A lie that could help someone focus on his life was better than a hundred simple truths.
We’re very familiar with the idea that some things are so complex they’re beyond our comprehension. This not only keeps us solving and experimenting but also distracted. Many things are really so simple we can’t see them under our big noses.
Basically all the religions,sciences and powers of the world boil down to a simple truth. The Best Story Teller will win in the end!
The truth is, the Devil’s job is easy.
Truth, like love and sleep, resents approaches that are too intense.
I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.
Every decent con man knows that the simplest truth is more powerful than even the most elaborate lie.
Lying is easy. But it’s lonely.”
“What do you mean?”
“When you lie to everyone about everything, what’s left? What’s true?”
“Nothing,” I say.
Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.
It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.