Quotations on Lie

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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Sense)

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Aggression, Murder)

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Lie, People, Cartoons)

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Lie, Positive, Lies, Lying)

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.
- Martin Amis
(Keywords: Art, Lie, Will)

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Work, Lie, Artist, Excellence, Will)

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Business, Lie, Challenge, Priorities, World)

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Equality, Lie, Fraud, Freedom, Lying, Want, Workers)

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
- Lyman Beecher
(Keywords: Death, Lie, Will)

If it was about lying under oath - we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives - but, in fact, he did not lie.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Sex, Lie, People, Fact, Lying)

I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Time, Lie, Road)

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Experience, Lie, Cities, Memory, Past, Theatre)

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Reason)

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: War, Lie, People)

People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Government, Lie, People, Now, Politicians, Public, Right)

If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.
- Belle Boyd
(Keywords: Government, Love, Lie, Cause, Crime, President, Prison)

The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
- Joseph Brodsky
(Keywords: History, Lie, Consciousness, First)

I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Love, Music, Lie, Books, Will)

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Love, Lie, Man, Promise)

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Fool, Man, Sense)

I'm the oldest 26-year-old I know. A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time. Some days I feel a good 65, 70. Like I want to lie down.
- Yancy Butler
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Lie, Want)

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
- James Callaghan
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, World)

It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him.
- Donald Cargill
(Keywords: Death, Lie, God, Eternity, Mercy, Now)

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Humor, Love, Lie, Heart, Contempt, Laughter, Smiles)

I can't say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth.
- Eric Carr
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, People)

Jimmy says he'll never tell a lie. Well, I lie all the time. 1 have to - to balance the family ticket.
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Keywords: Family, Time, Lie, Balance)

Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Death, Lie, Doubt)

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: Age, Lie, Progress, Fact, Man, Reason, World)

The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: Life, Lie, Cure, Humanity, Vitality, Word, Wrongs)

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Chance, World)

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus
(Keywords: Women, Lie, Autumn, First, Ruin, Spring, Summer)

An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: God, Lie, Being, Reason)

The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian
(Keywords: Government, Lie, Difference, Golf)

When I was twenty-two it was a lot harder to get hurt by women. It was easier for me to, you know, cheat on a girlfriend. I can't lie like that anymore.
- Matt Dillon
(Keywords: Women, Lie, Girlfriend, Hurt)

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Life, Lie, Moderation)

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Keywords: Happiness, Lie, Achievement)

And he that will this health deny, down among the dead men let him lie.
- John Dyer
(Keywords: Health, Men, Lie, Will)

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
- Bob Dylan
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, World)

The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Lie, Beginning, Building, Dancing, End, First)

I used to lie between cool, clean sheets at night after I'd had a bath, after I had washed my hair and scrubbed my knuckles and finger-nails and teeth. Then I could lie quite still in the dark with my face to the window with the trees in it, and talk to God.
- Frances Farmer
(Keywords: God, Lie, Hair, Night, Talk, Trees)

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.
- William Feather
(Keywords: Men, Women, Lie, Age, Income)

I don't think that we necessarily lie. I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else. I don't tell tall tales. I always tell the truth.
- Albert Finney
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Living)

What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Love, Work, Art, Music, Truth, Lie, Artist)

Old hippies don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again.
- Joseph Gallivan
(Keywords: Time, Lie, Hippies, Laughter, Old)

It's rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don't operate that way.
- Jim Garrison
(Keywords: Money, Travel, Lie, Being, Country, Trying)

We who go out to die shall be remembered, because we gave the world peace. That will be our reward, though we will know nothing of it, but lie rotting in the earth - dead.
- Philip Gibbs
(Keywords: Peace, Lie, Earth, Nothing, Reward, Will, World)

When I started, I knew I didn't fit any visual that anyone was going to lie down and take their clothes off about. Work doesn't come to me; I go out and look for it.
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Keywords: Work, Lie, Clothes)

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Challenge, Lies, Man)



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