60+ Best Delusional Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A delusion is a fixed belief that is not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or some other misleading effects of perception. Profoundly inspirational delusional quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Delusional Quotes

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. Ambrose Bierce

A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence. Richard Dawkins

The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions. Paul Watzlawick

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in. A. E. Housman

Who is it that affirms most boldly? Who is it that holds his opinion most obstinately? Ever they who hath most ignorance; for they also have most pride. Khemetic Saying

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. Guru Nanak

Dictating to dictators doesn’t work; they are congenitally delusional about their own indispensability. Joe Klein

The only thing that makes life unfair is the delusion that it should be fair. Steve Maraboli

Delusions are commonly defined as fixed, false beliefs held with certainty and not in keeping with usual social and cultural context. S. A.

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Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales Paul Sweeney

Delusion detests focus and romance provides the veil. Suzanne Finnamore

A dream with courage is innovation…A dream without courage is a delusion Anonymous

Delusions, carefully implanted, are difficult to correct. Joost A.M. Meerloo

There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. Will Smith

Life is winging it. To suggest otherwise is delusional. Tom Peters

Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed. Bhagavad Gita

In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in fantasies of the future or in modified visions of a half-imagined past. Alan Moore

Like an image in a dream the world is troubled by love, hatred, and other poisons. So long as the dream lasts, the image appears to be real; but on awaking it vanishes. Shankara

Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself. Gene Simmons

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.  Aesop

Delusion completely overcomes man’s sense of right and wrong. Srimad Bhagavatam

Artists are not in delusion, they only recreate the hidden side Farid F. Ibrahim

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. James Baldwin

Each thing we see hides something else we want to see. Rene Magritte

The delusional is no longer marginal. Bill Moyers

The awareness of mortals falls short. As long as they’re attached to appearances, they’re unaware that their mind is empty. And by mistakenly clinging to the appearance of things, they lose the Way. Bodhidharma

If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point. Antonio Porchia

No one who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such. Sigmund Freud

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Sin is the delusion of our feelings; while crime is the delusion of our actions. M.F. Moonzajer

We live and we die and anything else is just a delusion. Chuck Palahniuk 

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side. Joseph Addison

Amazing Delusional Quotes

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. Christian Nestell Bovee

Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. Ludwig Borne

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. Edmund Burke

I’m so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions. Bjorn Ulvaeus

But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Max Ehrmann

Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Our greatest illusion is disillusion. We imagine that we are disillusioned with life, when the truth is that we have not even begun to live. Paul Brunton

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is seeing something that isn’t there. L. Ron Hubbard

It seems sometimes that people take a deliberately myopic and fill their eyes with things seen microscopically in order not to see macroscopically. Marilyn Frye

Delusional romantic attachments. Often associated with an excessive intrusiveness into the life of the object of the irrational affection. Stalking, if you like. Dr. Martin Ellingham

Today’s truth will be tomorrow’s lie and you will be left questioning your own sanity. Michael R. Fletcher

The end of an delusion is invariably sadness or tears Pop Samuel

A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness. Albert Einstein

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. Rose Macaulay

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation. Arthur Erickson

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. Thomas Reed

The worst deluded are the self-deluded. Christian Nestell Bovee

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one’s self, for what we wish to believe, we readily believe, but such expectations are often inconsistent with the real state of things. Demosthenes

The worst of all deceptions is self-deception. Plato

The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there Yasutani Roshi

The great thing about a culture of givers is that’s not a delusion – it’s reality. Adam Grant

The sense that my world is stable and stationary, that change will never come and that all will go on continuously as it is, is the nature of all delusion. Brenda Shoshanna

Delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head? Octavia E. Butler 

Delusional people tend to believe in what they’re doing. Brent Weeks

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 Huxley

There is no end to illusion. Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth. R. D. Laing

Delusional or not, maybe if I believe in a better world with enough conviction, and convince others to believe it as well, then it will be real. Emilyann Girdner

To many mental health professionals, delusional disorder remains a shadowy concept and it is quite possible for a psychiatrist to have a busy practice and either not see, or not recognize, cases of the illness. Alistair Munro

The possibility of truth has become a delusion to those who made their own disguise the truth. Nema Al-Araby

If you are delusional, sometimes the reality catches up with your delusion, and then all of a sudden you are a genius. Jason Calacanis

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. Benjamin Disraeli

No one was ever injured by the truth. But a man injures himself if he lives with self-deception and ignorance. Marcus Aurelius

When a society is stressed, when it comes up against things that are hard to understand, you get a lot of delusional thinking. James Howard Kunstler