Quotes About Disillusionment

Quotes tagged as "disillusionment" (showing 1-30 of 74)
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Sarah Dessen
“There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you've carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.”
Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

George Carlin
“Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.”
George Carlin

Marilyn Monroe
“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.”
Marilyn Monroe

Kurt Vonnegut
“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”
Kurt Vonnegut

George R.R. Martin
“Life is not a song, sweetling.
Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Jodi Picoult
“Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Oscar Wilde
“I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Gustave Flaubert
“Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers."

(Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles: la dorure en reste aux mains.)
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Joan Didion
“Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself.”
Joan Didion, On Self-Respect

Jodi Picoult
“One person's trauma is another's loss of innocence.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

H.G. Wells
“There's truths you have to grow into.”
H.G. Wells, Love and Mr. Lewisham

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“When you once see something as false which you have accepted as true, as natural, as human, then you can never go back to it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“All my misfortunes come of having thought too well of my fellows.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Augustine of Hippo
“I was in misery, and misery is the state of every soul overcome by friendship with mortal things and lacerated when they are lost. Then the soul becomes aware of the misery which is its actual condition even before it loses them.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Anne Rice
“There are too many other inexplicable things around us--horrors, threats, mysteries that draw you in and then inevitably disenchant you. Back to the predictable and humdrum. The prince is never going to come, everybody knows that; and maybe Sleeping Beauty's dead.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

Charlotte Brontë
“My hopes were all dead --- struck with a subtle doom, such as, in one night, fell on all the first-born in the land of Egypt. I looked on my cherished wishes, yesterday so blooming and glowing; they lay stark, chill, livid corpses that could never revive. I looked at my love: that feeling which had been my master's --- which he had created; it shivered in my heart, like a suffering child in a cold cradle; sickness and anguish had seized it; it could not seek Mr Rochester's arms --- it could not derive warmth from his breast. Oh, never more could it turn to him; for faith was blighted -- confidence destroyed!”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Christopher Pike
“I would look up at the moon and see that it was not the smooth orb we had all believed, but a pitted and scarred world with no air.”
Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

Oscar Wilde
“I'm too old to know everything”
Oscar Wilde

Bart D. Ehrman
“The search for truth takes you where the evidence leads you, even if, at first, you don't want to go there.”
Bart D. Ehrman, Forged: Writing in the Name of God

Joe L. Wheeler
“Love may precede respect but it cannot survive the loss of it.”
Joe L. Wheeler

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“When you lose your parents as a child, you are indoctrinated into a club, you re taken into life's severest confidence. You are undeceived.”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

Michael Moorcock
“Legends are best left as legends and attempts to make them real are rarely successful”
Michael Moorcock, Elric of Melniboné

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Those who love their dream of a Christian community more than the Christian community itself become destroyers of that Christian community even though their personal intentions may be ever so honest, earnest, and sacrificial.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible

Henry Miller
“He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment.”
Henry Miller

Kim Stanley Robinson
“We dream, we wake on a cold hillside, we pursue the dream again. In the beginning was the dream, and the work of disenchantment never ends.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge

Anna Godbersen
“It had been an awful thing to lose Henry the first time, to matrimony, but to discover what a false front he was capable of was another kind of blow, and it had left her almost speechless. Then there was the fury with herself—for she had known what Henry’s love was, and still she had gone back to suffer a little more at his hands.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

Jarod Kintz
“I’ll take away your disillusionment, and replace it with an illusion.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

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