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Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Pretending that we live doesn't make us alive.
Being is like pretending.
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
My father and I used to tussle about me becoming an actor. He's from strong, Presbyterian Scottish working-class stock, and he used to sit me down and say, 'You know, 99 percent of actors are out of work. You've been educated, so why do you want to spend your life pretending to be someone else when you could be your own man?'
I made some games, but I'm pretending like I didn't because they all turned out weird.
I find it interesting that there are impostors out on the Internet pretending to be Werner Herzog.
Pretending is the grease of non-relationships. Pretending is how you and I get through the day without ever having to know each other. When I walk in the room, you say to me, 'How are you?' Well, you don't want to know. And, frankly, I don't want to tell you. So I just say, 'Fine,' and you go, 'Fine.' And off we go.
One way of paying tribute to my parents was 'bearing witness' as the Quakers do - writing down everything that was happening instead of turning my back on it and pretending that it was all great.
I've learned that you can call it a band, but unless everyone is contributing, it's not, really. It's pretending that it's a band.
I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny.
When you're going through a breakup, you should just let yourself feel everything so you can get over it as opposed to pretending everything's okay and dragging it out.
The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them.
All fiction is about people, unless it's about rabbits pretending to be people. It's all essentially characters in action, which means characters moving through time and changes taking place, and that's what we call 'the plot'.
The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can.
Charles de Lint
I spend my working life pretending to be someone else.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending... we gotta let ourselves be.
A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.
Don't throw petals on the floor if they have no meaning. I would rather have a fun, casual relationship than have someone pretending they're completely in love with me.
Standing in public in other people's clothes, pretending to be someone else. It's a strange way for a grown man to make a living.
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That's like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance.
I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today.
I'm not pretending I can give advice to every single person or every single couple for every situation; I'm making the point that we are not going to get to equality in the workforce before we get to equality in the home. Not going to happen.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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