100+ Best Mask Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational mask quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Mask Quotes

We’ll just have to suck it up. If you live here, you can’t walk around with a mask on your face forever. — Mike Waters

Use of smoke, use of gas, use of other things are sometimes used to mask the entry of this team for the safety of the officers and for everybody else inside the house as well, including the suspect. — Bob Willis

You can show more of the reality of yourself instead of hiding behind a mask for fear of revealing too much — Betty Friedan

I was always scared by not having a mask on. I feel more comfortable that way. — Kelly Stinnett

Choosing the right mask helps you… We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks. — Gerard Butler

We put sunglasses on the Egyptians to give them masks, but to keep them modern. But for the pharaoh we decided to fully mask him because he is this ominous character seen as a God by his people. — Emilee McVey

Tell them there are no holes for your fingers in the masks of men. Tell them how could you ever even hope to love what you can’t grab onto. — David Foster Wallace

You’re used to having a camera in your face when you’re playing a character – it’s like having a mask on. But when you have to be you, you’re so worried you’ll make an idiot of yourself. Acting is a kind of escapism. — Sheridan Smith

Terrorists and criminals are increasingly adept at exploiting cutting-edge technologies to carry out or to mask their crimes. To counter current and emerging threats, the FBI actively deploys a wide range of technology-based tools, capabilities, and training that enable and enhance intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations. — James Comey

Less than two weeks after her surgery, I took her to Target. She had her little yellow mask on. — Debbie Horne

When I’m walking around, I’m usually drinking pop, so I can’t have a mask on. That’s why I couldn’t be a surgeon. — Chuck Klosterman

The seal between the mask and the face is critical for drug delivery. If the mask doesn’t fit tightly enough, you’re sucking in air from outside the mask that contains no medicine. — Bruce Rubin

Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man. — Hans Urs von Balthasar

It’s a terrible thing to be alone – yes it is – it is – but don’t lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath – as terrible as you like – but a mask. — Katherine Mansfield

It is a career of make-believe, of masks. We all have masks in life — Judd Nelson

If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask? — Graham Greene

As far as superhero stories, what’s appealing is of course that aspect of wish fulfillment. I mean, you start out reading them as a kid, and a couple things jump out at you – there are heroes out there, and you wish you could run into a phone booth and change your life, or be like Peter Parker and put on a mask and become a hero. — John Ridley

Words themselves – the very material of our discourse increasingly take on masks or disguises — Dennis Potter

We do not place a mask in contact with an image plane, which would be difficult to implement into manufacturing. Our evanescent wave lithography (EWL vs. evanescent wave imaging) is a more logical extension to optical lithography. — Bruce Smith

He’s hit ten different businesses in Lynnwood, Edmonds and unincorporated Snohomish County. He runs in with this mask on, waving around a gun and demanding money, then running out. — Shannon Sessions

Michael Myers is a very famous character. This is the ninth movie with Michael Myers, and when you put on that mask for the first time, you get a little chill going down your spine. — Tyler Mane

False gods must be repudiated, but that is not all: The reasons for their existence must be sought beneath their masks. — Alexander Herzen

Sometimes I’ll do a mask if I had a lot of makeup on that day or was out in the sun. I like a hydrogen mask. It’s an easy one, and it’s supposed to soothe and relax your skin. — Zhu Zhu

He was completely amazing, … He did love having six women around him all the time. We took him to a party one night but he was wearing a mask, because he can’t be around cigarettes but felt anyone who wanted to smoke could, so he came with a little mask he wore. — Keira Knightley

Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them. — Hugh Laurie

He had a black mask over his face, … Our officers were able to pull him from the crowd, and they searched his backpack, and he had four containers with liquid — we believe flammable liquid. — Charles Ramsey

History is laden with belligerent leaders using humanitarian rhetoric to mask geopolitical aims. History also shows how often ill-informed moralism has led to foreign entanglements that do more harm than good. — Samantha Power

I ditched everything. Wrist band, my rubber band, my mask. Just trying to get something going. Once I took my mask off, at least I hit a shot. — Richard Hamilton

Because when people have seen you at their worst, you don’t have to put on the mask as much. — Anne Lamott

Cool superiority as a mask for overflowing insecurity. — Deb Caletti

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. — John Updike

Cyber bullies can hide behind a mask of anonymity online, and do not need direct physical access to their victims to do unimaginable harm. — Anna Maria Chavez

The asexual angel, neither male nor female… unable to live without her mask of illusions… showed herself to be the denuded character every person would be if confronted with the loss of their illusions as she was. — Marguerite Young

If you choose to be Frankenstein with Botox and plastic surgery, you’ve bought your own private mask. — Frances Conroy

Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs. — Daniel Handler

With some masks, the amount of medicine available to the youngest children is severely decreased because of mask size, stiffness, and poor fit on the face. — Bruce Rubin

I stand my ground, look reality in the eye, remove the mask from (Palestinian President Yasser) Arafat , remove the filters from the eyes of Israelis and I am ready to weigh ground-breaking ideas (for peace). — Ehud Barak

I am going to meet people and I love doing that, and I’m not going to put a mask on to meet people now because of whatever interesting controversy was raised at the Golden Globes. — Isaac Mizrahi

You have to hope that you don’t have to wear a mask and you don’t have to put prosthetics on your face to make yourself look believable. — Lucy Liu

Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof. — Alan Moore

It doesn’t ever occur to you, as you fashion your mask so carefully, that it will grow into your skin and graft itself, come to seem irremovable. — Claire Messud

I started to express my dissatisfaction. They knew I worked as a paramedic. They told me to shut up, that I wasn’t a paramedic in the back of their ambulance. Then, one of them, a man said, ‘I’ll fix you, this will shut you up.’ That’s when he slammed the oxygen mask onto my face. It was a tremendous pain. — Robert Perry

Oh, everybody wears a mask. We all put our best foot forward. We all try and make a statement, I’m not saying that’s bad. — Phil McGraw

We hope we that we can obtain some DNA from the mask that would identify the person a little bit better for us. — Marcus Dudley

Here we have a movie about a guy who wears a mask the whole picture, with controversial subjects, some hot-button issues. Not the standard-fare movie, and we did a strong opening and attracted a huge amount of people. — Joel Silver

He has a woman dress up like a boy in order to make a deep connection with the object of her affection. In the disguise, she can really be herself. We put on a mask to be more ourselves; we hide to reveal. This is the great contradiction about the art of acting, in fact. — Dean Gilmour

I wonder sometimes, though, if we intentionally or just unknowingly mask the beauty of God in the gospel by minimizing his various attributes. — David Platt

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask. — Agatha Christie

Capote was an enormously and dangerously ambitious, talented, conflicted guy who really concealed himself from the public. He was at once a very public figure and a very private figure. And this is a movie that sort of peels back the public mask and gets into the heart of darkness. — Bennett Miller

Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion. — Robert H. Schuller

We are keeping these issues under review but there are lots of questions about the effectiveness of the vaccine and how it will mask the disease. We don’t rule out the use of vaccine but there are a number of questions still to be addressed. — Margaret Beckett

Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask. — Alan Moore

Where else can you get a steel sword, put on a mask and then try and kill somebody. And it’s all perfectly sanctioned. — Dr. Prettyman

I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask. — Richard O’Brien

If I’m not working and getting my makeup done, that’s my chance to do a hair mask and a face mask and my plucking and waxing and all of that. — Rita Ora

He had a mask on. It was a little freaky at first, but I got over it. I shook his hand. He seemed normal. He was a nice guy. He signed autographs. I brought a basketball, and he signed it. I have it at home. — Jake Schkud

The greatest act of courage is to be and to ownall of who you are—without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are. — Debbie Ford

We remain deeply concerned about any interest rate relief that allows another carrier to artificially mask its obligations, potentially paying nothing at all for many years, receive all of the benefits and ultimately leave the taxpayer to foot the bill. — Ned Walker

The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building. — Benito Mussolini

This was a month in which a number of one-time events conspired to mask the true strength of the economy. — Avery Shenfeld

You had some of the closest people to Janet Reno in good faith negotiating to try to avert this. And I believe that to send, you know, armed agents with gun point and with a mask on the holiest of weekends is simply something we expect in Castro’s Cuba, and not here, — Robert Menendez

We aren’t hiding behind these masks, we’re actually revealing more to you than you might think. The mask I wear brings out all the sht inside me that I hate. Plus it hurts like hell, which helps my intensity. If you feel like talking, you talk, if you don’t, you don’t. So many people are like, ‘Gimmick, gimmick, gimmick!’ Fck you! You don’t know what we’re about! Our motto has always been, ‘Music First.’ Even if the masks and the coveralls weren’t there, the music would still be good. — Corey Taylor

With my mask, I controlled all of the mouth movements with my own mouth. — Peter Mayhew

Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings and seem to expose more future dangers. — Hun Sen

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. — Ezra Pound

He came through the door and he was really nervous, which again made me excited because, OK, this isn’t someone who is professional and wearing a mask and being slick and all that. His first take was horrible, and I was totally crestfallen. I told him to stop acting, and he nailed it. It was a sort of ‘meant to be’ type of thing. — Mike Mills

As an actor, we spend so much putting the mask on and trying to be someone you’re not. — Russell Hornsby

You have to put your own oxygen mask before you put on others… It’s a good metaphor for parenting — Amanda Peet

The trouble with a mask is it never changes — Charles Bukowski

You don’t just want a mask image that will give you an acceptable pattern at exact focus and dose. You want the pattern on the wafer to be acceptable over a reasonable range of focus and dose errors and variations in resist. — Andrew Moore

First, we considered hybrid systems, but we found that many of those vendors were simply trying to put an IP mask over an analog system. — Chris Cooper

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great. — John Dryden

We are currently working on a more powerful modeling tool…to determine how one can generate a phase mask to produce a desired 3d structure. With this type of tool we will be able to more fully exploit the power of this patterning approach. — John Rogers

Honestly, I never needed a mask to go onstage. It was me who was there, and it was always what I felt, based on what I had learned at home, in my religion, and from society. I clung to that: ‘This is me, it has to be me.’ And if I had an encounter with someone of the same sex, I looked away. — Ricky Martin

Since I was 18, I’ve been under orders from magazines and newspapers – chiefly The New York Times and Rolling Stone – to step into the lives of musicians, actors, and artists, and somehow find out who they really are underneath the mask they present to the public. But I didn’t always succeed. — Neil Strauss

Jeff came out and threw strikes. His pitches were up a little bit, but of course the mask was slipping. I was pretty pleased. — Larry Beets

I used to have to save my allowances to buy a quart of rubber to make a mask, and it’s how I spent all my free time. — Rick Baker

James is a good actor, but he found the mask very constraining and claustrophobic. — James McTeigue

The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I’m happy with people using it; it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way. — David Lloyd

It feels great to me, like it’s not even broke. I just tried to go out there and play hard and not worry about it too much, because the mask is going to protect me. — Matt Trannon

Funny is as funny does, and funny puts on a walrus mask and slowly gyrates in a mall food court. I laugh at absurdity hardest, then stories, then observations, then bearded men on roller skates. — T. J. Miller

What masks are these uniforms to hide cowards! — Duke of Wellington

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask. — Erich Fromm

I was pointing to the ground and I knocked his mask out. That was unintentional and he knows it. — Sam Perlozzo

For myself I don’t like the geisha look. It’s like a mask. — Zhang Ziyi

I have two curiosity cabinets at home filled with finds from jumble sales, markets and my travels. My favourite piece is a voodoo mask from just outside Cape Town. — Erin O’Connor

No specter assails us in more varied disguises than loneliness, and one of its most impenetrable masks is called love. — Arthur Schnitzler

We have a lot of people sick right now and others getting sick. Keri is playing with a mask and getting sick on top of that. — Kelly Ioane

Hurricane Katrina ripped the mask off of George Bush’s America, — Tom Harkin

In masks outrageous and austere The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile. — Elinor Wylie

Tom’s great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face — as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought. — Virginia Woolf

If your oxygen mask drops down, it’s time to take a breather! — Richard Simmons

We have torn off his mask in front of the world to show him as he really is — a small-time Balkan dictator unable to bear the slightest defeat. — Zoran Djindjic

After the 9/11 attacks, I dutifully stocked up on rolls of duct tape and N-95 masks, as the government recommended. — Dana Milbank

In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances,’ the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more ‘material’ and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is. — Annie Besant

I think what they have going for them right now is great team defense. I think the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, because when you break down this defense you can probably find some deficiencies at each position. But collectively, they’ve been able to mask them by playing good team defense. — Carl Banks

For ‘Blue Jasmine,’ I made a decision not to wear any make up in the last shot of the film, as I felt like she had such a mask on – I thought it would be a good idea to leave her with nothing and become completely transparent. — Cate Blanchett

There’s nothing grimmer than the tragedy that wears a comic mask. — Edith Wharton

All of us have ways in which we mask and cover our pain. — Iyanla Vanzant

The ceding of Alsace-Lorraine is nothing but war in perpetuity under the mask of peace. — Edgar Quinet

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