Quotes: Masquerade

"The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club!"
Tyler Durden, Fight Club

"Masquerade! Paper faces on parade! Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you!''

"Yeah, it sucks having to hide from your food. Yeah, you could take any mortal out without thinking about it. When you can take out a few thousand of 'em, then come talk to me. Until then, keep your fucking head down."
An NPC Nosferatu, Vampire: The Requiem.

Agent Kay: We do NOT discharge our weapons in view of the public!
Agent Jay: Hey, we ain't got time for this cover-up bullshit! Maybe you've forgotten, but there's an Arquillian battle cruiser...
"Anonymity is Synonymous With Longevity."
—The Arc Words of the Vampires in Necroscope. When the final Big Bads break these words, things really start going downhill.

"You've just seen behind a curtain you weren't even supposed to know existed."
Richardson, The Adjustment Bureau

"You...better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping. There is another world, beneath it. The real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger!"
Blade, Blade

"Are you sure you want to see what's on the other side? Be sure. Say yes, and I'll show you the way to the people who've been hiding themselves from you all along. You'll get one moon, one month. But be sure. Swear it on your name that you won't tell anyone else, or you'll wish you'd never met me."
Changeling: The Lost corebook, example of the Rose And Thorn oath.

James Edwards: Why the big secret? People are smart, they can handle it.
Agent Kay: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it. 1500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and 15 minutes ago, you knew that people were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow...

The passion of my clan, to be at one with them, and hidden from the world outside.
A promise that I keep-
I'll never share,
I'll never speak,
To my grave the secret goes...
— "A Promise That I Keep", by Klause White

Yesterday, my life's like, "Uh oh, pop quiz!" Today it's "rain of toads".

A world where creatures of ancient myth and gods long thought dead walk unnoticed along the crowded streets of Manhattan. Where ladies of Faerie dance lonely nights away, bathed in soft neon glare.
— The comic Aria's blurb

We go hideaway in daylight
We go undercover, wait out the sun
Got a secret side in plain sight
Where the streets are empty
That's where we run...
Alesso, "Heroes"