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The people who lie the most are nearly always the clumsiest at it, and they're easier to fool with lies than most people, too. You'd think they'd be on the look-out for lies, but they seem to be the very ones that will believe almost anything at all.
A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth. It's not easy once you're out of the habit.
Nora said: 'I love you, Nicky, because you smell nice and know such fascinating people.
To get what he wanted, a man had to give other people what they wanted.
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Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
May 27, 1894
January 10, 1961
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