53 Fake Smile Quotes – The BEST Quotes on Fake Smiles

What’s a fake smile?

A fake smile is a smile we put up to hide our true emotions.

Even though we absolutely don’t feel like smiling – but rather crying, feeling sad or angry, we force ourselves to smile to appear happy.

If you’re looking for the best quotes on fake smiles, you’ve came to the right place; you will find in this article 53 fake smile quotes, from quotes about fake smiles to quotes about why you should fake a smile.


Fake Smiling Quotes – 42 Quotes on Fake Smile

In this first part, you will find 42 quotes on fake smile.

These quotes are all about the fake smile you put on to hide what you’re really going through.

Because sometimes you put on a smile, even though you’re going through rough times; but if we look past the smile, we would notice all the pain.

Strangers, or friends who don’t really know you, won’t be able to know it’s a fake smile. Or more likely, they won’t care enough to know. Because if you care enough to look at the person’s eyes, you can definitely spot a fake smile.


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Here are the best fake smile quotes:


  1. “A fake smile may fool the crowd but it never eases the pain.” – Kelly Brook
  2. The saddest people smile the brightest.

    Author Unknown
  3. “I hide hurt behind a fake smile. I wear it all the time. Everyone says how I always look so cheerful. Shows what they know I guess.” –Ellen Hopkins
  4. I’ve had a fake smile for so long, I don’t even know if it’s real or not anymore.

    Author Unknown
  5. “The prettiest smile hide the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears. And the kindest hearts have felt the most pain.”
  6. “One day, I want someone to look past my fake smile, pull me close and say No, you’re not okay.”
  7. “You can fake a smile, but you can’t fake your feelings.”


you can fake a smile but you can't fake your feelings


  1. “During the day you see her smile, at night tears run down her face.”
  2. “She hurts and she cries, but you can’t see the depression in her eyes, because she just smiles...”
  3. Too often, behind that smile of mine, I hide a thousand tears.

    Alex V.
  4. “Smile and no one will see how broken you are inside.”
  1. “Sometimes life brings you to such a pathetic situation that you feel smiling is far better than explaining why we are sad.”
  2. “Fools are those that believe smiles are a sign of happiness.”


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  1. “A Fake Smile can prevent something bad from happening, but it can also create further misunderstandings.” – Saadat Khan
  2. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.” – Michael Bassey Johnson
  3. It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.

    Author Unknown
  4. “We can always smile, but that doesn’t mean that our hearts are not shedding tears.”
  5. A fake smile doesn’t make it to your eyes. Real smile is accompanied by smiling eyes.

    Rupert Everett
  6. “People maybe smiling but look to the eyes because they can’t hide the sorrow, pain, and heartache they’re trying to hide behind their smile.” – Karon Waddell
  7. “I can’t really act the way I want to act, or say what I want to say all the time. And a lot of times, I cover that up with a smile.” – Hilary Duff
  8. “I’m a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.”


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  1. “I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile, because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it, so watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you with his mouth but the eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be bogus.” – Roald Dahl
  2. “Behind all my fake smiles is a lonely heart waiting for someone to cheer me up.”
  3. Only a best friend can see the pain behind a fake smile.

    Author Unknown
  4. “A long sleeve a fake smile and everyone thinks you are fine.”
  5. “Sick of crying
    Tired of trying
    Yeah I’m smiling
    But inside I’m dying”
  6. “Here I was again tonight forcing laughter, faking smiles. Same old tired, lonely place.” – Taylor Swift
  7. “Just because I am smiling doesn’t mean I am happy, Because it takes just one smile to hide a million tears.”
  1. “A smile can mean a thousand words, but it can also hide a thousand problems.”


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  1. “And we put a fake to smile to hide the pain, yet we wish someone would look closely enough and see how broken we really are inside.”
  2. “Smile are like band-aids, they cover up the pain. But still it hurts.”
  3. Bear with me while I plaster on a fake smile and plough through this shit one more time.

    Bill Hicks
  4. “The boobs are real, the smile is fake.”
  5. “A fake smile can only be put for some time. Because they are easily detected and disclosed.” – Saad Wakeel
  6. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.”
  1. “I smile not for that I am happy, but sometimes I smile to hide sadness.” – Rahim Chamkanai


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  1. “You look at me and think, ‘he’s so happy’ but there’s so much behind this fake smile that you will never know.”
  2. A fake smile rarely makes to eyes. The face seems dull instead of full of life.

    Tim Curry
  3. “Behind every fake smile is a broken heart.”
  4. “I miss those days when my smile was real.”
  5. Behind my smile is everything you’ll never understand.

    Author Unknown
  6. “It’s getting harder and harder to wear a fake smile everyday because the more I wear it the more I know how much of a lie it is.” – Jack Davenport


So there you have them, the 42 fake smiling quotes.

I know you will be able to relate to them if you put on a fake smile too. Whether you send these quotes to someone to explain how you’re feeling, or use them as a caption on social media, I hope you found one that was perfect for what you were looking for.


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If you were looking specifically for quotes about why you should fake a smile, you’ll find some in the next part below.


Fake a Smile Quotes – 11 Reasons to Fake a Smile

Now with all the fake smile quotes above, you might wonder if you should smile even when you don’t want to.

Well, research has proven that you can actually smile yourself into a better mood.

By forcing yourself to smile, you will trick your brain into believing you are actually happy, which in turn will make you happier.

And if you need more reasons to keep smiling, check out these 56 Keep Smiling Quotes.


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Ready to start faking smiles to actually feel better? I’ve put together 11 quotes about faking a smile, that will give you reasons to smile to life.

Here are the best fake a smile quotes:


  1. “A smile is the best way to deal with difficult situations. Even if it’s a fake one. Used properly, you can fool anyone with them.” – Sai
  2. Keeping a smile on your face when inside you feel like dying, for the sake of supporting others is Strength.

    Abhishek Tiwari
  3. “A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.”


a smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it is a fake one


  1. “Smile, even if it’s fake. Laugh, even if you hurt. Don’t let anyone get to you, you’re beautiful regardless of what anyone says to you.” – Anurag Prakash Ray
  2. I’ll fake all the smiles, if it stops all the questions.

    Author Unknown
  3. “Sometimes all you can do is smile. Move on with your day, hold back the tears and pretend you’re ok.”
  4. “Put on your fake smiles and show the world how strong you are of holding the pain inside.”


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  1. “Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.”
  2. Head up, stay strong. Fake a smile, move on.

    Author Unknown
  3. “Hide all your problems behind your sweetest smile. Because there is no one to help you out in your problems. You alone have to face it. So face it with smile.” – Anurag Prakash Ray
  4. “I’d rather have a fake smile than a nasty stare.” – Tamara Ecclestone


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Aaaand there you have them all, the 53 best fake smile quotes! I hope you enjoyed reading them, and that they were what you were looking for.

My personal favorite is quote #4 “I’ve had a fake smile for so long, I don’t even know if it’s real or not anymore”. It sums up exactly what happens when you put on a fake smile – eventually, your brain starts to think you’re actually happy, and you’ll be happier.

What was your favorite quote of them all? Let me know in the comments below and tell me why you loved it! 


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