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    The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.
    — Paul Scott
    tags: past  present 
     
    In India nearly everybody spoke metaphorically except the English who spoke bluntly and could make their most transparent lies look honest as a consequence; whereas any truth contained in these metaphorical rigmaroles was so deviously presented that it looked devious itself.
    — Paul Scott
    tags: truth  lies  india 
     
    English is the language of a people ho have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next.
    — Paul Scott
    Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.
    — Paul Scott
    tags: truth  heart  lies 
     
    Imagination is not enough. Knowledge is necessary.
    — Paul Scott
    tags: imagination 
     
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