Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Illusions or Realities?

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.  Saul Bellow  

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.  Socrates  

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.  Publilius Syrus  

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.  Barbara Grizzuti Harrison  

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.  Sai Baba  

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  

For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.  Emile M. Cioran  

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.  Scott Adams

I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.  David Knopfler  

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.  Joe Rogan  

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.  Herman Hesse  

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.  Noam Chomsky   

If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.  Stanley Kubrick   

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   

Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality.  Herman Wouk   

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.  Arthur Erickson   

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.  Voltaire   

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.  Oscar Wilde   

In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.  Marianne Williamson   

In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.  King Hussein I   

Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion.  David Icke   

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.  Angela Carter

Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.
 Albert Einstein

A hallucination is a fact, not an 
error; what is erroneous is 
a judgment based upon it.
 Bertrand Russell