Sunday, November 28, 2010

Perception

"A thief believes everybody steals." - E.W. Howe (1853 - 1937) American novelist and newspaper editor.

This bit is insight into human nature is a wonderful inroad into characterization. Everything we see or do runs through our personal filters. It's a fascinating study to listen to the language people use and how it reveals their world view.



1 comment:

Peg Herring said...

So true! I once knew a guy who had no real family growing up, and he insisted that my family members were all pretending to love and care for each other so that the world would think they were nice people. I've often thought his view of life would be useful in a book, just haven't done it yet.