„I don't like to see kids throw away their truth just because it isn't worth a dime in the open market.“
"The Flashing Dragonfly" (1973)
Contexto: Whoever the kid had been, whoever had the grand attitude, has finally heeded the admonishment of parents, teachers, governments, religions, and the law: "You just change your attitude now please, young man." This transformation in kids — from flashing dragonflies, so to say, to sticky water-surface worms slowly slipping downstream — is noticed with pride by society and with mortification by God, which is a fantastic way of saying I don't like to see kids throw away their truth just because it isn't worth a dime in the open market.
— Arthur Penrhyn Stanley English churchman, Dean of Westminster 1815 - 1881
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 605.
„You imagine the carefully pruned, shaped thing that is presented to you is truth. That is just what it isn't. The truth is improbable, the truth is fantastic; it's in what you think is a distorting mirror that you see the truth.“
— Jean Rhys, livro Good Morning, Midnight
Fonte: Good Morning, Midnight
„But I have told the truth. Isn't that ironic? They sent me because I am so good at telling lies. But I have told the truth.“
— Elizabeth Wein, livro Code Name Verity
Fonte: Code Name Verity
„Creation has the truth written all over it — the age of the universe, the history of the world — but nine-tenths of mankind either don't know it or think it's a sham, because it isn't what their book or their prophet says, and it isn't cozy or manipulable enough.“
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
The small god in Ch. 44 : the visitor
The Visitor (2002)
„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 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
John F. Kennedy: "Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Voice of America" (26 February 1962) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=9075&st=&st1=<!-- Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project -->
Contexto: We welcome the views of others. We seek a free flow of information across national boundaries and oceans, across iron curtains and stone walls. 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.
— Frank Ocean American musician 1987
GQ, November 20, 2012 http://www.gq.com/story/frank-ocean-interview-gq-december-2012
— Alice Hoffman Novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer 1952
Fonte: The Museum of Extraordinary Things
„You can't handle the truth. Because the truth is, I blew up the Murrah building and isn't it kind of scary that one man could reap this kind of hell?“
— Timothy McVeigh American army soldier, security guard, terrorist 1968 - 2001
Dead Man Talking http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/apr/22/mcveigh.usa, The Observer (April 22, 2001)
„To see truth as truth, we don't need a lot of study. It's not complicated. What we need is pure observation. An open mind and fresh eyes will serve us well.“
— Ilchi Lee South Korean businessman 1950
Fonte: Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential
„And for the authentical truth of either person or actions, who (worth the respecting) will expect it in a poem, whose subject is not truth, but things like truth?“
— George Chapman, The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois
Poor envious souls they are that cavil at truth's want in these natural fictions; material instruction, elegant and sententious excitation to virtue, and deflection from her contrary, being the soul, limbs, and limits of an authentical tragedy.
The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois (1613)
„Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Ch. XV
Misquoted as "Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." by Laurence J. Peter in "Peter’s Quotations: Ideas for Our Time", among many others.
Following the Equator (1897)
Fonte: Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
„The truths are universal: Every kid knows fear. Every kid knows family and friendship. Loss, love, laughter. Everything else is just detail.“
— Jason Reynolds author of young adult novels 1983
As quoted in[Rockey Fleming, Alexandra, Meet the Inspiring Author Who Writes Books He Wanted to Read Growing Up: 'Every Kid Knows Fear', https://people.com/human-interest/jason-reynolds-author-long-way-down/, People, 10 March 2020, October 24, 2017]
„See, the truth is that if Princeton hadn’t found my brother as a basketball recruit, and if I hadn’t seen that he could succeed on a campus like that, it never would have occurred to me to apply to that school — never. And I know that there are so many kids out there just like me — kids who have a world of potential, but maybe their parents never went to college or maybe they’ve never been encouraged to believe they could succeed there.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
Statements proceeding introduction of husband at College Opportunity Summit (16 January 2014) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/16/remarks-president-and-first-lady-college-opportunity-summit
— Rudy Giuliani American businessperson and politician, former mayor of New York City 1944 - 2001
August 19, 2018, on NBC's Meet the Press
Fonte: Meet the Press - August 19, 2018 https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-august-19-2018-n901986. NBC News. 2018-08-19. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
„Do not be fooled by those who see you as just another consumer in a market of undifferentiated possibilities, where choice itself becomes the good, novelty usurps beauty, and subjective experience displaces truth.“
— Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927
2008, Papal Welcome (17 July 2008)
„When the force of desire for the Truth blossoms, selfish desires wither away, just like darkness vanishes before the radiance of the light of dawn.“
— Adi Shankara Hindu philosopher monk of 8th century 788 - 820
Atma Bodha (1987)
„When people reject a truth or an untruth it is not because it is a truth or an untruth that they reject it.
No, if it isn't in accord with their beliefs in the first place they simply say, "Nothing doing," and refuse to inspect it.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Good Intentions (1942), Seeing Eye to Eye is Believing