Originally Posted by BenG
This was quoted in another thread.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
-Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
and this could perhaps have a similar interpretation
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
-W. B. Yeats, Among School Children
Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled.
-Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater