„Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!“
Henry IV (1922), trans. Edward Storer http://encarta.msn.com/quote_561557863/Diplomacy_Woe_to_him_who_doesn't_know_how_to_wear_his.html
„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, libro Jitterbug Perfume
Fuente: Jitterbug Perfume
„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
Fuente: 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)
„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
— Robert Greene, libro The Art of Seduction
Fuente: 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)
— 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/
„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
„He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.“
— Nicholas Sparks, libro En nombre del amor
Travis Parker, Chapter 4, p. 51
Fuente: 2000s, The Choice (2007)
— Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937
„[The Pope] will make the king believe that three are only one, that the bread he eats is not bread…and a thousand other things of the same kind.“
— Montesquieu French social commentator and political thinker 1689 - 1755
No. 24. (Rica writing to Ibben)
Lettres Persanes (Persian Letters, 1721)
„Without his work there's no
Christ's sacrifice to feed our faith,
And without him no pope
Or emperor can keep alive,
No wine-giving, sprightly king
Of notable prudence, no living man.“
— Iolo Goch Welsh bard 1320 - 1398
Ni cheffir eithr o'i weithred
Aberth Crist I borthi cred.
Bywyd ni chaiff, ni beiwn,
Pab nac ymherawdr heb hwn,
Na brenin naelwin hoywlyw,
Dien ei bwyll, na dyn byw.
Original: (cy) Ni cheffir eithr o'i weithred<br/>Aberth Crist I borthi cred.<br/>Bywyd ni chaiff, ni beiwn,<br/>Pab nac ymherawdr heb hwn,<br/>Na brenin naelwin hoywlyw,<br/>Dien ei bwyll, na dyn byw.
Fuente: Y Llafurwr (The Labourer), Line 31.