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Quotes About Truth

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Michelle Hodkin
“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Lemony Snicket
“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

George R.R. Martin
“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Malcolm X
“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Malcolm X

Oscar Wilde
“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”
Oscar Wilde

Cassandra Clare
“Something inside Clary cracked and broke, and words came pouring out. 'What do you want me to tell you? The truth? The truth is that I love Simon like I should love you, and I wish he was my brother and you weren't, but I can't do anything about that and neither can you!”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

C.S. Lewis
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”
C.S. Lewis

Lao Tzu
“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Maya Angelou
“There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.”
Maya Angelou

Wallace Stevens
“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”
Wallace Stevens

George R.R. Martin
“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Lemony Snicket
“Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Kurt Vonnegut
“1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Jessamyn West
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”
Jessamyn West

Nisargadatta Maharaj
“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”
Nisargadatta Maharaj

Jess C. Scott
“Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long.

Good things come to those who wait.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

T.S. Eliot
“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”
T.S. Eliot

Mahatma Gandhi
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
Mahatma Gandhi

C. JoyBell C.
“I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!”
C. JoyBell C.

J.D. Salinger
“I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Marcus Aurelius
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

John Green
“One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon. It's all fragile and fleeting, dear reader, but with this swing set, your child(ren) will be introduced to the ups and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Friedrich Nietzsche
“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Voltaire
“Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire

Arthur Schopenhauer
“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Charles Bukowski
“Life's as kind as you let it be.”
Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music

Cassandra Clare
“Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Terry Goodkind
“If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.”
Terry Goodkind

Walt Whitman
“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”
Walt Whitman

John Green
“Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will”
John Green, Paper Towns

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