105+ Interesting Disguise Quotes

Anuoluwa Soneye
Mar 14, 2023 By Anuoluwa Soneye
Originally Published on Feb 27, 2023
Edited by Oluwapelumi Iwayemi
These interesting disguise quotes are sure to make you more discrete.

Deception has become very common today, and if you must see through it, you must know what it looks like.

Here are some interesting disguise quotes. Some of these quotes are from literature, while others were said in real-life situations.

Keep reading to enjoy and learn from our 120 quotes on disguise and deception.

Why disguise quotes?

Children need to learn about disguise and deception as they are common themes in literature, media, and everyday life. By learning about these concepts, children can develop critical thinking skills to recognize and understand when someone is trying to deceive or manipulate them.

This can help them make better decisions and protect themselves from being taken advantage of. Learning disguise quotes can also teach children positive values such as honesty and integrity.

What Should Parents Know

  • Quotes about disguise often explore identity and how people present themselves to the world.
  • Quotes about disguise can be used to reflect on how people conceal their true identities or present a different version of themselves to the world.
  • Quotes about disguise can be used to encourage critical thinking and reflection on the role of disguise in society and individual lives.

What To Discuss With Kids

  • Ways disguises can be used to hide who we truly are and how being authentic and genuine is more important in the long run.
  • Explore the dangers of disguises and how they can be used to deceive and manipulate others. You can use quotes like.
  • How disguises have been used in various works of literature and pop culture, such as in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" or superhero movies like "Wonder Woman."

Short Disguise Quotes

Here are some short disguise quotes that would make you wiser:

"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves." ―François de La Rochefoucauld

"The ultimate disguise is nothing. Nudity." ― Nick Offerman

"Loving without the heart is hate in disguise." ― Chidi Ejeagba

"You've been hurt before; I can see it in your eyes. You try to smile it away; some things you can't disguise." ―Demi Lovato

"The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown's disguise." ―Mark Akenside

"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." ―Oscar Wilde

"Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise. Most people can't handle a structureless life." ―Douglas Coupland

"I believe in my mask-- The man I made up is me

I believe in my dance-- And my destiny." ― Sam Shepard

"Honesty is the most subversive of all disguises." ―T Bone Burnett

"Cards are war, in disguise of a sport." - Charles Lamb"

"Enemies were teachers in disguise." - Author: Eiji Yoshikawa

"My own life has had so many twists that I keep thinking I'll have one blessing that is not in disguise." ― Ken Bruen

"Obstacles are merely possibilities in disguise." ―Lynda Cheldelin Fell

"Nakedness, ultimate transparency, is also the best disguise." ― Marty Rubin

"In the kingdom of glass, everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart." ― Vera Nazarian, 'The Perpetual Calendar Of Inspiration'

"Defeat may be victory in disguise." ―Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don't fool." ― Robert Brault

"I am furious with myself. My disguises no longer protect me."

― Sylvia Plath

"To say what your disguise is would be foolish." ―John McAfee

"The best disguises were those that were poured out of the heart rather than painted on the face." ― Scott Lynch, 'The Lies Of Locke Lamora'

"Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts." - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Someone said that friends are angels in disguise. If this is true, I have been surrounded by angels for most of my life." - Hank Stram

"What if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights, are Your mercies in disguise?" ― Laura Story

"Words themselves - the very material of our discourse increasingly take on masks or disguises" ―Dennis Potter

"You should bear in mind that almost all my documentaries are feature films in disguise." ― Werner Herzog

"A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him." ― Aesop, 'Aesop's Fables'

"It disguises its thoughts as your thoughts, it's feelings with your feelings, you think it's you." ― Leonard Jacobson

"Humor needs to come in under cover of darkness, in disguise, and surprise people." ― Garrison Keillor

"Be a man! Put on a mask." ― Ljupka Cvetanova

"The best way of successfully acting a part is to be it." ― Arthur Conan Doyle

"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not." ― Francois De La Rochefoucauld

"In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart." ― Vera Nazarian, 'The Perpetual Calendar Of Inspiration'

"Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool" ― Aesop

"A closed door really is an open door in disguise." ― Lindsey Rietzsch

"In Jewish folk music, despair is disguised as the dance. And so, truth's disguise was irony." - Julian Barnes

"I am looking for the one I can't fool." ― Kamand Kojouri

"If you are trying to fool a farsighted or dimwitted person, a veiled facial disguise might be enough." ― Lemony Snicket

"I can't disguise myself with a wig and dark glasses - the wheelchair gives me away." ― Stephen Hawking

"The greatest gifts come in the most tattered wraps." ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

"I'm always in disguise in one form or another in my plays." ― Athol Fugard

"I may be wearing a mask,

But I'm smiling if you ask!" ― Ana Claudia Antunes, 'Pierrot Love: When A Call From The Other Side Takes Its Own Side'

"Words themselves - the very material of our discourse increasingly take on masks or disguises" ― Dennis Potter

"Honesty needs no disguise nor ornament; be plain." ― Thomas Otway

"But that's because it's easy to disguise almost anything as a love song." ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

"A story so cherished it has to be dressed in casualness to disguise its significance in case the listener turned out to be unsympathetic." ― Diane Setterfield

"Riding my calm dark mare, I was armed and in disguise: shod, braided, cloaked and hooded in green wool against the rain." ― Patricia A. McKillip, 'Winter Rose'

"Oh, I'm so glad. You love a boy," my mom said. "You're still our Rafe, underneath this hideous straight disguise." ― Bill Konigsberg

"A mask is not to disguise who you are but to show who you really are." ― Chloe Thurlow

"Appearance in disguise hides the original form." ― Ehsan Sehgal

Disguise Quotes From Twelfth Night

Here are disguise quotes from William Shakespeare's classic 'Twelfth Night':

(These disguise quotes will make you see how cunning people can be)

"There is a fair behaviour in thee, captain, And though that nature with a beauteous wall Doth oft close in pollution, yet of thee I will believe thou hast a mind that suits With this thy fair and outward character." ― Viola

"Conceal me what I am, and be my aid for such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent. I'll serve this duke. Thou shalt present me as an eunuch to him." ― Viola

"I am not what I am." ― Cesario

"Well, I'll put it on, and I will dissemble myself in 't, and I would I were the first that ever dissembled in such a gown." ― Feste

"Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness,

Wherein the pregnant enemy does much." ― Viola

"There's something in 't

That is receivable." ― Sebastian

"Poor lady, she were better love a dream.

Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness." ― Viola

"My father had a daughter who loved a man,

As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,

I should, your lordship." - Cesario

"For so you shall be, while you are a man,

But when in other habits you are seen,

Orsino's mistress, and his fancy's queen." - Orsinio

"I will help you to 't. But tell me true, are you not mad indeed, or do you but counterfeit?" ― Feste

"O time, thou must untangle this, not I.

It is too hard a knot for me t' untie." ― Viola

Thought Provoking Disguise Quotes

Here are some thought-inducing disguise quotes:

"Lies don't fit snugly into disguises. Eventually, the cloak falls off, and you're left staring at the truth, which is always an uncomfortable situation." ― Richelle E. Goodrich, 'Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & A Little Poetry For Every Day Of The Year'

"People seem always actually to know, with a degree of pain that has required the comfort of fairy tales, that when you are dressed in any particular way at all, you are revealed rather than hidden." ― Anne Hollander, 'Seeing Through Clothes'

"Cromwell only looked disgusted, but I felt the sensation down to the pit of my soul. This woman, I thought, wears a disguise to amuse while I adopt mine in order to be free. When I looked at her, what I saw was not an ally, but a mere pretender." ― Amy Wolf, 'A Woman Of The Road'

"Some people wear their smile like a disguise. Those people who smile a lot, watch their eyes. I know 'cause I'm like that a lot. You think everything's ok, and it is... 'till it's not." ― Ani DiFranco

"No matter how many lies you use to disguise it or how many excuses you bury it beneath, the truth will never cease to be true." ― Richelle E. Goodrich

"It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise." ― Joseph Goebbels

"However you disguise novels, they are always biographies." ― William Golding

"Mungo was a gnome. Disguised as a dwarf. The blatantly false beard was a giveaway. It appeared that Mungo had crafted it himself out of hair collected from a wide assortment of cars and then glued it to his face." ― Jeffery Russell, 'The Dungeoneers'

"Organized love is the worst kind of love. Because it all feels and has all the qualities of love until you disagree or step out of the group or circle, then you will understand it had never been love." ― Chidi Ejeagba

"Perhaps you are Coyote in disguise and have chosen a spectacularly inappropriate time for a joke." ― Brandon Nolta

"Some people think that I'm the Antichrist, which would be a really good disguise for the Antichrist. You'd never see a pudgy, out-of-shape guy, 5 o'clock in the afternoon, being the Antichrist, would you?" ― Glenn Beck

"Mirror that lies, mirror that lies, that can't be me in the gorilla disguise." ― Jimmy Buffett

"When I became Jason, an English computer expert, I returned to a calmer and far more comfortable lifestyle. The cover verged on perfection; the one tiny defect was my complete ignorance of the English language and computers." ― Massimo Carlotto, 'Il Fuggiasco'

"In Jewish folk music, despair is disguised as the dance. And so, truth's disguise was irony." ― Julian Barnes

"Furtive behavior is always noticed and, when noticed, inevitably raises an alarm. On the other hand, a man acting boldly and directly is viewed as honest and harmless, is not remarked upon, and is later forgotten altogether." ― Dean Koontz, Mr. Murder

"A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him." ― Aesop

"When you're good at controlling your own emotions, you can disguise your true feelings. When you know what others are feeling, you can tug at their heartstrings and motivate them to act against their own best interests." ― Adam Grant

"What makes reality therapy different is the centrality of this project to the method. Reality therapy is all about getting people to stop bullshitting themselves so they can get on with the business of solving the real problem." ― Matt Fitzgerald, ‘The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide To Building Mental Fitness In Sport And Life’

"Our inability to fulfill our (true) needs can sometimes give rise to self-deceptions intended to disguise this painful reality. Most psychotherapeutic methods involve helping patients liberate themselves from self-deception." ― Matt Fitzgerald, 'The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide To Building Mental Fitness In Sport And Life'

"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests." ― Gore Vidal

"Worry is fear in disguise. And fear will eat you from the inside out if you let it." ― Jim Butcher

"Few laymen understand that the synthesizing theories of Science are religious revelations in disguise." ― John Taylor Gatto, 'The Underground History Of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into The Prison Of Modern Schooling'

"The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away." ― Stephen Hawking

"I had no idea what those cords were in the bridge of 'Prisoner In Disguise' when I wrote them. I had to go over to Don Gorman, the piano player, and ask what in the world I was playing." ― J. D. Souther

"A disguise often had the same effect on people as alcohol, as they both strengthened courage as well as the characteristics that didn't normally see the light of day." ― Jussi Adler-Olsen, 'The Scarred Woman'

"Hate looks just like everybody else until it smiles. Until it spins around and lies with lips and teeth carved into the semblance of something too passive to punch." ― Tahereh Mafi, 'Shatter Me'

"At no point does the reality therapist ever allow a patient to get away with denying reality, no matter how painful accepting it may be initially." ― Matt Fitzgerald, 'The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide To Building Mental Fitness In Sport And Life'

Disguise Quotes From Jane Eyre

Here are some quotes on disguise from 'Jane Eyre':

"Distrust it, sir; it is not a true angel." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh..." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I have little left in myself — I must have you." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"And I am a hard woman -impossible to put off." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"My heart is mute--my heart is mute" ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I could not unlove him now, merely because I found that he had ceased to notice me." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy." ― Jane, 'Jane Eyre'

"Not a moon, but a white human form, shone in the azure, inclining a glorious brow earthward." - Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"I am only bound to invoke Memory where I know her responses will possess some degree of interest." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"But I don't mean to flatter you: if you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it."― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"Flirting is a woman's trade, one must keep in practice." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"Most true it is that 'beauty is in the eye of the gazer." ― Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

"What necessity is there to dwell on the Past, when the Present is so much surer–the Future so much brighter?" ― Mr. Rochester

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Written by Anuoluwa Soneye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English

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Anuoluwa SoneyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English

With a Bachelor's in English from Obafemi Awolowo University and extensive experience as an editor and tutor, Anuoluwa is an award-winning poet who now serves as a content writer for Kidadl. In his spare time, he enjoys online gaming, playing the piano, table tennis, writing poetry, and graphic design. Anuoluwa also serves as vice president of his local branch of the National Youth Service Corps (CDS).

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