Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred.
—Carl Sagan in Cosmos
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Despair is a greater deceiver than hope.
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
At times he could be charming and gracious, which was what had made it so hard to leave him. His ability to be tender and loving was equal to his capacity to be deceptive and underhanded. He could rip out my heart and then be the first one to pick it up and hand it back to me.
—Debbie Macomber in A Girl's Guide to Moving On