America's greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.— Malcolm X
Skyrocket Wearing A Mask quotations
Mediocrity is the most effective mask a superior spirit can wear, because to the great majority, which is to say, to the mediocre,it will not suggest a disguise:--and yet it is precisely for their sake that he puts it on--so as not to arouse them, and, indeed, not infrequently to avoid this out of pity and benevolence.
Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren't.
He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.
What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered.
As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
We wear the mask that grins and lies.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
I look older. Maybe it's the short hair or maybe it's just that I wear all that has happened like a mask. Either way, I always thought I would be happy when I stopped looking like a child. But all I feel is a lump in my throat. I am no longer the daughter my parents knew. They will never know me as I am now.
If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to wear a mask. If you want to be honest then you have to live a lie.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.
That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.
behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.
I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!
Evil is no faceless stranger, living in a distant neighborhood.
Evil has a wholesome, hometown face, with merry eyes and an open smile. Evil walks among us, wearing a mask which looks like all our faces.
I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic and performing with those things while singing and expressing myself through stylized movement, while keeping it as human as possible so the audience could be closer to the horror of the Phantom.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
I think we all wear some kind of mask.
There are masks that shield us from others, but there are masks that embolden us, and you see that in carnival. The shiest child puts on a mask and can do anything and be anybody.
Sometimes wearing a mask is the best way to show our true selves.
We are never completely contemporaneous with our present.
History advances in disguise; it appears on stage wearing a mask of the preceding scene, and we tend to lose the meaning of the play.
There come a time, when good man must wear mask.
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
A man in Florida has been arrested for wearing a President Obama mask while robbing a McDonald's. To show you how good this guy's disguise was, instead of a holdup note he was reading from a teleprompter.
A person never knows their own true face.
Everybody thinks that the phoney, posed social mask they wear is their real face.
If you want a lover I'll do anything you ask.
If you want a different kind of love I'll wear a mask. If you want to strike me down in anger here I stand. If you want a partner in life take my hand. I'm your man.
Anybody who wears a mask is scared.
Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are.
The masks we wear are simply veils that we have chosen to hide behind in order to get our way, or to demonstrate how we are reacting to the powers and forces that seem to influence us from the external world. They are part of our self image, and in some cases the mask is nothing more than a protective device, a defense mechanism.
The other night a mugger took off his mask and made me wear it.
Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead.
I used to have to wear a gas mask to school when I was a kid because of the dust. I would tell people that the first light I saw was in a movie theater, because the sun was just a little glow.
Style is the physiognomy of the mind.
It is more infallible than that of the body. To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging.
None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom, or indifference over his inward joy.