Living a double life Quotes

Writers are paranoid because they’re living two lives– their creative life, which they are most protective of, and their life as a human being. They have to protect both lives. I put a premium on the creative life. One risks one’s personal life in order to work, and when one cannot work, or when one expects total failure, there is a crisis. – Tennessee Williams

We have two lives – the one we learn with and the life we live after that. – Bernard Malamud

I’ve always wanted two lives: one for the movies, and one for myself. – Greta Garbo

He led a double life. Did that make him a liar? He did not feel a liar. He was a man of two truths. – Iris Murdoch

Few people practice what they preach, and no one less so than Mr. Bernard Shaw. Few are more capable of having the best of everything both ways. … The world has long watched with tolerance and amusement the nimble antics and gyrations of this unique and double-headed chameleon, while all the time the creature was eager to be taken seriously. – Winston Churchill on George Bernard Shaw, Leo

If only we could have two lives: the first in which to make one’s mistakes, which seem as if they have to be made; and the second in which to profit by them. – D. H. Lawrence

I hope that you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. – Oscar Wilde

We’re women; we have double standards to live up to. – – Calista Lockhart Ally McBealina

In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison. I believe that in the heart of each human being there is something which I can only describe as a ‘child of darkness’ who is equal and complementary to the more obvious ‘child of light’. – Laurens van der Post

Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind. – Catherine Drinker Bowen

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? – Abraham Lincoln

We’ve got two lives, one we’re given and the other one we make. – Mary Chapin Carpenter

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