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There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.
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.
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.
It's not so much religion per se, it's false certainty that worries me, and religion just has more than its fair share of false certainty or dogmatism. I'm really concerned when I see people pretending to know things they clearly cannot know.
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.
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'.
Putting somebody else's pants on and pretending to be somebody else is occasionally, as you grow older, horrifying.
I liked pretending to be other people: I could reinvent myself, reinvent my own reality.
Helena Bonham Carter
I'm not pretending to be ingenuous; I know what I'm doing.
The joy of hate reflects people who get off pretending to hate something, or hate you, in order to score political points. I call them the 'tolerati' - you know, a group of people who claim to be tolerant, except when they run into someone who disagrees with them.
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.
The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can.
Charles de Lint
It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
I have driven school buses, sold egg rolls and painted houses, and I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I hadn't gone into acting. Mind you, it's a great life, going around pretending you're other people and getting paid ridiculous sums of money for it.
I was the youngest child and really spoiled. I loved to play make-believe. I loved pretending to be all kinds of different people and it just seemed natural that I would go into acting.
Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?
When the entertainers of the Right aren't declaring their disgust with President Obama for groveling before foreign potentates, they're pretending to fear him as a left-wing thug, an exemplar of what they call 'the Chicago way.'
There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I'm a straight person pretending to be gay. I've had a lot of people to imitate. It's easy when you're British; we're camp by nature, anyway.
As a kid, I spent an awful lot of time pretending I was somebody else. I think growing up in the 1980s wasn't very exciting so you kind of create this secret life of an alternate person. You pretend to be whatever you need to be that day, so you live in that dream world.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game.
I find it interesting that there are impostors out on the Internet pretending to be Werner Herzog.
If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can follow our own individual enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell, so to speak.
John F. Kennedy
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