Lying – Everything

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

Sep 122022
 

As you grow old, you forget, and as you forget, you have to stop lying, or at least cut way down.

Jul 192022
 

The first rule of lying is never deviate from the facts.

Jul 052022
 

We are apt to forget, though history at intervals reminds us, how far hypocrisy is to be preferred to sincere, unaffected villainy.

Jun 082022
 

The hygienic metaphor — “cleansing”, “extermination”, “vermin” — always marks murderous intent.

Apr 282022
 

“Who would do something that stupid?” This is the Inanity Defense, and it should never be believed.

Mar 222022
 

The apology is usually imaginary, but then so is the offense.

Mar 162022
 

Explanations always sound like justifications because that is what they are.

Jan 112022
 

To undermine a principle, profess fealty to it while insisting that every applicable case is a unique circumstance that dictates its temporary suspension.