Quotes / Lies to Children

The Doctor: You know when grown-ups tell you everything is going to be fine and you think they're probably lying to make you feel better?
Amelia Pond: [rolls eyes] Yes.
The Doctor: Everything's going to be fine.

Tattletale: Okay, well, imagine that this woman got powers that let her turn into something so wrong that she's got some sort of mental block that keeps her from transforming if anyone can see. Maybe because she's so ashamed of being seen like that. When nobody's looking, though, she's a monster. Lightning-fast and all sharp.
Skitter: That's...
Tattletale: Not even remotely close to the truth. But it's the best I can offer you. Don't take your eyes off her.

“All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."
Really? As if it was some kind of pink pill? No. Humans need fantasy to be human. To be that place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"
Yes. As practice. You have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
"So we can believe the big ones?"
Yes. Justice, mercy, duty, that sort of thing.

Gert: What? How is it possible that parents lied to us? Let's see: Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, um, God. "You're the prettiest kid in school. This won't hurt a bit. Your face will freeze like that..."''
Alex: "Everything's going to be all right."

Steak: You see, the body is like a special house! With blood, hair, and organs in the different rooms! Oh look, there's Mister Bladder in the basement! *laughs a little*
Duck Guy: What?
Steak: Now food comes in through the chimney (mouth), and goes from room to room, greeting the different organs! Now, the good healthy food is very nice and polite to the organs, and so is invited to stay for the party! Yay! But the bad, not healthy foods, are very rude, and must leave through the cat flap!
Spinach Can: Rude!
Duck Guy: ...That doesn't make sense-
Spinach Can: Doot doot doot doot doot! Doot doot doot doot doot to be healthy!

Girl: -and then mommy kissed daddy, and the angels told the stork, and the stork flew down heaven, and left a diamond under a leaf in the cabbage patch, and the diamond turned into a baby!
Pugsley: Our parents are having a baby, too.
Wednesday: They had sex.

"Lying to a child. Shame on you, Ralph."
Vanellope, Wreck-It Ralph

"Time to do what I do best: Lie to a child!"
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

The Way that can be spoken of is not the everlasting Way.
The Name that can be named is not the everlasting Name.
Laozi, Daodejing (note that the names of both the author and the book can be spelled in numerous ways)