— Matt Groening American cartoonist 1954
— Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011
Joking on joining the Army at age 15. CNN March 8, 2008.
— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
"Oscar Wilde: On the Skids Again" (1987)
— Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
— Carlos Zambrano Venezuelan baseball pitcher 1981
Gano, Rick, St. Louis 5, Chi Cubs 4 http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=240719116, Yahoo! Sports, Retrieved on June 15, 2007
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
This appears in the handwritten manuscript for the L'Etranger, but not apparently in the English translations. See https://twitter.com/lit_books/status/491648425654751232?lang=en Someone who reads French is needed to verify. Pablo Picasso said something very similar. Perhaps it is the source? From Herschel B. Chipp’s Theories of Modern Art: "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand."
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
Context: We writers – and especially writers for children, but all writers – have an obligation to our readers: it's the obligation to write true things, especially important when we are creating tales of people who do not exist in places that never were – to understand that truth is not in what happens but what it tells us about who we are. Fiction is the lie that tells the truth, after all.
„I want to run through the halls of my high school,
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs.
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world,
Just a lie you've got to rise above.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
No Such Thing
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
No Direction Home (2005)