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Picture quote by Sayings about reality

Control is an illusion, let it be, and enjoy the peace. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Albert Einstein about illusion

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

Picture quote by Stephen Hawking about knowledge

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. ⏤ Stephen Hawking

Picture quote by George Bernard Shaw about communication

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

Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. ⏤ Michael Jordan

Picture quote by Marianne Williamson about love

The love is real in any situation; everything else is just an illusion. ⏤ Marianne Williamson

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

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

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

Michael Jordan, basketball player

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel Johns, musician

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,

Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.

Emilio Estevez, actor

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.

Angela Carter, novelist

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.

Jacque Fresco, inventor

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.

Christian Nevell Bovee,

Words are illusions.

Bodhidharma, leader

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness.

Neil Kurshan,

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.

Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher

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

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.

Arthur Koestler, novelist

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

Saul Bellow, novelist

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

Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist

The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.

Johnny Depp, actor

In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.

Marianne Williamson, author

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.

Noam Chomsky, activist

[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.

Clive Barker, writer

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

James Broughton, director

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

John Steinbeck, author

It isn't safe to sit in judgment upon another person's illusion when you are not on the inside. While you are thinking it is a dream, he may be knowing it is a planet.

Mark Twain, author

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

Joyce Maynard, writer

We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.

George Harrison, musician

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.

Mario Vargas Llosa, writer

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

Ramman Kenoun,

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

Javan, celebrity

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!

Michael Flanders, actor

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

George Lucas, director

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

Judy Garland, actress

In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.

King Hussein I, statesman

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

Grace Jones, model

If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.

Marguerite Young, author

Official truths are often powerful illusions.

John Pilger, journalist

There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.

T. S. Eliot, poet

The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.

Charles Rosen, musician

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.

Larry Mcmurtry, writer

What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.

Jean Claude Van Damme, actor

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

Emile M. Cioran, philosopher

It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions.

Ellis Peters, author

We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.

Roma Downey, actress

It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that the imperialists will give up their positions in the colonies and dependent countries with good will.

Kim Il-sung, leader

Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion.

Natan Sharansky, writer

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.

Arnold Newman, photographer

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

John C. Hawkes, novelist

Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization, but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.

Kathryn Bigelow, director

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

Alva Myrdal, diplomat

You are traveling and see these people shooting the entire experience of going through a city, and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the illusion that they will edit it all, but I don't think that's it.

Atom Egoyan, director

People say I play real loud. I don't, actually. I'm recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that's part of the illusion really. I can't play loud.

Charlie Watts, musician

There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah.

Meir Kahane, clergyman

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

Hugh Leonard, dramatist

I mean, I had probably an illusion of being the wife that, you know, I wanted to create a home. I wanted to have children. I wanted him to be a husband. It was never going to be that way. It couldn't be that way.

Priscilla Presley, actress

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

Joe Henderson, athlete

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.

Duncan Sheik, musician

I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.

David Knopfler, musician

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.

Arthur Erickson, architect

There's also something of an illusion in that, you can perhaps record a TV thing one month and complete a book the next and then be in a play. Then, if they all come out at once, it looks as if you're actually juggling a million things.

Jane Asher, actress

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.

David Brinkley, journalist

I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.

Guy Ritchie, director

Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light.

Jeff Bridges, actor

Originality is merely an illusion.

M. C. Escher, artist

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

Judy Garland, actress

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

Brad Bird, cartoonist

Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.

E. R. Beadle,

What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.

William Blake, poet

It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.

Joseph Conrad, novelist

For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.

George Eliot, author

The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.


People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and imaginary sensations.

Alexander Herzen, journalist

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.

John Keats, poet

Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.

Harry A. Overstreet,

We always think every other man's job is easier than our own. The better he does it, the easier it looks.

Eden Phillpotts, novelist

The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.

Yasutani Roshi,

Disillusion is a natural stage that follows the holding of an illusion.

Susan Shaughnessy,

Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

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

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, educator

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion.

William Scott,

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

Judy Holliday, actress

Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself.

Albert Claude, scientist

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, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

It's really easy to get colors right. It's really hard to get black - and neutrals - right. Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion.

Donna Karan, designer

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.

John Coleman, businessman

To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who's mysterious and strong.

Kevin Conroy, actor

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

Isaac Yeffet,

When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.

Jesse Eisenberg, actor

I don't want to give the illusion that one day God came down and I was healed.

Cheryl James, musician

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, journalist

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.

Woody Allen, director

It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.'

Gabriel Byrne, actor

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Adams, author

Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.

Arthur Goldberg, judge

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.

Andre Maurois, writer

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