Quotation Explorer - 'Facts'

I write in a fantasy world so I can make up my own rules and can change facts when I want to. It's all about having control. - C.S. Woolley
What I like most about the process of literary creation is gathering mundane facts and concepts, then clothing them with the ornate jewels and fine garments of imagination and fantasy, weaving a tale on the glittering edge of possibility. - Gregory Hamilton
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. - Abraham Lincoln
He who lacks imagination lives but half a life. He has his experiences, he has his facts, he has his learning. But do any of these really live unless touched by the magic of the imagination? - Paul Fenimore Cooper
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom is the ability to take two opposite facts and make sense from both of the them - Luthando Daniels
Stories require faith, not facts. - T A Barron
Never face facts; if you do, you'll never get up in the morning. - Marlo Thomas
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. - Mark Twain
The phenomena of nature, especially those that fall under the inspection of the astronomer, are to be viewed, not only with the usual attention to facts as they occur, but with the eye of reason and experience. - William Herschel
Feelings could override facts, as facts could alter feelings. Choose the truth first, rather than following after feelings. - Anthony Liccione
I'm more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives. - Seymour Simon
Diplomacy is so weak and prosaic. Diplomacy must never become an end, itself. Facts are so much more important in science. Yet, I'm beginning to appreciate the value of a soft word and a smile. --Unassimilated pg 294 - Michael Benzehabe
Random words, heard by chance, turn to hard facts in the eyes of a man of imagination, if there's any fire burning in his heart. - Friedrich von Schiller
Man has made some machines that can answer questions provided the facts are profusely stored in them, but we will never be able to make a machine that will ask questions. The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer. - Thomas J. Watson
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain
We must think things not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into the facts for which they stand, if we are to keep to the real and the true. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Genuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies. The body sticks to the facts. - Alice Miller
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. - John F. Kennedy
It's the best way of telling the truth; it's a process of producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts. Beyond that [it's] delight in, and play with, language; also, a curiously intimate way of communicating with people whom you will never meet. - Julian Barnes
Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish. - Mark Twain
I barely trust established sources of information. I have a hard time finding [Wikipedia], an encyclopedia that anyone can alter, to be a safe way to learn about anything except how many idiots think their opinions are a suitable substitute for facts. - Randy K. Milholland
Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Most people are just parroting the thoughts that they hear from others rather than thinking of their own to unearth the hidden facts. - Anuj Somany
When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience. - Quin Hillyer
In other words, we may, by fixing our attention almost fiercely on the facts actually before us, force them to turn into adventures; force them to give up their meaning and fulfill their mysterious purpose. - G.K. Chesterton
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them - William Lawrence Bragg
The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. - E.M. Forster
What people dont know about you people create. Imagination is a part of being human. They fill in the unknowns with assumptions and not facts. Every man and woman is a mystery unrevealed. - R.M. Engelhardt
Evolution did not design us to believe only true facts, nor to buy only useful products, nor to say only meaningful sentences - Piero Scaruffi
When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? - John Maynard Keynes
Trivia are not knowledge. Lists of facts don't comprise knowledge. Analyzing, hypothesizing, concluding from data, sharing insights, those comprise knowledge. You can't google for knowledge. - Elaine Ostrach Chaika
Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. - John Henry Cardinal Newman
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. - Randall Jarrell
There are no facts, only interpretations. - Friedrich Nietzsche
True education does not fill our minds with facts but teach us how to think to gain wisdom. - Debasish Mridha
We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language. - Arne Tiselius
Facts do not fall in the face of discomfort. - Stefan Molyneux
What counted was not the facts but the fears. - Max Lerner
Delete the adjectives and [you'll] have the facts. - Harper Lee
When facts give way to faith, then and only then do you unlock the possibilities within. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Science Fiction is a safe, fertile arena in which to rehearse the potential scientific facts of tomorrow - Stewart Stafford
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. - Henry David Thoreau
I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called "scientific" mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips. - Cynthia Ozick
I have already made up my mind, don't confuse me with facts. - Philip A. Fisher
A historian cannot pick and choose his facts; he must deal with all the evidence. - Barbara W. Tuchman
The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness. - Thomas Henry Huxley
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please - Mark Twain
The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts. - Alain de Botton
When creativity is seen as more important than facts, we will find ourselves in a world where problems are solved more often than spoken of. - Tarryn Tomlinson
These, he said gravely, are unpleasant facts; I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant. - Aldous Huxley
An adult who ceases after youth to unlearn and relearn his facts and to reconsider his opinions... is a menace to a democratic community. - Edward Thorndike
Facts are what matter, but how do you know which are the true ones? - Marty Rubin
I'm very well acquainted too with matters mathematical, I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical, About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot of news-- With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
Luz's manner of speaking made it clear that she had no idea what she might say next. It wasn't that she made things up, strictly speaking--only that facts were merely a point of departure for her. - Daniel Alarcón
It would be great if a person could state with indisputable facts & figures as how many people have ever got a job or a business opportunity by liking an online thought/post of a rich businessperson. - Anuj Somany
One thing I love about politicians; they won't allow the truth to be obscured by a bunch of facts. - Quentin R. Bufogle
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten. - Neil Gaiman
Truth is that we all need facts we cannot continue to eat only the food that is given to us. Sometimes we have to feed ourselves otherwise we set our self up for dependency on the wrong nutrition without realizing that we were being poisoned the whole time. - R. Lewis
Dreams come true for sure...thats it, no other facts or philosophy...they may take a life time of yrs or somebody else but they are there in your heart or in your mind to change into reality. - Saniya
Facts are stupid things. - Ronald Reagan
Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise. - Ivan Pavlov
Someone has described science as an orderly arrangement of what, at the moment, seems to be facts.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored - Aldous Huxley
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. - Abraham Lincoln
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. - Joseph Campbell
Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away. - Dorothy L. Sayers
I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
I don't give a damn for anybody's opinion, I only care about the facts. So I'm not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where factual matters are concerned. - Richard Dawkins
Knowledge is the facts and information accumulated through researching, observing or experience; Wisdom is the ability to choose certain aspects of knowledge acquired to be true, right and applicable to your life and society. Do not confuse the two. - Unarine Ramaru
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts. - Bryant McGill
If I set out to prove something I am no real scientist-- I have to learn to follow where the facts lead me-- I have to learn to whip my prejudices... - Spallanzani
Don't confuse stories with facts. ...When you generate stories in the blink of an eye, you can get so caught up in the moment the you begin to believe your stories are facts. - Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams
Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts -- some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole. - Theodosius Dobzhansky
Learning is a journey: from facts to knowledge, on to understanding and eventually wisdom. - Graham O'Connell
Mastering facts is knowledge. Mastering knowledge is wisdom. - Debasish Mridha
If thinking and reason crack under pressure of emotional convulsions or when commissioned facts are resulting from fibs and fake constructions, truth may be in great peril. ( Blame storming) - Erik Pevernagie
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction--faith in fiction is a damnable false hope. - Thomas A. Edison
Stories aren't facts, Cait, they're not details. Stories are feelings. You've got your feelings, haven't you?""Too many," I said."Well, that's all you need." He put his hand on mine. "Cry yourself a story, love. It works. Believe me."So that's what I did, I cried myself a story.And this is it. - Kevin Brooks
Truth is what is true, and it's not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous. - Madeleine L'Engle
Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts. - John Gunther
​The purpose of a scientist is not to present blunt facts to the people. It is to present the facts in a manner that's most suitable and beneficial for the whole humanity. - Abhijit Naskar
Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts. (Leonard Shelby, Memento) - Christopher Nolan
Facts are much more malleable than prejudices. - Theodore Dalrymple
Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art. - Charles McCabe
Phones with numerical keypads worked best for dialing phone calls. Incidentally, phone calls tend to be the primary function of a phone. 'Smartphones' completely ignore these basic facts, resulting in some of the least intelligent devices I've seen yet. Oh the irony. - Ashly Lorenzana
The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them. - Samuel McChord Crothers
Truth and facts are woven together. However, sometimes facts can blind you from seeing what is actually going on in someone’s life. - Shannon L. Alder
The psychosphere, the logosphere, is permeated by concepts, ideas, verbalizations, a whole apparatus devised, or rather evolved, to form some sort of mental contact with reality--or to block it off. That is, a large circle of the "thinking," "educated" class take ideas as more veridical than facts. - Robert Conquest
After all, it isn't the facts of one's environment, but one's attitude toward them, that determines whether one will be defeated or victorious. - David Hawkins
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. - Martin Henry Fischer
It is possible to know all the facts and still know nothing. - Marty Rubin
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain
I am not so sure I should like the facts of life, but I have got over the bitter disappointment I felt when I first heard about them,... - Dodie Smith
coincidence is not just only a road to facts but also a call to ponder - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
By all means, let's not confuse ourselves with the facts! - Anonymous
To some lawyers all facts are created equal. - Felix Frankfurter
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.) - Mark Twain
I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong. - Dr. Thomas Fuller
Religion deals with beliefs and faith, but science deals with truth and facts. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Life is easy with a little offer and Competitive with facts. - Aloysius Jnr.
When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. - Mark Twain
We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts. - John Dewey
Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights. - Timothy Snyder
Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far more than research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. The narrator must seek to imbue himself with the life and spirit of the time. - Francis Parkman
Never call anyone a baboon unless you are sure of your facts. - Will Cuppy
The baby, not too young to start knowing the ledge, the cold truth, the life-and-death facts of it all. 'What kind of heaven is that, you can't have your records?' The baby, understanding perhaps it was purely rhetorical, made no attempt to answer this question. - Michael Chabon
A writer need not devour a whole sheep in order to know what mutton tastes like, but he must at least eat a chop. Unless he gets his facts right, his imagination will lead him into all kinds of nonsense, and the facts he is most likely to get right are the facts of his own experience. - W. Somerset Maugham
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use. - William James
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Maybe it's just that some of us have had certain facts and truths slapped up against our heads so hard and so often that we have to see them and pay our respects to their reality. - Ralph Ellison
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. - Norman Mailer
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance as it accumulates in the form of inert facts. - Henry Adams
To dive in the darkness, I should dive in the truth, then in images of the world..., then facts, then in books, then listening, then in short stories... that's how I write the horror. It's very complicated. - Deyth Banger
Searching for what's beyond appearances opens our divine eyes to see the concealed facts in experience. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
When facts give way to faith, then and only then have you unlocked the possibilities within! - TemitOpe Ibrahim
The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion. - Anonymous
It may seem odd to say that the men who made the myths disliked the irrational and had a love for facts; but it is true, no matter how wildly fantastic some of the stories are... - Edith Hamilton
Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth. - William C. Redfield
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams
People should get their information from the source with facts before sharing it. Rumors can be lots of different opinions, based on what other people think. This is where lies begin to build and develop into things that are harmful to others. - Ellen J. Barrier
Conducting an investigation is the result of a crime that has taken place. Sometimes you have to accept the facts, make peace, and move on with love still in your heart. Fate is out of our reach. - Marxxha
Storytellers seldom let facts get in the way of perpetuating a legend, although a few facts add seasoning and make the legend more believable. - John H. Alexander
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen
The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can’t have your own facts. - Ricky Gervais
To hell with facts! We need stories! - Ken Kesey
The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous. - G.K. Chesterton
We have lost all sense of other considerations, because they are artificial. Only the facts are real and important to us. And good boots are hard to come by." - All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 2 - Erich Maria Remarque
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen
Facts & figures go to the brain. And, the brain tends to forget . Stories go straight to the heart. They make us feel. And, the heart remembers. - Dawn Gluskin
Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills. - Charles Platt
Given a thimbleful of [dramatic] facts we rush to make generalizations as large as a tub. - Gordon W. Allport
the hardest thing in life is to accept the facts that are hard to accept and to accept the things you can't accept. - yassi tan
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it. - Kathleen Casey Theisen
Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. - Carol Ann Duffy
Facts and values are entangled in science. It's not because scientists are biased, not because they are partial or influenced by other kinds of interests, but because of a commitment to reason, consistency, coherence, plausibility and replicability. These are value commitments. - Alva Noë
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. - Jawaharlal Nehru
History engineered if the facts couldn't be generally accepted. - Toba Beta
I have zero respect for knowledge, that’s what computers are for. Imagination is the kicker because imagination can extrapolate, create and solve, Knowledge is just facts and shit. Mostly irrelevant.Kego O'Grady in The Navigator By - Steve Merrick
Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education. - Chuck Palahniuk
Never let yourself be diverted, either by what you wish to believe, or what you think could have beneficent social effects if it were believed; but look only and solely at what are the facts. - Bertrand Russell
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. - Albert Einstein
The facts about our past are powerless against the blood of Jesus and the Truth of His Word. - Joyce Meyer
We must speak truth to power and confront ignorance with facts. - DaShanne Stokes
Beliefs are often imposed or spontaneously created thoughts that cannot be supported by facts. - Debasish Mridha
but even the facts do not always tell the truth - Paul Auster
Your dreams are your desires but life takes you down to facts. - Rashi Bishnoi
Give me the facts and I will determine my own truths. - Tanjlisa Marie
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them. - Jules Verne
Where facts are few, experts are many. - Donald R. Gannon
Never give up and never face the facts. - Ruth Gordon
Truth in her dress finds facts too tight. In fiction she moves with ease. - Rabindranath Tagore
Facts give way when faith is activated. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Facts? What are facts? I only know imagination! - C. JoyBell C.
Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. - E.L. Konigsburg
IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership. - Ambrose Bierce
The historian without his facts is rootless and futile; the facts without their historian are dead and meaningless. - E. H. Carr
I cannot marry the facts of William Shakespeare to his verse: Other men had led lives in some sort of keeping with their thought, but this man is in wide contrast. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
While some people are enraged over opposing facts as an attack on their belief system and integrity, I take them as an ADDITION to mine!12/13/14 - Lance L. Denney
The aftermath of someone’s death is vertiginous, a murky, shimmering mass; to look at it head-on is to see only the fog of emotion. One must approach it sideways, entering it by way of an exhumation of facts and retrospections . . . - Nicole Rudick
Americans live not by facts, but by a lengthy list of myths. - Dave Champion
Kids who are good at traditional school—repeating rote concepts and facts on a test—can fall apart in a situation where that isn’t enough. Programming rewards the experimental, curious mind. - Ketil Moland Olsen
Anyone can follow a crowd.It's the leader that follows the facts. - Richard Diaz
Love, Hope, and Reverence are realities of a different order from the senses, but they are positive and constant facts, always active, always working out mighty changes in human life. - Elizabeth Blackwell
Attitude and faith create facts. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Before believing something, check the facts. False beliefs can infect and affect the mind. - Debasish Mridha
Comments are free but facts are sacred. - C. P. Scott
Facts or opinions which are to pass through the hands of so many, to be misconceived by folly in one, and ignorance in another, can hardly have much truth left. - Jane Austen
Abraham Lincoln did not shoot John Wilkes Booth. Titanic did not sink a North Atlantic iceberg. And Fox News is neither fair nor balanced. These are simple historical facts intelligible to all adults, most children, and some of your more discerning domesticated animals. But not... to Bill O - Keith Olbermann
The old always think the world is getting worse; it is for the young, equipped with historical facts, to point out that, compared with 1509, or even 1939, life in 2009 is sweet as honey. - Hilary Mantel
Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true! - Matt Groening
Facts and science without the presence of wisdom and reason are worth a little less than nothing, while wisdom and reason without the presence of facts and science are worth far more than people without wisdom and reason are capable to expect. - Hasse Jerner
Everything opens a new door, a book opens a new door, facts open a new door. So choose your favourite thing and I promise it will open a door. - Deyth Banger
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. - Henry Adams
They wanted facts. Facts! They demanded facts from him, as if facts could explain anything. - Joseph Conrad
The romanticism of struggle is over. What remains are the utterly naked facts. The cult of personality and its collapse. Rethinking of everything. The masks are off (the mask of religion, the mask of heroism…). - Sonallah Ibrahim
The language of experiment is more authoritative than any reasoning: facts can destroy our ratiocination—not vice versa. - Alessandro Volta
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. - Bernard M. Baruch
Facts are the enemy of truth. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Feelings have more to do with the story you tell yourself than the facts. - Marilyn Suttle
A horde of people around a person could be anyone except his friends, fans or followers; if they stay in, either online or offline, with him, but do not GENUINELY say or support the truths or facts with him. - Anuj Somany
I Speculate on the origins of the universe .But in reality i believe the true facts are those of simple origins.And the universe is for sure out there. - Charlie waud
Many people place facts above faith and that makes things seem impossible for them - Constancev Chuks Friday
If we want to truly live, at some point, we find the dark facts of psychic life demand our full attention. - Sandra Lee Dennis
I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts. - Bethania McKenstry
I have learned that the first step to letting go is to accept the facts. - Abeer Allan
Americans will not and should not respond to a political creed that cherishes the past solely because it offers an excuse for shutting out the hard facts and difficult tasks of the present. - Nelson Rockefeller
We thought all this teaching was to make us smart. What it did was make us stupid. With all the little facts we learned, we never had the time to think. - Chuck Palahniuk
Sin bravely...We will never have all the facts to make a perfect judgement, but with the aid of basic experience we must leap bravely into the future. - Russell R. McIntyre
He knows all the facts, and he's against all the solutions. - Robert F. Kennedy
Facts are never as salient as feelings. - Glenn Hodges
Paranoia means having all the facts. - William S. Burroughs
I always wondered what the 4 letters in LIFE stands for. I now understand that they stand for: Little Interesting Facts Everyday. - Armin Houman
A man's power is in the half-light, in the half-seen movements of his hand and the unguessed-at expression of his face. It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires. - Hilary Mantel
In the debate over guns, both sides are angry. The pro-gunners are angry at the ignorance, lies, and distortions of the anti-gunners, and the anti-gunners are angry with the pro-gunners for presenting facts. - Dave Champion
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. - Mark Twain
Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. - Oscar Wilde
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge. . . observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. - Denis Diderot
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering. - Doctor Who
We cannot deny the facts of nature, but we should certainly try to improve on them. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count. - Cynthia Stewart-Copier
When facts give way to faith, then and only then have you unlock the possibilities within! - TemitOpe Ibrahim
How to win a case in court: If the law is on your side, pound on the law; if the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; if neither is on your side, pound on the table. - Unknown
Rassemblons des faits pour nous donner des idées.Let us gather facts in order to get ourselves thinking. - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
When it comes to politics, "the facts far exceed our curiosity.""...A few executives here and there read them. The rest of us ignore them for the good and sufficient reason that we have other things to do.... - Walter Lippmann
The truth is more important than the facts. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. - Henri Poincare
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another. - John Burroughs
The novelist uses facts to create a fiction about life. The pornographer uses sexual reality to create sexual illusion. - Marty Rubin
[About describing atomic models in the language of classical physics:]We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections. - Niels Bohr
And if ever you need encouragement, remember at least two sober facts which nobody can rationally deny: that you are a new and unique living force in nature, and that you can, by taking thought and pursuing it, become more and more intensely alive. - John Steeksma
True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. - David O. McKay
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. - Alec Bourne
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth. - Maya Angelou
The process of leniency involves accepting the reality of the current situation and finding a satisfying meaning therein, as opposed to misconstruing or denying the facts of the situation. - Sandra L. Schneider
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. - Albert Einstein
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. - Rachel Carson
Truth I have no trouble with, it's the facts I get all screwed up.
Words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. - George Orwell
Science ask facts and religion ask faith, humans are confused between life and death. - Santosh Kalwar
Judith (sadly): A change has come over my children of late. I have tried to shut my eyes to it, but in vain. At my time of life one must face bitter facts! - Noel Coward Sir
Facts do not become historical evidence until someone thinks up something for them to prove or disprove. - Cary Carson
It could probably be show by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain
Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind. - Mark Twain
As everyone knows, it is a thousand times easier to reconstruct the facts of what happened at a certain time than its intellectual atmosphere. The atmosphere is reflected not in official events but, most conspicuously, in small, personal episodes... - Zweig, Stefan
Scientists are those who change facts - Farid F. Ibrahim
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Though we may choose to view them symbolically, dreams are actually no more or less symbolic than everyday waking reality. When the images and events don't conform to our view of reality, we call them symbols. When they do, we call them facts. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Sometimes the facts in my head get bored and decide to take a walk in my mouth. Frequently this is a bad thing. - Scott Westerfeld
Only the victor gets to write history; where half of the facts are distorted and the other half invented. - Mamur Mustapha
Facts, like living things, have a value in and of themselves and demand respect. Yet some people use them as means to an end, and dismiss them as soon as they are done using them. - James Rozoff
Science is not a collection of facts. Nor is science something that happens in the laboratory. Science happens in the head. It's a flight of imagination beyond the constraints of ordinary perception. Columbus chapter -The Virgin and the Mousetrap - Chet Raymo
Words have to make sense; facts don't. That life makes no sense is the most beautiful fact of all. - Marty Rubin
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