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Pretense Quotes

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Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

I predict future happiness for Americans
if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

Most of the confidence which I appear to feel,
especially when influenced by noon wine,
is only a pretense.
- Tennessee Williams

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague,
enormous and menacing.
- Aleister Crowley

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense,
a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin

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Comics, at least in periodical form,
exist almost entirely free of any pretense;
the critical world of art hardly touches them,
and they're 100% personal.
- Chris Ware

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame;
to copy faults is want of sense.
- Charles Churchill

It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their
position in academic economics merely by the pretense
that the differences are entirely moral questions about
which science cannot decide.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

If our countries had war the one with the other,
that was no cause that he should put us to death;
with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them.
For which God be forever-more praised.
- Will Adams

I didn't come from any kind of academic background,
but I lived in a college town and I knew people who
weren't without pretense.
There was this idea in the town that if something was
European it would be good.
- Sarah Vowell

Frankly - and believe me, I say this without any pretense -
when I see the road I've taken,
I have to say that thanks to good luck,
because without good luck one can do nothing,
I've come out pretty well.
- James MacArthur

I ask every Communist individually to set an example,
by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy
of a man and a Communist,
in restoring order, starting normal life,
in resuming work and production, and in laying the
foundations of an ordered life.
- Janos Kadar

The basic fault lines today are not between people
with different beliefs but between people who hold
these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people
who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
- Peter L. Berger

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes,
skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to
suppress their specifically female characteristics
and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there
are no differences between the sexes.
- Arianna Huffington

It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man -
the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse -
the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.
- Washington Irving

The crafty person is always in danger;
and when they think they walk in the dark,
all their pretenses are transparent.
- John Tillotson

If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining
money under false pretenses.
- Billy Sunday

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us,
but our emptiness.
The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
- Eric Hoffer

Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions,
rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of
those who claimed to be Alchemists.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

Sex is full of lies.
The body tries to tell the truth.
But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard,
and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move.
We cripple ourselves with lies.
- Jim Morrison

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights,
the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
- Adam Ferguson

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific
pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
- E. T. Bell

We are in a position of financial and social power,
and we could be agents of change in our society.
Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little
gardener who takes care of the garden,
and hopefully our neighbor will do the same.
Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world.
- Guy Laliberte

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial
software with the worst of free software.
- Linus Torvalds

Life is like a movie-since there aren't any commercial breaks,
you have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of it.
- Garry Trudeau

We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs.
We are also here to assist people actually in their production,
non-commercial people in their production.
- Ann Macbeth

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs.
An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
- Adrian Mitchell

I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster
still funded by the licence fee...
and the licence fee is more durable than many people
in the commercial sector believe.
- Gavyn Davies

Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up,
because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
- Linus Torvalds

Generally I don't like doing remakes,
but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood
where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons.
- Gerard Butler

Commercial shackles are generally unjust,
oppressive, and impolitic.
- James Madison

As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band.
There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being
flattened by commercial designs,
attitudes, and needs.
- Alan Price

But I'm aware of the fact that I'm working in a commercial
venue where I'm producing something that I wouldn't
normally be approaching the way I'm doing it.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio,
so how could I be popular?
- Luther Allison

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles...
its commercial values will be limited.
- Elisha Gray

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea.
The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to
hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison

When I did have a little bit of commercial success,
it really didn't suit my temperament at all.
I'm a terrible public person.
- Juliana Hatfield

Conflicting commercial regulations of the different
States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade;
hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

We've always been the development project that lived
in a time pressured setting and always where commercial
entities were relying heavily on releases in a certain time frame.
- Mitchell Baker

Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial,
commercial, or financial enterprises is rare;
the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals.
- William Graham Sumner

I worked at all kinds of jobs, mostly commercial editing.
- Marilyn Hacker

I have respect for those who make money at art and do it well and smartly,
because that commercial aspect keeps the world going and running,
in a sense.
- Tina Weymouth

I want to make something commercial that people can pick up on.
- Missy Elliot

In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois
Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination
of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.
- C. L. R. James

Even though some of the films I've made haven't been particularly commercial,
I don't find them failures.
- Don Johnson

I love the gallery, the arena of representation.
It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics,
and that's taking place in the art gallery.
- Jeff Koons

The only reason I made a commercial for American Express
was to pay for my American Express bill.
- Peter Ustinov

Rock became an incredible commercial success,
people just became bored with serious music,
and it was forgotten.
- Henry Flynt

Xerox did OK in moving to digital in the commercial space.
They didn't do well in the consumer market,
but they're not a consumer brand.
They don't even know how to spell consumer.
- Antonio Perez

More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial
aviation industry in the United States since 1999.
- Norm Dicks

I would be humiliated if I found out that anything
I did actually became a commercial success.
- Lydia Lunch

We love doing commercial and TV show work.
- Gene Ween

Uncontrolled access to data, with no audit trail of
activity and no oversight would be going too far.
This applies to both commercial and government use of data about people.
- John Poindexter

Well, the stuff that has become more commercial doesn't have any edge.
- Iggy Pop

At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television
commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.
- Donna Rice

I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing
project than get a day job.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Of course, I did lots of what would be called graphic design now,
what used to be called commercial art.
- Leonard Baskin

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist
is making a conscious choice to compromise his music,
to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns

Commercial speech is like obscenity...
we can't seem to define it, but we know it when we see it.
- Jef I. Richards

You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation.
- Andy Taylor

Singing is my dream and, while it may have not been a commercial success,
critically I was thrilled with the reception my first album got.
- Minnie Driver

There are two kinds of success.
One is musical or artistic and the other is commercial.
- John McLaughlin

I was always amazed about how much I could finally
squeeze into a thirty second commercial.
- Ridley Scott

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American
dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial
interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.
- William Greider

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if
you're on the left in commercial radio is a mile and
a half higher than it is if you're on the right.
- Robert McChesney

The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself,
and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that's
filed everywhere else except under travel.
- Robyn Davidson


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