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Quotes About Pretend

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Kurt Vonnegut
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Orson Scott Card
“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

“The best way to not get your heart broken, is pretending you don't have one.”
Charlie Sheen

Taylor Swift
“Bring on all the pretenders!”
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Sophie Kinsella
“If I behave as though this is a completely normal situation, then maybe it will be ...”
Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

Rae Carson
“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.”
Rae Carson, The Bitter Kingdom

Margaret Atwood
“They spent the first three years of school getting you to pretend stuff and then the rest of it marking you down if you did the same thing.”
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

Vera Nazarian
“There's a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Suzanne Collins
“Don't. Don't let's pretend when there's no one around.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

J.D. Salinger
“I thought what I'd do was I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Jodi Picoult
“You’ll tell yourself anything you have to, to pretend that you’re still the one in control.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

Jodi Picoult
“And that was the greatest heartbreak of all- no matter how spectacular we want our children to be, no matter how perfect we pretend they are, they are bound to disappoint. As it turns out, kids are more like us than we think: damaged, through and through.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Toba Beta
“Don't pretend to comfort me, my friend.
I might also pretend to not let you down.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“You don't look fake when you unconsciously pretend.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Criss Jami
“I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.”
Criss Jami

Tiffany Madison
“Never trust someone that claims they care nothing of what society thinks of them. Instead of conquering obstacles, they simply pretend they don't exist.”
Tiffany Madison

Sylvia Plath
“I buried my head under the darkness of the pillow and pretended it was night. I couldn't see the point of getting up. I had nothing to look forward to.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Jacqueline Carey
“And for a price, I will pretend absolutely nothing.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

“Betrayal is too kind a word to describe a situation in which a father says he loves his daughter but claims he must teach her about the horrors of the world in order to make her a stronger person; a situation in which he watches or participates in rituals that make her feel like she is going to die. She experiences pain that is so intense that she cannot think; her head spins so fast she can't remember who she is or how she got there.

All she knows is pain. All she feels is desperation. She tries to cry out for help, but soon learns that no one will listen. No matter how loud she cries, she can't stop or change what is happening. No matter what she does, the pain will not stop. Her father orders her to be tortured and tells her it is for her own good. He tells her that she needs the discipline, or that she has asked for it by her misbehavior. Betrayal is too simple a word to describe the overwhelming pain, the overwhelming loneliness and isolation this child experiences.

As if the abuse during the rituals were not enough, this child experiences similar abuse at home on a daily basis. When she tries to talk about her pain, she is told that she must be crazy. "Nothing bad has happened to you;' her family tells her Each day she begins to feel more and more like she doesn't know what is real. She stops trusting her own feelings because no one else acknowledges them or hears her agony. Soon the pain becomes too great. She learns not to feel at all. This strong, lonely, desperate child learns to give up the senses that make all people feel alive. She begins to feel dead.
She wishes she were dead. For her there is no way out. She soon learns there is no hope.

As she grows older she gets stronger. She learns to do what she is told with the utmost compliance. She forgets everything she has ever wanted. The pain still lurks, but it's easier to pretend it's not there than to acknowledge the horrors she has buried in the deepest parts of her mind. Her relationships are overwhelmed by the power of her emotions. She reaches out for help, but never seems to find what she is looking for The pain gets worse. The loneliness sets in. When the feelings return, she is overcome with panic, pain, and desperation.

She is convinced she is going to die. Yet, when she looks around her she sees nothing that should make her feel so bad. Deep inside she knows something is very, very wrong, but she doesn't remember anything. She thinks, "Maybe I am crazy.”
Margaret Smith, Ritual Abuse: What it is, Why it Happens, and How to Help

Melissa de la Cruz
“It was so nice just to live in the moment, to enjoy holding him so closely, to pretend for a little while that they were merely two young people in love and nothing else.”
Melissa de la Cruz, The Van Alen Legacy

Toba Beta
“You could pretend at anytime,
but please not when laughing.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Madeleine L'Engle
“I don't know if they're really like everybody else, or if they're able to pretend they are.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Pretend I asked, now answer the question...”
Laurell K. Hamilton

Toba Beta
“Human has the ability to believe in something wrong as if it is true.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“Smell shit when one's bragging.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“I don't pretend to love someone who hurts me.
I do something that prevent us hurting each other.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Jarod Kintz
“I am who I pretend to be, and right now I’m pretending to be my own clone.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Alex Flinn
“It's easier to fake it. When you fake it for sixteen years, it becomes part of you, something you don't think about.”
Alex Flinn, Breathing Underwater

Toba Beta
“There is no use of pretending in front of people
who had repented pretending to be someone else.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“I could pretend that I was ok
I wind around the parties, drink in hand
I could pretend when you went away
That I had changed and I no longer hear the band”
Corinne Bailey Rae

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