Hallucination Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hallucination quotes, hallucination sayings, and hallucination proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. Bertrand Russell
There is no line between the 'real world' and 'world of myth and symbol.' Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination. William S. Burroughs
Psychotic hallucinations, whether they are visual or vocal, they address you. They accuse you. They seduce you. They humiliate you. They jeer at you. You interact with them. Oliver Sacks
Hallucinations and illusions are not facts useful for scientific investigation. Goparaju Ramachandra Rao
A hallucination is to be in the presence of that which previously could not be imagined, and if it previously could not be imagined then there is no grounds for believing that you generated it out of yourself. Terence McKenna
While he mused on the effect of the flowing sands, he was seized from time to time by hallucinations in which he himself began to move with the flow. Kōbō Abe
Hallucinations aren’t always out of the ordinary. How do we know we’re not hallucinating if everything seems plausible? Dominic Riccitello
Hallucinations are a known aspect of working at very high altitudes. Steven Magee
Every night of our lives, we dream, and our brain concocts visions which are, at least until we wake up, highly convincing. Most of us have had experiences which are verging on hallucination. It shows the power of the brain to knock up illusions. Richard Dawkins
All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control. Chauncey Wright
The hallucination of being a separate ego will not stand up to biological tests. Alan Watts
Chemically induced hallucinations, delusions and raptures may be frightening or wonderfully gratifying; in either case they are in the nature of confidence tricks played on one's own nervous system. Arthur Koestler
Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. Alan Watts
Any attempt to dismiss a phenomenon that is not understood merely by explaining it as hallucination becomes irrelevant when a coherent scientific theory can be applied. Amit Goswami
Maybe hallucinations are just another reality that we don't see most of the time. Lynne Ewing
What we call reality is in fact nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination. Terence McKenna
We are caged by our cultural programming. Culture is a mass hallucination, and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it's worth . Terence McKenna
Probably we have here but a highly sophisticated expression of the doctrine that ideals are hallucination and that the only normal, sane person is the healthy extrovert, making instant, instinctive adjustments to the stimuli of the material world. Richard Weaver
Using hypnosis, scientists have temporarily created hallucinations, compulsions, certain types of memory loss, false memories, and delusions in the laboratory so that these phenomena can be studied in a controlled environment. Michael Nash R
Hallucinations are an inner experience in which most of the time you forget you're there. Gaspar Noe
The ten thousand states of mind are hallucinatory. Hallucinations are real. Dreams are real. But there are some things more real. Frederick Lindemann
A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything else that falls through your life. Terence McKenna
My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings. Yayoi Kusama
In general, people are afraid to acknowledge hallucinations because they immediately see them as a sign of something awful happening to the brain, whereas in most cases theyre not. Oliver Sacks
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. William Gibson
It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously. H. L. Mencken
Memory creates a hallucination of the past, desire creates a hallucination of the future. Jaggi Vasudev
The hallucination of being a separate ego will not stand up to biological tests. Alan Watts
You have to learn how to stay in a good mood as you overthrow the sour, puckered hallucination that is mistakenly referred to as reality. Bob Brezsny
Modern humans became fixated on a collective hallucination of linear time, ignoring the fractal spirals of the surrounding universe. Daniel Pinchbeck
I think hallucinations need to be discussed. There are all sorts of hallucinations, and then many sorts which are okay, like the ones I think which most of us have in bed at night before we fall asleep, when we can see all sorts of patterns or faces and scenes. Oliver Sacks