Quotes About Trickery

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Rick Riordan
“Marvelous,” she said. “Tell me about this tapestry.”
Arachne’s lips curled over her mandibles. “Why do you care? You're about to die.”
“Well, yes,” Annabeth said. “But the way you captured the light is amazing. Did you use real gold thread for the sunbeams?”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Terry Pratchett
“Listen, Peaches, trickery is what humans are all about," said the voice of Maurice. "They're so keen on tricking one another all the time that they elect governments to do it for them.”
Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Leo Tolstoy
“And not only the pride of intellect, but the stupidity of intellect. And, above all, the dishonesty, yes, the dishonesty of intellect. Yes, indeed, the dishonesty and trickery of intellect.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Anthony Liccione
“The darkness always lies.”
Anthony Liccione

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“He always smiles, even when contemplating nothing good.”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

Salman Rushdie
“Don't you know girls have to fool people every day of their lives if they want to get anywhere?”
Salman Rushdie, Haroun and the Sea of Stories

C. JoyBell C.
“We are all tricked. We think that religion tells us what to believe; but it doesn't, it is telling us what not to believe. Atheism is not the absence of religion; atheism is the most undiluted form of religion: it tells us not to believe in anything at all. Atheists hate the religious and the religious hate atheists, but this is only a deception! We are all deceived! There is only one boat and we are all in it! All at the same time!”
C. JoyBell C.

Thomas Paine
“Common sense will tell us, that
the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the
most improper to defend us.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Criss Jami
“I won't be stuck in traffic 'til I see how rugged my path is
And right now I'm loving how fast my troubles are fasting

No they don't bother me oh realizing I'm psychopathic
A wild beast, baby I'm gladly running after
Yes a thing called peace outlasting any madness

The devil fears me oh he's feeling
Like a fragment of a fraction
No he won't come near me
'Cause his hat trick's out of practice”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Eva Ibbotson
“Stupid women were lured into it and assured they would become young and beautiful if they let themselves be pummeled and pounded and smeared with sticky creams, and have their faces lifted and their stomachs flattened. They paid a lot of money to Madame Olympia, who would put a little bit of magic into the creams and ointments that she used so that at first they did look marvelous. But it was the kind of magic that wore off very quickly, leaving the women even uglier than before so that they would rush back to her and pay her more money and the whole thing would start again.”
Eva Ibbotson, Which Witch?

Patrick Rothfuss
“So much was so easy. Glamour was second nature. It was just making folk see what they wanted to see. Fooling folk was as simple as singing. Tricking folk and telling lies, it was like breathing.

But this? Convincing someone of the truth that they were too twisted to see? How could you even begin?”
Patrick Rothfuss, Rogues

Denise Domning
“To take command, one must first create the illusion that command is already yours.”
Denise Domning, Winter's Heat

“Ruric clung to me and shouted, "Your father." Looking down below I saw my father running after us, several alarmed guards trailing him. As I watched, the High Lord's slight demon shape began to shimmer in a remarkable transformation that stretched him out and out and up into a huge and long, black serpentine dragon. It was a glorious sight, one I'd never thought to see. He launched himself gracefully into the air amidst shouted protests from his guards, a large dragon smile on his face that showed more free and delighted emotion than I'd ever seen on his face.
..."His poor guards. An eight-member team set out at a dead run after us. They must be having a hissy fit over my father taking off like that, alone, unguarded. Although I couldn't imagine what could possibly be of threat to a four-ton, fire-breathing dragon.”
Sunny, Lucinda, Dangerously

Erik Valeur
“In this way Fate outplayed the efforts of mortals-simply to amuse itself, one might think.”
Erik Valeur, Det syvende barn

Erik Bundy
“That demon will trick you faster than a politician with a liquor license.”
Erik Bundy, Magic and Murder Among the Dwarves

“In my client who had confessed her “alien abduction” experience, an alter had been instructed that if she began to remember the ritual abuse she was to remember the alien abduction, so that nobody would believe her account of the ritual abuse. This program did not work with us, but you can imagine the larger consequences of such a ruse.
Alison Miller, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

“We worked through the “alien abduction” memory and discovered that the “spaceship” was parked in the courtyard of the cult training centre. An insider had been instructed that if the survivor began to remember the ritual abuse, she was to make her remember the alien abduction, so that nobody would believe her account of the ritual abuse. This programme did not work in this case, but you can imagine the larger consequences of such a ruse.”
Alison Miller, Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Lies don't fit snugly into disguises. Eventually the cloak falls off and you're left staring at the naked truth which is always an uncomfortable situation.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

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