->''"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-"

->Eventually they discovered that "Misha Defonseca" is actually Monique De Wael and, though her parents were tragically taken by [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]], she never wandered across Europe and, in fact, was not Jewish. Monique's defense of this deception was, sadly, somewhat typical: It may not have been the truth, but it was her truth. In the dictionary this is known as a "lie."
-->-- ''{{Cracked}}'', "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_17003_the-5-most-ridiculous-lies-ever-published-as-non-fiction.html The 5 Most Ridiculous Lies Ever Published as Non-Fiction]]"

->''"Oh God, I hate these. Yeah, [[SarcasmMode I guess it really happened, wow.]] Funny, I thought I saw one of the original actors on ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' the other night, but maybe it was her ghost."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''', ''Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2''