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Quotes: Metaphorically True
aka: Half Truth
A halbe emes iz a gantse lign.
(Half a truth is a whole lie.)
—Yiddish proverb

And I will not lie to you
But I definitely only gave you half the truth...
The Kaiser Chiefs, Half the Truth

The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes, look behind words that have changed their meaning.

Max: You killed him!
Vincent: No, I shot him. The bullets and the fall killed him.

Jedi Exile: Well, lying is lying, even from a "certain point of view."
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2

Obi Wan: What I told you was true...from a certain point of view.
Luke: That's Jedi code for 'I just lied my butt off', isn't it?

Harry: I've never lied to you, I've always told you some version of the truth.
Erica: The truth doesn't have versions, okay?
Something's Gotta Give

Laura: But... I thought you said you worked in a hotel? How can you afford this?!
Sixx: I said I worked in the hotel business. Which I do. By which I meant I own a few hundred...

In a manner of speaking, yes. In another manner of speaking, which is a rather more precise and accurate manner of speaking, no.
Carrot's father, Discworld: Guards! Guards!

alternative title(s): From A Certain Point Of View; Half Truth
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