Quotes about Lying
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There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein
Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley
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If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn
A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion.
The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a
butcher's stall passes as food.
- John Harvey Kellogg
I'm not too good at lying still in the sun.
- Vince McMahon
I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner
They used to say, 'If we find a good black player,
we'll sign him.' They was lying.
- Cool Papa Bell
Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country
to run for high office talking out of both sides of
his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
- Harry S. Truman
People will sooner aid a sick dog lying on the sidewalk
than to try to find shelter for a sick person.
It's too much to deal with.
- Michael Zaslow
When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having
an affair or is lying dead in the street.
I always hope it's the street.
- Jessica Tandy
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
If anybody says their facelift doesn't hurt,
It was like I'd spent the night with an axe murderer.
- Sharon Osbourne
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that
they can't tell the truth without lying.
- Josh Billings
I don't know about you, but I can tell when someone's lying.
They can't look you in the eye - they look you in the bridge of your nose.
- Michael Musto
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have
often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it
into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
- Giacomo Casanova
There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall.
People can develop dream recall skills,
such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind.
- Henry Reed
The next morning we saw nothing of the enemy,
though we were still lying to.
- John Byng
Cunning leads to knavery.
It is but a step from one to the other,
and that very slippery.
Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning,
and it is knavery.
To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life.
Every politician has lied about something because they
are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
- Peter Schuyler
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,
than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
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
When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think
about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
- Steven Morrissey
98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first -
and the other 2% are lying.
- David Remnick
The worst kind of lying I've ever done is keeping things from people.
- Elijah Wood
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that
he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Lying is the most simple form of self-defence.
- Susan Sontag
A good puzzle, it's a fair thing.
Nobody is lying.
It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.
- Erno Rubik
When lying, be emphatic and indignant,
thus behaving like your children.
- William Feather
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of
lying go the longest way.
- Samuel Butler
After he was assassinated, his family and the men who
had served him continued the lying and began the destruction,
censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records.
- Richard Reeves
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich
I don't take criticism lying down.
- William Westmoreland
Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn't 'done Brando' is lying.
- James Caan
There's hostility to lying, and there should be.
- Bob Woodward
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like
someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
- Walter Benjamin
Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
- Humphrey Carpenter
There is no detachment where there is no pain.
And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying
unless detachment is present too.
- Simone Weil
I won't tolerate lying.
- Vito Fossella
The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins
lying about us pretty soon afterward.
- Ambrose Bierce
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
There's no point in lying saying I am doing really,
really well because I'm not; I'm cult level.
- Gary Numan
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth.
And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm:
or by being lied to.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould
I like summer.
I like warmer weather and long days.
I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun -
my children are horrified!
- Danielle Steel
I do believe sometimes discipline is very important.
I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.
Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.
- Bobbie Gentry
Lying is like alcoholism.
You are always recovering.
- Steven Soderbergh
The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the
road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there
are skid marks around the skunk.
- Patrick Murray
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
- Redd Foxx
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
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited;
being the action of reason or imagination,
rarely or never.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If you're lying, you're lying.
- John C. Maxwell
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
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
There's nothing undignified about lying about all day
and being waited on by servants,
sipping bloody champagne.
- Jeffrey Bernard
Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
- Woody Allen
I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter
I wouldn't abandon nobody.
I would be lying if I said I was just talking to everybody.
- Puff Daddy
I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate,
lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in
a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month.
- Dean Koontz
A degree of lying - you know, white lies -
seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.
- Matthew Lesko
Poetry is not an expression of the party line.
It's that time of night, lying in bed,
thinking what you really think, making the private world public,
that's what the poet does.
- Allen Ginsberg
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut
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May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie