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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

Napoléon Bonaparte
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Michael  Jackson
“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
Michael Jackson

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

Rudyard Kipling
“We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

Philip Pullman
“I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Catherine Fisher
“I have walked a stair of swords,
I have worn a coat of scars.
I have vowed with hollow words,
I have lied my way to the stars
-Songs of Sapphique”
Catherine Fisher, Incarceron

A.S. King
“Isn't it funny how we live inside the lies we believe?”
A.S. King, Please Ignore Vera Dietz
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Pablo Picasso
“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”
Pablo Picasso

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Jeanette Winterson
“In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn't change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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

John F. Kennedy
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

[Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962]
John F. Kennedy

Derek Landy
“The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we think we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?"

"Wouldn't I know which one I was?"

"Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

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

Zoë Marriott
“People trust their eyes above all else - but most people see what they wish to see, or what they believe they should see; not what is really there”
Zoë Marriott, Shadows on the Moon

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

Eric Hoffer
“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
Eric Hoffer
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Rainbow Rowell
“He'd stopped trying to bring her back. She only came back when she felt like it anyway, in dreams and lies and broken-down déjà vu.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

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

Shannon L. Alder
“Betrayal is an ironic thing. He or she betrays you then you betray yourself. You think you’re showing strength with your anger, but in reality you’re showing how much you still care.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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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W. Somerset Maugham
“If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Derek Landy
“The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

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

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