A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on truth, masks, humanity, human nature, and self

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

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Olga Broumas on anglels, clients, massage, masks, disguises, massage therapists, and healing

Days I kept busy
with fractured angels' client masquerades.

Olga Broumas

Source: from "Touched" in Perpetua

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sol Luckman on reality, unreality, ontology, truth, observation, awareness, consciousness, masks, persona, and existentialism

Ever since learning I wasn’t the only unreal person in the world, I’d developed an annoying habit of studying people to determine their true ontological status. I studied people in class, the library, the cafeteria, my dorm, around campus, while running the Gargoyle Castle Loop. Now, under the influence of acid, I began to suspect everyone was unreal. That behind all the masks and makeup, the smiles and laughter, the quips and repartees, there was a good chance of finding absolutely nothing.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 25..25

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on names, masks, and costumes

All of these are names given me by other people, but not names I would have given myself.  My name is not mine, it's theirs.  It's a series of costumes put on my life by other people.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 35

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Vivianne Crowley on life, self, shadow, and masks

Our lives can be considered a sacred quest.  It is a quest which may have begun in this lifetime or many lifetimes before.  It is a quest to find ourselves:  who and what we really are.  To do this we must first cease to pretend to be what we are not.  We must cast away our Persona or mask.  We must be prepared to confront the Shadow, that which we are and rather were not.  Only then can we unify our conscious and unconscious minds and so give birth to the hidden Sun - the Self.

Vivianne Crowley

Source: Wicca, Pages: 223

Contributed by: Sadhana

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