Delusion Quotes

Carl Sagan

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Neal Stephenson

Seven billion who need to be kept happy, and docile, until the end. How do you do that? What's the best way to calm down a scared kid, get them to go back to sleep? Tell them a story. Some shit about Jesus or whatever.

Stefan Molyneux

Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.

Ambrose Bierce

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

Sunil Vidyarthi

O how we call each other names
You call me schizophrenic
I call you God
But we do agree on one
Deluded are we both.

Daniel Mackler

When enough insane people scream in harmony that they really are healthy, they can actually start to believe themselves. Or put even more simply: people with overlapping delusions get along wonderfully.

Oliver Cromwell.

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.

Nema Al-Araby

The possibility of truth has become a delusion to those who made their own disguise the truth.

Stefan Molyneux

The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.

Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Stefan Molyneux

The greater the gap between self perception and reality, the more aggression is unleashed on those who point out the discrepancy.

Suzanne Finnamore

Delusion detests focus and romance provides the veil.

James Baldwin

Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.

Gary L. Francione

People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices

Sam Harris

[I]t is difficult to imagine a set of beliefs more suggestive of mental illness than those that lie at the heart of many of our religious traditions.

Stefan Molyneux

Lies don't make you happy. They just make you lie about being happy.

Suzanne Finnamore

I saw my reflection in their eyes, but not the men themselves, not clearly. This preserved the idea that all intelligent and even vaguely attractive men were essentially good. Delusion detest focus and romance provides the veil.

Stefan Molyneux

Facts do not fall in the face of discomfort.

Dianna Hardy

Hope – or perhaps delusion – was a flame that had stayed lit, even though its scorching light would hurt. It had refused to go out.

Joe Blow

A faith so weak that it is not sufficient unto itself but requires that others tiptoe around it for fear of hurting it, knows deep down that it is a lie.

Geoffrey Wood

There will be a solidity to their faith which is very dangerous to our designs and difficult to dissolve. There is a luminosity to it. Just one Christian of that type can dispel years worth of diabolical delusion.

Jonathan Harnisch

No, Ben. What I’m asking is: Are you the vehicle, and Georgie rides around in you? That is why Ben’s the driver, right?

Tim Urban

Gen-Ys are delusional; Most people are not special - otherwise “special” wouldn’t mean anything. Even right now, most of Gen-Ys reading this are thinking, “Good point. But I actually am one of the few special ones” - and this is the problem.

Rachel Caine

Whatever, crazy chick who maybe lives here and maybe also breaks into Michael's house when they're all gone. I'm out. Have a nice delusion. -Shayne

Ryū Murakami

That's when he hit her, when he saw how scared she was. He couldn't bear it that she was frightened and asking for help. Asking for help is wrong. Because there isn't any such thing as help in this world.

Noam Chomsky

The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion.

Stefan Molyneux

To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.

Calista Smith

That was your delusion, not my reality.

Stefan Molyneux

Most people, if philosophy touches them, they shatter, they atomize, they turn to dust. It is win/lose between philosophy and delusion, and most people are almost entirely composed of delusion. They're only allowed as much reality as serves the masters. But they're not allowed any reality which disturbs their masters...

A.B. Shepherd

I no longer knew what was real and what wasn’t. The lines between reality and delusion had become so blurred.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men.

Marilyn Frye

It seems sometimes that people take a deliberately myopic and fill their eyes with things seen microscopically in order not to see macrosopically.

Christopher Hitchens

The 'pre-emption' versus 'prevention' debate may be a distinction without much difference. The important thing is to have it understood that the United States is absolutely serious. The jihadists have in the past bragged that America is too feeble and corrupt to fight. A lot is involved in disproving that delusion on their part.

Saurabh Sharma

There are only two profound ways to reach enlightenment: Laugh by yourself, or get tickled.

Casey Renee Kiser

Go on down to the local palm reader,
she'll spit out exactly what you feed her
because honey, you already knew
your husband was a cheater.

Stefan Molyneux

You cannot have an agency that defends your property, which also has the right to violate your property rights at will. That's like hiring a bodyguard that you pay to beat you up randomly.

Stefan Molyneux

You cannot connect with anyone except through reality.

Munia Khan

Mind hates to seep in delusion soaking faintly discolored obsession.

Justin K. McFarlane Beau

The seething rage that accompanies the truly despondent, effaces the delusional that mock from the safety of their shared illusion.

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