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Quotes About Lies

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko
“When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Susan Forward
“Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. If a man lies to you, he is behaving badly and unlovingly toward you. He is disrespecting you and your relationship. The words “I love you” are not enough to make up for that. Don’t kid yourself that they are.”
Susan Forward, When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

Ray Bradbury
“But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Mark Twain
“A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”
Mark Twain
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Holly Black
“The truth is messy. It's raw and uncomfortable. You can't blame people for preferring lies.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Beth Moore
“We're going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us.”
Beth Moore, So Long, Insecurity: You've Been A Bad Friend To Us

Greg Evans
“Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.”
Greg Evans

Gabrielle Zevin
“...lies can sound awfully pretty when a girl is in love with the person telling them.”
Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done

Marissa Meyer
“We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.”
Marissa Meyer, Scarlet

Khaled Hosseini
“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.”
Khaled Hosseini

To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame
“To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame is yours. To those who protect the perpetrators: blaming the victims only masks the evil within, making you as guilty as those who abuse. Stand up for the innocent or go down with the rest.”
Flora Jessop, Church of Lies

Terry Pratchett
“The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.”
Terry Pratchett

Eric Hoffer
“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
Eric Hoffer
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Khaled Hosseini
“Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Miguel de Unamuno
“At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right”
Miguel de Unamuno

Megan Whalen Turner
“He lies to himself. If Eugenides talked in his sleep, he'd lie then, too.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

Jodi Picoult
“There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good?”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
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George R.R. Martin
“Of all the bright cruel lies they tell you, the cruelest is the one called love.”
George R.R. Martin, Dreamsongs Section 5: Hybrids and Horrors

Shannon L. Alder
“If a man, who says he loves you, won’t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows.”
Shannon L. Alder

Mitch Albom
“The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day
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Terry Pratchett
“A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on.”
Terry Pratchett, The Truth

Thomas Jefferson
“If we could believe that he [Jesus] really countenanced the follies, the falsehoods, and the charlatanism which his biographers [Gospels] father on him, and admit the misconstructions, interpolations, and theorizations of the fathers of the early, and the fanatics of the latter ages, the conclusion would be irresistible by every sound mind that he was an impostor... We find in the writings of his biographers matter of two distinct descriptions. First, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstitions, fanaticisms and fabrications... That sect [Jews] had presented for the object of their worship, a being of terrific character, cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust... Jesus had to walk on the perilous confines of reason and religion: and a step to right or left might place him within the gripe of the priests of the superstition, a blood thirsty race, as cruel and remorseless as the being whom they represented as the family God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, and the local God of Israel. They were constantly laying snares, too, to entangle him in the web of the law... That Jesus did not mean to impose himself on mankind as the son of God, physically speaking, I have been convinced by the writings of men more learned than myself in that lore.

[Letter to William Short, 4 August, 1820]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Henry Miller
“Life's wildest moment---she kneels on the sidewalk. Everything else she does is lies, lies.”
Henry Miller, Sexus

Sara Shepard
“,the rest of the girls pretended not to notice. That's just what best friends do.”
Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars

Inga Muscio
“What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on hoping that maybe the corporate government administration and media are on the level with us this time.
Americans remind me of survivors of domestic abuse.
This is always the hope that this is the very, very, very last time one's ribs get re-broken again. ”
Inga Muscio, Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

Criss Jami
“What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.”
Criss Jami

Radiohead
“Most people gaze neither into the past nor the future; they explore neither truth nor lies. They gaze at the television.”
Radiohead

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