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Comment is free but facts are sacred.

Author: Charles Prestwich Scott (1846-1932)

Profession: British Newspaper Editor

It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.

Author: Rod Serling (1924-1975)

Profession: American Television Script-writer

We should keep so close to facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time.

Author: F. Marion Smith


Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.

Author: Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Profession: British Writer, Clergyman

My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought -- with these I deal.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.

Author: Source Unknown


Never forget the facts are important but it's the opinion of the facts that causes comment.

Author: Source Unknown


I often wish that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Author: Source Unknown


Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.

Author: Gore Vidal (1925)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic