Some truths are expressed best in the form of myth.
- Ransom Riggs, Hollow City
Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.
- Veronica Roth, Insurgent
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.
- George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.
- Marie Lu, The Young Elites
People seldom realize that they tell lies with their lips and truths with their eyes all the time.
- Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.
- Ally Condie, Matched
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.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
- Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Whoever said the truth hurts was being an optimist. The truth is an excruciatingly painful son of a bitch.
- Colleen Hoover, November 9
You know there's no such thing as a complete lie. There's always some truth in there.
- John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson