Best Mirage Quotes : Mirage Sayings In Life

These mirage quotes will inspire you. Mirage is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mirage quotes, mirage sayings, and mirage proverbs.

Famous Mirage Quotes

  1. “I am certain, however, that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  2. “Enjoy the journey, because the destination is a mirage.” ~ Steven Furtick
  3. “The traveler walks through many mirages before he finds water.” ~ Yasmin Mogahed
  4. “Today is all we have, tomorrow is a mirage that may never become reality.” ~ Louis L’Amour
  5. “Some say that true love is a mirage; seek it anyway, for all else is surely desert.” ~ Robert Breault

  6. “..when one has no real life, one lives by mirages. It’s still better than nothing.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  7. “Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” ~ Daniel Pearce
  8. “The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.” ~ Rosita Forbes
  9. “Many is the mirage I chased. Always I was overreaching myself. The oftener I touched reality, the harder I bounced back to the world of illusion, which is the name for everyday life.” ~ Henry Miller
  10. “The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.” ~ Gautama Buddha

  11. “It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.” ~ Erica Jong
  12. “How hard it must be to keep fighting for a dream when that dream is probably a mirage.” ~ Amy Hill Hearth
  13. “God is a creed outworn, Ill-wrought from a mirage fair, And life is an image pale That faces a sunless morn.” ~ Kenneth Rand
  14. “Life and death are nothing but the mind. Years, months, days, and hours are nothing but the mind. Dreams, illusions, and mirages are nothing but the mind. The bubbles of water and the flames of fire are nothing but the mind. The flowers of the spring and the moon of the autumn are nothing but the mind. Confusions and dangers are nothing but the mind.” ~ Dogen
  15. “races condemned to 100 years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  16. “Well, people got attatched. Once you cut the umbilical cord they attatched to the other things. Sight, sound, sex, money, mirages, mothers, masturbation, murder, and Monday morning hangovers.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  17. “Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.” ~ Will Durant
  18. “Among the great struggles of man-good/evil, reason/unreason, etc.-there is also this mighty conflict between the fantasy of Home and the fantasy of Away, the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  19. “I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.” ~ Naguib Mahfouz
  20. “Originality is the most deadly mirage in all of art. You can chase it from now until doomsday, and you’ll only find yourself lost and dying of thirst.” ~ Caitlín R. Kiernan

  21. “People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they’ll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  22. “It’s strange how deserts turn us into believers. I believe in walking in a landscape of mirages, because you learn humility. I believe in living in a land of little water because life is drawn together. And I believe in the gathering of bones as a testament to spirits that have moved on. If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  23. “Every religion lies. Every moral precept is a delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.” ~ Stephen King
  24. “Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt, And cling to faith beyond the forms of faith; She reels not at the storm of warring words; She brightens at the clash of “Yes” and “No”; She sees the best that glimmers through the worst; She feels the sun is hid for the night; She spies the summer through the winter bud; She tastes the fruit before the blossom falls; She hears the lark within the songless egg; She finds the fountain where they wailed “Mirage!”” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  25. “Marriage: A word which should be pronounced “mirage”.” ~ Herbert Spencer

  26. “For historians, hindsight can be a treacherous ally. Enabling us to trace the hidden patterns of past events, it beguiles us with the mirage of inevitability, the assumption that different outcomes lay beyond the limits of the possible.” ~ Eric Foner
  27. “For the world is an ever-elusive and ever-disappointing mirage only from the standpoint of someone standing aside from it—as if it were quite other than himself—and then trying to grasp it. But a third response is possible. Not withdrawal, not stewardship on the hypothesis of a future reward, but the fullest collaboration with the world as a harmonious system of contained conflicts—based on the realization that the only real “I” is the whole endless process.” ~ Alan Watts
  28. “They come out of nowhere, instantaneously materialize and just as quickly they break and vanish. Chasing after such fleeting mirages is a complete waste of time. That is what I choose to do with my life.” ~ Miki Dora
  29. “But if you don’t take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head!” ~ Chris Gardner
  30. “I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.” ~ Dennis Rodman

  31. “Non…I am DANCING IN MY NUDDY-PANTS!!!’ And we both laughed like loons on loon tablets. I danced for ages round the house in my nuddy-pants. Also, I did this brilliant thing-I danced in the front window just for a second whilst Mr. Across the Road was drawing his curtains. He will never be sure if he saw a mirage or not. That is the kind of person I am. Not really the kind of person who goes and raises elks in Whakatane.” ~ Louise Rennison
  32. “You feel you are hedged in; you dream of escape; but beware of mirages. Do not run or fly away in order to get free: rather dig in the narrow place which has been given you; you will find God there and everything. God does not float on your horizon, he sleeps in your substance. Vanity runs, love digs. If you fly away from yourself, your prison will run with you and will close in because of the wind of your flight; if you go deep down into yourself it will disappear in paradise.” ~ Gustave Thibon
  33. “The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.” ~ Naomi Wolf , Mirage quotes love
  34. “Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  35. “Perpetual encagement endows any mirage of salvation with credibility.” ~ David Mitchell

  36. “It is, I believe, the primary charm of poetry to give the lesson of mirage, that is, to show the fragile and vibrant movement of creation, in which the word is in a certain way human quintessence, prayer.” ~ J.M.G. Le Clézio
  37. “People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That’s how they define Reality. But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? Merely vague concepts… Their Reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?” ~ Masashi Kishimoto
  38. “Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of ‘rationalism,’ are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown.” ~ Jacques Vallee
  39. “Armstrong lives as he rides – surrounded by a cocoon of aides and helpers, his gimlet eyes focused on victory…. The self-described atheist has become a deity… but the inquiry’s findings may cause the Armstrong faithful to ask, Was the miracle a mirage?” ~ Selena Roberts
  40. “Projection into the future does not create security because the future is not really there. It’s a fluid mirage. The only security is merging with The Field, right now.” ~ Penney Peirce

  41. “Love does not last forever, then?” “He asked me the same thing this morning,” she said. “No, it does not – not love that has been betrayed. One realizes that one has loved a mirage, someone who never really existed. Not that love dies immediately or soon, even then. But it does die and cannot be revived.” ~ Mary Balogh
  42. “If the heart is devoted to the mirage of the world, to the creature instead of the Creator, the disciple is lost… However urgently Jesus may call us, His call fails to find access to our hearts… for they have already been given to another.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  43. “And I despise your books, I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage. You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor, and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze together with the earthly globe.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  44. “…Even the idea of a city never entered his mind. It was as if he had walked under the millimeter of haze just above the inked fibers of a map, that pure zone between land and chart, between distances and legends, between nature and storyteller. The place they had chosen to come to, to be their best selves, to be unconscious of ancestry. Here, apart from the sun compass and the odometer mileage, and the book, he was alone, his own invention. He knew during these times how the mirage worked, the fata morgana, for he was within it.” ~ Michael Ondaatje
  45. “The spectacle is at the same time the mirage of self in the mirror of things.” ~ Paul Ricoeur

  46. “With relationships, I always had a reason why some time in the future would be better for me than it was that day. When I was fat, I thought I’d feel pretty when I was thin, and when I was thin, I thought I’d be happier if I was more toned and muscular and had more money to look more coordinated. I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin unless there was a man there to tell me just how radiant that skin looked. I was a victim of low self-esteem and had the Soon syndrome bad. I was running toward a brighter future, unaware of the mirages I’d created in the distance.” ~ Stephanie Klein
  47. “I have drawn people’s attention to the fact that art is a mirage. A mirage, just like the oasis that appears in the desert. It is very beautiful, until the moment when you die of thirst, obviously. But we do not die of thirst in the field of art. The mirage has substance.” ~ Marcel Duchamp
  48. “In the end, we self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages are little miracles of self-reference.” ~ Douglas Hofstadter
  49. “Las Vegas was like that. There was a visceral attraction here. The bold promise of money and sex. But the first was a broken promise, a mirage, and the second was fraught with danger, expense, physical and mental risk. It was where the real gambling took place in this town.” ~ Michael Connelly
  50. “Everything is an illusion; that is the whole thing about it – illusion, immitation, a mirage. It makes me too sad. Its having like a good dream, you know you are going to wake up.” ~ Francesca Lia Block

  51. “All of the universes are but phantoms, mirages, and while they have their own essence, their own pantomime – they pass forgotten.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  52. “Your writer, your scientist, your chief official, all have lost the power to revive the early illusion concerning fame and high place. Their beauty and delight is like the mirage in the heavens, only plain to the eye outside; within is nothing.” ~ Theodore Dreiser
  53. “If you can accept the flow of life and give in to it, you will be accepting what is real. Only when you accept what is real can you live with it in peace and happiness. The alternative is a struggle that will never end because it is a struggle with the unreal, with a mirage of life instead of life itself.” ~ Deepak Chopra , Life is a mirage quotes
  54. “What has become alien to men is the human component of culture, its closest part, which upholds them against the world. They make common cause with the world against themselves, and the most alienated condition of all, the omnipresence of commodities, their own conversion into appendages of machinery, is for them a mirage of closeness.” ~ Theodor Adorno
  55. “The political mirage of something for nothing, from leaders who ‘care,’ has ruined many a nation.” ~ Thomas Sowell

  56. “Go out of the house to see the moon, and ‘t is mere tinsel; it will not please as when its light shines upon your necessary journey. The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October, who could ever clutch it? Go forth to find it, and it is gone: ‘t is only a mirage as you look from the windows of diligence.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  57. “Know all things to be like this: A mirage, a cloud castle, A dream, an apparition, Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen. Know all things to be like this: As the moon in a bright sky In some clear lake reflected, Though to that lake the moon has never moved. Know all things to be like this: As an echo that derives From music, sounds, and weeping, Yet in that echo is no melody. Know all things to be like this: As a magician makes illusions Of horses, oxen, carts and other things, Nothing is as it appears.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  58. “In every age, people are certain that only the things they have deemed valuable have true value. The search for love and the search for wealth are always the two best stories. But while a love story is timeless, the story of a quest for wealth, given enough time, will always seem like the vain pursuit of a mirage.” ~ Mark Kurlansky
  59. “Spirit vibrated into matter; hence, both Spirit and matter exist. Matter, however, does not exist in the way that it appears to us. It exists as we see it owing to the delusive force of maya, which makes the indivisible Spirit seem finite and divisible to all appearances. Matter has existence in the same delusive way as does a mirage in the desert.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  60. “[T]here is only one large circle that we march in, around and around, each of us with our own little picture — in front of us — our own little mirage that we think is the future.” ~ Lorraine Hansberry

  61. “Men are tending to materialism. Houses, lands, and worldly goods attract their attention, and as a mirage lure them on to death. Christianity, on the other hand leads only the natural body to death, and for the spirit, it points out a house not built with hands, eternal in the heavens… Let me urge you to follow Him, not as the Nazarene, the Man of Galilee, the carpenter’s son, but as the ever living spiritual person, full of love and compassion, who will stand by you in life and death and eternity.” ~ James A. Garfield
  62. “Regard this fleeting world like this:
    Like stars fading and vanishing at dawn,
    like bubbles on a fast-moving stream,
    like morning dewdrops evaporating on blades of grass,
    like a candle flickering in a strong wind…
    echoes, mirages, and phantoms, hallucinations,
    and like a dream.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  63. “But what I wanted back had never really been there. He was a temporary illusion, a mirage of water after walking in the desert. I had made him up. And he could have killed me. You’ve got to stop the ride sometimes. Stop it and get off.” ~ Deb Caletti

  64. “The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens — but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters.” ~ Tom Robbins
  65. “If you give your soul up to anything earthly, whether it be the wealth, or the honours, or the pleasures of this world, you might as well hunt after the mirage of the desert or try to collect the mists of the morning, or to store up for yourself the clouds of the sky, for all these things are passing away.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

A mirage is a naturally-occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays bend via refraction to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.

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