Quotations on Lie
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A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Lie, Emotions, Language, Moods)
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)
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Lie, Country, Duty, Man)
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
(Keywords: Lie, Sickness, Words)
It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.
- James Agee
(Keywords: Lie, Adventure, Luck, Play)
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)
The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Lie, Sleep)
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.
- Martin Amis
(Keywords: Art, Lie, Will)
You know that saying, bad things don't happen to good people? That's a lie.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Lie, People, Saying)
A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Lie, Man, Myth, Name)
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)
I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, 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)
'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Lie, Heaven, Hell, Loss, Pain)
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Lie, Myth)
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
- Lyman Beecher
(Keywords: Death, Lie, Will)
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Lie, Heart)
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)
The moment a man talks to his fellows he begins to lie.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: Lie, Man)
It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: Lie, Nation)
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)
Very sorry can't come. Lie follows by post.
- Lord Charles Beresford
(Keywords: Lie, Post)
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Lie, People, Right)
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: War, Lie, People)
Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.
- Dewitt Bodeen
(Keywords: Lie, Consciousness, Sin, World)
Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Lie, Opportunity, Ideas, Waiting)
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Lie, Bed)
A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie across the path you have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Lie, Road)
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)
The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet - when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round.
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Keywords: Lie, Victims)
They always say that jazz doesn't sell, but it's a lie, because it does sell, and it sells consistently year in and year out.
- Lester Bowie
(Keywords: Lie, Jazz)
I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Lie, Doctors, Mothers, Will)
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)
Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.
- Sarah Brady
(Keywords: Lie, America, Facts, Succeed)
So I think what you see in this show is it's really not a just world at all, but you get what you give. So in terms of world view, I would say that's where the differences lie.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: Lie, World)
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)
I don't like guys who will lie down and take it. I want someone who'll fight back. I like people who can argue well.
- Sandra Bullock
(Keywords: Lie, People, Fight, Want, Will)
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Lie, Sin, Tools)
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Love, Lie, Man, Promise)
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Lie, Superiority, Compliment, Lying, Respect)
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)