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What people are really like

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

“You couldn’t have known,” says Ruth. “We can never know what people are really like.”



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The line between truth and fiction

Today´s Quotation is from A loyal character dancer by Qiu Xiaolong.

…Had this actually happened? It was hard to establish the truth now, as the line between truth and fiction was always being constructed and deconstructed by those in power.

From   A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong

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Interests of science

Todays quotation is from Gentle Axe by R. N. Morris.

“Ah, yes. I don´t doubt it. That´s the thing, you see. There you have it in a nutshell, Porfiry Petrovich. On the one hand, you have the interests of science. On the other, the interests of the office of the investigating magistrate. I had hoped they were the same. But the more I do this job, the more I learn they are not.”

“I trust our interests are the same. Both parties want the truth.”

“But you will insist on dictating which truth you want.”

“That´s unfair, Dr. Pervoyedov. I am merely seeking to influence the order in which the various truths concerning this case are discovered.”

From Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris.

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Todays quotation is from Lost River  by Stephen Booth.

‘One person’s truth is someone else’s lie, ‘ said Fry. ‘ We all know that.’

From Lost River  by Stephen Booth.

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Keep and kill

Today´s Quotation is from Melanie Rawn: The Dragon Token:

“Those who did not risk their lives in battle could speak of the causes of war, the conduct of it, the casualties and the consequences and the cost. But to the soldier in the field, war had only two truths, immediate and fundamental. Keep and kill.”

From The Dragon Token by Melanie Rawn

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The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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