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

Aesop
“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

Tahereh Mafi
“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

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of the best things that have ever happened to us wouldn’t have happened to us, if it weren’t for some of the worst things that have ever happened to us.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

“Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.”
Genereux Philip

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The problem with wearing a facade is that sooner or later life shows up with a big pair of scissors.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Shannon Messenger
“Fitz’s human clothes are a huge snoozefest. Check out what Dex and I found in Alvar’s closet!” They both unzipped their hoodies, revealing T-shirts with logos underneath. “I have no idea what this means, but it’s crazy awesome, right?” Keefe asked, pointing to the black and yellow oval on his shirt. “It’s from Batman,” Sophie said—then regretted the words. Of course Keefe demanded she explain the awesomeness of the Dark Knight. “I’m wearing this shirt forever, guys,” he decided. “Also, I want a Batmobile! Dex, can you make that happen?” Sophie wouldn’t have been surprised if Dex actually could build one. As a Technopath, he worked miracles with technology. He’d made all kinds of cool gadgets for Sophie, including the lopsided ring she wore—a special panic switch that had saved her life during her fight with one of her kidnappers. “What’s my shirt from?” Dex asked, pointing to the logo with interlocking yellow W’s. Sophie didn’t have the heart to tell him it was the symbol for Wonder Woman.”
Shannon Messenger, Neverseen

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“You can dress up greed, but you can’t stop the stench.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Undoubtedly, failure is growth in pain’s disguise.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“A masquerade will only last as long as the night is dark.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Your transparency is just another one of your disguises, isn't it? You doubt your value. Don't run from who you are.”
Napz Cherub Pellazo

“Legal action is but warfare disguised.”
Mike Klepper

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Be a man! Put on a mask.”
Ljupka cvetanova, The New Land

“It's slowly breaking her down
Consuming her breath
Fighting her strength
She doesn't have much time
Pieces will be the only thing left
Of the will buried within
She's crumbling down inside
Crying out for help
Running out of life
A hero should suffice
To save her from her disguise”
Evy Michaels

“Losing your job is a great blessing in disguise”
Sunday Adelaja

“Never be decieved by exterior decorations, some monsters go about on suit and tie and of course a Bible.”
Paul Bamikole

“Not everyone who comes to your doorstep with a bowl is a beggar. Some of them are actually winged creatures in disguise.”
Paul Bamikole

Deyth Banger
“Dexter Morgan is more like disguise and influence... and everything = fake.”
Deyth Banger

“No matter what its citizens get up to, Hamburg always manages to keep its nose clean.”
Carey Harrison, Richard's Feet

Compton Mackenzie
“Some time ago N went over to Paris disguised as an opera singer, and he looked the part so well that the agent whom he was to meet thought he really was an opera singer and never went near him for a week. In fact, it turned out a little awkwardly, because one evening this agent saw a member of the French Cabinet dining at the Ritz and he looked so much like somebody disguised as an opera singer that this dam' fool of an agent went up and spoke to him. He was at once arrested by the French secret police, and there was nearly a most unpleasant scandal.”
Compton Mackenzie, Water on the Brain

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