Lying – Page 2 – 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 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.

Dec 172019

We say that it can’t be true when we mean that it mustn’t.

Dec 062019

No one inveighs so strictly against ad hominem as degenerate liars.

Oct 222019

Lies are products, and supply must be commensurate with demand.