Quotations on Delusion

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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
(Keywords: Being, Delusion, Job)

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
(Keywords: Work, Delusion, Difficulties)

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Anger, Delusion, Greed, Infinite, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Delusion, Living, Reason)

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Awareness, Delusion, Mortality)

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Happiness, Delusion, Man)

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
(Keywords: War, Delusion, Destruction)

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
(Keywords: Vision, Delusion, Future, Loss, Past, Present, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Love, Power, Delusion, Insanity, Mind, Self)

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
- Al Goldstein
(Keywords: Celebrity, Delusion, Importance, Self, Self importance)

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
(Keywords: Education, History, Men, Delusion, Learning, Sense)

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge
(Keywords: Society, Ancestry, Delusion, Hatred, Nation, United)

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
- Derek Jarman
(Keywords: Ambition, Delusion, Folly, Illusion, Pursuit)

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
(Keywords: Family, Time, People, Delusion, Open, Options)

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
(Keywords: Business, Work, Bed, Delusion, May, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Money, Cause, Delusion, Existence, Nations)

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- Don Marquis
(Keywords: Clothes, Delusion, Fishing, Old)

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Love, Delusion, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Power, Thought, Superiority, Delusion, Democrats, Freedom, Needs, Party, Speech, Wishes, Word)

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
(Keywords: Love, Sports, Work, Delusion, Job, World)

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy
(Keywords: Beauty, Delusion, Goodness)

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
(Keywords: Power, Army, Commerce, Delusion, Destruction, Liberty)

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
(Keywords: Society, Communism, Delusion, Dictatorship, Socialism)

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