Author: V. S. Naipaul

Book: In A Free State

Year: 1971

Quote: “The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.”

Book Quote #6

2 comments on “Book Quote #6

    • My understanding is that we are the ones that hurt the most when we lie to ourselves. Meaning, it’s not about anyone else. It is us who get affected the most. It is us who suffer. Moral of this quote: don’t lie to yourself. Confront yourself with the truth even if it’s difficult.


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