Lying – Page 5 – 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.

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.

Oct 172019

The check is sometimes in the mail, but no one has ever been just curious.

Oct 032019

Clever lies are as common as clever truths are rare.

Oct 012019

It’s not usually the truth that’s being shoved down your throat.

Sep 302019

“We” means neither me nor thee.

Sep 172019

The subtle tempter praises mediocrity to attack excellence, and deviance to attack normality.

Sep 112019

Journalists used to be raffish and amusing liars, and they are no longer raffish or amusing.