Top 88 Lying Quotes

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“Lying is done with words and also with silence.”

― Adrienne Rich

“Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Lying is the greatest of all sins.”

― Alfred Nobel

“One would be lying if one didn’t say that one had melodies that I keep in my back pocket.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“There’s hostility to lying, and there should be.”

― Bob Woodward

“Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.”

― Bobbie Gentry

“If you’re making everybody happy, you’re lying to somebody.”

― Brian Sandoval

“I don’t like lying around on the beach. I like to be busy.”

― Carrie Preston

“Lying does exist in crazy forms.”

― Chris Pine

“Most people offer obvious telltale signs when they’re lying.”

― Christopher Voss

“Recruiters in our country are known for lying to people.”

― Cindy Sheehan

“Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.”

― Clint Eastwood

“It’s been unsettling to discover that every form of narrative, even one that purports to tell the truth, is a kind of lying.”

― Damon Galgut

“I never read lying down.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Every politician, in order to be a politician, has to be adept at the art of one and one thing only, and that is lying.”

― David Draiman

“Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese.”

― Dennis Miller

“I’m not one for lying to children.”

― Diane Guerrero

“Anyone who says they don’t like to receive a gift is lying.”

― Dita Von Teese

“I’m not big on lying. I don’t like that at all.”

― Elizabeth Mitchell

“People are entitled to believe the government is constantly lying to them, but it isn’t.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Marvel’s very secretive, and I’m not hiding anything, I’m not lying; it’s just the way they are.”

― Elodie Yung

“We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.”

― Epictetus

“The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’m almost incapable of lying. I’d be a terrible spy.”

― Gary Oldman

“Anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get lonely at times.”

― George Clooney

“I’d be lying if I said, ‘No,’ to wanting a lot of kids.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“Advertising is legalized lying.”

― H. G. Wells

“It is 2017, and we are living in the golden age of lying.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Anybody who says that favoritism doesn’t exist in Bollywood would be lying.”

― Huma Qureshi

“One would be lying if they say nepotism doesn’t exist.”

― Huma Qureshi

“Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.”

― Humphrey Carpenter

“As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.”

― Ivan Pavlov

“I’m not lying to myself like most people.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“As a writer of fiction, lying is the central thing to all books.”

― Jesse Ball

“Lying is our stock-in-trade as social creatures.”

― Jesse Ball

“Nobody can hide their birthdays anymore, so there’s no point in lying.”

― Jessica Walter

“If you’re lying, you’re lying.”

― John C. Maxwell

“The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.”

― John Ruskin

“Lying, stealing, and cheating are commonplace.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“I don’t like people lying; I like honesty.”

― Karan Patel

“If anybody says they’re not afraid of themselves, they’re lying!”

― Keala Settle

“I collected X-Men, Spider-Man, and Daredevil comics. I definitely had a few Captain America comics lying around in those protective plastic baggies.”

― Kenneth Choi

“When I was married, I definitely went through a lying period.”

― Kevin Hart

“If I sit here and say I don’t agree with VAR, I’d be lying.”

― Kyle Walker

“North Korean defectors can usually tell when other defectors are lying about their past.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“I have aspirations to try and compete professionally. Any golfer that competes in tournaments would be lying if they said they didn’t.”

― Lucas Black

“In love, I’ve been a deceiver. But I realized being honest is so much easier than lying and being deceitful.”

― Luke James

“Any person who says their family is perfectly functional is lying.”

― Martha MacIsaac

“The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.”

― Mason Cooley

“Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.”

― Mason Cooley

“There’s a difference between lying and not being straight.”

― Michael Finkel

“I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“Acting is technically just lying, so I guess I’ve been acting since I was about 7.”

― Miranda Rae Mayo

“Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it’s also a coping mechanism and a survival technique.”

― Monica Raymund

“I want money; I just don’t want that money lying around.”

― Nathan Kirsh

“Savasana is the easiest and most important yoga move because it’s so simple. Lying there is meditative.”

― Nina Dobrev

“What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.”

― Oscar Wilde

“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.”

― Ovid

“Lying is the rule, not the exception.”

― Pamela Meyer

“In the United States, journalists receive awards for lying for the government and for the corporations.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around.”

― Penn Jillette

“Salvador Dali, lying on his deathbed in a stupor, is said to have been fed thousands of sheets of blank paper to sign for fake lithographs.”

― Peter Landesman

“I’m either working or I’m lying in bed the entire day.”

― Petra Collins

“Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The Roundhouse was a complete shell. It was absolutely empty, lying derelict for years.”

― Richard Stanley

“Fiction is just lying.”

― Rumaan Alam

“The thing about lying is, it is quite exhausting – you have to remember a lot.”

― Rupert Everett

“I do all my thinking lying down.”

― Ruskin Bond

“I would be lying if I said Starz doesn’t have a reputation.”

― Sam Heughan

“I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.”

― Samuel Butler

“If anybody says their facelift doesn’t hurt, they’re lying. It was like I’d spent the night with an axe murderer.”

― Sharon Osbourne

“Consumers recognize, and don’t like, corporate lying.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“I can’t stand lying. I can’t stand liars.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering.”

― Steven Soderbergh

“Lying is the most simple form of self-defence.”

― Susan Sontag

“Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.”

― Susan Sontag

“All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“It is that bizarre thing. If I had kids, I, of course, would tell them there’s Santa, but it’s also just an odd feeling to be blatantly lying to kids.”

― Tig Notaro

“I would rather be lying in a bed than changing one.”

― Usain Bolt

“Lying can never save us from another lie.”

― Vaclav Havel

“I’m not too good at lying still in the sun.”

― Vince McMahon

“I won’t tolerate lying.”

― Vito Fossella

“I’m better off working as opposed to lying around.”

― Wayne Newton

“I would be lying if I told you that I hadn’t had aspirations to run for a statewide office.”

― Wendy Davis

“When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.”

― William Feather

“I don’t take criticism lying down.”

― William Westmoreland

“I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate and brazen lying as the one that begins, ‘Have you read – .’”

― Wilson Mizner
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