Quote by Ernest Hemingway
He did not care for the lying at first. He hated it. Then later he had come to like it. It was part of being an insider but it was a very corrupting business.
This quote reflects the transformation of the speaker's perspective on lying. Initially, they despised dishonesty and viewed it as something negative. However, as they became more involved in certain social circles or groups, they started to develop a fondness for lying. They perceived it as a way to gain acceptance and appear knowledgeable or well-connected ("being an insider"). However, they also acknowledge that embracing this behavior is corrupting and ultimately compromises their integrity.