All stories should have some honesty and truth in them otherwise you're just playing about.
I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial but if ever I should it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
Truth should not be forced it should simply manifest itself like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.
Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth as to neglect the needful duties of active life for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction after all has to make sense.
In wartime truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them bear them breed and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we lest they their rights should lose Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
There's obviously nothing wrong with selling your art - only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it's confusing to know how far you should take it.
I often say that shareholders should feel very responsible for how responsive corporations are to the public trust.
Apart from a few simple principles the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
It's good to have a manager who shares your interests or goals. You can presumably trust a husband. I don't know if it's the best way to work. I really shouldn't discuss this.
Before we decide to trust you with this power we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views. Justice may be blind but it should not be deaf.
The decision is 'trust fund' versus 'no more Medicaid' - and that shouldn't be a tough decision.
We should conceive of ourselves not as rulers of Earth but as highly powerful conscious stewards: The Earth is given to us in trust and we can screw it up or make it work well and sustainably.
I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself trust in your abilities and you're the author of your own destiny.
In high school I was always thinking 'Should I be doing more? What else should I be doing?' Now I know it will all come to me. I just have to trust my path so that's very different.
You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it.