108+ 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

Mistakes call them unexpected learning experiences. Richard Bach

Illusion is Reality’s coy lover who cheers him when he is grim. Illusion is cunning to his wisdom of ages, sweet oblivion to his knowledge. A bounty to his lack.NKRESLEY COLE

Get this in mind early: We never grow up. Richard Bach

I think my quarry is an illusion. I war against magic. I believe that, though illusion often cheers and comforts, it ultimately and invariably weakens and constricts the spirit. IRVIN D. YALOM

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Richard Bach

The only cure for loss of illusions is fresh illusions, more illusions, and always illusions. WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE

If you want to meet someone who can fix any situation you don’t like, who can bring you happiness in spite of what other people say or believe, look in a mirror, then say this magic word: ‘Hello. Richard Bach

There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream. The toys, to be sure, are various, and are graduated in refinement to the quality of the dupe. The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the spots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badges. RALPH WALDO EMERSON

You’re never given a dream without the power to make it true. Richard Bach

When one illusion doesn’t work then we become disillusioned and we go around with our antennae up looking for another illusion. ANAM THUBTEN

You wait a lifetime to meet someone who understands you, accepts you as you are. At the end, you find that someone, all along, has been you. Richard Bach

In youth, we feel richer for every new illusion; in mature years, for every one we lose. MADAME SWETCHINE

Believe you know all the answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you’re a master, and you are. Richard Bach

But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love. GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach

One realized all sorts of things. The value of an illusion, for instance, and that the shadow can be more important than the substance. JEAN RHYS

Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today. Richard Bach

We are awkward at espousing the illusions of our fellow men, but we do not want to be so stupid as to drop out of step. KOBO ABE

Don’t be dismayed by goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach

Illusion begets and sustains the world; we do not destroy one without destroying the other. EMIL CIORAN

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach

Even the loveliest dream bears like a blemish its difference from reality, the awareness that what it grants is mere illusion. THEODOR WIESENGRUND ADORNO

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. Richard Bach

All of your illusions are reflected in your cosmic dance. The whole universe as well as the infinitesimal atoms are under the spell of your dance-movements. In the swinging of your tuneful rhythmic dance, bondage and freedom are balanced through ages and eons. I am amazed at your infinity. M. KRONEGGER

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. Richard Bach

Love is the last illusion to shatter.

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers. Richard Bach

Love is a big illusion we should all try to forget. Okosun Odion

If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. Richard Bach

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

The first prerequisite of an advanced being is a sense of humor. Richard Bach

Love is a child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. Sandy Wilson

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. Richard Bach

Magic is always an illusion and love a magic of illusion. Amit Abraham

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go. Richard Bach

Maybe with both fell in love with the illusion of something more. Tehereh Mafi

Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright. Automatically, as we shine who we are, asking ourselves every minute is this what I really want to do, doing it only when we answer yes, automatically that turns away those who have nothing to learn from who we are and attracts those who do, and from whom we have to learn, as well. Richard Bach

You can achieve a goal; you never really achieve your purpose, because your purpose is ongoing. It never stops. Richard Bach , Richard Bach quotes on goals

For those in love with an illusion often refuse to accept reality. Sanal Edamaruku

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly. Richard Bach

What is the point of searching for love, when love is nothing but an illusion? Marie Lu

Life does not listen to your logic; it goes on its own way, undisturbed. You have to listen to life. Richard Bach

Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but now his love, is deceived. George Santayana

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow. Richard Bach

The desire to be loved is just an illusion, give it up and you will be free. Margaret Atwood 

We are each given a block of marble when we begin a lifetime and the tools to shape it into sculpture We can drag it behind us untouched, we can pound it into gravel, we can shape it into glory. Richard Bach

And out of all the illusions I ever witnessed. Your love and care were the best. Akshay Vasu

I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. Richard Bach

Love is an illusion clouding our judgment. The perfect magic trick controlling our heart.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. Richard Bach

Love is an illusion that seeks the immortality of its own shadow, felt only by heartbreak. Prashant Rao

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. Richard Bach

Romantic love is only an illusion. A story one makes up in one’s mind about another person. Virginia Woolf

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

Love is not an illusion, it is not your teenage sweet escape of reality neither it is all you have yet to find your right one.

The opposite of Loneliness is not Togetherness, It’s Intimacy. Richard Bach

Love is a simple thing and a deep thing: it is an act of life and not an illusion. Art is an illusion. George Bernard Shaw

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Richard Bach

Maybe I didn’t lose you. Maybe you weren’t really there. Maybe what we were, was simply an illusion confused as love. R.H. Sin

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. Richard Bach

Love is supposed to bring you peace and happiness. If you are not feeling this in a relationship, you are living an illusion.

No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it. Richard Bach

Separation may just be an illusion. When we feel love in any form, it has the effect of beginning to shatter that illusion. Deepak Chopra

There is a kind of silver spiderweb that’s spun around the world, and the strands of that web are certain loves and certain understandings. And if we follow those, and if we walk those strands, we’re going to meet others at the intersections who have been walking the same way across this web. And when we meet, there’s a kind of I know who you are. Richard Bach

Love is just an illusion, people have during adolescence. But ultimately the bitter truth reveals, when we see the reality. Subhajyoti Biswas

When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that’s going to matter is ‘What is the quality of our love? Richard Bach

There is magic in changing directions. When you figure out what’s more realistic for you instead of chasing or expecting a false illusion, you start to move forward.

Life tells you nothing, it shows you everything. Richard Bach

For love, there has to be a distance across which lovers can approach one another. The approach is of course just an illusion, because love in fact separates people. Love is a polarity. Antal Szerb

You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them. You’re always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach

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            

Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead. Richard Bach

Friendship was another illusion like love, though it did not reach the same mad heights. People pretended that they were friends, when the fact was they were brought together by force of circumstances. R.K. Narayan

Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. Richard Bach , Richard Bach quotes on soulmate

Love is an illusion. It’s nothing but a mirage. It doesn’t matter how he looks on the outside, or who he is on the inside. Right now, you’re convinced that you love your darling, but try thinking about it logically. Tomoko Hayakawa

We magnetize into our lives whatever we hold in our thoughts. Richard Bach

Love is just an illusion and I won’t ever say that I’ve understood what’s love. Nothing is constant, there are phrases of doubt it passes and at one time everything seems lost sometimes but I’ve learnt to love just for the sake of getting love I won’t ever say that love is beautiful.

Don’t fear change. It’s always for the best. Richard Bach

Love is an illusion, that gives a fake sensation of satisfaction of our own desires and wants and removes the inferiority developed by loneliness, and sometimes fulfill our dream of getting a partner, but we often get hurt by it, and yet we rarely learn, and we keep looking for more of it, just to avoid the fear of being alone.

You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there. Richard Bach

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera they are made with the eye, heart, and head. Henri Cartier Bresson

You teach best what you most need to learn. Richard Bach

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. Michael Jordan

Can miles truly separate you from friends If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? Richard Bach

No matter how much one seeks recognition, they are still unrecognized. Aditya Ajmera

You choose, you live the consequences. Every yes, no, maybe, creates the school you call your personal experience. Richard Bach

Don’t try to understand me, you will get lost in the Maze. Istiak Ahmed

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. Richard Bach

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

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there. Richard Bach

Energy is the belief in a separation and that which creates and keeps the illusion alive. Vivian Amis.

Your life is a treasure and you are so much more than you know.” ~ Richard Bach

The man who flies an airplane  must believe in the unseen. Richard Bach

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion if we want to be happy. Cyril Connolly

One way to pick a future is to believe it’s inevitable. Richard Bach

There are two kinds of illusion, the negative illusion which merely fails to be a reality, and the illusion which exists as a potentiality or model in the mind, as a fiction which does not yet exist but may be brought into existence or realized by a creative mind. Northrop Frye

Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place. Richard Bach

It isn’t safe to sit in judgment upon another person’s illusion when you are not on the inside. While you are thinking it is a dream, he may be knowing it is a planet. Mark Twain

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. Richard Bach

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. Sigmund Freud

Hate is love without enough data. Richard Bach

No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. Samuel Johnson

I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life  absolutely indestructible, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that. Richard Bach

The mystic finds, at the heart of the illusion of space, a real presence. Northrop Frye.

The only thing that matters, at the end of a stay on earth, is how well did we love, what was the quality of our love? Richard Bach

Therefore do not deceive yourself! Of all deceivers fear most yourself!  Søren Kierkegaard.

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. Richard Bach

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. Iris Murdoch