Quotes About Lie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lady Gaga
“I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true”
Lady Gaga

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

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

Jennifer Niven
“Because it's not a lie if it's how you feel.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Nicola Yoon
“prom·ise (ˈpräməs) n. pl. - es. 1. The lie you want to keep. [2015, Whittier]”
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

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

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

Michelle Hodkin
“They lie, you know. It's not easier to ask for forgiveness. Not even a little.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

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

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

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
”
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

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, Killosophy

Vera Nazarian
“There's a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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

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

Susan Forward
“Reality Check
His lying is not contigent on who you are or what you do. His lying is not your fault. Lying is his choice and his problem, and if he makes that choice with you, he will make it with any other woman he’s with. That doesn’t mean you’re an angel and he’s the devil. It does mean that if he doesn’t like certain things about you, he has many ways to address them besides lying. If there are sexual problems between you, there are many resources available to help you. Nothing can change until you hold him responsible and accountable for lying and stop blaming yourself.

The lies we tell ourselves to keep from seeing the truth about our lovers don’t feel like lies. They feel comfortable, familiar, and true. We repeat them like a mantra and cling to them like security blankets, hoping to calm ourselves and regain our sense that the world works the way we believe it ought to.
Self-lies are false friends we look to for comfort and protection—and for a short time they may make us feel better. But we can only keep the truth at bay for so long. Our self-lies can’t erase his lies, and as we’ll see, the longer we try to pretend they can, the more we deepen the hurt.”
Susan Forward

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

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

Philip Pullman
“Being a practiced liar doesn't mean you have a powerful imagination. Many good liars have no imagination at all; it's that which gives their lies such wide-eyed conviction.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Humayun Ahmed
“মিথ্যা হলো শয়তানের বিয়ের মন্ত্র। মিথ্যা বললেই শয়তানের বিয়ে হয়। বিয়ে হওয়া মানেই সন্তান-সন্ততি হওয়া। একটা মিথ্যার পর আরো অনেকগুলি মিথ্যা বলতে হয় এই কারণেই।পরের মিথ্যাগুলি শয়তানের সন্তান।”
Humayun Ahmed, এই মেঘ, রৌদ্রছায়া

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

J.K. Rowling
“The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, were being ashamed of what they were, lying about it, trying to be somebody else. Honesty was Fats' currency, his weapon and defense. It frightened people when you were honest; it shocked them. Other people, Fats had discovered, were mired in embarrasment and pretense, terrified that their truths might leak out, but Fats was attracted by rawness, by everything that was ugly but honest, by the dirty things about which the likes of his father felt humiliated and disgusted. Fats thought a lot about messiahs and pariahs; about men labeled mad or criminal; noble misfits shunned by the sleepy masses.”
J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

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