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Truthful Quotes

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To be persuasive, we must be believable;
to be believable, we must be credible;
to be credible, we must be truthful.
- Edward R. Murrow

Related topics: Values

Truthful words are not beautiful;
beautiful words are not truthful.
Good words are not persuasive;
persuasive words are not good.
- Lao Tzu

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
- Adolf Loos

I can be glib and truthful all at once.
- Richard Russo

 

I think you have a pact with an audience in every picture,
and I think the pact is to try and be truthful and to be real.
- James L. Brooks

Be realistic and truthful - and tell Hong Kong businessmen
honestly that they should go for long-term investments
since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul.
- Zhu Rongji

Many people would be more truthful were it not for
their uncontrollable desire to talk.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth.
It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque.
- Corin Nemec

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
- Mark Twain

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though
admittedly the most outrageous liar.
Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
- Henry Miller

You can either look at things in a brutal,
truthful way that's depressing, or you can screw around and have fun.
- David Spade

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have
a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults.
To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
- Spike Lee

Singing and being truthful to a song...
I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively,
that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
- Taylor Dane

We try to be driven by what's a good story,
what's truthful, and the drama of what happens next.
- Laura Innes

I have an almost seven year old...
I think it's essential to be consistent with kids.
And truthful, without scaring them.
I could go on for hours on this one.
- Stephen Collins

I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage.
I enjoy that.
I'm a messenger.
- Jeff Koons

A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating
and interesting and enlightening.
- Bruce Davison

I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in
a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean
link to those characters.
- Mira Sorvino

People hear that and say I'm being modest,
but I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful
about what I'm doing and what I'm doing is channeling.
- Morgan Freeman

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter -
often an unconscious,
but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

Nobody is more truthful when he's acting than De Niro.
- Billy Crystal

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is no work of art that has ever been made that
is absolutely truthful about life.
- Richard Foreman

I'll be truthful.
The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
- Bela Lugosi

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous.
- Frederick Douglass

I think it's really important that the people who are
going to make decisions for other people have fair,
truthful and compassionate regard for all people,
not just some people.
- Sharon Stone

My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.
- George Armstrong Custer

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy;
only the artist,
the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
- Willa Cather

I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying
to be as truthful as possible with performances.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I look forward to the end of all this money-making part of the career,
to be truthful.
- Paul Guilfoyle

I think the success of my work stems from being truthful.
- Catherine O'Hara

I presumed the president was being truthful until a
series of events undercut that confidence.
- Bob Graham

With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in
the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war
on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades.
- John Olver

Only truthful hands write true poems.
I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
- Paul Celan

The way to my heart is by being truthful and spontaneous.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

I'm convinced from what I know of Vernon Bundy that
his testimony was truthful.
- Jim Garrison

It struck me that working digitally with a small crew,
I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope
for mistakes which would create something more than
satire and something less than truthful reality.
- Griffin Dunne

I play with language a great deal in my poems,
and I enjoy that.
I try to condense language, that is,
I try to express complicated but I hope real emotions as simply as possible.
But that doesn't mean the poems are simple,
just that they are as truthful as I can make them.
- Anne Stevenson

In the plays - that's where I go crazy.
But my prose has a much lighter touch;
it's not trying to thrill with language,
just to be more truthful.
I'm not concerned with the accuracy of anything.
We don't get to the truth of anything with facts.
- Denis Johnson

There's only one drummer.
We all travel to his beat.
Well, I couldn't sing his song.
Because for me, it wasn't a truthful statement.
Well, Linda sang it, and it was a monster for her.
- Barry McGuire

You want to do something that shows some type individuality
and talent and imagination -
at the same time,
you want to be truthful to the predecessors,
because obviously the audience liked something about
them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent.
- Renny Harlin

Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush
to take the nation to war.
Most of them did so in the belief that the president
and his administration were truthful in their statements
that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace.
- Bob Graham

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful,
must also reflect decay.
And unless it wants to break faith with its social function,
art must show the world as changeable.
And help to change it.
- Ernst Fischer

Like everything genuine, its inner life guarantees its truth.
All works of art created by truthful minds without
regard for the work's conventional exterior remain genuine for all times.
- Franz Marc

I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style.
My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful
and honest in that particular portrayal.
I don't have a particular methodology from any one
school of thought or training.
- Benjamin Bratt

We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give
them truthful answers as to why this event took place
and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again.
- Charles Rangel

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson


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