“You know the house, then?” I said.
“Too well,” he answered, and with a sadness so strange as to have something eerie about it. “I am always trying to forget what I know–and to find what I don’t know” (90).
–Innocent Smith stealing his own wine from his own house, having led a clergyman to believe that he’s stealing from a complete stranger.
Chesterton, G. K. Manalive. 1912. Dover, 2000.