“The sign of a truly totalitarian culture is that important truths simply lack cognitive meaning and are interpretable only at the level of ‘Fuck You’, so they can then elicit a perfectly predictable torrent of abuse in response.” — Noam Chomsky, On Vaclav Havel Speech, letter to Alexander Cockburn (1990-03-01)
“Our lies reveal as much about us as our truths.” — J. M. Coetzee, Slow Man
“Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of profound truths.” — Henry Miller, Sexus
I realized that I was not living up to his image of me. I am his big brother and I play the role. Another lesson on the path of letting go of what I am (“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — 老子).