Lying

To a quite unwreckable Lie,
To a most impeccable Lie!
To a water-tight, fire-proof, angle-iron, sunk-hinge, time-lock, steel-faced Lie!
Not a private hansom Lie,
But a pair-and-brougham Lie,
Not a little-place-at-Tooting, but a country-house-with-shooting
And a ring-fence-deer-park Lie.
—-Kipling

Jan 272014
 

We all speak truth to power that we are sure will pay us no mind.

Dec 022013
 

To be perfectly sincere one must be very clever or very stupid.

Oct 072013
 

No funny person has ever been described as having a good sense of humor.

Sep 162013
 

The more you regard your life as a story the more you edit it.

Sep 122013
 

It is easier to speak truth than to hear it.

Sep 112013
 

The most disinterested truth-seeker still angles for a world of greater rewards for disinterested truth-seekers.

Sep 042013
 

To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.

Aug 262013
 

If you think about whether you are genuine, too late.

Aug 202013
 

We are such accomplished liars because we get so much practice on ourselves.