delusions quotes

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

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.Ambrose Bierce

When I was a kid, I thought I was the strongest man in the world. Then, the fastest runner and then the smartest person in the world. One by one my delusions got shut down. Now I just see myself as the lamest guy in the world.Jack Black

Not creating delusions is enlightenment.Bodhidharma

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

While liberals are leery of religious fundamentalism in general, they consistently imagine that all religions at their core teach the same thing and teach it equally well. This is one of the many delusions borne of political correctness.Sam Harris

I've never had any delusions about being a leading man, and it's not sour grapes to say that in the best films that I've always enjoyed, the cliched leading man type isn't a part of the picture.John Hawkes

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

The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.James Hillman

One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.Horace

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.A. E. Housman

I used to think I was a singer; I had my own delusions about it.Randy Jackson

He had delusions of adequacy.Walter Kerr

I did not have any delusions of grandeur as a kid.Jimmy Kimmel

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

With mania, is it dangerous to ride that euphoric feeling. You feel very animated and creative; I would fill journals with drawings. It feels good and you want it to last, but it can lead to being delusional. The delusions can be as real as you thinking you can fly.David LaChapelle

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected.George Henry Lewes

I'd like to be the commissioner of tennis, but do I want to get into politics? Sometimes I have delusions of grandeur that that would be an interesting, good thing. I'm talking about actual politics, like being a congressman, but then I see how unbelievably nasty it really is, and maybe I'm not quite knowledgeable enough to actually do it.John McEnroe

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

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.H. L. Mencken