— Matt Groening American cartoonist 1954
— Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011
Joking on joining the Army at age 15. CNN March 8, 2008.
„I want to run through the halls of my high school,
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs.
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world,
Just a lie you've got to rise above.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
Song lyrics, Room for Squares (2001), No Such Thing
„My lips told a lie
For a trivial reason
It wasn't for anyone else
But only to protect myself
And I didn't think about anyone else“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
Lyrics, My Story, Walking Proud
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
Disputed, Pablo Picasso said something very similar. Perhaps it is the source? From Herschel B. Chipp’s Theories of Modern Art: "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand."
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming (2013), Context: We writers – and especially writers for children, but all writers – have an obligation to our readers: it's the obligation to write true things, especially important when we are creating tales of people who do not exist in places that never were – to understand that truth is not in what happens but what it tells us about who we are. Fiction is the lie that tells the truth, after all.
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, Pop (1997), Context: And I don't need to know why And I don't want to promise Where do we go Where did you go And I don't want to lie I just know that I need to... Love. "If God Will Send His Angels"
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Modern Times (2006), Ain't Talkin
„Everything is a lie in this world
Really everything is a lie
Everything is a lie, I tell my self
Everything is a lie, why is it?“
— Manu Chao French Spanish singer, guitarist and record producer 1961
Clandestino (1998), Todo es mentira en este mundo Todo es mentira la verdad Todo es mentira yo me digo Todo es mentira ¿Por qué será? Mentira https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=PCZuYK3Rjig.
„It's my lie and I believe in it
It's my lie and I wanted it
It's my bed and I'll bleed in it
It's my bed, and I'll lie
And I sit on the corner
And I drink drown soda
I wanna bomb the whole state of Minnesota“
— Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964
Song lyrics, B-sides and compilations, "Drown Soda"
„Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972