The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
The past has no power over the present moment.
A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
The only truth is music.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.
Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.