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Pretends Quotes

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Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us,
together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad.
It pretends to care for the Palestinians.
- Moshe Katsav

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand,
as if it were necessary to understand,
when it is simply necessary to love.
- Claude Monet

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average
Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
- Germaine Greer

A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates
a much greater confusion of thought than one which
contents itself with simple popular practices.
- Johan Huizinga

 

The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn't
care about his people is one who pretends to care.
People can spot a phony every time.
- Jimmy Johnson

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence,
for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve,
it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
- Sarah Fielding

A diva is someone who pretends to know who she is and looks fabulous doing it.
- Jenifer Lewis

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A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners.
For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
- Henry James

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical.
He pretends to be polite and then, eventually,
he becomes polite.
- Jean Kerr

Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious.
The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of.
But the Analysts already know what's in it -
they should,
because they put it all in beforehand.
- Saul Bellow

If he who employs coercion against me could mould me
to his purposes by argument,
no doubt he would.
He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong;
but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
- William Godwin

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

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 feel exuberant. I don't pretend.
- Bono

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

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

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

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

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

Let's not pretend that abortion isn't about the mass slaughter of innocents.
- Michael Aston

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

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

When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend,
it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
- Gene Tierney

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

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

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

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

The Church does not pretend to be scientists.
It teaches based upon what science tells it.
- Wellington Mara

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

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

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

I don't know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.
- Alec Guinness

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as
if it were necessary to understand,
when it's simply necessary to love.
- Claude Monet

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

I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven,
does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?
- Brian Celio

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

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

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

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel,
for love is not ours to command.
- Alan Watts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver,
of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home,
Country Roads.
- Skeet Ulrich

I used to pretend that I was Tom attacking Jerry,
who was drawn on the ball.
- Monica Seles

The whole business is built on ego, vanity,
self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
- George Michael

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

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

The thing is, is to raise your hand.
It's not to hide, and it's not to try and pretend or do anything like that.
You raise your hand, that's the best thing about it.
- Liza Minnelli

People often become actresses because of something
they dislike about themselves:
They pretend they are someone else.
- Bette Davis

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

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

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest.
That would seriously interfere with business.
- Clarence Darrow

I couldn't be in a relationship and behave like somebody
else or pretend I felt something I didn't feel.
And that includes saying things I thought might jeopardize the relationship.
- Kenny Loggins

I choose to do unattractive people, because then I
can pretend they think they're attractive.
- Amy Sedaris

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

We often pretend to fear what we really despise,
and more often despise what we really fear.
- Charles Caleb Colton

You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters.
The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
- Fran Lebowitz

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

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

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 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


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