Quotations on Lying

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The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Flying, Learning)

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Flying, Learning)

I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: Lying, Promise)

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Truth, Efficiency, Lying, Trouble, Wishes)

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Being, Flying, Machines)

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Flying, Joy, Walking)

There's a lot of lying and these are people who are incredibly flawed, and not in very sort of empathetic ways, either. Some of the things they do are pretty awful and some of the things they do to each other are pretty awful.
- Will Arnett
(Keywords: People, Lying, Pretty)

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Flying, Popularity)

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)

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Importance, Loyalty, Lying, Obedience)

There's nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne.
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Keywords: Being, Day, Lying, Nothing)

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Heaven, Lies, Lying, Pretty, World)

With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
- Pappy Boyington
(Keywords: Boredom, Flying, Terror)

You can get through your whole day only around people who will tell you that you're wonderful. But pretty soon they're going to have to be lying about that.
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Keywords: People, Day, Lying, Pretty, Will)

It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Lying, Pain, Reality, Thinking, Will)

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Love, Compassion, Humanity, Lying, World)

Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Balloons, Being, First, Flying, World)

As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying.
- David M. Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Flying, Pretty, Saying, World)

I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied.
- Jeff Buckley
(Keywords: Bed, Body, Hair, Harm, Lying, Skin, Will)

It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: History, American, Lying, Media, President)

The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
- John Burns
(Keywords: Men, War, Lying, Man, Now, Office, State)

I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people. They're desperate to know that you're not lying to them or misleading them.
- Augusten Burroughs
(Keywords: People, Hunger, Lying, Misleading)

So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Policy, Baby, Lying, President, Right, Talking)

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Hate, Lying, Mind)

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)

The next morning we saw nothing of the enemy, though we were still lying to.
- John Byng
(Keywords: Enemy, Lying, Nothing)

When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'
- Vince Cable
(Keywords: Chance, Company, Future, Job, Lying, Oil, Right)

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Act, Lies, Lying, Smile, Word)

I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
- Jim Capaldi
(Keywords: Idea, Living, Lying, Now, Song, Wonder, Writing)

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are.
- Duane G. Carey
(Keywords: Experience, Thought, Flying, Force, Machine)

And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career.
- Duane G. Carey
(Keywords: Goals, Career, Flying, Military)

I don't use sex to sell records, obviously, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't feel like I have to make an effort to look good when I go out onstage, to wear something pretty.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Sex, Effort, Lying, Pretty)

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Thought, Books, Lying, Magic, Mankind)

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Lying, Sleep, Worry)

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me. As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage. It felt like I was in the air forever, flying like Superman.
- Aaron Carter
(Keywords: Flying, Singing)

Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Truth, Dying, Lying, Pain, Will, World)

With Clinton, there's no question that I would have made fun of his out-and-out lying. But he's also a good friend.
- Chevy Chase
(Keywords: Friend, Fun, Lying, Question)

Life science research can be done on multiple platforms. Since we have a very small number of people flying into space, the more people you have, the better.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Life, Science, People, Flying, Research, Space)

I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
- Henri Coanda
(Keywords: Power, Idea, Flying, Future, Land, Machine, Will)

In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles.
- Henri Coanda
(Keywords: Flying, Machine, Opinion, Principles)

I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit.
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Keywords: Business, Travel, Adventure, Flying, Mind, Spirit, State, World)

I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.
- Bessie Coleman
(Keywords: Experience, Women, Difficulties, Flying, Open, School)

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Imagination, Talent, Genius, Action, Being, Lying, Reason, Understanding)

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Time, Deals, Destruction, Flying, Space, Word)

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford
(Keywords: Art, Enemies, Friends, Lying, Propaganda)

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- Frances Cornford
(Keywords: Art, Enemies, Friends, Lying, Propaganda)

The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur.
- John Corry
(Keywords: Flying, Stars)

Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Flying, Right)



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