Truth And Lies Quotes

Quotes tagged as "truth-and-lies" (showing 1-30 of 81)
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

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

William Paul Young
“Lies are a little fortress; inside them you feel safe and powerful. Through your little fortress of lies you try to run your life and manipulate others. But the fortress needs walls, so you build some. These are justifications for your lies.”
William Paul Young, The Shack

Katie McGarry
“I'm right and wrong, moral and immoral, good and bad, a hero and a villain, and I've been just as capable of truth as I have been lies.”
Katie McGarry, Chasing Impossible

Anurag Shourie
“A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage, but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long.”
Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

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

“Believe no-one, doubt everything and remember, everyone lies". ~Prof. Nick Fennimore”
A.D. Garrett, Truth Will Out

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

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

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

“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

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

“If we have told lies you have told half lies. A man who tells lies merely hides the truth, but a man who tells half truths has forgotten where he put it.
The British consul to Laurence of Arabia before he arrived with the Arab army in Damascus.”
The British Consul.

“Fuck a Girl in a Right intention is better'
Than to love a girl in a wrong Intention......”
smruti swain

“It is so much more threatening to have something out of hand than to believe that at any moment I can stop (I started to say "This foolishness") any time I need to. When I wrote the previous letter, I had made up my mind I would show you how I could be very composed and cool and not need to ask you to listen to me nor to explain anything to me nor need any help. By telling you that all this about the multiple personalities was not really true but just put on, I could show, or so I thought, that I did not need you. Well, it would have been easier if it were put on. But the only ruse of which I'm guilty is to have pretended for so long before coming to you that nothing was wrong. Pretending that the personalities did not exist has now caused me to lose about two days.
Three weeks later Sybil reaffirmed her belief in the existence of her other selves in a letter to Miss Updyke, the school nurse of undergraduate days.”
Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities

“...and an edge that could cut a truth from a lie.”
Mark Lawrence

“...and an edge that could cut a truth from a lie.”
Mark Lawrence, Red Sister

Abhijit Naskar
“In general, if we leave out the atheistic fraction of world population that possesses no notable optimistic or positive Qualia of God, the majority of the human species possesses a beneficial Qualia of God enriched with blissful sentiments.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

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

“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

“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

Robin Jarvis
“The most harmful lies and the most hurtful, always contain a grain of truth," he said. "But nevertheless, lies they do remain.”
Robin Jarvis, Whortle's Hope

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

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

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

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