Masquerade Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old masquerade quotes, masquerade sayings, and masquerade proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Popular culture masquerades have taken place for centuries, especially in Catholic countries celebrating versions of pre-enter carnivals. These have allowed participants from all economic and social backgrounds some moments of glee and an excuse to escape life's daily pressures at the height of the winter doldrums. Deborah Bell
Wearing a masquerade. A cover-up living with a smile plastered on my face, doing what was expected, living as I was told and never wavering from the identity that I had created. Cindy Hebert
Love is like attending a beautiful masquerade. Many masks on men and women as it hide the beauty within it and everyone around this courtyard/ballroom looking ever so lovely. R. Ashley E. Cardenas
It is the love that we all should truly know and feel, but like a masquerade we do not know who is behind the mask until the night wears on. R. Ashley E. Cardenas
Love is a masquerade and you need to know when the time is right to walk out of the ballroom without your masks and only your mask of agape love. R. Ashley E. Cardenas
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade. George Gordon Byron Byron
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. Laura Moriarty
Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living. Germaine Greer
The great masquerade of evil has played havoc with all our ethical concepts. For evil to appear disguised as light, charity, historical necessity, or social justice is quite bewildering to anyone brought up on our traditional ethical concepts, while for the Christian who bases his life on the Bible, it merely confirms the fundamental wickedness of evil. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Our civilized world is nothing but a great masquerade. You encounter knights, parsons, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, priests, philosophers and a thousand more: but they are not what they appear - they are merely masks... Usually, as I say, there is nothing but industrialists, businessmen and speculators concealed behind all these masks. Arthur Schopenhauer
The near enemy of love is attachment. Attachment masquerades as love. It says, 'I will love this person because I need them.' Or, 'I’ll love you if you’ll love me back. I’ll love you, but only if you will be the way I want.' This isn’t love at all - it is attachment - and attachment is rigid, it is very different from love. Jack Kornfield
What a story is, is devious. It pretends transparency, forthrightness. It engages with ordinary people, ordinary matters, recognizable stuff. But this is all a masquerade. What good stories deal with is the horror and incomprehensibility of time, the dark encroachment of old catastrophes. Joy Williams
Being young and trying to catch a glimpse of the depths, of the true self, of the soul, or whatever human beings have called it over the centuries, we often find ourselves surrounded by bossy, hectoring voices trying to short-circuit our personal experience by super-imposing their own disappointments. Much of this bossiness masquerades as an education. David Whyte
Masquerade! Paper faces on parade / Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you / Masquerade! Every face a different shade / Masquerade! Look around, there's another mask behind you Britta Goertz
To our friends who are here / And may the splendor never fade / What a blessed release / And what a masquerade Britta Goertz
No one said life was a masquerade / Where no one wants to show their face / The more beautiful the masks the deeper the lies / You can only see what's on the outside Geri King
But you can see their soulless eyes / And that is where their secrets hide / So I need to get out of this place / Cause I don't want to live in their masquerade, because / Its all a masquerade / A two faced parade Geri King
It's all a masquerade / Lured into the lovely web they weaved / Entangled in their deceit / So blinded by the pageantry / I was swept away with the false gallantry / All caught up in the fantasy Geri King
Are we really happy with this lonely game we play / Looking for words to say / Searching but not finding, understanding anyway / We're lost in a masquerade Leon Russell
Masquerade, hiding their black-heart / Masquerade, evil and dark / Masquerade, treason and lies / Masquerade, covers their evil eyes Rolf Kasparek
The light on the horizon / Was brighter yesterday / Shadows floating over / Skies begin to fade / You said it was forever / But then it slipped away / Standing at the end of / The final masquerade Brad Delson
The painted faces on the street / Caricatures of long ago / Oh they were young and oh-so sweet / Down beyond the boulevard / Knock on doors and empty halls / And still sometimes remember / The masquerade's forever Jill Wisoff
When you see the price they paid / I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade / The reeling figures pass on by / Like ghosts in some forgotten play / Beneath the black and empty sky Jill Wisoff
With partners chosen by chance / And still sometimes remember / The masquerade's forever / They reached for tomorrow / But tomorrows, more of the same / So they reached for tomorrow / But tomorrow never came Jill Wisoff
Look in the eyes of trouble with a smile, / Extend your hand and do not be afraid. / ‘Tis but a friend who comes to masquerade, / And test your faith and courage for awhile. Ella Wheeler Wilcox