Quotes About Make Believe

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Shel Silverstein
“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
Shel Silverstein

Frida Kahlo
“What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death.”
Frida Kahlo

Michael Connelly
“The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers' bathing suits. It was beautiful deception, Bosch thought, as he drove north on the Hollywood Freeway to home. Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty picture there could be an ugly story.”
Michael Connelly, The Black Echo

Richelle E. Goodrich
“There are things
that make no sense,
that seem unreal,
that can’t be grasped
or understood
or explained,
that maybe don’t even exist…
And still, somehow, those wonderful things touch and change our lives.
Isn’t it strange?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper

Sigmund Freud
“It would be very nice if there were a God who created the world and was a benevolent providence, and if there were a moral order in the universe and an after-life; but it is a very striking fact that all this is exactly as we are bound to wish it to be.”
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

Shannon L. Alder
“When you don’t have honesty in love then there is no communication. Honesty is improvisation of the heart; anything less is a well thought out and rehearsed script.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sanhita Baruah
“It’s not TIME that heals everything, it is SLEEP...

Sleeping is the perfect answer to all doubts and troubles.

Leaving the world of reality behind and disappearing in to a world of make-believe and imaginations, is a solace you get from nothing else...”
Sanhita Baruah, Uff Ye Emotions

Arundhati Roy
“They visited him in saris, clumping gracelessly through red mud and long grass ... and introduced themselves as Mrs. Pillai, Mrs. Eapen and Mrs. Rajagopalan. Velutha introduced himself and his paralyzed brother Kuttappen (although he was fast asleep). He greeted them with the utmost courtesy. He addressed them all as Kochamma [an honorific title for a woman] and gave them fresh coconut water to drink. He chatted to them about the weather. The river. The fact that in his opinion coconut trees were getting shorter by the year. As were the ladies in Ayemenem. He introduced them to his surly hen. He showed them his carpentry tools, and whittled them each a little wooden spoon.

It is only now, these years later, that Rahel with adult hindsight recognized the sweetness of that gesture. A grown man entertaining three raccoons, treating them like real ladies. Instinctively colluding in the conspiracy of their fiction, taking care not to decimate it with adult carelessness. Or affection. [emphasis mine]

It is after all so easy to shatter a story. To break a chain of thought. To ruin a fragment of a dream being carried around carefully like a piece of porcelain.

To let it be, to travel with it, as Velutha did, is much the harder thing to do.”
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

“White Iris

The iris danced across
the ancient Grecian skies
gliding with her embossed
satiny milken sides ...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Criss Jami
“Nightmares are seldom a foreshadowing of real events, but always a showing of real fears.”
Criss Jami, Healology

J.M. Barrie
“Of course Neverland had been make-believe in those days; but it was real now, and there were no night-lights, and it was getting darker every moment, and where was Nana?”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Saturated Arrogance

...imprisoned muses
cried to be free
she took away their quills
and said
do not bother me...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

J.M. Barrie
“This meal happened to be a make-believe tea, and they sat 'round the board guzzling in their greed; and really, what with their chatter and recriminations, the noise, as Wendy said, was postiviely deafening.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Virginia Woolf
“When the white arm rests upon the knee it is a triangle; now it is upright - a column; now a fountain, falling. It makes no sign, it does not beckon, it does not see us. Behind it roars the sea. It is beyond our reach. Yet there I venture. There I go to replenish my emptiness, to stretch my nights and fill them fuller and fuller with dreams. And for a second even now, even here, I reach my object and say, “Wander no more. All is trial and make-believe. Here is the end.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Enock Maregesi
“Tunapenda kuamini kwa sababu kuamini hurahisisha mambo… Usiamini. Jua.”
Enock Maregesi

Shari Arnold
“There are subtle truths buried in every make-believe. You never know where you might find one.”
Shari Arnold, Neverland

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I survive on moments of make-believe happiness.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

“Saturated Arrogance

...she rebuked those about her
in darkness did she dwell
a pathetic history
all mortal man would tell..”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Helen Oyeyemi
“This girl had been looking on with her hair hanging over her face, only partly hiding a cruel-looking scar; her eyes shone with hatred. Not necessarily hatred of your father or of puppets or the other children, but a hatred of make-believe, which did not heal, but was only useful to the people who didn't need it.”
Helen Oyeyemi, What is Not Yours is Not Yours

“Depths of Friendship

...under fathoms deep
of dark and bitter cold
an eerie oscillation
reverberated brash and bold...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

“The Bane

...where coxswain's dirt
and seaman's shirts
brushed bawdily upon her chest...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

William Hazlitt
“The world has been doing little else but playing at make-believe all its lifetime.”
William Hazlitt

Chuck Palahniuk
“Who you are moment to moment is just a story.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

“A make believe life doesn't win friends and influence people. It bores the crap out of those living the dream.”
Melody Carstairs

A.S. Neill
“Summerhill children are allowed to go through their gangster period, and consequentially more furniture is destroyed.”
A.S. Neill, Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing

A.S. Neill
“Small boys often produce their own plays; but usually the parts are not written out. They hardly need to be, for the main line of each character is always "Stick 'em up!" In these plays the curtain is always rung down on a set of corpses, for small boys are by nature through and uncompromising.”
A.S. Neill, Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Most of our waking life is make believe. If there was a way to record every dream that crosses our minds, the true nature of humans would be laid bare”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Starhawk
“Witchcraft is fun. It offers us a chance to play, to act silly, to let the inner child come out. Out of foolishness and play, creativity is born.”
Starhawk, The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess

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