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Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
C. S. Lewis
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H. L. Mencken
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit.'
Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
Arnold H. Glasow
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
Margaret Chase Smith
A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
The stammer was a way of telling the world that he was not like others, a way of expressing his singularity.
I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Telling lies does not work in advertising.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Dorothy L. Sayers
You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.
E. W. Howe
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.
Harry S Truman
You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.
My mom was a ventriloquist and she always was throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father.
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously.
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
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