40 Pretending Quotes

  • Pretending that we live doesn’t make us alive. – Serj Tankian


  • Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any. – Edith Warthon


  • You gain power by pretending to be weak. – Chuck Palahniu


  • Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be. – Orson Scott Card


  • The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody. – Booth Tarkington


  • Nobody really knows what they’re doing. Some are just better at pretending like they do. – Kumail Najiani


  • I think any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it. – George Eliot


  • Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really there. – Neil deGrasse Tyson


  • Wisdom consists partly in not pretending anymore, in discarding artifice. – Julian Barnes


  • You don’t get anything worth getting by pretending to know things you don’t know. – Sam Harris


  • You can only do so much pretending before you become the thing you’re pretending to be. – Hank Green


  • You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. – American Proverb


  • You can’t get the help that you need if you are pretending that everything is ok. – Brenda Diann Johnson


  • When one is pretending the entire body revolts. – Anais Nin


  • There’s no use of pretending to be good in front of people who are also doing same to us.. Mutual deceptions don’t lead anywhere. – Rajneesh Sharma


  • Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command. – Alan Watts


  • I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. – Oscar Wilde


  • It’s much more interesting to embrace who you really are rather than waste energy pretending to be someone else. – Adam Levine


  • I don’t know if they’re really like everybody else, or if they’re able to pretend they are. – Madeleine L’Engle


  • Pretending that there are no choices to be made – reading only books, for example, which are cheery and safe and nice – is a prescription for disaster for the young. – Louis Lowry


  • Sometimes deception is in our eyes and we need to believe more than others need to lie. – Luigina Sgarro


  • We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut


  • The best way to not get your heart broken, is pretending you don’t have one. – Charlie Sheen


  • Human has the ability to believe in something wrong as if it is true. – Toba Beta


  • You’re pretending this isn’t your life. You think it’s going to happen some other time. When you’re dead you’ll realise you were alive now. – Caryl Churchill


  • We are born knowing how to be just. And we die knowing we spent a lifetime pretending we didn’t. – Susan Meissner


  • Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical. – John Fowles


  • Why do you pretend, when you can make it real? We like pretending to be someone else but the truth we just want to be ourselves. – Ann Marie Aguilar


  • Because people who can’t be bothered with manners pretend to be amused by them. – Leigh Bardugo


  • We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be. – Patrick Rothfuss


  • Everybody wants to lie to himself, pretending that there’s something else besides only the normal life you’re living in. – Gaspar Noe


  • There is weakness in pretending to know more than you know or in stating less than you know. – Robert Henri


  • Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time. – Meryl Streep


  • Everyone in a position of authority is hysterical, and everyone else is pretending to be asleep. – Samuel R. Delany


  • Good people protect people they love even if that means that pretending that everything is okay. – Ron McLarty


  • 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. – Michael Bassey Johnson


  • Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t. – Rick Warren


  • I don’t believe I could live at times if I didn’t pretend things. – L.M. Montgomery


  • The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them. – Vernon Howard


  • Confidence is very important – even pretending to be confident. If you make a mistake but do not let your opponent see what you are thinking then he may overlook the mistake. – Viswanathan Anand






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