A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
It's true what people say - that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play.
I have an older sister named Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It's really funny the way that some people don't give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly.
A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
Angels from their wisdom go still further. They say that not only every thing good and true is from the Lord, but every thing of life as well.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.
There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.