Quote by Zdenek Urbanak
You in the West have a problem. You are unsure when you are being lied to, when you are being tricked. We do not suffer from this; and unlike you, we have acquired the skill of reading between the lines.
This quote suggests that Western societies struggle to identify deception or manipulation because they lack the ability to read or interpret subtle indications. The speaker implies that they come from a culture or society that possesses this skill, enabling them to better navigate hidden meanings or ulterior motives. It implies that in the West, there is a level of uncertainty regarding truthfulness and discerning deceptive tactics, whereas the speaker's culture presumably has a greater aptitude for recognizing manipulative behavior.
Jake was close to tears. In that moment he saw the world in its true light, as a place where nothing had ever been any good and nothing of significance done: no art worth a second look, no philosophy of the slightest appositeness, no law but served the state, no history that gave an inkling of how it had been and what had happened. And no love, only egotism, infatuation and lust.