Lying – Page 10 – 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.

Jun 302015

The ideal tool for avoiding communication is language.

Jun 192015

To catch one lie is to see one cockroach.

Apr 282015

When people say that you’re consistent they mean that you’re deranged.

Apr 212015

When I’m serious I’m partly joking, and when I’m joking I’m entirely serious.

Apr 142015

The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.

Apr 072015

The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.

Jan 292015

The fanatic merely acts on his creed. His opposite is the hypocrite, and there is no third alternative.

Jan 122015

No one wants realism in fiction — only a bit of reality tinsel to decorate the old myths.

Jan 022015

You call a man a cynic when you can’t call him wrong, and an idealist when you don’t want to.

Oct 032014

Whoever despises the means does not desire the end.