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

Mar 182013
 

We lie first about money, then about art; sex runs a distant third.

Mar 112013
 

Nothing is more exasperating than being lied to when both of you know and neither will admit it; yet this goes on all the time.

Jan 312013
 

It is the truth in the stereotype that is objectionable.

Jan 112013
 

Your terrible secret is that you have no terrible secret.

Jan 042013
 

The successful liar is never forgiven for showing us how tawdry the stories are in which we are eager to believe.

Nov 132012
 

Sometimes one lies to avoid the appearance of lying.

Nov 122012
 

One must strip away the outer layers of deceit and pretense from a person to reveal the inner core of pretense and deceit.