24 Quotes on Wearing a Mask, Lying and Hiding Oneself

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You will love our previous article on How to Catch Cheating Spouse and Track Employee with Smartphone Anti-Theft Software. Without further ado, here are the 20 quotes and one of my favorite quote by Oscar Wilde – Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Do they love you or the mask you put on everyday? - Shimika Bowers Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Do they love you or the mask you put on everyday? – Shimika Bowers

We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be. - Patrick Rothfuss Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be. – Patrick Rothfuss

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. - André Berthiaume Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. – André Berthiaume

Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are. - Christopher Barzak Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are. – Christopher Barzak

Like icebergs, people normally expose only a small part of themselves, and generally just the part they wish to show. - Nikki Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Like icebergs, people normally expose only a small part of themselves, and generally just the part they wish to show. – Nikki

People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. - Shannon L. Alder Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. – Shannon L. Alder

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. - Oscar Wilde Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. - Victor Hugo Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. – Victor Hugo

The question to ask about the writer isn’t ‘Why does he behave so badly?’ but ‘What does he gain by wearing this mask? - Philip Roth Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
The question to ask about the writer isn’t ‘Why does he behave so badly?’ but ‘What does he gain by wearing this mask? – Philip Roth

Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t. - Rick Warren Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t. – Rick Warren

You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it. - Alan Moore Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it. – Alan Moore

He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending wearing masks and losing themselves in the process. - Nicholas Sparks Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending wearing masks and losing themselves in the process. – Nicholas Sparks

If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to wear a mask. If you want to be honest then Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
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. – Banksy

I learned in high school, if I hold up an effigy, a mask, or a lie, that mask will get all the love, not me. - Lynn Breedlove Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
I learned in high school, if I hold up an effigy, a mask, or a lie, that mask will get all the love, not me. – Lynn Breedlove

I lie without a mask, thus I am an honest man. - Lionel Suggs Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
I lie without a mask, thus I am an honest man. – Lionel Suggs

Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story. - Marty Rubin Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story. – Marty Rubin

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask. - Agatha Christie Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask. – Agatha Christie

If you want people to love you for who you are, take the mask off. - Quetzal Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
If you want people to love you for who you are, take the mask off. – Quetzal

Love has a powerful way of removing the mask we all insist on wearing. - Jessy Quotes on Wearing a Mask and Hiding Oneself best inspirational tumblr quotes instagram
Love has a powerful way of removing the mask we all insist on wearing. – Jessy

The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars.
The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars.

No matter how much a snake sheds skin, it's still a snake.
No matter how much a snake sheds skin, it’s still a snake.

Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror not their faces, but their character.
Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror not their faces, but their character.

The Japanese say you have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends and family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.
The Japanese say you have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends and family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.

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    anonymous [ Reply ]

    We are all actors and we all eventually become what we pretend to be.

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      Nice quote, thanks for sharing. Now we have 21 quotes :)

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    Be yourself, others might not like you, and you might not like yourself, but you are not wearing a mask.

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    Its always a fight to save oneself’s own skin. People always try to wear socially approved masks to be socially accepted, but behind it all; it’s self deprivisation taking toll!

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      I agree…
      Some wear masks to hide pain as well. Those who have walked in darkness….☮️

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    Rickli [ Reply ]

    Which is the lie? The mask, or my face?
    -Jhin, the Virtuoso

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    Reality lies beneath the mask you wear.

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    Masks only cover the reality of who you really are temporarily . In time you will be revealed.

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    Sometimes its better to put on a mask; atleast people will love the mask than you.

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    Sherry Irwin [ Reply ]

    I wish I never lost this poem a person gave it to me the. Poem was long. It was called. I wear a mask. And they got this poem at a. A. A. Meeting. It was beautiful. Of all the masks a person wears of laughter of pain of saddness of happiness of love. The poem was about everything in life a person may feel and the mask they wear behind addictions.

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      Klozer [ Reply ]

      I realize this page is old but I’m hoping someone will see this. Did you ever find the poem? I ask because I’m a member of A.A.

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      Peter Parker [ Reply ]

      Sherry Irwin and Klozer. The “I Wear A Mask” poem recited by AA can be found here:

      Please Hear What I’m Not Saying – Charles C. Finn September 1966

      Don’t be fooled by me. Don’t be fooled by the face I wear
      For I wear a mask, a thousand masks,
      Masks that I’m afraid to take off and none of them is me.
      Pretending is an art that’s second nature with me,
      But don’t be fooled – for God’s sake don’t be fooled.
      I give you the impression that I’m secure,
      That all is sunny and unruffled with me, within as well as without,
      That confidence is my name and coolness my game,
      That the water’s calm and I’m in command and that I need no one,
      But don’t believe me.
      My surface may seem smooth but my surface is my mask,
      Ever-varying and ever-concealing.
      Beneath lies no complacence.
      Beneath lies confusion and fear and aloneness.
      But I hide this. I don’t want anybody to know it.
      I panic at the thought of my weakness exposed.
      That’s why I frantically create a mask to hide behind,
      A nonchalant sophisticated facade, to help me pretend,
      To shield me from the glance that knows.
      But such a glance is precisely my salvation, my only hope and I know it.
      That is, if it’s followed by acceptance, if it’s followed by love.
      It’s the only thing that can liberate me from myself,
      From my own self-built prison walls,
      From the barriers I so painstakingly erect.
      It’s the only thing that will assure me of what I can’t assure myself,
      That I’m really worth something.
      But I don’t tell you this. I don’t dare to, I’m afraid to.
      I’m afraid your glance will not be followed by acceptance,
      Will not be followed by love.
      I’m afraid you’ll think less of me,
      That you’ll laugh, and your laugh would kill me.
      I’m afraid that deep-down I’m nothing
      And that you will see this and reject me.
      So I play my game, my desperate pretending game,
      With a facade of assurance without and a trembling child within.
      So begins the glittering but empty parade of masks,
      And my life becomes a front.
      I idly chatter to you in the suave tones of surface talk.
      I tell you everything that’s really nothing,
      And nothing of what’s everything of what’s crying within me.
      So when I’m going through my routine do not be fooled by what I’m saying.
      Please listen carefully and try to hear what I’m not saying,
      what I’d like to be able to say, what for survival I need to say,
      but what I can’t say.
      I don’t like hiding.
      I don’t like playing superficial phony games.
      I want to stop playing them.
      I want to be genuine and spontaneous and me
      But you’ve got to help me.
      You’ve got to hold out your hand even when that’s the last thing I seem to want.
      Only you can wipe away from my eyes the blank stare of the breathing dead.
      Only you can call me into aliveness.
      Each time you’re kind and gentle and encouraging,
      Each time you try to understand because you really care,
      My heart begins to grow wings – very small wings,
      Very feeble wings, but wings!
      With your power to touch me into feeling you can breathe life into me.
      I want you to know that.
      I want you to know how important you are to me,
      How you can be a creator – an honest-to-God creator
      Of the person that is me if you choose to.
      You alone can break down the wall behind which I tremble,
      You alone can remove my mask,
      You alone can release me from my shadow-world of panic,
      From my lonely prison – if you choose to.
      Please choose to.
      Do not pass me by. It will not be easy for you.
      A long conviction of worthlessness builds strong walls.
      The nearer you approach to me the blinder I may strike back.
      It’s irrational, but despite what the books say about man, often I am irrational.
      I fight against the very thing I cry out for.
      But I am told that love is stronger than strong walls
      And in this lies my hope.
      Please try to beat down those walls with firm hands but gentle hands
      For a child is very sensitive.
      Who am I, you may wonder?
      I am someone you know very well.
      For I am every man you meet
      And I am every woman you meet.

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    Ankita Shukla [ Reply ]

    Nowadays given opportunity to eyes because voice is under mask 😷

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