The expert liar rarely misstates a fact.
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.
We say we feel old when circumstances have momentarily forced us to stop pretending that we are young.
When we can no longer tell ourselves that we are good, we tell ourselves that we are exceptional.
To regard oneself as the exception is the rule.
A picture lies better than a thousand words.
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.
What you lose with age is not so much capacities as the illusion that you ever had them.
To eliminate uncertainty from data, put it in a chart or graph.
We are all such good people, and do such horrid things.
We all speak truth to power that we are sure will pay us no mind.