Quotes About Hiding

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André Malraux
“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”
André Malraux

Shannon L. Alder
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

Haruki Murakami
“You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Lemony Snicket
“Like a church bell, a coffin, and a vat of melted chocolate, a supply closet is rarely a comfortable place to hide.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

J.K. Rowling
“The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.”
J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

Haruki Murakami
“Maybe it's just hiding somewhere. Or gone on a trip to come home. But falling in love is always a pretty crazy thing. It might appear out of the blue and just grab you. Who knows — maybe even tomorrow.”
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

D.W. Winnicott
“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”
D.W. Winnicott

Kay Redfield Jamison
“I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Laurell K. Hamilton
“All I really wanted to do was cuddle back under the blankets, maybe with a certain stuffed toy penguin I knew. Yeah, hiding sounded good.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Circus of the Damned

Criss Jami
“You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Rebecca Donovan
“I survived by keeping my emotions in check – by maintaining my composure and tucking it all away. I managed to stay under the radar, skating through school without anyone truly remembering I was here. My teachers acknowledged my academic successes and my coaches depended upon my athletic abilities, but I wasn’t important enough to make a recognizable social contribution. I was easily forgettable. That’s what I counted on.”
Rebecca Donovan, Reason to Breathe

Obert Skye
“There are some things your mind has been hiding from you.”
Obert Skye, Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

Lauren Myracle
“She holds herself with such reserve. She smiles, but the smile doesn't reach her eyes, even in the company of the girls she's chosen to eat with. Why?
I have no clue, and I really don't want to spend my time worrying about it. But my brain pushes at the question anyway.
Why are people aloof?
Because they don't want to let others in.
Why don't they want to let others in?
Well, sometimes because they're shy, and sometimes because they're convinced of their own superiority.
But those aren't the only reasons. Sometimes it's because thay have something to hide.”
Lauren Myracle, Bliss

Oscar Wilde
“It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears
is said to be seen in San Francisco.
It must be a delightful city and possess
all the attractions of the next world”
Oscar Wilde

Jim Carrey
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
Jim Carrey

Victoria Schwab
“He was like one of those pictures full of small errors, the kind you could only pick out by searching the image from every angle, and even then, a few always slipped by. On the surface, Eli seemed perfectly normal, but now and then Victor would catch a crack, a sideways glance, a moment when his roommate's face and his words, his look and his meaning, would not line up. Those fleeting slices fascinated Victor. It was like watching two people, one hiding in the other's skin. And their skin was always too dry, on the verge of cracking and showing the color of the thing beneath.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

Melina Marchetta
“Tom always did anger well. Hid it well, but showed it even better”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

Yoko Ono
“Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies.”
Yoko Ono, Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Why is it when you want the ground to swallow you whole, it decides to stop trying? -Ethon”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, No Mercy

Ally Condie
“If you stay here, you become lost. And no one can find you.

I like lost.”
Ally Condie, Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Gaston Bachelard
“A creature that hides and “withdraws into its shell,” is preparing a “way out.” This is true of the entire scale of metaphors, from the resurrection of a man in his grave, to the sudden outburst of one who has long been silent. If we remain at the heart of the image under consideration, we have the impression that, by staying in the motionlessness of its shell, the creature is preparing temporal explosions, not to say whirlwinds, of being.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Mehmet Murat ildan
“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

Donald L. Hicks
“At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you'll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Kristin Cashore
“Hidden yourself in a hole and dared to burden no one with your grievous friendship? I will have friends, Katsa. I will have a life, even though I carry this burden.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

G.K. Chesterton
“Listen to me," cried Syme with extraordinary emphasis. "Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front -”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Joseph R. Lallo
“Many people believe they know true darkness, but until it has been experienced it cannot be imagined. Without even a flicker of light, the mind begins to play tricks. There is a constant feeling that there is a wall before you, that you must stop. The eyes open as wide as they can, hungry for light. The only thing that helps is to shut them tight.”
Joseph R. Lallo, The Book of Deacon

Mike Carey
“It does no good to run. And it does no good to hide. But I know what it's like. Your brain shuts down, and you follow your instincts. Or, at least, you think you do. But you know what you're really doing? When you flee through the night, or crawl into your little bolt-hole? You know what's really guiding you? Controlling you? Pushing you on? Genre conventions.”
Mike Carey, The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

Anna Godbersen
“It had been too much for Edith to take and she had gone to her room so that her nieces wouldn't see her cry anymore.”
Anna Godbersen, Rumors
tags: cry, hiding

Polly Dunbar
“So Tumpty tried hiding upside down, behind a pot plant, under a large cardboard box, with his eyes tightly closed.”
Polly Dunbar, Where's Tumpty?
tags: hiding

Nancy Werlin
“It was any outcast's nightmare.
If I looked carefully, I suspected I might find it beneath the black paint of the small acrylic by the window.”
Nancy Werlin, Black Mirror

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