35 Quotes About Pretending


Pretending is the first step to experiencing the steps that it takes to achieve an end goal or ambition. For others, they fake it until they make it. These quotes about pretending capture what the power of imagination can create in our lives.

“A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.”

“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”

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

“And that was the greatest heartbreak of all- no matter how spectacular we want our children to be, no matter how perfect we pretend they are, they are bound to disappoint.”

“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.”

“Don’t. Don’t let’s pretend when there’s no one around.”

“Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.”

“Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.”

“Good actors I’ve worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.”

“Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.”

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

“I buried my head under the darkness of the pillow and pretended it was night. I couldn’t see the point of getting up. I had nothing to look forward to.”

“I don’t like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.”

“I don’t pretend to know everything; I just only speak on matters I know I’ll win.”

“I hate victims who respect their executioners.”

“I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong.”

“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.”

“I thought what I’d do was I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.”

“If I behave as though this is a completely normal situation, then maybe it will be…”

“If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want… well, that’s where you’re right. But-and I am only saying this because I care-there’s a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.”

“I’ve learned to get really good at this – say one thing when I’m thinking about something else, act like I’m listening when I’m not, pretend to be calm and happy when I’m really freaking out. It’s one of the skills you perfect as you get older.”

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”

“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.”

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

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”

“The best way to not get your heart broken, is pretending you don’t have one.”

“The devil’s voice is sweet to hear.”

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

“The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.”

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

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

“We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.”

“What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.”

“You always admire what you really don’t understand.”

“You’ll tell yourself anything you have to, to pretend that you’re still the one in control.”

For some, pretending presents a falseness that is not always a good or honest thing to do.

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