Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world. - Nikolai A. Berdyaev
I'm thinking about past events. I'm interested in recall, exact recall, of what was said, who said it and to whom. I want to know the truth, undistorted by time and revision and wishes and regrets. - Dana Spiotta
When I wanted to know something, I wanted it undistorted by somebody else's imperfect knowledge. - Milton H. Erickson