Lying – Page 15 – 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.

Sep 042013

To be better it is first necessary to pretend to be; and objections to improvement often masquerade as objections to pretense.

Aug 262013

If you think about whether you are genuine, too late.

Aug 202013

We are such accomplished liars because we get so much practice on ourselves.

Jun 132013

The greater good is evil: the larger truth is a lie.

May 162013

To listen to people with talent, you might almost believe that there is no such thing.

Apr 302013

The stupid delude themselves that anything is possible; the clever, that whatever they cannot do cannot be done.

Mar 182013

We lie first about money, then about art; sex runs a distant third.

Mar 112013

Nothing is more exasperating than being lied to when both of you know and neither will admit it; yet this goes on all the time.