Quotation Explorer - 'Masks'

Seven times have I despised my soul: The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks. - Kahlil Gibran
The question of the stranger in a society which estranges everybody from it--while forcing everybody to assimilate their own alienation--takes cover under dubious and sinister masks. - Norman Manea
Some will wear masks their entire life because they care about what other people think, while others remove the mask to be who they truly are. The difference between the two is not the ability to trust others, but to trust in God. - Shannon L. Alder
Everybody put on masks, including you and me. We all wear masks. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
True friendship is a house where we can take off our masks. - Debasish Mridha
A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks! - Mehmet Murat ildan
All words are masks and the lovelier they are, the more they are meant to conceal. - Steven Millhauser
I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks. - R.J. Palacio
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped. - Arthur Schopenhauer
There are many places you need to be, but there is nowhere to reach. There are many people you need to see but no one to meet. And there are many contacts in your phone but no one to talk. There are many masks in your closet but no face to please. - Jasz Gill
We ardently desire to take down our masks and say to the world, This is who I am…and I am okay. This is simple…not easy. - David W. Earle
The masks. that men have as faces, the outward shells they hold up for others to see while their minds shift in hidden directions" Discard 2 - Lois Charles
People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. - Shannon L. Alder
The romanticism of struggle is over. What remains are the utterly naked facts. The cult of personality and its collapse. Rethinking of everything. The masks are off (the mask of religion, the mask of heroism…). - Sonallah Ibrahim
We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside. - Anchee Min
Every reader can live One Thousand and One Lives; every fiction author can have One Thousand and One Masks, and their talent can have One Thousand and One Facets. - Lara Biyuts
The masks. that men have as faces, the outward shells they hold up for others to see while their minds shift in hidden directions." Discard 2 - Lois Charles
I got the bill foe my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
People do not change. It is just that they change the masks they wear and the acts they put on, with new costumes, new dialogues and new settings.That is human nature. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
In his voice resonated the timbre of a man who thinks he has convinced himself of an idea, but masks his own doubt by laboring to persuade others. - Katherine Howe
Never question yourself to satisfy the comfort of those living blindly by the false masks of life. - Nikki Rowe
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. - André Berthiaume
Horror is the removal of masks. - Robert Bloch
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope -- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
Let's take off the masks and get real so we can get it right with God. - Undena Y. Leake Jackson
Luther looks at all the jobs that are out there and he says, These are the masks of God, behind which He wants to remain concealed, and do all things. Christians have to be profoundly appreciative of good work done on absolutely everything. - Timothy J. Keller
Do you think people love having jobs, Sylvia asks Peter in because they offer a condoned but false responsibility that masks, for at least eight hours a day, true responsibility? - David Bajo
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. - James Baldwin
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