Quotes of Dissemble

“ I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. ”

- Arthur C. Clarke

“ The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ 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 don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife. ”

- Elizabeth Taylor

“ 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

“ I don't pretend to understand the Universe — it's a great deal bigger than I am. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. ”

- Sacha Guitry

“ What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate, that you don't need love when you do or that you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. ”

- Doris Lessing

“ Every sport pretends to a literature, but people don't believe it of any other sport but their own. ”

- Alistair Cooke

“ Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ I pretend not to teach, but to inquire. ”

- John Locke

“ When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them. ”

- Lemony Snicket

“ I was raised to pretend. ”

- Anne Heche

“ You think him to be your dupe; if he feigns to be so who is the greater dupe, he or you? ”

- Jean de la Bruyere

“ Canadians know that our difficulties will not be resolved overnight. They are tired of politicians who pretend they will be. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ We are all what we pretend to be, but, we had better be very careful what we pretend. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ The Englishman can get along with sex quite perfectly so long as he can pretend that it isn't sex but something else. ”

- James Agate

“ He who knows how to suffer everything can dare everything. ”

- Marquis de Vauvenargues

“ You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing. ”

- Kinky Friedman

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

- Helen Reddy

“ He'd run around, pretend like he was boxing everybody,... Everyone kind of laughed at how he was. But the main thing I would say about him, he was so focused on it. ”

- John Powell

“ Brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those, who profit by postponing it, pretend. ”

- Eric Sevareid

“ I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China. ”

- Jet Li

“ Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. ”

- Sun tzu

“ I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ DISSEMBLE, v.i. To put a clean shirt upon the character . Let us dissemble. Adam. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt. ”

- James Baldwin

“ Observe this, that tho a woman swear, forswear, lie, dissemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main chance, she's still virtuous; that's a maxim. ”

- George Farquhar

“ We are so clothed in rationalization and dissemblance that we can recognize but dimly the deep primal impulses that motivate us. ”

- James Ramsey Ullman
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