2. "Variety made the Revolution. Liberty was just a pretext."
- Quote by Napoléon Bonaparte
4. "They use the pretext of avoiding war, to make you swallow any kind of peace, said Paul. They use the pretext of a revolution to involve us in any kind of war, said Jardinet."
- Simone de Beauvoir, The Blood of Others
5. "think: the hero prolongs himself, even his falling was only a pretext for being, his latest rebirth."
- Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
7. "Când ajungi la limita monologului, la marginile singurătăţii, îl inventezi - în lipsa altui interlocutor - pe Dumnezeu, pretext suprem pentru dialog."
- Quote by Emil Cioran
8. "The State, that immune betrayer, which embezzles billions and jails anyone who defrauds it of as much as five marks, would find some pretext for not paying."
- Erich Maria Remarque, The Black Obelisk
9. "Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary"
- Quote by Karl Marx
10. "The rolls of music that she herself had thrown into the trash with the pretext that they had rotted from dampness kept spinning and playing in her memory."
- Quote by Gabriel García Márquez