Faulkner: Truth

“Truth – that long clean clear simple undeniable unchallengeable straight and shining line, on one side of which black is black and on the other white is white, has now become an angle, a point of view having nothing to do with truth nor even with fact, but depending solely on where you are standing when you look at it. Or rather – better – where you can contrive to have him standing whom you are trying to fool or obfuscate when he looks at it.”

– William Faulkner, “On Privacy: The American Dream”

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