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«A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it's a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself -- or at least, you show yourself as someone who could not afford to show himself, and so created something to hide behind. You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.»
«Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.»
«Although I know it's unfair I reveal myself One mask at a time»
«'Tis not need we know our every thought or see the work shop where each mask is wrought wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit and serve our jape's turn for a night or two.»
Author: Ezra Pound
, just so
, The Mask
«And every occasion when a mask was torn off, an ideal broken, was preceded by this hateful vacancy and stillness, this deathly constriction and loneliness and unrelatedness, this waste and empty hell of lovelenessness and despair, such as I had now t»
Author: Hermann Hesse
, break off
«Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over animation. One can either see or be seen.»
Author: John Updike
«Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.»
«Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.»
Author: Rodney Dangerfield
Actors and acting
«Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance»
«As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.»