Facade Quotes

Quotes tagged as "facade" (showing 1-30 of 59)
Kurt Cobain
“I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.”
Kurt Cobain

Charles Bukowski
“my mother, poor fish,
wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a
week, telling me to be happy: "Henry, smile!
why don't you ever smile?"

and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the
saddest smile I ever saw”
Charles Bukowski

Deb Caletti
“I was like a chocolate in a box, looking well behaved and perfect in place, all the while harboring a secret center.”
Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Because sometimes people who seem good
end up being not as good as you might have hoped.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Criss Jami
“How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Alexandra Katehakis
“If we’re wrapping ourselves up to conceal any vulnerability, whatever happens to us has to go through all those extra layers. Sometimes love doesn’t even reach where we truly live.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Lisa Unger
“The truth has not so much set us free as it has ripped away a carefully constructed facade, leaving us naked to begin again.”
Lisa Unger

Cassandra Clare
“Do not make the mistake of believing that he does not love you because he plays at not caring.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Edward Albee
“HONEY: (Apologetically, holding up her brandy bottle) I peel labels.
GEORGE: We all peel labels, sweetie; and when you get through the skin, all three layers, through the muscle, slosh aside the organs (An aside to NICK) them which is still sloshable--(Back to HONEY) and get down to bone...you know what you do then?
HONEY: (Terribly interested) No!
GEORGE: When you get down to bone, you haven't got all the way, yet. There's something inside the bone...the marrow...and that's what you gotta get at. (A strange smile at MARTHA)”
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Jessiqua Wittman
“All facades fall sometime, then the mask comes off and the real heart is seen.”
Jessiqua Wittman, A Memoir of Mercy

Alexandra Katehakis
“We might feel that we must demonstrate explicitly when we’re upset, or not upset. This perceived need may stem from our family of origin, from how we learned to be heard when a simple “no” wasn’t enough. We may have learned to mask certain feelings, or portray feelings that weren’t ours. But as adults we each need to learn to state our personal truth without having to prove it or shout it.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Donna Ball
“She was the quintessential twenty-first-century woman: She could build a high-rise in a Chanel suit and Jimmy Choos, give lessons in multitasking, and freeze the heart of the coldest competitor with a single unblinking gaze over the rim of her ebony-framed reading glasses. But that persona was like a bodysuit that she pulled on at eight in the morning and peeled out of at five in the afternoon.”
Donna Ball, A Year on Ladybug Farm

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

Agatha Christie
“It can happen that if anyone is talking to a person they know cannot see well, they are careless. They permit themselves an expression of face that on other occasions they would not allow.”
Agatha Christie, Death Comes as the End

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There’s no such thing as a good or bad person: there are just people who have each been or seem to have been good or bad to you, someone, or some people, thus far.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Richie Norton
“All too often people pretend to be professional. "Professionalism" is sometimes a facade for fraud. Be pro, but be real. Honesty and transparency combined with character, competence and real results is the key to being a true pro.”
Richie Norton

“​Till mirrors were Invented, Face was not You, Not Even part of Your Performance.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Agatha Christie
“Well, people are like that too. THey create a false door - to deceive. If they are conscious of weakness, of inefficiency, they make an imposing door of self-assertion, of bluster, of overwhelming authority - and, after a time, they get to believe in it themselves. They think, and everybody thinks, that they are like that. But behind that door, Renisenb, is bare rock... And so when reality comes and touches them with the feather of truth - their true self reasserts itself.”
Agatha Christie, Death Comes as the End

Saleem Haddad
“Oh, I loathe weddings. I loathe sitting down and participating in inane conversations with proud parents and smug couples who all look like they might secretly hate each other.”
Saleem Haddad, Guapa

Agatha Christie
“Mrs. Baker's social manner was almost robotlike in its perfection. All her comments and remarks were natural, normal, everyday currency, but one had a suspicion that the whole thing was like an actor playing a part for perhaps the seven hundredth time. It was an automatic performance, completely divorced from what Mrs. Baker might really have been thinking or feeling.”
Agatha Christie, Destination Unknown

Steven Magee
“We live in a lawless society with a facade of law enforcement.”
Steven Magee

“You can’t preach things like spirituality, yoga, or animal activism to someone who hasn’t had a decent meal in days...”
Deepak S. Hiwale

“Think beyond the situation, its a facade against your success.”
Stephen Magnus

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is seldom possible to respect someone about whom you know everything.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The world would be a better place if even a fraction of us became the kinds of people we have deceived others into believing we are.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

H.S. Crow
“Lies surround me. They are the strangers that linger under the façade of a soft whispered kiss. Ever so lovingly muddled in a single breath, fleeting, yet cemented in the heart. It is difficult to ignore them. They exist everywhere in all shapes and emotions. They drive our world, and our thoughts.”
H.S. Crow

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