Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.
The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets.
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day.
Art lies by its own artifice.
I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.
But now science, spurred on by its powerful delusion, hurtles inexorably towards its limits where the optimism hidden in the essence of logic founders. For the periphery of the circle of science has an infinite number of points and while there is no telling yet how the circle could ever be fully surveyed,the noble and gifted man, before he has reached the middle of his life, still inevitably encounters such peripheral limit points andfinds himself staring into an impenetrable darkness. If he at that moment sees to his horror how in these limits logic coils arounditself and finally bites its own tail - then the new form of knowledge breaks through, tragic knowledge, which in order to be tolerated,needs art as a protection and remedy.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make.
Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
I've just done a commercial in the U. S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happinesses to the unhappy.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I've been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants.
A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren't in it for the money. William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.