120 Pretending Quotes To Inspire You To Never Fake It

Looking for quotes about pretending? We have rounded up the best collection of pretending quotes, sayings, captions, status (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be real and stop pretending in life.

Pretending means to behave in a way to make appear that something is the case when in fact it is not. You act or say and try to impose a false narrative for people around to believe it.

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There are various circumstances in life when one pretends to be happy or something which they are not. When someone is doing with a negative intention, then that person is often a imposter, faker, and someone you can never trust. Beware of such two faced people who are liars, or who cheat you.

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And sometimes just to show the world you pretend fake feelings, so that people don’t know that you are sad. In both these cases it’s best to accept your feelings and yourself as you are and be real. Stop pretending in relationship, love, life. Be real and be you.

We have divided these inspirational pretending quotes in these sections;

  • Pretending Quotes
  • Don’t Pretend Quotes
  • Pretending To Be Happy Quotes
  • Funny Pretend Quotes

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Pretending Quotes And Sayings

  1. “I can’t keep pretending.”

  2. “I pretend like I don’t care, but I do.”

  3. “No one cares, they’re just pretending.”                                                                                           
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    pretending quotes

  4. “Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.”

  5. “I’ll just pretend to hug you until you get here.”

  6. “My talent: Pretending that I’m okay everyday.”

  7. “I pretend to hate you, but I really just miss you.”

  8. “Fake people don’t surprise me anymore loyal people do.”                                                   
    Fake Pretending Quotes
    Fake Pretending Quotes

  9. “I’m tired of being nice to people who ‘pretend’ to like me.”

  10. “Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.”

  11. “When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”- Anais Nin

  12. “Pretending: I’m so good at it, you’ll never know I’m doing it.”

  13. “Some people are so good at pretending to be nice.”- Ep David

  14. “You gain power by pretending to be weak.”- Chuck Palahniuk

  15. “This is looking like a contest of who can act like they care less.”

  16. “Good times are never ending when we’re playing and pretending.”

  17. “Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.”

  18. “We live in a world full of people pretending to be something they’re not.”                             
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    pretending to be okay quotes

  19. “You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo Proverb

  20. “Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.”- John Fowles

  21. “How About We Stop Pretending And Tell Each Other How We Really Feel?”                                                                                                                                                                 
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    pretending quotes images

  22. “You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up.” – George L. Bell

  23. “Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any.”- Edith Warthon

  24. “Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring, so I go back to being me.”

  25. “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”- Bill Cosby

  26. “Actions show you who someone really is. Words show you who they pretend to be.”

  27. “We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”

  28. “Pretending to ignore the boy/girl you like but deep inside you’re fully aware of him/her.”

  29. “Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”- Jim Henson

  30. “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” – Socrates                                                                                                                                 
    Pretend Quotes
    Pretend Quotes

  31. “When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.” – Hermann Hesse

  32. “I’d rather be rejected for who I am than be accepted by pretending to be someone I am not.”

  33. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

  34. “It’s hard when someone special ignores you but it’s harder pretending that you just don’t care.”                                                                                                                           
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    dont pretend quotes

  35. “To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”- Jacques Derrida

  36. “Can’t stand people who pretend to like you. Being fake is not a respectable quality, being honest is.”

  37. “Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what’s really there.”- Neil deGrasse Tyson

  38. “To be able to pretend to be something that I’m frankly not is very liberating and exciting.”- Hugh Laurie

  39. “I don’t have a problem with those who don’t like me but I do have a problem with those who pretend to.”

  40. “Nobody really knows what they’re doing. Some are just better at pretending like they do.”- Kumail Najiani

  41. “There is weakness in pretending to know more than you know or in stating less than you know.”- Robert Henri

  42. “There is no pretending I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”

  43. “I think any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it.”- George Eliot

  44. “I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.”- Arthur C. Clarke

  45. “Everyone in a position of authority is hysterical, and everyone else is pretending to be asleep.”- Samuel R. Delany

  46. “We are born knowing how to be just. And we die knowing we spent a lifetime pretending we didn’t.”- Susan Meissner

  47. “You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing.” – Kinky Friedman

  48. “Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

  49. “The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody.”- Booth Tarkington

  50. “Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.” – Earl Nightingale

  51. “Just for the record, knowing when people are only pretending to like you isn’t such a great skill to have.”- Chuck Palahniuk

  52. “Sometimes those who don’t socialize much aren’t actually anti-social, they just have no tolerance for drama and fake people.”

  53. “Everybody wants to lie to himself, pretending that there’s something else besides only the normal life you’re living in.”- Gaspar Noe

  54. “I am me. I don’t pretend to be like everyone else. I don’t want to be like everyone else. And I will not change who I am just to “fit in”.”

  55. “Some people will pretend to care just so they can get a better seat to watch your struggle. Every helping hand isn’t always there to help.”

  56. “One of the biggest flows of people are pretending to be blind to their own mistakes, but do not pretend deaf towards the mistakes of others.”

  57. “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

  58. “Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.”- Meryl Streep

  59. “Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you’re moral, saying you’re moral is not the same as acting morally.”- Alan Dershowitz

  60. “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” – Mary Kay Ash

  61. “Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they are all your friends. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.”

  62. “Stop pretending so much time wondering why you’re not good enough. Stop spending so much time analyzing, over thinking and overreacting. Stop wasting so much time putting yourself down. Stop putting your head down and closing your heart because you’ll miss the chance to see the sun is shining and tomorrow is another day. You are beautiful and you are always good enough. Don’t forget that.”

  63. “Stronghold is anything that exalts itself in our minds, “pretending” to be bigger or more powerful than our God. It steals much of our focus and causes us to feel overpowered. Controlled. Mastered. Whether the stronghold is an addiction, unforgiveness toward a person who has hurt us, or despair over a loss, it is something that consumes so much of our emotional and mental energy that abundant life is strangled—our callings remain largely unfulfilled and our believing lives are virtually ineffective. Needless to say, these are the enemy’s precise goals.”- Beth Moore

Don’t Pretend Quotes

  1. “Stop pretending.”

  2. “You can’t pretend forever.”

  3. “Don’t pretend you care when you don’t.”

  4. “Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.”                                                                                   
    Stop Pretending Quotes
    Stop Pretending Quotes

  5. “Don’t pretend you never had feelings for me.”

  6. “Stop pretending like you still don’t care about me.”

  7. “We should stop pretending that everything is okay.”

  8. “I just can’t keep pretending that everything’s alright.”

  9. “Pretending I’m a pleasant person all day is exhausting.”

  10. “Pretending that we live doesn’t make us alive.”- Serj Tankian

  11. “Stop pretending hashtags are the same as doing something.”

  12. “Stop pretending you’re an angel. Everybody makes mistakes.”

  13. “Be careful who you pretend to be. You might forget who you are.”

  14. “That feeling when you’re pretending not to care but inside, you do.”

  15. “May your life someday be as awesome as you pretend it is on Facebook.”

  16. “Hate me for who I am. I don’t care, at least I’m not pretending to be someone I’m not.”

  17. “It’s harder to PRETEND to be someone you’re not then to be accepted for who you are.”

  18. “Wisdom consists partly in not pretending anymore, in discarding artifice.”- Julian Barnes

  19. “You don’t get anything worth getting by pretending to know things you don’t know.”- Sam Harris

  20. “Nothing is more beautiful than a confident woman who doesn’t pretend to be something she’s not.”

  21. “Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”- Alan Watts

  22. “It was in that moment of not pretending and choosing acceptance that I found hope once again.”- Miss Gail

  23. “Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.”- Drake

  24. “It’s much more interesting to embrace who you really are rather than waste energy pretending to be someone else.”- Adam Levine

  25. “It’s hard to pretend you love someone when you don’t, but it’s harder to pretend that you don’t love someone when you really do.”

  26. “I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.”- Oscar Wilde

  27. “There’s no use of pretending to be good in front of people who are also doing same to us.. Mutual deceptions don’t lead anywhere.”- Rajneesh Sharma

  28. “You’re pretending this isn’t your life. You think it’s going to happen some other time. When you’re dead you’ll realize you were alive now.”- Caryl Churchill

  29. “The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them.”- Vernon Howard

  30. “If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the outstanding stupidity of optimism.” – Oscar Wilde

Pretending To Be Happy Quotes

  1. “I can’t forget, but I can pretend.”

  2. “I’m just sick of pretending to be happy.”

  3. “It only hurts when you start pretending it doesn’t.”

  4. “You can fake a smile, but you can’t fake your feelings.”                                                                           
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    pretending to be happy quotes

  5. “Smiling has always been easier than explaining why you’re sad.”

  6. “There’s always a bit of something hidden when you say “nothing”.”

  7. “Best way to not get your heart broken, is pretend you don’t have one.”

  8. “Sometimes it’s easier to pretend you don’t care, than to admit it’s killing you.”                                                                                                                                                               
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    Pretenders Quotes

  9. “I’m a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.”

  10. “The worst kind of pain is then you’re smiling just to stop the tears from falling.”

  11. “Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” – Mindy Kaling

  12. “Sometimes I pretend I’m okay because I don’t want to annoy people with my problems.”

  13. “Yeah she’s smiling. But don’t let that fool you. Look into her eyes. She’s breaking inside.”

  14. “Pretending you’re okay is sometimes easier than having to explain to everyone why you’re not.”                                                                                                                             
    Quotes about pretending to be okay
    Quotes about pretending to be okay

  15. “I want to say i miss you. But it wouldn’t change anything so I’ll just keep on pretending I don’t.”

  16. “Pretending to be happy when you’re in pain is just an example of how strong you are as a person.”

  17. “The worst feeling is pretending you don’t care about something when really it’s all you think about.”

  18. “I could go on with my day and act like everything is okay. But as my life goes on it hurts more in every way.”

  19. “The hardest thing about knowing you don’t love me is that you spent so much time pretending that you did.”

  20. “Good people protect people they love even if that means that pretending that everything is okay.”- Ron McLarty

  21. “I like to pretend that everything’s alright. Because when everybody else thinks you’re fine, sometimes you forget for a while that you’re not.”

Funny Pretend Quotes

Some sarcastic and funny pretending quotes for times when you really don’t want to do something and you still gotta do it anyways.

  1. “Wake up. Pretend I’m okay. Sleep.”

  2. “I’m pretending today isn’t happening.”

  3. “Pretending to go to sleep when you have school next day.”

  4. “Pretending to think hard when your teacher is looking at you.”

  5. “Pretending to never get the text from someone who annoys the hell out of you.”

These famous pretending quotes are collected from various books, movies, authors, celebrities, who give a meaningful insight about being positive and always spread the love vibes everywhere.

Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom about not pretending that will motivate you to believe in yourself, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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