Lying – Page 9 – 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 152015

Perspective, n. In argument: A diversionary tactic.

Dec 092015

We never find ourselves explaining that we don’t care about the opinions of others to the others whose opinions we don’t care about.

Nov 112015

Lying, like the manufacture of arms, is driven by demand.

Nov 032015

The mark of envy is not harsh criticism, but tepid praise.

Oct 162015

To discover the most appalling ignorance of science one need only canvass its most vociferous defenders.

Oct 092015

It is odd that there is so much talk of genius, when geniuses deny that it exists, and the rest of us wouldn’t know.

Sep 112015

No one thinks to correct hypocrisy by aligning his beliefs with his actions.

Aug 212015

Now we celebrate human diversity, having spent the last few millennia obliterating it.

Aug 132015

Man is the only animal that cheats at solitaire.

Jul 032015

The unhappy man has the recompense of not being told that his unhappiness is a delusion.