Quotes of Delusion

“ Illusion is the first of all pleasures. ”

- Oscar Wilde

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

- Joseph Conrad

“ Tradition is the illusion of permanance. ”

- Woody Allen

“ Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion. ”

- Eckhart Tolle

“ I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is fifty percent illusion. ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions. ”

- Maurice Chapelain

“ No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. ”

- Christian Nestell Bovee

“ Experience convinces me that permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. Even if my belief is a fond delusion, it will be admitted that it is a fascinating delusion. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ 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

“ Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself. ”

- Jane Wagner

“ A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors. ”

- William Ralph Inge

“ There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions. ”

- Ernest Hello

“ It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them. ”

- Dame Rose Macaulay

“ RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. ”

- Don Marquis

“ Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage. ”

- Dr. Karl Bowman

“ Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbors. ”

- Dean Inge

“ Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. ”

- Edward Abbey

“ When all else fails, there's always delusion. ”

- Conor Cruise O’Brien

“ In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion: the more intelligent, the less sane. ”

- George Orwell

“ Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events. ”

- Adrienne Rich

“ Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. ”

- Ludwig Börne

“ He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion. ”

- Bhagavad Gita

“ If you love the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion. ”

- Chi Lin

“ In complex situations, we may rely too heavily on planning and forecasting and underestimate the importance of random factors in the environment. That reliance can also lead to delusions of control. ”

- Hillel J. Einhorn

“ Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life. ”

- Thomas H. Huxley

“ One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions. ”

- Horace

“ Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machine, and the manners of a floorwalker with delusions of grandeur. ”

- Raymond Chandler
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