Best 118 of Disguise quotes - MyQuotes
Good nonsense is good sense in disguise.
Some of the best things that have ever happened to us wouldn’t have happened to us, if it weren’t for some of the worst things that have ever happened to us.
No specter assails us in more varied disguises than loneliness, and one of its most impenetrable masks is called love.
Logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold and judge of them in their own nature.
Scars are wisdom in disguise.
G. K. Chesterton
Our friend Tuesday," said the President in a deep voice at once of quietude and volume, "our friend Tuesday doesn't seem to grasp the idea. He dresses up like a gentleman, but he seems to be too great a soul to behave like one. He insists on the ways of the stage conspirator. Now if a gentleman goes about London in a top hat and a frock-coat, no one need know that he is an anarchist. But if a gentleman puts on a top hat and a frock-coat, and then goes about on his hands and knees — well, he may attract attention. That's what Brother Gogol does. He goes about on his hands and knees with such inexhaustible diplomacy, that by this time he finds it quite difficult to walk upright." "I am not good at goncealment," said Gogol sulkily, with a thick foreign accent; "I am not ashamed of the cause." "Yes you are, my boy, and so is the cause of you," said the President good-naturedly. "You hide as much as anybody; but you can't do it, you see, you're such an ass! You try to combine two inconsistent methods. When a householder finds a man under his bed, he will probably pause to note the circumstance. But if he finds a man under his bed in a top hat, you will agree with me, my dear Tuesday, that he is not likely ever to forget it. Now when you were found under Admiral Biffin's bed—" "I am not good at deception," said Tuesday gloomily, flushing. "Right, my boy, right," said the President with a ponderous heartiness, "you aren't good at anything.
Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be plain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
I would say that we like to disguise our heartbreaks with happier melodies.
Michael Bassey Johnson
You will know who truly loves you when you ask them to do an uncoventional favor.
Not everyone who comes to your doorstep with a bowl is a beggar. Some of them are actually winged creatures in disguise.
Mungo was a gnome. Disguised as a dwarf. The blatantly false beard was a giveaway. It appeared that Mungo had crafted it himself out of hair collected from a wide assortment of cars and then glued it to his face.
Never rate yourself too low; you will be whoever you think you can be provided you are willing to pay the price!
I look like a hooker.” “A slut,” I corrected. “Hookers have pastier complexions.” “The voice of experience, I’m sure.
Are all men in disguise except those crying?
Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
I took on the shape of a girl.
Naked is the best disguise.
If she knew me as I really am she would despise me, and certainly not aid or abet my evil designs. To veil their vices from the sight of the good is the only resource of those who are not blind and know themselves to be vicious.' Thus was I confirmed in habits of hypocrisy; and these, for a time, worked only too effectually to my advantage.
Frederick Salomon Perls
Humans don't really improve on our own functioning, we only interfere with it, distort it, and disguise it.
My cup of sweets is not unmingled: it is dashed with a bitterness that I cannot hide from myself, disguise it as I will.
The most common disguise of Envy is in praise of what is subordinate.
The shadow disguises itself in our projections, when we react intensely to a trait in others that we fail to see in ourselves.
Nobody knows I'm Elvis, nobody knows this is me. After all of my tries, I've got the perfect disguise.
I believed in your love till the time I actually made it, felt like sex.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Some souls are ennobled and elevated by seeming misfortunes, which then become blessings in disguise.
Emile M. Cioran
Wisdom disguises our wounds; it teaches us how to bleed in secret.
Rather be frumpy than vulgar! Much. Frumps are often celebrities in disguise -- but a person of vulgar appearance is vulgar all through.
It often turns out on closer inspection that acts of apparent altruism are really selfishness in disguise.
When you think your life is falling apart, it's usually falling together in disguise.
We are part of a symbiotic relationship with something which disguises itself as an extra-terrestrial invasion so as not to alarm us.
Michael Tilson Thomas
Extreme volume in music very often disguises a lack of actually important content.
V. S. Pritchett
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
We often disguise our reflexes as deliberate actions.
In the poor we meet Jesus in his most distressing disguises.
Most people can't handle a structureless life.
The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip is the one relationship drawn from real life that I have proudly never even tried to disguise.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
Be a man! Put on a mask.
I was always in disguise. I'd wear masks or weird get-ups so you couldn't recognize me. I was always afraid that if somebody caught on that it was me, I'd never work again.
Nearly always, so as to live at peace with ourselves, we disguise our own impotence and weakness as calculation and policy; it is our way of placating that half of our being which is in a sense a spectator of the other.
Thomas De Quincey
how easily a man who has never been in any great distress, may pass through life without knowing, in his own person at least, anything of the possible goodness of the human heart - or, as I must add with a sigh, of its possible vileness. So a thick curtain of manners is drawn over the features and expression of men's natures, that to the ordinary observer, the two extremities, and the infinite field of varieties which lie between them, are all confounded - the vast and multitudinous line of differences expressed in the gamut or alphabet of elementary sounds.
No matter what its citizens get up to, Hamburg always manages to keep its nose clean.
What you call your lies are fiction and myths. The art of creating a disguise can be as beautiful as the creation of a painting… I created a woman for my artist life, bold, gay, courageous, generous, fearless; and another to please my father, a clear-sighted woman with a love of beauty, harmony, and self-discipline, critical and selective; and still another who lives in chaos, embraces the weak and the stumbling and the confused.
To say what your disguise is would be foolish.
Some time ago N went over to Paris disguised as an opera singer, and he looked the part so well that the agent whom he was to meet thought he really was an opera singer and never went near him for a week. In fact, it turned out a little awkwardly, because one evening this agent saw a member of the French Cabinet dining at the Ritz and he looked so much like somebody disguised as an opera singer that this dam' fool of an agent went up and spoke to him. He was at once arrested by the French secret police, and there was nearly a most unpleasant scandal.
A totally honest organization would never hide or disguise actions or stonewall.
Old age," she says, "is a wonderful disguise.
I have thousands and thousands of hats. Some are the most outrageous hats in the world. They are my disguise. I hide beneath them.
I am looking for the one I can’t fool.