Pretend Quotes

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“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

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

“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

Criss Jami
“I don't pretend to know everything; I just only speak on matters I know I'll win.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

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, Killosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

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

Hank Green
“You can only do so much pretending before you become the thing you're pretending to be.”
Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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

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

Leigh Bardugo
“Just this minute, I'll settle for an apology, she decided. And I wont' board the boat without one. Even if Kaz isn't sorry, he can pretend. He at least owes me his best imitation of a human being.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

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

Matthew Quick
“This is when I learned that nice people sometimes felt they had to pretend to be mean and awful.”
Matthew Quick, The Good Luck of Right Now

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The smiles of the unhappiest are often the widest.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“who did I think we were.
who did I think
I could make you.

this is the oldest mistake,
to confuse wanting
with magic. silence is the undoing
of every spell, and we are experts
in the unsaid. even now, I forget
to put us in past tense. as if
the air in this city were the same.
as if love is anything like its speaking.”
Marty McConnell Emily Kagan Trenchard

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