Pretence Quotes

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1. “Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.”

Tags : Achiever Attention Attitude Believe In Yourself Character Confiding In Yourself Estimation Eye Cany Eye Service Fake False Ignorance Impress Impression Journey Michael Bassey Johnson Notice Pretence Pretending Real Show Off The Real Man What You Are

2. “Stupidity is a pretence to know unkowns, where as learning is a solution”

Tags : Learning Pretence Silence Solution Stupidity

3. “Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”

Tags : Attraction Bad Bad People Bait Cheat Cheating Devilish Dog Dogs Evil Fools Gift Haters Hatred Michael Bassey Johnson Negative Negative People Negativity Pretence Sycophants Trickish Tricky Wolves

4. “How initially 'to get her in the sack' and subsequently to avoid 'her giving you the sack' are not identical dilemmas faced by the male species, but they sure have a bizarre habit of being bedfellows”

Tags : Advice For Life Bizarre Coincidence Female Protagonist Get The Sack Habits Of Action How To Be Happy In Life Human Nature Humanity Humour Humour Life Humour Noir Learning Lessons Prowess Satisfy Sex Appeal Sexual Communication Quotes Skill Technique Skilled Lover Skills True To Life Wise Quotes Woman Quotes Woo
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

5. “There's a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”

Tags : Act Acting Artifice Falsehood Game Games Illusion Lie Lies Playing Pretence Pretend Pretending Pretense
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

6. “When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces.”

Tags : Assasination Bloodsucker Chance Chaos Christmas Citizen Citizens Crime Crusader Deception Destruction Disturbance Double Cross Endorsement Freedom Fighter Freedom Fighters Government Guts Interrogation Leaders Leadership Leading Malevolence Murder Politics Power Abuse Pretence Rage Terrorism War

7. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.”

Tags : Attack Counterfeit Deception Decievers Demon Devil Fake Fake Friends Food For Thought Gossip Hatred Incessant Insanity Negative People Pessimism Plot Ploy Pretenders Smiles Sycophants Toxic People Troubesome People Villain

8. “Church was doing what he often did when dropped - lying on his back with all four legs in the air, pretending to be dead in order to induce guilt in his owners.”

Tags : Cassandra Clare Cat Church City Of Lost Souls Humor Pretence The Mortal Instruments
Source : City of Lost Souls

9. “Pretend to be poor in reality and you'll notice a decrease in your friends list and request.”

Tags : Decrease Desert Diminishing Fake Fake Friends Fake People Friendship Friendships Note Notice Poor Poverty Pretence Reality Relationship Relationships Request Shun

10. “Those who pretend as if they don't love you, are the ones who would hate to see you love another person.”

Tags : Anger Annoyance Anxiety Assunder Asunder Bitterness Care Crush Distrust Envy Funny Green Eyed Monster Habit Heartbeat Hesitation Insecurity Jealousy Love Mistrust Possesiveness Pretence Trouble Vigilance Watchful Watchfulness

11. “Incessant smiling is one of the deadly tools used by someone whose intent is to make others cry.”

Tags : Cry Crying Design Fake Friends Fake People Harm Hurt Hurtful Incessant Intention Malicious Intent Pretence Scheme Smiling Target Too Much Tool Trick

12. “There are people one knows and people one doesn't. One shouldn't cheapen the former by feigning intimacy with the latter.”

Tags : Friendship Intimacy Pretence Shelby Foote
Author : Tony Horwitz
Source : Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

13. “Act as if you don't know me, and i will make it seem as though you don't exist.”

Tags : Abysmal Attitude Bad Attitude Cockiness Ego Egocentricity Haughtiness Haughty My Life Myself Negative Attitude Negative Behaviour Not By Force Pretence Pride Repudiation Self Centred Self Love Self Obsession Selfishness Shun Snob Vexation

14. “The game never changes, you must be in the secret before you are shown to the public.”

Tags : Affair Difficult To Get Eccentric Eccentricity Frigidity Homosexuality Ladies Lesbianism Love Affair Lovelorn Passion Pretence Pride Putting Down Putting Off Race Relationships Single Woman Womanize Womanizer Women Woo Wooing

15. “Deception is the natural defence of the weak against the strong, and the South used it for many years against its conquerors; to-day it must be prepared to see its black proletariat turn that same two-edged weapon against itself. And how natural this is! The death of Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner proved long since to the Negro the present hopelessness of physical defence. Political defence is becoming less and less available, and economic defence is still only partially effective. But there is a patent defence at hand,—the defence of deception and flattery, of cajoling and lying. It is the same defence which peasants of the Middle Age used and which left its stamp on their character for centuries. To-day the young Negro of the South who would succeed cannot be frank and outspoken, honest and self-assertive, but rather he is daily tempted to be silent and wary, politic and sly; he must flatter and be pleasant, endure petty insults with a smile, shut his eyes to wrong; in too many cases he sees positive personal advantage in deception and lying. His real thoughts, his real aspirations, must be guarded in whispers; he must not criticise, he must not complain. Patience, humility, and adroitness must, in these growing black youth, replace impulse, manliness, and courage. With this sacrifice there is an economic opening, and perhaps peace and some prosperity. Without this there is riot, migration, or crime. Nor is this situation peculiar to the Southern United States, is it not rather the only method by which undeveloped races have gained the right to share modern culture? The price of culture is a Lie.”

Tags : Culture Deception Fear Pretence Race Relations Weakness
Source : The Souls of Black Folk

16. “I don't see anything other than pretensions and low mentality in women who make a man run after a hole that would soon be inhabited by termites and worms.”

Tags : Bonking Bothersome Crude Death Deception Fake Frigidity Hole Love Low Mentality Make Love Making Love Mental Mentality Michael Bassey Johnson Much Ado About Nothing Pretence Pretensions Purity Sex Life Sexuality Shit Termit Vagina Woman Women

17. “Millions upon millions will attain your ceremony, but don't think all of them are in a ceremonius mood.”

Tags : Bitter Bitterness Ceremonious Ceremony Discontent Discontentment Envy Green Eyed Monster Haters Jealous Jealousy Michael Bassey Johnson Negative People Niceties Pretence

18. “There is no compromise when it comes to someones delicate feelings, the only way out is to stop pretending and set yourself free from someones life.”

Tags : Acceptance Affair Back Off Breakup Bye Bye Caught Compromise Delicate End Feelings Flirt Flirting Free Freedom Get Out Life Love Love Affair No Need Pretence Relationship Stirrings Stop

19. “Life is for those that deserve it. Those kings amongst men who can climb out of barrels and will dare to break through glass walls and to transcend all of this whatever it is, these eyes to the ground, this pretence, acting only as is expected and never as is intended. We have been told what is acceptable in what situation and so we take heed. This is not living. In the real world, in nature, there is no need to pretend. There is no place for it.”

Tags : Authenticity Breaking Out Conformity Herd Mentality Intention Pretence Reality Society
Author : Oli Anderson
Source : Synchronesia: A Depressing Existential Novel

20. “Life is an act and we are all actors in the arena of life. We all do act each day from dawn to dusk. Some act well but some act to cover their acts”

Tags : Act Action Quotes Beware Conspiracy Falsehood Liars Pretence Pretenders Those Who Pretend Vigilance

21. “I have always disliked shrouding…especially feelings and emotions. I discovered quite later in life that truth and transparency are expected but exploited and disliked.”

Tags : Dislike Pretence
Author : Balroop Singh

22. “THE MYTH OF THE GOOD OL BOY AND THE NICE GAL The good of boy myth and the nice gal are a kind of social conformity myth. They create a real paradox when put together with the "rugged individual" part of the Success Myth. How can I be a rugged individual, be my own man and conform at the same time? Conforming means "Don't make a wave", "Don't rock the boat". Be a nice gal or a good ol' boy. This means that we have to pretend a lot. "We are taught to be nice and polite. We are taught that these behaviors (most often lies) are better than telling the truth. Our churches, schools, and politics are rampant with teaching dishonesty (saying things we don't mean and pretending to feel ways we don't feel). We smile when we feel sad; laugh nervously when dealing with grief; laugh at jokes we don't think are funny; tell people things to be polite that we surely don't mean." - Bradshaw On: The Family”

Tags : Conform Congruence Dishonesty Good Boy Good Girl Lies Make Waves Paradox Politeness Pretence Rock The Boat Shame
Author : John Bradshaw
Source : Healing the Shame that Binds You

23. “We wrap up our violent and mysterious world in a pretence of understanding. We paper over the voids in our comprehension with science or religion, and make believe that order has been imposed. And, for the most of it, the fiction works. We skim across surfaces, heedless of the depths below. Dragonflies flitting over a lake, miles deep, pursuing erratic paths to pointless ends. Until that moment when something from the cold unknown reaches up to take us. The biggest lies we save for ourselves. We play a game in which we are gods, in which we make choices, and the current follows in our wake. We pretend a separation from the wild. Pretend that a man's control runs deep, that civilization is more than a veneer, that reason will be our companion in dark places.”

Tags : Dark Lessons Pretence
Author : Mark Lawrence
Source : Prinz der Dunkelheit

24. “A hypocrite is a very dishonest person who pretends to be someone that only exists in the imaginary regions of their very deceptive mind.”

Tags : Deceit Deceptive Mind Hypocrite Pretence Very Dishonest Person

25. “The Major's laughter boomed out again."And I never kept a diary in my life!" he cried. "Why there's enough cream in this situation to make a dishful of meringues. You and I, you know, the students of Tilling! The serious-minded students who do a hard day's work when all the pretty ladies have gone to bed. Often and often has old--I mean has that fine woman, Miss Mapp, told me that I work too hard at night! Recommended me to get earlier to bed, and do my work between six and eight in the morning! Six and eight in the morning! That's a queer time of day to recommend an old campaigner to be awake at! Often she's talked to you, too, I bet my hat, about sitting up late and exhausting the nervous faculties."Major Flint choked and laughed and inhaled tobacco smoke till he got purple in the face."And you sitting up one side of the street," he gasped, "pretending to be interested in Roman roads, and me on the other pulling a long face over my diaries, and neither of us with a Roman road or a diary to our names. Let's have an end to such unsociable arrangements, old friend; you lining your Roman roads and the bottle to lay the dust over to me one night, and I'll bring my diaries and my peg over to you the next. Never drink alone--one of my maxims in life--if you can find someone to drink with you. And there were you within a few yards of me all the time sitting by your old solitary self, and there was I sitting by my old solitary self, and we each thought the other a serious-minded old buffer, busy on his life-work. I'm blessed if I ever heard of two such pompous old frauds as you and I, Captain! What a sight of hypocrisy there is in the world, to be sure! No offence--mind: I'm as bad as you, and you're as bad as me, and we're both as bad as each other. But no more solitary confinement of an evening for Benjamin Flint, as long as you're agreeable.”

Tags : Camaraderie Friendship Humour Pretence
Author : E.F. Benson
Source : Miss Mapp

26. “You should never leave your "house of bread", under any pretence, whether it is oppression, troubles or hardships.”

Tags : Bread Hardships House Leave Oppression Pretence

27. “A stupid is one who thinks that those in power today had clandestine means of getting there, yet wants to get there without thinking of the clandestine route they would be taking.”

Tags : Blame Clandestine Consideration Fame Getting There Ignorance Michael Bassey Johnson Mindset Path Power Pretence Reflection Route Splendor Stupid To Be Today Trap Weak Wealth

28. “Is it your implication that no good will come of this expedition?’‘Oh it will, sir; there’s no denying that.’ Captain Chillingworth’s words emerged very slowly, as if they had been pulled up from a deep well of bitterness. ‘I am sure it will do a great deal of good for some of us. But I doubt I’ll be of that number, or that many Chinamen will. The truth is, sir, that men do what their power permits them to do. We are no different from the Pharaohs or the Mongols: the difference is only that when we kill people we feel compelled to pretend that it is for some higher cause. It is this pretence of virtue, I promise you, that will never be forgiven by history.”

Tags : Forgiveness History Power Pretence Privilege War
Author : Amitav Ghosh

29. “Watch out for those who celebrate your success with bitterness in their hearts!  surely, they'll hail you for what you are, and hate you for what you have become.”

Tags : Alert Bitterness Celebration Celebrity Competition Critics Damage Envy Hail Haters Gonna Hate Hatred Heart Losers Modesty Pretence Rebel Success Watch Out

30. “Heroes are hero no matter if everybody is watching them or nobody watching them.”

Tags : Hero Heroes Heroism Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Pretence Pretend Pretending Show Off Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

31. “The only known technique to an imitator is to steal and rephrase, then with a mischievous smile, he said, "i did it", without any confidence and prove.”

Tags : Ability Confidence Copy Copy Work Imitate Imitation Imitators Metamorphosis Michael Bassey Johnson Mischief Pretence Pride Prove Rephrasing Smiles Steal Stealing Technique

32. “Don’t trust inanything that has life, else you’lllose your life and dive into a beehive, and get stung..”

Tags : Alone Believe In Yourself Detractors Devil Enemies Harmful Hatred Hazzard Lonely Lose Your Life Negative Negative People Negativity Parasite Peculiar Pretence Self Esteem Sting Stung Toxic People Trust Trustworthy Villian

33. “Some friends are like sunny days, with false flames, oozing from afar, coming near without a dime.”

Tags : Bogus Boring Charlatan Colour Dead Death Deception Enemies False Falsehood Frieceit Friends Haters Hatred Lack Michael Bassey Johnson Negative Negative People Pretence Ruin Sense Experience Sun Sunny Swindle Truth Unfulfilment Unskilled Vanity

34. “It is the unspeakable misery of a life so false as his, that it steals the pith and substance out of whatever realities there are around us, and which were meant by Heaven to be the spirit’s joy and nutriment. To the untrue man, the whole universe is false—it is impalpable—it shrinks to nothing within his grasp. And he himself in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow, or, indeed, ceases to exist.”

Tags : Falsity Guilt Pretence
Source : The Scarlet Letter

35. “So I slap on that smile and pretend everything’s okay even though it’s not.”

Tags : Girls Okay Pretence
Author : Libba Bray
Source : Beauty Queens

36. “JAY: Why is a story more upfront than life?LENORE: It just seems more honest, somehow.JAY: Honest meaning closer to the truth?LENORE: I smell trap.JAY: I smell breakthrough. The truth is that there's no difference between a life and a story? But a life pretends to be something more? But it really isn't more?LENORE: I would kill for a shower.”

Tags : Honesty Lies Life Pretence Stories Truth
Source : The Broom of the System