Maybe A Little

This afternoon, a commenter on our previous post asked me:

Malcolm, are you cynical?

Meanwhile, an old friend wrote me today to quote something I had, apparently, said to him when I was about 17 or 18. I don’t remember saying it, but here it is anyway:

Everyone needs a pack of lies to live by, and if you’d rather not create your own there’s no shortage of people who’ll be happy to hand you theirs.

So, I don’t know. Could be, I guess.

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3 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    Nice to make your acquaintance, Dr. House.

    Posted June 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Liz says

    Some people prefer to bury their heads in the sand. I prefer to be realistic. I might add that you were precocious at 17 for such a quote.

    Posted June 23, 2010 at 1:42 am | Permalink
  3. My favorite pack of lies? A pack of cigarettes — back in the days when tobacco companies claimed that smoking wouldn’t harm your health. But can one live by that pack?

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 23, 2010 at 7:07 am | Permalink