You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police. Everybody else you tell the truth to.
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.
Much sheer effort goes into avoiding the truth: left to itself, it sweeps in like the tide.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
All general statements are false.
I'm so tired of people lying to me. Do I not deserve the truth? Do I look like someone who can't handle it?
—Kasie West in Split Second
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
It's easier to remember your lies if they're close to the truth.
—Jennifer Echols in Such a Rush