“The value of an illusion (is) that the shadow can be more important than the substance.” ~Jean Rhys

            “Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion.”     ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion.” ~Judith Guest

             “Affirmation and illusion – bound up tighter than two snakes in the same egg.” ~Sarah Gailey

   “How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child.”  ~Judy Garland

“Some of the things we fear exist nowhere but where fear happens.” ~Mokokoma Mokhonoana

   “God, listen to the absurdity within us and raise us from the illusion!” ~Sorin Cerin

“Stop acting like a beggar. You’re a royal guest, a royal guest that has been sent to this beautiful illusion.” ~Rafy Rohaan

“And so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” ~2 Corinthians 4:18

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21 Responses to Illusions

  1. Kim Smyth says:

    Oh, I love optical illusions, they are so cool!

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  2. These are great, thanks for posting them😀

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  3. ledrakenoir says:

    Have always loved this: “The only real things in life is the unexpected things. Everything else is just an illusion” (Watkin Tudor Jones – south african musician) 🙂

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  4. Jennifer Kennedy Deane said the earth is a shadow of the real…heaven…another great thought!

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  5. revruss1220 says:

    Wow! Awesome! You have also chosen one of my favorite passages from good ol’ Two Corinthians. Thanks for that day-enhancer.

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  6. Fleur McMorrow says:

    Love Van Gogh, Starry Night–and ALL the quotes you’ve included. I’ll share a favorite of mine: “I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I’m happy to say I finally won out over it.” (character Elwood P Dowd, in the play, “Harvey”). Blessings to you today!

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  7. Dani Ta says:

    They are awesome.

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  8. gerrymackrell says:

    2 Corinthians, says it all.

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  9. My head’s still spinning. Thanks for the ride.

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  10. All illusions will be revealed within the collection of books that explains reality as an illusion

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  11. The illusions are all clever, and #1 is fiendishly clever.

    The *Starry Night* illusion reminds me of a wholly natural illusion that some waterfalls create when viewed from below.  Look at the falling water for a little while, then look at the cliff face on either side.  The illusion of rising rocks is dramatic when there is a good flow over Awosting Falls in New York’s Minnewaska State Park.

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  12. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Love it.



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