And now, Elric had told three lies. The first concerned his cousin Yrkoon. The second concerned the Black Sword. The third concerned Cymoril. And upon those three lies was Elric’s destiny to be built, for it is only about things which concern us most profoundly that we lie clearly and with profound conviction.
Michael Moorcook, Elric of Melnibone
Picture taken from Elric: The Ruby Throne