I couldn't tell if he believed his lies or not.
Whether or not the man believed the lie, he gave no sign.
I'll get out of here somehow, he told himself, trying to believe the lie.
He had too many years in the force to believe the sociological lie.
You always had the option of believing all the lies, too.
For one night, you want to believe all the lies.
But we believe both the lie and the wish for what was or could have been.
He would be a damned thing indeed if this girl, who had accepted him with all her heart, came to believe the lies.
They'd just disappeared into thin air, if you could believe the lies being spread around.
For a moment she looked so grown-up he almost believed the lie.