Ik ben Maan: the true story of a bloody liar
Uit: Infinite Jest van David Foster Wallace
"Some people, from what I've seen, when they lie, they become very still and centered and their gaze very concentrated and intense. They try to dominate the person they lie to. The person to whom they're lying. Another type becomes fluttery and insubstantial and punctuates his lie with little self-deprecating motions and sounds, as if credulity were the same as pity. Some bury the lie in so many digressions and asides that they like try to slip the lie in there through all the extraneous data like a tiny bug through a windowscreen. (...) Then there are what I might call your Kamikaze-style liars. These'll tell you a surreal and fundamentally incredible lie, and then pretend a crisis of conscience and retract the original lie, and then offer you the lie they really want you to buy instead, so the real lie'll appear a some kind of concession, a settlement with truth. That type's mercifully easy to see through (...) Or then the type who sort of overelaborates on the lie, buttresses it with rococo formations of detail and amendment, and that's how you can always tell."
Het is duidelijk dat Ik ben Maan in de laatste catergorie valt, toch?
2011-06-28 / Kleptomaan