Illusion Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old illusion quotes, illusion sayings, and illusion proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.     

Arthur Koestler

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.     


Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.     

Arthur Erickson

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

Herman Wouk

With true beauty, there is no illusion.     

James Philip Head

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

Horace Greeley

The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.     

Oscar Wilde

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.     

W. Somerset Maugham

All illusion comes and goes, but the soul remains unchanged.     

Meher Baba

Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one.     

Brad Bird

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

Emil Cioran

There's no point in clinging to illusions.     

Eva Heller

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.     

Sigmund Freud

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

Cyril Connolly

A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.     

Christian Nevell Bovee

Illusion is no longer possible, because the real is no longer possible.     

Jean Baudrillard

Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.     

Michael Jordan

One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.