Quote by R.K. Lilley
I had fallen in love with a perfect lie.
This quote suggests that the speaker has developed strong feelings for someone or something that is not what it appears to be. They may have been deceived or manipulated into believing in something that turned out to be false or fake. It conveys a sense of naivety and vulnerability, highlighting the pain and disappointment of realizing that their love was based on a deception.
Men rush to California and Australia as if the true gold were to be found in that direction; but that is to go to the very opposite extreme to where it lies. They go prospecting farther and farther away from the true lead, and are most unfortunate when they think themselves most successful.