199+ Best Illusion Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational illusion quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Illusion Quotes

He encouraged me to make every illusion about my personal dreams and my personal nightmares. So I took that idea and made it about everyone else’s dreams . . . It’s very moving and very emotional. — David Copperfield

An illusion which is a real experience is worth having. — D. H. Lawrence

Maybe it was an illusion to think people would understand after 23 years that we are unbiased. I can’t understand why we’ve been targeted. — Nada Doumani

Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure. — Emilio Estevez

We’re talking about house arrest here. An advocate has to be there or this is just an illusion. — David Carlson

The Charlie Manson that you’ve created, that’s not me. That’s only an illusion in your minds, it hasn’t got anything to do with me. — Charles Manson

Its really easy to get colors right. Its really hard to get black – and neutrals – right. Black is certainly a color but its also an illusion. — Donna Karan

These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless, and parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends. — Alanis Morissette

I’m so deeply interested in what it feels like to be other people that I get to operate under the illusion when I’m writing fiction that I’m not really revealing that much about myself. But, of course, I am, and I know that I am. And yet there’s this sort of membrane that I get to work behind as I write my fiction, and I love it. — Elizabeth Strout

A man’s greatest treasures are his illusions – Durzo Blint — Brent Weeks

Illusions only control you when you think they are real. — David Icke

From the late Classical period and more so in Romantic and Modern opera, the weight settled into the orchestra, with the voices as a free obbligato above it, … That just drives me crazy. I want the vocal line to be as much the core as the bass line. I want to create the illusion that the voice generates harmony, color, line, everything. — Mark Adamo

When it appears that there is no choice, some form of illusion is operating. — Deepak Chopra

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

We’re now at that point where the graphics are good enough to preserve the illusion and make you feel more immersed in the environment, — J Allard

Where happiness was not a possibility, the illusion of it was always more important. — Colum McCann

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it. — W. Somerset Maugham

I see the world as an illusion, and we shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously — Andy Kaufman

I’m under no illusion that there are things about me that I’d like to change. I just accept who I am, and I’m proud of it. — Paloma Faith

Men will clutch at illusions when they have nothing else to hold to. — Czeslaw Milosz

The key is for the audience never to know, so I have a plan B for every illusion. — David Copperfield

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

The illusion is that most of my work is simply about past events: a point in history and nothing else. — Kara Walker

We’re under the illusion that the lives, loves, mores and money of the rich and famous are more interesting, important and worthy of attention than our own. It’s just another symptom of how messed up every aspect of our media-driven culture is. — Marty Kaplan

The present age prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence for in these days illusion only is sacred, truth profane. — Ludwig Feuerbach

If you want to stay in a state of illusion, stay in it. But you can always wake up. — Alan Watts

There is no coincidence. Only the illusion of coincidence. — Alan Moore

I’m not even aware of my success. Success is such an illusion. — Juliette Binoche

You have the illusion that you’re looking straight down at the bottom of the hill. — Bill Demong

A shadow of a reflection of an image of an illusion. — Chuck Palahniuk

We all have our little illusions about our own mental abilities. — Cornelia Otis Skinner

Shakespeare was such a lover of theatre, and theatre is an illusion. — Dean Gilmour

The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion. — Guy Verhofstadt

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

After a crisis we tell ourselves we understand why it happened and maintain the illusion that the world is understandable. In fact, we should accept the world is incomprehensible much of the time. — Daniel Kahneman

Most terrors are but spectral illusions. Only have the courage of the man who could walk up to his spectre seated in the chair before him, and sit down upon it; the horrid thing will not partake the chair with you. — Arthur Helps

R.J. Reynolds is trying to use partnerships with reputable organizations like the Miss America State Pageants to create the illusion that it has changed and is part of the solution to the tobacco problem. — Matthew Myers

Insight enables you to know your own heart. Clarity enables you to accept without illusion. — Deepak Chopra

Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal. — Jean-Paul Sartre

It’s overwhelming. I feel as if I am living in an illusion a dream where all things are possible. Amazing things do happen I know but always to someone else always in some far off place and time. — Christopher Paolini

There is an important idea in psychology: The ‘just world theory,’ which says that it is very important for us to convince ourselves that the world is just and things happen for a reason. That there is some elemental fairness in everything, which creates the illusion of justice. — Malcolm Gladwell

It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one. — Antonin Scalia

We’re not under any illusion that we or the teams we are going to be working with are right out of the box going to be in the victory circle. It’s a long-term commitment. — Les Unger

She was doomed, she was flooding and she was going down, but she had reached a point where there was an illusion that she would float a longer period. People were inside, not panicked, and suddenly the hull cracked. — Roger Long

Only love is real…everything else is illusion — Carole King

When you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed, not you… Then, when you are badly wounded the first time, you lose that illusion, and you know it can happen to you. — Ernest Hemingway

I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy. — Parker Palmer

Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion. — Al Goldstein

Ultimately, it’s an illusion that you can understand yourself. — Paul Schrader

You’re a prisoner of your own illusions – about yourself and about the world. — Dan Millman

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

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

Wherever learning breeds specialists, the sum of human culture is enhanced thereby. That is the illusion and consolation of specialists. — Antonio Machado

We seek to find peace of mind in the word, the formula, the ritual. The hope is illusion. — Benjamin Cardozo

Men mess up. Women create this big illusion in their head that the man they’re going to be with is going to be perfect. Nobody’s going to be perfect, and people are going to let you down. The only thing that you can hope for is someone that’s going to be honest with you. — Jessica White

Watergate is the great liberal illusion that you can have public virtue without private morality. — Clare Boothe Luce

The history of Western science confirms the aphorism that the great menace to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. — Daniel J. Boorstin

The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages. — Horace Greeley

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

Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice. — Shana Alexander

What they were trying to do was to invent a new visual language for the 20th century. And what they did was they took the Renaissance window — one point perspective illusion — and it’s as if they took a piece of glass over this painting and shattered it, creating all these fragments and planes. And then took those planes together and reassembled it. — Ned Rifkin

There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all. — Rebecca West

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

I even had the illusion, for a very short time, that I could become a medium pace bowler. — Perry Christie

The main influence on a child’s palate may no longer be a parent but a series of food manufacturers whose products – despite their illusion of infinite choice – deliver a monotonous flavour hit, quite unlike the more varied flavours of traditional cuisine. — Bee Wilson

The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. — Anton Chekhov

It is a dangerous illusion to suppose that another retreat by the civilized world would satisfy the appetite of the terrorists and get them to leave us alone. — Dick Cheney

How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child. — Judy Garland

When you are young, you enjoy a sustained illusion that sooner or later something marvelous is going to happen, that you are going to transcend your parents’ limitations. — Brian Aldiss

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within. — Arthur Erickson

We must escape our illusions of correctness to understand the actions and beliefs of others. — Bernard Williams

Without an African internal market, it is an illusion to believe that we can strive towards overseas markets. — Alpha Konare

I don’t know what the situation is with the Australian team but they seem pretty settled. In the same way that there were plenty saying last summer that they did not want to be in the side that loses the Ashes, there’ll be more wanting to be in the team that regains them. We are under no illusion about how determined Australia will be. — David Graveney

We need more troops to defeat ‘The Illusion of Failure’ in Iraq….29 million should do it. — George H. W. Bush

We all know that roller coasters and other amusement park rides are fun, fast and thrilling, … They are supposed to create the illusion of danger, without putting people at risk. But the increased number of deaths and injuries tell a different story. — Ann Brown

It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that the imperialists will give up their positions in the colonies and dependent countries with good will. — Kim Il-sung

Routine feeds the illusion of safety… — Christopher Moore

That’s the illusion – the idea that you can be all right on the inside and not act it out – and it has affected us in many ways. That’s a part of the idea that professing is enough. — Dallas Willard

All things are accomplished by the meditative act of releasing illusions and simply becoming. — Bryant H. McGill

Parenthood is one long exercise in relinquishing control — or the illusion that we ever had it. Postparenthood is about acceptance. — Jane Adams

Harriet Nowell created the illusion of a hoop skirt by the types and placement of the fabric in her design. — Mary Rosza

Let’s face it. In most of life we really are interdependent. We need each other. Staunch independence is an illusion, but heavy dependence isn’t healthy, either. The only position of long-term strength is interdependence: win/win. — Greg Anderson

The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis. — Lawrence M. Krauss

Time is an illusion that arises from the educated perception of human senses and mind to the changes that happened. Stop the changes, or terminate the educated perception, then time will cease to exist. — Toba Beta

We recognize users should have a place to ride but we’re not under the illusion that will take away the problem. There are two types of users, and for some, riding where they aren’t allowed is part of the mystique and thrill. — Dennis Schvejda

I see a sense of unity in the universe. Spirituality is not limited to only one religion. One can experience it across different religions. I am fascinated by philosophy of Advaita and philosophy of unity. We have to get over the illusion that God is different from us. — Amish Tripathi

I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury. — Sydney Smith

The world is real. Consciousness is the illusion. — Craig Bruce

Streetlife serenaders Have no obligations Hold no grand illusions Need no stimulation. — Billy Joel

Time is just an illusion. What you need is to live this very moment. That is all that matters. — Elif Safak

Ive said its a little bit like a magician performing for a convention of magicians… all the magicians in the audience watching this illusion-Do they see the illusion, or do they see the device that made the illusion? Probably they see a little of both. — Chuck Close

New York musicians rarely have the time for idle chat and conversation after a gig. Despite popular assumption of our scintillating after-hours, that illusion is overtaken by the constant hustle to juggle a part-time or full-time job, a myriad of errands, a second or third gig of the day, and perhaps a child or two somewhere. — Kat Edmonson

Hollywood, of course, is the city of illusion. — Curtis Hanson

I am rid of the illusion of the three-phased Maya, when God becomes my help and support. — Granth Sahib

It’s only when you become love – in other words, when you have dropped your illusions and attachments – that you will know. As you identify less and less with the me, you will be more at ease with everybody and with everything. — Anthony de Mello

When we make purchases on credit, they give us only an illusion of prosperity. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Nevertheless, love was given to us not only as fulfilment, as ideal, but as suffering, hopelessness, despair too. Is it all this the shield of this vanity called dream of our life or Illusion of Life? — Sorin Cerin

Friendship has its illusions no less than love. — Stendhal

A figment of the imagination is just a harmless illusion – unless you are victim of it. — Cullen Hightower

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

Pressure is an illusion, but I like that illusion of pressure. — Conor McGregor

Not knowing whom to fall in love with is like not knowing which film to make next. Life is pretty chaotic; it’s just an illusion that one has control over one’s life. — Shekhar Kapur

We are on the right path, but we are not yet consistently at the levels either expected by customers or required by the regulator. The MRG will continue to play a crucial role in supporting and driving the market to achieve this. I am under no illusion that the task ahead of us remains enormous but I take over the chair of the MRG with a passionate belief in the need for reform. — Dane Douetil

If freedom is a requisite for human happiness, then all that’s necessary is to provide the illusion of freedom. — B. F. Skinner

I mean, I had probably an illusion of being the wife that, you know, I wanted to create a home. I wanted to have children. I wanted him to be a husband. It was never going to be that way. It couldn’t be that way. — Priscilla Presley

What pushes the masses into the camp of socialism is, even more than the illusion that socialism will make them richer, the expectation that it will curb all those who are better than they themselves are. — Ludwig von Mises

Animation isn’t the illusion of life; it is life — Chuck Jones

The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future. — Daniel Kahneman

It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, ‘We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we’re not, we cling to.’ — Gabriel Byrne

We think we’re saving time with microwaves, cell phones, beepers, computers and voice mail, but often these things help us create the illusion of getting somewhere – and they foster a chain of constant activity. We’re really just squeezing extra activity into every minute that we gain. — Arlie Russell Hochschild

There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah. — Meir Kahane

Glamour is a beautiful illusion – the word ‘glamour’ originally meant a literal magic spell – that promises to transcend ordinary life and make the ideal real. It depends on a special combination of mystery and grace. Too much information breaks the spell. — Virginia Postrel

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

It creates the illusion that the vertical planes are distant. — Nancy Williams

Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing. — George Orwell

Despair is the only cure for illusion. — Alexander Lowen

But, as Einstein once said, “For we convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent.”5 — Brian Greene

Man knows the Illusion of his Life and not the Absolute Truth, the man creates the birth of the universes he has once known, but of the Illusory universes and not of those who form or are a part of the Print of our God who is the Creating Factor and Unique Accidental one. — Sorin Cerin

I’m not under the illusion that everything’s just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I’ve never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow. — Mel Gibson

Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness. — Neil Kurshan

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

Who can know the absolute truth of illusion or emptiness? That is why we feel the fulfilled sense of this world. — Sorin Cerin

Without art we live under the illusion that there is only time, and not eternity. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I think there’s a lot of anesthesia being – that’s been pumped into American culture, the mass media television, various forms of entertainment, and the illusion of wealth that we now understand to be an illusion as well as the illusion that America is a world power. — Parker Palmer

And I find myself saying, “It wasn’t really about her.” And finding it’s true. What do you mean?” Norah asks. It was about the feeling, you know? She caused it in me, but it wasn’t about her. It was about my reaction, what I wanted to feel and then convinced myself that I felt, because I wanted it that bad. That illusion. It was love because I created it as love. — David Levithan

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

I love the trick of painting. You can have the movement within the still thing, but it is completely fixed. And that illusion is constantly exciting. — Cecily Brown

Men should never marry their muse. It ruins the illusion. — Stana Katic

What does not contain love must contain an illusion. — Deepak Chopra

Sometimes my art is just an illusion – or is it? — Criss Angel

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. — Thomas Moore

Only then man will raise his eyes to the sun that caressed with its rays so many millennia of frustration and anguish, of absurd and uncertainty, of lack of power and suffering. He will hail the sun and the stars and everything that surrounds him knowing they are all vanity of vanities. Vanity of vanities that will give man a meaning! This vanity of vanities will tell the man that he truly dreams his own Illusion of Life, that he finally found the meaning! — Sorin Cerin

The principal task of friendship is to foster ones friends illusions. — Arthur Schnitzler

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

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

I’m happy to feed the illusion that I’m a lazy recluse. — Julian Casablancas

Pakistan couldn’t take Kashmir through wars. There should be no illusion that it could get it through supporting terrorism — Atal Vajpayee

Any government which made the welfare of men depend on the character of their governors was an illusion. — Daniel J. Boorstin

It is because of speech that men give the illusion of being free. By speaking, they deceive themselves, as they deceive others: because they say what they are going to do, who could suspect they are not masters of their actions? — Emile Cioran

When I was in high school, we were all laboring under the illusion, or maybe it was a reality, that everyone in our school was a virgin. — James Woods

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. — Eckhart Tolle

My illusion is dispelled by Your profound words, that You spoke out of compassion towards me, about the supreme secret of the Self. — Bhagavad Gita

You just never know what a preseason means. Is it an illusion or reality? I truly believe we’re a good team and I think if we’ve gotten anything out of the preseason, it’s the process you go about, and winning will take care of itself. Our players understand that and they’re focused on doing things right. — Ron Wilson

The illusion of perfection is an illusion anyway. — Amy Adams

Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn’t exist in the present here and now. — Marina Abramovic

We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time — Alan Watts

Religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown under proper education. — Auguste Comte

If it was a truly independent board, I’d be happier about it. As it is now, it creates the illusion that both parties in the state are of equal strength and that’s not the case. — Paul Berendt

Finally he said that among men there was no such communion as among horses and the notion that men can be understood at all was probably an illusion. — Cormac McCarthy

The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can’t even comprehend it. It’s such an illusion, it’s such a strange thing. — Anthony Hopkins

Playing a character is an illusion, and I feel that when you know too much about a person, possibly part of that illusion is disrupted. — Al Pacino

If the international community tries to create the illusion that Serbia is conforming with demands … we won’t be able to tolerate it for long. — Bardhyl Mahmuti

In the beginning there was faith – which is childish; trust – which is vain; and illusion – which is dangerous. — Elie Wiesel

Disappointment results from the removal of illusion. — Chogyam Trungpa

Fame is an illusion. Things can be given to you quite easily, but they get ripped away so quickly as well. — Ashley Olsen

But the world is out there, and it understands that the illusion of knowledge and freedom is not the same as the real thing. Eventually it will fade, and there are those who will do whatever it takes to make that happen sooner rather than later. — Aimee Carter

Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths. — Alexander Pushkin

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion. — George Eliot

Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths? — Edith Wharton

Invention despoils observations, insinuation invalidates memory. A stewpot of bad habits, all of it – so that imaginative writers wind up, by and large, a shifty crew, sunk in distortion, misrepresentation, illusion, imposture, fakery. — Cynthia Ozick

We can do better than the false bravado of ‘bring ’em on’ remember that? We can do better than the illusion of ‘mission accomplished,’ — Evan Bayh

Change is an illusion because we’re always at the place where any future can take us. — Alan Watts

I went on just living that illusion that I’d already created for everyone else. I was treating it like a dirty secret or like Arron was this mistake in my life. — Ian Roberts

Well, I also love magic, which is, you know, different than showmanship. Magic’s an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder. — David Blaine

Everybody needs to show respect to each others’ ways and the cultural life that you get on this planet. Don’t get caught up on ‘I’m brown, black, white, red, blue, whatever.’ You gotta ask, what were you called before 1492? All these names we’re using now are just an illusion made to keep us fighting each other. — Afrika Bambaataa

One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one’s mind. — Ella Maillart

He may be seen as one of the architects of an illusion. Or he may be seen as one of the architects of global stability. That needs at least a decade to play out. — John Zogby

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish. — Timothy Zahn

Always hedge your bets. That’s how I do it. I lay all my bets on what I can contribute, and suffer no illusions that I’m generating stuff by myself. — Dan Harmon

Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species – us. — Daniel Dennett

To love is to recognize yourself in another. The others otherness then stands revealed as an illusion pertaining to the purely human realm, the realm of form. — Eckhart Tolle

Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can’t create it if you don’t have one. — Brad Bird

Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion. — David Cronenberg

What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn’t real. — Jean-Claude Damme

It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions. — Ellis Peters

The people who are under the illusion that they’re going to take all the best from both programs are living a fantasy. You can’t give everybody the best of both worlds in a low-cost environment. — Alan Anderson

There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion. — Daniel Dennett

Freedom from worries and surcease from strain are illusions that always inhabit the distance. — Edwin Way Teale

However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup. — Charlotte Perkins Gilman

There are differences between the situation in France and here, but we should not be under the illusion that similar events could not happen in Germany. — Wolfgang Bosbach

At the end of the 1960s, I was part of the downtown theatrical movement in New York that was making work in alleyways, garages, gyms, churches, non-traditional spaces. The idea was to get away from the illusion of the conventional theatre. But then I thought, what’s wrong with illusion? — Robert Wilson

Time is an illusion perpetrated by the manufacturers of space. — Graffiti Graffiti

When beggars and shoeshine boys, barbers and beauticians can tell you how to get rich it is time to remind yourself that there is no more dangerous illusion than the belief that one can get something for nothing. — Bernard Baruch

This world may be only illusion — but it’s the only illusion we’ve got. — Edward Abbey

I have starred in the endless sky, where only clouds can run free, understanding that if will go beyond those clouds, if I conquer the entire universe I will conquer NOTHING, because this is a lie too, as big as I am, a mere Illusion of my Life or other bloody illusions of the lives of other that loose themselves in their reflection in other destinies giving birth to the historical evolution of this lie and with it to the holy book of the spirituality of peoples, in fact the holy book of the spirituality of illusions that were once reflected as images, just like flashes in the Great Void-Being. — Sorin Cerin

I did three and a half years in the architecture school with no real love or feel for it. After quite a while I realized I don’t like to pick up a pen and freely sketch and let my imagination run towards structures. And if I don’t have that natural desire, what am I doing here? How did I let this illusion go on so long? — Art Garfunkel

The only thing you will ever possess is yourself, and that only briefly, if at all. — Rain Bojangles

Reason may cure illusions, but not suffering. — Alfred de Musset

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel. — Andre Maurois

I discovered that maybe it was fate all along, that faith was just an illusion that somehow you’re in control. — Amy Tan

Place it against a vertical surface to reflect furnishings on the opposite wall to give the illusion that there is space behind. — Nancy Williams

Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion. — Allan Bloom

We must not harbor the illusion of a killer application. — Judy Estrin

Simply naming objectives isn’t sufficient for a vision. If I say that I’m going to build a large palace, but I don’t have any money to do so, then that is not a vision – it’s an illusion. — Bashar al-Assad

I never worry about people not taking my work seriously as a result of the humor. In the end, the comic’s best trick is the illusion that comedy is effortless. That people imagine what he’s doing is easy is an occupational hazard. — Richard Russo

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

Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion. — Aleister Crowley

We can’t allow to pay … with the blood of our people and the blood of our citizens for some illusion of stability or restraint in the Middle East, — Ra’anan Gissin

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