65 Mock Quotes On Success In Life

These mock quotes will inspire you. Mock, an act of ridicule or derision or not authentic or real, but without the intention to deceive.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mock quotes, mock sayings, and mock proverbs.

Best Mock Quotes

  1. “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ~ William Shakespeare
  2. “Be stingy with your time and spend it in spaces that fill you up.” ~ Janet Mock
  3. “We have different experiences, but trans women have experiences that do parallel with the whole fabric of what womanhood is. Embracing trans women, listening to their stories, enriches what womanhood is. It expands it and makes it even better.” ~ Janet Mock
  4. “This pervasive idea that trans women deserve violence needs to be abolished. It’s a socially sanctioned practice of blaming the victim. We must begin blaming our culture, which stigmatizes, demeans, and strips trans women of their humanity.” ~ Janet Mock
  5. “To rage and mock is gentlemanly, to grumble and whine is not.” ~ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

  6. “You cannot find the centre Where we dance , where we play, Where life is still asleep Under the closed flower , Under the smooth shell Of eggs in the cupped nest That mock the faded blue Of your remoter heaven .” ~ R. S. Thomas
  7. “Twelve years ago I made a mock
    Of filthy trades and traffics;
    I considered what they meant by stock;
    I wrote delightful sapphics;
    I knew the streets of Rome and Troy,
    I supped with fates and Fairies–
    Twelve years ago I was a boy,
    A happy boy at Drury’s.” ~ Winthrop Mackworth Praed
  8. “I rode an elevator with a guy who was whistling the tune of ‘this is the song that never ends’. Putting that on me? Come on dude.” ~ Taylor Swift
  9. “For better or worse, we are the Court of Appeals for the Hollywood Circuit. Millions of people toil in the shadow of the law we make, and much of their livelihood is made possible by the existence of intellectual property rights. But much of their livelihood – and much of the vibrancy of our culture – also depends on the existence of other intangible rights: The right to draw ideas from a rich and varied public domain, and the right to mock, for profit as well as fun, the cultural icons of our time.” ~ Alex Kozinski
  10. “Misery makes sport to mock itself.” ~ William Shakespeare

  11. “My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.” ~ Jim Carrey
  12. “He’s my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours.” ~ Cassandra Clare
  13. “A guide, on finding a man who has lost his way, brings him back to the right path—he does not mock and jeer at him and then take himself off. You also must show the unlearned man the truth, and you will see that he will follow. But so long as you do not show it him, you should not mock, but rather feel your own incapacity.” ~ Epictetus
  14. “We do not smirk at the misery or the merrymaking of immoral culture. We weep. Being pilgrims does not mean being cynical. The salt of the earth does not mock rotting meat. Where it can, it saves and seasons. And where it can’t, it weeps.” ~ John Piper
  15. “Better to mock the game than to play and lose.” ~ George R. R. Martin

  16. “One can’t write a weird story of real power without perfect psychological detachment from the human scene, and a magic prism of imagination which suffuses them and style alike with that grotesquerie and disquieting distortion characteristic of morbid vision. Only a cynic can create horror – for behind every masterpiece of the sort must reside a driving daemonic force that despises the human race and its illusions, and longs to pull them to pieces and mock them.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  17. “So apart from writing letters home to your fantasy girlfriends,”Ben says, walking backwards, “what do you guys do out here without television and phones?” “Men’s business. Bit confidential,” Griggs says patronisingly. “Wow, wish I were you,” Ben says, shaking his head with mock regret. “All I’ll be doing tonight is hanging out in Taylor’s bedroom, lying on her bed, sharing my earphones with her, hoping she won’t hog all the room because it’s such a tiny space.” ~ Melina Marchetta
  18. “Let’s get something straight, MacKeltar. I am not going home with you. I am not going to bed with you, and I am not wasting one more moment arguing with you.” “I promise not to mock you when you change your mind, lass.” ~ Karen Marie Moning
  19. “You mock those who blindly follow the majority…turn your attention now to those who are so dedicated to deviating from the norm that they would gladly cease breathing if it were suggested to them that inhalation was a form of conformity; for they deserve just as much scrutiny and ridicule.” ~ Demetri Martin , Those who mock quotes
  20. “The bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock a Killing Bird.” ~ Seth Grahame-Smith

  21. “Take a look at the police and how they treat you,
    Take a look at these corporations that cheat you.
    Democrats and Republicans are all see-through.
    Now we votin for the lesser of two evils…
    Man, don’t let ’em deceive you.
    This is an autocracy, not a democracy,
    But to call this a democracy without mock interest
    In the laws of society? That’s called hypocrisy.” ~ KRS-One
  22. “Are you conceding?’ he says, his mouth falling open with mock surprise. ‘Seems like that serum did you some good after all…’ I shove him as hard as I can. ‘Take that back. Take it back now.’ ‘Okay, okay!’ He puts up his hands. ‘It’s just… I’m not very nice either, you know. That’s why I like you so- ‘ ‘Out!’ I shout, pointing at the door.” ~ Veronica Roth
  23. “The bristling eyebrows shot up in mock surprise. Mesmerized. the boy watched them disappear under the hanging white thatch of hair. There, almost coyly, they remained just out of sight for a moment, before suddenly descending with a terrible finality and weight.” ~ Jonathan Stroud
  24. “Rapture cults had packed their suitcases and were massing together in great vigils, waiting for the end. “All bogus,” she’d told Zuzana. “Just a bunch of crackpots waiting for the Apocalypse.” “Because, fun, right?” Zuzana rubbed her hands together in mock glee. “Oh, boy. The Apocalypse!” “Right? I know. How much does your life have to suck to want the Apocalypse?” ~ Laini Taylor
  25. “Schooling ain’t life.” “Ain’t it?” she says, her eyebrows raising in mock surprise.” ~ Patrick Ness

  26. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.” ~ Annie Dillard
  27. “Jack! “Where have you been,you miserable little creep?” He raised his eyebrows,a look of mock hurt on his face.”This is the thanks I get?” “Give me that bat and I’ll show you how grateful I am, coward!” ~ Kiersten White
  28. “This doesn’t mean you’re getting a discount.” Audrey heaved a mock sigh. “Oh well. I guess I’ll have to ply you with sexual favors, then.” Gnome choked on the soup. “I’m old enough to be your grandfather!” Audrey winked at him, gathering the empty bags. “But you’re not.” ~ Ilona Andrews
  29. “I know, or I dream, that pop music can search out limits, mock restrictions and divisions, exorcise cultural nightmares, contribute to revitaiisation of people’s thinking, disturb and inspire if only through its unstable mobility, its readiness to pursue apparently irrelevant links and private associations.” ~ Paul Morley
  30. “I mock everything. Don’t take it so personally.” Adam Black” ~ Karen Marie Moning

  31. “With a goose-quill and a few sheets of paper, I mock myself of the universe. They say I am the son of a courtesan; it may be so, but I have the heart of a King. I live free, I enjoy myself, I can call myself happy.” ~ Pietro Aretino
  32. “I do not mean to mock or ridicule your life’s work, for in one way at least it mimics my own: We have dedicated our lives to the pursuit of phantoms. The difference is the nature of those phantoms. Mine exist between other men’s ears; yours live solely between your own.” ~ Rick Yancey
  33. “We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.” ~ Grant Morrison
  34. “I’ll do my bit tonight, but forgive me if it’s a little harder to keep going than normal. Forgive me if I’m not superwoman after all.” “Not superwoman?” he exclaimed, putting a hand on his chest in mock surprise. “You’ve lied to me all these years!” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  35. “I’m warning you, stay back! This sword has magic.’ ‘Magic!’ the dragon gasped in mock fright. It put a claw to its breast. ‘Oh, please, brave man, don’t slay me with your magic sword!” ~ Terry Goodkind

  36. “I’m not an actor who approaches films doing a lot of research. I do zero research, unless it’s a film where I’m playing a mock version of someone who already existed. Then, you’ve got to do a lot of research.” ~ Shailene Woodley
  37. “You can laugh at Christianity; you can mock and ridicule it. But it works. It changes lives. If you trust Christ, start watching your attitudes and actions, because Jesus Christ is in the business of changing lives.” ~ Josh McDowell
  38. “Christians must understand the nature of the change that has occurred in our culture. No longer do the secularists just mock Christians from afar. They are now actively campaigning to indoctrinate children in an anti-God philosophy–to teach them to be secularists and atheists.” ~ Ken Ham
  39. “I don’t mock things, which makes me more vulnerable to mockery myself. If you’re cynical, you’re protected from mockery. But I have to be nice. I don’t think I have irony. A sense of humour, yes, but not irony.” ~ Michel Gondry
  40. “Lot of folks like to mock dumb history, and pretend it’s just a few idiots. Isn’t. It’s the country.” ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates

  41. “Janet Mock’s honest and sometimes searing journey is a rare and important look into la vida liminal, one that she manages to negotiate remarkably well, with grace, humor, and fierce grit. Mock doesn’t only redefine what realness means to her, but challenges us to rethink our own perceptions of gender and sexuality, feminism and sisterhood, making this book a transcendent piece of American literature.” ~ Raquel Cepeda
  42. “Among the myrtles the mantids moved, lightly, carefully, swaying slightly, the quintessence of evil. They were lank and green, with chinless faces and monstrous globular eyes, frosty gold, with an expression of intense, predatory madness in them. The crooked arms, with their fringes of sharp teeth, would be raised in mock supplication to the insect world, so humble, so fervent, trembling slightly when a butterfly flew too close.” ~ Gerald Durrell
  43. “Not only do we mock the Eurovision Song Contest itself, but we lampoon other European countries for taking it so seriously, and they all retaliate by voting for each other every year and ignoring our (sometimes) palpably superior songs. Accordingly, Britain has become the Millwall FC of Eurovision: we are hated, we know we are hated, and we pretend we are happy to be hated. It’s actually quite a sad state of affairs.” ~ Marcus Berkmann
  44. “Soups challenge us, because an enticing flavorful stew can be as different from the thin watery beverage sometimes erroneously called soup as a genuine green turtle is from the mock turtle.” ~ Louis Pullig De Gouy

  45. “During a mock battle attended by President Warren Harding in 1921, Marine Corps General Smedley D. Butler exhumed the arm [of Stonewall Jackson; he didn’t believe it was buried there] and reburied it in a metal box.” ~ Tony Horwitz
  46. “Yes, making mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep… For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that an’ Chuck him out, the brute! But it’s Saviour of his country, when the guns begins to shoot!” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  47. “I think what I often see is that people are frightened about fashion. Because it scares them or makes them feel insecure, so they just put it down. On the whole people that may say the mean things about our world I think that’s usually because they feel, in some ways, excluded or, you know, not a part of ‘the cool group’ so as a result they just mock it.” ~ Anna Wintour
  48. “Africans sensed in their hearts that Jesus did not mock their respect for the sacred or their clamor for an invincible Savior, so they beat their sacred drums for him until the stars skipped and danced in the skies. After that dance the stars weren’t little anymore. Christianity helped Africans to become renewed Africans, not remade Europeans.” ~ Lamin Sanneh
  49. “Love, you mock us for your sport.” ~ Sophocles

  50. “Even in Madison’s day, the practice of gerrymandering for partisan advantage was familiar. In the late seventeen-eighties, there were claims that Patrick Henry had tried to gerrymander Madison himself out of the First Congress. The term was coined during Madison’s Presidency, to mock Elbridge Gerry, the governor of Massachusetts, who in 1811 approved an election district that was said to look like a salamander.” ~ Jeffrey Toobin
  51. “When all the people in the world love one another, then the strong will not overpower the weak, the many will not oppress the few, the wealthy will not mock the poor, the honored will not disdain the humble, and the cunning will not deceive the simple.” ~ Motsi Mabuse , Mock quotes about love
  52. “A mathematical problem should be difficult in order to entice us, yet not completely inaccessible, lest it mock at our efforts. It should be to us a guide post on the mazy paths to hidden truths, and ultimately a reminder of our pleasure in the successful solution.” ~ David Hilbert
  53. “The Canon AE1 – a fully manual camera. [My mother] had a 50mm, which is a standard lens, and then I got a 28mm. Then I started a little punk magazine, a zine, when I was 14 or 15 years old. I was shooting my friends skateboarding and it was the beginning of the Macintosh. We wouldn’t do layouts on the computer; we would pick the font and then type up a paragraph and then print it out and cut it up and put it in a little mock-up and Xerox it.” ~ Jeff Vespa
  54. “Mock the devil, and he will flee from thee.” ~ Edward de Bono

  55. “There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule, executions without trial or with a mock trial for political offenses, the nationalization or expropriation of private property, and censorship. A country guilty of these outrages forfeits any moral prerogatives, any claim to national rights or sovereignty, and becomes an outlaw.” ~ Ayn Rand
  56. “Female animals defending their young are notoriously ferocious and lack the playful delight in combat which characterizes the mock combats of males of the same species. There seems very little ground for claiming that the mother of young children is more peaceful, more responsible, and more thoughtful for the welfare of the human race than is her husband or brother.” ~ Margaret Mead
  57. “But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock-When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.” ~ James Whitcomb Riley
  58. “Defining oneself is a revolutionary act, and, as described in her memoir, Janet Mock fiercely fought to free herself with exquisite bravery and sensitivity. Redefining Realness is full of hope, dreams, and determination. It is a true American girl story.” ~ Michaela Angela Davis
  59. “Yes, making mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  60. “Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers – a living prismatic gem…. it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.” ~ William Henry Hudson
  61. “I always liked performing. I always liked being in front of people. That’s one of the things I loved about law; we had mock trials, and I got to go up and state my case. But I took an acting class, and after my first class, I was hooked.” ~ Ashley Greene
  62. “I’m pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is anybody that would mock someone on death row.” ~ Gary Bauer
  63. “Let us not mock God with metaphor, Analogy, sidestepping, transcendence; Making of the event a parable, a sign painted in the Faded credulity of earlier ages: Let us walk through the door.” ~ John Updike

  64. “ROXANE: Live, for I love you! CYRANO: No, In fairy tales When to the ill-starred Prince the lady says ‘I love you!’ all his ugliness fades fast– But I remain the same, up to the last! ROXANE: I have marred your life–I, I! CYRANO: You blessed my life! Never on me had rested woman’s love. My mother even could not find me fair: I had no sister; and, when grown a man, I feared the mistress who would mock at me. But I have had your friendship–grace to you A woman’s charm has passed across my path.” ~ Edmond Rostand
  65. “If you want some advice—which I’m sure you don’t—you guys should lay off on the magic. Christian still thinks you’re moving in on Lissa.” “What?” he asked in mock astonishment. “Doesn’t he know my heart belongs to you?” “It does not. And no, he’s still worried about it, despite what I’ve told him.” “You know, I bet if we started making out right now, it would make him feel better.” “If you touch me,” I said pleasantly, “I’ll provide you with the opportunity to see if you can heal yourself. Then we’d see how badass you really are.” ~ Richelle Mead

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