Telling Lies to Capture the Truth

March 19, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

This little gem of a quote is hidden in a retrospective by popular Irish sports writer Con Houlihan in Ireland’s Independent: “Local fame is like a name carved on a tree destined for the sawmill. Anglers, despite popular belief, are not liars. Such strange things happen on the water that if they told the truth, nobody would believe them. And so they tell lies in an attempt to capture the truth.” Read the whole piece; there’s some really fine writing here.