“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?