In a world where everything is ridiculous, nothing can be ridiculed . You cannot unmask a mask .
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?
For the adult, all the world is a stage and the personality is the mask one wears to play the assigned role.Sam Keen
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask , and he will tell you the truth .
Alles, was tief ist, liebt die Maske. Everything profound loves the mask.
And it is a good sign that this masquerading knight- errant, this pretended champion of the rights of every other nation except those of the Irish nation, should be obliged to throw off the mask today, and to stand revealed as the man who by his own utterances is prepared to carry fire and sword into your homesteads unless you humbly abase yourselves before him, and before the landlords of the country.Charles Stewart Parnell
I met Murder on the way He had a mask like Castlereagh.Percy Bysshe Shelley
I've always had these bouts of depression; I hide them well but doesn't mean they aren't there. ... I didn't have anyone around for whom I had to put on a cheerful mask. The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can actually trick yourself into feeling better.charles de lint
It's a terrible thing to be alone — yes it is — it is — but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath — as terrible as you like — but a mask.katherine mansfield
O, white innocence,That thou shouldst wear the mask of guilt to hideThine awful and serenest countenanceFrom those who know thee not!Percy Bysshe Shelley
Is there worse evil than that which goes in the mask of good?lloyd alexander
When I consider others I can easily believe that their bodies express their personalities and that the two are inseparable. But it is impossible for me not to feel that my body is other than I, that I inhabit it like a house, and that my face is a mask which, with or without my consent, conceals my real nature from others.wystan hugh auden
And pomp, and feast, and revelry, With mask, and antique pageantry, Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream. Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson's learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild, And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out.john milton
Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them. They are deeply immersed in illusions and in dream images; their eyes merely glide over the surface of things and see "forms."friedrich nietzsche
I met Murder on the way He had a mask like Castlereagh Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood-hounds followed him.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them the one, in fact, which is not a mask.
Fezzik: Why are you wearing a mask? Were you burned by acid or something like that? Man in Black: Oh, no, it's just they're terribly comfortable, I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
It's a terrible thing to be alone yes it is it is but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath as terrible as you like but a mask.
Shimer wears a mask of nodding tranquility but plays devil's advocate to the Big Ten and the Ivy League.
Consider the way “moral man” … is veiled behind moral formulas and concepts of decency the way our actions are benevolently concealed by the concepts of duty, virtue, sense of community, honorableness, self-denial. … I am not suggesting that all this is meant to mask human malice and villainy, the wild animal in us; my idea is, on the contrary, that it is precisely as tame animals that we are a shameful sight and in need of the moral disguise.friedrich nietzsche
Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
Asgood almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a Comus, A mask man kills a reasonable creature,God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.john milton