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Random quote of the day:

“This is the slyness of art: If you tell enough lies, you’re bound to say something true.”

—William Meredith, The Paris Review, Issue 95, Spring 1985

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Random quote of the day:

“There are such things as false truths and honest lies.”

—Gypsy proverb

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Random quote of the day:

“Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds.”

—Albert Camus, The Fall

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Random quote of the day:

“It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.”

—Jerome K. Jerome, Idler Magazine, Issue 1

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Random quote of the day:

“Home is where you always tell the truth, even with your lies.”

—Skyler White, and Falling, Fly

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Random quote of the day:

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the want of contradiction a sign of truth.”

—Blaise Pascal, Pensées (tr. W. F. Trotter, E. P. Dutton, 1958)

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Random quote of the day:

“I am a lie who always speaks the truth.”

—Jean Cocteau, “Le Paquet Rouge”

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Random quote of the day:

“A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.”

—Alfred Lord Tennyson, “The Grandmother”

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“Oh, Min, you’re the cutest cat in the world.”

I believe this, so this is not a lie.

“Oh, Minnie Baby, you’re the cutest cat that’s ever lived.”

This is only a half lie. Every cat I’ve had has been the cutest cat that ever lived, so this may be a paradox, but only a half lie.

“Oh, sweetums, you’re the most beautiful cat in the world.”

Well, yeah, okay. Mother love and all that.

“Oh, baby love, you’re the smartest cat that’s ever lived.”

I have had a number of cats, some of them incredibly stupid (I loved them anyway), some of them smart, so I have a good basis for comparison. Min is one of the smartest cats I’ve had, so there is that. But that’s ever lived? I have no definitive, verifiable proof of that. There may be some mother love involved in this estimate.

“Oh, poobums, you’re the best cat in the world.”

Again, I believe this, so no lying is involved.

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Here’s a piece of film from the BBC’s Antiques Road Show in which the daughter and granddaughter of Frances Griffiths bring in the photos and the camera to the show and are interviewed by the host. There’s a lovely “surprise ending” to this that left me smiling. Who knows the power of the will to believe?

Thanks so much to frigg for remembering this and finding it for us!

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