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

Ben Aaronovitch
“He called it potentia because there's nothing quite like Latin for disguising the fact you're making it up as you go along.”
Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer

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

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

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

Jarod Kintz
“If you changed into a different style of clothes, and put on a hat and glasses, I might not recognize you. But no matter what I wear, my ducks always know who I am. Am I just a guy worth knowing, or do ducks just have superior intellects?”
Jarod Kintz, Music is fluid, and my saxophone overflows when my ducks slosh in the sounds I make in elevators.

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

“Organized love is the worst kind of love. Because it all feels and has all the qualities of love until you disagree or step out of the group or circle, then you will understand it had never been love.

Loving without the heart, is hate in disguise.”
Chidi Ejeagba

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Once I realize that my greatest resources are cleverly hidden in the disguise of my many handicaps, I have finally discovered the resources that I thought could only be found in my greatest strengths.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

Avijeet Das
“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

Basil Rathbone
“[on how he was awarded his Military Cross]
All I did, old man, was disguise myself as a tree--that's correct, a tree--and cross no man's land to gather a bit of information from the German lines.
I have not since been called upon to play a tree.”
Basil Rathbone

Matt Fitzgerald
“Our inability to fulfill our (true) needs can sometimes give rise to self-deceptions intended to disguise this painful reality. Most psychotherapeutic methods involve helping patients liberate themselves from self-deception. What makes reality therapy different is the centrality of this project to the method. Reality therapy is all about getting people to stop bullshitting themselves so they can get on with the business of solving the real problem. At no point does the reality therapist ever allow a patient to get away with denying reality, no matter how painful accepting it may be initially.”
Matt Fitzgerald, The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life

“[I]t is easy to confuse European interest in preserving life to prevent economic loss with positive concern for the captives’ human welfare. But to interpret the regime of the slave ship in that way is to be duped by the slave traders’ rhetoric—a language of concealment that allowed European slaving concerns to portray themselves as passive and powerless before the array of forces (including the agency of the captives themselves) outside their control. Slave merchants and their backers disguised from themselves the ugly truth that the Atlantic regime of commodification took captives from fully realized humanity and suspended them in a purgatory in between tenuous life and dishonorable death.”
Stephanie E. Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

“You guys know each other?” I held my breath, my chest tight. Could this be it? Cover blown so fast?

Ted stared at me. After several moments he said, “Yeah.” Ah, crap. He breathed out a heavy sigh. “We dated for a short time. It, uh, didn’t end well.”

"Didn’t end well?” Bill snorted. “You two went out in a hail of bullets.”
E. Kirk, Demons in Disguise

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Trust’ in anything other than God is nothing more than a gamble in disguise.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sarah J. Maas
“If we were lucky, none of them would realise that Rhys's lapdog was actually a bloodhound.

And it was a very, very good disguise.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Steven Magee
“I would not get internet from a wireless company, they give you a Wi-Fi hot-spot that is a cellphone in disguise. It is like someone making a cellphone call 24 hours a day! Your home will be filled with cell phone radiation. It is like a mini cell phone tower within the home.”
Steven Magee

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