There are lies you tell with your lips and lies you don’t need your lips for. And once people start telling lies, then they become like spiders who weave their web about themselves. They become stuck-caught by the lies all about them. And then they can’t get out of the web, no matter how hard they try.
A traditional house smelled of wood smoke, the earth, and of thatch; all good smells, the smell of life itself.
None of us is immune to shipwreck. Come, beckons the fatal shore: come and die on my white sands, it said. And we do.
They should get another lawyer,
The previously unloved may find it hard to believe that they are now loved; that is such a miracle, they feel; such a miracle.
Tofu wore special flame-proof pants – that was well known. “They call them fibbers’ trousers,
Do not be afraid of people who lurk in the shadows. Stand up for what you believe in. The people in the shadows are no match for people who are not afraid of light.
And the problem was that there was a positive epidemic of narcissism, encouraged by commercial manipulation and by the shallow values of Hollywood films. And interestingly enough, the real growth area was male narcissism.
The size of one’s house might bear a relationship to the size of one’s opinion of oneself, but it had nothing to do with one’s real worth.
To dispatch one’s friends to a dictionary from time to time is one of the more sophisticated pleasures of life, but it is one that must be indulged in sparingly: to do it too often may result in accusations of having swallowed one’s own dictionary, which is not a compliment whichever way one looks at it.