Truth And Lies Quotes

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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

Thomas Paine
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”
Thomas Paine

Kellie Elmore
“I don't want someone to believe my lies, I need someone to accept my truths.”
Kellie Elmore

Jonathan Swift
“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the company parted; or like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead.”
Jonathan Swift

Patrick Rothfuss
“I don't mind being called a liar. I am. I am a marvelous liar. But I hate being called a liar when I´m telling the perfect truth.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“People would rather live in a community with unreasonable claims, than face loneliness with their truth”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Mette Ivie Harrison
“A story is not always a lie," said Tristan. "Some stories are truer than truth."
Truer than truth? That sounded like something liars made up to tell people who found them out.”
Mette Ivie Harrison, Tris & Izzie

Danielle Bernock
“Perception is reality to the one in the experience.”
Danielle Bernock, Emerging with Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, and the Love That Heals

Nicole  Lyons
“Sometimes love is nothing more than a sticky web; illusions spun from clever minds and bitter hearts.”
Nicole Lyons

Abhijit Naskar
“Even a thousand loud lies become powerless in front of one calm truth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Jennifer McVey
“The truth only hurts when you want to believe a lie.”
Jennifer McVey

Abhijit Naskar
“Truth does not need publicity, lies do.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Nanette L. Avery
“We can’t see the true characters of those who lurk in the shade until they are exposed to the light…”
Nanette L. Avery

“Don't lie to protect my feelings. I'd rather you speak the truth with love and respect. I'll be fine!”
Izey Victoria Odiase

“Everything must have in it a sharp seasoning of truth.”
St. Jerome, Letters of St. Jerome

Leland Lewis
“Please remember always...

In a contest between
the Truth and lies;
Truth will always win.

Truth is Eternal;
and connected to Forever.
Lies are merely temporal;
illusionary and ephemeral.”
Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring

Lorrie Moore
“You have a choice," she told the class. "The whorish emptiness of lies or the straightlaced horrors of truth.”
Lorrie Moore, Anagrams

“Restriction of knowledge creates ruthless beings.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Jacqueline Edgington
“You have to face your nightmares, Jack. You have to unpack them like you would open up a gift. You must take your nightmares out of the box you’ve stuffed them into so you can learn what are lies and what is the truth.”
Jacqueline Edgington, Happy Jack

Agatha Christie
“Lies--and again lies--it amazes me, the amount of lies we had told to us this morning."
"There are more still to discover," said Poirot cheerfully.”
Agatha Christie

Jacqueline Edgington
“Look into the pool of water, Jack. That’s where the lies disappear. They can’t live in the water because water is transparent. That is where truth is revealed.”
Jacqueline Edgington, Happy Jack

“Humankind doesn’t have a genuine intellectual memory. They don’t need the Truth. They don’t want to know the Truth.”
Robert Neil Fleischer, Alien Biography

Ehsan Sehgal
“The truth is that a lie is also a truth.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Why do I write fact-based fiction? With secrecy so inscrutable, I'm looking to needle someone
“Why do I write fact-based fiction? With secrecy so inscrutable, I'm looking to needle someone about someone or something.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Patrick Ness
“[...] it was like all those things became true, just for an instant the world changed, just for a second it became made of Viola's voice and it wasn't describing a thing, it was making a thing, it was making us different just by saying it.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Cornelia Funke
“The best lies stay close to the truth.”
Cornelia Funke, Reckless

“Truth can come to liberate, but not the truth you were taught. Where you always sought refuge.You only met lies since you were born. You were always among the good, although humanity was evil itself. Will that ever make some sense? None and all. Ideally, nothing.”
Robert Neil Fleischer, Alien Biography

Anthon St. Maarten
“One sincere truth from a stranger is more likely to move your life forward...than anything your friends and family may tell you to spare your feelings.”
Anthon St. Maarten

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