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We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is. ...
by Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is.
- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused,
undervalued and downgraded in international circles,
most of all by the United States.
- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

 

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

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I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

I feel exuberant. I don't pretend.
- Bono

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be.
That is not one of my roles.
But I am not the devil either.
I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.
- Maria Callas

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I work on a laptop specifically so I can work in cafes
and pretend I'm part of the human world.
- Jonathan Lethem

I loved being outside.
We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
- Loretta Lynn

Let's not pretend that all of a sudden,
this is some new system.
- Mark Shields

It's difficult to speak with beautiful people.
No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise,
you still want them to like you.
- Doug Coupland

To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly
not is very liberating and exciting.
- Hugh Laurie

I don't pretend to understand the Universe -
it's a great deal bigger than I am.
- Thomas Carlyle

I do not pretend to write much of a letter.
You know under what circumstances I am writing.
- Joshua Chamberlain

We don't pretend to disagree.
- Gene Siskel

A lot of my audience are in their 50s.
But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.
- Pete Townshend

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely
sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
- Hermann Hesse

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
- Chanakya

I do not pretend to start with precise questions.
I do not think you can start with anything precise.
You have to achieve such precision as you can,
as you go along.
- Bertrand Russell

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it.
My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness,
and when I get a response there, then I accept.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Men pretend they don't like to be nagged,
but they love it, really.
It makes them feel wanted.
- Denise Van Outen

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own;
it simply erases your own experience in history.
- Renata Adler

To say that we mutually agree to coercion is not to
say that we are required to enjoy it,
or even to pretend we enjoy it.
- Garrett Hardin

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush
on watching you from afar -
you pretend it's not there.
- Daryl Hannah

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions,
and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
- David Hume

I pretend something scary is in front of me.
- Heather O'Rourke

I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend,
one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave.
and traffic is just going by.
- Benicio Del Toro

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many
ignorant men are sure of.
- Clarence Darrow

We have a good arrangement.
Roman lies to me and I pretend to believe him.
- Sharon Tate

I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore,
and I know too much to go back and pretend.
- Helen Reddy

I don't pretend to be captain weird.
I just do what I do.
- Johnny Depp

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- Sun Tzu

I pretend I'm one of the royal family when I'm in a
hotel and that the hotel belongs to me -
it is a palace.
- Martin Short

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand...
Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
- Anton Chekhov

I get to pretend I'm flying into space,
and hang out with my friends.
That's what I do for a living.
- Jeri Ryan

I was raised to pretend.
- Anne Heche

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty,
and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear,
that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France

Acting was something that just came along.
But I made good money, so it wasn't something I was
just going to put aside and pretend it didn't exist.
- Kurt Russell

I'm not a cheerleader.
I'm not trying to pretend to be sweet and then come out and be bad.
This is who I am.
- Willa Ford

One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead.
- Scott Adams

The sum and substance of female education in America,
as in England, is training women to consider marriage
as the sole object in life,
and to pretend that they do not think so.
- Harriet Martineau

Because we're actors we can pretend and fake it,
but I'd rather the intimate investment was authentic.
- Keanu Reeves

Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words?
- Martin Freeman

I knew nothing about martial arts.
And I don't really like it!
But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it,
I had to be the best at it.
That was very difficult.
- Ziyi Zhang

I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody.
I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve.
- Julia Roberts

You can't pretend that everybody likes Versace.
It would be boring.
It's better to create a reaction than to create no reaction.
That's dangerous.
- Donatella Versace

There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to,
comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists.
I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists.
- Frederica Montseny

Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm
deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them.
It's not that bad.
- Larry David

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually
are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.
- Doug Coupland

Your mind can't always tell the difference between
pretend and reality if you pretend too long;
or if you go too deep and really believe in what you're doing.
- Annabella Sciorra

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

I am an actor and I live in the world of pretend in my working capacity.
I live in the world of my imagination.
- Derek Jacobi

An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight.
I'm going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.
- Robbie Williams

You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch.
I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Everyone knows we get paid a lot of money,
so why pretend otherwise?
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

Always keep that happy attitude.
Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
- Earl Nightingale

One of the cruelest things you can do to another person
is pretend you care about them more than you really do.
- Doug Coupland

I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins.
We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together.
We were about four.
- Radha Mitchell

I'd love to be a saxophonist.
I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music.
I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.
- Richard Price

During Breaking The Waves, I was on my own in a hotel room.
I think I would have been impossible to live with.
When you go home, you have to pretend to be the person you are at home.
- Emily Watson

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter


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