Quotes About Telling Lies

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Quotes About Telling Lies

But I have told the truth. Isnt that ironic? They sent me because I am so good at telling lies. But I have told the truth.
— Elizabeth Wein —

But I have told the truth. Isn't that ironic? They sent me because I am so good at telling lies. But I have told the truth.

— Elizabeth Wein

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.

— Helen Rowland

I wondered whether Mrs. Shears had told the police that I had killed Wellington and whether, when the police found out that she had lied, she would go to prison. Because telling lies about people is called slander.

— Mark Haddon

At the end of the day, acting is all about telling lies. We are professional imposters and the audience accept that. We've made this deal that we tell you a tale and a pack of lies, but there will be a truth in it. You may enjoy it, or it will disturb you.

— Pete Postlethwaite

The chaplain had sinned, and it was good. Common sense told him that telling lies and defecting from duty were sins. On the other hand, everyone knew that sin was evil and that no good could come from evil. But he did feel good; he felt positively marvelous. Consequently, it followed logically that telling lies and defecting from duty could not be sins. The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery. It was miraculous.

— Joseph Heller

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

— Aristotle

The fat Russian agent was cornering all the foreign refugees in turn and explaining plausibly that this whole affair was an Anarchist plot. I watched him with some interest, for it was the first time that I had seen a person whose profession was telling lies-unless one counts journalists.

— George Orwell

INEZ: There ... you know the way the catch larks - with a mirror? I'm your lark-mirror,my dear, and you can't escape me ... There isn't any pimple, not a trace of one. So what about it? Suppose the mirror started telling lies? Or suppose I covered my eyes - as he is doing - and refused to look at you, all that loveliness of yours would be wasted on the desert air. No, don't be afraid, I can't help looking at you. I shan't turn my eyes away. AndI'll be nice to you, ever so nice. Only you must be nice to me too.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

Is not anyone with any degree of mental honesty conscious of telling lies all day long, both in talking and writing, simply because lies will fall into artistic shape when truth will not?

— George Orwell

A man should be jailed for telling lies to the young.

— Lillian Hellman

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