Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Fewtril #27

One of the greatest wonders of the world is that a man can lie to himself and get away with it.

4 comments:

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

Ah, but he can't, as your next post shows so brilliantly.

Deogolwulf said...

I mean that he can persuade himself that the very lie he has told himself is true.

By the way, thanks for the link and the kind words on your fine weblog.

Akaky said...

yes, he can, pedant. you can believe a lot of things, even the most outrageous things, things you know deep in your heart are a load of b.s. when the need to believe them is overwhelming. witness the careers of lenin, mussolini, and hitler and any number of the 20th century's lesser lights like peron.

dearieme said...

How could anyone else know?