Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
The truth is lived, not taught.
The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering.
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
Gossip is called gossip because it's not always the truth.
Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
We should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
The truth is, I'd never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it's astounding, but I don't see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I'm told he used to wear ladies' underwear, which is something I also do.
Listen closely as those around you speak; great truths are revealed in jest.
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.