"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always."
"1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them."
"Truth is on the side of the oppressed."
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
"One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything."
"Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures."
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
"The poet's job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it."
"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."
"Tis strange,-but true; for truth is always strange;Stranger than fiction- if it could be told,How much would novels gain by the exchange!How differently the world would men behold!"