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

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.

Sep 262014
 

The expert liar rarely misstates a fact.

Jul 232014
 

We say we feel old when circumstances have momentarily forced us to stop pretending that we are young.

Jul 222014
 

When we can no longer tell ourselves that we are good, we tell ourselves that we are exceptional.

Jul 012014
 

A picture lies better than a thousand words.

Jun 202014
 

When we say it’s not the money, it’s always the money; and when we say it’s the money, it’s always something else.

Jun 182014
 

What you lose with age is not so much capacities as the illusion that you ever had them.