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 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.

Jun 022021

Intellect is scorned in all times and places, and usually protects itself by traveling incognito. Physical beauty is apparent to all, and where it is attacked, invariably in the guise of a celebration of ugliness, we find an especially deformed and vicious age.

Apr 122021

Your friends will generally put up with whatever hideous thing you say to them, as long as it isn’t true.