Quotes About Lies

Quotes tagged as "lies" (showing 61-90 of 1,362)
Max Brooks
“Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they're used.”
Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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

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

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

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

Toba Beta
“Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.”
Toba Beta

“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.”
Al David

Kristin Cashore
“In the end, Leck should have stuck to his lies. For it was the truth he almost told that killed him.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

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

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

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

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

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

Sigmund Freud
“Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.”
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

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

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

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

Jennifer Salaiz
“How 'bout a shot of truth in that denial cocktail.”
Jennifer Salaiz

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

Muriel Rukeyser
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
Muriel Rukeyser

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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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

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

Milan Kundera
“For Sabina, living in truth, lying neither to ourselves nor to others, was possible only away from the public: the moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Terry Goodkind
“Once you place that crown of liar on your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.”
Terry Goodkind, Soul of the Fire

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

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