„Some books are lies frae end to end,
And some great lies were never penn'd…“

Death and Dr. Hornbook, st. 1 (1787)
Variante: Some books are lies frae end to end.

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Robert Burns1
schottischer Schriftsteller und Poet 1759 - 1796

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„Some books are lies frae end to end.“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796

Death and Dr. Hornbook, st. 1 (1787)

Alexander Smith Foto

„Some books are drenchèd sands
On which a great soul’s wealth lies all in heaps,
Like a wrecked argosy.“

—  Alexander Smith Scottish poet and essayist 1830 - 1867

Scene 2.
A Life Drama and other Poems (1853)

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„History is facts which become lies in the end; legends are lies which become history in the end.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

As quoted in The Observer (22 September 1957)
Kontext: What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end; legends are lies which become history in the end.

Ralph Ellison Foto

„…the end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.“

—  Ralph Ellison, buch Invisible Man

Prologue.
Invisible Man (1952)

Zhang Zhijun Foto

„At the end of the road of Taiwan independence lies unification.“

—  Zhang Zhijun Chinese politician 1953

Zhang Zhijun (2017) cited in " Premier seeks goodwill after Chinese warnings on independence http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2017/03/08/493122/Premier-seeks.htm" on The China Post, 8 March 2017.

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„Here lies, on the small farthest beach,
the Captain of the End.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Mensagem

Poem "Bartolomeu Dias", verses 1-2
Message
Original: Jaz aqui, na pequena praia extrema,
o Capitão do Fim.

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„A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)

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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling Foto

„Our story is over, though in its end lies its beginning.“

—  Sally Gardner, buch The Red Necklace

Quelle: The Red Necklace

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„It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.“

—  Diane Ackerman, buch A Natural History of the Senses

Quelle: A Natural History of the Senses (1991)

„It seemed there was no end at all to the lies a person could tell, once she got started.“

—  Kim Edwards, buch The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Quelle: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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„If this long island story of ours is to end at last, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his own blood upon the ground.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, buch The Second World War

Speech to the Cabinet (28 May 1940), quoted in Martin Gilbert, Finest Hour: Winston S. Churchill, 1939–1941 (London: Heinemann, 1983), p. 420
The Second World War (1939–1945)
Kontext: I have thought carefully in these last days whether it was part of my duty to consider entering negotiations with That Man. But it was idle to think that, if we tried to make peace now, we should get better terms than if we fought it out. The Germans would demand our fleet—that would be called 'disarmament'—our naval bases, and much else. We should become a slave state, though a British Government which would be Hitler's puppet would be set up—under Mosley or some such person. And where should we be at the end of all that? On the other hand, we had immense reserves and advantages. And I am convinced that every man of you would rise up and tear me from my place if I were for one moment to contemplate parley or surrender. If this long island story of ours is to end at last, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his own blood upon the ground.

Hilaire Belloc Foto

„In soft deluding lies let fools delight.
A shadow marks our days, which end in Night.“

—  Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953

"On a Sundial"
Sonnets and Verse (1938)

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