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I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you're in television, you're lying because you're just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
Lots of people there seemed to be in denial, in absolute denial, of death - everybody's pretending that death doesn't happen in L.A.; if you do enough exercise and take enough wheatgrass and have your pill every day, you might not die.
When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn't really know it.
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.
I'm not angry, I'm not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I'm more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.
I made some games, but I'm pretending like I didn't because they all turned out weird.
When I was a little girl, I used to walk around with a towel on my head, pretending I was a nun. And then one day my mother said, 'Why don't you just become an actress, and then you can pretend you're a nun.'
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.
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.
Being is like pretending.
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.
I've always believed you can get closer to the truth by pretending not to speak it.
I spend my working life pretending to be someone else.
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
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.
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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