92+ 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

Love has a powerful way of removing the mask we all insist on wearing. Jessy

Do they love you or the mask you put on every day? Shimika Bowers

I lie without a mask, thus I am an honest man. Lionel Suggs

I learned in high school if I hold up an effigy, a mask, or a lie, that mask will get all the love, not me. Lynn Breedlove

Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling. Khalil Gibran

If you want people to love you for who you are, take the mask off. Quetzal

I learned in high school, if I hold up an effigy, a mask, or a lie, that mask will get all the love, not me. Lynn Breedlove

Ironically, when we own the shadow aspects of our self and put down our masks this is when we become truly lovable. Jane Monica Jones

Strength is a facade for the proud, weakness is a mask for the lazy. William James

I’d rather fall in love with a delicate heart than a perfect mask. Sai Pradeep

Would you make no distinction between hypocrisy and devotion? Would you give them the same names, and respect the mask as you do the face?  Moliere

We have always been wearing masks its just that it has become mandatory when one’s own life is threatened. Amit Abraham

There is a King Who is aware of every Mask you put on. Rumi

Are you sincere? Are you yourself? Are you as you look? You don’t have a mask on your face? You speak what you think? Then you are real, then you are not fake! Mehmet Murat ildan

Faith strips the mask from the world and renders meaningless such words as anxiety, danger and fear, so the believer goes through life calmly and peacefully, with profound joy, like a child, hand and hand with his mother. Charles de Foucauld

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde

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

If you want to say something and have people listen, then you have to wear a mask. If you want to be honest, then you have to live a lie. Banksy

Villainy wears many masks; none so dangerous as the mask of virtue. Washington Irving

The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces. Marie Lu

It is the mask which makes sacrifice possible, which allows us to make war. Jean Baudrillar

They say truth is hidden behind their masks, but I believe Truth comes out when they are masked! Twinkle

I’ve never been able to understand the seriousness of it all, the seriousness of pride. People talk, act, live as if they’re never going to die. And what do they leave behind? Nothing. Nothing but a mask. Bob Dylan

Something happens to people when they’re masked. They become too free, uncivilized. They may do anything. Alexandra Ripley

You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. Jim Morrison

Give a man a mask, and he’ll tell you deeper and darker truths. But he’ll also be more abusive, unaccountable, and demonic. Cory Duchesne

Humor is the mask of wisdom. Friedrich Durrenmatt

What I wear on and off stage is my mask. You see, a mask doesn’t hide you, it exposes you. Nuno Roque

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. James A. Baldwin

In a mask, we are faceless and classless, ageless and anonymous. Masks reveal the primal urge to behave like the beast in rut that leaps on the stranger or waits in the penumbra to be leapt upon. Chloe Thurlow

Every profound spirit needs a mask. Friedrich Nietzsche

Masks reveal the shape of your soul and the state of the world and, in today’s world, everyone wears a mask. Chloe Thurlow

Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. Victor Hugo

No one reveals himself as he is; we all wear a mask and play a role. Arthur Schopenhauer

I see behind each mask that wonder a kindred soul. Walt Whitman

Modern man has too many masks to wear. We must unmask and be ourselves, sincerely, earnestly and live truly as we are. Gyomay M. Kubos

I wear the mask. It does not wear me. Phillippe

Horror is the removal of masks. Robert Bloch

Modern society is a biological disaster masquerading as progress. Steven Magee

Everyone wears metaphorical masks during their lives. We all have different faces we show to work colleagues, or friends, or family. Sometimes we wear so many masks, we forget who we are underneath it all, but you have to find the courage to drop all the bullshit and reveal your true self. Leisa Rayven

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. Howard Thurman

Halloween is a day in which some people choose to wear a mask while others finally feel safe to take theirs off. Steve Maraboli

Why should we grope among the dry bones of the past, or put the living generation into masquerade out of its faded wardrobe? Ralph Waldo Emerson

We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be. Patrick Rothfuss

Masks reveal in the eyes the face that lies hidden as if the mask is a dark glass mirroring your soul. Chloe Thurlow

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. André Berthiaume

Stripped of all their masquerades, the fears of men are quite identical the fear of loneliness, rejection, inferiority, unmanageable anger, illness and death. Joshua L. Liebman

Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing. The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t. Rick Warren

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

A mask can be expedient when it’s a mask you know you’re wearing and can take off at will, but masks which are worn habitually cannot be removed without tearing off some of your real face. Glenn Haybittle

I think that is why we stay close to our families, no matter how neurotic the members, how deeply annoying or dull because when people have seen you at your worst, you don’t have to put on the mask as much. Anne Lamott

He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending; wearing masks and losing themselves in the process. Nicholas Sparks

A masquerade that nice guys can persuade with such charming ways and leave you with such heartache. Celia Rouge Hofin

Masks are elaborate and everyone has one. It takes a while to get to know people. This doesn’t make them mysterious, it makes them like everyone else. Donna Lynn Hope

I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that’s true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul. Annette Bening

People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. Shannon L. Alder

You can become a prime minister, you can become a president, but these are all masks. Behind them you will find very violent people. Osho

People wake up in the morning; there are many masks in their rooms, and today they decide which mask to wear! Man has only one face, but a thousand masks! Mehmet Murat ildan

Most people are loved for who they are not! People hide their true colors. They are afraid to show them. They don’t find their true colors beautiful. They find them ugly. Thomas Stark

I imagine everyone wears layered masks, and parades around a variety or panoply of false selves depending on the occasion. Wendy Hoffman

If you want people to love you for who you are, take the mask off. Quetzal

Masks cannot change the real faces! Mehmet Murat ildan

Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story. Marty Rubin

People do not change. It is just that they change the masks they wear and the acts they put on, with new costumes, new dialogues, and new settings. That is human nature. Ama H. Vanniarachchy

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. Oliver Wendell Holmes

I lie without a mask, thus I am an honest man. Lionel Suggs

Talkative represents the man or woman who delights in talking about divine things but has only theoretical knowledge of such things. John Bunyan

Behind every mask, there is a face, and behind that a story. Marty Rubin

He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending wearing masks and losing themselves in the process. Nicholas Sparks

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

Like icebergs, people normally expose only a small part of themselves, and generally just the part they wish to show. Nikki Yanofsky

A name is a mask, a hiding place. We are all nameless inside. Marty Rubin

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue. Lord Chesterfield

With his mask and my sword, we could subdue even the shadows. Nadine Brandes

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

A red nose is the clown’s mask and my mustache is mine. Nuno Roque

People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society. Robert Greene

We all wear masks, but it’s the one we choose to wear that makes a difference. Kim Yannayon

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. Cesare Pavese

Kings have no need of masks. A mask is a release from oneself, a respite. Lydia Zinovieva Annibal

I am a stranger. You do not need to lie to me or pretend. Only with friends do you need masks. David Gemmell

He smiled at her, the same smile stapled to the mask of every career politician. Mandy Ashcraft

Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun. Leonardo da Vinci

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mortals are equal; their mask differs. Voltaire

Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are. Christopher Barzak

All societies end up wearing masks. Jean Baudrillard

We have to walk out on ourselves, expel ourselves from our inner castle, and drop our formatted masks if we want to encounter people in the flesh, without makeup. Erik Pevernagie

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

It’s good to see the snakes revealing themselves. They weren’t actually hidden at all. People hide behind the masks, but eventually you see them for who they truly are. Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Say the whole point of love is to try to get your fingers through the holes in the lover’s mask. David Foster Wallace

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