Truth, poor child, was nobody's daughter. She took off her clothes and jumped in the water.
—Dorothy L. Sayers
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
—Hunter S. Thompson
Just say something real. Everyone just always tries so hard, and it all comes out the same. I just want someone to say something real.
—Katie Alender in Bad Girls Don’t Die
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
—H. L. Mencken
Great men's errors are to be venerated as more fruitful than little men's truths.
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth—anonymously and posthumously.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
We all want to be happy, and we're all going to die. … You might say these are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
There are moments, when you’re getting to know someone, when you realize something deep and buried in you is deep and buried in them, too. It feels like meeting a stranger you’ve known your whole life.
—Leah Raeder in Unteachable
People always put their own spin on things, remember what they want to remember, and somewhere in the middle of it all is the truth—the real version.
—Jessi Kirby in Golden
I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
—Thomas H. Huxley