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Top Truth and Lies Quotes from TV Shows

Last updated on Nov 17th, 2019

Top Truth and Lies Quotes from TV Shows

We often find ourselves in situations when we have to choose between truth and a lie. Although the choice should be easy, that is not always the case.

The truth is the right path, and it is always welcome, but sometimes lies can seem necessary. In some circumstances, you may choose to tell a small lie to prevent someone from worrying unnecessarily, or becoming sad.

If you have to lie, even for good intentions, you must be careful because one lie usually demands more lies to cover-up.

Below is a collection of TV series quotes that will give you more insight about truth and lies.

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The truth is neither here nor there. It’s the look of the thing that matters.Violet Crawley, Downton Abbey

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A word of truth lasts forever. A lie lasts only a moment.Xie Daoqing, Marco Polo

Telling the truth is never simple or easy. Why, only the best of us ever really try. - Doris Urich (Daredevil Quotes)
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Telling the truth is never simple or easy. Why, only the best of us ever really try.Doris Urich, Daredevil

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Sometimes it’s people closest to us who lie to us best.Laurel Lance, Arrow

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The truth is only relative to what you can earn from a lie.Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter, Only Fools and Horses

The best liars always stick close to the truth. - Ellie Miller (Broadchurch Quotes)
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The best liars always stick close to the truth.Ellie Miller, Broadchurch

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If you want to keep people around, you have to tell them the truth once in a while.Mattie Hawkins, Humans

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When people don’t tell the truth, it always ends badly.Chrisjen Avasarala, The Expanse

Lies are necessary, when the truth is too difficult to believe. - Pablo Escobar (Narcos Quotes)
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Lies are necessary, when the truth is too difficult to believe.Pablo Escobar, Narcos

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A lie ain’t a side of a story. It’s just a lie.Terry Hanning, The Wire

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The secret to every great lie is it has to run parallel to the truth.Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez, Luke Cage

The toughest lies are not the ones we tell ourselves, but the ones we tell those we love to keep them out of harm's way. - Owen Hall (Quantico Quotes)
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The toughest lies are not the ones we tell ourselves, but the ones we tell those we love to keep them out of harm’s way.Owen Hall, Quantico

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A lie is not a lie if you believe it’s true.Emmit Stussy, Fargo

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There’s no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth.Francis Underwood, House of Cards

When a liar gets caught in a lie, they don't come clean. They build a bigger lie. - Marius Josipovic (Sneaky Pete Quotes)
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When a liar gets caught in a lie, they don’t come clean. They build a bigger lie.Marius Josipovic, Sneaky Pete

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We all know when people are lying to us, we just don’t want to listen.Jonas Maliki, Sense8

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Acknowledging a lie is often the best path to finding the truth.Father Lantom, The Defenders

The bigger the lie, the harder it can be to dig out. - Jimmy McGill (Better Call Saul Quotes)
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The bigger the lie, the harder it can be to dig out.Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul

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The truth matters. Even if it’s just heard out loud. Even if it’s just heard once.Althea, Fear the Walking Dead

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It’s easier to stay silent than it is to speak truth.Matt Jamison, The Leftovers

Lies are like scars on your soul, they destroy you. - Lana Winters (American Horror Story Quotes)
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Lies are like scars on your soul, they destroy you.Lana Winters, American Horror Story

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The truth can be a bad choice for a wise man.Lagertha, Vikings

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People can lie and still be telling the truth. Nobody’s a hundred percent of any one thing.Diane Lockhart, The Good Fight

When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies. - Jon Snow (Game of Thrones Quotes)
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When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies.Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

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You don’t have to like the truth for it to be true.Gloria Burgle, Fargo

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The bigger the lie, the more they believe.William 'Bunk' Moreland, The Wire

People think being alone is the scariest thing in the world. They're wrong. Lying to yourself is far worse. - Sidney Pierce (Gypsy Quotes)
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People think being alone is the scariest thing in the world. They’re wrong. Lying to yourself is far worse.Sidney Pierce, Gypsy

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Hard truths cut both ways.Stannis Baratheon, Game of Thrones

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The closer we stay to the truth, the less you have to remember.Alan Snyder, Colony

When everyone lies, telling the truth isn't just rebellion. It's an act of revolution. So think carefully when you speak it, because the truth is a weapon. - Takeshi Kovacs (Altered Carbon Quotes)
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When everyone lies, telling the truth isn’t just rebellion. It’s an act of revolution. So think carefully when you speak it, because the truth is a weapon.Takeshi Kovacs, Altered Carbon

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A lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths.Deep Throat, The X-Files

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The truth carries a weight that no lie can counterfeit.Jonathan Randall, Outlander

The truth will find us. It always does. - Johnnie Cochran (American Crime Story Quotes)
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The truth will find us. It always does.Johnnie Cochran, American Crime Story

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The best liars always tell the truth.Selina Kyle, Gotham

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The truth is a complicated companion, never quite behaving as you expect.Mr. Gold, Once Upon a Time

The lies that keep us safe are the ones worth telling. - Tammy Hattley (Daredevil Quotes)
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The lies that keep us safe are the ones worth telling.Tammy Hattley, Daredevil

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The truth isn’t always the most exciting version of things, or the best or the worst. It’s somewhere in between. But it deserves to be heard and remembered. The truth will out, like someone said once. It remains.Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why

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When you refuse to tell people the truth, Mr. Amberson, you deny them their dignity.Mia Mimi Corcoran, 11.22.63

Lies travel faster than the truth. - Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders Quotes)
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Lies travel faster than the truth.Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders

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If you go looking for the truth, get the whole thing. It’s like a good f***. Half is worse than none at all.Maeve Millay, Westworld

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Sometimes we lie for love, especially when it comes to family.Joe West, The Flash

Truth begins in lies. - Dr. Gregory House (House M.D. Quotes)
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Truth begins in lies.Dr. Gregory House, House M.D.

Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid. - Valery Legasov (Chernobyl Quotes)
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Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid.Valery Legasov, Chernobyl