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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 Van Damme
I enjoyed mathematics from a very young age. At the beginning of college, I had this illusion, which was kind of silly in retrospect, that if I just understood math and physics and philosophy, I could figure out everything else from first principles.
Erez Lieberman Aiden
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
Pope John Paul II
A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
George Jean Nathan
Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I don't do formal debates, because formal debates where you have two people up on a stage in equal status, and each of them is given 20 minutes to give their point of view, and then 10 minutes for a rebuttal, or whatever, that creates the illusion that you really do have here two equal points of view of equal scientific standing.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I just think, as a model, it's taught me to be a master of deception and illusion.
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.
The thought of someone spending $20 to come and see me and saying, 'Oh, I prefer the record and she's completely shattered the illusion' really upsets me. It's such a big deal that people come give me their time.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Emile M. Cioran
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.
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race.
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
A lot of people do that kind of nostalgia stuff believing that they were very happy in their teenage years, but that's probably just an illusion.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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