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Quotes of delusion

  1. Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. – Ludwig Borne
  2. No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. – Christian Nestell Bovee
  3. The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it. – Hart Crane
  4. Truth is always a delusion – Friedrich Durrenmatt
  5. Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance. – Al Goldstein
  6. Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out. – James Levine
  7. It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. – Rose Macaulay
  8. Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper. – Charles Mackay
  9. You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion – Gustav Mahler
  10. Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. – Don Marquis
  11. Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. – H. L. Mencken
  12. It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion however satisfying and reassuring. – Carl Sagan
  13. The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job. – William Sanderson
  14. It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy
  15. If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion – Robert Walpole

Usage examples for delusion

  1. Nothing more absurd had ever been said since language was first abused for the delusion of mankind." – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. This temporary delusion will be stronger if you visit this neighbourhood on a Friday evening just after sunset. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  3. This is a great delusion – The Romance of the Soul by Lilian Staveley
  4. But the dream was over- the delusion of my life was passed. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  5. Meaning they have, but what meaning can be said in no language but their own: and we know this, though some strange delusion makes us think the meaning has less worth because we cannot put it into words. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  6. The delusion consists in their believing that they cannot withdraw their might. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  7. When people see how nobly all her life is given to good, and how she has even made this great step, at sacrifice to herself, because she believes that good may better be carried out in another Church, they may pity her delusion but no person of right feeling can possibly be angry with her. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  8. He was willing, for the sake of argument, to believe that her idea was a delusion and indeed he preferred to think so. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. For not only are we never absolutely deluded- or any thing like it, but the attempt to cause the highest delusion possible to beings in their senses sitting in a theatre, is a gross fault, incident only to low minds, which, feeling that they cannot affect the heart or head permanently, endeavour to call forth the momentary affections. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  10. Pracontal had taken it into his head that certain papers of great value to himself were concealed in some secret press in our house at Castello; and Cutbill was just as convinced that there were no papers and no press, and that the whole was a dream or a delusion – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  11. " My dear Fleda, you are under a delusion – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  12. We are held in a confusion and delusion about the time. – Time in the Play of Hamlet by Edward P. Vining
  13. This is a delusion – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  14. A mere delusion alas! – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  15. Then I knew that the chill in the room was not a delusion of my chilled body. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  16. It would have needed but a little self- delusion a little yielding to the current of my thoughts, to make me see Hammerfeldt by my bed. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  17. It's well for me you're going while you labour under this flattering delusion – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  18. He even looked as if he were going to be frank, but Agatha knew that must be a delusion – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  19. But the delusion did not stop with the children. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  20. He was smiling as I was, and I think he was in the delusion that the king's bow, which I had so promptly returned, was intended for him. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells