Quotations that match 'delusion'.

We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It's a delusion to think it's gone away. Kevin Costner
[ Away Delusion Destruction Gone Heads Imminent Live Mean Nuclear Our Over Planet Still Stupid Think Threat Unbelievable War]
It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. Rose Macaulay
[ Better Common Delusion Make Talking Them Things]
Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales. Paul Sweeney
[ Pulling Scales Self-Delusion Step Stomach Your]
If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion. Robert Walpole
[ Annually Army Awaken Commerce Delusion Destruction Diminution Disposal Employ Established Honours Liberty Persuaded Posts Power Really Sole Their Them]
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours. William Ralph Inge Patriotism
[ Ancestry Common Delusion Hatred Nation Neighbours Society United]
The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job. William Sanderson
[ Around Because Consistent Delusion French Grandeur Had Hobby Job Looking Love Next Only Some Spanish Sports Studying Usually Work World]
I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else. Daniel Day-Lewis
[ Believe Capacity Developed Else Highly Problem Self-Delusion Somebody Suppose]
Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper. Charles Mackay
[ Again Almost Become Been Cause Delusion Desperate Existence Gamblers Money Multitudes Nations Often Once Paper Piece Risked Sober Their Turn Upon]
There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority. Charles Kuralt
[ Delusions Doing Greed Hostility Lot Motive Other Quietly Superiority Things Toward Wonderful]
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions. Bodhidharma
[ Delusions Humbling Humility Means Real Reverence Self Worship Your]
And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech. Camille Paglia
[ Antoinette Attentive Betraying Citizens Committed Concerned Delusion Democratic Democrats Freedom Marie Mob Mortals Needs Ordinary Outside Party Passionately Populist Power Product Ready Speech Stand Structure Superiority Those ]
Practically all the relationships I know are based on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion. Kim Cattrall
[ Accepted Based Delusion Foundation Know Lies Mutually Practically Relationships]
The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion. Bodhidharma
[ Afflictions Anger Delusion Evils Greed Ignorant Infinite Mind Passions Poisons Rooted Three]
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. Ludwig Borne
[ Delusion Getting Hold Makes Rid Than Truth Us Wiser]
I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research. John Forbes Nash, Jr.
[ Circumstances Conventional Delusional Finally Human Hypotheses Mathematical More Myself Renounce Research Return Revert Thinking Would]
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
[ Cured Delusions Evils Greatest Hope Legislation World]
I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else. Steve Albini
[ Appeal Being Busy Delusion Doing Else Everybody Had Job Much Smarter Than Younger Youthful]
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! Charles Dickens
[ Back Childhood Christmas Days Delusions Happy His Home Man Old Our Own Pleasures Quiet Recall Transport Traveler Us Win Youth]
When I've gone back to work, it's always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion, but it's the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I can't avoid this thing. I better just get on with it. Daniel Day-Lewis
[ Always Avoid Back Bed Better Business Complete Delusion Get Go Gone Inevitability Just May Need Out Sense Thing Work]
Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself. Jane Wagner
[ Better Delusions Feel Grandeur Lot Make Myself]
The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it. Hart Crane
[ Any Between Delusion Exist Explain Form Future Links Loss Out Overwhelms Past Poem Present Real Rises Vision Worth Worthy]
Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance. Al Goldstein
[ Celebrity Delusion Gives Importance Self Us]
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves. David Hume
[ Against Any Delusion Education Found Good History Learning Men Miracle Number Secure Sense Such Sufficient Themselves Unquestioned Us]
Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood. Bodhidharma
[ Awareness Delusion Means Mortality]
Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. Guru Nanak
[ Cross Delusion Guru Live Man None Other Over Shore Without World]
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions. Horace
[ Another Both Delusions Different Equally Error Left Right Seduced Wanders]
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
[ Better Delusion Far Grasp However Persist Really Reassuring Satisfying Than Universe]
The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions. Paul Watzlawick
[ Belief Dangerous Delusions Most Only Own Reality View]
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
[ Because Crazy Delusions Giving Ideas Incredibly Just Lot Regarded Religions Respect Tired]
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. Don Marquis
[ Clothes Delusion Entirely Fishing Liars Old Surrounded]
The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time. Christopher Lasch Family
[ Arrangement Attempt Delusion Family Grows Keep Modern Open Options Out Purely Redefine Their Time Voluntary]
The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected. George Henry Lewes
[ Achieving Cannot Corrected Delusions Intellectual May Means Misconceptions Prevented Self-Love Success]
Truth is always a delusion. Friedrich Durrenmatt
[ Always Delusion Truth]
The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success. Bo Bennett
[ Biggest Concept Days Delusions Depression Excuse Good Lack Most Must Often Ol Our Reasons Society Success Top Used Well]
I keep working under the delusion that someday a library will ask for my manuscripts. Walter Wager
[ Ask Delusion Keep Library Manuscripts Someday Under Will Working]
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. Leo Tolstoy
[ Amazing Beauty Complete Delusion Goodness How]
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. H. L. Mencken Love
[ Another Delusion Differs Love Woman]
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion. Bodhidharma
[ Apparent Because Believe Delusion Enter Essence Instruction Living Means Nature Realize Reason Same Sensation Share Shrouded Things Through True Which]
When you really think about it, I'm not delusional enough to think that what I do is important to life as we know it on this planet. No. But neither is what you do. Gene Simmons
[ Delusional Enough Important Know Life Neither Planet Really Think]
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
[ Delusion Either Greater Industry Lack Life Make Method Notion Practical Science Than Up]
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
[ After Amuse Bit Dark Delusion Desolation Devoid Entertainment Feeling Hit Initial Left May Meaning Us]
No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society. Charles E. Wilson
[ Any Communism Delusion Dictatorship Few Form Great Happier Initiative Instead Millions More Produce Promotes Prosperous Should Socialism Society Suffer Which]
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight. Marilyn French
[ Ancient Delusion Even Greeks Insanity Knew Lose Love Lucid Mind Over Power Rational Self-Destruction Straight Taking Think Well Yourself]
The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion. Derek Jarman
[ Ambition Delusion Folly Illusion Preserve Pursuit]
The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional. James Cromwell
[ Animals Attitude Delusional Factory Farm Hypocritical Opposed Our Personal Pets Suffer Towards Under]
The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in. A. E. Housman
[ Build Cheap Delusions House Live]
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. Jim Rohn Leadership
[ Affirmation Beginning Delusion Discipline Without]
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events. Adrienne Rich
[ Complicated Delusions Events Every False Into Journey Memories Past Real]
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. Edmund Burke
[ Delusion Give Liberties Never Some Their Under Up]
If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government. James Bovard
[ Delusions Election Form Government Mass Noble One-Day Simply Snapshot Then Transient Very]
There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions. Ernest Hello
[ Delusions Discover Each Had Love Men Once Only Other Phantoms Quickly Separated Souls Speak Spoke Their Were Would]
Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex. Daniel S. Greenberg Love
[ Justify Love Manufacture Self-Delusion Sex Take Trouble]
I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee. Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me. Tim McGraw
[ Actors Artists Been Bit Delusions Dies Down Ever Grandeur Interest Kid Know Little Lots Music Now Run Senate Since Tennessee Those Want]
The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. Ellen G. White
[ Antichrist Before Between Closely Counterfeit Delusion Distinguish Except Great His Holy Impossible Last Marvelous Open Our Perform Resemble Scriptures Sight Soon Them True Us Will Works]
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. Christian Nestell Bovee
[ Delusion Delusions Happiness Happy Kind Man Necessary Our Realities Some Without]
Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out. James Levine
[ Cataclysmic Comes Conductor Deciding Delusion Factor Gesture Go Going Great How Make Neither Nor Orchestra Out Things Under Whether]
You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion. Gustav Mahler
[ Convention Delusion Must Renounce Superficiality Vanity]
Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes. Barbara Kruger
[ Choose Cool Delusion Drag Especially Friends Kicks Prominence Surround Yourself]
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
[ Better Delusion Far Grasp However Persist Really Reassuring Satisfying Than Universe]
Not creating delusions is enlightenment. Bodhidharma
[ Creating Delusions Enlightenment]
I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties. Alexander Alekhine
[ Always Bad Combination Conjure Could Dangerous Delusion Difficulties Eradicate Extricate Had Hard Long Nearly Position Some Unexpected Up Work]
He had delusions of adequacy. Walter Kerr
[ Adequacy Delusions Had]
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. Ambrose Bierce
[ Analyze Called Delusions His Lunatics Philosopher]
Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself. Gene Simmons
[ Anything Delusional Life Notions Short Too Yourself]