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Quotes of the Day for 4 March 2003 – Masks

Today is Mardi Gras, literally "fat Tuesday," the last day before the deprivations of Lent. Of course, very few deprive themselves of much during Lent these days, but six centuries ago in France the last day on which meat was allowed called for a major celebration. Here on Whidbey Island the tradition is so little honored that, although there is a community celebration of Mardi Gras, it was held on Saturday. Part of the tradition in New Orleans, as well as Carnevale at Rio de Janeiro, is masked revelers dancing in the streets, so today's theme is Masks.

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The quotes:

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.
     - Andre Berthiaume

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is - it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath - as terrible as you like - but a mask.
     - Katherine Mansfield, 1888 - 1923

I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky.
     - Clayton Moore

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