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Of course, disinformation," Quinn said. "I can do that. I'll leave out critical events, then I'll put in false information and twist everything that has happened around into a vague, shadowy history that obscures what really took place. -- Terry Goodkind
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He had learnt how to feign pleasure in a state of pain; how to feign a rosy picture if there was a gloomy affair; how to feign profits when there were losses. And the art of feigning benefited him in his life, at least in business... -- Girdhar Joshi
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We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. -- Blaise Pascal
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The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part, in using a word in one sense in all the premises, and in another sense in the conclusion. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Sometimes I'm so devious I confuse myself. -- John Flanagan
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Disinformation is duping.
Misinformation is tricking. -- Toba Beta
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For the first time, Smollett adopted a device that Barbara Foley calls "pseudofactual imposture," a strategy of presentation that we associate with the fictions of Behn, Defoe, and Richardson. -- Tobias Smollett
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A lie is still a lie
even if it's disguised
as the truth. -- Sherman Kennon
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Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one become aware of it; or, if it should be noticed, excuses must be at hand to be produced immediately. -- Niccolo Machiavelli
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There's always some kind of hidden logic. -- Christian Lacroix
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It is sometimes useful to pretend we are deceived, because when we show a deceiving man that we see through his artifices, we only encourage him to increase his deceptions. -- Madeleine De Souvre, Marquise De ...
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Half-truths can be as deceptive as outright lies. -- David Limbaugh
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A fault is fostered by concealment. -- Virgil
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We frustrate many designs against us by pretending not to see them. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Delaying and withholding tactics, red herrings, partial and doubtful outcomes are stock in trade for fiction writers, especially crime writers. -- Garry Disher
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Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all. -- Vernor Vinge
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The sneakiest form of literary subtlety, in a corrupt society, is to speak the plain truth. The critics will not understand you; the public will not believe you; your fellow writers will shake their heads. Laughter, praise, honors, money, and the love of beautiful girls will be your only reward. -- Edward Abbey
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There are things done so badly that one is tempted to think that there is an intention behind. -- Luigina Sgarro
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Now you're lying, Dandelion.' 'Not lying, just embellishing, and there's a difference. -- Andrzej Sapkowski
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The business of obscuring language is a mask behind which stands the much greater business of plunder. -- Frantz Fanon
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Trickery succeeds sometimes, but it always commits suicide. -- Khalil Gibran
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Here is yet another statement of the core idea of this book, that data concerning people is best thought of as people in disguise, and they're usually up to something. -- Jaron Lanier
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The meaningless wordplays of modish francophone savants, splendidly exposed in Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont's Intellectual Impostures (1998), seem to have no other function than to impress the gullible. -- Richard Dawkins
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Trickery is not my native tongue, but I may learn to speak it yet. -- Leigh Bardugo
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Plots behind plots, plans behind plans. There was always another secret. -- Brandon Sanderson
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One of the most familiar tricks of the orator or propagandist is to leave certain things unsaid, things that are highly relevant to the argument, but that might be challenged if they were made explicit. While -- Mortimer J. Adler
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Playing with appearances and mastering the arts of deception are among the aesthetic pleasures of life. They are also key components in the acquisition of power. -- Robert Greene
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Secret codes resound. Doubts and intentions come to light. -- Wislawa Szymborska
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His appearance in reality a hidden masquerade -- Justin Bienvenue
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The English language was a delight to them, so illogical and fertile and well-suited to their natural desire to confuse, obfuscate, and generally side-step clear meaning whenever possible. -- John Varley
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doing with the puzzled -- Douglas Adams
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Plausibility is a trap for the truth laid by lies. -- Yvan Audouard
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The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted. -- Georg C. Lichtenberg
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half truths equal whole lies -- Fred Munoz
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No deceit is so veiled as that which lies concealed behind the semblance of courtesy. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal. -- Russell Lynes
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At a distance from the theater of action, truth is not always related without embellishment. -- George Washington
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A lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make it good. -- Richard Steele
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Deceit dispels the boredom of the Absolute. -- Dejan Stojanovic
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To fool a judge, feign fascination, but to bamboozle the whole court, feign boredom -- David Mitchell
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Dissembling was so large a part of middle-class life that honesty and frankness seemed the most devious stratagem of all. The most outright lie was the closest one came to truth. -- J.g. Ballard
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Hoax needed to complete the premises of truth. -- Toba Beta
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Plans were promises in disguise. -- Julie Murphy
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To bring deserving things down by setting undeserving things up is one of its perverted delights; and there is no playing fast and loose with the truth, in any game, without growing the worse for it. -- Charles Dickens
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Somebody referred to what I do as subliminal activism, which I like. -- Edward Burtynsky
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It is a great act of cleverness to conceal one's being clever. -- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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The prevarication and white lies which a mind that keeps itself ambitiously pure is as uneasy under as a great artist under the false touches that no eye detects but his own, are worn as lightly as mere trimming when once the actions have become a lie. -- George Eliot
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Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods. -- Samuel P. Huntington
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[redacted; spurious]. -- Joseph Stalin
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Subtlety chases the obvious up a never-ending spiral and never quite catches it. -- Rex Stout
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The half-truths have been in fashion again. -- Kristian Goldmund Aumann
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Liars often set their own traps. -- Aesop
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Make subtlety obvious. -- Billy Wilder
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I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie. -- F Scott Fitzgerald
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A lie is any communication with intent to deceive, -- Stephen R. Covey
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I use a lot of double meanings. I hide 'em like Easter eggs. -- Jay-Z
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A joke is a good camouflage. Next best comes sentiment ... But the best camouflage of all - in my opinion - is the plain and simple truth. Because nobody ever believes it. -- Max Frisch
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[Metaphors] replace genuine uncertainty about the world with semantic ambiguity. A metaphor is a cover-up. -- Amos Tversky
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Very often, all the activity of the human mind is directed not in revealing the truth, but in hiding the truth -- Leo Tolstoy
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There is a sort of gloss upon ingenious falsehoods that dazzles the imagination, but which neither belongs to, nor becomes the sober aspect of truth. -- Edmund Burke
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[T]hey somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs, but that each of them pretended not to know that the others were toadies and humbugs: because the admission that he or she did know it, would have made him or her out to be a toady and humbug. -- Charles Dickens
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Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality. -- Paul Johnson
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There is a set of harmless liars, frequently to be met with in company, who deal much in the marvellous. Their usual intention is to please and entertain; but as men are most delighted with what they conceive to be the truth, these people mistake the means of pleasing, and incur universal blame. -- David Hume
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I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me. -- William Sanderson
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A smiling, bantering, humouring, watchful and incessant lie. A lie by day, a lie by night, a lie in every touch and every look; a lie in every caress and every quarrel; a lie in every word and in every silence. -- Edith Wharton
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'Subliminal' is about how we misinterpret our behavior because we're unaware of what our unconscious minds are doing. -- Leonard Mlodinow
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There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own. -- Herman Melville
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The attempts to distort the truth and to hide the facts behind blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of the Ukrainian crisis. -- Sergei Lavrov
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Some enmities conceal themselves beneath a mask, some under a kiss. -- Publilius Syrus
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Lies so convincingly you'd swear they were telling the -- Abigail Strom
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There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses. -- Toba Beta
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The nature of things is in the habit of concealing itself. -- Heraclitus
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The lies we tell ourselves are the most subtle of all lies. -- Lewis B. Smedes
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The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information. -- Serge Schmemann
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The less the mind understands and the more things it perceives, the greater its power of feigning is; and the more things it understands, the more that power is diminished. -- Baruch Spinoza
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The very cunning conceal their cunning; the indifferently shrewd boast of it. -- Christian Nestell Bovee
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All the lies that have ever been told or ever will be told fall into three categories, or strategies: lies of commission, lies of omission, and lies of influence. -- Philip Houston
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That's what bitter people did. Pointed the finger and blamed others. Obfuscation was a way of hiding from their own shortcomings and wounds. -- Rachel Hauck
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For these disguises did not disguise, but reveal. -- G.k. Chesterton
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The author is impacted by a hidden insistence that takes the shape of different combinations each time a
different text is produced but the underlying problem remains the same for him. -- Anuradha Bhattacharyya
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You're avoiding me."

I glance over. "Just a bit."

"A bit? There aren't degrees of avoidance, Dean. You're either avoiding someone, or you aren't."

"Not true. Sometimes there're extenuating circumstances. Unexpected variables. -- Elle Kennedy
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People lie, and they always are very very creative in finding new ways to lie. -- Errol Morris
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Deception, you see, lies at the heart of business, politics and war. Even pleasure, wouldn't you say? Everyone practises it, from the President of China to the whores on Lockhart Road. -- Michael Wreford
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Facts are subversive -- I. F. Stone
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To know when to use the truth is the essence of successful deception -- Agatha Christie
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Lying is a deliberate choice to mislead a target without giving any notification of the intent to do so. There are two major forms of lying: concealment, leaving out true information; and falsification, or presenting false information as if it were true. -- Paul Ekman
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One little lie or dishonest act leads to another until the perpetrator is caught in the web of deceit. -- Marvin J. Ashton
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Conceal me what I am, and be my aid for such disguise as haply shall become the form of my intent. -- William Shakespeare
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The most intangible, and therefore the worst, kind of a lie is a half truth. This is the peculiar device of a conscientious detractor. -- Washington Allston
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Half-truths can be more pernicious than outright falsehoods. -- Wendy Lesser
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Half truths are full lies. -- Tionne Rogers
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Euphemism is a euphemism for lying. -- Bobbie Gentry
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Let her [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter? Her confuting is the best and surest suppressing. -- John Milton
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Dangerous knowledge is often hidden under ponderous grammar and obscurantist vocabulary. -- Brent Weeks
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Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves. -- Elias Canetti
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The analysts try in vain to conceal the fact that they do not deduce: they combine, they compose ... when they do arrive at the truth they stumble over it after groping their way along. -- Evariste Galois
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Lies and partial truths complicate life. -- Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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Every bird has its decoy, and every man is led and misled in his own peculiar way. -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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If you can't beat 'em, confuse 'em. -- Harry S. Truman
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There were mysterious questions, but a mysterious answer was a contradiction in terms. -- Eliezer Yudkowsky