Pretending Proverbs

By | May 11, 2017

Sayings about Pretending

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~ Navajo Proverb

Pretend to be dead and the bull will leave you alone. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Pretend that you are crazy, you will live. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

Be wise, but pretend to be ignorant. ~ Russian Proverbs

If you want to know who your friends are, lie by the roadside and pretend to be drunk. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

Who can’t pretend cannot govern. ~ French Proverb

To pretend to satisfy one’s desires with worldly goods is like using straw to put out a fire. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Pretending

Saying about pretending

To pretend is to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, especially in order to deceive people. ~ Definition Source

If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. ~ Lillian Hellman

Who can direct when all pretend to know? ~ Oliver Goldsmith

It’s amazing how many things you can do when you’re just pretending. ~ Kim Gordon

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. ~ Oliver Herford

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

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

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

When one is pretending the entire body revolts. ~ Anais Nin

China is a civilization pretending to be a nation. ~ Michael Ledeen

I can’t pretend that I’m brave and that I can beat the whole world. ~ Nelson Mandela

If you would be powerful, pretend to be powerful. ~ Horne Tooke

Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to. ~ Jonathan Swift

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

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

Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren’t happening. ~ Joyce Meyer

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been. ~ William Golding

What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending… we gotta let ourselves be. ~ Christina Aguilera

A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That’s like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance. ~ David Mamet

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

Nobody’s perfect, and to try to pretend you’re perfect is an exhausting fool’s errand. ~ Rosemary Mahoney

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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

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

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. ~ Jim Henson

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

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

The surest way to lose truth is to pretend that one already wholly possesses it. ~ Gordon W. Allport

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 understand the Universe — it’s a great deal bigger than I am. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Being is like pretending. ~ Mira Sorvino

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

Pretending that we live doesn’t make us alive. ~ Serj Tankian

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

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. ~ Oscar Wilde

Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself. ~ Katharine Hepburn

To be in front of an audience and pretending, and to lie, this is the principle of acting. ~ Roberto Benigni

 

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