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|Leave that to the people who are always putting on a front to impress others |
when there's no need to. Leave that to ... You won't have to lie to others “I'm not
upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” ―
|Chapter 9 Living and Working with Untrustworthy People I'm not upset that you |
lied to me; I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. —Friedrich Nietzsche
SOMETIMES DOING THE GOOD GUY/bad guy calculation leads us to the ...
|I can't believe it—here I am, after a year of studying virtues and struggling to find |
an honest life for myself, about to spin a big fat lie. I'm about to lie to my favorite
person in Bali, to someone who is like a sister to me, someone who has cleaned
my kidneys. ... Wayan goes to hug me. I pull away, pretending to be upset. “
Wayan,” I say. “We need to talk. I have a serious problem.” “With Felipe?” “No.
With you. ... Now they think you are stealing their money, using it for something
else.” “I'm not ...
|Like I'm in line or something, they would push me. And I would go off. I got into so |
many fights up there, you know, and then it died down 'cause some of the boys
was getting shipped out, you know. They was like a bunch of young boys don't
like no sissies, you know. ... lie, that helped a lot. ... But I didn't believe her, 'cause
it just don't sound right. ... coulda told me the truth, you know. But I ain't that angry
with her. 'Cause, I mean, I'm over it. I'm grown now. I can forgive but I can't forget.
|I guess you can't talk to me? Don't you see that I need you, that I'm upset! Look, |
not right now, I just don't have time for all this right now. ... All a bunch of lies, ...
You didn't say I was a trick when you asked me to have your baby, oh I can't hear
you now James. James ... Just didn't want to believe that he didn't love me. All the
|I thought her faith in me would make me happy, that my little lie would satisfy me, |
but the stiff conversation was wrong. She was my ... I can't imagine you staying
home from work. Somehow ... Don't ask me. Let me lie.l'bu are so far away. “Of
course I'm OK.Wouldn't I have told you if] were not?” “I don't know.” Her voice was
not angry, not accusing. ... Why would I start to tell you lies now? ... Why would I
believe that tear-dropping, sentimental bullshit about a flawless bourgeoisie
|But I think we should stop seeing each other. ... I'm upset now. “It's the truth! You |
know why I have to use a bootleg phone.” She starts down the hall, then glares
back at ... “I can't show you the dead phone! ... “It's not about the goddamn cell
phone!” I start to clue in. “It's about my father?” “You lied to me!” she rages. “You
|You go to de right when I tell you go to de right. You turn to de left. I'm sorry. I'm |
running late. I need to get to de doctor now. I give up. Just tell him we got lost. I
give up.” “Shay, this job is so difficult for you and its only going to make you upset.
|You told me that you didn't think of him as anything but a friend.” “I know. I was |
lying.” “Well, that explains a lot.” “What do you mean?” I knew exactly what ... “It's
not like you took him away from me. He never loved me to ... “I'm afraid that is my
fault, but I can't say that I'm upset that she didn't come. I don't think she wants to
see me right now either, considering I killed her favorite grandchild.” “Father told
|And you lied about me.” "No, I didn't!" "Why is this starting to sound like an |
argument?” Michael laughed. "I don't know -- I guess it's ... Leaving, not speaking
to the person, running away, that's what I always do when I'm upset, because
when I get angry it's so -- I feel like I can't control myself and I can be very mean.
... Now, though, I don't think -- I just think I don't know her, know what she wants