quote by Arthur Koestler

Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. Let Othello subject Desdemona to a lie-detector test; his jealousy will still blind him to the evidence. Let Oedipus triumph over gravity; he won't triumph over his fate.

— Arthur Koestler

Most Powerful Lie Detector quotations

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.

It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

Lie detector quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.

Lie detector quote Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.
Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.

Whether you function as welders or inspectors, the laws of physics are implacable lie-detectors. You may fool men. You will never fool the metal.

My own view is that if you filled every member of the parliamentary Labour party with a truth drug and lashed them to a polygraph lie detector, very, very few of them would support foundation hospitals.

So efficient are the available instruments of slavery;

fingerprints, lie detectors, brain washings, gas chambers; that we shiver at the thought of political change which might put these instruments in the hands of men of hate.

Lie detector quote Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.

If she is given full immunity ... in order to verify that she's telling the truth, which I'm sure she is, I would be happy to submit her to a polygraph examination. Lie detector's not a good word because they can't detect lies.

I told the truth, and I did it on national TV in a lie-detector test.

When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over.

Lie detector quote If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ah
If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.

If you look at the statistics of fratricide or intra-sibling homicide, it's extremely rare. And look at Burke [Ramsey] and JonBenet at the time of her murder. She was the powerhouse, the firecracker; she's the dominant one, not him. I just don't see it. And as I recall, John Ramsey passed a lie detector test. I can unequivocally say that Burke is not the killer nor do I think John Ramsey is the killer. Let's leave it there.

I took a lie detector test the other day. No, I didn't.

The Operative tried to implement the Purusey breathing technique, which has been proven effective at fooling polygraphs. There is no conclusive evidence as to whether it is effective at masking the internal lie detectors of fifteen-year-old boys.