In drama you can either pretend everything is OK, or you can show the world as it really is in the hope that it gets better.
Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK.
I think you sort of shed skins as you go along in life. You get into your 40s, and you feel like, 'OK, no more pretending.' You get to just be who you are.
I'm not some crazy party animal. That's OK. If you say you want to be the best, you have to do what the best do - train, research, eat right, take care of yourself, and be. Don't pretend.
I guess I strongly feel that we cannot pretend that the Third World is not part of our world. We cannot say 'OK, there's that problem over there, let's just close our eyes' - we cannot do that.
It's time to stop pretending I'm ok with things I'm not ok with like all insects and Foster the People.
As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.
Hunter S. Thompson
Pretending that we live doesn't make us alive.