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Mask Quotes by Ezra Pound, Oriana Fallaci, Seneca the Younger, Micah Richards, Elbert Hubbard, John Cusack and many others.

‘Tis not need we know our every thought Or see the work shop where each mask is wrought Wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, Careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit And serve our jape’s turn for a night or two.
Ezra Pound
Instead of learned young people we have donkeys with University degrees. Instead of future leaders we have mollusks with expensive blue jeans and phony revolutionaries with ski masks. And do you know what? Maybe this is another reason why our Moslem invaders have such an easy game.
Oriana Fallaci
No one can long hide behind a mask; the pretense soon lapses into the true character.
Seneca the Younger
On social media, you have a mask on where you are smiling, but you’re crying inside. And that was me.
Micah Richards
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
Elbert Hubbard
When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.
John Cusack
Uh, excuse me, sir, I, uh, don’t known how to uh, to uh, tell you this, but you were three minutes late. The schedule is a little, uh, bit off.” He grinned sheepishly. “That’s ridiculous!” murmured the Ticktockman behind his mask. “Check your watch.” And then he went into his office, going mrmee, mrmee, mrmee, mrmee.
Harlan Ellison
No perfume. Because I want to know how you smell – right off the bat. Don’t mask it up. I need to know how you smell because I need to know how we connect. A smell is a big thing. Pheromones. Don’t cover that.
Chris D’Elia
Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling.
Khalil Gibran
I think it’s interesting that there’s always a dark cloud hanging over my character, in every movie. Even in Fat Man and Little Boy, where it’s a real dark cloud. In Mask, it’s more the judgment of others, but it’s still a threat.
Laura Dern
Language itself is a mask. It’s the first mask in the series of invented selves – they’ve come right out of language. The way you speak changes you, because when you are speaking, you are representing yourself in a certain way.
Vijay Seshadri
What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered.
Peter Straub
At Halloween a lot of young people were wearing Bush masks mocked up as an incarnation of the Devil.
Jon Snow
When considering real-world issues, particularly those that touch on science and technology, it is harder to speak in platitudes or rely purely on emotion or fear. Substance, or its lack, becomes harder to mimic or mask, which is why I wish we had a true televised presidential debate on these subjects.
Lawrence M. Krauss
No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart.
Kevyn Aucoin
There are people in this world who can wear whale masks and people who cannot, and the wise know to which group they belong.
Tom Robbins
I have to phrase this perfectly: I’m just not convinced that the attention we give to creating what we think of as a character isn’t actually quite often the means by which an actor overcomes his own terror of standing there onstage and creating a mask to hide behind.
Stephen Dillane
It was for one minute that I saw him, but the hair stood upon my head like quills. Sir, if that was my master, why had he a mask upon his face?
Robert Louis Stevenson
Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories.
Amilcar Cabral
This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart of the British Fabian Socialist, who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind a mask which he calls National Planning.
John T. Flynn
It’s very much an exploration of the human condition and how different people react and respond to their lives. And what they present to the world, in terms of who they are as characters and what is going on behind the mask, in terms of what demons their holding… and how that interacts.
Sean Mahon
I make a honey, egg white, and lemon face mask. It helps to reduce the appearance of sun spots and pimples; plus, it’s so nutritious and natural, what could be better!
Devon Windsor
I really love Neutrogena’s acne mask. It’s cleared up my skin on a bunch of occasions.
Bria Vinaite
There are so many role models who I watched and idolised growing up, mainly guys with a similar athletic style to myself. I loved Dynamite Kid, Eddie Guerrero, and Rey Mysterio, as well as Japanese juniors like Jushin Liger, Ultimo Dragon, and Tiger Mask.
Do not imagine that I would disregard that thing that lies beneath the mask… but be sure that when the outside is rightly seen, the thing that lies under the surface will be found upon your canvas.
William Merritt Chase
There is a life behind the personality that uses personalities as masks. There are times when life puts off the mask and deep answers unto deep.
Dion Fortune
Convention, so often a mask for injustice.
Edith Hamilton
I find it very satisfying to write because you can purge many things and vent what you feel under the mask of fiction.
Steven Berkoff
Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.
Charles Frazier
Suicide attacks are the actions of losers who have nothing left to lose. In this case, Islam serves as a mask, a cover for desperation and nihilism, but not for religion.
Walter Kasper
Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.
Kevyn Aucoin
Because no retreat from the world can mask what is in your face.
Gregory Maguire
During Fashion Week, my skin becomes sensitive, so I always put on a sheet mask before I go to bed.
HoYeon Jung
No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
William Congreve
All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it’s happened I guess I’m just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy.
John Dillinger
Even when I was a young kid, I always told my uncle that, when I became a wrestler, I wanted to be Rey Mysterio, Jr. and I wanted to wear the mask. I always pictured myself wearing a mask. I dreamed about it for so long. I wanted to be one of those luchadores who wore the mask, the cape, and the fancy outfits.
Rey Mysterio
I wish everyday 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
One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered… I’m going to put a mask on and scrawl my name across the face of the world, build cities of gold, come back and stomp this place flat, until even the bricks are just dust. So you can just shut up. All of you. I’m going to move the world.
Austin Grossman
Meditation will drop all the masks. It is a search for the original face.
I think I’m not in this work to not look at life as it is. I’m not in it to say, “I want to wear a mask and escape,” you know. I want to know what’s happening in the world, and I want to have it touch me in a way that I can do something, my little part like that, and have it somehow translate.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Concepts and intellectual devices or chops can’t mask or conceal an underlying lack of emotive power.
Gerard Cox
Evey Hammond: Who are you? V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask. Evey Hammond: Well I can see that. V: Of course you can. I’m not questioning your powers of observation I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is
Alan Moore
Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.
Mason Cooley
During a carnival, men put masks over their masks.
Xavier Forneret
Men take more pains to mask than mend.
Benjamin Franklin
The pronoun is one of the most terrifying masks man has invented.
John Fowles
I decided that every year on my birthday, I’m going to release a new clown mask.
Shawn Crahan
You can’t find intimacy – you can’t find home – when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
Junot Diaz
Strip is the power. I’m ready to strip… I think everyone is. In that I’m saying I think everyone is ready to take off masks and pretentious costumes that don’t represent who they truly are.
Truth Hurts
If you want a lover I’ll do anything you ask. If you want a different kind of love I’ll wear a mask. If you want to strike me down in anger here I stand. If you want a partner in life take my hand. I’m your man.
Leonard Cohen
When I started out, I preferred to watch my films without music, as its presence tends to mask the underlying pace of the film. I felt I could feel the rhythm of the film better without music to influence me.
Paul Hirsch
What is death? A scary mask. Take it off-see, it doesn’t bite.
I can’t close my left eye properly. I have to sleep with a little eye mask and my mouth still goes to the side when I talk, although people don’t really notice.
Scarlett Moffatt
We see acne and spots as an imperfection and I’ve gone to great lengths to cover it up with lots of foundation. And everyone thinks ‘Toff’s perfect’ but I mask my imperfections.
Georgia Toffolo
Funny thing about Bob Dylan, the newest Nobel laureate in literature: He’s been a master of self-invention for more than 50 years, creating personae, wearing them like masks, and then discarding them as soon as they grew too familiar.
Jay Michaelson
You people always hold onto old identities, old faces and masks, long after they’ve served their purpose. But you’ve got to learn to throw things away eventually.
Neil Gaiman
We were not meant to mask ourselves before our fellow-beings, but to be, through our human forms, true and clear utterances of the spirit within. Since God gave us these bodies, they must have been given us as guides to Him and revealers of Him.
Lucy Larcom
The more they do to expose themselves as who they are – but remember, now, most liberals hide who they are, particularly liberal Democrat officeholders and people running for office. They lie about their agenda. They lie about what they believe. They lie and mask who they are.
Rush Limbaugh
As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Erich Fromm
This is brain surgery. Ski masks on my bullets, let ’em commit brain burglary. Emergency, it’s an emergency. Someone in all black left the whole scene burgundy.
Lil Wayne
Laughter and weeping, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, mark the extremes of a continuous spectrum; both provide channels for the overflow of emotion; both are
Arthur Koestler
All of us know, whether or not we are able to admit it, that mirrors can only lie, that death by drowning is all that awaits one there. It is for this reason that love is so desperately sought and so cunningly avoided. Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin
Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face – for me that would be deserving of an award.
Elfriede Jelinek
I love the fact that, one time, my face was on the back of a cereal box – probably 3-CPO’s – and it was a mask where you cut out the eye holes and put a string through the side. It makes me feel like I’m 11 years old all over again.
Mark Hamill
Natural heart’s ivy, Patience masks Our ruins of wrecked past purpose.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Zen is the game of insight, the game of discovering who you are beneath the social masks.
Reginald Horace Blyth
Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.
Haruki Murakami
It’s probably a lot cooler than wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Once I put on the mask, I don’t even realize that it’s there. They’re molded off of our faces, so they fit really well.
Jim Root
Don’t cross me Scooby-Doo. I’m not an old man in a mask waiting to be thwarted by you meddling kids.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Funny is as funny does, and funny puts on a walrus mask and slowly gyrates in a mall food court. I laugh at absurdity hardest, then stories, then observations, then bearded men on roller skates.
T. J. Miller
I understand better than she’d imagine that history is indelible. You can mask it; you can patch it smooth and clear; but you always know what’s hidden underneath.
Jodi Picoult
I have a toy giraffe on my bed. I’ve got photographs over my desk as well as a mask of a giraffe in my kitchen. I am totally hooked.
Joanna Lumley
I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears… and she did not run away!…and she did not die!… She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.
Gaston Leroux
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.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
We never get far from wealth and all of its masks when we deal with power.
Frank Herbert
Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love.
Albert Camus
Just like our bodies need rest, so does our hair. I put a hair mask on twice a month and walk around with it for a whole day.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Emotional, physical, and spiritual estrangement and ontological and religious doubt inform my personality, my thoughts, and my characters, which are, more often than not, masks for my own being and my being in the world – a world that frightens me insofar as I don’t understand it.
Norman Lock
You’re not too good for the sleep mask-neck pillow combo! You’re not too cool for it!
Nikki Glaser
The ceding of Alsace-Lorraine is nothing but war in perpetuity under the mask of peace.
Edgar Quinet
You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give ’em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don’t like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot’s mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.
Terry Bradshaw
For me pressure is bird flu. I’m serious. I’m feeling a lot of pressure with the problem in Scotland. It’s not fun and I’m more scared of it than football. Football is nothing compared with life. For me bird flu is the drama of the last few days. I’ll have to buy a mask.
Jose Mourinho
The most strongly enforced of all known taboos is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated ego.
Alan Watts
A collection of masks, depicting historical figures in life and what I like to call the eternal repose.
Wes Craven
All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event — in the living act, the undoubted deed — there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of
its features from behind the unreasoning mask.
Herman Melville
The mask of the character was already written into the show, but I actually lobbied for a denser and more complete mask than they initially considered.
Rene Auberjonois
I like the masks; because the real face of the mask is again itself!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Because I know that hope and fear are connected, I put my mask of hope on.
Will Smith
Superman is the hardest character to draw. There are a couple of things that make him difficult. He’s got a very simple costume and doesn’t have the long cape like Batman. He’s not a character that is necessarily always in shadow, and he doesn’t have a mask.
Jim Lee
I use egg whites and an olive oil-based hair mask that deep-conditions the hair and adds incredible shine.
Yami Gautam
[Duke] is the same way that Harper Row is a character who doesn’t want to know who you are beneath the mask, and that makes her interesting. She’ll show up and help Batman, but she never wants to know if he’s Bruce Wayne.
Scott Snyder
Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
I’m a tearless clown. If I were to get a tattoo, it would be the two masks, and they would be both smiling.
Andy Samberg
I get really puffy eyes, so I’m all about a good puffy-eye mask.
Karrueche Tran
Well, you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull on the mask of old Lone Ranger and you don’t mess around with Jim.
Jim Croce
Photography is our exorcism. Primitive society had its masks, bourgeois society its mirrors. We have our images.
Jean Baudrillard
Am I looking at a mask or am I the mask being looked at?
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Of course, I wrestled in Windsor for Scott D’Amore’s promotion way back in my very early days. That was at the very, very beginning, when I was working under a mask as La Felina.
Gail Kim
We create a mask to meet the masks of others. Then we wonder why we cannot love, and why we feel so alone.
Brenda Shoshanna
I liked to use my face mask more than the diving helmet for most occasions. I was learning to hold my breath longer now and could go down almost as deep without the helmet which limited my movements.
Eugenie Clark
Scary is time passing and sickness and dying and regret and isolation and loneliness and relationship problems – as opposed to a guy in a hockey mask, which didn’t seem that scary.
Charlie Kaufman
When the mask of self-righteousness has been torn from us and we stand stripped of all our accustomed defenses, we are candidates for God’s generous grace.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Acting is about giving yourself away, like the U2 song ‘With or Without You.’ You just don’t stay behind a character and make people laugh or cry. At some point you have to take off that mask, and when you do, you’re a human being, not just an actor. After all, I’m Catherine the person first. You share that.
Catherine Hicks
Solemnity in politicians is not only tiresome but may even mask those twin sins – self-righteousness and intolerance – for the opinions of others. If I couldn’t laugh, I couldn’t live, especially in politics.
Ralph Bellamy
Although I know it’s unfair I reveal myself one mask at a time.
Stephen Dunn
I look older. Maybe it’s the short hair or maybe it’s just that I wear all that has happened like a mask. Either way, I always thought I would be happy when I stopped looking like a child. But all I feel is a lump in my throat. I am no longer the daughter my parents knew. They will never know me as I am now.
Veronica Roth
I only put soap on my face once a day, in the evening, and I’ll add in a face mask or exfoliating product ever so often.
Lisa Haydon
But she wondered why beautiful things had to be wrapped up with evil history. Or was it the other way around? Maybe the evil history made it necessary to build beautiful things, to mask the darker aspects.
Rick Riordan
In order to find peace, we must expose the masks we use to hide behind.
Debbie Ford
Our love is like a red, red rose… and I am a little thorny.
Jim Carrey
I have gas mask in my office because I took Chem/bio warfare training class so I can report in case of an attack. It’s on a copy of my head made by Madame Tussauds
Anderson Cooper
A lot of people don’t know that I love to love. To have a different kind of mask on me where people feel like I’m not a loving individual. I just love to love, I love everything and everybody, I’m about peace that’s my spirit.
Snoop Dogg
She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew.
Shel Silverstein
Most of our occupations are low comedy…. We must play our part duly, but as the part of a borrowed character. Of the mask and appearance we must not make a real essence, nor of what is foreign what is our very own.
Michel de Montaigne
For the Warrior of Light there is no such thing as an impossible love. He is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire. Without love, he is nothing.
Paulo Coelho
Black Mask is new money. He’s rich. He’s very, very powerful. He’s made it. He’s known for being brutal and sadistic. And particularly at this point in the Arkham franchise he has enormous resources. He is the number one gang leader in Gotham. And has easily the most power in the city.
Eric Holmes
Scientology always makes me think of that movie ‘V’ where that woman takes off her mask of human flesh to reveal her true, alien self.
Rick Astley
A lot of men who have accepted – or had imposed upon them in boyhood – the old English public school styles of careful modesty in speech, with much understatement, have behind their masks an appalling and impregnable conceit of themselves.
J. B. Priestley
Life tears at us and scars us as children so we adopt facades and masks to hide this part of us, to keep this sacred part of ourselves from the pain.
Jon Foreman
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.
Denis Diderot
The only true development in American recreational resources is the development of the perceptive faculty in Americans. All of the other acts we grace by that name are, at best, attempts to retard or mask the process of dilution.
Aldo Leopold
I personally don’t feel like I’m really different with the mask on or not, but I don’t really like to take interviews or go talk to other people or in front of other people.
Yoko Taro
The way that I live is in between the dual experiences of the tragedy mask and the comedy mask. I feel that I write best and think best in between those two masks.
Mike O’Malley
When it comes to Shad, this is the man I at one point really considered marrying. He is the one I decided to say yes to, but once the mask came off, I realized I had made a bad choice.
Erica Mena
There come a time, when good man must wear mask.
Johnny Depp
I want to be the female Rey Mysterio. Whether it’s with a mask or not, I want to be him.
Zelina Vega
‘Imposter Syndrome’ is the feeling of wearing a mask and playing a role that one does not feel at home in. It is when you feel like you or your work is a fluke and that you’re a dwarf amongst giants. Many of us have this, especially when we’re in some sort of creative industry.
Luvvie Ajayi
Smart people understand that there is no such thing as paranoia. It is just another mask for ignorance.
Hunter S. Thompson
Beneath a mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom.
Cyril Connolly
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For oh tonight it’s Halloween!
Jack Prelutsky
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. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Love often wears a mask in order to test loyalty.
Minna Antrim
The mask, given time, comes to be the face itself
Marguerite Yourcenar
I love Weleda Skin Food and Avene’s Moisture Mask, especially if I’ve been travelling. Weleda also makes great deodorants and body oils – my mum introduced me to them long ago.
Anna Ewers
That boy hardly needed a mask when his naked face was already impenetrable.
Lionel Shriver
Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks.
Bob Dylan
Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
Robert Motherwell
To all organic conceptions of life Americans oppose a mechanistic conception. In a society which has ‘started from scratch’, everything has the characteristic of being fabricated. In American society appearances are masks, not faces. At the same time, proponents of the American way of life are hostile to personality.
Julius Evola
In a jump, the subject, in a sudden burst of energy, overcomes gravity. He cannot simultaneously control his expressions, his facial and his limb muscles. The mask falls. The real self becomes visible. One only has to snap it with the camera.
Philippe Halsman
How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
Neville Chamberlain
I have two curiosity cabinets at home filled with finds from jumble sales, markets and my travels. My favourite piece is a voodoo mask from just outside Cape Town.
Erin O’Connor
(All the grief she had suffered over her lifetime had moulded her face into a mask of eternal sadness)
Jean Sasson
In Mexico, luchadores, the wrestlers, are the only Mexican superheroes. And to keep the mystery behind the mask is really important.
Alberto Del Rio
We are the eyes of the cosmos. So that in a way, when you look deeply into somebody’s eyes, you’re looking deep into yourself, and the other person is looking deeply into the same self.
Alan Watts
I’m a big fan of domino masks, like Zorro, or Robin. You could put a domino mask on anything, and it becomes a superhero. You put a domino mask on a milkman, and he becomes, like, Super Milkman.
Gerard Way
I want to enjoy not getting recognised while it lasts. But the mask is a symbol of unity. Anyone can be a Walker.
Alan Walker
On the one hand, the reality is dire, on the other, reality is always false, it is a mask covering what is coming up underneath.
Lee Maracle
When we were younger, my cousins used to jump in front of cars with masks on and start dancing really funny or making funny moves and the people in the cars would start laughing.
Leo Santa Cruz
He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.
George Orwell
Master Seneca says that ‘No one can wear a mask for very long.’ This is true; but someone can wear different masks for very long!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I was in Toronto when they had a severe outbreak of SARS – you know, Severe Asian Racism Syndrome. I was in the airport and there were these big snowboarder guys and they had white masks around their necks, and as soon as they saw me, they put their masks on. So I went “cough, cough, cough… You wanna egg rorr?
Margaret Cho
If you live in Tishomingo County and there’s a statewide mask mandate you can’t help but say, ‘Well, that’s probably for those folks in Hancock County.’ If you put a statewide mandate, the folks in Hancock County are going to say, ‘That’s for the folks up in Tishomingo County, they can’t possibly be talking about me.’
Tate Reeves
We’ve been doing something every year. We had a rock concert a few years ago to benefit the Garden of Dreams. And then we had the mask event.
Henrik Lundqvist
So the mask was just really easy, I’ve got to be honest. And it was great actually because it really allowed you to get into the character a little bit more maybe than without it, if that makes sense.
Julian McMahon
The truth was only another mask, even if it was the best fit, the closest to skin and all that lay beneath
Michelle Sagara
There’s even one for your titties. I haven’t done the boobs mask one yet-you just stick it on your tits, apparently. I have to try it. But I did the foot one and the hand one yesterday, and it makes my skin crazy. It’s like I just had sex for four days.
Courtney Love
I hate smoking sections. Unless we’re talking about the movie ‘The Mask’ with Jim Carrey. Then the smoking section is my favorite part.
Harris Wittels
We can all pretend to be cynical and scheming, but when we’re faced with purity and innocence, the cynical mask drops off.
Federico Fellini
Writing is both mask and unveiling.
E. B. White
Fire is to represent truth because it destroys all sophistry and lies; and the mask is for lying and falsehood which conceal truth.
Leonardo da Vinci
At night, I try to sheet mask. I’m one of those people who does it on the plane.
Denise Bidot
When you choose a villain, you need something visually exciting. And when you have someone like Jamie Foxx… you want to make sure the guy with the mask and the guy without the mask are delivering two different performances.
Avi Arad
Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. The truth, when you finally chase it down is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears
Hunter S. Thompson
I’ll be your mess,you be mine That was the deal that we had signed I bought a hazmat suit to clean up your waste Gas masks,gloves,to keep us safe But now i’m alone in an empty room Staring down immaculate doom “Messy
Gayle Forman
Fashion and riches will mask much annoyance.
Christopher Pearse Cranch
I don’t travel without a sleep mask or Post Its!
Georgina Bloomberg
No one can keep a mask on long.
Seneca the Younger
In the Far East, it’s very normal for people to wear masks in flu season. I don’t know if I’d ever do that, though, because I don’t like having things on my face.
Chuck Klosterman
She, too, had worn a mask in assuming a contempt for him, whilst, as a matter of fact, she completely misunderstood him
Baroness Orczy
She was not crying Which surprised me very much But I understand now That she had found places For her melancholy That were behind more masks Than only her eyes
Jonathan Safran Foer
Among the lessons learned in my lifetime is the ease with which corruption can enter high places in the mask of friendship. Sometimes the recipient is not aware of the barbed hook under the gift; often, he who gives may not know but be the unwitting agent of a craftier mind.
Carlos P. Romulo
I love getting facials. I’ve even started doing microdermabrasion to keep all the makeup and dirt out of my pores. And when I’m traveling, I’ll always grab a moisturizing face mask.
Kelsea Ballerini
Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character.
Philippe Halsman
I think that the inability to love is the central problem, because that inability masks a certain terror, and that terror is the terror of being touched. And if you can’t be touched, you can’t be changed. And if you can’t be changed, you can’t be alive.
James A. Baldwin
I really believe that women have much easier access to their souls than men do. Because as men we’re taught to wear masks, to drown out our emotions in competition and making money. Now women are being forced to do that too. But I admire their capacity to bear their spirituality so much more deeply than men.
John Rzeznik
When I take up a film or role, I don’t want to be fake; I don’t want to wear a mask. I want to be myself.
Shweta Tripathi
The ‘Doom’ thing is to be able to come at things with a different point of view. I decided the mask would just add to the mystique of the character as well as make Doom stand out. I though it’d be an easy way for people to see and differentiate between characters, sorta like when an actor gains weight for a role.
MF Doom
Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs.
Daniel Handler
First of all, we have to understand what communism is. I mean, to me, real communism, the Soviet communism, is basically a mask for Bolshevism, which is a mask for Judaism.
Bobby Fischer
The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.
David Arquette
When I just want to be free, I’ll wear the Banderas outfit and the mask and touch myself. On the chest. Only on the chest. I just want to feel the silky silks.
Rich Fulcher
Perfume was first created to mask the stench of foul and offensive odors… Spices and bold flavorings were created to mask the taste of putrid and rotting meat… What then was music created for? Was it to drown out the voices of others, or the voices within ourselves? I think I know.
Emilie Autumn
Weakness ever sympathizes with vice, because vice is a weakness which assumes the mask of strength. Madness holds reason in horror, and on all subjects it delights in the exaggerations of falsehood. The cause of all bewitchments, the poison of all philtres, the power of all sorcerers are there.
Eliphas Levi
The more we mask ourselves, the freer we’re able to be within ourselves.
Emily Blunt
When you use sleep mask, no one’s gonna recognize you. You’re gonna look like an idiot, but it’s so worth it.
Nikki Glaser
I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask.
Richard O’Brien
We now open our mail with gloves and mask, though I can’t imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!
Richard Curtis
I’ve never been able to understand the seriousness of it all, the seriousness of pride. People talk, act, live as if they’re never going to die. And what do they leave behind? Nothing. Nothing but a mask.
Bob Dylan
Being able to sprawl out on the bed and wear my face mask and put my hair up in my bonnet, honestly, it’s nice to have those moments sometimes.
Ayesha Curry
Who knows what true loneliness is – not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
Joseph Conrad
Some years ago, I landed in Mumbai with no eyebrows, no eyelashes, or hair. I wore a mask over my nose and yet people came up to me and asked, ‘aren’t you Mumtaz?’
The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand.
George Bernard Shaw
I’m definitely a lot more reserved without the mask on. And with the mask on, all those inhibitions kinda go out the window. I can act like Keith Richards, I guess!
Jim Root
As a rule, we go about with masks, we go about looking honest, and we are able to conceal ourselves all through the day.
Mark Twain
You can show more of the reality of yourself instead of hiding behind a mask for fear of revealing too much
Betty Friedan
The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.
Agatha Christie
Reputation, like a face, is the symbol of its possessor and creator, and another can use it only as a mask.
Learned Hand
Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.
Randy Pausch
I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I’ll take. I’d grab a face mask only in a fit of anger. Uncontrolled anger is damn near insane.
Joe Greene
Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks.
Gore Vidal
I wouldn’t say one is easier or more difficult, but when you’re inside a costume and a mask, you have to endure heat – and, often, difficulty seeing. The vision is not very good in a mask. And you have to cope with that, as well as trying to think about this character.
Warwick Davis
It’s torment to look in the mirror and not recognize the man in the reflection. How amazing would it be to love someone through their honest and ugly moments?! It takes a journey to work off the mask to become authentic and whole.
Israel Houghton
…all cynicism masks a failure to cope.
John Fowles
Everywhere man is in disguise! Who is who is unknown! Try to enter the mask and find out who the man inside really is!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask.
Alan Moore
As long as there have been men and they have lived, they have all felt this tragic ambiguity of their condition, but as long as there have been philosophers and they have thought, most of them have tried to mask it.
Simone de Beauvoir
Pilgrimage means being alert to the times when all that’s needed is a trip to a remote place to simply lose yourself, and to the times when what’s needed is a journey to a sacred place, in all its glorious and fearsome masks, to find yourself.
Phil Cousineau
All we really want in the end is to be connected once again with the Truth of our being, to realize what it is that wears this mask of self.
What can I say? Chicks dig the mask.
We mask our needs as the needs of others.
Terry Tempest Williams
All of us have ways in which we mask and cover our pain.
Iyanla Vanzant
The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.
Deepak Chopra
I love a mask. It’s why I’ve got a thing about good writing. When you’re acting, you’re going into someone else’s work. You’re behind his words; it’s not you.
Felicity Kendal
Vice knows [its] ugly, so [it] puts on [a] mask.
Benjamin Franklin
Young people are cynical about love. Ultimately, cynicism is the great mask of the disappointed and betrayed heart.
Bell Hooks
In fairytales, when the mask came off, the handsome prince still loved the girl, no matter what -and that alone would turn her into a princess.
Jodi Picoult
Cecily. This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade. Gwendolen. [Satirically.] I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different.
Oscar Wilde
Imagination helps me to become part of that journey that I’m going through in font of the camera, or in front of an audience. I used to think you had to disappear within a character, but I find that puts a mask on what I do.
Kim Cattrall
For myself I don’t like the geisha look. It’s like a mask.
Zhang Ziyi
The humble, meek, merciful, and just are everywhere of one religion; and when death has taken off the mask they will know one another, though the diverse liveries they wear here make them strangers.
William Penn
What masks are these uniforms to hide cowards!
Duke of Wellington
The left can’t win elections without lying and without camouflage and without masks hiding who they really are. So to get their way, they have to bully.
Rush Limbaugh
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?
Graham Greene
Let’s stop hiding behind a pseudo-respect of cultures, in a sickening relativism that’s only a mask for our cowardice, our cynicism, and our powerlessness. I, born Muslim, Moroccan, and French, I will say it to you: Sharia makes me vomit.
Leila Slimani
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Khalil Gibran
I know what to expect now with the mask and the social distancing and no crowds. But honestly, I feel like this is something I can never get used to, because this is completely not normal, and I obviously want it to be back to normal how it used to be.
Sofia Kenin
My philosophy at the moment is that I’m great – and so is everybody else. You have to fit your own oxygen mask. That’s really my philosophy now: our band is the best band in the world. And so are all the other bands.
Chris Martin
But there are higher secrets of culture, which are not for the apprentices, but for proficients. These are lessons only for the brave. We must know our friends under ugly masks. The calamities are our friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best word to describe my father? Thoughtful. There was a tender quality to Dad that his sense of fun could sometimes mask. But, above all, he was sensitive and looked out for those he loved.
Jennifer Grant
He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back.
Ray Bradbury
If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it?
Jodi Picoult
A lot of the work I did with WWE had very strong comic book ties that were more than just a wink at the audience. There was a period of time when I had a clear protective face mask and a hood over my head that correlated with Doctor Doom.
Cody Rhodes
Because I’m pretty, everybody thinks I’m stupid. But it is like a mask, and you have to break the mask to show that there is something else behind it. You have to show who you are to make the others come to discover you.
Monica Bellucci
We’re so enamored of technological advancements that we fail to think about how to best apply those technologies to what we’re trying to achieve. This can mask some very important continuities in the nature of war and their implications for our responsibilities as officers.
H. R. McMaster
I know that even the meanest person has still at his disposition high-sounding words wherewith to mask his real character.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Mundus vult decipi’—the world wants to be deceived. To live without deception presupposes standards beyond the reach of most people whose existence is largely shaped by compromise, evasion and mutual accommodation. Could they face their weakness, their vanity and selfishness, without a mask?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The mask is torn off, while the reality remains
Sometimes macho language is to mask things people are not ready to deal with.
Phil Klay
He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending,wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.
Nicholas Sparks
It’s interesting when people access their inner little girl or little boy. I remember doing tons of those exercises when I was in school, where you’re trying to dig into your vulnerability. There’s no mask for a child, so all those feelings are real.
Diane Guerrero
In the initial stages of my career, I was actually hiding behind a mask to hide who I was, but I was getting frustrated. I wasn’t getting better bookings; I wasn’t competing at bigger events.
Mustafa Ali
Death, of course, is a refuge. It’s where you go when a new name, or a mask and cape, can no longer hide you from yourself. It’s where you run to when none of the principalities of your conscience will grant you asylum.
Chris Cleave
If I’m on a flight for more than 14 hours, I will do this Fresh face mask on the plane. I don’t care how silly it looks; it saves my skin from drying out.
Chiara Ferragni
Citizenship and ethnicity can become, in certain contexts, restrictive, and perhaps that’s one reason I was interested in people who feel compelled to mask their origins and thereby circumvent the restrictions.
Rachel Kushner
‘Mask’ wasn’t the version that I wanted when it was originally released. It made money, but it would have made a lot more money. My version was a lot less depressing – tragic, but a lot less depressing.
Peter Bogdanovich
I’ve always been curious about the psychology of the person behind the mask.
Philip Zimbardo
In this world we must either institute conventional forms of expression or else pretend that we have nothing to express; the choice lies between a mask and a figleaf.
George Santayana
A Fox entered the house of an actor and, rummaging through all his properties, came upon a Mask, an admirable imitation of a human head. He placed his paws on it and said, “What a beautiful head! Yet it is of no value, as it entirely lacks brains.”
When my skin is irritated, I’ll use an aloe mask pack for its soothing effects.
HoYeon Jung
You know the oxygen masks on airplanes? I don’t think there’s really any oxygen. I think they’re just to muffle the screams.
Rita Rudner
Emotion without reason lets people walk all over you; reason without emotion is a mask for cruelty.
Nalini Singh
You had no mask, and the coach kept telling you, ‘Use your head.’ And I did.
Jacques Plante
I’m like the female version of George Clooney in ‘Up in the Air.’ I have to have an eye mask, and Amore Pacific has this cream face mask that’s moisturizing. Moisture is so important in the stuffy, dry air on a plane.
Nina Dobrev
I wanted to tell everyone that I’m on top of the world, especially to those people who thought a woman and an amputee couldn’t do it. I took off my mask and screamed, and my sherpa just stared at me.
Arunima Sinha
I haven’t deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it’s probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn’t offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time.
Cameron Diaz
We [people] love ourselves with conditions. We need opinions, we need approval, we create an image of ourselves that is not what we are. This how we lose our authenticity and create masks – how we become “domesticated.”
Miguel Angel Ruiz
I was focused before – obsessed, really – with the appearance of perfection. But what did that ever bring me but pain? Pain and not seeing people for who they really are. If I ever get out of here, I’ll look at people differently. I’ll look for their true selves beneath the mask of their bodies. I’ll look at soul.
Cheryl Rainfield
Sometimes, the Internet can feel like a middle-school playground populated by brats in ski masks who name-call and taunt with the fake bravery of the anonymous. But sometimes – thank goodness – it’s nicer than real life.
Susan Orlean
Now, I have a Halloween mask I think you might get a kick out of. That’s scary.
Jay Leno
I went to college to study drama where I discovered I had no talent and after a period of dropping out majored in cultural anthropology which of course meant more masks and dancing. I studied what interested me and so I had to become a writer because my education had left me unsuited for a decent well-paying job.
Elizabeth Hand
White as a winding sheet,
Masks blowing down the street:
Moscow, Paris London, Vienna – all are undone.
The drums of death are mumbling, rumbling, and tumbling,
Mumbling, rumbling, and tumbling,
The world’s floors are quaking, crumbling and breaking.
Edith Sitwell
Vice is man’s nature: virtue is a habit — or a mask. . . . The foregoing maxim shows the difference between truth and sarcasm.
William Hazlitt
Adversity challenges the masks we hide behind, revealing sides of ourselves we have not yet comfortably with the world outside. It is why we dislike adversity, because we have to face what we don’t yet understand about ourselves.
Michael Arndt
Coconut oil is one of them. I call it miracle oil because you can literally do everything with it. I have it in the kitchen, and then I also have it in the bathroom. It’s great as a hair mask, too; I actually put it on my hair yesterday.
Kristin Cavallari
It’s amazing what lies people can sustain behind the mask of their real faces.
Philip Roth
Through exploitation of its influence over global financial affairs, the United States has been able to cover the costs of its hegemonic position, preserve a false domestic prosperity, and mask the consequences of its relative political and economic decline.
Robert Gilpin
We all in real life put on these masks – we don’t swear when we’re around certain people When we come home, when you’re on your own I’m sure you’re really different than when you’re with your boss.
Malin Akerman
If Jacob was right and clothes were costumes and makeup a mask, then our attitudes and habits must be our shields.
Justina Chen
I think I’ve still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I’m not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!
Helena Bonham Carter
Power is tolerable only on condition that it mask a substantial part of itself. Its success is proportional to its ability to hide its own mechanisms.
Michel Foucault
The Patriot wears that mask EVERYWHERE! Even in the shower!
Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira
The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness and pain. .. YOU be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow.
Thomas S. Monson
The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.
Benito Mussolini
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin
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. I was becoming this perfectly chiselled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.
Alicia Keys
I discovered that the most dangerous mask is the one worn by intelligent people because they are clever at their disguise.
Ala Bashir
On an airplane, you are always told to put on your own oxygen mask first. The same way in life, you need to take care of your health first. If you are not happy and healthy, you cannot make anyone else happy and healthy.
Rajashree Choudhury
Releasing masks and veils allows the other to see you in your authenticity. Guards are dropped, and we can be seen for who we really are: the uniqueness of our personality, the beauty of our soul, our pure spirit.
John Friend
Public displays of puritanical religiosity mask the private perversions of the real Washington behind closed doors.
Gavin Esler
We looked at Ian Curtis from the band Joy Division. He was a very ultra cool, non-expressive character. Cutler is confident, but people sometimes mask their insecurities with confidence.
Andrew Gower
My safe, safe psychosis is broken.
It was hard.
It was made of stone.
It covered my face like a mask.
But it has cracked.
Anne Sexton
Nihilism is a natural consequence of a culture (or civilization) ruled and regulated by categories that mask manipulation, mastery and domination of peoples and nature.
Cornel West
I actually have a little routine I do before every shoot. I put a face mask on before bed and make sure I go to sleep early. Then, I get up early and make myself breakfast and get in a workout.
Erin Heatherton
It is a career of make-believe, of masks. We all have masks in life.
Judd Nelson
It’s a terrible thing to be alone – yes it is – it is – but don’t lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath – as terrible as you like – but a mask.
Katherine Mansfield
The world puts off its mask of vastness to its lover. It becomes small as one song, as one kiss of the eternal.
Rabindranath Tagore
When you’ve got a mask on, you’re kind of invincible. It’s almost like nobody can see you, and you can do what you want to do without consequences.
Jim Root
I have a black look I do not
like. It is a mask I try on.
I migrate toward it and its frog
sits on my lips and defecates.
Anne Sexton
America needs ObamaCare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
Jay Leno
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
Victor Hugo
I literally wear a mask. When I take it off, I’m a father. I’m a husband. I like to come home, and I like to spend time with family, and I like to travel, and I like to have a good time. And I like to be a kid every now and giggle and play with my kids.
Rey Mysterio
There’s nothing grimmer than the tragedy that wears a comic mask.
Edith Wharton
When I am halfway there with a painting, it can occasionally be thrilling… But it happens very rarely; usually it’s agony… I go to great pains to mask the agony. But the struggle is there. It’s the invisible enemy.
Richard Diebenkorn
God, it was good to let go, let the tight mask fall off, and the bewildered, chaotic fragments pour out. It was the purge, the catharsis.
Sylvia Plath
People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it’s not easy at all; we’re used to hiding behind masks.
Jane Fonda
Villainy wears many masks; none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.
Washington Irving
Tom’s great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face – as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought.
Virginia Woolf
I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky.
Clayton Moore
I see behind each mask that wonder a kindred soul.
Walt Whitman
It was sadness, lostness, and the worst thing about it was the way it seemed like a default—like it was there all the time, and all her other expressions were just an array of masks she used to cover it up.
Laini Taylor
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.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
If you want a lover I’ll do anything you ask me to. And if you want another kind of love I’ll wear a mask for you.
Leonard Cohen
Jeans and sneakers are definitely best for the haunted house. They usually won’t let you in with a mask, even. It makes sense. They need to be able to tell who the rubes are. And, sneakers are good because the ground’s uneven, and you’re running and falling and stepping on the slower of your friends.
Stephen Graham Jones
Even when I think of writing fiction, it’s being kind of a liar, a storyteller, a weaver, and there’s that sense of how much of this is your life. The story is a way you unravel your life from behind a mask.
Edwidge Danticat
You have to put your own oxygen mask before you put on others… It’s a good metaphor for parenting
Amanda Peet
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over-animation. One can either see or be seen.
John Updike
..he understood far more deeply than anyone else the loneliness that lurked beneath his jaunty mask.
RyЕ«nosuke Akutagawa
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.
Lord Chesterfield
Of all sports, football seems to be the most sanctioned homosocial opportunity for straight men to be with each other, pat butts, struggle, strive, and take showers together. All that talk of tight ends and penetration. The reason there are face masks on those helmets is so that can’t kiss each other.
Kate Clinton
If you see someone on a plane with an eye mask, sleeping, that’s probably me, because that’s pretty much where I live.
Ronna McDaniel
Vice is man’s nature: virtue is a habit–or a mask.
William Hazlitt
He’s so ugly he should have to wear an oxygen mask.
Mickey Rivers
The greatest act of courage is to be and to ownall of who you are – without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.
Debbie Ford
Psychopathy might lurk behind the mask of sanity.
Robert J. Sawyer
I never do anything to my hair. I just wash it. It tends to get dry, so I just try to put good, natural oils in it. I do a deep conditioning mask, which is quite good.
Cara Delevingne
You must call up every strength you own
And you can rip off the whole facial mask.
W. D. Snodgrass
I believe in my mask– The man I made up is me I believe in my dance– And my destiny
Sam Shepard
The beard, being a half-mask, should be forbidden by the police – It is, moreover, as a sexual symbol in the middle of the face, obscene: that is why it pleases women.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that’s a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.
Thomas Jane
It’s easier for the former masters to put aside the masks that hid their humanity than for the former slaves to recognise the faces underneath. Or to trust that this is not a new mask these are wearing.
Nadine Gordimer
A spiritual retreat is medicine for soul starvation. Through silence, solitary practice, and simple living, we begin to fill the empty reservoir. This lifts the veils, dissolves the masks, and creates space within for the feelings of forgiveness, compassion, and loving kindness that are so often blocked.
David A. Cooper
Curiosity is one of the many masks of love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Never say never. For the right reason, over the years I’ve been auctioning off masks for charity and it’s always for a good cause. I think you would regret it if you just sold it for money.
Henrik Lundqvist
The opposition to teaching evolution is, of course, almost always given a religious reason. That may usually be its real basis, but I think it is often a mask, perhaps unconscious, for underlying anti-intellectualism or antiscientism.
George Gaylord Simpson
Anything that provides you with very, very stable income, very stable conditions, maybe generally stable, that often, it masks real risks, risks of blow-ups.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
People who are obsessed are raw with God; they do not attempt to mask the ugliness of their sins or their failures. Obsessed people don’t put it on for God; He is their safe place, where they can be at peace.
Francis Chan
All the children had to wear a gas mask in case of a gas attack by the Germans. They tried to make the masks like Mickey Mouse faces so the children would like them. But I didn’t. They had big ears on them.
Gerald Scarfe
To the casual observer it looks like I have moved on since I go around wearing my little happy mask all day. I smile and laugh and carry on like my heart’s still in one piece, but beneath it all, I am dying.
Melody Carlson
I think I’ve been writing black poems all along, wearing my white mask. I’m always the victim … but no longer!
Anne Sexton
Vice knows she is ugly, so puts on her mask.
Benjamin Franklin
It didn’t take a trauma to make you wear a mask. It didn’t take your parents getting shot…or cosmic rays or a power ring…Just the perfect combination of loneliness and despair.
Mark Millar
Today, most models don’t know the first thing about makeup. My mom taught me that makeup is supposed to enhance my natural beauty, not create a mask.
Christina Zilber
I rarely do masks because, if I have any extra time, I’d rather spend it with my friends than on myself.
Eva Herzigova
One of your greatest protections against making bad choices is to not put on any mask of anonymity.
Quentin L. Cook
Peter Sellers was a solitary character, always preferring to hide behind a mask, and consequently, you never really got to know the real Sellers.
Roger Moore
When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.
Philippe Halsman
For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, “Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks.” Thus I became a madman.
Khalil Gibran
I become quite inhibited particularly when I do comedy, I won’t – there’s a whole thing of allowing an audience in and if you – if you cover yourself with a mask of, kind of, severity, which I’m quite good at doing, that’s masking fear of course, then people feel shut out.
Ian McLeod
There was Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, an aloof superstar who had everything and needed no one. And Michael Jackson, the shy kid under the mask, who lacked even a single real friend.
Michael Jackson
There is a mask of theory over the whole face of nature.
William Whewell
‘Black bloc’ is a tactic that Antifa and other militant movements use where they adopt, essentially, a uniform of wearing black clothing, long sleeve, and mask and sunglasses completely.
Andy Ngo
For ‘Blue Jasmine,’ I made a decision not to wear any make up in the last shot of the film, as I felt like she had such a mask on – I thought it would be a good idea to leave her with nothing and become completely transparent.
Cate Blanchett
Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status.
Stephen Harper
Life can be considered as a huge wardrobe, with so many dominos hung in its cupboards, one domino per year. Now I don’t see why I couldn’t change my mask in this wardrobe even twice a day.
Domenico Gnoli
A woman growing up under American ideas of liberty in government and religion, having never blushed behind a Turkish mask, nor pressed her feet in Chinese shoes, cannot brook any disabilities based on sex alone, without a deep feeling of antagonism with the power that creates it.
Susan B. Anthony
Humans invent an imaginary lover and put that mask over the face of the body in their bed. That is the tragedy of language my friend. Those who know each other only through symbolic representations are forced to imagine each other. And because their imagination is imperfect, they are often wrong.
Orson Scott Card
I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long.
Ed Belfour
The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
W. H. Auden
The only proper mask to wear in life is your own damn face.
Toni Cade Bambara
When I read the script, I said to one of the producers, “I know you probably want Jonathan Harker really fluffy, but I’m not gonna do that. It needs to be a mask. There needs to be a duel between Harker and Dracula.”
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Be real, because a mask only fools people on the outside. Pretending to be someone you’re not takes a toll on the real you, and the real you is more important than anyone else.
Alex Gaskarth
Life will show you masks that are worth all your carnivals
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like the character I played in Jekyll, we all have different masks we put on for different occasions. As much as we all want to lead decent lives, we’re also attracted by the idea that something dark may lurk within us.
James Nesbitt
Brahma is the great Creator, Life a mystic drama; Heaven, and Earth, and living Nature Are but masks of Brahma.
John Stuart Blackie
I think we all wear some kind of mask. There are masks that shield us from others, but there are masks that embolden us, and you see that in carnival. The shiest child puts on a mask and can do anything and be anybody.
Edwidge Danticat
You’re used to having a camera in your face when you’re playing a character – it’s like having a mask on. But when you have to be you, you’re so worried you’ll make an idiot of yourself. Acting is a kind of escapism.
Sheridan Smith
Addiction’s some kind of disease? No, it’s not. It’s a mask for pain that usually comes from childhood and fatherlessness.
Mike Lindell
Cable news is force-feeding you an endless back and forth of pundits who consistently get everything wrong, while at the same time, they mask their opinions as facts and argue about the endless minutia of a broken Washington, D.C., instead of arming you with real knowledge and new ideas.
Dave Rubin
I always thought the best kind of sunglasses are the motorcycle helmets with the black plastic masks on them. That way, nobody can recognize the back of your head either.
Bob Dylan
Some of us wear the mask prouder than others.
Lady Gaga
I’ve always been curious about the psychology of the person behind the mask. When someone is anonymous, it opens the door to all kinds of antisocial behavior, as seen by the Ku Klux Klan.
Philip Zimbardo
My eye-balls are glass,
my limbs marble,
my face fixed
in its marble mask.
Hilda Doolittle
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
You can only stare at a clown mask so long. After a few minutes it’s no big deal anymore. So people start paying attention to the music instead of what the clown is doing, or what he is wearing, or how cool his spikey hair is.
Paul Gray
Artificial glamor-false eyelashes, that sort of thing-usually is put on to hide a vacuum. The most beautiful face can only look vacuous if it masks an empty head.
Peter Ustinov
Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger, but when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending you’re perfect and walk into freedom.
Rick Warren
My natural bent is to have an overabundance of energy, and motion-capture essentializes your every breath, your every move. Seeing yourself through that mask, you realize how far you can pull back and make the performance even more powerful.
Andy Serkis
When blacks become humanly visible, when their true beliefs are known, their mask shatters and their symbiotic bond with whites is broken.
Shelby Steele
The revulsion from an unwanted self, and the impulse to forget it, mask it, slough it off and lose it, produce both a readiness to sacrifice the self and a willingness to dissolve it by losing one’s individual distinctness in a compact collective whole.
Eric Hoffer
Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down Over the waste of waters; like a veil, Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown Of one whose hate is mask’d but to assail.
Lord Byron
Unity of plan everywhere lies hidden under the mask: of diversity of structure-the complex is everywhere evolved out of the simple.
Thomas Huxley
If I’m doing an olive oil tasting, I would do a very lean bread: an Italian style or pita bread. You want the flavor of the oil to shine; you don’t want the bread or anything else to mask it.
Gil Marks
The best advice my dad ever gave me is that acting is believing. Acting is not acting. It isn’t putting on a face and dancing around in a mask. It’s believing that you are that character and playing him as if it were a normal day in the life of that character.
Haley Joel Osment
What a vast fraternity it is,–that of ‘Hearts that Ache.’ For the last three months it has seemed to me as though all society were coming to me, to drop its mask for a moment and initiate me into the mystery. How we do suffer! And we go on laughing; for, as a practical joke at our expense, life is a success.
Henry Adams
The mask is a pain thing. It’s clammy, and your body is moving all over, and you’re locked into this thing, and you can’t get out.
Joey Jordison
I was a dumpy teenager. My mum was a model and was all about looks, so I rebelled by going goth. It took me years of peeling back the onion to finally stop using make-up as a mask and feel comfortable in my skin.
Jennifer Aniston
Never hide yourself! When you say something, don’t be in the shadow; let everyone see you! Whatever you say always put your name under it! Be courageous enough not to use any mask; don’t forget that hiding among the bushes is the affair of the cowards! Let the Sun shines on your face and everyman see you!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
There are boys you look at and want to touch with your mouth, and there are boys you look at and want to wear one of those surgical masks everyone in China had during bird flu. There are a lot more bird-flu boys at large.
Laini Taylor
These people are often authoritarian and rigid in their views, exerting power over others in an effort to keep others from having power over them. Persecutors may act grandiose and self-righteous to mask their own insecurity.
David Emerald Womeldorff
It’s very rare that you have a liberal run as an unabashed liberal. They have to lie about it. They have to mask who they are. And in order for them to survive and thrive, they have to keep that up.
Rush Limbaugh
Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings and seem to expose more future dangers.
Hun Sen
I’m an actor, in particular, that likes to have a mask or something that can help me distance myself from the character. Like the moustache or an accent.
Corey Stoll
Money lets you enjoy the finer things of life, but it doesn’t change who you are. It magnifies and brings into fruition the things that you want to hide most. It is a mask for insecurities as well.
Farrah Gray
Why don’t they allow professional wrestling at the Olympics? They allow pro basketball players and hockey players. Olympic pro wrestling would be awesome. The team from Mexico could wear those Mr. X masks. The French wrestler could hit his opponent with a baguette. Or perhaps just surrender.
Craig Ferguson
I was Pac-Man. It was the worst costume ever. You would expect a big round suit, but it was just a mask and a smock with a maze on it.
Ray Toro
What man so wise, what earthly wit so ware,
As to descry the crafty cunning train,
By which deceit doth mask in visor fair,
And cast her colours dyed deep in grain,
To seem like truth, whose shape she well can feign,
And fitting gestures to her purpose frame,
The guiltless man with guile to entertain?
Edmund Spenser
Artists with the lack of proper education and experience of working from life will copy whatever is visible on the photograph, without knowing what’s underneath. As a result, instead of creating the in-depth and full of character portrait, they draw a mask with no soul.
Igor Babailov
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
John Dryden
When writing ‘Behind the Mask,’ I opened up on every level. Hopefully, even the more knowledgeable fans, who really know me, will be surprised when they read it.
Rey Mysterio
I left my theatre the Loose Moose almost twenty years ago, and I hardly ever go back. Sometimes I go back to do a Mask class. They’re doing more of this than I was doing when I left. Often it’s the same improvisers but they’re older. And now, they don’t care if the theatre’s full or not.
Keith Johnstone
Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them.
Hugh Laurie
If only,’ Shiroyama dreams, ‘human beings were not masks behind masks behind masks. If only this world was a clean board of lines and intersections. If only time was a sequence of considered moves and not a chaos of slippages and blunders.
David Mitchell
The first horror movie I saw, in first or second grade, was My Bloody Valentine [1981], where there’s a deranged killer in a miner mask stalking a small coal town.
Christopher Bollen
In our society, most of us wear protective masks of various kinds and for various reasons. Very often the end result is that the masks grow to us, displacing our original characters with our assumed characters.
Clarence John Laughlin
A lot of actors work too much. There comes a point where it’s hard to mask your basic personality. It’s a bit like a relationship. If you’re always there, they can’t desire you.
Jacqueline Bisset
Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead.
Richard Bach
America’s greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.
Malcolm X
Islam is an ideology and there’s a religious component to it that’s radicalized and in some cases it masks itself behind that religion, especially in America, because of freedom of religion.
Michael T. Flynn
Poverty often hides her charms under an ugly mask; yet thousands have been forced into greatness by their very struggle to keep the wolf from the door.
Orison Swett Marden
Style, personality – deliberately adopted and therefore a mask – is the only escape from the hot-faced bargainers and money-changers.
William Butler Yeats
Imagine if the whole point of this experience on planet Earth was to just open ourselves up more fully to who we really are, without filters, without masks, without any restrictions.
Gretchen Bleiler
Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
Adam Clarke
Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in Black Mask magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.
Charles Frazier
There is a rowdy strain in American life, living close to the surface but running very deep. Like an ape behind a mask, it can display itself suddenly with terrifying effect.
Bruce Catton
I wonder sometimes, though, if we intentionally or just unknowingly mask the beauty of God in the gospel by minimizing his various attributes.
David Platt
I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.
Karl Lagerfeld
It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.
Gao Xingjian
We fell in love with different people. Looking back, we might have done it in a different order, but we got invested. We really wanted to do the flashbacks because we wanted to explore who these women were on the outside versus the inside, and get a fuller picture of the masks we wear.
Jenji Kohan
I do sheet mask every day! They are so great when you are at home. My daughter thinks they are hilarious.
Lily Aldridge
Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one’s own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I found ‘The Face Of Another’ by Kobo Abe disappointing despite the excellent, gothic premise: a man who’s terrible facial scarring leads him to create a perfect mask.
Emma Healey
The scariest thing in the world is losing your mask.
Patrick Roy
A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them: lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I use Auto-Tune but it’s not to mask anything. If you come to see me live, I can sing on the spot. Auto-tune is just for the recording. It keeps everything really precise.
Like all mothers, mother nature will tuck you safely into bed at night only to come into your room two hours later in a scary mask and threaten you with a nail
Greg Evigan
Cool superiority as a mask for overflowing insecurity.
Deb Caletti
If I’m not working and getting my makeup done, that’s my chance to do a hair mask and a face mask and my plucking and waxing and all of that.
Rita Ora
Because the mask is your face, the face is a mask, so I’m thinking of the face as a mask because of the way I see faces is coming from an African vision of the mask which is the thing that we carry around with us, it is our presentation, it’s our front, it’s our face.
Faith Ringgold
Directors have this mask of being in control and in charge, but underneath, I’m terrified.
Marianne Elliott
Evil comes to us men of imagination wearing as its mask all the virtues.
William Butler Yeats
In France, older women are considered sensual, and they don’t have to mask the lines and wrinkles and erase every sign of their life on earth to be attractive and get laid.
Alexia Landeau
Some men hope for revolution but when you revolt and set up your new government you find your new government is still the same old Papa, he has only put on a cardboard mask.
Charles Bukowski
My name is Tobias Forge and I’m the man behind the mask in Ghost.
Tobias Forge
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. You would be the only person who knew it wasn’t–and who knew that you could never take it off.
Liz Kessler
If ‘Drag Race’ gets an Emmy nomination, I will put on a red glittery face mask over my mouth and I will lip-sync to an Ariana Grande song.
I used to have to save my allowances to buy a quart of rubber to make a mask, and it’s how I spent all my free time.
Rick Baker
My beauty regimen is simple but concise: I exfoliate my face once a week, then cleanse. If my skin needs an extra boost, I use SK-II Facial Treatment Mask and SK-II Eye Mask for about 20 minutes. It’s the best thing for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Pat McGrath
Judgment is guilt wearing a moral mask to disguise its pain.
Deepak Chopra
Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it’s just who you are. You’re embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don’t get to see that.
Rozonda Thomas
The threat today is not passivity, but pseudo-activity, the urge to “be active”, to “participate”, to mask the Nothingness of what goes on.
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
Yet birth, and lust, and illness, and death are changeless things, and when one of these harsh facts springs out upon a man at some sudden turn of the path of life, it dashes off for the moment his mask of civilization and gives a glimpse of the stranger and stronger face below.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I think all happiness depends on the energy to assume the mask of some other life, on a re-birth as something not one’s self.
William Butler Yeats
Mask your brightness. Be at one with the dust of the earth. This is primal union.
I wonder now if you ever remember… Whether your June is all turned to December… Gone are those winters of chats and of dances… Gone the aroma of life’s young romances… Ah! well enough, as you dance on in joyance… Fashion and riches will mask much annoyance.
Christopher Pearse Cranch
I can’t create music if I’m wearing a mask and not being myself, and that was the problem with The Czars.
John Grant
You try, as an actor, to wear a mask; you’re serving a story.
Mark Rylance
The face of totalitarianism turned out to be a mask – obviously – but the face of Capitalism has no face at all.
Paul Kane
It was like letting go and falling back into water and seeing yourself grinning up through the water, your face like a mask, and seeing the bubbles coming up as if you were trying to speak from under the water. And how do you know what it’s like to try to speak from under water when you’re drowned?
Jean Rhys
Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself.
Frank Herbert
Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion.
Robert H. Schuller
Putting your well-being first – like putting your oxygen mask on before you help the person next to you – that really benefits all your relationships.
Gabrielle Bernstein
I think sometimes songwriting becomes diluted when you have lots of components to mask a lack of core.
Victoria Legrand
When I’m walking around, I’m usually drinking pop, so I can’t have a mask on. That’s why I couldn’t be a surgeon.
Chuck Klosterman
I like to bring some hydrating face oils and de-puffing eye patches in case I get puffy on the flight. I also always am sure to travel with my own silk eye mask; it’s so necessary when trying to sleep on flights.
Devon Windsor
I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Tracy Chapman
The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I’m happy with people using it; it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way.
David Lloyd
Just look at the cinema itself: It’s comprised of lots of movies about graphic novels, and if you’re not 20 years old and wearing a cape and a mask and white, you’re out of business. Today’s cinema is a proliferation of comedies, which are in some ways creating caricature images. They’re one-dimensional.
Danny Glover
O let me be undone the common way, And have the common comfort to be pity’d, And not be ruin’d in the mask of bliss, And so be envy’d, and be wretched too!
Edward Young
Perfume always makes me feel put together after a long day of travelling. And I need my phone charger and a great moisturiser with SPF in my bag. A great pair of sneakers, a great face mask, and drinking a lot of water – those are my essentials for staying hydrated and refreshed.
Lily Aldridge
Aggregate statistics can sometimes mask important information.
Ben Bernanke
The New York Times published the guest list on the front page. The masks were a brilliant concept.
George Plimpton
The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice.
Robert H. Jackson
We cannot let colorblindness become myopia which masks the reality that many “created equal” have been treated within our lifetimes as inferior both by the law and by their fellow citizens.
William J. Brennan
They praise these tiny indie bands, but if a band finally gets mainstream success, the same people who praised them attack them for ‘selling out.’ People often play at being nonconformists to mask their own feelings of not fitting in.
Kyle Baker
If I’ve got to use my head, I might as well wear the mask.
Jacques Plante
I send a silent thank-you to Dalton for suggesting I wash off the makeup. How ridiculous, how perverse I would feel presenting that painted Capitol mask to these people. The damage, the fatigue, the imperfections. That’s how they recognize me, why I belong to them.
Suzanne Collins
It was so easy to disappear, so easy to deny knowledge, so very easy in the smoke and din to mask that something dark had taken root. This was Chicago, on the eve of the greatest fair in history.
Erik Larson
If I want to do something like the Batman mask, I just do it. I was like this all the time; I think nobody can change me.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
Alfred Jarry
The curtain of the universe is moth-eaten, and through its holes we see nothing now but mask and ghost.
Emile M. Cioran
Why do you wear a mask and hood?” I think everybody will in the near future,” was the man in black’s reply. “They’re terribly comfortable.
William Goldman
When you have examined all the illusions of life and know that there isn’t any reality, but you nevertheless go on, then you are a mature human being. You accept the idea that it is all mask and illusion and that people are in disguise. You see the crumbl
Marguerite Young
I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.
Stephen Hopkins
The business of obscuring language is a mask behind which stands the much bigger business of plunder.
Frantz Fanon
To deny ones’ true nature and the gifts given you by the gods is to tempt disaster. You cannot hide behind the mask forever.
Midori Snyder
That’s about 90 percent of my theological life – radical self-care. Put your own oxygen mask on first. I watch the self-talk that goes through my mind, and if I am being critical with myself, I shake myself out of it.
Anne Lamott
The world is changing from day to day; it is high time for our writers to take off their masks, look frankly, keenly, and boldly at life, and write about real flesh and blood. It is high time for a brand-new arena for literature, high time for some bold fighters to charge headlong into battle!
Lu Xun
Fear stops a lot of people. Fear of failure, of the unknown, of risk.
And it masks itself as procrastination.
Lisa Anderson
I did not like formal meetings, because they took away my freedom. I just liked to spend time with my friends, where I could be myself and did not need to don a mask.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
Virtue cannot be followed but for herself, and if one sometimes borrows her mask to some other purpose, she presently pulls it away again.
Michel de Montaigne
Say the whole point of love is to try to get your fingers through the holes in the lover’s mask. To get some kind of hold on the mask, and who cares how you do it.
David Foster Wallace
I have issues about swimming in the Med unless I’ve got a mask on.
Davina McCall
The detective and his criminal wear versions of the same mask.
Jane Roberts
Belize is so raw and so clear and so in-your-face. There’s an opportunity to see something about human nature that you can’t really see in a politer society, because the purpose of society is to mask ourselves from each other.
John McAfee
Often I think boys don’t become men. Boys just get papier-mâchéd inside a man’s mask. Sometimes you can tell the boy is still in there.
David Mitchell
She had never imagined that curiosty was one of the many masks of love .
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
When I was younger, I actually had a ghost face mask, and I stood in my sister’s room in the corner for, like, half an hour until she saw in the reflection, me behind her, and she freaked out and started slapping me.
Rory Culkin
When you have feelings like sadness or anger about your cancer or your plight, to mask them is to lead an artificial life.
Steve Jobs
My mother hated foundation; she hated having a mask on her face – and she pushed me to build my own vision and concept of beauty for women.
Francois Nars
My career actually started in the second grade as class clown. That’s no joke. I was always making people laugh, and it was really to mask a learning disability… When it came time for me to read out loud, I would crack jokes or create a diversion.
Ian Ziering
I don’t like a heavy mask of make-up day or night – mascara and a bit of bronzer.
Cate Blanchett
I used to have to wear a gas mask to school when I was a kid because of the dust. I would tell people that the first light I saw was in a movie theater, because the sun was just a little glow.
Dennis Hopper
As an actor, we spend so much putting the mask on and trying to be someone you’re not.
Russell Hornsby
The thing one resents about winter is its inactivity; the perpetual sameness of ice-armored hills and snow-blanketed woods. Great things, of course, may be going on underneath; but nature wears a mask, is icily non-committal.
Anne Bosworth Greene
There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art.
Jerome Bruner
Africa is the most weathered continent in the world; 75 percent of its soil has been degraded. You don’t just bring that back. I always like to say it’s like putting an oxygen mask on a cadaver; it just isn’t going to work.
Howard Graham Buffett
The idea of the mask in any scenario has always fascinated me. Not only does it protect identity, it also allows one to hide.
Jason Reynolds
Who was Amanda Knox? Was she a fresh-faced honor student from Seattle who met anyone’s definition of an all-American girl – attractive, athletic, smart, hard-working, adventuresome, in love with languages and travel? Or was her pretty face a mask, a duplicitous cover for a depraved soul?
Tina Brown
As a child I always loved traditional Korean masked dances. There is something magical about a mask because we all wear or hide behind a metaphoric mask, and ultimately underneath this metaphor is our true vulnerable core. I think we all want to reveal ourselves but can only do so when we feel we are safe.
Dana Tai Soon Burgess
When I’m writing, I try to have the mask of my character on as I’m walking through the world.
Stewart O’Nan
Do not mistake me for my mask. You see light dappling on the water and forget the deep, cold dark beneath.
Patrick Rothfuss
When you wear a mask, it changes your outward appearance, but also has an influence on you, inside.
Yusuke Kishi
Personality is a mask you believe in.
Robert J. White
Every profound spirit needs a mask: even more, around every profound spirit a mask is continually growing.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I didn’t train with a mask. There’s no way they will be able to make everybody wear masks once they’re playing and training flat out. It’s impossible.
Matt Doherty
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
After rain comes sunshine; After darkness comes the glorious dawn. There is no sorrow without its alloy of joy; there is no joy without its admixture of sorrow. Behind the ugly terrible mask of misfortune lies the beautiful soothing countenance of prosperity. So, tear the mask!
Obafemi Awolowo
On his Hannibal Lector mask: I’ve got it at home. I wear it to bed every night.
Anthony Hopkins
Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
There are no Russian units in eastern Ukraine – no special services, no tactical advisors. All this is being done by the local residents, and the proof of that is the fact that those people have literally removed their masks.
Vladimir Putin
So, I created these creatures called The Frightened Ones which in the film you see do have mask like kind of heads and they run beneath the ground to hide. Which is what in fact we did during the war.
Gerald Scarfe
Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it’s a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside.
Michelle Phan
My top tips for deep sleep are to switch off your laptop and mobile at least 30 minutes before bed and leave them in another room. Ditch the bedroom TV; listen to music instead. Get a comfortable eye mask. It takes getting used to, but trust me, it will allow you to sleep deeper and longer.
Joe Wicks
Now what else is the whole life of mortals, but a sort of comedy in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each ones part until the manager walks them off the stage?
Desiderius Erasmus
In Ronan’s hand, the mask was as thin as a sheet of paper, still warm from Adam’s gasped breaths. Orphan Girl buried her face in his side, her body shaking with sobs. Her tiny voice was muffled: “Tollerere me a hic, tollerere me a hic…” Take me away from here, take me away from here.
Maggie Stiefvater
Intimacy blossoms anytime you let down your socially acceptable mask.
Deepak Chopra
The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
David Wilkerson
There are three masks:
the one we think we are,
the one we really are,
and the one we have in common
Jacques Lecoq
Beneath a mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivolous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit-ridden, I help it re-form.
Cyril Connolly
Freedom will cost you the mask you have on, the mask that feels so comfortable and is so hard to shed off, not because it fits so well but because you have been wearing it so long.
Florinda Donner
It’s not often real that you encounter the real person behind a good-natured mask, the darkest part of someone. It’s not comfortable what you do.
Veronica Roth
If health and medical experts told me I should wear a mask while I was briefing, I would do it.
Jen Psaki
Year by year, the monkey’s mask reveals the monkey
Matsuo Basho
I have a whole lot of fun in trying to serve others and just keeping it funky, trying to keep it real, trying to ensure that we are able to be ourselves and get beyond these deodorized discourses and deodorized spaces that put on masks.
Cornel West
A man whose desire is to be something separate from himself, to be a member of Parliament, or a successful grocer, or a prominent solicitor, or a judge, or something equally tedious, invariably succeeds in being what he wants to be. That is his punishment. Those who want a mask have to wear it.
Oscar Wilde
Nothing so tends to mask the face of God as religion; it can be a substitute for God himself.
Martin Buber
Living in a small town anywhere means preserving one’s self behind a mask.
Doris Lessing
The ban would apply to the full-body veil known as the burqa or niqab. This is not an article of clothing — it is a mask, a mask worn at all times, making identification or participation in economic and social life virtually impossible.
Jean-Francois Cope
People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.
Robert Greene
Taking care of yourself is being there for your kids, like how on a plane, they tell you to put on your oxygen mask first.
Gwyneth Paltrow
A bank in Washington was robbed by two men in George W. Bush masks. Luckily, right afterwards two guys in President Obama masks came and bailed the bank out, so everything is fine.
Conan O’Brien
Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask – you are exhibiting your past life on your body.
Keanu Reeves
A mask of gold hides all deformities.
Thomas Dekker
Age plays cruel tricks on the human face; all our repressed feelings become visible on the surface, where they harden like a mask.
Sue Grafton
I always have Chanel lip salve with me, a sheet mask for the plane, and extra moisturizer. I like to use iS Clinical Moisturizer, luxe eye mask, and drink water.
Ellie Bamber
I think it’s best to pick a biographical subject who lives to a ripe old age. Older people tend to relax and speak their minds. They’re dropping some of the masks that they’ve been wearing. There’s a candor.
David McCullough
Death changes nothing but the mask that covers our faces.
Khalil Gibran
Sometimes wearing a mask is the best way to show our true selves.
Lisa Mangum
In the Mediterranean of my childhood, there were no large groupers, sharks, or whales. All I saw was seaweed and a few fish, smaller than my little diving mask. All the large animals were gone, simply because we had eaten them.
Enric Sala
If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to wear a mask. If you want to be honest then you have to live a lie.
Masks beneath masks until suddenly the bare bloodless skull.
Salman Rushdie
Masks are the order of the day – and the least I can do is cultivate the illusion that I am gay, serene, not hollow and afraid.
Sylvia Plath
It’s amazing how beauty can mask so many flaws
Lucinda Riley
Mr. Giuliani’s liabilities as a G.O.P. candidate were obvious. There was his well-documented history of cultural liberalism – on abortion, gay rights, immigration and gun control – which he tried, unsuccessfully, to mask. And then there was his style – bland, uninspiring, even soporific.
Steve Kornacki
Choose your self-presentations carefully, for what starts out as a mask may become your face.
Erving Goffman
The leader of men in warfare can show himself to his followers only through a mask, a mask that he must make for himself, but a mask made in such form as will mark him to men of his time and place as the leader they want and need.
John Keegan
Let us be clear: censorship is cowardice. … It masks corruption. It is a school of torture: it teaches, and accustoms one to the use of force against an idea, to submit thought to an alien “other.” But worst still, censorship destroys criticism, which is the essential ingredient of culture.
Pablo Antonio Cuadra
Throw a little glitter on a dead flower and it’ll mask the decay.
Adore Delano
The freedom to connect to the world anywhere at anytime brings with it the threat of unscrupulous predators and criminals who mask their activities with the anonymity the Internet provides to its users.
Mike Fitzpatrick
You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
Alan Moore
Art devoid of danger lacks many other things as well: pleasure, beauty, and the ability to save us. Poems that divest the self of its masks in order to analyze how those masks are made – by what means, by whom, for what ostensible purpose – those poems risk offering us refuge.
James Allen Hall
Argument closes off the doors of the senses. It always masks violence. Continued too long, argument always leads to violence.
Frank Herbert
No one can wear a mask for very long.
Seneca the Younger
I was like, ‘Hey, I love highflying. I love lucha libre. Can I just put on a mask and pass myself off as a luchador?’ Everyone was like, ‘You’re going to do what you want to do,’ so that’s what I did for the first four or five years. I just put on a mask and pretended to be this luchador.
Mustafa Ali
Don’t you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask? Do you think life always lets itself be trifled with? Do you think you can sneak off a little before midnight to escape this?
Soren Kierkegaard
Choosing the right mask helps you… We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks.
Gerard Butler
We wear the mask that grins and lies.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.
Victoria Abril
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
I didn’t have to wear a mask on Halloween to scare people, so I didn’t need one to cover my face on the field!
Tommy McDonald
I find that the mask of the critic is to have distance.
Peter Schjeldahl
The hardest thing of all is when pain is hidden behind a mask of calm.
Sergei Lukyanenko
In the event of a cabin failure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling, and untangling them will annoy you before you die.
Frankie Boyle
Although I know it’s unfair, I reveal myself one mask at a time.
Stephen Dunn
The one time of year when everyone wears a mask… not just me.
Nick Carter
If you’ve got a mask around your face sometimes you can’t help it because you’re just touching parts of your face.
Theresa Tam
Words are one thing – deeds something entirely different. Fine words are a mask to cover shady deeds. A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
Joseph Stalin
It crosses my mind that Cinna’s calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.
Suzanne Collins
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
Death, is not an end, but a transition crisis. All the forms of decay are but masks of regeneration–the secret alembics of vitality.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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.
Regis Debray
I went to Julliard and we did a lot of mask work there, and I remember thinking in class, ‘When am I ever going to use this?’
Benjamin Walker
If you choose to be Frankenstein with Botox and plastic surgery, you’ve bought your own private mask.
Frances Conroy
The teacher wonders but she doesn’t ask It’s hard to see the pain behind the mask Bearing the burden of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was never born
Martina McBride
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.
Jackie Chan
No specter assails us in more varied disguises than loneliness, and one of its most impenetrable masks is called love.
Arthur Schnitzler
Actually, the most difficult time I had was not in the mask. The first time you see ‘Michael Myers’, he doesn’t have his mask yet, and he’s jumping onto the back of a car. from the insane asylum.
Nick Castle
Always take earplugs and an eye mask. It doesn’t matter where you are. Even if you’re in the best hotel, if there’s road works outside, then you’re screwed. So I take earplugs and an eye mask with me wherever I go.
Tamsin Egerton
The trick is not to get too fanatical about getting the accent too accurate because then that becomes a mask. What I try to do is just painting and sketching some of the sounds without obliterating my own voice.
Anthony Hopkins
A public outcry usually masks a private obsession.
Eric Schlosser
Often beauty grows dull or common when speech breaks the mask.
Mary Renault
I feel, even if someone is blessed with good hair, one needs to follow the basic hair care regime, and that means investing in the correct shampoo, conditioner, and mask.
Yami Gautam
behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.
Paulo Coelho
I request everyone to mask up, sanitize and be careful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too.
Madalsa Sharma
I went to drama school, where you learn to clown around a bit. You’re walking around in leotards every day for three years, and you’re taught clowning and mask work.
Michaela Coel
Doom is a classic supervillain, akin to the Phantom of the Opera. It’s not about revenge so much as, like, ‘I’m back – now watch this!’ It all boils down to the music. The mask is a slight theme for people to enjoy, and it adds mystery.
MF Doom
I felt the mask crumple, the great poisonous store of corrosive ashes begin to spew out of my mouth.
Sylvia Plath
The only real struggle [in Doctor Strange] was casting spells – learning all these amazing things with fingers, and then remembering what to say at the same time. They would say, ‘So you have to put your hands there, not there because the light is going to go [MAKES SOUND] so that kind of masks… but it was all good.
Tilda Swinton
The tapestry of history that seems so full of tragedy when viewed from the front has countless comic scenes woven into its reverse side. In truth, tragedy and comedy are the twin masks of history – its mass appeal.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
A woman who hides behind a mask of makeup is still going to have to take it off at some point… and deal with reality.
Francois Nars
All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I like to let my skin breathe when I’m not shooting or working, so that’s why you’ll find me on most of my social media accounts barefaced with face masks!
Shay Mitchell
The mask means to me: freshness of color, sumptuous decoration, wild unexpected gestures, very shrill expressions, exquisite turbulence.
James Ensor
Amy was profoundly shocked. “A little over an hour ago, our bus was attacked by three men in ski masks. They definitely knew me, and probably Dan, too. We fought them off, but it could’ve gone either way.” “Like if they’d used a cookie truck instead of a gas tanker,” Dan added. “Nobody’s scared of Oreos.
Gordon Korman
We love the sight of the brown and ruddy earth; it is the color of life, while a snow-covered plain is the face of death. Yet snow is but the mask of the life-giving rain; it, too, is the friend of man, the tender, sculpturesque, immaculate, warming, fertilizing snow.
John Burroughs
Look at that ugly dead mask here and do not forget it. It is a chalk mask with dead dry poison behind it, like the death angel. It is what I was this fall, and what I never want to be again. The pouting disconsolate mouth, the flat, bored, numb, expressionless eyes: symptoms of the foul decay within.
Sylvia Plath
In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances,’ the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more ‘material’ and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.
Annie Besant
I knew that good like bad becomes a routine, that the temporary tends to endure, that what is external permeates to the inside, and that the mask, given time, comes to be the face itself.
Marguerite Yourcenar
Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.
Deepak Chopra
There are pictures of me in a Dos Caras mask when I was 3 years old.
Alberto Del Rio
You reach a moment in life when, among the people you have known, the dead outnumber the living. And the mind refuses to accept more faces, more expressions: on every new face you encounter, it prints the old forms, for each one it finds the most suitable mask.
Italo Calvino
This is reality, whether you like it or not–all those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow, the living mask of green that trembled over everything, they were lies, and this is what was underneath. This is the truth.
Willa Cather
I had a Spider-man costume when I was about three, and I lost the mask. So I went to the underwear drawer and put a pair of red pants on my head. My dad came home and just laughed, and I ran into my room and burst into tears.
Emun Elliott
You can get into a comfort zone writing lyrics, like wearing a mask. But I wanted to feel uncomfortable when I was listening back to the lyrics; I wanted to squirm.
Yannis Philippakis
Honestly, I never needed a mask to go onstage. It was me who was there, and it was always what I felt, based on what I had learned at home, in my religion, and from society. I clung to that: ‘This is me, it has to be me.’ And if I had an encounter with someone of the same sex, I looked away.
Ricky Martin
Once you put a mask on, if you allow it to, it can really transform you, and that’s what a costume does.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
People ask what the advantages are of wearing a mask, and the first thing, of course, is the mystery – people don’t know exactly what Kane is thinking.
Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are.
Christopher Barzak
Tear off the mask. Your face is glorious
I say what other people only think, and when all the rest of the world is in a conspiracy to accept the mask for the true face, mine is the rash hand that tears off the plump pasteboard and shows the bare bones beneath.
Wilkie Collins
… keeping her wild-honey-and-chamomile-soaked hair from falling into her oatmeal-and-yogurt face mask
Emma McLaughlin
Sometimes people pretend to be someone else and act in a different way, everyone carries an invisible mask.
Mahesh Manjrekar
As the great poet wrote, ‘To thine own self be true.’…What? You don’t think a Skotos can be literate? I happen to love Shakespeare. Hamlet is one of my faves. (Zeth) I’m not touching that one with tongs and a gas mask. (Jericho)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Mortals are equal; their mask differs.
I always wear a mask if I’m going to the shops.
Matt Doherty
Boredom is a mask frustration wears.
Neal Stephenson
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
Rodney Dangerfield
Now airlines charge for everything… If the oxygen mask drops, you have to swipe your credit card to start the flow of the oxygen.
Ellen DeGeneres
A beautiful woman, Simone Weil said, seeing herself in the mirror, knows “This is I.” An ugly woman knows with equal certainty, “This is not I.” Maud knew this neat division represented an over-simplification. The doll-mask she saw had nothing to do with her, nothing.
A. S. Byatt
Be willing to shed parts of your previous life. For example, in our 20s, we wear a mask; we pretend we know more than we do. We must be willing, as we get older, to shed cocktail party phoniness and admit, ‘I am who I am.’
Gail Sheehy
Sometimes those big bloated superhero movies take themselves too seriously compared to the material they were based on. Am I going to listen to psychoanalysis from someone with a mask?
Baltasar Kormakur
I have really sensitive skin, so all I use is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Moisturizing Cream, and then during the day, I’ll use CeraVe with SPF, but nothing crazy. My skin also gets really dry, so I do a mask from time to time – or if my skin is feeling dull, then I’ll put one on.
Kacy Hill
I have a very ‘theatre’ face. I have what they call a wide mask. I probably would have been a big film star in the ’20s with the silent films where they used a lot of key lighting, and make-up carved out your face.
Faith Prince
A good pump is a silhouette, like the bone structure of the face. It’s like a beautiful face with no make-up. You can cover a not-so-beautiful face with make-up, but it is just a mask – it is the same with shoes.
Christian Louboutin
I am not for any form of repression, but I sometimes think the desire for liberation masks the desire for oblivion. It’s very hard to tell the difference sometimes.
Francis Levy
At night, I’ll do coconut oil or almond oil on my face as a mask to replenish my skin. I’ve found those are so simple but work better than any other product. Coconut oil is so good, but if you don’t want to smell like a cookie, sweet almond oil isn’t as pungent.
Phillipa Soo
White people are getting more and more angry every day, Donald Trump was elected that the mask of civility – like an onion peeling – is being peeled off. Now naked hatred, not only in word but in deed, is being openly shown to us.
Louis Farrakhan
Unchecked pride evolves into swagger, a hypnotizing mask of insecurity that can and does compromise our ability to make progress and attain power. Pride stands in the way of forgiveness and a strategic approach to navigating a chessboard rigged to prevent pawns from becoming kings and queens.
Jason Whitlock
She was the stone-faced queen, then and ever after. She had needed the mask to rule, and she had been glad to have it. She wondered if Eugenides was glad of his.
Megan Whalen Turner
I haven’t had a lot of experience with glamour. I’ve never had to mask myself, as many now not-so-young actresses have had to do. Female actors in that regard have a different lot in life than male actors.
Melissa Leo
The Greek tragic mask is one of my main metaphors for the role of the poet. The eyes of the tragic mask are always open to witness even the worst, and the mouth is always open to make poetry from it. Neither ever close.
Tony Harrison
The public history of all countries, and all ages, is but a sort of mask, richly colored. The interior working of the machinery must be foul.
John Quincy Adams
Masks are what they seem to be; not so the faces beneath them.
Mason Cooley
I was particularly happy to do a potential franchise where I was not putting on a mask or a pair of tights.
Jason Clarke
I’d never felt afraid of pollution before and never wore a mask no matter where. But when you carry a life in you, what she breathes, eats and drinks are all your responsibility; then you feel the fear.
Chai Jing
Man’s great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
Paul Valery
I use facial masks diligently. I use at least two a day – one for moisturizing and one for whitening. I think I go through at least 600 sheets of facial masks every year.
Fan Bingbing
Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them – the one, in fact, which is not a mask.
W. H. Auden
First examine what is constantly there in your mind, what is being repeated again and again. You don’t have many thoughts. If you examine minutely you will see that you have only a few thoughts repeated again and again – maybe in new forms, new colors, new garments, new masks, but you have only a very few thoughts.
The breath Of accusation kills an innocent name, And leaves for lame acquittal the poor life, Which is a mask without it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The thing I love to do is take a good bath. I know it’s random but I love a good bath, a good face mask and just really take time for yourself to decompress.
Jordyn Woods
There is a King Who is aware of every Mask you put on
To suggest things may be going on in our brains that we aren’t fully conscious of, that we unknowingly make classist, sexist and racist presumptions… Well, there just aren’t many comfortable ways to take that. And in the face of discomfort comes the mask of defence.
Michaela Coel
Sincerity is the key which will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new. You must go on trying to be sincere. Each day you put on a mask, and you must take it off little by little.
G. I. Gurdjieff
whatever is profound loves masks; what is most profound even hates image and parable.
Friedrich Nietzsche
his mysterious resources had awakened in her a curiosity that was difficult to resist, but she had never imagined that curiosity was one of the many masks of love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
No matter what identity we cling to, it takes great courage to step out of the old masks we wear and the old scripts that we live by, and open ourselves to the mysterious inner core of our being.
Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!…Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!…Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!
Gaston Leroux
I would treat her like an egg, the shell of which we remove before eating it; I would take off her mask and then kiss her pretty face.
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
Mike Tyson
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
Jeanne Moreau
The first mask I had was an original pale-white kabuki mask.
Joey Jordison
Through the window of my mask I see a wall of coral, its surface a living kaleidoscope of lilac flecks, splashes of gold, reddish streaks and yellows, all tinged by the familiar transparent blue of the sea.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
I’m mildly obsessed with skin care. I do a lot of masks at home, like Elisha Coy’s Korean Collagen masks. I also use an embarrassingly wide variety of facial creams.
Nina Arianda
Form is solidified energy, energy is an expression of the mind, the mind is the covered mirror of Eternity, and Eternity is the Truth, which has thrown off the mask of the mind.
Meher Baba
There are a plenty of shots that I have been amazed by, but a lot of these shots are played because you have worn an iron mask. Take away the protection, and let me see if they play them. Don’t forget that the past players did not have any protection.
Garfield Sobers
I’m really lucky because I can sleep on planes. I wear an eye mask, I have a book, and I sit down and pass out pretty easily. I know that not everyone can. I think I’m good at it because I travel so much, and for me, being on planes is like a sacred time. It’s the only time to zone out and meditate.
Stella Maxwell
I flew over all my masks from Sweden, including my first that I bought when I was 15. That was a little while ago so the masks looked a little different. I painted it myself, but actually the way it looks now is not the look it had when I played. I repainted it after I was done using it.
Henrik Lundqvist
That’s really what drew me into wrestling. To see my own uncle put on the mask every Friday to go into the ring, and me putting on his masks to play wrestle with him. It was a whole different world when it came down to sports.
Rey Mysterio
And pomp, and feast, and revelry,
With mask, and antique pageantry,
Such sights as youthful poets dream
On summer eves by haunted stream.
John Milton
I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
James H. Boren
Humor is the mask of wisdom.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof.
Alan Moore
The Manuka honey face mask is another favorite of mine that I actually do. I know there are these people that recommend crazy masks, and I’m like, ‘There is no way you’re putting that on your face!’ But I do put Manuka honey on my face. I take a teaspoon and warm it up.
Michelle Phan
Take off all the masks, manners, fancy clothes, all the devices you use, and be the most honest person you can be with yourself. Then, whatever love you get then is real. All the false approaches, like trying to be a player, only bring false results.
Jacque Fresco
It’s almost like putting on a mask protects you from people’s judgments and lets you completely flow freely, like, with all your aggression and our animosity against anything.
Finn Balor
KISS is Las Vegas entertainment. A musician doesn’t need the mask.
Carlos Santana
A person never knows their own true face. Everybody thinks that the phoney, posed social mask they wear is their real face.
Shusaku Endo
I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one.
Michael Vartan
As anyone who reads Marvel comics will tell you, it’s actually more important that you understand the people that are inside the mask, as opposed to the mask and the cowl or anything else like that.
Stephanie Savage
No one ever grew up intending to be an umpire, except perhaps my friend Bill Haller. His brother Tom wanted to be a catcher, so an affinity for masks must run in that family.
Ron Luciano
The moon carries the masks of meningitis into bedrooms, fills the wombs of pregnant women with cold water and, as soon as I’m not careful, throws handfuls of grass on my shoulders.
Federico Garcia Lorca
In Fleetwood Mac I have a persona, I call myself the ‘Spider Woman’. I try to imagine myself putting on a spider mask. I become very subdued and quieter, I don’t move so fast., I’m in a state of suspended animation.
Stevie Nicks
Then I could not help wondering what the watching gods thought of us, with our clever masks and our jokes. What we think of crickets, perhaps, whose singing we hear with pleasure, though some of us smash them with our heels when they venture into sight.
Gene Wolfe
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.
Phil McGraw
Volcanic ash will be experienced in all parts of your world, as the volcanoes around your earth are simultaneously activated. Face masks and goggles will be of great value
Esther Hicks
The children don’t wear their masks at home and in controlled surroundings.
Martin Bashir
The rest of the songs on the album [Mortal City ] have spare arrangements on them. Steve [Miller], really loved that. He’d just come off of a project with someone who basically had to mask the fact that there were no songs there with production. He said, “Oh, my God, you have real songs here!”
Dar Williams
That men saw his mask, but the bishop saw his face. That men saw his life, but the bishop saw his conscience.
Victor Hugo
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
The trouble with a mask is it never changes
Charles Bukowski
It’s very different to live with a mask.
Johnny Hunt
Sometimes evil is in the form of a malignant clown, and sometimes evil is in the form of policy and legislators, and sometimes it’s a grinning death mask and it has something more viscerally terrifying about it.
Karyn Kusama
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
Jane Jacobs
I love a sleep mask, havin’ total darkness is essential for good sleep, you know, cuttin’ that light out of your eyes.
Tony Gonzalez
When it comes to women, get your life together first. Put on your own oxygen mask first. Figure out who you are. Mature. And then go find somebody to share that life with.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I was always in disguise. I’d wear masks or weird get-ups so you couldn’t recognize me. I was always afraid that if somebody caught on that it was me, I’d never work again.
Paul Reubens
I have consecrated my life to changing matter into spirit with the hope of one day seeing it all. Seeing in its total form, while wearing the mask, from the distance of death. And there, in the eternal destiny, to seek the face I had before the world was made.
Joel-Peter Witkin
..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.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Hysterical in The Mask; funny yet moving in The Truman Show.
Jim Carrey
One of the most beautiful objects I have ever seen was a Yupik wolf mask, made in Nunivak in around 1890.
John Burnside
Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order to set us face to face with reality itself.
Henri Bergson
We must always be thankful to our enemies as they teach us that the smiling face of the world is nothing but a theatre mask!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Chaos comes before all principles of order & entropy, it’s neither a god nor a maggot, its idiotic desires encompass & define every possible choreography, all meaningless aethers & phlogistons: its masks are crystallizations of its own facelessness, like clouds.
Hakim Bey
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde
Become abundant with your compliments to others. We’re all so fragile, especially when we put on a brave face. A sincere compliment can penetrate beneath even the most sophisticated masks to soothe troubled souls.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The normal storyline of a horror film or a slasher film is the young, beautiful college folks go camping and get systematically killed by the person in a mask. So that’s how it normally is.
John Schneider
Woe to him who doesn’t know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!
Luigi Pirandello
When old people in power scold children and young people for ‘selfishness’ if they don’t get triple-vaxxed, or if they let their mask slip below their nose occasionally, or try to have some fun in the sun, it’s obvious who actually is being selfish.
Miranda Devine
Tell them there are no holes for your fingers in the masks of men. Tell them how could you ever even hope to love what you can’t grab onto.
David Foster Wallace
Purity is a good mask for corruption because it discourages inquiry.
Steven Levitt
Anybody who wears a mask is scared.
Gump Worsley
I always had to mask my emotions. I could never show that I missed my mom or my dad, especially when they moved to America. My grandparents were tough. I was not allowed to receive letters that had not been read before. Everything was controlled – everything!
Grace Jones
The internet creates a mask and you are talking to people who you don’t necessarily know.
Konnie Huq
What! Would you make no distinction between hypocrisy and devotion? Would you give them the same names, and respect the mask as you do the face? Would you equate artifice and sincerity? Confound appearance with truth? Regard the phantom as the very person? Value counterfeit as cash?
If you really want a life which has no boredom in it, drop all masks, be true. Sometimes it will be difficult, I know, but it is worth it. Be true.
False gods must be repudiated, but that is not all: The reasons for their existence must be sought beneath their masks.
Alexander Herzen
I wear the mask. It does not wear me.
Man in the Iron Mask
Community [is] a group of individuals who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other, whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and who have developed some significant commitment to “rejoice together, mourn together,” and to “delight in each other, make others’ conditions our own.
M. Scott Peck
I think, in life, we’re vulnerable, or human beings are vulnerable, or men are vulnerable. I think it’s just a question, you know, choosing when you let that mask slip off, which I think all men do – they just usually don’t do it in front of people.
Justin Theroux
My mother was a trained nurse, and she’d tell me that patients would fight as they were administered anaesthetic, grappling to get the gas mask off their face.
Maeve Binchy
Spirituality for the most part is a mask worn by idleness, arrogance and greed.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Sometimes, when I’m just watching TV at home, I cut some aloe vera leaves and use the inside gel part as a mask. It’s incredible how much comes out of every cut – you can just do a little slice. I buy the leaves at health food stores. You can get single whole leaves, and they kind of last you forever.
Stella Maxwell
Decorating the gym can’t mask the fact that it smells like a mix between corsage and balls.
Daniel Tosh
I have these slumber parties with my father [Steve Tyler], and when we can’t sleep we stay up all night trading beauty tips. He knows all about the good creams and masks.
Liv Tyler
I’m calling myself ‘The Doodler,’ and with the simple addition of a small burglar’s mask, I achieve utter anonymity.
Chris Riddell
My oldest boy, when I do skip, he’s gonna take over my slot. He was sitting on the stair in diapers wearing my mask with sticks while we were downstairs trying to learn how to be a band.
Shawn Crahan
‘A mother must put on her oxygen mask first, in order to be able to help her children’ – I see this instruction on airplanes as an appropriate metaphor for feminist mothering. Mothers, empowered, are able to better care for and protect their children
Andrea O’Reilly
Without reflecting that this is the only moment in which you can study character,” said the count; “on the steps of the scaffold death tears off the mask that has been worn through life, and the real visage is disclosed.
Alexandre Dumas
I was given a mask of myself by Frances Barber when we opened ‘Julius Caesar.’ I looked much younger and prettier. Wearing it was certainly cheaper than Botox.
Phyllida Lloyd
It’s absolutely of no importance who or what V was under the mask. He isn’t a who or a what, he’s an idea. The thing is, you couldn’t continue it. Now and then the idea of a sequel has been raised, in vague forms, but I think it would be a bad idea. The story’s finished.
David Lloyd
You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask.
Helena Bonham Carter
My first movie was ‘The Mask Of Zorro,’ and that was all swords and horses and swashbuckling, and I thought, ‘This is what movies are.’ Obviously, I never made another one like that again; those are very rare.
Matt Letscher
I’m not interested in saying what people should and shouldn’t do. It depends on how people feel about themselves. I suppose personally if you do anything out of fear or to mask who you are, then that’s a bit scary. You’ve got to work with what you got.
Cate Blanchett
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.
John Fowles
So it is more useful to watch a man in times of peril, and in adversity to discern what kind of man he is; for then at last words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off, reality remains.
The question to ask about the writer isn’t ‘Why does he behave so badly?’ but ‘What does he gain by wearing this mask?
Philip Roth
A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.
Susan Sontag
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
Patrick Rothfuss
What term do you employ when you speak of your progenitor?” I answered with the term I’d always wanted to employ. “Sonovabitch.” “To his face?” she asked. “I never see his face.” “He wears a mask?” “In a way, yes. Of stone. Of absolute stone.
Erich Segal
I don’t wear a mask, I don’t have a suit. It’s not some CG double or a stunt double. The suffering the character [Doctor Strange ] goes through is immense!
Benedict Cumberbatch
Most human beings have enough sense to know that if they work in a city that has a serious smog problem, it’s wise to either stay indoors or at least wear a mask that will filter out the poison. But cigarette smokers have their own little concentrated toxic smog pack that they don’t avoid.
Ray Comfort
I always feel like any criminal who doesn’t have a mask on is dumb: particularly the ones who don’t realize that all mini-marts have cameras. I find that so hilarious. Or bank robbers without a mask. You’re like, ‘Have you seen no movies?’
Jay Chandrasekhar
It takes a lot of bravery to be authentic and honest and to take that social mask off in order to connect with another human being. So much of what makes us who we are is smoothed away online. And what truly connects us is the wrinkles, not the smoothness.
Taylor Schilling
I want my son to wear a helmet 24 hours a day. If it was socially acceptable I’d be the first one to have my kid in a full helmet and like a cage across his face mask.
Will Arnett
Always guarding one’s real, precious self in a cocoon of tranquility within a thousand masks. Life itself had become a secret affair.
Mary Balogh
Following directly behind the bier were the servants who would, in earlier times, have been slaughtered at the graveside, along with a warrior’s horse. Musicians and torchbearers came next, with the rear taken up by the mimes- sinister, silent figures in wax masks modelled on dead members of the family.
Catharine Arnold