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Quotes About Truth

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Mark Helprin
“He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

C. JoyBell C.
“For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.”
C. JoyBell C.

Gena Showalter
“Sometimes what we want isn't what we need.”
Gena Showalter, The Darkest Night

Lady Gaga
“I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true”
Lady Gaga

Emilie Autumn
“You're so easy to read but the book is boring me.”
Emilie Autumn

Czesław Miłosz
“In a room where
people unanimously maintain
a conspiracy of silence,
one word of truth
sounds like a pistol shot.”
Czesław Miłosz

Steve Jobs
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Steve Jobs

Jess C. Scott
“Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”
Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

Wil Zeus
“Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.”
Wil Zeus, Sun Beyond the Clouds

“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalms 116:1-2 NIV)”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

Carl Sagan
“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.”
Carl Sagan

E. Lockhart
“It shattered something inside me that hadn't been broken before.”
E. Lockhart, The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver

Philip Roth
“You fight your superficiality, your shallowness, so as to try to come at people without unreal expectations, without an overload of bias or hope or arrogance, as untanklike as you can be, sans cannon and machine guns and steel plating half a foot thick; you come at them unmenacingly on your own ten toes instead of tearing up the turf with your caterpillar treads, take them on with an open mind, as equals, man to man, as we used to say, and yet you never fail to get them wrong. You might as well have the brain of a tank. You get them wrong before you meet them, while you're anticipating meeting them; you get them wrong while you're with them; and then you go home to tell somebody else about the meeting and you get them all wrong again. Since the same generally goes for them with you, the whole thing is really a dazzling illusion. ... The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong. Maybe the best thing would be to forget being right or wrong about people and just go along for the ride. But if you can do that -- well, lucky you.”
Philip Roth, American Pastoral

Philip Pullman
“I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Noam Chomsky
“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.”
Noam Chomsky

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity

Gayle Forman
“In the calculus of feelings, you never really know how one person's absence will affect you more than another's.”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Corrie ten Boom
“In darkness God's truth shines most clear.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place

Irvin D. Yalom
“Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.”
Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept

Laurell K. Hamilton
“The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Micah

Santosh Kalwar
“To love is easy, to be in a relationship is extremely difficult.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

Winston S. Churchill
“Occasionally he stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.”
Winston S. Churchill

George Bernard Shaw
“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.”
George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah

Fernando Pessoa
“To be great, be whole;
Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.
So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above.”
Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Richard Dawkins
“...when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.”
Richard Dawkins

José N. Harris
“Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.”
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Meister Eckhart
“Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.”
Meister Eckhart

Victor Hugo
“It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.”
Victor Hugo

Isaac Bashevis Singer
“I believe in God but people are liars. It's those people who say they are appointed by God who I don't believe in.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Hermann Hesse
“I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”
Hermann Hesse

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