What disturbs and depresses young people is the hunt for happiness on the firm assumption that it must be met with in life. From this arises constantly deluded hope and so also dissatisfaction. Deceptive images of a vague happiness hover before us in our dreams, and we search in vain for their original. Much would have been gained if, through timely advice and instruction, young people could have had eradicated from their minds the erroneous notion that the world has a great deal to offer them.
The thing about memories wasn't that many of them inevitably faded, but that repeated recall of the ones you remembered burnished them into shining, gorgeous lies
Relationships always bring about the dissolution of our delusions.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities..
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves.
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie.
Delusions are hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding insane people living in a backwards world.
Keep in mind my friend, if an answer is not rational, then it is not an answer, but a delusion.
He had delusions of adequacy.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.