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Quotations on Illusion

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

~ Oscar Wilde

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

~ Mark Twain

It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.

~ Virginia Woolf

It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.

~ Joseph Conrad

A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.

~ Christian Nestell Bovee

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

~ Cyril Connolly

The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes.

~ Arthur Miller

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