Quotes on Deception

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If anyone is unwilling to descend into himself, because this is too painful, he will remain superficial in his writing. . . If I perform to myself, then it’s this that the style expresses. And then the style cannot be my own. If you are unwilling to know what you are, your writing is a form of deceit.
The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
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