The Cheaters

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – The Cheaters

Cheating is not the American way. It is small, while we are large. It is cheap, while we are richly endowed. It is destructive, while we are creative. It is doomed to fail, while our gifts and responsibilities call us to achieve. It sabotages trust and weakens the bonds of spirit and humanity, without which we perish. ~ Terrence McNally

One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. ~ Aldous Huxley

If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying. ~ Eddie Guerrero

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth. ~ Adrienne Rich

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist. ~ David Hockney

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. ~ Salvador Dalí

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from easy. ~ Scott Alexander

One of the more challenging things in life is not being the guy who does the cheating, but not saying anything about it and going along with it. ~ Dale Murphy

Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, ‘No, this not real cheating.’ So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that’s what we find, is that we’re basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves. ~ Dan Ariely

I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn’t pursue it. I feel like I’m cheating sometimes. ~ Ben E. King

One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory. ~ Franz Kafka

I know all about cheating. I’ve had six very successful marriages. ~ Bobby Heenan

Heartbreak is good fuel for country songs. And cheating. ~ Miranda Lambert

There’s nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife. ~ Steven Curtis Chapman

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense, because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account. ~ Al Goldstein

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. ~ Jackie Mason

I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. ~ Angelina Jolie

When an athlete has relegated the persistent rumors of cheating to the back room of the mind, he hasn’t really forgotten them. And when he glances back to where rumors hunker in the darkness, he hopes with a savage heart that somehow, some day, those cheaters will be brought to justice. ~ Don Kardong

No, we don’t cheat. And even if we did, I’d never tell you. ~ Tommy Lasorda

I have no problem with cheating. Whatever you can get away with. ~ Joe Torre

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax. ~ Mike Royko

Unseen in the background, Fate was quietly slipping lead into the boxing-glove. ~ P. G. Wodehouse

You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you. ~ Cornelius Vanderbilt

Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat. ~ Fran Lebowitz

Cheating on a quiz show? That’s sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip. ~ Paul Scofield

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of another boy. ~ Woody Allen

I love doing research. It’s like cheating, but with permission. ~ Greg Rucka

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. ~ Eric Hoffer

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. ~ Samuel Johnson

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication – it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness – it is all that I have – and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well. ~ Franz Kafka

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit. ~ John Dryden