Truth Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends. Where the truthful answer to the question "Do you see the same truth?" would be "I see nothing and I don't care about the truth; I only want a Friend," no Friendship can arise - though Affection of course may. There would be nothing for the Friendship to be about; and Friendship must be about something, even if it were only an enthusiasm for dominoes or white mice. Those who have nothing can share nothing; those who are going nowhere can have no fellow-travellers.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

George Gordon Byron
“For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.”
George Gordon Byron

Richard Wright
“I did not know if the story was factually true or not, but it was emotionally true [...].”
Richard Wright, Black Boy
tags: truth

C. JoyBell C.
“God and Destiny are not against us, rather they are for us, they are the ones who never forget the things we have long forgotten, the ones who hear the desires of our heart that our own heads can't hear, and they are the ones who never forget who we really are, long after our minds have forgotten the images of who we are. We come from God and we belong to Destiny, yet for some reason of ignorance we think that to be the master of our own fates and the captain of our own souls means to write everything down on a paper and plan everything out on a grid! Such great things to be done, and we think they are accomplished by our primitive ways! No. We must only know what we want. And want what we want. And then fly high enough to see all that which we want that we couldn't yet see.”
C. JoyBell C.

J.R.R. Tolkien
“To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphisms, in short a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical intensification, translation and decoration […]; truths are illusions of which we have forgotten that they are illusions, metaphors which have become worn by frequent use and have lost all sensuous vigour […]. Yet we still do not know where the drive to truth comes from, for so far we have only heard about the obligation to be truthful which society imposes in order to exist"

from, "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense".”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Olen Steinhauer
“Without balance, a life is no longer worth the effort.”
Olen Steinhauer, The Tourist

Adam Levin
“Why do we weep once we know that everything will be alright? We weep because the only way everything could ever be alright is in fiction. We weep because what we've seen can't be true, no matter how badly we wish it were. We weep at the truth.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

Toba Beta
“It's not a lie if you don't tell the truth.
But it's fucked up if you falsify the fact.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Sergei Lukyanenko
“Many years ago someone told me something that I flatly refused to accept. And I still don't accept it now, despite all the times I've seen it proved right.
"The common good and the individual good rarely coincide..."
Sure, I know, it's true.
But some truths are probably worse than lies.”
Sergei Lukyanenko, Night Watch

Toba Beta
“There is no such thing as magic, supernatural, miracle;
only something that's still beyond logic of the observer.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Lucy Grealy
“I used to think that once you really knew a thing, its truth would shine on forever. Now it's pretty obvious to me that more often than not the batteries fade, and sometimes what you knew even goes out with a bang when you try and call on it, just like a light bulb cracking off when you throw the switch.”
Lucy Grealy

Clarice Lispector
“I ask myself: is every story that has ever been written in this world, a story of suffering and affliction?

Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star

Sherman Alexie
“The ordinary can be like medicine.”
Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
tags: truth

“truth is a friend
that asks for loyalty
and acceptance
then it enters our hearts
dissolving the boundaries
freeing us from lonliness”
Nirmala, Gifts with No Giver: A Love Affair with Truth

Dean Koontz
“In this age, lies were the universal lubricant of the culture. A love of Truth and commitment to it were seldom rewarded and were often punished.”
Dean Koontz, Breathless

Emily Mitchell
“A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can't see clearly.”
Emily Mitchell

Holly Black
“Telling Sam and Daneca feels like peeling off my own skin to expose everything underneath. It hurts.”
Holly Black, White Cat

Orson Scott Card
“When you hear a true story, there is a part of you that responds to it regardless of art, regardless of evidence. Let it be the most obvious fabrication and you will still believe whatever truth is in it, because you can not deny truth no matter how shabbily it is dressed.”
Orson Scott Card, Xenocide

John Paul II
“In suffocating the voice of conscience, passion carries with itself a restlessness of the body and the senses: it is the restlessness of the "external man." When the internal man has been reduced to silence, then passion, once it has been given freedom of action, so to speak, exhibits itself as an insistent tendency to satisfy the senses and the body.”
John Paul II, Blessed Are the Pure of Heart: Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount and Writings of St. Paul

“Reading all the quotes in the world won’t make you or me into Plato, Gandhi Or Einstein, just like watching hundreds games of soccer won’t make you a soccer player or taking a yoga class will make u a yogini, or reading a golf book will make you a golfer. We need to put the Knowledge to practice and that is the challenge. Put it to work for you, make the effort to Follow Through”

Michael David Lukas
“She hadn't lied. She hadn't betrayed anyone's trust; still, she felt she had done something wrong. Or rather, she had not yet done the right thing. Was there a difference between these two sins?”
Michael David Lukas, The Oracle of Stamboul

Seanan McGuire
“You'd challenge me and lose. You know it, I know it, but you'd still do it. Sometimes your sense of honor confuses the hell out of me.”
Seanan McGuire, An Artificial Night

Leo Tolstoy
“Every man had his personal habits, passions, and impulses toward goodness, beauty, and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Kathryn Smith
“I want to take you until you are boneless. I want to drain you of strength. I want to fill you and take my fill of you. My dear, Ivy, I want to devour you. I want your juices on my toung, flooding my mouth. I want your wetness on my face, your scent covering me. I want your blood in my veins.”
Kathryn Smith, Taken by the Night

Steve Martin
“she is nearing forty and not so easily forgiven as when her skin bloomed like roses.”
Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty

Robin Jones Gunn
“In the pit of her stomach she realized that everything she raged against on Saturday night-- the restrictions, rules, and guidelines-- was born of an ancient fervor. Every rule ever established, from the beginning of time, invited mutiny.”
Robin Jones Gunn, Peculiar Treasures
tags: truth

Jeanne DuPrau
“Doon was touched. Kenny looked like a tiny little wisp, but there was something strong inside him. --People of Sparks--”
Jeanne DuPrau

Santosh Kalwar
“A disciple: I am worried about human suffering all over the world. What is the solution?Spiritual leader: The solution to our miseries lie within central atom of our being, ‘I’. Once this central atom transcends to ‘WE’, human sufferings can be resolved.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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