentences. #Quote by Fred Kaplan
Hallucination quotes by Diablo Cody
#129. The funny thing was that the sisters were hardly nubile, creamy-skinned Lolitas blushing on the bough. In fact, one of them looked like she'd beaten herself with a tire iron during a smallpox-induced hallucination, and the other looked like a close-up photo of a wolf spider. #Quote by Diablo Cody
Hallucination quotes by Henry Ford
#130. Vision without execution is just hallucination. #Quote by Henry Ford
Hallucination quotes by Fritz Leiber
#131. Of course it had been an hallucination. But when hallucinations start behaving like realities, with a score of coincidences to back them up, even a scientist has to face the possibility that he may have to treat them like realities. And when hallucinations begin to threaten you and yours in a direct physical way
No, more than that. When you must keep faith with someone you love. #Quote by Fritz Leiber
Hallucination quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#132. Never for one minute have I taken you for reality . . . You are a lie, you are my illness, you are a phantom . . . You are my hallucination. You are the incarnation of myself . . . of my thoughts and feelings, but only the nastiest and stupidest of them. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hallucination quotes by Ward Moore
#133. Why should you believe your eyes? You were given eyes to see with, not to believe with. Your eyes can see the mirage, the hallucination as easily as the actual scenery. #Quote by Ward Moore
Hallucination quotes by Joni Mitchell
#134. Morgellons is constantly morphing. There are times when it's directly attacking the nervous system, as if you're being bitten by fleas and lice. It's all in the tissue and it's not a hallucination. It was eating me alive, sucking the juices out. I've been sick all my life. #Quote by Joni Mitchell
Hallucination quotes by H.G.Wells
#135. He beheld in swift succession the incidents in the brief tale of his experience. His wretched home, his still more wretched school-days, the years of vicious life he had led since then, one act of selfish dishonour leading to another; it was all clear and pitiless now, all its squalid folly, in the cold light of the dawn. He came to the hut, to the fight with the Porroh man, to the retreat down the river to Sulyma, to the Mendi assassin and his red parcel, to his frantic endeavours to destroy the head, to the growth of his hallucination. It was a hallucination! He knew it was. A hallucination merely. For a moment he snatched at hope. He looked away from the glass, and on the bracket, the inverted head grinned and grimaced at him ... With the stiff fingers of his bandaged hand he felt at his neck for the throb of his arteries. The morning was very cold, the steel blade felt like ice.
("Pollock And The Porrah Man") #Quote by H.G.Wells
Hallucination quotes by Jonathan Harnisch
#136. What if you had such severe schizophrenia that your life was just one hallucination after another? And what if people kept trying to drag you back out of those hallucinations, to prove that you weren't living in reality and that reality was nothing more than a psych hospital? Would you go? #Quote by Jonathan Harnisch
Hallucination quotes by Marissa Meyer
#137. Not a hallucination. Just a normal fantasy, like a normal girl might have when she had a normal crush on her best friend. #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Hallucination quotes by Stanislaw Lem
#138. A real tank now costs about a million dollars, while a hallucinated one amounts to less than one-hundredth of a cent per person, or centispecter per spectator. A destroyer costs a dime. Today you could fit the whole arsenal of the United States inside a single truck. #Quote by Stanislaw Lem
Hallucination quotes by Rob Reid
#139. I used to think that English-speaking who conveniently look, dress, and act human only turned up in lazy science fiction. But as Carly and Frampton dematerialized, I became grimly aware of how well they'd also fit into a psychotic hallucination. #Quote by Rob Reid
Hallucination quotes by Philip Roth
#140. But why did you go," my mother asked him, "when it was bound to upset you like this?" "I went," he told her, "because every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I'd think I was having a hallucination. #Quote by Philip Roth
Hallucination quotes by Daniel Pinchbeck
#141. Modern humans became fixated on a collective hallucination of linear time, ignoring the fractal spirals of the surrounding universe. #Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck
Hallucination quotes by Frank Herbert
#142. Is consciousness merely a special form of hallucination? #Quote by Frank Herbert
Hallucination quotes by Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
#143. When there is hallucination, there is the truth, by recognising it as hallucination. Where there is suffering, there is peace and bliss, by letting go and experiencing it for numberless suffering sentient beings. Always think of how others are kind and precious Treat them as you would like to be treated. #Quote by Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Hallucination quotes by John Thomas Allen
#144. A poet has to be a bit childlike at heart, and in that sense all the romantic stereotypes about poets being "eternal children", etc, are all accurate. They believe, whatever they may say, that art and words can change the world. #Quote by John Thomas Allen
Hallucination quotes by Richard Dawkins
#145. Every night of our lives, we dream, and our brain concocts visions which are, at least until we wake up, highly convincing. Most of us have had experiences which are verging on hallucination. It shows the power of the brain to knock up illusions. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Hallucination quotes by Terence McKenna
#146. A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything else that falls through your life. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Hallucination quotes by J. Budziszewski
#147. Atheist: 'I hear the voice of conscience, but I deny the reality of God.' St. Thomas: 'That is like listening to someone speak, but denying that anyone is there.' Atheist: 'That's right; nobody is.' St. Thomas: 'Then you deny not only God but conscience, because you consider it a hallucination.' Atheist: 'I misspoke. What I meant to say is that when I am listening to conscience, I am really listening to myself.' St. Thomas: 'Then you still deny conscience, because you deny its authority to judge you. Instead you claim to judge yourself, but no one can be judge in his own case. #Quote by J. Budziszewski
Hallucination quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#148. Memory creates a hallucination of the past, desire creates a hallucination of the future. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Hallucination quotes by Liberato Santoro-Brienza
#149. The Book of Kells is the kingdom of Proteus. It is the product of a cold-blooded hallucination that did not require any mescaline or lysergic acid to produce these abysmal labyrinths, also because it does not represent the delirium of a single mind, but rather the delirium of an entire culture engaged in a dialogue with itself and citing other Gospels, other illuminated letters, other tales. #Quote by Liberato Santoro-Brienza
Hallucination quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#150. Pick up any history book, and I suggest you begin with studying the 20th century, and you will find that a large part of the history of our species has all the characteristics we would normally associate with a nightmare or an insane hallucination. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Hallucination quotes by Italo Calvino
#151. Now that the book is finished, I know that this was not a hallucination, a sort of professional malady, but the confirmation of something I already suspected - folktales are real. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Hallucination quotes by Terence McKenna
#152. All psychedelic explorers should be aware of the concept of what is called a cognitive hallucination. The is a much more insidious phenomenon. This is, quite simply, an out-and-out delusion. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Hallucination quotes by Nora Sakavic
#153. I'm not a hallucination. #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Hallucination quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#154. You keep walking through the middle of J.C.," I said. "It's very disturbing for him; he hates being reminded he's a hallucination." "I'm not a hallucination," J.C. snapped. "I have state-of-the-art stealthing equipment. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Hallucination quotes by Patrick Ness
#155. I weigh more than a mountain but less than a feather. #Quote by Patrick Ness
Hallucination quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#156. Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Hallucination quotes by Derek Landy
#157. I'm fairly certain. I could be some ghastly hallucination, a figment of my own imagination #Quote by Derek Landy
Hallucination quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#158. It was as if she had just discovered the irreversible process. It astonished her to think that so much could be lost, even the quantity of hallucination belonging just to the sailor that the world would bear no further trace of. She knew, because she had held him, that he suffered DT's. Behind the initials was a metaphor, a delirium tremens, a trembling unfurrowing of the mind's plowshare. The saint whose water can light lamps, the clairvoyant whose lapse in recall is the breath of God, the true paranoid for whom all is organized in spheres joyful or threatening about the central pulse of himself, the dreamer whose puns probe ancient fetid shafts and tunnels of truth all act in the same special relevance to the word, or whatever it is the word is there, buffering, to protect us from. The act of metaphor then was a thrust at truth and a lie, depending where you were: inside, safe, or outside, lost. Oedipa did not know where she was. Trembling, unfurrowed, she slipped sidewise, screeching back across grooves of years, to hear again the earnest, high voice of her second or third collegiate love Ray Glozing bitching among "uhs" and the syncopated tonguing of a cavity, about his freshman calculus; "dt," God help this old tattooed man, meant also a time differential, a vanishingly small instant in which change had to be confronted at last for what it was, where it could no longer disguise itself as something innocuous like an average rate; where velocity dwelled in the projectile t #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Hallucination quotes by Northrop Frye
#159. The written word is far more powerful than simply a reminder: it recreates the past in the present, and gives us, not the familiar remembered thing, but the glittering intensity of the summoned-up hallucination. #Quote by Northrop Frye
Hallucination quotes by Siri Hustvedt
#160. I have suffered from migraines since childhood and have long been curious about my own aching head, my dizziness, my divine lifting feelings, my sparklers and black holes, and my single visual hallucination of a little pink man and a pink ox on the floor of my bedroom. #Quote by Siri Hustvedt
Hallucination quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#161. Giving importance to what we think because we thought it, taking our own selves not only (to quote the Greek philosopher) as the measure of all things but as their norm or standard, we create in ourselves, if not an interpretation, at least a criticism of the universe, which we don't even know and therefore cannot criticize. The giddiest, most weak-minded of us then promote that criticism to an interpretation that's superimposed, like a hallucination; induced rather than deduced. It's a hallucination in the strict sense, being an illusion based on something only dimly seen. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Hallucination quotes by Carl Sagan
#162. The Yale anthropologist Weston La Barre goes far as to argue that `a surprisingly good case could be made that much of culture is hallucination` and that `the whole intent and function of ritual appears to be... a group wish to hallucinate reality`. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Hallucination quotes by George Orwell
#163. For a moment he had had an overwhelming hallucination of her presence. She had seemed to be not merely with him, but inside him. It was as though she had got into the texture of his skin. #Quote by George Orwell
Hallucination quotes by Susanna Clarke
#164. Some time later there was a knock at his door. He was surprised to find it was now evening and the room was quite dark. The knock sounded again. The landlord was at the door. The landlord began to talk, but Strange could not understand him. This was because the man had a pineapple in his mouth. How he had managed to cram the whole thing in there, Strange could not imagine. Green, spiky leaves emerged slowly out of his mouth and then were sucked back in again as he spoke. Strange wondered if perhaps he ought to go and fetch a knife or a hook and try and fish the pineapple out, in case the landlord should choke. But at the same time he did not care much about it. 'After all,' he thought with some irritation, 'it is his own fault. He put it there. #Quote by Susanna Clarke
Hallucination quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#165. Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Hallucination quotes by Bhavik Sarkhedi
#166. There's a mysterious alter ego in everyone. Some call it hallucination, some call it art. #Quote by Bhavik Sarkhedi

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