Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Art of Self-Deception

When a person cannot deceive himself, the chances are against his being able to deceive others.
—Mark Twain.

The secret of getting away with lying is believing it with all your heart.
—Elizabeth Bear.

“Do you think she means it?”
“Of course.  All the best liars mean what they say...until they’ve said it.”
—Dialog between two senators in Nero: The Decline of the Empire.

Jerry, just remember: it’s not a lie if you believe it.
—George Castanza.

Don't forget my idea about self-deception.

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