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Pretend Quotes

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

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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

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;
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

 

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

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

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

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

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 don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all.
It's all just pretend.
That's what's fun about it.
- James Spader

I have a hard enough time speaking for myself -
I don't pretend I can be a spokesman for anybody.
I have no interest in playing that role.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

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

We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes,
but the whole of history proves otherwise.
- Terry Hands

You can't pretend to be a Sharon Stone or a Marilyn Monroe.
You really can't fake that.
- Claire Bloom

Winter testing is essential but there comes a point
where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing.
You just want to get down to the real action.
- Damon Hill

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

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

I was raised to pretend.
- Anne Heche

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

Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters.
- Peter Jennings

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

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- Sun Tzu

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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've always thought that we, as human beings,
would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the
only life form in the galaxy.
- Jonathan Frakes

Whoever you pretend to be, you must face yourself eventually.
- Al Stewart

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

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

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

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

In our society those who are in reality superior in
intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only
if they pretend they are not.
- Marya Mannes

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

The past is what you remember, imagine you remember,
convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
- Harold Pinter

I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass,
because of Gene Simmons of Kiss.
Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss -
I liked Gene the best.
- Jason Newsted

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 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'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else.
- Calvin Klein

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign
around his or her neck that says,
"Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales,
you will succeed in life.
- Mary Kay Ash

You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty.
- Sacha Guitry

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

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

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives
them the right to subjugate other races,
nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

My playground was the theatre.
I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living.
As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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

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

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

Everyone was going to play their part honestly,
and not try and pretend to be good or bad guys.
- Stephen Hopkins

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

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

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

Rare is the human being, immature or mature,
who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
- George P. Baker

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered
from a disappointed passion.
Such wounds always leave a scar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

The hardest job an actor can do is all this pretend,
all this screaming and being scared for your life.
- Kirsten Dunst

I don't pretend anything anymore.
I don't have time, desire or energy to calculate anymore.
- Thomas Kretschmann

You have to put on more faces to pretend who you are.
- Nell Carter

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

As a kid growing up in the back streets of Dublin I
used to pretend I was playing in the World Cup with
my mates out on the streets,
and now I will be doing it for real.
- Robbie Keane

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

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

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

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

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

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade
in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
- Christopher Morley

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman
is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than
one is and no one is surprised.
- Freya Stark

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes,
are never as cool as they pretend to be.
- Nora Ephron


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