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Quotes of illusion

  1. Tradition is the illusion of permanance. – Woody Allen
  2. A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. – Saul Bellow
  3. 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
  4. Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion – Robert Burton
  5. No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation. – Marguerite Duras
  6. Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human. – Desiderius Erasmus
  7. The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see. – Philip Guston
  8. Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
  9. As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari. – John Hawkes
  10. The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion – Talib Kweli
  11. We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion The great task in life is to find reality. – Iris Murdoch
  12. A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart. – George Jean Nathan
  13. You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems. – Pope John Paul II
  14. 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. – Sydney Smith
  15. 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

Usage examples for illusion

  1. The illusion had now passed from Christine's mind, and with it her alarm. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. With a faint smile at the illusion to which he had for a moment yielded, he continued his walk. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. Do not ask too much from life; ask for no complete happiness: it is an illusion – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  4. His dining- room was built and furnished like the cabin of a yacht and the illusion was so complete that sensitive guests said they felt the rolling of the sea. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  5. This was no illusion – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  6. Yet I know it is all a dangerous dream,- a trick of our brains, an illusion of our tastes. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  7. For about a fortnight after her marriage she had imagined herself in love with Melrose; then when the personal illusion was gone, the illusion of position and wealth persisted. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. " Can it be an illusion – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  9. He wanted me to speak, or groan; but I maintained a stricken silence, to which I gave some illusion of dignity. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  10. It was an illusion – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  11. They have no sort of illusion the watching carbineers, about what these men, so wet, have been doing at an hour so black. – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  12. My boy had been taught that this world was only an illusion a shadow thrown from the real world beyond; and no doubt his father and mother believed what they taught him; but he had always seen them anxious to keep the illusion and in his turn he clung to the vain shadow with all the force of his being. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  13. His illusion has lasted because so many of us have been pledged till this moment to turn our faces the other way. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  14. She hasn't lost a single illusion – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. At first the Vidame tried to look on all these preparations as a young woman's jest; but now and again the attempted illusion faded, the spell of his fair cousin's charm was broken. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  16. 2. I was afraid it might be an illusion but as I did not think so, I knew not what to do, because I was very much ashamed to go to my confessor about it. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  17. I do not wish you to labour under any illusion – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  18. In reply we contend that illusion implies reality; that if there was no reality illusion would be impossible. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  19. I never destroy a pretty illusion if I can help it. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  20. That is but an illusion of your senses, unable to penetrate the screen surrounding me. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England