Quotation Explorer - 'Lying'

Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves. - Ken Robinson
I'm waiting for the piece of shit to crawl out from under his rock. If it is who she said it is, then I'll be there to kick the throne from beneath his filthy, lying, murdering backside. - Nik Driver - A.Z.Green
Who you gonna believe, bitch? Me? or your lying eyes? - Richard Pryor
The Coming of Wisdom with TimeThough leaves are many, the root is one;Through all the lying days of my youthI swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;Now I may wither into the truth. - W.B. Yeats
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. - William Shakespeare
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. - Thomas Carlyle
Summer was full on and the nights hot. It was like lying in warm syrup there in the dark under the viaduct, in the steady whine of gnats and nightbugs - Cormac McCarthy
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats. - George Orwell
Peace of mind comes with truth. Lying requires you to tell different lies over and over again. Tell the truth! Create beautiful memories. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. - Oscar Wilde
A lie has forgiveness. A deceive doesn't. The difference is in lying to protect and deceiving to harm. - Eulália Marques
This would go a lot easier if you'd stop screaming in pain,' Zoe told the muscular man lying beneath her. - Jaime Rush
The business of lying is transacted in the abode of the gullible. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I've never listened to music lying down. Listening's reading if you close your eyes.Music's a wood you walk through. - David Mitchell
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. - Mary Wilson Little
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. - Samuel Butler
I have come to discover that the reason why they are so wealthy and prosperous is not because they were lying on the couch all day. - Sunday Adelaja
diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce
Lying in my bed, I pray for a dreamless sleep... but if I am to dream, I want to dream of her. - E.L. James
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. - Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
There are invisible people...those who r dont have a money and lying around roads....because our eyes never get them..... - david rajkumar
The real Muslim is the one who prefers speaking the truth even when it is ruinous to him over lying even when it benefits him, and who finds inner peace in doing so. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
Perfection is a lie, and lying to others is explicable but lying to oneself is the highest form of deceit. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Tell the truth about any situation & you are delivered from lack of progress, but become hypocritical or lying, and you may be in bondage for life. - Auliq-Ice
Better an honest devil than a lying angel... - Larry Bonner
The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work tables. - Aldous Huxley
It's a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopediea Brittannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more 'numinous' than the Ressurection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don't they? - Carl Sagan
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be read to fight the enemy you can see. - أبو حامد الغزالي
The injured captain, lying in the bow, was at this time buried in that profound dejection and indifference which comes, temporarily at least, toeven the bravest and most enduring when, willy nilly, the firm fails, the army loses, the ship goes down. - Stephen Crane
I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love. - Kuba Wojewódzki
If man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed,counts at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly willgive him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one. - Lin Yutang
Take back your power! I wish you the wisdom to realize that the problem isn't that they keep lying to you; it's that you keep believing them. - Steve Maraboli
Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. - Janet Evanovich
All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Thomas Carlyle
But these clouds won’t leaveWalk awayBarely breathingAs I’m lying on the floorTake my heartAs you’re leavingI don’t need it anymore - Mayday Parade
The paint is drying, and time is dying. The pain is crying, lying on my back, trying to get back the time, to brushstrokes too fast, wet went dry and love went dull; now I live in a portrait I never painted. - Anthony Liccione
If you’re lying to everyone you know, including yourself, at every possible turn, is a little upheaval really the worst that could happen to your life right now? - Agnostic Zetetic
For me, at least, fiction is the only way i can even begin to twist my lying memories into something true. - John Green
Writing is not lying, nor is it theft. It is a journey and search for transparency between one’s words and one’s soul. - Richard Flanagan
She opened her eyes. "Is this real?""Very real." I brushed the soaked strands off her cheek, wondering if I was lying or not and if I should care if I was. "Angel, let me kiss you. - Jennifer L. Armentrout
The scientific method is nothing more than a system of rules to keep us from lying to each other. - Ken Norris
Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar....He's 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
I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since. - G.K. Chesterton
Cheaters often accuse you of cheating. Liars often accuse you of lying. Insecure people often crumble your security. Behavior speaks... How someone treats you may have nothing to do with you; but can be a reflection of who they are. - Steve Maraboli
Lying is the new truth. - B. Cameron Lee
When to others it's not lying. It's privacy. - Brian Spellman
Avoid falsehoods like the plague except in matters of taxation, which do not count, since here your are not lying to take someone else's goods, but to prevent your own from being unjustly seized.
Lying in small doses makes a good storyteller great. - Bryan Way
Lying isn't something you should be proud of, but be grateful if you've gained a talent for doing it correctly. - Kate C. Conner
Knowing to do the right thing, but playing stupid to oblige to it, is still lying. - Anthony Liccione
I like the chase, scavenging and how we unravel. Standing naked with all my pores at the door. Waiting for a response, a love, someone to call my home. Where my emotions graze the air and I’m lying half past gone. - Dominic Riccitello
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The other night I was lying in bed, looking up at the stars, and I wondered, 'Where the hell is my roof? - Steven Wright
Romantic literature is in effect imaginative lying. - Oscar Wilde
In forming a bridge between body and mind, dreams may be used as a springboard from which man can leap to new realms of experience lying outside his normal state of consciousness. - Ann Faraday
And after that, I watched our house collapse in on itself and I spent some time lying in the rubble. Then I vanished completely. I wasn't here at all. Then you phoned. - Ali Smith
Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce
When you're lying in bed at night and regrets from the day come to steal your sleep... "I should have" "If only I'd" "I wish I'd"...grab one of them and turn it into an "I will" and sleep peacefully knowing tomorrow will be a better day. - L.R. Knost
If to be truthful is to be cruel, then lying must surely be an act of kindness. And so, kindness is a lie. - Hikigaya Hachiman
With every part you act, there must be a little of yourself in it. If there isn't, it's not acting. It's lying. - Johnny Depp
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. - Michel de Montaigne
Always be truthful. When you lie to others, you are really lying to yourself. - Batya Maman Sabag
Anyone who claims good or evil isn't one or either, they're just a liar... the worst kind of liar... the liar that doesn't even know they're lying. We're human. We're good during the day and evil at night, half the time those roles are reversed, that's what it's all about. - Hubert Martin
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. - James E. Faust
RUBBISH, n. Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies, literatures, arts and sciences of the tribes infesting the regions lying due south from Boreaplas. - Ambrose Bierce
I couldn't resist him, his eyes were like yours, his hair was exactly the shade of brown.He's just not as tall, but I couldn't tell, it was dark and I was lying down. - Amy Winehouse
The only reason a true friend won't be there to pick you up is because they are lying beneath you from trying to break your fall. - Tommy Cotton
Whoever says true happiness has a overall definition is just lying. - Mekiah Johnson
He thought: Because when you tell a lie it must be to keep from saying a worse thing. Then lying is not a Sin and God will not punish you. (But what if God is one of them?) - Davis Grubb
At moments when life is at its worst there are two things you can do: 1.) break down,lose hope and refuse to go on while lying face down on the ground banging your fists and kicking your legs, or 2.) laugh. Bobby and I did the latter. - Cecelia Ahern
When I am lying next to you my dreams come true - BILL KOSTARAS
Lying is an art, if you can convince yourself with lie, then you are a master. - Nikhil Yadav
We are lying to ourselves when we're not contradicting ourselves. - Marty Rubin
And my heart is breakingMy heart is lying on the floor in a pool of tearsI keep asking the same questions only to have them unanswered - Paula Heller Garland
Put off this sloth,' the master said, 'for shame!Sitting on feather-pillows, lying reclined Beneath the blanket is no way to fame -Fame, without which man's life wastes out of mind, Leaving on earth no more memorialThan foam in water or smoke upon the wind - Dante Alighieri
When one is grown up, money is lying about at one's service. It is only when one is young that it is rare. Take no thought for money - that always lies to hand.(Women in Love) - D.H. Lawrence
Advertising is legalized lying. - H.G. Wells
I retreat to my room and lock the door. Lying on my bed, my brain cyclones with thoughts of men and boys and boys and men. All making the wrong choices. - Shannon M. Parker
Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off. - Natalie Portman
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts. - Clare Booth Luce
It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd. - Penelope Lively
Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile. - Robert Jordan
I know a girl from whose body sunbeams rose to the clouds as if they’d fallen from the sun.Her laugh was like a bangle of bells. Your hair is wet, I told her one day, Did you take a bath? It is dew! she laughed, I’ve been lying in the grass. All morning long, I lay here waiting for the dawn. - Roman Payne
Take back your power! I wish you the wisdom to realize that the problem isn’t that they keep lying to you; it’s that you keep believing them. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes a policeman must confront people about lying. No one likes to be called a liar. But it is what it is! A fact is a fact! If someone is a liar, put them on notice. You should not be punished for doing the right thing. It is the job of a good investigator to get the truth. - C. Snyder
and a charge of lying against someone whom you have always found truthful is a very serious thing; a very serious thing indeed. - C.S. Lewis
Honesty is vulnerability. Sadly, not everyone can handle someone’s honesty. However, lying allows people to be comfortable. - Shannon L. Alder
Embrace the uncertainty; there is either a massive growth or catastrophic destruction for you lying underneath, there comes its joy. - Alper Durukan
Asking storytellers to be genuine is like, asking a chain smoker to quit smoking . Habit of lying isn't easy to fix. Pretend as believing is like selling cigarettes. What else we could do, if we want them to be in our lives... - Heshan Udunuwara
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce
Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you. - Charles M. Schulz
Favoring 'resolution' the way we do, it is hard for us men to write great love stories. Why?, because we want to tell too much. We aren’t satisfied unless at the end of the story the characters are lying there, panting. - Roman Payne
Opportunities? They are all around us ... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. - Orison Swett Marden
For every person who rides with a moral high-horse, they also have a dead horse that they haven't fed lying somewhere out of sight. - Zack W. Van
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley
I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything. - Molly Ivins
Lying is not only saying what isn't true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true, and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. - Albert Camus
I'm lying, yes, but why do you force me to give a linear explanation; linear explanations are almost always lies. - Elena Ferrante
Stab me if you can enjoy it - but not if it feels like a duty. Stab me vertically if I’m lying down and horizontally if I’m running - Steve Aylett
O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her and be her sense but as a monument, thus in a chapel lying. - William Shakespeare
If the amount of times we get up is just one less than the amount of times that we've been knocked down, then we're spending our lives lying down. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. - Dale Carnegie
You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road. - Richard Price
Her suspicion brings me a small sense of gratification. She thinks I'm lying about something. Now we're even.Lake - Colleen Hoover
Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. - St. Vincent de Paul
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley
I was with a friend of mine recently who was dying and while he was lying there with his family around his bed, I just knew that was it, that was the best you can hope for in life - to have your family and the people who love you around you at the end. - Ewan McGregor
who gets the rare opportunity of spotting a treasure of memories lying among masses, stepping back to stroke it with a secret smile as your mind wanders back to those sleepless yet ecstatic nights you had spent together?only............a book lover. - Nadun Lokuliyanage
Depression is a lying bastard.You'll have better days, I promise you. - Sue Fitzmaurice
No party has renounced the right to armed resistance, in certain circumstances without lying - Friedrich Engels
Note to the wise: whenever someone insists that he wants to buy something from you, but tells you there’s no real value in it yet, two things are happening: he’s lying, and you’re being taken. - Mike Stackpole
If it’s convenient to love you, you’re lying to someone about who you are or what you need. - Agnostic Zetetic
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying. - Mary Wilson Little
If you really want to know why atheists resent religion so much, try lying to someone for 10-20 years. If you don't have that kind of time, just ask my ex-wife. - Captain Perverto
Lying for lying's sake is the inspiration behind all great fiction. - Marty Rubin
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down. - Woody Allen
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. - Woody Allen
The postgrad at least knew enough to know that he would never know enough, lying under the stars which hung from the inky sky like bunches of inconceivably heavy, lustrous grapes, dusted with the yeast of eternity. - Will Self
By the time you swear you're his,Shivering and sighing.And he vows his passion is,Infinite, undying.Lady make note of this --One of you is lying. - Dorothy Parker
What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil. - Gautama Buddha
i love those who love to lie, because they never dream to stop lying. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
When you become complacent with someone lying, whether it is a close friend, the media, or your government, then you have essentially given them permission to continue to do so and most often at your expense. - Gary Hopkins
The Jews are the scum of the earth, but they are also great masters in lying. - Arthur Schopenhauer
AUSTRALIA, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island. - Ambrose Bierce
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. - Samuel Butler
I like weights. You know where you stand with them. Well, sometimes you're lying under them, trying not to let them crush you, but you see, you KNOW they'd crush you if they could. There's honesty. - T. Campbell and Gisele Lagace
I'm a crumbled up piece of paper lying here, 'cause I remember it all too well - Taylor Swift
People who say "it's just business" are lying. It's a deceptive and manipulative tactic used by weak minds. Anyone who has ever run or been in business knows that a business will fail if the relationships are not healthy. Business is the business of relationships. That is all. - Richie Norton
The chief beauty about timeis that you cannot waste it in advance.The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,as perfect, as unspoiled,as if you had never wasted or misapplieda single moment in all your life.You can turn over a new leaf every hourif you choose. - Arnold Bennett
Lies is lying the memory from the truth - Ahmad Rahmat Ramadhan
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 did it again. Lying guilty in a hotel room for a woman I will fail for. - J.M. August
Diplomacy: lying in state. - Oliver Hereford
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing... - Redd Foxx
But now the other half of "us" was gone and, lying there in my shadowy room, I'd be struck with this realization that I had no clue how to be just me again. - Jennifer Brown
I am choosing to flow with the current of life rather than lying in a tide pool experiencing the same things again and again. - Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem
I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Lying is not a sin, since there has never been a law-maker or philosopher who could determine what truth is. I lie for the fun of it. I lie for the fear of the gravity of life. I lie out of boredom. How can anyone who has more fantasy than the Catholic evening paper get by without lying? - Iwan Goll
Lying for lying's sake is the inspiration behind all great art - Marty Rubin
lies, truth, loveI 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 it's charms. - Giacomo Casanova
Lying is a thriving vocation. - Susanna Centlivre
I'm trying to tell him everything will be all right, but how can I say it with a straight face? My son's no idiot. He knows when I'm lying. The medicine won't taste bad.The bath is not hot.Daddy will be safe.Lies. - Suzanne Hayes
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying. - Michel de Montaigne
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