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hiding the truth Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about hiding the truth
  1. #1
    “Do all maesters lie so poorly? I told Varys that I was giving Prince Doran my nephew Tommen to foster. I told Littlefinger that I planned to wed Myrcella to Lord Robert of the Eyrie. I told no one that I had offered Myrcella to the Dornish … that truth was only in the letter I entrusted to you.”
  2. #2
    “The darkness outside is what the old folks have been talking about. It’s what they’ve come from. It’s what they endure. The child knows that they won’t talk any more because if he knows too much about what’s happened to them, he’ll know too much too soon, about what’s going to happen to him.”
  3. #3
    “Fiction here is likely to contain more truth than fact. Therefore I propose, making use of all the liberties and licenses of a novelist, to tell you the story of the two days that preceded my coming here.”
  4. #4
    “Down those stairs! I knew he had something hidden back there from his attitude”
  5. #5
    “Once a man has seen, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend it doesn’t exist. No matter who orders him to look the other way”
  6. #6
    “Okay okay- the thing about icebergs is you only see 10 percent. The other 90 percent is below the water where you can’t see it. That’s what it is with you Dad. I’m only seeing this little bit that sticks above the water.”
  1. #7
    “Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily’s father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying.”
  2. #8
    “When she opened the package at home there was written on the box, under the skull and bones: “For rats.”″
  3. #9
    “You been passing the buck. This disgust with mendacity is disgust with yourself. You!—you dug the grave of your friend and kicked him in it!—before you’d face the truth with him!”
  4. #10
    “I can’t tell you exactly who I am,” replied the querulous whine, “because I’ve only been born a few hours – but my last name is certainly Button.”
  5. #11
    “As a general rule, most women, before they’ve got ‘em, present to their men smiling, agreeing faces. They hide their thoughts. You now, when you’re feeling hateful, honey, you are hateful.”
  6. #12
    “Not that it mattered though. The truth seldom ever did in the face of a juicy lie.”
  7. #13
    “You told him what he wasn’t but you didn’t tell him what he was.”

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