The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue.— J. R. R. Tolkien
Delightful Untrue quotations
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
What people have to realize is that if one has a firm belief in God and the spirit then one does not make statements that are negative and untrue.
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold.
It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.
There's this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love.
That's completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved.
The planet is asleep and it's the fault of musicians who are untrue to themselves.
Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. A theory however elegant and economical must be rejected or revised if it is untrue; likewise laws and institutions no matter how efficient and well-arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust.
I believe politicians should aim to be accurate and truthful in what they say at all times. You can be truthful and inaccurate but what you shouldn't be doing at any time is saying things that are untrue or making commitments that you have no intention of honouring.
The repeated announcements that the Russian resistance was definitely broken have been proved to be untrue.
Should one continue to base one's life on a system of belief that--for all its occasional wisdom and frequent beauty--is demonstrably untrue?
Our lives show the accumulation of all of our varied wishes.
Wanting something with all your heart will begin to slough away all of your untrue and idle wishes. Success comes from an undivided heart.
Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue.
We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right.
It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take.
This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough.
To the untrue man, the whole universe is false- it is impalpable- it shrinks to nothing within his grasp. And he himself is in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow, or, indeed, ceases to exist.
One hears a lot of talk about the hostility between scientists and engineers.
I don't believe in any such thing. In fact I am quite certain it is untrue... There cannot possibly be anything in it because neither side has anything to do with the other.
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.
The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.
One thing that I'm really interested in is the kind of esoteric detail that surrounds these great figures. And Wikipedia is full of that kind of stuff, whether it's true or untrue. It staggers me: why, in the short space assigned to a person or an event, that kind of random information is there. To be honest, that's wonderful fuel for songwriting.
Whatever you have read I have said is almost certainly untrue, except if it is funny, in which case I definitely said it.
Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue.
I have never experienced a stressful feeling that wasn't caused by attaching to an untrue thought. Behind every uncomfortable feeling, there's a thought that isn't true for us.
Any thought of discomfort or stress is an alarm that lets you know you're believing an untrue thought
Knowledge and understanding are life's faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures.
Freeman denied the claim that he was a “man of God”, saying that “the question of faith is whatever you actually believe is. We take a lot of what we're talking about in science on faith; we posit a theory, and until it's dis-proven we have faith that it's true. If the mathematics work out, then it's true, until it's proven to be untrue.
People forget that stereotypes aren’t bad because they are always untrue.
Stereotypes are bad because they are not always true. If we allow ourselves to judge another based on a stereotype, we have allowed a gross generalization to replace our own thinking.
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
A thought, once uttered, is untrue
Everywhere you go you hear things that are untrue.
You've just got to learn that if I don't say it, physically out of my mouth, on camera, it's not true.
The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans if we said no to a mosque in lower Manhattan.