• Truth is what is true, and it's not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous.

    Madeleine L'Engle's acceptance speech on receiving the Margaret Edwards Award (the American Library Association's Lifetime Achievement Award For Writing in the Field of Young Adult Literature) at the American Library Association's annual conference in Washington, D.C., June 27, 1998.