truth

Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

We are being very nomadic with the truth, yes?

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Try to live so that you can always tell the truth.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

There is only one sin. And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Not all dying words are true and this blessing is no less real for being shorn of its ground.

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

Every day is a lie. But you are dying. That is not a lie.

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

So I wasn’t lying, exactly. I was just choosing among truths.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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