Magnus to Clary, pg. 135
The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)
Magnus to Clary, pg. 135
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
"If God Will Send His Angels"
Lyrics, Pop (1997)
Context: And I don't need to know why
And I don't want to promise
Where do we go
Where did you go
And I don't want to lie
I just know that I need to...
„On his central point, the £350m a week, this is a lie. He knows it is a lie and endlessly repeating it does not make it the truth.“
— Vince Cable British Liberal Democrat politician 1943
Boris Johnson insists he is 'all behind' May over Brexit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41289080 BBC News (16 September 2017)
„I’ve lived a long time,” Magnus said. “So many years, and no, it doesn’t feel like enough. I won’t lie and say it does. I want to live on—partly because of you, Alec. I have never wanted to live so much as I have these past few months, with you.“
Source: City of Heavenly Fire
Source: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
„The man of the Midi does not lie, he deceives himself. He does not always speak the truth but he believes he speaks it.“
L'homme du Midi ne ment pas, il se trompe. Il ne dit pas toujours la vérité, mais il croit la dire.
Source: Tartarin de Tarascon (1872), P. 40; translation p. 17.
„My mom thinks my new daughter is exceptionally bright, because now she will lie on the floor and talk to the ceiling fan. I said, "Mom, Uncle Harold does that and y'all call him an alcoholic."“
— Jeff Foxworthy American stand-up comedian 1958
You Might Be a Redneck If… (1993)
„He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive, and he said mine would be drunk; I said I should fall asleep in his, and he said he could not breathe in mine.“
Catherine Linton (Ch. XXIV).
Wuthering Heights (1847)
Context: One time, however, we were near quarrelling. He said the pleasantest manner of spending a hot July day was lying from morning till evening on a bank of heath in the middle of the moors, with the bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly. That was his most perfect idea of heaven's happiness — mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above; and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets, and cuckoos pouring out music on every side, and the moors seen at a distance, broken into cool dusky dells; but close by great swells of long grass undulating in waves to the breeze; and woods and sounding water, and the whole world awake and wild with joy. He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive, and he said mine would be drunk; I said I should fall asleep in his, and he said he could not breathe in mine.
„Don't lie to me! Don't seem so normal when I know you have cut yourself off from me in your heart! If you can put on our affectionate closeness like a mask, then I'll never be able to take joy in it again.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Homecoming saga, Earthfall (1995)
„If what he said was the truth, it broke her heart. If what he said was a lie, it was broken anyway.“
— Christine Feehan, Oceans of Fire
Source: Oceans of Fire
„Judy: [after catching defendant in a lie; he admitted that he was living with his witness when a few moments earlier he had said he wasn't] PERFECT! So now you're living back together again. And why, Nick, did you feel as if it was necessary to lie to me a moment ago?
Defendant: I… have been staying in Minneapolis every now and then… but I… didn't mean to lie to you.
Judy: There's another reason, Nick.
Defendant: There's no reason to lie. I'm sorry.
Defendant's Witness: Not many people know that he is staying there with me.
Judy: Now ten million people know that he's staying with you.“
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
Jace to Alec, pg. 318
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)