Leunig on a great lie

Loser

‘I suppose it dates back to an early childhood feeling that people weren’t really saying what they were thinking. I think a lot of children grow up thinking, “Hang on, more is going on here, but people aren’t saying it.” I wanted to know what they really thought, what they were saying to themselves that they couldn’t say out loud. People lie constantly, we all do. I think we suffer from the absence of the personal. When society lapses into the personal it gets all maudlin and inept and clumsy. Because we are not used to incorporating spontaneous, natural, truthful response’. – Michael Leunig

5 comments

  1. hi, im going to use this for a related text and was just wondering would i be able to get the date this was published and where if you have it ? thankyou :) great cartoon!!

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