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“Still, we’re less betrayed by others, it seems, than by our own hopes and dreams.” – Best Friends by Martha Moody

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn Quotes

“To step out of this story is to fall off the edge of the world. There’s no way out of it, except through death.” – Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn Quotes

“For the moment all you have to know is that two fundamentally different stories have been enacted here during the lifetime of man. One began to be enacted here some two or three million years ago by the people we’ve agreed to cal Leavers and is still being enacted here some ten or twelve thousand [...]

“They’ve been told an explaining story. They’ve been given an explanation of how things came to be this way, and this stills their alarm. This explanation covers everything, including the deterioration of the ozone layer, the pollution of the oceans, the destruction of the rain forests, and even human extinction—and it satisfied them. Or perhaps [...]

"We are all just one small adjustment away from making our lives work." - How Do You Know

"Most people don't know who they are, that's why they lie. They're afraid someone else will figure it out before they do." - One Tree Hill

"You can't love if you can't trust." - Martina McBride, "that wasn't me"

"Because a mouth full of lies will leave a sour taste that cuts just like a knife as it slides down your throat." - story of the year, "in her bedroom"

"I'm a big believer in the fact that the truth comes out whether you tell them or not." - Felicity

"The thing people forget is how good it can feel when you finally set secrets free. Whether good or bad, at least they're out in the open, like it or not. And once your secrets are out in the open, you don't have to hide behind them anymore. The problem with secrets is even when you think you're in control... you're not." - Grey's Anatomy

"Truth is nothing. What you believe to be true is everything."

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill

"They say that the truth hurts; and sometimes it does. But sometimes it's just surprising, and other times the truth just wasn't supposed to be heard in the first place."

"Sometimes there's no point in the truth if the only thing it will do is cause pain." - Ally McBeal

"Men were born to lie, women to believe them." - Sex and the City

"It's easy to believe someone when they tell you exactly what you want to hear."

"What's better: a lie that draws a smile or the truth that draws a tear?"

"Trust is like a mirror; once it's broken you never look at it the same again."

" And you know what's so good about the truth? Everyone knows what it is however long they've lived without it. No one forgets the truth, Frank, they just get better at lying." - Revolutionary Road

"Nobody's interested in the truth. All they care about is what they want to believe." -My So-Called Life