“Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.”

Oliver Goldsmith

I am diplomatic, you are not always truthful and he is damn liar.

Remember Macbeth?

One of the witches then chants,” by the pricking of my thumbs/something wicked this way comes”(4.1.61-62) in the fulfilment of the witch’s prediction, Macbeth enters. He asks the witches to reveal the truth of their prophecies to him. To answer his questions, they summon horrible apparitions, each of which offers a prediction to allay Macbeth’s fear. First a floating head warns him to beware of Mac duff, Macbeth says he already guessed as much. Then a bloody child appears and tells him “none of woman born/shall harm Macbeth”(4.1.96-97) .next a crowned child holding a tree tells him he is safe until Birnam wood moves to Dunsinane Hill.

Everything true, yet everything untrue. The greatest enemy of truth is very often the not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

Like Benjamin Disraeli says there are three types of lies—lies, dam lies and statistics.

“The truth is messy, it’s raw and uncomfortable. You can’t people for preferring lies. “Said Holly Black.

“It’s a joke “retorted Katherine Dunn “The truth, is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort.”

Like most people as observed by S.E.Hinton, “I have lie to myself all the time. But I never live in me.”

As for my last lie, well, I will let you decide with a quote from Picasso.” We all know that art is not about truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at the least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

Now you know the strength of a story-teller.


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