— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
— Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011
Joking on joining the Army at age 15.
CNN March 8, 2008.
„If you want to write fiction, the best thing you can do is take two aspirins, lie down in a dark room, and wait for the feeling to pass.“
— Lawrence Block American writer 1938
Fuente: Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print
„I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.“
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
„My lips told a lie
For a trivial reason
It wasn't for anyone else
But only to protect myself
And I didn't think about anyone else“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
Lyrics, My Story
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
Pablo Picasso said something very similar. Perhaps it is the source? From Herschel B. Chipp’s Theories of Modern Art: "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand."
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming (2013)
Contexto: We writers – and especially writers for children, but all writers – have an obligation to our readers: it's the obligation to write true things, especially important when we are creating tales of people who do not exist in places that never were – to understand that truth is not in what happens but what it tells us about who we are. Fiction is the lie that tells the truth, after all.
„Everything is a lie in this world
Really everything is a lie
Everything is a lie, I tell my self
Everything is a lie, why is it?“
— Manu Chao French Spanish singer, guitarist and record producer 1961
Todo es mentira en este mundo
Todo es mentira la verdad
Todo es mentira yo me digo
Todo es mentira ¿Por qué será?
„When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, 'I am going to produce a work of art.' I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.“
— George Orwell, Why I Write
Fuente: Why I Write
„It's my lie and I believe in it
It's my lie and I wanted it
It's my bed and I'll bleed in it
It's my bed, and I'll lie
And I sit on the corner
And I drink drown soda
I wanna bomb the whole state of Minnesota“
— Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964
Song lyrics, B-sides and compilations
„You may lie with your mouth, but with the mouth you make as you do so you none the less tell the truth.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
„State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: 'I, the state, am the people’.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, libro Así habló Zaratustra
Thus Spoke Zarathustra; A Book for All and None, trans. Kaufmann, New York: NY, Modern Library (1995) p. 48, 1.11: “On the New Idol”
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
The earliest source of this quote was a famous anecdote in The Life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes Laudable to Himself and Exemplary to his Countrymen (1806) by Parson Weems, which is not considered a credible source, and many incidents recounted in the work are now considered to have sprung entirely from Weems’ imagination. This derives from an anecdote of Washington, as a young boy, confessing to his father Augustine Washington that it was he who had cut a cherished cherry tree.
Variant:Father, I cannot tell a lie, I cut the tree.
Misattributed, Spurious attributions
„In my show I announce, ‘People say Lady Gaga is a lie, and they are right. I am a lie. And every day I kill to make it true.“
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
Lady Gaga: How the world went crazy for the new queen of pop http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/lady-gaga-how-the-world-went-crazy-for-the-new-queen-of-pop-1684375.html
— Mason Weems fictionalizing biographer of George Washington 1759 - 1825
Portrayed as the words of the young George Washington, confessing to have damaged a cherry tree in Life of Washington (1800)