202 Illusion Quotes to Inspire and Enlighten Your Journey to Success

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The Most Famous Illusion Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures. — Voltaire

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

Single vision produces worse illusions than double vision or many-headed monsters. — Donna J. Haraway

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. — Sigmund Freud

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish. — Minna Antrim

The most dangerous thing is illusion. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all need illusions. That's why we love movies. — Monica Bellucci

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

Illusions are certainly expensive amusements; but the destruction of illusions is still more expensive, if looked upon as an amusement, as it undoubtedly is by some people. — Friedrich Nietzsche

A photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how the camera 'saw' a piece of time and space. — Garry Winogrand

Short Illusion Quotes

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  • Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. — Daniel J. Boorstin
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. — George Bernard Shaw
  • The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth. — Jagadish Chandra Bose
  • I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. — Kabir
  • Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. — Michael Jordan
  • Don't take shadows too seriously. Reality is your only safety. Continue to reject illusion. — Wole Soyinka
  • The fog of illusion, the fog of confusion is hanging all over the world. — Van Morrison
  • Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. — Douglas Adams
  • Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Top 10 Illusion Quotes

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Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. — Friedrich Nietzsche

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. illusions of realityRichard Bach

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head. — Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. — George Bernard Shaw

It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one. — Antonin Scalia

The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth. — Jagadish Chandra Bose

Love thy neighbor as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. — Kabir

Nobody should have any illusions. The United States has essentially a one-party system and the ruling party is the business party. — Noam Chomsky

Illusion Image Quotes

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Illusion quote by Kabir

I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. — Kabir

Illusion quote by Douglas Adams

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

Illusion quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Illusion quote Control is an illusion, let it be, and enjoy the peace.
Control is an illusion, let it be, and enjoy the peace.
Illusion quote by Leo Tolstoy

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

Illusion quote by Georges Bernanos

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

Illusion quote by David Icke

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

Illusion quote The distinction between the past, present and future is only
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly present illusion.
Illusion quote by Chuck Jones

Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life — Chuck Jones

Illusion quote by Ludwig Borne

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. — Ludwig Borne

Illusion quote by Sandy Wilson

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. — Sandy Wilson

Illusion quote The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledg
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

Love Is An Illusion Quotes

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Love is supposed to bring you peace and happiness. If you are not feeling this in a relationship, you are living an illusion. — Leon Brown

Cupid is anything but cute. As for handing our hearts, he’s more likely to rip them out. (Julian) But he can make people fall in love. (Selena) No. What he offers is an illusion. No power from above can make one human love another. Love comes from within the heart. (Julian) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

Illusion quote Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

Do what you love. Love what you do. Take less. Give more. Never quit. Never follow. Be passionate. Be bold. Be honest. Respect people. Respect the environment. Always bring out the best in your family and friends. Change is the only constant. Fear is an illusion. Attitude is everything. — Sonnie Trotter

I don't know if this is an illusion but I would love to be able to take my card-throwing skills and be able to puncture a watermelon. Now I know I can take this question and say, "I would want to solve the economic problems in the world" - but I want to stick that card in that watermelon. — Dave Franco

I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content. — Robert E. Howard

Illusion quote The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken pl
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

You poor, deluded woman...do you believe there is any such thing as love?...You're living an illusion. Do you believe the words of love they whisper in the ears of penniless women like us? — Nawal El Saadawi

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience and Infinite love is the only truth; everything else is an illusion. — Pema Chodron

We're hallucinating. And that's what this world is: a mass hallucination, where fear seems more real than love. Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imagined. — Marianne Williamson

Love is an optical illusion that makes you believe the object of your affection is the most beautiful person in the world. — Tom Holt

Perfection Is An Illusion Quotes

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Don't aim for perfect. Aim for complete. Perfection is an unattainable illusion. — Lisa Genova

Every photographed object is merely the trace left behind by the disappearance of all the rest. It is an almost perfect crime, an almost total resolution of the world, which merely leave the illusion of a particular object shining forth, the image of which then becomes an impenetrable enigma. — Jean Baudrillard

The illusion of perfection is an illusion anyway. — Amy Adams

Illusion quote The love is real in any situation; everything else is just an illusion.
The love is real in any situation; everything else is just an illusion.

Believing that things happen too slowly or too quickly is an illusion. Timing is perfect. — Melody Beattie

Once we've achieved perfect meditation, we're terribly trapped because that's an illusion...any enlightenment that seems ultimate is an illusion. — Frederick Lenz

It is a mistake to imagine that you can awaken in any kind of permanent way. There is only NOW and so you can only be awake now. Even the idea of permanence is an illusion. The question to ask is 'Am I awake and fully present NOW?' That question arises and is answered in perfect silence. — Leonard Jacobson

Everything to be imagined is an image of truth. — William Blake

Living In Illusion Quotes

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A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth. — Marion Woodman

We pray because our life comes from God and we yield it back in prayer. Prayer is a great antidote to the illusion that we are self-made. — Walter Brueggemann

Safety isn't just an illusion, it's a cop-out. I know it sounds trite, but there's simply nothing like a near-death experience to remind one of the impermanence of everything. And living imprisoned by fear only to die with regret over dreams postponed was a life neither of us was interested in. — Rich Roll

As long as we prioritize material truths over spiritual truths we will live in tyranny because we are living an illusion — Russell Brand

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world. — Sai Baba

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

Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions and discover the innate power of our spirit. We are responsible for what we create, and we must therefore learn to act and think with love and wisdom and live in service to others and all life. — Caroline Myss

Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call “reality”. However, knowledge and experience are ambiguous, thus reality can become illusion. Is it not possible to think that, all human beings are living in their assumptions? — Masashi Kishimoto

Magic lives in curves, not angles. — Mason Cooley

Many Sages have said, "Your world is a dream. You're living in an illusion." They're referring to this world of the mind and the way we believe our thoughts about reality. When we see the world through our thoughts, we stop experiencing life as it really is and others as they really are. — Adyashanti

Time Is Illusion Quotes

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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. — S. N. Goenka

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. . .Failure always made me try harder next time. — Michael Jordan

Arriving someplace more desirable at some future time is an illusion. This is it. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he's become a different person. — Edith Head

Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness as we travel through eternal duration, and it does not exist where no consciousness exists in which the illusion can be produced; but "lies asleep." — H. P. Blavatsky

Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn't exist in the present here and now. — Marina Abramovic

...The unconscious has no time. There is no trouble about time in the unconscious. Part of our psyche is not in time and not in space. They are only an illusion, time and space, and so in a certain part of our psyche time does not exist at all. — Carl Jung

When beggars and shoeshine boys, barbers and beauticians can tell you how to get rich it is time to remind yourself that there is no more dangerous illusion than the belief that one can get something for nothing. — Bernard Baruch

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

An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time — Karl Kraus

Everything Is Illusion Quotes

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

Death is nothing, nor life either, for that matter. To die, to sleep, to pass into nothingness, what does it matter? Everything is an illusion. — Mata Hari

One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion. — Voltaire

Everything, husband, wife, or even the body, is only illusory. These are all shackles of illusion. Unless you can free yourself from these bondages, you will never be able to go to the other shore of the world. — Sarada Devi

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

Everything is just electricity and magnetism; everything is only an illusion. The reality is in the spiritual plane. — Lobsang Rampa

What will they learn if we value their lives as lesser than ours? What if the machines felt that the way we treated them was a form of slavery which it would be? How do slaves react to power and authority? Humanity's arrogance creates the illusion that everything is here to serve us. — Mo Gawdat

It's what we live for, to be able to make great illusions. The thing about 'Entourage' is everything we do is realistic. We go to the real places, we shoot on location. We get the real people. It's a perfect marriage between fact and fiction. — Adrian Grenier

Everything is an illusion. — Mata Hari

Everything goes through the cycle of birth, growth, maturation, decay and death. But all of this is an illusion. Everything we see is an illusion. — Frederick Lenz

Illusion Of Time Quotes

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

You can't learn anything from saguaro cactus, from ocotillo. They are just passing through; their roots, their much heralded dormancy in the dry season, these are only illusions of permanence. They know even less than you do. — Barry Lopez

We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. — C. S. Lewis

Time is indeed the theater and seat of illusions; nothing is so ductile and elastic. The mind stretches an hour to a century, and dwarfs an age to an hour. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow-men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will. — Sigmund Freud

All time is eternal, moving inexorably toward an end which we believe is a result of our actions, but over which our control is mere illusion. — T. S. Eliot

There is the illusion of time, which is very deep; who has disposed of it? Mor come to the conviction that what seems the succession of thought is only the distribution of wholes into causal series. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. — Eckhart Tolle

It is only an illusion that time is running out. This is where the problem of fear arises. We become anxious that "I don't have enough time and I have to do everything quickly." We need to turn our attention away from results, achievements and outcomes. — Satish Kumar

I regard any behavior we indulge in as a game. The soul is beyond not only three-dimensional space but beyond the illusion of linear time. Any method we use to move through three- or four- dimensional space is a game. It doesn't matter how serious we take it, or how serious its consequences are. — Douglas Rushkoff

Time Is An Illusion Quotes

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Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion. — Eckhart Tolle

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled in them, and each time they come into contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. — W. Somerset Maugham

What I'm really trying to say is that I believed an armed insurrection could work. After I was shot and went to prison, that ended that illusion. I had time to think. — Huey Newton

This is a prayer, inchoate and unfinished, for you, my love, my loss, my lesion, a rosary of words to count out time's illusions, all the minutes, hours, days the calendar compounds as if the past existed somewhere like an inheritance still waiting to be claimed. — Dana Gioia

I did not count the days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time. — Yann Martel

Safety is an illusion, Costis. A Thief might fall at any time, and eventually the day must come when the god will let him. Whether I am on a rafter three stories up or on a staircase three steps up, I am in my god's hands. He will keep me safe, or he will not, here or on the stairs. — Megan Whalen Turner

[Research] suggests that what we think of as free will is largely an illusion: much of the time, we are simply operating on automatic pilot, and the way we think and act – and how well we think and act on the spur of the moment – are a lot more susceptible to outside influences than we realize. — Malcolm Gladwell

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

Gravity is neither a force nor a consequence of any space-time curvature. It is simply an orderly spatial illusion to non-spatial observer/s. — Kedar Joshi

Whether it is a simulated experience or a dream, the information that exists is all real... and an illusion at the same time. — Masamune Shirow

Reality Is An Illusion Quotes

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One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams. — Salvador Dali

The boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion — Donna J. Haraway

Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world. — Steven Pinker

Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol. — N. F. Simpson

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

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

There is no death! Death is very much like sunset. It is only an appearance. For, when the sun sets here, it rises elsewhere. In reality, the sun never sets. Likewise, death is only an illusion, an appearance. For, what is death here is birth elsewhere. For life is endless. — Dada Vaswani

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

Among the illusions which have invested our civilization is an absolute belief that the solutions to our problems must be a more determined application of rationally organized expertise... The reality is that our problems are largely the product of that application. — Voltaire

Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol. — W. C. Fields

Illusion Of Freedom Quotes

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You can’t stop a revolution from breathin’, so to beat ‘em they offer people the illusion of freedom. — Immortal Technique

The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony. — Mary Baker Eddy

Rulers who destroy men's freedom commonly begin by trying to retain its forms. ... They cherish the illusion that they can combine the prerogatives of absolute power with the moral authority that comes from popular assent. — Alexis de Tocqueville

The idea that political freedom can be preserved in the absence of economic freedom, and vice versa, is an illusion. Political freedom is the corollary of economic freedom. — Ludwig von Mises

If freedom is a requisite for human happiness, then all that’s necessary is to provide the illusion of freedom. — B. F. Skinner

I know zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both. — Yann Martel

The greatest deception, and the deepest source of unhappiness, is the illusion of finding life by excluding God, of finding freedom by excluding moral truths and personal responsibility. — Pope John Paul II

Sin creates the illusion of freedom. In the end it fools us into seeking freedom from God rather than finding freedom in God. — Erwin McManus

Our democratic societies are in danger. In allowing ourselves to be infiltrated by fear, to be blinded by the passion of identity, we are entertaining the most serious illusions about our freedom. — Tariq Ramadan

I don't criticize political or electoral freedom, but capitalism's perversion of the concept: the illusion that I hold the power over my own life. — Renata Salecl

Life Is An Illusion Quotes

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Human life is thus only an endless illusion. Men deceive and flatter each other. No one speaks of us in our presence as he does when we are gone. Society is based on mutual hypocrisy. — Blaise Pascal

Everyone you meet in your life - even total strangers - are already intimately connected to you. The idea that we are all separate and distinct beings is nothing but an illusion. We are all parts of a larger whole, like individual cells in a body. — Steve Pavlina

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me. — Michael Jordan

Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end. — Joseph Conrad

Happy Endings are an illusion. Real life is filled with brief moments of fleeting happiness, but ultimately every life is a tragedy that ends in death and grief. — Oliver Gaspirtz

The dream of life is really an illusion, and everybody lives in the reality he or she creates - a virtual reality that is only true for the one who creates it. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

Life balance is a myth. It's an illusion and the very pursuit of it is driving us crazy. For me it's about proportion - it's really a work hard/play hard equation. — Danielle LaPorte

Kindness is not an illusion and violence is not a rule. The true resting state of human affairs is not represented by a man hacking his neighbor into pieces with a machete. That is a sick aberration. No, the true state of human affairs is life as it ought to be lived. — Paul Rusesabagina

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

Seek for the endless life in the world, because with death, there remains neither the seeker nor the sought! The other world is altogether an illusion! Stop deceiving yourself; seek for the endless life in the world! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Illusion Of Control Quotes

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Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging. — Marsha M. Linehan

Ask calibrated questions that start with the words 'How' or 'What'. By implicitly asking the other party for help, these questions will give your counterpart an illusion of control and will inspire them to speak at length, revealing important information. — Chris Voss

If you want real control, drop the illusion of control; let life have you. It does anyway. You’re just telling yourself the story of how it doesn’t. — Byron Katie

The secret to gaining the upper hand in a negotiation is to give the other side the illusion of control. Don't try to force your opponent to admit that you are right. Ask questions, that begin with 'How?' or 'What?' so your opponent uses mental energy to figure out the answer. — Chris Voss

The secret to gaining the upper hand in a negotiation is giving the other side the illusion of control. — Chris Voss

If you hold on to the handle, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. But it's more fun if you just let the wind carry you. — Brian Andreas

Many of us rely on our own illusion of control. But when God makes it known to you that you're not the one steering the ship, be thankful. He has removed the illusion, and forced you to rely only on Him. — Yasmin Mogahed

Adulthood brings with it a pernicious illusion of control. — Juan Gabriel

Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. — Jack Kornfield

Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. — David Sedaris

Optical Illusion Quotes

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Our separation from each other is an optical illusion. — Albert Einstein

Beauty is the result of clarity and system and not of optical illusion. — Henry van de Velde

There’s no cure for ugly, but you can make yourself into a human optical illusion. — Jenna Marbles

Our perceptions are fallible. We sometimes see what isn't there. We are prey to optical illusions. Occasionally we hallucinate. We are error-prone. — Carl Sagan

There are optical illusions in time as well as space. — Marcel Proust

The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man. — Victor Hugo

If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself...that a tiger is an optical illusion--well, he will find out he is wrong. The tiger will himself intervene in the discussion, in a manner which will be in every sense conclusive. — Lord Byron

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. — James Patrick Murray

The illusion that we are separate from one another is an optical delusion of our consciousness. — Albert Einstein

The mistakes we make when we try to imagine our personal futures are also lawful, regular, and systematic. They, too, have a pattern that tells us about the powers and limits of foresight in much the same way that optical illusions tell us about the powers and limits of eyesight. — Daniel Gilbert

Illusion Of Choice Quotes

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The things that matter in this country have been reduced in choice, there are two political parties, there are a handful insurance companies, there are six or seven information centers.. but if you want a bagel there are 23 flavors. Because you have the illusion of choice! — George Carlin

The worlds of Truth (love) and illusion (fear) are like parallel universes; with every thought we make a choice which one to inhabit — Marianne Williamson

However many people complain about the "red tape," it would be sheer illusion to think ... continuous administrative work can be carried out in any field except by means of officials working in offices.... The choice is only that between bureaucracy and dillettantism. — Max Weber

In general, it's not too hard to corrupt an American, mostly a matter of supply to their demand. Supply should be variegated to encourage the Illusion of Choice. Other than that they're looking for numbness, so be ready to sedate. Drugs, booze, television, shopping, etc. — Geoffrey Wood

When it appears that there is no choice, some form of illusion is operating. — Deepak Chopra

All choices are illusions, or if they are not illusions their strength is illusory, for one choice must contend with the choices of all the other men and women deciding anything in that moment. — Kevin Powers

Bread sets free; but does not necessarily set free for good ends -- that dear illusion of so many generous hearts. It sets a man free to choose: it often sets free for the bad, but man has a right to that choice and to that evil, without which he is no longer a man. — Francoise Mallet-Joris

The reason the factions were evil is because there was no way out of them. They gave us the illusion of choice without actually giving us a choice. — Veronica Roth

True technique will know how to maintain the illusion of liberty, choice, and individuality; but these will have been carefully calculated so that they will be integrated into the mathematical reality merely as appearances! — Jacques Ellul

Oh, the illusion of choice in the modern world - don't get me started. But don't you agree that the Internet has softened our brains and made us forget that 'choice' used to mean something different from selecting options from menus? — Lynne Truss

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I have no illusions about being a genius musician. I pride myself on being a soldier, a warrior for jazz. I trained a lot of young people, and I've learned my lessons well. I'd like to keep the flame burning. — Phil Woods

Let us be under no illusion. The Jewish spirit, which was responsible for the alliance of large-scale capital with Marxism and was the driving force behind so many anti-Spanish revolutionary agreements, will not be got rid of in a day. — Francisco Franco

All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light. — Rumi

We're all mad, the whole damned race. We're wrapped in illusions, delusions, confusions about the penetrability of partitions, we're all mad and in solitary confinement. — William Golding

Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are. — Anne Lamott

Do you see law and order? There is nothing but disorder, and instead of law there is the illusion of security. It is an illusion because it is built on a long history of injustices: racism, criminality, and the genocide of millions. Many people say it is insane to resist the system, but actually, it is insane not to. — Mumia Abu-Jamal

This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart. — Bill Hicks

Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen. — Vladimir Putin

The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater. — Frank Zappa

If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion. — Aldous Huxley

Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes. — Jack Kornfield

The more we understand what is happening in the world, the more frustrated we often become, for our knowledge leads to feelings of powerlessness. We feel that we are living in a world in which the citizen has become a mere spectator or a forced actor, and that our personal experience is politically useless and our political will a minor illusion. — C. Wright Mills

This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality. Embrace this moment, remember: we are eternal all this pain is an illusion. — Maynard James Keenan

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

It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved. — W. Somerset Maugham

Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart? — Nicholas Sparks

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

Allah made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. you see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? you see the foam, but not the ocean. invoke Him with deeds, not words; for deeds are real and will save you in the infinite-life. — Rumi

In Conclusion

Quotes about illusion also remind us of the power of our minds in creating illusions. They highlight the ability of our imagination to shape our perception and create false impressions. These quotes caution us against relying solely on appearances and urge us to seek deeper meaning and understanding. They serve as a reminder that what we see may not always be the whole truth, and it is important to question and critically analyze the illusions that surround us.

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