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Funny Quotations about Lies

quotations about lies

Lies, those intentional departures from truth, are a complex and paradoxical aspect of human behavior. They can protect or harm, shield or deceive, comfort or devastate. Lies play a pivotal role in novels and dramas, fuel political debates, and present ethical conundrums. Whether considered from a psychological, sociological, moral, or philosophical perspective, the act of lying provokes deep contemplation about truth, honesty, trust, and the human condition.

The following selection of witty quotations offers a rich exploration of the concept of lies. They come from a broad range of voices – philosophers pondering the nature of truth, psychologists studying human behavior, writers crafting narratives of deceit, and public figures who have felt the impact of lies in the public sphere. These quotations delve into the motives behind lying, the effects it can have, and the struggle to discern truth in a world often clouded by falsehoods.

These quotations invite you to reflect on the many facets of lies—why we tell them, how they shape our relationships and societies, and what they reveal about our nature as humans. Whether you're a truth seeker, a student of human behavior, or someone navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships, these funny quotations provide diverse insights and perspectives on the pervasive and perplexing phenomenon of lying.

"I'm not upset that you lied to me. I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you." Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher, 1844-1900)

"I'm an actor. I can lie if I have to." Alan Rickman (English actor, 1946-2016)

"All politicians are liars, except when they accuse each other of lying." Anon

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Anonymous in the style of Pablo Picasso

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Mark Twain in the style of Salvador Dali

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still *putting on its shoes.*at the port.*getting out of bed.* Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way." Samuel Butler (English novelist, 1835-1902)

I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're *afraid.*being tortured.*drunk.* John Gotti (American gangster, 1940-2002)

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Oscar Wilde in the style of Claude Monet

"I'm not lying. I'm just writing fiction with my mouth." Homer (the Simpson, not the Greek)

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Abraham Lincoln (American statesman, 1809-65)

"The truth will *set you free*be known in the end*sound good* but first it will piss you off." Gloria Steinem (American journalist, 1934-)

"When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie." Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Russian poet, 1932-2017)

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Benjamin Disraeli (British Conservative statesman, 1804-81)

"If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself." George Orwell (English novelist, 1903-50)

"I'm not lying, I'm just taking creative liberties with the truth." Ellen DeGeneres (American comedian and actress, 1958-)

"I never lie. I wilfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." Fox Mulder (fictional FBI Special Agent)

"It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"I'm not lying. I'm just making alternative truths." Anon

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Anonymous in the style of Claude Monet

Lady Desborough tells enough white lies to *ice a wedding cake.*sink a newspaper.*embarrass a demon.* Margot Asquith (British political hostess, 1864-1945)

"Propaganda: That branch of the art of lying which consists in very nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies." Francis M. Cornford (English academic, 1874-1943)

"Telling lies is a bit like tiling bathrooms – if you don't know how to do it properly, it's best not to try." Tom Holt (English novelist, 1961-)

"A little *inaccuracy*kindness*whiskey* sometimes saves tons of explanation." Saki (Scottish writer, 1870-1916)

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