Disguise Quotes

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Emilie Autumn
“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, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”
Aesop, Aesop's Fables

“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.”
Robert Brault

The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without
“The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.”
Stephen Hawking

“Hate looks just like everybody else until it smiles. Until it spins around and lies with lips and teeth carved into the semblance of something too passive to punch.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Vera Nazarian
“In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lemony Snicket
“If you are trying to fool a farsighted or dimwitted person, a veiled facial disguise might be enough.”
Lemony Snicket

Lisa Kleypas
“So you actually need spectacles,” Leo finally said.
“Of course I do,” Marks said crossly. “Why would I wear spectacles if I didn’t need them?”
“I thought they might be part of your disguise.”
“My disguise?”
“Yes, Marks, disguise. A noun describing a means of concealing someone’s identity. Often used by clowns and spies. And now apparently governesses. Good God, can anything be ordinary for my family?”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

William Beckford
“If she knew me as I really am she would despise me, and certainly not aid or abet my evil designs. To veil their vices from the sight of the good is the only resource of those who are not blind and know themselves to be vicious.' Thus was I confirmed in habits of hypocrisy; and these, for a time, worked only too effectually to my advantage.”
William Beckford, The Episodes of Vathek

V.E. Schwab
“Lila had discovered that the hardest part of her charade was pretending that everything was old hat when it was all so new, being forced to feign the kind of nonchalance that only comes from a lifetime of knowing and taking for granted. Lila was a quick study, and she knew how to keep up a front; but behind the mask of disinterest, she took in everything. She was a sponge, soaking up the words and customs, training herself to see something once and be able to pretend she’d seen it a dozen—a hundred—times before.”
V.E. Schwab, A Gathering of Shadows

G.K. Chesterton
“Our friend Tuesday," said the President in a deep voice at once of quietude and volume, "our friend Tuesday doesn't seem to grasp the idea. He dresses up like a gentleman, but he seems to be too great a soul to behave like one. He insists on the ways of the stage conspirator. Now if a gentleman goes about London in a top hat and a frock-coat, no one need know that he is an anarchist. But if a gentleman puts on a top hat and a frock-coat, and then goes about on his hands and knees — well, he may attract attention. That's what Brother Gogol does. He goes about on his hands and knees with such inexhaustible diplomacy, that by this time he finds it quite difficult to walk upright."
"I am not good at goncealment," said Gogol sulkily, with a thick foreign accent; "I am not ashamed of the cause."
"Yes you are, my boy, and so is the cause of you," said the President good-naturedly. "You hide as much as anybody; but you can't do it, you see, you're such an ass! You try to combine two inconsistent methods. When a householder finds a man under his bed, he will probably pause to note the circumstance. But if he finds a man under his bed in a top hat, you will agree with me, my dear Tuesday, that he is not likely ever to forget it. Now when you were found under Admiral Biffin's bed—"
"I am not good at deception," said Tuesday gloomily, flushing.
"Right, my boy, right," said the President with a ponderous heartiness, "you aren't good at anything.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

“People can code switch to confuse others, express dominance or submission, or disguise themselves.”
David Yoon, Frankly in Love

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A ‘cause’ that serves our purpose is, in reality, an ‘agenda’ that we’ve attempted to make noble by dressing it up in the finery of a cause. But as my Dad used to say, 'you can’t put perfume on a pig.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Pathetically though, some full-fledged adult bodies are just disguised entities where thoughts and actions of babies are trapped, not for purity but for stupidity.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Nitya Prakash
“Sometimes our disappointments may truly be opportunities in disguise.”
Nitya Prakash

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I may be wearing a mask,
But I'm smiling if you ask!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot Love: When A Call From The Other Side Takes Its Own Side

“Manipulators will constantly serve up chaos to you, disguised as a great feast. Sadly, you will never get to enjoy any dessert.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Insult can be disguise as compliment if embellished with flowery appendages. There is always a way to deliver something abrasive with emotional anesthesia.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Jussi Adler-Olsen
“A disguise often had the same effect on people as alcohol, as they both strengthened courage as well as the characteristics that didn't normally see the light of day.”
Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Scarred Woman

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The greatest gifts come in the most tattered wraps.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Patricia A. McKillip
“Riding my calm dark mare, I was armed and in disguise: shod, braided, cloaked and hooded in green wool against the rain.”
Patricia A. McKillip, Winter Rose

Laurence Galian
“Certainly, many people, especially Christians and those easily affected by popular culture, think that Aleister Crowley was 'the wickedest man in the world.' Surprisingly, among the Sufi dervishes there is a tradition called the Malamati. The Sheikh of Sheikhs (in other words the great Sufi teacher), Ibn al-Arabi, referred to a hierarchy among saints, at the pinnacle of which were the blameworthy (Malamiyya, or Malamatis). But rather than promoting a form of elitism, he and other classical Sufis claimed that Malamatis hid themselves among the common people. Turning to a current encyclopedia of Islam, we find that the Malamatiyya (Way of Blame) is described as 'the designation of a tendency, or of a psychological category, of people who attract blame to themselves despite their being innocent.' Crowley demonstrates in 'The Book of Lies' his gnosis that the teachers who are the very pinnacle of wisdom very often disguise their inner reality.”
Laurence Galian, 666: Connection with Crowley

John Taylor Gatto
“Few laymen understand that the synthesizing theories of Science are religious revelations in disguise.”
John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

Amy Wolf
“Cromwell only looked disgusted, but I felt the sensation down to the pit of my soul. This woman, I thought, wears a disguise to amuse, while I adopt mine in order to be free. When I looked at her, what I saw was not an ally, but a mere pretender.”
Amy Wolf, A Woman of the Road

Daphne du Maurier
“It's a universal instinct of the human species, isn't it, that desire to dress up in some sort of disguise?" said Frank.

"I must be very inhuman then," said Maxim.

"It's natural, I suppose," said Colonel Julyan, "for all of us to wish to look different. We are all children in some ways.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“But that's because it's easy to disguise almost anything as a love song.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six

“He was a chameleon. He could change his appearance in seconds. He was a master in disguise and he could baffle the best in the game (read CIA, FBI, KGB, etc)

So, what looked like a man looking into her eyes and playing the rituals of dating, to the girl in the group, was actually the chameleon observing the entrance of the bar behind the girl, near where the group was busy celebrating.

It was all in his sinister plan. To wait for Alex to enter the bar and then go for the kill!”
Avijeet Das

Ehsan Sehgal
“Appearance in disguise hides the original form.”
Ehsan Sehgal

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