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 072020
 

Impostor syndrome, n.   The realization that you are, in fact, an impostor.

Jun 252020
 

To live with lies is, eventually, to live by them.

Apr 172020
 

As the short way to evil is to try to look good, so the short way to stupid is to try to look clever.

Jan 092020
 

Sixty years ago we were repressed, and there were a few things it was dangerous to say. Today we are liberated, and there are a great many.