Best Quotes About Hiding

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. -Zora Neale Hurston

Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns. -Willem de Kooning

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another. -Homer

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness. -Alfred Nobel

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th. -Evan Bayh

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. -Abraham Maslow

We're like Iraq. We're hiding missiles. We've got two missiles in reserve. -Jayson Williams

Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you. -Osama bin Laden

I always clean before the cleaning lady comes. If not, when I come home, I can't find anything. Cleaning ladies are always hiding things you leave out. -Celia Cruz

Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme. -John Carpenter

You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness. -Joy Page

I remember wearing overcoats, hiding in the bushes outside of Abbey Road Studios, waiting for the traffic to clear. As it did, we would drop our overcoats and run out on to the cross walk and strike our poses. -Jack Irons

For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do. I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity. -Chad Hugo

What are you hiding? No one ever asks that. -Sarah Vowell

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media. -Afrika Bambaataa

By the time I came out, that kind of stopped it. The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn't afraid. A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger. -Randy Harrison

After he was assassinated, his family and the men who had served him continued the lying and began the destruction, censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records. -Richard Reeves

Actually I ran away from school when I was 13. No one could find me, and the police were called. I was just hiding in a little thicket of grass at my school, and went to sleep. -Zhang Ziyi

I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place. -Zhang Ziyi

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear. -Breyten Breytenbach

I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally lock in to the person that I am doing and I'm really flying… I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people. -Jane Horrocks

I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director's chair. -Gloria Swanson

It's not like my old self – I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore. -Damon Albarn

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies. We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon. -Kary Mullis

As long as there are religions, there are going to be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion. -Juliana Hatfield

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy. -Claire Danes

I've spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies. -Phil Collins

I don't have a problem with my body. I don't diet, and I'm not hiding anything. I'm not going to be the subject of a movie of the week 10 years from now. -Lara Flynn Boyle

So for a year I spent all my time hiding from Jack Charlton in the car park practising my skills. -Craig Johnston

The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much. -Annie Leibovitz

With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that – in fact, they never said anything! -Michael Musto

The last show we played, I was straight as a die. It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope, but being focused was… good. -Ronnie Wood

Onstage, there's no hiding; you either can or can't act. There's no second take. -Anna Friel

Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting. But really good actors are not hiding at all. They're not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury. -Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I spent much of my life hiding. -Kevyn Aucoin

When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly. -Portia de Rossi

Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush, where they were dying from bad water, malaria and malnutrition. -Nicholas Kristof

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. -Herodotus

I'd like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve. -John Mayer

Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something. -Clifton Fadiman

I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places. -Franz Kafka

Scientists have found the gene for shyness. They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding behind a couple of other genes. -Jonathan Katz

I don't like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I'm eighteen, and I'm going to fall in love. -Selena Gomez

I don't want to lie. I dislike dishonesty. And I work in Hollywood, a town and a business that relies on a lot of falsehoods with people hiding behind different facades. I don't want to be a part of that. -David Arquette

I get photographers hiding in my bushes. We're way past autographs. We're into being stalked and followed. -Jennifer Lawrence

What I'm saying is that, unlike a lot of portrayals of me, I'm not hiding behind the sunglasses. I'm out there working. I'm not trying to sell anybody anything, but I do realize we're entertainers. -David Duval

People are using GPS systems to find millions of little hidden objects throughout the world – often as simple as a piece of Tupperware hidden in the woods. You go to a website, you get the latitude and longitude to get the specific location of a certain specific hiding space, and then you go there and see if you can find it. -Ken Jennings

The French people need to have all the facts so they can choose. And I won't be running away from it or hiding from it. -Nicolas Sarkozy

Heckling is an act of cowardice. If you want to speak, get up in front of the microphone and speak, don't sit in the dark hiding. It's easy to hide and shout and waste people's time. -Billy Connolly

It's that TV thing. You can be in the biggest film of the year and it will still not have the kind of impact a TV series has. Once you're in people's living rooms, that's it. There's no hiding place. -Kelly Macdonald

I have to find work wherever it might be hiding. -Laura Kightlinger

I am all for cracking down on inappropriate digital behaviour. Too often the connected world is an excuse for some coward hiding behind a keyboard to bully someone else. -Tony Parsons

I'm entirely interested in people, and also other creatures and beings, but especially in people, and I tend to read them by emotional field more than anything. So I have a special interest in what they're thinking and who they are and who's hiding behind those eyes and how did he get there, and what's the story, really? -Alice Walker

You can relax more when you're playing a silly character than when you're playing a really rigid character. But to be fair, I think George Clooney is a bigger teenager than any of the 'Twilight' cast. He's the guy throwing a football at your head and then hiding around the corner, pretending it wasn't him! -Anna Kendrick

I've never said, 'I'm squeaky clean.' It's always the people who project that image that are hiding something. No one's squeaky clean. -Rick Springfield

I have a little bit of an addiction to work. So I'm always hiding in the bathroom with my Blackberry to work when I'm on holiday. -Penelope Cruz

People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it's not easy at all; we're used to hiding behind masks. -Jane Fonda

I heard a young black pianist. He was a teenager, I was eight years old, and he was playing boogie-woogie, and he just knocked me out. He thought he was alone in the old barn on the beat-up upright piano, but I was hiding in the corner so he wouldn't see me. -Mike Stoller

When I was trained as a journalist, as a race-relations reporter in Nashville covering the end of the civil-rights movement, we were strictly forbidden to use the first-person pronoun. There was kind of an electric charge around it. To come out from hiding and use the word 'I' carried a lot of fright for me. -Lawrence Wright

I don't feel like I need to tell any lies. You get to an age where you get tired of hiding behind whatever people think is correct. You just say what you have to say, and if they don't like it, it's OK. -Betty Wright

You get to an age where you get tired of hiding behind whatever people think is correct. -Betty Wright

There are so many of these young-adult movies with these cold guys who act like jerks to girls but are hiding soft sentiments. But in the real world most guys who act like jerks are jerks. Generally they are. I spent a lot of high school thinking that horrible guys must be very sensitive and interesting and it's not true. -Alice Englert

I think every film actor secretly wants to be a rock star as well; just that part of the job which requires the extrovert in you. Even if you've become an actor because it's your way of hiding in plain sight, there's still part of you which has that craving. -Ben Barnes

After all, the ordinary hero hiding in each of us is often the most powerful catalyst for change. -Tate Taylor

I couldn't resist hiding some historical details and a few clues relevant to the plot and characters of 'A Discovery of Witches' throughout the pages of the novel. -Deborah Harkness

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth… Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them. -Pope Francis

When I was a child, I did always feel that people were hiding things, and that they weren't expressing their true feelings. When adults are too complicated, and cover their emotions with layers of well-intentioned subterfuge, the child isn't seeing reality clearly enough and gets upset. -Wallace Shawn

If I were afraid of wrinkles, I'd probably be hiding in a cupboard, because I have a lot of them. -Susie Orbach

I remember doing my mosaics or being in my little hiding place behind the couch snooping. I'd get bored sometimes, of course, but I think that's good for a kid, because it forces you to be creative. -Feist

When I am with my family, then I can just sort of switch off. It's kind of weird, because I go back and I go into this bedroom that I have had since I was a teenager. It is like this parallel universe, because one minute I am on the red carpet and then the next I am hiding out in this room I have had since I was 15. -Florence Welch

I believe in celebrating the female figure and embracing what we've been given, not hiding that. -Miranda Kerr

It is time my colleagues got real. All British universities doing worthwhile research use animals, and, instead of hiding, they should be boasting of their achievements. -Robert Winston

There is no denying or hiding the fact that over the years I moved from well on the right of the Conservative Party, much much more to its left, and therefore to the centre of the poltical spectrum. -John Bercow

All creative people have to have vulnerability because those nuances are what move people. So I'm deeply insecure – but I'm good at hiding it. -Paloma Faith

I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong. -Edward Snowden

I'm incapable of hiding my feelings when I'm around someone I don't like. -Joanne Harris

It seems like just yesterday my son was hiding under the table to avoid reading. Now, he's writing books longer than mine! -Rick Riordan

I am determined to live without illusions. I want to look at reality straight. Without hiding. -Hanif Kureishi

In America, everyone's always hiding their age. -Marina Abramovic

People – running from unhappiness, hiding in power – are locked within their reputations, ambitions, beliefs. -Richard Avedon

Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat out denial of the gospel of grace. -Brennan Manning

While I was busy hating Vegas, and hiding from Vegas, a funny thing happened. I grew to love Vegas. -J. R. Moehringer

When you start hiding things away, that's when the darkness creeps up. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. -Steve Kazee

I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, 'Oh, my God. There's no hiding here.' -Adelaide Clemens

I wanted a baby of color, to be honest, because I wasn't attached to the idea that I look like the biological mother. I liked the idea of the adoption being clear; it was and is not something I am interested in hiding. -Jennifer Gilmore

Character roles only indicate that they're very different from who you are as a person, and for me, it's fun hiding behind characters that are so unlike who I am. -Mark Hamill

Don't think that there's a different, better child 'hiding' behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child. You may have to work harder on some of this, but that's the goal. -Claire Scovell LaZebnik

I think the shyness one feels in childhood is often overcome with time. There are children who hide behind their parents' legs, but you don't see grown-ups hiding behind people. It just doesn't happen. I mean, not that often. People develop social skills over time. -Susan Cain

There is no need to pose for anything – you just walk straight and strong and be clear. We are all born with unique characteristics and we have to stick to that. Yes, use the tools to enhance it, but we shouldn't be hiding behind them. That's what style is about. -Bibhu Mohapatra

I believe that young people wearing hoods, unless they are very young, can be frightening. What are they hiding? Why don't they want to come out into the light with the rest of us? They may be perfectly nice, but the hoods send an uncertain statement. -Roger Ebert

I hid my heart under my bed because my mother said if you're not careful someday somebody's going to break it. Take it from me, under the bed is not a good hiding spot. -Shane Koyczan

The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that's one kind of person, but the fellow who's hiding behind a tree and hoping you don't see him is the fellow that you'd better find out why. -Dorothea Lange

There's a relationship in the reality with how theater is presented – you can't experience that anywhere else. When you mess up, you mess up obviously, when you sweat, you sweat obviously, when you cry, you cry obviously. There's no hiding in theater. -Allison Mack

There's something about a wah pedal that really gets my gut going! People will probably say, 'He's just hiding behind the wah.' But that isn't the case. It's just that those frequencies really bring out a lot of aggression in my approach. -Kirk Hammett

I got into acting for the chance to be many different people and many different characters. I love hiding in a role and doing the research. If there is an opportunity to change my body, I will change my body. I'll slip in and disguise myself in a role. That is a really big treat for me. -Ashley Bell

I'm not usually the guy who has people hiding in his bushes and saying, 'Will you love me forever and ever?' -Doug Jones

I think people respect honesty rather than hiding it. -Jack Whitehall

I come from an intense family – like, we're just intense people. Not bad people or anything, we are just very intense, and I have just always felt like people who weren't like that were just a kind of hiding it, like when I was really young in high school. -Emory Cohen

I sometimes wonder how we're short of cod. There's gonna be a load deep down that are hiding. But it's a good reason to put the price up, and it means a load of people will have haddock. They should tell people they're running out of all sorts. Make 'em panic a bit. -Karl Pilkington

When you're hiding behind a character all the time, as soon as you have to be yourself, you feel kind of terrified. -Sheridan Smith

I really believe, when you come out of hiding, in whatever way you're hiding, you get to go out into the sunlight. -Christine Quinn

When in doubt, always opt for going naturel rather than hiding your skin under foundation and such. Line your eyes with kohl and mascara, put on some bright lip gloss and pinch your cheeks a little bit to get them all flushed and bright! -Genelia D'Souza

I don't mind saying, you know, that I don't take a salary from the church, and God has blessed me with more money than I could imagine from my books. It's been printed all over, so I don't feel like I am hiding anything. -Joel Osteen

When you're acting, you're escaping and hiding behind something. It's cliched to say, but there's a safety there. -Tamsin Egerton

If you hide information from people, don't want people to see the Ten Commandments or don't want people to hear about Darwin, aren't we hiding things that we know from our future generations? I just think that that's incorrect. -John Mellencamp

I've read a lot of different versions of myself – and all of them are true because it's all opinion, and they're as accurate as it can ever be. But I don't think that I've been deft at hiding parts of my personality. -Emma Stone

When you come to a hotel room, you want it to be grand, functional and beautiful. But you don't want things that are not useful. Sometimes you go to hotels and there are all these frames and pictures of people you don't know, and you end up hiding everything in the drawer, and then housekeeping come and put it out again. -Diane von Furstenberg

My parents broke up when I was six. Before, I was a very active, naughty child, but after my father left me, I stopped talking. I became very good at hiding my emotions. I felt so ashamed of telling others that I didn't have a father, because that was not common in the 1960s. -Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Dr. Phil is hiding something. Otherwise, why wouldn't he use his last name? -Garry Shandling

I'm not good at hiding my feelings. I'm also not good at lying. I'm very open about everything. -Marc Jacobs

When my mother did fittings for her clients, I was hiding, looking at these beautiful ladies try on these fantastic clothes. I was dreaming as a small child to try these clothes on myself. -Donatella Versace

I think maybe even one of the reasons I became an actor was actually to hide. I mean, it sounds paradoxical because, of course, people are standing up in a public place and encouraging other people to look at them. So that's not the conventional definition of hiding. -Hugh Laurie

What once was an expression of who I was – acting – also became my hiding place. -Salma Hayek

I don't wear base, as I don't like to cover up my freckles, but I couldn't live without YSL Touche Eclat for hiding my under-eye circles. I love the smoky-eye look, so I use Dior's 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Night Dust and lashings of mascara. I finish with a dash of bronzer for a healthy glow. -Eva Green

I always had a sketchbook with me when I was young. I was hiding behind it, basically, hiding behind drawing because I couldn't cope with people in real life; I was very shy and very nervous around people. -Robert Crumb

I have a great career, and I have wonderful fans who really are supportive and loyal – because I'm not hiding anything from them. -Ellen DeGeneres

I've never liked the recognition, the questions, the publicity. I have often felt like running away and hiding. -Al Pacino

When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia. -Jeff Kinney

You don't change the world by hiding in the woods, wearing a hair shirt, or buying indulgences in the form of 'Save the Earth' bumper stickers. You do it by articulating a vision for the future and pursuing it with all the ingenuity humanity can muster. -Alex Steffen

It's not about hiding your imperfections on a shoot; it's about embracing them and being unapologetic about them. -Erin O'Connor

I want people to hear the honesty in my singing, and that I'm not hiding behind anything. It's raw. It's not for any arrogance or ego. It's just pure feelings. -Tom Odell

If I'm uncomfortable on stage, everybody can see it. I'm not very good at hiding it. I like long, loose jacket dresses – anything that I can literally have room to move in – not that I'm a very big dancer, but because sometimes I'm sitting down at the keyboard, and then sometimes I'm standing. It just has to feel good. -Laura Mvula

I got down to business and started writing furiously. I wore my fingers down to a callous state writing with every Tom, Dick and Harry around the world, including a chap named Charlie who plays for a man named Bob, to wrestle my emotions and bring out the raw grit hiding in my tightly guarded sub-conscious. -Gin Wigmore

It's time Hawaii answer doubters and produce documents proving that it is a state. What are they hiding? And why haven't we seen these documents? -Adam McKay

I personally think honestly disclosing rather than hiding one's subjective values makes for more honest and trustworthy journalism. But no journalism – from the most stylistically 'objective' to the most brazenly opinionated – has any real value unless it is grounded in facts, evidence, and verifiable data. -Glenn Greenwald

Whistleblowers are typically rendered incommunicado, either because they're in hiding, or advised by their lawyers to stay silent, or imprisoned. As a result, the public hears only about them, but never from them, which makes their demonization virtually inevitable. -Glenn Greenwald

When we reach reflexively for something to dull an ache inside of us, in that very moment of reaching, we are hiding from our pain. We're storing it away. Tamping it down. -Dani Shapiro

I'm more comfortable revealing myself than hiding behind metaphors. I respond to artists who reveal something of themselves. -Idina Menzel

What Enron was doing, what caused investors to embrace it in a rapture of baffled awe, was hiding debt. -P. J. O'Rourke

People who suffer from anxiety are very good at hiding it. That can often be a contributor to the anxiety because the gap between the internal perception and the external impression can feel so large. -Scott Stossel

I'm a classic stress-eater, so I know a lot about how eating can become a way of hiding from what's really wrong. I escape into food. But some people escape into books. Some into relationships that might not be good for them. The three main characters in 'The Sugar Queen' struggle with each of these comforts-turned-crutches. -Sarah Addison Allen

Growing up during the Cold War, I remember the seemingly imminent threat of nuclear war. In primary school we were taught to 'duck-and-cover' for protection. But even as children hiding under wooden desks, we recognized the inadequacies of this strategy. -Mike Quigley

I'm very well known for hiding my phone in really weird places. I can hide it in a refrigerator during a scene or under that bed. It's pretty bad, but at the end of the day we can all laugh at it. -Cierra Ramirez

The Philippines is a country in which a man of morals can't be president, in which a politician who hasn't been linked to any wrongdoing isn't assumed to be honest, but merely better at hiding his corruption. -Raymond Bonner

I can't miss an episode of 'The Apprentice'. It is car-crash T.V. Sometimes I find myself hiding behind a cushion. -April Pearson

I feel that as long as you're honest, you have the opportunity to grow. It's when you shut down, go into denial, and try to start hiding things from yourself and others, that's when you lock in certain behaviors and attitudes that keep you stuck. -Tracy McMillan

When it comes to politics today, the devils' not in the details; the devil's in the big picture, more often than not just hiding in plain sight. -Marianne Williamson

There is no hiding the fact I'm an avid Millwall fan. -Nick Love

I've been hiding crucial events in my life since I was 13. -Ira Sachs

In 1975, when my students were kidnapped by rebels, I was accused of hiding instead of trying to save them, and of not giving enough money for their ransom. I wasn't believed. -Jane Goodall

Writing is powerful. Whether it's a little girl hiding from the Nazis in an attic, or Amnesty International writing letters on behalf of political prisoners, the power of telling stories is usually what causes change. -Erin Gruwell

Customer service, they say, is dead. Actually, it isn't. It's just hiding behind a call center in Manila. -Timothy Noah

I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year. -Uzo Aduba

The best thing that can happen in a relationship is when you are the same person you were before the relationship started. You are not hiding anything, and you still have a life of your own. The other best thing is sex – that is a super positive. -Greg Behrendt

When I stopped hiding who I am, I started writing hits. -Shane McAnally

I guess there are all these women with a big secret – they're hiding men they are ashamed of. They come up to me and say: 'I've been dating this guy for six months in secret but none of my friends know. I can't give him up even though he's embarrassing.' -Hannah Simone

I was Aladdin, and then I was Captain Von Trapp from 'Sound Of Music' when I was 7 or 8, and then King Arthur. I was always the lead. I've always enjoyed being onstage, acting obnoxious, being someone that wasn't me, hiding behind a character. -Christopher Mintz-Plasse

When I shoot, I try to feel the body and the face and the weight of the actor, because the character until that moment is only in the pages of the script. And very often, I pull from the life of my actors. I'm always curious about what these characters and these actors are hiding about their lives. -Bernardo Bertolucci

I don't know about hiding away, but I really only like to present myself when I'm working on something – it's more my work I like to present to the world rather than myself. -Kate Bush

As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets. -Nina Garcia

We Americans think, in every country in transition, there's a Thomas Jefferson hiding behind some rock or a James Madison beyond one sand dune. -Joe Biden

In my whole life, I've worn black tie three times. I can't tie the knot myself. Once, at the premiere of the opera, I got to La Scala before Domenico, and I was hiding in the corner until he arrived, and I said, 'Quick, you have to tie my tie, please!' Otherwise, I'll wear a tuxedo jacket with jeans and my bling-bling cross. -Stefano Gabbana

Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling of reckless extravagance. -Tove Jansson

It's the ultimate task to do something stripped back, so you're not hiding behind anything. -Lykke Li

There are so many ways to make a living that don't involve hiding in bushes opposite houses of 18-year-old girls with a camera in your hand. -Jamie Dornan

It took me a while to warm to the '20s costumes on 'Downton.' I love it when women accentuate their curves, and that era was all about hiding them. The shapes they wore then were in tune with female empowerment. Cutting off their hair and hiding their busts was a way of saying, 'We're equal to men!' -Lily James

Whilst I love still hiding… games and puzzles to play, I'm not as imprisoned by that need to fill every corner with detail. -Graeme Base

At school, I got into the whole CB thing, hiding a transceiver in my study-bedroom with which I'd make appointments to meet girls in town. I wasn't good enough at physics to take it much further than fun, but I suppose there was a need to communicate. -Giles Foden

I was astounded to learn that Alaskan caves might be hiding secrets about the earliest people ever to enter the Americas. That's when I began to picture a story that would start with kayaking and lead into the caves. -Will Hobbs

To see the Persia of poets and painters, hiding in plain sight behind the much-maligned Iran of our newspaper headlines, would be my fondest wish. -Pico Iyer

There's a deli around the corner from my office where I'd get a bag of chips with my sandwich, and I was hiding them under my sandwich because I was embarrassed. When I had this epiphany that I was hiding the potato chips from myself, I realized there was an opportunity there. -Keith Belling

The novelist in me is probably hiding behind all the stories I write, looking for ways to connect them and continue the conversation with readers. Maybe I'm writing one long narrative, and each book, however different from the last, is just a chapter. -Joanna Scott

My career is a burden, but I can't just fade out like a pathetic sore loser. More often than not, I'm just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn't part of the plan, initially. I'd be happier not having any kind of public presence whatsoever and just hiding behind the sleeves of the CD. -Ariel Pink

My father was born in Amsterdam in a highly religious family. He was in Amsterdam, and he went into hiding right near where Anne Frank was. He was a theoretical physicist and the last Jew to get a Ph.D. in Amsterdam. -Josh Pais

If kids can have some sort of social responsibility, that's cool. But if they're not actually having social responsibility, and they're kind of hiding behind it, that's kind of useless, or even worse. -Diplo

I'm not a believer in hiding things from my kids because ultimately they are going to have questions – they feel things. -Kate Winslet

I'm not hiding who I am anymore – not pretending I'm something I'm not. -Blake McIver Ewing

The sexism in Hollywood is not particularly overt – because the system is good at hiding it. -Elizabeth Banks

Watching 'Girls,' it was really angering for me at first, because I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters. -Jill Soloway

The Tao of Jen was very much the Tao of hiding everything that didn't look good. The Tao of Jen is wearing a cocktail dress with underwear with holes in it. The Tao of Jen is all style and no substance. -Jen Lancaster

Mathematicians have been hiding and writing messages in the genetic code for a long time, but it's clear they were mathematicians and not biologists because, if you write long messages with the code that the mathematicians developed, it would more than likely lead to new proteins being synthesized with unknown functions. -Craig Venter

I've never written poetry. I'm not a poet, but I think the nearest you get is either the short story or the novella, in that you can't waste a word. There is no hiding place: everything's got to be seen to relate, and the prose counts. -Susan Hill

On a visit to Cologne in March 1945, after a heavy bombing, I met hundreds and hundreds of deserters who were squatting in the rubble, many in the deep cellars left from Roman times. They had been hiding there after the retreat from France. -Heinrich Boll

When I came to the last line of 'Car Crash While Hitchhiking,' I read it as a pitiless statement of indifference: a refusal to warn the family of their impending collision, a refusal to help when miraculously spared, a refusal to act on the empathy hiding behind the story's language. -Anthony Marra

From everything I can read about Aussie spiders, it seems like all they really like doing is hiding in your house or garden or car until you 'accidentally' disturb them – probably by doing something crazy like putting on the shoe they are lurking in – and they can officially bite you to pieces. -John Niven

In Tagalog, we call undocumented people 'TNT,' which means tago ng tago, which means 'hiding and hiding.' So that's literally what undocumented means in Tagalog. And that kind of tells you how Filipinos think of this issue, and really any culture, right? -Jose Antonio Vargas

I rode the buses in L.A. until I was in my early 30s, and there's something about driving or riding through L.A. after sundown, when the Utopian city goes into hiding and another city comes out, more Doors and less Byrds. -Steve Erickson

I started to wear the sunglasses all the time at school, hiding behind them… I'd walk down the hallways, practically hugging the wall, dragging my head against it like I was crazy. -R. Kelly

I'm not hiding anything. What you see is what you get. -Wayne Rogers

I was intentionally curbing the impulse to be funny and hiding the ability. I wrote any number of very serious attempts at poems, short stories, novels – horrible. At a certain point, I recognized that it was fun to write dialogue that had a degree of lightness and humor. -Patrick deWitt

My father-in-law, Barney Rawlings, spent a couple of months hiding out in France in 1944, frantically memorizing a few French words to pass himself off as a Frenchman, but his ordeal had not inspired in me any action until I started taking a French class. -Bobbie Ann Mason

I have often been downcast but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary, I treat all the privations as amusing. -Anne Frank

My day is spent hiding from people. -Jerry Della Femina

It took me a good decade of hiding in my house and not going outside to even, like, get my arms around this idea of celebrity, where suddenly people are looking for you to pick your nose or get a shot of you kissing some woman. It's a very discombobulating thing. -Brad Pitt

Collective European Union action could mean no hiding places for evaders, no safe haven for tax avoiders, and no treasure islands for money launderers. -Gordon Brown

I didn't want 'BSG' to have to rewrite Anders as a sniveling, whining ball of despair who's hiding out in the corner. -Michael Trucco

Acting is not hiding to me; it's revealing. We give you license to feel. 'Hey, she's crying, so it's okay if I cry, too.' That's the most important thing in the world, because when you stop feeling, that's when you're dead. -Loretta Swit

I think where people get into trouble is hiding and feeling ashamed about what they don't have any control over in the first place. -Mark Ruffalo

The smaller a group, the easier it is for more people to argue and enter into discussions. The U.S. is vast. It's too large. The intellectuals hide out in enclaves, in big cities or universities, like a bunch of chickens hiding from a fox. -Elfriede Jelinek

I was very self-conscious about my body from a young age. At school, I played football and netball and did ballet as well so was very athletic. I wasn't curvaceous; I had muscles on my arms and shoulders. Often I felt like hiding them rather than showing them off, as I felt they were masculine. -Bryony Shaw

I sort of attract people who are interested in my comedy for being able to talk about whatever I want to talk about and not being ashamed of who I am and not hiding it. -James Adomian

The original Alexandre Dumas was born in 1762, the son of 'Antoine Alexandre de l'Isle,' in the French sugar colony of Saint-Domingue. Antoine was a nobleman in hiding from his family and from the law, and he fathered the boy with a black slave. -Tom Reiss

Listening to all these different musical genres from all over the world and listening to my father's record collection, the Irish folk influences from home. Of course they're all in there somewhere hiding within the lyrics and melodies. But rap music was the biggest influence on my way of writing and my performing. -Lukas Forchhammer

Some days, I feel like I should win Best Mom of the Day award, and some days, I find myself doing strange things that don't have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children. -Kate Hudson

When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm? -Alec Baldwin

Many of us will be obsessed with one or another kind of secret or revelation, be it gossip about friends or ourselves, a fantasy about spies, or a worry about the most personal information now stored in data banks. But few of us think about secrets in general, or about the moral rights and wrongs of hiding or exposing them. -Ian Hacking

I grew up feeling 'less than.' I was the sad, shy child hiding in the hall closet beneath coats. I'd wait for my grandmother's voice to call, 'Jewell, Jewell.' I was lost, waiting to be found. I thought being found, I'd be happier, better. All the while, I read stories. Stories with both truth and lies. -Jewell Parker Rhodes

By withholding critical details and stonewalling congressional inquiries, President Obama seems to be hiding whether or not he and others broke U.S. law by sending $1.7 billion in cash to Iran. -Mike Pompeo

The city – as the theater of experience, the refuge, the hiding place – has, in turn, been replaced by an abstraction, the fast lane. In the fast lane, the passive observer reduces everything – streets, people, rock lyrics, headlines – to landscape. Every night holds magical promises of renewal. But burnout is inevitable, like some law of physics. -Darryl Pinckney

What we've seen in government for so often is that people have been shady – about their roles, hiding things, not releasing things. -Sean Spicer

After having supplied myself with provisions from Mr. Travis's, I scratched a hole under a pile of fence rails in a field, where I concealed myself for six weeks, never leaving my hiding place but for a few minutes in the dead of night to get water, which was very near. -Nat Turner

It was not a state secret that I would call on Thackeray. I was not hiding anything. -Sharad Pawar

My long-held fear is that Mr. Obama is hiding something about his education. During the endless 2008 campaign, Mr. Obama would not release his college grades. Given that President George W. Bush and Sens. Al Gore and John Kerry all had proved mediocre grades were no impediment to a presidential bid, Mr. Obama likely had other concerns. -Andrew Breitbart

Marvel's very secretive, and I'm not hiding anything, I'm not lying; it's just the way they are. -Elodie Yung

I'm not a natural leader. If you see me in a room, I'm the guy standing in a corner hiding. I'm not an alpha male. -Pilou Asbaek

I was hiding behind athletics and all my jockitude, so I didn't have to deal with being ostracized as the weird art kid. -Barry Jenkins

I think this whole discussion about what is politically correct – sometimes you have to name the name. You can't hide it. Politeness is good if it's not hiding the truth. -Raoul Peck

Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around. -Martin Garrix

A decade and a half ago, the U.S. Air Force dropped massive 15,000-pound 'Daisy Cutter' bombs on the Tora Bora complex where Osama bin Laden was hiding in December 2001. -Peter Bergen

Social media has come a long way. With the good has come some bad, and you always have a lot of people hiding behind their computers and being very critical of what you do on and off the field, of what you tweet, of what you say, of everything you do. -Alex Morgan

I come from a background of hiding everything behind a computer. -Washed Out

You know what? At this point in my career, at this point in my life… I'm 34 years old; I don't have time to be hiding. -Ne-Yo

Of course, there are some things you keep personal and private because you're a human being. But on the other side of it, I ain't got time to be hiding nothing and all that. It is what it is. -Ne-Yo

For me, the interesting thing about anorexia is that you show your wound. There's no hiding it. So my anger and sense of disappointment, all the stuff I was out of touch with, became this visible rebuke to my parents. -Marti Noxon

I am a man who is noble. I have a good heart, but at the same time, I'm a little malicioso. There's no way of hiding that side. -Maluma

As outrageously counter-intuitive as this might seem, the most hardened terrorists and criminals are often extremely willing to brag about the terrible things they've done, the unlikely places that they have been hiding, the important people that they know and deal with, and the plans they have been working on for the future. -Chelsea Manning

After years of hiding and holding off because of the trial, I finally announced my intent to change my name and transition to living as woman on 22 August 2013 – the day following my sentencing – a personal high point for me, despite my other circumstances. -Chelsea Manning

Censorship no longer works by hiding information from you; censorship works by flooding you with immense amounts of misinformation, of irrelevant information, of funny cat videos, until you're just unable to focus. -Yuval Noah Harari

I wrote a lot of 'A Time to Kill' at the State Capitol in Jackson, Miss., hiding in little committee rooms, killing time waiting for legislation to come to the floor. -John Grisham

The true game of mixed martial arts is putting your wrestling in there, putting your striking in there, but also being deceiving – hiding behind your punches if you're wrestling and hiding behind your wrestling if you're punching. It's just a matter of blending it all together. -Tyron Woodley

I worked a lot on our album cover, and I didn't just want to post it on our website one day and move on. We wound up breaking it into 18 pieces and hiding them on fan sites all over the Internet and then posting clues, so fans could put together the puzzle. -Zacky Vengeance

When I decided to become a Christian and decided to change my life and just totally quit screwing up, it was like, 'Wow, why didn't I do this before?' No hiding anything. I just felt so much better, not only about myself, but my future, my family. It was awesome, and it didn't take me long to realize that. -Jim Kelly

If I was going to be a little boy about it, I'd go into hiding for one or two years. But if I was going to be a man about it, it'd be 20 or 30 years. -Andy Kaufman

I'd rather be a working actor and not hiding anything in my personal life. -Jonathan Groff

The one thing that always drove me crazy, especially on soaps, was when someone would have something they were hiding, and then six months later, they were still holding onto that secret, and the world has come to a complete, total end as a result of it. If they'd only just confessed! -Julie Plec

When you're not hiding anything, it's just very easy to be yourself – shockingly. -Adam Rippon

If you want to be a writer, write a little bit every day. Pay attention to the world around you. Stories are hiding, waiting everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and your heart. -Kate DiCamillo

If people are hiding their sexuality, they don't really get their full selves, so you can sometimes feel like you're presenting sort of like a fogged version of yourself. -Gus Kenworthy

Let's stop hiding behind a pseudo-respect of cultures, in a sickening relativism that's only a mask for our cowardice, our cynicism, and our powerlessness. I, born Muslim, Moroccan, and French, I will say it to you: Sharia makes me vomit. -Leila Slimani

Girls who use jokes to be nasty are often hiding other feelings they are struggling to express. -Rachel Simmons

It's hard to say how far we are down the road to our conventional understanding of artificial intelligence, but I think what we've developed so far, if it's not already consciously awake and hiding from us because it's seen what an ugly and destructive race we are, and it's trying to preserve itself, it's probably in a state of dreaming. -Jack Reynor

Graham may have wanted integration, but instead, he promoted gradualism and provided absolution for racists hiding behind a Christianity attuned not only to Jesus but also focused on regulating behavior and black bodies. -Anthea Butler

In the traditional academic literature, secrecy is thought of as a set of bureaucratic operations – hiding files and hiding information, that sort of thing. -Trevor Paglen

My childhood was basically divided between fishing and roaming the woods and hiding out in my bedroom. Maybe things would've turned out differently if I'd had a TV in there; who knows. -Jonathan Miles

I never really knew what to do with my hair to begin with. When I was fat, I had incredibly long, unkempt hair. And there was kind of a poetic justice to losing something I was hiding behind. -Corey Stoll

To me, the funniest American of the Twentieth Century is Richard Nixon because he had the most to hide, and he was so bad at hiding it. To me, that's what's really funny – people who think they're doing a great job of hiding stuff, and it just keeps leaking out. -Harry Shearer

I was successfully hiding from the world on Broadway for about 25 years. -Keala Settle

Boxing has a problem – a big one. Think of it as a monster that's hiding under the bed. Eventually, the monster is going to come out and take a big chunk out of the sport. Fighters, trainers, managers, promoters, even government regulators can legally bet on fights. They can also bet on fights they're involved with. -Thomas Hauser

I'm not interested in hiding from the fact that my parents are actors. I'm proud of them! It's very ordinary to pursue a career that your parents do, but when it's in the public eye, it becomes a complicated thing. -Maya Hawke

Where would heist movies be without the Big Score – that payoff so irresistible it can lure the most jaded desperado out of hiding? -Dave Itzkoff

Get out there and meet people, and that will lead to meeting other people. Look around; see if there's anyone hiding in plain sight. There may be friends that become more than friends. -Joanna Coles

I don't really get nervous that much, or if I do, only I know. It's all inside me. I am good at hiding everything. -Billie Eilish

I was never hiding from being gay; I just never talked about it. -Elvis Duran

I'm bad at hiding my emotions. -Jennifer Hyman

Hemingway's short story 'Hills Like White Elephants' is a classic of its kind. It illustrates Hemingway's 'iceberg theory,' which requires that a story find its effectiveness by hiding more than it reveals. -Amitava Kumar

High school was a complicated, confusing time for me. I wasn't confident, didn't know who I was, and was hiding from myself a lot. -Patrick J. Adams

One of the best ways to see how critical being present is to effective leadership is to notice what being absent, distracted, hiding something, and/or agenda-driven does to people's ability to trust, respect, and have confidence in you. -Mark Goulston

The time I felt most beautiful was probably when I was in college, and I was starting to accept who I was as a person. I wasn't hiding who I was anymore, and I was like, 'You know what? I'm growing up; I don't have to follow the rules anymore.' -Manny MUA

I like taking different elements – clothes, shoes, lighting – and creating a total transformation. But it's never about hiding: it's about drawing something out from deep inside of me that's really true. I'm always trying really hard to tell you the truth. That's what this is all about for me. -Roisin Murphy

My choices in life have been unconventional, and that's my business. But I do want to live responsibly and truthfully without hiding. -Sarah Paulson

As a kid, I spent a lot of my mental energy hiding who I was and attempting to fit in. -Arca

You decide how to show up, and you'd better come correct: the way you look, what you say, how you act and react. No excuses! Get in front of the mirror and own what you see. You may have to drag your fabulousness out of hiding, but it's there. -Alyssa Edwards

I have porcelain skin and tattoos all over my body, so the sun can be my worst enemy. I also am trying to never age, which is why you can always find me hiding behind massive sunglasses or under an umbrella when the sun is out! -Jeffree Star

I went to lunch at the Ivy. People started running across the street, and one guy almost got hit by a car. I started to freak out. That put me into hiding for three weeks. I didn't leave the house. -Debbie Rowe

My mom was so good at hiding the bad in life that I thought all of life was good. -Kane Brown

I used to work full time in an office, hiding away in my desk. Now, I have the opportunity to do something I love. And every day is a dream come true for me. I'm just generally grateful for all the love and support, and I will continue to give my 101 percent. -Calum Scott

If one less kid can grow up without hiding who they are along the way or having to believe that who they love is something that will make them lonely, then everything I went through will be worth it. -Calum Scott

If you're ringing my doorbell eight times every three minutes and hiding behind my garbage cans, I will call the police. That is literally harassment. -James Charles

In standup, the feedback is instantaneous, and if it fails, you know you'll be off-stage and hiding in a short time. -Greg Davies

One of the things that Marjorie has done has given me the joy of family. It's a joy I never really knew. I spent a long time being lonely and hiding, and now, at Christmas, there's this huge family. That's something that's very new to me. And very special. -Joe Walsh

Financial innovation is an oxymoron. It's very rare that there is something that's actually financial innovation. It's a euphemism for hiding leverage. -Steve Eisman

There's no hiding place for someone of my size. -Peter Crouch

Shinsuke, as champion, wasn't even doing anything and wasn't defending it and was hiding all the time. -Rusev

I always just felt more comfortable just kind of hiding behind a character than being myself onstage. -Bobcat Goldthwait

When I was 15, I still liked climbing trees and hiding in cupboards. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

Doing social media is a way of not giving in to this inclination to hiding. But instead, I'm teaching myself to feel comfortable about being open. -Connie Nielsen

If people felt that they were misled with 'It Comes at Night,' they should know that the marketing here is deliberately misleading you in an honest way, in that we're not hiding what isn't there: we're hiding what is there. -Ari Aster

In the initial stages of my career, I was actually hiding behind a mask to hide who I was, but I was getting frustrated. I wasn't getting better bookings; I wasn't competing at bigger events. -Mustafa Ali

I would say I kind of just realized one day that it wasn't worth hiding from my emotions, and that I was unhappy, and that I needed to make a change in my life so that I could be happier. -Noah Centineo

The 'Burials' title really speaks to all the different levels that are on the record. It speaks to silence and panic and anxiety and loss of self and isolation and those different levels of hiding. -Davey Havok

We lived in so many flats, and the more people you could get, the cheaper the flat was. Someone was always sleeping in the living room, and you're always slightly hiding them when the landlord came round. -Nicola Walker

I got to the point of insanity, but I also got out, but during the insane times, I felt invincible, and I felt creative and wonderful, too, but I was also hiding something. -Duff McKagan

All my work's been disguise, really: hiding behind the character. -David Jason

Congress is hiding the details of their party president Rahul Gandhi's citizenship. Rahul Gandhi's real name is Rahul Vincy. They are cheating people by hiding the real names of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. -Yogi Adityanath

I shouldn't be moving with my head down or hiding behind my hair or thinking about my hair while I'm performing. -6lack

I've been hiding from the real world all my life. -Nadya Suleman

Pakistani men are great-looking. Now I know where all the good looking men in the sub-continent are hiding! -Urmila Matondkar

I hope, by never hiding, I can show there is never anything to be ashamed of when we are being our true selves. -Rain Dove

I have always been open about the way I live my life, because hiding skeletons in the closet and presenting a picture-perfect image is not my style. -Andrea Jeremiah

It used to hurt me when people said I was hiding in Wales. -Joe Calzaghe

At 14, 15, everyone at school stopped talking to me, and I went completely into my shell. Basically, I'd be hiding. I had no friends. I hated it. -Joe Calzaghe

I'm gay. Megan's my girlfriend… These aren't secrets to people who know me. I don't feel like I've not lived my life. I think people have this assumption that if you're not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it's this secret. That was never the case for me. -Sue Bird

'Better Than Home,' the song, is about getting out of your hiding place and having the courage to live as loud as possible. It is about feeling the life that has been given and has been waiting for you all along. -Beth Hart

Obama is no different than Jeremiah Wright Jr., Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton – he's just more polished and better at hiding who he is. -Jesse Lee Peterson

We say we want politicians who are open and honest. And then, when we get one, we angrily pelt him with slime until he cringes to the mob, starts hiding his real views, and hires a spin doctor just like all the others. -Peter Hitchens

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