Truths Quotes

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Ally Condie
“Once you want something, everything changes.”
Ally Condie, Matched

Voltaire
“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
Voltaire

J.R.R. Tolkien
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Coco J. Ginger
“I wore your promise on my finger for one year
I'll wear your name on my heart til I die
Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.”
Coco J. Ginger

S.E. Hinton
“Things are rough all over.”
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

Ken Kesey
“He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lemony Snicket
“One of the most difficult things to think about in life is one’s regrets. Something will happen to you, and you will do the wrong thing, and for years afterward you will wish you had done something different.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Brock Thoene
“It always is harder to be left behind than to be the one to go...”
Bodie Thoene; Brock Thoene, Shiloh Autumn

Cormac McCarthy
“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they'd have no heart to start at all.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Michael Ondaatje
“...the heart is an organ of fire.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Germany Kent
“It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Germany Kent
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Cormac McCarthy
“When the lambs is lost in the mountain, he said. They is cry. Sometime come the mother. Sometime the wolf.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Ally Condie
“Did the poet know how lucky he was, to have such beautiful words and a place to put them and keep them?”
Ally Condie, Matched

Lemony Snicket
“It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I’m sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that’s the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the bad news again and again.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Lemony Snicket
“The difference between a house and a home is like the difference between a man and a woman-- it might be embarrassing to explain, but it would be very unusual to get them confused.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”
Matt D. Miller

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Patricia Briggs
“Some truths are truths, no matter who says them.”
Patricia Briggs, Raven's Strike

Edith Wharton
“Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths?”
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

Kate Morton
“His words had tossed the book that was her life into the air and the pages had been blown into disarray, could never be put back together to tell the same story.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Siddhartha Mukherjee
“It remains an astonishing, disturbing fact that in America - a nation where nearly every new drug is subjected to rigorous scrutiny as a potential carcinogen, and even the bare hint of a substance's link to cancer ignites a firestorm of public hysteria and media anxiety - one of the most potent and common carcinogens known to humans can be freely bought and sold at every corner store for a few dollars.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Friedrich Nietzsche
“No one dies of fatal truths nowadays: there are too many antidotes.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Lilith Saintcrow
“What you can't run away from, you have to face”
Lilith Saintcrow, The Devil's Right Hand

Sarah Addison Allen
“Whenever I would get too nosy as a child, my grandmother would say, "When you learn someone else's secret, your own secrets aren't safe. Dig up one, release them all.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

Patrick Rothfuss
“in my opinion if you have a secret compartment in your lute case and don't use it to hide things, there is something terribly, terribly wrong with you.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

“Wallowing on the smooth surface of their self-satisfaction, many are merely counting the shadows on the wall of their ennui, adding up the numerous illusions and indulging in the comforting lies and ignoring the unpleasant truths. (“Bread and Satellite”)”
Erik Pevernagie

“When we start raising different inconsistent truths, life may tip into bewilderment and the brain may go haywire. The confrontation between what is, not is, and maybe is, might embed an enduring showdown, harboring an intense apprehension, and bring us sometimes unwittingly to our knees ("The hidden sides of his character" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Virginia Woolf
“Well, I’ve had my fun; I’ve had it, he thought, looking up at the swinging baskets of pale geraniums. And it was smashed to atoms—his fun, for it was half made up, as he knew very well; invented, this escapade with the girl; made up, as one makes up the better part of life, he thought—making onself up; making her up; creating an exquisite amusement, and something more. But odd it was, and quite true; all this one could never share—it smashed to atoms.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

William  James
“Philosophy lives in words, but truth and fact well up into our lives in ways that exceed verbal formulation.”
William James

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