Top 26 Telling The Truth Quotes

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“If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”

― Adlai Stevenson II

“No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.”

― Anita Brookner

“Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn’t it?”

― Anthony Hope

“Actually being funny is mostly telling the truth about things.”

― Bernard Sahlins

“This is me telling the truth. It just so happens to be a very explosive truth.”

― Corey Clark

“The whole ‘Melrose’ series is an attempt to tell the truth, and is based on the idea that there is some salutary or liberating power in telling the truth.”

― Edward St Aubyn

“Until I came out, my acting was all about disguise, and thereafter it became about telling the truth.”

― Ian Mckellen

“You can be very honest without telling the truth, at least in art.”

― Jason Isbell

“The French are simply incapable of telling the truth.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I was telling the truth. I feel like we got that point across.”

― Jim Barksdale

“One of the roles of the press is to make sure that the president, in the voice of the people, is telling the truth.”

― John Dickerson

“The story of undocumented immigrants in this country is not just about undocumented immigrants. It’s about the country as a whole, and it’s about us being able to tell the truth about where we are with this issue because we haven’t been telling the truth about where we are with this issue.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.”

― Jose Ramos-Horta

“There are two ways of lying. One, not telling the truth and the other, making up statistics.”

― Josefina Vazquez Mota

“I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she’s telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn’t easy.”

― Lee Child

“We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Telling the truth – telling thoughtful truths – should not be a revolutionary act. Speaking truths to power should not be sacrificial, but they are.”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.”

― Malcolm Bradbury

“The kind of fiction I’m trying to write is about telling the truth.”

― Paul Auster

“In nonfiction, you have that limitation, that constraint, of telling the truth.”

― Peter Matthiessen

“Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.”

― Philip Guedalla

“One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.”

― Ramakrishna

“In families like mine, there is no crime worse than telling the truth.”

― Tara Westover

“When it comes to memoir, we want to catch the author in a lie. When we read fiction, we want to catch the author telling the truth.”

― Tayari Jones

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

― Unknown
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