Quotes About Truth

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Ray Bradbury
“We have our Arts so we won't die of Truth”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
tags: art, truth

Frank Herbert
“My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 'Something cannot emerge from nothing,' he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable 'the truth' can be.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Juan de la Cruz
“Well and good if all things change, O Lord God, provided I am rooted in You.”
Juan de la Cruz

Hermann Hesse
“Let me say no more. Words do no justice to the hidden meaning. Everything immediately becomes slightly different when it is expressed in words, a little bit distorted, a little foolish...It is perfectly fine with me that what for one man is precious wisdom for another sounds like foolery.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Best way to get rid of pain is to have
some more of it....you will feel better!!”
― rahul

John Edward Williams
“Young people," McDonald said contemptuously. "You always think there's something to find out."

"Yes, sir," Andrews said.

"Well, there's nothing," McDonald said. "You get born, and you nurse on lies, and you get weaned on lies, and you learn fancier lies in school. You live all your life on lies, and then maybe when you're ready to die, it comes to you — that there's nothing, nothing but yourself and what you could have done. Only you ain't done it, because the lies told you there was something else. Then you know you could of had the world, because you're the only one that knows the secret; only then it's too late. You're too old."

"No," Andrews said. A vague terror crept from the darkness that surrounded them, and tightened his voice. "That's not the way it is."

"You ain't learned, then," McDonald said. "You ain't learned yet. . . .”
John Edward Williams, Butcher's Crossing

Jean-Yves Leloup
“Once again, we are reminded that awakening, or enlightenment is not the property of Buddhism, any more than Truth is the property of Christianity. Neither the Buddha nor the Christ belongs exclusively to the communities that were founded in their names. They belong to all people of goodwill, all who are attentive to the secret which lives in the depths of their breath and their consciousness. (14)”
Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

J.R.R. Tolkien
“After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of 'truth', and indeed present aspects of it that can only be received in this mode; and long ago certain truths and modes of this kind were discovered and must always reappear.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

Terry Goodkind
“Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality.”
Terry Goodkind, Soul of the Fire

Imam Ja'Far Al-Sadiq
“Verily, knowledge is a lock and its key is the question.”
Imam Ja'Far Al-Sadiq

James Rollins
“The truth is often one's best shield.”
James Rollins, The Devil Colony

“Verily, knowledge is a lock and its key is the question.”
― Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq AS

“If you don't know that God loves you, he does. He loves his creation. And you're his creation.”
― Lacey Mosley

Joyce Carol Oates
“. . . there is a wish in the heart of mankind to be distracted and confused. Truth is but one attraction, and not always the most powerful.”
Joyce Carol Oates

Alberto Moravia
“This thought strengthened in me my belief that all men, without exception, deserve to be pitied, if only because they are alive.”
Alberto Moravia, The Woman of Rome

Thomas Hardy
“So do flux and reflux--the rhythm of change--alternate and persist in everything under the sky.”
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Michel Foucault
“We demand that sex speak the truth [...] and we demand that it tell us our truth, or rather, the deeply buried truth of that truth about ourselves wich we think we possess in our immediate consciousness.”
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction

Carl Sagan
“I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign.”
Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

Mira Grant
“Behold the power of the truth. When people see its shadow on the wall, they don't want to take the time to look away.”
Mira Grant, Feed

Amanda Howells
“In those moments it's hard to remember that an angry voice is an invisible thing incapable of drawing blood.”
Amanda Howells, The Summer of Skinny Dipping

P.C. Cast
“How can you expect me to believe that?""whether you believe it or not does not change the nature of truth”
P.C. Cast
tags: truth

“You can't edit a blank page.”
― Very Wise Anonymous

Tiffany Madison
“We the people have no excuse for starry-eyed sycophantic group-think in the Information Age. Knowledge is but a fingertip away.”
Tiffany Madison

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
tags: truth

“Nice people can still be not good people.”
― Lisa Magnum

John Stuart Mill
“There are no means of finding what either one person or many can do, but by trying - and no means by which anyone else can discover for them what it is for their happiness to do or leave undone”
John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women

“You're the only one that can put pressure on yourself... No one else can put pressure on you. It's self-inflicted. For me, I just want to go out and play football.”
Maurice Jones-Drew

Elif Shafak
“Her maktul katilinde yaşamaya devam eder.”
Elif Shafak

Elif Batuman
“I didn't care about truth; I cared about beauty. It took me many years--it took the experience of lived time--to realize that they really are the same thing.”
Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Mary Roach
“As when astronaut Mike Mulhane was asked by a NASA psychiatrist what epitaph he'd like to have on his gravestone, Mulhane answered, "A loving husband and devoted father," though in reality, he jokes in "Riding Rockets," "I would have sold my wife and children into slavery for a ride into space.”
Mary Roach, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

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