52 Facade Quotes and Sayings That are Worth Reading

A facade refers to the external appearance or front of a building, or metaphorically, the emotional shield individuals use to mask their true feelings.

In the context of human behavior, a facade is often used to project a state of happiness or contentment when the underlying reality may be quite different, such as sadness or distress.

Essentially, maintaining a facade can be likened to acting, as it involves presenting a different persona to the world than what is truly felt inside.


Here are the 52 Facade Quotes and Sayings That are Worth Reading.

Best Facade Quotes

A man is the facade of a temple wherein all wisdom and all good abide. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.


When people write you off, that’s when you can really get things done. ~ Vincent H. O’Neil.

It will be true work that the kids can follow, as opposed to a facade of you doin’ something, and you’re doin’ nothing. ~ Wyclef Jean.


Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible. ~ Criss Jami.


Justice and the facade of a temple are seen best from the outside. ~ Austin O’Malley.

A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of religious piety that he knows is devoid of internal spiritual substance. ~ Sam Storms.


Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is. ~ Ann Voskamp.

I don’t know what is behind the curtain; only that I need to find out. ~ Richard Paul Evans.

It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order – and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order. ~ Douglas Hofstadter.


I am looking for the one I can’t fool. ~ Kamand Kojouri.

Do we loathe our masters behind a facade of love – or do we love them behind a facade of loathing? ~ Aravind Adiga.

Famous Facade Quotes

Hate contains truth. Beauty is a facade. ~ Charles Bukowski.


All great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless facade. ~ Robert Grudin.

A homely face does not guarantee a homely character. Appearance is the body, character is the spirit, and the soul bears the most vital qualities. ~ Michael Bassey Johnson.

I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships. ~ Kurt Cobain.


Because an illusion is an illusion. Reality always exists despite the facade. ~ Kasie West.

I was like a chocolate in a box, looking well behaved and perfect in place, all the while harboring a secret center. ~ Deb Caletti.

The weakness of men is the facade of strength; the strength of women is the facade of weakness. ~ Warren Farrell.

I’m as vain as the next guy. I have a facade on right now. But you can’t see it, because it’s reality-based. ~ Mel Gibson.


Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade. ~ Alan Moore.

May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that you have a special destiny here, that behind the facade of your life, something beautiful, good, and eternal is happening. ~ John O’Donohue.

Even though photographers are only shooting the outside, beauty is more about who you are as a person – the life you lead – not your facade. ~ Nigel Barker.


It was only literally hours after the wedding when he felt he didn’t have to keep up the facade. ~ Trisha Goddard.

Men’s greatest weakness is their facade of strength, and women’s greatest strength is their facade of weakness. ~ Warren Farrell.

Top Facade Quotes

I do have friends, but they don’t know me, only someone I’ve created to take my place. Someone sculpted from ice. ~ Ellen Hopkins.

It has been aptly said that all Egypt is but the facade of an immense sepulcher. ~ Amelia B. Edwards.

Do not make the mistake of believing that he does not love you because he plays at not caring. ~ Cassandra Clare.


It’s my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel’s aesthetic facade. ~ Manuel Puig.

I feel confidence in myself, but at the same time there’s these cracks in the facade and those little things underneath that are unstable. ~ Pete Wentz.

Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights. ~ Stephen Gardiner.

The facade is the ego. It is motivated by our seeking love. The only reward is frustration, as it is only by loving that one finds love. ~ Lester Levenson.

It’s somehow symbolic of Hollywood that Tara was just a facade, with no rooms inside. ~ David O. Selznick.


Strength is a facade for the proud, weakness is a mask for the lazy. ~ William James.

Peel back the facade of rigorous methodology projects and ask why the project was successful, and the answer is people. ~ Jim Highsmith.

Will you let me go for Christ’s sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens? ~ Arthur Miller.

Because sometimes people who seem good end up being not as good as you might have hoped. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer.


Nightmares are seldom a foreshadowing of real events, but always a showing of real fears. ~ Criss Jami.

I’ve always wanted to be a brooding, deep, dark artist, but I can never keep that facade going for more than 15 minutes. ~ Bryan Callen.

He presented to the world the facade of a certain kind of man who wasn’t really there. ~ Amy Schumer.

It is difficult to believe in the dreadful but quiet war lurking just below the serene facade of nature. ~ Charles Darwin.


Every beautiful facade seemed to conceal rot and ruin that I could almost see. ~ Dean Koontz.

A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness. ~ E. M. Forster.

I am who I am. There’s no facade. No put-on. And being voted sexiest doesn’t concern me. Maybe that’s the sexy part. ~ Gerard Way.

The truth has not so much set us free as it has ripped away a carefully constructed facade, leaving us naked to begin again. ~ Lisa Unger.


All facades fall sometime, then the mask comes off and the real heart is seen. ~ Jessiqua Wittman.

Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

It is so obvious when a person is not hiding behind a facade but is speaking from deep within himself. ~ Carl R. Rogers.

Short Facade Quotes

Symbolism erects a facade of respectability to hide the indecency of dreams. ~ Mason Cooley.

People can perfect whatever facade they want, but everyone holds their sins close to their skin. ~ Jeaniene Frost.


Behind every glorious facade there is always hidden something ugly. ~ Stanislaw Lem.

Your silences remain; they are your biggest mask. ~ Sreesha Divakaran.

Most of what you encounter when you meet a man is a facade, an elaborate fig leaf, a brilliant disguise. ~ John Eldredge.

So these were the 52 quotes about Facade.

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