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Total Quotes : 50
Famous Celebrity

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.

- Al Goldstein

Always Some

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

Best Principle

It's a funny thing: my name in Arabic means hope, so I suppose I have to live by that principle. Hope is desire, feeling, and investing in a projection of something that doesn't yet exist. At its best, you witness its alchemy in your life, turning something that was once in the mind into reality. At its worst, it's delusion.

- Aml Ameen

Rest Separate

Women are women, and so are men, and the delusion that we are spiritually separate from or are about to spiritually separate from the rest of existence is a psychosis that spins us into virulence.

- Anohni

May Entertainment

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

Initiative Which

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

Been Gamblers

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

Some Delusions

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

- Christian Nestell Bovee

Country Some

I suffered from some delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger donning the old Hunter boots and Barbour jacket to slosh around in mud with the Range Rover.

- Christine McVie

Settle Means

I'll settle for successful during my lifetime because at least I can be conscious of the delusion that it means something.

- Claire Cameron

Will Because

There are people who live under the delusion that simply because they will it to be so, it will be so.

- Claire Messud

Always Else

When all else fails there's always delusion.

- Conan O'Brien

Wealth Over

In my view, if you want to get ahead and build wealth, you have to get over your delusion that something only has value if you can measure it.

- Dan Gilbert

Bed About

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

Education Against

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

Trauma Became

Vietnam and Iraq are part of the same national trauma and delusion; we folded the war up when Reagan became president and unpacked it with Bush.

- David Means

Doing Ironic

Running a successful, growing company in Silicon Valley can create an ironic sort of depression and delusion. The better you're doing, the higher the stakes, and higher expectations for you to win. Maybe that's why people say it's so hard. But that doesn't make it hard. That just makes it distracting.

- David Ulevitch


Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

- Jim Rohn

Idea Being Rich

There's always an element of self delusion among people who believe they ought to be President. There's an underestimation of your opponent and an overestimation of your own abilities. This is compatible with being rich and powerful, the idea that we were blessed by God because we deserve to be blessed.

- Jimmy Carter

Cool Choose

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

Must Convention

You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.

- Gustav Mahler

Past Explain

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

Deal Cops

Many of us are under the delusion that the police exist solely to deal with crime and keep us safe. That is to ignore the major focus of many of today's top cops on managing reputation - both of their force and, by default, their careers.

- Heather Brooke

Mind Infinite

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

- Bodhidharma

Awareness Means

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.

- Bodhidharma

Hatred Need

Buddhism talks about the possibility of transforming greed, hatred, and delusion. But sometimes need turns into greed.

- Jack Kornfield

Some Cosmic

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.

- Carl Sagan

Part Torrent

If one has not influence to stem the torrent of popular delusion he is reduced to the melancholy part of a spectator in the midst of the ruin.

- James L. Petigru

Going Go

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

Ambition Folly

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.

- Derek Jarman

Liars Surrounded

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

- Don Marquis

Turn Las Vegas

We shot 'Delusion' in the middle of the desert and outside of Las Vegas where they did those underground nuclear bomb testings. So I only ate oysters and drank coffee because I didn't want to turn into a mutant.

- Jennifer Rubin

Mind Fantasy

I lived so completely in my mind - a place of unchecked delusion and complete fantasy!

- Jenny Zhang

Some Gross

We're under some gross misconception that we're a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we'll correct our errors and God will smile on us. It's delusion.

- Farley Mowat

Truth Always

Truth is always a delusion.

- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Grow Which

When I was really young, I wanted to grow up and be the sun. Which shows an early penchant for ambition or narcissism or grandiosity or delusion - all of which are bellwethers for becoming a writer.

- Gayle Forman

Other Saved

Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we're someone else, disrupting the delusion that we're permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we're saved!) other people are real again, and we're fond of them.

- George Saunders

Wiser Getting

Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.

- Ludwig Borne

Very Numerous

Despite our very recent appearance on the planet, humanity combines arrogance with increasing material demands, even as we become more numerous. Our toughness is a delusion. Have we the intelligence and discipline to vigilantly guard against our tendency to grow without limit?

- Lynn Margulis

Hubris Found

What I've found in my research is that realism and self-honesty are the antidote to ego, hubris, and delusion.

- Ryan Holiday

Love Cured

Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.

- Phil Spector

Evidence Total

A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.

- Richard Dawkins

Identifying Very

My father had always identified himself as a writer to my mother when they met. When they met, he was writing this great novel, there was no doubt about it. Part of why she left him was this delusion of greatness and identifying it very directly with being an artist.

- Nick Flynn

Torn Sculptures

We've sweated and torn out our hair trying to reconstruct our chosen lives, to fashion them like literary sculptures, at once monumental and yet human. We've applied all of our intelligence, our empathy, our critical faculties, our compassion - and we think, in our delusion, that it's still 1960, and our work is going to get noticed.

- Nigel Hamilton

Doing Everybody

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

Library Will

I keep working under the delusion that someday a library will ask for my manuscripts.

- Walter Wager

Awaken Employ

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

I Think Very

Much as I like and admire Richard Dawkins, I do think that to call a book 'The God Delusion' is very worrying because the title implies that if you don't believe in what I believe then you are 'deluded.' That, I think, is a dangerous concept and one that is unlikely to win hearts and minds.

- Robert Winston

Best Hands

I'm really interested in the collaborative thing. It's what makes it scary because you never know what it's going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you're completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It's like this mutual delusion.

- Meryl Streep

Better Common

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.

- Rose Macaulay