Tuesday, November 11, 2014
[Children] do not yet lie to themselves and therefore have not entered upon that important tacit agreement which marks admission into the adult world, to wit, that I will respect your lies if you will agree to let mine alone. That unwritten contract is one of the clear dividing lines between the world of childhood and the world of adulthood.
Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, ch. 2 (1965).