„The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart.“

— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Weimar edition of Martin Luther's Works (Translation by William J. Cole) 10, III, p. 313




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„behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.“

— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Source: Warrior of the Light


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„There are three stages to a battle: First you’re bored. Then you’re terrified. Then you’re dead. Each is necessary, and they must all come in the proper order.“

— Michael Swanwick, book Jack Faust

Source: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 14, “Dreadnought” (pp. 248-249)


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„All societies end up wearing masks.“

— Jean Baudrillard French sociologist and philosopher 1929 - 2007

Source: America


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„He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.“

— Nicholas Sparks, book The Choice

Travis Parker, Chapter 4, p. 51Source: 2000s, The Choice (2007)


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„I’m OK with masks. I tell people, wear a mask. But just the other day they came out with a statement that 85% of the people that wear masks catch it.“

— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946


„.. we wear the mask that grins and lies,it hides our cheeks and shades our eyes-this debt we pay to human guile;with torn and bleeding hearts we smile.“

— Paul Laurence Dunbar, book The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

We Wear The Mask, in the 1913 collection of his work, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar.Context: We wear the mask that grins and lies,It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—This debt we pay to human guile;With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,And mouth with myriad subtleties.Why should the world be over-wise,In counting all our tears and sighs?Nay, let them only see us, whileWe wear the mask.We smile, but, O great Christ, our criesTo thee from tortured souls arise.We sing, but oh the clay is vileBeneath our feet, and long the mile;But let the world dream otherwise,We wear the mask!


„People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.“

— Robert Greene, book The Art of Seduction

Source: The Art of Seduction


„He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.“

— George Orwell, book Shooting an Elephant

Source: Shooting an Elephant


„Inscribe all human effort with one word,Artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!“

— Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book

Book XI, line 1560.The Ring and the Book (1868-69)


„For victims, the hardest thing to do in the world is to hold themselves accountable for their problems. They’ve spent their whole life believing that others are responsible for their fate. That first step of taking responsibility for themselves is often terrifying.“

— Mark Manson American writer and blogger 1984

Source: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016), Chapter 8, “The Importance of Saying No” (p. 180)


„A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.“

— Isaac Asimov, book Runaround

"Runaround" in Astounding Science Fiction (March 1942); later published in I, Robot (1950)The Three Laws of Robotics (1942)


„There's nothing grimmer than the tragedy that wears a comic mask.“

— Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937


„Inscribe on your heartEvery inch of the time at sunset.“

— Ruan Ji One of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove 210 - 263

"Inscribe on Your Heart", translated by Jerome Ch'ên and Michael Bullock in Poems of Solitude (1960)


„The words "Think and Thank" are inscribed in many of the Cromwellian churches ofEngland. These words ought to be inscribed in our hearts, too: "Think and Thank". Thinkof all we have to be grateful for, and thank God for all our boons and bounties.“

— Dale Carnegie, book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


„I like all the things that make you monstrous.“

— Holly Black American children's fiction writer 1971

Source: Valiant


„An Ambitious woman shewes her selfe to bee a troublesome disturber of the world, powerfull to make smale things great, and great monstrous“

— Thomas Overbury (1581–1613) English poet and essayist 1581 - 1613

The Just Downfall of Ambition, Adultery and Murder.


„if you ask me many of Americans have been wearing the mask even before from covid 19. the mask i refer to is of course the clown's mask.“

— Dril Twitter user

< Link to tweet https://twitter.com/dril/status/1272935502753087489>Tweets by year, 2020


„All things are from God; and above all, reason and imagination and the great gifts of the mind. They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their perversion.“

— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936

The Dagger with Wings (1926)


Forgetting, Imagination, God

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