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Lying is done with words and also with silence. ...
by Adrienne Rich

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

I keep coming back to you in my head,
but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
- Adrienne Rich

 

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
- Adrienne Rich

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Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language,
which is the power of our ultimate relationship to
everything in the universe.
- Adrienne Rich

They can rule the world while they can persuade us
our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide,
than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich

A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
- Adrienne Rich

False history gets made all day, any day,
the truth of the new is never on the news.
- Adrienne Rich

Life on the planet is born of woman.
- Adrienne Rich

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

The repossession by women of our bodies will bring
far more essential change to human society than the
seizing of the means of production by workers.
- Adrienne Rich

The connections between and among women are the most feared,
the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
- Adrienne Rich

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility
for more truth around her.
- Adrienne Rich

We might possess every technological resource...
but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless,
our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles,
our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
- Adrienne Rich

The mother's battle for her child with sickness,
with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation
and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle,
waged in love and in the passion for survival.
- Adrienne Rich

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill,
what and when to burn, or even how to theorize.
It reminds you...
where and when and how you are living and might live,
it is a wick of desire.
- Adrienne Rich

The worker can unionize, go out on strike;
mothers are divided from each other in homes,
tied to their children by compassionate bonds;
our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form
of physical or mental breakdown.
- Adrienne Rich

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense,
a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin

After he was assassinated, his family and the men who
had served him continued the lying and began the destruction,
censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records.
- Richard Reeves

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of
lying go the longest way.
- Samuel Butler

Is it not rather what we expect in men,
that they should have numerous strands of experience
lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
- George Eliot

I remember lying on the floor of the living room with
headphones on when I was four or five years old,
listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
- Kevin Richardson

If it was about lying under oath - we actually know
that Clinton certainly was deceptive,
as most people would be about their sex lives -
but,
in fact, he did not lie.
- Paul Begala

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins
lying about us pretty soon afterward.
- Ambrose Bierce

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which
consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford

You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
- Samuel Rutherford

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying.
It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
- Dale Carnegie

With Clinton, there's no question that I would have
made fun of his out-and-out lying.
But he's also a good friend.
- Chevy Chase

There's hostility to lying, and there should be.
- Bob Woodward

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
- Samuel Butler

I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people.
They're desperate to know that you're not lying to them or misleading them.
- Augusten Burroughs

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country
to run for high office talking out of both sides of
his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
- Harry S. Truman

The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying,
stonewalling and refusal to come clean.
So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.
- Bob Woodward

He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like
someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
- Walter Benjamin

I like summer.
I like warmer weather and long days.
I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun -
my children are horrified!
- Danielle Steel

When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think
about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
- Steven Morrissey

I apologize for lying to you.
I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
- Spiro T. Agnew

At the end of the first Halloween, when I shot 6 bullets into Michael Myers,
John Carpenter said, Let's get a shot of you looking
out of the window and seeing no one lying there.
- Donald Pleasence

If you're lying, you're lying.
- John C. Maxwell

I'm not too good at lying still in the sun.
- Vince McMahon

If anybody says their facelift doesn't hurt,
they're lying.
It was like I'd spent the night with an axe murderer.
- Sharon Osbourne

Revolutionaries do not make revolutions.
The revolutionaries are those who know when power is
lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
- Hannah Arendt

Lying is like alcoholism.
You are always recovering.
- Steven Soderbergh

With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it.
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
It's lying.
- Johnny Depp

The next morning we saw nothing of the enemy,
though we were still lying to.
- John Byng

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion.
The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a
butcher's stall passes as food.
- John Harvey Kellogg

Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.
- Bobbie Gentry

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that
they can't tell the truth without lying.
- Josh Billings

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised
the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow,
and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes

If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert

Until we totally change the way we elect our leaders,
until we remove private money from public campaigns,
lying will be the de facto method of governance in this country.
- Peter Schuyler

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,
than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
- Epicurus

It's a terrible thing to have to tell your fans,
who have waited like Detroit's have,
that their team won't win it this year.
But it's better than lying to them.
- Sparky Anderson

Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
- Mary Wilson Little

When lying, be emphatic and indignant,
thus behaving like your children.
- William Feather

Poetry is not an expression of the party line.
It's that time of night, lying in bed,
thinking what you really think, making the private world public,
that's what the poet does.
- Allen Ginsberg

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould


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