In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Be truthful, gentle, and fearless.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Pain will force even the truthful to speak falsely.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
I would rather be uncomfortable with the truth than to be lied to in comfort. That's just my nature.
The keys to success, in business and in life, are truthfulness, the ability to take and give, honest and well-intended feedback, strength of character and conviction in one's principles
What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.
Even if you know that what you'll say will hurt a woman's feelings, I've learned that it's better to be truthful with her than it is to cover up. Ultimate honesty is what a relationship is really about.
Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made.
I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
A process for discernment: God is my ultimate source of truth and wisdom, and dwells forever at the center of my being. Therefore, any thought, emotion, or action that takes me further from my center can be neither truthful, nor wise.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth. It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
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