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deception Quotes

49 of the best book quotes about deception
  1. #1
    ″‘Excuse me,’ said the Cat very politely, ‘but this interests me. Does your friend from Calormen say the same?’
    ‘Assuredly,’ said the Calormene. ‘The enlightened Ape--Man, I mean--is in the right. Aslan means neither less nor more than Tash.’
    ‘Especially, Aslan means no more than Tash?’ suggested the Cat.
    ‘No more at all,’ said the Calormene, looking the Cat straight in the face.
    ‘Is that good enough for you, Ginger?’ said the Ape.
    ‘Oh certainly,’ said Ginger cooly, ‘Thank you very much. I only wanted to be quite clear. I think I am beginning to understand.‘”
  2. #2
    “’The subjects will eventually recall and understand the purpose of the hard things we have done and plan to do to them. The mission of WICKED is to serve and preserve humanity, no matter the cost. We are, indeed, ‘good’”
  3. #3
    “Remember, actions speak louder than ‘There’s no cell reception where I am right now.‘”
  4. #4
    “Remember, actions speak louder than ‘There’s no cell reception where I am right now.‘”
  5. #5
    ″‘They don’t want us banding together for higher wages or better housing,’ said Marta. ‘The owners think if Mexicans have no hot water, that we won’t mind as long as we think no one has any.‘”
  6. #6
    “It’s an awful lot to take in, this elaborate plan in which I was a piece, just as I was meant to be a piece in the Hunger Games. Used without consent, without knowledge. At least in the Hunger Games, I knew I was being played with.”
  7. #7
    “After all, it was the nature of twentieth-century capitalism that everyone should scam everyone, and he who scammed the most ultimately won the game. On that basis, I was the undefeated world champ.”
  8. #8
    “At last the Turkish Delight was all finished and Edmund was looking very hard at the empty box and wishing that she would ask him whether he would like some more. Probably the Queen knew quite well what he was thinking; for she knew, though Edmund did not, that this was enchanted Turkish Delight and that anyone who had once tasted it would want more and more of it, and would even, if they were allowed, go on eating it till they killed themselves.”
  9. #9
    “All the things he had said to make himself believe that she was good and kind and that her side was really the right side sounded to him silly now.”
  1. #10
    “Adams […] told me that he recognized these innocent-looking puffs of water vapor to be the crowns of robust thunderheads.”
  2. #11
    “If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”
  3. #12
    “The Play’s the Thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”
  4. #13
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
  5. #14
    “The Devil hath power
    To assume a pleasing shape.”
  6. #15
    “God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
  7. #16
    Deception begins with bureaucracy.
  8. #17
    “It would have been impossible to carry a bad name with a greater sweetness of innocence, and by the time I had got back to Bly with him I remained merely bewildered—so far, that is, as I was not outraged—by the sense of the horrible letter locked up in my room, in a drawer. As soon as I could compass a private word with Mrs. Grose I declared to her that it was grotesque.
    She promptly understood me. ‘You mean the cruel charge—?’
    ‘It doesn’t live an instant. My dear woman, LOOK at him!‘”
  9. #18
    The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.

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  1. #19
    “Love brings to light the noble and hidden qualities of a lover—his rare and exceptional traits: it is thus liable to be deceptive as to his normal character.”
  2. #20
    “I am either deceived, or I am injured.”
  3. #21
    “All shine, and no substance! (Turning to Cates) Bert, whenever you see something bright, shining, perfect-seeming—all gold, with purple spots—look behind the paint! And if it’s a lie—show it up for what it really is!”
  4. #22
    “See, fellows, there’s a system to getting out of work,” T.J. was expounding as I sat down. “Jus’ don’t be ‘round when it’s got to be done. Only thing is, you can’t let your folks know that’s what you’re doin’.”
  5. #23
    “An evil soul producing holy witness
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
    O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
  6. #24
    “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”
  7. #25
    “I despise you and everything you stand for.”
  8. #26
    I think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren’t going to want to go on living.
  9. #27
    Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money.
  1. #28
    “The sister could have no reason to lie to me. If Ella and I had married, she would only gain. But Ella’s note convinced me in the end. It was in her hand, and the last phrase about smiling at her jewels and laughing at the world was certainly her own. … She charmed me as easily as she did the ogres. … But her letters were the greatest deception of all. She seemed so good-hearted.”
  2. #29
    “Even though it clings to things of beauty, if their beauty is outside God and outside the soul, it only clings to sorrow.”
  3. #30
    “O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!
    Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
    Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!”
  4. #31
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  5. #32
    “I think, sweetest child, that we should strike a bargain, you and I: if Westley wants to marry you still, bless you both. If, for reasons unpleasant to mention, his pride will not let him, then you will marry me, as planned, and be the Queen of Florin.”
  6. #33
    “Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
    Men were deceivers ever,
    One foot in sea and one on shore,
    To one thing constant never.”
  7. #34
    “None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom or indifference over his inward joy.”
  8. #35
    “...no cat out of its first fur can ever be deceived by appearances. Unlike human beings, who enjoy them.”
  9. #36
    “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see.
    She has deceived her father, and may thee.”

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  1. #37
    People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning. Like rapport-building, charm and the deceptive smile, unsolicited niceness often has a discoverable motive.
  2. #38
    “Why, you sure did give a jump when I told you that coon was coming, Chief. I thought somebody told me you was deef.”
  3. #39
    “The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away. They forgot the ways of wild rabbits. They forgot El-ahrairah, for what use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy’s warren and paying his price?”
  4. #40
    “He began to shoot all elil—lendri, homba, stoat, owl. He put out food for the rabbits, but not too near the warren. For his purpose they had to become accustomed to going about in the fields and the wood. And then he snared them—not too many: as many as he wanted and not as many as would frighten them all away or destroy the warren. They grew big and strong and healthy, for he saw to it that they had all of the best, particularly in winter, and nothing to fear—except the running knot in the hedge gap and the wood path. So they lived as he wanted them to live and all the time there were a few who disappeared.”
  5. #41
    “The chain? It binds me to the stall. I am the personal slave of the witch-woman who owns the stall. She caught me many years ago, luring me on and on in the form of a pretty frog always but a moment out of my reach, until I had left my father’s lands, unwittingly, whereupon she resumed her true shape and popped me into a sack.”
  6. #42
    “Remember that the evil one is the father of lies. Learn to recognize his deceptive intrusions into your thoughts. One of his favorite deceptions is to undermine your confidence in My unconditional Love.”
  7. #43
    “That fatal May morning when Geneviève murmured, ‘I love you, but I think I love Boris best,’ told on me at last. I had never imagined that it could become more than I could endure. Outwardly tranquil, I had deceived myself.”
  8. #44
    “The mask of self-deception was no longer a mask for me, it was a part of me.”
  9. #45
    “At length the luminary of intelligence begins to beam its effulgent rays upon this important production; the deceptive mists cast before the eyes of the people by the delusive machinations of its INTERESTED advocates begins to dissipate, as darkness flies before the burning taper; and I dare venture to predict, that in spite of those mercenary dectaimers, the plan will have a candid and complete examination.”
  10. #46
    “Connor looks flustered and cornered for a moment before he comes to his senses and says, ‘Yeah. Yeah, I am.‘”
  11. #47
    ″‘You two can do whatever you like. Risa and I broke up this morning. Should I turn off the light when I leave?‘”
  12. #48
    “As the deception is removed, allow laws to be passed where our children will be taught of the Lord and our nation be filled with the glory of the Lord.”
  13. #49
    “Let every veil of deception spread over America be destroyed.”
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