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Pretending Quotes

The term ‘pretending’ means to give a false appearance of being, possessing, or performing. If pretending makes you happy and beats the blues away, then there is nothing wrong with it as long as it doesn’t cross limits. Acting is career for many. But, a lot of people still can’t accept falsehood and dislike fake people! The act of pretending is allowed for those that have exceptional acting skills and make everything look real. Here are some of the famous cynicism and pretending quotations and sayings.

Stephen King

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Adam Smith

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

Thomas Paine

It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.

Anton Chekhov

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.

Leonardo DiCaprio

I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.

Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

Garrison Keillor

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Joe Rogan

Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near

Honoré de Balzac

A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.

Dorothy Day

I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.

Saint Augustine

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

Andre Gide

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

Chuck Palahniuk

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.

John Greenleaf Whittier

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.

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Joe Rogan

After this whole acting thing is over and done, you eventually have to be human. Some people are never human. It's very weird.

Stephen King

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

Tom Stoppard

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar - you pretend it's not there.

Andre Gide

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.

William Blake

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

George Eliot

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

Eudora Welty

Beware of a man with manners.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.


Better is the enemy of good.

Blaise Pascal

You always admire what you really don't understand.

Edgar Watson Howe

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.

Christopher Morley

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.

Jean Baudrillard

It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.

Kurt Cobain

The worst crime is faking it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

Larry King

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.

Bertrand Russell

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.

Ambrose Bierce

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

Nicole Kidman

I think it's important that we don't all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything's fine.


The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

Lord Byron

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.

Leo Buscaglia

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Mark Twain

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

Oscar Wilde

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

Mark Twain

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.

William Shakespeare

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

William Shakespeare

There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.

Oscar Wilde

The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge.