Lying Quotes

George Carlin

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.

S.E. Hinton

I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.

Benjamin Disraeli

There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Al Pacino

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.

Dorothy Parker

By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this -
One of you is lying.

Sara Shepard

No one believes a liar. Even when she's telling the truth.

Gabriel García Márquez

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale..

Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.. Mark Twain
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

George Washington

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

Dorothy Allison

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.

Ray Bradbury

But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering
But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.

José N. Harris

There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mind, one's heart or one's soul.

Katherine Dunn

The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone's comfort

Al David

One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.

Roman Payne

Women writers make for rewarding (and efficient) lovers. They are clever liars to fathers and husbands; yet they never hold their tongues too long, nor keep ardent typing fingers still.

Laura Anne Gilman

I am a trained professional liar. Do not read me as a textbook.

Aljean Harmetz

Writers of fiction embellish reality almost without knowing it.

Bryant McGill

Quit lying to yourself and accept your power and beauty. Liberate yourself from the slow-death you call life.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I want you to lie to me just as sweetly as you know how for the
I want you to lie to me just as sweetly as you know how for the rest of my life.

Ram Mohan

Everyone is honest in their own right.. people begin to lie only when they are compelled to do it for others.

Osamu Dazai

I have no desire for others to take it on themselves to analyze my thoughts. I am without thoughts. I have never, not even once, acted on the basis of any doctrine or philosophy.I am convinced that those people whom the world considers good and respects are all liars and fakes. I do not trust the world.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Without language, they have no lies. Thus they have no future.

Chuck Klosterman

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.

Diana Wynne Jones

My shining dishonesty will be the salvation of me.

J.D. Salinger

I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible.

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.

David Mitchell

Integrity is a bugger, it really is. Lying can get you into difficulties, but to really
Integrity is a bugger, it really is. Lying can get you into difficulties, but to really wind up in the crappers try telling nothing but the truth.

Sara Shepard

Before you enbark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Marisha Pessl

Within every elaborate lie, a kernel of truth.

Sophie Kinsella

The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them.
It’s for their own good.

Isabel Fonseca

On the whole, lying is a cheerful affair. Embellishments are intended to give pleasure. People long to tell you what they imagine you want to hear. They want to amuse you; they want to amuse themselves; they want to show you a good time. This is beyond hospitality. This is art.

Paula Stokes

Maybe I could dole out the truth in tiny pieces that, once assembled, would make a picture that resembled a reality in which I hadn’t done anything wrong.

Mike Norton

For a man who walks in the light, to stay humble is not to walk in the dark; you don't need to project yourself to be thought an honest man.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Don't forget that we lawyers, we're a higher breed of intellect, and so it's our privilege to lie. It's as clear as day. Animals can't even imagine lying: if you were to find yourself among some wild islanders, they too would only speak the truth until they learned about European culture.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Cruel', O'Kelly laughed, 'it's cruel to tell children the truth. If anything convinces me of God's mercy, then it's his gift of making us unable to lie.

Robert Musil

Es gibt immer einen Punkt dabei, wo man nicht mehr weiß, ob man lügt oder ob das, was man erfunden hat, wahrer ist als man selber.

Tamora Pierce

Alanna didn't approve of lying, but in a pinch a lie was sometimes better than the truth.

Alexander McCall Smith

There was a distinction between lying and telling half-truths, but it was a very narrow one.

Oche Otorkpa

Lies Have expiry dates but the truth never expires

Alison Espach

All fathers are liars . . . If you want to be a father, you have to be prepared to become a liar.

Frank Herbert

We accept too damned many things on the explanations of people who could have good reasons for lying.

Oscar Wilde

Romantic literature is in effect imaginative lying.

David J. Lieberman. Ph.D.

Sometimes people who adamantly assert an opinion or view don't even hold it themselves.

Sarah Royal

As soon as we got back I ran upstairs and told everyone the story, thus telling everyone the alarm code, thus breaking one of the Ten Commandments when I lied and said I’d keep the code a secret. As I’ve known for a long, long time now, hell is going to be totally fucking worth it.

Marty Rubin

Lying for lying's sake is the inspiration behind all great art

Patti Callahan Henry

Cheating and lying aren't struggles, they're reasons to break up.

Bonnie Eaker Weil

Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.

Clare B. Dunkle

Mom actually said that?" Cassie's face shown with happiness. "She always hated my math!"

"Nah," Martin said. "She was just being that way for you. She thought it was what you needed to hear. If parents told us what they really think about stuff, we could figure them out like regular people.

Agnostic Zetetic

If you’re lying to everyone you know, including yourself, at every possible turn, is a little upheaval really the worst that could happen to your life right now?

Sam Shepard

I believe in my mask- The man I made up is me
I believe in my dance- And my destiny

Victoria Schwab

Da used to say that lies were easy, but trust was hard. Trust is like faith: it can turn people into believers, but every time it's lost, trust becomes harder and harder to win back.

William Maxwell

In any case, in talking about the past we lie with every breath we draw.

Nenia Campbell

She had come into the garden expecting summer roses and had instead been caught in a bank of twisted, thorny, frostbitten vines.

Barbara Bush

Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.

Natalie Portman

Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.

Kat Falls

Remember what I said when I led to Omar and the queen?" I bobbed my head, unable to look away from his jewel-like eyed, shining in the much like Chorda's. "That was the lie. Good-bye, Lane," he said and then crept into the darkness.

Oscar Wilde

Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.

Napoléon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Hilary T. Smith

I hate that question, “Are you okay?” It’s like asking someone if they think you look fat. You’re almost guaranteed to get a lie.

Robert Buettner

One human could simply withhold its feelings and intentions from another human by failing to audibilize or it could audibilize things that were not real. The other human would be aware only of what it heard and would change its behavior in response to a nonexistent stimulus. They called it 'lying.

Jennifer Crusie

Mitch's take on humanity had deteriorated to the point where he assumed someone was lying if her lips were moving.

Kasie West

Why are you lying to me? I'm so tired of people lying to me. Do I not deserve the truth? Do I look like someone who can't handle it?

Otto Von Bismarck

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.

Mark Twain

Children and fools always speak the truth.

Shannon A. Thompson

...the truth was more powerful than a lie could ever be (Eric)

Neal Shusterman

Their fate rested entirely on me. I could save them by telling the truth. I could destroy them by lying. No one should have that much power.

Roman Payne

Ô, wine!, the truth-serum so potent that all those who wish to live happy lives should abstain from drinking it entirely!... except of course when they are alone.

Alice Hoffman

Interesting, but she could see that the boy didn't have a single lie in him. A very rare condition, especially for the male of the species.

David J. Lieberman. Ph.D.

The guilty are uncomfortable with silence.

Anna C. Salter

People, in general, tend to project onto others their own state of mind. Well-meaning people inevitably assume other people are well meaning. People who cheat assume everyone cheats. People who deceive assume everybody deceives.
Confessions of a Whistle-Blower: Lessons Anna C. Salter. Ethics & Behavior, Volume 8, Issue 2 June 1998

Adina Rishe Gewirtz

After the woman left, Gran, staring out back at the Zebra Forest, said to me, 'I'm a liar, I'll admit. But I pride myself on being a really good liar. That's part of my educational philosophy, too, Annie B. Mark that down. Lesson one: If you're going to do something, make sure to do it with excellence.

Anne Rice

I never lie," I said offhand. "At least not to those I don't love.

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