Should the cabin lose pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead area …



All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.

 

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German classical philosopher)



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, Irish author and poet)



God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, English poet and playwright)



We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.

 

André Berthiaume, Contretemps (1938-, Canadian writer)



You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.

 

Gordon Deitrich (a fictional character in V for Vendetta, the movie)



A mask of gold hides all deformities.

 

Thomas Dekker (1572-1632, English writer)



The mask is torn off, while the reality remains.

 

Titus Lucretius Carus (c.94-55 BC, Roman poet)



If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?

 

Graham Greene (1904-1991, English author and playwright)



The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.

 

Jim Morrison (1943-1971, American singer and song writer)



Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.

 

Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French writer)



The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.

 

Benito Mussolini (1883-1945, Italian fascist leader)



Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.

 

Johnny Depp (Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow, the movie)



We aren't hiding behind these masks, we're actually revealing more to you than you might think. The mask I wear brings out all the sh*t inside me that I hate. Plus it hurts like hell, which helps my intensity.

 

Corey Taylor (1973- , American singer and songwriter of heavy metal band Slipknot)



A photograph is not only an image …; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.

 

Susan Sontag (1933-2004, American writer and political activist)



Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

 

Jewish Proverb



In wise love each defines the secret self of the other, …; for love also creates the Mask.

 

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939, Irish poet)



Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that … they actually become the person they seem. em>

 

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, English author and playwright)



The play is done; the curtain drops, ....
A moment yet the actor stops … And when he's laughed and said his say,
He shows, as he removes the mask,
A face that's anything but gay.

 

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863, English writer)



A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face

 

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973, American President)



Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.

 

John Updike (1932-2009, American writer)



Whose is that shape in the shadows? Whose is that face, in the mask?

 

Andrew Lloyd Weber, Phantom of the Opera (musical)



I see behind each mask that wonder a kindred soul …

 

Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet and journalist), How Solemn as One by One (Washington City, 1865)



In order to find peace, we must expose the masks we use to hide behind.

 

Debbie Ford (American author), Why Good People Do Bad Things (2008), HarperCollins