->''"The following story is a big fat lie. No names have been changed to protect anybody!"''
-->-- The intro of the ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon "Under The Counter-Spy"

->''"[P]lease ignore any tiresome scolds who complain that the movie is not really based on fact. Duh."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', from a review of ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}''

->''"Hey there, boys and girls! This here's a true story we just made up."''
-->-- '''Stinky Wizzleteats''', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', "Son of Stimpy"

->''"Tentatively titled ''The Conjuring'', it's the 'true' story of a haunting at a New England farmhouse -- though presumably it's 'true' in the contemporary sense of the word, meaning that it didn't happen but it says it did on the poster."''
-->-- '''The A.V. Club''' [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/yes-there-will-be-an-insidious-sequel,68788/ on]] ''Film/TheConjuring''

->''"''The Amityville Horror'' is [based on a true story]... (chuckle) yeah, more like based on a true hoax!"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}''' in his ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror2005'' review.

->'''Journalist Scott Templeton:''' It's in my notes, Gus. Everything that happened, everything that guy said when I got to him. Every last word is in my notes. ''[flings down notepad]''\\
'''Alma Gutierrez:''' It's empty.\\
'''Gus Haynes:''' What's empty?\\
'''Alma:''' The pad he waved at you, saying it was all filled with notes. It's empty. Every page.
-->-- ''Series/TheWire'', "-30-"