Top 4272 True Quotes of 2019

“The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.”

― A. E. Waite

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“We seek the right to play our part in advancing the cause of national defense and national unity. But certainly, there can be no true national unity where one-tenth of the population is denied their basic rights as American citizens.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro’s protest.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“The true exercise of freedom is – cannily and wisely and with grace – to move inside what space confines – and not seek to know what lies beyond and cannot be touched or tasted.”

― A. S. Byatt

“I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.”

― Aaliyah

“Having a dream, living that dream, losing that dream, dreaming again and then having that dream come true again is one of the greatest feelings ever because I’m stronger.”

― Aaron Carter

“I really want to bring ensemble playing back to the forefront – not just for me, but for everyone in jazz. When you have a group, a true co-op group, you can really heighten the possibilities of all the treasures of jazz.”

― Aaron Diehl

“The rules of drama are very much separate from the properties of life. I think that’s especially true of Shakespeare.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“But it’s true, when you see some television, you carry it with you. It’s like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then… We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.”

― Aaron Spelling

“I prefer the countryside to cities. This is also true of my films: I have made more films in rural societies, and villages, than in towns.”

― Abbas Kiarostami

“It’s true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.”

― Abbe Pierre

“All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry.”

― Abbott L. Lowell

“Joining the women at ‘The View’ really is a dream come true!”

― Abby Huntsman

“People say that slaves were taken from Africa. This is not true: People were taken from Africa, among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves.”

― Abdullah Ibrahim

“Because Mr. Mandela’s early opponents invested so many resources into distorting the true nature of his advocacy, the singular historic moment millions now celebrate could have been tragically lost to guerrilla decontextualization.”

― Aberjhani

“Eddie Marsan is just my favourite actor of all time. I love everything he’s been in, so it’s a dream come true to work with him.”

― Abi Morgan

“Abe Ribicoff believes in that American dream. I believe it from the bottom of my heart, and your sons and daughters, too, can have the American dream come true.”

― Abraham A. Ribicoff

“If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.”

― Abraham Cahan

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.”

― Abraham Robinson

“The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.”

― Abu Bakr

“To be honest, writing comics is a dream come true – the form is unparalleled and is home to some of the most original and innovative storytelling around.”

― Adam Christopher

“Ring of Honor has always been a company that focuses on youths and being a true alternative.”

― Adam Cole

“Convincing Robert Englund to come out of retirement to play Freddy Krueger one last time is a true bucket-list moment for me as a writer. I’ve been a longtime obsessive fan, collecting Freddy artwork and action figures.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“I’d like to be a geneticist to be honest, but there are limits to what I can do now. For my dream to come true I’d have to be 20 years old again, heading off to a blue chip university.”

― Adam Faith

“It’s true that every leader needs followers. We can’t all be nonconformists at every moment, but conformity is dangerous – especially for an entity in formation.”

― Adam Grant

“I think that what happens for many Christians is, they accept their particular faith, they accept it to be true, and they stop examining it. Consequently, because it’s already accepted to be true, they don’t examine other people’s faiths… That, I think, is not healthy for a person of any faith.”

― Adam Hamilton

“As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.”

― Adam Jones

“For years now, we’ve been hearing about how China is the great copycat nation, the manufacturer of designs drawn up in other countries, and then an imitator for its own products. That’s been true, as the developing country followed a path that Japan and then Korea plowed before it.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“Dynamic pricing – charging more when goods and services are in high demand and short supply and less when the opposite is true – isn’t new. Gasoline retailers, hoteliers, and airlines have been deploying the technique for years.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“Stevie Wonder is just one of those guys that completely delivers everything that you want to be true about Stevie Wonder. He’s an amazing human being, and the fairytale exists with that man.”

― Adam Levine

“My mother is really the person I learned to curse from. She discourages me from saying that in interviews. But it’s true.”

― Adam Mansbach

“I was adopting an Ethiopian child, that’s not true. My house was haunted, that wasn’t true. God, there’s been so many rumours.”

― Adele

“If it’s a cliche to say that intellectual curiosity keeps your mind sharp, your senses alert, and your capabilities cutting-edge, that’s because it’s true.”

― Adena Friedman

“It’s wonderful to do these great blockbusters and bigger pictures, but my heart is always with true stories.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“Consider this point. It is a main point of true wisdom. Whenever there is an execution of purpose, there must be an agent.”

― Adoniram Judson

“My biggest dream and my biggest accomplishment was to be on HBO and ‘True Detective.’ It was a show that I just fell in love with.”

― Adria Arjona

“I was so nervous that this was ‘True Detective’ and that I needed to do a good job that I would just dig into every scene.”

― Adria Arjona

“With ‘True Detective,’ you have a lot of time. How I like to describe it… it’s like you’re filming a theater piece.”

― Adria Arjona

“’Law & Order’ is a dream come true. I grew up watching it! I always wanted to portray a character on the show because it’s always so riveting.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“The biggest beauty myth is that everyone looks better without makeup. That’s not true. Makeup is important.”

― Aerin Lauder

“Somewhere down the line, the evil ones stole the legacy of hip hop and flipped it to a corporate type of hip hop. They decided to tell everybody ‘Well, this is what hip hop is,’ instead of coming back to the pioneers and getting the true definition of what hip hop is and what it was and what we been pushing for all these years.”

― Afrika Bambaataa

“I’ve heard from other artists that people are a little bit more reserved in Northern Europe, which comes across at concerts, where the audience may be quieter. So this means less hecklers, but maybe it also means that people may not be as open about how they felt. I’m not so sure this is especially true of Denmark, but it’s what I’ve heard.”

― Agnes Obel

“It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.”

― Agnes Repplier

“Germany is in terrible condition this year. This is particularly true of the working masses, who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest, particularly of adolescent children.”

― Agnes Smedley

“My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“It is true that Egypt’s attempt at democracy after the 2011 revolution encountered many obstacles in governance and infrastructure.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“I noticed, when I taught elementary school, how true the squeaky wheel thing is, and how endearing squeaky wheels can be! Because when you’re being a squeaky wheel, you’re also really letting people know who you are.”

― Aimee Bender

“True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves.”

― Aimee Mullins

“Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I’ve been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times.”

― Aimee Mullins

“Beauty is not skin-deep; it can be a means of self-affirmation, a true indicator of personality and confidence.”

― Aimee Mullins

“Absolutely, yes, I’m proud of every woman, of every American, that makes her dreams come true.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“You kind of need to weed through who is wanting to be a true friend.”

― AJ Michalka

“My dream is to work with people like Meryl Streep, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. To me, those are true storytellers – genuine people who have stories to tell and make incredible films.”

― AJ Michalka

“People are taking a second look at Compton or rethinking what they believed to be true. Even the rap stars who helped established Compton’s reputation worldwide are older now, and even their images have evolved.”

― Aja Brown

“We are often unaware of how much we love the people around us. This is true for everyone. We may think that we love certain people, but we don’t know how profoundly we love them.”

― Akhil Sharma

“The true success is the person who invented himself.”

― Al Goldstein

“I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I’ve relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true.”

― Al Gore

“As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what’s personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn’t ring true.”

― Alan Alda

“While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.”

― Alan Autry

“’Six Feet Under’ was about repressing our deepest, most primal impulses, and ‘True Blood’ is about giving full sway to them all the time. In a way they are like yin and yang.”

― Alan Ball

“’True Blood’ differs from ‘Six Feet Under’ in that there are way more characters and plot-lines, but fundamentally it’s still about the characters and their emotions.”

― Alan Ball

“Even if everything its detractors say about Fox were true, the most liberal of liberal attitudes would be that one would get credit for being in the lion’s den.”

― Alan Colmes

“My theory is that sometimes writers write books because they want to read them, and they aren’t there to be read. And I think that was true of me.”

― Alan Furst

“I look for the dark story, where something secret was done. I read and read and pick up the trail of a true story. I use nothing but true stories. They are so much better than phony ones.”

― Alan Furst

“I spend my life writing fiction, so reading fiction isn’t much of an escape. That’s not always true, but I don’t read much contemporary fiction.”

― Alan Furst

“The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.”

― Alan Greenspan

“The scaling theory of localization demonstrated that the disorder-induced M-I transition was a true phase transition with a well defined critical point.”

― Alan J. Heeger

“I’m not a particularly dark individual. I have my moments, it’s true, but I do have a sense of humor.”

― Alan Moore

“It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise.”

― Alan Moore

“Be true to yourself and your values.”

― Alan Mulally

“Just because Pluto or comets aren’t as big as Jupiter doesn’t mean they are not scientifically important – indeed, just the reverse is often true. Sometimes, great things come in small packages.”

― Alan Stern

“I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.”

― Alanis Morissette

“It’s true that my stories seem to deal with the end of the world. I’ve often been called the high priest of gothic miserablism, which is slightly unfair.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I’ve heard people say, ‘There are no bad audiences,’ but that’s just not true. There are people who just shouldn’t be together in a room, who produce a really bad audience.”

― Albert Brooks

“Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.”

― Albert Camus

“For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell, as regards its basic physiological mechanisms, has remained one and the same. It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor.”

― Albert Claude

“True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.”

― Albert Einstein

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

― Albert Einstein

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.”

― Albert Einstein

“Someone asked me years ago if it were true that I disliked Jews, and I replied that it was certainly true, not at all because they are Jews but because they are folks, and I don’t like folks.”

― Albert J. Nock

“The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.”

― Albert Schweitzer

“I’m really happy with ‘WWE ’12.’ It’s amazing. The fact that I’m in a video game is incredible; it’s a dream come true.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.”

― Aldous Huxley

“Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.”

― Aldous Huxley

“I never deny a true experience in one shot.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“A true artist is always out of his time.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.”

― Alek Wek

“I tend to wait for true stories to mature into fiction. Most of my fiction grew out of a long-germinating real-life situation.”

― Aleksandar Hemon

“What I try to do often when I’m acting and what I like when I’m seeing good acting is how authentic it is. How true is this to what I know of the world that’s been created for me? The ultimate test for me is, like, if I heard a clip of it on the radio, I’d like the audience not to know if I’m acting.”

― Alex Karpovsky

“I think Rush have always had this reputation, particularly to non-fans, of being an ultra-serious and cerebral group when, in fact, the reverse is true. We don’t take ourselves seriously at all. Sure, we take our music seriously, but that’s altogether different.”

― Alex Lifeson

“I love Frank Ocean. We’re going to get married. In true life, we should get married.”

― Alex Newell

“You’ll be someone’s favourite, and someone else is going to hate you, aren’t they? I know that I can’t please everyone, but what I can do is be myself and be true to my values.”

― Alex Scott

“The knockout games of a major tournament are when you see players’ true characters.”

― Alex Scott

“I’ve always done things that were true to me.”

― Alex Wolff

“I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands.”

― Alexander Alekhine

“War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.”

― Alexander Berkman

“The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“The biggest fear I have is to die with regrets, and of course that will come true.”

― Alexander Payne

“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.”

― Alexander Pope

“True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.”

― Alexander Pope

“’Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.”

― Alexander Pope

“I just want to make something that is true to itself and that interests me; otherwise, how can I have the audacity to think it’s going to interest anybody else?”

― Alexandra Cassavetes

“’True Detective’ did change my career.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“I didn’t expect anything crazy to happen from ‘True Detective.’”

― Alexandra Daddario

“For a memoir to really succeed, the author has to do such hard work before they come to the page. They have to do a brutal self-examination of everything they believe to be true.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“It’s true that I score a lot of penalties. If referees give us penalties and the coach names me as the penalty-taker, I have to take them. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to score them.”

― Alexandre Lacazette

“God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations.”

― Alexandre Vinet

“I want parents out there to know that it’s totally natural for kids to make believe and play games. It does not mean your child is going to be transgendered. And even if it were true, why is it such a horrible thing?”

― Alexis Arquette

“Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.”

― Alfred de Musset

“We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source – the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous.”

― Alfred de Vigny

“The human mind, I believe, cares for the True only in the general character of an epoch.”

― Alfred de Vigny

“From this, without doubt, sprang the fable. Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own.”

― Alfred de Vigny

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“To be challenged means to strive. I’m almost certain that’s true.”

― Alfred Molina

“True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“His imagination conceived and bore – worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“I have never really had a goal to be a true blue movie star, unlike a lot of my colleagues.”

― Ali Fazal

“Being a World Cup winner was a dream come true.”

― Ali Krieger

“Germany is where I had to become a true professional. They play in big games when they are young. We could model some of our soccer system after what they do.”

― Ali Krieger

“I’m a writer who stacks cat food for a living. It’s true: I have a master’s degree in creative writing, I’ve published two critically successful books, and I get paid to replenish the shelves of my local food co-op with pet food, sponges and toilet paper. Nine days out of 10, I do it quite happily.”

― Ali Liebegott

“The life of a true, traditional stand-up is really unappealing for women.”

― Ali Wong

“I am led by what I find to be true, not what I find to be popular.”

― Alice Dreger

“Family dynamics are true over time, across generations and different cultures.”

― Alice McDermott

“Every song is true and has its unique story behind it.”

― Alice Merton

“The musicals on Broadway have not necessarily been true musical theater. I’m speaking generally, of course: I saw ‘Spring Awakening,’ and I was completely inspired by that.”

― Alice Ripley

“You have to stay true to your heritage; that’s what your brand is about.”

― Alice Temperley

“Grass-fed cattle are leaner. But it’s not true that they are less flavorful.”

― Alice Waters

“When we address the disparities facing black people, we get a lot closer to a true democracy where all lives matter.”

― Alicia Garza

“Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones’ classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it.”

― Alicia Keys

“It was a dream come true for me to be at the Olympics.”

― Alicia Sacramone

“I was able to actually combine dance and acting, which was a dream come true.”

― Alicia Vikander

“My mum used to tell me when I was a kid that I had to go to bed at 7.30 P.M., and when I’d ask why, she’d say, ‘Well, you do get a bit grumpy when you don’t have routines’. Then I realised, when I was a bit older, that’s actually true.”

― Alicia Vikander

“That’s all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven’t figured out yet. And that’s one of the things I’m hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project.”

― Alison Bechdel

“You’ve got to go with what feels instinctive and true to your heart, and filter out all of the other stuff.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“Many philosophers say it’s impossible to explain our conscious experience in scientific, biological terms at all. But that’s not exactly true. Scientists have explained why we have certain experiences and not others. It’s just that they haven’t explained the special features of consciousness that philosophers care about.”

― Alison Gopnik

“Photography can be a deceitful, superficial medium that leads us into believing something even though we know it’s not necessarily true. It lulls us into a false sense of complacency.”

― Alison Jackson

“When I started researching history in the 1960s, a lot of women about whom I’ve subsequently written were actually footnotes to history. There was a perception that women weren’t important. And it’s true. Women were seen historically as far inferior to men.”

― Alison Weir

“In 1965, when I was fourteen, I read my first adult novel; it was a historical novel about Katherine of Aragon, and I could not put it down. When I finished it, I had to find out the true facts behind the story and if people really carried on like that in those days. So I began to read proper history books, and found that they did!”

― Alison Weir

“There is a kind of belief among my students that things that are true are interesting. But most things that are true are not interesting. Four pages describing how I got up and brushed my teeth in the morning would kill you.”

― Alistair MacLeod

“They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.”

― Allan Sherman

“In Hollywood if you are not working, you are a leper. True, you are probably living in the most expensive leper colony in the world.”

― Allan Sherman

“I’m a stickler for structure. So I tend to make sure I’m hitting certain points in the script and that I’m progressing and moving things along. You know, are the characters keeping the plot moving along? And are they true, and do I know their motivations?”

― Allison Schroeder

“Teenage girls read in packs. It’s true today, and it was true when I was a teen growing up in a small town in northeast Oklahoma.”

― Ally Carter

“True, He is infinite Majesty, but He is also infinite Goodness and infinite Love. There can be no greater Lord than God; neither can there be a more ardent lover than He.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.”

― Alvar Aalto

“In our family, the men have always stood at the head, true patriarchs that take the lead, teach, and live their lives as examples… Women have a significant role as helpers to our husbands and co-counsels in the parental equation.”

― Alveda King

“When you’re doing kidney transplants, you have to find out who can exchange kidneys with whom, doing blood tests to make sure it’s true. You can’t just work on the preliminary data. Then you have to organize the logistics.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“In a paper called ‘The Economics of Matching: Stability and Incentives,’ I showed that there were not any mechanisms that would always both produce a stable matching and make it completely safe for all firms and workers to reveal their true preferences.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“I want to stay true to who I am by trying to be in the moment.”

― Alyson Hannigan

“I’m very serious about what I write and who I allow to produce the music, because I want to make sure it’s a true album, and not just something pushed out there to create hype and more fame for myself.”

― Alyson Stoner

“When I read ‘The Master’, I felt that I had read a true classic. It’s so rare nowadays that you have that feeling: it was a privilege to read it.”

― Amanda Foreman

“I think to say that meditation is helpful to artists is true and it’s great, but it’s also essentially helpful to any kind of process of, just, life.”

― Amanda Palmer

“The worst beauty advice that I have ever taken has been from people who have told me that sunscreen isn’t necessary. Not true!”

― Amanda Schull

“I feel like I have a unique voice that’s true and authentic, and we need more of that. If I can inspire more of that, I need to do that in as many places as possible.”

― Amanda Seales

“Storytelling is my true passion.”

― Amanda Warren

“I’ve got a soft spot for true individuals.”

― Amber Heard

“Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“In a true democracy is the cure for most of our social and political ills, but a few of them must remain to keep us going.”

― Ameen Rihani

“An idealist is ahead of his time only in the sense that he is articulate. The same is true of a nation. For even primitive people, even effete races have a message for those above or below them. The heritage of the Ideal, however small can not be exhausted.”

― Ameen Rihani

“I love the British public and the British fans; they are true boxing fans. If you get them on your side, you can go right to the end and achieve anything in life.”

― Amir Khan

“A writer can be subjective, even digressive, or introspective and certainly judgmental. This is a simplification, of course, but as a general rule, it holds true.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I think novels are profoundly autobiographical. If writers deny that, they are lying. Or if it’s really true, then I think it’s a mistake.”

― Amity Gaige

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.”

― Amos Bronson Alcott

“A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.”

― Amos Bronson Alcott

“I have always admired Meghna Gulzar’s work, and getting to work with her and the Dharma Productions is like a dream come true.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“My father would have been spectacularly ill-suited to working for an institution of any kind, and I suspect that, to a lesser degree, that’s true of me, too.”

― Amy Bloom

“I do not think there was anything abusive in my house. Yet, I stand by a lot of my critiques of Western parenting. I think there’s a lot of questions about how you instill true self-esteem.”

― Amy Chua

“When I was a prosecutor, we had one straightforward goal: convict the guilty and protect the innocent. To me, that simple mission still holds true.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I never really did abandon my true self. It’s not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.”

― Amy Lee

“Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”

― Amy Vanderbilt

“The great thing about the Young Turks is that we’ve always stayed true to our principles.”

― Ana Kasparian

“It’s true that I’m always happy to walk away.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“It’s true that I suffered a lot, especially when I was younger.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“My real passion is for opera. It was born and developed by listening to records, and my dream as a child was to record entire operas when I grew up, and this dream came true.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“It’s an uncomfortable fact that leaving the European Union in a way that is true to the referendum result is becoming harder and harder to deliver.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“It is not true that Pena is 20 points above me. It’s part of the management of the regime. They have control of the media, with few exceptions.”

― Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

“It’s definitely a dream come true playing for the Red Sox.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“The idea of writing songs because you’re depressed and you need to communicate it somehow, that isn’t really true for me.”

― Andrew Bird

“Our true nature is free of any and all notions of gender, of any notions of difference whatsoever.”

― Andrew Cohen

“If you know that something is true and just, and you give up, that’s when you fail.”

― Andrew Forrest

“I love that idea that if you know someone’s story, it’s impossible not to love them. This is potentially hokey but incredibly true, as far as I’m concerned.”

― Andrew Garfield

“I’m going to stay true. I’m going to stay true to my values.”

― Andrew Gillum

“You see everyone’s true colors in a rehearsal.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“Just to have the opportunity to play an American in America is a dream come true for me.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“I shall try to write a poem that is about the moment but doesn’t betray things that are true to me as a poet.”

― Andrew Motion

“When Keats says: ‘Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses’, what he means is that we don’t necessarily believe what a poem is saying if it comes out and tells us in an absolutely head-on, in-your-face way; we only believe it to be true if we feel it to be true.”

― Andrew Motion

“The Spectator’ has to be managed and people have to report. We all have bosses in this world and that’s true of ‘The Spectator’ too.”

― Andrew Neil

“The true value proposition of education is employment.”

― Andrew Ng

“The U.S. is by far the biggest exporter of arms in the world. It was true during the Clinton administration, and it’s true during the Bush administration. It’s bipartisan.”

― Andrew Niccol

“I’d read ‘Paradise Lost’ as an undergrad at university but remembered little about it. No, not true: I remembered few details, but carried with me with the persuasive arguments and pitiable dilemma of its arguable protagonist, Satan.”

― Andrew Pyper

“I know when people say I’m some sort of Cinderella Man that it’s meant as a compliment. I appreciate that, but to be totally honest, it doesn’t feel like one, because it isn’t true.”

― Andrew Robertson

“Debt, we’ve learned, is the match that lights the fire of every crisis. Every crisis has its own set of villains – pick your favorite: bankers, regulators, central bankers, politicians, overzealous consumers, credit rating agencies – but all require one similar ingredient to create a true crisis: too much leverage.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“The Liberal Party has finally shown its true colours. I’m talking about the real Liberal Party: the tax-hiking, rule-breaking, perk-loving, deficit-spending, debt-mounting, virtue-signalling Liberals Canadians have come to know and despise.”

― Andrew Scheer

“’The Story Of A Marriage’ was initially a short story I wrote, and before that, it was a family story. It was a story that a relative of mine told me about herself in the ’50s, and it was a story that no one else in my family believes, and it might not be true.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“All my work is not personal – I’ve been trying to get away from that into the true self underneath all the tastes and things we think make up a self.”

― Andrew W.K.

“Being able to move to New York – that was a dream come true.”

― Andrew W.K.

“Low levels of vitamin D in the population as a whole suggest that most people need to take a vitamin D supplement. This may be especially true for seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.”

― Andrew Weil

“If you’re a true warrior, competition doesn’t scare you. It makes you better.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“If we focus our economy on improving human outcomes instead of just a topline GDP that is increasingly going to fewer and fewer people, we can see what Americans can do when they’re free to unleash their true potential.”

― Andrew Yang

“How do we make a record that’s true to the vibe of the band but still maintain the pace of moving forward and doing something fresh?”

― Andy Biersack

“I read the ‘Times’ and ‘Post,’ but I have nothing against the ‘Daily News.’ I also fish around the Internet for entertainment news but find most of what I read to be untrue or partially true.”

― Andy Cohen

“Wong Kar Wai is a very intense character, very personable, and I believe in general he does not like and he would not want his actors to show their true looks and their true personality on screen.”

― Andy Lau

“You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just hanging out in Central Park.”

― Andy Roddick

“True artistic expression lies in conveying emotion.”

― Angel Haze

“There are no shortcuts to true excellence.”

― Angela Duckworth

“There is a fluency and an ease with which true mastery and expertise always expresses itself, whether it be in writing, whether it be in a mathematical proof, whether it be in a dance that you see on stage, really in every domain. But I think the question is, you know, where does that fluency and mastery come from?”

― Angela Duckworth

“One thing that’s true of gritty people is they love what they do, and they keep loving what they do. So they’re not just in love for a day or a week. People who are really gritty – they’re still interested.”

― Angela Duckworth

“I will say that if my wildest dreams come true, I will, like, wake up one day, and I will be Carol Dweck, right? Because she is like everything I want to be.”

― Angela Duckworth

“’Bamboozled’ is the grassroots that will enlighten Americans from all backgrounds and political affiliations to the true history of the Democrat party and the facts about what liberal policies have done to our nation and communities of color.”

― Angela McGlowan

“Former president Wulff said Islam belongs to Germany. That is true. I also hold this opinion.”

― Angela Merkel

“I grew up watching Oprah on television. So, to say I didn’t learn a lot from her just wouldn’t be true.”

― Angie Martinez

“It is true that globalization has fueled greater income inequality. But much of this increase should be welcomed, not condemned. There is nothing inherently bad about inequality. Whether it is bad depends on how it comes about and what it does.”

― Angus Deaton

“These days, my main guitar amps have been Magnatone. They’re beautiful. Magnatones have actual tremolo, which I recently learned about guitar amps. Often what guitar amps call vibrato is really just a volume Up and Down. But Magnatone has a true vibrato, which is pitch bending. And so, it’s just a lush sound.”

― Ani DiFranco

“A musician’s true talent is only tested through background music.”

― Anirudh Ravichander

“No matter what argument you make against evolution, the response is, ‘Well, you know, it’s possible to believe in evolution and believe in God.’ Yes, and it’s possible to believe in Spiderman and believe in God, but that doesn’t prove Spiderman is true.”

― Ann Coulter

“Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”

― Ann Landers

“I was always a show-off – as a kid I was never afraid to make a fool of myself, and I guess that’s still true.”

― Ann Robinson

“It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.”

― Ann Romney

“Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren’t really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names – the products of a good publicity department.”

― Ann Sothern

“That artists are called to be more responsible and ‘true’ is a tip of hat to their power.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“I talk about race a lot. It’s been my work ever since I came out of acting school. But it’s true that in a way talking about race is a taboo. Because so many of our debates about race have to do not with race but with what we are willing to see, what we will not see and what we don’t want to see.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“I feel, for the most part, especially in comedy, you make your own work, and maybe that’s true across the board.”

― Anna Faris

“Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“It’s true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t play tennis.”

― Anna Kournikova

“Sookie is always in distress, it wouldn’t be ‘True Blood’ if someone wasn’t trying to kill her.”

― Anna Paquin

“I’m not serving in the same party as Boris Johnson. He’s proved that he’s incapable of holding high office, never mind being prime minister. He’s not true to what he believes in.”

― Anna Soubry

“You have to be true to what you believe in.”

― Anna Soubry

“The Leave campaign claims we send £350 million a week to Europe. This is untrue. When you take into account the rebate Margaret Thatcher got for us and the money we get back in E.U. funding, the true figure is nowhere near that.”

― Anna Soubry

“I shall be true to what I believe.”

― Anna Soubry

“It is well within the order of things that man should listen when his mate sings; but the true male never yet walked who liked to listen when his mate talked.”

― Anna Wickham

“It is true that I will confess that I have an incredible fascination for pop-culture stories about the Apocalypse and the end of the world.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I think a lot of us responded intensely to ‘True Detective’ because it was so incredibly earnest. That’s what made it heartbreaking and involving.”

― Annalee Newitz

“There are different gradations of personhood in different poems. Some of them seem far away from me and some up close, and the up-close ones generally don’t say what I want them to say. And that’s true of the persona in the poem who’s lamenting this as a fact of a certain stage of life. But it’s also true of me as me.”

― Anne Carson

“My heart is with the WNBA. I’ve had success in the league, I’ve loved the league. I’m a true fan of the league.”

― Anne Donovan

“I can’t think of anything you might say about Irish people that is absolutely true.”

― Anne Enright

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“It’s true that it’s a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.”

― Anne Tyler

“I hope that Los Altos is one of the first cities to have self-driving cars, and if that’s true, well, awesome, because there’s a lot of parking lots that we could get rid of and use for parks. That would be amazing!”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.”

― Annette Funicello

“The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion that has vulgarised Christianity, and has presented its teachings in a form that often repels the heart and alienates the intellect.”

― Annie Besant

“The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.”

― Annie Besant

“Representative institutions are as much a part of the true Briton as his language and his literature.”

― Annie Besant

“That is the true definition of sin; when knowing right you do the lower, ah, then you sin. Where there is no knowledge, sin is not present.”

― Annie Besant

“When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t true. What became important was to have a point of view.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.”

― Ansel Adams

“When I’m ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I’m interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.”

― Ansel Adams

“I might have been born into a very literal sense of chaos, but in fact that state is true of all of us.”

― Anselm Kiefer

“The moment of true capitulation came when the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association quietly took Mormonism off the list of apostate religious groups.”

― Anthea Butler

“True conservatives fear anything that is at odds with the status quo, even to the extent of being unable to recognise when the status quo represents injustice. And reactionary conservatives actually want to tear down the gains of the past.”

― Anthony Albanese

“Well, it wasn’t a holiday, but I had expected to do some sightseeing when I went to Haiti to film a series called ‘True Horror’ for Discovery. Before I arrived, our film crew were kidnapped and held at knifepoint.”

― Anthony Head

“If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.”

― Anthony Holden

“The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Political speech is indispensable to decision-making in a democracy, and this is no less true because the speech comes from a corporation rather than an individual.”

― Anthony Kennedy

“I’m not a true vegan.”

― Anthony Kiedis

“It’s true that the atmosphere here is quite different from the one in France. People live and breathe football here, and that’s what I like. Every footballer wants to play in the Premier League.”

― Anthony Martial

“People think that because a novel’s invented, it isn’t true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.”

― Anthony Powell

“High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.”

― Anthony Trollope

“In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption.”

― Anthony Zinni

“The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“So it’s hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“I take them seriously but I try not to read them. I take them personally, that’s why I don’t read them. I think people are lying when they say they don’t care, that’s not true. I take them personally.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“It’s true that the training and mentality in Spain is totally different to how it is in France.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“Languages are true analytical methods.”

― Antoine Lavoisier

“The sexes in each species of being… are always true equivalents – equals but not identical.”

― Antoinette Brown Blackwell

“Just as the supposed number may differ from the true number by fully 100, 150, or even 200 in a flock of 600 sheep, so may I be even more out of my reckoning in the case of these very little animalcules.”

― Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

“All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar’s teeth.”

― Antonin Artaud

“I’m a true professional. I don’t play no acting games, and I take pride in my work and being a professional.”

― Antonio Brown

“It’s widely recognized that there is no peace without development and no development without peace; it is also true that there is no peace and sustainable development without respect for human rights.”

― Antonio Guterres

“When two people are together, they are not two but six: what each one is, what each one thinks he or she is, and what each one thinks the other is. And what is true for people is also true for countries and organisations.”

― Antonio Guterres

“I consider myself a Christian – a true believer in Jesus Christ – that He died for our sins.”

― Antonio Sabato, Jr.

“The making of a whole person and the creation of true individuals can only happen by singing and dancing and making art.”

― Antony Gormley

“As we were developing ‘Umbral’, and I was delving into the mythology and legends, I had a sudden realisation. ‘Wasteland’ is about people who fervently believe new myths and legends, but they turn out to be false; whereas ‘Umbral’ is about people who reject ancient myths and legends, but they turn out to be true!”

― Antony Johnston

“I never regret things. It’s a really dangerous thing to say, but for anyone involved in the arts, the bad things that happen make for good material. It’s not a comfortable truth, but it is true.”

― Antony Sher

“After working with Woody Allen, sharing screen space with De Niro was a dream come true.”

― Anupam Kher

“It is a true man’s part not to err, but it is also noble of a man to perceive his error.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“Shelters, conservationists, those concerned about unnecessary cruelty toward the animals we eat, and people working against species extinction fight to preserve the true riches of our planet, our real inheritance. These are big, critical goals.”

― April Gornik

“It’s not true that I never left South Bend to recruit a player. It is true that I didn’t leave very often.”

― Ara Parseghian

“It has always been very difficult for writers to survive commercially in India because the market was so small. But that’s not true at all any more. It’s one of the world’s fastest growing and most vibrant markets for books, especially in English.”

― Aravind Adiga

“Sitting around with Jim Carrey, coming up with bits, is, like, beyond a dream come true.”

― Ari Graynor

“There are a lot of female characters out there that, when they fall on hard times, they sort of stew in their fears and negativities and vulnerabilities. And there’s something that’s really truthful about that – when I’ve gone through hard times or breakups, I’ve spent a lot of time on my couch overeating and crying with friends, that’s true.”

― Ari Graynor

“To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.”

― Aristotle

“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.”

― Aristotle

“People feel that in this industry friendships are not for real, but that’s not true. Otherwise, what is the point of being friends?”

― Arjun Kapoor

“It’s a dream come true as I await the release of my debut single ‘Krazy Konnection’ with Salim Merchant and then my debut album!”

― Armaan Malik

“Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.”

― Arnold Bennett

“It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“My friend James Cameron and I made three films together – True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“One of my movies was called ‘True Lies.’ It’s what the Democrats should have called their convention.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I don’t like something so fantasy-filled that I couldn’t imagine it ever happening. I like things that could come true. That’s how I conduct the show.”

― Art Bell

“Paul’s the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that’s just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn’t matter. So I don’t know, maybe I’m being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things.”

― Art Garfunkel

“’True Lies’ reinvented me in the eyes of a new generation and got me offers.”

― Art Malik

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”

― Arthur Ashe

“We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?”

― Arthur C. Clarke

“Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.”

― Arthur Cayley

“As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market.”

― Arthur Godfrey

“There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.”

― Arthur Helps

“I prize the conditions under which I have lived because they have permitted me to choose my opportunities, to inquire into such matters as interested me, and to publish what I believed to be true, uncontrolled by any central authority.”

― Arthur Keith

“True creativity often starts where language ends.”

― Arthur Koestler

“A carbon tax by itself would make driving more expensive, that’s very true. But in exchange for that, there are going to be more jobs, more output, more employment, and more products available. So really, as long as you’re going to collect the revenues you’re going to collect, you’re going to have to trade off one tax for the other.”

― Arthur Laffer

“It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams – not by any means of all dreams – moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.”

― Arthur Machen

“The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“A lot of people said this was impossible. ‘You can’t build biotech for $50,000. You can’t build anything for $50,000.’ Well, that’s no longer true, and we’re proving it.”

― Arvind Gupta

“This is a true story. The day after Reagan won, I was walking into the courthouse when someone said that they’d bet Reagan would appoint me U.S. attorney.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“If I was just to shut up, I wouldn’t be a true artist.”

― ASAP Ferg

“I’m talented, I know what I want, and I believe in myself, and I’m true to myself.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I’m in a happier place because my dreams are coming true. I’m acting in feature films, and I’m travelling the world. Before, I was just broke.”

― Ashley Thomas

“I’ve played at a European Championship; to represent your country at a World Cup is every boy’s dream, and for me, it would definitely be a dream come true.”

― Ashley Young

“True luxury is being able to own your time – to be able to take a walk, sit on your porch, read the paper, not take the call, not be compelled by obligation.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“A lot of these artists are out here don’t stay true to why they started doing this in the first place.”

― Ashton Sanders

“It’s about being true to my artistry, which I’ve been doing. It’s super important to do smart films.”

― Ashton Sanders

“I think I have lived enough in this country where I can say what I think is true and which is the voice of my conscience.”

― Asma Jahangir

“With so many young playwrights, the true craft of writing for living voices is not what it used to be. They write for attention spans of 10 minutes between adverts.”

― Athol Fugard

“I’ve been offered roles in Indian films, but I wanted my debut film to be from Pakistan. A lot of people think that I’ve made my music career from India, but that’s not true. I made it big in Pakistan, and then I went across the border.”

― Atif Aslam

“I have always believed that there is nothing greater than a life in rock n’ roll – it has to be good rock n’ roll – and I still think it is true.”

― Atul Gawande

“But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.”

― Audre Lorde

“Indeed, every true science has for its object the determination of certain phenomena by means of others, in accordance with the relations which exist between them.”

― Auguste Comte

“True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.”

― Auguste Rodin

“Before I’m a writer, I’m definitely a reader and when I read memoir, I really want it to be true.”

― Augusten Burroughs

“A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.”

― Augustine Birrell

“I don’t want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“Every government must consider the security of the country. That is just part of the responsibilities of any government. But true security can only come out of unity within a country where there are so many ethnic nationalities.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“Irish poetry has lost the ready ear and the comforts of recognition. But we must go on. We must be true to our own minds.”

― Austin Clarke

“I would say I don’t like people who are really into themselves or are very materialistic. Just always talking themselves up. Not being real is the pet peeve. Be true to yourself.”

― Austin Stowell

“I definitely have a little Woody Allen inside of me. That is true.”

― Autre Ne Veut

“Diversity is not one in the room. Diversity is not two in the room. Diversity is not three in the room. True diversity is half the room.”

― Ava DuVernay

“We’re told that independent film lovers… folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it – I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true.”

― Ava DuVernay

“True enough, Trump is a formidable foe, and systemic inequalities and disparities are worsening under this administration. But they existed long before that. And I want to lead, organize, and legislate to disrupt these disparate outcomes.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“What I want to represent for my daughters is that you can always stay true to yourself and still be successful.”

― Ayesha Curry

“For me, I just do what is true to myself and my brand.”

― Ayesha Curry

“It’s true what they say, and I am now a firm believer in the fact that every pregnancy is different for every woman!”

― Ayesha Curry

“I’m very physical. I’m extremely active, and I would love to do something a little more sexy and dangerous, a la Sophia Loren, or funny and humorous, a la Woody Allen. Getting to do things along those lines would be extremely wicked and a dream come true.”

― Azita Ghanizada

“Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“I get true joy out of that, being able to help people.”

― Baker Mayfield

“True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“The true measure of success for the U.N. is not how much we promise, but how much we deliver for those who need us most.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Those who oppose reform will also tell you that under our plan, you won’t get to choose your doctor – that some bureaucrat will choose for you. That’s also not true.”

― Barack Obama

“It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.”

― Barbara Castle

“It’s rumored that doing well in real estate is to be able to close a deal. I did not find that to be the case for myself, I was probably the worst closer out there and I didn’t find that was true of my top super stars either.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Is it really true that religion makes people more kindly, generous, or loving? History tends to disprove this. The worst wars, the most vicious Inquisitions, the cruelest pogroms and persecutions, were both fomented and supported by religion.”

― Barbara G. Walker

“Just as every Jewish couple gets married under a canopy open on all four sides – a replica of the tent modeled for us by Abraham and Sarah – so must Jewish communities keep our tents open. This is the true source of our longevity and resilience.”

― Bari Weiss

“Martin Luther King said, and it is sadly still true, that one of the most segregated times in America is the hour of worship.”

― Barney Frank

“To discover the true principles of Morality, men have no need of theology, of revelation, or of gods: They have need only of common sense.”

― Baron d’Holbach

“The public doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We don’t know what stories are supposedly true, this idea of ‘fake news.’ We watch it on what I guess you would call a split-focus. It’s half entertainment and half mystery.”

― Barry Levinson

“To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true… I’ve never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it.”

― Barry McGuire

“Well, I’m Canadian. True, north, strong, and free.”

― Barry Pepper

“While it may be true that the UAE has been an ally since the September 11, 2001, attacks, the American people know it has also harbored and aided some of the al Qaeda agents who were involved in that attack.”

― Bart Gordon

“True as the needle to the pole, Or as the dial to the sun.”

― Barton Booth

“True net-heads sometimes resort to punctuation cartoons to get around the absence of inflection.”

― Barton Gellman

“Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“True virtue is life under the direction of reason.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching.”

― Bas Rutten

“It is axiomatic that the Cross we get is the one we most dislike: we would choose any other. But it is equally true that the Cross which is ours is the one Christ wants us to bear.”

― Basil Hume

“To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.”

― Bayard Rustin

“I think dance in any culture, in any form, is a true leveler.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“But I’ve always attracted attention, it’s true, ever since I was very young.”

― Beatrice Dalle

“Dreams come true, but then things happen that are beyond anything you could dream. To be in a movie and to be in the same room participating in a movie with Meryl Streep? Come on!”

― BeBe Winans

“I think confidence is a true form of beauty.”

― Becky G

“They think the banjo can only be happy, but that’s not true.”

― Bela Fleck

“I think there’s a right time for everything, and I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason.”

― Bella Hadid

“A true woman always loves a real soldier.”

― Belle Boyd

“The crisis and recession have led to very low interest rates, it is true, but these events have also destroyed jobs, hamstrung economic growth and led to sharp declines in the values of many homes and businesses.”

― Ben Bernanke

“It’s true that the Federal Reserve faces a lot of political pressure and is unpopular in many circles.”

― Ben Bernanke

“A novel is no mere assemblage of gears; it is a wild and living being. And how are you to discern the intentions of a creature – to discover its true nature – other than by close and respectful observation?”

― Ben Dolnick

“We saw a true wave election in 2010 for Republicans. There was no such repudiation offered by Resistance Democrats in 2018.”

― Ben Domenech

“In true demagogic fashion, Trump bypassed the head and spoke directly to the gut, to the biles and bubbling acids of raw emotion.”

― Ben Fountain

“In an ideal world, you might imagine that scientific papers were only cited by academics on the basis of their content. This might be true. But lots of other stuff can have an influence.”

― Ben Goldacre

“Genetics do play a role in how you consciously or subconsciously manifest your true self.”

― Ben Harper

“We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It’s a true live record; it’s one of the few true live records out there.”

― Ben Harper

“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.”

― Ben Jonson

“There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.”

― Ben Kingsley

“All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.”

― Ben Kingsley

“There are very few things I’ve ever been a part of that I believe in more than the Iran deal, and everything I said I believe to be true, and I was trying to make a case about the facts.”

― Ben Rhodes

“Someone once told me that movies are a universal passport. And it’s true, wherever you go.”

― Benh Zeitlin

“What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard.”

― Benjamin Jowett

“Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly for the Lord and not for man, because our true identity is in Him.”

― Benjamin Watson

“If you talk to anybody, among the first things you’ll hear is, ‘Steve Carell is the nicest guy in the world.’ And he is. ‘Steve Carell is the greatest guy to work with.’ And he is. But all of that belies other aspects that are as true with him.”

― Bennett Miller

“Are we all unhappy with our true selves, and likes and follows are what give us value?”

― Benny Cassette

“People think of politicians having true power, but that’s less and less true. After all, they are often constrained or being edged into a corner by a whole series of contingencies.”

― Bernard Arnault

“It’s true that I am not from the south and I have a certain reserve. I take time to get close to, and I don’t immediately throw my arms round someone. But it is more a question of style.”

― Bernard Arnault

“Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.”

― Bernard Meltzer

“It used to be that I was known as ‘the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress,’ which is true. Now I’m a ‘self-professed democratic socialist.’ Things change when you run for president.”

― Bernie Sanders

“True inspiration overrides all fears. When you are inspired, you enter a trance state and can accomplish things that you may never have felt capable of doing.”

― Bernie Siegel

“Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.”

― Bertrand Russell

“When you hear me sit at the piano by myself and do one of those super-personal, confessional songs, that’s where my true voice is.”

― Beth Hart

“I never had a true childhood.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“True public safety requires a collaboration between law enforcement and the community.”

― Betsy Hodges

“We can only have true public safety with public trust.”

― Betsy Hodges

“I never know how much of what I say is true.”

― Bette Midler

“If I had to give one piece of advice to incoming college freshmen, I’d say always be true to yourself.”

― Beverley Mitchell

“People are inclined to say that I am Ramona. I’m not sure that’s true, but I did share some experiences with her.”

― Beverly Cleary

“There are a lot of things I never did, because I believe in watching those true Hollywood stories and I see how easy it is to lose track of your life.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“I’m a very big Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan fan. I’ve grown up seeing them, and they’re larger-than-life in the true sense for me.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“If I don’t stay true to my character, I would fail as an actor.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“There is an English saying that the king is always happy, or, ‘happy as the king’ – which is not true at all. But I can be as happy as a king if all of you know what is right and what is wrong and cooperate to fix things.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“It’s true that I have got wickets with the new ball in Test matches, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t bowl with the old ball.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“True hopefulness and optimism is what leads one to dare. It is also what lifts one back up to dare again after a failed attempt.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“As a crew, G.O.O.D. Music is taking it to levels that really haven’t been done collectively. Kanye is someone who knows how to make classic albums, a true thinker. He got me in the mindset of being a true thinker and always planning out every move you got going.”

― Big Sean

“If you think of the typical Herbalife distributor and their level of sophistication, to this day I still don’t understand the marketing plan – true story.”

― Bill Ackman

“The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.”

― Bill Bradley

“I identify as an agent when I’m agenting, and I identify as an author when I’m writing. I expect both those things to be true for as long as I’m able to do them.”

― Bill Clegg

“Scientists want to know the evidence behind a statement; they want reproducible tests and verifiable facts. There is a big difference in the thought process of a trial lawyer who is interested not in what’s true but what he can convince a jury is true.”

― Bill Foster

“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.”

― Bill Gates

“As a father and an ex-wrestler, it’s a dream come true. To be able to come back and be included in ‘WWE 2K17,’ it’s a huge honor.”

― Bill Goldberg

“If financial assets no longer work for you at a rate far and above the rate of true wealth creation, then you must work longer for your money.”

― Bill Gross

“I was a production assistant in the post department on ‘The Surreal Life.’ And it’s been reported before that I was an assistant editor on ‘The Surreal Life.’ That is not true.”

― Bill Hader

“There are, I believe, many more false confessions to murders than true confessions.”

― Bill James

“I’m trying to uphold what was true about conservatism. I consider myself a Reagan conservative.”

― Bill Kristol

“I’ve been producing documentaries on global warming for 20 years and have seen the early warnings of extreme weather events come true.”

― Bill Kurtis

“A trial without witnesses, when it involves a criminal accusation, a criminal matter, is not a true trial.”

― Bill McCollum

“I did three of the original ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes, yes. Also, I did a little thing in the feature film, and then I wrote one of the episodes in ‘The Twilight Zone’s last round where I starred with Cloris Leachman and my daughter Liliana in a true sequel to ‘It’s a Good Life.’ So, yes, I have a good ‘Twilight Zone’ alumni jacket.”

― Bill Mumy

“The phenomenon of vampires has always appealed to me. Everyone kind of likes a vampire story because it almost could be true.”

― Bill Nighy

“When someone has found not just another person they can live with but a person they can’t live without, they should have an equal right to the true qualities of a bond that runs deeper than any law.”

― Bill Shorten

“Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us, but to really understand the true scope and depth of the movement requires more investigation and concentration.”

― Bill Toomey

“To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.”

― Bill Vaughan

“The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.”

― Bill Veeck

“It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.”

― Bille August

“If life’s not funny, then it’s just true – and that would be unacceptable.”

― Billie Lourd

“I don’t want to sound like an aesthete, but one has to be true to the art. And that means being true to the tradition of the art but also being true to your own artistic vision.”

― Billy Collins

“Sometimes a true original doesn’t need to change a thing.”

― Billy Dee Williams

“Our pop cultural likes and dislikes are still very segregated, and that is not true of ‘Billy on the Street.’”

― Billy Eichner

“If you’re on TV, you can’t complain, right? And I understand that, and it’s true to a certain degree.”

― Billy Eichner

“Ball teams do not always run true to form in a short series. In a season’s campaign, class will tell; the best team will invariably win, unless disaster overtakes it. In a short series, some freak situation, same unusual play, may prove to be the turning point.”

― Billy Evans

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.”

― Billy Graham

“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”

― Billy Graham

“The true art is being able to take whatever the writer’s done, and if it is a bit flimsy or it is a bit rushed or is just box-ticking writing, then the true artist would be able to make that come off the page and sing for an audience or a viewer. I’m still learning how to do that properly.”

― Billy Howle

“I really love the togetherness in baseball. That’s a real true love.”

― Billy Martin

“For me, I really feel like if there’s not a real, true connection to the material, I don’t need to sing it. I don’t need to sing songs just because I like them anymore. I’ve done that.”

― Billy Porter

“I know that if I went to other studios, like in Vancouver, that those are set up to be as professional and as true, so it’s just a different flavour, it’s a different sound, but I think both have their place.”

― Billy Sherwood

“I try so hard to be true to myself. I hope I can help other girls realize that they don’t have to do things just because everyone else is doing them.”

― Bindi Irwin

“I always think the true test of free speech is when someone says something you don’t like.”

― Bindi Irwin

“Somehow, the company must stay true to the founding vision while avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth – and perhaps survive the hiring of a previously successful executive who doesn’t work out.”

― Bing Gordon

“I don’t care about anything but what I want to do. You can’t worry about what else is happening out there. You have to be true to yourself.”

― Biz Markie

“There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.”

― Black Elk

“Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.”

― Blaise Pascal

“To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”

― Blaise Pascal

“It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.”

― Blaise Pascal

“It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.”

― Blaise Pascal

“You can’t really go wrong as long as you’re true to yourself.”

― Blake Lively

“I had so much fun playing songs from ‘Based On A True Story…’ and getting to see the crowd’s reaction to those songs was unforgettable.”

― Blake Shelton

“True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.”

― Bo Bennett

“It’s true that people were told facial hair was not appreciated by the British public, but I just decided to keep the moustache.”

― Bob Ainsworth

“True enough, Osama bin Laden is dead and other al-Qaeda leaders have joined him. But, the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi is a brutal reminder that radical Islamic terror groups have not disappeared and certainly are not dormant.”

― Bob Beauprez

“However, don’t let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas – that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.”

― Bob Filner

“We have a unique opportunity as Disney because it really is the only true global entertainment brand.”

― Bob Iger

“How can an article about me or the Batman be the true story when I am not consulted or interviewed?”

― Bob Kane

“If ‘The New York Times’ says it, it must be true.”

― Bob Newhart

“I wasn’t the first choice for the role of Danny Tanner. Betty White was. Not true, but there was another actor whom they had shot the pilot with.”

― Bob Saget

“But the reporter has the responsibility to determine, number one, whether that is true, and number two, to make a judgment as to whether it’s in the public interest and whether or not it should be part of the debate.”

― Bob Schieffer

“The Beatles changed music forever. They took rock n’ roll from a medium that was about cars and girls and gave it context, interesting chord changes and true musicianship.”

― Bob Spitz

“People intrinsically know there are secrets being held from us. Look at WikiLeaks: There are secrets that are really true to the world.”

― Bob Weinstein

“Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.”

― Bob Wells

“If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it’s really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources.”

― Bob Woodward

“It isn’t true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how.”

― Bobby Darin

“My dad is a true man. A man’s man. Every manly thing he does, he does so well.”

― Bobby Deol

“Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.”

― Bobby Hull

“The true musician is to bring light into people’s hearts.”

― Bobby McFerrin

“’They have nothing in their entire arsenal to break the spirit of one single Republican prisoner-of-war who refuses to be broken,’ I thought, and that was very true. They cannot or never will break our spirit.”

― Bobby Sands

“To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion.”

― Bodhidharma

“I’m a big believer that sci-fi lives in literature, that the true sci-fi population is out there reading a gazillion authors.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I think carrying moral baggage is very dangerous for an artist. If you have a duty, it’s to be true and not cover up the cracks.”

― Bono

“I’ve never really subscribed to the theory that repression breeds rebellion. I don’t think that’s really true.”

― Boots Riley

“A difficult crowd will always test your true ability.”

― Boy George

“True horror, I think, deals with dread and menace and gets under your skin.”

― Brad Anderson

“There is a lot of volatility in the digital asset market broadly, and certainly that is true in the bitcoin market. It’s been true for XRP, and I think that’s because these markets are very nascent.”

― Brad Garlinghouse

“If ever there was a time for true bipartisanship, it is today.”

― Brad Henry

“To be a true artist, I have to be true to who I am now and write that way.”

― Brad Paisley

“Actions speak louder than words, and it’s no more true than with your kids.”

― Brad Pitt

“Where I grew up – we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri – it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.”

― Brad Pitt

“I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much.”

― Brad Pitt

“I like books that have razor-sharp plotting that snaps and moves along. It’s not about the main character being different at the end. I don’t want my main character to be different in the end. I still want him committed to his ideas, to be steadfast, true and loyal.”

― Brad Thor

“I’m sticking true to my roots.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“The philosophical spirit is not satisfied to simply accept what it is told, no matter how much prestige the teller seems to have. This is true even if the teller is a god.”

― Brendan Myers

“If you’ve got the confidence and the work ethic, you can make any dream come true.”

― Bret Hart

“I believe in ghosts now because of New Orleans. I never did before. I was so skeptical, but now I’ve seen one, which sounds insane, but it’s true.”

― Brett Dier

“Well even before she was diagnosed with the cancer, I would have said that she was a lot tougher than me and most guys would probably say that about their wives and it’s probably true in most cases.”

― Brett Favre

“Do I have a small movie in me? Yeah, probably, when I’m 60. But I’m not Hal Ashby, I’m not Roman Polanski. I’m true to myself. Whether you like it or not.”

― Brett Ratner

“Yes, I was a big math and computer geek, that’s true. I was driven by the scholastic side of things. For me, it was all about what I could do with math and computers.”

― Brian Acton

“In true open source development, there’s lots of visibility all the way through the development process.”

― Brian Behlendorf

“True friends: only a few have ’em, but only a few will admit that they don’t.”

― Brian Celio

“Love becomes logically true when lost but still sought from the same source.”

― Brian Celio

“I’m often accused of being ahead of my time, but it’s simply not true. The truth is that everybody else is behind.”

― Brian Eno

“It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“You’re not changing the world at $500 million in revenue. You start making a true difference when you’re doing billions in revenue.”

― Brian Lee

“It is peoples’ fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy.”

― Brian Perkins

“I think there are districts – a lot of them – where Donald Trump is deeply unpopular, and tying your opponent to Donald Trump’s unpopularity is a winning strategy. But that’s not true for every district.”

― Brian Schatz

“I put a metronome up to all the songs, and I tried to really keep it true to the original tempos.”

― Brian Setzer

“There is a profound gap between meeting a person and knowing a person, and that holds true for the difference between visiting and residing.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“I believe monthly comics and the extended miniseries are the true hallmarks of comic art and storytelling.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.”

― Brian Tracy

“Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.”

― Brian Tracy

“As far as the creative process goes, I always make sure that anything that gets discussed or talked about in the record is true to form. I make it a point not to sing anything that I haven’t felt or gone through.”

― Bridget Kelly

“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.”

― Brigham Young

“When I was seven, I gave a letter to Cinderella in Disney World asking if I could be in a Disney movie. So, working for Disney was really a childhood dream come true.”

― Brittany Curran

“Everyone thinks something like ‘The Hills’ just falls into your lap. It’s not true. You have to work for everything.”

― Brody Jenner

“I’ve never found therapy to be a sign of weakness; I’ve found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength.”

― Brooke Shields

“You know, I don’t watch television! Sorry! I actually don’t even have a television. I don’t, I really don’t. It’s nuts, but it’s true.”

― Brooke Smith

“I can’t say that it’s a dream come true because when I was growing up, I never dreamed of playing in the Olympics.”

― Brooke Sweat

“No kidding. That’s really true. You’re paying your own bills through this. It’s not a pleasant experience.”

― Bruce Babbitt

“People may have said that without symptoms, you can’t transmit Ebola. I’m not sure about that being 100 percent true. There’s a lot of variation with viruses.”

― Bruce Beutler

“Moses is our true founding father.”

― Bruce Feiler

“To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.”

― Bruce Lee

“If the brain expects that a treatment will work, it sends healing chemicals into the bloodstream, which facilitates that. And the opposite is equally true and equally powerful: When the brain expects that a therapy will not work, it doesn’t. It’s called the ‘nocebo’ effect.”

― Bruce Lipton

“The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.”

― Bruce Nauman

“It’s a stereotype that Jews run Hollywood. Guess what? It’s true. Jews do run Hollywood. It’s a stereotype that many Jews are wealthy. Guess what? Many Jews are wealthy. And there’s nothing objectionable in the image. What’s unflattering about Jews rising out of oppression and poverty and making it to big success?”

― Bryan Fogel

“I’ve always been open to the idea of an adaptation that does its own thing, that freely diverges from the original as long as it’s true to the spirit.”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“I’ve left Boro in the Premiership, which was always what I wanted to do. Actually that’s not quite true. I took them to three cup finals, where they’d never been before. But I had set my eyes on being the first manager in their history to deliver a major trophy.”

― Bryan Robson

“The great evil of American slavery was involuntary servitude or forced labor. I really believe that the true evil of American slavery was the narrative of racial difference that we created to justify it.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“True freedom is where an individual’s thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor – no matter the personal price.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Everything about doing ‘Jurassic World’ was a dream come true.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“’50/50′ is a comedy. I shouldn’t say it’s a buddy comedy because it’s not farcical, and it’s based on a true story, but it’s viewing that experience through a very truthful lens of humour.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“It’s really important to me that the music that I release is true to me and important to me.”

― Brynn Cartelli

“I think the true rock fans are pretty loyal.”

― Bubba Sparxxx

“It’s a dream come true for Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida to have the green jacket on.”

― Bubba Watson

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

― Buddha

“If he’s a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician.”

― Buddy Rich

“The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he’s literally turned into this driven young man overnight! The terrible twos are not a myth, but he’s such a laugh to be around.”

― Burn Gorman

“When there’s ever a breakthrough, a true breakthrough, you can go back and find a time period when the consensus was ‘well, that’s nonsense!’ so what that means is that a true creative researcher has to have confidence in nonsense.”

― Burt Rutan

“Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

― C. S. Lewis

“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.”

― C. S. Lewis

“I want people to stay true to who they are and how they’re feeling. That’s the biggest rule for myself – to always be as real as I can.”

― Cailee Spaeny

“There are a million great books out there if you just go to Google. There’s a lot to pull apart. A lot of crazy, unbelievable stuff that’s all completely true. I get into little obsessions, and I read everything I can find on one thing, and then I move onto another.”

― Caitlin Kittredge

“Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?”

― Caleb Cushing

“I would kill to be on ‘Dexter,’ and I would double kill to be on ‘True Blood.’ I would pay them to let me come be a vampire or a vampire victim. No joke!”

― Callie Thorne

“To be in the charts and hanging around with such huge names in the industry just feels like a complete privilege! I can’t even explain how it feels – complete dream come true.”

― Calum Scott

“It is not true that I oppose government funding of the arts.”

― Camille Paglia

“Gay marriage passed in New York because four Republican legislators crossed party lines. They did it in part because they had true bipartisan financial support.”

― Campbell Brown

“The idea that we are not going to look after the Great Barrier Reef, which is just a wonderful tourism resource that it can be just for one example – we are not going to look after it, we won’t have tight environment regulation, is frankly just not true.”

― Campbell Newman

“We might as well be true with ourselves.”

― Cardi B

“Instagram has said plenty of times that I’m pregnant, Instagram has said a lot of things about me that are not true, so I don’t even know where that’s coming from.”

― Cardi B

“It’s true I always like to mix femininity and something a bit masculine. It’s the reason I love skirts with high heels and tights, and no handbag because I love having my hands in my pockets.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.”

― Carl Friedrich Gauss

“It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.”

― Carl Friedrich Gauss

“According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.”

― Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

“What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition.”

― Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

“The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.”

― Carl Rogers

“Winning one Champions League title is a dream come true, so just imagine winning three!”

― Carles Puyol

“Winning the World Cup was a dream come true after so many years of wanting something so bad. After that final whistle, I dropped to the ground on my knees and got emotional.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I would like to play for a club who I feel have true ambition.”

― Carlos Tevez

“This idea that you can watch a show like ‘True Detective,’ and it was awesome, but is it really ruined for you if the finale is not your favorite episode of it? It’s just odd to me.”

― Carlton Cuse

“I always write what feels really true and honest and me.”

― Carly Rae Jepsen

“Auden said poetry makes nothing happen. But I wonder if the opposite could be true. It could make something happen.”

― Carol Ann Duffy

“Of the two ‘True Grits,’ the John Wayne version one is better.”

― Caroline Lawrence

“Music has always been my constant, my salvation. It’s cliche to write that, but it’s true.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“If my life wasn’t funny, it would just be true, and that’s unacceptable.”

― Carrie Fisher

“You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.”

― Carrie Fisher

“You can’t find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well.”

― Carrie Fisher

“’True Blood’ is shot on film. It’s more like a movie, and they take more days to shoot it, plus it has an hour of content. ‘The Good Wife’ is network. They’re shooting on HD. It moves quicker and they only have forty minutes of content instead of a full hour. Not to mention the difference of shooting, you know, rated-R stuff!”

― Carrie Preston

“Remain true to yourself while practicing this business of being an actor. And it is a business.”

― Carrie Preston

“Even a true artist does not always produce art.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“New Yorkers may think they’re on some cutting edge, but that’s not especially true. It is, however, the most exciting heterogeneous mess of a town I’ve ever seen.”

― Carter Burwell

“’True Detective’ would not pass The Bechdel Test.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“There’s a lot of two-hander dialogue in ‘True Detective,’ and I needed to place those guys in locations where there were other levels of visual storytelling. It didn’t necessarily have to move the plot forward, but it had to add tone or add to the overall feeling.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“My manager sent me the first two scripts for ‘True Detective,’ and I just thought they were so interesting and that the world they were depicting was so titillating to me.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“I enjoy setting the scene and coming up with interesting frames. ‘True Detective’ was a very hands-on set.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“A cat, I am told, has nine lives. If that is true, I know how a cat feels.”

― Caryl Chessman

“The way people appear in the gossip papers, as they’re depicted as celebrities, it’s not often much like who they are. The more people I meet, the more that’s true. Sometimes, they’re worse.”

― Casey Affleck

“Every human being has an assortment of diverse identities, and it greatly matters which one is triggered by social situations, which hold up different kinds of mirrors. The same is true for nations.”

― Cass Sunstein

“I think the main thing to remember when writing a novel is to stay true to the characters.”

― Cassandra Clare

“Philippians 4:13 has never rung so true… You were an unparalleled Giant in all sense of the word, Dad. So keep doin’ you up there, because no one does it better, and no one ever will.”

― Cassidy Gifford

“I believe Islam was truly spread by example. So whatever good a Muslim does publicly will be seen – the same is true for the bad.”

― Cat Stevens

“My favorite – my very favorite movie, which I suppose is a bit of a guilty pleasure in that it’s like, you know, every scene, you know, pushes every button, is ‘True Romance’ directed by Tony Scott with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, and it’s a fantastic, fantastic film, very violent, very romantic.”

― Caterina Scorsone

“The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.”

― Catharine Beecher

“We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.”

― Catherine Booth

“A great many things have been pronounced untrue and absurd, and even impossible, by the highest authorities in the age in which they lived, which have afterwards, and, indeed, within a very short period, been found to be both possible and true.”

― Catherine Crowe

“I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it’s true. If I didn’t like that, I’d do something else.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Back in medieval times, Victorian repression hadn’t come in yet. People were bawdy and wild and more in touch with their true natures. If you look at the Bosch paintings or Bruegel, you see, when people are dancing, they’re totally cutting loose.”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“This is the spirit of the Order, indeed the true spirit of Mercy flowing on us.”

― Catherine McAuley

“I know it’s become a cliche of sorts, but, nonetheless, it is true. This is the only planet we and our children and children’s children will call home. We can’t afford to lose this home because we didn’t protect it.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“If it’s true, as I believe it is, that the planet is alive, then it’s probably also true that we may reach a point at which she will begin to defend herself against us.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“Sometime around 2006, I decided I had missed my true calling as a young adult author.”

― Catherine Ryan Hyde

“Sometimes you get caught up living something that’s not true. The people around you, the people you’re involved with, are not the right people.”

― Cathy Moriarty

“It’s a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it’s unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it’s really fantastic.”

― Cecilia Bartoli

“I love so many cheeses. I like them hard and soft. I like cream cheese; I like cottage cheese… I’m a true Midwesterner.”

― Cecily Strong

“It seems strange to say this, but it is true: Coming back to Vegas to work is like going on vacation for me.”

― Celine Dion

“The reason people like the Young Turks is because we say things you’re not allowed to say in Washington that are obviously true.”

― Cenk Uygur

“Be true to your audience, or you will lose money.”

― Cenk Uygur

“We’re the only species who follow unstable leaders. This is true – it has little to do with America – around the world, pack leaders are unstable. Animals don’t follow that.”

― Cesar Millan

“I’m a fan of James Frain’s work, especially in ‘True Blood.’ He was so awesome in that show.”

― Chad Lindberg

“As far as the banking industry is concerned – and I am sure it must be true for various industries as well – is that the only thing that is constant is change. Your business models are changing, the customer demands are changing and the regulations are changing constantly.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I really wish I could sing so I could front a band, because that would be a dream come true, totally. I want to sing. Can’t do it though.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“Certainly, the president is expected to safeguard the Constitution by vetoing unconstitutional acts of Congress. This is especially true because many laws can only be brought before the courts in a collateral way, if at all.”

― Charles A. Beard

“Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us – never cease to instruct – never cloy.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man!”

― Charles Eastman

“Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy – citizens devoted to the democratic ideals – do not constantly oppose them.”

― Charles Edison

“You have to be able to wake up in the morning and say, ‘I’ve been true.’”

― Charles Gwathmey

“As Liberal Democrats and proponents of federalism, we must put our heads above the parapet and recapture and disseminate the true meaning of federalism. We have to win the vocabulary before we succeed in the vision.”

― Charles Kennedy

“It is true that I entered parliament at the age of 23, and have now been representing the people of my constituency for over twenty years.”

― Charles Kennedy

“There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.”

― Charles Kingsley

“I’ve certainly written a lot of things that have more or less come true. But I don’t have a gift for prophecy.”

― Charles McCarry

“In Britain ever more, they will realize that Brexit, well, has consequences – economic, commercial, partnerships. Perhaps during the referendum the impression was given that once the Brexit button was pushed everything would take care of itself easily. Well, that is not true.”

― Charles Michel

“The public is eager for stories of True Cybercrime, and the media is happy to glamorize the subject. But when teenagers take the bait and live out our fantasies for us, we punish them for frightening us too much.”

― Charles Platt

“There is plenty of television. There are plenty of talk shows. There are plenty of comedians. But there is not plenty of worship of the true and living God.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“The wounds of calumny, the reproaches of the proud, the venom of the bigoted, the treachery of the false, and the weakness of the true, we have known in our measure; and therein have had communion with our Lord Jesus.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Has Jesus saved me? I dare not speak with any hesitation here; I know He has. His Word is true; therefore, I am saved.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Giving is true having.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.”

― Charles Sumner

“No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.”

― Charles Sumner

“I feel like, throughout ‘True Romance,’ I was unsure of myself in terms of songwriting. Even though it was my voice, I feel there were a lot of other voices on that record, too.”

― Charli XCX

“’True Romance’ was definitely, in part, still me finding my voice as a writer. I was nervous, and I was a lot more shy. The album sounds bruised.”

― Charli XCX

“I’ve scammed so many people throughout my whole life who never learned my true identity until I started acting.”

― Charlie Bewley

“A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.”

― Charlie Chaplin

“They say that theater is the actor’s medium, television is the writer’s medium and film is the director’s medium, and it’s really true.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“I put quite a bit of study into the horn, that’s true. In fact, the neighbors threatened to ask my mother to move once, you know.”

― Charlie Parker

“We desperately need to have a public that actually cares whether things are true of not.”

― Charlie Sykes

“You know the old adage that the customer’s always right? Well, I kind of think that the opposite is true. The customer is rarely right.”

― Charlie Trotter

“One must know combinations, one must have a true knowledge of food to be in the moment.”

― Charlie Trotter

“True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“Society mends its wounds. And that’s invariably true in all the tragedies, in the comedies as well. And certainly in the histories.”

― Charlton Heston

“It’s crazy that the Constitution has to be amended to clarify what for the majority of Americans is a clear and true statement: corporations are not people.”

― Chellie Pingree

“I felt like I’d culturally arrived when a character on the HBO show ‘True Blood’ was reading a hardback of ‘Heartsick’ at Sookie’s kitchen table.”

― Chelsea Cain

“My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century. That is certainly true. But so, too, are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“It’s a widely-held belief that Millennials are obsessed with money. And it’s also wildly true. Just don’t mistake it for a fixation with getting rich.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“There’s a difference between racism and people making a joke about something. There is true racism going on, and people should be able to identify what that is, comparatively.”

― Chelsea Handler

“How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization.”

― Chen Guangcheng

“It’s true I didn’t get a fair trial, but the problem is people don’t understand the details. It is important to understand the details of the trial and why I’m not guilty under the charges that were brought against me.”

― Chen Shui-bian

“With ‘Luke Cage,’ we all, as a collective wanted to tell the truest story that we could but, at the same time, also be very true to the comic book genre.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“Being in the public eye, I have certainly gone through the tabloid situation where they come out with stories that are not true. I don’t read or pay attention to it.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, ‘Safety begins in the boardroom.’ That’s as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“While many people overseas envy Korea’s development, it is true that society has many problems such as economic polarization and a low birthrate.”

― Chey Tae-won

“My secret has always been to be true to myself.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I’m quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern – mankind.”

― Chico Hamilton

“I don’t think it’s a good thing to talk about women’s issues being exactly the same as the issues of trans women because I don’t think that’s true.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A lot of geeks are pale, bespectacled, wear dark clothing and don’t get out much – the stereotype exists because it is very often true. I could pass for a non-geek but it would be inaccurate.”

― China Mieville

“I think readers either love or hate nonlinear storytelling, and it’s true that it can be more difficult, both to write and to read.”

― Chloe Benjamin

“I actually work at my craft, and I actually want to be the best in my category, and I want to be a true actress. And a lot of people just want fame, and there’s a huge difference.”

― Chloe Grace Moretz

“Just going to the Olympics would be a dream come true. I could finish last, and it would still be an amazing experience.”

― Chloe Kim

“Corky is an ordinary person who does extraordinary things. He is a true inspiration, but he doesn’t know that he’s an inspiration.”

― Chris Burke

“Really, some of the best ‘X-Files’ stories come right out of science. And you just apply that ‘what-if’ idea. Oh, what if this were true? And that’s why so many times the show is scarier because it was not necessarily improbable.”

― Chris Carter

“A true musician, like Johnny Cash, should be able to walk into a room with nothing but an instrument and capture people’s attention for two hours.”

― Chris Cornell

“You have to be a xenophile at heart to be a true New Yorker.”

― Chris Diamantopoulos

“Everyone always says the middle child is the worst or whatever – what do they say? That everyone forgets about them? But that’s not true. That’s not true in my family.”

― Chris Gronkowski

“You want to win. Everyone says, ‘It’s just an honor to be nominated,’ but that’s so not true. You want to win.”

― Chris Kirkpatrick

“Everyone says, ‘It’s just an honor to be nominated,’ but that’s so not true. You want to win.”

― Chris Kirkpatrick

“My true dream, ever since I was a kid, was to play professional baseball. It’s something that I worked my whole life for. But that didn’t work out with the knee surgeries and whatnot.”

― Chris Lane

“What we do in Connecticut is ban assault weapons. We ban high-capacity magazines. We have true universal background checks, and we require everybody to get a permit from their police department before they can carry a pistol.”

― Chris Murphy

“Back in 1997, I got to race a Ferrari at the famous Monza circuit in Italy – a dream come true.”

― Chris Rea

“I read an article about 60 being the new 30 the other week, and I think it’s very true. Our generation has not done what previous generations did and just got old and sat in a corner.”

― Chris Rea

“I kind of keep my personality in my pocket a lot. When I start to do stand-up, that’s not my true personality either. It’s the personality of a guy who hasn’t been able to say what he wanted to say.”

― Chris Rock

“Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“Everybody influences everybody else, in my opinion. There are different trends in music all the time. No matter who starts them, if it’s a true trend in the music, it ends up influencing other people as well.”

― Chris Young

“I know that sounds corny. And I know you’ve heard it before. But it’s really true: We’re so much more than our bodies.”

― Chrissy Metz

“Working out is incredibly boring. I swear it’s true that the bigger your muscles get, the fewer brain cells you have.”

― Christian Bale

“Sometimes, there’s a preconceived notion of how a scene or how a work should be delivered. And I see young performers sometimes try and deliver that, and it’s not really true to their voice or who they are.”

― Christian Camargo

“When I am true to my inspiration, even fight for my design, the project always turns out well.”

― Christian de Portzamparc

“Eighty-five per cent of the time, people want to talk about ‘True Romance.’ That’s the film I’ve made that really seems to have stuck with people.”

― Christian Slater

“The more you give, the more you get – it’s a cliche, but it’s really true.”

― Christie Brinkley

“It’s good to raise awareness that men and boys are struggling, at least many of them are. But why say men are finished? It’s too harsh, too sweeping, and it happens to not be true.”

― Christina Hoff Sommers

“Know who you are and stay true to it. Have a point of view, keep your head down when noise tries to drown out your inner voice, and whatever you do, keep pushing.”

― Christina Tosi

“I was always taught to be myself, be honest, and be true to my roots.”

― Christina Tosi

“I think people think Jim Carrey’s just wild and crazy. He really is very disciplined. It is true of Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams as well.”

― Christine Baranski

“It’s been said that government doesn’t create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand.”

― Christine Gregoire

“The bohemian artist who exists only for his art, it’s a myth. OK, it might have been true for Giacometti, but it certainly wasn’t for Picasso or Mozart.”

― Christoph Waltz

“Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long.”

― Christopher Columbus

“We certainly strive for trying to make a quality record throughout, and I think that’s true of all of our records.”

― Christopher Cross

“It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole.”

― Christopher Dawson

“You know very well that unless you’re a scientist, it’s much more important for a theory to be shapely, than for it to be true.”

― Christopher Hampton

“Every episode of ‘True Blood’ is like shooting a low budget feature.”

― Christopher Heyerdahl

“Even if I accepted that Jesus – like almost every other prophet on record – was born of a virgin, I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Littera scripta manet – ‘The written word will remain’. That’s true, but it won’t be that much comfort to me.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“It’s true that obscenity is a matter of taste and in the eye of the beholder.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“The fact is: It’s true what they say about the United States. It is a land of opportunity. It is too various to get bored with it.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Whenever you write a true story, it’s not going to go over 100 percent well with everybody.”

― Christopher Markus

“All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you.”

― Christopher McCandless

“The way that I process and make writing work is I’m really telling true stories; I’m just putting them in a cape and putting an ‘S’ on its chest.”

― Christopher Priest

“When I was a kid I joined the circus. I did that. It is true. But it’s not like you think. There was a guy, he had his own circus. His name was Carol Jacobs and he owned it. It was a small thing.”

― Christopher Walken

“It’s true in most movies I don’t use my own voice.”

― Christopher Walken

“You know, all these sentiments about beauty coming from within, they’ve always resonated when I’ve read them, but it takes a bit of living to truly appreciate them. To realise we are so much more than our experiences, that we are who we are because of the lessons we’ve learnt, now that’s what true ‘beauty’ is for me.”

― Christy Turlington

“Although it is true that by fate all things are forced and linked by a necessary and dominant reason, nevertheless the character of our minds is subject to fate in a manner corresponding to their nature and quality.”

― Chrysippus

“Maybe it is true what they say, that playing these Chuck Berry songs is easy. But try singing them. The words come out hard, like bullets.”

― Chuck Berry

“My business is the enforcement of the tax laws and the integrity of the tax code and making sure that trustees of charitable giving are true trustees.”

― Chuck Grassley

“Respectability? Who wants to be respectable? That’s spoken like a true loser.”

― Chuck Noll

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Whitney Houston and Ella Fitzgerald are my musical mothers. I learned everything I know about true R&B, pop and jazz singing from these stunning performers and unparalleled musicians.”

― Ciara Renee

“It’s true what they say: ‘You don’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.’ I miss love. I miss being looked after.”

― Cilla Black

“I am spoiled, it’s true. I don’t even know how to use that thing in the kitchen with the burners.”

― Cindy Margolis

“Loyalty to the true, core values and roots of democracy is what makes a true patriot, not loyalty to a symbol of the country.”

― Cindy Sheehan

“I take deep breaths and be true to my heart.”

― Cindy Sheehan

“I know, it’s true. I’ve played these tortured teenagers. I can’t wait to shed that image.”

― Claire Danes

“There’s nothing that irritates Americans more than the fact that some members of Congress think they are entitled to their own set of rules. And it’s true – too many people in Washington live in an alternate reality.”

― Claire McCaskill

“I still believe on some level that at the end, somebody will say, ‘You get an A-minus for your life.’ And it’s not true. It’s not true.”

― Claire Messud

“Everybody’s always living in fiction just as much as children, but the way our stories are faked is curtailed by all sorts of narratives we take into our own lives about what are the true narratives and what’s not.”

― Claire Messud

“And if you remember the other part of the context is we were then all deceived about the French position and told the French had said they’d veto any second resolution – which wasn’t true, we now know.”

― Clare Short

“It’s a matter of choosing what is most important to you and putting that first. Once you have recognized your true purpose in life, this becomes much easier.”

― Clarence Clemons

“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”

― Clarence Darrow

“Some say that sudden knowledge of mystical matters is accomplished only in complete quietude, or that Creator, in one of God’s many forms, appears only in orderly ways that are beauteous and picturesque, or that the mystical appears only in completely silent ways. All are true. Except for the ‘only’ part.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek.”

― Claude Bernard

“Often we’d secretly like to do the very things we discipline ourselves against. Isn’t that true? Well, here in the movies I can be as mean, as wicked as I want to – and all without hurting anybody.”

― Claude Rains

“When I tell people I’m from South Korea, almost 10 out of 10 say something like, ‘Koreans have great skin!’ And it’s true.”

― Claudia Kim

“I believe being a true Global Citizen means you have the willingness and openness to step outside of your own boundaries, and I’m honored to represent that with TUMI.”

― Claudia Kim

“But it is true that some magazines have a policy to show only a certain amount of black girls on their covers. Naomi is right. It’s not fair, and I wish it would change.”

― Claudia Schiffer

“There’s no fun in relationships. OK – that’s not strictly true. I will agree that the first bit can be not totally unpleasant. There’s the initial meeting and the heart quickening and the stomach-churning excitement of it all.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“I’d been raised Mormon, but there comes a time where you are not following what you’ve been taught, but discovering for yourself if it’s true.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“When considering a career move, consider the most important assumptions that have to prove true and how you can swiftly and inexpensively test if they are valid. Also, remain realistic about the path ahead of you.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.”

― Cleveland Abbe

“I’m not sure that there are days of my life when I’m not confronted with racism. For some, that may seem hyperbolic, but it’s true.”

― Clint Smith

“It’s true, people don’t imagine I’d be particularly woody.”

― Clive Anderson

“Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.”

― Clive Bell

“The adage that you’re either gay or straight or you’re lying, well, that’s not true. Bisexuality does exist.”

― Clive Davis

“I’ve done a number of things based on real people or true stories or based on books, and I’m a great believer that you have to be true to the script.”

― Clive Owen

“To be in the same room as Claire Underwood is like a dream come true.”

― Cody Fern

“I loved the idea that I had an alter-ego but that my true identity was very well known and very much on the surface. I was the only one who didn’t know who Stardust really was. So it was very much tied to comics – everything I’ve done. I did a whole run where I’d wear a face mask when I was on SmackDown, and that was based on Dr. Doom.”

― Cody Rhodes

“The UFC thinks they run off their brand, but that’s not true. The UFC runs off the fighters, so hopefully, these fighters take notice and how I’m going about my business.”

― Colby Covington

“My SAG card, the first TV job that I ever had was ‘Pan Am’ as a reporter. But that may not be entirely true. I did some motion capture work, doing reshoots on a video game.”

― Colin Donnell

“I’m just a true Irish boy at heart.”

― Colin Farrell

“It’s a film called ‘Kursk’, which is a true story about a submarine disaster. There was an accident on board a Russian submarine in the year 2000, and it stranded a large number of sailors. That’s next.”

― Colin Firth

“Having come up in the era where movies are only movies if they’re released in the theater… I don’t know if that holds true anymore. I’ve been involved in some movies that have gone ‘direct-to-video,’ and that used to not be a good thing, but now it’s different.”

― Colin Hanks

“I can’t remember too much about the ’80s, to be honest with you… I wish that weren’t true, but it is.”

― Colin Hay

“Any Arthurian enthusiast who has watched ‘Merlin’ has probably concluded that it’s not accurate whatsoever – but, it’s not meant to be. It’s not meant to be a true telling. It’s in a fantasy setting, it’s really concentrating on the fantasy element.”

― Colin Morgan

“Michael Giacchino is a fiercely creative musical mind and a true ‘Jurassic Park’ fan.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“It’s true that I’m not cozy. I’m more reserved.”

― Colleen Atwood

“Dr. Margaret Oda, a true trailblazer in education, served as Honolulu school district superintendent and was the driving force behind the middle-school concept and the first chairwoman of the Japanese American National Museum.”

― Colleen Hanabusa

“Playing in the NFL was a dream come true.”

― Colton Underwood

“You’ve got to be honest with yourself aesthetically about who could you play. You want to artistically be true to that character.”

― Columbus Short

“The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

― Conan O’Brien

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”

― Confucius

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”

― Confucius

“Dan Rather had to move over a few inches to make room for me. It was my dream job. And my dream came true.”

― Connie Chung

“There wasn’t much around. After the shows, we would go to an Italian restaurant that a friend of ours owned and so I didn’t get a chance to see much. Actually, that holds true of most places I’ve been.”

― Connie Francis

“True strength lies in openness and working in concert with people and events.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.”

― Conor McGregor

“Boxing is limited fighting with a specific rule set. Fighting is true, where you can do anything.”

― Conor McGregor

“The buyer is entitled to a bargain. The seller is entitled to a profit. So there is a fine margin in between where the price is right. I have found this to be true to this day whether dealing in paper hats, winter underwear or hotels.”

― Conrad Hilton

“I’ve been harassed. I’ve been stalked. I’ve had every public pre-transition photo of me compiled alongside my deadname with the purpose of never letting me be my true gender.”

― ContraPoints

“It’s all about creating a back story for the character and developing emotional responses that are true to life in relation to the character. It isn’t necessary to live a tragic life to create from that place.”

― Corin Nemec

“I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.”

― Corliss Lamont

“I’ve never been tied to one party or one candidate or even one institution. And that’s true even with one church as a Christian. I’m committed to truth and justice.”

― Cornel West

“It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.”

― Cornelia Otis Skinner

“I can consciously say I like squashing things because I saw ‘Tom and Jerry’ films or Charlie Chaplin in ‘Modern Times.’ That’s true.”

― Cornelia Parker

“We listen to so many different types of music, so it’s easy for us to play a different genre or style and it be true to what we do.”

― Coy Bowles

“Our culture reflects back what is true. It doesn’t always reflect it back reliably. It can distort things.”

― Craig Mazin

“This is in us: a certain sense of denial, a certain sense of groupthink. This is not something that sits on one party line or the other. We’ve seen it in all permutations throughout history, and at the core of it is a certain insistence that what we want to be true is now true, and what we don’t like is now false.”

― Craig Mazin

“When you’re a true fighter, you fight everyone.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Realism is always subjective in film. There’s no such thing as cinema verite. The only true cinema verite would be what Andy Warhol did with his film about the Empire State Building – eight hours or so from one angle, and even then it’s not really cinema verite, because you aren’t actually there.”

― Crispin Glover

“A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.”

― Cullen Hightower

“The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.”

― Cullen Hightower

“I think the measure of your success to a certain extent will be the amount of things written about you that aren’t true.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“It’s possible that we could change a human gene and double our life span. I don’t know if that’s true, but we can’t rule that out.”

― Cynthia Kenyon

“The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.”

― Cyril Connolly

“The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.”

― Cyril Connolly

“To maintain one’s individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.”

― Cyril Cusack

“Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“The true artist doesn’t substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.”

― Dada Vaswani

“True love bears all, endures all and triumphs!”

― Dada Vaswani

“A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“You can’t argue that you have to have art, and prove it to anybody. Why should I give $1,000 to art when there are people starving? Of course, that’s true. But just because you can’t, theoretically, defend the arts, or make a sensible argument for their preservation, doesn’t mean they’re not important.”

― Dakin Matthews

“It’s rare to see women in a film who are not somehow validated by a male or discussing a male or heartbroken by a male,or end up being happy because of a male. It’s interesting to think about, and it’s very true.”

― Dakota Fanning

“It’s true that I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m comfortable, and I think more women should be more confident.”

― Dakota Johnson

“If ISIS is using social media to track me, that’s a dream come true in my book. These guys are a bunch of bullies that just prey on the weak.”

― Dakota Meyer

“Upper education used to open doors. Not so true anymore. The degree used to be a screening tool, but that is falling by the wayside as there are a glut of college grads on the market.”

― Dale Archer

“It’s such an overused phrase: ‘to be part of the conversation.’ But it’s true. It is nice to be part of the conversation – just be sure they are talking about you in the right way.”

― Damian Lewis

“I’m not the guy that wants to be famous and make loads of money and sell loads of records. I don’t want that. I just want to be true. I want to be… I want to serve music. I want to be honest.”

― Damien Rice

“I’m a true businessman.”

― Damon Dash

“People complain that cities don’t have fresh, sustainable food, but it’s just not true.”

― Dan Barber

“That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”

― Dan Brown

“There are so many different camps about what being gay means. The danger comes when each one is so rigid that it sees itself as the true picture.”

― Dan Butler

“People write fiction in their minds all the time – every time we read a ‘human interest’ news story, or a true crime tale, we find ourselves fascinated because we’re trying to understand why people behave the way they do, why they make the choices they do, how we become who we become.”

― Dan Chaon

“I’m certainly very influenced by what you would call ‘contemporary headline horror,’ stuff that is true crime or for one reason or another catches our attention in the media, those strange cases that we end up obsessing about. I’m always influenced by weird anecdotes and news.”

― Dan Chaon

“If the Big Bang is true, that means everything that came out of it, all of the particles, all of us, there is a scientific force that connects it all that we don’t really know about.”

― Dan Gilbert

“Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn’t true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I’m just fascinated by.”

― Dan Gilroy

“I had always suspected that one could build an entire house from what went into the landfill, and, sure enough, it’s true.”

― Dan Phillips

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

― Dan Quayle

“What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.”

― Dan Quayle

“’Planet Earth’ was such an extraordinary series and the ‘Making Of’… is fascinating: the creatures and stories behind the camera are just as fascinating as those in front. It’s a bit of a dream come true to be a part of the team in some small way.”

― Dan Stevens

“My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare.”

― Dane Cook

“People automatically think that because you attack, you can’t defend. Not true.”

― Dani Alves

“I love acting. Acting is a true love of mine, acting and math. Although they are both creative, they use very different sides of your brain. And I love both. Acting is my first love, and that’s my main career, it really is.”

― Danica McKellar

“It’s true that there are people who live the idea of being an artist, as opposed to the idea of making art.”

― Daniel Alarcon

“When we talk about music, we talk about our reaction to it. One person might say that music is so poetic, while another says it’s all mathematics. Yet another might say it’s about sensuality, and so on. That’s all true. But music is not just one of these things. It’s everything all at once.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.”

― Daniel Bell

“It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth.”

― Daniel Bernoulli

“I grew up in Germany for a little while, and all my German friends said that Seattle, weather and energy-wise, is a lot like West Germany. It’s true.”

― Daniel Breaker

“There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation, a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you’re not a true ally to the person who’s in charge of all that.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”

― Daniel Goleman

“In the end, perhaps it will be the true romantics, not the nerds, who choose to flee from a world of impersonal, digitized relationships and into the arms of simulacrums with manners imported from simpler times.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“In San Francisco, the majority of the restaurants are ingredient-driven. In New York, that is true as well, but there’s also a greater focus on technique.”

― Daniel Humm

“True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“By their very nature, heuristic shortcuts will produce biases, and that is true for both humans and artificial intelligence, but the heuristics of AI are not necessarily the human ones.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“We need to take a step back and realize that not everything we encounter is true. You don’t want to be gullibly accepting everything as true, but you don’t want to be cynically rejecting everything as false. You want to take your time to evaluate the information.”

― Daniel Levitin

“As soon as you hear a proposition, the creative brain in humans assumes for the moment that it’s true, and starts trying to find evidence. It’s what computer scientists in the old days used to call ‘Fifo:’ first in, first out. The first piece of information that gets in has a privileged position, even if it’s misinformation.”

― Daniel Levitin

“Unfortunately, often found next to things that are true are an enormous number of things that are not – in websites, videos, books and on social media.”

― Daniel Levitin

“The iPod wasn’t the first MP3 player. Nor were the iPhone and iPad the first in their categories. The real reason for the success of these devices – the true unsung hero at Apple – is the iTunes software and iTunes Store. Because Apple provided them, it wasn’t just selling hardware.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Did you know that, pound for pound, the moose is the leanest ruminant on Earth? It’s true. Moose are very in tune with their natural surroundings.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“It’s rare to find these true coin flip situations in Hold’em but surprisingly common in Omaha. That’s one of the reasons why Omaha is the perfect game for action junkies who relish the notion of flipping coins for large sums of money.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Success at poker is ultimately the result of solid fundamentals and the ability to read your opponents’ betting patterns. This is especially true when playing online. But playing live poker is a completely different animal. In this venue, the presence of physical tells can not be overlooked.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Any politician is always looking for a format where they can show who they really are, show their true selves.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“Well you know, it’s true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal!”

― Daniel Pinkwater

“For my family, it was quite emotional because it has always been a dream of mine to be in Formula 1. For them, to see it come true was quite a special feeling.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I know that I’ll joke around to the last minute I get in the car. But once the helmet’s on – it’s sort of a cliche, but it’s true – it’s quite symbolic that that is ‘go time,’ and I’m ready to have some fun and be bad while I do it.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“It’s not a stereotype if it’s always true.”

― Daniel Tosh

“It’s not so much what you learn about Mumbai, it’s what you learn about yourself, really. It’s a funny old hippie thing, but it’s true as well. You find out a lot about yourself and your tolerance, and about your inclusiveness.”

― Danny Boyle

“To work with Brendan Rodgers and the players at Liverpool is an unbelievable dream come true for me, really.”

― Danny Ings

“I’m a person who always wanted to turn my life into an archive. Social media made my dream come true.”

― Dara Horn

“The thing about Drew Goddard and Mike Schur is that they are legit geniuses, and they love storytelling. They love creating worlds, love messing with the audience; they love doing things that we don’t expect. To get to be a part of that is too good to be true.”

― D’Arcy Carden

“We work so hard to stay true to country music. People can say they don’t like it, but they can’t say it’s not country.”

― Darius Rucker

“As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer – and this is not to be overly diplomatic – I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything.”

― Darren Criss

“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.”

― Dave Chappelle

“When you write a roman a clef, there is a tendency on the part of the reader to wonder how much of this is true, how much invented.”

― Dave Itzkoff

“I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.”

― Dave Matthews

“The Right, much more than the Left, believes in the notion of live and let live, and that is the true definition of tolerance.”

― Dave Rubin

“I’ve heard there are vegan corn dogs – I don’t know if that’s true but, jeez, I’d love to eat one of them.”

― Davey Havok

“Dreamers become writers, and for me, being a published writer is a dream come true.”

― David A. Adler

“If a person says or does something that we consider offensive, our first obligation is to refuse to take offense and then communicate privately, honestly, and directly with that individual. Such an approach invites inspiration from the Holy Ghost and permits misperceptions to be clarified and true intent to be understood.”

― David A. Bednar

“Priesthood is the means whereby the Lord acts through men to save souls. One of the defining features of the Church of Jesus Christ, both anciently and today, is His authority. There can be no true Church without divine authority.”

― David A. Bednar

“True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to action.”

― David A. Bednar

“Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.”

― David A. Bednar

“Testimony is personal knowledge, based upon the witness of the Holy Ghost, that certain facts of eternal significance are true.”

― David A. Bednar

“Groups like Black Lives Matter, blessed by the progressive Left and most recently our own President Obama, need to be exposed and condemned for their true aims: revolution.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we’re true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that’s the extent of my involvement.”

― David Axelrod

“If you bill something as a memoir, you’re implying that everything in it is true.”

― David Benioff

“It is certainly true that as we grow older, our need for healthcare also grows. It is also true that those who have lived their lives in the most difficult circumstances and experienced the most exhausting and challenging work places need healthcare the most.”

― David Blunkett

“Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.”

― David Bowie

“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”

― David Brin

“I remember that poster of Led Zeppelin with the plane. I had it on my wall when I was a kid. I thought that was the coolest. It amazes me that it came true.”

― David Bryan

“You start out with your eyes wide open, and you’ve got dreams, and we worked really, really hard, and ours came true. So – and we’re fortunate enough to keep putting out number one records, and we’re fortunate enough to get out there and keep playing, and we truly have a blast.”

― David Bryan

“Working with Sam Mendes was a dream come true. He’s unbelievable as a director.”

― David Burtka

“The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror – not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.”

― David Byrne

“Any story you’ve heard of my behavior is probably true.”

― David Caruso

“Thoroughbred racing is really my true passion. I’m living my dream.”

― David Cassidy

“Consumers have zero time for products that are not simple, intuitive, and attractive to use. This is especially true with Internet products, where clean and useful design is a prerequisite to keeping anyone on your site for more than 30 seconds.”

― David Cohen

“All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they’re stereotypes because they’re true.”

― David Cronenberg

“I’ve said in the primary race repeatedly that a Labour Party that I lead would be a true red Labour Party, be very clear about its social democratic roots and its social democratic agenda.”

― David Cunliffe

“That’s one of the peculiar things about bad moods – we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true.”

― David D. Burns

“As a goalkeeper, I’m well aware that any mistake can be magnified by the fans. But it’s true that here at Manchester United, there’s added pressure.”

― David de Gea

“There are definitely confines within the style of Disturbed that we needed to stay true to, but we’ve always pushed that envelope. We always continued to develop with each successive record.”

― David Draiman

“I support liberty; I support true freedom.”

― David Draiman

“We’ve always used that as a goal – the record that literally every single track on it could be a hit. A record that breaks doors down, that opens up new opportunities to us, that helps you achieve true immortality as an artist.”

― David Draiman

“What has always surprised me when I walk into a bookstore is the number of books that you can find that are written with certainty. The authors tell some story as though it’s true, but they don’t have any evidence that it is true!”

― David Eagleman

“I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we’re in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.”

― David Eddings

“No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.”

― David Edward Jenkins

“The blues is nothing but a story… The verses which are sung in the blues is a true story, what people are doing… what they all went through. It’s not just a song, see?”

― David Edwards

“Even when he was just a reality-TV star, Trump was the kind of star who got a cover story in ‘Time.’ But that wasn’t true. The ‘Time’ cover is a fake. There was no 1 March 2009 issue of ‘Time’ magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.”

― David Fahrenthold

“Fundamentally, if you look at where the environmental issues are coming from, it’s all because of humans and our impact on the environment, so while it’s true that one individual is not going to sufficiently fix the environment, it is a necessary thing.”

― David Filo

“Maybe it’s true that people with less extreme views who are also interested in public affairs have been driven out by a marketplace that doesn’t offer them anything of the tone they want to listen to.”

― David Frum

“My wife loves ‘Scandal,’ and I’m hooked on ‘Homeland.’ Sometimes I ask news makers, off the record, what rings true about those shows and what’s ridiculous.”

― David Gregory

“Among the radio astronomers of SETI – the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – it’s only sort-of a joke that the true hallmark of intelligent life is the creation of radio astronomy.”

― David Grinspoon

“The progress of science is much more muddled than is depicted in most history books. This is especially true of theoretical physics, partly because history is written by the victorious.”

― David Gross

“In order to achieve a true understanding of string theory, some new idea will be required, and most likely, some break with the concepts on which we’ve traditionally based physical theory.”

― David Gross

“Untangling Christmas lights is the true tragedy of ‘Stranger Things.’”

― David Harbour

“I actually went back and watched all of ‘True Detective”s Season One again, which I think is a true masterpiece.”

― David Harbour

“I loved ‘True Detective’ so much in Season 1, and then when the Season 2 monstrosity came around, I was like, ‘What is this show? What have you done to this show?’”

― David Harbour

“A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike.”

― David Harsanyi

“I was supposed to do a film with Bill Shatner called ‘Free Enterprise 2.’ They were calling me into wardrobe, and they said they are holding off for a while. Then the next thing I knew… either the money dropped out, or the producer ran off with the money. I think it’s the second story that’s true.”

― David Hedison

“Even if you’re drawing a cartoon and exaggerating, you want to capture something true about the person.”

― David Horsey

“Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.”

― David Hume

“On some level in acting, what you’re trying to find is truth, because when it’s true is when it’s also funny.”

― David Hyde Pierce

“Official history is merely a veil to hide the truth of what really happened. When the veil is lifted, again and again we see that not only is the official version not true, it is often 100% wrong.”

― David Icke

“Journalists couldn’t do their jobs overseas without taking risks, and the same is true for diplomats and intelligence officers.”

― David Ignatius

“There’s something about Barack Obama that induces Americans to imagine what they cannot see. The Right envisions a vile socialist, while many on the Left picture an inspired liberal, politically restrained in his first term but now free to pursue his true beliefs.”

― David K. Shipler

“It’s true of models in general – I don’t think they eat and fuel properly throughout the day.”

― David Kirsch

“People say New Yorkers can’t get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.”

― David Letterman

“I can honestly say I’ve never thought for a second about whether a character reflects poorly on any group. All that matters to me is that the character is true to my belief in who he or she is.”

― David Levithan

“When you have a lot going on in a scene – whether it be a lot of shots, a lot of coverage, a lot of edits, or just the amount of content – it can cover up a deficit of true feeling. But when you don’t have a lot of material to work with, you really have to be sincere with everything. You really have to mean it, because there’s nowhere to hide.”

― David Lowery

“A World Cup would only be a true experience if I were wearing the Brazilian shirt. Otherwise, it would just be like playing for a club.”

― David Luiz

“If you stay true to your ideas, film-making becomes an inside-out, honest kind of process.”

― David Lynch

“The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you’re dead.”

― David Lynch

“True valor, on virtue founded strong, meets all events alike.”

― David Mallet

“It’s only words… unless they’re true.”

― David Mamet

“I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word – for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals.”

― David McCullough

“I’m not sure if a writer should talk about themes. Themes arrive out of the deeper structure and concerns, but to me, the main thing is getting it down right, writing about specific characters in specific predicaments, and finding a way to be true to the story itself, not only in the first burst of draft but in the revision, too.”

― David Means

“Your fundamental responsibility is to stay true to the deepest nature and intention of the materials.”

― David Milch

“People want more power over their own lives. That’s not just true in Britain, it’s true around the world.”

― David Miliband

“It’s true that stammerers can become more adept at sentence construction.”

― David Mitchell

“If it’s right and true, it’s listened to and accommodated.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“This is actually true of the overall fight against al-Qaeda and trans-national extremists, that as you put pressure on them in one location, they’ll seek safe haven sanctuaries in other areas. So you do have to continue to pursue them. But they have less capability.”

― David Petraeus

“I will say this, – though: If it is true that fusion will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands, then I’m worried. Our record on this score is extremely poor.”

― David R. Brower

“Pessimists are born, true, but they also can be made.”

― David Rakoff

“The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.”

― David Riesman

“In order to know the true situation of a Planet at any particular time, the small set of balls are to be put each on its respective axis; then the winch to be turned round until each index points to the given time.”

― David Rittenhouse

“But Dr. Smith says, and I believe it to be a true state of the case, that he himself gave a course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy, during the same winter, and that the money raised by them was also applied towards paying for the Orrery.”

― David Rittenhouse

“Marc Gasol, he’s more of a true center. There are guys who play that traditional center role, but the game is also played differently now.”

― David Robinson

“It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months.”

― David Rockefeller

“I just think that the people who say: ‘That’s not true’ when someone tells a story at dinner are the people who didn’t get any laughs when they told their story.”

― David Sedaris

“It’s true of so many fiction writers that I much prefer the essayistic work they did, whether it’s David Foster Wallace’s, or John Cheever’s, or Nathaniel Hawthorne’s.”

― David Shields

“I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn’t reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue.”

― David Simon

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.”

― David Storey

“What is truth? What is a true story? Who is telling the truth, and what is truth in this world today?”

― David Thewlis

“There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace.”

― David Trimble

“Everybody claims they have relatable, connectable characters, but those claims often aren’t true.”

― David Walton

“To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it’s unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true.”

― David Wells

“As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.”

― David Wilkerson

“It is as true for the writer as for the reader that any novel worth its ink should be an experience first and foremost – not an essay, not a statement, not an orderly rollout of themes and propositions.”

― David Wroblewski

“I think the most important thing for an artist is to stay true to who you are. I want to stay as authentic as possible, as that’s how we’re going with our team.”

― Daya

“I like to create something that’s unique and kind of true to myself and authentic and everything. I don’t really like to mirror myself after different artists.”

― Daya

“For an actor, playing one character and transitioning to a completely different one is a dream come true.”

― Dean Norris

“Science is simply a powerful way of understanding what’s real and what isn’t, what’s true and what’s not. It can help us determine what works, what doesn’t, for whom, and under what circumstances.”

― Dean Ornish

“It’s true, you can lose weight on these high-animal-protein, Atkins-type diets, but you’re mortgaging your health in the process.”

― Dean Ornish

“The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.”

― Dean Stanley

“We are spiritual beings whether we want to admit it or not, and inherent in our DNA is a design to return us home – home to our true essence, our greatest self, our limitless self.”

― Debbie Ford

“To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“I think a lot of drama, nowadays, is character-based and development-based, but ‘True Blood’ is very plot-oriented.”

― Deborah Ann Woll

“I have lots of interests, but it’s true that dancing is a very full-time job.”

― Deborah Bull

“It was a dream come true performing with her and just being on the same record. So in my eyes, she was the epitome of a great voice and for us to share together was awesome.”

― Deborah Cox

“We’ve never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio. That was a dream come true because Whitney, she’s an icon and she’s been one of my main mentors in this business.”

― Deborah Cox

“When you’re true to who you are, amazing things happen.”

― Deborah Norville

“I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries.”

― DeForest Soaries

“It’s an embarrassment that we don’t have a broad enough consensus among political leaders that true reform should take place. I could count the members of Congress on one hand that took these issues seriously.”

― DeForest Soaries

“Obviously, being from MK and playing for MK my whole life, to get us promoted would be a dream come true.”

― Dele Alli

“It’s a parent’s dream come true to watch your sons play at the highest level of college basketball.”

― Dell Curry

“I guess I’m bothered by how fans react to certain things and how they’re interested in certain things over true talent. I’ve always appreciated talent over everything else.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.”

― Democritus

“If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.”

― Democritus

“A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.”

― Demosthenes

“Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.”

― Denis Diderot

“It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.”

― Denis Diderot

“The best comedy audiences in the country and this is tried and true, I’m not just saying it, in my opinion are Boston, Atlanta, and Chicago.”

― Denis Leary

“Every actor thinks he can do comedy, and it’s not true.”

― Denis Leary

“I was a fan of ‘Six Feet Under’ and was very sad when it ended, so I was not ready to switch my allegiance to another show. So I was like, ‘I’m not watching this ‘True Blood.’ Then a friend got a bootleg copy of the first four episodes, and by the third one, I was irrevocably hooked.”

― Denis O’Hare

“I guess I didn’t even know the word ‘genre’ until I did ‘True Blood.’ That’s how naive I was, and I didn’t realize that there was a point of view about certain types of TV. And so I guess I found it disappointing that there is a segment of the critical community that looks at genre as something that is separate, less than.”

― Denis O’Hare

“Especially when it comes to something like the awards, I find it kind of baffling that ‘True Blood’ has been snubbed so many times given the incredible range of acting they have on there; I mean, incredible storytelling and the incredible production values.”

― Denis O’Hare

“And I guess I’m a kid at heart in that when I go for entertainment, I want to be totally transported. I want to go somewhere else; I want to encounter different things, different beings, different universes. And so I love that aspect of being able to play those things in both ‘True Blood’ and in ‘American Horror Story.’”

― Denis O’Hare

“I always dreamed of playing a night match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. It’s a dream come true for me.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”

― Denis Waitley

“We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.”

― Denis Waitley

“Young girls look to me as a role model and think I crash diet to keep slim. That’s not true, I always eat properly.”

― Denise Van Outen

“It would be a dream come true to appear on Turner Classic Movies with Robert Osborne, who is one of my heroes.”

― Dennis Christopher

“There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not.”

― Dennis Prager

“The larger the state, the more callous it becomes… the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers.”

― Dennis Prager

“What they will do is, you know the tabloids. They’ll take one element of a story that may be true and they’ll build everything around it. Take a picture and invent a story around it.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Always be true to you. But learn how to adapt, too. That’s something I wish I did when I was younger.”

― Denzel Curry

“Boxing is my true calling. I’ve found my purpose in life.”

― Deontay Wilder

“What we know to be true is that comfort isn’t always freedom. People confuse the two.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“There will always be a rule. There will be people who break the rules. There will be consequences. We fundamentally think these things will be true for a time. The question becomes, What are the consequences? Who enforces the consequences? What are the worst consequences?”

― DeRay Mckesson

“People often confuse visibility with a lot of other things. Sometimes I become a proxy for things that just aren’t true about me. People will say, ‘DeRay got millions of dollars in grants.’ That’s just not true… I’m broke.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“I really have to make sure that I’m staying true to who I am, and that I know my responsibilities to current N.B.A. players, to future N.B.A. players, to our past and retired N.B.A. Players.”

― Derek Fisher

“Can someone’s true value really be estimated? Maybe there needs to be an Edmunds.com for people on TV. That would be funny and possibly cruel.”

― Derek Hough

“My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.”

― Derek Jeter

“Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that’s what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance.”

― Derek Luke

“I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I’d got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.”

― Derek Luke

“I have to live, socially, in an almost unfinished society. Among the almost great, among the almost true, among the almost honest. That allows me to describe the anguish.”

― Derek Walcott

“People are just passively accepting what you tell them, so if you are on TV there is that greater responsibility to be true.”

― Derren Brown

“A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.”

― Desi Arnaz

“That’s the true meaning of being a leader: being able to deal with the consequences and take the responsibility for it. That’s who I want to be.”

― Devin Booker

“I trained for the drums for about two weeks, and then rocking out in front of an entire crowd was sort of like a dream come true. And now, Guitar Hero, I can’t do that anymore. It’s nothing like doing it on stage. I kinda wish I had a fake band, and we could go on tour.”

― Devon Bostick

“It is true that there comes a time when I do literally dream about McDonald’s. I dream of supermarkets and drug stores, potato chips and the Sunday morning paper.”

― Dian Fossey

“I have no objection to well-written romance, but I’d read enough of it to know that that’s not what I had written. I also knew that if it was sold as romance I’d never be reviewed by the ‘New York Times’ or any other literarily respectable newspaper – which is basically true, although the ‘Washington Post’ did get round to me eventually.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“Most of the women in Greek tragedies have their fates predetermined. The gods dictate that such and such will happen to them, and everything they predict comes true. Not Medea.”

― Diana Rigg

“I feel like there’s this misconception that immigrants come here and just don’t care about the system and paying taxes, and that’s not true.”

― Diane Guerrero

“It’s kind of true, you do disappear off the planet if you are a middle-aged woman, but that has some advantages as well.”

― Diane Keaton

“The industry’s memory is quite short, it’s true.”

― Diane Lane

“The emotions in all true anxiety dreams are next to unbearable.”

― Dick Cavett

“One of the worst things we could do is start to act now as though the attack of 9/11 is a thing of the past and will never be repeated. That’s just not true.”

― Dick Cheney

“There is a no-man’s land in our politics: on the one hand, bounded by what we know to be true, and on the other hand, bounded by what the media says is politically correct. And that’s where Donald Trump lives. And it’s our failure to admit what we all know to be true in the guise of political correctness that fuels the Trump candidacy.”

― Dick Morris

“The only honest reaction and true loyalty that we get is from our animals.”

― Dick Van Patten

“The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they’re your friends, you can do no wrong.”

― Dick Van Patten

“Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it’s also disingenuous to say, ‘We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.’”

― Dick Wolf

“Satan will advocate that it is cool to doubt spiritual gifts and the teachings of true prophets.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Dreams do come true sometimes.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“Ocean planets might be very common in the universe because water is very common in the low-temperature environments where planets form and evolve. This might be especially true for super-Earths, which can retain volatiles more easily thanks to their larger mass and surface gravity.”

― Dimitar Sasselov

“The biggest high for me was to marry Rajesh Khanna. That was a high, and I don’t think my success was as much of a high as getting married to this superstar. I used to be a big fan of his; it was dream come true.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“You have to stay true to yourself, and as long as you are comfortable, then no one else’s opinion matters.”

― Dinah Jane

“Delighted with the opportunity to represent India at the World Cup. This is a dream come true for any cricketer. I will do all that I can to contribute to a World Cup win.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“I just love to play the sport. It maybe a cliche, but it’s true for me. I’m constantly trying to be the best cricketer I can be. The sport has become a lifestyle.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“I was born into a family of gospel singers. My early ambitions were many. I was going to be a ballerina. I almost had that one come true until I tore a tendon, so I transferred from my toes to my throat and that’s where the talent settled.”

― Dionne Warwick

“I have been consistent by staying true to who I am and will continue to sing the type of songs that those who have continued to support my career expect from me.”

― Dionne Warwick

“In many ways I wish I wasn’t an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.”

― Dirk Benedict

“It was said of me recently that I suffered from an Obsessional Privacy. I can only suppose it must be true.”

― Dirk Bogarde

“It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever – blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.”

― Dixie Lee Ray

“I have a lot of kurtas and Rajasthani-patterned clothes. So I really wanted to do something with an Indian flavour. Shooting the video for ‘Lean On’ was like a dream come true for me.”

― DJ Snake

“I love traveling all over the world; but it’s true: there’s nothing like home.”

― Dolly Parton

“There’s a scripture that says, ‘A merry heart doeth good like medicine.’ I think that’s true, too.”

― Dolly Parton

“The idea of having dreams that don’t come true is really terrifying.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.”

― Don DeLillo

“Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn’t ring true.”

― Don Henley

“You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.”

― Don Lemon

“Not winning a title gives fuel to sportswriters and talking heads who question an athlete’s true value.”

― Don Yaeger

“I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause.”

― Donald Cargill

“I can see that you are a true historian because you really always ought to ask that question about anybody at a different place or a different time: What’s the same and what’s different?”

― Donald Kagan

“The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island – innovation, reform, public service.”

― Donald L. Carcieri

“I think that’s the true litmus test for someone who has become closer to Jesus: their heart is more loving, accepting, childlike, less believing that they have all the answers and more believing in Him.”

― Donald Miller

“John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you’d expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off.”

― Donald Pleasence

“In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Somebody made the statement that Donald Trump has built or owns the greatest collection of golf courses, ever, in the history of golf. And I believe that is 100 percent true.”

― Donald Trump

“I describe Jeb Bush as a ‘low-energy’ individual, and unfortunately for him, that stuck. And it’s true: he’s a low-energy person. That doesn’t make him a bad person.”

― Donald Trump

“Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time.”

― Donatella Versace

“A musical, in its true form, is where emotions reach a height where true spoken word cannot be enough, and you must sing. That’s all it is. It’s not posh; it’s not out of your reach. It’s the most visceral way to tell a story.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.”

― Doris Day

“I do not think writers ought ever to sit down and think they must write about some cause, or theme, or something. If they write about their own experiences, something true is going to emerge.”

― Doris Lessing

“Pleasures take to themselves wings and fly away; true knowledge remains forever.”

― Dorothea Dix

“I grew really fast. It’s true I went from 5’6″ to 6’1″ in six months in 8th grade. By the end of 8th grade, I was 6’1″. Everyone was freaking out.”

― Dot Jones

“It’s like, I go through life, and all these relationship that I have, they’re more like acquaintances than they are true relationships. It’s not fulfilling. I don’t know. It’s a very cold feeling at times, but it’s what I’m comfortable with.”

― Doug Baldwin

“As we all know, Cooperstown is the home of baseball. One of the many duties of the home plate umpire is to make sure that the runner touches home. Well, if you’re a true baseball fan, you need to visit Cooperstown. This is home.”

― Doug Harvey

“I love the challenge of playing characters forced on life-changing emotional journeys. To work on a project with Billy Crudup and Sam Rockwell is just a dream come true.”

― Douglas Booth

“It’s a cliche, but true, that writing is intensely solitary and at times really lonely. I sit in one room and talk to squirrels and blue jays all day.”

― Douglas Coupland

“The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.”

― Douglas Horton

“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.”

― Douglas Horton

“Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.”

― Douglas Horton

“Think ‘Game of Thrones.’ In the old days, this sort of show might be considered bad writing. It doesn’t really seem to be moving toward a crisis or climax, it has no true protagonist, and it’s structured less like a TV show or a movie than a soap opera.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“The true end users of Facebook are the marketers who want to reach and influence us. They are Facebook’s paying customers; we are the product. And we are its workers. The countless hours that we – and the young, particularly – spend on our profiles are the unpaid labor on which Facebook justifies its stock valuation.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“I was making films about American society, and it is true that I never felt at home there, except perhaps when my wife and I lived on a farm in the San Fernando Valley.”

― Douglas Sirk

“Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true.”

― Douglas Wood

“When I saw ‘The Player’, I came out with knots in my stomach because it was so true to my experience.”

― Douglas Wood

“It’s not like you can say, ‘This is the right side and this is the wrong side,’ because obviously, a happy person is never going to want to inflict pain on somebody else. So the bullies are really victims themselves and yada, yada, yada, pop psychology, but it’s true.”

― Dove Cameron

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

― Dr. Seuss

“You’d think after 100 shows you’d be used to this, but it’s not true for me. It always feels like the first show.”

― Dries van Noten

“Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“The biggest thing is to make sure that when something comes out about you that is false that you prove it’s not true.”

― Dwyane Wade

“It’s true that I have spoken about doing a book before, but then everyone you speak to is planning to write a book.”

― Dylan Moran

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”

― E. B. White

“A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.”

― E. M. Forster

“True character arises from a deeper well than religion.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Winning the Stanley Cup in ’99 was a dream come true. I’ll never forget it.”

― Ed Belfour

“Having your worst nightmares kind of come true is truly liberating.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“If your worst fear can come true, and everything can still be OK, then there’s really not much to fear at all.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“I made my dream come true despite all the obstacles – no money, no training, no skis, no snow.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“I was a true amateur and embodied what the Olympic spirit is all about. To me, competing was all that mattered.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“I want to be recognised as exemplifying the Olympic spirit – one of the last true Olympians.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“Metal never goes away. It drifts in and out, but the true fans are always there for it.”

― Eddie Trunk

“It’s true that I’m even better than I could have imagined, both in football and in my private life!”

― Eden Hazard

“It’s true that Tottenham tempted me because it was a young team which was third in the league.”

― Eden Hazard

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“Maintaining control indefinitely over millions of Palestinians will inevitably lead to a demographic nightmare and cannot be sustained if Israel is to remain true to its founding principles.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“I am not at all convinced by Pogba. He plays a lot in England – it’s true – but I expected a lot more from him.”

― Edgar Davids

“In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.”

― Edgar Degas

“A guy like Bray Wyatt, he could easily have played something in ‘True Detective.’”

― Edge

“Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste.”

― Edie Brickell

“Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul ‘prays in us with unspeakable groanings’.”

― Edith Stein

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”

― Edith Wharton

“People don’t like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.”

― Edmond de Goncourt

“The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals.”

― Edmond de Goncourt

“The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.”

― Edmund Burke

“In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.”

― Edmund Burke

“Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.”

― Edmund Burke

“Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence.”

― Edmund Clarence Stedman

“I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.”

― Edmund Hillary

“I was extremely lucky that I had two great wives. It sounds a bit funny to say that, but it’s absolutely true.”

― Edmund Hillary

“To every object there correspond an ideally closed system of truths that are true of it and, on the other hand, an ideal system of possible cognitive processes by virtue of which the object and the truths about it would be given to any cognitive subject.”

― Edmund Husserl

“Something similar is still true of the courses followed by manifold intuitions which together make up the unity of one continuous consciousness of one and the same object.”

― Edmund Husserl

“If every effect of any new products or methods were required to be known before they could be produced and marketed, they would not be true innovations – and thus not represent new knowledge of what people would like, if offered.”

― Edmund Phelps

“It’s true that Paris is made up of equal parts of social conservatism and anarchic experimentation, but foreigners never quite know where to place the moral accent mark.”

― Edmund White

“It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another; it’s one damn thing over and over.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. When you haven’t, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.”

― Edouard Manet

“Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.”

― Eduard Hanslick

“True, other countries are helping us. Germany is determined to provide substantial help. So are the Netherlands and other states. But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.”

― Eduard Shevardnadze

“I have always been interested in following the technology that I feel are presenting themselves as true industry and innovation.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“Republicans’ focus on defunding or scaling back Obamacare – an unpopular entitlement program – rather than entitlements generally, namely Social Security and Medicare, has raised questions about their true objective. But critics forget that spending is fungible.”

― Edward Conard

“True hearts have eyes and ears, no tongues to speak; they hear and see, and sigh, and then they break.”

― Edward Dyer

“The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.”

― Edward Gibbon

“The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.”

― Edward Gibbon

“Poetry is a form of necessary speech… I have sought to restore the aura of sacred practice that accompanies true poetic creation, to honor both the rational and the irrational elements of poetry.”

― Edward Hirsch

“Prayer must be broad in its scope – it must plead for others. Intercession for others is the hallmark of all true prayer. When prayer is confined to self and to the sphere of one’s personal needs, it dies by reason of its littleness, narrowness and selfishness.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Preaching is not the performance of an hour. It is the outflow of a life. It takes twenty years to make a sermon because it takes twenty years to make the man. The true sermon is a thing of life. The sermon grows because the man grows.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“A denial of the reality of demonical possessions on the part of anyone who believes the Gospel narrative to be true and inspired may justly be regarded as simply and plainly inconceivable.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Faith can make no appeal to reason or the fitness of things; its appeal is to the Word of God, and whatever is therein revealed, faith accepts as true.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.”

― Edward R. Murrow

“It’s been vindicating to see the reaction from lawmakers, judges, public bodies around the world, civil liberties activists who have said it’s true that we have a right to at least know the broad outlines of what our government’s doing in our name and what it’s doing against us.”

― Edward Snowden

“The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self.”

― Edward T. Hall

“There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.”

― Edward Tufte

“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”

― Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

“I think it’s easier to be cynical. I think the temptation, often, among writers is to write about anything other than real, true, deep feelings.”

― Edward Zwick

“Pixar is a community in the true sense of the word. We think that lasting relationships matter, and we share some basic beliefs: Talent is rare.”

― Edwin Catmull

“People say I’ve had brushes with the law. That’s not true. I’ve had brushes with overzealous prosecutors.”

― Edwin Edwards

“The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth – the true poet is very near the oracle.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Israel fits into the zeitgeist of our era. It is true that there are demographic threats to its existence. That is why a separation from the Palestinians is a compelling imperative.”

― Ehud Barak

“Every word I wrote in my book is documented, certified, true, and correct. The truth wins, and that is my picture.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I really find Jodha-Akbar a fine example of a couple, true or not, that people need to see today.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“In campaigns, lots of things will be said, and what they have said about my husband is just simply not true.”

― Elaine Chao

“If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“What I feel is that true creation happens when you’re making something out of nothing – like it’s divine, you know. Creation is a completely divine concept.”

― Eleanor Catton

“If you have what you want to say inside, and if you are crying for something that is true inside, it doesn’t matter. The camera always sees it.”

― Elena Anaya

“The true and correct solution to eradicating discrimination is by establishing religious Sepharadi educational institutions. This is one of the reasons Shas was founded.”

― Eli Yishai

“I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did.”

― Elia Kazan

“Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.”

― Elias Canetti

“And yet you see the weakness of external evidence-and outward miracles; they were not sufficient to make true believers, or to make the Israelites believe that Jesus was their promised Messiah.”

― Elias Hicks

“Everything I do is true to the person I am. To me, there’s not too much distinction between Elias and my former name.”

― Elias

“Some stories are true that never happened.”

― Elie Wiesel

“To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.”

― Elihu Root

“Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.”

― Elijah Wood

“I can cook a good soup from scratch, this is true, and I do know how to drive a stick shift.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I’m a true believer that if someone bothers you, you care.”

― Elisabeth Hasselbeck

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”

― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“When I worked with Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘True Lies’, she told me, You need a plan B, because when you have six months to a year off, you can go nuts. You need to have another focus.”

― Eliza Dushku

“Every once in a while I play a true idiot, and they’re really fun to play.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“He said true things, but called them by wrong names.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“It is true that all mothers do things differently from their own mothers, but they don’t necessarily do them better.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“It feels like my books come true. I write these things, and then they kind of end up happening. I wasn’t divorced, for example, when I wrote a book about divorce.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Elvis is symbolic of a lot of things, dreams coming true being one of them.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“The American public believes the Founding Fathers were close to infallible and that, while our political system has its faults, it functions far better than other democracies. But is it true?”

― Elizabeth Flock

“You know, I’ve virtually never been chatted up in my life, it’s true.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“True navigation begins in the human heart. It’s the most important map of all.”

― Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

“I have to say, it seems to be the older I get, the better the work gets. When has that been true?”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“I don’t think anyone who runs a TV show would ever say to you, ‘I have a grasp on running a TV show.’ Maybe that’s not true. Maybe there are people that do. I don’t know.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“I love ‘True Blood!’”

― Elizabeth Reaser

“Without a doubt my mother was an inspiration for my writing. This is true in many ways, but mostly because she is a wonderful storyteller, without even knowing it.”

― Elizabeth Strout

“I’ll see Naomi Wolf on television periodically, I have nothing against her and what she says, but I’ll feel that she’s a politician, like she’s got an agenda to get across and that she doesn’t always say what’s really true or exactly what she feels.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.”

― Ella Maillart

“Stay true to yourself, engage with your followers, and ignore the critics.”

― Ella Woodward

“I would like to continue acting. But also – if this is a dream world where everything could become true – I’d want to be a ballerina.”

― Elle Fanning

“We are not called upon to enter into controversy with those who hold false theories. Controversy is unprofitable. Christ never entered into it. ‘It is written’ is the weapon used by the world’s Redeemer. Let us keep close to the Word. Let us allow the Lord Jesus and His messengers to testify. We know that their testimony is true.”

― Ellen G. White

“True generosity is too frequently eaten up by prosperity and riches.”

― Ellen G. White

“The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.”

― Ellen G. White

“People talk about computer programmers as if computers are our whole lives. That’s simply not true.”

― Ellen Ullman

“If I don’t do some sort of exercise in a day, I do get in a terrible mood. That’s always been true.”

― Ellie Kemper

“Opponents of U.S. sanctions have made ‘unilateral sanctions’ their special target. They argue that sanctions observed by many nations would be much more effective. True enough. Far better for trade with an outlaw regime to be restricted by many nations than by just one.”

― Elliott Abrams

“It is definitely true that the fundamental enabling technology for electric cars is lithium-ion as a cell chemistry technology. In the absence of that, I don’t think it’s possible to make an electric car that is competitive with a gasoline car.”

― Elon Musk

“It is true that SpaceX is partially a government contractor, but it would be unfair to say that SpaceX is entirely a government contractor.”

― Elon Musk

“A Prius is not a true hybrid, really. The current Prius is, like, 2 percent electric. It’s a gasoline car with slightly better mileage.”

― Elon Musk

“Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged.”

― Elton Gallegly

“I’ve always felt writing a song was a bit like going on location. That’s true in an almost literal sense. Where you are seeps in somehow.”

― Elvis Costello

“The magic to our show and, I think, any successful show, be it on the radio or TV, is every person being true to themselves.”

― Elvis Duran

“It’s true that as Mr. Chan makes more American movies – and gets older – we will never again see the kind of fistfight choreography that the star would devote four months to shoot.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“It’s true that a smile can take years off a person – not that such a thing matters in Yoko Ono’s case.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“Our first intuitions are the true ones.”

― Emil Cioran

“I think ‘Game Of Thrones’ is incredibly true to the books. I think the fans will, hopefully, be very pleased with how true to the books we are.”

― Emilia Clarke

“You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting of a totem for meaning is attached to every line. You must be most particular about detail and proportion.”

― Emily Carr

“Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves, but it’s important to follow your heart and be true to yourself in the process.”

― Emily Giffin

“For an interesting nonfiction read, I really enjoyed ‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain. I read it with my husband, who is a true introvert, whereas I am an introvert masquerading as an extrovert.”

― Emily Giffin

“It sounds really cliched, but just be true to who you are.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I am, in fact, a candle salesperson’s worst nightmare – or dream come true, depending on the salesperson.”

― Emily Weiss

“One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.”

― Emma Goldman

“In the true sense one’s native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.”

― Emma Goldman

“I had dreamt of playing for Arsenal and Real Madrid, and those dreams came true. Maybe I can dream of winning the Ballon d’Or, and that can come true as well.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I’m sure any player will tell you that to play with Real Madrid is a dream come true. I dreamt of playing here when I was young, at one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I’m less desperate now to express what’s inside me, that’s true – I act these days because it keeps me awake and interested, an eternal student.”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“I have to be honest, I am a true jeans and t-shirt girl.”

― Emmanuelle Chriqui

“When I was modeling in Japan, I could blend in a little because of my hair, but my roommates with blonde hair got harassed. People would touch their hair and grope them in the subway. Actually, a lot of groping happens in the subway in Japan, but that’s probably true of subways everywhere.”

― Emmanuelle Vaugier

“I don’t ever worry about whether I’m being true to my country roots. My country roots were adopted. I never worry about what I can do and what I should do. I just do what I want to do.”

― Emmylou Harris

“It’s true, I had a lot of offers from very good teams, but I decided Juventus because I think the project is very big, and they have very big aims, and I want to be a part of the big project here.”

― Emre Can

“I want people to know about all the kinds of music that I write. Some believe I just write film scores, which is not true.”

― Ennio Morricone

“Mexico urgently needs a series of structural reforms that will detonate its true economic potential for once and generate more public welfare.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Mexico urgently needs a series of structural reforms that will detonate its true economic potential and generate more public welfare.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“It’s true that I have never met any man whom I thought altogether resembled me – but only because my faults are so enormous.”

― Enzo Ferrari

“The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics – just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems.”

― Eric Alterman

“Ironically, tendency to ignore inconvenient facts and unwelcome evidence is actually President Reagan’s true legacy, as I noted in ‘The Nation’ back in 2000, before the current right-wing mania for President Reagan gained its full force.”

― Eric Alterman

“The longer you have something, the stronger the bond. That’s true with people as well as things.”

― Eric Bana

“I recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And I have always recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the independent, fully sovereign Palestinian state that we all want to emerge from negotiations toward a true two-state solution.”

― Eric Garcetti

“Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.”

― Eric Hoffer

“It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.”

― Eric Hoffer

“We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.”

― Eric Hoffer

“If half-black Barack Obama had decided years ago to call himself white – which his genes certainly entitled him to do – his story would have carried very different meaning. If millions of part-black people had followed him into whiteness, then the N.A.A.C.P. would be in true crisis.”

― Eric Liu

“I had heard so much negative talk about our generation, that we’re slackers and young fogies, that I knew wasn’t true of the people I know.”

― Eric Liu

“If what I’ve been told is true – and I believe it is, General David Petraeus, a commander with soldiers deployed in two theaters of war, has had multiple meetings with Dick Cheney, the former vice-president of the United States, to discuss Petraeus’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidency.”

― Eric Massa

“As an entrepreneur, I knew that if my company failed, I could always try again. So I often felt that the only real risk of true financial ruin came from the possibility of a serious illness that either exceeded my insurance plans lifetime limits, or was not covered due to rescission.”

― Eric Ries

“When someone makes a claim against the state, that person must legally verify that the facts in the claim are true.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“I did a film called ‘Fort McCoy,’ based on a true story of one of the few internment camps during WWII that was actually in the United States.”

― Eric Stoltz

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”

― Erich Segal

“Man’s true taproots are nourished in the sequence of generations, and he loses his taproots in disrupted developmental time, not in abandoned localities.”

― Erik Erikson

“I like working with an actor who doesn’t do the oneupmanship. One who has no trick and gives a true, honest performance.”

― Erik Estrada

“I tend to be a fan of darker shows and love ‘The Americans,’ ‘Ray Donovan,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Peaky Blinders.’”

― Erika Christensen

“As a small child, me and my pals fantasised about one day owning an ice-cream van. To have ice creams on demand would have been a dream come true.”

― Erin O’Connor

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“I know now that there is no one thing that is true – it is all true.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“There’s no one thing that is true. They’re all true.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“There are no Rabbits in the north-west. This statement, far from final, is practically true today, but I saw plenty of Lynxes, and one cannot write of ducks without mentioning water.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“I wish to thank the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences very sincerely for the great honour they have done me. It is an honour so great that even yet it is difficult for me to believe that it is true.”

― Ernest Walton

“It’s true that Coutinho played on the centre because sometimes Messi likes playing on the right side. If that happens, we have to readjust a bit.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“For a 7-iron, you never want the ball to be closer to your left heel than just slightly ahead of the mid-point of your stance. That’s especially true if you’re a tall player, like me.”

― Ernie Els

“Films are neither true nor false. That includes my films, as well as others. They may make claims that are true or false, but films are too complex. They have too many ingredients.”

― Errol Morris

“When I say we’re on different side of the streets, it’s true. Me and Terence Crawford are on different side of the streets.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“With American orchestras, in particular, because they play in such huge halls, getting a true pianissimo is very hard.”

― Esa-Pekka Salonen

“It’s hard to go with a trend. As soon as it’s out, everyone picks it up. It’s important to stay true to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate.”

― Estella Warren

“You only have a true choice when you know what opportunities are out there and what qualifications you need.”

― Esther McVey

“I gave my eardrums to MGM. And it’s true: I really did.”

― Esther Williams

“In ‘True Grit,’ we had a vulture, a trained vulture… that was a pain and that was – even by vulture standards – probably a stupid vulture, and that was frustrating.”

― Ethan Coen

“Of course, ‘True Grit’ is a Western, but we never considered our film a classical Western and honestly never thought about genre at all. We didn’t talk about John Ford or Sergio Leone, even though we like their films. Really, we were driven only by our enthusiasm for Charles Portis’s book.”

― Ethan Coen

“You don’t have to have a true story to make a true story movie.”

― Ethan Coen

“Making my Broadway debut was, in and of itself, just a dream come true. I’ve wanted to be on Broadway forever.”

― Ethan Slater

“An investor doesn’t have a prayer of picking a manager that can deliver true alpha.”

― Eugene Fama

“To try to crack into Hollywood, it’s a dream come true.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“True poetry is similar to certain pictures whose owner is unknown and which only a few initiated people know.”

― Eugenio Montale

“As for mercury, a child will almost certainly get more mercury exposure from her immediate environment than from vaccination. This is true, too, of the aluminum that is often used as an adjuvant in vaccines to intensify the immune response.”

― Eula Biss

“Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.”

― Euripides

“It’s true that I’m drawn to unusual stories. Normal roles don’t really attract me.”

― Eva Green

“I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.”

― Eva Mendes

“I might act like it’s an accident but the opposite is true. I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.”

― Eva Mendes

“You know more about me than I do about myself, that’s probably true.”

― Evan Dando

“There was a docudrama that was made, called ‘The Death Of A Princess,’ which was about a true story in Saudi Arabia. It was about a public execution for adultery. And when the movie was aired on British television, the Saudi government threatened to cut off oil exports and to cut off diplomatic relations.”

― Evan Osnos

“Mitt Romney is a true Mormon. John Edwards and Bill Clinton are not real Mormons. It was not ‘Brigham Young’ they were chanting. It was ‘Bring ’em young.’”

― Evan Sayet

“When I meet with the founders of a new company, my advice is almost always, ‘Do fewer things.’ It’s true of partnerships, marketing opportunities, anything that’s taking up your time. The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success.”

― Evan Williams

“You should never reveal your true age.”

― Eve Arnold

“There are a lot of myths about my injuries. They say I have broken every bone in my body. Not true. But I have broken 35 bones. I had surgery 14 times to pin and plate. I shattered my pelvis. I forget all of the things that have broke.”

― Evel Knievel

“It is true that authoritarian governments increasingly see the Internet as a threat in part because they see the U.S. government behind the Internet.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“It’s true that virtually all new technologies do trigger what sociologists would call ‘moral panics,’ that there are a lot of people who are concerned with the possible political and social consequences, and that this has been true throughout the ages.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“I think it’s weird that the news cedes so much ground to Wikipedia. That isn’t true in other informational sectors.”

― Ezra Klein

“Well, growing up in the ’90s, my first true love was ska music.”

― Ezra Koenig

“Good art however ‘immoral’ is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.”

― Ezra Pound

“The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Yes, one can repent of moral transgression. The miracle of forgiveness is real, and true repentance is accepted of the Lord.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Eclecticism – every truth is so true that any truth must be false.”

― F. H. Bradley

“True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.”

― F. H. Bradley

“We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.”

― F. H. Bradley

“As artists, we must not go down to the level of the masa; we should bring them up, intellectualize our languages, create classics out of our folk arts. We can do this if we are true to our roots and strive for excellence.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“True love is forever.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“Carrie Underwood was just a small-town Oklahoma girl with big dreams in 2005 when she competed on the fourth season of ‘American Idol.’ She is one of the few true ‘American Idol’ success stories and went on to have incredible career success.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“My goal as an artist is to always be true to who I am and give my fans music they will enjoy for a lifetime.”

― Faith Hill

“Allen Iverson was the Tupac of basketball; he was a true revolutionary.”

― Fat Joe

“I don’t rate Heat fans like I rate Knicks fans. We are true basketball fans. No matter what – rain, sleet or snow, or even if we don’t make it to the playoffs for 10 years – the Garden stands are still full.”

― Fat Joe

“She wanted us to feel we were above everyone in the town. She really did tell us that we were related to Chief Justice John Marshall, and that may have been true. I never did bother to find out.”

― Fay Wray

“Football is my true love. I played with boys until I was 11 and then for a girls’ club in Middlesbrough until I was 16.”

― Faye Marsay

“A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.”

― Federico Fellini

“Most importantly, you have to stay true to yourself as well as those fans who made you who you are as an athlete.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“A true athlete is someone who doesn’t just stop training when they stop competing. It’s a way of life, and they keep in shape just to keep up that standard.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“God says in the Quran that there is only one true religion, God’s religion. It’s the same theme that God revealed to all of the prophets, even before Muhammad.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“I guess I found it useful to realise that everything is true at once, you know? You can pull back and say, ‘Everything will be fine,’ but you can also be in a situation and say, ‘Not everything is going to be fine.’”

― Feist

“It’s funny how seeing a love story never gets boring, because it’s the dream, isn’t it? It’s the dream to have a true connection with another human being.”

― Felicity Jones

“As with the onset of sudden celebrity, for the newly rich, the world often becomes a darker, narrower, less generous place; a paradox that elicits scant sympathy, but is nonetheless true.”

― Felix Dennis

“It simply is not true that war never settles anything.”

― Felix Frankfurter

“If it were true that special favors were given to some of these people because they are my cronies, then they should still be here, and they should be wealthy. But who are these cronies? If there be any cronies in government, point them out, and we will investigate.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“It is not true that I dictate what should be done. There is a dialogue.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“It’s true that I’m taking a break from writing a regular column to do other things but it’s got nothing to do with what dear Simon has or has not written.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“England was the first true colonial power to use its dominion over a large part of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, North America, and many Caribbean islands, in the first half of the 20th century.”

― Fidel Castro

“When the Revolution triumphed in 1959, our island was a true Yankee colony. The United States had duped and disarmed our Liberation Army. One couldn’t speak of developed agriculture, but of immense plantations exploited on the base of manual and animal labour that in general used neither fertilizers nor machinery.”

― Fidel Castro

“It’s true I wasn’t as important at Chelsea. I never demanded that. What I wanted was to be a champion, because few people get that. I succeeded. But the happiness wasn’t there.”

― Filipe Luis

“I heard Samoans have hard heads, but it turns out what Enzo Amore told me about Samoa Joe’s head was true. His head is S-A-W-F-T.”

― Finn Balor

“I grew up watching wrestling my whole life, so to get the chance to step in the ring that I’ve watched on TV so many times is a dream come true.”

― Finn Balor

“The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false.”

― Fiona Apple

“I actually think that’s true, that we kind of create our own hell.”

― Fiona Dourif

“There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.”

― Fiona Shaw

“Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“I’m studying Finnish, and it’s one of the five most difficult languages in the world. And the more I learn, the more I realize that’s definitely true.”

― Floor Jansen

“True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.”

― Florence King

“A true champion will fight through anything.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“A true champion can adapt to anything.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I know how to make a record that commercial radio or Triple J will smash now… It’s kind of hard to stay true and write what you would write if you didn’t have that in your head. Because I know I can get way more airplay and get this much bigger… and that’s what I’m trying to avoid doing. Trying to avoid the poisons of success.”

― Flume

“Kendrick is a true genius artist.”

― Flying Lotus

“To try and act like we haven’t had great progress is not true. Obama didn’t fail – he changed the psyche of the nation and, in some ways, the world.”

― Forest Whitaker

“The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true.”

― Frances Farmer

“Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one.”

― Frances Wright

“I have no problem twisting the facts if it’s the only way I can be true to the moment.”

― Francis Alys

“It is a true rule that love is ever rewarded, either with the reciproque or with an inward and secret contempt.”

― Francis Bacon

“No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic, and certainly, to a kingdom or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise.”

― Francis Bacon

“It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.”

― Francis Bacon

“The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much.”

― Francis Beaumont

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.”

― Francis Drake

“To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.”

― Francis Parker Yockey

“It’s true that when Christianity is socially powerful, faith can look from the outside as if it is mainly a matter of membership, of participation in the vast synchronised swim of institutions.”

― Francis Spufford

“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.”

― Francois Fenelon

“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.”

― Francois Mauriac

“True icons are larger than life, unforgettable with an elegance that’s mesmerizingly timeless.”

― Francois Nars

“To good and true love fear is forever affixed.”

― Francois Rabelais

“I’d rather see folks doubt what’s true than accept what isn’t.”

― Frank A. Clark

“I’m a true believer that you have a moral obligation to keep your employees honest, and that is why you have controls, so I’m never tempted or put in a position where I could do something to defraud my employer.”

― Frank Abagnale

“It is true not all has been accomplished that the earnest advocates would desire, but a start has been made.”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“Sometimes your dreams come true.”

― Frank Bruno

“I don’t believe in updating. If a play works, it draws something from being true to its time.”

― Frank D. Gilroy

“There is no sense in making statements that will not continue to be true after they are made.”

― Frank Knight

“It is true practically if not altogether without exception that the changes studied by any science tend to equilibrate or neutralize the forces which bring them about, and finally to come to rest.”

― Frank Knight

“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“The architect must be a prophet… a prophet in the true sense of the term… if he can’t see at least ten years ahead don’t call him an architect.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“I got snubbed about eight times for the Mid-Summer Classic, and I know what type of career I had, and I know that I’m a true All-Star. The selection process is not very accurate.”

― Frank Thomas

“Be true to yourself, no matter what that is.”

― Frankie Grande

“Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.”

― Franklin Pierce Adams

“It’s the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.”

― Franz Grillparzer

“Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.”

― Franz Marc

“We are staunch and true and in rather a champagne mood.”

― Franz Marc

“I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.”

― Franz Schubert

“I would never play a character that wasn’t true. It’s not a moral thing; it’s just that it’s more convincing if it’s a little bit like me.”

― Fred Armisen

“There may be a perception that, with franchises, they’re all the same, so that limits the ability to experiment. But that’s not true. We’ve always kept two slots open on the menu of each Subway franchise – slots that franchisees can use to come up with their own sandwich ideas.”

― Fred DeLuca

“New York’s niche is content, and content is becoming more valuable. Just think about what is more valuable: MTV or the cable system that you use to get MTV? Howard Stern or the radio station you use to listen to him? Ultimately, technology becomes a commodity, and content – real, true branded content – becomes more valuable.”

― Fred Wilson

“I think success shows a person’s true colors.”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.”

― Frederic William Farrar

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

― Frederick Douglass

“No form of Christianity is absolutely and only true.”

― Frederick Henry Hedge

“It is true that the politician, in his professional character, does not always, or even very often, conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct.”

― Frederick Scott Oliver

“It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“I don’t believe in technological determinism, especially not in biology and medicine. We have strong laws to keep doctors from monkeying around with humans that will remain in place. It’s simply not true that everything that is technologically possible gets done.”

― Freeman Dyson

“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Faith: not wanting to know what is true.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms – in themselves such judgments are stupidities.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every true genius is bound to be naive.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.”

― Fulton J. Sheen

“Everybody can relate to being real or true. Somehow, someway, you want to be real and true.”

― Future

“In all likelihood, you’ve been treated by a Muslim doctor or served by a Muslim waiter or worked beside a Muslim computer programmer. Even if you think, ‘I don’t know any Muslims,’ it’s probably not true.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“Everybody understands that you’re supposed to say ‘our employees are our most valuable asset’ to the point where, even if it’s really true, they’re not going to really trust you until you’ve earned that – same with customers.”

― Gabe Newell

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I don’t know who said that novelists read the novels of others only to figure out how they are written. I believe it’s true. We aren’t satisfied with the secrets exposed on the surface of the page: we turn the book around to find the seams.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Yes, it’s true that my mother has a go at me when I don’t track back. We are very, very close, and she demands a lot from me, which is great.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“There were so much affairs of me created by the media… of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“I’d started acting as a child. But I wanted to see if it was something my true personality was interested in. I stepped away from offers when I took five years off to go to college. I’ve only really just decided to whole-heartedly embrace acting.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“While it is true that all individuals are equal under the law, this hardly implies that they are created equal.”

― Gad Saad

“To the uninitiated, the Hasidim constitute a rather homogeneous sect of orthodox Jewry, but this is far from being true.”

― Gad Saad

“In Mexico you have death very close. That’s true for all human beings because it’s a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“There’s always been that theory that if a candidate can’t run a decent campaign, he probably can’t run a decent presidency. That might be true, although sadly I must admit that running a brilliant campaign does not translate into running a brilliant White House.”

― Gail Collins

“It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.”

― Gao Xingjian

“It’s true that my body’s not small and my style is not defensive. I am aggressive, and I am tall.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“Reports you read in the paper, you never know how true they are.”

― Gareth Barry

“Nobody can tell me that if players are good enough, they will come through. That is not true. There are plenty of players who are good enough.”

― Gareth Southgate

“True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.”

― Garth Brooks

“If you’re true to yourself, you just do what you do.”

― Garth Brooks

“I guess you can stay sort of true to the story; you don’t have to artificially bring the character back from whatever doom you’ve designed for them, you can tell the story, I suppose, honestly.”

― Garth Ennis

“Looking forward, it might prove constructive to examine the true historical record of an issue prior to assuming the worst of anyone’s motive and deconstructing and questioning anyone’s Democratic bona fides. After all, we liberals got feelings.”

― Gary Ackerman

“I know the difference between true love and the love of my fans.”

― Gary Coleman

“What’s true for churches is true for other institutions: the older and more organized they get, the less adaptable they become. That’s why the most resilient things in our world – biological life, stock markets, the Internet – are loosely organized.”

― Gary Hamel

“It’s true: a lot of sportspeople really struggle to find something to do when they finish. It tips them into all sorts of strange things. With ex-footballers, it’s really scary. I think 70% of them get divorced within five years. It’s hard. You go from being really famous to not that famous. Your salary drops through the floor.”

― Gary Lineker

“Jesus Christ is our supreme commander, but He operates only through His word, which is unquestionably a training manual. However, He has many interpreters, and few people see the Bible as a true training manual.”

― Gary North

“All we lived for was playing and being out on the road. That was our dream, and it came true.”

― Gary Rossington

“In a strange way, I expected Russia to become more like America since the Soviet Union collapsed, but the reverse is true. America has become more like Russia: a kleptocratic society.”

― Gary Shteyngart

“You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Your intentions are your nonphysical causes that set energy into motion. They create a multitude of effects and, therefore, determine the experiences of your life. This is one of the most important things that you can know. It is also something that you can see for yourself is true.”

― Gary Zukav

“Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible to the man in the street. This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one.”

― Gavin Bryars

“I’ve got a big mole on my butt. It’s true.”

― Gedde Watanabe

“I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word.”

― Geddy Lee

“Music turned to digital, and suddenly you had the possibility to make things louder than loudest, which boggles the mind but it’s true, and what you have are all kinds of different ways of distorting your music.”

― Geddy Lee

“The motto of my institute has always been, ‘If they can see it, they can be it.’ And it’s literally true. If we show something on-screen, it will change what happens in real life.”

― Geena Davis

“To become an astronaut, someone has to have a dream of his own to do something that he or she has always wanted to do, then commit himself to making that dream come true.”

― Gene Cernan

“Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one’s mind.”

― Gene Fowler

“With my own comics, I try hard to get the vision in my head onto paper, to have one match the other as closely as possible. With the ‘Airbender’ comics, I’m working with someone else’s vision, an already-established vision. I want to stay true to what’s come before.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“Like all of us, I don’t think Facebook is 100% evil, but there are aspects of it that move towards evilness. It’s true of all the major Silicon Valley companies, that there are aspects to all of them that move towards evilness, but I don’t believe they’re 100% evil.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“Physical violence is always a bore in films today. We don’t see how much it hurts. We don’t learn the true consequences of it.”

― Geoff Dyer

“On average, an individual doesn’t have a powerful connection with more than four to six people, and that’s just as true here in the U.S. as it is in China.”

― Geoffrey West

“True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.”

― George Aiken

“It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.”

― George Borrow

“If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.”

― George Carlin

“We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.”

― George Crook

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“A nation’s poets are its true owners; and by the stroke of the pen they convey the title-deeds of its real possessions to strangers and aliens.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”

― George Eliot

“There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.”

― George Eliot

“It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.”

― George Eliot

“Charming women can true converts make, We love the precepts for the teacher’s sake.”

― George Farquhar

“Muhammad Ali is a true hero, and the fact there’s something wrong with him is his badge of valour. He’s a great man.”

― George Foreman

“The Olympic Gold medal in 1968 was definitely the highest moment of my career. It was a dream come true. I was a 19-year-old boy, and it was just amazing to be standing on top of the podium and hearing the National Anthem in the background.”

― George Foreman

“The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.”

― George Henry Lewes

“It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public.”

― George Henry Lewes

“Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.”

― George Herbert

“I’m sounding like an old fart talking about how bad advertising is today, but it’s true. Advertising sucks. Guys like me and Bob Gage and certainly Bill Bernbach and two or three other guys, we exemplified and led the creative revolution.”

― George Lois

“Everyone seems to think that digital technology devoids the medium of content, but that is not true at all. If anything, it broadens the content.”

― George Lucas

“It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well.”

― George McGovern

“The well of true wit is truth itself.”

― George Meredith

“I was what they call a pool hustler. That’s absolutely true. For long periods of time I got by, barely skimmed by, just playing pool.”

― George Miller

“A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems.”

― George Oppen

“Myths which are believed in tend to become true.”

― George Orwell

“It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.”

― George Orwell

“Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.”

― George Orwell

“Well can I just say unlike my predecessors, Conservative and Labour, I have set up an independent body that studies whether what I’m saying is true, whether I’ve met the targets that I set out.”

― George Osborne

“I’ve learned to be true to yourself, stick to the big arguments, don’t get distracted by the everyday kerfuffle that is in the nature of any democratic system.”

― George Osborne

“It’s a cliche that the Senate is broken, and like most cliches, it’s true.”

― George Packer

“Lawyers, judges, doctors, shrinks, accountants, investigators and, not least, journalists could not do the most basic tasks without a veil of secrecy. Why shouldn’t the same be true of those professionals who happen to be government officials?”

― George Packer

“’True Grit’ is one of the few books my sons let me read to them – and paid attention to – when they were younger.”

― George Pelecanos

“Writing and drawing comics for the sheer joy of it – that’s true bliss.”

― George Perez

“He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.”

― George Sand

“My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.”

― George Santayana

“Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.”

― George Santayana

“That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.”

― George Santayana

“The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it.”

― George W. Bush

“Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least.”

― George Whitefield

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.”

― George Will

“It is true the orator may make a myriad replica of his own passion out of those who listen to him. But that does not prove he is right or they are not fools.”

― George William Russell

“We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.”

― Georges Duhamel

“Anything in which you’re playing someone real does make you feel responsible for making the story as true as it can be.”

― Georgina Campbell

“It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it might not be true.”

― Gerald F. Lieberman

“Writing is like bricklaying; you put down one word after another. Sometimes the wall goes up straight and true and sometimes it doesn’t and you have to push it down and start again, but you don’t stop; it’s your trade.”

― Geraldine Brooks

“I’m living in the present. I have no ambition. It’s true. But I want to live.”

― Gerard Depardieu

“True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.”

― Gerrit Smith

“Roberto Duran was the kind of guy who was a true fighter and you hardly see guys like that anymore.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion.”

― Gerry Cooney

“It’s true I’ve always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.”

― Gerry Mulligan

“It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.”

― Gertrude Stein

“For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“It is true that men themselves made this world of nations… but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.”

― Giambattista Vico

“I have worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA, and being on the cover of ‘NBA 2K19’ is a dream come true.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Dreams do come true, no matter what people say.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I was not always someone who wanted to get married or thought I would get married, so being a true writer, I was always navel-gazing: ‘What are good marriages? What are bad marriages?’”

― Gillian Flynn

“They say men and women can’t be friends, but that’s not true.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“We see that pedantry has never been held in such esteem for the government of the world as in our times, and it offers as many paths of the true intelligible species and objects of infallible and sole truth as there are individual pedants.”

― Giordano Bruno

“Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.”

― Giorgio Armani

“It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.”

― Girolamo Savonarola

“If a debt crisis results from government profligacy and mismanagement, rather than from a market failure, it is true that the central bank should not intervene.”

― Gita Gopinath

“Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible.”

― Giuseppe Mazzini

“I’m running my life according to what I know to be true from the Bible and the old scribes.”

― Glen Campbell

“’True Grit’ was fun to do, but I wasn’t cut out to be an actor. I made John Wayne look so good, he won his only Oscar.”

― Glen Campbell

“It’s true that I’ve driven through a number of red lights on occasion, but on the other hand, I’ve stopped at a lot of green ones but never gotten credit for it.”

― Glenn Gould

“The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“The Obama administration says we only destroy the privacy of non-Americans. That is not true. The government is spying on Americans.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“Startups can be the most conservative organizations in the world. We spend so much energy nurturing our delicate egos against naysayers and self-doubt that we can hardly admit mistakes. This is especially true of first-time CEOs.”

― Glenn Kelman

“I really admire the fact that whenever Marc Singer gets a call from someone running late, he says he’s running late, too. I don’t admit that even when it’s true. Small, unnoticeable acts of generosity are sometimes the most impressive.”

― Glenn Kelman

“The most important thing on Earth is for all of us to make this sentence true: Compassion is what people do.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“People start to talk about post-racist, post-feminist. What does that mean? We’re clearly not post either. Would you say post-democracy? Clearly we haven’t reached true democracy yet.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Mos is a true artist who has a story to tell and gives back through his music. He remixed my song ‘Different’ in 2005, and the song we’re working on now will be one of my future projects.”

― Goapele

“It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore.”

― Golda Meir

“My tenacity and determination to be true to the person I had become were sacrosanct.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I don’t know if this is because I’m a bit too old, but it is true that I’m getting insensible about romance recently. I’m very used to being alone now, and I don’t think that’s not half bad.”

― Gong Yoo

“If I learned one thing by playing professional hockey for thirty-two years, it’s that you have to love what you do. And that’s not just true for sports.”

― Gordie Howe

“It’s been said that, while growing up, I ate meals with my skates on. It’s true.”

― Gordie Howe

“History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.”

― Gore Vidal

“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.”

― Gore Vidal

“It is true, as Sartre once wrote, referring to French Army atrocities in Algeria, that the real tragedy in our time is that any of us can be, interchangeably, victim or torturer.”

― Gore Vidal

“Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“An artiste can only be happy when he is true to his art.”

― Govinda

“Integrity is a very important and an almost indispensable virtue that all leaders must possess. This is especially true in the Philippine context because we Filipinos really respond to leadership by example.”

― Grace Poe

“I really don’t act. I just live what George and I are doing. It has to make some sort of sense to me, or it won’t ring true. No matter what the script says, there’s no audience and no footlights and no camera for me. There’s no make-believe. It’s for real.”

― Gracie Allen

“Over the years, I would go to my agents, my manager, and I would say, ‘Hey, there’s this amazing true story about this gay English mathematician who committed suicide in the 1950s.’ And they would be like, ‘Please don’t ever write that script. That is an unmakeable film.’”

― Graham Moore

“If pushed, though, I’d say that the next stage will be reached when it it’s no longer true that about 75% of the best games were written in 1980’s on the way to that.”

― Graham Nelson

“It’s true that my father was imprisoned for three and a half years, and it was because he stood up for what he believed in. It’s not a taboo subject in our household. We talk about it. After all, I want to know what happened.”

― Granit Xhaka

“I went to stand-up when my rock n’ roll dreams weren’t coming true. I knew it wasn’t going to happen when I was in a New Wave band in 1992 – at the height of grunge. Then I heard No Doubt’s ‘Spiderwebs’ and I said, ‘Well, we’re done.’ They did – and succeeded at – what we were trying to do.”

― Greg Behrendt

“What do we know to be true about gang violence? We know we will fail if we fixate on the symptoms and not address what undergirds it.”

― Greg Boyle

“President Obama’s farewell speech soared, towered, dragged. True, it was longer than Reagan’s, Clinton’s and GWB’s speeches combined. If it got any longer, it would have qualified as a third term.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“True, the country is divided, but it’s not Right and Left. It’s Left and Not Left. It is because, for liberals, politics is personal and therefore extremely loud. For the rest of us, we prefer community over calamity.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“In the ’70s, there were economists who argued that seat belts were causing people to drive faster and kill more pedestrians. But after 15 or 20 years of research, we can now conclude that’s actually not true. Seat belts, on net, do make people safer. So, on an evidence-based process, we should have people wear seat belts.”

― Greg Ip

“It’s true when they say songwriting is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. In truth, what happens is… songs comes through you.”

― Greg Lake

“Emotional honesty transcends reality; it’s what allows disbelief to be suspended and yet what makes a story stay true.”

― Greg Rucka

“’The Disaster Artist’ isn’t really about ‘The Room.’ It’s about friendship and how dreams can come true.”

― Greg Sestero

“True twins share womb chemistry and endure many fateful slings and arrows together. The fabled connection between twins is true in my case.”

― Gregory Benford

“The Sixties are most generously described as a time when people took part – when they stepped out of themselves and acted in public, as people who didn’t know what would happen next, but who were sure that acts of true risk and fear would produce something different from what they had been raised to take for granted.”

― Greil Marcus

“When you’re on set, and that clock is going, every second you spend doing something is a second you spend not doing something else. That’s true of all of life, but it’s very vivid on a film set because you’re always managing that.”

― Greta Gerwig

“I think it’s true of a lot of teenagers that you’re convinced that life is happening somewhere else.”

― Greta Gerwig

“Holding true to what you believe – even in a big city – is so important.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Half of the equation is men, and right now, unfortunately, men are running the majority of corporations, so we have to make sure that if that is the case, that they are respectful and honor women for their true accomplishments.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“A lot of stories that aren’t true get out into the mainstream, and it’s hard to correct that. People want to hear what they already believe.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“People often assume that the same approach will work for everyone, that the same habits will work for everyone, and that everyone has the same aptitude and appetite for forming habits, but from my observation, that’s not true.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Always focus on the music first. That’s the big thing. Staying true to making good music and not sacrificing that for anything.”

― GRiZ

“I hope I can make more miracles, more dreams come true.”

― Guan Tianlang

“But I do not have the reader in mind when I write. No true writer does that.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“As a director, I design every movie to be true to itself, and damn it if they like it, and damn it if they don’t.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.”

― Guru Nanak

“By singing the Guru’s hymns, I, the minstrel spread the Lord’s glory. Nanak, by praising the True Name, I have obtained the perfect Lord.”

― Guru Nanak

“I always tell my audiences not to listen to such artists who play audio CDs at their concerts. Such shows shouldn’t be called live shows. People like AR Rahman, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Arijit Singh are the ones who hold true concerts.”

― Guru Randhawa

“I don’t think American independent films have ever really been particularly experimental, except for the original guys from the ’60s who were huge influences, like Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, and Stan van der Beek. They were the true independents.”

― Gus Van Sant

“True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.”

― Gustav Klimt

“I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true.”

― Gustav Klimt

“Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“All one’s inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“When we want to reach a dream for the second time, you want it to come true, when you try so hard, you are so close to achieving it, it makes things very difficult to live with afterwards.”

― Guy Forget

“Everything you have ever heard about the strangeness of Hollywood is true!”

― Guy Gavriel Kay

“I think a lot of the logic of Google+ is much better in terms of notification of messages to you, in terms of how you post. One very obvious feature is that with Google+, after you post something, you can edit it forever. That is true of both posts and comments. I edit almost every post I make and almost every comment I make.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“I don’t think Steve Jobs nauseated people when talking about how great Apple stuff was. The reason why he didn’t nauseate people is because it was true. The start of all great marketing is to have a great product.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Authentic apology is a tricky thing to pull off in politics, which is why it so seldom occurs. Plausible deniability must be preserved. True contrition has to be displayed. Traitors to the cause must be immediately be jettisoned. Most of all, the goal is to stop the bleeding.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I really like where Tony Robbins says that we’re all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it’s true.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.”

― H. G. Wells

“Our true nationality is mankind.”

― H. G. Wells

“After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.”

― H. G. Wells

“A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“It’s true; once you are a father, there’s no turning back. Your heart strings as well as your purse strings are never again the same.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!”

― H. L. Mencken

“The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.”

― H. L. Mencken

“If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“That metre itself forms an essential part of all true poetry is a principle which not even the assertions of an Aristotle or the pronouncements of a Plato can disestablish.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“It is only the forcible propagation of conventional Christianity that makes the agnostic so bitter toward the church. He knows that all the doctrines cannot possibly be true, but he would view them with toleration if he were asked merely to let them alone for the benefit of the masses whom they can help and succour.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“The nations of Africa, as is true of every continent of the world, from time to time dispute among themselves. These quarrels must be confined to this continent and quarantined from the contamination of non-African interference.”

― Haile Selassie

“With ‘True Grit,’ the language was very specific, as is Shakespeare. You couldn’t really improvise, nor would you really ever have to. I never felt the need to. It was all so beautifully written, and it was all right there.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“My character in ‘True Grit’ would set these goals for herself that seemed near impossible, but to her they were possible. She was never going to believe anything else other than that.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“When ‘Romeo and Juliet’ came along, I fell in love with the way that it was written and how innocent and vulnerable it was and how different it was from ‘True Grit.’ I really liked that.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“When I was auditioning for ‘True Grit,’ I was on the Paramount lot. I was wearing clothes from the 1800s that were big and uncomfortable.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“Man is the religious animal. He is the only one that’s got true religion, several of them.”

― Hal Holbrook

“I know the Hall of Fame is the more sought-after thing. But I’m getting a bigger charge out of my uniform number being put away. Everything I worked hard for and wished for came true.”

― Hal Newhouser

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”

― Hale White

“Always stay true to who you are – barriers can and will be broken!”

― Halima Aden

“The true object of war fought for God should always be peace.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“You know those award shows. The cliche is that it’s an honor just to be nominated, but that happens to be true. Whoever wins it in the end, I don’t know, sometimes it feels arbitrary. Sometimes it feels like it’s deserving.”

― Hank Azaria

“Someone said that friends are angels in disguise. If this is true, I have been surrounded by angels for most of my life.”

― Hank Stram

“We’ve heard that the hookup culture is destroying us. We’ve heard that it’s saving us. We’ve heard that it’s racist. We’ve agonized over which one of these is true.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.”

― Hannah Arendt

“I see the most change in my body through exercise. They say diet determines your weight, and exercise determines your shape – I find that to be a pretty true statement. When I’m doing a lot of boxing, my hamstrings are really strong and my biceps. When I’m doing a lot of Pilates, I find that my core is really lean and my inner thighs.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“Often women are pitted against each other for an easy joke, so they fight or steal each other’s boyfriends. That’s not really true to life.”

― Hannah Simone

“It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being.”

― Hans-Georg Gadamer

“The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being, because they surpass all the limits of essences and are coextensive with Being.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“We think of writing a book as a process, but the very word – process – suggests that there is one: a template to follow, a map to guide us. If that were true, someone would have surely figured out some marketable method we could all buy.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I try to stress to my children that buying something never leads to true happiness.”

― Harlan Coben

“There is no such thing as a cleanse. Cleanses tell you that you need to get rid of that piece of gum you swallowed in fifth grade that is still stuck to your intestinal lining. That’s not true.”

― Harley Pasternak

“To ensure maximal fiber intake and to identify true whole-grain products, do the ‘flip-and-check.’ Flip to the nutrition facts label and list of ingredients on the back, and check that the product has at least three grams of fiber per serving and that whole grains is first on the ingredients list.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I’d like to be involved in ‘SNL’ somehow. I mean, being a permanent cast member is a stretch! That’s pretty damned hard, but to host it one day would be a dream come true. And I would like to play the DC Comics villain Harley Quinn.”

― Harley Quinn Smith

“Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.”

― Harold Bloom

“True stories, autobiographical stories, like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account, before the birth of some of the people in the tale.”

― Harold Brodkey

“There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.”

― Harold Pinter

“I’ll tell you something, and this is true: I’ve never been able to write a film which I didn’t respect. I just can’t do it. I’m very happy about all the films I haven’t done.”

― Harold Pinter

“A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“The true character of ministry is a servants heart.”

― Harold Warner

“Donald Trump won the election. I think that’s true. I also think there was interference. If this was another country, I think we’d be demanding another election.”

― Harper Reed

“If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.”

― Harriet Martineau

“But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature, from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore true that unless the nature be completely exercised, the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy?”

― Harriet Martineau

“I think the most important thing that young people should be taught at school is how they can decide what they’re being told is true.”

― Harry Kroto

“Diversifying sufficiently among uncorrelated risks can reduce portfolio risk toward zero. But financial engineers should know that’s not true of a portfolio of correlated risks.”

― Harry Markowitz

“I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, ‘This isn’t true!’ It is what it is; I tend not to do that.”

― Harry Styles

“Cliches are cliches because they are true.”

― Harsha Bhogle

“It’s true that at the time I was fond of Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and it was from them that I learned about this kind of simple, swift-paced style, but the main reason for the style of my first novel is that I simply did not have the time to write sustained prose.”

― Haruki Murakami

“Life isn’t fair. It’s true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.”

― Harvey Mackay

“I’ve found the 90-10 rule to be pretty true: 90 percent of what I come up with and write down is kinda ‘eh,’ and then somehow, someway, 10 percent of it happens to work out really great in my act.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“’Shantaram’ is fantastic. An Australian prisoner escapes & joins the mafia in India? Sign me up. I love stuff that is based on true stories.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“At Stanford, we teach ‘design thinking’ – that is, we put together small, interdisciplinary groups to figure out what the true needs are and then to apply the art of engineering to serve them.”

― Hasso Plattner

“Throughout our history we have been tireless advocates for expanding access to high-quality, affordable medicine. This is especially true in the area of HIV/AIDS.”

― Heather Bresch

“There’s not a lot of stories for women told by women in a very real, true voice.”

― Heather Graham

“Having loved sport my whole life, competing in a Paralympics would be a dream come true.”

― Heather Mills

“A Mormon knows that the promises of God are true, and He said that all will be tried; realizing these things the Latter-day Saints will acknowledge their Maker not only in blessings but also in tribulations.”

― Heber J. Grant

“It’s true, when I was at Barcelona I played as a winger.”

― Hector Bellerin

“He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.”

― Hector Hugh Munro

“Climates always change. The question is, how are we going to adapt to climate change? Now, it may be true that we are accelerating it inadvertently by messing with our atmosphere, but regardless of that, the climate will change.”

― Heidi Hammel

“It’s true and it’s easily said that language is material, and something does materialise as one writes.”

― Heinrich Boll

“True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.”

― Heinrich Heine

“The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I’ve been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister.”

― Helen Clark

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

― Helen Keller

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

― Helen Keller

“Theatre is liberating because it only works if it’s truthful – that’s what it requires. That’s not true of film: the camera does lie.”

― Helen McCrory

“I represent all the enlightened people in this country, and that’s a fine thing to be able to do. It infuriates my opponents when I say this, but it is true.”

― Helen Suzman

“A beautiful person is someone who stays true to themselves and their spirit; someone who is self-confident and can make you smile.”

― Helena Christensen

“Normally street children are shown in terms of the tragedy of their lives – which is true – but there’s also another dimension: their wisdom, dignity and enormous capacity for survival.”

― Henning Mankell

“I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.”

― Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

“True humility is contentment.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Order is a great person’s need and their true well being.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.”

― Henri Poincare

“When your dreams are close to coming true, it does not feel real at first.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“I am very proud to join Manchester United. This move is a dream come true for me.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.”

― Henry Bessemer

“True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political divisions resting on race and religion.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of the social and labor problems which confront us.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Few there are that will endure a true friend.”

― Henry George Bohn

“That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness.”

― Henry Knox

“True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.”

― Henry Miller

“Failures are much more dramatic than successes, and people like drama. I think this is why automobile races draw such crowds. People expect spectacular crashes, which we tend to find more interesting than cars just racing around the track. The same is true of bridges, buildings, or any structure or machine.”

― Henry Petroski

“Any type of animation, it could be really super crude or very sophisticated, it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t make this point in this shot, this one here and this one here. There’s the saying, ‘One shot, one thought.’ It’s pretty much a true way to go.”

― Henry Selick

“People are always telling me that boys won’t go to girls’ movies and vice versa. It’s not true.”

― Henry Selick

“Personally, just being able to compete in an Olympics, being part of an Opening Ceremony wearing a green jacket with the rest of the Australian Olympic team, would be a more than a dream come true.”

― Henry Speight

“It’s true that Apollo 10’s lander was overweight. Late in the craft’s development, it became clear that its ballooning weight was endangering the whole mission.”

― Henry Spencer

“Spring is a true reconstructionist.”

― Henry Timrod

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“True idealists are rare; they are the dedicated workers, who would, if need be, die at the stake.”

― Henry Williamson

“True liberal government is founded on the emancipation of men.”

― Herbert Hoover

“That which is cannot be true.”

― Herbert Marcuse

“There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.”

― Herman Melville

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

― Herman Melville

“My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful, but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.”

― Hermann Weyl

“I want to prove to people who sit on a couch and don’t do anything but criticize other people that, if you’re a true athlete or martial artist, you’re not old until you can’t get up and walk around anymore.”

― Herschel Walker

“Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.”

― Hervey Allen

“We need to reflect the true identity of Muslims, how peaceful they are and really be able to talk to the Western media about the true look and heart of the Muslims.”

― Hesham Qandil

“We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.”

― Hesiod

“Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world’s peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it – that is true civilization.”

― Hideki Tojo

“It’s true that there was a lot of influence from ‘Tenchu.’ We even pondered making ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’ a part of the ‘Tenchu’ series at first.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“It’s true that I’m sad about not being involved in the development of ‘Dark Souls II,’ because I’ve worked on ‘Demon’s Souls’ and ‘Dark Souls” development for the past five years.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“It’s hard to stay true to yourself and what you want in life when there are so many distractions and so much craziness going on around you.”

― Hilary Duff

“No, I’m not! I’m not a tomboy! I love my makeup! That’s not true! I’m not a tomboy!”

― Hilary Duff

“What really disconcerts commentators, I suspect, is that when they read historical fiction, they feel their own lack of education may be exposed; they panic, because they don’t know which bits are true.”

― Hilary Mantel

“You have to be true to yourself.”

― Hillary Clinton

“It’s true that America can’t solve every problem, but I don’t know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Our country’s motto is e pluribus unum: out of many, we are one. Will we stay true to that motto?”

― Hillary Clinton

“I envy poets because nobody ever asks them if it’s true or false.”

― Hilton Als

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

― Hippocrates

“I am true to my own race. I wish to see all done that can be done for their encouragement, to assist them in acquiring property, in becoming intelligent, enlightened, useful, valuable citizens.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“True love, especially first love, can be so tumultuous and passionate that it feels like a violent journey.”

― Holliday Grainger

“In this industry there’s this ridiculous connotation with women shows that’s it’s got to be difficult, and it’s not true.”

― Holly Marie Combs

“Of all the federal agencies created by Congress, one of the true success stories is the ‘Mine Safety and Health Administration’, which grew out of a bipartisan effort in 1977.”

― Homer Hickam

“A memoir is not an autobiography. It’s a true story told as a novel, using techniques of novelization. The author is allowed to compress events, combine characters, change names, change the sequence of events, just as if he’s writing a novel. But it’s got to be true.”

― Homer Hickam

“True friends appear less moved than counterfeit.”

― Homer

“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.”

― Honore de Balzac

“A true scientist doesn’t perform prescribed experiments; she develops her own and thus generates wholly new knowledge.”

― Hope Jahren

“I have learned that nothing gets readers so fired up as saying something everyone knows is true.”

― Hope Jahren

“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.”

― Horace Mann

“Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.”

― Horace Walpole

“The true victory is the victory for democracy and pluralism.”

― Hosni Mubarak

“The Method helps actors connect in a way that is deeper and more real. So they use themselves instead of playing an idea of the character. It’s more emotionally true when it comes from them.”

― Howard Deutch

“If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying.”

― Howard Gardner

“It was reading Hamlet that ruined the concept of authenticity for me, not because Hamlet lacked existentialist credentials himself – indeed, as an earlier discontented Dane, he could be said to have laid the ground for Kierkegaard – but because the line ‘to thine own self be true’ was spoken by that humourless old ninny, Polonius.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Unlike with the majority of library books, when you enter a term into a search engine there is no guarantee that what you will find is authoritative, accurate or even vaguely true.”

― Howard Rheingold

“There’s this myth that has been exacerbated by others that Starbucks means a $4 cup of coffee, which is not true.”

― Howard Schultz

“The American movie, in part because America’s a melting pot, the cultural hodgepodge that America makes, generates movies that have appeal across all international boundaries. And that’s really not true for most domestic film industries. It’s no longer true of France and Italy, less true than it used to be of the U.K.”

― Howard Stringer

“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”

― Howard Thurman

“It is true that the Chinese are not so religious as the Hindus, or even as the Japanese; and they are certainly not so religious as the Christian missionaries desire them to be.”

― Hu Shih

“Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“It’s true, I do like cheering people up.”

― Huey Lewis

“Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.”

― Hugh Jackman

“To make films like ‘X-Men’ work commercially – and also have some class – is one of the hardest things there is to do. I want to be seen to be able to cross lots of genres and still be ‘fair dinkum,’ as we say in Australia, which means genuine and true and, well, unique.”

― Hugh Jackman

“At which point should we let go and do what we want to do, and when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.”

― Hugh Jackman

“The Bible gives a true and trustworthy account of creation, and that account in no way conflicts with or contradicts an old-Earth view, and vice versa.”

― Hugh Ross

“Dr. Insulza is quite an idiot, a true idiot. The insipid Dr. Insulza should resign from the secretariat of the OAS for daring to play that role.”

― Hugo Chavez

“It’s true Tottenham is not a club who are used to winning a lot.”

― Hugo Lloris

“It’s true: with players like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s difficult to catch them.”

― Hugo Lloris

“There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“When the scientific method came into being, it gave us a new window on the truth; namely, a method by laboratory-controlled experiments to winnow true hypotheses from false ones.”

― Huston Smith

“Everybody is a star. It’s true. And if you’ve got a light, don’t let it go out. ‘Cos some people sink under.”

― Ian Brown

“I think it’s unfortunate when people say that there is just one true story of science. For one thing, there are many different sciences, and historians will tell different stories corresponding to different things.”

― Ian Hacking

“As a political metaphor, a revolution could, in that sense, mean only a return to better times, or to the true constitution: a ridding of excess or usurpers.”

― Ian Hacking

“There’s a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn’t true.”

― Ian Hart

“They may well say not only is this not true, but I will put in an injunction to prevent publication. No, stories don’t go in unless I’m convinced by the people who write them that they’re true. And if I’m wrong, then so be it.”

― Ian Hislop

“I’m often accused of being prudish, but the opposite is true.”

― Ian Hislop

“True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.”

― Ian Mcewan

“You see people in Hollywood trying to make blockbuster after blockbuster, but it’s not possible. There’s some god up there saying, ‘You will fail now.’ But I suppose that’s true of us all.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I have a million acquaintances but just two or three true friends. I can’t hide anything from them.”

― Ian Somerhalder

“No, I’ll stay Ice-T. This is what got me here, I’m always going to stay true to that. If it weren’t for hip-hop I wouldn’t be doing all these other things.”

― Ice T

“When I’m being interviewed, presumably it’s because people want to know how I feel about something or what my motivation is, not because they want to hear what I sound like in English. I wouldn’t be true to the task if I responded in my unrefined English.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“Being a role model is about being true to myself.”

― Idina Menzel

“I move around, like a true Kazakh nomad.”

― Ilya Ilyin

“I’m not comparing myself at all to him, but I like the idea that Ernest Hemingway always wrote about certain things he knew, he knew the ins and outs, back to fronts of what he was talking about. I love that as an inspiration for myself, to keep it true to what you know.”

― Imelda May

“With ‘Imposters,’ I finally felt I had gotten something I could sink my teeth into. It’s a dream come true, and I couldn’t ask for a more fulfilling and challenging experience. It was something I didn’t expect. A real surprise.”

― Inbar Lavi

“I’m not just making rhymes and making melodies. I’m expressing my true life force, energy.”

― India Arie

“It is true that in France, women put on less things. If they have a necklace, they don’t put on earrings; if they have nail polish, they don’t put on all their rings and all their bracelets.”

― Ines de La Fressange

“The individualists stare into each other’s eyes and yet deny each other’s existence. We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster’s whim and the purest ideal.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“This is how it has been since time began: If you want to make something really worthwhile and true, then you have to suffer for it.”

― Iris Dement

“’True Detective’ was the last show I got crazy about, with its ‘Silence of the Lambs’-style landscape and those strip mall badlands of America.”

― Irvine Welsh

“The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.”

― Irving Babbitt

“Usually when you have a sequel, the character always stays the same and that’s true basically of ‘Rocky III,’ ‘IV’ and ‘V.’ He didn’t really change.”

― Irwin Winkler

“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”

― Isaac Asimov

“There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do.”

― Isaac Bashevis Singer

“I first heard African drum rhythms and chants at the movies. Then, when I had the opportunity to go to Africa and visit the villages, I heard the real, raw, true rhythms and realised the origins of the old Negro spirituals I grew up with in the South.”

― Isaac Hayes

“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.”

― Isaac Newton

“The word ‘God’ usually signifies ‘Lord’, but every lord is not a God. It is the dominion of a spiritual being which constitutes a God: a true, supreme, or imaginary dominion makes a true, supreme, or imaginary God.”

― Isaac Newton

“It is indeed a matter of great difficulty to discover, and effectually to distinguish, the true motions of particular bodies from the apparent because the parts of that immovable space, in which those motions are performed, do by no means come under the observation of our senses.”

― Isaac Newton

“It may be that there is no such thing as an equable motion, whereby time may be accurately measured. All motions may be accelerated or retarded, but the true, or equable, progress of absolute time is liable to no change.”

― Isaac Newton

“In experimental philosophy, we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions.”

― Isaac Newton

“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.”

― Isaac Newton

“True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“One believes that if nothing happens, one disappears. That is not true.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“It’s true that at Malaga, I played every game as a starter, but here at Madrid, they give nothing away.”

― Isco

“Social media should be a true sense of who you are.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.”

― Israel Zangwill

“True, Putin’s Russia does not dream of joining the E.U., but Russia’s stability depends on preserving the European nature of its regime.”

― Ivan Krastev

“Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.”

― Ivor Novello

“I now can be sure that, once I start writing a book, I’ll be able to finish it. I’ve also become more assured about my ‘voice’ as a writer and being able to keep the characters true to themselves.”

― J. A. Jance

“Their crew for ‘Arrow’ is just one of the most wonderful crews that I’ve worked with. I know that actors say that all the time, and it sounds like trash coming out of my own mouth, but it’s so true.”

― J. August Richards

“True Yankees fans know an up-and-coming player when they see one.”

― J. B. Smoove

“To be a true comic, you have to have a signature move. You ever watch wrestling? And your favorite wrestler has the one move that he always does to finish his opponent off, right? Like when he climbs on the rope, and he always jumps off the top rope and finishes off his opponent – that’s what a comic has.”

― J. B. Smoove

“I’m just a regular guy trying to make my dream come true like everybody else.”

― J Balvin

“A glimpse at my night stand gives the mostly true impression that I am a book hoarder.”

― J. Courtney Sullivan

“It’s true of Irish Catholic families. They’re big on story telling and big on saving stories from one generation to the next.”

― J. Courtney Sullivan

“Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.”

― J. Donald Walters

“It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal, that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs, etc., would be supreme. Yet it is also absolutely true that other things are never equal and can never be equal.”

― J. F. C. Fuller

“It’s true that I have very little idea what I shall be writing next, but at the same time I have a powerful premonition of everything that lies ahead of me, even ten years ahead.”

― J. G. Ballard

“Most writers flinch at the thought of being completely honest about themselves. So absolute honesty is what marks the true modern.”

― J. G. Ballard

“Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.”

― J. G. Stedman

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

― J. K. Rowling

“Sentences are not as such either true or false.”

― J. L. Austin

“The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.”

― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“Never feel like you have to tick all of the boxes on everything to be able to feel like you can do a job. I have heard it said many times before, and it is so true.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“It really is true that when an issue becomes pop culture, it changes faster, and it’s really great for the issue.”

― Jack Antonoff

“They say that our sovereign is above his laws to his pleasure, and he may make it and break it as he pleases, without any distinction. The contrary is true, or else he should not have sworn to keep it.”

― Jack Cade

“When my father was a young actor, it is absolutely true that the vast majority were fairly middle class. Then all of a sudden, people like Albert Finney burst through and turned all that on its head.”

― Jack Davenport

“Every newspaper editor says the heart of the paper is the reporter – which is true – except for the pay!”

― Jack Germond

“If you’re going to maintain true authorities over a subordinate organization, you have to have some control over policy formulation of that organization and also the resources that are applied to it.”

― Jack Keane

“With the end of the cold war, all the ‘isms’ of the 20th century – Fascism, Nazism, Communism and the evil of apartheid-ism – have failed. Except one. Only democracy has shown itself true the help of all mankind.”

― Jack Kemp

“Symbolism is alright in ‘fiction,’ but I tell true life stories simply about what happened to people I knew.”

― Jack Kerouac

“It’s going to be true that anything that reduces the federal deficit will have somebody unhappy.”

― Jack Lew

“The big businesses are less willing to take risks. I talked to some young people in Hong Kong, and they said they are lost. Young people indeed have fewer opportunities than before. But is it true that there are no more opportunities for them? No!”

― Jack Ma

“It’s true what they say: Nothing tastes quite like the East River.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“For the first six months of my stand-up career, I was talking like Danny Dyer. I was doing a lot of ‘alright guvnors?’ It wasn’t true to who I was.”

― Jack Whitehall

“I think it’s true – economically, you want to bake a bigger cake rather than slicing up an existing cake differently.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It’s not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It’s not an intellectual cinema in America.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“I never dreamed that I would hear 10,000 people screaming when I stepped out onto a stage. Well, that’s not entirely true. I dreamed about it but in a performing-on-the-stage-at-Staples-Center-or-Madison-Square-Garden context. But never in a I’m-in-a-movie-that-hasn’t-even-come-out-yet one.”

― Jacqueline Emerson

“President Kennedy said that those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable. I would say that the converse is true.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“I always say I write because I have questions, not because I have answers. It’s true that you begin the conversation – that’s the role of the artist. But it’s not my job to tell us what to do next. I wish I had those tools.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”

― Jacques-Henri Lartigue

“A lot of people assume that the expensive ideas are the most effective ones, but that is simply not true.”

― Jaime Lerner

“We are the true Brazil.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“It’s true with fashion, acting, anything: Make sure it’s timeless, but at the same time, there’s got to be a little hint of risk.”

― Jake McDorman

“Anytime you put your name on a ticket with nothing else attached to it, that’s the true testament to where you are in your career – how many tickets are sold.”

― Jake Owen

“Now on ‘Bachelor Pad’ it is true colors – no best foot forward anymore, everybody is really themselves.”

― Jake Pavelka

“CNN is in the business of sussing out what is true and what is false.”

― Jake Tapper

“I don’t want to compare President Obama and President Trump on these issues, because they’re different, and the scale isn’t even remotely the same. But President Obama said things that weren’t true and got away with it more for a variety of reasons, and one is the media was much more supportive of him.”

― Jake Tapper

“We all know members of the House and Senate – especially the House – who are just crazy and say things that aren’t true, Democrats and Republicans.”

― Jake Tapper

“A true Christian, who is born anew of the Spirit of Christ, is in the simplicity of Christ, and hath no strife or contention with any man about religion.”

― Jakob Bohme

“When I write nonfiction, it’s always absolutely true. There will be no moment in my nonfiction where I have made something up and have to apologize to the bullying hostess of a talk show.”

― Jamaica Kincaid

“The Arab Spring is a true phenomenon. Embrace Arab Spring; embrace the aspiration for freedom of the people of Egypt, Syria, and Yemen.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“If people leave the house wanting to see a comedian, they want to see someone speak out for themselves and share true stories from their life.”

― James Acaster

“For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?”

― James Allen

“Test cricket tests your ability as a cricketer but also bring out your true character.”

― James Anderson

“Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.”

― James Anthony Froude

“For every Tesla or Uber, there’s a Valeant Pharmaceuticals or Theranos – two story stocks that seduced an astounding array of prominent investors and supporters based on stories that did turn out to be too good to be true.”

― James B. Stewart

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”

― James Branch Cabell

“Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”

― James Branch Cabell

“True delicacy is not a fragile thing.”

― James Broughton

“After all of my years in politics, I’ve learned that sometimes things that are said are true, and other things that are said are less than true.”

― James Carville

“I don’t know if it’s true or not that folks are less likely to tell police when they see things.”

― James Comey

“Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration.”

― James Connolly

“We’re not all equal, it’s simply not true. That isn’t science.”

― James D. Watson

“The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity.”

― James Dickey

“Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It’s considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true.”

― James Dyson

“Sometimes it’s fun to be the guy who doesn’t know that he’s bad, like the character I played in ‘True Blood’.”

― James Frain

“It’s hard when you’re doing a film based on a true story to really figure out what all those relationships were.”

― James Franco

“Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.”

― James Freeman Clarke

“It is seldom right to say that anything is true ‘according to Google.’ Google is the oracle of redirection. Go there for ‘hamadryad,’ and it points you to Wikipedia. Or the Free Online Dictionary. Or the Official Hamadryad Web Site (it’s a rock band, too, wouldn’t you know).”

― James Gleick

“I was going to Studio 54 when I was 12 years old. It’s true. It’s crazy.”

― James Gray

“If everybody lives in the same way, there’s something almost narcotizing about it, but the true misery of economic class difference is knowing that you can’t have what somebody else does.”

― James Gray

“I think true economic class unhappiness comes from when across the street someone has a new Cadillac and you can’t get that.”

― James Gray

“Definitely, ‘True Detective’ was a great example of one director, one story. It worked fantastically well. Well, I thought it worked fantastically well; I know a lot people didn’t.”

― James Gunn

“For the theatrical experience to survive, spectacle films need to expand their definition of what they can be. They need to be unique and true voices of the filmmakers behind them. They can’t just be copying what came before them.”

― James Gunn

“You can’t turn on your television without seeing these advertisements about clean coal, clean tar sands and the claim that there’s more jobs associated with fossil fuels than other industries. That’s of course not true. But they’re hammering that into the voters’ heads.”

― James Hansen

“With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.”

― James K. Polk

“Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.”

― James K. Polk

“It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.”

― James Keller

“A lot of things just aren’t true any more.”

― James L. Brooks

“I have a rule in research: The third time you hear something, it’s generally true.”

― James L. Brooks

“I write of the wish that comes true – for some reason, a terrifying concept.”

― James M. Cain

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

― James Madison

“The prehistorical and primitive period represents the true infancy of the mind.”

― James Mark Baldwin

“I love America, but I’ve now got two young kids and America has changed so much since 9/11 and Bush. It’s beyond Orwellian. The idea in ‘1984’ that if you keep saying you’re being attacked then you can get away with anything has come true.”

― James Marsh

“The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly.”

― James Martineau

“Fiction makes your dreams come true, and, as a writer, fiction allows you to delve into the area of miracles.”

― James McBride

“It’s not going to be true that every country has the same technological possibilities, but there is no reason why it might not be more or less true. Broadly, that the idea that the same technologies should be available everywhere seems to me very plausible.”

― James Mirrlees

“I don’t think about an industry or building things, but somebody says you’re lucky if you find something you like to do, which is true, and then it’s a miracle if you get paid to do it.”

― James Patterson

“I always figured there would be a kid audience and an adult audience, and there is. That’s true for ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter.’ And ‘Maximum Ride,’ for sure. In particular what happens is a lot of parents share the books with their kids, and the mom has read it, and the kids, and they talk about it.”

― James Patterson

“There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones – competences; while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.”

― James Payn

“It’s true I play a little deeper for Real Madrid. I can push a little further forward for Colombia.”

― James Rodriguez

“True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.”

― James Russell Lowell

“The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual.”

― James St. James

“America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.”

― James T. Farrell

“Bruce Springsteen’s a rock star. Elton John is a rock star. I’m a folk musician. Honestly, I think that’s true.”

― James Taylor

“One reason I’m such a wayward prognosticator of rightwing trends is that I’m incapable of blacking out enough neural sectors to see the world through reptilian-brained eyes, a prerequisite for any true channeling of the mean resentments and implanted fears that drive hardcore conservatives.”

― James Wolcott

“Yes, indeed, in fact I would tell you that we go out of our way to be true to the original feeling and sort of sonic and musical pallet that we painted with back then.”

― James Young

“I don’t think I’ve ever been true to jazz. There’s always a kind of jazz element to what I do. There are a very few genres that I haven’t tried out, really, in what I’ve been doing. As a jazz musician, you can kind of mess about with things with a certain level of musicianship, which helps.”

― Jamie Cullum

“It is true that too many people are not getting a fair opportunity to get ahead. We must find ways to help them move up the economic ladder, and everyone – business, government, and nonprofits – needs to play a role.”

― Jamie Dimon

“When vastly wealthy people say, ‘I’m not leaving my kids any money,’ it’s typically not true.”

― Jamie Johnson

“It was a dream come true to be drafted by a pro team and have the opportunity to play.”

― Jamie Moyer

“Being in the Premier League would be a dream come true.”

― Jamie Vardy

“The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying.”

― Jane Fonda

“I don’t tend to be a nitpicker when I’m watching movies, so as long as something is true to the spirit of the original, that’s very much what we got for. You try to never do something that the original author wouldn’t have done themselves.”

― Jane Goldman

“Certainly the first true humans were unique by virtue of their large brains. It was because the human brain is so large when compared with that of a chimpanzee that paleontologists for years hunted for a half-ape, half-human skeleton that would provide a fossil link between the human and the ape.”

― Jane Goodall

“All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.”

― Jane Grey

“Everybody is a True Believer. Everybody has a little nugget they’re convinced of that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side. And they’re convinced it’s fact.”

― Jane Haddam

“Trauma is not the sole province of victims. If that were true, soldiers returning from Afghanistan wouldn’t suffer from PTSD.”

― Jane Leavy

“Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So – and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration.”

― Jane Mayer

“The idea of the ‘lone gamer’ is really not true anymore. Up to 65 percent of gaming now is social, played either online or in the same room with people we know in real life.”

― Jane McGonigal

“’Troublemaker’ is not an adaptation of ‘Metro Girl’ or ‘Motor Mouth.’ It is an original story. The hardest part was probably trying to keep the sound true to the novels. I always write in first person, and it was important to us that the readers of ‘Metro’ and ‘Motor’ be comfortable with the change over to a graphic novel.”

― Janet Evanovich

“I’m a true believer in prayer, a big believer in prayer.”

― Janet Jackson

“There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.”

― Janet Jackson

“We must try to understand the true weight of law enforcement officers’ burdens.”

― Janet Reno

“Just doing voices for cartoons is just a dream come true.”

― Janet Varney

“Being yourself is one of the greatest things you can possibly do. Being true to yourself.”

― Jann Wenner

“If you are still thinking about a script after five or ten years, that’s a sign that it’s good – not that it’s stale. And the opposite is true – if everyone wants to make your movie, that’s a sign that it probably sucks.”

― Jason Blum

“I’m not a big AA guy, but I’ll go every once in a while. They do tell you that going out and helping other people really helps you a lot. It seems like a simple thing to say, but it’s really true.”

― Jason Isbell

“For your first musical in New York, to go to Broadway and be nominated for a Tony is a dream come true.”

― Jason Moore

“To be true to a play, you can’t add something that takes away from the author’s intent.”

― Jason Robards

“A lot of people go through life thinking that they don’t have any control, that life is just happening to them. But that’s not true.”

― Jason Silva

“Me in a cape? I don’t fancy that. Tight tights? Nah! I don’t think that’s right for me. I just respond more to true stories; that’s my flavour.”

― Jason Statham

“A bespoke shirt is one of the true luxuries that you can acquire. There’s nothing better than a fitted shirt. Once you’ve picked up your first one, you’ll never stop buying them – providing you can pay for it.”

― Jason Statham

“One of the toughest guys in the world is Randy Couture – he is the true epitome of what a tough guy is.”

― Jason Statham

“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“What an incredible honor for us to share the stage with real life rock n’ roll icons, the Rolling Stones. There are a lot of bucket list moments that you dream up as a performing musician, and this is a pretty wild one to actually have come true. You, in fact, can get some satisfaction!”

― Jay DeMarcus

“All my dreams are coming true all across the board for some reason.”

― Jay Electronica

“True Yankees are born, not made.”

― Jay Mohr

“Actually, a myth is a story that is not just not true, but it’s a story that is especially true. And I think the myth of Jesus is especially true.”

― Jay Parini

“Whether we’re looking at the burial box of St. James, a fragment of the True Cross, the Shroud of Turin, or some bones supposedly belonging to John the Baptist, there is always excitement and distrust, faith and doubt.”

― Jay Parini

“Within the Christian tradition, fundamentalism arose in the 19th century as an effort to push back against modern’ readings of the Bible that suggested everything in the text wasn’t true in some literal sense.”

― Jay Parini

“I argue that the resurrection was not the Great Resuscitation. It was a total transformation. I just don’t accept the black-and-white thinking that goes along with needing to regard the gospels are literally true.”

― Jay Parini

“I’ve never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that. People have to accept that.”

― Jay-Z

“All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I’m feeling at the time, whatever direction I’m heading in.”

― Jay-Z

“I wanted to work in the arts. My dream come true would be to be an architectural historian and work with the royal palaces and all the fabulous art collections. But I’m not committed enough.”

― Jaye Davidson

“It’s very painful to have something that’s not true written about you.”

― Jayson Blair

“It’s been a dream come true, you know, just making it to the NBA and being drafted by a great franchise like Boston.”

― Jayson Tatum

“Every since I started playing basketball, I wanted to be just like Kobe. To get to see him play in person, and to meet him, was just a dream come true.”

― Jayson Tatum

“I think that a lot of people don’t understand how much discrimination transgender people actually face. They think that we’re just kind of saying it to put it out there and get sympathy, but that’s not true at all.”

― Jazz Jennings

“It means so much to me to see Caitlyn Jenner coming out, just by being her authentic self, staying true to who she is, and just living her life.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I feel really honored to be part of The #seetherealme campaign. It’s really amazing, as it helps many teen girls who are struggling. It helps them to find themselves and be true to who they are.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.”

― Jean Baudrillard

“True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.”

― Jean Cocteau

“A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.”

― Jean Cocteau

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.”

― Jean Genet

“No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read, and that is still true.”

― Jean M. Auel

“For this to make sense, of course, it would have to be a fair financial deal for us. But I think this could be the occasion for us to build a true partnership in content. And we’re especially interested because interactive services are a key field for us.”

― Jean-Marie Messier

“Snowden has demonstrated true love for his country. He has done something to improve the lives of people.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“The major rock instruments and classical instruments were designed for performance, for sharing the music with an audience, and then later people put microphones on them and recorded them. But for electronic music, the opposite was true – they’re designed in laboratories, and later, we tried to put them on stage.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“True flexibility is a symbiotic partnership between employer and employee and between technology and culture.”

― Jean-Philippe Courtois

“It’s true that the question of Iraq divided Europe.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one’s party three times a day.”

― Jean Rostand

“They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?”

― Jeanette Winterson

“I absolutely always buy in a bigger size. This is true for coats and also sweaters – I always take a bigger size because I think it looks far more chic if it’s loose-fitted rather than tight.”

― Jeanne Damas

“All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.”

― Jeanne Moreau

“It’s been painful to see the people that you love be attacked when you know it’s not fair or true.”

― Jeb Bush

“While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising.”

― Jef I. Richards

“Sticking with a marriage. That’s true grit, man.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Comedy is hard to do. All the cliches about it are true.”

― Jeff Daniels

“Now, it’s true I married my wife for her looks… but not the ones she’s been givin’ me lately.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“I’ve avoided doing network shows because I don’t think they’re true to real families.”

― Jeff Garlin

“It is amazing how quickly a true talent can announce itself. In the case of Myla Goldberg, it is not even a matter of pages, but of sentences.”

― Jeff Giles

“And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution, we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common ancestry with the plant in the lobby. This is what evolution tells us. And, it’s true. It’s kind of unbelievable.”

― Jeff Hawkins

“If I had to give my advice to someone else starting the business, my standard answer is so, so true, and that’s to learn the fundamental basics of this business. If you don’t have a fundamental base to build upon, your house will fall, and you will never truly achieve the status you desire.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“I’ve only seen one snake out in the wilderness, not behind glass, and I froze. I literally couldn’t move. So to say I have a fear of snakes would be true.”

― Jeff Nichols

“There have been people who said I was a Pat Riley clone. But I don’t think that’s true. While I did learn a lot from him, I could never be him. I mean, we even dress so differently.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“You have to maintain a culture of transformation and stay true to your values.”

― Jeff Weiner

“Prioritization sounds like such a simple thing, but true prioritization starts with a very difficult question to answer, especially at a company with a portfolio approach: If you could only do one thing, what would it be? And you can’t rationalize the answer, and you can’t attach the one thing to some other things. It’s just the one thing.”

― Jeff Weiner

“God forbid that the day should ever come when to be true to my constituents is to be hostile to the Union.”

― Jefferson Davis

“I have evolved over the years, just as we all have, but I definitely have stayed true to who I am.”

― Jeffree Star

“I never dreamt of being a pop star or being on stage – makeup was always my true passion.”

― Jeffree Star

“Every fan interaction I have when someone tells me they can look to their television screens and see themselves reflected in me is a dream come true.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“To do this movie in a watered-down fashion or have these characters be watered down wouldn’t have been near as effective. It wouldn’t have been staying true to what this ‘Watchmen’ phenomenon is.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“But it’s true, it’s nothing new that decisions about what movies are to be made, and how they’re to be made, and who’s to be hired to do what, and whether you hire somebody to do their job, or whether you hire somebody to fill a position and you tell them what to do.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies.”

― Jello Biafra

“I think Damien Hirst is hilarious. And I think he’s a true artist. He’s not hilarious first; I think he is a real artist, and I also think he’s got an amazing sense of humor.”

― Jemima Kirke

“I didn’t understand the Kindle’s true value until I finished an e-book on the beach. In sixty seconds – and without benefit of pants – I had brand-new reading material at my fingertips.”

― Jen Lancaster

“Technology gets a bad rap for keeping us glued to our screens instead of being present with whomever is around us, and while this can be true, it also allows us to connect with billions of people all over the world. For free.”

― Jen Sincero

“But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva’s heart is open, and she’s ready to play by her own rules – rules that are gentle and kind.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game – loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren’t true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.”

― Jennifer Beals

“It was, when I read it, I thought, such a beautiful script. I loved the story. I thought it was well handled. I thought it was even more moving because it was a true story and that made it even more poignant.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“One of the myths about Dad was that he was mean. That simply wasn’t true. I always found him generous to a fault but he wasn’t reckless with his money, which was rather rare in Hollywood. He’d grown up with nothing and he wasn’t about to fritter it all away.”

― Jennifer Grant

“Like all writers, I draw from life as I know it; but it’s a refracted kind of reality, and none of it is factually true.”

― Jennifer Haigh

“Dreams do come true. If anyone’s proof of that, it’s me.”

― Jennifer Hudson

“A teenager can find lots of games, but that’s not necessarily true for adults over 30. As you get older, you desire more intellectual, emotional experiences. If you look at film, there’s many different genres. No matter how old you are, you can find the type of movie you like. That’s a sign of a mature medium.”

― Jenova Chen

“A true democracy starts by separating state and bad science.”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“What’s true of the Marvel brand is that we’re not as invested in the cape and the cowl as we are in the individuals. That goes all the way back to Stan Lee, from the very beginning.”

― Jeph Loeb

“I dish the dirt out, and I can take it. But why should my mother and children have to take it? In 20 years, I have taken any number of stories, most of which are not true, without a murmur of complaint. But some stories you have to draw the line and say No.”

― Jeremy Clarkson

“If the leadership can’t win a debate, then we should show true leadership and implement the democratic will of our party.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“There’s certain things that people hold as truth but that are not always necessarily true.”

― Jeremy Podeswa

“I know quite a few farmers all over the United States who have tried this and have said the opposite, that they have to use more herbicides, not less. The same holds true with BT.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“I’ve always wanted to do this, so it really is a dream come true.”

― Jeri Ryan

“Eddie Murphy did ’48 Hrs.’ because that was the only movie offered to him. And he killed it. Bill Cosby did ‘I Spy’ because that was the TV show he was offered. But now, there are networks dedicated to comedy, and the Internet… it’s so easy for comedians to not do things that aren’t true to them.”

― Jerrod Carmichael

“Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special – and True – is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“The true Negro does not want integration… He realizes his potential is far better among his own race.”

― Jerry Falwell

“Eazy was a true visionary. He really was like flesh and blood. Like a son. He was a good kid. He was the best.”

― Jerry Heller

“If I should get selected into the Hall of Fame, I’d be able to say ‘thank you’ to all the legends that are in the Hall of Fame. And also say thank you to my teammates, and also to all the fans. It’s going to be like a dream come true.”

― Jerry Rice

“That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“It’s very hard to deal with true subject matter, especially when you’re writing about such weighty issues.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“People give the South a bad rap. It’s often stereotyped as backwards and close-minded and dogmatic, and all of those things have been true. But I think that the South is changing, slowly but surely.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“I really like going to see movies. I know that’s super boring but it’s true!”

― Jess Weixler

“My grandfather was terminally ill, and any interaction with him felt so incomplete. It seemed impossible to say or do anything that was enough. And, of course, that was true. Nothing could have been enough.”

― Jesse Andrews

“I mean, the fight for a health care bill to cover all Americans and leave none behind is attacked as being a race appeal, which is not true, but then it’s put out in the media as true.”

― Jesse Jackson

“To come through the ranks and play for your boyhood club is a dream come true.”

― Jesse Lingard

“It’s an incredibly supportive and friendly field. Older people want to foster and help younger people. Which is not true of all creative fields, but it is true of comics, and it is true of radio.”

― Jessica Abel

“I’m a true believer that you get out of something what you put into it.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I love watching people’s dreams come true.”

― Jessica Simpson

“I truly am living out what true joy and happiness means.”

― Jessica White

“I was always told that I acted too white. I was always told that I was going to date a white guy – which, in fairness, was true: I do have a white boyfriend. So they weren’t entirely wrong, but all of those things were really damaging.”

― Jessica Williams

“I love cleaning, weird but true. It really relaxes me.”

― Jessie J

“In life, unfortunately, I’ve had multiple experiences where people that I thought I could depend on have switched up, or I’ve caught them in lies, and their true colours have shown.”

― Jessie Reyez

“Winning the title in my first season at City was a dream come true, but the downside was not being selected for Spain’s World Cup squad.”

― Jesus Navas

“The fact of the matter is that we’re all aging, and there’s this stigma that older actresses don’t work as much as younger actresses, and I don’t think that’s true anymore.”

― Jewel Staite

“My responsibility isn’t to paint a flattering portrait; my responsibility is to paint a real portrait, a true portrait.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“To live is to find out for yourself what is true, and you can do this only when there is freedom, when there is continuous revolution inwardly, within yourself.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn’t true.”

― Jill Abramson

“Coming out of 2015, I just realized it’s OK not to look perfect. It’s OK to make sure that your players remain in that bubble, stay focused and true to who we are, and keep the belief internally.”

― Jill Ellis

“The video for ‘Whatever’ is kind of a documentary in a way. It’s showing that love can last. Not just in your early 20s or your late 30s, but in your 50s, 60s and 70s. There’s an awful myth out there that when you get married, love and lovemaking fade. It’s not true.”

― Jill Scott

“’True Blood’ excites me. It scares me, but it excites me.”

― Jill Scott

“There is a huge misconception that if you do something like hot yoga, you’ll burn more calories, and the opposite is true. You want to heat your body from the inside out, not the outside in.”

― Jillian Michaels

“Singing is more of a hobby than really something I want to do for a career. But I love musical theater, so I’m hoping I can go back to it and do a role on Broadway for a few weeks. That would be a dream come true. My dream role would be Roxie in ‘Chicago.’”

― Jillian Rose Reed

“Capitalistic society teaches kids to be No. 1, but true self-esteem doesn’t come from money. It doesn’t come from winning the Super Bowl.”

― Jim Brown

“They are the most fascinating, intelligent, resourceful, adaptable animals I have ever seen. Grizzlies are a real symbol of true wildness.”

― Jim Cole

“This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess.”

― Jim Costa

“I like shaped things. I like shape in things, and I do overshape things, it’s true.”

― Jim Crace

“It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women – but he can think of them as he ought – as sisters, not as sparring partners.”

― Jim Elliot

“It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit of our wonderful country unites as one.”

― Jim Gerlach

“Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs.”

― Jim Gerlach

“I’ve never been a true fan of the short story and have only published a single example of my own.”

― Jim Harrison

“I used to be of the opinion that it didn’t matter who you voted for. The world balanced itself out and kept on truckin’. Which is true, but politics are still important.”

― Jim Jefferies

“No true fan wants to go to Comic-Con and get assaulted with a marketing blitz about just any old show.”

― Jim Lee

“When you lay your life out there, you want it to be as true as possible.”

― Jim Morris

“I’ve heard it said that the average person is lucky to have only a handful of true friends in their lifetime. Well, I sincerely feel I’ve got millions.”

― Jim Nantz

“I have always been true to the people who have influenced me as a young boy.”

― Jim Nantz

“And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.”

― Jim Otto

“’True Blood’ fans are as enthusiastic as any fans I’ve ever encountered.”

― Jim Parrack

“How many people do you know who’ve had their dream come true? You’re looking at one.”

― Jim Valvano

“I got to 25, and I thought, ‘I’m never going to make 30.’ But now I look at it like… if you can remain true to what you do, I don’t see why you can’t keep doing it.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“I still sing, because that’s my true calling. This basketball thing is only for, what, I think another year or so. And then I think I’m gonna switch over to my singing career.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I really don’t have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.”

― Jimmy Carl Black

“A surprising amount of my jokes sound very implausible but are true.”

― Jimmy Carr

“I had true rivalries. Not only did I want to beat my opponent, but I didn’t want to let him up, either. I had a rivalry with Mac, Lendl, Borg. Everybody knew there was tension between us, on court and off. That’s what’s really ingrained in my mind: ‘This is real. This isn’t a soft rivalry.’ There were no hugs and kisses.”

― Jimmy Connors

“You gotta find that hook so everybody can grab on to it. So that you’re true to the culture but, at the same time, how it relates to the larger tapestry.”

― Jimmy Smits

“I grew up in a small hotel with many rooms, so when I became aware of ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ I inspected all the wardrobes, sure one had to be a portal to another world. I was also a true believer in faeries, and perhaps still am.”

― Jo Beverley

“It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort.”

― Jo Bonner

“They say that every writer, they write about himself, and I think that to a certain extent that is true. But also we are creators of fiction.”

― Jo Nesbo

“I tell myself I write because I want to say something true and original about the nature of evil. That is very ambitious – to say something about the human condition that hasn’t been written before. Probably I will never succeed but that is what I strive to do.”

― Jo Nesbo

“The West begins where the average annual rainfall drops below twenty inches. Water is important to people who do not have it, and the same is true of control.”

― Joan Didion

“I lead a very conventional life. I don’t lead a writer’s life. And I think that can be a source of suspicion and irritation to some people. This was more true when I was living in California, when I didn’t lead a writer’s life at all.”

― Joan Didion

“It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.”

― Joan of Arc

“A career high was when I did a cover for ‘W Magazine’s July issue with Steven Meisel. So few girls shoot with Meisel in their career, and a lot of people had told me I would never achieve that, so it was a dream come true.”

― Joan Smalls

“We want Angolans who have fortunes abroad to be the first to invest in the country, thus demonstrating that they are true patriots.”

― Joao Lourenco

“My music is going to be true. I’m not out to sell records. I’m experiencing something, and it’s what I feel.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“Look at timber prices in the late ’90s, at around $50. If you count the true damage of cutting down forests, the resultant flooding, insurance claims, and so on, then the timber price should have been $100.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“My mum used to always say to me, ‘What’s meant for you won’t pass you by,’ and it’s true. If I didn’t get something, it wasn’t meant for me.”

― Jodie Comer

“I definitely invented the everything bagel. There’s no doubt. It’s undeniable truth. It’s one of those things that’s 100% true, 50% of the time.”

― Joe Bastianich

“I exaggerate when I’m angry, but I’ve never gone around telling people things that aren’t true about me.”

― Joe Biden

“We used to have our own plane with the band’s name on the side. It was a dream come true. You drive to a local airport. There’s none of this checking in stuff; you just get on the plane.”

― Joe Elliott

“Preaching don’t mean you are a true man. You got to go out and do.”

― Joe Frazier

“People say the English players don’t come to Italy because they look down on Serie A, but that’s just not true.”

― Joe Hart

“I’m grateful to Torino because they offered me a true, solid opportunity.”

― Joe Hart

“I’ll keep supporting. I’ll be an England fan no matter what, and I’ll stay true to my word.”

― Joe Hart

“We know our son. We know he’s not a pedophile like some of these newscasters are saying. That is not true.”

― Joe Jackson

“I became friends with a lot of chefs. I was a judge on ‘Top Chef’ last year. It was a dream come true.”

― Joe Jonas

“I love Paris – it’s one of my favorite cities – and so to shoot a video in Paris was a dream come true.”

― Joe Jonas

“We have to prove that digital manufacturing is inclusive. Then, the true narrative will emerge: Welcome, robots. You’ll help us. But humans are still our future.”

― Joe Kaeser

“Engineering talent is the most precious resource for any technology company – Palantir and Addepar are successful first and foremost because of their top tech cultures, and the same is true for our best portfolio companies at 8VC.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“On a book like ‘X-Men,’ you have to stay true to the established fiction, working with editors to ensure continuity, sometimes across multiple titles.”

― Joe Madureira

“When I’m training for ‘True Blood,’ I don’t eat any sugar except for some fruit here and there. So it’s no sugar, no bread, no real carbs all day.”

― Joe Manganiello

“I’ve always been an athletic guy, but the extent to which I go for ‘True Blood’ or for ‘Magic Mike’ is because of the role that I’m playing.”

― Joe Manganiello

“I think it’s true for all of us, if you find yourself doing really well at something, then the pressure is on you to try to improve.”

― Joe Morton

“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”

― Joe Paterno

“Characters have to make sacrifices. To really, really feel the true emotion and the hero’s journey, they have to go through trials, and those trials could cost them something.”

― Joe Russo

“In this drawing we just let our imagination run wild. We visualized Superman toys, games, and a radio show – that was before TV – and Superman movies. We even visualized Superman billboards. And it’s all come true.”

― Joe Shuster

“You don’t need to over-dramatise life, you can just reflect it. It’s more interesting, in a way, if it appears to ring true.”

― Joe Thomas

“The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it’s a true story.”

― Joel Coen

“Maybe our telling of the story wasn’t as clear as it should have been, but I don’t think that’s true. In terms of understanding the story, it comes across.”

― Joel Coen

“All I can say is working with Ridley Scott is a dream come true.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are true super foods. Naturally sweet and juicy, berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients – they are among the best foods you can eat.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“A high nutrient diet, if widely adopted, could bring millions of people in touch with true hunger, and stop the proliferation of obesity and preventable chronic disease.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“I hate pork rinds. I couldn’t imagine how anybody would ever get the idea of taking skin from a pig and frying it and then trying to sell it to people. And then people actually buy it to eat it. That is the true sign of the decline of the human race.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“Just stay true to yourself and true to wut you believe.”

― Joel Madden

“Do all you can to make your dreams come true.”

― Joel Osteen

“I’ve never thought of myself as having that much of a temper. But it’s true that I can’t stand it when things are not done properly. When that happens, I cannot control my reaction.”

― Joel Robuchon

“Industrial agriculture, because it depends on standardization, has bombarded us with the message that all pork is pork, all chicken is chicken, eggs eggs, even though we all know that can’t really be true.”

― Joel Salatin

“The linear, single species idea of farming is an assault on ecological function. Something’s going to break down in that system – anything from soil structure, in economics… but where to start is with true ecological function.”

― Joel Salatin

“I love listening to old records. Stuff from the ’70s, even disco and funk records and a lot of early rock albums – what’s great about those recordings is that you can actually hear the true tones of the drums themselves.”

― Joey Jordison

“We always stayed true to what the Ramones are.”

― Joey Ramone

“In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue.”

― Johann Arndt

“It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.”

― Johann Arndt

“Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity – all but the possibility of improvement.”

― Johann Gottlieb Fichte

“What I will say will not always please you, but what I say will always be honest and true and how I genuinely see it.”

― Johann Lamont

“It’s true across the U.K. that those who had least to do with causing the economic crisis are carrying the heaviest burden. That’s unacceptable.”

― Johann Lamont

“The aims of anarchists and true communists are identical.”

― Johann Most

“I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Winning Wimbledon would be a childhood dream come true.”

― Johanna Konta

“I try to stay very true to the kind of person that I want to be and the kind of athlete and the kind of professional I continually strive to be.”

― Johanna Konta

“If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine.”

― Johannes Tauler

“My background is basically scientific math. My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere. Scientific method is very important to me. I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true.”

― John Astin

“If a man were living in isolation his income would be literally his product. Make him the monarch and owner of an island, and the fruits that he raises and the clothing that he makes constitute, in themselves, his income. This ceases to be true when trading begins.”

― John Bates Clark

“The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.”

― John Bates Clark

“The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question.”

― John Bates Clark

“For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase; it is quite literally true.”

― John Berger

“Well, any good comeback needs some true believers.”

― John Boehner

“There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.”

― John Boorman

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.”

― John Boyle O’Reilly

“Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.”

― John Bradshaw

“It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people.”

― John Bright

“The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.”

― John Buchan

“It takes a true encounter to realise that real animals, wild animals, have all but passed from our lives.”

― John Burnside

“You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.”

― John Burroughs

“It is a universal and fundamental political principle that the power to protect can safely be confided only to those interested in protecting, or their responsible agents – a maxim not less true in private than in public affairs.”

― John C. Calhoun

“I hold it to be the most monstrous proposition ever uttered within the Senate that conquering a country like Mexico, the President can constitute himself a despotic ruler without the slightest limitation on his power. If all this be true, war is indeed dangerous!”

― John C. Calhoun

“It’s true that the skills required to be a conman are the same as those required for being an actor. Though those skills are in the service of something a bit more noble with acting, I hope.”

― John C. Reilly

“Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.”

― John Carmack

“People have said that my films are very difficult to watch, that they’re experiences you are put through rather than ones you enjoy, and it’s true.”

― John Cassavetes

“I’ve worked my entire career to try to broaden the perception of the WWE. A lot of folks think because we’re so entertaining and oftentimes have such wild and well-defined characters that it’s all we are. It has kind of been my life’s work to tell the public that’s not true.”

― John Cena

“When I was first starting to achieve success in the WWE, I got to be surrounded by the last class of true greats, and they all had little tips and secrets. You learn a lot from watching somebody work.”

― John Cena

“In the early stages of writing children’s books, an experienced lady editor said that while girls read boys’ books, the converse was not true, and I may have been influenced by that.”

― John Christopher

“A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.”

― John Cleese

“The bands that do well don’t get caught up in fads; they are just true to themselves.”

― John Corabi

“Whenever you’re feeling moments of discomfort, that means true change is happening for you.”

― John David Washington

“A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being.”

― John Drinkwater

“Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.”

― John Dryden

“I assume the risk of allowing my fiction to enter other people’s true stories. And to be fair, I let other people’s stories trespass the truth of mine.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“What strikes me about Jesus is that he is a remarkably true person; he never changes his personality to fit in with whatever crowd he finds himself. He is simply himself, and he never plays to his audience.”

― John Eldredge

“Whatever their age, most men have never received true fathering.”

― John Eldredge

“Marco Polo has been kind of buried under this cloud of rather banal historical dust, when the true story is so much more exciting.”

― John Fusco

“When people hear the name ‘Marco Polo,’ they tend to think of a map or explorer. Very few people know the true story of Marco Polo, and it’s so much more compelling and exciting than the mythology.”

― John Fusco

“But money, wife, is the true Fuller’s Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.”

― John Gay

“I’ve seen John Wayne’s ‘True Grit’ about 10 times.”

― John Glenn

“My responsibility is to try to tell true stories. To me a true story is always hopeful, but never simply, uncomplicatedly happy.”

― John Green

“I know that books seem like the ultimate thing that’s made by one person, but that’s not true. Every reading of a book is a collaboration between the reader and the writer who are making the story up together.”

― John Green

“It sounds to me like the OLED iPhone is a phone which Apple can’t make 40 million of per quarter, at least not today. And if that’s true, that means it should be more expensive. Not ‘should’ in any moral sense, but simply because that’s how the principle of supply and demand works.”

― John Gruber

“Each tribe has its characteristics, it is true.”

― John Hanning Speke

“Now, I’ve never hosted a reality TV show, but I know the true mark of a successful businessman is not the number of times you say, ‘You’re fired.’ It’s the number times you say, ‘You’re hired.’”

― John Hickenlooper

“Delayed energy projects and regulatory hurdles to domestic oil production not only cost the United States economy billions of dollars and millions of jobs, but they also stand in the way of an elusive goal: true American energy security.”

― John Hoeven

“I’m honest, I’m fair and I’m sure, as time progresses, those who don’t believe that will find it to be true.”

― John Hogg

“I used to be really fat, but now I’m not. I used to have hair, but now I don’t. I used to be able to see without corrective lenses, but now I can’t. One of these this is exacerbated by the fact that I’m an editor. One of these things is true despite the fact that I’m an editor. One of them has nothing to do with me being an editor.”

― John Joseph Adams

“We are a small, open economy, highly dependent on global flows. It is inevitably a demand that dramatically alters and that is reflected in what we feel here in New Zealand. So there is at its most basic level a limit to what we can do and that is true everywhere.”

― John Key

“This is true only because the purposes and objectives of the Committee for Industrial Organization find economic, social, political and moral justification in the hearts of the millions who are its members and the millions more who support it.”

― John L. Lewis

“’Dead peasants insurance’ is a term that sounds as if it comes straight out of Monty Python. If only that were true.”

― John Lanchester

“Look at the films of Walt Disney: ‘Snow White’ came out in February 1938, and I can’t think of another film from that year that’s watched as much. The same is true of ‘Bambi,’ ‘Dumbo’… even, frankly, ‘Toy Story,’ which is probably watched more than any other movie of 1995.”

― John Lasseter

“True play is creativity.”

― John Lasseter

“The hardest thing to get is true emotion. I always believe you need to earn that with the audience. You can’t just tell them, ‘Ok, be sad now.’”

― John Lasseter

“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”

― John Lilly

“My wife tells me I always have to have a project. A ‘projectophile’ or something. It’s true. I always feel like the grass is growing under my feet.”

― John Lithgow

“Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept.”

― John Lydon

“The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.”

― John Lyly

“Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author’s intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.”

― John M. Ford

“When I first went to Hubble, as an astronomer and as a scientist, it was a dream come true. And as an astronaut, the Hubble missions are premiere missions because Hubble is so important to science, so important to humanity, that it’s just a very special event. But as an astronomer, it was sort of the holy grail of missions.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“Operating under the conscious capitalism model will show that businesses are the true value creators that can push all of humanity upward for continuous improvement.”

― John Mackey

“Good leaders need to be able to connect to all of those around them. This is especially true at Whole Foods, where we have a very team-oriented culture.”

― John Mackey

“The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.”

― John Mason Brown

“I get most of my news from the Jon Stewart Daily Show. It’s the most level commentary you can find. You have to laugh, because it’s all so true. It’s the closest thing to a counterculture.”

― John Mayall

“A strong E.U., a strong NATO, and a true strategic partnership between them is profoundly in our interest.”

― John McCain

“A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.”

― John McCarthy

“I believe that true art is universal in its appeal.”

― John McCormack

“Technology has been, and always will be, my one true passion professionally.”

― John McKinley

“True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.”

― John Milton

“It’s barrister behaviour to say what you think will appeal to the person you’re talking to, whoever it happens to be, whether it’s true or not.”

― John Mortimer

“Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.”

― John Mott

“Among the qualities most needed among those who aspire to true leadership in the fostering of peace and goodwill among the nations and in overcoming racial and religious antagonism is the cooperative spirit and objective.”

― John Mott

“The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God’s church.”

― John Nelson Darby

“Slave girls on Gor address all free men as Master, though, of course only one such would be her true Master.”

― John Norman

“You just try to be true to your idea of what is funny and what is also interesting.”

― John Oliver

“It is not true that drink changes a man’s character. It may reveal it more clearly.”

― John Osborne

“When I write a screenplay – and I think this is true for a lot of people – you direct the movie. That’s what writing a screenplay is.”

― John Patrick Shanley

“I had been born a Republican. My dad was an active Republican, but he was not active in politics and I really never was either. It’s true that I did belong to that party, but it really had very little impact on my public work or my private views.”

― John Paul Stevens

“Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment.”

― John Paulson

“Well, the most important thing in investing is to know what you’re investing in, and if you’re confident in the outcome, it’s important to stay true to your position.”

― John Paulson

“The important thing in investing is to be true to your compass.”

― John Paulson

“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.”

― John Petit-Senn

“Governmental aid is a drawback rather than an assistance, as, although it may facilitate in the routine of artistic production, it is an impediment to the development of true artistic genius.”

― John Philip Sousa

“Traditionally, songwriters can’t sing. And that holds true in my case, also.”

― John Phillips

“Neither Muslims nor anyone else truly worships the true God if they reject Jesus as he really is in the Gospels.”

― John Piper

“Christopher Nolan’s astounding third Batman feature, ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ represents the true maturation of the superhero movie – and provides the key to understanding the bottomless craving moviegoers have for these films, 34 years after the Christopher Reeve Superman gave birth to the genre.”

― John Podhoretz

“While in Israel, Mitt Romney said something every sane person knows to be true: There is great cultural and political meaning in the fact that Israel has prospered while the Palestinians have festered.”

― John Podhoretz

“If some part of the review is true, those are the ones that sting.”

― John Prine

“If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.”

― John Ridley

“Quite simply, quite plainly, just by virtue of his being, Obama is America. The first true American to lead our nation.”

― John Ridley

“Until politicos take a true stand in defense of marriage by proposing an anti-adultery amendment to the Constitution, stop demonizing gays and lesbians when the one debasing your marriage is the individual in the mirror.”

― John Ridley

“While some of the tales of woe emanating from the court are enough to bring tears to the eyes, it is true that only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off.”

― John Roberts

“Prior to Elephant I’d taken about six years of acting classes in Portland, but there’s not a huge market there. The only thing we have is commercial stuff, and that didn’t really appeal to me. So this is really a dream come true.”

― John Robinson

“I will never see myself as a businessman. I’m a designer. I have to be true to what I believe.”

― John Rocha

“I’ve often said that while gaining muscle can be very difficult, it’s also pretty simple – at the heart of it, you just need to take in more energy than you expend, and use an intelligent program. This is especially true for beginners.”

― John Romaniello

“Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.”

― John Ruskin

“All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent.”

― John Ruskin

“First of all, I think that is true, if you are a musician, particularly on the come, that you do have to end up in one of these musical centers, some way, to be viable, saleable and so on.”

― John Sebastian

“It is true, there was no public-school system, and the reason for it was very plain. The wealth of the upper classes enabled them to have private tutors.”

― John Sergeant Wise

“I have found – and tennis may be the greatest manifestation of it – Americans have become more international in taste. Remember the old axiom that you have to have American players for Americans to be interested? And in tennis, it’s just not true anymore.”

― John Skipper

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.”

― John Steinbeck

“It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.”

― John Steinbeck

“Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.”

― John Stuart Mill

“Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.”

― John Stuart Mill

“Henry Ford was right. A prosperous economy requires that workers be able to buy the products that they produce. This is as true in a global economy as a national one.”

― John Sweeney

“Since I became CEO, 87 percent of the companies in the Fortune 500 are off the list. What that says is that companies that don’t reinvent themselves will be left behind. I also think that’s true of people. And I think it’s true of countries.”

― John T. Chambers

“A lot of people are willing to pray or to put in work, but they’re not willing to take true risks.”

― John Tesh

“Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings.”

― John Thorn

“It’s very hard to argue with the politics of ‘Black Watch,’ because it is not an opinion; it is just the true stories of these boys, and any opinions expressed are theirs.”

― John Tiffany

“We direct the destinies of a mighty continent. Our resources are unlimited: our means unbounded. If we be true to ourselves, the glory of other nations, in comparison to ours, shall resemble but a tale from the days of chivalry.”

― John Tyler

“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

― John Updike

“If the worst comes true, and the paper book joins the papyrus scroll and parchment codex in extinction, we will miss, I predict, a number of things about it.”

― John Updike

“Reminiscence and self-parody are part of remaining true to oneself.”

― John Updike

“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.”

― John W. Gardner

“My dreams have come true. I mean, everything I wanted to happen as a kid has already happened.”

― John Waters

“A show like ‘True Detective’ is definitely a drama.”

― John Wells

“I let it go. I have not looked at the ‘Star Wars’ films, and that’s absolutely true.”

― John Williams

“Well, if you’re true to yourself you’re going to be true to everyone else.”

― John Wooden

“I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.”

― John Wooden

“I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.”

― Johnny Depp

“Everybody in Lynyrd Skynyrd loves different styles of music, and our minds are very open when it comes to writing our songs and making the band true to what the band is, but also stepping out and doing something current.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“My agent once said, ‘You’re not very driven.’ And it’s true. I’m not the type to ring up and go, ‘Get me this part!’”

― Johnny Vegas

“You have to write the story that’s at the front of your head. There is no point in trying to write for the market; it won’t ring true.”

― Jojo Moyes

“When you go into projects, you can’t look at it as limited; you have to dive into it wholeheartedly to be true to the writer’s vision.”

― Jolene Purdy

“When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I’m getting warmer, and that I’m more mystified by human interactions.”

― Jon Brion

“I think things can have more than one meaning and still connect with people. There’s a lot of meaning to the title ‘Music For People’ and they’re all true and they’re all accurate.”

― Jon Crosby

“I’m a true native of the Bay Area.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“True entrepreneurs have to really forego almost everything; they have to put it all on the line.”

― Jon Huntsman, Sr.

“Just staying healthy, that is true wealth and true happiness.”

― Jon Jones

“I’m extremely confident. I do believe my own hype. And I’m working towards making it true.”

― Jon Jones

“It is true that, when an entitlement begins to be enjoyed by people, they like to keep it.”

― Jon Kyl

“While it’s true that Washington would benefit from more civility, the Senate, behind the scenes, is an extraordinarily collegial institution.”

― Jon Kyl

“We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media’s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak.”

― Jon Lovett

“It’s certainly true that presidents have confidantes who rise above what you would call just staff.”

― Jon Lovett

“’1600 Penn’ was a hit. It’s 2018. Anything you want can be true.”

― Jon Lovett

“I’ve been accused of being old before my time more than once. It’s true that I’ve always felt an affinity for, and been comfortable around, older people. I attribute this to a childhood spent around my grandparents – and even a great-grandparent or two. I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything.”

― Jon Meacham

“It is true that traditional Christianity is losing some of its appeal among Americans, but that is a religious, not political, matter. It is worth remembering that the Jeffersonian ‘wall of separation’ between church and state has always been intended to protect the church from the state as much as the state from the church.”

― Jon Meacham

“We continually hear from our engaged customer base that Shutterstock’s content is a true differentiator, given not only the size of the library but also the quality and diversity of the images we offer.”

― Jon Oringer

“Obviously, I like to write stories that are page-turners. But I always try my very, very hardest to be as factually true as possible.”

― Jon Ronson

“It’s so much easier to write for a person in your life than to write for some imagined readership, so you write something that’s more intimate and true.”

― Jonah Peretti

“I don’t know the true meaning of happiness.”

― Jonathan Davis

“Those who know New York City primarily through tourism or mass culture may think of us natives as possessing certain shared characteristics, not all of them flattering. But the true, volatile charisma of New York lies in how balkanised it is.”

― Jonathan Dee

“True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.”

― Jonathan Edwards

“I got cast for ‘Spring Awakening’ when I was 20. Every dream I had came true in that moment.”

― Jonathan Groff

“True simplicity is, well, you just keep on going and going until you get to the point where you go, ‘Yeah, well, of course.’ Where there’s no rational alternative.”

― Jonathan Ive

“Working with Robert Redford would be an unbelievable dream come true.”

― Jonathan Keltz

“An awful lot of people come to college with this strange idea that there’s no longer segregation in America’s schools, that our schools are basically equal; neither of these things is true.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Well, teachers have been profoundly demoralized in recent years and are often treated with contempt by politicians. There’s a great deal of reckless rhetoric in Washington about the mediocrity of the teaching profession – and I don’t find that to be true at all.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men.”

― Jonathan Mayhew

“Novelists lie for a living – what is a novel, after all, but an assembly of fibs paradoxically meant to illustrate something true? – but generally see a distinction between lying on the page and lying off it.”

― Jonathan Miles

“True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.”

― Jonathan Swift

“The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.”

― Jonathan Swift

“I like to recede away from classifications. You might say that indicates a fundamental lack of commitment. I suppose that’s true to some degree.”

― Jordan Peterson

“What I find most interesting about the U.S. is this idea of equality. That’s what I’m trying to do with immigration. If what the founding fathers said is true, that we are all equal, then let’s fight for that.”

― Jorge Ramos

“Music is an outlet, so I’m not going to get things out that aren’t true. Sometimes I do exaggerate – but only a little bit.”

― Jorja Smith

“True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.”

― Jose Bergamin

“True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.”

― Jose Bergamin

“Kind of the sad thing is that – it’s still true – a lot of jazz people just listen to jazz, and a lot of hip-hop people just listen to hip-hop, and there’s not a lot of crossover, unfortunately.”

― Jose James

“If you are in Brazil and you grew up in a right-wing dictatorship, you think Marxism is liberating. But if you grew up in Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union is controlling everything and killing people, then you think capitalism is liberating. Neither of those two things are true and it doesn’t take a lot brains to understand this.”

― Jose Padilha

“The greatest legacy that I can have is to build a brand that lives beyond me and stays true to the DNA of the brand.”

― Joseph Abboud

“A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.”

― Joseph Addison

“True love lasts forever.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Integrity, a firm adherence to the highest moral and ethical standards, is essential to the life of a true Latter-day Saint.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“A sure indicator of true religion is a concern for the poor of the earth.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Joseph Smith was true to his calling and fulfilled his duty even in the face of severe persecution and great personal sacrifice.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“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

“Who knows what true loneliness is – not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.”

― Joseph Conrad

“Genius is a grace. The true man of genius acts by movement or by impulsion.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“Man, in spite of his fatal degradation, bears always the evident marks of his divine origin, in that every universal belief is always more or less true.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.”

― Joseph Epstein

“By his own efforts man could never gain the true and desired riches.”

― Joseph Franklin Rutherford

“The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches.”

― Joseph Franklin Rutherford

“Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.”

― Joseph Joubert

“We could have managed globalization in ways that ordinary citizens would have benefited rather than just the corporations. Trade is beneficial. There are gains to be had from taking advantage of comparative advantage and specialization. That’s true, if you manage globalization right.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It’s a losing game, but we keep on trying.”

― Joseph Wood Krutch

“I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity.”

― Josephine Baker

“I was in junior college a few years ago, so to be here sitting in this spot talking to these NFL executives, it’s a dream come true. It’s something that not a lot of people saw coming.”

― Josh Allen

“My mom used to call me Joshy Boucher. I watched ‘The Waterboy’ so much, my mom started calling me Joshy Boucher. True story.”

― Josh Allen

“It’s true to say that I’m a budding young actor. But I’d rather get my name out there because of my acting rather than who I’m being photographed with.”

― Josh Bowman

“I feel like Jim Carrey is probably the closest thing to a true physical comedian that we have working today.”

― Josh Gad

“To see your friend’s dreams come true, there’s really nothing that can make you happier.”

― Josh Hopkins

“Anyone with sincere religious beliefs cannot say that all religions are true. That is so illogical it is pathetic. All religion cannot be true because some of them are so diametrically opposed to each other.”

― Josh McDowell

“After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn’t, I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God’s Son.”

― Josh McDowell

“When it comes to the draft process, I’m going to be – I’m not going to say anything stupid – but I’m going to be my authentic, true self, and hopefully someone in an organization says, ‘That’s my guy.’”

― Josh Rosen

“Each day I feel a little differently; some times I try to write something that’s fictitious and then there’s other times where I try to write something that’s true.”

― Josh Turner

“Our subjective experience of time is highly variable. We all know that days can pass like weeks and months can feel like years, and that the opposite can be just as true: A month or year can zoom by in what feels like no time at all.”

― Joshua Foer

“As far as exercise, I play a lot of lacrosse and rugby, and I’m an avid distance swimmer. Nope, none of that is true. I do walk a lot, though.”

― Joshua Malina

“One of my true dreams is to do a sports talk radio show and take calls.”

― Joshua Morrow

“God too longs; and because the Absolute Life itself, which dwells in our life, and inspires these very longings, possesses the true world, and is that world.”

― Josiah Royce

“We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, – they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought.”

― Josiah Royce

“And just because God attains and wins and finds this uniqueness, all our lives win in our union with him the individuality which is essential to their true meaning.”

― Josiah Royce

“Pretty much my dreams came true when I did a duet with Lea Michele.”

― Josie Totah

“On one level, I must never lose touch with my audience. But I must, at some point, stop trying to get everybody to like me, and be true to the thing I think I need to say.”

― Joss Whedon

“Happiness is making your dreams come true.”

― Jourdan Dunn

“Your inner knowing is your only true compass.”

― Joy Page

“Being on a grand jury felt like attending a series of hangings in a legal Wild West. Hands up for a true bill. Hands up for a dismissal. A show of hands to save a life, or to end it.”

― Joy Reid

“Honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards are very encouraging. I know that it might sound strange that a writer who has published many books still needs encouragement, but this is true.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“To be true to life, a novel must have an ending that is inevitable given the specific personalities of the characters involved. The novelist must not impose an ending upon them.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter’s age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.”

― Joyce Maynard

“It is true that footballers are mistrustful.”

― Juan Mata

“Show business always tries to stereotype you, so that is something you have to fight against no matter who you are. A lot of actors who are of a minority background complain that they only get stereotyped roles, and they are 100 percent correct. However, it’s also true that, no matter who you are, you get typecast as well.”

― Judah Friedlander

“It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven’t done.”

― Judi Dench

“It’s true that every day away from work requires two more days to get back into it.”

― Judith Guest

“I think commercials get a bad rap, that there’s no creativity to them, but I haven’t found that to be entirely true. The process of auditioning for them can be tedious, but actually doing them can be really fun.”

― Judith Hoag

“As a dancer, you really try to stay true to whatever the choreographer/artistic director is giving you. So, now the shoe is on the other foot and I have to trust everyone else – I have to trust the dancer. As I was trusted as a dancer, I trust my dancers.”

― Judith Jamison

“You really have to listen to yourself and know if what someone is saying is true for you.”

― Judith Light

“This was the invention of modern American philanthropy as we know it. The idea of systematizing giving to achieve human progress was the true innovation of John D. Rockefeller, and ultimately the Rockefeller Foundation’s legacy.”

― Judith Rodin

“Since 1935, this has been a pay-as-you-go system, and I always believed when I first started talking about Social Security that there was a little box that had my name on it and it had my benefits for when I retired. That is not true.”

― Judy Biggert

“I wanted to write what I remembered to be true.”

― Judy Blume

“People have accepted the media’s idea of what feminism is, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.”

― Judy Chicago

“It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive.”

― Judy Collins

“If I wasn’t true to myself, I couldn’t live with myself.”

― Judy Gold

“People from Brooklyn grow up with a certain common sense. If it doesn’t ring true, it’s not true.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Allegations become facts, and facts become truth in the eyes of the public, whether they are true or not.”

― Judy Smith

“A true Englishman doesn’t joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.”

― Jules Verne

“To be a true leader, I needed to better understand my unique strengths and how to apply them across the company as we grew.”

― Julia Hartz

“I studied broadcast journalism at Pepperdine University. After a short career in television with MTV and later on at FX Network, I found my true calling in Eventbrite.”

― Julia Hartz

“True love doesn’t come to you it has to be inside you.”

― Julia Roberts

“The true test of a relationship is traveling together.”

― Julia Stiles

“I’m finally a suburban housewife. Honestly, it’s my dream come true.”

― Julia Sweeney

“True information does good.”

― Julian Assange

“The idea that there is a sharp boundary between our true inner selves and the outside world is pervasive but highly questionable. The boundaries of the self might well be more porous than we ordinarily think.”

― Julian Baggini

“Seek first what is true and of value, and then whatever happiness follows will be of the appropriate quantity and, more importantly, quality.”

― Julian Baggini

“It is true that legality is not morality, and sticking to the law is necessary for good citizenship, but it is not sufficient.”

― Julian Baggini

“True virtue would never liken its rewards to points on a loyalty card, not because it is its own reward, but because it is not something we should practice to accrue future benefits.”

― Julian Baggini

“Use it or lose it is a cliche because it’s true.”

― Julian Cope

“We vote for politicians with lower voices, it’s true, because we associate depth with power and with authority.”

― Julian Treasure

“The Hindus say, ‘Nada brahma,’ one translation of which is, ‘The world is sound.’ And in a way, that’s true, because everything is vibrating.”

― Julian Treasure

“What happens when your dream comes true – when the spotlight is on and then it moves away?”

― Juliana Hatfield

“I feel some kind of duty to be really, really honest as a writer. The same is true of my songwriting.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“I think it’s sad that there seems to be one definition of beauty in Hollywood/New York. It’s such a cliche, but I think it’s true that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.”

― Julianne Nicholson

“It’s true: I married my college sweetheart. We were so lucky to find each other at such a young age.”

― Julie Ann Emery

“It may be a cliche, but it’s true – the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.”

― Julie Burchill

“If the characters are acting true to themselves, then that chemistry and suspense will flow.”

― Julie Kenner

“My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.”

― Juliette Binoche

“Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.”

― Julius Caesar

“Considering myself as a true number one in the UFC, I think Cain Velasquez is the number two.”

― Junior dos Santos

“With film, there’s a consistency to it, but what I like about the TV shows that I’ve been fortunate to do, like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘True Blood,’ is that it feels like you’re doing a film.”

― Jurnee Smollett-Bell

“It’s true that all my novels have been versions of myself to some degree.”

― Justin Cartwright

“It is true that it is usually for their books that novelists reserve their most considered and ordered thoughts, but the fact is they arise inescapably from one consciousness: the same one that is occupied in all the other activities which make up a life.”

― Justin Cartwright

“I thought that, post-apartheid, there would be absolutely no interest in South Africa. That has been both true and untrue. The major writers like Gordimer and Coetzee have produced major books. But some of the more minor writers have drifted away.”

― Justin Cartwright

“Mandela was true to himself, to his people and his principles. He sacrificed everything because he was prepared to be true to his ideals. You can relate to him whether you come from Manchester or Soweto.”

― Justin Chadwick

“This is not just like a job. This is like a dream come true!”

― Justin Hartley

“If you’re satirizing something, you’re hitting at something that’s real and true, and putting it on its head, and we did that with ‘Tropic Thunder.’”

― Justin Theroux

“I don’t believe that we – and this holds true for both genders – have as many choices as we seem to like to think.”

― Justine Musk

“I just want to make great music. There’s not a genre that I would categorize it as, but I want it to be true and authentic.”

― Justine Skye

“I used to love, and I still do, Lee Ann Womack. And Alison Krauss. I mean, how many Grammys does she have? She’s just remained solid and true and great, and I respect that.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“Human beings thrive on imagination and pushing boundaries and limitations. Imposing limits when we don’t actually have any true idea of what’s possible is like imposing a steel trap over the mind.”

― Kameron Hurley

“It is true that some people are interested in the buying part of things… They want to buy everything from the movie reviews to the media net to the opinions and so on.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“The DNA of a true Hindu is liberal. We are, by essence, liberal.”

― Kapil Sibal

“I believe a true Hindu in India could never have endorsed the killing of the Mahatma.”

― Kapil Sibal

“The fact of the matter is that the true hits of AOL have always been its easy-to-use services, such as AIM, email, and Buddy Lists.”

― Kara Swisher

“While it is often true that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, it seems like Yahoo’s almost obsessive focus on Google is taking away from its other businesses.”

― Kara Swisher

“Sugar crystallizes something in our American soul. It is emblematic of all industrial processes. And of the idea of becoming white. White being equated with pure and ‘true’: it takes a lot of energy to turn brown things into white things. A lot of pressure.”

― Kara Walker

“In my experience, I think there’s must ado about fidelity and infidelity. I think sometimes true emotional relationships can go beyond those.”

― Karan Johar

“Make as much money as you can. It really does help. I don’t know why it’s terrible to say, but it’s true.”

― Karen Finerman

“I can’t say that winning the Pen/Faulkner was a dream come true because I would never have dared to dream it.”

― Karen Joy Fowler

“Crafting a piece of gripping, narrative true crime that engages the world is not that different from crafting a piece of crime fiction.”

― Karin Slaughter

“I read a lot of true crime growing up – ‘The Stranger Beside Me’ by Ann Rule about Ted Bundy.”

― Karin Slaughter

“Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.”

― Karl Liebknecht

“How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every ‘should’ is a compulsion, and not every ‘like’ is a high morality and true freedom.”

― Karl Rahner

“Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“In true prose everything must be underlined.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“It is true that the eyes dominate the ears in our time.”

― Karlheinz Stockhausen

“I’ve always wanted to be a professional golfer and I’m glad that came true.”

― Karrie Webb

“You make your mark by being true to who you are and letting that be your staple.”

― Kat Graham

“Competing in London would be a dream come true.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“In this business, it’s easy for either your heart or your head to be swayed, and I try to always stay true to who I am.”

― Kate Bosworth

“It gives me immense pleasure to be trustworthy, faithful, and true – to have the kind of romantic bond that inspires this.”

― Kate Christensen

“Fairy tales are stories of triumph and transformation and true love, all things I fervently believe in.”

― Kate Forsyth

“Fairytales work on two levels. On a conscious level, they are stories of true love and triumph and overcoming difficult odds and so are pleasurable to read. But they work on a deeper and symbolic level in that they play out our universal psychological dramas and hidden desires and fears.”

― Kate Forsyth

“It’s true. I’m not a spokesperson. But I can say now that transgendered people like to be heard and to be respected.”

― Kate Pierson

“If there’s a common thread to my books, it is that each involves an individual’s journey. The individual must stay true to themselves.”

― Kate Thompson

“I’ve always been a really really big Sheryl Crow fan. I just respect what she does in a way that she just remains true to her music and sort of has just been real. She isn’t trying too hard ever.”

― Kate Voegele

“I was encouraged to use my voice and explore my passions outside of the sport. And when I did that, I was finally able to realize my true self-worth. I was more than that of a gymnast.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“In large families, it seems it is hardest to be either the first or the last child. That was certainly true in ours.”

― Katharine Graham

“I remember the Washington in which I grew up as a genuine small town. Maybe this is true for everyone, that we all feel that the times in which we grew up were simpler, less complex.”

― Katharine Graham

“I think we all depend on a significant other, and we think if they leave me, I’ll die. But that’s not true. We’re all much stronger than we think we are.”

― Katharine McPhee

“When a fact begins to resemble whatever you feel is true, it becomes very difficult for anyone to tell the difference between facts that are true and ‘facts’ that are not.”

― Katharine Viner

“In the digital age, it is easier than ever to publish false information, which is quickly shared and taken to be true – as we often see in emergency situations, when news is breaking in real time.”

― Katharine Viner

“A true freak cannot be made. A true freak must be born.”

― Katherine Dunn

“Each reader projects their own version of the experience inside their skull as they go along. It’s probably true that no two people read exactly the same book.”

― Katherine Dunn

“If I could time-travel, I would either go to the ’70s and watch the first ‘Star Wars’ film the day it opened, or to 1880s London, during the Jack the Ripper era, and experience the true grossness of that time.”

― Katherine Langford

“If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.”

― Katherine Mansfield

“There is an old story that says that Julia Child dropped a chicken on the floor when she was filming ‘The French Chef.’ And then – that, in fact, is not true. She just, you know, dropped some potatoes she was trying to flip in a pan.”

― Kathleen Flinn

“When I joined Lucasfilm, I immediately saw the true passion shared by ‘Star Wars’ fans around the world.”

― Kathleen Kennedy

“You just take any job you can that will allow your dream to come true.”

― Kathleen Rose Perkins

“I used to enjoy reading true crime, but I’ve discovered that I don’t have the journalism nose for blood.”

― Kathryn Harrison

“In terms of going back and forth between fiction and nonfiction – in which I’ll include memoir, biography, and true crime – is that one relieves the other.”

― Kathryn Harrison

“It’s often said that if doing something was easy, everyone would be doing it. I think that’s particularly true when you’re trying to make your mark or architect your own career. There’s often not a path to follow.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“Well, my whole thing with gossip is I couldn’t care less if it’s true.”

― Kathy Griffin

“I’ve always tried to stay true to my authentic self.”

― Katie Couric

“We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.”

― Katie Holmes

“James O’Keefe is a journalist, doing the work ‘real’ journalists don’t dare, and has been conducting undercover investigations for years with dozens of scalps collected along the way. The more the ‘true’ journalists who back the Democrat machine attack him, the more emboldened he becomes to pursue his next project.”

― Katie Pavlich

“The true gun safety advocates, as they have been for centuries, are the millions of members of the NRA and other training organizations.”

― Katie Pavlich

“Despite Obama’s claim that pro-Second Amendment groups want less gun safety, the opposite is true.”

― Katie Pavlich

“I’m so interested in the brain. I read true crime.”

― Katie Price

“I have to stay true to who I am.”

― Katie Stevens

“If there’s something that you hear on TV about me, just call me and I’ll tell you if it’s true.”

― Kato Kaelin

“We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere.”

― Kay Bailey Hutchison

“And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true.”

― Keanu Reeves

“It’s when you’re true to yourself that resonates with other people.”

― Keegan-Michael Key

“My work is a contemporary call to arms. It is time to get our mojo back. To rediscover our true north.”

― Kehinde Wiley

“I really believe that in this industry women have to be very true to themselves about what they’re comfortable with.”

― Keira Knightley

“It’s the broadcaster’s dilemma. Are we true journalists? I don’t know if I am or not.”

― Keith Jackson

“Innovating something that is familiar. That’s the general approach, and that’s what I want to do with the melody as well. It should ring true – you should like every melody sequence without knowing what’s happening next.”

― Kelela

“I always worried that the creative well would dry up. I was sure that if I wrote a book a year, I would eventually run out of ideas. Actually, the opposite has been true for me. The more I write, the more ideas come to me and it gets easier.”

― Kelley Armstrong

“I don’t approach my movies with a target audience in mind. I try to make something that’s true to the subject matter as much as possible, while still being entertaining and fun.”

― Kelly Asbury

“I guess I have friends around me but when you’re paying them can they ever really be true friends?”

― Kelly Osbourne

“I didn’t even know I was the first female Republican campaign manager until someone pointed it out to me on Twitter, and I said that can’t be true. And then I realized this must be such a small group of women. And right away, I know them all – Susan Estrich and Donna Brazile and Beth Myers – and I respect them enormously.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“Dreams do come true.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“They usually say as you get older, you can’t get better, but that’s not true. I’m living proof.”

― Kemba Walker

“It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right person shows up.”

― Ken Blanchard

“No one will ever convince me that the word of God is not true.”

― Ken Ham

“I’ve always been entranced when it came to musical comedy; it’s probably my favorite thing. It’s a real true American form, and it’s big, like Shakespeare big, when it’s right. It’s loud, and it’s big: you have to be ready vocally and physically. It can bring people to their feet and can be as thrilling as a circus.”

― Ken Howard

“If it’s on the Internet, then it’s gotta be true.”

― Ken Jennings

“It’s true that misunderstanding and lack of understanding are often themes in my fiction, but I am grateful for the moments when true understanding is achieved, especially between writer and reader. It’s miraculous.”

― Ken Liu

“It’s true, I used to be so shy. I used to never talk, just sit back and do my thing. I was never bullied, though, and it was never like it was something that needed to be ‘fixed’, like being shy is a bad thing.”

― Kendall Jenner

“Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that – given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind – chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth.”

― Kenichi Fukui

“For what it’s worth, I enjoy ‘Dexter,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘True Blood’ and ‘Breaking Bad.’ I’ve enjoyed the wonderful ‘The Pacific.’”

― Kenneth Branagh

“Certainly, it seems true enough that there’s a good deal of irony in the world… I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there’s obviously a lot of deception.”

― Kenneth Koch

“Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements.”

― Kenneth L. Pike

“A really good comedy, I think, is played as if it was real, and it’s the circumstances that make it amusing. And I think that the – the inverse or the reverse is true for drama.”

― Kenneth Lonergan

“There’s this idea that somebody’s job could be more important than somebody else’s, and to me, that’s not true.”

― Kenny Chesney

“It wasn’t until Duotones that I felt my true voice come out.”

― Kenny G

“True friendships don’t fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist.”

― Kent McCord

“There’s never really been a true apology for slavery.”

― Kenya Barris

“Rejecting Madrid? It’s true that during the process, I decided to stay on the fringes. It was a time when I needed to think things through.”

― Kepa Arrizabalaga

“I’m a Democrat because I represent the true traditions of the Democratic Party.”

― Kesha Rogers

“I suppose it’s true that most great television, literature, and other forms of high art (and basic cable) benefit from a little hindsight. ‘M.A.S.H.’ comes to mind. So does ‘The Iliad.’”

― Kevin Bleyer

“As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee – the chief tax-writing body in Congress – I understand that true comprehensive tax reform is tremendously difficult.”

― Kevin Brady

“I think there’s true drama in the formation of everything that we know and are standing on the shoulders of.”

― Kevin Costner

“It’s true that once a year I travel to Comic-Con… but there I can quickly lower the lights; I can show them the clips, introduce a few stars. And the spotlight is quickly off me.”

― Kevin Feige

“True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.”

― Kevin Gates

“I always knew who I was, and I always ran from my true purpose… I know what my job is. And I always ran from it.”

― Kevin Gates

“I stayed true to my dreams and, eventually, they came true.”

― Kevin Hart

“When people get married young, you don’t really understand the true definition of marriage.”

― Kevin Hart

“We’re growing and learning together, and it is important for us to stay true to the family that we are.”

― Kevin Jonas

“Lots of people fantasize about what it would be like if they were president… Most think they’d be decent and wouldn’t be corrupted at all, that they’d remain true to themselves.”

― Kevin Kline

“It’d be crazy to be an all-time great in New York City. That’s a dream come true.”

― Kevin Knox

“It is hard to find the soul of Mick Jagger. It is very hidden. I think his true personality has receded so far behind the facade that he can no longer find the real person himself.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“It’s true, I had hacked into a lot of companies, and took copies of the source code to analyze it for security bugs. If I could locate security bugs, I could become better at hacking into their systems. It was all towards becoming a better hacker.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“What I found personally to be true was that it’s easier to manipulate people rather than technology.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“It’s like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you’ve won.”

― Kevin Smith

“It’s too expensive, that’s the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That’s not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.”

― Kevin Smith

“’Instagram’ can engage generations of people that may not be on Facebook yet. I think that’s true with ‘WhatsApp,’ and I think that will be true with things like Oculus.”

― Kevin Systrom

“Race is the true protagonist of the American novel. Our most popular classic fictions have known this, from ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘Beloved;’ all these books take on race or talk it out, often in other forms; they are less ‘horror stories for boys’ than ghost stories from a haunted conscience.”

― Kevin Young

“You write because you have an idea in your mind that feels so genuine, so important, so true. And yet, by the time this idea passes through the different filters of your mind, and into your hand, and onto the page or computer screen – it becomes distorted, and it’s been diminished.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“It’s true that robust governance structures, checks and balances, transparency of markets, directionally leads to… less vulnerability to corruption.”

― Khalid A. Al-Falih

“I would classify myself as an individual. That’s what I try to stay true with – being myself, 100 percent.”

― Khalid

“True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.”

― Kiana Tom

“If anyone has a dream out there, just know that I’m living proof that they do come true.”

― Kim Basinger

“I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress. I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.”

― Kim Cattrall

“I’ve found that when I’m having trouble solidifying a character or a scene, that music will often free my subconscious just that last little bit to allow me to move forward, and often it’s in a direction that I didn’t expect, but is 100 percent true to the character.”

― Kim Harrison

“Chongryon should do all of its undertakings thoroughly as intended and wished by the great leaders, and usher in a new heyday of the movement of Koreans in Japan true to the General’s instructions.”

― Kim Jong-un

“I’m the true definition of a workaholic.”

― Kim Kardashian

“Apocalyptic thinking happens on the left as well as on the right, and in environmentalism, that’s a terrible approach to take. Because it isn’t true.”

― Kim Stanley Robinson

“When I first started out, I absolutely begged my agent to get me a Poirot audition, and my wish came true – I did a Poirot! I need to do a Marple to round it off.”

― Kimberley Nixon

“The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.”

― Kingman Brewster, Jr.

“A big misconception is that a black hole is made of matter that has just been compacted to a very small size. That’s not true. A black hole is made from warped space and time.”

― Kip Thorne

“As a true scientist, I have been proved wrong so many times that I’m very humble.”

― Kip Thorne

“After writing several chapter books, I found my true passion: historical fiction.”

― Kirby Larson

“People want to be liked by other people, so they adopt other people’s standards, but for me, my standard had always been true.”

― Kirk Cameron

“I love ‘True Blood.’ I love ‘The Walking Dead.’ Those are fantastic series.”

― Kirk Hammett

“It’s definitely true that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists.”

― Kirk Hammett

“I’ve learned that even just as an individual, regardless of who I am, and regardless of who anyone is, to really be true to yourself and your own self expression and really use your voice for that.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“It is true that no matter how good your film is, you get judged purely on the basis of how well it does at the box office.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“My true satisfaction came when my parents told me that someone had seen me on TV and congratulated them.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“It is important that carbon storage is carefully regulated, that the process is transparent to the public, and that there is a clear accounting of what happened to the CO2. This is particularly true of underground storage, where there is always a small chance that pressurized CO2 could escape.”

― Klaus Lackner

“My personal view is the true long-term storage is mineral carbonates, which is some form of accelerated weathering.”

― Klaus Lackner

“I believe that, if managed well, the Fourth Industrial Revolution can bring a new cultural renaissance, which will make us feel part of something much larger than ourselves: a true global civilization. I believe the changes that will sweep through society can provide a more inclusive, sustainable and harmonious society. But it will not come easily.”

― Klaus Schwab

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.”

― Konrad Lorenz

“It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false.”

― Konrad Zuse

“In Manhattan, and its true on some level till this day; its a whole different mentality from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, which I didn’t know at the time – because you basically just know your neighborhood.”

― Kool Moe Dee

“I want to clear up a few myths about myself. People have written that I was a kindergarten teacher and a former Miss Texas, and neither is true.”

― Krista Allen

“I really wanted to get drafted by the Knicks, and it was a dream come true. I wasn’t even hearing the boos that night. I was just having a special moment with my family, hugging them.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“The data – on issues and on Trump himself – keep pointing back to ‘one-in-four’ as the true size of Trump’s base. It is around one in four who like the tweeting, like the insults, the things other people say are mean or unproductive behavior.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“True small-c conservatives should fight at every turn to preserve basic standards of conduct and institutions that have served our nation well.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“For me to join ‘Fast and Furious’ was like a childhood dream come true, and and I felt it became a great movie.”

― Kristofer Hivju

“It was nothing less than a dream come true shooting with Farah Khan.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“Hip Hop is an extension of our very being, and so the study of Hip Hop is the study of self-expression leading to the study of one’s true self.”

― KRS-One

“I am one of the most famous people in Russia, which is maybe not modest, but it’s true.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“Well, Trump is certainly not my hero. I’m sorry to say that, but that’s true.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“You just don’t see Muslims being matter-of-fact Muslim. They’re always defined by their Muslim-ness. We’re either terrorists, or we’re fighting terrorists. I remember seeing ‘True Lies’ and going, ‘Why are we always the bad guys?’”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“I love video games. I love, love, love them! I also love ‘Star Wars.’ I wish Jedi was a true religion.”

― Kunal Nayyar

“My true love is with amateur wrestlin;, that’s where I was born. I’ve always wanted to wrestle.”

― Kurt Angle

“In Canada, you can’t even have a barbecue in your backyard without being attacked by a moose or even a grizzly bear. Then again, the grizzlies don’t beat anyone here in Vancouver; oh, it’s true, it’s true.”

― Kurt Angle

“New York is a place that can grind you down and spit you out. A true New Yorker doesn’t get ground down – he gets polished.”

― Kurt Braunohler

“I never understood using Kickstarter for commercial purposes. If you want to raise money for commercial purposes, I think you should give someone a dividend. They make money, then you make money. It should be an investment, whereas I think Kickstarter’s true purpose is raising money for things that are in and of themselves justifying.”

― Kurt Braunohler

“I’ve never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.”

― Kurt Cobain

“It’s true that I’m not known as a crooner or balladeer. I’m known for a more crusading or quixotic temperament.”

― Kurt Elling

“I’ve got enough miles under my belt to know that whatever you envision in your mind, even if it comes true, will only keep a shape in the most general way.”

― Kurt Elling

“The rumor is not true: I am allowed in the state of Texas.”

― Kurt Sutter

“One of my favorite movies is the old Depardieu film ‘The Return Of Martin Guerre,’ which is actually a true story and a book.”

― Kurt Sutter

“I’d love to be a consultant and help design an offense. That’s my true passion, and I want to find an outlet where I can do that.”

― Kurt Warner

“Sometimes your dreams come true, and it’s a real drag.”

― Kyle Kinane

“I know from experience, once something is said on camera, true or false, it follows you forever.”

― Kyle Richards

“I know for me, personally, when something is being said about me that isn’t true, it’s extremely hurtful and frustrating.”

― Kyle Richards

“A science is something which is constructed from truth on workable axioms. There are 55 axioms in scientology which are very demonstrably true, and on these can be constructed a great deal.”

― L. Ron Hubbard

“The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.”

― Lactantius

“It’s honestly true that money means nothing to me.”

― Lady Gaga

“Queen Victoria was loyal and true to the Pope; that is what I was told, and so is Edward the Seventh loyal and true, but he has got something contrary in his body.”

― Lady Gregory

“What are prophecies? Don’t we hear them every day of the week? And if one comes true there may be seven blind and come to nothing.”

― Lady Gregory

“Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East more than in modern Europe; but in all European literature short forms of poetry are to be found – indeed quite as short as anything in Japanese.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“A proof of really great art is that it is generally true – it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“Authenticity is very important – be true to one’s self.”

― Laila Ali

“It’s true that I run a multi-national group but I have no interests in India. So please tell me, what should my identity be?”

― Lakshmi Mittal

“Being an actor is hard. It’s so true… auditioning is literally our full-time job, and then, if we are so lucky to book the project were auditioning for, then that project is our play.”

― Lana Condor

“It was unbelievable: competing in my home town at a grand prix I was watching when I was three years old. It was massive and a dream come true.”

― Lance Stroll

“To be announced as a race driver for McLaren is a dream come true.”

― Lando Norris

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

― Lao Tzu

“I have a lot of written material, and all of it’s different. Some records that I have are country, some pop, some alternative rock. I just write what I feel, so I can’t specifically say. I just want to be an artist of truth and an artist that stays true to herself.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“I stay true to myself, my daughter. I just remember where I came from – I remember what I’m coming from – and then I remember why I do what I do.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends’ boyfriends – and he accepts it.”

― Larry McMurtry

“Stay true to your own voice, and don’t worry about needing to be liked or what anybody else thinks. Keep your eyes on your own paper.”

― Laura Dern

“Something that I’ve cared about deeply my whole career is getting to work with filmmakers and inventors of stories that are hysterical because they are just so painfully true.”

― Laura Dern

“To stay true to your art is such a complicated journey, and Dad clearly has done it.”

― Laura Dern

“I think I’ve played a lesbian about five times. The first one was with Helen Baxendale in a drama called ‘The Investigator,’ about the conditions lesbians had to live under in the army in Britain, which was based on a true story.”

― Laura Fraser

“Getting to perform at the Carlyle, following in the footsteps of women like Elaine Stritch, Barbara Cook, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O’Hara, and so many others, is nothing short of a dream come true.”

― Laura Osnes

“I’m doing what I wanted to do since I was a young girl. I pinch myself every day to make sure it’s true.”

― Laura Osnes

“Everything I say is true.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“I want to do my hard dives really well, I want to see what my true potential in this sport really is. I want to grasp that.”

― Laura Wilkinson

“Some people just don’t seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain’t true, folks.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton

“If you’re putting your name on something, it’s really important to be a part of it, or else people will just do whatever they want with it. And then it’s not really you, and it won’t be true.”

― Lauren Conrad

“Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ makes the intense vulnerability of true love look magnificent.”

― Lauren Kate

“Getting to be the ‘weird roommate’ on a sitcom was a dream come true.”

― Lauren Lapkus

“How about we agree upon what our common American values are, which is let’s make this a true land of opportunity.”

― Laurene Powell Jobs

“We need to recover our true nature by relocating ourselves on this planet, being respectful of our environment, and living in harmony with other species – like a big family.”

― Laurent Baheux

“It’s true that this year, following my accident in the pre-season, I kind of lost morale and I felt like quitting at the end of this year. But today I can say that I want to be a professional bike rider in the year 2003 as well.”

― Laurent Jalabert

“I never thought we’d catch him, and when I saw he was ready to drop I felt sorry for him. I wanted to show it’s not true I’m trying to win it all. My goal is the Tour of Spain.”

― Laurent Jalabert

“As an artist I’d choose the thing that’s beautiful more than the one that’s true.”

― Laurie Anderson

“Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.”

― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Although it may be true that the notion of teaching virtues such as honesty or integrity arouses little controversy, it is also true that vague consensus on the goodness of these virtues conceals a great deal of actual disagreement over their definitions.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“True enough, the Fed needs radical reforms. In particular, it needs to replace its failed forecasting models and be rid of the academics who overwhelm the Fed system.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“New WikiLeaks-provided e-mails from Clinton aide Doug Band reveal the true nature of the Clinton cash operation: No matter what the stated humanitarian goals of the Clinton Foundation, every fiber and sinew of the organization is wrapped in self-dealing, self-enrichment, fraud, and corruption.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Tax reform likely will be the first policy action in a Trump administration. A close second will be a thorough repeal and rewrite of Obamacare, restoring a freer market with true consumer choice and competition among providers.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Scientists don’t read theology; they don’t read philosophy. It doesn’t make any difference to what they’re doing – for better or worse, it may not be a value judgment, but it’s true.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“On the question of information security, he claims that, in a Trump Administration, the U.S. government will not spy on its own citizens. If true, this would represent a turn away from the strong language that he has used about identifying terrorists on our soil.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.”

― Lawrence Summers

“It used to be said that when the U.S. sneezed, the world caught a cold. The opposite is equally true today.”

― Lawrence Summers

“I haven’t read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.”

― Layne Staley

“It’s true that French are not very sophisticated in the sense that they don’t dress up for dinners. They are not like Americans, where they are always perfect – the girls are not very sporty; they don’t take care of themselves as much as Americans, who always have very white teeth and are so fit.”

― Lea Seydoux

“Nobody would deny that if someone was a billionaire in 1962, his billions are going to affect all of his descendants. The reverse is also true. The lack of education, material, and finances for a slave are going to affect the descendants of that individual as well.”

― Lecrae

“Growing up in inner-city neighborhoods, there’s a particular structure, which I’m sure is true of most social contexts. The type of person you are determines the role you play.”

― Lecrae

“Creative non-fiction is such a liberating genre because it allows the non-fiction writer, whether he or she be journalist or essayist, to use all of the techniques of the fiction writer and all of the ideas, creative approaches, that fiction writers get a chance to use, but they have to use it in a true story.”

― Lee Gutkind

“Nonfiction means that our stories are as true and accurate as possible. Readers expect – demand – diligence.”

― Lee Gutkind

“There are many ways to push for much-needed reforms: One way is to make a donation. It doesn’t matter much whether you contribute publicly or in a private way – either way is good. What matters is your true intention.”

― Lee Min-ho

“Retailing, it’s always true that there is some items that I wish we had a lot more of like the iPod and there is some items I wish we had a lot less of.”

― Lee Scott

“Always be original. Never duplicate what you’ve seen another actor do. Be true to the character that you’ve been given, and the rest will come easy.”

― Lee Tamahori

“But we both came to the decision that the powerful thing is to go into your fear, walk in there with it, don’t walk away from it, and to try to be true to it.”

― Lee Tergesen

“True leadership isn’t about having an idea. It’s about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.”

― Leila Janah

“Bling is passe, and I like my style to reflect just that. Ruthless editing defines true style perfectly.”

― Leila Janah

“All fiction is based on truth – ‘Madame Bovary’ is based on a true story!”

― Leila Slimani

“Death marks our careers as actors – it’s often what flings us back into unemployment, the unknown, the insecurity that is the true constant in our profession… and it must be celebrated.”

― Lela Loren

“It is true that the Puritans banned all recreation on Sundays and all games of chance, gambling, bear baiting, horse racing, and bowling in or around taverns at all times. They did so, not because they were opposed to fun, but because they judged these activities to be inherently harmful or immoral.”

― Leland Ryken

“There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.”

― Len Wein

“People know I was the last true champion.”

― Lennox Lewis

“My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say. As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“I just need to know that I did the very best I could and that I was true to myself.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”

― Leo Tolstoy

“I’m totally open to exploring different types of music. I just have to always remember to be true to who I am.”

― Leon Bridges

“I don’t build because I am an architect. I can make true architecture because I do not build.”

― Leon Krier

“I have a visual sense for the music. It has to stay true to a certain sense of period. I rely on a sense of colors and mood in my approach to the arrangement.”

― Leon Redbone

“I don’t really read the tabloids, and you never know if what’s being printed is true or not.”

― Leona Lewis

“People will always show their true selves in the end.”

― Leona Lewis

“Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.”

― Leonard Cohen

“I believe there is true expertise in some endeavors, and not in others. There is obviously no such thing as expertise in predicting the results of coin tosses, but there is expertise in predicting the behavior of lasers.”

― Leonard Mlodinow

“That’s true, because I’m a photographer now.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“I had this exceptional classical music voice. If I’d followed a true path for my talent, I would have ended up being an opera singer.”

― Lesley Manville

“What the actor is in private life, he is to a large extent on the stage, because he cannot conceal himself and his true personality from his audience.”

― Leslie Howard

“Yes, it’s true, I’ve been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare.”

― Leslie Nielsen

“Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.”

― Letitia Elizabeth Landon

“It’s definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on ‘Star Trek,’ that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today.”

― LeVar Burton

“I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m auditioning for ‘Hunger Games?’ That’s like my dream come true. That’s like a Trekkie auditioning for ‘Star Trek.’”

― Leven Rambin

“True, the apostles did not expressly say that people will be saved only if they repent, believe, and confess. But most evangelicals assume – with good reason – that this is what the apostles implied.”

― Lewis B. Smedes

“People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.”

― Lewis H. Lapham

“Sometimes, I arrive at races more energetic and clear-minded than ever, and then I have a terrible race. And the opposite is also true.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“A ‘competence’ that has no defined borders cannot be called a true competence.”

― Li Lu

“The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.”

― Liberty Hyde Bailey

“The filming happens in my home, and I cook like I do at home, on my home stove with my house pots and so on. That’s who I am. I am very true to my real profile.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“When I was a baby, I wore my mom’s Chanel pumps – to be able to say that I work with Karl Lagerfeld is a dream come true.”

― Lily-Rose Depp

“Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do.”

― Lincoln Ellsworth

“One of the techniques terrorists employ is to allege torture and mistreatment when they are captured, regardless of whether it is true.”

― Linda Chavez

“London is not just an international financial centre: it is also one of the most ethnically diverse places on earth. Three hundred languages are represented within its boundaries, and – as is true of some other English cities – more than half of London’s inhabitants describe themselves as non-white.”

― Linda Colley

“Modernity is a shifting entity, not easily defined. Exactly the same is true of empire.”

― Linda Colley

“When I first toured with Wings things that were said about me were true – I did sing out of tune.”

― Linda McCartney

“’True Blood’ fans are very friendly, so everybody’s been very friendly and positive.”

― Lindsay Pulsipher

“I was at Target the day after my kinda debut on ‘True Blood,’ and I got recognized right away. I was very surprised. It caught me off-guard.”

― Lindsay Pulsipher

“’True Blood’ is truly a playground. You get to go in and just let loose and completely just have fun and play around. There is so much freedom on set.”

― Lindsay Pulsipher

“You just get out there and be what you want to be. That’s part of evolving and part of staying true to yourself – part of remaining alive in a real authentic, long-term sense creatively: not listening to what other people tell you to be.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.”

― Lionel Blue

“I guess I understand a public intellectual to be somebody who moves public discourse forward: someone who either says something new or says something that everybody knows to be true but is afraid to express.”

― Lionel Shriver

“When I was 16 I was fortunate enough to get Cosby and move to New York and shift my whole life. that had been my dream all along, and it came true.”

― Lisa Bonet

“If there is one belief that unifies most Alaskans – our true north – it is less government and more freedom. We don’t want the government in our pockets or our bedrooms; we certainly don’t need it in our families.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“’In Cold Blood’ is not a thriller at all, really. It is, however, the first work of its kind: a true crime book that reads like fiction.”

― Lisa Unger

“I did a film called ‘Victor’ that I’m really proud of! It was a period piece and the true life story of Victor Torres. I play his mom, and it’s a very moving film.”

― Lisa Vidal

“To me, true rock ‘n’ roll has a lot of bottom in it.”

― Little Richard

“He will have true glory who despises it.”

― Livy

“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.”

― Lloyd Banks

“I just think the more we’re observed by other people, the less we can observe them in order to play them and find their true condition.”

― Logan Marshall-Green

“Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.”

― Lois Wyse

“Everybody wants to say females aren’t as funny as men. That’s not true. You just don’t see as many because it takes a lot to do this occupation.”

― Loni Love

“A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.”

― Lord Byron

“The Cardinal is at his wit’s end – it is true that he had not far to go.”

― Lord Byron

“There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.”

― Lord Byron

“I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.”

― Lord Byron

“The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion.”

― Lord Hailsham

“The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught.”

― Lord Kelvin

“I find a lot of feminist reading quite confusing and that often there’s a set of rules, and people will be like, ‘Oh, this person isn’t a true feminist because they don’t embody this one thing,’ and I don’t know, often it can be a gray area, and it can be a hard thing to navigate.”

― Lorde

“Wide awake I can make my most fantastic dreams come true.”

― Lorenz Hart

“The fact that a person loves one particular person is what is important; the life lesson, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, is that you not be promiscuous, and true to one person.”

― Loretta Devine

“We have to have a school board that’s actually gonna be able to function and that has true parent representatives on it.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“I have to explain to my daughter what it means when adults lie. I have to explain to my daughter what it means when adults are bullies. I have to explain to my daughter what it means when an adult says something that’s not true just to try to score political points.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“Although I loved Liza as a little girl, it would be true to say I really didn’t know her.”

― Lorna Luft

“As of today, if I am asked abroad if I am a free citizen of the United States of America, I must only say what is true: No.”

― Lorraine Hansberry

“Striker Sandro Wagner is very strong, a true No. 9, who really made his mark playing with Germany in the Confederations Cup.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”

― Lou Holtz

“It is true what is said in Washington – ‘No matter how cynical you get, it’s never enough to catch up.’”

― Louie Gohmert

“You wonder, how could socialists, true socialists work with Islamists? Because if those Islamists take over, the first thing they’re going to do is kill the socialists.”

― Louie Gohmert

“Most people are dead. Did you know that? It’s true, out of all the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead.”

― Louis C. K.

“It’s true I have a hard time with the notion of creating a character. And I feel it’s a limit. I’m always really impressed by actors who are able to construct a character, like Johnny Depp.”

― Louis Garrel

“When you are working on a script, the story itself is not difficult. You say this would happen and then this, resulting perhaps in this. And the dialogue you make as true as you can.”

― Louis Malle

“One of our big challenges with the newsletter is that everyone thinks big stocks are safe. That’s not true at all. They’re only safe if the money is flowing there.”

― Louis Navellier

“Well that’s true, and what is actually happening now is that there are accusations that those records contain conspiratorial information that has been concealed from the American people and that is a dangerous situation that just cannot be tolerated.”

― Louis Stokes

“True believers of Scientology seem to know with utmost certainty that they have found the answer to the deepest riddles of all time – they may or may not be right, but that kind of self-belief is very appealing.”

― Louis Theroux

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“True strength is delicate.”

― Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

“A lot of writers dream of feature films, but television – by way of TNT, CBS, Lifetime, and Hallmark Hall of Fame – has always called my name. And after seeing ‘True Detective,’ can there be any doubt that the storytelling on TV is as genius as it gets?”

― Luanne Rice

“True leadership knows not to go to extremes but knows how to confront and appreciate challenges.”

― Lubna Olayan

“I think it’s true of every great comedy that it’s rooted in some dramatic, incredibly personal truth. And it’s true of all great drama that there has to be comedy.”

― Lucas Hedges

“All my childhood dreams have come true.”

― Lucas Till

“There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.”

― Lucian Freud

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“What is true belongs to me!”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large – of man as well as woman – than the true proper position of woman.”

― Lucretia Mott

“I was OK at tennis – good enough to beat Serena Williams, definitely… But no, I don’t really like playing solo sport,s so I don’t think I could have got to the top. I was just decent. Maths is my true calling in life, which is bizarre.”

― Lucy Bronze

“I’ve been so lucky in all my jobs. I just, you know, when you hear nightmare stories of other jobs – which I’m sure are true, but I’ve been lucky and never experienced them.”

― Lucy Davis

“We were not meant to mask ourselves before our fellow-beings, but to be, through our human forms, true and clear utterances of the spirit within. Since God gave us these bodies, they must have been given us as guides to Him and revealers of Him.”

― Lucy Larcom

“To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that is just and true and noble, is the highest use of life.”

― Lucy Stone

“The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.”

― Ludwig Bemelmans

“Each material has its specific characteristics which we must understand if we want to use it. This is no less true of steel and concrete.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“A true artist is expected to be all that is noble-minded, and this is not altogether a mistake; on the other hand, however, in what a mean way are critics allowed to pounce upon us.”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Appeasing Wall Street is to be expected from the GOP who do little to hide their true intentions and their defense of the wealthiest financial institutions and interests.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“We’ve advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America… What’s needed now is less rhetoric and more action.”

― Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

“It was my dream come true when I signed for Real Madrid. I want to stay here for as many years as possible and, if it’s possible, finish my career here.”

― Luka Modric

“I like to think of myself as a true artist.”

― Luke James

“We’ve seen the true colours of Bisping; they come out after he fights. He likes to spit on people after fights.”

― Luke Rockhold

“Because if Asian American content is seen as a trend, the way that like leggings are in, then that’s not true representation or inclusion. The mainstream doesn’t have to worry about that.”

― Lulu Wang

“The most important thing you can do as a performer is to be yourself, or be an onstage version of yourself. If you’re not being true to yourself, and somebody likes that other version of you, you’re kind of stuck.”

― Lyle Lovett

“I look crazy. I know I do. Been true since I was a kid!”

― Lynda Barry

“I spent so many years in terror of ‘making it legal’ because the expression rang all too true – the wedding ritual struck me as nothing but a flowery front for the fulfilment of countless, tedious contracts and obligations.”

― Lynn Coady

“Rooftop solar is the first true form of competition that utilities have ever faced, and that is why they’re attacking it.”

― Lynn Jurich

“If the Tony Awards want to remain relevant in the American theater conversation, then they need to embrace the true diversity of voices that populate the American theater.”

― Lynn Nottage

“So many people have said this, but it’s true: 95 percent of what I do as a director is casting and getting people who can bear the load of what you’re asking them to do and creating this emotionally safe environment.”

― Lynn Shelton

“The most forward-leaning leaders are single-minded about creating company cultures that foster a true spirit of innovation.”

― Lynne Doughtie

“Fighting in Bellator is a dream come true for me.”

― Lyoto Machida

“Jesus never instructed men to do what was right because it was right; yet this is the true reason why they should do it.”

― Lysander Spooner

“War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist.”

― M. F. K. Fisher

“The first test any poem must pass is no longer, ‘Is it true to nature?’ but a criterion looking in a different direction: namely, ‘Is it sincere? Is it genuine?’”

― M. H. Abrams

“Twitter is worth it if you like tweeting. Same is true of Facebook. Or Pinterest. Nothing wrong with having a social presence.”

― M. J. Rose

“An author’s ability to bring a marketing synopsis to the table – along with a great manuscript – makes a difference in what books get picked up. This is true for both fiction and nonfiction titles. You need to show your publisher what you’ve got in your marketing arsenal.”

― M. J. Rose

“I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that you don’t understand the film’s true emotional motivation until the very end.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“I’ve never had an issue with studios. I believe in them as true creative partners in the process.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“I am completely in favour of dialogue and engagement. But it must be a true, open dialogue.”

― Ma Jian

“It’s true that hydropower exploitation can bring economic development, but not necessarily to the benefit of local people.”

― Ma Jun

“I am very happy my Olympic dream has come true.”

― Ma Long

“People think that buildings are permanent, but in China, this isn’t true; we can always demolish and remake it better.”

― Ma Yansong

“I’m for experimentation. I’m for trying things. That’s true whether we’re talking about hardware or personnel issues. We need to try some things, because doing what we have always done because we’ve always done it that way doesn’t work.”

― Mac Thornberry

“I just keep getting inspired to believe that dreams come true and anything can happen, ’cause I’ve watched so many impossible things happen.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“True excellence is a product of synergy.”

― Mack Wilberg

“In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.”

― Madame de Stael

“I have a really weird thing with my dreams. I’ve had vivid dreams in the past that actually came true days after the dream.”

― Maddie Marlow

“We wrote every single song, and they’re all true stories. Some people don’t believe us, but they are.”

― Maddie Marlow

“With everything that Tae and I do, we want to make sure it’s true and honest to who we are as people and artists.”

― Maddie Marlow

“It’s about finding where you’re comfortable with yourself and staying true to yourself no matter the circumstances.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“The worst thing any of us can do for our self-esteem is compare ourselves to others, and that’s especially true of women.”

― Madison Beer

“I want to do things that are true to me and give people a sense of who I am.”

― Madison Beer

“If any of you have seen my shows, you know that I don’t skimp on them and the same is true for the gym. We spend what it takes to make a globally first-class gym.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“There is a fascination with the idea that one has ‘seen someone else do something’ before one can achieve it. Maybe that’s true in some cases, but clearly it is not a requirement. I knew what I wanted to do.”

― Mae Jemison

“While I accept that large investment rounds will always garner headlines, it’s almost as if the magic number of how much cash you’ve managed to raise has become both a stamp of approval and the main metric for gauging a business’s true worth.”

― Maelle Gavet

“It’s true I don’t tolerate fools but then they don’t tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that’s why I’m quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.”

― Maggie Smith

“When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.”

― Magic Johnson

“It is not true at all that a free market will ensure a democracy. It doesn’t. There must be a balance between a free market and some regulations which are essential in order to safeguard the interests of consumers and of people in general.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“True, I was born and raised in Chennai, fluent in Tamil, but essentially, I am a Telugu guy and a Telugu actor.”

― Mahesh Babu

“A true artist is one who, even after doing a lot, he reminds himself that he hasn’t done anything.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“Vijay Anand’s death marks the passing away of a true, original mind. Vijay had charisma and cinematic dazzle. He was the first who gave Indian film directors the status of a star.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“Let us all pledge to protect this opportunity in order to see that the wish of peace becomes a true and daily fact in this region.”

― Mahmoud Abbas

“It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.”

― Maimonides

“Form can only be destroyed accidentally, i.e., on account of its connexion with substance, the true nature of which consists in the property of never being without a disposition to receive form.”

― Maimonides

“A lie to me is a dream that might come true.”

― Malachy McCourt

“It is true that when there’s a drone attack, those – that the – the terrorists are killed, it’s true. But 500 and 5,000 more people rises against it, and more terrorism occurs, and more – more bomb blasts occurs.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“Does that mean we should give up? Probably. But there are two issues worth considering. The first is – is it really true that drugs destroy the integrity of the game?”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“True patriotism is loving your country and countrymen enough to want to make it better.”

― Malcolm Jenkins

“It is true I’d rather get a hole in one than win an Academy Award.”

― Malcolm McDowell

“When politicians offer you something for nothing, or something that sounds too good to be true, it’s always worth taking a careful second look.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“I think that I could be an example to young people, and they know that dreams come true.”

― Maluma

“Yes, it is true that I wanted to direct Rajinikanth in ‘Bhoothakkannadi,’ and I even narrated the story to him. But the project never materialised.”

― Mammootty

“My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“Earlier, I was traveling all over the world. Then I got married. Everyone presumed I had lost interest in my career. That was not true.”

― Manisha Koirala

“The single ‘Tha Block Is Hot’ was a song that was true to life.”

― Mannie Fresh

“You’ve gotta stay true to yourself, stay who you are.”

― Manny Machado

“Danny DeVito later told me that he knew he wanted me for ‘Matilda’ the second I walked in the door. I’m not sure if this is true, or if he was just being nice, but I was thrilled when I got it.”

― Mara Wilson

“In business, we say that people overestimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in a decade. This is true in philanthropy as well.”

― Marc Benioff

“Technology is a continuum. It’s constantly getting lower-cost and easier to use, and you see that, and that’s true with our company.”

― Marc Benioff

“Freddie Mercury wrote songs that were real and true.”

― Marc Martel

“I hear that Brooke Ashley is also pressing charges. I don’t know how she can prove anything. How can they prove anything, whether it’s true or not, that I’m the one that infected her?”

― Marc Wallice

“That Happily Ever After is a great way to tell stories when you’re young but eventually it loses its meaning because it’s just not true.”

― Marc Webb

“Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.”

― Marcel Proust

“Design, by definition, is an eco-friendly activity, as its aim is to create objects which are meaningful and durable. Trends always cost resources, but a true designer creates wares which will remain relevant forever.”

― Marcel Wanders

“For me, true kitsch has nothing to do with irony. It’s very honest. It represents what people like, their dreams.”

― Marcel Wanders

“No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.”

― Marcelene Cox

“You never know what’s going to happen when somebody endeavors to do a true crime story. It can be horribly misleading.”

― Marcia Clark

“There is this real divisive theory that if we allow more immigrants to come into this country, that they’re going to take our jobs. It is simply not true. Every person I know who wants to work in a hotel and change sheets can do it.”

― Marcia Fudge

“Everybody says ‘Good Morning’ in Harlem because it’s true! And that’s lovely.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“Anna Katherine Green wrote about a female inquiry agent, and there were a scattering of female investigators in the 1970s, authored by men, who just didn’t ring true. So I thought, ‘Well, there’s an opening here for something.’”

― Marcia Muller

“Self-control is true power.”

― Marco Pierre White

“All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.”

― Marco Pierre White

“We’re special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That’s not just my story. That’s your story. That’s our story.”

― Marco Rubio

“Now, look, it’s true, Americans do want leaders that will come to Washington, D.C. and work together to get things done, but that comes with a very important caveat, it depends what they’re trying to do.”

― Marco Rubio

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“The true genius of a great manager is his or her ability to individualize. A great manager is one who understands how to trip each person’s trigger.”

― Marcus Buckingham

“This hour we are stretching forth our hands with the desire to teach the world the true principles of mercy and justice.”

― Marcus Garvey

“My novels are never directly based on a true crime incident, but I want to get the details right. I want to know how homicide detectives think, what a SWAT team might do to prepare.”

― Marcus Sakey

“I get so tickled when that pilot happens to be an African American because I rarely see that. The same is true when I go to find restaurants. I mean, most places I go, I kind of have some idea who the chef is, which is why I want to go.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“True nobility is exempt from fear.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“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.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“These Americans are among the working poor with full-time jobs earning $5.15 an hour. Millions fall into this boat, even more when you consider that the poverty line has not been adequately adjusted to reflect the true level of poverty in this country.”

― Marcy Kaptur

“They say it can all change with one song, and in my case, that rings very true, I was shocked that it happened this quickly.”

― Maren Morris

“Before the Civil War, Canada was at the top of the underground railroad. If you made it into Canada, you were safe unless someone came and hauled you back. That was also true during the Vietnam War for draft resisters.”

― Margaret Atwood

“For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.”

― Margaret Cavendish

“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.”

― Margaret Chase Smith

“I don’t think a true company – one that builds sustainable value – can ever only exist online or remotely.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“It is true that large parts of the world have not had to endure state-to-state wars for decades. The majority of the world’s nations have also been spared the scourge of civil wars, although many have known violence from revolutionary insurrection.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.”

― Margaret Thatcher

“I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I know this to be true: we have a great degree of control over what happens to us in the last third of our lives.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors.”

― Maria Bartiromo

“Let’s embrace productive capitalism, not casino capitalism, by restoring transparency and true competition in the commodities markets.”

― Maria Cantwell

“Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice, and hastily married. In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken, as the report proved true – a report which I thought justified, and indeed required, our separation.”

― Maria Monk

“It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori Method… I have studied the child; I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method.”

― Maria Montessori

“If I can create something that allows a woman to feel better – that is the true reward.”

― Maria Sharapova

“I think certain people like to torture me because they think I’ve had it easier than I actually have and they think: ‘Oh, she’s got this, she’s got that, she’s always had everything perfect,’ and it’s sooo not true.”

― Mariah Carey

“Obviously it’s true that as you go up the ranks, the number of women starts to decline. Whether that’s because of ‘self-deselection’ or other barriers, I think that depends on the firm, the industry, and the person.”

― Marianne Lake

“Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Judaism is interesting in that there is something there that I think you just can’t understand if you’re not a Jew – it moves into a realm of true mystery.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Marriage can be a magnificent lesson in becoming our best selves; that is true.”

― Marianne Williamson

“The Republican corporatists are worse than the Democratic corporatists, but only to a degree. And Republican corporatists are at least true to their principles, however abhorrent those principles might be to some of us.”

― Marianne Williamson

“It is true I am rather taken up with dress; but as to feathers, every one wears them, and it would seem extraordinary if I did not.”

― Marie Antoinette

“Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.”

― Marie Osmond

“We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.”

― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.”

― Mario Andretti

“Many stories are invented about me – too many stories; almost everyone uses me, and I’d say about 0.01 percent of the gossip is true.”

― Mario Balotelli

“It isn’t true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa

“It’s surreal to know my dreams are coming true.”

― Mario Vazquez

“Eric Schmidt from Google is one of my favorite mentors. And Eric would always say this very humbling thing that’s really true, which is, he would say, ‘Good executives confuse themselves when they convince themselves that they actually do things.’”

― Marissa Mayer

“History is exciting because it’s true.”

― Marissa Moss

“It’s true that, in Iran, women have half of the rights men do. And yet 66 per cent of students are women.”

― Marjane Satrapi

“It’s a cliche, but it’s true that all the fun lies in baddies, grotesques and comic roles.”

― Mark Gatiss

“’Star Wars’ is more fairy tale than true science fiction.”

― Mark Hamill

“I debated in high school! If you told things that weren’t true or just made things out of whole cloth, you were penalized. It’s too bad they don’t apply the same standards to presidential candidates as they do to high school students.”

― Mark Hamill

“The true measure of strength is through a squat and deadlift.”

― Mark Henry

“Chroniclers of the role of paper in history are given to extravagant pronouncements: Architecture would not have been possible without paper. Without paper, there would have been no Renaissance. If there had been no paper, the Industrial Revolution would not have been possible. None of these statements is true.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“It’s true that writing and pastry-making are similar, but when you work as a pastry chef, you can get a kind of mania that everything you see is related to pastries.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“So much of what I write in fiction is based on true stories.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“Talking about myself is difficult for me. It’s anti my true nature.”

― Mark Lanegan

“My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.”

― Mark McKinnon

“The true value of somebody in this town is very hard to determine. It’s all smoke and mirrors.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“Shakespeare does a great job of taking 5,000-year-old stories and turning them into modern pieces that are true to the original essence but are completely remade.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“And it is a very beautiful idea, and possibly true, that a common man from Stratford with a common education was able to write these plays.”

― Mark Rylance

“The true principle of taxation is the benefit principle – those who benefit from a government service should pay for it. It’s also known as the ‘user pay’ principle. Every effort should be made to link the payment of taxes or fees to the cost associated with the government service.”

― Mark Skousen

“Life is true to form; records are meant to be broken.”

― Mark Spitz

“Funnily enough, I had a real giggle with Gary Oldman when we were doing an interview together for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.’ Because I joked I was probably the only British actor who wasn’t in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. The same is true of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Also ‘Star Wars.’”

― Mark Strong

“No, I’ve never moved on with a play. I did the original ‘Closer’ in London but didn’t transfer to the West End or Broadway with it. The same is true of ‘Iceman’: I didn’t go to the Old Vic or Broadway with that. I don’t know; I feel an allegiance often to the play where you do it first, in the theatre that it’s in; you do it for that space.”

― Mark Strong

“Like Israel, the U.K. is a democracy, and like Israel, we would never want to muzzle political voices, whatever their opinions – and that is especially true for universities.”

― Mark Walport

“We do some experiments in humans, some in mice, and there are some questions that can only be answered in nonhuman primates. It’s true that you can’t immediately say that those experiments will translate into human health, but nevertheless, it is obvious that having an understanding of human memory is going to be important for human health.”

― Mark Walport

“People claimed I refused to play. But that is not true and a complete lie.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and terrorists are bad people. The ideals of these groups are in opposition to everything our nation stands for and everything that holds true to our founding principles. Their hatred of people dissimilar to them is un-American, and it should not be tolerated under any circumstances.”

― Markwayne Mullin

“Every story was being made up. My true friends weren’t the ones speaking. It was people who never knew me, making up stories. Even my local paper put a $1,000 bounty out for information about my whereabouts.”

― Marla Maples

“When I was 13, I told Henry Winkler I wanted to act. He said, Do it and don’t let anyone stand in your way. His validation just made it all the more true. I haven’t stopped thanking him since.”

― Marlee Matlin

“As much success came to him, my father stayed true to his promise. He built the hospital to help the most helpless children with catastrophic illnesses.”

― Marlo Thomas

“Some of the craziest aspects about ‘Weeper’ were the things I found out to be true. I mean, true of people.”

― Marlon James

“Caribbean literature only has to be true to itself. It doesn’t need colonialism or imperialism. It’s always been vibrant.”

― Marlon James

“It is probably true that I would not have had as many children or mothers in my books without being a mother with children. It is definitely true that I would not have written about the Civil War without having a little guy who was obsessed with it.”

― Marly Youmans

“I definitely have not had a linear path. I have had more of a path where I’ve meandered with a sense of purpose. Really, what that means is it’s about being true to your convictions and your passions but also leaving yourself open to opportunities when they come along.”

― Marne Levine

“True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“To me, the most interesting part of ‘True Blood’ is that the entire crux of the show is based on identity and finding your true identity.”

― Marshall Allman

“Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment.”

― Martha Beck

“To know what that true self is without social pressure is to know your true nature.”

― Martha Beck

“Painful events leave scars, true, but it turns out they’re largely erasable. Jill Bolte Taylor, the neuroanatomist who had a stroke that obliterated her memory, described the event as losing ’37 years of emotional baggage.’”

― Martha Beck

“I have readers tell me that I must be bored, but that’s not true. I am never bored with the characters. I like them.”

― Martha Grimes

“I worshipped Berry Gordy for the creative dreams he had made come true.”

― Martha Reeves

“Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.”

― Martin Chemnitz

“This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures.”

― Martin Chemnitz

“Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers’s Centre Georges Pompidou of 1971-1977 – the true prototype of the modern museum as popular architectural spectacle – wound up costing so much more than planned that the French government solved the shortfall by cutting support for several regional museums.”

― Martin Filler

“It is not necessarily true that expensive experiments are not worthwhile doing but there are plenty of rather cheap experiments which are certainly worth doing.”

― Martin Fleischmann

“True heroics, obviously, is not the absence of fear, but having that fear and doing something anyway.”

― Martin Freeman

“I think acting is all about the other people. Sounds like a worthy thing to say, but it’s true.”

― Martin Freeman

“I want to show everyone that if you pursue your dreams, they can come true no matter what. That’s what I want to do.”

― Martin Garrix

“True time is four-dimensional.”

― Martin Heidegger

“After its defeat in the Second World War, Japan, unlike Germany, failed to show true contrition or give a fulsome apology, though it showered its neighbours, including China, with generous economic assistance. Only in 1995 did it finally offer an apology, but this was of the most limited and formulaic kind.”

― Martin Jacques

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.”

― Martin Luther

“It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“We procrastinated in the U.S., it’s true. And we are changing that.”

― Martin Winterkorn

“Sometimes I wouldn’t give an interview because I didn’t have the time or something else was more important. So they come up with a story which I don’t think is always true, but they have to sell papers.”

― Martina Hingis

“In a sense, the rumours suggesting I had quit were true: I had retired, but only from the personal-appearance end. I did that because I had always felt conspicuous onstage, and I’m not the sort of person who likes to be an exhibitionist.”

― Marvin Gaye

“I heard that the same thing occurred in a scene in Alien, where the creature pops out of the chest of a crewman. The other actors didn’t know what was to happen; the director wanted to get true surprise.”

― Marvin Minsky

“It seems true that the growth of science and secularism made organized Christianity feel under threat.”

― Mary Douglas

“Having watched television, I would kind of play the role or picture myself on a television show or something like that. That’s maybe always been true of a certain type of kid, even before television maybe, but I think it’s been amplified to an insane level.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“It’s true that your environment influences how you write.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“I long for real and true connection. It has been the theme of all the songs in my whole life.”

― Mary Gauthier

“If they’re going to write a story they’re going to write the story whether it’s true or not.”

― Mary-Kate Olsen

“The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.”

― Mary McLeod Bethune

“Ultimately, the problem is that sex is perceived as a personal, intimate thing, not in the realm of science. But that’s not true. It’s physiology; it’s anatomy. It deserves to be studied.”

― Mary Roach

“Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist, a biographer.”

― Mary Schmich

“I have always been attracted to apostrophe, perhaps because of its resemblance to prayer. A voice reaches out to something beyond itself that cannot answer it. I find that moving in part because it enacts what is true of all address and communication on some level – it cannot fully be heard, understood, or answered.”

― Mary Szybist

“The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe.”

― Masanobu Fukuoka

“People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.”

― Mason Cooley

“I’m not an expert in instruments, beat programming, or electronics. For some people it’s all about doing it themselves. But for me, it’s all about find the people that can help make my vision come true.”

― Matisyahu

“Often, when people don’t do so well in a monologue at UCB, it’s because they’re racking their brain so hard to be funny that they’re just not honest and don’t just tell a true story, which is what we want.”

― Matt Besser

“For all you Joe Besser haters who claim that he was the worst Stooge, that’s not true – Curly Joe DeRita was the worst stooge. Joe Besser was the second worst.”

― Matt Besser

“Our kids are growing up with more privilege than we had; that’s true for most of my friends in L.A. I don’t know any actor who grew up with any particular privilege, so everyone wrestles with this. And I think, a lot of times, it’s about being patient with your kids.”

― Matt Damon

“Your true friends will tell you what they believe is true.”

― Matt Hardy

“People keep saying EC3 is the heart and soul of TNA: that he’s this homegrown star, and he is going to be this big star. But fans don’t understand that I’m the true star – I came off Vince McMahon’s TV.”

― Matt Hardy

“’Friends’ was a true ensemble. There really was no star of the show.”

― Matt LeBlanc

“I’m constantly trying to mine the DNA of John Constantine and stay true to that character in the comic books.”

― Matt Ryan

“I think a lot of people start out full of idealism and fresh ideas. And then a lot of times, being re-elected becomes more important than staying true to your principles.”

― Matt Salmon

“With religion I was always like, ‘Does it matter if it’s true if it makes you happy?’”

― Matt Stone

“There are some who think that the government is limited in how many corruption cases it can bring against Wall Street, because juries can’t understand the complexity of the financial schemes involved. But in ‘U.S.A. v. Carollo,’ that turned out not to be true.”

― Matt Taibbi

“It’s true there were a lot of clubs interested in me – I had talks with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.”

― Matteo Guendouzi

“Why on earth would free people remain prisoners in a cage of absurd laws and regulation, with rigid constraints that humiliate the true needs of the people and their country?”

― Matteo Salvini

“The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.”

― Matthew Arnold

“Anytime I talk about my wife, I want to make it, like, ‘the battle-ax,’ and I always do that bit, but it’s not true. She’s a very positive person.”

― Matthew Broderick

“Most Americans think that the typical low – income family lives in public housing or gets housing assistance. The opposite is true.”

― Matthew Desmond

“It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true.”

― Matthew Henry

“We all have to stand by our life’s work as the true test of what we have done for the world.”

― Matthew Lesko

“Stanley didn’t shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of.”

― Matthew Modine

“Washington and the elder Napoleon. Both were brave men; both were true men; both loved their country and dared to expose their lives for their country’s cause.”

― Matthew Simpson

“The conservative interpretation of American history says that wherever the word ‘God’ appears, it’s obviously our God, it’s obviously a Christian God; it’s usually an evangelical God. The simplest point I’m making is: That is just absolutely not true.”

― Matthew Stewart

“The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.”

― Maurice Chevalier

“’Annapurna’ is a sort of novel. It’s a novel, but a true novel.”

― Maurice Herzog

“A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.”

― Maurice Maeterlinck

“True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere – a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world.”

― Maurice Saatchi

“I don’t like the idea of having a public image. In the end, you have an image of someone, which becomes true whether it is or not.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“You assume things, like whatever country has more firepower wins the wars, and that’s actually not true at all.”

― Max Brooks

“It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.”

― Max Frisch

“Music is intangible and ephemeral, but it comes from the home world of the spirit, and though so fleeting, it is recognized by the spirit as a soul-speech fresh from the celestial realms, an echo from the home whence we are now exiled, and therefore it touches a cord in our being, regardless of whether we realize the true cause or not.”

― Max Heindel

“’Chronicle 2′ has become this question of, ‘How do we all make a movie that we all respect?’ And that’s true to what ‘Chronicle’ is. There’s no one at the studio who wants to make a bad movie. They all want to make a good movie just as much as I do.”

― Max Landis

“Every story I write is different. Some are hard. Some aren’t. ‘Chronicle’ was tremendously easy. I have a hard time comparing my process on different things, but I will say this: The more you write, the better you get at it. That’s one of the few things that’s markedly true.”

― Max Landis

“Facebook and Myspace are the U.S. audience, which is tried and true when it comes to being susceptible to ads.”

― Max Levchin

“Ever since I was 7 years old, Formula 1 has been my career goal, so this opportunity is truly a dream come true.”

― Max Verstappen

“It is not true that good can only follow from good and evil only from evil, but that often the opposite is true.”

― Max Weber

“True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.”

― May Sarton

“I want to tell stories that are true and that resonate and move people, that highlight both the tremendous beauty and ugliness available in the human experience.”

― Maya Hawke

“It’s really easy as an actor just starting out to get into the mindset that you only get one break. But my parents have shown me that’s not true.”

― Maya Hawke

“Shout out to Daryl Hall. He is the best. One of my true musical heroes. He comes from the Philly area so when it comes to true soul, the guy obviously is the expert.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“The fact is safe co-sleeping is not difficult. The notion of babies being smothered is simply not true. And the benefits of sleeping together are profound.”

― Mayim Bialik

“It’s true that some countries have more volatility, but each also has nuances we don’t even know about.”

― Maz Jobrani

“I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That’s my role in life, to be an outcast.”

― Meat Loaf

“Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don’t mind saying that, it’s true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them.”

― Meg Ryan

“True crime has long been a passion for me, but I’m also a sucker for biographies, particularly of politicians, writers, or Hollywood icons.”

― Megan Abbott

“I’ve come to believe that what draws women to true crime tales is an instinctual understanding that this is the world they live in.”

― Megan Abbott

“I’ve consumed true crime since first discovering ‘Helter Skelter’ by Vincent Bugliosi in a used bookstore at age 9 or 10 and staring in fascination and horror at the crime-scene photos in the middle.”

― Megan Abbott

“You should definitely stay true to your own style.”

― Megan Mullally

“Share your true stories.”

― Megan Shull

“Intimate scenes are always super awkward – and that is the truth. I know everybody says it, but it really is true.”

― Meghann Fahy

“Nobody really knows my true feelings on a lot of issues.”

― Megyn Kelly

“The inconvenient truth that our lazy media elites do so much to ignore is that Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and Warren are much closer in their views to the vast majority of ordinary Americans than the Bloombergs or the Bidens. They are the true centrists, the real moderates; they represent the actual political middle.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal.”

― Mehmet Oz

“A lot of folks believe their best years are behind them. But I want Americans to recognize that’s not true.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.”

― Meister Eckhart

“Oh, I’m not a true genius. I’m a near genius. I would say I’m a short genius. I’d rather be tall and normal than a short genius.”

― Mel Brooks

“Right now, my career is in three directions: as a performer, as an arranger, as an author – and I don’t give any one of them true precedent, or true top marks, as opposed to the other two.”

― Mel Torme

“The true essence of fashion is being able to reinvent yourself with what you have.”

― Melanie Fiona

“You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something – it is true.”

― Melina Mercouri

“I kind of thought when I was 30 that you’re as good as your going to get. And that’s not true.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“I believed in Obama for social issues. I believe he brought our nation together and healed our racial divide. Martin Luther King’s dream came true when he was elected. That’s huge.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“I sometimes think the only true record of England is the ‘Cumberland News.’”

― Melvyn Bragg

“I was always reading about the Premier League. It has been a big dream and one that came true. But it is not the end of the dream; it is just starting.”

― Memphis Depay

“Even setting aside her checkered record in the Senate and the State Department, it is Mrs. Clinton’s flagrant contradictions on women’s issues that expose her true character.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song, but it’s true; I was raised in a freight car.”

― Merle Haggard

“My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I’m superstitious enough to believe that.”

― Meryl Streep

“I’m a true believer that unless you’re Prince or Stevie Wonder – and even Prince is showing that he needs help – not everybody can produce themselves. I’m definitely not that person.”

― Meshell Ndegeocello

“There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.”

― Mia Hamm

“True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.”

― Mia Hamm

“Helping to open up the conversation about inclusion and diversity in casting has been a dream come true.”

― Michael Arden

“The problem isn’t that Silicon Valley is keeping women down or not doing enough to encourage female entrepreneurs. The opposite is true. No, the problem is that not enough women want to become entrepreneurs.”

― Michael Arrington

“It struck me that what I’d heard about certain celebrities was true: they had It, whatever the hell It was. Star power isn’t a myth; it is tangible and forceful.”

― Michael Bergin

“The fact remains that most of us are anesthetized to the true cost and true value of long term care insurance.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“If someone is very upper-class, you have a stereotype of him which is probably true. If someone has a working-class accent, you have no idea who you’re talking to.”

― Michael Caine

“As a coach or manager, if it was something that had to be done I’d be comfortable doing it but I’d still be true to myself. I wouldn’t turn into a madman or start throwing teacups and screaming.”

― Michael Carrick

“Nothing is funnier than a true story told by a bitter old black man.”

― Michael Che

“I can tell how honest a joke is or how true a joke is by how fast the laughs come.”

― Michael Che

“I tell people, ‘It’s just like a cliche, but it’s true: In Hollywood, dreams can come true.’”

― Michael Clarke Duncan

“I want a news service that tells me what no one knows but is true nonetheless.”

― Michael Crichton

“Only flies have true halteres. In fact, the scientific term for flies, ‘diptera,’ means ‘two wings.’ Most insects, including bees, have two pairs of wings for a total of four. In flies, the hindwing pairs have been transformed through evolution into the halteres.”

― Michael Dickinson

“If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.”

― Michael Douglas

“Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.”

― Michael Faraday

“My book ‘Ali Pasha’ tells the true story of a young sailor Henry Friston, who, in the hell-fire of battle, forms an unusual friendship.”

― Michael Foreman

“It’s fashionable to use terms like ‘sales funnels’ to describe the sales process for many companies, and it is true that the funnel design is very appropriate for the digital world, but despite all the prose written on sales funnels and the like, my question is still the same – when do you close your sales, and how long does that take?”

― Michael Gerber

“If you are with five successful people, then you are the sixth successful person. The reverse of this is true as well, so who are you hanging out with?”

― Michael Gerber

“Hopefully, by the time I do a project, I already have a true understanding and love of what I’m about to do because if I don’t, I’m not going to work on that project. I really want to have those connections so I can be truthful to the emotional aspect of what I have to deliver for the story.”

― Michael Giacchino

“Because I’m the author of my screenplays I know what I’m looking for. It’s true that I can be stubborn in demanding that I get what I want, but it’s also a question of working with patience and love.”

― Michael Haneke

“I was a pretty wild kid, and I probably lived 48 years in my first 20. But I always seemed to have a true line of faith for some reason.”

― Michael Harney

“There’s a bigger difference between the first and second Bush administrations than there is between Bush and Obama. That’s really true.”

― Michael Hayden

“President Obama came to office with a strong belief that America had overreached, that we had become too involved. It matched the national mood, and indeed, there was some evidence that it was true.”

― Michael Hayden

“Well, it is true that they did – the Pentagon did impose rules for governing the handling of the Koran in January of 2003, after there had been complaints about the handling of the Koran from detainees, from the International Red Cross.”

― Michael Isikoff

“Citizens of Rome might boast that the claim of ‘Civus romanus sum’ set them apart from barbarians and slaves, and it was true up to a point, but Roman citizens lived in a society that accepted pain, cruelty, and torture as the norm, and in which there was no suggestion of equality at birth or mercy in the afterlife.”

― Michael Korda

“It’s often said that everybody has a story to tell, and I suppose that’s true, but the problem is that most of them aren’t worth telling.”

― Michael Korda

“For me, true luxury can be caviar or a day with no meetings, no appointments and no schedule.”

― Michael Kors

“When you play a character that’s someone real, when you’re playing a true story, it’s really great ’cause you’re not pretending to make up some silly thing.”

― Michael Madsen

“Suffice it to say, every actor works differently. Laurence Olivier would put on his costume and when the wardrobe was right, he was in character. That sounds superficial, but it’s true, and look at the results.”

― Michael Mann

“People simply learn to process information to the point where it doesn’t serve true creativity.”

― Michael Masser

“The process depends on the situation, and I don’t think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way… well, actually, that’s not true.”

― Michael McKean

“Co-writing the ‘True Blood’ comic is a dream come true both as a performer on the show and as longtime comic fan. It’s a real privilege to build on the rapidly growing ‘True Blood’ mythology.”

― Michael McMillian

“I really want to do a ‘True Blood-Six Feet Under’ comic book crossover.”

― Michael McMillian

“I’m sort of killing two birds with one stone here, getting to write for ‘True Blood’ and being able to put myself in a comic at the same time.”

― Michael McMillian

“Most stories in ‘True Blood’ take place over a short amount of time. I think the entire three seasons of the show have only spanned a month and a half of those characters’ lives.”

― Michael McMillian

“I want to work on the ‘True Blood’ comic for as long as they’ll let me.”

― Michael McMillian

“Every fact in my films is true. And yet how often do I have to read over and over again about supposed falsehoods?”

― Michael Moore

“Many criminals believe what they say is true; they could pass a lie detector test.”

― Michael Moore

“It gives me confidence to know that what I’m writing has a veracity of its own without me having to invent it. When I’m writing fiction, I must believe it to be true, or I can see no point in it.”

― Michael Morpurgo

“There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path. You go along the path that feels the most true, and most according to the principles that are guiding you, and that’s the way the decisions are made.”

― Michael Nesmith

“The true essence of comedy is a baby seal hunt.”

― Michael O’Donoghue

“The true symbolism of every facet of ‘Guernica’ can only be guessed at, but we do know that it haunted Picasso.”

― Michael Portillo

“They say travel enables you to encounter your opposite. If this is true, I think I may have met mine in a shepherd’s hut in Transylvania.”

― Michael Portillo

“It would be a dream come true if I could just go from studio to studio and play solos.”

― Michael Schenker

“The first thing I learned is that campaigns are about money. I had this romantic idea that campaigns were about law and debates and so forth, which is just not true. It’s about money.”

― Michael Seibel

“It’s absolutely true that it’s almost impossible to play a character without having any affection for him.”

― Michael Shanks

“Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.”

― Michael Shermer

“The reason is that in a group, individual errors on either side of the true figure cancel each other out.”

― Michael Shermer

“The numbers matter: underreporting of Lyme disease obscures the true burden of the illnesses, on individuals as well as on health-care systems. It also makes it harder to convince Congress to fund research.”

― Michael Specter

“Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States, and the incidence is growing rapidly. In 2009, the C.D.C. reported thirty-eight thousand cases, three times more than in 1991. Most researchers agree that the true number of infections is five to ten times higher.”

― Michael Specter

“Just because you read a report in the ‘New York Times,’ the ‘Economist,’ or, yes, ‘The New Yorker’ doesn’t make it true. But we do know that a few people have evaluated that story with what strikes me as fairly objective standards of reason.”

― Michael Specter

“As brutal as Saddam Hussein was, it was a mistake to just eliminate him. The same is true for Moammar Gadhafi and for Libya, which is now a failed state.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical.”

― Michael Tippett

“I try to have a true line in every character I play.”

― Michael Trucco

“How does the past ambush us? How can we be accurate about what happened, how can we be true to it? And can war be declared over? And can we ever evolve from the notion of war, of nations, of us versus them?”

― Michael Winter

“You have to be true to your instinctive way of writing. You have to find your identity.”

― Michaela Coel

“’SNL’ was a dream come true for me. It was a fantastic year. I don’t have any regrets.”

― Michaela Watkins

“In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk – they are all part of the curriculum.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“The greatest myth about mass incarceration is that it has been driven by crime and crime rates. It’s just not true.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I just encourage young girls to be true to themselves.”

― Michelle Carter

“I do believe in one true love.”

― Michelle Dockery

“I try to keep things as varied as possible in my career, and after playing something as fun and over the top as Maryann on ‘True Blood,’ I wanted to find something antithetical to that.”

― Michelle Forbes

“I had so many offers after ‘True Blood’ for things that were someone in the same vein, but nowhere near Alan Ball’s vision. Or something that was over-the-top and fantastical. And I’ve always wanted to play the regular, working-class mom, and I’ve never really had the chance to do that.”

― Michelle Forbes

“At one point I had a stretch where it was working on ‘In Treatment,’ then ‘True Blood,’ then ‘Durham County,’ then ‘True Blood,’ then ‘In Treatment’ again. If I didn’t have that little dose of ‘True Blood’ in the middle, I might have lost my mind.”

― Michelle Forbes

“I was deliciously happy filming ‘True Blood.’ I even kept all the scripts in my office, which I never do with any script. Although I did shred them all in one go when the series finished; it seemed like a ritual, somehow.”

― Michelle Forbes

“In this age of vampires, what I love about ‘True Blood’ the most is that it’s a post-modern take on it. ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ series author Charlaine Harris and ‘True Blood’ creator Alan Ball turned that whole mythology upside-down… It’s not just about vampires. It’s about a lot of different things.”

― Michelle Forbes

“I think true wilderness can still be found, but it’s hard to reach and dangerous when you get there, which is probably why it still exists.”

― Michelle Paver

“It’s true to say that once I’ve got the bare bones of a story, I often get ideas from my own research trips to faraway places.”

― Michelle Paver

“Honestly, I never really thought I’d be a comedian. But I did take an aptitude test in seventh grade – and this is 100 percent true – I took an aptitude test in seventh grade, and it said in my best profession was a clown or a mime.”

― Michelle Wolf

“Some comedy has turned into, ‘Donald Trump’s bad, isn’t he?’ That’s a true statement. But where is your joke?”

― Michelle Wolf

“At last a dream come true. The Instrument of Instruments.”

― Mick Fleetwood

“I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It’s true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.”

― Mick Jagger

“The most significant thing is to always stay true to yourself. What brought you to where you are will continue to separate you. The thing is to be different.”

― Mickie James

“A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.”

― Mignon McLaughlin

“True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“I believe there’s no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“Your neighbor’s vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“In my view, while the single neuron is the basic anatomical and information processing-signaling unit of the brain, it is not capable of generating behaviors and, ultimately, thinking. Instead, the true functional unit of the central nervous system is a population of neurons, or neural ensembles or cell assemblies.”

― Miguel Nicolelis

“I think the illest thing about Wiz Khalifa is how true to himself he’s always been, and I miss that from artists. Nothing about what he does ever felt like he was reaching to be something that he wasn’t.”

― Miguel

“I don’t take anything Hillary Clinton is going to say at all as true. I’m not going to take her on her word.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.”

― Mike Leigh

“If you ask any couple who have been married 50 years or longer, they will tell you they’ve experienced it all. The same is true of the Beach Boys.”

― Mike Love

“When our band took off, we were all in this microcosm of a hurricane or whatever it was. It was a crazy, crazy dream come true with nightmares floating around it, and all sorts of stuff was happening, and my Crohn’s was happening.”

― Mike McCready

“My lesson would be to not sell yourself to anybody else and stay true to yourself.”

― Mike Portnoy

“Becoming the first Canadian male to win a Major Championship, especially being the Masters, was a dream come true.”

― Mike Weir

“For ‘Black Beatles’ to be so true to us and our sound – we weren’t chasing a sound – it solidifies that the world is ready for us and what we have to come.”

― Mike Will Made It

“In my opinion, the true pioneers are those artists who make manifest in their works the new content, the determining characteristics of life in our time.”

― Mikhail Sholokhov

“Men are at risk for breast cancer as well. That’s absolutely true.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.”

― Milan Kundera

“True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.”

― Milan Kundera

“Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.”

― Milan Kundera

“I need more friends. It’s kind of like my quest right now just to have more true friends.”

― Miley Cyrus

“What is true of Mr. Mill’s influence on the women’s-suffrage question is true also of the other political movements in which he took an active interest.”

― Millicent Fawcett

“But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger fan and now my dreams have really come true.”

― Milton Bradley

“Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest?”

― Milton Friedman

“I never bet against anyone. If people do something that has a true purpose, and they do it with boldness, I root for them.”

― Mindy Grossman

“On ‘The Office,’ so much of the show is about disguising your true feelings and your romantic feelings because it was a mock documentary.”

― Mindy Kaling

“Not to be weird, but I still have an ongoing relationship with my mom, even though she passed away, and I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve been able to convey to her. Now I sound like a total weirdo, but that’s true.”

― Mindy Kaling

“When I could choose which national team to play for, I could choose between Luxembourg, France, and Bosnia, and I chose Bosnia because I felt it was important to demonstrate, especially to the young people, that a dream can become true.”

― Miralem Pjanic

“I feel like my only safety is in being totally true to myself.”

― Miranda July

“The thing I know about Diana Trout is that she’s the hardest-working person. She even says it in season one – that nobody works harder than she does. I believe that’s always been true about her. That is why she has high expectations of everyone around her.”

― Miriam Shor

“Winning the World Cup was a dream come true.”

― Miroslav Klose

“I find more of an authenticity in people who are a little strange – so I really like characters who are just the tiniest bit weird. I find enormous comfort in that – someone who’s kind of normal just doesn’t feel as true.”

― Missi Pyle

“The true enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who defend an imploding status quo.”

― Mitch Daniels

“If information wants to be free, then that’s true everywhere, not just in information technology.”

― Mitch Kapor

“I need to know everything inside quote marks is true.”

― Mitchell Zuckoff

“Ponzi and all of his successors tap into a fundamental part of human nature. One part of our brain tells us this is too good to be true. The other side tells us this is too good to miss. The key to any con is getting a mark to tip to the too-good-to-miss side.”

― Mitchell Zuckoff

“I believe in my Mormon faith, and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers – I will be true to them and to my beliefs.”

― Mitt Romney

“I just want to instill love into everyone’s hearts. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true.”

― Mj Rodriguez

“I think writers write for their consciences, they write for their own true audiences, for their souls.”

― Mo Yan

“If there is true evil in the world – it is Republican conservatives.”

― Moby

“There’s a rumor that my great-grandmother was 6’7”. I don’t know if it’s necessarily true, but that’s a big woman.”

― Mohamed Bamba

“I’m very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith.”

― Mohammed Morsi

“In many ways, it is very real, because I sat there for 9 days, and it was constantly happening, and that was the 9 days of making the film. But you can’t say that it’s 100% true, because there are places where I’ve been intrusive and interfered.”

― Mohsen Makhmalbaf

“Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.”

― Moliere

“True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.”

― Moliere

“It’s true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.”

― Moliere

“I developed an interesting skill set in that I was able to create a network and create experiences and environment – I built this decadent playground for men. It might have been successful, but it wasn’t important. It didn’t have any true meaning.”

― Molly Bloom

“My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.”

― Molly Sims

“I’ve never felt powerful enough to write a true political novel, or deeply knowledgeable enough to draw a character like, say, Tolstoy’s Prince Kutuzov.”

― Mona Simpson

“During his public life, Barack Obama has often referred to his biracial background and itinerant childhood and has said, ‘In no other country on Earth is my story even possible.’ True.”

― Monica Crowley

“The one and true God of the Bible does not share His glory with any man or anyone else. There is only room for one God.”

― Monica Johnson

“’True School’ is one great big reminder. It’s a reminder to everybody in that middle school bracket that was in school when playing hard to get was out.”

― Monie Love

“When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.”

― Montserrat Caballe

“The president who achieved a true democracy. The president who built a peaceful relationship between the North and the South. The president who achieved a more equal and fair economy. That’s how I want to be remembered.”

― Moon Jae-in

“True basketball coaches are great teachers and you do not humiliate, you do not physically go after, you do not push or shove, you do not berate, if you are a true coach. If you humiliate or curse them, that won’t do it. Coaches like that are not coaches.”

― Morgan Wootten

“There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“Your spirit is the true shield.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that’s why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives.”

― Morris Chestnut

“It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“It could be construed that the reason I wouldn’t wish to live in England is the immigration explosion. And that’s not true at all.”

― Morrissey

“Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That’s why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.”

― Mortimer Adler

“Hip-hop is the last true folk art.”

― Mos Def

“What people are now realizing is that this formula that technology destroys jobs and creates jobs, even if it’s basically true, it’s too simplistic.”

― Moshe Vardi

“People tend to believe that to be modern you have to disengage from your heritage, but it’s not true.”

― Moza bint Nasser

“As a Christian, you forgive, and you feed the hungry and clothe the naked, and you visit the sick and comfort the lonely. If I’m a true follower of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ, I got to do the things you’re supposed to be doing.”

― Mr. T

“It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“I began my work in the ’70s, teaching at a university in Bangladesh, and these economic theories that I had learned stopped ringing true for me, as I saw the misery of people living all around me.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“Everybody has equal opportunity, and I think that is true for everything.”

― Mukesh Ambani

“While the seeming independence of the federal judiciary has played a vital part in making its actions virtual Holy Writ for the bulk of the people, it is also and ever true that the judiciary is part and parcel of the government apparatus and appointed by the executive and legislative branches.”

― Murray Rothbard

“As teenagers, we go through social, emotional and physical changes… and sometimes, to feel comfortable, we end up doing things that are not true to who we are just to fit in and feel loved.”

― Mya

“It is true I work 16 hours a day.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“The whole point of the kingdom of God is Jesus has come to bear witness to the true truth, which is nonviolent. When God wants to take charge of the world, he doesn’t send in the tanks. He sends in the poor and the meek.”

― N. T. Wright

“I know my life story sounds too extraordinary to be true.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“I like to have the impression that whatever is happening is true.”

― Nadine Labaki

“I think you owe it to yourself and you owe it to your status as an artist to be true to who you are.”

― Nadine Labaki

“I am proud of religious Zionism. I am proud of the members of religious Zionism because it is a true ideological public.”

― Naftali Bennett

“Always stay true to yourselves.”

― Naima Adedapo

“An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.”

― Nance O’Neil

“The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force.”

― Nancy Cartwright

“With every story that TV covers, somebody – some corporation, some shareholders – are making money. That’s true whether covering Libya, Iraq, the tsunami in Japan, Osama bin Laden, whatever story there is. That day, the shareholders are making money off it. Every newspaper that’s sold, somebody’s making a dime.”

― Nancy Grace

“A true epilogue is removed from the story in time or space. That’s the reason it is called an ‘Epilogue’; the label serves to alert the reader that the story itself is over, but we are going to now see a distant result or consequence of that story.”

― Nancy Kress

“The climax is the place where the opposing forces in your story finally clash. This is true whether those opposing forces are two armies or two values inside a character’s soul.”

― Nancy Kress

“Many novice writers try to avoid using ‘said’ by substituting synonyms: ‘he uttered,’ ‘she murmured,’ ‘he questioned.’ It’s true that any word repeated too often becomes monotonous, but substitutions for ‘said’ can be worse than its repetition.”

― Nancy Kress

“Many think kids have lots of time and few responsibilities. And that’s just not true. They are stressed and under pressure.”

― Nancy Lublin

“The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“I’m Marie Lightfoot, or at least that’s the name my publisher puts on the covers of the books I write about true crime. In classic ‘true crime’ fashion, my latest one is titled ‘Anything to Be Together.’”

― Nancy Pickard

“A real blockbuster is one where everyone, from a small technician to a distributor, gets profits. The true success of a film is when every person involved is happy.”

― Nani

“I wish it were true that every child had access to an education that helped them reach their full potential.”

― Naomi Alderman

“The thing about having true fans, it seems, is that they remain loyal to their idea of what the work meant to them. And that might make them more exacting than the toughest studio executive or publishing boss.”

― Naomi Alderman

“Psychologists have set about describing the true nature of women with a certainty and a sense of their own infallibility rarely found in the secular world.”

― Naomi Weisstein

“The army is the true nobility of our country.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“A true man hates no one.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”

― Napoleon Hill

“Once winter sets in I must have the sun and warmth. I need to be in the sun – I’m a true island baby.”

― Narciso Rodriguez

“A revelation came to me at 16. All true princes must someday become kings.”

― Naseem Hamed

“It’s true what people say – that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play.”

― Nastassja Kinski

“I’m a feminist in the true sense of the word. It’s about equality.”

― Natalie Dormer

“I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can’t fool anyone because it’s on the page.”

― Natalie Goldberg

“Are kids smarter than adults? All evidence points to that being true.”

― Natalie Jeremijenko

“When I was a teenager, a psychic told me, ‘Your biggest challenge will be life-work balance.’ That’s certainly turned out to be true!”

― Natalie Massenet

“Be true to yourself, and, um, don’t worry about some large companies’ quarterly profit index.”

― Natalie Merchant

“It’s true: teamwork makes the dream work.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“There’s something great about all your worst fears coming true and being said about you. There’s a tremendous liberation on some level.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“A lot of times when I’m writing lyrics, I just think about insecurities that I might have and turn them into a scene. Some things may be true, and some things may not.”

― Nate Ruess

“I’m kind of in love with my theater agent. I’m a true naive about the theater, a total innocent.”

― Nathan Englander

“People who grow up in a region doubtless have a better cultural awareness of their own cuisine, but it’s also true that a lot of locals go to McDonald’s, Applebee’s and the like.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“I follow the Patriots, but the Steelers were my first and true love. I still have a ‘Terrible Towel.’”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“Working with Thalia was a dream come true as a longtime fan of her work.”

― Natti Natasha

“True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities.”

― Naveen Jain

“The players who said I am the dirtiest player in the league, it’s ultimately their opinion, but I would love to hear from many of them on their true opinion on that.”

― Ndamukong Suh

“The name of the album is ‘Non-Fiction’. And, I’m calling it that because the name of every song on this album is derived from a true story. Now, some of the stories are mine. Some of the stories belong to some of my fans.”

― Ne-Yo

“It’s definitely true that law enforcement investigations expand over time in appropriate ways.”

― Neal Katyal

“Without a national ID and the ability to create true data that can be be safely and securely sent between individuals, we are going to introduce new systemic risk back into the system.”

― Neal Patterson

“One of the most frightening things about your true nerd, for may people, is not that he’s socially inept – because everybody’s been there – but rather his complete lack of embarrassment about it.”

― Neal Stephenson

“The difference between stupid and intelligent people – and this is true whether or not they are well-educated – is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.”

― Neal Stephenson

“I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood.”

― Ned Beatty

“The rich pay more in total taxes now than ever before – ever. It’s true. Just like it’s true that when the rich are convinced they’re going to be taxed more, they spend less. And when the top few percenters don’t spend, there goes all your spending, because they account for half of all retail spending.”

― Neil Cavuto

“I don’t want people to say, ‘Something is true because Tyson says it is true.’ That’s not critical thinking.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“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

“No matter what happens, one should not stop dreaming… dreams do come true.”

― Neil Nitin Mukesh

“What is a master but a master student? And if that’s true, then there’s a responsibility on you to keep getting better and to explore avenues of your profession.”

― Neil Peart

“It is not entirely true that a TV producer or reporter has complete control over the contents of programs. The interests and inclinations of the audience have as much to do with the what is on television as do the ideas of the producer and reporter.”

― Neil Postman

“You want a diverse writers’ room, not because it’s the fair thing to do or the right thing to do, but because it’s the best thing to do for your show. I’ve seen that to be true.”

― Nell Scovell

“For thirty years, I’ve been hearing that it’s getting better for women. And until I see statistical proof over enough years that that’s true, I won’t believe it.”

― Nell Scovell

“With ‘True Blood,’ you don’t know what to expect. You don’t know how wild it’s gonna get.”

― Nelsan Ellis

“I approach the world as a whole by taking an integrative approach, not a world of parts, and I like to bring different fields and disciplines together. The same is true with my preoccupation with cultural expression.”

― Neri Oxman

“In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.”

― Newt Gingrich

“Our bodies are always going to change, and we might not always love that, but it really has nothing to do with true beauty. True beauty comes from within.”

― Nia Jax

“Roman Reigns is this larger-than-life Superman character, but the true Joe, Joe Anoa’I, is a very shy, humble guy, and he’s super giving and loving.”

― Nia Jax

“’True Detective’ is a densely layered work with resonant details and symbology and rich characterization under the guise of one of the forms of this mystery genre. That’s what we shoot for.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“I made ‘True Detective’ like it was going to be the only thing I ever made for television. So put in everything and the kitchen sink. Everything.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“If I write scripts that nobody likes, I don’t think we’ll be doing ‘True Detective.’”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“In the summer of 2010, I was working on a version of ‘True Detective’ that I was thinking might be my next novel, and it was told in these two first-person voices; Cohle and Hart’s voices.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“Nothing in the television show ‘True Detective’ was plagiarized.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“There are websites of ‘True Detective’ artwork out there now, and it’s beautiful. And I don’t want to take that away from anybody. I know what it means to me. But I don’t want to take away anyone’s interpretation of the show.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“I knew ‘True Detective’ wasn’t something I could allow anyone else to develop. But by the time HBO expressed an interest, I still had no real experience.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“In the summer of 2010, I had decided to get into film and TV writing, so I wrote scripts for six different ideas I had developed, and the pilot for ‘True Detective’ was one of them.”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“One of the things you learn as a journalist is that when there’s no accountability, we humans are capable of tremendous avarice and venality. That’s true of union bosses – and of corporate tycoons. Unions, even flawed ones, can provide checks and balances for flawed corporations.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”

― Nicholas M. Butler

“I am not worthy to be on a Mariah Carey record. She’s a true artist, so I just step back and watch the genius occur.”

― Nick Cannon

“Everything that’s said against me offends me, whether it’s true or not.”

― Nick Cave

“When I perform onstage, I’m actually kind of nearsighted, so I don’t have any real, true understanding of what the audience is like.”

― Nick Cave

“As a print journalist, if you hear a rumour you try to stand it up and if you can’t, the story dies. With a blog you can throw the rumour out there and ask for help. You can say: ‘We don’t know if this is true or not.’”

― Nick Denton

“We plutocrats need to get this trickle-down economics thing behind us: this idea that the better we do, the better everyone else will do. It’s not true. How could it be? I earn 1,000 times the median wage, but I do not buy 1,000 times as much stuff, do I?”

― Nick Hanauer

“It’s true that interacting through text means no eyelines, no facial expressions, no tone of voice. That can be an advantage, helping us to consider content rather than eloquence, import rather than source.”

― Nick Harkaway

“It’s a dream of mine to win a Grammy one day. I’m not saying I’m Grammy-worthy, but it would be a dream come true.”

― Nick Jonas

“None of the things I have done would have been accomplished without a true team effort.”

― Nick Lampson

“It’s great to see our players get some of their dreams come true.”

― Nick Saban

“We’re so bitterly divided these days, the appearance of a true ‘other’ might be the best chance of bringing us all together.”

― Nick Sagan

“It’s such a process to get a show off the ground initially. And then, to already have a second season announced is a dream come true for any actor.”

― Nicky Whelan

“True gender equality in Scotland – and elsewhere – is still some way off.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“I had a couple friends from all the different cliques in school, but my true friends were my gymnastics teammates. I grew up competing with them for ten years.”

― Nicole Gale Anderson

“I rarely need career advice because I don’t have a career. No, that’s not true. I can’t really go far away while my kids are living with me.”

― Nicole Holofcener

“With trans folks, we have a lot of people accusing us of just playing dress up for whatever reasons, and that’s just not true.”

― Nicole Maines

“It’s important to be true to yourself and your vision.”

― Nicole Polizzi

“I am being accused of all this plastic surgery, which is absolutely not true.”

― Nicollette Sheridan

“The adage ‘a family that prays together, stays together’ is so true.”

― Niecy Nash

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”

― Niels Bohr

“I once wrote that Lord Moran, Churchill’s doctor, had doctored his diaries as well as his famous patient. That was true but unfair. Although their authenticity as contemporary, daily accounts is often questionable, the observations are quite wonderful.”

― Nigel Hamilton

“So many people report to be contemporary dancers, and they’re not. They are sort of jazz dancers that feel like they’re throwing a bit of classical in there. I mean, a true contemporary dancer has got ballet as their base and classical ballet, and that is their base. And then they choose to extemporize on that and go into a contemporary world.”

― Nigel Lythgoe

“Emotion is messy, contradictory… and true.”

― Nigella Lawson

“There are compelling reasons to implement a true America First immigration plan, starting with border security. We are a land of immigrants. Immigration, with assimilation, has generally been good for America.”

― Niger Innis

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.”

― Nikki Giovanni

“The poet Melvin B. Tolson once said, ‘A civilization is judged only in its decline.’ That made sense to me. I would imagine the same is true for poets and tennis players.”

― Nikki Giovanni

“I have no doubt that if we act with proper focus, we can protect our borders, our sovereignty, and our citizens, all while remaining true to America’s noblest legacies.”

― Nikki Haley

“I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There’s nothing like it. You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great, which CDs can never achieve.”

― Nikki Sixx

“It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.”

― Nikola Tesla

“I always wanted to be an actor, but I just never told anyone. I had this superstition that if I said it out loud, it wouldn’t come true.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“I am a fan of the vampire shows, especially ‘True Blood.’ I’m obsessed with it. I got to meet the entire cast at Comic-Con and hang out with them. And that was awesome. I basically died and went to heaven.”

― Nina Dobrev

“I always thought that Grover Norquist had a – he really is a true ideologue, in every sense of the word.”

― Nina Easton

“Style is about fun. True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things – it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize your collection.”

― Nina Garcia

“When interviewing for any job, you of course want to dress appropriately for the position, but you also want to stay true to who you are.”

― Nina Garcia

“Competing and streaming ‘Fortnite’ all night at the most iconic building in Chicago, a city close to my heart, is a dream come true.”

― Ninja

“People need to be true to themselves, and if entertaining and content-creating is something that does not come naturally and is really difficult, they should find something they are passionate about and love and do that instead.”

― Ninja

“Mumbai Indians will strive to build on our proud legacy of giving youngsters a platform to showcase their talent and realise their true potential.”

― Nita Ambani

“I always wanted to devote a certain part of my life to dance – my true being is to be a dancer.”

― Nita Ambani

“I had my children after eight years of marriage. It was a dream come true. I still pinch myself.”

― Nita Ambani

“Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.”

― Nnamdi Azikiwe

“I must be true to myself within my music or I would be a liar.”

― Nneka

“Some of the things I’ve been in are comedic, but I don’t get considered for true comedies because I’m a ‘dramatic’ actor.”

― Noah Emmerich

“The true test of whether Mr. Obama has improved on the Bush era lies in how his administration justifies its decisions on the 241 remaining Guantanamo detainees, whose cases will now be evaluated internally and reviewed by the courts.”

― Noah Feldman

“I have a 2-year-old son, and I know I’m dealing with a big, grand word when I can’t point to the thing when I define it. Right? If he wants to know what a chair is, I can point to the chair. If he wants to know what religion is, I can’t point to anything in particular. The same is true of the state.”

― Noah Feldman

“I pitched the idea to FX that there’s this larger ‘Fargo’ universe where there’s true crime in the upper Midwest, and I can tell stories from any era of that. Maybe they connect to the first season or the movie, or maybe they don’t. It’s just a style of storytelling. We’re under the auspices of being a true story that isn’t true.”

― Noah Hawley

“’Fargo’ becomes a metaphor for a type of true crime case where truth is stranger than fiction. So, there’s no reason that there isn’t another 10-hour true crime story that could be told in this region.”

― Noah Hawley

“’The Librarians’ fills a vacuum, providing true family programming for TNT.”

― Noah Wyle

“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.”

― Noam Chomsky

“If you have to control people, you have to have an administrative force that does it. So in U.S. industry, even more than elsewhere, there’s layer after layer of management – a kind of economic waste, but useful for control and domination. And the same is true in universities.”

― Noam Chomsky

“It is true that classical libertarian thought is opposed to state intervention in social life, as a consequence of deeper assumptions about the human need for liberty, diversity, and free association.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes… to an extent, that’s true elsewhere, including the United States, but it’s been pretty extreme in Greece.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In some respects, South African apartheid was more vicious than Israeli practices, and in some respects the opposite is true.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I moved to London, and it’s a cliche to say that London is a melting pot, but it’s true – I didn’t stand out anymore.”

― Noma Dumezweni

“Beware of men who cry. It’s true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.”

― Nora Ephron

“It’s true, there’s a lot of melancholy in my music. I don’t know why, I’m not a melancholy person. I’ve always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.”

― Norah Jones

“Only Jesus has prophecies made hundreds of years in advance made literally true. Only He did miracles; only His immediate followers claimed He died and rose from the dead, so in comparison, He comes out superior to other great religious leaders.”

― Norman Geisler

“Even Martin Luther and John Calvin believed that the Roman Catholic church, up to the Council of Trent, was basically orthodox – a true church with sound fundamental doctrines as well as significant error.”

― Norman Geisler

“The best way to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money.”

― Norman Ralph Augustine

“I saw ‘True Blood’ once, and I like the jazzy feel of it and stuff.”

― Norman Reedus

“An artist should remain true. Otherwise his talent, like his stomach, grows fat and stuffy.”

― Norman Reilly Raine

“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“I used to first go on to entertain an audience. But now I go, and this is really true – I go on to have fun with a crowd of my chums.”

― Norman Wisdom

“You know I’ve got a chum, a smashing mate, he’s got a dog with no legs, and he calls it a cigarette. It’s true, yeah, because at nighttime he has to take it out for a drag.”

― Norman Wisdom

“If we always stay true to ourselves, people will always see that.”

― Normani Kordei

“For me, beauty really does come from within, and that may sound cliche, but it’s true.”

― Normani Kordei

“Ironically, it was because I was raised as a Muslim in the South, that I realised the value in being true to who you really are. I’ve just got so many things going on inside. I don’t know how to resolve all of them other than being true to who I am.”

― Noureen DeWulf

“Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.”

― Novalis

“Casting directors said that I look like an urban girl with sharp features. Maybe that is true, but we are living at a time where a lot of advanced make-up techniques are available.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.”

― O. Henry

“I was fortunate in that I attended university in Canada in the early 1970s when you could take a true liberal arts degree with no programmes, majors or minors.”

― O. R. Melling

“I will live in TV Land watching ‘Columbo.’ I also like my ‘Forensic Files,’ all of that true crime.”

― Octavia Spencer

“While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.”

― Odilon Redon

“From the beginning of my career, I wanted to fight in the United States, and now my dreams come true.”

― Oleksandr Usyk

“It is true that women in Paris never put on make-up. It shocked me when I first got there – then I realised how much I liked it.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.”

― Oliver Goldsmith

“Even though people say Richard Harris and I have been having a great feud, it’s not true.”

― Oliver Reed

“The true facts are not always obvious. They often have to be looked for.”

― Oliver Tambo

“It is often suggested that the A.N.C. is controlled by the Communist Party, by Communists. Well, I have been long enough in the A.N.C. to know that that has never been true.”

― Oliver Tambo

“Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Don’t be ‘consistent’, but be simply true.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be ‘consistent’.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“We live in crazy times – that is true – and things have gotten crazier, but it still doesn’t feel like the turn of the century.”

― Om Malik

“A hair divides what is false and true.”

― Omar Khayyam

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true. It’s that simple!”

― Oriana Fallaci

“We must believe what is good and true about the prophets, that they were sages, that they did understand what proceeded from their mouths, and that they bore prudence on their lips.”

― Origen

“Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.”

― Origen

“Do not give up your dream because it is apparently not being realized, because you cannot see it coming true. Cling to your vision with all the tenacity you can muster. Keep it bright; do not let the bread-and-butter side of life cloud your ideal or dim it.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“The true doctrine is that labor – systematic, effective, congenial labor – is not only a necessity, but is the source of the highest enjoyment.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“True economy means the wisest expenditure of what we have, everything considered, looking at it from the broadest standpoint. It is not a good thing to save a nickel at the expenditure of twenty-five cents’ worth of time.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full, or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever intended to be given to man.”

― Orson Pratt

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.”

― Orville Wright

“You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?”

― Oscar Hammerstein II

“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?”

― Oscar Hammerstein II

“It’s true that immigrant novels have to do with people going from one country to another, but there isn’t a single novel that doesn’t travel from one place to another, emotionally or locally.”

― Oscar Hijuelos

“Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.”

― Oscar Wilde

“True friends stab you in the front.”

― Oscar Wilde

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

― Oscar Wilde

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

― Oscar Wilde

“Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement.”

― Otto Weininger

“There will be nothing better than playing international rugby. It’s a dream come true.”

― Owen Farrell

“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.”

― P. G. Wodehouse

“What would annoy the most people most often? That is the true left-wing test of government intervention.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“One of the enduring problems with certain societies in the world – and this is certainly true of a lot of places in the Middle East – is that the capacity for self-governance and self-organizing just isn’t there. It has to do with history.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I have no idea if some societies, anthropologically speaking, aren’t really suited for democracy. I don’t think that’s true.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.”

― P. T. Barnum

“I stay true to my lyrics. If I go back and look at them in hindsight, the emotions I had when I wrote them have passed. It feels unjustified to change them.”

― Paloma Faith

“The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society.”

― Pamela Anderson

“We’re understandably worried that staring at screens all day, and blogging about our breakfasts, is turning America into a nation of narcissists. But the opposite might be true.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.”

― Pamela Hansford Johnson

“Politicians aren’t special. They lie the same way we all do, revealing their true nature under pressure.”

― Pamela Meyer

“There’s been a number of erroneous biographies, articles and so on written about Billy and we both thought it would be a good idea to produce a true one.”

― Pamela Stephenson

“I am often struck by the anxious inferiority many well-educated British people display towards the U.S., particularly Londoners dazzled by New York, when many postcolonials are accustomed to regarding Britain’s old imperial cosmopolis as the true capital of the western world.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.”

― Paracelsus

“A true yogi may remain dutifully in the world; there, he is like butter on water and not like the easily-diluted milk of unchurned and undisciplined humanity.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“I know there are actors who won’t kiss on screen, and I respect that, but I don’t have any rules like that. I will stay true to the script.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“A true heiress is never mean to anyone – except a girl who steals your boyfriend.”

― Paris Hilton

“It’s traditional for an heiress to be raised in a sheltered way. No one thinks that’s true of me, but it actually was.”

― Paris Hilton

“I’ve used the term ‘Facebook for the enterprise,’ and everyone goes, ‘We don’t want Facebook in the enterprise,’ because it conjures up that it’s not secure, and it’s going to be a waste of time. All these things are true, which is why Facebook is not in the enterprise.”

― Parker Harris

“I’m glad I’m with OVO; it’s a dream come true.”

― PartyNextDoor

“I would want the audience to simply see the character I portray in each movie in its true essence because I feel acting is all about truthfully portraying the character.”

― Parvathy

“It is quite true – in fact, obvious on the surface – that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept.”

― Pat Boone

“There is no one true church.”

― Pat Buckley

“I’m parodied as being some right-wing fundamentalist extremist, it just isn’t true. The parody doesn’t reflect reality.”

― Pat Robertson

“The idea that women compete or don’t like each other or undermine each other or sabotage each other, that’s a big miss. That is not true at all. At all. My women connect with each other instantly and help each other.”

― Patricia Riggen

“A lot of people said I left Nottingham Forest for the wrong reasons, but that wasn’t true. I wanted to play for a top team like Chelsea.”

― Patrick Bamford

“I think dreams can come true, but not necessarily like fairy-tales. It’s not always so perfect like that.”

― Patrick Dempsey

“I heard somewhere that whenever you write a book, people will ask you One Question about it over and over. And while I’m no expert in these matters, this is proving to be true. My first book dealt with a not-that-pleasant degenerate type, and the One Question was, ‘Is this an autobiographical story?’”

― Patrick deWitt

“I’ve got a publicist at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt who’s been working little miracles for me, but it’s true the budgets aren’t what they once were in terms of advertisement and book tours.”

― Patrick deWitt

“I’ve always prided myself on being myself and trying to stick true to who I am and how I was raised.”

― Patrick Kane

“What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened. It is emotionally true, but the events, the plotting, the narrative, isn’t true of my life, though I’ve experienced most of the emotions experienced by the characters in the play.”

― Patrick Marber

“The music business is one of a few places where everything you’ve heard about it seems entirely cliche, but it’s true.”

― Patrick Stump

“I’ve been shut down, run down, talked about, dogged out, but that never stopped me from the being the true me that’s here and will be here.”

― Patti LaBelle

“If a film is based on a true story and you don’t use anyone’s name, you can do what you like.”

― Patty Jenkins

“I believe in Wonder Woman and the true spirit of Wonder Woman, and I wanted to tell that story. I didn’t want to make her an alt version of Wonder Woman.”

― Patty Jenkins

“No one I know works in the industry. No, that’s not true – Liv Tyler.”

― Paul Bettany

“The enjoyment we get from something is powerfully influenced by what we think that thing really is. This is true for intellectual pleasures, such as the appreciation of paintings and stories, and it is true as well for pleasures that seem simpler and more animalistic, such as the satisfaction of hunger and lust.”

― Paul Bloom

“Being popular isn’t everything; being true to yourself is!”

― Paul Butcher

“Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.”

― Paul Celan

“God as my witness, may He strike me down if this allegation is true.”

― Paul Crouch

“Although the elusive ‘cure’ may be a distant dream, understanding the true nature of cancer will enable it to be better controlled and less menacing.”

― Paul Davies

“Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.”

― Paul de Man

“The Joker is a tremendous vehicle for talented actors. Cesar Romero’s was a bubbly, lunatic criminal. Nicholson did him as a vain, preening manipulator. Heath’s performance of the Joker was remarkable, too. His was a low-simmering crazy street clown. Joker can be played all these ways, and they’re all true.”

― Paul Dini

“I won’t call ‘Cabin’ an anti-home invasion story, because that’s not exactly true, but the home-invasion subgenre is one I generally don’t gravitate toward as a reader or film viewer.”

― Paul G. Tremblay

“When I told the Pacers I wanted to play for the Lakers, that was true feelings. I wanted to come back home.”

― Paul George

“We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.”

― Paul Hawken

“We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy: one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security.”

― Paul Hawken

“The true artist is never afraid of anything – including the glories of the past.”

― Paul Horgan

“Having said that, I’m a huge Jack Nicholson fan because he just goes nuts in everything he does. Having Jack in his heyday would also be a dream come true.”

― Paul Kane

“Guess will always be loyal and true to its roots.”

― Paul Marciano

“Too often, we are being programmed by the environment around us to behave differently. But I think a true leader is an authentic person who feels good about who he is.”

― Paul Polman

“If it is true that there is always more than one way of construing a text, it is not true that all interpretations are equal.”

― Paul Ricoeur

“I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.”

― Paul Robeson

“Songs do write themselves through you; I know people find it hard to believe, but it’s true.”

― Paul Rodgers

“I always try and hold to that saying, ‘I want to work on things I’d want to see.’ The vast majority, that’s been true.”

― Paul Rudd

“What’s weird is that anybody can write anything, and once it goes online, it’s permanent. My very first biography on IMDb, which was written by a manager I had at the time, was not true.”

― Paul Rudd

“Being sincere and true to yourself is a scary thing but, ultimately, a rewarding one.”

― Paul Rust

“With Quentin Tarantino, he makes movies imagining himself as the audience. To be specific and true to what he wants resonates to people who like his movies.”

― Paul Rust

“We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That’s a layer of transparency that’s sorely needed in America.”

― Paul Ryan

“Every now and then, President Obama sorta drops his veil. He’s less coy about his philosophy, he sort of reveals his true governing philosophy, what he really believes.”

― Paul Ryan

“It’s true that ‘Lords of the Sith’ has a lesbian character. Her orientation is a characteristic in the same way as is her brunette hair. It just fit with my conception of her.”

― Paul S. Kemp

“It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle.”

― Paul Samuelson

“People have the wrong idea that God will forgive Reagan. They say he didn’t know what he was doing. It’s true he didn’t know a lot of what was going on, but he was directly responsible.”

― Paul Samuelson

“The dream of any scholar has, for me, come true by virtue of this award. The Nobel Prizes are justly famous in the hard sciences, in literature, and for peace.”

― Paul Samuelson

“Not only was it enough to be a cover band, it was perhaps the highest calling. After all, if you could play music recorded by others, stay true to the original, and still add fire and flare, why not?”

― Paul Shaffer

“It’s true that monetary policy was too lax for too long, and the government encouraged lending to people who were unlikely to repay their loans.”

― Paul Singer

“True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.”

― Paul Sweeney

“My dad was this sort of avant-garde guy who did all kinds of weird things. He was a true original and anybody who met him never forgot him.”

― Paul Thomas Anderson

“A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.”

― Paul Valery

“True 3D is, you have to kind of originate the images in three dimensions.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I used to believe in one true soul mate, but not anymore. I believe you can have a few.”

― Paul Walker

“Everyone who believes in Jesus Christ will be saved. That is true.”

― Paul Washer

“It is true that many of the Sea Shepherd crewmembers are inexperienced, but the fact is that these volunteers bring a passion to the project that cannot be found in a hired crew.”

― Paul Watson

“When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It is simple but true.”

― Paula Abdul

“Now, I don’t actually know the exact cut-off age where beautiful ceases and ‘must have-once-been-beautiful’ begins. It’s true it’s not forty-five. I can still get attention when I try really hard, even if it’s greatly reduced.”

― Paulina Porizkova

“My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian.”

― Paulina Porizkova

“True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.”

― Pauline Phillips

“It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can’t speak for my twin sister.”

― Pauline Phillips

“Be true to yourself and surround yourself with positive, supportive people.”

― Payal Kadakia

“For one thing, when you’re playing as well as I was at the time, you think you can play with anything. That isn’t true, of course, but I didn’t know it then.”

― Payne Stewart

“The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“I am such a ‘True Detective’ fan. I was anticipating it each Sunday as it came. I’m kind of a sci-fi fan. I was really hooked on the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ series. I think I owned every box set of ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ I also really love ‘Bob’s Burgers.’”

― Pedro Pascal

“Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.”

― Peggy Noonan

“If they don’t depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.”

― Penelope Fitzgerald

“It’s true, I’ve become one of those grumpy older women.”

― Penelope Wilton

“’Gunga Gin’ is a true Libertines amalgamation, in the proper, old-fashioned sense of the word.”

― Pete Doherty

“So many actors say, ‘Oh, I can’t bear to see myself on screen,’ but it’s not true. Everyone loves to see themselves from a good angle.”

― Pete Doherty

“I think it becomes incumbent upon a candidate to essentially disavow some of the things that are in that party platform. Otherwise, I think the assumption is that you are a true believer.”

― Pete Gallego

“For years, the defenders of television have argued that the networks are only giving the people what they want. That might be true. But so is the Medellin cartel.”

― Pete Hamill

“It’s true that in show business, a lot of times a producer will just not ever be there, not even be aware that a show is renewed or canceled.”

― Pete Holmes

“Working on a big-budget summer blockbuster with a built-in fan base is a dream come true for any actor.”

― Pete Ploszek

“Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.”

― Pete Townshend

“Occasionally, Donald Trump says something that is politically incorrect but which also happens to be true.”

― Peter Bergen

“What did U.S. officials have to lose by saying that bin Laden was being protected by the Pakistanis, if it were true?”

― Peter Bergen

“It is true that a population which is growing older needs to save, but the question is in what form the savings are made.”

― Peter Bofinger

“My greatest pleasure is to invent. My continual mad ambition is to make something true and beautiful that never existed in the world before.”

― Peter Carey

“It’s true: one of the things that I’ve always thought about American society is that you never get the sort of natural politicisation of class consciousness that you would get in the United Kingdom or even in Australia.”

― Peter Carey

“When I finished ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ I realised that Faulkner had not lost his power over me.”

― Peter Carey

“A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.”

― Peter Cooper

“I’ve got a good record, but maybe, for whatever reason, it’s not built up by people. I wouldn’t say I’m hard done by. But it’s true that I sometimes don’t get the praise.”

― Peter Crouch

“We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other.”

― Peter De Vries

“The old newspaper adage, ‘If it bleeds, it leads,’ is as true today as it was a century ago.”

― Peter Diamandis

“Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation really comes from perpendicular thinking.”

― Peter Diamandis

“True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments. Breakthrough products disrupt current lines of businesses.”

― Peter Diamandis

“Make it clear up front what the aim of the company is. Stay true to your authentic vision.”

― Peter Diamandis

“The entertainment industry is loaded with extraordinarily talented people. But the true, genuine originals, they’re rare.”

― Peter Falk

“An artist has to be selfish; otherwise, he’s not true to his own art.”

― Peter Frampton

“The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it’s true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.”

― Peter Hammill

“It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.”

― Peter L. Berger

“What I learned is that there are indeed some stories that are too true to tell, too revealing for the general population to metabolize. And too challenging to your reporter colleagues, whose turf or toes you might have tread upon.”

― Peter Landesman

“Even the two novels I’ve written were based on true stories. It’s how I’m wired – real life is fascinating and fantastical enough. The kind of journalism I did unpeeled lids from cans otherwise sealed.”

― Peter Landesman

“I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties.”

― Peter MacKay

“The true minister is in his pulpit not because he has chosen that profession as an easy means of livelihood, but because he could not help it, because he has obeyed an imperious summons that will not be denied.”

― Peter Marshall

“I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.”

― Peter Medawar

“The left-wing agenda wants us to think that the reason there was a depression was because the government didn’t do anything. That’s not true.”

― Peter Schiff

“We all have an obligation as actors to be true to ourselves and our best instincts, but often there’s a higher purpose, which is to serve the text and, in the grander sense, serve the series, even if that means to fall on your sword and take the hit.”

― Peter Scolari

“The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly, too, by responding in some way or not responding, I think, also makes it true.”

― Peter Singer

“Ringo is one of the world’s true humans. The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda. Ringo was just into the music.”

― Peter Tork

“When you get inside a literary novel you feel that the author, more often than not, just doesn’t know enough about things. They haven’t been around enough – novelists never go anywhere. Once I discovered true books about real things – books like ‘How To Run a Company’ – I stopped reading novels.”

― Peter York

“I always say to people that Zimbabweans are the funniest people in Africa; we even laugh at funerals. And it’s true. I mean, there are so many jokes about funerals. There are so many jokes about AIDS. We find ways of coping with pain by laughing at it and by laughing at ourselves.”

― Petina Gappah

“There are some people who have left me negative messages, but they aren’t true Chelsea fans.”

― Petr Cech

“I gave my first interview when I arrived at Chelsea in 2004, and I had said that it had been my dream to play for one of the best clubs in the world and in the best league in the world – this came true, and I am very pleased my dream will last.”

― Petr Cech

“True fans will appreciate what I’ve done and the legacy I’ve left.”

― Petr Cech

“There is always a lot of work going on behind the scenes at a tournament, and that’s even more true at the WTA Finals, where we have many activities during the day, and you really have to set everything up.”

― Petra Kvitova

“True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”

― Petrarch

“It takes effort to be a real friend and to find a true friend.”

― Peyton List

“In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.”

― Phil Crosby

“To suggest that we can’t pay our debts – that’s absolutely not true.”

― Phil Gingrey

“My father was the superintendent of the churches in the state of Montana. He was content in his beliefs. He befit the term ‘true Christian.’ He would turn the other cheek. He was truly a man of peace.”

― Phil Jackson

“One of the things that has proven true in our career is that even if you take something that’s as straightforward and classic as a father-son story, you can express it in a way that’s totally unique to you.”

― Phil Lord

“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.”

― Phil Ochs

“It’s a little counterintuitive to people, that doing what people don’t expect ends up being what people do expect. But that is true of Mac.”

― Phil Schiller

“They committed murder, it is true; but their situation may have rendered it inevitable.”

― Philip Hone

“True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.”

― Philip Massinger

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.”

― Philip Sidney

“Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“Iniesta is a true football genius, and we should all give thanks not only for what he has done but what he’s continuing to do.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.”

― Philippe Halsman

“No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“I have to congratulate L’Oreal on its True Match foundation range. It’s my go-to foundation, and I absolutely love it.”

― Philomena Kwao

“Normally, I’d believe that the saying ‘There’s no small parts, only small actors’ is a load of crock because, more often than not, actors relegated to the small-part category stay in ‘Who was that guy from that thing’ purgatory – however, ’90s sitcom ‘Friends’ proved that the saying is true.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“The first album was a very successful record. It made me very visible and it’s an immediate association, but I don’t do that anymore. Now I’m true to myself as an artist again. I’m more vocally oriented.”

― Phoebe Snow

“I rely on my iPad for on-the-go entertainment. I stock it with TV shows, like ‘Parks and Recreation’ and the British version of ‘The Office.’ I’m reading a Charles Manson biography on it too, since I’m weirdly into true crime.”

― Phoebe Tonkin

“It’s true as a woman, particularly: the older you get, the parts get thinner on the ground and not quite as interesting, that’s for sure.”

― Phyllis Logan

“This has been my dream since I was a little girl. I’ve worked so hard for this moment, and its finally coming true and I couldn’t be more happy.”

― Pia Toscano

“The true science and study of man is man.”

― Pierre Charron

“True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn’t await the passing of years.”

― Pierre Corneille

“Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.”

― Pierre Corneille

“My reason, it’s true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn’t rule them so much as tyrannize them.”

― Pierre Corneille

“It’s true that PSG have the ambition to win the Champions League, so they could be interesting for a player like me.”

― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

“Noises have generally been thought of as indistinct, but this is not true.”

― Pierre Schaeffer

“The moment at which music reveals its true nature is contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations. The complete mystery of music is explained right there.”

― Pierre Schaeffer

“Is evolution a theory, a system, or an hypothesis? It is much more: it is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforward if they are to be thinkable and true.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“True Boogie-Woogie I conceive as homogeneous in intention with mine in painting: destruction of melody, which is the equivalent of destruction of natural appearance, and construction through the continuous opposition of pure means – dynamic rhythm.”

― Piet Mondrian

“It has become progressively clearer that the plastic expression of true reality is attained through dynamic movement in equilibrium. Plastic art affirms that equilibrium can only be established through the balance of unequal but equivalent oppositions.”

― Piet Mondrian

“Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood.”

― Pietro Aretino

“Knowledge is true opinion.”

― Plato

“I studied a truckload of true crime, praying for illumination, but most true crime relies on luridness and voyeurism for effect.”

― Poe Ballantine

“I always loved the Marvel movies. It was my dream to one day have superpowers, and that came true.”

― Pom Klementieff

“True friends challenge us and help us to be faithful on our journey.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“If it is true that the great missionaries of the 16th century were convinced that one who was not baptized was lost – and that explains their missionary commitment – in the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council, that conviction was definitely abandoned.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“I like it when someone tells me ‘I don’t agree.’ This is a true collaborator. When they say ‘Oh, how great, how great, how great,’ that’s not useful.”

― Pope Francis

“Perhaps I can say that I am a bit astute, that I can adapt to circumstances, but it is also true that I am a bit naive. Yes, but the best summary, the one that comes more from the inside and I feel most true is this: I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon.”

― Pope Francis

“In Hollywood, all of your dreams can come true.”

― Poppy

“When you sit down to write something, there should be no guidelines. The main idea is not supposed to be, ‘How many different ways can we sell it?’ That’s so far away from the true spirit of what music is.”

― Prince

“You have to find an identity that’s true to yourself. You really have to find your own voice.”

― Princess Beatrice of York

“It was a dream come true to meet GR Viswanath sir, who is a legend in the game.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“With a true Brexiteer at the helm, Parliament will have to start reflecting public opinion rather than flying in the face of it.”

― Priti Patel

“London is the only true global capital market in Europe and E.U. companies still need access our large liquid markets.”

― Priti Patel

“The Single Market and Customs Union is not a true ‘free’ market. It is designed to suit the E.U. insiders, not the U.K.”

― Priti Patel

“The public wants to know that their political leaders will stay true to the promise made to them that Brexit means Brexit.”

― Priti Patel

“I really identified with Pocahontas’ struggles as a young woman trying to identify herself in a modern, changing world and trying to stay true to her culture and heritage.”

― Q’orianka Kilcher

“Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.”

― Queen Latifah

“I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie.”

― Quentin Tarantino

“True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.”

― R. D. Laing

“The only thing documentary filmmakers have to work with, at least the way I make films, is trust. That’s been true of everyone from James Carville and George Stephanopoulos to the kids in ‘American High’ to the soldiers in ‘Military Diaries’ to Anna Wintour to Dick Cheney.”

― R. J. Cutler

“Whatever the situation at hand, that’s what I’m dealing with and trying to be true to it in that moment.”

― Rachael Harris

“I was the kid at six who was like, ‘I want to be in a jazz club.’ I was never the pop kid, ever. I mean that’s not true, I had a couple years where I wanted to be Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, but aside from that, no.”

― Rachael MacFarlane

“Feminism should be about liberating women, all women, even Republican women, to be their true selves.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn’t want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free.”

― Rachel Cusk

“The expectation was that ‘True Confessions’ would be my first published book, but that didn’t happen. After it was rejected by every publisher in New York and Canada, I shoved it in a closet and went on to write and publish my next three books.”

― Rachel Gibson

“I’ve tried digital planners and fancy planners and date books galore, but my tried and true is actually just a large spiral-bound notebook.”

― Rachel Hollis

“I was just finishing up ‘Spotlight’ in Toronto – I finished it on a Tuesday and started ‘True Detective’ on a Friday. So I was missing rehearsals, unfortunately, which I hate and why I never like to work back-to-back.”

― Rachel McAdams

“I realize I never stand out in a room unless I’m feeling balanced, centered and happy. It sounds really corny but it’s very, very true.”

― Rachel Roy

“Sometimes true girl power means accepting that we are actually vulnerable and even powerless – then figuring out how to adapt and have our needs met in other ways.”

― Rachel Simmons

“Be true to yourself and go with your instincts – don’t be somebody you’re not just to fit in.”

― Rachel Stevens

“It is true that I did not shine as I had wanted in England, but that is part of the past.”

― Radamel Falcao

“It is true that one cannot always win, but one must keep working and have faith that in the future, the situation will improve.”

― Radamel Falcao

“The essence of Hinduism is the same essence of all true religions: Bhakti or pure love for God and genuine compassion for all beings.”

― Radhanath Swami

“I grew up listening to this adage that hard work never fails. It is very true of ‘Adhoori.’”

― Radhika Pandit

“From a spinner’s perspective, in India it was never easy for me to judge where to stand: how far forward, how far back, because on Indian wickets the ball does not carry as much as abroad. That is true of slip fielding in general. I wouldn’t say only for spinner – even for a fast bowler, that holds true.”

― Rahul Dravid

“I hope, by never hiding, I can show there is never anything to be ashamed of when we are being our true selves.”

― Rain Dove

“My father was a dictator in the true German sense. He suppressed my mother.”

― Rainer Weiss

“We cannot and will not rest until we have won true swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions – until we have wiped out poverty from our land.”

― Rajiv Gandhi

“True as this is, it is also true that for one who won through there were many who gained nothing, and it was, and is, the sheer weight of numbers of those who failed of this that has made their influence on the modern life as pervasive and controlling as it is.”

― Ralph Adams Cram

“The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true.”

― Ralph Cudworth

“Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.”

― Ralph Marston

“Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.”

― Ralph Marston

“A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.”

― Ralph W. Sockman

“The point is that a filmmaker is like a journalist in projecting reality in the true sense of the word. Only thing is he dramatically packages it to make more effect.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“’Not A Love Story’ is inspired by true events, but it is not based on those events completely. When I first read about the Maria Susairaj case, I was fascinated with the psychological aspects, that two seemingly very ordinary people can go completely berserk.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.”

― Ramakrishna

“A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.”

― Ramakrishna

“Experiences such as, ‘I went; I came; I was; I did,’ come naturally to everyone. From these experiences, does it not appear that the consciousness ‘I’ is the subject of those various acts? Enquiry into the true nature of that consciousness, and remaining as oneself, is the way to understand, through enquiry, one’s true nature.”

― Ramana Maharshi

“Each character, be it the antagonist or the protagonist, brings with himself his own personality… and I have tried to stay true to each one of them; each is enjoyable in their own way!”

― Rana Daggubati

“I think the over-militarization of local police forces is also true of the over-militarization of the federal government, so I don’t really run and hide from the comment that I think there are 48 federal agencies that have SWAT teams.”

― Rand Paul

“I love Darius Rucker. He’s a true artist, a great songwriter who can play his instrument, sing and write about his life.”

― Randy Houser

“I’m still true to my Southern roots.”

― Randy Jackson

“I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit – and even a bit lower than that.”

― Randy Newman

“I’m always most excited about the job I’m doing at the present, and that’s especially true about ‘Price’ because of my respect for the show and it’s production team.”

― Randy West

“My dad’s first-ever real true job was at Ford Motor Company. He was a UAW member.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“When people say that George Harrison made me famous, that is true in a way.”

― Ravi Shankar

“Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved. No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone.”

― Ravi Zacharias

“My premise is that the popular aphorism that ‘all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different’ simply is not true. It is more correct to say that all religions are, at best, superficially similar but fundamentally different.”

― Ravi Zacharias

“People say we’re running out of energy. That’s only true if we stick with these old 19th century technologies. We are awash in energy from the sunlight.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“Truth may be stranger than fiction on a plot and narrative basis, but fiction can investigate tone in a way that things based on a true story can’t.”

― Ray McKinnon

“Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey.”

― Raymond Queneau

“I like guys with a nice smile. I know it’s cliche, but it’s so true! I like a guy with a nice smile and nice eyes.”

― Rebecca Black

“American fantasy is not a genre we think about too often. Sure, we are familiar with the worlds of English boarding school houses and castles and fairies, but true American fantasy, fantasy that is built on the land of this country, is hard to come by.”

― Rebecca Serle

“The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that’s not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it’s a power – not being yourself, and being in the role; it’s just like another prop.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“We believe that either our own teams or teams that we direct are best capable of creating ‘Mario’ games that will live up to the franchise. The same is true for ‘Metroid’ and ‘Zelda’ and all those wonderful properties. For us, we want to control those characters as a key corporate equity.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“It’s true that Miitomo, at its core, aims to foster social engagement. That’s what it’s all about.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“It used to be you a needed a true center to win championships, but now the point guard position holds just as much weight.”

― Reggie Miller

“My first campaign was pretty ugly: the incumbent came after me hard with a lot of things that weren’t true.”

― Reid Ribble

“When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.”

― Rene Descartes

“The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.”

― Rene Descartes

“Western civilization is, no doubt, predominantly on the side of secular relativism. That is not true in the Islamic world, where faith dominates.”

― Rene Girard

“There’s one thing about TV that I really think is true. If you find the right cast and the right writers, and you got some chemistry going, even if a show is taking a little while to find an audience, if you keep it there, that audience will find it. Because that’s what happened with ‘Cheers.’”

― Rhea Perlman

“I go to work, and I work very hard. I’m loyal, generous, true, kind, fair – all those boxes are ticked. I’m going to Heaven.”

― Rhys Ifans

“Sports is the ultimate escape, the ultimate in reality programming. It’s true drama. You really don’t know what’s going to happen.”

― Rich Eisen

“The best route is to stay humble and stay true to yourself.”

― Rich the Kid

“True satisfaction and true justice, in my belief, will only come for Americans, and for that matter now for Spaniards and Turks and Saudis and Moroccans, when we put an end to terrorism.”

― Richard Armitage

“The old adage about acting – that it’s 98% energy and 2% talent – is true, you know.”

― Richard Attenborough

“True love stories never have endings.”

― Richard Bach

“Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true.”

― Richard Bach

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”

― Richard Bach

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.”

― Richard Bach

“Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true.”

― Richard Bach

“The true cost to the world of a burger is far greater than the money you hand over to buy it.”

― Richard Branson

“Your only true obligation in a gang is to be committed and be there when your brothers need you.”

― Richard Cabral

“The true meaning of an artist/actor is opening my heart to the audience and, at the same time, opening their heart.”

― Richard Cabral

“It is not true that Trump is nobody’s fool. He is the GOP’s.”

― Richard Cohen

“Polanski is a great film director – although the much-acclaimed ‘Chinatown’ has a muddled script – but his true talent is to make fools of his friends.”

― Richard Cohen

“The 1930s birthed two great agrarian novels: ‘Gone with the Wind’ from the viewpoint of the ruling class, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ for the underclass. And both were turned into movies that dared to be true to the books’ controversial themes.”

― Richard Corliss

“You know it’s Oscar season when you see a slew of new movies based on true stories whose resolutions you can find in three seconds on Wikipedia.”

― Richard Corliss

“What has ‘theology’ ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has ‘theology’ ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that ‘theology’ is a subject at all?”

― Richard Dawkins

“Scientists disagree among themselves but they never fight over their disagreements. They argue about evidence or go out and seek new evidence. Much the same is true of philosophers, historians and literary critics.”

― Richard Dawkins

“It’s a difficult business, finding out what’s true about the world, the universe.”

― Richard Dawkins

“If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.”

― Richard Dawkins

“I do think imagination is enormously valuable, and that children should be encouraged in their imagination. That’s very true.”

― Richard Dawkins

“’Jaws,’ first time I saw it, I forgot I was in it. True. Totally forgot, and got as scared as everybody else, and it’s a great movie.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“Well, it’s true that I’ve never been solitary, although I spend a lot of time alone. I’ve never felt lonely or been shy.”

― Richard E. Grant

“The separation of audience into tribes preferring to reinforce their own views with media of similar ideological stripe makes true debate impossible.”

― Richard Edelman

“Everything people say about grandparenthood is true – it is pleasure without responsibility. It is unquestioned love.”

― Richard Eyre

“It’s true, I don’t like the real world.”

― Richard Foreman

“The Book of Mormon is concrete and solid, they can hold it, and they can visualize that they have to pray to decide if this physical thing is true. There is no room for interpretation.”

― Richard G. Scott

“If we are not careful, we will convey the message that investigators have to be perfect. Not true!”

― Richard G. Scott

“It’s true that John Bolton would not win the most popular ambassador award at the U.N., but being popular shouldn’t be the priority.”

― Richard Grenell

“Anything as good and true as that moral cannot be new at this late date.”

― Richard Harding Davis

“Whatever you determine to be true in the subconscious becomes true for you.”

― Richard Hatch

“The workman in the true sense of the word – the artist in guns – is either extinct, or hidden in an obscure corner. There is no individuality about modern guns. One is exactly like another.”

― Richard Jefferies

“I think by definition you need to have lived a little bit to write anything that’s humanly true.”

― Richard K. Morgan

“My true nature, I believe, is writing.”

― Richard LaGravenese

“The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“It would be difficult to discover the truth about the universe if we refused to consider anything that might be true.”

― Richard Morris

“It is true that the U.S. could and should have been more generous as Russia made its painful transition to a market economy in the 1990s.”

― Richard N. Haass

“Today we say that the law of relativity is supposed to be true at all energies, but someday somebody may come along and say how stupid we were.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“It is always good to know which ideas cannot be checked directly, but it is not necessary to remove them all. It is not true that we can pursue science completely by using only those concepts which are directly subject to experiment.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“Often one postulates that a priori, all states are equally probable. This is not true in the world as we see it. This world is not correctly described by the physics which assumes this postulate.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“Don’t try to write what other people are writing – write what is true to you.”

― Richard Paul Evans

“I can’t just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true.”

― Richard Pryor

“When I came across something I liked, I wanted to find out as much as I could about it. This was as true of hearing Hoagy Carmichael for the first time as it was later when I first heard Boulez.”

― Richard Rodney Bennett

“You’re not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker.”

― Richard Roeper

“Most Christian ‘believers’ tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group in their country, with only a minority revealing any real transformation of attitudes or consciousness. It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and health care for the poor.”

― Richard Rohr

“The true mystic is always both humble and compassionate, for she knows that she does not know.”

― Richard Rohr

“Giving a true speech, a true, passionate speech, is old-school football.”

― Richard Sherman

“If we think that high marginal tax rates are bad because they distort incentives, the same is then true for tax subsidies.”

― Richard Thaler

“It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.”

― Richard Whately

“To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things, but of what in himself is most common, most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men.”

― Richard Wilbur

“Yes, of course that’s true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I’d pretty much lost interest in playing drums.”

― Rick Allen

“In Canada you grow up – we’re next to the United States. We’re watching whatever you’re watching. We’re following your news. It’s obvious that we are inundated with American cultural information and political information. Whereas the opposite is not true.”

― Rick Mercer

“So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it’s also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions.”

― Rick Moody

“It’s also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more.”

― Rick Moody

“What we see is what they’re trying to sell us. It’s not true nostalgic as much as it is repeating old material because it’s less expensive than new material.”

― Rick Moranis

“No one spoke in terms of children’s literature, as opposed to adult literature, until around the 1940s. It wasn’t categorised much before then. Even Grimm’s tales were written for adults. But it is true that ever since ‘Harry Potter’ there has been a renaissance in fantasy literature. J. K. Rowling opened the door again.”

― Rick Riordan

“It is true that I once refused to eat haggis in Scotland and this did not sit well with the local population.”

― Rick Riordan

“As far back as the 1800s, people were moving to Florida to make their dreams come true.”

― Rick Scott

“I’ve been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that’s my true love.”

― Rick Springfield

“Homo Sapiens is a frontier creature. It is what we do; it defines what we are. This has been true from our very beginnings. It is the core reason our progenitors wandered forth from the first primordial valleys in search of more room, better hunting, or more fertile soil.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“People always said that I hated punk, and that really wasn’t true. It was glossed over for many years that I was the guy who found the Tubes and signed them to A&M. English punk was a revolution.”

― Rick Wakeman

“To all the kids out there: Follow your dream. Believe in your dream. Because dreams do come true.”

― Rickey Henderson

“I was very protective of my privacy. I didn’t want people to write bad things about me that weren’t true, because that’s just not fair. Fifty percent of everything written about me is wrong.”

― Ricky Gervais

“They say that no one walks in L.A., and it’s definitely true, and I’m embracing that.”

― Ricky Whittle

“You’re put in certain situations and it kind of opens up those doors and it opens up your eyes to realize what your true calling was.”

― Rico Love

“I’m actually a true lyricist.”

― Rico Nasty

“I had a list of names I wanted to use. Ricochet happened to be one of them, but I really wanted a true name name, like Johnny Gargano, Adam Cole, John Cena.”

― Ricochet

“I just love working with Eminem. He’s just one of my favorite rappers, and his lyrics – he’s a true poet, and I enjoy that about him.”

― Rihanna

“What is Medicaid all about? It’s staying true to the mission: to care for people historically left behind.”

― Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

“World Cup selection will be a dream come true. I want to win matches for India and be more consistent and finish more games for the country.”

― Rishabh Pant

“It was a great feeling to be included in the Indian Test squad. I always wanted to be a part of the Indian Test squad, and it was more like a dream come true for me.”

― Rishabh Pant

“I respect religious rules. I am a true God-fearing Hindu.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“I’m not stopping. My dream has come true, and I’m staying.”

― Rita Coolidge

“Being true to yourself really means being true to all the complexities of the human spirit.”

― Rita Dove

“I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“Actually, my true name is Rosa Dolores Alverio. And then I became Rosita Moreno when a stepfather stepped in. And when I got to MGM studios, which was my first film contract, they just thought that Rosita wasn’t a good name, and they changed it to Rita. And yes, it was their idea.”

― Rita Moreno

“It was a dream come true, as in my first film, I have Rajkumar Hirani as the producer and Madhavan as my co-star. Who can get a better role than this?”

― Ritika Singh

“Neymar is the most important player in our national team. His absence is felt when he doesn’t play. Same holds true for Barcelona. Such is his impact.”

― Rivaldo

“No one’s of Pakistani origin in any British show. That’s why every actor of color is here working in the States. It’s true.”

― Riz Ahmed

“Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day.”

― RM

“For many, ‘desire’ is a bad word, something we’re supposed to ‘give up for God.’ That kind of thinking can be really destructive because it teaches people to deny their hearts, their true selves.”

― Rob Bell

“I have to stay true to myself.”

― Rob Corddry

“’Wild Grinders’ becoming an animated series, and airing on Nicktoons is another one of my boyhood dreams come true. I came up with the name when I was eleven years old, when I needed a name for my first skate crew – who knew it would turn into such a mega brand?”

― Rob Dyrdek

“I love drawing Ryan Reynolds in his Deadpool costume. He looks amazing and is the true embodiment of the Merc with a Mouth!”

― Rob Liefeld

“I’m just a guy drawing comics. Guys knocking other guys through buildings. Guys flipping tanks over on each other. I’m just trying to be true to what I liked as a kid.”

― Rob Liefeld

“When I started on ‘The West Wing,’ that was at a time when this was still a stigma, because movie stars didn’t do TV. Now, every movie star is desperate to find their ‘True Detective.’”

― Rob Lowe

“Broadway is obviously a dream come true, but audiences everywhere continue to make performing a blast.”

― Rob McClure

“They always say girls mature faster than boys, but I don’t think that’s true because I think girls just are more mature than boys. We’re always trying to catch up to them.”

― Rob Reiner

“You never want to just be outrageous for outrageous’ sake ’cause then it doesn’t work, and it’s not believable. You want to be as true to whatever character you’re playing.”

― Rob Riggle

“That’s the secret of ‘True Blood’ – all the creatures that roam Bon Temps become a metaphor for our insatiable lusts and inner desires. Humans craving what they can’t have and those secret appetites transforming them into beasts, or even killers.”

― Rob Sheffield

“I’ve never tried to be like anybody else. I’m a non-conformist in every way, and when it comes to wrestling, that’s certainly true, too.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I understand why some kid in his bedroom in Wisconsin thinks downloading songs couldn’t hurt anyone. True fans will buy the CD or go see the movie after downloading, but to say it doesn’t affect anyone – come on.”

― Rob Zombie

“In college, I tried to start wrestling as soon as I could and when it was available to me, as I loved competing, and then got into MMA under Pat Miletich, where I was able to sharpen all my skills and develop into a true fighter.”

― Robbie Lawler

“Most groups today aren’t groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves.”

― Robby Krieger

“A true initiation never ends.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“We joke a lot about how, in Hollywood, the writer is one step below the doormat. That’s not self-loathing. That’s true!”

― Robert Ben Garant

“I have a reputation for being an improvisational actor, which is true, but I also know what I’m doing so that if the improvisational strand doesn’t work I can go back to what I know’s already there.”

― Robert Carlyle

“We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.”

― Robert Caro

“There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.”

― Robert Charles Winthrop

“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one’s mind.”

― Robert Collier

“True, most Americans give lip service to the proposition that even the most exalted among us have their flaws, but we are eager to believe that presidents manage to rise above the limitations that beset the rest of us.”

― Robert Dallek

“Concealing one’s true medical condition from the voting public is a time-honored tradition of the American presidency.”

― Robert Dallek

“It simply is not true that everything is now on the Internet, but it is true that the digital resources available through the Internet have enormous potential for education and even for self-empowerment of individuals.”

― Robert Darnton

“Vision is the true creative rhythm.”

― Robert Delaunay

“A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.”

― Robert E. Lee

“I’m a Hollywood kid, and I know that there are only so many stories. Only so many tales around the campfire that we have to tell. Then we have to regurgitate them. Our grandparents’ movies were all remakes of silent films – we forget that, but it’s true.”

― Robert Englund

“And it’s true, you hear things in Damascus and, after a few hours, the human double-take stops operating.”

― Robert Fisk

“The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.”

― Robert Frost

“They would not find me changed from him they knew – only more sure of all I thought was true.”

― Robert Frost

“The great man who gives a true transcript of his mind fascinates and instructs. Most writers suppress individuality. They wish to please the public.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“If you read every newspaper or listened to every radio station and behaved as if your life depended on that, then you would be in an emotional turmoil. Essentially, you have to stay true to yourself. That is enough.”

― Robert Green

“The true currency of life is time, not money, and we’ve all got a limited stock of that.”

― Robert Harris

“I always say the Boston Celtics of the 1960s were the only true dynasty, because they won nine titles in a 10-year span.”

― Robert Horry

“Sometimes you have to lie. One often has to distort a thing to catch its true spirit.”

― Robert J. Flaherty

“The true measure of a leader is what it takes to stop him.”

― Robert Jeffress

“Mormonism is not historic Christianity. When people say, ‘Well, Mormons and Christians all believe the same things,’ my response is, ‘If that’s true, why are they always on my front doorstep trying to convert me?’”

― Robert Jeffress

“It may be politically incorrect to say, but it is nevertheless true that a terrorist today is exponentially more likely to be a Muslim than a Christian.”

― Robert Jeffress

“I believe it is still true that conflicts among major powers usually stem from geopolitical rivalries but rarely from economic competition.”

― Robert Kagan

“It is true that I have known Straussians almost all my life. And the one thing I was taught about them from the earliest age is that they are wrong.”

― Robert Kagan

“I was such a fan of ‘True Blood;’ I knew the essence of it.”

― Robert Kazinsky

“I’d watched every episode of ‘True Blood’ from the very beginning. The show’s characters were in my blood, so when I started, I was really prepared. I made sure I wasn’t the new guy asking stupid questions on his first day.”

― Robert Kazinsky

“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”

― Robert Kennedy

“When historians consider the significance of the Berlin crises of the mid-20th century, I do not believe that they will record it as an incident in the encirclement of freedom. The true view, in my judgment, will be to see it rather as a major episode in the recession of communism.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“My partner Donald Trump says that married couples should always have a prenuptial agreement. True, a prenuptial is important if one partner is much richer than the other before marriage, but Kim and I don’t have one.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“John D. Rockefeller apparently became more of a tightwad the richer he got. I don’t know if it is true, but one story I read was about one of his sons having to wear his older sister’s clothes in order to save money.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“I do know that throughout history, all paper money has eventually come back to its true value, which is zero.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“I read almost exclusively nonfiction when I read, because even though it’s harder to find a great true story, when you find one, the idea that it actually happened is immensely powerful.That’s what moves me the most.”

― Robert Kurson

“What royal families are very good at doing is surviving and reinventing themselves. That’s true whether it’s a constitutional monarchy in Britain or an authoritarian monarchy.”

― Robert Lacey

“It’s true; I’m fascinated by elite groups.”

― Robert Lacey

“Nothing is worse than having your dreams come true.”

― Robert Lepage

“If Darwin’s theories are true, then we have within us the physical memory of when we were fish or apes.”

― Robert Lepage

“The recent blind faith some Republicans have shown toward free trade actually represents more of an aberration than a hallmark of true American conservatism. It’s an anomaly that may well demand re-examination.”

― Robert Lighthizer

“I’m not really a ‘puppet’ person in particular; I think they are very theatrical, and I’ve found different uses for them in shows, but my true interest is in writing Broadway musicals.”

― Robert Lopez

“I read in the press, and therefore it must be true, that no secretary of defense had ever been quoted as arguing for a bigger budget for State.”

― Robert M. Gates

“You can’t simplify my taste and say, ‘Parker likes big wines,’ because it’s just not true.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.”

― Robert M. Pirsig

“I don’t think any collector knows his true motivation.”

― Robert Mapplethorpe

“True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers. They bought the land. No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement.”

― Robert Mugabe

“Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.”

― Robert Orben

“Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error.”

― Robert Owen

“People say that I’m a millionaire, but that’s not true – I only spend millions.”

― Robert Plant

“Generally speaking, I went through that. I came to a place where I realised what true value was. It wasn’t money. Money is a means to achieving an end, but it’s not the end.”

― Robert Redford

“True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.”

― Robert Reich

“It’s true that redistributing income to the needy is politically easier in a growing economy than in a stagnant one.”

― Robert Reich

“On TV, the nitty-gritty of trials takes place between commercial breaks, whereas, of course, reality is infinitely more complex. True crime also makes us more empathetic.”

― Robert Rinder

“If a deal advertised on an unknown website looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is.”

― Robert Rinder

“In our ‘Strictly’ group, we really did bond. It’s seemingly disappointing to some that we had no diva meltdowns. I made true friends during the experience, which is surprising because I’m not a new-pals sort of person.”

― Robert Rinder

“People thought I was an idiot, but I saw social networks were going to be more important, and it turned out to be true.”

― Robert Scoble

“IOS users tend to be ones that really care about being online all the time. They also tend to be willing to pay for that. You might say they are richer users, which is partially true.”

― Robert Scoble

“Any time the character is in a moral quandary is interesting. That’s been true from the Greeks on down.”

― Robert Sean Leonard

“It’s true that if you advise politicians on economic policy in the U.S. today, you spend your time in a cross between inquiry and combat. You are always on the periphery of harsh partisan warfare that has nothing to do with substance.”

― Robert Shapiro

“Playing with Ozzy was a dream come true.”

― Robert Trujillo

“Some members of both Houses have, it is true, been removed from their employments under the Crown; but were they ever told, either by me or by any other of his majesty’s servants, that it was for opposing the measures of the administration in Parliament?”

― Robert Walpole

“The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!”

― Robert Walpole

“Fighting on home soil is always a dream come true, and I’d love to unify the title here in Australia.”

― Robert Whittaker

“By discovering how our minds work, we can improve our learning power and unlock our true potential.”

― Robert Winston

“You know, people always think if you start out as a film editor, you shoot less footage. Actually, just the opposite is true. I tend to grab as much coverage as I can because as a former editor I know how important it is to have those few frames.”

― Robert Wise

“My name is very often associated with parties and entertaining, but it’s not true. I am not such a party person.”

― Roberto Cavalli

“I’m not against vodka – they just asked us. They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka, which of course wasn’t true.”

― Robin Day

“I would say that many of the characters in my stories do not live in true poverty – they are not out on the street; they are not wondering if there will be anything to eat in the next week. They are people who are at the lower echelons of the economic strata.”

― Robin Hobb

“The market is fast-moving, fast-growing. Things that are true today may not be true tomorrow.”

― Robin Li

“I regret not working harder to create true friendships with other couples, not seeking out people with whom to go do things and go places – people with whom to have a few crazy, memorable bonding adventures.”

― Robin Marantz Henig

“The real thing young people should fear is missing out on those few, true, long-term friendships that make for a richer, happier life.”

― Robin Marantz Henig

“The true leader – the genuine world-builder – lives to the point. Acutely concentrated on the few high priorities that will deliver the life of their greatest aspirations. At the end.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“Stay true to your values.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“Stay true to your vision/dream. There’s something to be said for just staying at what you are trying to achieve well past the point everyone else gives up.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“I wouldn’t count myself as being a true blues guitarist because I feel you have to live it.”

― Robin Trower

“I had dreams of catching the ball for the final out in the World Series and being mobbed by my teammates. Well, I guess all my dreams didn’t come true.”

― Robin Yount

“I’m not one of those true writers who can’t bear not to be writing. Yet it’s one of the most important things in my life.”

― Robyn Davidson

“I suppose when any movie dealing with politics is released, there is a knee-jerk assumption that it is propelled by a liberal agenda. That may be true most of the time, but not with ‘Nothing but the Truth.’”

― Rod Lurie

“In order to get a FISA warrant, you need an affidavit signed by a career law enforcement officer who swears the information is true… And if it is wrong, that person is going to face consequences.”

― Rod Rosenstein

“You know, it’s just my dream came true.”

― Rod Stewart

“Memory is revisionist, you know. ‘The Houston Kid’ was based on true things that happened. But I know – from writing a memoir that I’ve been working on for awhile – that reconstructing memory is revisionism.”

― Rodney Crowell

“Many are asking what my credentials are and what I can do for the Philippines. They are telling me that they heard I am a womanizer. That is true. That is very true.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.”

― Roger Babson

“There’s something about that relationship between actor and audience. Whether you get it on Broadway or in a fine local playhouse, there’s no greater drug. Every time I get to do TV, film and a play in the same year, it’s my dream come true.”

― Roger Bart

“I couldn’t imagine ‘True Grit’ in 3D. I think the idea is sort of absurd.”

― Roger Deakins

“’ The Lucky One’ is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks’ persuasive storytelling. Readers don’t read his books because they’re true, but because they ought to be true.”

― Roger Ebert

“If you can act as if something is true, in a sense that makes it true.”

― Roger Ebert

“It does seem true that a lot of people will do anything, however humiliating, for fame.”

― Roger Ebert

“What is true of the NFL is that it has been well-managed over the years. And that has been beneficial to the fans, it’s been beneficial to the game itself, it’s been beneficial to the players, coaches and everyone involved.”

― Roger Goodell

“It’s true I’m more widely recognised now and get invited to take part in all sorts of events and projects but as a person, I haven’t changed.”

― Roger Milla

“All this thing that L.A. doesn’t have any love for the theater isn’t true.”

― Roger Rees

“If you take away a lot of the pretension and grandness from Shakespeare, a true poeticism is revealed.”

― Roger Rees

“There are a few things a true gentleman cannot live without. The black silk knitted square-bottom tie is just such an indispensable item. No true gentlemen would be without one.”

― Roger Stone

“Freddie obviously knew he was ill long before we did. We knew there was something wrong, but we didn’t know what it was. He told us eventually. We didnt want to believe it was true. But we all stuck round him, formed a circle, and gave him support.”

― Roger Taylor

“Dreams can come true.”

― Romeo Miller

“I try to transmit emotion and soul in my voice, but my true passion has always been writing. I feel more like a writer than anything else.”

― Romeo Santos

“I want to try different things but, most importantly, always be true to my roots and keep it organic. I’m never going to leave bachata behind. I’m always going to be a bachatero first.”

― Romeo Santos

“I’m not just selling out Yankee Stadium; I’m selling out stadiums in Mexico, in Argentina – with my bachata. I try to stay true to what I do.”

― Romeo Santos

“The most successful person is the one who is most inspired. That is true in food and in life.”

― Ron Ben-Israel

“One of the dominant styles of the decade following the Second World War was that of Dan Barry. He flourished in the years during which comic books were expanding into new categories – realistic adventure, true crime, romance, Western, sophisticated fantasy.”

― Ron Goulart

“I think it gets overused and tossed around in ways that aren’t true. Every impressive achievement is not genius.”

― Ron Howard

“The first movie I did that was inspired by true events was ‘Apollo 13.’”

― Ron Howard

“Though I don’t personally believe that Bitcoin is true money, it should be perfectly legal, and there should be no restrictions on it; there should be no taxes on it.”

― Ron Paul

“I’m a storyteller. I’m not like any other comic. I tell detailed stories – not made-up stuff, but true stories.”

― Ron Shock

“People are saying that I’m an alcoholic, and that’s not true, because I only drink when I work, and I’m a workaholic.”

― Ron White

“It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, ‘Yes, it is true, but you won’t be able to understand the proof.’”

― Ronald Graham

“It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?”

― Ronald Reagan

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt about winning the Brazilian league, and I still dream about it now. I am doing everything I possibly can to make my dream come true.”

― Ronaldinho

“To go to a World Cup is a dream come true, and I can claim to have experienced that four times.”

― Ronaldo

“Even though intense focus on Iran’s nuclear program has presumably increased the volume of intelligence gathered about it, it remains true that intelligence officers tend to rely heavily on a few trusted sources.”

― Ronen Bergman

“People often get the wrong impression of Mick. The clever businessman is just one side of Mick. The other side is the same as the rest of us, a true rocker!”

― Ronnie Wood

“I don’t want to ever tell a stereotype joke for the sake of it. I’m going to tell the story that I feel is true.”

― Ronny Chieng

“Mandy Sutter’s ‘Bush Meat’ triumphs in its lean prose and true dialogue, in its disarming humour, in its evocation of a family divided by sexism and racism in 1960s Nigeria.”

― Rory MacLean

“I love how passionate Elder McKinley is about his faith, but he’s a perfectionist in a bad way… to the point he denies his true feelings. It’s a common story, unfortunately.”

― Rory O’Malley

“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

― Rosa Parks

“I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there-that’s true in any of the arts.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“Mixed martial arts – there’s just been a lot of trash talking and things like that. People, I feel like, aren’t really being true to themselves or being honest. I don’t know, maybe that’s what they feel they need to do to entertain things.”

― Rose Namajunas

“Perhaps, more importantly, I think that most human beings realise only a fraction of the true potential of their minds, so the spiritual or mystical, the things which remain mysterious or unexplained have always drawn me to include them in any scheme for a novel.”

― Rose Tremain

“One of the many misconceptions about the blind is that they have greater hearing, sense of smell and sense of touch than sighted people. This is not strictly true. Their blindness simply forces them to recognize gifts they always had but had heretofore largely ignored.”

― Rosemary Mahoney

“As a teen-ager I was constantly trying to please people, which I guess is true of all adolescents.”

― Rosemary Mahoney

“Even when I was Archbishop of Wales and working with new bishops, I used to say, not realising quite how true it was, ‘One of the things you will do as a bishop is disappoint people’.”

― Rowan Williams

“Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn’t resolve the question of whether it’s true or not. I can see the temptation of simply thinking, ‘Well, there’s a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction. You just align with it’. And that really won’t do.”

― Rowan Williams

“Definitely, there is a sense in my writing that people now know me in a personal way. And to an extent, that’s true because I write about very personal things, and I use the personal often to contextualize some of these sociopolitical issues that we’re dealing with. And to an extent, they’re right. They know something about me.”

― Roxane Gay

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.”

― Roy Ayers

“When money gets too far away from actual, physical, real equity and property it gets too abstract and too distantly derived and then suddenly it’s not worth anything anymore. And the same is true of language.”

― Roy Blount, Jr.

“We are Disney, in a sense. When you’ve been there for 20 years, there’s a certain heart and soul to one of those films, and you inhabit that to a certain degree. So if it feels true to you, then your audience will hopefully go for it.”

― Roy Conli

“If you’re a true MMA fan, you’re going to want to have Fight Pass the same way TV and movie fans have Netflix.”

― Roy Nelson

“My kids always joked that I spent more time cooking the birds’ food than I have cooking for them. And it’s probably true.”

― Roz Chast

“The true teachers and educators are not those who have learned pedagogy as the science of dealing with children, but those in whom pedagogy has awakened through understanding the human being.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“A living art of teaching, one that rests on a true understanding of the human being, has a thread of strength running through it that stimulates individual students to participate so that it is not necessary to keep their attention through direct ‘individualized’ treatment.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“However true it may be that we have estranged ourselves from Nature, it is nonetheless true that we feel we are in her and belong to her. It can be only her own working which pulsates also in us. We must find the way back to her again.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“Thinking is a picturing of all our experiences before birth or before conception. You cannot come to a true understanding of thinking if you are not certain that you have lived before birth.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“It is true for my family and many others: Adoption has made us infinitely richer in the ways that matter most.”

― Rumaan Alam

“Writing takes gall. I like to think that’s true even for writers with several books under their belt, writers who have been doing it for years. It takes something – guts, gumption, self-delusion – to ask for a reader’s time when we all know there’s nothing new under the sun; that it’s all been said, or written, before.”

― Rumaan Alam

“Just in general, no matter what you’re doing, be true to yourself. Never let anyone else dictate how you live your life.”

― Rumer Willis

“My dad says I was an extra in ‘Die Hard.’ I think it’s true.”

― Rumer Willis

“I like Scottish people because they feel very true. They’re always level and straight. They get a reputation for being hardened because of it, but I find them to be scrupulously honest people.”

― Rupert Friend

“The old saying, ‘An army marches on its stomach’ has never been more true than in film and television. If it’s good, cheerful, and exciting and full of great yummy things, then everyone does really well. If it’s the opposite, it’s very disappointing.”

― Rupert Friend

“Occasionally, I have written about stories related to crime, but I have never attempted a traditional detective story. So I want to write a true detective story.”

― Ruskin Bond

“The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.”

― Russell Lynes

“Imagine the privilege the Lord has given us of sustaining His prophet, whose counsel will be untainted, unvarnished, unmotivated by any personal aspiration, and utterly true!”

― Russell M. Nelson

“People will always blame the poets for society’s ills. But these are the true artists.”

― Russell Simmons

“Stick to your true north – build greatness for the long term.”

― Ruth Porat

“I think what Sheryl Sandberg said about the importance of ‘leaning in’ is very true, but it’s not sufficient.”

― Ruth Porat

“I am interested in names and what they say; it is true. I like to look at the columns of baby names in the newspapers. But I don’t run out of new ones for my characters.”

― Ruth Rendell

“It wouldn’t be ‘True Blood’ if somebody didn’t die.”

― Rutina Wesley

“’True Blood’ allows you to be big, so it’s almost like you’re on stage, and I’m comfortable with that.”

― Rutina Wesley

“I always say Los Angeles is the place where British people come to exceed their worth. It’s quite true of everything: The British accent does open doors.”

― Ryan Cartwright

“It’s quite true of everything: the British accent does open doors.”

― Ryan Cartwright

“I slowly began making a few photos with animals over the years, and I liked how people reacted to them. When I would have the animals on set, I’d notice the way the models would interact with them and there was so much true emotion that you rarely see between two human beings.”

― Ryan McGinley

“It’s all about doing work, being creative and staying true to who you are and having fun. That’s what us actors are all about.”

― Ryan Merriman

“The challenge is to stay true to the characters while also having them be entertaining every day, because it turns out that just watching someone be true to themselves isn’t that rad to watch.”

― Ryan North

“It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.”

― S. I. Hayakawa

“In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.”

― S. I. Hayakawa

“There is no empirical evidence to suggest that ageing in humans has been modified by any means, nor is there evidence that it is even possible to measure biological age. And nothing has been demonstrated to be true when it comes to anti-ageing medicines.”

― S. Jay Olshansky

“All I can say is that I played the game in true spirit.”

― S. Sreesanth

“I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“Some people say that rough sleeping has always existed and always will – that there is nothing that can be done to stop it. That is simply not true.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Labour allowed ourselves to be painted as anti-business for talking about insecurity, when in reality, the opposite was true.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Victims want to know that the true perpetrators of their crime are convicted – legal aid helps achieve this.”

― Sadiq Khan

“I learn from Larry Ellison every day. I’ve said this before: how is it to work with someone who thinks out of the box? Larry doesn’t see the walls at all; he does not see the box. He is an absolute, true visionary. And to be honest, I always find myself in a box! I’m comfy in my box. I’ve furnished it; it’s lovely.”

― Safra A. Catz

“I meditate. I need that time to stay true to who I am.”

― Sai Pallavi

“A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.”

― Saint Augustine

“The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.”

― Saint Augustine

“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”

― Saint Francis de Sales

“In the matter of learning, the difference between the earnest and the careless student stands out clearly. The same holds true in the mastering of passion and the weaknesses to which our nature is subject, as in the acquiring of virtue.”

― Saint Ignatius

“True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.”

― Saint Ignatius

“May it please Christ our Lord to grant us true humility and abnegation of will and judgment, so that we may deserve to begin to be His disciples.”

― Saint Ignatius

“I feel like I have a responsibility to be true to who I am as an artist, first and foremost.”

― Salim Akil

“When I got pregnant with my first child, I gained nearly 5st. I did a bit of pretending: ‘I’m just really small, so I just put on a lot of weight when I’m pregnant.’ That is true, but I also ate a lot of cake.”

― Sally Phillips

“I think the debating thing actually helped to establish to me that being popular was completely worthless. I didn’t enjoy the social dynamic and immediately left after becoming number one. But it felt like I needed to do it to know what it was like. It wasn’t just that I was an aggressive person, although that probably is true to an extent.”

― Sally Rooney

“It’s true that the human body is more vulnerable than the products of the human mind.”

― Salman Rushdie

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”

― Salvador Dali

“The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.”

― Salvatore Quasimodo

“If you ask a founder how their company is doing, they always say, ‘Oh it’s great. We’re totally crushing it,’ and that’s almost never true.”

― Sam Altman

“I always try to be true to who I am and just be myself.”

― Sam Claflin

“If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.”

― Sam Ervin

“As much as I enjoy traveling and playing on stage as an artist, I really find my true sense of purpose in a room writing a song.”

― Sam Hunt

“You don’t have to do anything in the movies. You just sit there. Well, that’s not entirely true. You do less.”

― Sam Shepard

“I believed or thought I was disoriented and the victim of a bizarre dream and I believe I paced in and out of the room and possibly into one of the other rooms. I may have re-examined her, finally believing that this was true.”

― Sam Sheppard

“It’s a really scary thing, having your dreams come true and seeing everything you ever wanted happening, getting the attention for it and then not knowing how to handle it properly.”

― Samaire Armstrong

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don’t come true?”

― Samantha Bond

“There is a solid satisfaction in one’s having and being conscious that he merits the good opinion of men of true discernment and real worth. But to have a name among the weak and the wicked is shame and reproach.”

― Samuel Adams

“To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.”

― Samuel Butler

“Let every man be true and every god a liar.”

― Samuel Butler

“There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.”

― Samuel Butler

“Any child knows that history can only be a reduced representation of reality, but it must be a true one, not distorted by queer lenses.”

― Samuel E. Morison

“Every historian with professional standards speaks or writes what he believes to be true.”

― Samuel E. Morison

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

― Samuel Johnson

“The true art of memory is the art of attention.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.”

― Samuel Johnson

“It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.”

― Samuel Johnson

“What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, prove false again? Two hundred more.”

― Samuel Johnson

“So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.”

― Samuel Johnson

“The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable, generally affords a true test of the relations’ love to the deceased.”

― Samuel Richardson

“We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience… It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again.”

― Samuel Rutherford

“There was the joke about Switzerland being an island surrounded by land. This was never true.”

― Samuel Schmid

“To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions form our true honor.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“A lot of what we think of as history is actually just a version of events which may or may not be true.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.”

― Sandra Bullock

“It is true that as you have children, there are a good many months when you don’t want to be working full-time. I agree that that’s an issue.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“Karan Thapar is an endangered species. They don’t make them like him anymore. True, thousands have gone to the Doon Valley School after him, as indeed to Oxford and Cambridge universities. But Karan Thapar is more than the sum of his upbringing. He’s a gentleman journalist.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“Magical realism is a blending of the unusual or supernatural into an otherwise ordinary setting. And, to me, this perfectly describes the South. ‘The Sugar Queen’ involves a lot of magical happenings, but in a very down-home Southern setting. It’s full of things that could almost be true.”

― Sarah Addison Allen

“I had my fortune told once at the Great Wall of China. A withered old lady told my fortune – but it was probably one of these things that are set up to rip off tourists. She told me a couple of vague things that came true, but she was probably just lucky. I would never do it again.”

― Sarah Alexander

“You check off stories to make sure if they’re true or if they’re right.”

― Sarah Bradford

“Finally my dream came true in that there was a possibility that I could travel to the International Space Station. I’ve gone through the medicals and the training and now I’m officially, by the Russian Space Federation, a cosmonaut in training.”

― Sarah Brightman

“I think that as is true in this industry, everything gets blown out of proportion because it’s more fun for people to read about. It’s even more fun to read about if the stories get wilder and wilder.”

― Sarah Chalke

“Living in New York and doing a Broadway show is a dream come true. I’ve been training for this ever since I was five years old. Actually doing it and living my dream is incredible.”

― Sarah Charles Lewis

“Working with Mr. Armani is such an incredible experience because he’s so creative and such a visionary, and Linda Cantello is amazing and a true artist.”

― Sarah Gadon

“Working with Henry Winkler is like the biggest dream come true. He’s the mench of menches.”

― Sarah Goldberg

“It’s been noted that writing about the production of art is a masquerade or metaphor for writing about writing. This may be true, there are similarities – both the verbal and the visual represent the thing or the concept.”

― Sarah Hall

“Just because reporters say something over and over and over again doesn’t start to make it true.”

― Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“James Horner, James Newton Howard, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, or Ramin Djawadi would all be a dream come true for a ‘Throne of Glass’ soundtrack.”

― Sarah J. Maas

“Well, that’s the old story I heard about the Jackie Chan films. That, like, Jackie Chan will just keep going and when crew members drop he just replaces them. I don’t know if that’s true but after having worked in Japan I believe it might be true.”

― Sarah Michelle Gellar

“We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America’s friends from her enemies, and recognizes the true threats that we face.”

― Sarah Palin

“We all love a bit of ‘true love conquers all,’ and when I started on ‘Poison,’ ‘Charm’ and ‘Beauty,’ that was one rule of the fairy tale formula that I didn’t want to break.”

― Sarah Pinborough

“I have written in a lot of genres, that’s true, and I’m not sure it’s always served my career well.”

― Sarah Pinborough

“As an inveterate lover of mystery, cracking the code of a writer’s true identity has the same effect, for me, as tasting forbidden fruit.”

― Sarah Weinman

“The ‘Vampire of Ropraz’ claims to be based on a true story, but the name of Rosa’s father matches that of a notable Swiss artist and restorer. The eventual suspect has the overlong teeth and shambling menace of a would-be vampire, but Chessex leaves the real possibility of his guilt an open question.”

― Sarah Weinman

“When you have little girls bringing you your action figures for you to sign, it’s like, ‘Wow, things are happening, and dreams do come true.’”

― Sasha Banks

“A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.”

― Saul Bellow

“We’ve all faced the charge that our novels are history lite, and to some extent, that’s true. Yet for some, historical fiction is a way into reading history proper.”

― Saul David

“You want your mind to be boggled. That is a pleasure in and of itself. And it’s more a pleasure if it’s boggled by something that you can then demonstrate is really, really true.”

― Saul Perlmutter

“At 22 years old, I tattooed ‘family’ on my wrist to not lose sight of my true goal.”

― Scooter Braun

“We came up with all these crazy ideas that Taylor Swift could be the biggest artist in the world – and it came true – and that we could have five labels and become the biggest independent record company in the world – and it came true.”

― Scott Borchetta

“I’m running because it is past time that Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District be represented by someone who is a true conservative and who represents who we are in the Volunteer State.”

― Scott DesJarlais

“David Ayer is one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with. He’s a true man’s man.”

― Scott Eastwood

“Rodeo riders are the last of the true chivalrous groups of people. It’s a place where the competition is really pure.”

― Scott Glenn

“I’ve always been a true believer that if men had babies, nobody would be trying to tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies.”

― Scott Ian

“When words I uttered, believing them to be true, were exposed as false, I was constrained by my duties and loyalty to the President and unable to comment. But I promised reporters and the public that I would someday tell the whole story of what I knew.”

― Scott McClellan

“It can be a detriment to yourself to not be working, but at the same time, you want to hold true to what you’re wanting to be working on.”

― Scott Mechlowicz

“I think it is true that, post the global financial crisis initially – and for some period after that and particularly with how the mining investment boom and commodity prices played out – there was a dislocation that occurred in some of the more traditional mechanisms.”

― Scott Morrison

“All economies are structured differently – the tax systems, the regulatory systems, the federal systems – and that is as true of Australia and the United States as it is of Australia and Germany and the U.K.”

― Scott Morrison

“What is true environmentalism? I think it’s environmental stewardship – not prohibition.”

― Scott Pruitt

“What the American people deserve, I think, is a true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2.”

― Scott Pruitt

“Monsters can be scary, and they’re great, but they’re only really scary when they’re reflections of us and they show you the things you’re scared of might be true about your own nature.”

― Scott Snyder

“The fun of superhero comics is finding ways to turn the pieces that you know so that they’re suddenly about things that you want them to be about, as long as they’re true to the core and true to the DNA of the mythology.”

― Scott Snyder

“It is very true to say that work done by writers is quite often an attempt to give solid expression to that which is bothering them… They feel they have got it right if they express the stress.”

― Seamus Heaney

“In our most desperate times, people going through true hardships use humor to cope.”

― Sean Baker

“I’m in the studio 24 hours a day. It’s true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves.”

― Sean Combs

“Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, but it simply isn’t true.”

― Sean Connery

“I live in the energy and rhythm of the character. To some degree, that’s true of every actor I’ve worked with.”

― Sean Penn

“Every actor will say there are no small roles. And that is true.”

― Sebastian Koch

“Austria used to see itself as the first victim of National Socialism. That is certainly true for all those who fought in the resistance, whom we cannot thank enough, and who will always be shining examples. But… the ones who stood in such great numbers and celebrated in March 1938 in Heroes’ Square were no victims.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“Everywhere you go you hear things that are untrue. You’ve just got to learn that if I don’t say it, physically out of my mouth, on camera, it’s not true.”

― Selena Gomez

“The first true antibiotic to be derived from a culture of an actinomyces was isolated in our department in 1940. The organism, Actinomyces antibioticus, yielded a substance which was designated as actinomycin. It was soon crystallized, and its chemical and biological properties were established.”

― Selman Waksman

“Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.”

― Serena Williams

“I always say that when I’m playing well, no one can beat me. I’m not just saying that to sound full of myself or anything, but it’s true.”

― Serena Williams

“Russia probably knows the true cost of revolutions better than most other countries.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old way is much more scary.”

― Sergio Aragones

“When it comes to hitting solid drives, the secret is to swing within yourself. I know that sounds like a cliche, but it’s true. If you swing at 100 miles per hour and hit it on the toe, you won’t hit the ball as far as you would with an 80-mph swing that catches the ball in the center of the clubface.”

― Sergio Garcia

“We have made the decision that we’re going to take some key products, such as the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee, and protect those as being true American icons: produce them in the U.S. and make them available nowhere else.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“People need to trust you: that you’re going to pull them out and that they will follow you when you pull them out. If they don’t get that comfort, they’re going to drop you. This is true of organizations. It’s true of countries.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“It’s true that when I started out, I was more a fan of attacking players and one in particular: the Brazilian Ronaldo, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima. Another of my idols was Claudio Caniggia, an Argentinian forward with long hair, who I liked a lot. It’s because of him that I started to grow my hair long!”

― Sergio Ramos

“I think of myself as a great player, but the fans have to decide whether that’s true.”

― Sergio Ramos

“Perceiving your own voice means perceiving your true self or nature. When you and the sound become one, you don’t hear the sound; you are the sound.”

― Seung Sahn

“I happen to write a lot of stories that make Kissinger look bad. I’d rather that the stories weren’t true, but they all happen to be true.”

― Seymour Hersh

“A lot of true Jamaican artists don’t understand the importance of radio so tend not to tap into that as a result.”

― Shaggy

“The mark of a true crush… is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward.”

― Shana Alexander

“It sounds super cliche, but staying true to yourself and what you are works.”

― Shane Dawson

“YouTube has a stigma about only kids watching it. That’s true. It is mostly kids and teenagers who watch it. But I’ve never made videos for teenagers. They should not be watching my videos.”

― Shane Dawson

“Yes, it’s true, I have bought a helicopter. I really like it. I can’t fly it, but I plan to get a licence one day.”

― Shane Filan

“If the right idea comes up, and it feels true to talk about somebody being in a truck, and that’s the only way to tell the story, then I will reluctantly tell the story that way.”

― Shane McAnally

“Folk music has been our popular music… There is a myth that youngsters only like heavy metal or rock music, but that’s not true.”

― Shankar Mahadevan

“To say someone is the greatest, I just don’t want championships to define that greatness. Because under that theory, Robert Horry is one of the five or six best basketball players ever – he has seven championship rings. We know that not to be true.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“People say, ‘Since you got rich and famous, you’ve become insufferable.’ I say, ‘That’s not true. I’ve always been insufferable.’”

― Shannon Sharpe

“Yes, Vajpayee and Advani are very clever speakers, but that does not mean everything they say is true.”

― Sharad Pawar

“Whenever I’ve had to tamper with history for plot purposes, I make sure to mention that in my author’s note, and I try to keep such tampering to a bare minimum. I also attempt to keep my characters true to their historical counterparts. This is not always possible, of course.”

― Sharon Kay Penman

“I think this is true for all artists. My senses are very important to me.”

― Sharon Olds

“This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true.”

― Sharon Stone

“If I were a rock star, I’d design my own clothes. I’d do it because that’s the mark of a true rock star.”

― Shawn Amos

“In true Slipknot fashion, nothing we plan works out the way we want it.”

― Shawn Crahan

“Don’t talk to me about how I haven’t done anything to prove myself. I’m not worth anything. Like, seriously, do your history first, then come up with something smarter than things that are blatantly not true.”

― Shayna Baszler

“It’s really a dream come true being a WWE Superstar and being in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ These are just larger-than-life franchises and great to be a part of.”

― Sheamus

“If you really want to help make a difference while getting a true travel experience, consider a community-run trip.”

― Sheherazade Goldsmith

“The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.”

― Sheldon Jackson

“Those old adages – you attract more with honey; do unto others – are true. You can get attention by being acerbic or mean or making a bizarre comment. But by being nice, being empathetic, building relationships and listening, people begin to recognize that you’re thoughtful and respectful of their position.”

― Shelley Moore Capito

“When I hear people say that Fox News is right wing, I know that’s not true, because I’m the one doing the news. It’s my show, and there’s no place for opinion on my show. It’s uninteresting to me.”

― Shepard Smith

“Sisters, we as women are not diminished by priesthood power – we are magnified by it. I know this is true, for I have experienced it again and again.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“In this world, the only true joy comes from the gospel – the joy that radiates from the Atonement and from ordinances that transcend the veil, and from the Comforter that salves our souls.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“We think constant connection will make us feel less lonely. The opposite is true.”

― Sherry Turkle

“I have not seen much dignity in the process by which we die. The quest to achieve true dignity fails when our bodies fail.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“And autos are not the only product that could be made more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements. This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings.”

― Sherwood Boehlert

“Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome.”

― Sherwood Boehlert

“Someday I’d love to come back and start a theater company in Boulder. That would be a dream come true.”

― Sheryl Lee

“People always assume that, if you’re an actor who’s been on anything from which you’re recognisable, that you’re making all this money, and it’s just not true.”

― Sheryl Lee

“It is definitely true that adversity and hardship are not evenly distributed.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“To be an actor, a true actor, you have to be brokenhearted.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“As a kid, we all have dreamt that we wanted to play with Sachinpaaji, and that dream has come true.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“My family’s dream, and my own, was to live in Israel, and our eventual voyage to the port of Jaffa was like making a dream come true. Had it not been for this dream and this voyage, I would probably have perished in the flames, as did so many of my people, among them most of my own family.”

― Shimon Peres

“I ran because somebody had to do it first. In this country, everybody is supposed to be able to run for president, but that has never really been true.”

― Shirley Chisholm

“In South, getting admission in SSN is not possible just because someone is my relative. One of the ministers said SSN is the only institution where I can’t get a seat for anyone. That’s true of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments, too.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I am humbled to be selected as a TiE Star recipient and to be included among such an esteemed group of true innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“The idea that the more you hide something, the more it becomes something that’s supposed to feel shameful is very true.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“Anything I write is going to be autobiographical and true to some degree.”

― Shooter Jennings

“Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. Unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

“Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

“Do stuff that is true to your own experiences.”

― Shura

“I’m massively inspired by ‘True Blue’-era Madonna, but she is absolutely confident and in control of the situation.”

― Shura

“The real love story of ‘Fleabag’ is the sisters. That’s the true heart of the piece.”

― Sian Clifford

“My goal is to communicate how powerful the breaking down of artistic barriers can be when grounded in thought, intention, and a true understanding of all the forms that are being experimented with.”

― Sid Sriram

“Hollywood as a whole has recently been made aware of the Negro’s true position in America and our responsibility toward the subject.”

― Sidney Buchman

“Jackie Robinson is a true legend.”

― Sidney Poitier

“The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.”

― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.”

― Sigmund Freud

“It’s a very weird thing, making a true story, because you need your freedom, as filmmakers, to do what you need to do.”

― Simon Beaufoy

“Evolution is true, it happens, it is the way the world is, and we too are one of its products. This does not mean that evolution does not have metaphysical implications; I remain convinced that this is the case.”

― Simon Conway Morris

“The love I have for my ex-girlfriends will always be there, so I think that’s true love.”

― Simon Cowell

“How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire.”

― Simon Greenleaf

“In trials of fact, by oral testimony, the proper inquiry is not whether is it possible that the testimony may be false, but whether there is sufficient probability that it is true.”

― Simon Greenleaf

“That man is a religious being, is universally conceded, for it has been seen to be universally true.”

― Simon Greenleaf

“Working with the Coens was a dream come true.”

― Simon Helberg

“The advent of Google+ and the emergence of the personalized web means this is more true than ever. Brands, and their advertising partners, must wake up to this challenge and define themselves with clarity, consistency and authenticity. Otherwise they just might find themselves shouting in a ghost town.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“Let’s hope brands recognize that the true power of this technology is not its reach but its ability to communicate substance that adds meaning to our lives. Otherwise, brands will be investing in technology that consumers simply won’t buy.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The Elephantine papyri – written as some of the books of the Bible are being written – is true social and legal documentation, and to historians overwhelmingly powerful and moving, even when ostensibly about trivial things.”

― Simon Schama

“Multi-millionaires who pay half or less than half of the percentage of tax the rest of us pay justify their actions by saying they pay what the law requires. Though true, the fact is they found ways within the law to beat the purpose of the law – which, in the case of taxes, is that we all pay our fair share.”

― Simon Sinek

“I think they will never really enjoy true democracy in China.”

― Simon Winchester

“We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be ‘In cod we trust.’ It was a joke, but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that’s extraordinary. It’s all because of either greed or politics – Canadian politics.”

― Simon Winchester

“The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.”

― Simone Weil

“There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.”

― Simone Weil

“We live in a culture that is much happier talking about organic brain disease than about psychic illness because the former suggests that something that is physically wrong in a brain is wholly unrelated to that person’s upbringing or experiences in the world, but that is not necessarily true.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“There is this assumption that much of what I write is about my life, and that simply is not true.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“Hollywood, young or otherwise, is a very trend-driven town, and that can get a little out of hand at times. I just try to stay true to my own personal taste – incorporating my personality while not taking myself too seriously.”

― Skylar Astin

“I love to bake, so I made vanilla bean and blueberry muffins for sick hospital children. Just kidding! All of that is true except the sick children part.”

― Sloane Crosley

“People feel like they have to hide their true colors to please the people around them.”

― Slowthai

“My music just stands for being true to who you are.”

― Slowthai

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

― Socrates

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”

― Socrates

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

― Socrates

“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.”

― Socrates

“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.”

― Socrates

“Sleeping and water are lifesavers – that’s true beauty right there.”

― Sofia Boutella

“It would be a dream come true to model for Louis Vuitton, Balmain, or Celine.”

― Sofia Richie

“In a lot of ways, if I were ambitious about anything – besides my career – I’d be ambitious about love. Ambitious in the sense that I really hope to find true love.”

― Sonam Kapoor

“In most professions, you build up confidence and a sense of achievement as you go along, but that’s really not true for acting.”

― Song Hye-kyo

“Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures – they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That’s a fine art in itself.”

― Sonny Perdue

“In the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product. But in government the opposite is true – demand for our services increases in hard times.”

― Sonny Perdue

“All true artists in the world from all countries and all genres are influenced by Michael Jackson. There were music videos before Michael Jackson, and there were music videos after Michael Jackson. He brought such a huge change in the marketing and positioning of the music video.”

― Sonu Nigam

“It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.”

― Sophia Loren

“That’s something I’ve been conscious of and want to make true in all jobs I do. It’s important we have women at the front and centre.”

― Sophie Rundle

“But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.”

― Sophocles

“Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.”

― Soren Kierkegaard

“For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.”

― Spencer Bachus

“If I can make one generalised statement, and generalised statements are never entirely true, nobody wants to be talked down to, kids included.”

― Spike Jonze

“You have to be involved and relate to the characters in order to make a film that is true emotionally.”

― Spike Jonze

“All films that I have done, this legacy, is a like a dream come true for me.”

― Sridevi

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.”

― St. Jerome

“The few pounds we spend for an item of clothing isn’t the true cost – the real cost is the millions of gallons of clean water that was used to grow the fabric, or the millions of gallons of fresh water that was polluted with toxic chemicals to dye the clothes.”

― Stacey Dooley

“This is fundamentally true of the media business, the rigmarole you go through while trying to make 25 movies while not seeing your kids.”

― Stacey Snider

“The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true. Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation.”

― Stan Freberg

“Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.”

― Stanislav Grof

“Concepts are vindicated by the constant accrual of data and independent verification of data. No prize, not even a Nobel Prize, can make something true that is not true.”

― Stanley B. Prusiner

“To be a Christian is to be obligated to be charitable. This is true whether you are rich or poor, healthy or ill, old or young, male or female, oppressed or free, established or disestablished.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“I have assumed my clear commitment to a Trinitarian orthodoxy was sufficient evidence that I have not intentionally ignored the role of the Holy Spirit. It may be true, however, that my work has been so Christ-centred, I may have given the impression that the Holy Spirit is an afterthought.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“I can compete with anybody. I’m a true competitor. I’m a winner.”

― Stefon Diggs

“What is really beautiful must always be true.”

― Stendhal

“Our true passions are selfish.”

― Stendhal

“To be playing in FA Cup finals at Wembley is obviously a dream come true.”

― Steph Houghton

“For me, true and authentic democracy occurs when the privileged groups assist the unprivileged groups to become more privileged.”

― Stephane Hessel

“It has been a true honor to wear a Bloomberg badge, and this credential has been the passport to sit across from some of the greatest titans of industry, including Mike Bloomberg, the visionary behind this extraordinary company.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“I love that New York City is a true melting pot.”

― Stephanie Szostak

“I raise this objection to debate the process, and protect the integrity of the true will of the people.”

― Stephanie Tubbs Jones

“Evolution isn’t true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here?”

― Stephen Baldwin

“Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He’s fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He’s very shy but has very strong opinions. He’s into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting.”

― Stephen Collins

“The true identity theft is not financial. It’s not in cyberspace. It’s spiritual. It’s been taken.”

― Stephen Covey

“To win MVP was a dream come true for sure, but there are guys who have done this multiple times.”

― Stephen Curry

“If you consider that a typical Central American consumer earns only a small fraction of an average American worker’s wages, it becomes clear that CAFTA’s true goal is not to the increase U.S. exports.”

― Stephen F. Lynch

“Audiences aren’t fools – their judgement really is important. And the true heroes of films are the investors. They take the risk, after all.”

― Stephen Frears

“It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.”

― Stephen Fry

“I always say you don’t want to get it right, you want to get it true.”

― Stephen Henderson

“The true mystery of the JFK assassination isn’t ‘How could the bullet go through two people with only slight damage?’ but ‘Why did the third bullet explode?’”

― Stephen Hunter

“We’ve been conditioned to think that quitting is a failure, a form of failure. How do we know that that’s true?”

― Stephen J. Dubner

“I learnt a lot about how to negotiate the camera: everyone had told me an actor doesn’t really need to do anything on screen, but I realised that wasn’t true. If you do nothing, it’s boring.”

― Stephen Mangan

“Liberals complain that coal activity isn’t a major producer of jobs because the industry is producing a lot more coal with a lot fewer workers. That is absolutely true. Ladies and gentlemen, that is called productivity.”

― Stephen Moore

“It is true that the record company are always thinking of new ways to flog New Order to people.”

― Stephen Morris

“Film and theater are about misdirection and making the audience see something. I find it interesting. One of the things we do in ‘True Blood’ is shoot all of our stunts in camera. Instead of doing some kind of visual effect, we try to make it happen.”

― Stephen Moyer

“The interesting thing about ‘True Blood’ is that its appeal is not contained to teenage girls. I get stopped in the street and questioned by 70-year-old men whose wives and daughters are making Bloody Marys and throwing ‘True Blood’ parties.”

― Stephen Moyer

“If nothing else, the act of reaching a milestone often serves to reveal a superstar’s true nature.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“There are many trials that seem hard to bear at first which prove true blessings later when we see of what false materials they were first composed.”

― Stephen Vincent Benet

“I’m a black kid from the ghetto of Coney Island, Brooklyn, who only ever dreamed of playing in the NBA. So to have that dream come true but then go on this second journey in China… it’s so far beyond anything that kid could have imagined.”

― Stephon Marbury

“What Trump represents is a restoration – a restoration of true American capitalism.”

― Steve Bannon

“This accumulated debt at all levels of our society poses an immediate existential threat to America. Now unlike the manufactured crises of global warming and healthcare, this is a true crisis. This crisis threatens the very sovereignty of our country.”

― Steve Bannon

“Any dispassionate observer would recognize that on Day One, a start-up has no customers, and unless the founder is a true domain expert, he or she can only guess about the customer, problem, and business model.”

― Steve Blank

“I just don’t think it’s true that people can’t do something else after they’ve done something that seems so permanent.”

― Steve Burns

“I think it’s awesome. Playing here in Baltimore is a dream come true for me.”

― Steve Clevenger

“It’s a dream come true. I get to play for my hometown team, the team I grew up rooting for.”

― Steve Clevenger

“When I started Chipotle, I didn’t know the fast-food rules. People told us the food was too expensive and the menu was too limited. Neither turned out to be true.”

― Steve Ells

“The ’80s convergence of comics’ new adult sensibility with the movies’ advancing technology was bound to catch the attention of even slow-on-the-uptake Hollywood, and this particularly was true when ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ became phenomena.”

― Steve Erickson

“Someone’s just told me the English are still trying to take over the United States – is that true?”

― Steve Guttenberg

“I would love to play Lee in ‘True West’ and Bobby in ‘Company.’”

― Steve Kazee

“I’m dying to do a Sam Shepard play. ‘Curse of the Starving Class,’ ‘Buried Child,’ ‘True West,’ ‘Cowboy Mouth,’ ‘Fool for Love’ – I’ll do any of them.”

― Steve Kazee

“The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal – that’s not objectively true.”

― Steve King

“I thought if I had a Twitter feed and say I had a following of a 100,000, that means 100,000 of them would be interested in my book. It was logical, but it didn’t turn out to be true. It turned out if I had a Twitter feed of a 100,000, four of them were interested in my book.”

― Steve Martin

“What’s certain is that ranking powerful people is inherently self-defeating. For starters, true potentates know who they are without being told, and they have no need to announce it.”

― Steve Rushin

“The thing that probably frustrated me and hurt me the most was when there were inaccurate stories written about me or stories that were written that were trying to imply or infer things that weren’t true.”

― Steve Scalise

“What is true is that if we do not change the culture of Washington, D.C., the United States of America will cease.”

― Steve Southerland

“The ad business has some of the great artists, but because there are so many, its hard to determine the true gems.”

― Steve Stoute

“If I remain true to what’s in my heart, that’s all the success I need.”

― Steve Vai

“Every dream I’ve ever had in life has come true ten times over.”

― Steve Wozniak

“It will be a dream come true if I can go there and lift it.”

― Steven Gerrard

“It’s true that my research expertise is in biology: for example, the Ebola virus, the Marburg virus, and monkey pox, and not bacteriology as in the case of the anthrax organism. It’s also true that I have never, ever worked with anthrax in my life. It’s a separate field from the research I was performing at Fort Detrick.”

― Steven Hatfill

“Believe it or not, there are some things that I have written that would be kind of a dream to make. Hopefully, I will get to finance them… There is something that I wrote called ‘Demon’s Flare’ which would kind of be a dream come true.”

― Steven Seagal

“I watch a lot of true crime on TV.”

― Steven Soderbergh

“There are so many rumours about so many of us in the public eye. Sometimes it’s too hard to deny what is not true.”

― Steven Spielberg

“What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“For someone who claimed to have found the true method for seeking reliable knowledge, it is remarkable how wrong Descartes was about so many aspects of nature.”

― Steven Weinberg

“If you want to be an entertainer, then go be an entertainer and give people what they want. If you want to be an artist, then you have to be true to yourself, and you have to be prepared to confront expectations – and you have to be prepared to disappoint your fans, too.”

― Steven Wilson

“It’s a cliche that music rises above it all, and it’s a cliche for a reason – it’s very often true.”

― Steven Wilson

“I like documentaries because there’s nothing to nitpick or criticize about scenes if they aren’t just right. It’s about honesty and real-life circumstances coming out. Granted it can be swayed by how people tell that story, but overall, I like it because it is true.”

― Steven Yeun

“I think Russell Brand’s books should be criticised for being rubbish – but it is true that there’s a professional class of opinion-former who has a financial interest in their job not being taken away.”

― Stewart Lee

“I’m pro-WWE, but also I maintain my independence and speak my true thoughts, never bashing the product. But yes, I can be critical. I’ve earned the right to be critical.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I had to do something special coming in. I didn’t do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true.”

― Stuart Appleby

“Secular intellectuals may wax eloquent about ‘true Islam’ being humane and peaceful, on TV programmes, but it is clear that they have not read any authoritative translations of the Koran, the Sira, and the Hadith.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“In Islam, the word of the Prophet is final. No true Muslim can disown these verses or say that they would rewrite the offensive verses of the Koran. If they do, then they would have to run for their lives.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“Everybody’s saying, be skeptical of Wikipedia. That is true. They should also be skeptical of everything. We should all be critical consumers of the media.”

― Sue Gardner

“Here is where our real selfhood is rooted, in the divine spark or seed, in the image of God imprinted on the human soul. The True Self is not our creation, but God’s. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence.”

― Sue Monk Kidd

“The True Self is not our creation, but God’s. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence.”

― Sue Monk Kidd

“The best part of my job is that we can be making shows like ‘Boardwalk’, ‘Thrones’, ‘True Blood’ but also female-centered comedies like ‘Enlightened’, ‘Veep’ and ‘Girls’.”

― Sue Naegle

“I’ve read in a couple stories that I was raised Episcopalian, but that’s not true. I think that’s just people assuming things. In some ways, I wish I was raised Episcopalian. I was kind of raised hodgepodge.”

― Sufjan Stevens

“It is, of course, true that I have given priority to the settling of the problem of security and the problem of Irian Barat, although I knew that in order to do these things, almost three-quarters of our national product had to be spent.”

― Sukarno

“We are not against religions. This country is the cradle of prophecy and the true message and we will not contradict this.”

― Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

“If you can remain true to the people who know you the best and not be sidetracked by the flashing lights and glimmering of the cameras, it’s like, just being down-to-earth and just kind of staying real.”

― Summer Altice

“True religious movements prosper and flourish under tribulation.”

― Sun Myung Moon

“The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king, but the Lord of the Second Advent.”

― Sun Myung Moon

“True is the saying: ‘In order to make the world tranquil and happy, the nation must first be well governed!’”

― Sun Yat-sen

“My father, who is deeply spiritual and religious, always stressed that my siblings and I remain true to our Indian roots.”

― Sunita Williams

“What is true and what most folks think is that there is no sound in space. From almost all recollections, I would agree.”

― Sunita Williams

“Most people don’t think of Los Angeles as a theatre town, and that you have to go to New York to be in theatre, and it’s really not true.”

― Susan Egan

“Every corny thing that’s said about living with nature – being in harmony with the earth, feeling the cycle of the seasons – happens to be true.”

― Susan Orlean

“It’s often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear.”

― Susan Polis Schutz

“People used to say that advertising wasn’t in Google’s DNA, and that’s obviously not true anymore. They used to say that display advertising isn’t in Google’s DNA, and that’s not true any more.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“I don’t read music, which is a shame, actually, and I shouldn’t even speak of it because it’s embarrassing, but it’s true.”

― Susanna Hoffs

“History is filled with weird but true stories of social contagion – from dancing manias in the Middle Ages to nuns pretending to be cats in the 19th century to laughing epidemics of Tanzanian school girls in the 1960s.”

― Susannah Cahalan

“I always dreamt of being famous, and dreams do come true.”

― Sushmita Sen

“I don’t want to bore people with things that don’t matter to them. I want to share parts of my life that are universally true with other people.”

― Sushmita Sen

“Everything I write doesn’t appear to be biography until later. I often say that I’ve never written about anything I’ve experienced. Of course, that’s not true. But it doesn’t appear familiar to me at all. And maybe that’s because I have to be in a kind of coma in order to write. If it appeared familiar, I wouldn’t.”

― Suzan-Lori Parks

“The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.”

― Suzanne Brockmann

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.”

― Suze Orman

“When someone chooses to value herself over the things she can buy, true transformation begins.”

― Suze Orman

“Do as many gigs as the good Lord sends. That’s the only true training.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I was trained as journalist never to use the word ‘I,’ never to put my own opinion there. In fact, if you had a dollar or a euro for every time I use the word ‘I,’ you would be a poor person. But this is not true in general. I like the idea of being able to stand away and make a judgement.”

― Suzy Menkes

“Communism has not died. We naively thought in the ’90s we had buried communism, but this is not true. It is not dead, and it will be coming back.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“I will not ever say that it’s good to start with too little preparation, because that’s patently not true. But I don’t rehearse the way a lot of directors do, to stage a scene in terms of manners and attitudes and lock them in.”

― Sydney Pollack

“American movies are the most popular movies everywhere, and it is true that the quality is far from uniformly terrific.”

― Sydney Pollack

“It’s very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself, and it may be true in some senses.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“It’s true I have a side of me that isn’t very adult. I can get very emotional about things. I can become crazy, act the clown.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“I always used to be like, ‘I don’t need to meditate.’ And it’s not true.”

― SZA

“If it is true that we have a personal relationship with God, then that’s enough for me.”

― T Bone Burnett

“It’s true that none of my characters are admirable. But maybe I’m primarily a satirist, and a satirist needs to hold up what’s not admirable.”

― T. C. Boyle

“Art saved me. It may sound corny, but it’s true.”

― T. C. Boyle

“Sometimes if something is entertaining and amusing, people tend to think that it doesn’t have the depth of something that’s dramatic. I don’t think that’s true.”

― T. C. Boyle

“It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true – his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Financial services have always been about trust. Perhaps the biggest barrier to entry has been getting new customers to trust an unknown brand or service, and that’s particularly true with digital disruptors who lack a physical presence on the local high street.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“My parents were perfectly open-minded about everything. They never tried to convince us of what was true or what wasn’t true in their minds. We were just presented with the information that was around and pretty much allowed – though, I mean, we knew how they felt. We knew they didn’t go to church. So obviously that had an effect.”

― Tad Williams

“Equipping a girl with even rudimentary ICT skills can make a difference in her productivity when she grows up, and this is especially true in developing regions and even in jobs that are viewed as ‘low-tech.’”

― Tae Yoo

“It’s true that I pick up many ideas from different Japanese things.”

― Takashi Murakami

“Being appreciated for playing a female warrior seems too good to be true. I enjoy playing such empowered roles, and on a related note, that’s why I agreed to become the brand ambassador for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign.”

― Tamannaah

“I’ve always been a person who’s been true to myself and true to others, and I’m not afraid to be honest.”

― Tamar Braxton

“Sometimes it takes dealing with a disability – the trauma, the relearning, the months of rehabilitation therapy – to uncover our true abilities and how we can put them to work for us in ways we may have never imagined.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“People think that if they read something in the newspaper or see it on TV, it has to be true.”

― Tammy Faye Bakker

“In terms of pure volume, I probably read more psychological mystery and historical true crime than anything else.”

― Tana French

“One thing I know that’s true about horror fans of any color is they like to be scared. And the easiest place to be scared is in a new thing.”

― Tananarive Due

“Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?”

― Tanith Lee

“You know, if you have a zoo you don’t want the other creatures to see you. You want them to hang out and act properly and, you know, when the monkeys will come and ask for the bananas, they won’t act like monkeys. If you want them to act on what their true nature is, you’ve got to leave them alone.”

― Tarsem Singh

“I first met Solange at a party for her gorgeous and inspiring website, Saint Heron. I’d already had so many phases of listening exclusively to 2012’s ‘True’ and admired her activism and radiant style.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“I’ve discovered as an author that the process of writing a novel becomes harder over time, not easier. I used to think the reverse must be true, that it would be like any task, and the more I practiced, the more adept I’d become.”

― Tawni O’Dell

“I should have been deliriously happy. I had my dream come true. I’m a best-selling author. So why is everything in my life, including my writing, going bad?”

― Tawni O’Dell

“I think that that’s so true for a lot of first responder families and military families. If you ask them, ‘Is there anything I can do for you?’, they almost always will not ask for that help.”

― Taya Kyle

“The coolest thing about the series is that we stay very true to the books; it would be silly for us not to, because the books are exactly what the fans want to see. There’s an action side to it, which I love, and there are werewolves now. There aren’t just vampires. There’s a wolf pack.”

― Taylor Lautner

“’Peter Pan’ is tried and true – it’s a story that everybody knows.”

― Taylor Louderman

“If there’s a pregnancy rumor, people will find out it’s not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there’s a house rumor, they’ll find out it’s not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house.”

― Taylor Swift

“It’s true that I’ve never had a burning desire to rebel against my parents.”

― Taylor Swift

“My backpack is signed by three members of The Doors. I did a song with Robby Kreiger, John Desmore, and Ray Manzarek. I made my dream come true.”

― Tech N9ne

“It is very true that D.C. often operates in the land of caricature.”

― Ted Cruz

“Is it true that the American people are war-weary? Absolutely. We are tired of sending our sons and daughters to distant lands year after year after year, to give their lives trying to transform foreign nations.”

― Ted Cruz

“It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats.’ That’s been true for my entire lifetime.”

― Ted Cruz

“We are so arrogant, we forget that we are not the reason for evolution, we are not the point of evolution. We are part of evolution. Unfortunately, we believe that we’ve been created to dominate the planet, to dominate nature. Ain’t true.”

― Ted Danson

“It was psychobabbler Abraham Maslow who wrote of the phenomena of self-actualization. What Maslow failed to grasp is that reaching true self-actualization can only be ultimately achieved when you have your own brand of ammunition.”

― Ted Nugent

“I wanted it not to be true. I wanted it not to be her plane. I wanted it – I wanted, if it was her plane, to have somehow survived because she was in the back of the airplane. But we know that doesn’t happen, not with those sorts of things.”

― Ted Olson

“That image of who I was publicly was so solidified. You’re that person. And it wasn’t even close to a true representation of where I was in my life.”

― Teddy Geiger

“You just have to make sure you’re writing about something that’s true. It has to be honest and it has to have a real emotion behind it, regardless of where it’s coming from.”

― Teddy Thompson

“I do think it’s probably true to a certain extent that you tend to sing music that fits your voice. If you’re Lou Reed, you’re unlikely to become a country singer.”

― Teddy Thompson

“When I think of Bollywood dance, I think of choreographies from the ’70s and ’80s. That was true Bollywood, what is now known as old school Bollywood.”

― Terence Lewis

“It’s true that romance novels do detail the courtship phase of a relationship. We usually write ‘And they lived happily ever after’ before our heroine starts snoring or our hero starts tossing his socks over the hamper.”

― Teresa Medeiros

“Writers say many true things about their own experiences with publicity and promotion.”

― Teresa Nielsen Hayden

“Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always.”

― Teresa Nielsen Hayden

“It is true that some liberals and humanists, along with the laid-back Danes, deny the existence of evil. This is largely because they regard the word ‘evil’ as a device for demonising those who are really nothing more than socially unfortunate.”

― Terry Eagleton

“There is no way in which we can retrospectively erase the Treaty of Vienna or the Great Irish Famine. It is a peculiar feature of human actions that, once performed, they can never be recuperated. What is true of the past will always be true of it.”

― Terry Eagleton

“It is true that too much belief can be bad for your health.”

― Terry Eagleton

“You get trapped by stories. Though I’ve got this reputation for being out of control, it’s not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.”

― Terry Gilliam

“It’s true that since 9/11, the application of conventional military rules of engagement has gotten a bit foggy. The Taliban were not an ‘enemy state,’ but the Canadian Forces conducted its operations in Afghanistan as though the rules of war applied anyway.”

― Terry Glavin

“It isn’t true, in any conventional meaning of the term, that the United States or its NATO partners ‘invaded’ Afghanistan.”

― Terry Glavin

“The first step to believing something is true is wanting to believe it is true… or being afraid it is.”

― Terry Goodkind

“I learned that I never really know the true story of my guests’ lives, that I have to content myself with knowing that when I’m interviewing somebody, I’m getting a combination of fact and truth and self-mythology and self-delusion and selective memory and faulty memory.”

― Terry Gross

“I must have read every issue of ‘Punch’ published in the 20th century, and I think in the process I picked up the true voice of English humour – that amiable, fairly liberal, laconic voice which you find in something like ‘Three Men in a Boat.’”

― Terry Pratchett

“What is true of ballet is no less true of the other lively arts. Change is built into their natures. You watch a performance, and then… it’s gone.”

― Terry Teachout

“’Ice Cold’ is the eighth in my ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ thriller series. It was inspired by a true occurrence in the 1960s, now known as the ‘Dugway Incident,’ in which 6,000 sheep mysteriously died overnight in a remote area of Utah. I thought, ‘What if it happened instead to people? What if the inhabitants of an entire village vanished overnight?’”

― Tess Gerritsen

“The truth is, no, we don’t live in a post-racial state anywhere in America, and this is particularly true in Hollywood.”

― Tessa Thompson

“I think a lot of my dreams have come true, and my next dream is to have a No. 1 selling album. A Grammy-award-winning album.”

― Tessanne Chin

“I think a part of being successful or trying to be successful is staying true to who you are. Be genuine.”

― Tessanne Chin

“A trumpet sounds pretty much like a trumpet, and that’s true of a lot instruments; pianos sound like pianos, but there’s something about the guitar – the range of possibilities is much broader.”

― The Edge

“Every true hustler knows that you cannot hustle forever. You will go to jail eventually.”

― The Notorious B.I.G.

“It is true that we aspire to our ancient land. But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.”

― Theodor Herzl

“True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.”

― Theodor W. Adorno

“In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.”

― Theodor W. Adorno

“I remain convinced that I can be a true universalist only when I am a better Jew.”

― Theodore Bikel

“We imagine that human nature doesn’t change. We like to say that but I don’t think it’s true because we have, in the course of the centuries, altered ourselves.”

― Theodore Zeldin

“Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.”

― Theodosius Dobzhansky

“True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Anyone who is practicing understanding and compassion can exemplify true power. Anyone can be a Buddha.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“As a designer, I think you just have to make sure you know what you want and stay true to it. You need to have conviction and really just want to make people think in regards to doing interesting things.”

― Thom Browne

“It is so important to be really true to yourself in design, and I am.”

― Thom Browne

“Since Brooks Brothers is a 189-year-old company, there are plenty of references and inspirations I can draw from their archives and catalogs. The wearer of Black Fleece may not be all that different from mine, in that I imagine that it would be someone who is a true individual, and independent thinker. This is for both men and women.”

― Thom Browne

“The NRA is a true grass-roots organization, and the collective power of its membership is simply unparalleled.”

― Thom Tillis

“We need to get back and make the agencies who are putting more burdens on businesses and employers and hardworking taxpayers and question whether or not there’s a true benefit, and if there isn’t, we must take steps to repeal them.”

― Thom Tillis

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.”

― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter.”

― Thomas Brooks

“From heav’nly thoughts all true delight doth spring.”

― Thomas Campion

“Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“The true university of these days is a collection of books.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.”

― Thomas Dekker

“A jury of my countrymen, it is true, have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted. For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them.”

― Thomas Francis Meagher

“In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task – of taking them to account for what they’ve done – and this is especially true in the cultural realm.”

― Thomas Frank

“Selling public property is the true Chicago way. Had Mr. Obama not been elected president, the nation’s business journals would be falling over one another to praise his city for its daring, market-friendly innovations.”

― Thomas Frank

“As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it.”

― Thomas Frank

“Above all else stands the burning question of bipartisanship. Whatever else the politicians might say they’re about, our news analysts know that this is the true object of the nation’s desire, the topic to which those slippery presidential spokesmen need always to be dragged back.”

― Thomas Frank

“Public borrowing is costly these days, true, but interest rates on municipal bonds are still considerably lower than those borne by corporate debt.”

― Thomas Frank

“People think that human beings have gotten worse, that because of the pressures that modern society puts on us, we’ve gotten worse, and we’ve gotten capable of doing more terrible things. I don’t know if I necessarily think that that’s true.”

― Thomas Gibson

“The ultimate goal of any athlete in any sport is to become a true world champion.”

― Thomas Hauser

“Mature? Yeah, I get told that a lot. I don’t know if it’s true. I guess I try to be bright.”

― Thomas Horn

“Learn what is true in order to do what is right.”

― Thomas Huxley

“The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false.”

― Thomas Huxley

“Usually, people write the characters into a box, and that’s just not true to life.”

― Thomas Ian Nicholas

“It’s kind of true that they just start making the same movie over and over again. It’s also true that the times dictate what kind of movies get made and what kind are not. So I’m always looking for something that’s a little fresh and something that I haven’t seen before.”

― Thomas Jane

“Thomas was my true name but everyone knew me as Mick, except my mother, who knew me as definitely Michael.”

― Thomas Keneally

“It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections and that it is becoming more and more so.”

― Thomas L. Smith

“Being recognized by Hollywood is a dream true; it’s really an amazing moment.”

― Thomas Langmann

“I’d say I’m a true conservative. Liberals have got a monopoly on protecting the environment, or all the cool technology, and I don’t think we should cede that territory.”

― Thomas Massie

“The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone’s neighbor.”

― Thomas Menino

“The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn.”

― Thomas Menino

“We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.”

― Thomas Merton

“Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.”

― Thomas Paine

“My father valued patriotism above all other social obligations, but he had his own particular interpretation of just how true patriotism was meant to function.”

― Thomas Steinbeck

“Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us.”

― Thomas Traherne

“The kids all knew me from Wayne’s World. The grown-ups knew me after True Lies.”

― Tia Carrere

“I think it would be different to work with a guy like Kanye West or Jay-Z, those guys are so phenomenal, but just to work with a rapper, I don’t think is really my thing. I really like songs, like true songs. Like indie songs.”

― Tiesto

“I toured all over the world, I have die-hard fans, and I had my dreams come true.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I learned from Roger Rabbit that if you make people laugh, they’ll do anything for you – which is almost true.”

― Tiffany Haddish

“The funny response to ‘One Mississippi’ continues to be that people don’t know what is true and what’s fiction.”

― Tig Notaro

“There’s definitely been moments in my life, even recently, where I’ve taken chances or spoken up about something where I don’t know how it’s gonna go, but it is true, or it is my truth. That’s kind of that trusting life.”

― Tig Notaro

“I don’t have that X factor; I have to bank on my skills, be true to my character, and hope to be accepted.”

― Tiger Shroff

“I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.”

― Tiger Woods

“I think that in itself, if you’re a true golfer, you’ll see specific things you need to work on. Much cheaper than private lessons.”

― Tiger Woods

“Working for Oprah is a dream come true. She was on my dream board for the longest time.”

― Tika Sumpter

“It’s true; I have a skill and it’s… it has not related to acting, it’s not related to auditions, it’s not related to studios, not related to public whim. It’s whether I’m funny or not and whether I can entertain people.”

― Tim Allen

“Drama and comedy, to me, are all about being surprising, coherent, and true, all at once.”

― Tim Blake Nelson

“We have to make sure, at Apple, that we stay true to focus, laser focus – we know we can only do great things a few times, only on a few products.”

― Tim Cook

“True contentment comes with empathy.”

― Tim Finn

“I grew up a Michael Jordan fan; that was my first idol. But my true sports idol was Deion Sanders: he was the person I always wanted to be. I wanted to play two sports professionally, which would never happen, but to me, that was every kid’s dream.”

― Tim Howard

“The Oakland A’s, I loved all my teammates there. I loved all the coaches. They gave me the opportunity to play in the big leagues. And for that, I thank them. I mean it was a dream come true for me.”

― Tim Hudson

“It’s innate in me to be a Democrat – a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There’s not a lot of those anymore. I’m not saying I’m right or wrong. That’s just the way I feel.”

― Tim McGraw

“That’s the great part about arts – someone taking your work and making it something else; it’s becomes a true collaboration.”

― Tim Minchin

“Fight for what is true. What is true is enough.”

― Tim Minchin

“A true war story is never moral.”

― Tim O’Brien

“We tend to regard history as true and ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ as untrue. That’s always puzzled me.”

― Tim O’Brien

“I love iconoclasts. I love individuals. I love people that are true to themselves, whatever the cost.”

― Tim Robbins

“Directing is creating a whole. You’re able to combine different elements and create a film that is unique and true to your vision.”

― Tim Robbins

“One thing without any question that is true today and that is that the winner of the 28-minute commercial is President Barack Obama.”

― Tim Scott

“Being asked to describe what ‘post-racial’ means is a bit like being asked to describe a leprechaun, cold fusion or unicorns: we know what is meant, but, if we are willing to be honest, we also know that none of the four describe something real, something tangible, something true.”

― Tim Wise

“’White Boy from Sacramento’ is just sort of a tongue-in-cheek autobiography. I hoped it came out a little humorous, but it’s really all true.”

― Timothy B. Schmit

“To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“In the descent from a world of factual discourse into a world of emotions and alternative realities, the first step you take, whether you’re the Russian media, whether you’re Breitbart, is that you manufacture lots of stuff that isn’t true. The second step is that you claim that everyone is like this.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“When I was doing ‘Ordinary People’ and ‘Taps,’ I never wondered if it would have a lasting impression. I was just wanting to make the best film we could and do my part in that and be true to what my responsibilities were.”

― Timothy Hutton

“Playing along with Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar will be a dream come true for me.”

― Timothy Weah

“The Senate has a reputation as quite a collegial place, and I have found that to be true, especially with the women.”

― Tina Smith

“I had always heard that Mitch McConnell was a master legislator and a true loyalist to this institution. But in the 18 months I’ve been in the Senate, what I’ve seen is an astonishingly limited vision for what the Senate can and should accomplish. What a waste.”

― Tina Smith

“I’m always about having integrity with my fans and staying true to what I say.”

― Tinashe

“’Creep,’ unfortunately, was one of my true stories.”

― Tionne Watkins

“It’s true what they say: that ‘Star Wars’ fans are the best.”

― Tiya Sircar

“I don’t often get Indian girl roles because I’m ‘not Indian enough.’ Which is true – I’m from Texas.”

― Tiya Sircar

“I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures the spirit of the original film. It’s true to the tone of the original, to the point that it’s almost a companion piece.”

― Tobe Hooper

“I was putting songs on Facebook and YouTube just for my friends. When one got over 100 plays, I would do a dance. The first time someone that I didn’t know commented, it was a dream come true. A year and a half later, I played ‘Fallon.’”

― Tobias Jesso, Jr.

“An actor puts himself in the hands of a director. And the director’s first responsibility, obviously, is to tell the story, but the smallest thing that’s not true reads on the screen. So if a director sees that an actor is not believable, he needs to help him become believable.”

― Tobin Bell

“Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham. That’s not true.”

― Toby Alderweireld

“Pop music can get inside us and enter our memory bubbles. It provides those true Proustian moments, unlocking sensations, unlocking our imaginations. Music inspired me as a filmmaker.”

― Todd Haynes

“We, as citizens, are the true owners of government.”

― Todd Park

“I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I’m into books like that. Case studies or forensics or murder – all that good stuff.”

― Tom Araya

“The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.”

― Tom Brady

“I think that Americans – and this is not true just now, but over the years – are not fundamentally opposed to war. They’re fundamentally opposed to losing wars.”

― Tom Cotton

“President Obama likes to say Guantanamo Bay is a terrorist recruiting tool, and while that may be an easy excuse, it’s simply not true. The reality is the motivations of radical Islamic jihadism existed before Guantanamo Bay. The ideology is premised on a narrative of conquest, in the spiritual as well as the earthly world.”

― Tom Cotton

“Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them.”

― Tom Cruise

“I had to leave my three-year acting course at Guildhall a little early to start filming Chris Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk.’ It was an absolute dream come true.”

― Tom Glynn-Carney

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”

― Tom Hopkins

“In the world of the Internet, there are many falsehoods. Anyone can write stuff on Wikipedia, and it doesn’t have to be true.”

― Tom Hulce

“To fulfill the promise of economic opportunity, we must remain true to the principle that collective bargaining is a cornerstone of a free society and indispensable to a strong middle class.”

― Tom Perez

“I’ve heard the argument that unemployment benefits somehow act as a disincentive to the long-term unemployed when it comes to looking for work, but the opposite is true. Unemployment Insurance serves as a powerful incentive for people to keep searching for jobs, rather than drop out of the labor force altogether.”

― Tom Perez

“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.”

― Tom Robbins

“Internal marketing is probably much more important than external marketing. That’s even more true today than it’s ever been.”

― Tom Stewart

“I am a true believer that we have to change the way we generate and consume energy in the United States.”

― Tom Steyer

“My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.”

― Tom Stoppard

“If enough things that are untrue are said about you, no one will know what really is true.”

― Tom Stoppard

“Quite early on, and certainly since I started writing, I found that philosophical questions occupied me more than any other kind. I hadn’t really thought of them as being philosophical questions, but one rapidly comes to an understanding that philosophy’s only really about two questions: ‘What is true?’ and ‘What is good?’”

― Tom Stoppard

“Very often in Chekhov, where he exhibits a little bit of human behavior that you recognize as true, you give a little laugh. It’s like a reflex.”

― Tom Stoppard

“Tolerance of true diversity on university campuses – diversity of opinion and belief – has been eroding for decades while alumni and trustees looked the other way.”

― Tom Tancredo

“You always like to learn from people as a young actor. I think every young actor says that, but it’s true.”

― Tom Weston-Jones

“I know if I stay true to myself and stick to my guns, I will never fail myself.”

― Tomi Lahren

“It’s true that Blake was emotionally disturbed – always has been – but he doesn’t have murder in his heart. If he was going to do any damage to anything or anyone, it would be to himself.”

― Tommy Bond

“It was a dream come true to wear the famous colours of FC Barcelona.”

― Toni Duggan

“If you have the quality, you can only improve as a young player through match practice. That seems obvious, and it’s proven to be true in my case.”

― Toni Kroos

“On May 29 2016, my wildest dreams came true. I became the WBC cruiserweight champion of the world at Goodison Park. The dream location, the dream title, the dream ending, a third-round knockout of Iunga Makabu.”

― Tony Bellew

“Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be ‘old-time gospel preaching.’ This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states.”

― Tony Campolo

“The more people marginalize the true God of the Bible, the more chaotic things become.”

― Tony Evans

“I have not seen a true grounds-up revolution from a bunch of companies getting together. It takes one company to put it together, then people draft off of that, but they don’t build it top to bottom with a specific vision.”

― Tony Fadell

“It wasn’t until the Apple Macintosh that people understood what true hardware-software integration was about. It took one company to line it up: low-cost hardware, cool graphics, third-party products built on top of it, in an all-in-one attractive package that was accessible to consumer marketing.”

― Tony Fadell

“Just because you’re down to your last strike, you’re not out yet. You can always do more. You’ll always have more at-bats to take. That’s true in baseball, in rescuing animals, and in life, generally.”

― Tony La Russa

“Fans say I have a lot of sorrow in my eyes. It’s true.”

― Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”

― Tony Robbins

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”

― Tony Robbins

“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.”

― Tony Robbins

“The true excitement comes from the actors – that gives you the true drama – and whatever I can do with the camera, that’s icing on the cake.”

― Tony Scott

“There’s one great script that hit my desk that I didn’t change at all, and that was True Romance.”

― Tony Scott

“It’s like a dream come true, coming to the Olympic trails and leaving being the champion.”

― Tori Bowie

“True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.”

― Torquato Tasso

“We appreciate every rational and every true comment, and we take criticism very seriously.”

― Toto Wolff

“I think my biggest tip – and I consider it a part of my beauty routine – is getting my sleep, without a doubt. I do a true eight hours.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“There’s so much stuff said about me that’s not true, so now if something is hurtful and wrong, I send an e-mail or letter immediately, saying, This is not true.”

― Tracey Emin

“I don’t believe moviegoers don’t have patience. Screenwriters are told a scene can’t be longer than three minutes, that you have to cut to the chase. Not true!”

― Tracy Letts

“Anyone who takes the craft of songwriting seriously I radiate towards. Spending time with Daryl Hall was a dream come true. I picked his brain a lot because Hall And Oats is timeless.”

― Travie McCoy

“True stories are way more interesting.”

― Travis Fimmel

“Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the life of a footballer, and I guess that is true across most sports now.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“The notion that the levels of radiation would be damaging to human life is preposterous. It’s simply not true. It is a political claim more than it is a scientific claim. THAAD has been a thoroughly tested system, and it has been extremely effective.”

― Trent Franks

“I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.”

― Trent Reznor

“Most of my show is true; like, 90% of everything I say on stage is true. I just have to find the way to make it funny – that’s the difficult thing.”

― Trevor Noah

“I love being in a band. I love that collaborative spirit, although some would suggest that I don’t get involved in the collaborative spirit, but it’s not true.”

― Trevor Rabin

“There’s a basic principle about consumer electronics: it gets more powerful all the time and it gets cheaper all the time. that’s true of all types of consumer electronics.”

― Trip Hawkins

“I’ve dreamed a lot of things and a lot of them have come true. The Grammy nomination was the last thing on my list before I had to write a new one. So I’m working on a new one.”

― Trombone Shorty

“I’m on the path to being someone I’m equally terrified by and obsessed with. My true self.”

― Troye Sivan

“I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.”

― Truman Capote

“I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end.”

― Truman Capote

“Corruption is a true enemy to development.”

― Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

“It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.”

― Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

“Artemisinin… is a true gift from old Chinese medicine. But this is not the only instance in which the wisdom of Chinese medicine has borne fruit.”

― Tu Youyou

“All that chatter you hear from yuppie parents at the playground about how expensive it is to ‘do’ bathrooms? It’s all true. Every word, and worse.”

― Tucker Carlson

“Having my novels published is a dream come true.”

― Tulisa

“Contrary to what we conclude naturally, the gospel is not too good to be true. It is true! It’s the truest truth in the entire universe. No strings attached! No fine print to read. No buts. No conditions. No qualifications. No footnotes. And especially, no need for balance.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“Our moms accuse us of selling out all the time, so we’re still trying to cope with that. They claim to be true fans, like they’ve been there from the beginning, and they think that we’ve kind of, like, changed as humans.”

― Tyler Joseph

“I look up to Martha Stewart, and I love that she has product lines that are true extensions of her brand.”

― Tyra Banks

“Being first lady is not just about being the wife but really taking command and having true vision.”

― Tyra Banks

“The true game of mixed martial arts is putting your wrestling in there, putting your striking in there, but also being deceiving – hiding behind your punches if you’re wrestling and hiding behind your wrestling if you’re punching. It’s just a matter of blending it all together.”

― Tyron Woodley

“Israel was established as a homeland for the Jewish people and embraced all the Jews who had to leave Arab states. This should be also the true meaning of the future Palestinian state. It should be the answer for the Palestinians wherever they are – those who live in the territories, and those who are being kept as political cards in refugee camps.”

― Tzipi Livni

“It’s true that I have always been very comfortable with numbers.”

― Uday Kotak

“A transposable aphorism is a malaise of the urge to be witty, or in other words, a maxim that is untroubled by the fact that the opposite of what it says is equally true so long as it appears to be funny.”

― Umberto Eco

“Our most noted satirists are true columnists, and their opinions can be worth more than any well-documented expose.”

― Umberto Eco

“The Pakistani woman’s image internationally is perceived to be regressive, which is not true.”

― Umera Ahmad

“In my career, I do not stop for news when it’s not true.”

― Unai Emery

“True change takes place in the imagination.”

― Unknown

“In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric chair failed because of technical problems. Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge. They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead.”

― Uwe Boll

“It’s true that people will take advantage of you in Nigeria, but this happens everywhere in the world.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“The problems that ail the U.S. economy and American society are one and the same: Both consume too much and refuse to make badly needed changes. This is true above all in the realm of energy.”

― Vaclav Smil

“What do we do to just rebuild and focus on creating a big and inclusive tent, where we’re focusing on making sure every child gets that fair shot, that every woman gets to compete on a level playing field, that we are true to the core values of our country, and we’re making sure that we honor those values?”

― Valerie Jarrett

“My take is, privacy is precious. I think privacy is the last true luxury. To be able to live your life as you choose without having everyone comment on it or know about.”

― Valerie Plame

“Of course we wish that more people involved in the leak of my true CIA identity had been prosecuted, but the system worked.”

― Valerie Plame

“I have found for me, and it should be the same for everybody, that it is easiest just to be how you are. Be the true you and there is no need to act differently. It has always been like that.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.”

― Van Wyck Brooks

“I want everybody to know I’m approachable. I’m a true conservative, but I’m an American first.”

― Vance McAllister

“That Hollywood ‘LotR’ movie really sucked, and was a true turn-off. That’s what Hollywood always does, even to good stories.”

― Varg Vikernes

“Personally, I am a nationalist, but my race is my nation, and I see all true Europeans as my racial brethren and part of my nation, be them Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish, French, German, or English, Russian, Polish, or Belorussian, or whatever.”

― Varg Vikernes

“I have many goals, but I don’t know if they are going to come true.”

― Vasyl Lomachenko

“It’s true that I went to dance classes as a young boy, and it did improve my feet, but I don’t believe that it was solely dancing that helped my footwork.”

― Vasyl Lomachenko

“There’s a perception out there that the U.K. has become unfriendly to immigrants. Even if that isn’t true, the very fact that that is the perception will make people not even want to come.”

― Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

“It’s true: I don’t remember what life was like before parenthood.”

― Vera Farmiga

“I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.”

― Vera Wang

“It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.”

― Vernon Howard

“I’m here because I stand on many, many shoulders, and that’s true of every black person I know who has achieved.”

― Vernon Jordan

“I don’t really think about what’s ‘age appropriate’ for my audience because I think they can handle quite a bit, but I do try to think about what’s honest and true to my characters who have grown up in situations where they’ve been taught to handle these things very carefully and that they’re very powerful.”

― Veronica Roth

“All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things.”

― Victor Cousin

“True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.”

― Victor Cousin

“Love that is not jealous is neither true nor pure.”

― Victor Hugo

“We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.”

― Victor Hugo

“I know that many authors say editors don’t edit anymore, but that’s not been true in my experience.”

― Victor LaValle

“Financial crisis is the moment of truth for real collectors and true artists.”

― Victor Pinchuk

“It’s true that being in an individual sport, you have to be a little bit selfish.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“I want to evolve each season. I never want to be one of those brands where people know what they’re going to see. I always want an element of surprise. One thing I never want to do is copy what anybody else is doing. I have a signature, and it’s very important to me to stay true to that.”

― Victoria Beckham

“I have stayed true to that first idea that people can have a day in their lives that is very important and if they can reconnect with that day, reconnect with the people they were then, they can suddenly revive their emotions.”

― Victoria Wood

“I am extremely elated to be in the Indian World Cup team. This is like a dream come true.”

― Vijay Shankar

“All my characters are quite relatable, as they are flawed, true, and honest. All of us are flawed; nobody is pure and pious.”

― Vikrant Massey

“Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.”

― Viktor E. Frankl

“The adage that fact is stranger than fiction seems to be especially true for the workings of the brain.”

― Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

“For many decades – and this was reinforced by the broadcast networks’ standards-and-practices department – bad guys on TV had to get their comeuppance, and good guys had to be brave and true and unconflicted. Those were the laws of the business.”

― Vince Gilligan

“From a person standpoint, the old expression of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is somewhat true.”

― Vince McMahon

“Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn’t really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists, and have a certain amount of freedom when they work, and they’re more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios.”

― Vincent Cassel

“Every movie, especially when you get involved… takes something out of you. You learn something, but you give something to the movie. And after the movie, if the experience has been intense and a true experience, you’re a little different afterward.”

― Vincent Cassel

“To me the definition of true masculinity – and femininity, too – is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.”

― Vincent D’Onofrio

“And then, as the years went on, I just kept moving along, busting into doors and getting roles, until I started to actually believe that what these other people were saying was true.”

― Vincent D’Onofrio

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

― Vincent Van Gogh

“Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.”

― Vincent Van Gogh

“My approach to the work is the same, whether I had the lead or a supporting role. I consider myself a character actor in the true sense of the word. Unless I’m doing my autobiography, I’m playing a character.”

― Ving Rhames

“They call it a reunion for a reason. It’s called bringing the original members back to what it was. So there’s a lot of these things that they call reunions that aren’t really reunions. They’ve got one dude from the band floating around in them, you know. That’s not a true reunion. With Pantera, it’ll never be possible.”

― Vinnie Paul

“Slayer is one of my favorite bands of all time, and to be on a tour with them is absolutely a dream come true.”

― Vinnie Paul

“In 1994, we had the first record by a true heavy metal band to ever hit the Billboard top No. 1 slot. We paved the way. And we always waved the heavy metal flag.”

― Vinnie Paul

“When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.”

― Vinoba Bhave

“Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.”

― Virginia Woolf

“The broader the chess player you are, the easier it is to be competitive, and the same seems to be true of mathematics – if you can find links between different branches of mathematics, it can help you resolve problems. In both mathematics and chess, you study existing theory and use that to go forward.”

― Viswanathan Anand

“When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, ‘Okay, this thing is too good to be true.’ As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good – fundamentally, completely sound.”

― Vitalik Buterin

“I’m very true to the old punk ethics of honesty and truthfulness and integrity… and still be authentic.”

― Viv Albertine

“This may sound trite, but I believe it to be true: Entrepreneurship is the fabric of what America is all about.”

― Vivek Ramaswamy

“It’s true the punk fashion itself was iconographic: rips and dirt, safety pins, zips, slogans, and hairstyles. These motifs were so iconic in themselves – motifs of rebellion.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“Many people say the privatisation was unfair: that is true – it was unfair. That is a fact: some people became rich and others did not. Unfair does not mean illegal, but it was inevitably unfair.”

― Vladimir Potanin

“The true reason of Ms. Rice’s attack against Russia is very simple.