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Quotes About Truth

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Ernest Hemingway
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
Ernest Hemingway

Ayn Rand
“People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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

William Faulkner
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
William Faulkner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voltaire
“Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ally Carter
“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”
Ally Carter, Heist Society

Oscar Wilde
“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”
Oscar Wilde

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

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

George Orwell
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”
George Orwell, In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950

Georges Bataille
“I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.”
Georges Bataille, Violent Silence: Celebrating Georges Bataille

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