Here are quotes from Lie to Me TV serial, Season 1, Eps 1:
- Statistically speaking, the average person tells three lies per ten minutes’ conversation.
- Classic one-sided shrug. Translation: “I’ve absolutely no confidence of what I just said.” The body contradicts the words. He’s lying.
- Now that’s real surprise. Lasts for less than a second when it comes across your face, but if your suspect is surprised for more than a second, he’s faking it.
- But I thought most people avoid eye contact when they’re lying. No, it’s a myth. And quite often, they make more eye contact. They need to watch, see if you believe their lies.
- Question: “Have you ever been to her house?” Answer: “No, I have never been to her house.” Rigid repetition like that is typical of a lie.
- Looks that way. But when I asked him about his teacher’s death, what we saw was this: oblique eyebrows. Sadness.
- Classic gestural slip. Got the slightest head nod “yes” before you shook your head “no.”
- He had his left hand in his pants pocket pressed against his leg the whole time. We’re not all hiding something.
- You’re a liar if you’re a homo sapiens.
- She was definitely concealing something. When I asked her about Ms. McCartney, she stopped using contractions and started referring to her as “that woman.” Distancing language. She knew something about her. She didn’t want to say.
- When you’re lying, it’s hard to tell a story backwards, because there’s no real memory of what happened. Liars rehearse their stories in order. They don’t think to rehearse them backwards.
- It’s tensed. Turned upwards at her side like this. Is that a gestural emblem? Body language tells the truth even from the grave.
- In skin temperature, about ten degrees scared, which is to say, very scared.
- Why would I know? Eyebrows go up, like yours, the person knows the answer to the question they’re asking.