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Laurie Halse Anderson
“It's easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

George Bernard Shaw
“The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”
George Bernard Shaw, The Quintessence of Ibsenism

Holly Black
“Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty.”
Holly Black, White Cat

John Green
“True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have.”
John Green

Criss Jami
“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”
Criss Jami

Jarod Kintz
“She says he says, but she could be lying to me, and he could be lying to her, so I can’t believe her, even if I could believe her.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Margaret Mitchell
“If I said I was madly in love with you you'd know I was lying.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Ally Carter
“...maybe it's only fitting that relationship that started with a lie would end with one.”
Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

Ana Monnar
“I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie.”
Ana Monnar

Anne Rice
“I never lie," I said offhand. "At least not to those I don't love.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

Cassandra Clare
“Look, it's easy to outsmart a werewolf or a vampire," Jace said. "They're no smarter than anyone else. But faeries live for hundreds of years and they're as cunning as snakes. They can't lie, but they love to engage in creative truth-telling. They'll find out whatever it is you want most in the world and give it to you—with a sting in the tail of the gift that will make you regret you ever wanted it in the first place."
He sighed. "They're not really about helping people. More about harm disguised as help.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Judith McNaught
“A lie is an affront to the soul, as well as an insult to the intelligence of the person to whom one lies.”
Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful
tags: lie

Sarah J. Maas
“The best lies were always mixed with truth.”
Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight

Haruki Murakami
“When people tell a lie about something, they have to make up a bunch of lies to go with the first one. ‘Mythomania’ is the word for it.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Martin Luther King Jr.
“A lie cannot live.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
tags: lie

Toba Beta
“There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

David Levithan
“With all due respect, if you’re forty-three, then I’m a fetus.”
David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
tags: age, lie

Toba Beta
“If you say that you never lie in life,
you honestly insult my intelligence.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Patrick Ness
“We have to lie to ourselves to live. Otherwise, we'd go crazy.”
Patrick Ness, More Than This
tags: lie, life

Criss Jami
“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true.”
Criss Jami

Irvine Welsh
“There's that horrible-beautiful moment, that bitter-sweet impasse where you know that somebody is bullshitting you but they're doing it with such panache and conviction...no, it's because they say exactly what you want to hear, at that point in time.”
Irvine Welsh, Porno

Thomas Paine
“It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.”
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Charles Dickens
“Mr Lorry asks the witness questions:

Ever been kicked?
Might have been.
Frequently? No. Ever kicked down stairs?
Decidedly not; once received a kick at the top of a staircase, and fell down stairs of his own accord.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Irvine Welsh
“We wait and think and doubt and hate. How does it make you feel? The overwhelming feeling is rage. We hate ourself for being unable to be other than what we are. Unable to be better. We feel rage. The feelings must be followed. It doesn't matter whether you're an ideologue or a sensualist, you follow the stimuli thinking that they're your signposts to the promised land. But they are nothing of the kind. What they are is rocks to navigate the past, each on your brush against, ripping you a little more open and they are always more on the horizon. But you can't face up to the that, so you force yourself to believe the bullshit of those you instinctively know are liars and you repeat those lies to yourself and to others, hoping that by repeating them often and fervently enough you'll attain the godlike status we accord those who tell the lies most frequently and most passionately. But you never do, and even if you could, you wouldn't value it, you'd realise that nobody believes in heroes any more. We know that they only want to sell us something we don't really want and keep from us what we really do need. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe we're getting in touch with our condition at last. It's horrible how we always die alone, but no worse than living alone.”
Irvine Welsh, Filth

Scott Westerfeld
“The lie took form as she spoke, pulling on as many strands of truth as it could reach.”
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

Josh Shipp
“If you've treated your girlfriend without respect, taken advantage of her, or cheated on her, your actions have taught her that she has no value. Needless to say, this is a serious, serious injury. If you don't try to make it right, she might start to believe the lie you've told her and spend the rest of her life thinking she deserves poor treatment.”
Josh Shipp, The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness

“For people who say they hate being lied to, just start telling them nothing but the pure truth--about everything. That will teach them”
Seth Adam Brown

Jeanette Winterson
“Language always betrays us, tells the truth when we want to lie, and dissolves into formlessness when we would most like to be precise.”
Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry

Tahereh Mafi
“This planet is a broken bone that didn’t set right, a hundred pieces of crystal glued together. We’ve been shattered and reconstructed, told to make an effort every single day to pretend we still function the way we’re supposed to. But it’s a lie, it’s all a lie.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

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