Quotation Explorer - 'Pretending'

There is nothing to be gained by pretending that academic involvement is necessary, or even always desirable, in the quest for truth and knowledge. - Christopher Langan
Sooner or later on this journey, every traveller faces the same question: Are you a human intending to be a god, or a god pretending to be human? - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
We must be content to grow slowly. Most of us will still barely be at the beginning of our recovery by the time we die. But that is better than killing ourselves pretending to be healthy. - Simon Tugwell
We live in a world full of people who are satisfied with pretending to be someone they are not. - Tommy Tran
The distinction between pretending you are better than you are and beginning to be better in reality is finer than moral sleuth hounds conceive. - C.S. Lewis
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
Humility is the greatest shaper of souls and crafter of character, for it wipes away all the grandiose things that we spend so much of our lives pretending to be, so that we can spend all of our lives being the exceptional person that we were actually created to be. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships. - Kurt Cobain
It's pointless to hate anything. Just trick your conscience by pretending you like something and soon enough you will. - Gabriella Jording
In a fallacious world where we live; it is much easy to create a God rather than pretending to find one. - M.F. Moonzajer
A responsible woman doesn’t see opportunities and needs and look the other way pretending not to see them rather she gets to work to ensure things are done properly and her man succeeds in his endeavours. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Finally- no more ruddy show for the folks back home. No pretending it's all beer and skittles and no one ever gets hurt.- Phoenix and Ashes - Mercedes Lacky
That's the downside of growing up. There's a lot of pretending involved. We frequently act like someone other than who we really are because we don't know or aren't comfortable with our true selves. - Connor Franta
It's better to risk being disliked for living your truth than to be loved for what you are pretending to be. - Dawn Gluskin
[Beauty] exists merely in the mind which contemplates [things]; and each mind perceives a different beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others. - David Hume
There is no compromise when it comes to someones delicate feelings, the only way out is to stop pretending and set yourself free from someones life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. - Drew Barrymore
I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J.K. Rowling
Hey. My life’s not all about weird little creatures pretending to be teddy bears. From Tribe of the Teddy Bear. - J. Joseph Wright
I got out on the street and started crying the kind of hysterical tears made justifiable only by turning off one’s cell phone, putting it to the ear, and pretending to be told of a death in the family. - Sloane Crosley
Language is something you inherit, it's never just you doing the talking, which helps when you're pretending. - Cees Nooteboom
It's okay not to know all the answers. It's better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's already there. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The new music, the bebop and modern jazz, wasn't music to him. It was choppy noise pretending to make music out of traffic jams. - Richard Flanagan
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. - Jim Henson
We have been pretending for a long time to be limited beings. - Raphael Zernoff
Having a relationship with people of questionable character is like playing with a razor blade on your skin, and pretending to observe that it is harmful to your body. - Michael Bassey Johnson
They didn’t change; they just got tired of pretending. - Steve Maraboli
pretending to be good might be the same with pretending to be right, its just you are selfish on your own because you think only for yourself.. - Jinnul Jr.
There was no guarantee of victory if I remained the same or just tried to be myself, but there was certain defeat in pretending to be something I was not. - J.W. Lord
The pride of aiming at more knowledge, and pretending to more perfection, is the cause of Man's error and misery. - Alexander Pope
Most Leadership is Greedership dressed up in sheeps' clothing pretending to care for humanity. - Tony Dovale
God’s eyes readily see beyond our actions, for our actions are simply fear and selfishness pretending to be us. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
My books have very few villains pretending to be righteous, but they are filled with good people who have pretended to be villains so well that they believe it themselves. This is how I like to view reality. - Kenneth Everett
It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party. - Nick Hornby
My success has depended wholly on putting things over on people, so I'm not sure that I'm that great a role model. I am, however, an expert on pretending to be an expert on pretending to be an expert. - Meryl Streep
Being yourself is so much easier than pretending to be someone else. - Karon Waddell
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J. K. Rowling
It's silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons. - Henry Miller
sometimes, you feel that you’re unwanted, in someone’s life when you’re actually the best thing happened in their entire life, it’s just too hard, to recognize if they really want you or if they’re pretending to want you. - Amna.s
The best way to not get your heart broken, is pretending you don't have one. - Charlie Sheen
It it not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. - Lillian Hellman
Stop pretending to be something you're not. FREE YOURSELF. You are good enough just the way you are. - Karen A. Baquiran
Happiness isn’t about pretending there’s no pain. It’s about accepting the pain as a part of healing and doing your best to nurse your own wounds with love and patience. - Vironika Tugaleva
This is me being sad.Maybe you think I'm being happy in this picture. Really I'm being sad but pretending I'm being happy. I'm doing that because I think people won't like me if I look sad. - Michael Rosen
Romanticism in loneliness is a true romanticism; but romanticism when others are around is suspicious because you may be pretending! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Is there a word for when you are young and pretending to have lived and loved a thousand lives? Is there a German word for that? Let's say its schaufenfrieglasploit. - Amy Poehler
Humanity's favorite pasttime: pretending to know what it doesn't know. - Marty Rubin
Give it time… The weak in character always get tired of pretending. Their true colors will show. - Steve Maraboli
Don't ever quit pretending. - Richelle E. Goodrich
An educated theologian: someone who's better at rationalizing what they're pretending to know. - Peter Boghossian
You cannot fix a broken heart by pretending it's not broken.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. - Bill Cosby
Don't assume you are more creative or better than anyone, because some people with better stuffs are just pretending to be dumb for a while. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Trying something new is like daring to speak a foreign language, you bite your tongue at first, memorize and thereafter sing it as if you were pretending to be unacquainted. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight, there's no need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we already are - as soon as we stop pretending we're small or unholy. - Bo Lozoff
What an utter disgrace it would be to find something truly magic and spend any time at all pretending and trying to convince yourself it is all just an unbelievably orchestrated and beautifully choreographed illusion. - Tyler Knott Gregson
Can we just stop pretending that skinny jeans are a good look on anyone? Can we just band together and go for a boot cut, please? Ladies? - Jennifer Garner
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
I have always been afraid... Always been pretending to follow you closely, alwyas been pretending to sharpen my teeth, when the truth is, I am ... scared to death just treading on your shadow. - Tite Kubo
The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you've done just to belong.Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don't have to find yourself; you just have to let yourself in. - D. Antoinette Foy
Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they're not absurd. - China Miéville
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