Do not run from the truth. There be nought so hard to live with as a lie.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
—Quintus Septimius Tertullianus
Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.
I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.
Turns out if you never lie, there's always someone mad at you.
—Arthur Conan Doyle
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
When in doubt tell the truth.
If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.