Thursday, October 28, 2010

telling a lie

"Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile."
 --Paolo Coelho

It seems a little harsh, but the more I think about it, the more true it becomes.  It seems like telling a white lie would be the nicest thing to do, but would you want to be lied to? And find out later that that nice compliment wasn't true?  

Speaking of Paolo Coelho, I want to start reading more books like The Alchemist and philosophical-type stories that make you think about your own life.  I'm reading Eat Pray Love right now...but do you all have any other ideas??


Lilpixie said...

I love the secret and eat pray love

Nicole said...

This quote is SO true! Sometimes, the truth does hurt... but I know for myself, I would much rather have a friend tell me something that I don't want to (but need to) hear, than lie to me!

Kirsten said...

i like the quote "if you could read my mind you'd be in tears". makes you think!