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Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it. You find that out really fast. Tom Waits
But, the relationships that I see work - As long as they're telling the truth, and saying the things that you don't ever want to have to say to another human being. Mark Ruffalo
The whole Twitter phenomenon is really indicative of what's happening in this country. And I say this in condemnation of myself as much as anyone else - we are growing into a nation that has no time, desire or capacity for truth. All we can handle is 140 characters of knowledge. Kurt Sutter
Semantics is about the relation of words to thoughts, but it also about the relation of words to other human concerns. Semantics is about the relation of words to reality - the way that speakers commit themselves to a shared understanding of the truth, and the way their thoughts are anchored to things and situations in the world. Steven Pinker
One may preach a covenant of grace more clearly than another... But when they preach a covenant of works for salvation, that is not truth. Anne Hutchinson
I've always believed you can get closer to the truth by pretending not to speak it. Armistead Maupin
Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline. William Hague
I'll tell you something that's completely true - you can, as a man, obtain everything you want with the truth. If you lie, first of all you've got to be a very good lying actor, which is tres difficile. And it's going to give you poison inside the body. Jean Reno
We must trust to nothing but facts: these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation. Antoine Lavoisier
The truth is, no, we don't live in a post-racial state anywhere in America, and this is particularly true in Hollywood. Tessa Thompson
Working together, they will dig out the truth and nothing but the truth about what happened in '99, to assign responsibility, and to look at the institutional failings. Jose Ramos-Horta
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on. Christian Nestell Bovee
The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. John Keats
Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country. Robert Hewison
When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until the primary ones are reached. Gottfried Leibniz
That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness. Henry Knox
The truth does not need to be defended. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I know that from the days of Watergate... the notion of two sources on a story has become the popular dogma about how you confirm something. And there is a lot of truth to that, but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can, a story that you get. Howard Fineman
Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it. Bryant H. McGill
In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth. Roland Allen
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. Georg C. Lichtenberg
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. Horace Mann
The truth is, this being errand boy to one hundred and fifty thousand people tires me so by night I am ready for bed instead of soirees. Rutherford B. Hayes
Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God. James Mark Baldwin
Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap. Gil Gerard
The elusive truth is that there is nothing stress-producing in the physical world. Things simply are. Molecules move. Light and sound appear. Andrew J. Bernstein
What encouragement the apostle holds out to us. O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions, and come to the truth in our own hearts. Elias Hicks
Science is but an image of the truth. Francis Bacon
Maybe I don't believe things myself, as well. Truth is such a transient thing. Tracey Emin
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God. Saint Patrick
People like to cherry-pick the parts of their career that they're either in the midst of or that they're the most proud of, but the truth is careers and lives are tapestries. Mike Rowe
Contrary to all those times you've heard a writer confess at a reading that he writes fiction because he is a pathological liar, fiction writing is all about telling the truth. Paul Harding
Will it please you to answer me this and to give me a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth. Anne Hutchinson
And the people I have been accountable to every single day in the Senate are the 27 million Texans who I represent and I made a promise to them that I make to you today, which is, if I am elected, every single day I will do two things: tell the truth, and do what I said I would do. Ted Cruz
I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party. Douglas Alexander
The most irresistible charm of youth is its bubbling enthusiasm. Youth sees no darkness ahead - no defile that has no outlet - it forgets that there is such a thing as failure in the world and believes that mankind has been waiting all these centuries for him to come and be the liberator of truth and energy and beauty. Orison Swett Marden
The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Carl Bernstein
When the truth does not get printed, damage is done. Ben Elliot
Through my films I'm eventually trying to one day tell the truth. I don't know if I'm ever going to get there, but I'm slowly letting pieces of myself out there and then maybe by the time I'm 85, I'll look back and say, 'All right, that about sums it up.' Adam Sandler
Power is not sufficient evidence of truth. Samuel Johnson
As a child of God, your destiny, if you work hard enough and are faithful, is to become like Him. That means that there is nothing that is true that you cannot learn, because He knows all truth. Henry B. Eyring
The truth is that real history was a lot more complicated than our popular understandings lead us to believe. Marie Brennan
OK, so truth hurts - but what else does truth do? Teena Marie
The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth. Gaston Bachelard
It's estimated that 16 million people in the U.S. have struggled with depression - and I include myself in that statistic. It's real, and it's not shameful, and there is help available. You can bring it to the light, you can tell the truth, you can go to a meeting, you can reach out to a friend. None of us are alone. Lisa Jakub
Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now! Swami Sivananda
Congressmember Weiner has shown just a pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth, and what New Yorkers deserve is a mayor with a record of delivering for them, of vision, and a level of maturity and responsibility. Christine Quinn
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow. Friedrich Nietzsche
Be influenced by nothing but your clients' interests. Tell them the truth. Arthur C. Nielsen
Humans believe so many lies because we aren't aware. We ignore the truth or we just don't see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn't allow us to perceive the truth, what really is. Don Miguel Ruiz
Truth be told, I'm much more comfortable in a pair of hiking boots or with a rack of climbing gear than in front of a laptop. Mark Udall
Any necessary truth, whether a priori or a posteriori, could not have turned out otherwise. Saul Kripke
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. Mark Twain
You know, it looks like I have a varied resume or a varied career, that I've made interesting choices, when the truth of the matter is, in a way I've just kind of piece-mealed a career together, you know? Adam Scott
The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth. Walter Lippmann
It would be difficult to discover the truth about the universe if we refused to consider anything that might be true. Richard Morris
The truth is that the more responsible the media outlet, the more responsive they are to constructive criticism. David Brock
The truth will only be told over a career. Richard Linklater
A word of truth can mobilise two peoples looking for the road to reconciliation. Donald Tusk
I can say, 'Well, I'm a male. I'm a male human. I'm a medical doctor. I'm an author...' If I go to a religious point of view, I will say, 'I am a soul. I am a spirit.' If I go into science, I will say, 'I am energy. I am light.' But the truth is I have no idea what I am. Don Miguel Ruiz
Phil has always been a fighter. He was getting in fights all the time. I told him that if he ever hit me then I would leave the band. He wanted to find out if I was telling him the truth. He hit me so I left and that is how UFO split up. Michael Schenker
If someone's lying about something small, you don't know what else they're lying about. I'm a big girl, I can handle the truth - even if it's not good news. Jennifer Morrison
John Kerry didn't out me, nor did he offend or attack me by calling me a lesbian. I certainly couldn't be offended by the truth. Mary Cheney
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom. Voltaire
I hate to say it, but the truth is that the upscale line is where I get respect as a designer. The higher the price range, the higher the respect level from the industry, even though it's much easier to make a great $500 dress than a great $100 dress. Betsey Johnson
The story of undocumented immigrants in this country is not just about undocumented immigrants. It's about the country as a whole, and it's about us being able to tell the truth about where we are with this issue because we haven't been telling the truth about where we are with this issue. Jose Antonio Vargas
To me, the question of inspiration is an exercise in hindsight. The truth is, inspiration is mysterious at the time. I don't think it's ever a rational process. Julia Leigh
The sheep-people don't think for themselves anymore. You can say anything and it's the gospel truth and they don't have to go research it or anything, and they believe everything the news tells them. People don't go and do their own investigations if it's relationships or politics or anything. Big Boi
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. Thomas Sowell
The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. Robert Capa
I have always felt that the truth is prophetic, and that if you describe precisely what you see and give it life with your imagination, then what you write ought to have lasting value, no matter what the mood of your prose. Paul Theroux
I know there's been a lot that's been said about animated voice work, as though it's 'you can do this in your jeans and there's no camera and no pressure there. It's no big deal. It's easy.' The truth is, it's really a great test: how deep is your ability is to access your imagination? Nicolas Cage
I did two films that have a great following. One is 'Caddyshack,' one is 'Tron.' To tell you the truth, most people don't know that it's me in both films. Cindy Morgan
'Being green' is commendable, but I hope that people don't take too much pride and self-adoration because they shut off the water when they brushed their teeth. The truth of the matter is, conservation alone will do little to save our planet. Naveen Jain
Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting. William Randolph
Photography seduces us into thinking we can believe photographs, whereas we can't really believe that a picture can tell us any kind of truth at all. Alison Jackson
I study more of truth and enlightening. I had to go the next level to talk about life. Jet Li
Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don't think God categorizes sins. Joel Osteen
The surest way to lose truth is to pretend that one already wholly possesses it. Gordon W. Allport
I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity. Igor Stravinsky
Truth suffers from too much analysis. Frank Herbert
There's a lot of other movies I like, but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth. Jason Mewes
There's something uniquely exhilarating about puzzling together the truth at the hands of an unreliable narrator. Maria Semple
So I always think it's important to allow someone to reveal themself. If you notice something about someone that you like, it could really tell you something about who they are during a time of trial. The truth will come out. Leven Rambin
Many Lexington natives believe they live in a special place, one impossible to leave. I'm not so sure about that - or it's more accurate to say I think a more general truth exists beneath it: the place you first call home stays with you always, whether you remain or go. Kim Edwards
Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself. Vilfredo Pareto
The work that I feel is most authentically mine is the one that is my first reaction, the first thing that feels like the truth. In aggregate, those choices, those series of decisions, create your point of view, your visual language. Andrew Zuckerman
There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital. Al Capp
The bud of victory is always in the truth. Benjamin Harrison
The truth is that just as the 'West' is not a homogenous entity with one view on foreign and domestic policy, nor are Muslims. Maajid Nawaz
Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world. Polykarp Kusch
Anna Deavere Smith's new one-woman show bills itself as being about health care, but the truth is that 'Let Me Down Easy' is mostly about the grimmer subject of death and dying. Terry Teachout
Cultural synthesis is how a compromise between various opinions is worked out. But truth does not change, and truth is not arrived at by some sort of compromise. David Novak
In Israel, there's a lot to learn from anyone, because to live there you've got to deal with the truth. Things happen real fast. Your day goes from cool to catastrophic in one second. Israelis know that the cafe you're in could blow up, or the shopping mall, and they rock that. Henry Rollins
Psychoanalysis has a degree of unreliability about it. You will never know whether you've found the truth. You may find a subjective truth, but you don't know. Eric Kandel
The fundamental human truth underpinning 'Ox Mountain Death Song' is that men so very often turn into their fathers. The way that everything gets passed down. Kevin Barry
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. Khalil Gibran
It's kind of part of human nature to want to know the truth or want to be in on the secret. For stories that focus in on that - like whodunits - it's easy to get drawn into. Mireille Enos
On some level in acting, what you're trying to find is truth, because when it's true is when it's also funny. David Hyde Pierce
As a young girl, I used to dream of giving an interview. You dream of stardom as a kid. People think they don't want to be stars. Everyone wants to be a star! That's the truth. Even grownups; they pretend they don't want to be one and don't care. But everyone wants to. Sania Mirza
It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race. Emily Murphy
The truth of it is that women are far more logical than men. George Hamilton
Well, to be honest I think I tell less truth when I write journalism than when I write fiction. Julian Barnes
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy. Margaret Fuller
The truth is, truly passionate media creators don't get into the media business to make huge gains from spectacular unicorn exits. When it happens, we certainly all cheer (and perhaps secretly hope it happens to us). But the fact is, we make media because we don't know what else to do with ourselves. It's how we're wired, so to speak. John Battelle
I think it's what art should do: make you feel less alone - either in the quest for truth or in dealing with any pain you have. Brendan Gleeson
I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender. Rodney Dangerfield
Perceptual reality is different for different species. In certain species it is a mode of observation, so what we call scientific fact is actually not ultimate truth, it is perceptual experience, and it's a mode of observation. Deepak Chopra
Remember, I come from such an excessively overdone, red-carpet place called Hollywood. So I'm used to people blowing up their success in ways that are far above and beyond the truth. Shirley MacLaine
The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart. John Grierson
Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable. Werner Herzog
The truth cannot be asserted without denouncing the falsehood. Leslie Stephen
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill
In truth, I don't care about making feminism more accessible to anyone. Roxane Gay
All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry. Abbott L. Lowell
I make one pledge above all others - to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command. George McGovern
I believe that mothers should tell the truth, even - no, especially - when the truth is difficult. It's always easier, and in the short term can even feel right, to pretend everything is okay, and to encourage your children to do the same. But concealment leads to shame, and of all hurts shame is the most painful. Ayelet Waldman
The truth, it is said, is rarely pure or simple, yet genetics can at times seem seductively transparent. Iain McGilchrist
If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America. Ron Dellums
The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances. Andrew J. Bernstein
Self-esteem comes quietly, like the truth. Amity Gaige
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies. Alfred Lord Tennyson
The fact that anyone would find me sexy is very, very flattering, but ridiculous. I so don't believe it. But I'm flattered. Truth is, I don't lift a finger to look sexy. Ever. Laura Prepon
I think everybody could agree that our immigration system is broken. We have not told the truth about it. Jose Antonio Vargas
I've really been writing a lot of country songs. I used to get criticized for doing a 'Bump & Grind,' then turning around and doing a gospel song. But the truth is I'm glad I have a gift that allows me to switch lanes. R. Kelly
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. Isaac Newton
An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all. Jimmy Johnson
Country music is the people's music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are. Faith Hill
The world is... the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself. Maurice Merleau-Ponty
It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected. John Bradshaw
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive. Bryant H. McGill
We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch. Grace Napolitano
Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other. Benjamin E. Mays
The truth is, I like my body more when it's thinner. I have a range of jeans, and I'm happier in the smaller ones. But I don't have the same drive to get into those jeans. I'm not going to change my day to get there, whereas I used to. Brooke Shields
It is a fundamental truth that the responsibilities of motherhood cannot be successfully delegated. No, not to day-care centers, not to schools, not to nurseries, not to babysitters. Ezra Taft Benson
If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth. Gerald Vann
And it was so special, and to tell you the truth that's how I feel about the whole thing, I mean when I meet someone that has watched the show, and it has brought such joy to them, it just makes you feel so good. David Selby
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. Bette Davis
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. Hosea Ballou
Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth. Natalie Goldberg
It's time we learned the truth about stress. It's time we identified the thoughts that actually create our stress and learned to dismantle them one by one. Andrew J. Bernstein
This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials. Michael Musto
Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find. Bernadette Peters
It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons; I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate. Sloane Crosley
In truth, in the fairy-tale version of bailing out Lehman, the next domino, A.I.G., would have fallen even harder. If the politics of bailing out Lehman were bad, the politics of bailing out A.I.G. would have been worse. And the systemic risk that a failure of A.I.G. posed was orders of magnitude greater than Lehman's collapse. Andrew Ross Sorkin
The government of Puerto Rico has every right to hold a plebiscite, to consult the people of Puerto Rico regarding their wishes. But the truth is that for a change in the status of Puerto Rico to happen, you need both Congress and Puerto Rico agreeing to it. Pedro Pierluisi
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one. Konrad Lorenz
I think that hope is the act of continuing in the face of the truth. Daphne Gottlieb
The line between humor and bad taste is your audience, in which some people will find everything offensive, and some people will find nothing offensive, but the truth is that most humor originates in what would be called bad taste. Robert Mankoff
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true. Niels Bohr
You've got to demand the truth from yourself. Glenn Beck
Through language, we can tell the truth and hear the truth spoken, just as we can be deceived. Sometimes it's a painful realization: we can be lied to. As I write, I think of myself as putting my eye under oath, so that what I write is the truth about my characters. Michael Cadnum
Truth, also is the pursuit of it. George Oppen
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth. Joseph Joubert
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. Albert Einstein
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms. Giacomo Casanova
The pharmaceutical industry likes to depict itself as a research-based industry, as the source of innovative drugs. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is their incredible PR and their nerve. Marcia Angell
After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth. Helene Deutsch
You need not wonder at my knowing all human languages; for, to tell you the truth, I also understand all the secrets of human silence. Apollonius of Tyana
Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people. Ernest Renan
I see apostasy in many ways occurring in Evangelical churches that really aren't teaching the truth of God's word. I do believe that some churches have become entertainment centers and a teaching a type of prosperity Gospel rather than teaching God's word. Robert Jeffress
One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may. Joseph Smith, Jr.
Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there. Michael Leunig
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. Henry Ward Beecher
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth. George A. Smith
I say it with my tongue firmly planted in cheek but there's truth to it - being a comedian is very close to being a therapist. When you're working smaller clubs, you're listening. You're feeling an energy, you're going with a tone but when people start yelling out, you almost start a conversation with people. Dane Cook
I sometimes wish I had been educated a Catholic, in order to unite the poetry of religion with its higher principles. Are they necessarily inseparable? Is man really so much of a philosopher, that he can conceive of truth in its abstract purity, and divest life and the affections of all the aids of the imagination? James Fenimore Cooper
I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth. Carly Simon
The truth is, if you're lucky enough to work, you're a lucky actor. Lindsay Price
A lot of people assume that once you're working in Hollywood you become some sort of glamour-diva, which could not be further from the truth about me. Megyn Price
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell. Audre Lorde
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music. Tony Blair
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil Gibran
The idea that myth is the opposite of knowledge, or the opposite of truth, is simply to disallow it. It is like saying poetry is the opposite of truth. Marilynne Robinson
It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment. Thomas Malthus
'Truth Will Set U Free' is about honesty. My philosophic belief that ultimately being true to yourself is liberating, with every individual's inalienable right to be who they are without fear or recrimination. Corey Hart
Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them. Umberto Eco
Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion. David Icke
Ever since I came to Congress in 1992, there are those who have been trying to silence my voice. I've been told to 'sit down and shut up' over and over again. Well, I won't sit down and I won't shut up until the full and unvarnished truth is placed before the American people. Cynthia McKinney
Things are difficult enough about Iraq without the Federal Government suppressing the truth about Iraq. Jay Inslee
Every night I go over what I did in the day, in ethical or moral terms. Have I treated people properly? Did I tell the truth? Jeanne Moreau
It's always so hard when people assume someone cheated or broke up a marriage, when the truth may actually be much more complicated. Christian Borle
I feel like R&B is really based off of emotion and truth. R&B is a conversation. Sevyn Streeter
A myth is a lie that conceals or reveals a truth. But if it reveals even a strand of history or truth, that's what gets my adrenaline going. Ashwin Sanghi
There was a time when I just felt like a superwoman. I was like, 'I got Jesus! I ain't afraid!' But, the truth is, I want to do things right, and sometimes I am afraid that I'm not good enough or that I'm not going to handle something right. Tasha Smith
Truth be told, for a 21st Century American Jew there is something hollow in the Seder's liberation story and the commandment to feel as if you were there. Ezekiel Emanuel
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth. Sophocles
The truth is we need to build an economy going forward with all of us, when we all move forward and the payment of a national debt is not the responsibility of one group of Americans versus another. Paul Sadler
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them. Pietro Aretino
I'll tell you the truth: I had a double brandy before the game but, before, it used to be four bottles of whisky. Not any more. I was fine. I had a glass of wine after the game. But it was just a mouthful. Paul Gascoigne
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Stephen King
When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences. Frederick Sanger
The Bible never divorces the truth of Christ's future return with our present-day responsibilities. Robert Jeffress
I think theatre to some extent is always about telling stories, isn't it, and I think what I've learned is that freedom comes when you tell your story; freedom comes when you tell the truth. Eve Ensler
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors. Aldous Huxley
A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. Jeff Lindsay
I know that I need honesty from the people I interview. I also know that the truth is more interesting than made up stuff, and also, people don't connect with you if you're not honest. Neil Strauss
The media has become more forceful, has begun to recognize its traditional historic role and act on it, and truth is infectious. Ron Suskind
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. Anais Nin
Truth will prevail. Gordon B. Hinckley
I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it. Michel de Montaigne
Character is the starting point from which we go on. When I say a man has character, I mean that when you go to that man and say, 'What are the facts in this case?' he will tell you the truth, justly, truly, and wisely as he knows, with the minimum of exhibitionism and the maximum of devotion to the common cause. Douglas Southall Freeman
Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again. Dennis Miller
I believe certain members of the U.S. Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion of critical information that could have revealed a fullness of truth long ago. Bo Gritz
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. Mark Twain
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness. Robert Menzies
I think that some people like to be someone other than themselves when acting, while others are most themselves. I fall into the second camp. For me, acting is a great exercise in getting to the truth about myself. Kerry Bishe
Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. Sam Rayburn
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him. Max Planck
Jean-Luc Godard said that cinema is the truth 24 frames a second. I think cinema is lies 24 frames a second. Stanley Donen
Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks, which pretty much every movie in America does, but Tom passed. Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said he's voting for all of us for Oscars, he loved the film. Peter Berg
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. Willa Cather
The truth is that most of your Facebook friends are too busy counting their own 'likes' to pay attention to you for more than a few seconds anyway. Unless you happen to be a kitten who's in love with a baby goat, in which case you should hire a publicist immediately. Meghan Daum
The impulse to write comes, I think, from a desire - perhaps a need - to give imaginative life to experience, to share it with the reader, not to cover up the truth but to deliver it obliquely. Paul Theroux
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art. John Trudell
For instance, I have never believed that there is only one person for each person in the world. It doesn't make the least sense to me. However, in reality, I fell in love at 45 and I am absolutely certain that my now husband is the only man in the world for me, a truth I find both ridiculous and uplifting. Philippa Gregory
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. Thomas Merton
I always thought that if you don't feel the breath in the actors' bodies, you lose all the intimacy and truth. Richard LaGravenese
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement. Horace
I was in and out of Yes six times. Someone once likened it to Liz Taylor and Richard Burton's marriage where we couldn't live with or without each other. There's an element of truth, and I last left in 2005. Rick Wakeman
Don't worry over what the newspapers say. I don't. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents - but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea. William Howard Taft
Certainly, my father would not want to see me destroy myself in this business, as so many people in our family have been destroyed. I try to take good care of myself, but we are fighting the good fight, and the truth is powerful. Sam Sheppard
Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. William Penn
The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite. John Conyers
It is only through such real-life daily struggles and challenges that a genuine sensitivity to human rights can be inculcated. This is a truth that is not limited to school education: it applies to all of us. Daisaku Ikeda
I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong. Burt Bacharach
You cannot do anything without God. It's a profound and elemental truth. Not, you cannot do most things without God. You will not be able to do anything that you want, truly, in fulfillment, without God. Marco Rubio
In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted. Michael Musto
I worry about making work more important than what I know to be the truth. Throughout all areas of life, we're told how to look, how to act, what to speak, what to wear, what we should have and other people don't have, and we know none of that means anything. Yet these other messages never stop coming. Craig T. Nelson
When I write from the point of view of a child or a young person, I am trying to tell the truth as an adult voice sometimes cannot. We are so often wrapped in the garment of trying to reassure ourselves that we are not afraid. Michael Cadnum
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward. Al Gore
The appalling reality in American politics today is that, when ideology and money mix, truth is a mere inconvenience. David Horsey
We must take positions. Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called 'objectivity.' Objectivity does not exist - it cannot exist!... The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only. Oriana Fallaci
I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid. F. W. de Klerk
Our family, from day one, has only sought the simple truth in this matter. Sam Sheppard
I never regret things. It's a really dangerous thing to say, but for anyone involved in the arts, the bad things that happen make for good material. It's not a comfortable truth, but it is true. Antony Sher
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer
Truth is stranger than nonfiction. And life is too interesting to be left to journalists. People have stories, but journalists have 'takes,' and it's their takes that usually win out when the stories are too complicated or, as happens, not complicated enough. Walter Kirn
Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers. Gerrit Smith
Every Republican is on record as saying Obamacare is unacceptable, intolerable, and they're gonna do everything they could to keep it from happening. But, at the moment of truth, they're not. Rush Limbaugh
In modern warfare, journalists are among the first responders, seeking out truth in the turmoil and wreckage, wherever it takes them. Nancy Gibbs
In Mexico, when we want to speak deep secrets, we drink pulgue together. It is a drink made from the cactus plant, and when you take the bottle from your mouth, it leaves a string behind, between the mouth and the bottle, like a spider's web. It shows that the truth sticks inside. Alejandro Jodorowsky
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God. Nicolaus Copernicus
The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it. Mary Astell
As we have always seen here in the U.S. the universal truth about elections is that people vote their pocketbook. Jennifer Dunn
Many people have the idea that game shows are easy to come up with. And nothing could be further from the truth. Bob Barker
The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here. David Kay
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies. Karl Kraus
If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth. Joseph Smith, Jr.
I don't believe truth is conveyed by style and presentation. I don't think that if it was grainy and full of handheld material, it would be any more truthful. Errol Morris
See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers. John Sladek
The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit! David Kirk
When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. Bill Copeland
In reading the scriptures of truth, we often put wrong constructions upon them, and apply them improperly; and I apprehend it has often been the case in relation to this portion, particularly that part in relation to man's seeking out many inventions. Elias Hicks
The attorney general called and asked me if I was willing to be interviewed for FBI director. And the truth is I told him I didn't think so, that I thought it was too much for my family. But that I would sleep on it and call him back in the morning. And so I went to bed that night convinced I was going to call him back and say no. James Comey
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society. Henrik Ibsen
A new untruth is better than an old truth. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs. Adam Duritz
My plays are for the kind of black people who relate to funk music, to Parliament-Funkadelic. When those guys get out of a spaceship - the idea that black people are from outer space, there's a poetic truth to that. We are this vast people. Suzan-Lori Parks
When I was a young person I went to the university and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth; they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kills the words. Alejandro Jodorowsky
Seek truth from facts. Deng Xiaoping
Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered? Marcel Duchamp
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please. Mother Jones
There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul. Arnold Bennett
I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being. Michael Tippett
What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth. Sun Ra
The truth is I try to take people as I find them. Tony Abbott
The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart! Patrick Stewart
I love the power of the musician who composes and performs. I envy their ability to put a nugget of truth in three minutes of sweat and emotional outpouring, colored entirely from their thoughts. Kim Harrison
It's part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth. Alan Rudolph
Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real' world. J. R. R. Tolkien
The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real. Muhammad Iqbal
I think that people respond to honesty in music, so I only choose songs that are the truth for me. Alison Krauss
Clarity and consistency are not enough: the quest for truth requires humility and effort. Tariq Ramadan
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Charles Spurgeon
Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route. Elizabeth Kenny
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth. D. H. Lawrence
I will get to the truth, if not in Ukrainian courts, then in international ones. I will fight to my last breath. They want to put me in prison but that won't help. My voice will be heard even louder from prison than now, and the whole world will hear me. Yulia Tymoshenko
I fantasize that our politicians have been moved by the dialogues of Plato, and thus contemplate the ancient conflict of the sophists versus the lovers of truth. Daniel S. Loeb
The truth is I've been doing Kickstarter before there was Kickstarter; there was no Internet. Social Media was writing letters, making phone calls, beating the bushes. Spike Lee
Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second. Bernard Berenson
It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance. L. Neil Smith
I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH, that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant - it no longer existed. Lynne Cheney
Slogans which deafened us so that we could not hear the truth. Ernst Toller
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. John F. Kennedy
The best mind-altering drug is the truth. Lily Tomlin
The truth is that I got to Hollywood, and I didn't know what to do once I got there. Peter Capaldi
On the stage, you have to find truth, even if you have to lose the audience. Anthony Quinn
Truth is a great flirt. Franz Liszt
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements. William Butler Yeats
The truth is that everyone pays attention to who's number one at the box office. And none of it matters, because the only thing that really exists is the connection the audience has with a movie. Tom Hanks
Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come. Theodor Adorno
My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. Anne Lamott
I still want to write Clint Eastwood a letter saying, 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry for all us wimp actors. You're the truth.' I guarantee he's not the person you want to fight, even now! You look at him, and you don't want to mess with him. He would still take you down. Channing Tatum
'Last Resort,' to me, is very much about finding truth and integrity in an extraordinary situation. Jessy Schram
Everyone knows now how early a fetus becomes a baby. Women who have been pregnant have seen their babies on ultrasounds. They know that there is a terrible truth to those horrific pictures the anti-choice fanatics hold up in front of abortion clinics. Ayelet Waldman
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai Stevenson
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it. Rabindranath Tagore
Without a Jewish state, the iron truth of history is that the Jewish people sooner or later become even more vulnerable to the next wave of anti-Semitism. Jack Schwartz
The name America has definitely grown on me. I wish there was a big patriotic story behind it, but the truth is that my grandfather was a librarian who knew all sorts of random facts. America Ferrera
The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials - literally, which is why I'm teaching at MIT. Noam Chomsky
I learned at a very early age, the easiest thing in the world is to tell the truth, and then you don't have to remember what you said. It has nothing to do with morality, just remembering what you said. Robert Evans
To tell the truth, fairytales have never gone out of style. They have been told and retold for thousands of years, finding new shapes and structures with each new generation of tellers. Kate Forsyth
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. Thomas Huxley
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. Keith Miller
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth. Sara Teasdale
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. Leo Rosten
Truth, though it has many disadvantages, is at least changeless. You can always find it where you left it. Phyllis Bottome
The test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change. Andreas Schleicher
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying. Josh Billings
Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. Michael Jackson
You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand. Mary Harris Jones
I would never want to disrespect my beliefs. There are certain, obviously different, areas you wouldn't go. It's not congruent to who I am as a person, and it would be insincere, and it wouldn't be based on truth. Riaad Moosa
I've always been an optimistic guy, to tell you the truth. Antonio Banderas
At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people. Howard Dean
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth. Malcolm Bradbury
Not all artists have a responsibility to be socially or politically aware, but they do have a responsibility to make great art. They have to find some truth and put that in their music. Michael Franti
It's become my brand in a way, you know, speaking the truth even though it was not politically correct. Christine Lagarde
When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today. Jacques Prevert
A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation. Howard Crosby
What I do miss that I don't get anymore? You're going to think I'm crazy, but you want the truth, so here it is. The lights! I miss the spotlights. I don't mean it figuratively. I mean it literally. I love the feeling of lights. Barbara Mandrell
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain
For the actors, the talent is to serve the demands that I ask of them, to do it with naturality and truth, and to be honest when we were terrified. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant. Michael Novak
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. Aldous Huxley
Why waste time trying to discover the truth, when you can so easily create it? David Baldacci
If the sad truth be known, writers, being the misfits we are, probably ought not to belong to families in the first place. We simply are too self-interested, though we may excuse the flaw by calling it 'focused.' Roger Rosenblatt
Where every moment is about truth and I think it's a great challenge every night. That's what really drove me to wanting to do theatre, and it's great. Deborah Cox
Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. Edgar Allan Poe
Matangi's mantra is aim, which is MIA backwards. She fights for freedom of speech and stands for truth, and lives in the ghetto because her dad was the first person in Hindu mythology who came from the 'hood, but had gained enlightenment through not being a Brahmin. M.I.A.
To get people to switch from Google, you have to offer something twice as better. But the truth is, the world doesn't actually need better-quality search. I think we've got good enough search. Jason Calacanis
The world is starving for a new spiritual truth - a truth that works in sustaining life, not a truth that brings an end to life. Neale Donald Walsch
The truth of faith is a slender, glowing element that runs through even the seemingly ordinary and undramatic moments of existence. Even at low intensity, it is a steady source of illumination. Such religious truth is powerful even when it seems faint, even when it seems obscured by the larger events of history. Eugene Kennedy
Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions. Charles Jencks
How sweet the words of Truth, breathed from the lips of Love. James Beattie
I felt that as long as we were being honest, and that we didn't bend the truth to accomplish another goal, to be entertaining or to be a happy ending, I was confident that we'd be able to tell the story the way it happened. Ted Demme
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade. Alexander Pope
Our human tendency is to be impatient with the person who cannot see the truth that is so plain to us. We must be careful that our impatience is not interpreted as condemnation or rejection. Henry B. Eyring
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world. Muhammad Ali
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth. Desiderius Erasmus
The American people know something is wrong as far as energy is concerned. They don't think they are being told the truth. T. Boone Pickens
Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good. Petrarch
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth. Jean de la Bruyere
I wish I had Wonder Woman's magic lasso like her to make people tell the truth. Kylie Bax
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end. Kris Kristofferson
Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. Dorothy L. Sayers
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't! Hugh Grant
But the truth is, growing up in California, we knew nothing about hockey. Leigh Steinberg
Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning. Dorothy Allison
Character is the essence of all that a man has seen in life and regards as high and exalted. Character is like truth: the substance of the things that a man has forgotten but the substance of the things that are worth remembering in life. Douglas Southall Freeman
For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest. John Charles Polanyi
To those who don't want the truth about Kennedy's assassination to become known, the very repetition of a charge lends it a certain credibility, since people have a tendency to believe that where there's smoke, there's fire. Jim Garrison
I'm Billy the Kid, the fastest draw. It's not arrogance. It's the truth. David Geffen
I'm actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, 'Man, I said too much.' It's hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me. Drake
A lot of people think I'm cynical when I talk about acting. The truth of the matter is, I just don't want someone to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction. Amber Tamblyn
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth. George Canning
To be honest with you, girls didn't really start paying attention to me until after 'Clueless' came out. Then, all of a sudden, it was different. And that's the honest-to-goodness truth. I wasn't very popular until that happened. I have zero pickup lines. My game, I guess you could say, is my work. Donald Faison
All your life, you live so close to truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye. And when something nudges it into outline, it is like being ambushed by a grotesque. Tom Stoppard
Neither with those nor with the others, with all I agree and dissent; in all part of truth and part of error must be seen. Michael Servetus
What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth. Benjamin Disraeli
The idea that I have to be on the same side of the fence as Dan Quayle is cruelly depressing to me, but the truth is, I believe in family values. Harold Prince
Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes. Joseph Roux
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Well, I - all cases to me have interest. Every case is important to somebody, the people litigating that case. But the most difficult case for me is the case where one person says a, the other person says b, and you just don't know for certain who is not telling you the truth. Judge Mills Lane
Sometimes a witticism has no truth behind it. Michael Leunig
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. Blaise Pascal
When we believe in lies, we cannot see the truth, so we make thousands of assumptions and we take them as truth. One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth! Don Miguel Ruiz
The women's movement burst forth when I was fifteen. That was when I began to believe that life might semi-work out after all. The cavalry had arrived. Women were starting to say that you got to tell the truth now, that you had to tell the truth if you were going to heal and have an authentic life. Anne Lamott
We have a tendency to think everyone's idiotic and everyone's only doing something idiotic, and the world is controlled by a not-so-secret group of morons. There's great truth in that, I suppose, but then it's also not true. John Malkovich
You need to tell the truth to the audience, or they will throw a brick through the TV. They'll turn you off. Bryan Cranston
The truth is when you have a movie that was as successful as 'Chronicle' was, it's not as quick of a process. There are a lot more voices coming in and saying 'This is what the sequel should be' because there's a bigger expectation and a bigger fear of failure. And that's really what's going on with 'Chronicle 2.' Max Landis
Truth, at the wrong time, can be dangerous. Michael Ondaatje
I don't think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of. Leonardo DiCaprio
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar. J. Edgar Hoover
Books and all forms of writing have always been objects of terror to those who seek to suppress the truth. Wole Soyinka
For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart. I'm always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth? Will I rise up and do what's right, even if every fiber of my being is telling me otherwise? Ann Bancroft
I've always thought something that makes you laugh, it makes you laugh because there's a little bit of truth to it. Adam Savage
The law is agnostic about truth. Alan Dershowitz
Acting is all about truth and honesty, and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you. Thomas Kretschmann
Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective. Siri Hustvedt
Millions of people are asking for accountability, for responsibility, for truth from their elected officials, truth about how Obamacare is failing the men and women of America. Ted Cruz
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth. Jean Rostand
I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it. Luke Scott
Palestinian propagandists can say and do anything they please without concern for the truth, in the belief that if they repeat it often enough it will simply become the truth. Jack Schwartz
I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links. Joshua Waitzkin
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world. Thomas Jefferson
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth. Edward Young
The truth is, I think country music... there's a lot of great people, and just being raised the way a lot of country boys and girls are, hopefully there's just a lot of respect. Lee Brice
Humility is truth. Desiderius Erasmus
We need a commander in chief that speaks the truth. We will not defeat radical Islamic terrorism so long as we have a president unwilling to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism'. Ted Cruz
I admit there's an element of brutality in all my work - it's part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore - but the last thing I'm trying to do is put on some kind of freak show, inviting people to get off on other people's pain and humiliation. Todd Solondz
Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance. Timothy Radcliffe
I could never be a career politician, because I believe in telling the truth. Jesse Ventura
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it. Patrick Henry
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity. Bill Hybels
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth. Alfred Adler
Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love. Mason Cooley
Veiling truth in mystery. Virgil
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job. Samuel Goldwyn
If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out. Rabindranath Tagore
I don't think we're living in great times for movies, to tell you the truth. Gabriel Byrne
A lot of guys go, 'Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.' I tell 'em, 'I don't know any.' They want me to make one up. I don't make 'em up. I don't even know when I say it. They're the truth. And it is the truth. I don't know. Yogi Berra
So rather than face the bitter truth, China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police. Tom Lantos
When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe. Johnny Depp
You never monkey with the truth. Ben Bradlee
I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist. The truth is, I never intended to do this for a living. Bonnie Raitt
We see that pedantry has never been held in such esteem for the government of the world as in our times, and it offers as many paths of the true intelligible species and objects of infallible and sole truth as there are individual pedants. Giordano Bruno
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth. Giambattista Vico
I say that justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli
I knew from day one, the truth would prevail, but I was so scared I didn't know what to do. Susan Smith
Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized. Adolfo Perez Esquivel
Part of the fun of life is interacting with people and not knowing what the truth is inside. Letting them reveal that to you is what binds you to people. Michael Sheen
My only real advice to Oscar nominees is, 'If you haven't actually seen a competitor's film, don't fib and say you have and blow smoke up their wahooziewhatsits.' Always best to be frank and tell them the truth. Vera Farmiga
The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself, wherever it may lead. Luther Burbank
In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption. Henry James Sumner Maine
When you fail to tell the truth, you are kept bound to the past in ways that devastate your soul. Debbie Ford
The deepest failures any fiction writer is likely to have are failures of not quite comprehending the truth of the story that he or she is telling. Richard Russo
Faithfully obeying God's commandments is essential to receiving the Holy Ghost. We are reminded of this truth each week as we listen to the sacrament prayers and worthily partake of the bread and water. David A. Bednar
Light is the symbol of truth. James Russell Lowell
The truth is that the United States doesn't need, and shouldn't have, a debt ceiling. Every other democratic country, with the exception of Denmark, does fine without one. James Surowiecki
I said the first concern of the administration of justice must, of course, be the individual. The second concern is the truth. Elliot Richardson
If you are going through something with one of your parents, you know that there is this feeling inside you constantly that something is wrong. Even if you want to pretend that it doesn't matter to you or you don't care, the truth of the matter is that you do, because they are your parents and you love them. Brad Goreski
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Planck
For me, I don't feel it is a success in the career to be the pretty woman; career success comes from being characters who tell us something about the truth. Emmanuelle Beart
The truth is that killing innocent people is always wrong - and no argument or excuse, no matter how deeply believed, can ever make it right. No religion on earth condones the killing of innocent people; no faith tradition tolerates the random killing of our brothers and sisters on this earth. Feisal Abdul Rauf
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth. Phaedrus
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. Albert Camus
In order to feel loved, be respected and stay connected, we humans have a tendency to lie. We lie about who we are, what we want, what we need, what we have done or will do. Perhaps 'lie' is too strong a word. Let me say that what we do is withhold the truth. Iyanla Vanzant
Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what's needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith. Kris Carr
We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination. Richard Le Gallienne
Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. Thomas Jefferson
Let me tell you the truth: I'm 45 years old. I never thought that I would live to see a black president. Coolio
Truth disappears with the telling of it. Lawrence Durrell
My body gets weak without truth. Andrei Platonov
As a preacher who is fully human, and clearly not divine, I can't speak as Jesus did. But I do seek to speak truth that carries weight and authority. All of us who preach the gospel aspire to speak under the authority of Jesus. John Ortberg
Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it. Louis Agassiz
I used to be more paranoid and stressed, constantly worrying about my Plan B. But the truth is I don't have one. Uma Thurman
The truth of the matter is that I used to be much more - as it were - shy. Now I don't care! Tom Stoppard
There are times when a falsehood well told bridges over quite a difficulty, but in the long run, you had better tell the truth, even if you swim the creek. Robert G. Ingersoll
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies. Subcomandante Marcos
The intellectual power is never at rest; it is never satisfied with any comprehended truth, but ever proceeds on and on towards that truth which is not comprehended. So also the will, which follows the apprehension; we see that it is never satisfied with anything finite. Giordano Bruno
Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth - a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil. Feisal Abdul Rauf
Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers. Ron Silver
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A. Garfield
Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at? Lord Byron
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. William Tecumseh Sherman
The truth of the matter is roles like James Bond are the ones that I look up to as probably the best roles ever to play. So that's probably my ultimate goal one day: to play James Bond. Luke Evans
If you are a great news organization, you can't have the best obtainable version of the truth if your vision and your scale is reduced to a fraction of its former self. Carl Bernstein
I'm fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales and fables. There's something interesting and funny and perverse about the way fairytale sometimes passes for history, for truth. Kara Walker
There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral. Ida Tarbell
'Crazy-busy' is a great armor, it's a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we're feeling and what we really need can't catch up with us. Brene Brown
We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth. Kenneth R. Miller
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. Lillian Hellman
Reporters no longer ask for verification, thus they print charges no matter how outlandish they may seem, and once having done that, when the truth comes out, it's buried in the back page or never makes it on the air at all. Dixie Lee Ray
The real truth is, I just want to keep the voice of dissent alive in all of our elections. I don't really want to hang out with politicians. Roseanne Barr
The truth of the matter is movies are a reflection of life and violence is a real part of life. I don't think you could make movies exclusively where there was no violence. Christopher McQuarrie
What emerged, of course, was that the magnitude scale presupposed that all earthquakes were alike except for a constant scaling factor. And this proved to be closer to the truth than we expected. Charles Francis Richter
Because Bin Laden's culture doesn't permit the worship of images, they understand how powerful images are. We wouldn't have thought of creating a visual bomb. In a way, he's chopped down two iconic buildings, and used our very truth imagery, to express himself. It's fascinating... I mean, dreadful. Alison Jackson
I've always been a person that is searching for truth and always wants to go further, deeper. Lykke Li
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. Wole Soyinka
What ever truth drops on it eventually grinds to a powder. Art Blakey
My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: tell the truth of his own time. Leslie Fiedler
All we can do is keep going up against then as long as Ray is alive because when he dies it will not be possible to establish the truth of his innocence in a court of law. William Pepper
The truth is that nearly everybody is right about some things and wrong about most things; and if a man's testimony is not to be taken until he is right on every subject, witnesses will be extremely scarce. Robert G. Ingersoll
Once you go inside and weed through the muck, you will find the real beauty, the truth about yourself. Lindsay Wagner
The truth is, our corporate income taxes are some of the highest in the world, and frankly, in my judgment it's unpatriotic if you're not for reducing the corporate income tax. We want to make it so American companies are on a more level playing field competing with companies around the world. Jim Jordan
Teachers don't tell us the truth about historical people. If we knew the truth, parents couldn't hold their lives up as examples. Tom Hulce
I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior. You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends. Charles Colson
Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other. Lawrence Durrell
In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection. Carol Gilligan
Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself. Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. William Jennings Bryan
My truth is I am gay and out, and if I can't do that in my music, then I don't need it. Fortunately, I do feel like there is a movement against homophobia, and I hope to be part of that. Billy Porter
I don't like the word 'autobiography.' I rather like the term 'autofiction.' The second you make a script out of the story of your life, it becomes fictional. Of course, the truth is never far. But the story is created out of it. Marjane Satrapi
The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects. Leonardo da Vinci
The absolute truth is that there is no power in celebrity. Bill Cosby
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself. Jim Rohn
Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say. Tommy Chong
It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth. Peter Abelard
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see. Samuel Johnson
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. William James
The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth. Michael Graves
Truth is, I think, if God just gave us our daily bread, many of us would be angry. 'That's all you're going to give me? You're just going to give me enough to sustain me for today? What about tomorrow or next year or 10, 20, 30 years from now? I want to know that I'm set up.' And yet Jesus says just pray for your daily provisions. Francis Chan
If churches around the world would grasp the revolutionary truth that Christ's transforming power always comes through sacrifice and weakness, it would dramatically alter the landscape of the global church. Joni Eareckson Tada
I insist on the truth. I surround myself with people who tell the truth. Shelby Lynne
I think the truth is always interesting, but with politicians, you don't get to see much of that. Peter Capaldi
There are many levels of truth. Alan Dershowitz
The truth is, the difference between a studio photographer and a photojournalist is the same as the difference between a political cartoonist and an abstract painter; the only thing the two have in common is the blank page. The jobs entail different talents and different desires. Lynsey Addario
This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting. Fernand Leger
I think there are so many books out there written on relationships and romance that women are the authors of. How can women know exactly how men think? And there are so many guys out there with relationship books who are just not telling the truth. They have shaded parts. Steve Harvey
Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown. Thomas Becket
As soon as you think you know someone else's truth better than they do, you are in deep water. Martha Beck
The Centre is very important to me; it's about trust - about truth. David Ginola
You have had indeed a fair trial. It is a shocking thing when a judge of your high office is shown to have betrayed the truth and his honor, and I sentence you to the penitentiary. Florence Ellinwood Allen
I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth. Stanley Baldwin
In order to create lasting security you must learn to stand in your truth. Suze Orman
Well, the truth is always what should be told. And the truth and the knowledge of the truth is what everybody should represent, regardless of the consequences of doing it. Johnny Isakson
Art is a deception that creates real emotions - a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic. Marco Tempest
When people ask what were the qualities of Bobby Kennedy that they most admired, it was first that he was tough. Second, he told the truth and third, he stood up for the little guy. Emilio Estevez
I don't think people maybe think that the government does tell them the truth. I think they expect politicians who are going to tell them one thing and then when they get in office do something else. Ann Richards
I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite. Jamaica Kincaid
In a sense, there's a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader. A. E. van Vogt
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone
My stories are not Christianized at all. I don't even have any Christians in my stories. What they are, are stories about ordinary people going through extraordinary circumstances in which I'm exploring truth. How light overcomes darkness in a way that's unmistakable to anyone who has any kind of faith. Ted Dekker
In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. Paul Eldridge
Even though I was making documentaries, my films had fictional elements to them. I think I like blurring those distinctions because so much of what we see on television purports to be the truth, but it's often largely imaginary - or wishful thinking, or any number of less honorable things. Ruth Ozeki
We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search. If the 'World Spirit' touches you, do not expect that it will be painless. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling. Robert M. Pirsig
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. Umberto Eco
If you ever face a significant disaster, do your best to keep up the spirits of those around you, act flexibly and creatively to help, try to sort rumors from truth, and remember that the decisions you make will have repercussions after the disaster has passed. Sheri Fink
When every church becomes a school, every cathedral a university, every clergyman a teacher, and all their hearers brave and honest thinkers, then - and not until then - will the dream of poet, patriot, philanthropist and philosopher become a real and blessed truth. Robert G. Ingersoll
The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests. Charley Reese
The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that. Tom Shadyac
All truth is not to be told at all times. Samuel Butler
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you're playing a tender love story that's set in a coffee shop or whether you're in 'The Avengers,' which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding. Tom Hiddleston
When the truth is spoken, it doesn't need to be adorned. It just needs to be simply stated, and often it only needs to be said once. James Nachtwey
See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom, then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other, 'cause the truth is we're all sinners. Paul Begala
It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history. Arthur L. Herman
So you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna do something really outrageous, I'm gonna tell the truth. John Travolta
The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think. June Jordan
I was watching a Storyville documentary called 'Blackfish' about killer whales in captivity. I was emotionally drained by the end. It revealed a real behind-the-scenes truth on what we do with animals. Rupert Evans
All of us create our own versions of an event, of our lives, even, not because we're liars, necessarily, but because we can only see and understand the truth from our own viewpoint, and a shifting viewpoint at that. Deb Caletti
My theory is the root of a country artist is truth and honesty. For me, I look at Sam Hunt. The truth and the honest thing is we have southern roots, we were raised in a southern way, but we listen to Drake and other stuff, too. Kelsea Ballerini
I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It's the truth. Brad Pitt
A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth. Frank Luntz
Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does. Helen Hayes
The larger truth, the universal truth that you can give in a novel, is far greater than what you can give through journalism. Oriana Fallaci
Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. Swami Vivekananda
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity. George Orwell
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. Antisthenes
We say, 'You may drink at the age of 21 but not at the age of 20.' Why? Because humans like to create terribly neat categories out of nature because it allows us a nice, tight social organization. The truth is, nature doesn't care that we like nice, neat social organizations. Nature likes variety. Alice Dreger
The Internet has been this miraculous conduit to the undeniable truth to the Holocaust. Steven Spielberg
After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory. Charles Spurgeon
Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it's often only found in moments of truth. Alan Rudolph
If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public. Lance Ito
I do what I believe the Lord did, and that is walk in love with all mankind, which I don't see a lot of Christians doing. Christians can be so judgmental that it can turn off people who are considering converting. It makes me a little embarrassed, to tell you the truth, when I hear Christians criticizing others. Tasha Smith
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. Thomas Jefferson
Live truth instead of professing it. Elbert Hubbard
When you get people standing up saying, 'I'm going to just tell the truth; what do we have to fear?,' it encourages others, and it creates a counterresponse. Ron Suskind
The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. Rabindranath Tagore
My work is about giving voice to the unheard, and reiterating the voice of the heard in such a way that you question, or re-examine, what is the truth. Anna Deavere Smith
Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you. Katherine Anne Porter
There can be no literary equivalent to truth. Laura Riding
The truth is that genetics has robbed me of hair. But it's not interesting to blame genetics. Moby
My grandfather was a police officer. He taught Dad about lie detectors and police interrogation methods, so Dad got this old World War II lie detector and used it on us regularly. He was obsessed with the truth. Brian Herbert
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin
I don't really lie about anything, I have to be honest. I like to live with the truth. Lisa Vanderpump
The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness. Roland Allen
You want a friend who's going to tell you the truth. That's what it's about. If you don't have a friend who's going to tell you the truth every time something comes up, you feel like he's not a true friend. Donald Driver
I've still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, 'You know, that's the truth. I wasn't there, and I wasn't a six-foot black girl, but that's the truth.' Maya Angelou
The biggest misconception people have is that quality is all that matters. The truth is that quality helps, but there's a ton of high-quality things that don't go anywhere. Jonah Peretti
I've been accused of having very long ingredient lists, and I guess there's some truth in that. Yotam Ottolenghi
In truth, every American administration since that of Franklin D. Roosevelt has maintained close ties with the Saudi rulers, and for a single, simple reason: oil. Michael Mandelbaum
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. Philip Guedalla
People learn to shop for churches; there is no loyalty to the church. They're consumers being attracted to one product or another. I think it's sacrilege, to tell you the truth, it really is. Eugene H. Peterson
I film normal-life subjects in natural settings that some people would consider uncinematic. But what I want to show is nature itself, as the truth of life. Abbas Kiarostami
For a believer, Christian faith is true to the human heart, not in the sense that any old thing we fancy believing in will become conveniently true - but because the complicated truth about our hearts, as we struggle to perceive it, tells us what we are and where we are, and consequently what we need. Francis Spufford
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance. Alanis Morissette
Words have great cumulative power, but in the 21st century, a single image is much stronger. An image suggests the unvarnished truth. That is its power and its fiction. Alexandra Kerry
For 10 years, Kosovo was taboo. No one could officially tell the truth. Ivica Dacic
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a protective monastery of aesthetic truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive. David Mamet
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth. Thomas Mann
I think most of my songs are based on an emotion and in every song I write, there's at least a partial truth. James Maslow
The crimes that become iconic etch themselves into the collective consciousness because they suggest a frightening truth: that the universe does not rely on cause and effect. S. J. Rozan
The truth is that the free movement of goods, people, and money that developed under British hegemony between 1870 and 1913 - the first episode of globalization - was made possible, in large part, by military might rather than market forces. Ha-Joon Chang
We don't have truth delivered to us very often, especially in this very commercialized world. Hal Holbrook
I'm simply trying to tell the truth about human behaviour as I see it. Sarah Kane
There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That's why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves. Jesse Ventura
To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth. Jonathan Frid
I listen to a variety of music. The only common point is strong lyrics; I'm more obsessed with lyrics than music. I need to hear a form of truth, and if it's a hard truth, even better. Lou Doillon
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. Arthur Conan Doyle
I try to give each performance my own soul, to bring a truth to my character. Hopefully, when I bring that much truth to a character, it resonates with somebody, and it sparks some kind of emotion in them. Jurnee Smollett
About every year or two, there is a moment of truth where there's some new development in the marketplace, some new technology, some sort of existential crisis. You just have to be vigilant about looking out for those moments. Jeremy Stoppelman
The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. Brene Brown
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children who have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, in understanding and love. Gordon B. Hinckley
There are dozens of references to God in the Scriptures for every one to the figure of Satan. This reflects a sometimes forgotten theological truth that the devil is by no means God's counterpart. He is a creature, not the Creator. John Ortberg
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent. Mahatma Gandhi
It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God. Albert Barnes
After 'Chandni Bar' there was a shutdown of such bars in Mumbai. After 'Page 3' people started avoiding such events. 'Traffic Signal' exposed the money flow through the mafia. I'm not apologetic about the brutal truth in my films. Almost 70% of my films are based on reality, and 30% I fictionalize or change to suit my film. Madhur Bhandarkar
I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years. Ben Affleck
We've had a major shift in what truth is and where it comes from. We've gone from being God-centered to self-centered, from being objective to being subjective, and from being internal to external. Josh McDowell
The law reports in newspapers contain perhaps the only real history of England that has any relation to truth. Robert Baldwin Ross
I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired. Janis Ian
The truth is, I'd like to be closer to my kids. I'd like to share more with them. But that's not what this time in their lives is about. This is their time to separate, to self-direct, to become independent. Kelly Corrigan
Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You've got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I've got my Freud mixed up. It's just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit. Vera Farmiga
Once I realized the emptiness of life apart from knowing God, when I embraced God and the truth of the gospel and the truth of the Bible, it was a no-brainer decision to see that that was a treasure that was infinitely more valuable than some sort of an atheistic Hollywood party life. Kirk Cameron
Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. Willie Nelson
The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty. Abu Bakr
I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. Cindy Sheehan
If our governments are so compromised that they will not tell us the truth, then we must step forward to grasp it. Sara Harrison
If I could only give three words of advice, they would be, 'Tell the truth.' If I got three more words, I'd add, 'All the time.' Randy Pausch
A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view. Nate Silver
I am just a journeyman actor. Most often I take what's offered me, and I've been able to work year after year. I was in 'Scarface.' Some people think this must have done me a world of good. Truth to tell, six months after 'Scarface' I had to take a job with a real estate development friend for a few months just to get by. Mark Margolis
You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth. Terry Gilliam
The honest truth is no, I don't feel like I arrived. I don't feel like I'm worthy. My publicist says I'm not supposed to say that, but I don't feel I'm there yet. Adam Green
Readers appreciate the truth. Why say, 'Some think a situation is a mess?' Based on my reporting, if a situation is a mess, then I say that. The truth is always what reporters tell each other when they get back to the newsroom. Kara Swisher
As long as the people don't fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn't stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful... but so frightening. Alice Walker
A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind. Henry Mayhew
I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she's telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy. Lee Child
People who think about time travel stories sometimes think that going back in time would be fun because you would have all the information you needed to be much more astute than the people there, when the truth is of course you wouldn't. Octavia E. Butler
Never lie when the truth is more profitable. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Self-appearing subjects and objects are the power of the baseless ultimate truth. Longchenpa
Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches. Harold Evans
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards. Lewis Carroll
The Gospel purifies and renews: it bears fruit wherever the community of believers hears and welcomes the grace of God in truth and lives in charity. This is my faith; this is my joy. Pope Benedict XVI
Politicians said that with our cheap labour, we could be competitive in the world. Nothing could be further from the truth. We were the most uncompetitive country with that cheap labour. Baba Kalyani
It is a most certain truth, that the richer we see ourselves to be, confessing at the same time our poverty, the greater will be our progress, and the more real our humility. Saint Teresa of Avila
Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else. Bob Dylan
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible? Queen Elizabeth II
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. Friedrich Nietzsche
The one thing I have never been afraid of is standing before important people and speaking my mind. I represent women who may never have the opportunity to go to the UN or meet with a president. I'm never afraid to speak truth to power. Leymah Gbowee
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it. Herodotus
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson
Most people don't grow up. It's too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That's the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don't grow up. Maya Angelou
But the truth is I wanted to have my daughter for so long. It's not the kind of thing you can visit, motherhood. Especially in the early years. Now she's eight, and I'm still not going to go anywhere. Helen Hunt
The truth is, everything is eating and being eaten. Joel Salatin
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego. Northrop Frye
Language is the house of the truth of Being. Martin Heidegger
The truth of the matter is, every film is imperfect. It's the nature of the beast. One of the things that people ask me all the time is, what's the difference between theater and film, and one of the biggest differences is, in the theater you always get another go. Stephen Daldry
If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad. Hans Eysenck
The truth is, I don't really have a type of girl. Thomas McDonell
I can't point to a single person or incident that changed my life, but the recognition that there is a certain world order, has been consequential. It has empowered me to do things my way. I found an inner truth by which I abide. Shari Arison
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. Robert Louis Stevenson
War is wrong. Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed. Bayard Rustin
Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli
I love the way dates in a text make us think that truth will follow. Ben Marcus
Truth is the daughter of time. Aulus Gellius
The truth is I love musical theater and always have. Idina Menzel
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. Aristotle
There's no question that sources sometimes have interests aside from the truth when they talk to reporters. That's why reporters have to very aggressively report against their own theses and against their initial information. Bill Keller
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash. Louis Aragon
That's the whole point of writing to me - I put my characters under incredible duress, and from that comes their truth. In a way, I'm using them to try to find my own answers in life. R. A. Salvatore
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. Francis Bacon
When I grew up, in Taiwan, the Korean War was seen as a good war, where America protected Asia. It was sort of an extension of World War II. And it was, of course, the peak of the Cold War. People in Taiwan were generally proAmerican. The Korean War made Japan. And then the Vietnam War made Taiwan. There is some truth to that. Ang Lee
Reclaiming the word 'fat' was the most empowering step in my progress. I stopped using it for insult or degradation and instead replaced it with truth, because the truth is that I am fat, and that's ok. So now when someone calls me fat, I agree, whereas before I would get embarrassed and emotional. Beth Ditto
Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. P. T. Barnum
The song 'My Way' is a very remarkable song. It is also difficult to sing because you've got to convince people that what you're singing about is the truth. It's a man who is very proud of having achieved everything that he's achieved his way. Christopher Lee
Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren't happening. Joyce Meyer
In the past, I've been reluctant to share any bits of truth about myself or to really let people in on my reality. So I have said some things to throw people off the scent of what's really going on in my life. So I have sort of aided the media in printing these misconceptions, which I regret. Megan Fox
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation? Thomas Carlyle
It's too bad for us 'literary' enthusiasts, but it's the truth nevertheless - pictures tell any story more effectively than words. William Moulton Marston
I don't think we've got much of a chance to tell you the truth. But our main problem is our audience skews a little older than most shows, and I don't think our people can stay up that late. I certainly can't. Dick Van Dyke
I think our sense as actors of what we've just done - whether or not it be in an audition - is usually really not connected to any truth. I'm always asking for more takes and more goes. I think I just need to shut up and listen. Lily James
The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers. Allan Bloom
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. Jeremy Bentham
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. Charles Caleb Colton
The challenge for a nonfiction writer is to achieve a poetic precision using the documents of truth but somehow to make people and places spring to life as if the reader was in their presence. Simon Schama
I've realized why I don't tell the truth in interviews. It's because they're printed months later, and you change so quickly - you have new thoughts, new everything - so people are reading an old version of you. Nicholas Hoult
The horrible truth is we are linear beings; we can't multitask, and we shouldn't keep interrupting important connections to each other with the latest message coming in. Douglas Rushkoff
I want a language that speaks the truth. Studs Terkel
From this, without doubt, sprang the fable. Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own. Alfred de Vigny
What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian? Clifford D. Simak
Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies that honor those qualities. For that sentiment we should indeed thank God. Alfred Day Hershey
Flesh will not stand in front of God, so all the decisions you make from your flesh will be paid for with your soul. Your flesh rejects the truth because it desires to do what it wants to do. Monica Johnson
The truth is I don't feel too bad for my age. I actually have a better shape now than I used to. Gary Lineker
Journalists are supposed to put the people first, even before themselves. Around the world and throughout history, journalists have died to get the truth out. Michael Arrington
When guys do books or stories, all I like to see is the truth. Pete Rose
Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away. Ismail Haniyeh
The truth just happens - lies take time to make. Michael Cudlitz
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister. Herman Melville
We seek the truth and will endure the consequences. Charles Seymour
If you're thinking of coming to America, this is what it's like: you've got your Comfort Inn, you've got your Best Western, and you've got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude - it's not a holiday programme, it's the truth. Jeremy Clarkson
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen
The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history? Katharine Anthony
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so. Mark Twain
People always love and respect characters who speak the truth, even if the truth hurts. David Duchovny
I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much. Penelope Cruz
I was a very good baseball and football player, but my father always told me I was much more interested in how I looked playing baseball or football than in actually playing. There's great truth in that. John Malkovich
We don't go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers. Helen Thomas
I'm craving more soul, I'm craving more truth, I'm craving more socially - just people that are aware of what's going on in the world. John Legend
Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be. David Halberstam
Well, to tell you the straight honest truth, it was like a Grateful Dead cover band. I didn't feel - and nothing against the guys - I didn't feel that they were opening up like they should. I'll tell you what, with guitar players, Steven has what I like in guitar players. Bill Kreutzmann
I think Michael Moore is an amazing man - an amazing, brave man. And I think people are probably going to start saying, 'Don't associate with Cindy Sheehan.' People who speak truth to power somehow are marginalized in this country. Cindy Sheehan
We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did. We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see. Neil Sheehan
I have a driver's licence, but the truth is that I hardly ever drive. I prefer to get around by taxi. Ferran Adria
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.' Abraham Lincoln
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. Voltaire
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it. George Santayana
The role of Charlie Eppes has changed me. I never imagined I would play a role like this. I lost some weight, grew my hair and now every woman in America over 40 wants to date me. It's their daughters I want to convince. The truth is all this talk makes me blush. Me, I look in the mirror and all I see is this Jewish kid from Queens. David Krumholtz
The truth is, somebody is always talking about you, so you have to let it go... if it's not a part of your God-given destiny. Joel Osteen
As an actor, you try to bring as much of yourself to a part to try and create a feeling of authenticity and emotional truth and resonance. Jesse Eisenberg
Somebody said I am the most popular person in Arizona because I am speaking the truth. Donald Trump
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. Bo Bennett
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it. James A. Baldwin
When you're telling stories, you are actually trying to illuminate some portion of the truth in an artful way. The story may immediately seem to be a lie, but it's like an impressionistic painting - you see the light and the color better than you would with a photo-realistic piece. Christopher Moore
Stephen King has inspired me with his humor and honesty, and his admonition that the author's job is to tell the truth. Barry Eisler
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. Bill Cosby
No planet is more earth-like than Earth itself, so if life really does pop up readily in earth-like conditions, then surely it should have arisen many times right here on our home planet? And how do we know it didn't? The truth is, nobody has looked. Paul Davies
To those who are incapable of presenting the historic truth in an honest way, I want to say that Poland was not a perpetrator but a victim of World War Two. Ewa Kopacz
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story. Margaret Thatcher
Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light. Ellis Peters
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Planck
I don't for one second think about the possibility of censorship when I am writing a new book. I know I am a person who cares about kids and who cares about truth and I am guided by my own instincts, and trust them. Lois Lowry
The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now. Lana Turner
People say children are charming because they tell the truth. That's a lie. I've got five of them. They only tell the truth if they're in pain. Bill Cosby
I used to say that the Constitution is not a living document. It's dead, dead, dead. But I've gotten better. I no longer say that. The truth is that the Constitution is not one that morphs. It's an enduring Constitution, not a changing Constitution. That is what I've meant when I've said that the Constitution is dead. Antonin Scalia
Each has its lesson; for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves. Henry Timrod
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Rene Descartes
And I said, 'Why not? It's the truth! Why can't I say I'm a Beatles fan?' I used to get criticized for that. Buck Owens
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last. Hugh Walpole
Also, I used to think that one day I might get someone to iron my shirts, but the truth is I really like doing them myself. David Sedaris
Science is about nothing but getting at the truth, and anything that gets in the way of that diminishes, in my experience, the science. Tim Hunt
Let the winds of evidence blow you about as though you are a leaf, with no direction of your own. Beware lest you fight a rearguard retreat against the evidence, grudgingly conceding each foot of ground only when forced, feeling cheated. Surrender to the truth as quickly as you can. Eliezer Yudkowsky
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes. Dan Rather
There is no original truth, only original error. Gaston Bachelard
I know what I like in other actors: truth. That's the best. It makes you say, 'OK, I'll go with you on this.' Daniel Craig
The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea. Jean-Luc Godard
Anybody can make jokes. But unless they come from conviction, and there's truth in them, you haven't nailed it. They aren't as funny as they could be, and they don't make a point. Dan Jenkins
I just want to say, that if Jesus were alive, what would he be doing? Well, he would probably be accepting and loving people how they're made. And I always say this and it's really the truth. If being 4'11 was a sin, what would I do? Well, I could wear heels and I could add a wig. Kristin Chenoweth
When you come to 'Shark Tank,' the only person you should listen to is me, because you know you're getting the truth. I'll decide if it's worth it, and after I'm finished, the rest of the people can look into it. Kevin O'Leary
I was one of those kids who was always seeking the truth, and I first looked for truth by reading novels. It took quite a long time for me to realize there are better ways. Cynthia Kenyon
If you're truthful with yourself and others, forgiveness clears the path to righteousness, to grace. All we want is grace. We all want that light in our lives. And we can only get that when we go deep into truth. Corbin Bernsen
After 'Inconvenient Truth,' we hit a tipping point where almost everybody in America cares about the environment. Catherine Hardwicke
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. Blaise Pascal
When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role playing, sidestep, shilly-shally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo. We do this and expect others to do it, yet at the same time we profess to long for the plain truth, for people to say what they mean, simple as that. Such hypocrisy is a human universal. Steven Pinker
In this world truth can wait; she is used to it. Douglas William Jerrold
Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. Mary Astell
I don't bill myself as an atheist but as a naturalist. Naturalism is a belief system. A lot of scientists bristle at that. We all have to believe we can find the truth. Evidence is my guide. I rely on observation, experimentation and verification. Greg Graffin
The words of truth are always paradoxical. Lao Tzu
I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it. Edward Irving
The influence of 'Hidden Fortress' comes up a lot because it was printed in a book once. The truth is, the only thing I was inspired by was the fact that it's told from the point of view of two peasants, who get mixed up with a samurai and princess and a lot of very high-level people. George Lucas
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. John Locke
I could wear makeup today, and one person would say it looks bland, another would say it looks fake, and another might tell me I look really natural. Everyone is convinced their opinion is the truth, and that's what I struggle against. Sheena Iyengar
The truth doesn't change. It was the same when Moses got the Ten Commandments as it is today. That's the thing about the truth. That's the thing about real. It doesn't change and it doesn't have to change. Now you can put it in a different book, but it's still real. It's still the truth. DMX
Uh, do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that's in them. The means that he used to do that, I can't say, but I do believe in that fundamental truth. Mike Pence
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. Lord Byron
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. Thomas Jefferson
I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth. Abu Bakr
We are really the conveyors of truth in a very critical time and people need to know that truth. Judd Rose
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers. Charles Peguy
So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train of graces wherewith it is accompanied, that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them, though it may have some shadows of them. Thomas Hooker
The truth is that men are tired of liberty. Benito Mussolini
I'm not saying that I am all of my characters, but for me to bring a character to life, you've got to be able to find your own truth. Shemar Moore
The truth is, ever since I was little, I've wanted to be an actor more than I ever wanted to be a movie star. Cathy Moriarty
The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly. Roberto Benigni
It's self-evident that we are going to have permanent problems with oil and gasoline and the prime resources that are needed to run the American suburbs. And we're just not going to be able to run them. You know, it's just unfortunate, it's tragic, but it's the truth. James Howard Kunstler
The truth is that the writers who most influenced me weren't people categorized as crime writers. I'd say I learned more from John O'Hara, who isn't much read today but whose short stories I really admired, and Hemingway, who I think has lasted pretty good. Elmore Leonard
You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes. Maimonides
I would not have a career without Facebook and Twitter. That's the truth. Billy Eichner
What happened in the missile crisis in October 1962 has been prettified to make it look as if acts of courage and thoughtfulness abounded. The truth is that the whole episode was almost insane. Noam Chomsky
The work of WikiLeaks is with principal documentary evidence; that's where the truth lies. It gets to the heart of the matter. It educates people and in turn empowers them. Sara Harrison
When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love. Orlando Bloom
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. Benjamin Disraeli
A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. James Callaghan
I'm an entertainer. Not a journalist or spokesman for anybody. Truth is, a lot of my listeners absolutely hate what I have to say. Neal Boortz
I don't value authority. I don't value the systems. I don't value patriarchal religion. I don't value the things that diminish you when you do tell the truth. So I'm not scared of the end result, and that is the biggest asset I have. Susan Powter
There are people who are surprised at my politics and being a conservative and the rest of it. But the truth of the matter is, to my knowledge, I have never been overlooked or turned down for anything that I wanted to do that was being offered to me. Wayne Newton
Almost everything in 'A Day With Wilbur Robinson' has some basis in truth. And yes, my sister did pay me to feed her grapes while she talked to her boyfriend on the phone. William Joyce
Seeing is no longer believing. The very notion of truth has been put into crisis. In a world bloated with images, we are finally learning that photographs do indeed lie. Barbara Kruger
In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction. Simon Greenleaf
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson
Thank you... 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' for demonstrating a universal truth: Idiots like me will always watch idiots like you fight on TV. You will forever be in my TiVo. Jimmy Fallon
I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth. Naomi Campbell
When I speak of family, I immediately think of a support system who can give you a reality check when you need it: a mirror reflection of myself. I believe that we are a result of our family - the people who encourage us and tell us the truth about who we are which helps us to grow through their advice and wisdom. Tasha Smith
Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed. Livy
The truth is that I don't really care what everyone thinks. Beny Steinmetz
Fiction is not necessarily about what you know, it's about how you feel. That is the truth about fiction, and the other truth is that all science is a tool, and we use our tools not to actualise what we know, but to implement how we feel. Margaret Atwood
Heathens are unredeemed outcasts from heaven who roam the planet without hope of surviving the deaths of their bodies. They may have values, but they are not secured by any divine source. Yet we embrace this because we think it represents the truth. Julian Baggini
It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality. Steven Biko
Speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there, do seem to stir and move to bear you witness. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films. Ken Burns
The truth is, when I started to make films, I was terrified. I had a huge difference in what I was writing in the screenplay and what was on the screen after. Sometimes there was a big gap. Now, the more I have experienced, the more I do movies, the more I feel that the dream is closer to the screen. It's coming with experience. Denis Villeneuve
I think you tell the story that has to be told. You tell the story that's the truth. You tell the story that readers will be interested in and should know about. Andrew Ross Sorkin
Endurance, after all, is the only reason we even exist. We think of ourselves as nature's deadliest animals, but the truth is, a naked human is the biggest wimp in the wild. We have no fangs, no claws, no strength, and no speed. Christopher McDougall
If I'm saying a universal truth, but maybe it's something that people don't feel comfortable saying... It's a strange take, but at the same time, what you're hitting on is kind of right. You can relate. That's the heart of comedy. You have to have a point of view. You gotta commit. And the more you commit to it, sometimes the funnier it gets. Vince Vaughn
The truth is, I'm just a rough old New Zealander who has enjoyed many challenges in his life. Edmund Hillary
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou
There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering. Minna Antrim
Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don't know. I don't know. I've convinced myself - I hope I'm right - that children despair of you if you don't tell them the truth. Maurice Sendak
There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake. Kenneth L. Pike
Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth. Lactantius
While many people think that we as reporters are whining and that this is a time of war, we are really the conveyors of truth in a very critical time and people need to know that truth. Judd Rose
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. Stephen Fry
I've always operated under the notion that audiences don't always know when they're being lied to, but that they always know when they're being told the truth. Sean Penn
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess. Walter Savage Landor
The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold. Albert Pike
The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion. Thomas Babington Macaulay
The truth is women use contraception not only as a way to prevent unintended pregnancies, but also to improve their health and the health of their families. Increased access to contraception is directly linked to declines in maternal and infant mortality. Felicity Huffman
Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. Albert Camus
When a movie like 'Superbad' or 'Moneyball' comes out, people make you feel like you're the most important person on the planet. The truth is, you're a billion percent not the most important person on the planet. It's all insulated in your world and no one could care less. It's just a movie. Jonah Hill
The best comedy to me - and again, I grew up with comedy since I was a baby, so I've seen it all - is when you exaggerate the truth, like Richard Pryor did, you understand? Pauly Shore
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie. Wole Soyinka
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. Peace Pilgrim
My job, and that's my job, is to dress the naked truth. To make it interesting, to make it viable, to make it seem like something you understand and feel and love. Bryce Courtenay
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. Denis Diderot
Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. Richard Nixon
The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists. Erwin Schrodinger
If there is any one truth from the legacy of the Cayce readings, it would be that there is a spiritual dimension to humans, something beyond time and space. Henry Reed
I've always been someone who's believed in truth. I believe truth exists. I don't believe in relativism, a 'your truth, my truth' kind of a thing. However, I also believe that the truth must always be spoken in love - and that grace and truth are found in Jesus Christ. Jonathan Jackson
Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles and an assortment of sinister Victoriana. However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve since the days of Bram Stoker, producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century - in literature, film and beyond. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters. Friedrich Nietzsche
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Jules Verne
You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go. Kenny Loggins
The truth is that we don't need everyone to like us; we need a few people to love us. Because what's better than being roundly liked is being fully known - an impossibility both professionally and personally if you're so busy being likable that you forget to be yourself. Jessica Valenti
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King Jr.
Moral certainty can deafen people to any truth other than their own. Geraldine Brooks
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road. Albert Camus
It is a truth universally acknowledged, in the enlightened liberal semi-socialist California circles in which I often move, that Uber is evil. Jon Evans
Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared. Erica Jong
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. Aldous Huxley
Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality. Linus Pauling
I'm a person that just likes to speak the truth, and I don't understand why in America it's such a big deal that we won't read the Koran and we won't look at history. Pat Robertson
With superheroes and comics and fantasy and sci-fi being absolutely the popular currency in cinema, it's like people have said in endless magazines, it's the revenge of the geeks and all that. There's some truth in that. Martin Freeman
The truth is that anyone, almost anyone, who receives the Nobel Prize has some indirect knowledge of one sort or another that they may be a candidate. James Rothman
We who are interested in relative truth have to keep digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under. Holly Near
In this play we're dealing with relative truths - who's lying, who's telling the truth. But underneath that, Ed and I have hit this deeper level of intimacy between old friends that comes out in the play. Fred Ward
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences. Zainab Salbi
I'm someone who believes the truth needs to be heard. And if I'm empowered with the truth, I'm not going to shut up. Scott Ritter
The truth is, we have this idea that late night is about creativity and being cool, but that's not our job. Our job is to get as many people watching the commercials in between our show. That's the reality of it. Jimmy Kimmel
Women are not making it to the top of any profession in the world. But when I say, 'The blunt truth is that men run the world,' people say, 'Really?' That, to me, is the problem. Sheryl Sandberg
The single overriding objective in wellness is creating constant personal renewal where we recognize and act on the truth that each day is a miraculous gift, and our job is to untie the ribbons. That's the Law of Esprit: living life with joy. Greg Anderson
When I worked as a prosecutor in Richmond, Virginia in the 1990s, that city, like so much of America, was experiencing horrific levels of violent crime. But to describe it that way obscures an important truth: for the most part, white people weren't dying; black people were dying. Most white people could drive around the problem. James Comey
I've worked for 55 years. I'm going to take a little time off, to tell you the truth. It's just that now in the last couple of weeks, Gelman is pouring it on. 'Farewell to Regis!' It's getting embarrassing. Regis Philbin
Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth. William Warburton
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth. Albert Pike
False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news. Adrienne Rich
Songwriters tell the truth. Kara DioGuardi
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth, represent truth, or else it won't last. Adolph Green
It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
I gradually became persuaded that the subjects, without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics. Vernon L. Smith
The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on. Anna Howard Shaw
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Winston Churchill
I don't believe a poet has a better hold on truth or morality than a fiction writer has. And I don't think a fiction writer has anything over a journalist. It's all about the good word, properly inserted. Colum McCann
Truth is, every writer has to be a good editor, and you have to edit yourself. It's a skill every writer has to acquire. Lisa Scottoline
The truth is that I am a very independent person and I've always been. That probably damaged some of my relationships with men. Bronagh Gallagher
Living in truth cannot be reduced to having access to full information. Ivan Krastev
When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows. Grace Slick
And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord. Emanuel Swedenborg
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. Ludwig Borne
I don't believe that narrative works when it's trying to teach a lesson or speak a factual truth. Shane Carruth
The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons. Diane Abbott
The truth of the matter was that I made myself disappear. I never liked being a Judge, so I just decided to start over. Sorry to inconvenience anyone. Joseph Force Crater
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. Boris Pasternak
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand
I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine. Hugh Laurie
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth. Blaise Pascal
Poetry lies its way to the truth. John Ciardi
It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth. Bob Kane
A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone. Robert Kiyosaki
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. Gilbert K. Chesterton
No one wants to hear the truth if it isn't what they want to hear. Aaron Brown
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. Chanakya
Acting is the business of truth, so that we can see ourselves reflected back and learn. Melissa Leo
In the case of maternal health care, you look at, well naturally, it's the mother who's the customer, who makes the decisions. But in truth, the mother in many areas, in certain parts of India, the mother has very little decision-making power at all. The real decision-maker is the mother-in-law. Jacqueline Novogratz
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender. Thomas Browne
One of the pitfalls of writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise, beyond-their-years creatures or else these sad-eyed, tragic people. And the truth is people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer. John Green
I broke down on Thursday, Nov. 3, and told Sheriff Howard Wells the truth. It wasn't easy, but after the truth was out, I felt like the world was lifted off my shoulders. Susan Smith
I don't want people thinking they know me instead of the character. Steve McQueen has loads of stories about him - who knows what's true? But it's great for people to fictionalize rather than know the truth. Kit Harington
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Mahatma Gandhi
No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does. Anita Brookner
A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth. Michael Kinsley
I'm used to always being different, in any context. People always want to know how I grew up, so I just say I grew up Muslim. That's the truth. Two Muslim girls can write me two extremely different letters - and they do. Some are very supportive, and some question what I do. Noureen DeWulf
I'm not a tough guy. I'm just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can't deal with it, too bad. Kevin O'Leary
We're all living in a casino. It's just Vegas. Everything is on camera. Everything is being recorded. Everything is on audio. The truth is we all have access to everybody else's information. Ashton Kutcher
This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based. All tactics that are not based on this are false, and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat. Herman Gorter
I don't regret giving up football for acting. I love football and am very proud I played for Morton. But the truth is, I wasn't going to get much higher in football. At the same time, I sensed I could go somewhere in acting. I'm 28, which is young for acting, whereas in football I'd now be near the end of my career. Martin Compston
We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart. Saint Bernard
We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are? David Carr
Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth. Rupert Sheldrake
Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time. Frank Norris
I think people are distrustful of politicians and are looking for someone who is telling the truth with no hidden agenda. Mohamed ElBaradei
The truth of Moore's law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant. Bill Gates
I think a lot of people mistake my confidence on stage for cockiness in real life, and that's actually farthest from the truth. When I'm on stage, I'm that confident and that cocky because I have a microphone in my hand, and there's a few thousand people staring at me. And I know they're there to laugh. Russell Peters
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. Pearl S. Buck
There is one universal truth: All women, all over the world, want to look beautiful. That is always the theme of my designs. Prabal Gurung
As a nation - and as a world - we need more truth. John Legend
Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines. William Hamilton
We do violence to the consciousness of a past age when we divide what was indivisible to it: the one sacred truth of the Christian creed. Hans Jonas
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want. Muhammad Ali
I get paid to lie to people as an actor. Country music is the one area that I don't lie. I tell the truth. Christian Kane
If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics. Will Rogers
What I do have to get across is the truth of the moment within the given scene. It's my job, as a director and screenwriter, to create the environment in which all those moments will come together eventually. James Gray
We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease. Wendell Berry
If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point. Ezra Pound
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Christ
Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way. Richard Rorty
The politicians think the journalists have power, the journalists think bankers have power, bankers think lawyers have power. The truth is, nobody has power. Rory Stewart
I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one's temper and disturb one's quiet. Benjamin Franklin
It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth. Brooks Atkinson
It's not that I'm universally loved. We know I'm not in New Jersey. But what they do say in New Jersey is, 'We like him, and we think he's telling us the truth.' I think we need to have that type of politics on the national level. Chris Christie
I trust you: That's huge. That's truth. That's real love. Everyone uses 'I love you' so loosely. Justin Chatwin
The truth is that anyone... that wants to subvert our Constitution to Shariah Law is an enemy of the United States. Louie Gohmert
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter S. Thompson
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth. Marie Curie
Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us. Jawaharlal Nehru
Breaking into a system or exposing its weaknesses is a good thing because truth and knowledge must win out. Dan Farmer
Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place. Mira Nair
As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth. Boris Pasternak
The Holy Ghost bears witness to us of the truth and impresses upon our souls the reality of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, so surely that no earthly power or authority can separate us from that knowledge. James E. Faust
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us. Peter Ustinov
I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world. Buddha
The truth is, I've been on a team my whole life. I'm the youngest of 7, so I've been training to be an athlete my whole life. Abby Wambach
A trial is not a search for truth. It is a contest and, often, one that produces no winners. Andrew Vachss
The truth is I never think of any subject as taboo. Amy Bloom
It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction. Doris Lessing
You do something you're really quite proud of, and the public doesn't like it. Then you do something that perhaps you're not at all happy with and the public loves it. And that's the moment of truth, because it's the audience that's the final judge. Les Dawson
In truth, the best Bitcoin can hope for is to be a second-rate version of gold, if that. Andrew Ross Sorkin
It's true when they say songwriting is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. In truth, what happens is... songs comes through you. Greg Lake
The attempts to distort the truth and to hide the facts behind blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of the Ukrainian crisis. Sergei Lavrov
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. Friedrich Nietzsche
In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact. Ernest Renan
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people. Jean de La Fontaine
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
But the truth is that critics are by definition critical. That's their job. Frank Black
Religion gives you a sense of certainty. It makes you feel that you have the right answers to really big questions and that you've grasped the truth. James Heckman
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. C. S. Lewis
You can't get there alone. People have to help you, and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth, by being earnest. Randy Pausch
The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas. Boris Johnson
In the 1950s, we had all these B-grade science-fiction movies. The point was to scare the public and get them to buy popcorn. No attempt was made to create movies that were somewhat inherent to the truth. Michio Kaku
Julian Assange is certainly no hero. The man behind WikiLeaks issued threats as if he were Dr. No bent on ending civilization as we know it. We will find him, lock him up, and throw away the key. But give the man credit; for a week the truth was laid bare. Martin Cruz Smith
Real intimacy depends on truth - lovingly told - especially in the bedroom. Joyce Brothers
You can't legislate into existence an act of forgiveness and a true confession; those are mysteries of the human heart, and they occur between one individual and another individual, not a panel of judges sitting asking questions, trying to test your truth. Athol Fugard
I think Pirandello had something to say to people about what truth really is. Dominic Chianese
I think my love of truth and honesty forces me to notice that the liberal intelligentsia of Western countries is betraying itself where Islam is concerned. Richard Dawkins
The only accusation of Gillian Triggs with the ring of truth is that she has lost the confidence of the government - but then, so too has Tony Abbott. Richard Flanagan
When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. Adrienne Rich
Then again, they're not scripted and I feel it's virtually impossible to be anything but yourself when you're in front of the cameras and cooking so there is a measure of truth in what you see. Nigella Lawson
The smallest number, with God and truth on their side, are weightier than thousands. Charles Simmons
I always say this: 'In life, truth is on your side.' Daniel Snyder
The work of deciding cases goes on every day in hundreds of courts throughout the land. Any judge, one might suppose, would find it easy to describe the process which he had followed a thousand times and more. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Benjamin N. Cardozo
Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that. John Burroughs
The truth can not be drowned by any flood of false indictments. Slobodan Milosevic
I'll cough up the bitter truth right now, at the risk of losing my Feminism Club Decoder Ring: I didn't go see 'Inside Out' for Amy Poehler, though she's terrific. I went to see my dark prince, Lewis Black. MaryJanice Davidson
The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them. Jon Voight
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. James Russell Lowell
One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are - are - are living in - in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers. Feisal Abdul Rauf
I'm shy, and I can hide behind my acting and discover the truth about myself because it's cathartic in that way. But I tend not to read reviews. Eamonn Walker
A nation that turns it back on Christ and God's words of truth will inevitably regret it. Monica Johnson
When you sit down to write, you have to be prepared to strip all of those voices away, all of the censors away, and talk about what you think the truth is, which I think is really the task of the writer - to get to the truth. Pearl Cleage
The only people that ever stand up and tell the truth are who? Intelligence officers. Because our culture is, never break faith with the truth. We'll tell you, you don't have to drag it out of us. George Tenet
The truth is the real Christian experience is truly about repenting every day because there is no Christian that doesn't sin. Stephen Baldwin
When you claim to have the truth, as opposed to the truth as you perceive it, then you move us toward a theocratic view of government. Gene Robinson
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. Baltasar Gracian
After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth. John Biddle
It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Truth is the glue that holds government together. Gerald R. Ford
Fiction is a lie that is told in the service of truth. Tim O'Brien
But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love. William Shatner
When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth. Eartha Kitt
If readers, young and old, would take even a moment to reflect on our rapidly shifting culture and ideology, I would be happy. Many leaders of the older generation dismiss emerging culture. Those leaders are at risk of becoming a feeble voice-piece without followers. Most of the younger generation is going deaf to the truth. Ted Dekker
Time discovers truth. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there. Howard Dean
The truth is the truth is the truth. And as long as you tell the truth, you'll be okay in the end. Don Lemon
In writing, I try to find the right balance between momentum and infinity, truth and beauty. Romesh Gunesekera
Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth. Mel Gibson
I had pictured journalism as I'd seen it in the most ennobling films, where the reporter battles for the truth, propelled by conviction, and is triumphant. There are journalists who fit that ideal. Tom Rachman
There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth. Margaret Lee Runbeck
In today's distorted world of 'human rights,' truth takes a back seat to ideology, and false claims - especially those that 'support' radical ideologies - persist even after they have been exposed. Alan Dershowitz
The truth is, I'd never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it's astounding, but I don't see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I'm told he used to wear ladies' underwear, which is something I also do. Hugh Grant
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley
The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified. Nikola Tesla
Truth may be stranger than fiction on a plot and narrative basis, but fiction can investigate tone in a way that things based on a true story can't. Ray McKinnon
To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true. Bayard Rustin
A pessimist is a man who tells the truth prematurely. Cyrano de Bergerac
I think that if you can convey a kind of a complexity, a mystery, a truth in stillness, that, to me, is really worth striving for, and I totally agree with Michael Fassbender in that less is more. If it's going on inside you, the camera will find it. Gabriel Byrne
Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they're very bright. But there's a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy. Anna Chlumsky
From early childhood, I was interested in understanding how the world worked, and assumed I would be some kind of physical scientist or chemist. But the truth was, I didn't know there was another kind of world, the inner world, that was just as interesting, if not more relevant, than what was going on in the outside world. Stephen LaBerge
It is such a relief to be told the truth. Katherine Anne Porter
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. Thomas Paine
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I think artists are really the root of a tree. They can search for truth or reality in their own way, and the gallery can support them - the outside part of the tree, where it is more about reaching the outside world, connecting with the outside world. That is the role of the gallery, no? Why does the artist have to do that? A. Balasubramaniam
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself. James Allen
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King Jr.
In order to deliver the emotional truth in the story, you have to include some of the literal truth. Theresa Breslin
Truth be told, ginormous portions have become a pet peeve of mine. Hal Sparks
From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts. Tom Stoppard
If there are two things Penn & Teller stand for, it's the truth & lying, although not necessarily in that order. Penn Jillette
I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction. Katherine Anne Porter
I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions. Sidney Poitier
You want to try and bring a character to life in an honest a way as you possibly can. It doesn't matter whether he's a doctor, an actor, a car salesman or a captain of a starship. If you can bring truth and honesty to that character, then your audience will believe you. Scott Bakula
You shouldn't get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny. Bob Newhart
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness. Alfred Nobel
Real spiritual authority has to do with the truth of the actual words being spoken, and the spirit of the person behind the words. Really, authority is about truth: honest-living truth. John Ortberg
Truth is a big concept. Lukas Foss
To tell you the truth, I never listen to opera at home. Lesley Garrett
This November, with the re-election of President Barack Obama, this generation of Americans will ever expand upon the hope, the truth and the promise of America. Cory Booker
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. Tony Robbins
I believe that if you can discover something of the truth of a person, then you will start to understand, and to understand is to move towards, if not like, then at least an empathy of some kind. Rupert Friend
I'm not one of those people who have to try and remember what they told people, because I always tell the truth. That should count for something, right? Gary Sheffield
My most heartfelt thank you goes to Impact Future Media and Cartoon Monkey Studio. Their dedication to the truth is very uncommon in the world we live in today. I am now, and will always be, grateful to their organizations. John McAfee
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
The truth was you can't continue to spend the kind of money our spending on all these entitlement programs. I think we need more people in public life who are willing to say, no, we can't afford certain things. No, we can't do certain things. Chris Christie
When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry. Muhammad Iqbal
I've done movies that have mostly feminine characters and elements, and I think that both 'Heathers' and 'Truth About Cats and Dogs' are, in their own weird ways - they're different ends of the girl movie spectrum, but they're very much centered around the female characters, and I like those movies, and I like working with good actresses. Michael Lehmann
Elections, for their part, are typically popularity contests rather than measures of candidates' relative competency or effectiveness. Imagine if scientific truth were determined according to which scientist was most popular. To be successful, scientists would have to be charismatic and attractive - and human knowledge would suffer terribly. Nathan Myhrvold
Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry. Laura Riding
Media companies' hit-focused marketing did not emerge in a vacuum. It reflects how consumers make choices. The truth is that consumers prefer blockbusters. Anita Elberse