„There are people in this world who can wear whale masks and people who cannot, and the wise know to which group they belong.“
— Tom Robbins, kniha Jitterbug Perfume
Zdroj: Jitterbug Perfume
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
„He's a pinboy. He also wears suspenders. He's a real person. You know him, but not by that name… I saw him come into the room one night and he looked like a camel. He proceeded to put his eyes in his pocket. I asked this guy who he was and he said, "That's Mr. Jones." Then I asked this cat, "Doesn't he do anything but put his eyes in his pocket?" And he told me, "He puts his nose on the ground."“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
It's all there, it's a true story.
When asked about the meaning of the song "Ballad of a Thin Man" during a 1965 interview.
„Woe to him who has not begged!
There is nothing more exalted than to beg.
God begs. The Angels beg. Kings, Prophets, and Saints beg.“
— Léon Bloy French writer, poet and essayist 1846 - 1917
Zdroj: Pilgrim of the Absolute (1947), p. 1
— Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
„All the time, he hoped they would understand that his arrogance masked only shyness—or did he hope that it was his shyness which masked arrogance? He did not know.
Who could presume to know? The one quality holds much of the other. Both refuse to come forward and share.“
— Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017
“A Kind of Artistry” p. 185
Short fiction, Who Can Replace a Man? (1965)
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, kniha This Side of Paradise
Zdroj: This Side of Paradise
— David Silverman American animator and director 1957
„Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
The Critic as Artist (1891), Part II
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
Said sarcastically to Pierre Laval in 1935, in response to being asked whether he could do anything with Russian Catholics to help Laval win favour with the Pope, to counter the increasing threat of Nazism; as quoted in The Second World War (1948) by Winston Churchill vol. 1, ch. 8, p. 105.
— Robert Greene, kniha The Art of Seduction
Zdroj: The Art of Seduction
„In my night, I besiege my King. I rise up steadily and I wring his neck. He regathers his strength, I come back at him, and wring his neck another time. I shake him, shake him like an old prune tree, and his crown trembles on his head. But nevertheless, he is my King, I know it and he knows it, and it is quite certain that I am at his service.“
— Henri Michaux painter, poet, writer 1899 - 1984
Mon Roi, in La nuit remue (1935)
„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 American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
— Ed Miliband British politician 1969
During Miliband's response to the 2015 budget. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/03/budget-2015-full-text-of-ed-miliband-response/
„He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.“
— Nicholas Sparks, kniha The Choice
Travis Parker, Chapter 4, p. 51
Zdroj: 2000s, The Choice (2007)