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Random quote of the day:

“An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There’s a punishment for it, and it’s usually crucifixion.”

—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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Random quote of the day:

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence.”

—Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Random quote of the day:

“There is a price to pay for speaking the truth. There is a bigger price for living a lie.”

—Cornell West, Twitter, June 17, 2011

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Random quote of the day:

“The truth behind apparitions is, I fear, less like a problem to be solved than an initiation into a mystery; less like an investigation than a quest on which we must not be above taking tips from helpful old crones or talking animals in order to wrest the world transforming treasure from the dragon’s cave. We may even have to abandon our idea of truth altogether if we are to find it.”

—Patrick Harpur, Daimonic Reality

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Random quote of the day:

“When the media investigates a phenomenon like psi, or for that matter privatizing Social Security or forming a public health care system, they reach out to sources with diametrically opposed positions. That makes for higher drama, more colorful quotes, and, so the thinking goes, better radio or television. What it doesn’t bring us any closer to is the truth.”

—Steve Volk, Fringe-ology

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Random quote of the day:

“Fiction is truth. You turn to fiction when you can’t express reality with footnotes and evidence and reportage.”

—Arundhati Roy, “The Air We Breathe,” The Nation, July 12, 2017

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Random quote of the day:

“I have thought for as long as I can remember that the asking of unanswerable questions and the facing of irreparable truths is our only consolation for having to live through them.”

—Catherine Madsen, “Uncommon Prayer,” The Sun, June 1992

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Random quote of the day:

“Two truths approach each other. One comes from inside, the
        other from outside,
And where they meet we have a chance to catch sight of ourselves.”

—Tomas Tranströmer, “Preludes” (tr. Robert Bly)

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Random quote of the day:

“Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books. All too often, that’s more than Mummy and Daddy know; for, in denying their childhood, the adults have denied half their knowledge, and are left with the sad, sterile little fact: ‘Unicorns aren’t real.’”

—Ursula K. LeGuin, The Language of the Night

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Random quote of the day:

“A hand moves, and the fire’s whirling takes different shapes.
All things change when we do.
The first word, “Ah,” blossoms into all others.
Each of them true.”

—Kūkai, “Singing Images of Fire,” 9th c. (tr. Jane Hirshfield)

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