Quotes: delusion

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  • Don Marquis
    Don Marquis
    American writer 1878-1937
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    Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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.
  • Al Goldstein
    Al Goldstein
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    Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
  • Ludwig Borne
    Ludwig Borne
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    Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
  • Lin-Chi
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    If you love the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
    Source: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (2011) 32
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    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.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
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    Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
  • Barbara Kruger
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Sexual freedom, sexual liberation. A modern delusion. We are hierarchical animals. Sweep one hierarchy away, and another will take its place, perhaps less palatable than the first.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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