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Illusion quotes by Roy DeCarava
#1. A photograph is a photograph, a picture, an image, an illusion complete within itself, depending neither on words, reproductive processes or anything else for its life, its reason for being. #Quote by Roy DeCarava
Illusion quotes by Alan Moore
#2. Live knowing that you are already dust, long gone, already outside time and looking in, reviewing life, finally understanding every déja vu, your own guardian angel. Know that the scorched-black demons and the pristine, fluttering seraphs are in some sense naught but you yourself unpacked, unfolded in a higher space from whence the myriad gods unfurl, not bygone legends but your once and future selves, your attributes blossomed into their purest and most potent symbol-forms. And these, with all their beast-heats, crowns and lightings, all their different colors, are become combined into the single whiteness that is godhead. That is all.

This, then, is revelation. All is one, and all is deity, this beautiful undying fire of being that is everywhere about us; that we are. O man, o woman, know yourself, and know you are divine. Respect yourself, respect the least phenomenon of your existence as it were the breath of God. Know that our universe is all one place, a single firelit room, all time a single moment. Know that there has only ever been one person here. Know you are everything, forever. Know I love you. #Quote by Alan Moore
Illusion quotes by Mario Monti
#3. What will growth policy have to look like in a fiscally compacted Europe? Clearly any illusion of budget stimulated growth policy will have to go away. #Quote by Mario Monti
Illusion quotes by Lee Goldberg
#4. Happiness is an illusion, Natalie. It doesn't actually exist."
"Of course it does," I said. "It's what you feel when you're not sad."
"That's unconsciousness. And I'm pretty sure that I'm miserable when I am unconscious, too. #Quote by Lee Goldberg
Illusion quotes by T.F. Hodge
#5. On a surface level, all one finds is repeated forms of shallow whispers. Having the courage to explore deeply, a wealth of buried infinite lifetimes emerge - an undeniable force. #Quote by T.F. Hodge
Illusion quotes by Sydney Smith
#6. The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. #Quote by Sydney Smith
Illusion quotes by Jack D. Forbes
#7. Imperialism creates the illusion of wealth as far as the masses are concerned. It usually serves to hide the fact that the ruling classes are gobbling up the natural resources of the home territory in an improvident manner and are otherwise utilizing the national wealth largely for their own purposes. Eventually the general public is called upon to pay for all of this, frequently after the military machine can no longer maintain external aggression. #Quote by Jack D. Forbes
Illusion quotes by Miriam Toews
#8. We drove down Corydon avenue towards my mother's apartment. How are you doing, she asked me? Fine, fine, I said. I wanted to tell her that I felt I was dying from rage and that I felt guilty about everything and that when I was a kid I woke up every morning singing, that I couldn't wait to leap out of bed and rush out of the house into the magical kingdom that was my world, that dust made visible in sunbeams gave me real authentic joy, that my sparkly golden banana-seated bike with the very high sissy bar took my breath away, the majesty of it, that it was mine, that there was no freer soul in the world than me at age nine, and that now I wake up every morning reminding myself that control is an illusion, taking deep breaths and counting to ten trying to ward off panic attacks and hoping that my own hands hadn't managed to strangle me while I slept. #Quote by Miriam Toews
Illusion quotes by Elizabeth Berg
#9. And there is such honesty and innocence to her voice I want to hold her. The bedside lamplight is a rich golden color, and it is falling on her face in a way that makes it seem gilded. For a moment, L.D. looks to me like an angel. Another case of illusion only being the larger truth. #Quote by Elizabeth Berg
Illusion quotes by Rasheed Ogunlaru
#10. Authenticity is hard to fake #Quote by Rasheed Ogunlaru
Illusion quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#11. An illusion which is a real experience is worth having. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Illusion quotes by Edward Sapir
#12. It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection. #Quote by Edward Sapir
Illusion quotes by Skye Jethani
#13. Faith is the opposite of seeking control. It is surrendering control. It embraces the truth that control is an illusion - we never had it and we never will. Rather than trying to overcome our fears by seeking more control, the solution offered by LIFE WITH GOD is precisely the opposite - we overcome fear by surrendering control. #Quote by Skye Jethani
Illusion quotes by Donna Karan
#14. 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. #Quote by Donna Karan
Illusion quotes by Kristine Carlson
#15. All pain in life comes from wishing things were different than they are. Conversely, peace and happiness must come from accepting life as it is and breaking through the barriers of illusion to do so ... All things that we label good or bad often hold in them surprises if we stay open. Each of us has choice in how we interpret life's events and in this way we are each responsible for our own reality. #Quote by Kristine Carlson
Illusion quotes by Ted Bundy
#16. Guilt? It's this mechanism we use to control people. It's an illusion. It's a kind of social control mechanism
and it's very unhealthy. It does terrible things to our bodies. And there are much better ways to control our behavior than that rather extraordinary use of guilt. #Quote by Ted Bundy
Illusion quotes by Lionel Suggs
#17. Trust is such a devious term. When you trust someone, are you not merely assuming that they are what they say that they are? If you place so much in the trust that you have for that one person, then you should place the same amount of trust in assuming that they are not what they appear to be. If there is a wall in front of you that does not allow you to do that, then you must place all of your trust in the fact that your trust is misplaced. #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Illusion quotes by Tony Dovale
#18. Impossible is a perception based upon a limiting mental illusion. Possible is the belief in the potential of unseen possibility, #Quote by Tony Dovale
Illusion quotes by Mia Asher
#19. Bring her back to me, Blaire." "She doesn't exist. That girl was just an illusion." "No, she isn't. She's here, in my arms, pretending to be someone else, letting bullshit get to her." He tightens his hold on me. "My beautiful, wild thing. They are dust at your feet. They can't touch you. Don't let them." Drawing back slightly, he smiles. "I won't let them. #Quote by Mia Asher
Illusion quotes by Nora Ephron
#20. It's always hard to remember love - years pass and you say to yourself, Was I really in love, or was I just kidding myself? Was I really in love, or was I just pretending he was the man of my dreams? Was I really in love, or was I just desperate? #Quote by Nora Ephron
Illusion quotes by Norman Finkelstein
#21. Israel will not reform itself because it cannot reform itself. It is contaminated at every level, not the least the judiciary, by a virulent brew of racism and arrogance freely circulating in a body politic whose immune system has collapsed. By fostering the illusion that if Israel incorporated a handful of internal administrative reforms it would heal itself, the Report conveyed and validated the utterly counterfeit image that Israel was essentially a healthy society. But a state that every couple of years launches - with overwhelming popular support and without a hint of remorse - yet another high-tech blitzkrieg against a defenseless, trapped civilian population is profoundly sick. #Quote by Norman Finkelstein
Illusion quotes by Neil Gaiman
#22. I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend ... I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don't last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend ... #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Illusion quotes by S. N. Goenka
#23. The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now. #Quote by S. N. Goenka
Illusion quotes by Ron Paul
#24. As bank customers, we tend to believe that we can have both perfect security for our money, drawing on it whenever we want and never expecting it not to be there, while still earning a regular rate of return. In a true free market, however, there tends to be a tradeoff: you can enjoy a money warehouse or you can hope for a return on your investment. You can't usually have both. The Fed, however, by backing up this fractional-reserve system with a promise of endless bailouts and money creation, attempts to keep the illusion going. #Quote by Ron Paul
Illusion quotes by Andra Brynn
#25. And suddenly I think: nothing is fine. It's never fine. It's always an illusion. Happy smiles, assurances, jokes, laughter - there's no way to tell if it is real, or a mask. There's always something terrible hurtling toward you, something that will destroy all that you love and alter your life forever. You may not know it, but it's coming and there's nothing you can do. No amount of hammering, or holy water, or screaming will change that.
You can scream no, and stop, and please, you can reach out and try to bend fate to your will with your own two hands, but it has already been decided. In every moment, a thousand accidents wait to happen, already in place and poised to strike, and we don't even know it #Quote by Andra Brynn
Illusion quotes by Sathya Sai Baba
#26. If you strive to find your Self by using your mind, you will strive and strive in vain, because the mind cannot give you the Truth. You are that Self. All else is illusion of the mind's creation. #Quote by Sathya Sai Baba
Illusion quotes by Courtney Milan
#27. My heart isn't breaking because I can't have you."
"Don't say that. I saw the way you were looking at me just now. We can quibble over the precise words to use. But don't tell me I haven't hurt you."
"My heart's not breaking because I can't have you," he insisted. "It's breaking because you think you're a hard thing, because you imagine that what I see in you is an illusion. It isn't. #Quote by Courtney Milan
Illusion quotes by Carl Jung
#28. The utter failure came at the Crucifixion in the tragic words, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' If you want to understand the full tragedy of those words you must realize what they meant: Christ saw that his whole life, devoted to the truth according to his best conviction, had been a terrible illusion. He had lived it to the full absolutely sincerely, he had made his honest experiment, but it was nevertheless a compensation. On the cross his mission deserted him. But because he had lived so fully and devotedly he won through to the Resurrection body. #Quote by Carl Jung
Illusion quotes by Holly Lisle
#29. I had come to discover that "safe" was an illusion, a pretense that adults wrapped around their children- and sometimes themselves- to make the world seem comfortable. I had discovered that under that thin cover of let's-pretend, monsters and nightmares lay, and that not all of them came from places like the moonroads or the nightling cities. Some of the monsters were people we knew. People we thought we could trust. #Quote by Holly Lisle
Illusion quotes by Fiphie
#30. [...] The fact is that in order to be loved and to accept love you have to get naked to the very bone of your own being. Taking off every layer of skin that gives us humans the illusion that in some way we're different from the rest. For better or for worse. Truth is though that under that burden of skin and flesh we're all the same mortal skeletons dancing to the same bittersweet song of life. [...] #Quote by Fiphie
Illusion quotes by Maha Khalid
#31. There is nothing but love. There was nothing but love. Love is all it is, and nothing exists that does not exist of love. That which is real and true is love. Suffering pain and loss is not real. Reality is that which is from love and love is the essence of the divine. What is not love is not real. What is not real is a construct made up by the ego through the instrument of the mind. It is the world of illusion, the veil on our eyes of utter darkness preventing us from seeing that which is real and true, which is love #Quote by Maha Khalid
Illusion quotes by Frithjof Schuon
#32. The annoyances or adversities that come to man always have three causes: man himself, the world, God. Depending on the point of view adopted, we may take into consideration one or another of these causes, but we cannot deny any of them.
Man is the author of his misfortune to the extent it is experienced as suffering; the world is its author to the extent the misfortune seeks to keep man in cosmic illusion; and God is the Author to the extent the misfortune comes to man as a sanction, though also as a purification, hence a trial.
The same thing is true mutatis mutandis of happy events: we can never say they do not come from God or that they do not come from the cosmic surroundings or that they do not result from our own nature. These events are also trials in their character of temptation; the corresponding virtue is renunciation or detachment (zuhd). The spiritual "traveler" (sālik) should be not only "patient" (sabūr) but also "detached" (zāhid). #Quote by Frithjof Schuon
Illusion quotes by Martha Grimes
#33. An idyllic childhood is probably illusion. #Quote by Martha Grimes
Illusion quotes by Frederick Lenz
#34. We are everything and we are nothing. We are a forgotten moment. We don't even exist, which is the freeing part. We just think we do. That's the illusion. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Illusion quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#35. Joseph Stiglitz, with two colleagues, the Orszag brothers (Peter and Jonathan), looked at the very same Fannie Mae. They assessed, in a report, that "on the basis of historical experience, the risk to the government from a potential default on GSE debt is effectively zero."* Supposedly, they ran simulations - but didn't see the obvious. They also said that the probability of a default was found to be "so small that it is difficult to detect." It is statements like these and, to me, only statements like these (intellectual hubris and the illusion of understanding of rare events) that caused the buildup of these exposures to rare events in the economy. This is the Black Swan problem that I was fighting. This is Fukushima. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Illusion quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#36. Sweet words. Gentle deceptive balm. Help, love, to belong together, to come back again - words, sweet words. Nothing but words. How many words existed for this simple, wild, cruel attraction of two bodies! What a rainbow of imagination, lies, sentiment, and self-deception enclosed it! #Quote by Erich Maria Remarque
Illusion quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#37. All life rests on appearance, art, illusion, optics, the need for perspective and for error ... #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Illusion quotes by Thomas Merton
#38. The illusion that mechanical progress means human improvement ... alienates us from our own being and our own reality. It is precisely because we are convinced that our life, as such, is better if we have a better car, a better TV set, better toothpaste, etc., that we condemn and destroy our own reality and the reality of our natural resources. Technology was made for man, not man for technology. In losing touch with being and thus with God, we have fallen into a senseless idolatry of production and consumption for their own sakes. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Illusion quotes by Brian Aldiss
#39. When you are young, you enjoy a sustained illusion that sooner or later something marvelous is going to happen, that you are going to transcend your parents' limitations. #Quote by Brian Aldiss
Illusion quotes by Steven Galloway
#40. Being a parent is a monumental thing. You shape reality for another person. You cannot be an illusion. You cannot be paralyzed by the fear that you are an illusion. If you have done a bad job, or no job at all, what remains of you is proof that the world is an unfeeling place. If you have done a good job, what remains is the part of you that was magical. #Quote by Steven Galloway
Illusion quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#41. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist ... It's just an illusion here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once that moment is gone it is gone forever. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Illusion quotes by Elissa Washuta
#42. That's it: watch your moods. Don't let people see you fluctuate. Don't let yourself run your mouth. Never ever cry, even alone, because your cat or your kettle might tell. Always smile, but don't laugh loudly. Mania is an extrovert, but if you need to vent, tell your mattress or maybe your therapist, but put nothing in writing and never tell a friend or coworker how you're really feeling. Downplay any problem or joy. Pay attention to any signs that your life is shitty or excellent, because either is an illusion. Be careful around men, especially ones with big arms or opinions. Stop talking. #Quote by Elissa Washuta
Illusion quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#43. This nothingness into which the West is sliding is not the natural end, the dying, the sinking of a flourishing community of peoples. Instead, it is again a specifically Western nothingness: a nothingness that is rebellious, violent, anti-God, and antihuman. Breaking away from all that is established, it is the utmost manifestation of all the forcesopposed to God. It is nothingness as God; no one knows its goal or its measure. Its rule is absolute. It is a creative nothingness[113] that blows its anti-God breath into all that exists, creates the illusion of waking it to new life, and at the same time sucks out its true essence[114] until it soon disintegrates into an empty husk and is discarded. Life, history, family, people, language, faith - the list could go on forever because nothingness spares nothing - all fall victim to nothingness.[115] #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Illusion quotes by John Updike
#44. Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage. #Quote by John Updike
Illusion quotes by Thurman P. Banks Jr.
#45. I don't write so that people will understand me, I write because I know they don't. And, I can't help feeling like I should at least give them the illusion that they do. #Quote by Thurman P. Banks Jr.
Illusion quotes by Solange Nicole
#46. It was clear to her now, Happiness was a seductive illusion. No one as fucked up as her deserved one drop of joy. But oh god was it delicious when it fell into her lap for a little while. (Such a pretty face) she muses (with such a bruised and battered soul). When the dawn of a promise fades into the dusk of reality, all that remains is the nightmare. Sweet, sweet loneliness. Shadows come to play and prey on her beaten mind. Her lovely little dreams of poison. #Quote by Solange Nicole
Illusion quotes by Christopher Moore
#47. Routine feeds the illusion of safety... #Quote by Christopher Moore
Illusion quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#48. Most people lived under the illusion that they were in control of their lives, but that wasn't completely true. Yeah, you could decide what to have for breakfast and what to wear and all those little things, but as soon as you stepped out into the world, you were pretty much at the mercy of everyone else around you, and all you could do was hope that if they were having a bad day, they wouldn't decide to take it out on you. #Quote by Nicholas Sparks
Illusion quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#49. And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Illusion quotes by Leon Brown
#50. Love is supposed to bring you peace and happiness. If you are not feeling this in a relationship, you are living an illusion. #Quote by Leon Brown
Illusion quotes by Brian Goedken
#51. ​The ​currency to purchase the token of truth begins with ​proper phrasing of the query.

It is the ill-considered question that too often
​​creates the false illusion of a binary objective reality wherein two sides can claim equal validity. #Quote by Brian Goedken
Illusion quotes by Sinachi Ukpabi
#52. Some people refer to a 'just war' or a 'war of necessity' and
others posit that it is simply an illusion to dignify war, no matter
the circumstance. Having said that, the necessity or otherwise of
war can be seen in the Igbo of Nigeria concept of 'akwa aja ahụ
ọgụ'. A man is thus bound to defend his 'ama' or territory and
his manhood against any intruder, oppressor or aggressor or be
regarded as a 'woman' by his people. #Quote by Sinachi Ukpabi
Illusion quotes by Art Hochberg
#53. So how do we do this trip, knowing it's all an illusion? How do we do that? We can't do that. We can only hang on for the ride. #Quote by Art Hochberg
Illusion quotes by Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
#54. Let the American infidels bask in their illusion. #Quote by Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
Illusion quotes by John Fowles
#55. I acquired expensive habits and affected manners. I got a third-class degree and a first-class illusion: that I was a poet. But nothing could have been less poetic that my seeing-through-all boredom with life in general and with making a living in particular. I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope-- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all. But I did absorb a small dose of one permanently useful thing, Oxford's greatest gift to civilized life: Socratic honesty. It showed me, very intermittently, that it is not enough to revolt against one's past. One day I was outrageously bitter among some friends about the Army; back in my own rooms later it suddenly struck me that just because I said with impunity things that would have apoplexed my dead father, I was still no less under his influence. The truth was I was not a cynic by nature, only by revolt. I had got away from what I hated, but I hadn't found where I loved, and so I pretended that there was nowhere to love. Handsomely equipped to fail, I went out into the world. #Quote by John Fowles
Illusion quotes by Ken Alexopoulos
#56. I know about your happy little illusion, that you never call your wife by name, that you take amphetamines just to give yourself that kick in the ass that reminds you that you're not a machine, that you have the constant need to be on top because you're so far down the evolutionary ladder that a f***ing amoeba uses you as a footstool. #Quote by Ken Alexopoulos
Illusion quotes by Mohsin Hamid
#57. I feel the illusion I've twirled around me like a sari start to come undone and fall to my feet. #Quote by Mohsin Hamid
Illusion quotes by Aditya Ajmera
#58. Eventually everything appears to disappear from the life. That's it. #Quote by Aditya Ajmera
Illusion quotes by Jeff W. Horton
#59. Life is only a brief stop on the road to eternity. Our loved ones, acquaintances, and strangers pass away before our very eyes on a daily basis. Yet each of us carries on with our lives as if we will live forever. This is merely an illusion; of course, as it is an inevitable consequence of life that each of us must die. #Quote by Jeff W. Horton
Illusion quotes by Dana Stabenow
#60. Cops never took anything on faith, and disbelieved every story that was told them on principle until and unless they could confirm that the story was fact in all its essentials, and even then remained wary and unconvinced. Cop shops bred skeptics. Skeptics cherished few illusions about human nature, and therefore were seldom disappointed. #Quote by Dana Stabenow
Illusion quotes by Andy Kaufman
#61. I see the world as an illusion, and we shouldn't take ourselves so seriously #Quote by Andy Kaufman
Illusion quotes by Blaise Pascal
#62. Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Illusion quotes by Iain Pears
#63. The next day was a dream of such perfection that I have never approached the like again. It was, of course, all illusion, but I like to think of it still in isolation from what came after,as a moment of bliss, one of those days when on is no longer oneself, but becomes bigger, and better, able to overcome the normal preoccupations of life and breathe more freely. #Quote by Iain Pears
Illusion quotes by Laura Lee Guhrke
#64. Hate and anger were what had kept him alive. He had fed on them for so long, they were the only emotions he recognized, the only ones he still knew how to feel.
And yet, right now, surrounded by the warmth of the three precious girls who were using him as a pillow, hate seemed very far away, crowded out by things unknown and yet familiar, impossible things. Love. A feeling of belonging. A sense of peace.
He closed his eyes. It was all an illusion. He didn't belong anywhere. He didn't know what love was anymore. And peace ... Christ, what was that? So Conor sat listening to the rain and stealing a few moments of trust and affection he did not deserve from three wee girls who were not his. And he reminded himself at least twice that night that he was not a family man. #Quote by Laura Lee Guhrke
Illusion quotes by Frederick Lenz
#65. Consciousness is the screen. The images on the screen are your perceptions, the illusion that life is solid, that there is a material universe. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Illusion quotes by Sorin Cerin
#66. We are a being only through our Illusion of Life. #Quote by Sorin Cerin
Illusion quotes by Douglas Preston
#67. You think of yourself as an "individual person", with a unique and separate mind. You think you are born and you think you die. All your life you feel separate and alone. Sometimes desperately so. You fear death because you fear the loss of individuality. All this is an illusion. You, he, she, those things around you living or not, the stars and galaxies, the empty space in between- these are not distinct, separate objects. All is fundamentally entangled. #Quote by Douglas Preston
Illusion quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#68. War is being reminded that you are completely at the mercy of death at every moment, without the illusion that you are not. Without the distractions that make life worth living. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Illusion quotes by Ikechukwu Joseph
#69. -optical or visual illusion .Does an open eye mean an open vision? "Mind the glass" caution sign #Quote by Ikechukwu Joseph
Illusion quotes by Yann Martel
#70. Time is an illusion that makes us all pant. #Quote by Yann Martel
Illusion quotes by Ed Askew
#71. It's hard to say what exactly I like about New York. It's so vast. It seems to go on and on, but that's an illusion. Still, it's fun to be here, especially since I don't drive. #Quote by Ed Askew
Illusion quotes by Mark Rothko
#72. We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth. #Quote by Mark Rothko
Illusion quotes by Pope Francis
#73. Do not fall into the terrible trap of thinking that life depends on money and that, in comparison with money, anything else is devoid of value or dignity. This is nothing but an illusion! We cannot take money with us into the life beyond. Money does not bring us happiness. #Quote by Pope Francis
Illusion quotes by Paula Modersohn-Becker
#74. It is my experience that marriage does not make one happier. It destroys the illusion that has been the essence of one's previous existence, that there existed something like a soul-mate. The feeling of not being understood is heightened in marriage by the fact that one's entire life beforehand had the aim of finding a being who would understand one. But isn't it better to exist without such an illusion and look this great lonely truth straight in the eye? #Quote by Paula Modersohn-Becker
Illusion quotes by Jason Henderson
#75. Comics are about the illusion of movement, and movies are about movement itself. #Quote by Jason Henderson
Illusion quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#76. For if a woman's body can attract the holy angels, how much more the unholy man. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Illusion quotes by Frederick Lenz
#77. Do not feel that you are destined to enlightenment in this life. You have no idea. This is an illusion of selfhood. It's gross ignorance and egotism. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Illusion quotes by Josh Lanyon
#78. Like true philosophers I've come to believe that religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown after proper education. #Quote by Josh Lanyon
Illusion quotes by Mary Baker Eddy
#79. Matter and death are mortal illusions. #Quote by Mary Baker Eddy
Illusion quotes by Hridaya Yoga
#80. The world as it appears to us through our mind and senses is seen as an illusion (maya). That doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but that it doesn't represent the Truth, the Real. #Quote by Hridaya Yoga
Illusion quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#81. To believe the non-Self's intent as the Self's intent is indeed an illusion. To believe that 'I am the doer'; where the doer is someone else is indeed an illusion. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Illusion quotes by Tony Ruggiero
#82. The vampire Dimitri calmly looked up at Reese and smiled. "Commander, everything gets easier over time," he answered. "Especially if you have all the time that there is. And I do. As a human, you live such a short span of time that you do not learn that life is a continuous battle with one enemy - and that compromise is the only way to ultimately win. Those that do not understand this and think they can control everything; fall to the death of illusion. #Quote by Tony Ruggiero
Illusion quotes by Lionel Suggs
#83. I saw a woman who physically and spiritually blocked out the definition of being celestial, and replaced it with her own divine beauty. She was transcendent. She was beyond astonishing in her presence. But what she truly did, which was beyond the scope of an average woman's power, was step above the barriers of reality and illusion with her pure, majestic, and omnipotent beauty. #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Illusion quotes by Jessica Zafra
#84. We like to look for patterns and find connections in unrelated events. This way we can explain them to ourselves. Life seems neater, or at least less messy. We need to feel we are in control: it is integral to our self-esteem. We also know, though we deny it, that we are not in control. So we settle for the illusions of control. What if we stopped fooling ourselves? #Quote by Jessica Zafra
Illusion quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#85. Democracy is just a false idol - a mere catchword and illusion of inferior classes, visionaries and dying civilizations. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Illusion quotes by Ravindra Shukla
#86. I can fight with a real problem. But I cannot solve the ignorance. I cannot solve the illusion of your mind. #Quote by Ravindra Shukla
Illusion quotes by Longchenpa
#87. in the universal womb that is boundless space
all forms of matter and energy occur
as flux of the four elements,
but all are empty forms, absent in reality:
all phenomena, arising in pure mind, are like that.

just as dream is a part of sleep,
unreal in its arising,
so all and everything is pure mind,
never separated from it,
and without substance or attribute.

experience is neither mind nor anything but mind;
it is a vivid display of emptiness, like magical illusion,
in the very moment inconceivable and unutterable.
all experience arising in the mind,
at its inception, know it as emptiness! #Quote by Longchenpa
Illusion quotes by James Surowiecki
#88. When all is said and done, cheap gas is an illusion, because our reliance on gas creates a whole series of costs that aren't factored in to the pump price - among them congestion, pollution, and increased risk of accidents. #Quote by James Surowiecki
Illusion quotes by Christopher Zzenn Loren
#89. Let me make this radiantly clear - if you believe in spirits and the metaphysical world, your biology will create the illusion that these things are real. #Quote by Christopher Zzenn Loren
Illusion quotes by Arthur Helps
#90. Most terrors are but spectral illusions. Only have the courage of the man who could walk up to his spectre seated in the chair before him, and sit down upon it; the horrid thing will not partake the chair with you. #Quote by Arthur Helps
Illusion quotes by Loren Eiseley
#91. We are rag dolls made out of many ages and skins, changelings who have slept in wood nests or hissed in the uncouth guise of waddling amphibians. We have played such roles for infinitely longer ages than we have been men. Our identity is a dream. We are process, not reality, for reality is an illusion of the daylight - the light of our particular day. #Quote by Loren Eiseley
Illusion quotes by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
#92. Having her on Peregrine again was like being shoved back into a nightmare, so why did he look forward to being with her? Maybe because he found a certain bizarre safety in her company. She didn't possess any of the polished beauty he was always drawn to. Unlike Kenley, Annie had a quirky amusement park of a face. Annie was also smart as a whip, and although she wasn't needy, she didn't present herself as being indomitable, either.
Those were her good points. As for the bad...
Annie regarded life as a puppet show. She had no experience with soul-crushing nights or despair so thick it clung to everything you touched. Annie might deny it, but she still believed in happy endings. That was the illusion trapping him into wanting to be with her. #Quote by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Illusion quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#93. A thing can only live through a pious illusion. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Illusion quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#94. Some forms of illusion although they are illusions from the perspective of emptiness, however they can have beneficial effects. They can be beneficial in bringing about certain desired state of mind within one. Therefore these types of illusions are deliberately cultivated and enhanced in one so that one can achieve the desired beneficial effects. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Illusion quotes by Marty Rubin
#95. Space-the illusion that one is getting somewhere. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Illusion quotes by John Michael Greer
#96. It's still popular to ... insist that globalization is a rising tide that lifts all boats, but the hard reality is that the last thirty years have seen America's once proud and prosperous working class thrown to the wolves, so corporations could keep boosting their quarterly profits and the middle class could maintain a filmy illusion of wealth through access to cheap consumer goods. #Quote by John Michael Greer
Illusion quotes by Anthony Powell
#97. Because nothing establishes the timelessness of Time like those episodes of early experience seen, on re-examination at a later period, to have been crowded together with such unbelievable closeness in the course of a few years; yet equally giving the illusion of being so infinitely extended during the months when actually taking place. #Quote by Anthony Powell
Illusion quotes by Rudy Rucker
#98. We talked a little set theory, and then I asked him my last question: "What causes the illusion of the passage of time?"
Gödel spoke not directly to this question, but to the question of what my question meant - that is, why anyone would even believe that there is a perceived passage of time at all.
He went on to relate the getting rid of belief in the passage of time to the struggle to experience the One Mind of mysticism. Finally he said this: "The illusion of the passage of time arises from confusing the given with the real. Passage of time arises because we think of occupying different realities. In fact, we occupy only different givens. There is only one reality. #Quote by Rudy Rucker
Illusion quotes by Christopher Moore
#99. You're right [Joshua], I have taught you nothing. I could teach you nothing. Everything that you needed to know was already there. You simply needed the word for it. Some need Kali and Shiva to destroy the world so they may see past the illusion to divinity in them, others need Krishna to drive them to the place where they may perceive what is eternal in them. Others may perceive the Divine Spark in themselves only by realizing through enlightenment that the spark resides in all things, and in that they find kinship. But because the Divine Spark resides in all, does not mean that all will discover it. Your dharma is not to learn, Joshua, but to teach."
"How will I teach my people about the Divine Spark?"
"You must only find the right word. The Divine Spark is infinite, the path to find it is not. The beginning of the path is the word. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Illusion quotes by Robert Pattinson
#100. I prefer to be someone who has to confront his many fears instead of someone who has the illusion he doesn't fear anything #Quote by Robert Pattinson
Illusion quotes by Sam Harris
#101. I have always believed that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion; the illusion is the tunnel itself. #Quote by Sam Harris
Illusion quotes by Terry Goodkind
#102. Safety is only an illusion when evil is on the hunt. I can't stand by and watch. I have to act. #Quote by Terry Goodkind
Illusion quotes by John Stuart Mill
#103. There are nations in whom the passion for governing others is so much stronger than the desire of personal independence, that for the mere shadow of the one they are found ready to sacrifice the whole of the other. Each one of their number is willing, like the private soldier in an army, to abdicate his personal freedom of action into the hands of his general, provided the army is triumphant and victorious, and he is able to flatter himself that he is one of a conquering host, though the notion that he has himself any share in the domination exercised over the conquered is an illusion. A government strictly limited in its powers and attributions, required to hold its hands from overmeddling, and to let most things go on without its assuming the part of guardian or director, is not to the taste of such a people. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Illusion quotes by Sigmund Freud
#104. Observe the difference between your attitude to illusions and mine. You have to defend the religious illusion with all your might. If it becomes discredited - and indeed the threat to it is great enough - then your world collapses. There is nothing left for you but to despair of everything, of civilization and the future of mankind. From that bondage I am, we are, free. Since we are prepared to renounce a good part of our infantile wishes, we can bear it if a few of our expectations turn out to be illusions. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Illusion quotes by Kerri Maniscalco
#105. I laid facts out for you, Miss Wadsworth. You assumed I meant lover. You assumed he was untrustworthy, simply because of our professions. Your prejudice interfered with your ability to inquire further, to ask more specific questions, to separate fact from the fiction of your mind. You had the opportunity to clear everything up; I would not have lied to you. That was a choice you made, and did I benefit from it? Of course I did. I make no denial of the fact I've used this method on people before, and I will most certainly do so in the future. If you're angry with anyone, it ought to be yourself as well. You created an illusion of the truth you wanted to see. #Quote by Kerri Maniscalco
Illusion quotes by Robert Thurman
#106. The most important enemy for everyone is their own illusion that makes them unrealistic or exaggerates their sense of self-importance in the world. Ironically, you're the super secret enemy. Whether lay or householder, everyone has that internal enemy. #Quote by Robert Thurman
Illusion quotes by Jeremy Bentham
#107. Among the several cloudy appellatives which have been commonly employed as cloaks for misgovernment, there is none more conspicuous in this atmosphere of illusion than the word Order. #Quote by Jeremy Bentham
Illusion quotes by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
#108. Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils. #Quote by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
Illusion quotes by Henri Barbusse
#109. All lovers in the world are alike: they fall in love by chance; they see each other, and are attached to each other by the features of their faces; they illuminate each other by the fierce preference which is akin to madness; they assert the reality of illusions; and for a moment they change falsehood into truth. #Quote by Henri Barbusse
Illusion quotes by Marguerite Young
#110. Every heart is the other heart. Every soul is the other soul. Every face is the other face. The individual is the one illusion. #Quote by Marguerite Young
Illusion quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#111. As often happens between people who have chosen different ways, each of them, while rationally justifying the other's activity, despised it in his heart. To each of them it seemed that the life he led was the only real life, and the one his friend led was a mere illusion. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Illusion quotes by Nelson Mandela
#112. The process of illusion & disillusionment is part of life and goes on endlessly. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Illusion quotes by Grigore Iulian
#113. Stupidity is not the lack of knowledge, but the illusion of having it. #Quote by Grigore Iulian
Illusion quotes by James Clavell
#114. A man's fate is a man's fate and life is but an illusion. #Quote by James Clavell
Illusion quotes by Roshani Chokshi
#115. I ran my fingers across the pillar before snatching my hand back. A crack had split the pillar. The hairs on the back of my neck rose. A hideous roar growled from within the pillar and I jumped back.
"It's only an illusion," came a voice near the door.
I spun around to see Amar slouched against the doorway. He looked gaunt; shadows creased the skin under his eyes and his hair was mused. Still, he smiled to see me and I couldn't help but smile back. Until now, I didn't realize that the listlessness I had felt was because of him. I had missed his presence, his speech. Next to him, I felt more alive.
"What is this?" I asked, gesturing to the growling pillar.
Amar sank into an onyx chair that he had conjured from thin air. He tilted his head back and took a deep breath.
"Are you well?"
"Soon enough." His smile didn't meet his eyes. "That," he said, "is a reminder that none can escape death. I am fond of the legend."
The moment he said that I knew exactly who was in the pillar, and with a strange ache I remembered the harem of Bharata.
"Narasimha," I breathed. "I have always liked that tale."
His eyes widened in surprise. "You are familiar with it?"
I nodded. It was the one tale I never told Gauri. Too gory. But for some reason, strangely comforting to me. The pillar quivered behind us, as if it was waiting for me to tell the tale myself. Amar leaned forward, his broad shoulders hunched around him like a predator in wait.
"Tel #Quote by Roshani Chokshi
Illusion quotes by Lily Allen
#116. People in this day and age are still under the illusion that every woman who is successful must be being controlled by a man ... I'm the boss. #Quote by Lily Allen
Illusion quotes by Joseph Campbell
#117. The child's world is alert and alive, governed by rules of response and command, not by physical laws: a portentous continuum of consciousness, endowed with purpose and intent, either resistant or responsive to the child itself.

This infantile notion of a world governed by moral rather than physical laws, kept under control by a superordinated parental personality instead of impersonal physical forces, and oriented to the weal and woe of man, is an illusion that dominates men's thoughts all over the world.

The sense then, of this world as an undifferentiated continuum of simultaneously subjective and objective experience (Participation), which is all alive (Animism), and which was created by a superior being (Artificialism), may be said to constitute the frame of reference of all childhood experience no matter where in the world.

No small wonder then, that the above Three Principles are precisely those most represented in the mythologies and religious systems of the whole world. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Illusion quotes by K. Melissa Kennedy
#118. Authenticity is a powerful force. Don't ruin it with an illusion. #Quote by K. Melissa Kennedy
Illusion quotes by Thomas Merton
#119. Ash Wednesday is full of joy ... The source of all sorrow is the illusion that of ourselves we are anything but dust. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Illusion quotes by John Hart
#120. For a year, Johnny lived the new, brutal truth that he was on his own.
But that's the way it was. What had been concrete one day proved sand the next; strength was illusion; faith meant shit. So what? So his once-bright world had devolved to cold, wet fog. That was life, the new order. Johnny had nothing to trust but himself, so that's the way he rolled - his path, his choices, and no looking back. #Quote by John Hart
Illusion quotes by Richard Yates
#121. Nothing had warned him that he might be overwhelmed by the swaying, shining vision of a girl he hadn't seen in years, a girl whose every glance and gesture could make his throat fill up with longing ("Wouldn't you like to be loved by me?"), and that then before his very eyes she would dissolve and change into the graceless, suffering creature whose existence he tried every day of his life to deny but whom he knew as well and as painfully as he knew himself, a gaunt constricted woman whose red eyes flashed reproach, whose false smile in the curtain call was as homely as his own sore feet, his own damp climbing underwear and his own sour smell. #Quote by Richard Yates
Illusion quotes by Stewart Sternberg
#122. What's life except for a palpable illusion? #Quote by Stewart Sternberg
Illusion quotes by Paulo Coelho
#123. I've realised that sometimes you get no second chance and that it's best to accept the gifts the world offers you. Of course it's risky, but is the risk any greater than the chance of the bus that took forty-eight hours to bring me here having an accident? If I must be faithful to someone or something, then I have, first of all, to be faithful to myself. If I'm looking for true love, I first have to get the mediocre loves out of my system. The little experience of life I've had has taught me that no one owns anything, that everything is an illusion - and that applies to material as well as spiritual things. Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever (as has happened often enough tome already) finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
And if nothing belongs to me, then there's no point wasting my time looking after things that aren't mine; it's best to live as if today were the first (or last) day of my life. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Illusion quotes by Katherine Woodward Thomas
#124. If you are operating under the illusion that you can continue to hold on to people who you know are not good for you, and still create an extraordinary life filled with love and fulfillment, then you are fooling yourself. Toxic ties cost us and they cost us big time. If you are feeling stuck in your life, look to see who or what it is that you are stuck to. #Quote by Katherine Woodward Thomas
Illusion quotes by Rajneesh
#125. Death is the greatest illusion of all. #Quote by Rajneesh
Illusion quotes by Twiggy
#126. I've never really had a waist. Even when I was at my slimmest, my silhouette was very straight up, straight down. But I have learnt how to give myself a bit of waist by optical illusion. For this, bring on the belts. #Quote by Twiggy
Illusion quotes by Sam Harris
#127. This is an empirical claim: Look closely enough at your own mind in the present moment, and you will discover that the self is an illusion. #Quote by Sam Harris
Illusion quotes by Nelson Mandela
#128. The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Illusion quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#129. When one has an image about oneself one is surely insane, one lives in a world of illusion. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Illusion quotes by Jack Kerouac
#130. I don't think anybody'd remember and certainly do know everybody'd lie. The reason I'm so bitter and, as I said, 'in anguish,' nowadays, or one of the reasons, is that everybody's begun to lie and because they lie they assume that I lie too: they overlook the fact that I remember very well many things (of course I've forgotten some...)

I do believe that lying is a sin, unless it's innocent lie based on lack of memory, certainly the giving of false evidence and being a false witness is a mortal sin, but what I mean is, insofar as lying has become so prevalent in the world today (thanks to Marxian Dialectical propaganda and Comitern techniques among other causes) that, when a man tells the truth, everybody, looking in the mirror and seeing a liar... those LSD heads in newspaper photographs who sit in parks gazing rapturously at the sky to show how high they are when they're only victims momentarily of a contraction of the blood vessels and nerves in the brain that causes the illusion... #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Illusion quotes by Sara Ella
#131. Time is, indeed, a strange and wondrous thing. It has no beginning or end, it seems. Time goes on, forward and backward, this way and that. But perspective is an illusion, for we know all things begin somewhere. #Quote by Sara Ella
Illusion quotes by Sylvia Plath
#132. Love is an illusion, but I would willingly fall for it if I could believe in it. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Illusion quotes by Rupi Kaur
#133. there is no bigger illusion in the world
than the idea that a woman will
bring dishonor into a home
if she tries to keep her heart
and her body safe #Quote by Rupi Kaur
Illusion quotes by Stephen King
#134. Life is like Friday on a soap opera. It gives you the illusion that everything is going to wrap up, and then the same old shit starts up on Monday. #Quote by Stephen King
Illusion quotes by Marko Phiri
#135. Yet Nathan appreciated being alone as he sipped his cold glass of beer. It gave him time to think. In the next thirty minutes or so, the flight he was waiting for would land and his day would begin. It was autumn in the capital, and the clear skies created an illusion of a city that was at peace with itself. #Quote by Marko Phiri
Illusion quotes by David Gilmour
#136. That's the great illusion of travel, of course, the notion that there's somewhere to get to. A place where you can finally say, Ah, I've arrived. (Of course there is no such place. There's only a succession of waitings until you go home.) #Quote by David Gilmour
Illusion quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#137. For valuing your own suffering sets on it the gold of a sun of pride. Suffering a lot can originate the illusion of being the Chosen of Pain. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Illusion quotes by Nancy Mitford
#138. -(...)I should like you to be on the verge of love but not yet quite in it. That's a very nice state of mind, while it lasts.
-But of course, I had already dived over that verge and was swimming away in a blue sea of illusion towards, I supposed, the islands of the blest, but really towards domesticity, maternity and the usual lot of womankind. #Quote by Nancy Mitford
Illusion quotes by Bell Hooks
#139. Heightened awareness often gives the illusion that a problem is lessening. This is most often not the case. It may mean simply that a problem has become so widespread it can no longer remain hidden or be ignored. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Illusion quotes by Jake Gyllenhaal
#140. Being a star doesn't last. That's not what life should be about. It's a complete illusion that really has nothing to do with you. For me, finding out about life is the most important thing. #Quote by Jake Gyllenhaal
Illusion quotes by Suzana Trifkovic
#141. I'm an avalanche, waiting to fall on you, to awaken your deepest emotions, your fears, desires, longings, dreams. It is my purpose. I am your dream, through night and day, but if you wish to own me, you will find empty hands and understand that I am just as much an illusion as I am your delusions reality. I can not be owned. I'm real and unreal. I'm everything you love and hate, I'm here to be opposite of you to shape you, because I am your lesson, and my lesson is you. #Quote by Suzana Trifkovic
Illusion quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#142. I was very invested in love but it was just this long sex thing that could end at any moment because after all, it's about getting off. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Illusion quotes by Steven Aitchison
#143. Perfection is an illusion that stops people from trying #Quote by Steven Aitchison
Illusion quotes by Debasish Mridha
#144. Romance is an illusion of love and excitement that touches our hearts and mind. It lingers in our memories like a fairy tale. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Illusion quotes by Vanna Bonta
#145. The illusion is we are only physical. #Quote by Vanna Bonta
Illusion quotes by Paul Davies
#146. The deepest human intuition is not the immediate grasping of the classical-physics-type character of the external world. It is rather that one's own conscious subjective efforts can influence the experiences that follow. Any conception of nature that makes this deep intuition an illusion is counterintuitive. Any conception of reality that cannot explain how our conscious efforts influence our bodily actions is problematic. What is actually deeply intuitive is the continually reconfirmed fact that our conscious efforts can influence certain kinds of experiential feedback. A putatively rational scientific theory needs at the very least to explain this connection in a rational way to be in line with intuition. #Quote by Paul Davies
Illusion quotes by Emily Thorne
#147. To successfully create illusion, the first thing you need is trust, but to perfect an illusion, the false reality most appear as authentic as the one it hides. Careful attention must be paid to every detail. The slightest of imperfections can, like a pin to a balloon, burst the illusion . . . and the truth behind the illusion becomes revealed. #Quote by Emily Thorne
Illusion quotes by Marcel Proust
#148. To know a thing does not always enable us to prevent it, but at least the things we know we do hold, if not in our hands, at any rate in our minds, where we can dispose of them as we choose, and this gives us the illusion of a sort of power over them. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Illusion quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#149. Some people aren't really light-teethed; they're merely dark-skinned. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Illusion quotes by Tyler Perry
#150. As far as the illusion of the fame, yes, I can definitely appreciate it. #Quote by Tyler Perry
Illusion quotes by Katherine Pancol
#151. Later, she would wonder if her feelings for a person depended on the way she perceived them. Where do feelings come from? she wondered. From a brief, variable impression? From a shifting point of view that's then replaced by an illusion that you project onto the other person? #Quote by Katherine Pancol
Illusion quotes by Mitch Halper
#152. is satisfying, not frightening, not empty. It is an illusion of reality created by ignorance that is so unbearable. The illusion of separateness, the illusion of connectedness to disconnected hardened hearts and closed minds is the source of the suffering that we would all wish to be free of. #Quote by Mitch Halper
Illusion quotes by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
#153. Whatever plane our consciousness may be acting in, both we and the things belonging to that plane are, for the time being, our only realities. As we rise in the scale of development we perceive that during the stages through which we have passed we mistook shadows for realities, and the upward progress of the Ego is a series of progressive awakenings, each advance bringing with it the idea that now, at last, we have reached "reality"; but only when we shall have reached the absolute Consciousness, and blended our own with it, shall we be free from the delusions produced by Maya [illusion]. #Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Illusion quotes by Melissa Marr
#154. Seth gave her that: a private space to believe in the illusion of normalcy. #Quote by Melissa Marr
Illusion quotes by Aime Cesaire
#155. Prospero, you are the master of illusion.
Lying is your trademark.
And you have lied so much to me
(Lied about the world, lied about me)
That you have ended by imposing on me
An image of myself.
Underdeveloped, you brand me, inferior,
That s the way you have forced me to see myself
I detest that image! What's more, it's a lie!
But now I know you, you old cancer,
And I know myself as well. #Quote by Aime Cesaire
Illusion quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#156. I felt the first soft glow of intoxication that makes the blood warmer and spreads an illusion of adventure over uncertainty. #Quote by Erich Maria Remarque
Illusion quotes by Edwin Navarro
#157. One of the more radical concepts in this philosophy is that God is only Mind. Anything we experience is an idea in the Mind of God, and since only Mind is real, anything material, physical, corporeal, etc. must be an illusion, only an idea. The entire physical world with all of its complexity is just an illusory thought, and if we believe something is solid, permanent, or objective, we are deluding ourselves. In this philosophy everything happens in our minds, and any change we want to see must take place in our minds. #Quote by Edwin Navarro
Illusion quotes by Aldous Huxley
#158. Work, the gospel of work, the sanctity of work, laborare est orare - all that tripe and nonsense. 'Work!' he once broke out contemptuously against the reasonable expostulations of Philip Quarles, 'work is no more respectable than alcohol, and it serves exactly the same purpose: it just distracts the mind, makes a man forget himself. Work's simply a drug, that's all. It's humiliating that men shouldn't be able to live without drugs, soberly; it's humiliating that they shouldn't have the courage to see the world and themselves as they really are. They must intoxicate themselves with work. It's stupid. The gospel of work's just a gospel of stupidity and funk. Work may be prayer; but it's also hiding one's head in the sand, it's also making such a din and a dust that a man can't hear himself speak or see his own hand before his face. It's hiding yourself from yourself. No wonder the Samuel Smileses and the big business men are such enthusiasts for work. Work gives them the comforting illusion of existing, even of being important. If they stopped working, they'd realize that they simply weren't there at all, most of them. Just holes in the air, that's all. Holes with perhaps a rather nasty smell in them. Most Smilesian souls must smell rather nasty, I should think. No wonder they daren't stop working. They might find out what they really are, or rather aren't. It's a risk they haven't the courage to take. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Illusion quotes by Edward Abbey
#159. Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear-the earth remains, slightly modified. The earth remains, and the heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break ... I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Illusion quotes by David Icke
#160. Illusions only control you when you think they are real. #Quote by David Icke
Illusion quotes by John Murphy
#161. The illusion of randomness gradually disappears as the skill in chart reading improves. #Quote by John Murphy
Illusion quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#162. Above all, don't lie to yourself." – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

"I don't want to die without any scars." – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

"Not all those who wander are lost." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." – André Gide, Autumn Leaves

"If you're making mistakes it means you're out there doing something." – Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day." – Paulo Coelho, Brida

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives."
– Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

"I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do." – Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all." – John Green, Paper Towns

"Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer." – Dan Brown, Digital Fortress

"Fear is an illusion..." - Dark Templar, Starcraft 2 #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Illusion quotes by Adyashanti
#163. When someone tells you, "I love you," and then you feel, "Oh, I must be worthy after all," that's an illusion. That's not true. Or someone says, "I hate you," and you think, "Oh, God, I knew it; I'm not very worthy," that's not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, "I love you," he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, "I hate you," she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views - literally #Quote by Adyashanti
Illusion quotes by Ash Vaz
#164. All what we think and know is an illusion. Nothing exists. Everything is an opinion. #Quote by Ash Vaz
Illusion quotes by Marianne Williamson
#165. In order to escape the illusion and find inner peace, remember that only love in a situation is real. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Illusion quotes by Virginia Woolf
#166. A novelist's chief desire is to be as unconscious as possible. He has to induce in himself a state of perpetual lethargy. He wants life to proceed with the utmost quiet and regularity. He wants to see the same faces, to read the same books, to do the same things day after day, month after month, while he is writing, so that nothing may break the illusion in which he is living - so that nothing may disturb or disquiet the mysterious nosings about, feelings around, darts, dashes, and sudden discoveries of that very shy and illusive spirit, the imagination. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Illusion quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#167. We sometimes benefit way more from being lied to than the person lying to us. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Illusion quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#168. An individual's demarcations as a being, not his trespass of them, create his identity and preserve his illusion of being something special and not a freak of chance, a product of blind mutations. Transcending all illusions and their emergent activities - having absolute control of what we are and not what we need to be so that we may survive the most unsavory facts of life and death - would untether us from the moorings of our self-limited selves. #Quote by Thomas Ligotti
Illusion quotes by Ronald D. Moore
#169. The flower inside the fruit that is both its parent and its child. Decadent as ancestors. The portal and that which passes. Nuclear devices activated, and the machine keeps pushing time through the cogs, like paste into strings into paste again, and only the machine keeps using time to make time to make time. And when the machine stops, time was an illusion that we created free will. #Quote by Ronald D. Moore
Illusion quotes by Anthony De Mello
#170. Do you want a sign that you're asleep? Here it is: you're suffering. Suffering is a sign that you're out of touch with the truth. Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth, that you might understand that there's falsehood somewhere, just as physical pain is given to you so you will understand that there is disease or illness somewhere. Suffering occurs when you clash with reality. When your illusions clash with reality, when your falsehoods clash with truth, then you have suffering. Otherwise there is no suffering. #Quote by Anthony De Mello
Illusion quotes by Orson Scott Card
#171. Sophisticated people seem to think that "the truth" must always be dark, disappointing, disillusioning. But this is not so at all. Most of the time, darkness, disappointment, and disillusionment are the illusion.
Truth is neutral. Our decisions determine what darkens and what lightens our lives. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Illusion quotes by Meher Baba
#172. Truth is simple, but Illusion makes it infinitely intricate. The person is rare who possesses an insatiable longing for Truth; the rest allow Illusion to bind them ever more and more. #Quote by Meher Baba
Illusion quotes by Millie Florence
#173. There is always light in the midst of the Darkness, even if it's only a pinpoint in the distance. And when it seems as if there isn't, it's just an illusion. Just a lie that the Darkness wants you to believe. Break through the illusion. Remember that you're growing through it and towards the light. You are always growing towards the light. #Quote by Millie Florence
Illusion quotes by Lewis Carroll
#174. Twenty thousand thieves landed at Hastings. These founders of the House of Lords were greedy and ferocious dragoons, sons of greedy and ferocious pirates ... Such, however, is the illusion of antiquity and wealth, that decent and dignified men now existing, boast their descent from these filthy thieves, who showed a far juster conviction of their own merits, by assuming for their types the swine, goat, jackal, leopard, wolf, and snake, which they severally resembled. #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Illusion quotes by Mybest2u
#175. I actually thought that was love but love was never there. There was an illusion of my mind wanting the heart for once to be right. #Quote by Mybest2u
Illusion quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#176. She told herself that she longed greatly to go back to those dear merry days when life was seen through a rosy mist of hope and illusion, and possessed an indefinable something that had passed away forever. Where was it now
the glory and the dream? #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Illusion quotes by Pema Chodron
#177. Tonglen practice begins to dissolve the illusion that each of us is alone with this personal suffering that no one else can understand. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Illusion quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#178. the studious examination of the past in the greatest of detail does not teach you much about the mind of History; it only gives you the illusion of understanding it. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Illusion quotes by Nadine Gordimer
#179. With an understanding of Shakespeare there comes a release from the gullibility that makes you prey to the great shopkeeper who runs the world, and would sell you cheap to illusion. #Quote by Nadine Gordimer
Illusion quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#180. My theory about meeting people,' he said,'is that it's better not to make a really good first impression. Because it's all downhill from there. You're always having to live up to that first impression, which was just an illusion. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Illusion quotes by Milan Kundera
#181. The phrase "It's absolutely the same with me, I ... " seems to be an approving echo, a way of continuing the other's thought, but that is an illusion: in reality it is a brute revolt against a brutal violence, an effort to free our own ear from bondage and to occupy the enemy's ear by force. Because all of man's life among his kind is nothing other than a battle to seize the ear of others. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Illusion quotes by Eric Jerome Dickey
#182. Ownership, even in love, is an illusion. No woman owned any man and no man owned any woman. #Quote by Eric Jerome Dickey
Illusion quotes by Christopher Paolini
#183. It's overwhelming. I feel as if I am living in an illusion a dream where all things are possible. Amazing things do happen I know but always to someone else always in some far off place and time. #Quote by Christopher Paolini
Illusion quotes by Rebecca McNutt
#184. Creosote made Mandy think of the thrill of rushing through a garden sprinkler as a kid, of playing washer toss in the backyard, of spending nights in the neighbors' huge in-ground swimming pool when she was twelve, throwing glow sticks in the turquoise water during Canada Day block parties. She thought of Jud for a moment, how he'd loved doing all those things when he was a kid, but how, as he got older, it was all about popularity, sports, a life of illusion… and without warning, a totally different kind of memory filled her mind – the dull feeling of her head hitting the concrete walls near the wood shop at her old high school, the sounds of kids laughing, the sharp smell of sawdust, the buzzing of electric sanders nearby, the sound of Jud laughing while he beat her up… without realizing it, she'd started crying noiselessly. #Quote by Rebecca McNutt
Illusion quotes by Robert Charles Wilson
#185. Consciousness," according to current scientific thought, was something the higher mammals had evolved in order to help them reproduce, much the way a garden slug secretes slime. It had no special ontological status. The "self" was a genetically modulated and biologically useful illusion. #Quote by Robert Charles Wilson
Illusion quotes by Ajay Chandan
#186. We Love the Illusion of Birthdays every year but ignore the Reality Death. If death ends the story absolutely it is unreasonable to celebrate the day of birth, if death is the real beginning of Eternal life, isn't it even more unreasonable to celebrate a day which leads us to death and fear the day which leads us to life? #Quote by Ajay Chandan
Illusion quotes by Carol Orsborn
#187. When you empty yourself of the illusions of who and what you think you are, there is less to lose than you had feared. #Quote by Carol Orsborn
Illusion quotes by N.J. Kulkarni
#188. Death from afar appears serene but it's an illusion. Death rips the soul from the body leaving behind just the casing. #Quote by N.J. Kulkarni
Illusion quotes by J.K. Rowling
#189. And Harry remembered his first nightmarish trip into the forest, the first time he had ever encountered the thing that was then Voldemort, and how he had faced him, and how he and Dumbledore had discussed fighting a losing battle not long thereafter. It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .

And Harry saw very clearly as he sat there under the hot sun how people who cared about him had stood in front of him one by one, his mother, his father, his godfather, and finally Dumbledore, all determined to protect him; but now that was over. He could not let anybody else stand between him and Voldemort; he must abandon forever the illusion he ought to have lost at the age of one, that the
shelter of a parent's arms meant that nothing could hurt him. There was no waking from his nightmare, no comforting whisper in the dark that he was safe really, that it was all in his imagination; the last and greatest of his protectors had died, and he was more alone than he had ever been before. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Illusion quotes by Louise Erdrich
#190. For it was through books that she felt her life to be unjudged Look at all of the great mix-ups, messes, confinement, and double-dealings in Shakespeare, she thought.Identities disguised continually, in a combative dance of illusion and discovery. #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Illusion quotes by Gautama Buddha
#191. We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Illusion quotes by Deepak Chopra
#192. Separation may just be an illusion. When we feel love in any form, it has the effect of beginning to shatter that illusion. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Illusion quotes by Lionel Suggs
#193. Most will regret opening up the doors to truth, while others will cower at thought of living an illusion. In the end, does impracticality defeat curiosity? #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Illusion quotes by Rajneesh
#194. When you make sex to a person, woman or man, you think it unites you. For a moment it gives you the illusion of unity, and then a vast division suddenly comes in. That's why after every sex act, a frustration, a depression sets in. One feels that one is so far away from the beloved. Sex divides, and when love goes deeper and deeper and unites more and more, there is no need for sex. Your inner energies can meet without sex, and you live in such a unity. #Quote by Rajneesh
Illusion quotes by Jack Campbell
#195. The light changed slightly. Mari looked up and over at one wall. There was now a narrow, roughly door-shaped hole in it. Standing in the hole was Mage Alain.
Mari stood up, realizing that her mouth was hanging open. That wall was solid. I felt it. There wasn't any opening. She watched as the Mage took two shaky steps into the cell, then paused, some of the strain leaving his face. She blinked, wondering what she had just seen, as the hole in the wall vanished as if it had never been. One moment it was there, the next it was gone. ...
Mari took a long slow breath. 'They use smoke and mirrors and other 'magic' to make commons think they can create temporary holes in walls and things like that. It's all nonsense.' "Mages actually can make real holes in walls."
Her head hurting with increased intensity, Mari glowered at the Mage. "You didn't make a hole in the wall?"
"I made the illusion of a hole in the illusion of the wall."
Mari looked at Mage Alain for what felt like a long time, trying to detect any sign of mockery or lying. But he seemed perfectly sincere. And unless she had completely lost her mind, he had just walked through that solid wall. ...
"We can get out the same way that you got in?" Mari asked. "Through imaginary holes in the imaginary wall?" She wondered how her guild would feel about seeing that in her report. Actually, she didn't have to wonder, but she wasn't about to turn down a chance at escape.
The Mage took #Quote by Jack Campbell
Illusion quotes by Rachel Cohn
#196. True Love. I'm starting to suspect the concept is pure illusion, an insipid brand name manufactured by Hallmark and Disney. - Cupcake #Quote by Rachel Cohn
Illusion quotes by Sarah Ban Breathnach
#197. Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend ... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth. #Quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Illusion quotes by Thomas Metzinger
#198. The illusion is irresistible. Behind every face there is a self. We see the signal of consciousness in a gleaming eye and imagine some ethereal space beneath the vault of the skull, lit by shifting patterns of feeling and thought, charged with intention. An essence. But what do we find in that space behind the face, when we look? The brute fact is there is nothing but material substance: flesh and blood and bone and brain ... You look down into an open head, watching the brain pulsate, watching the surgeon tug and probe, and you understand with absolute conviction that there is nothing more to it. There's no one there. #Quote by Thomas Metzinger
Illusion quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#199. Power is an illusion of perception. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Illusion quotes by Novoneel Chakraborty
#200. People judge the unknown with their knowledge of the known.
Fear is the most prized illusion that we create for ourselves.
Human beings are designed in a way that they always live with one half of their self in the past and the other half in the present.
Love doesn't always happen to strengthen our beliefs. Sometimes it happens to destroy all our previous beliefs and faith and gives us a chance to re-look at our own conclusions.
We all are designed to remember things. So, if you try to forget, you will suffer. Accept and you shall shine like never before. The greatest lesson love can give you is how to live a complete life by accepting its incomplete ways. If you can't hope in love, you can't live.
Accidents happen Mini but that doesn't mean you stop travelling.
Sometimes we confuse need and necessity, I guess. Necessity is common to all but need is person-specific.
What to do when you are in love with the journey but at the same time scared of the undesirable destination which you know is going to arrive sooner or later?
Sometimes we lie not to cover the truth but to cover that side of us which the truth may strip to bareness. #Quote by Novoneel Chakraborty

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