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.

Apr 262023

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

Mar 102023

In the end, lies may be no match for truth, but no one knows, and the end is far, far away.

Jan 022023

All the glamor goes to purveying the false accusation, the bogus claim, the non-existent effect; all the labor, to refuting it.

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.