9 Optical Delusion Quotes on the Fascinating World

Optical delusions, also known as optical illusions, have fascinated humanity for centuries, with their ability to deceive our eyes and challenge our perception of reality. These quotes explore the concept of optical delusions, delving into the nature of perception, the power of the mind, and the limitations of our understanding. From famous philosophers to modern-day scientists, these words offer insight into the complex nature of seeing and being seen. Whether you’re a student of psychology, an artist, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of a good illusion, these optical delusion quotes will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished reading.

You can also read other quotes such as Understanding the World Quotes and Metaphysics Quotes.

A Selection of Quotes on Optical Delusion

1. “We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.” ― Albert Einstein

2. “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

3. “A human being,” Einstein once wrote, “is part of the whole called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” ― William Ury

4. “He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures.” ― Kristin Neff

5. “Quantum wall creates the time, temperature and space – kind of optical delusion of quantum consciousness.” ― Amit Ray

6. “You might think that nobody’s insides are as messy as your insides. That’s an optical delusion. You only see other people’s outsides – never their insides. So you can’t possibly know.” ― Deborah Pardes

7. “The sense of separateness that our culture foists on us is, in Einstein’s words, ‘a kind of optical delusion of consciousness … a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us’. This delusion of consciousness is not, however, our only available option. ‘Our task,’ he continues, ‘must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Jeremy Lent

8. “The brain is designed with blind spots, optical and psychological, and one of its cleverest tricks is to confer on its owner the comforting delusion that he or she does not have any. In a sense, dissonance theory is a theory of blind spots—of how and why people unintentionally blind themselves so that they fail to notice vital events and information that might make them question their behavior or their convictions.” ― Carol Tavris

9. “Formerly, in solitude and in silence, he had been used to think clearly and sometimes even profoundly, seeing life outside the flattering optical delusion of everlasting hope, of conventional self-deceptions, of an ever-expected happiness.” ― Joseph Conrad

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