Lying – Everything


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.

Dec 292023

Why the rumor persists is a better question than whether it is true.

Dec 122023

One is rarely asked to lie but often forced to.

Nov 212023

To do what one does not approve is weakness; to do what one pretends to approve is servility.

Sep 212023

In any reference to “X-figures”, the first figure is 1.*

*If it is “mid X-figures”, the first figure is 2. If it is “high X-figures”, the first figure is 5.

Aug 152023

There are lies, there are damned lies, and then there are documentaries.

Jun 302023

To destigmatize what is perverse it is necessary to stigmatize not merely what is normal, but the very idea of normality itself.

Apr 262023

One often sees accuracy without truth, and sometimes truth without accuracy.