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Quotes of disillusion

  1. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs. – Kenneth Clark
  2. Do you think I am standing here, making this up as I go? I am sorry to disillusion you. I am not Robin Williams. I am the king of the pen. – Mitch Hedberg
  3. My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every -day commonplaces of my business. – Harry Houdini
  4. Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion – Miguel de Unamuno

Usage examples for disillusion

  1. So she sat up as if enlightenment had come and had brought disillusion in its wake. – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  2. I do not think now that I ever had much hope of success; but I thought, at least, that my disillusion would be gently accomplished. –  by
  3. Possibly she has become acquainted with disillusion – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  4. A profound apathy deadened society, and an atmosphere of anguish and disillusion which have left visible traces in Russian literature- weighed it down. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  5. Stillness and blossoms and the disillusion of intrusive fact! – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  6. We have to sit and pretend; and with disillusion in our souls we do pretend. – The Feast of St. Friend by Arnold Bennett
  7. Maryllia looked at her wistfully now and then, and was half sorry she had invited her, the disillusion was so complete. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  8. The sense of quest, of disillusion of something lacking, is more common among modern men than its resolution in discovery. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  9. Disillusion is a very strange thing- like death, only having people die seems more natural somehow. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  10. Pariset thought it safe to disillusion him. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  11. That alone can harness to itself the vitality and heroism of men, which else will riot away in waste or flag in disillusion – Thoughts on religion at the front by Neville Stuart Talbot
  12. Only here and there is there the slightest disillusion and this mainly in the use of some ultra- modern phrase or word. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  13. Had they not held in their hands the Paris Commune, which was, for a time, the impulsive organ of the Assembly and of all France; had they not finally the bitter disillusion of having created new masters for themselves with their own hands? – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
  14. It was quite a disillusion to think that she could get over him so easily! – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  15. But many things which are typically of the Orient would probably disillusion you, Miss Abingdon. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  16. Our disillusion came with the fall of dusk. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  17. In the strained and morbid condition of his body and mind, which was the result of his disillusion we see an experience which was often to be repeated in his maturer years, and which points to elements in his nature which were ever ready to pass beyond his control. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  18. Her delicate fingers relaxed,- in her imagination she saw some coveted splendour slip from her hold, and her little face grew set and serious as though she had already suffered a whole life's disillusion – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli