„When we speak of the commerce with our [American] colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.“

Works of Edmund Burke Volume ii, p. 116
Second Speech on Conciliation with America (1775)

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„To think that realistic fiction is by definition superior to imaginative fiction is to think imitation is superior to invention.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

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„We speak Spanish but we think American. We don't want to be a colony, we don't want to be inferior. We want to be equal.“

—  Luis A. Ferré American politician 1904 - 2003

On Puerto Ricans and their relationship with the United States, in a 1999 WOSO radio station interview in Puerto Rico, as quoted by the Associated Press http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2003/Ex-Puerto-Rican-Governor-Ferre-Dies-at-99/id-8cb93046108ad2da5ed0958cda645bfb

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„Truth is a lagging indicator in politics.“

—  James Bovard American journalist 1956

From The Bush Betrayal (Palgrave, 2004) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigram%20page%20Bush%20Betrayal.htm

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„Fiction is the lie that tells the truth, after all.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming (2013)
Contexto: 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.

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„We, politely referred to as "underdeveloped," in truth are colonial, semi-colonial or dependent countries.“

—  Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967

Cuba as Vanguard (1961)
Contexto: We, politely referred to as "underdeveloped," in truth are colonial, semi-colonial or dependent countries. We are countries whose economies have been distorted by imperialism, which has abnormally developed those branches of industry or agriculture needed to complement its complex economy. “Underdevelopment,” or distorted development, brings a dangerous specialization in raw materials, inherent in which is the threat of hunger for all our peoples. We, the “underdeveloped,” are also those with the single crop, the single product, the single market. A single product whose uncertain sale depends on a single market imposing and fixing conditions. That is the great formula for imperialist economic domination.

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„It was good of Friedrich Nietzsche to declare God dead — I declare that he has never been born. It is a created fiction, an invention, not a discovery. Do you understand the difference between invention and discovery? A discovery is about truth, an invention is manufactured by you. It is man-manufactured fiction.“

—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990

God is Dead, Now Zen is the Only Living Truth (1989) YouTube video of the lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBEIeRSLb8k
Contexto: It was good of Friedrich Nietzsche to declare God dead — I declare that he has never been born. It is a created fiction, an invention, not a discovery. Do you understand the difference between invention and discovery? A discovery is about truth, an invention is manufactured by you. It is man-manufactured fiction. Certainly it has given consolation, but consolation is not the right thing! Consolation is opium. It keeps you unaware of the reality, and life is flowing past you so quickly — seventy years will be gone soon. Anybody who gives you a belief system is your enemy, because the belief system becomes the barrier for your eyes, you cannot see the truth. The very desire to find the truth disappears. But in the beginning it is bitter if all your belief systems are taken away from you. The fear and anxiety which you have been suppressing for millennia, which is there, very alive, will surface immediately. No God can destroy it, only the search for truth and the experience of truth — not a belief — is capable of healing all your wounds, of making you a whole being. And the whole person is the holy person to me.

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„When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold,
And Commerce settles on every tree.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

On Art And Artists (1800) 'On the Foundation of the Royal Academy'

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„Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true;
Real becomes not-real when the unreal's real.“

—  Cao Xueqin, livro Dream of the Red Chamber

Jia zuo zhen shi zhen yi jia,
Wu wei you chu you huan wu.
Original: (zh) 假作真时真亦假,无为有处有还无。
Fonte: Dream of the Red Chamber (c. 1760), Chapter 5

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„Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there.“

—  Richard Feynman, livro The Character of Physical Law

Fonte: The Character of Physical Law (1965), chapter 6, “Probability and Uncertainty — the Quantum Mechanical View of Nature,” p. 127-128

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„Truth and freedom are inextricably connected. We must speak the truth because otherwise we shall lose our freedom.“

—  Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963

Closing remarks in court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGIbb8rY7hQ&feature=youtu.be (1 June 2011)
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„Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.“

—  Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960

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."
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„For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.“

—  J. G. Ballard, livro Crash

"Introduction" to the French edition (1974) of Crash (1973); reprinted in Re/Search no. 8/9 (1984)
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Contexto: We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind — mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.

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