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    lying Quotes

    I grew up in Harlem, but I moved to the Lower East Side when I was a teenager and it was ... I feel like when I try to describe it, it doesn't sound believable. It just sounds like you're lying. And I see it on the faces of my younger friends.
    — Zoe Leonard
    tags: friends  teenager  lying 
    It is nice when people recognize me and approach me in the street. Anyone who says they don't like that is lying.
    — Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    tags: people  lying 
    People think that the politician is just part of a system, and whether they're lying or not doesn't matter.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: people  lying 
    If and when I do get "down," the last thing on my mind is writing a song. Usually, being bummed just involves lying around on the couch and taking the bad weather personally. I only write songs when I feel good - or at least something approaching "good."
    — Wooden Wand
    tags: bad  song  lying  mind  writing  write 
    I don't take criticism lying down.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: criticism  lying 
    Sometimes she goes out to work as a practical nurse, and comes home and sits by the kitchen table soaking her feet in a pan of hot water and Epsom salts. When she gets into bed and the springs creak under her weight, she groans with the pleasure of lying stretched out on an object that understands her so well.
    — William Maxwell
    tags: work  pleasure  lying  water 
    Because I actively enjoy sleeping, dreams, the unexplainable dialogues that take place in my head as I am drifting off, all that, I tell myself that lying down to an afternoon nap that goes on and on through eternity is not something to be concerned about. What spoils this pleasant fancy is the recollection that when people are dead they don't read books. This I find unbearable.
    — William Maxwell
    tags: people  eternity  lying  book  read  dreams 
    What is it in man that for a long while lies unknown and unseen only one day to emerge and push him into a new land of the eye, a new region of the mind, a place he has never dreamed of? Maybe it's like the force in spores lying quietly under asphalt until the day they push a soft, bulbous mushroom head right through the pavement. There's nothing you can do to stop it.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    tags: men  lies  right  eyes  lying  mind 
    I myself was to experience how easily one is taken in by a lying and censored press and radio in a totalitarian state... a steady diet over the years of falsifications and distortions made a certain impression on one's mind and often misled it.
    — William L. Shirer
    tags: experience  lying  mind  year 
    The most common human act that writing a novel resembles is lying. The working novelist lies daily, very complexly, and at great length.
    — William Gibson
    tags: lies  human  lying  novel  writing 
    When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.
    — William Feather
    tags: children  child  lying 
    So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    "I seemed to be lying neither asleep nor awake looking down a long corridor of gray half light where all stable things had become shadowy paradoxical all I had done shadows all I had felt suffered taking visible form antic and perverse mocking without relevance inherent themselves with the denial of the significance they should have affirmed thinking I was I was not who was not was not who.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: awake  denial  lying  thinking 
    Do not lift him from the bracken, Leave him lying where he fell- Better bier ye cannot fashion: None beseems him half so well As the bare and broken heather, And the hard and trampled sod, Whence his angry soul ascended To the judgment seat of God!
    — William Edmondstoune Aytoun
    tags: soul  broken  lying 
    The gentle race of flowersAre lying in their lowly beds.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: lying  race 
    Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by day Sleeping the years of their manhood away. Give them the meed they have won in the past; Give them the honors their future forcast; Give them the chaplets they won in the strife; Give them the laurels they lost with their life.
    — Will Carleton
    Theres 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
    tags: people  lying 
    Statistics is the art of lying by means of figures.
    — Wilhelm Stekel
    tags: lying 
    England must have the mask of Christian peaceableness [peacefulness] torn publicly from her face... Our consuls in Turkey and India, agents, etc. must inflame the whole Muslim world to wild revolt against this hateful, lying, conscienceless people of hagglers. For even if we are to be bled to death, at least England shall lose India.
    — Wilhelm II
    As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul.
    — Wilfred Owen
    tags: men  sorrow  soul  dark  lying 
    It is too often forgotten that the gift of speech, so centrally employed, has been elaborated as much for the purpose of concealing thought by dissimulation and lying as for the purpose of elucidating and communicating thought.
    — Wilfred Bion
    tags: thoughts  gift  lying  speech 
    Upon the shoulders of you mothers rests; in a great measure, the responsibility of correctly developing the mental and moral powers of the rising generation...I have often said it is the mother who forms the mind of the child. Take men anywhere, at sea, sinking with their ship, dying in battle, lying down in death almost under any circumstances, and the last thing they think if, the last word they say is "mother." Such is the influence of woman.
    — Wilford Woodruff
    That's one of the things I find really bad, is when people not only do injuries to others, but then lie about the others to justify it. It's not bad enough just being bad to someone, but then lying about it.
    — Whit Stillman
    tags: people  lies  bad  lying 
    I would be lying if I told you that I hadn't had aspirations to run for a statewide office.
    — Wendy Davis
    tags: lying 
    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - what a joke. In my district, we caught them lying to us about the results of air quality studies in the Barnett Shale. They are playing with the health and safety of our communities, and we are going to tell them that is not acceptable.
    — Wendy Davis
    I prayed like a man walking in a forest at night, feeling his way with his hands, at each step fearing to fall into pure bottomlessness forever. Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: men  heart  forever  night  awake  lying  prayer  afraid 
    Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart. It is like a bird that has blundered down the flue and is caught indoors and flutters at the windowpanes. It is like standing a long time on a cold day, knocking at a shut door.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: time  heart  night  awake  lying  prayer  afraid 
    And I knew that the Spirit that had gone forth to shape the world and make it live was still alive in it. I just had no doubt. I could see that I lived in the created world, and it was still being created. I would be part of it forever. There was no escape. The Spirit that made it was in it, shaping it and reshaping it, sometimes lying at rest, sometimes standing up and shaking itself, like a muddy horse, and letting the pieces fly.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: live  world  forever  doubt  gone  lying  spirit 
    I had so many unsold murder pictures lying around my room...I felt as if I were renting out a wing of the City Morgue.
    — Weegee
    tags: murder  lying  wings 
    Slander, in the strict meaning of the term, comes under the head of lying; but it is a kind of lying which, like its antithesis flattery, ought to be set apart for special censure.
    — Washington Gladden
    tags: meaning  lying 
    I don't think there's anything to be admired in lying, cheating or philandering. But there might be something to be admired in not burning people at the stake because they have those weaknesses.
    — Warren Beatty
    tags: people  weakness  lying 
    An actor that tells you that they have real choices between material is, for the most part, lying. There are very few people that have opportunities. But what you do have where I am in my career, is saying no to the things that seem repetitious. For me, I always look for material that allows me to bring my worldview to it. And those opportunities, since the beginning of The Shield, have grown exponentially.
    — Walton Goggins
    The gain of lying is nothing else but not to be trusted of any, nor to be believed when we say the truth.
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: truth  lying 
    We're all impostors to ourselves. By that I mean that we know instinctively, intimately, the difference between whom we are inside and who we appear to be to others. Most of the time - when we aren't flat lying about something or playing a particularly stylized role in some heightened dramatic situation - this difference between the internal and the external is modest and manageable.
    — Walter Kirn
    tags: time  lying 
    He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
    — Walter Benjamin
    tags: lying 
    The less money lying idle the greater is the dividend.
    — Walter Bagehot
    tags: lying  money 
    When you are lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is tabooed by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety.
    — W. S. Gilbert
    tags: language  anxiety  awake  lying 
    My intuition told me that it was the grass that was important.Now it glows parrot-green, cool as mint, soft as moss, lying there like a cashmere blanket.
    — W. P. Kinsella
    tags: intuition  lying 
    One has to be insincere and promise something which you cannot fulfill. So you either have to be a fool who does not understand what you are promising, or deliberately be lying.
    — Vladimir Putin
    tags: lying  fools 
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