— Jean Paul Sartre, livro The Devil and the Good Lord
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
„Let me tell you the truth. The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago.“
— Lenny Bruce comedian and social critic 1925 - 1966
as quoted by Paul Krassner in Lenny Bruce: Swear to tell the truth 1998 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175844/
— Philip Roth, livro Portnoy's Complaint
Fonte: Portnoy's Complaint
„The courage to cooperate or initiate are based entirely on the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth as the divine mind within you tells you the truth is. It really does require a courage and a self-disciplining to go along with that truth.“
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
From 1980s onwards, Only Integrity is Going to Count (1983)
— Chuck Klosterman, livro Downtown Owl
Fonte: Downtown Owl
„Therefore, come to our aid you who alone are able. For this rivalry exists for sake of you, whom alone they revere in everything that all seem to worship. For each one desires in all that he seems to desire only the good which you are; no one is seeking with all his intellectual searching for anything else than the truth which you are. For what does the living seek except to live? What does the existing seek except to exist?“
— Nicholas of Cusa German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer 1401 - 1464
De Pace Fidei (The Peace of Faith) (1453)
„“I’ll do everything I can to help, I promise.”
“You always have,” Emily murmured. Except tell me the truth about anything.“
— M. K. Hobson, livro The Native Star
Fonte: The Native Star (2010), Chapter 23, “The Skycladdische and the Sangrimancer” (p. 329)
„What scientific truth tells you is: what things are. Genuine religious truth tells you: how you should act. These are not the same.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
— Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Fonte: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
„There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.“
— Khaled Hosseini, livro The Kite Runner
Fonte: The Kite Runner
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Tell the truth. If you tell the truth all the time you don't have to worry three months down the line about what you said three months earlier. Truth is always the truth. You won't have to complicate your life by trying to cover up.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Fonte: Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
„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 American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930
Quoted in Henry Pringle (1939), The Life and Times of William Howard Taft.
„A lot of common wisdom like that isn’t just mistaken, it’s anti-epistemology, it’s systematically wrong. Every rule of rationality that tells you how to find the truth, there’s someone out there who needs you to believe the opposite. If you once tell a lie, the truth is ever after your enemy; and there’s a lot of people out there telling lies.“
— Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Harry Potter in Ch. 65 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/65/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (2010 - 2015)
Contexto: Lies propagate, that’s what I’m saying. You’ve got to tell more lies to cover them up, lie about every fact that’s connected to the first lie. And if you kept on lying, and you kept on trying to cover it up, sooner or later you’d even have to start lying about the general laws of thought. Like, someone is selling you some kind of alternative medicine that doesn’t work, and any double-blind experimental study will confirm that it doesn’t work. So if someone wants to go on defending the lie, they’ve got to get you to disbelieve in the experimental method. Like, the experimental method is just for merely scientific kinds of medicine, not amazing alternative medicine like theirs. Or a good and virtuous person should believe as strongly as they can, no matter what the evidence says. Or truth doesn’t exist and there’s no such thing as objective reality. A lot of common wisdom like that isn’t just mistaken, it’s anti-epistemology, it’s systematically wrong. Every rule of rationality that tells you how to find the truth, there’s someone out there who needs you to believe the opposite. If you once tell a lie, the truth is ever after your enemy; and there’s a lot of people out there telling lies.
„Tell them stories. They need the truth. You must tell them true stories, and everything will be well, just tell them stories.“
— Philip Pullman, livro The Amber Spyglass
Fonte: His Dark Materials, The Amber Spyglass (2000), Ch. 32 : Morning
Contexto: One of the ghosts — an old woman — beckoned, urging her to come close.
Then she spoke, and Mary heard her say:
"Tell them stories. They need the truth. You must tell them true stories, and everything will be well, just tell them stories."
That was all, and then she was gone. It was one of those moments when we suddenly recall a dream that we’ve unaccountably forgotten, and back in a flood comes all the emotion we felt in our sleep. It was the dream she’d tried to describe to Atal, the night picture; but as Mary tried to find it again, it dissolved and drifted apart, just as these presences did in the open air. The dream was gone.
All that was left was the sweetness of that feeling, and the injunction to tell them stories.