Most translations have caught meanings in their net, but prosily, letting the beauty slip through. And in poetry, beauty is no ornament; it is the meaning. It is the truth. We have that on good authority.
Ursula K Le Guin, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
For King, the condition of truth was to allow suffering to speak; for him, justice was what love looks like in public.
Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King
We confuse ourselves, believing that evidence is the master of truth when really evidence is only the servant of truth.
Carolyn Elliott, Awaken Your Genius: A Seven-Step Path to Freeing Your Creativity and Manifesting Your Dreams
“How strange,” Juliana said. “I never would have thought the truth would make you angry.” Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find. I’m lucky. “I thought you’d be as pleased and excited as I am. It’s a misunderstanding, isn’t it?” She smiled, and after a pause Mrs. Abendsen managed to smile back.
Philip K Dick, The Man in the High Castle
all forms of serious art and knowledge—in other words, all forms of truth—are suspect and dangerous.
Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye
WE ARE NOT ALONE, THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, yadda yadda yadda.
Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives
“Throughout my life, I have always wanted to speak the truth, but speaking wasn’t my forte. My mouth would open to utter something and my brain would demand my mouth to shut immediately, lest I make a fool of myself. I possessed a profound inability to articulate my thoughts verbally.”
—Tom Taylor, Aphorisms to the Individual: Notes for my Sons
Most religions focus on the ultimate ‘truth’. There seem to be different versions of this.
Edward De Bono, H+ (Plus) A New Religion?