39 Quotes About Faces and Masks


Repressing your true emotions or how you feel requires you to operate behind a mask. These quotes about faces and masks capture what it takes to hide or deny your true identity.

“All societies end up wearing masks.”

“Although I know it’s unfair, I reveal myself one mask at a time.”

“Always avoid picking up hitch-hikers who are wearing a mask.”

“Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.”

“Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself.”

“Evil is no faceless stranger, living in a distant neighborhood. Evil has a wholesome, hometown face, with merry eyes and an open smile. Evil walks among us, wearing a mask which looks like all our faces.”

“Give a man a mask and he’ll tell you the truth.”

“He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending,wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.”

“I believe in my mask– The man I made up is me I believe in my dance– And my destiny.”

“I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.”

“I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic and performing with those things while singing and expressing myself through stylized movement, while keeping it as human as possible so the audience could be closer to the horror of the Phantom.”

“I hope I can make some Hollywood-type action films like ‘Batman’ or ‘Spiderman’, action films like that. With some wire work, maybe wearing a mask. Like that.”

“I try to imagine keeping something like that a secret for my whole life. It would be like always wearing a mask over your face, which everyone believed was the real you.”

“I wear the mask. It does not wear me.”

“I’m a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that’s not real. It was like I was wearing a mask.”

“In the event of a cabin failure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling, and untangling them will annoy you before you die.”

“I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.”

“Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself.”

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

“No one can wear a mask for very long.”

“Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are.”

“Sometimes wearing a mask is the best way to show our true selves.”

“Style is the physiognomy of the mind. It is more infallible than that of the body. To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask.”

“The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.”

“The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it. You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and all this other stuff to express yourself with.'”

“The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.”

“The only proper mask to wear in life is your own damn face.”

“This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.”

“Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.”

“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.”

“We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of.”

“We are never completely contemporaneous with our present. History advances in disguise; it appears on stage wearing a mask of the preceding scene, and we tend to lose the meaning of the play.”

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”

“We wear the mask that grins and lies, it hides our cheeks and shades our eyes- this debt we pay to human guile; with torn and bleeding hearts we smile.”

“We wear the mask that grins and lies.”

“Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t.”

“Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.”

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”

Some people operate behind a mask, hiding from reality and functioning in a certain standard set of rules.

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