Illusion Quotes On Love, Life, Images, Science, Reality

Illusion Quotes On Love, Life, Images, Science, Reality

Illusion Quotes On Love, Life, Images, Science, Reality
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Let’s be under no illusions: There are attacks on, for example, transgender Americans from the Oval Office, picking on troops – people willing to lay down their lives for this country – not to mention teenagers in our high schools. So we’ve got to end the war on trans Americans.

Pete Buttigieg

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

Mark Twain

I’m an idealist without illusions.

John F. Kennedy

I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.

Bob Dylan

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.

Robert Wilson Lynd

I’m under no illusions about the importance of my work. But if it has any worth, it is that it truly reflects the Brazilian people.

Jorge Amado

Like when you go to a magic show and you know how they do the illusions. That’s how I am when I watch any movies where they have people flying through the air.

Renee O’Connor

At the end of ‘Illusions,’ readers should see the inevitable coming.

Aprilynne Pike

I would consider myself to be a moderate Republican, but more important than that, I believe our system of government is the best system there is… and while I have no illusions of changing the world, I’ve had good opportunities in life, and I believe there’s an obligation to give something back by participating.

Pat Meehan

May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.

Ralph Thomas Walker

There’s a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There’s a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music’s sake.

Bill Conti

Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.

John Langdon

My parents made certain I had no illusions about acting. To them, it was always just a job.

Sam Robards

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.

Giotto di Bondone

I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don’t have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that.

Tobey Maguire

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.

Elizabeth Bowen

It is inadmissible that systems of ideas like religions, which have held so considerable a place in history, and to which, in all times, men have come to receive the energy which they must have to live, should be made up of a tissue of illusions.

Emile Durkheim

Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

My friends kidded me about going so far on such modest talent. I always agreed with them. I had no illusions about my films, nor did I consider myself anything special as an actor or a singer.

Gene Autry

Don’t get me wrong, I’m under no illusions, I’ve got a very old-school, mainstream leaning to the way I present my comedy because I actually like jokes and don’t just do observational stuff.

Lee Mack

I have my dark side. You have your dark side. From the second that we have a brain, there are things that are not right – we are human beings with all these illusions and complexes and everything. That’s attractive to me.

Marjane Satrapi

My father was a veteran. He fought in World War II. He was a patriot. On the other hand, he had no illusions whatsoever about how Uncle Sam had mistreated him and other black soldiers.

John Edgar Wideman

Making movies is about creating illusions, and they can be subtle illusions, but it’s all a cumulative effect as you make these little tweaks. It kinda adds up to something, hopefully.

Jeff Bridges

I formulated the theme behind ‘The Grand Illusion’ album after observing how American culture creates illusions through advertising and entertainment to convince us that our lives our lacking, in order to sell products.

Dennis DeYoung

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

The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.

Tariq Ramadan

Europeans must shed their illusions about what they can accomplish in the world on their own. Loose talk about resurrecting a multi-polar world is just that – loose talk.

Richard N. Haass

Technologies evolve in the strangest ways. Computers were created to calculate ballistics equations, and now we use them to create amusing illusions. Creating amusing illusions is a big business if you play it right.

Howard Rheingold

I’m really trying hard not to do anything that has been done before. So knowing everything I can about the legacy of magic challenges my team and I to invent new illusions.

David Copperfield

I am fortunate to have the resources to have many methods to do each of my illusions.

David Copperfield

Dreams are illusions, and we can’t let go of them because we would be dead.

David Copperfield

Back when I was single and Guns were on the ‘Illusions’ tour, chicks were, like, left and right. They were falling over themselves. And I saw the sadness in that. The first six months of that, it’s like, ‘Killer! Chicks are hot. They’re into me.’ And then you realize they’re not really into you. They’re into the guy they saw on the JumboTron.

Duff McKagan

History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It’s one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn’t live without.

Howard Nemerov

Because our generation has waited so long to have babies, we feel we’ve ‘discovered’ something that women have been doing for thousands of years. I have no illusions that I will be in the same situation as the average working mother. I’m not trying to prove anything – I just want to have kids.

Jane Pauley

My work is not great, but it’s respectable. I have no false illusions.

Maurice Sendak

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

Reality TV is flat with the anti-cultural imperatives of business: cheap to make, it does ideological work even when it is not giving guru status to dull business people. It fits in with capitalism’s anti-mythic myth: the idea that we have liberated ourselves from the dangerous illusions allegedly propagated by art and politics.

Mark Fisher

I’d always wanted to do these types of things – pieces of magic I could put out not as illusions, but really doing it.

David Blaine

What I immediately recognized about Wall Street in 1983 was that it was a continuation of my career in theater. Wall Street is a big theater, and it’s all illusions.

Max Keiser

There is an interesting scientific dispute about realism and optimism. Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out.

Martin Seligman

About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I’m good at. I know what I ain’t. I’m always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that’s the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.

Keith Richards

I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.

Stephen Fry

Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio.

Francis Ford Coppola

I was fascinated with optical illusions.

Temple Grandin

While producing art works, illusions appear from time to time due to my mental illness. Every day is a struggle for me.

Yayoi Kusama

I had no illusions that my career would be any longer than three years tops.

Linda Evangelista

That’s the whole spiritual life. It’s learning how to die. And as you learn how to die, you start losing all your illusions, and you start being capable now of true intimacy and love.

Eugene H. Peterson

You can watch actors create their illusions, but if you don’t see where they get the pigeons from, you don’t really know how they’re doing it.

Alan Alda

As a playwright, you can cover a lot of waterfront without being able to hold your own against an expert in any of those areas. I have no illusions about that.

Tom Stoppard

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

Joseph Conrad

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.

Joseph Conrad

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.


Words are illusions.


Man is created to be God’s deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.

Cat Stevens

If people are fans of ‘Mindfreak,’ they are going to be so excited with ‘Believe.’ They are actually going to see those illusions that people think can only happen with trick photography.

Criss Angel

Everybody sooner or later has to drop the luggage and the baggage of illusions.

Carlos Santana

Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.

Steven Pinker

There is nothing fast or easy about diplomacy. I have no illusions about that.

Hillary Clinton

These false barriers that we’ve erected of space and race, all these illusions that we’ve allowed to infect us like toxins, we’ve got to rid ourselves of that. We are a better nation when we are ultimately united in a common purpose and a common cause.

Cory Booker

The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.

James Hillman

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.

Mikhail Bakunin

Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.

Muhammad Iqbal

I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.

Taylor Caldwell

Social media is incredible: it creates a community that I’m really proud to be a part of, but it also creates illusions and a false reality, and it’s difficult to grow up with that.

Ella Woodward

In my reporting, I’ve found that real change escapes many change-makers because powerful illusions guide their projects.

Anand Giridharadas

I have no illusions about having another ‘Seinfeld’ in my life.

Jason Alexander

Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room could be broken down and played with by planting illusions of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures in the room’s composition.

Dan Flavin

I have no illusions of being the big box office draw. But I would like to have some choices.

Tim Daly

One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we’re often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.

Thomas McGuane

I have to admit that the empty prestige and the stupid glory – yes, the horrible rush, the deadly sense of importance that war brings to life – are hard illusions to shake off. Look at me, a war correspondent.

Michael Hastings

My generation of director has no illusions that we are going to be fed and cared for by subsidized theater in America.

Diane Paulus

There’s so many different types of illusions; our lives are an illusion in a sense.


As an actor, you know every job you have is going to end someday. That’s not so much different than the rest of the world; we just don’t have illusions about it.

Jason Winston George

I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard.

Hans Blix

This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

Artur Davis

We have a country to turn around. This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn’t confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership.

Artur Davis

Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that’s going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don’t have many illusions about this, but I’m not cynical about it.

Bruce Sterling

I have no illusions that my work can rouse the masses to create change, because literature simply doesn’t have that power anymore in my country, if it does anywhere. But I do hope that it can be read by those who are in positions to create change, or that it can at least be part of that dialogue.

Miguel Syjuco

I have no illusions about my art. I am what the public made me and, consequently, I am not likely to forget my debt to them.

Conrad Veidt

Many self-help books give you these neat, tidy formulas that are really illusions. They dupe people into thinking, ‘Well if I can just do that, then everything’s going to be okay.’ My work differs in that I don’t offer quick solutions and simple explanations.

John Bradshaw

I don’t have any illusions that what we are doing is sticking the the bottle. I don’t think that’s what we are doing. We are trying to make sure that the genie has friends, has food to eat, a way to grow.

Hilary Rosen

Way up high in the Shenandoah Mountains where I live, it is difficult to maintain illusions about the natural world. It is dying.

Wil S. Hylton

For awhile, I got stupid about only wanting a leading-man role, but I have no illusions. I know I’m not Brad Pitt.

Breckin Meyer

I combine magic and science to create illusions. I work with new media and interactive technologies, things like artificial intelligence or computer vision, and integrate them in my magic.

Marco Tempest

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Official truths are often powerful illusions.

John Pilger

I am determined to live without illusions. I want to look at reality straight. Without hiding.

Hanif Kureishi

When I did my first few television specials, my illusions were so advanced that it took a couple of years before the other illusionists could even figure out what I was doing, let alone try to imitate me.

Doug Henning

It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions.

Ellis Peters

I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.

Richard Chamberlain

Everyone comes with dreams and illusions and promises. Everyone wants quick deals. They don’t want to invest.

Dan Gertler

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

Sigmund Freud

The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.

Victor Hugo

These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists – it’s like idol worship. They only like people when they’re on their way up… I cannot be on the way up again.

John Lennon

I have no illusions concerning the precarious status of my tales and do not expect to become a serious competitor of my favorite weird authors.

H. P. Lovecraft

Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions.

H. P. Lovecraft

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.

Patrick Henry

I’ve known Dennis Kucinich for a long time, and I don’t think I have illusions about him. Sometimes I find him pompous, male chauvinistic, intellectually unbending. But he is a good man, and a serious one.

Marianne Williamson

Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It’s tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.

Barbara Jordan

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Alan Watts

I don’t have any illusions anymore. The illusion that rock ‘n’ roll could change anything – I don’t believe that. I’ve changed.

Roger Daltrey

I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions.

Sarah McLachlan

I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.

Sarah McLachlan

I’ve spent a lot of time in the United States and I’m not under any illusions that it’s a crime-free nirvana. I’m well aware it has plenty of problems, though they seem to be associated with particular areas.

Gary Numan

God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.

Luis Palau

I have no illusions about running. I hate running. If I could feel as good as I felt at 30 without running, I wouldn’t do it, but that’s not the way it works! So – no pain, no gain.

Melvin Van Peebles

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.

Antonio Gramsci

Many times, illusions or magic sets are designed as an exposition for the audience to watch, but the the style I do with the pickpocketing is directly interactive.

Apollo Robbins

I won’t hold any illusions of changing the world or any such nonsense. But maybe, just maybe, I’m helping someone else change his or her life a little bit for the better, even if it just means giving someone a magical place in which to hide.

R. A. Salvatore

Show me a man who claims he is objective and I’ll show you a man with illusions.

Henry R. Luce

I had great faith in Irish actors, that they’d be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It’s been a learning experience for me too.

Christopher Meloni

Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.

Joseph Roux

The magic of theatre is how much can you stimulate the mind of the audience, not how many illusions you can create.

Naseeruddin Shah

I have no illusions of being an icon to young girls or anybody.

Anushka Sharma

By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that’s led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.

Sydney Pollack

By the time a second term rolls around, the illusions about a president have largely evaporated.

Robert Dallek

I have no illusions about our elected politicians. Pakistani democracy is anything but perfect.

Asma Jahangir

I think one of the saving illusions of the film business is everything seems like it’s about to happen. It’s always about to happen. It’s only looking back that you see the wasteland.

Whit Stillman

There’s a certain vibe in my hometown; Buffalo is a city that has no illusions.

John Rzeznik

We are under no illusions that we have no given right to win things, but winning the FA Cup is not enough.

Phil Jones

I was in a number of school plays, one in particular, when I was 13 or 14, entitled ‘Illusions.’ It was put together by one of the teachers, and was about famous historical figures. I had to do the Martin Luther King ‘I have a dream’ speech, and some black women in the audience were clapping and crying and whooping.

David Harewood

Something I’ve learned being in this industry for so long is that if you want to work with somebody, call them up. Very few musicians have any illusions about genre boundaries. They are useful descriptive terms, but they don’t really bind musicians.

John Darnielle

Maybe in the future, you’ll be able to understand what I’m saying. I’m going more for an atmospheric vibe in my songs. And I really don’t want to ruin the illusions people may create for themselves.

Washed Out

Desert Storm was seen by the military establishment and by some politicians as avenging Vietnam, but it left behind dangerous illusions. The victory was so decisive, and information about it so carefully managed, that the American public was never clearly informed that it was purchased at the price of approximately 100,000 Iraqi lives.

Michael Ignatieff

I took a little break after ‘The Palace of Illusions’ to clear my head.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

‘The Mahabharata,’ which inspired my novel ‘Palace of Illusions,’ also has many stories embedded within the main tale.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.

Haile Selassie

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.

Simone Weil

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.

Paul Cezanne

I have an audio stigmatism whereby I hear things wrong – I have audio illusions.

Tom Waits

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.

Edwin Louis Cole

I never look at other people’s work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.

Alexander McQueen

Every night of our lives, we dream, and our brain concocts visions which are, at least until we wake up, highly convincing. Most of us have had experiences which are verging on hallucination. It shows the power of the brain to knock up illusions.

Richard Dawkins

We all need illusions. That’s why we love movies.

Monica Bellucci

It is not unusual for the eye or ear to play tricks with one, but when such illusions and delusions are taken for the Spirit forms of the departed and voices of the dead instead of being recognized as some subjective phenomena brought about by a physical cause, the situation takes on a grave aspect.

Harry Houdini

I’m an actor. I hate to blow everyone’s illusions.

Stephen Colbert

Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out.

Martin Seligman

What is Illusion?

Illusion is a distortion of the senses that may expose how the human brain naturally organizes and interprets sensory stimuli. While illusions distort our view of reality, they are commonly shared by most people.

Illusions that occur in any human sense, but visual illusions (optical illusions) are better recognized and understood. Emphasis is focused on visual illusions because vision frequently exceeds the other senses.

For example , individuals watching the ventriloquist can see the voice coming from the dummy, as they can see the dummy ‘s mouth with the words.Most perceptions are based on general assumptions made by the brain during perception.

Such observations are made using organizational concepts ( e.g. Gestalt theory), the individual’s capacity for deep perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy.

Many phenomena occur because of biological sensory systems within the human body or out-of-body experiences within one’s physical environment. The term illusion refers to a particular form of sensory distortion.

In comparison to hallucination, which is a distortion in the absence of a stimulus, delusion defines a misinterpretation of true sensation.

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