“His lies were quite unimportant lies and consisted in attributing to himself things other men had seen, done or heard of, and stating facts certain apocryphal incidents familiar to all soldiers (70).”
Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Scribner, 1925. Print
Notes: That once people hear the truth so many time, they don’t want to listen anymore. Lies can make people listen. A lie can take the form of the truth if the basic ideas and information are correct.