We’re never allowed to tell what we know, what we really know. We’re told to tell lies. Society is always lies. And most people live and die that lie. That’s why these young people go to Iraq. I don’t think they believe it though. If you really tell yourself the truth, you've told everyone. This doesn't come easily at all.
james purdy, 1914-2009
ps. more mr. purdy courtesy of dennis via dasbald, here and here