Quotes About Truth

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Garth Stein
“Any problems that may occur have ultimately been caused by you, because you are responsible for where you are and what you are doing there.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Brandon Mull
“A lie twice believed is self decieved”
Brandon Mull, A World Without Heroes

Carrie Vaughn
“All you know is what you think you know, but that isn't always what's real.”
Carrie Vaughn, Kitty's Big Trouble

Jay Asher
“But I do know which is the least popular. The truth.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why
tags: truth

David Levithan
“He was attractive. I knew that. And I knew that attractive people always got away with things.”
David Levithan, Every You, Every Me

Arthur C. Clarke
“But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
Arthur C. Clarke

Anne Brontë
“I wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Volume I

واسيني الأعرج
“احذر،لا تخاطر مع الحقيقة..اكتف بما لديك من جزئياتها،حينما تعرف الكل،لاشيء ينقذك من حتمية الجنون”
واسيني الأعرج, طوق الياسمين

Stephen Chbosky
“I'm not saying she was lying to me, but she just acted so different before I got to know her, and if she really isn't like what she was at the beginning, I wish she could have just said so.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Alice Hoffman
“Still anyone who trusts a serpent deserves its bite. The wise see a creature for what it is, not what it says it may be.”
Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers
tags: truth

Sherwood Smith
“Despite how entertaining certain stories were, at the bottom of every item of gossip there was someone getting hurt.”
Sherwood Smith, Crown Duel

Chuck Palahniuk
“Maybe the truth is I really want to like you instead.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

“To be content, horse people need only a horse, or, lacking that, someone else who loves horses with whom they can talk. It was always that way with my grandfather. He took me places just so we could see horses, be near them. We went to the circus and the rodeo at Madison Square Garden. We watched parades down Fifth Avenue. Finding a horse, real or imagined, was like finding a dab of magic potion that enlivened us both. Sometimes I'd tell my grandfather about all the horses in my eleborate dreams. He'd lean over, smile, and assure me that, one day, I'd have one for real. And if my grandfather, my Opa, told me something was going to come true, it always did.”
Allan J. Hamilton, Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

Melina Marchetta
“Truth is dangerous.”
Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles
tags: truth

Brian Greene
“Physicists have come to realize that mathematics, when used with sufficient care, is a proven pathway to truth.”
Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos

Matthew Kelly
“Many people falsely believe that if you want to be holy, you are not allowed to enjoy life...Holiness brings us to life. It refines every human ability. Holiness doesn't dampen our emotions; it elevates them. Those who respond to God's call to holiness are the most joyful people in history. They have a richer, more abundant experience of life, and they love more deeply than most people can every imagine. They enjoy life, all of life.”
Matthew Kelly, Rediscover Catholicism

Carrie Ryan
“You're stubborn- anyone ever tell you that before?”
Carrie Ryan, The Dark and Hollow Places

Dennis Sharpe
“A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth.”
Dennis Sharpe

Jeffrey Eugenides
“It was amazing how it worked: the tiniest bit of truth made credible the greatest lies.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

“Be careful whose toes you step on today, they might be connected to the foot that kicks your ass tomorrow..”
James Stewart #7

T.F. Hodge
“Not every instance requires a response. Truth resides silently in the seat of power.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Esther Verhoef
“It has struck me that people seldom listen to the meaning of underlying words.There are only a few people who recognize the silence beyond the scream,the gentle weeping that hides beyond tough statements.They hear only the words,the sentences,when there is so much more to take in.People who are too self-absorbed to notice,really see or fathom others.
Often,they don't even know themselves.”
Esther Verhoef, Close-up

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Nothing is needed more than truth, and in relation to it everything else has only second-rate value."

This unconditional will to truth—what is it? Is it the will not to allow oneself to be deceived? Or is it the will not to deceive? For the will to truth could be interpreted in the second way, too—if only the special case "I do not want to deceive myself" is subsumed under the generalization "I do not want to deceive." But why not deceive?

But why not allow oneself to be deceived?

Note that the reasons for the former principle belong to an altogether different realm from those for the second. One does not want to allow oneself to be deceived because one assumes that it is harmful, dangerous, calamitous to be deceived. In this sense, science would be a long-range prudence, a caution, a utility; but one could object in all fairness: How is that? Is wanting not to allow oneself to be deceived really less harmful, less dangerous, less calamitous? What do you know in advance of the character of existence to be able to decide whether the greater advantage is on the side of the unconditionally mistrustful or of the unconditionally trusting?”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Jennifer Donnelly
“DNA tells you all the secrets of life,’ he used to say. Except for one—how to live it.”
Jennifer Donnelly
tags: life, truth

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Nine out of ten significant people have to do with money or war!”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

R.C. Sproul
“What makes art Christian art? Is it simply Christian artists painting biblical subjects like Jeremiah? Or, by attaching a halo, does that suddenly make something Christian art? Must the artist’s subject be religious to be Christian? I don’t think so. There is a certain sense in which art is its own justification. If art is good art, if it is true art, if it is beautiful art, then it is bearing witness to the Author of the good, the true, and the beautiful”
R.C. Sproul, Lifeviews: Make a Christian Impact on Culture and Society

“We all know we're one day closer to the end when we wake up in the morning. We just kid ourselves that it's not happening.”
Rachel Ward, Numbers

Herman Melville
“Queequeg was a native of Kokovoko, an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Julia Karr
“I'm afraid to have a boyfriend. I don't know how to do that and not lose who I want to be. And I'm afraid of what it means to be close to a guy, a guy I might really like."
There it was: the truth.”
Julia Karr, XVI

Karen Marie Moning
“It's not enough to listen to their words. You have to mine their silences for buried ore. It's often only in the lies that we refuse to speak that truth can be heard at all.”
Karen Marie Moning

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